Tamil Nadu wins Vijay Hazare Trophy
Tamil Nadu won the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy of cricket for record fifth time defeating Bengal. Earlier Tamil Nadu has won the trophy in 2002–03, 2004-05, 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons.
In the final match played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium (New Delhi) they defeated Bengal by 37 runs. It was Tamil Nadu’s third victory over Bengal in the final of this competition.
Opting to bat first, Tamil Nadu had set target of 217, riding on a century by Dinesh Karthik who had made 112. In reply, they bundled out Bengal for 180 in 45.5 overs. For Tamil Nadu Aswin Crist, Rahil Shah and M. Mohammad took 2 wickets each. Karthik was named man of the match.
About Vijay Hazare Trophy
- It is annual limited-overs cricket domestic competition started in 2002–03.
- It is played among state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates.
- It is also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.