Mumbai are the new Vijay Hazare Trophy champions
Mumbai beat Delhi by four wickets to lift the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a gap of 12 years. The Shreyas Iyer-led side sealed the match after chasing the 178-run target with 90 balls of spare. Mumbai had their share of scare in the chase, but Aditya Tare (71) made sure his team crossed the line. Here is the match report.
Delhi failed to gain momentum with the bat as the big names faltered After being reduced to 81/5, Delhi never got the start, needed to go big. Losing wickets at regular intervals hurt Gautam Gambhir's side massively. Dhawal Kulkarni and Tushar Deshpande wrecked havoc atop with some quick scalps. Once the top three failed, Delhi never recovered.
Delhi responded with some fire after removing four batsmen early on. Navdeep Saini was the star with three massive wickets that included the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Suryakumar Yadav. At 40/4, the match looked alive with Gambhir's side taking the initiative. But Mumbai snatched the momentum from there on. Tare shared a 105-run stand with Siddharth Lad (48) to change guard.
Tare was brilliant and played with a tempo. His 71 came off just 89 balls as he steered the ship. He smashed 13 fours and a six. Lad, on the other hand, took his time and played a decent 68-ball 48.