Dhoni ton inspires Jharkhand win against Chhattisgarh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Feb 2017 09:40:50


KOLKATA,

Feb 26,

(PTI),

MAHENDRA Singh Dhoni notched up his maiden List A hundred for Jharkhand to guide the side to a comprehensive 78-run victory over Chhattisgarh in a Group D Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day fixture here on Sunday.
Dhoni survived some anxious moments en route a 107-ball 129 but the effort was just enough to steer the team home.
Chhattisgarh skipper Mohammed Kaif won the toss and sent Jharkhand in and Jharkhand were looking down the barrel at 43/5 in 14.4 overs.


But former India skipper along with Shahbaz Nadeem (53 from 90 balls; 4x4, 1x6) propped the total to 243/9 with a handsome 151-run seventh-wicket partnership that came off 166 balls. Elsewhere...
At JU second campus, Salt Lake: Services 231/7; 50 overs (Diwesh Pathania 49, Suraj Yadav 44 not out; Prasidh Krishna 3/39) lost to Karnataka 232/6; 44.1 overs (Pavan Deshpande 73, Robin Uthappa 51, Aniruddha Joshi 50 not out) won by four wickets.


At Bengal Cricket Academy ground, Kalyani: Hyderabad 312/7; 50 overs (Akshath Reddy 154, K Sumanth 91; Kushang Patel 3/54) beat Saurashtra 199; 38.5 overs (Prerak Mankad 104; C V Milind 4/30) by 113 runs.
At Kotla: Punjab 243 on 49.4 overs (Shubhman Gill 121, Yuvraj Singh 0, Arup Das 3/27) lost to Assam 247/7 (Amit Verma 65, KB Arun Karthik 63, Harbhajan Singh 2/42 in 10 overs) by 3 wickets.


At KIIT Bhubaneswar: HP 339/8 (Prashant Chopra 159, Paras Dogra 77, Kulwant Khejroliya 3/61 in 10 overs) beat Delhi 154 in 37 overs (Sarthak Ranjan 37, Rishabh Pant 2, Gautam Gambhir 0, Dheeraj Kumar 5/24) by 185 runs.


In Chennai: Rajasthan 181 for 9 in 38 overs (Mahipal Lomror 49, Salman Khan 37; Shardul Thakur 3/47) lost to Mumbai: 184 for 5 in 29.1 overs (Akhil Herwadkar 50, Mahipal Lomror 49; Tajinder Singh 3/45) by five wickets.
Madhya Pradesh: 127 all out in 40.2 overs (Saransh Jain 56; D Siva Kumar 3/17, B Ayyappa 3/33) lost to Andhra: 131 for 8 in 37.5 overs (Hanuma Vihari 58 not out; Ishwar Pandey 3/31) by 2 wickets.


At Tangi, Cuttack: UP 159 in 36 overs (Rinku Singh 37, Aswin Crist 2/38) lost to Tamil Nadu 160/3 in 27.5 overs (Dinesh Karthick 56, Vijay Shankar 58) by 7 wickets.