2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy

The 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy was the 18th season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, a List A cricket tournament in India. It took place in September and October 2019,[1][2] after the Duleep Trophy and before the Ranji Trophy.[3] Chandigarh competed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time.[4] Mumbai were the defending champions.[5]

2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy
Dates24 September – 25 October 2019
Administrator(s)BCCI
Cricket formatList A cricket
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Playoff format
Host(s)Various
ChampionsKarnataka (4th title)
Runners-upTamil Nadu
Participants38
Matches played169
Most runsDevdutt Padikkal (609)
Most wicketsPritam Das (23)
Gaurav Yadav (23)
2019–20 Indian domestic cricket season
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Women

Seventeen out of the first thirty matches that were scheduled to be played across all four groups were abandoned or finished in a no result. Therefore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a revised schedule for the rain-affected matches.[6][7] The statistics for cancelled matches were revoked leading to Rongsen Jonathan missing out on his maiden hundred in List A cricket.[8] On 12 October 2019, in the Group A match between Kerala and Goa, Kerala's Sanju Samson scored the fastest double century in List A cricket.[9] It was the highest individual total in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, with an unbeaten 212 runs from 129 balls.[10] It was also the highest total made by a wicket-keeper in a List A cricket match.[11]

Following the conclusion of matches played on 10 October 2019, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, both from Group C, were the first two teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.[12][13] After the final group matches, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Mumbai and Punjab finished in the top five places across groups A and B.[14] They were joined by Puducherry in the knockout stage, who finished top of the Plate Group.[15]

In the first quarter-final match, Group A winners Karnataka beat Puducherry, who won the Plate Group, by eight wickets.[16] The second quarter-final saw Gujarat beat Delhi by six wickets by the VJD method, after a brief rain delay.[17] The remaining two quarter-final matches both finished in a no result due to rain. As a result, Chhattisgarh advanced over Mumbai and Tamil Nadu advanced over Punjab, after Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu had won more matches in the group stage of the competition.[18]

The first semi-final saw Karnataka beat Chhattisgarh by nine wickets, with ten overs to spare, after Devdutt Padikkal scored 92 runs.[19] In the second semi-final, the match was delayed due to a wet outfield, and eventually shortened to 40 overs per side. Tamil Nadu went on to beat Gujarat by five wickets, with Shahrukh Khan making an unbeaten fifty, to advance to the final.[20] Karnataka won a rain-affected final, beating Tamil Nadu by 60 runs, with Abhimanyu Mithun taking a hat-trick.[21][22]

Teams and formatEdit

The teams were placed in the following groups. Chandigarh competed in the tournament for the first time.[23] The tournament retained the same format as the previous edition of the competition.[24] The tournament had four groups, with nine teams each in Groups A, B and ten teams in Group C and the Plate Group. The top two teams from Group C and the top team in the Plate Group progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament, along with the top five teams across Groups A and B.[25]

League stageEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
A1 Karnataka 213/2 (41 overs)
P1 Puducherry 207/9 (50 overs)
A1 Karnataka 229/1 (40 overs)
A2 Chhattisgarh 223 (49.4 overs)
A2 Chhattisgarh 190/6 (45.4 overs)
A3 Mumbai 95/0 (11.3 overs)
A1 Karnataka 146/1 (23 overs)
C1 Tamil Nadu 252 (49.5 overs)
B1 Delhi 223 (49 overs)
C2 Gujarat 225/4 (37.5 overs)
C2 Gujarat 177/9 (40 overs)
C1 Tamil Nadu 181/5 (39 overs)
B2 Punjab 52/2 (12.2 overs)
C1 Tamil Nadu 174/6 (39 overs)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Qualifier 1
20 October 2019
Scorecard
Puducherry
207/9 (50 overs)
v
Karnataka
213/2 (41 overs)
Vikneshwaran Marimuthu 58 (98)
Praveen Dubey 3/44 (10 overs)
K. L. Rahul 90 (112)
Sagar Udeshi 2/47 (10 overs)
  • Karnataka won the toss and elected to field.

Qualifier 2
20 October 2019
Scorecard
Delhi
223 (49 overs)
v
Gujarat
225/4 (37.5 overs)
Dhruv Shorey 91 (109)
Chintan Gaja 3/27 (10 overs)
Priyank Panchal 80 (91)
Simarjeet Singh 2/54 (9 overs)
Gujarat won by 6 wickets (VJD method)
Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bangalore
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh and C. K. Nandan
  • Gujarat won the toss and elected to field.

Qualifier 3
21 October 2019
Scorecard
Tamil Nadu
174/6 (39 overs)
v
Punjab
52/2 (12.2 overs)
Baba Aparajith 56 (76)
Gurkeerat Singh 2/25 (5 overs)
Sanvir Singh 21* (42)
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore 1/17 (4.2 overs)
  • Punjab won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Punjab's innings prevented any further play.
  • Tamil Nadu advanced due to more wins in the group stage of the tournament.[27]

Qualifier 4
21 October 2019
Scorecard
Chhattisgarh
190/6 (45.4 overs)
v
Mumbai
95/0 (11.3 overs)
Harpreet Singh 83 (108)
Dhawal Kulkarni 2/9 (8 overs)
No result
Alur Cricket Ground, Alur
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary and C. K. Nandan
  • Mumbai won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Mumbai's innings prevented any further play.
  • Chhattisgarh advanced due to more wins in the group stage of the tournament.[28]

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-final 1
23 October 2019
Scorecard
Chhattisgarh
223 (49.4 overs)
v
Karnataka
229/1 (40 overs)
Amandeep Khare 78 (102)
Vasuki Koushik 4/46 (9.4 overs)
Devdutt Padikkal 92 (98)
Ajay Mandal 1/55 (9 overs)
  • Karnataka won the toss and elected to field.

Semi-final 2
23 October 2019
Scorecard
Gujarat
177/9 (40 overs)
v
Tamil Nadu
181/5 (39 overs)
Dhruv Raval 40 (37)
M Mohammed 3/23 (6 overs)
Shahrukh Khan 56* (46)
Karan Patel 1/18 (6 overs)
Tamil Nadu won by 5 wickets
Just Cricket Academy Ground, Bangalore
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh and C. K. Nandan
  • Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 40 overs per side due to a wet outfield.

FinalEdit

Final
25 October 2019
Scorecard
Tamil Nadu
252 (49.5 overs)
v
Karnataka
146/1 (23 overs)
Abhinav Mukund 85 (110)
Abhimanyu Mithun 5/34 (9.5 overs)
Mayank Agarwal 69* (55)
Washington Sundar 1/51 (6 overs)
  • Karnataka won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during Karnataka's innings prevented any further play.
  • Prateek Jain (Karnataka) made his List A debut.

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