Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh through to semi-finals, Mumbai out

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 18:48 IST Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu palyers (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group ATamil Nadu will take on Gujarat in the semifinals on WednesdayKarnataka will clash with Chhattisgarh on the same dayRain ended Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign here on Monday as Chhattisgarh made it to the semi-finals on the basis of more wins against their quarterfinal opponents in the league phase.Tamil Nadu also reached the semi-finals on the basis of more wins than Punjab in the league stage after their quarter-final game was cut short by rain.Tamil Nadu had won nine out of nine matches in Group C, while Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group A. Mumbai won four.While Tamil Nadu will take on Gujarat in the semifinals on Wednesday, hosts Karnataka will clash with Chhattisgarh on the same day.In pursuit of a revised target of 195 from 39 overs, Mumbai were cruising at 95 for no loss in 11.3 overs with young Yashasvi Jaiswal batting on 60 (38 balls, 5 fours, 5 sixes) and Aditya Tare on 31.However, the skies opened up and the match was abandoned, ending Mumbai’s topsy-turvy campaign.As per rules, Mumbai needed to bat a minimum of 20 overs to get a result in this game. But as the game was abandoned, Chhattisgarh qualified.Put into bat at the Alur cricket stadium III, Mumbai bowlers did well to restrict Chhattisgarh to 190 for six in 45.4 overs, when play was halted due to rain.Experienced medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni sent Chhattisgarh opener Jiwanjyot Singh Chauhan (0) back after he edged to keeper Tare.Shardul Thakur got rid off Shashank Chandrakar to leave Chhattisgarh in trouble at 3 for 2.Ashutosh Pratap Singh (27), who came in at one drop, was unable to convert his start as Chhattisgarh slipped to 40 for 3.advertisementSkipper Harpreet Singh Bhatia (83) and Amandeep Khare (59 not out) led the recovery with a 135-run stand for the fourth wicket.Bhatia hit four boundaries and as many sixes in his 108-ball knock, while Khare hit four fours and a six.However, when it looked like the duo was taking the game away from Mumbai, all-rounder Shubham Ranjane dismissed Bhatia and Chhattisgarh.But their splendid bowling effort eventually went in vain.In the other last eight game, Punjab restricted Tamil Nadu to 174 for six in 39 overs when rain stopped play. Tamil Nadu had a shaky start after openers Murali Vijay (22) and Abhinav Mukund (17) failed to convert starts.But the in-form Baba Aparajith came up with a patient 76-ball 56 (2 fours, 2 sixes) to pull his side out of trouble. He lacked support as all-rounder Vijay Shankar (13) and skipper Dinesh Karthik (11) didn’t last long enough.Thanks to Washingston Sundar’s unbeaten 35 off 39 balls, Tamil Nadu breached the 170-run mark.Punjab were 52 for two in 12.2 overs, having lost opener Abhishek Sharma (6) and Anmolpreet Singh (9) when rain stopped play. The game was eventually called off.Brief scores: Chhattisgarh 190 for 6 in 45.4 overs (Harpreet Singh Bhatia 83, Amandeep Khare 59 not out, Dhawal Kulkarni 2 for 9) vs Mumbai 95 for no loss in 11.3 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 60 not out, Aditya Tare 31 not out). Tamil Nadu 174 for 6 in 39 overs (Baba Aparajith 56, Washington Sundar 35 not out, Gurkeerat Singh 2 for 25) versus Punjab 52 for 2 in 12.2 overs.Also Read | I was nervous for the first three balls: Shahbaz Nadeem on his debut in Ranchi TestAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Tamil NaduFollow Vijay Hazare Trophy Next Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh through to semi-finals, Mumbai outVijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu had won nine out of nine matches in Group C, while Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group A. Mumbai won four.advertisementlast_img read more

Haldimand aims for 2 hike

Haldimand council will attempt to keep residential tax increases in the range of 2 per cent this year when it gathers next month to consider the county’s levy-supported operating budget.Council took an important step toward completion of the 2019 budget process Tuesday when it approved a capital budget for this year in the amount of $30.7 million.The capital budget sets the stage for 300 new tax-supported projects this year.“We’re at a point where, during budget preparations, there aren’t a lot of surprises,” Mayor Ken Hewitt said Wednesday in a news release.“Staff have applied strong financial principles and asset management practices that result in a predictable, flexible and sustainable capital program. By planning for the long-term, we’re in an excellent position to address priorities and respond to community needs.“The numbers and projects outlined in the 2019 budget and the 2019-2028 capital forecast reinforce council’s commitment to making prudent infrastructure investments that result in safe, reliable services for residents.”A key component of Haldimand’s capital plan involves a drive to eliminate all gravel roads by 2025. This is three years earlier than previously reported.As part of its capital deliberations this week, council earmarked a 0.75 per cent increase in the levy this year for Haldimand’s Gravel Road Conversion Program.With a one per cent increase in the levy worth about $640,000, this represents $480,000 in new money to bring all roads up to a tar-and-chip standard or better.Other highlights from this week’s capital budget talks include:$15.7 million towards roadway and active transportation improvements. This will fund initiatives such as paving, road reconstruction, resurfacing, gravel road conversion, pedestrian crosswalk installation, sidewalk and curb replacements, and street lighting. $3.4 million toward community partnership projects and enhancements to parks, trails, arenas, museums and libraries. $2.9 million toward essential equipment such as ambulance and fire apparatus, winter-control vehicles, and fleet-related items. $2 million toward storm sewer and municipal drain improvements and maintenance. $1.7 million toward bridge repairs, bridge rehabilitation and other structural projects such as culvert replacement. $550,000 towards tree conservation and forestry management initiatives. As it stands, Haldimand’s 10-year forecast calls for $224 million in capital spending between now and 2029. This is not a fixed number and can be adjusted as circumstances demand.Haldimand council has set aside three days to transact its levy-supported operating budget. They are April 2, 3 and 4. The sessions begin in the council chamber at the county administration building in Cayuga at 9:30 a.m. and will run till 4:30 p.m. if necessary.Budget talks are public business so anyone interested is welcome to attend. Budget documents can be found on the county website at HaldimandCounty.ca/Financials/Budgets/.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more