Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan Shine in Punjab, Baroda Wins

Updated: 06 January 2016 20:06 IST

While Harbhajan Singh picked up two wickets to help Punjab thrash Jharkhand by seven wickets, Irfan Pathan's all-round show gave Baroda to a 72-run win over Goa.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan Shine in Punjab, Baroda Wins
Harbhajan Singh has been in superb form in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. © AP

Harbhajan Singh picked up two wickets while Pargat Singh scored an unbeaten 60 in Punjab's seven-wicket win over Jharkhand in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in Kochi on Wednesday. (Click here for latest cricket stories)

Punjab dismissed Jharkhand for 104 after winning the toss and chased down the modest target in 17.3 overs.

Opener Pargat Singh ensured his team reach home comfortably with other contributions coming from Gitansh Khera (22) and Harbhajan Singh (10).

It was Punjab's second win in three games.

All-round Irfan leads Baroda to 72-run win over Goa

Skipper Irfan Pathan led from the front with an unbeaten 49 and two wickets to help Baroda maintain an unbeaten run in the tournament so far after thrashing a hapless Goa by 72 runs in the Group C match in Vadodara.

Put into bat at the Moti Bagh Stadium, Baroda, who registered their third consecutive win, posted a respectable 154 for two in 20 overs and then packed Goa for a paltry 82 runs in 15.4 overs to bag four points.

Madhya Pradesh pummel Railways for third win

Madhya Pradesh outplayed Railways by six wickets in Vadodara. Madhya Pradesh put Railways into bat and dismissed them for 103 with Ashwin Das (4/10) being the stand out bowler.

The chase was comfortable as Jalaj Saxena (37 not out) guided them home in 16.2 overs with six wickets in hand.

Vidarbha down Tamil Nadu

Wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma and skipper Faiz Fazal put on a match-winning opening partnership to guide Vidarbha to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Tamil Nadu in Group A match in Nagpur.

Chasing 151 for a victory, Sharma (73 off 47) and Fazal (45 off 37) put on 87 runs for the opening stand to set the base for Vidarbha's win.

Apoorv Wankhade (17 not out) and Himanshu Joshi (14) too contributed to get Vidarbha over the line, reaching 154 for three in 18.3 overs.

Hyderabad beat Haryana by 35 runs to register 2nd win

Hyderabad registered a comfortable 35-run win over Haryana to record their second win in Group A.

Parthiv Patel scripts easy 8-wicket win for Gujarat vs Bengal

Skipper Parthiv Patel hit a quickfire 52 off 32 balls while speedster Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets as Gujarat comfortably beat Bengal by eight wickets in Nagpur.

Tripura beat J&K by four wickets

Medium fast bowler Sanjay Majumder bagged three wickets before Samrat Singha hit a calculated 45 as Tripura defeated Jammu and Kashmir by four wickets in Kochi.

Delhi crush Assam

Delhi crushed Assam by eight wickets, courtesy impressive performances by medium pacer Subodh Bhati and off-spinner Shivam Sharma, who shared seven wickets between themselves.

Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir's decision to bowl was vindicated by his bowlers as they decimated Assam for a platry 44 in 12.1 overs. Seamer Bhati coming in as second change snared 4/9 in 3 overs while former Kings XI Punjab player Shivam had 3/7 in 3.1 overs. Pradeep Sangwan (2/21) provided initial breakthroughs.

In reply, Delhi knocked off the runs in 9.1 overs.

Kerala outplay Saurashtra by 50 runs

Rohan Prem struck a fine fifty before the bowlers made their presence felt to help Kerala outplay Saurashtra by 50 runs in the Group B Twenty20 cricket match.

Topics : Harbhajan Singh Irfan Pathan Cricket
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