The Tamil Nadu team with the Vijay Hazare Trophy after beating Bengal by 37 runs in the final in New Delhi yesterday. Pic/PTI
New Delhi: Senior pro Dinesh Karthik produced an innings of character before Tamil Nadu’s disciplined bowling effort saw them beat Bengal by 37 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final, here yesterday.
This was the third time that Tamil Nadu prevailed over Bengal in the national one-day meet having beaten them in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Karthik (112) was the only significant scorer for Tamil Nadu en route their meagre total of 217 in 47.2 overs as Mohammed Shami bowled with a lot of fire, scalping 4 for 26.
Ashok Dinda (3-36) also rattled the top order. But Tamil Nadu bowlers showed unbelievable discipline restricting Bengal to 180 on a pitch that didn’t have any demons.
Rahil Shah, Aswin Crist and Mohammed Mohammed all did what was required to defend a small total.