Excelsior Sports Correspondent
Kolkata, Mar 3: Saurabh Tiwary’s hundred went in vain as Jharkhand lost to Hyderabad by 21 runs, leaving them on the brink of elimination from the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-dayers, here today.
It was an off day for Jharkhand captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who struggled in his 47-ball 28 (4×3) before being bowled by left-arm spinner Mehdi Hasan in their modest 204-run chase.
Cruising to his second century in three matches, and fourth overall in List A, Saurabh slammed 102 from 104 balls. His knock was studded with seven sixes and five fours and Jharkhand needed 31 runs from 70 balls.
But Jharkhand collapsed after Saurabh holed out to Chama Milind at third man in the 39th over. Jharkhand lost six wickets for 44 runs in a stunning collapse to fold for 182 in 44.4 overs.