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Chahar finished with figures of 4 for 18.

Karnataka scale 250 barrier

Led by a rampaging hundred from captain Manish Pandey, Karnataka scaled the 250-barrier against Services in Bokaro. Rohan Kadam's early dismissal in the first over got Pandey to the crease and he just put the Services bowlers to the sword in a 167-run second-wicket stand with Devdutt Pallikal. Pallikal was impressive in his own right with a knock of 75 off 43 balls before being dismissed in the 15th over. However, Pandey brought a different level of belligerence altogether. He smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes enroute his unbeaten 129 off just 54 balls which propelled the score to 250 for 3 at the completion of 20 overs. Off-spinner Pulkit Narang had the worst of it, going for 60 in his three overs.

Services couldn't get close to the target, falling short by 80 runs as Shreyas Gopal starred with a brilliant five-for.

Mumbai welcome three India internationals

Mumbai welcomed as many as three India players after the conclusion of the Bangladesh T20Is. Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Shivam Dube were part of the XI that took on Pondicherry at the Wankhede. While Iyer flopped with the bat, scoring 19 off 23 balls, Thakur and Dube had decent outings with the ball - returning with figures of 1/25 and 1/21 respectively as Mumbai defended their total of 171 comfortably to win their fourth straight match. They had captain Suryakumar Yadav (57) and Siddhesh Lad (39) to thank for laying the foundation in the first half, before the bowlers combined to consign Pondicherry to a 27-run defeat.

Back-to-back hat-tricks for Chahar?

Not quite. The Rajasthan seamer did take three wickets off three legitimate deliveries against Vidarbha, but had bowled a wide in between to deny him hat-tricks in back-to-back matches following on from the one against Bangladesh. Anyway, even as he impressed again with figures of 4/18, it wasn't enough as Vidarbha picked up a one-run victory by the VJD method in a match that was reduced to 13 overs due to rain. Chasing a revised target of 107, Rajasthan were 60 for no loss in just 4.3 overs, courtesy a whirlwind 44 off 17 from Manendra Singh. But his wicket triggered a dramatic collapse as they lost eight wickets for 36 runs which brought about a big slow-down in the scoring with Rajasthan falling agonizingly short.

Delhi solidify second spot

A narrow win off the penultimate delivery helped Delhi break away from Saurashtra, with whom they were tied on points in Group E ahead of this encounter. An unbeaten 88 off 58 balls from opening batsman Anuj Rawat steered Delhi's chase of 174 in Surat, ensuring he got the job done even as things got close after a middle-order stutter. This was Delhi's second win of the competition to go along with two no-results.

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