Tamilnadu enters Vijay Hazare finals

In Tamil Nadu-Gujarat encounter, the Dinesh Karthik led side chased down the rival’s 177 for 9 in a game reduced to 40 overs due to a late start owing to overnight rain and a wet outfield, with an over to spare, thanks to an enterprising half-century by the talented M Shahrukh Khan.

Gujarat couldn’t recover from the early loss of their batting mainstays-Parthiv Patel and Priyank Panchal and could only make 177 for 9 in 40 overs.

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who joined the Tamil Nadu team after being part of the squad that whitewashed South Africa in the 3-test series, struck the first blow, dismissing Panchal for 3. He bowled well to finish with 1 for 21 from his quota of 8 overs.