Mumbai defeated Uttar Pradesh by wickets in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday (March 14) at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi. The stars for Mumbai were wicket-keeper Aditya Tare and captain Prithvi Shaw who scored 118 and 79 runs respectively. Mumbai started its chase of the 313 runs set by UP in dominant fashion as Shaw clobbered the bowlers to all parts of the ground. The right-handed batsman helped Mumbai reach 89 runs in 9 overs being dismissed by Shivam Mavi.
After Shaw’s departure, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tare added another 38 runs before the former was gone after giving a catch to Mavi off Shivam Sharma’s bowling. Post this Tare and Shams Mulani stitched an 88 run partnership to take their team past 200.
Yash Dayal would remove Mulani but Mumbai batsmen shared one more stand of 88 runs which ended any hopes of a UP comeback. Meanwhile, the magnificent Tare also reached his century in the 37th over after hitting Aaqib Khan for a single at fine leg. On the other end, pinch hitter Shivam Dube came out all guns blazing as he smashed 42 runs on 28 balls which included 6 fours and a six over mid-on.
Dube would perish just before the finish line but Tare would hit two fours in the very next over to help Mumbai lift their fourth Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Earlier in the day, UP scored 312 runs off their 50 overs. Openers Madhav Kaushik and Samarth Singh provided a good start to the win as they added 122 runs for the first wicket. Prashant Solanki would break the opening stand and the very next over Tanush Kotia would dismiss captain Karan Sharma for a duck.
However, a late charge from Kaushik and Akshdeep Nath ensured that the batting side got over 300 with the former completing his 150 in the process.