Rahane’s Fifty In Vain As Chhattisgarh Clinch Thriller

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Rahane’s Fifty In Vain As Chhattisgarh Clinch ThrillerAjinkya Rahane registered his third fifty of the season

Group A

Tamil Nadu v Goa

Shubham Ranjane and Suyash Prabhudessai put on a partnership of 71 for the fourth wicket to propel Goa to a seven-wicket victory over Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu managed 136 for 9 while Goa chased down the target in the 19th over. Shrikant Wagh also gave a good account of himself, ending up with figures of 4 for 36 from his four overs. For TN, Sanjay Yadav, batting at number 6, was the fulcrum of the batting unit and accumulated a 29-ball 38.

Punjab v Odisha

Punjab registered a comfortable 60-run victory against Odisha in Lucknow. Ramandeep Singh (23-ball 54) was the mainstay of Punjab's batting effort with the duo of Mayank Markande bagging a couple of scalps each. Meanwhile, for Odisha, Abhishek Raut played a valiant hand and finished with a 56-ball unbeaten 74. Bikash Rout was the only other batter to end up with a 20 plus score for the side.

Maharashtra v Puducherry

Naushad Shaikh's all-round show (55 and three wickets) helped Maharashtra beat Puducherry by a massive margin of 117 runs. Puducherry managed just 76 in 13.5 overs in pursuit of a substantial target of 194. Kedar Jadhav (52*) also put on a good show for Maharashtra. For Puducherry, Raghu Sharma was the best bowler on show and returned figures of 2 for 34 from his quota of four overs.

Group B

Bengal v Services

Sudip Chatterjee and the bowlers powered Bengal to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Services in Group B in Guwahati. Services could muster just 90 while Bengal chased down the target in the 11th over. Chatterjee top-scored with 50 and shared an opening stand of 71 with Abhimanyu Easwaran to put Bengal on course. Among the bowlers, Pradipta Pramanik returned impressive figures of 2 for 16 from his four overs. On the other hand, Devender Lohchab top-scored for Services with a 51-ball 34.

Chhattisgarh v Mumbai

Akhil Herwadkar and Shashank Singh amassed fifties while Sumit Ruikar and Ravi Kiran shared two scalps each as Chhattisgarh posted a tense one-run victory over Mumbai. Chhattisgarh finished with 157 for 5 while Mumbai fell just one run short. Ajinkya Rahane, the veteran Indian batter, topped the batting charts for Mumbai with a 55-ball 69. Siddhesh Lad also showed his class and quality with 35-ball 46. Just that Aditya Tare and (6*) and Aman Khan (4*) couldn't take Mumbai past the target.

Karnataka vs Baroda

Devdutt Padikkal (56) and Karun Nair (36*) powered Karnataka to a seven-wicket victory against Baroda. Baroda, who opted to bat, could muster only 134 in their allotted 20 overs. In their chase, Mayank Agarwal and Padikkal set the platform with an opening stand of 73 in just over nine overs. Karun then steered the side home in the company of Aniruddha Joshi. Meanwhile, Ninad Rathva, the left-arm spinner, took 2 for 15 from his four overs for Baroda.

Group C

Jharkhand v Haryana

In a relatively high-scoring game, Jharkhand downed Haryana by a margin of 16 runs. Jharkhand got 181 while Haryana managed 165 from their allotted 20 overs. Saurabh Tiwary (58) was the mainstay of Jharkhand's effort with the bat while Shubham Singh and Bal Krishna picked up three-fers. On the other hand, for Haryana, Harshal Patel and Chaitanya Bishnoi shared a quick-fire association of 48 for the opening wicket in just under five overs but the rest of the batters couldn't exactly capitalise on the breezy start.

Rajasthan v Andhra

Despite KV Sasikanth's 24-ball 47 blitz, Andhra slipped to a 11-run loss versus Rajasthan. Andhra ended up with 138 for 8 in 20 overs in pursuit of 150. Mahipal Lomrar (69) turned out to be the highest run-getter for Rajasthan with Shubham Sharma and Ravi Bishnoi bagging three wickets each. On the other hand, Cheepurapalli Stephen and Pinninti Tapaswi picked up three wickets each for Andhra.

Himachal Pradesh v Jammu and Kashmir

Despite Abdul Samad's 32-ball 55, Jammu and Kashmir slipped to a four-run loss versus Himachal Pradesh. For HP, Rishi Dhawan was the star performer, bagging six wickets for just 23 runs and scoring an undefeated 65.

