India and Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw lighted the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy on fire with his batting as he led Mumbai to their fourth title, defeating Uttar Pradesh soundly in the final, which was played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
He slammed 827 runs with 4 centuries and one half-century with his highest score was 227* which came against Puducherry. He also made scores of 185* and 165 in the tournament, becoming the first batsman to make more than 800 runs in one season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
It Was Difficult In Australia, Says Prithvi Shaw About Australia Tour Debacle
Prithvi Shaw’s Vijay Hazare Trophy outing was a stark opposite of what he suffered in Australia. He played just one Test match in Australia, at Adelaide and scored 0 and 4 with his technique and ability to play fast bowlers being dissected by both Indian and Australian commentators.
“It was difficult in Australia, and the only thing I wanted to do was go back and work hard, fill the gaps and come back strongly,” Shaw said in the post-match interview.
Shaw also talked about the spirit of the Mumbai team, which had failed to make it into the knockouts of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy in January, but came back strong in the 50-over tournament and won it. He also credited Aditya Tare for finishing the match with such grace and lauded his experience.
“Everyone contributed in this tournament, it wasn’t an individual. From the support staff, the players, this trophy goes to everyone. Tare batted so well today. It could have gone any way in that situation and everyone was happy for him because finishing isn’t easy,” he said.
Prithvi Shaw Stars In The Final, As Aditya Tare Hits Ton To Make Mumbai Champions
Shaw played a whirlwind knock of 73 in just 39 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes, giving Mumbai the start they needed to chase a 313-run target set by Uttar Pradesh. Aditya Tare stole the show after Shaw’s dismissal, with his maiden List-A ton- 118* with 18 fours, as Mumbai won by 6 wickets to become champions.
UP had been on a roll with opener Madhav Kaushik slamming the highest individual score in a Vijay Hazare Trophy final, as he made 158* with 15 fours and 4 sixes, while Samarth Vyas and Akshdeep Nath made 55 each, taking UP to 312/4.