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Cricket news - 20-year-old Samarth Seth slams 155; Rayudu effort in vain

Aambati Rayudu's half-century against Jharkhand went in vain

More rain, and a low-scoring thriller...

The Andhra-Mumbai game in Alur didn't get a result due to the showers, but there were two truncated fixtures - at Just Cricket Academy in Bangalore and the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy in Dehradun - that saw teams pocketing two full points finally.

Ambati Rayudu's U-turn continued to go well, though his 54-ball 69 - with three fours and four sixes - went in vain in a 34-overs-a-side fixture in Bengaluru. His was the only half-century in the Hyderabad scorecard as they finished with 192 for 7. Kumar Deobrat (56) and Saurabh Tiwary (61*) powered the Ishan Kishan-led Jharkhand to a six-wicket victory.

In Dehradun, a 40-overs-a-side affair turned into a low-scoring thriller where Manipur slipped and fell their way to getting bowled out for 90 in just the 26th over, before almost pulling off an incredible defence of that as Meghalaya were made to grind for a favourable result. They got it eventually, but not before they lost seven wickets.

A daddy hundred and a successful defence...

At the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, a full game ensued and paved the way for Samarth Seth - who turned 20 last month - to play an exceptional knock in a steep chase. He smashed 15 fours and 7 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 155, as Arunachal Pradesh made mincemeat of Sikkim's 268 for 7 - chasing it down with eight wickets and 26 balls to spare.

Baroda's frustrations - first rain-induced and then opposition-triggered - resumed as the middle-order axis of Deepak Hooda-Yusuf Pathan-Krunal Pandya failed to consolidate on the start provided by Aditya Waghmore's half-century. That was primarily because of another youngster's performance - the 23-year-old Sumit Kumar from Bokaro finishing with figures of 5 for 14 in 6 overs. At the other end, veteran leggie Amit Mishra made life difficult, picking up three wickets as Haryana defended their lowly 217 in a rather emphatic fashion.

Punjab get a game...finally!

And a win. After four No-Results since September 25, Punjab finally got onto the field, and took down Vidarbha in a comprehensive manner in Vadodara despite Faiz Fazal's effort at the top. None of the Vidarbha batters supported him, as evidenced by the second best score to Fazal's 72 being 26 from Rushabh Rathod. Karan Kalia's four-fer didn't go in vain as Punjab top-order put in a collective effort to take their team over the line comfortably.

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