Jharkhand lift Vijay Hazare Trophy

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 23:23 PM IST

Indore: Brilliant bowling by Shabhaz Nadeem (4/6) helped Jharkhand to beat Gujarat by 159 runs and lift the coveted Vijay Hazare Trophy here at Holkar stadium on Tuesday.

Jharkhand skipper Saurabh Tiwary won the toss and opted to bat first. They lost their top three batsmen with 80 runs on board.

Ishank Jaggi and Deobrat Singh batted brilliantly to bail their team out. Kumar scored a classic 52 in 69 balls with one boundary and one six.

Jaggi completed half century and was run out at his individual score of 58 runs scored in 86 balls with
two boundaries.

Gujrat bowlers could not stop Jharkhand from crossing 250 mark. In allotted 50 overs Jharkhand scored 255/8.

On the other hand, Jharkhand bowlers ran through Gujarat`s batting line up and bundled them out cheaply. Manpreet Juneja and Neeraj Patel batted well, and took the Gujarat score to 74. After the fall of Juneja, Gujarat innings fell like nine pins and they were bundled out for 96 runs.

Shahbaaz Nadeem took four wickets for just six runs.

Neeraj Patel batted well but could not get any support from his team-mates. He scored unbeaten 46.