Parthiv Patel and Harbhajan Singh were the stars on the second day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on Sunday. Gujarat, who were winners of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, continued their wonderful limited-overs form while Punjab were boosted by a wonderful performance from Harbhajan. Here is a round-up of all the action on Sunday. (Latest Cricket News)
Harbhajan Bowls Punjab To Commanding Win
Skipper Harbhajan Singh bowled a deadly spell to record figures of 3/8 in 4 overs as Punjab thrashed Jammu and Kashmir by eight wickets in a one-sided group B match.
Batting first, Jammu and Kashmir were all out for a paltry 105 in 19.3 overs with Bandeep Singh being the top-scorer with contribution of 40. In reply, Punjab scored the runs in 14.3 overs with Mandeep Singh scoring unbeaten 58 off 45 balls. Opener Pargat Singh scored 44 and added 97 for second wicket with Mandeep.
Uttar Pradesh Outplay Odisha
Opener Prashant Gupta hit a quickfire fifty before spinners turned on the heat to help Uttar Pradesh outplay Odisha by 32 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Put into bat at the Barabati Stadium, UP rode on a 84-run second wicket partnership between Gupta (53) and captain Eklavya Dwivedi (47) to post a challenging 150 for five in 20 overs.
UP spinners, Amit Mishra, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla, then shared two wickets apiece to help UP restrict Odisha to 118 for eight.
Gujarat Thump Vidarbha
Gujarat registered a crushing 60-run victory over Vidarbha.
Sent into bat in the Group A match, skipper Parthiv Patel led the way for Gujarat with a 38 ball 59 and put on 91 runs for the second wicket with Manpreet Juneja (37) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha.
Dominant Tamil Nadu Thrash Bengal
Left-arm spinner Rahil Shah polished off lower half of the Bengal batting with a five-wicket haul as the formidable Tamil Nadu demolished them by 69 runs in a group A encounter.
Batting first, Tamil Nadu scored 151 for eight with Abhinav Mukund top-scoring with 41.
Karnakata Defeat Mumbai By One Run in Thriller
Karnataka bowlers held their nerves to eke out a hard-fought one-run victory against a formidable Mumbai side in a Group D match.
Chasing 163 for a win, Mumbai looked oncourse at 111 for five in 14.2 overs before Karnataka bowlers stopped them short at 161 all out.
Abhishek Nayar top-scored with 49 runs, while opener Shreyas Iyer (32) and skipper Aditya Tare (28) contributed with good starts only to let it slip against a disciplined Karnataka attack.
Madhya Pradesh Thrash Goa
Madhya Pradesh easily defeated Goa by seven wickets.
Madhya Pradesh, who chose to bowl after winning the toss, restricted Goa to 104 for six in the stipulated 20 overs, and then comfortably chased down the target of 105 with as many as 25 balls to spare at the at Moti Bagh Stadium.
Jharkhand Register Dominating Win
Virat Singh and Ishant Jaggi struck scintillating half centuries as Jharkhand scored a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Tripura.
Chasing 147 for a win, Jharkhand easily overhauled the target with nine balls to spare thanks to brilliant knocks by Virat (65) and Jaggi (75 not out)
Maharashtra Outplay Services
Nikhil Naik's 46-ball 69 helped Maharashtra outplay Services by 31 runs in the Group D match.
Electing to bat at the Barabati Stadium, Maharashtra rode on a third-wicket 59-run partnership between Naik and captain Kedar Jadhav (36) to post a challenging 159 for eight in 20 overs.
Medium-pacer Nitin Yadav bagged three wickets, while Raushan Raj and Sumit Singh picked up two scalps apiece.
Delhi Wallop Andhra Pradesh
Youngster Nitish Rana played a brillant counter-attacking innings of 97 from 40 balls as Delhi cantered home by 111 runs against Andhra in a group C match.
Left-hander Rana, known to be one of the hardest hitters in the Delhi circuit, certainly would have attracted attention of a few franchises after smashing 34 off 15 balls against Railways yesterday.
Hyderabad Hold Nerve Against Himachal Pradesh
Hyderabad put up an impressive bowling effort to beat by Himachal Pradesh by 14 runs.
Hyderabad managed to restrict Himachal to 126/9 in 20 overs after making 140/9 with Ashish Reddy being the top scorer at 37.
Mohammed Siraj (2/22), Chama Milind (3/34) and Akash Bhandari (2/18) stood out with the ball for Hyderabad.
Hardik Pandya, Yusuf Pathan Boost Baroda
Baroda eked out a hard-fought nine-runs win over Railways to register their second win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 on Sunday.
Opting to bat, Baroda rode on Hardik Pandya's 44-ball 54 and Yusuf Pathan's run-a-ball 41 to score 142 for the loss of five wickets.
Chasing the target, Birendra Vivek Singh struck a 43-ball 46 but that was not enough to take Railways over the line as they finished on 133 for the loss os six wickets.