In the final match of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, Himachal Pradesh performed like a champion and defeated a strong team like Tamil Nadu by 11 runs. With this victory, Himachal Pradesh created history for the first time by winning the Vijay Hazare Trophy under the captaincy of Rishi Dhawan, while Tamil Nadu had to be content with being the runners-up under the captaincy of Vijay Shankar. Due to poor lighting at the end of the match, the match was decided through the VJD method and Himachal Pradesh was declared the winner. Team’s opener batsman Shubham Arora contributed a lot in Himachal’s victory, who scored an unbeaten 136.
Himachal became champion for the first time:
In this match, Tamil Nadu, batting first, scored 314 runs in 49.4 overs on the basis of the stormy innings of Dinesh Karthik. Dinesh Karthik scored 116 runs in 103 balls with the help of 7 sixes and 8 fours, while Baba Indrajit scored 80 runs. Shahrukh Khan also played an innings of 42 runs in 21 balls with the help of 3 sixes and as many fours. Captain Vijay Shankar contributed 22 runs for the team. For Himachal Pradesh in the first innings, Pankaj Jaiswal took 4 wickets for 59 runs in 9.4 overs while skipper Rishi Dhawan took 3 wickets for 62 runs in 10 overs.
Himachal Pradesh had a target of 315 runs to win and this team scored 299 for 4 wickets in 47.3 overs, but due to poor lighting, the match was decided through VJD system and this team won by 11 runs . When the team got the win, opener batsman Shubham Arora scored 136 runs while captain Rishi Dhawan was playing after scoring 42 runs and the team was in a winning position. Shubham faced 131 balls and played this unbeaten innings with the help of 1 six and 13 fours. Apart from him, Amit Kumar also contributed 74 runs for this team.