Tamil Nadu kept its slim hopes of qualification with a 67-run win in its fourth match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy (Elite Group B) over Jharkhand on Friday.

Electing to bat first, Tamil Nadu made 266 for seven with half-centuries from opener B. Aparajith (57, 105b, 6×4), M. Shahrukh Khan (51, 47b, 3×4, 3×6) and J. Kousik (55, 40b, 7×4, 2×6).

In reply, Jharkhand could manage only 199 for nine in 50 overs as left-arm spinner M. Siddharth took three wickets (3/33) while Aparajith and medium-pacer R. Silambarasan chipped in with two each.

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Earlier, TN was struggling at 131 for five when Aparajith – who held fort at one end – was dismissed before Shahrukh and Kousik added 50-runs for the sixth-wicket stand.

R. Sai Kishore (29 n.o.) and M. Mohammed (20 n.o.) then chipped in with valuable contributions towards the end…

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