Parthiv Patel-led India B won the Deodhar Trophy 2019/20 after beating India C in the final of the tournament at Ranchi on Monday (4th November).
After winning the toss, India B decided to bat first. Both the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (0) and Parthiv Patel (14) were dismissed cheaply but most of the next batsmen played crucial knocks.
Kedar Jadhav and the Mumbai teenager Yashasvi Jaiswal scored half-centuries in that innings. Jaiswal scored 54 runs off 79 balls (5 fours and only six) and Jadhav scored 86 runs off 94 balls (4 fours and 4 sixes).
At the end of that innings, Vijay Shankar and Krishnappa Gowtham played massive roles to secure the good first innings total. Shankar scored 45 runs off 33 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes). Meanwhile, Gowtham played the knocks of unbeaten 35 runs off just 10 balls (3 fours and 3 sixes). Finally, India B managed to reach a total of 283/7 (50 overs).
Among the India C bowlers, Ishan Porel scalped five wickets as he had the bowling figures of 10-0-43-5. It was the second List A five-wicket haul for the 21-year-old right-arm pacer.
India B took wickets at regular intervals and restricted India C to 232/9
Chasing down that target, India C lost their wickets at regular intervals, and slowly, they moved away from that game. Apart from the opener Mayank Agarwal and the no.3 batsman Priyam Garg, all other batsmen till no.6 position failed to reach the double-digit scores.
Garg was the only batsman to reach the 40-run mark in that innings. He scored 74 runs off 77 balls (8 fours and only sixer). Agarwal scored 28 runs before losing his wicket.
The late batsmen Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena and Mayank Markande tried hard but couldn’t save the team. Axar was run out on 38 runs while Jalaj scored 37 not out. Also, Markande played the knock of 27 runs. At the end of 50 overs, India B restricted India C to 232/9 (50 overs) and won that match by 51 runs.
India B left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem picked up four wickets in that innings as he had the bowling figures of 10-1-32-4.