Vijay Hazare Trophy: Odisha Beat AP By 63 Runs

Mumbai: Odisha began their Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign on a victory note on Wednesday, beating Andhra Pradesh by 63 runs in their Group A opener.

Andhra Pradesh won the toss and elected to field first at the Bandra Kurla Complex here.

Odisha captain Subhranshu Senapati scored 116 off 120 balls (4×8, 6×2) while Govind Poddar chipped in with a useful 46 off 55 balls (4×4) as the Wasim Jaffer-led side put 278/5 at the end of 50 overs.

Andhra Pradesh — with names like Ambati Rayudu, KS Bharat and Ricky Bhui — were bundled out for 215 in 46.3 overs.

Veteran Odisha pacer Jayant Behera took four wickets, giving just 24 runs in 10 overs. Debabrata Pradhan took two wickets while Rajesh Mohanty, List-A debutant Sunil Roul, Abhishek Raut and Poddar took one each.

Odisha will next face Gujarat on December 9.

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