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India A beat B to lift Deodhar Trophy

India A lifted the Deodhar Trophy after demolishing India B by 87 runs in the final as opener Faiz Fazal hit a patient hundred, which was complemented well by their pacers, here on Friday.

Batting first, India A scored a healthy 286 for seven in 50 overs riding on an opening stand of 162 between Fazal (100) and Test specialist Murali Vijay (69).

During the later part of the innings, another India discard Kedar Jadhav struck a quikfire 58 off 39 balls to prop up the score.

Fazal and Vijay batted for more than 31 overs during their partnership. The Vidarbha captain hit nine boundaries and three sixes -- one each of Pawan Negi, Karn Sharma and Baba Aparajith. Vijay was more patient playing 91 balls for his 69 with three fours and equal number of sixes.

In reply, India B were all out for 199 in 40.4 overs with Krishna Das (2/32), Sreenath Aravind (2/43) and Shardul Thakur (2/47) sharing the bulk of the spoils. Left-arm spinners Shahbaz Nadeem (3/36) then polished off the tail with only Stuart Binny scoring a respectable 60.
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