21 March 2017 Current Affairs: Tamil Nadu on 20 March 2017 won the Vijay Hazare Trophy of Cricket, for the fifth time. In the Final played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in 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, Tamil Nadu posted 217, riding on a century by Dinesh Karthik. He made 112. In reply, they bundled out Bengal for 180 in 45.5 overs. Aswin Crist, Rahil Shah and M. Mohammad bagged 2 wickets each, while for Bengal, Sudip Chatterjee top scored with 58.
Man of the match: Dinesh Karthik
Vijay Hazare Trophy : The Vijay Hazare Trophy is a domestic 50-over competition of Cricket played in India. It is also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy. The tournament started in 2002-03 involves state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates. It is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.
Jharkhand won the trophy in 2011, beating Gujarat in the finals at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Bengal won it on 2011-12.