Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Prithvi’s majestic 105* overshadows Himmat’s gritty ton – See Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 Delhi vs Mumbai Highlights: Mumbai beat Delhi by 7 wickets
Brief Scores: Delhi – 211/7 (Himmat Singh 106*, Vashisth 55; Kulkarni 3/35, Mulani 2/33)
Mumbai – 216/3 (Prithvi Shaw 105*; Suryakumar 50; Lalit Yadav 2/32)
Prithvi Shaw‘s astonishing unbeaten 105 off 89 deliveries guide Mumbai for a cruising seven-wicket victory against Delhi in an Elite Group D game in Jaipur on Sunday. With this combined team effort, the domestic giants began their Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign on a winning note. Mumbai bowlers led by veteran pacer Dhawal Kulkarni (3/35) restricted Delhi to 211/7 despite a gritty unbeaten century by DL middle-order batsman Himmat Singh.
Chasing a below-par 212, Mumbai lost opener Yashasvi Jaiswal early but Prithvi Shaw (105 not out off 89 balls) and skipper Shreyas Iyer added a decent 82-run stand for the second wicket. After Iyer’s dismissal, in-form Suryakumar Yadav notched a majestic fifty and complete the formalities, and castled the required target in 31.5 overs as centurion Prithvi Shaw tore into the interim Delhi attack.
Prithvi Shaw takes the Delhi attack to cleaners by smacking 15 boundaries and 2 sixes in his 89-ball ton and has equally supported by Suryakumar and then Iyer, who was making a comeback after missing the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. For Delhi, Lalit Yadav grabs a couple of wickets.
Earlier, after being put in to bat, Delhi lost half their side for a mere 23 as experienced Dhawal Kulkarni has nipped Nitish Rana (2) and Jonty Sidhu (0) to make it 12/4 after two harsh run-outs. Then, off-spinner Mulani (2/33) castled Kshitiz Sharma for 5.
Moreover, they were reduced to 32 for six after Kulkarni sent back Lalit Yadav (5). Then Himmat and Shivank Vashitsth (55) rallied the innings with their 122-run stand for the seventh wicket. Himmat took the responsibility and played a stellar ton (106 off 145 balls), striking six fours and two sixes to propel his side to a fighting total 211/7 in their penultimate 50 overs. For Mumbai, Kulkarni picked three while Mulani took a piece.