Group D

Assam v Kerala

Rohan Kunnummal's measured unbeaten fifty piloted Kerala past Assam's modest total of 120 in the 18th over. Mohammed Azharuddeen (24) and Sachin Baby also made handy contributions (21*). Earlier, Riyan Parag (24) was the top scorer for Assam, but he couldn't convert his start into a score of substance. The rest of the batters also struggled to make an impact, with the likes of Basil Thampi and Jalaj Saxena running through the batting unit. Thampi was the best on show for Kerala and finished with 3 for 21.

Madhya Pradesh v Bihar

Avesh Khan (three wickets) and Venkatesh Iyer (two wickets and 36 not out) helped Madhya Pradesh thump Bihar by nine wickets. Bihar scored a mere 59 in their innings with only Sakibul Gani crossing the 20-run mark. Iyer and Kuldeep Gehi then shared a stand of 48 in just five overs to give MP a quick-fire start. After losing his opening partner, Iyer provided the finishing touches to the small chase. Earlier, Kuldeep Sen and Mihir Hirwani had also made an impression by picking up two wickets each.

Gujarat v Railways

Priyank Panchal (43*) and Urvil Patel (59) , alongside Hardik Patel (3 for 21) ensured Gujarat will come out on top versus Railways by eight wickets. Railways were restricted to 132 for 9 in 20 overs with Upendra Yadav contributing a fine 31-ball 41. Gujarat then hunted down the target in a mere 12 overs. Roosh Kalaria and Arzan Nagwaswalla also made an impact in Gujarat's win by taking a couple of wickets each.

Group E

Hyderabad v Delhi

In a nail-biting contest, Tanmay Agarwal (54) was the mainstay of Hyderabad's successful chase against Delhi in a Group E game. Delhi aggregated 170 for 5 on the board with Hyderabad crossing the total off the final ball of the innings. Tilak Varma (37) also played his part in Hyderabad's win. Chama Milind bagged a couple of wickets but ended up giving away 49 runs. For Delhi, Nitish Rana scored a brisk 34 off 27 balls while Pradeep Sangwan returned figures of 3 for 27 from his quota of four overs.

Saurashtra v Chandigarh

Aript Vasavada (72) and Sheldon Jackson (70) were the cornerstones of Saurashtra's easy win against Chandigarh. Chandigarh could muster 167 for 6 in pursuit of a massive target of 210. Chetan Sakariya and Jaydev Unadkat also shone brightly and combined to pick up five wickets between them. Meanwhile, for Chandigarh, Gaurav Puri ended with a breezy 16-ball 35 but it wasn't enough to take the side past the finish line.

Uttar Pradesh v Uttarakhand

Karan Sharma led from the front (52) to power Uttar Pradesh to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Uttarakhand. UP went past the total of 124 in the 18th over. Yash Dayal and Shivam Mavi also had a part to play in the victory and took four wickets between them. Meanwhile, Jay Bista top-scored for Uttarakhand with a 36-ball 37.

Plate Group

Tripura v Meghalaya

Kishan Lyngdoh and Chirag Khurana shared an undefeated alliance of 147 for the opening wicket to push Meghalaya to a crushing 10-wicket victory against Tripura. The duo hunted down the target with two overs to spare. Khurana also contributed with the ball in hand by scalping a couple of wickets. On the other hand, KB Pawan topped the batting charts for Tripura with a 26-ball 33.

Sikkim v Mizoram

C Ajit Karthik and Liyan Khan put on an association of 112 as Sikkim thumped Mizoram by 10 wickets. The opening pair was able to overhaul the total in 17.4 overs. For Mizoram, Uday Kaul, the captain, played a valiant hand of 69, while Ajit Karthik also made his presence felt with the ball in hand and ended up with noteworthy figures of 2 for 14 from his four overs. Sumit Singh and Mandup Bhatia were the other bowlers to pick up wickets.

Arunachal Pradesh v Nagaland

Arunachal Pradesh crumbled to 86 all out as they hurtled to a 79-run defeat versus Nagaland. Arunachal were snuffed out in just the 15th over with only Song Tacho (26 runs) showing a semblance of resistance. Imliwati Lemtur bagged a four-for for Nagaland. Meanwhile, Joshua Ozukum's 54-ball 91 turned out to be the highlight of their batting effort.

Manipur v Vidarbha

Manipur were bowled out for only 55 as they suffered a massive 167-run loss against Vidarbha in a Plate group encounter. Karnajit Yumnam scored 18 while Kshetrimayum Narisingh was the only other batter from Manipur to cross the double-digit mark. For Vidarbha, Jitesh Sharma crunched a quick-fire 31-ball 71 with the likes of Atharva Taide, Aditya Thakare and Akshay Karnewar snaring two wickets each.

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