Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Ruturaj ton downs MP in high-scoring thriller. [File pic] Ruturaj led the chase with a 112-ball 136.
[File pic] Ruturaj led the chase with a 112-ball 136.
Led by Subhranshu Senapti's 120-ball 116, Odisha registered a comfortable 63-run win over Andhra. Senapati's second List A ton was studded with eight boundaries and two sixes as Odisha posted 278 for 5 before bowling out Andhra for 251, courtesy Jayanta Behara's impressive fifer.
Bhargav Merai's unbeaten 57 helped Gujarat chase down the 172-run target against Jammu and Kashmir with five wickets in hand. The victory though was set-up by the bowlers. Chintan Gaja bagged four wickets while Hemang Patel snapped three to bowl out J&K for 171 after electing to field.
Half-centuries by Atharva Taide and YV Rathod powered Vidarbha to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Himachal, in Thane. Taide put on a 60-run stand with Faiz Fazal for the opening wicket before Rathod took control in an unbroken 95-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Akshay Wadkar. Earlier, Yash Thakur returned his career-best List A figures of 5 for 53 to bowl out Himachal for 213.
Shahrukh Khan's quickfire 35-ball 66 powered Tamil Nadu to 290 for 8, a score that proved too much for Mumbai on the day. Mumbai's top order collapsed, and despite skipper Shams Mulani's 75, they were bowled out for 236 – with spinners M Siddharth and Washington Sundar bagging three apiece.
Half-centuries by Abhishek Das and Kaif Ahmad proved enough for Bengal to secure a tight 27-run win over Baroda. Stit Sheth's four wickets had bundled out Baroda for 230, but it proved too difficult for the Baroda batters to surpass that. All the Bengal bowlers came to the team's rescue and bowled Baroda out for 203.
Karnataka annihilated Pondicherry's challenge in Thiruvananthapuram, beating them by a massive 236-run margin. R Samarth, KV Siddharth, Manish Pandey and S Sharath registered fifties which helped the team post 289 for 6, before the bowlers cleaned up Pondicherry for a mere 53. Jagadesha Suchith led the way with four wickets after V Koushik had snapped three top order wickets.
Himmat Singh's unbeaten 113 helped Delhi secure a six-wicket win over Jharkhand. After losing opener Shikhar Dhawan early, Himmat and Dhruv Shorey forged a 127-run alliance for the second wicket to help Delhi ease into the chase. Kshitiz Sharma's late unbeaten 39-ball 43 helped the side cross the line with three overs to spare. Earlier in the day, Virat Singh and KR Singh had stroked half-centuries for Jharkhand as they posted 263 for 8.
Tilak Varma's four-fer downed Haryana as Himachal secured a five-wicket win. Put in to bat Haryana were bowled out for 162. Even as most of Hyderabad's batters struggled, Tanmay Agarwal's unbeaten 77 helped them over the line.
Almas Shaukat and Rinku Singh's half-centuries went in vain as Saurashtra bowled out Uttar Pradesh for 191, courtesy Chirag Jani's maiden List A fifer, to register a 32-run win. Harvik Desai led the way with the bat, on a day when most batters struggled. Saurashtra's lower order also chipped in with valuable contributions as they managed to crawl their way to 223. Shivam Mavi returned figures of 4 for 26.
Ruturaj Gaikwad's 112-ball 136 helped Maharashtra clinch the high-scoring thriller against Madhya Pradesh with only two balls to spare, in Rajkot. Rahul Tripathi's half-century and Yash Nahar's 49 helped along the way. Earlier, Aditya Shrivastava and Shubham Sharma's centuries had powered Madhya Pradesh to 328 for 6.
Harpreet Bhatia and Amandeep Khare scored centuries and led the way for Chhattisgarh's 21-run win over Uttarakhand. Chasing 257 for a win, Robin Bist and Swapnil Singh's 128-run stand for the fourth wicket kept Uttarakhand in the chase but they eventually failed to keep up with the pace. Bist remained unbeaten on a 127-ball 130 – his third List A century.
Sachin Baby's unbeaten 59 carried Kerala to a six-wicket victory in the low run-chase against Chandigarh. Barring Manan Vohra's 56, there weren't too many handy contributions by Chandigarh batters. Siljomen Joseph scalped three wickets while Basil Thampi bagged a brace to limit them to 184 for 8, a total that was surpassed in only 34 overs.
Eknath Kerkar's unbeaten 102-ball 61 helped Goa scrap past Assam in Ranchi. Lakshay Garg and Amulya Pandrekar had earlier bagged three wickets each to limit Assam to 215 for 9. However, Goa found the run-making as difficult. The ‘keeper-bat stroked only one boundary and one six in his innings.
Abhijeet Tomar's unbeaten 104 – his maiden domestic century – helped Rajasthan stun Punjab. Earlier in the day, Khaleel Ahmed's 4 for 36 had restricted Punjab to 219, despite Gurkeerat Mann's 67. In response, despite Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh's economical spells, Punjab's star-studded bowling attack couldn't help them secure a win as Rajasthan overhauled the total with an over to spare.
Pulkit Narang's 4 for 42 helped Services secure a thrilling 5-run win over Railways. Put in to bat, half-centuries by Rajat Paliwal and Devender Lohchab had helped Services to 254 for 8. In response, even as Railways never found momentum to their innings, losing wickets at regular intervals, AR Pandey's late 33-ball 44 brought them close.
Led by Samit Gohil's maiden List A ton, Tripura hammered Arunachal by 210 runs in Jaipur. The former Gujarat batsman scored a 128-ball 135 as Tripura posted a massive 336 for 4. However, Ajoy Sarkar's early burst and Rahil Shah's four wickets ensured Arunachal's batters were never in the chase. They were eventually bowled out for 126.
Chirag Khurana's hundred helped Meghalaya to 265 for 5, a total which allowed them to secure a 164-run win over Sikkim. Dippu and Akash Kumar bagged three wickets apiece as Sikkim were bundled out for 101 in the run chase.
Three wickets apiece by Abu Nechim and Imliwati bowled out Manipur for 80, a total that was surpassed with seven wickets in hand by Manipur, courtesy Shrikant Mundhe's unbeaten 51. The former Maharashtra all-rounder slammed six boundaries in his watchful 96-ball innings.