Due to the disastrous bowling of skipper Rishi Dhawan, Himachal Pradesh dropped Rajasthan to 199 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match. After losing the toss in Group D, Rajasthan Mahipal Lomror (67) did not play the full 50 overs despite playing the first half. At one time the team’s score was 187 for five but then fell five wickets for 12 runs ahead of Rishi Dhawan. These five wickets fell within 16 balls and Rajasthan were dismissed. Dhawan, who played for Team India, took six wickets for 27 runs. The coin fell in favor of Himachal Pradesh at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Rajasthan were invited to bat first. But opener Aditya Garhwal fell victim to Vaibhav Arora without opening the account. After two overs, Maninder Singh scored two runs and was bowled by Rishi Dhawan. After this, captain Ashok Menaria (21) and Arijit Gupta (45) tried to handle the innings. But with a total score of 46, Menaria continued. In this situation, Arijit teamed up with Mahipal Lomror to advance the innings. But on the score of 95, Arijit Gupta left Mahipal. He became a victim of Ayush Jamwal. He hit two fours and three sixes in his innings.
While Mahipal completed his half-century. He advanced the scoreboard through single-doubles with fancy shots. But at the other end, his companions went one by one. Shubham Sharma was dismissed for the sixth wicket at 187 runs. He caught Jamwal off Rishi Dhawan. Subsequently, the Rajasthan batsmen batted along the lines of ‘Tu Chal Main Aya’. After Shubham’s departure, Tanvir-ul-Haq was also dismissed on the next ball. Dhawan was on a hat-trick here, but Lomror did not let that happen. In the very next over, Dhawan dismissed Ravi Bishnoi for zero.
Then in the 48th over, Mahipal Lomror also hit a big shot and became Dhawan’s fifth victim. He scored 67 runs in 101 balls with the help of three fours. Dhawan completed a six for the wicket by throwing two balls to Akash Singh. 31-year-old Rishi Dhawan has also played for Team India. In 2016, he played three ODIs against Australia. He scored 12 runs and took a wicket. In 2016, he scored one run and took a wicket in the International T20 match against Zimbabwe. However, his journey in domestic cricket has been excellent. He has taken 308 wickets in 79 first class matches and scored 3702 runs. He has scored 127 wickets and 1799 runs in 97 List A matches.