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December 24, 2012
Vidarbha 206 (Badani 40, Upadhyaya 40) and 140 (Mangaraj 5-19) beat Odisha 121 (Sandeep 4-39) and 119 (Jungade 5-44) by 106 runs
Vidarbha's 85-run first-innings lead came in handy as they defeated Odisha by 106 runs on the third day in Cuttack. A half-century from their No. 3 Amol Ubarhande was crucial in their second-innings total of 140 which helped them set a target of 226. In reply, Odisha were dismissed for 119, the collapse catalysed by Amol Jungade's five wickets. The win took Vidarbha to third position in Group B.
Maharashtra 376 for 7 (Khadiwale 168, Motwani 91) lead Baroda 362 (Waghmode 113, Devdhar 104, Mundhe 4-72) by 14 runs
Maharashtra opener Harshad Khadiwale scored a responsible century to help his team take a first-innings lead against Baroda in Pune. Continuing from his overnight score of 69, Khadiwale was involved in valuable partnerships with five batsmen before departing for 168, including a 166-run stand with captain Rohit Motwani, who scored 91. Left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt claimed both the wickets, and added one more later as Maharashtra finished the day at 376 for 7.
Tamil Nadu 5 for 0 and 179 (Vijay 42, Murtaza 7-80) trail Uttar Pradesh 392 (Murtaza 106, Kaif 68, Rangarajan 4-107) and 207 (Dagar 65, Sharma 41, Srinivas 4-37) by 416 runs
Left-arm spinner Ali Murtaza took seven wickets as Uttar Pradesh bowled Tamil Nadu out for 179 and took a commanding position on the third day in Chennai. Resuming on 149 for 6, Tamil Nadu lasted for less than 13 overs. In response, their bowlers, Aushik Srinivas and medium pacer Sunil Sam, shared seven wickets to restrict Uttar Pradesh to 207. But they have a tough target of 421 ahead of them after conceding a first innings deficit of 213.
Karnataka 272 (Kapoor 106, Harshal 5-79) and 63 for 0 (f/o) trail Haryana 587 for 9 dec (Yadav 211, Mishra 202*) by 252 runs
"As long as I play cricket I will remember Hubli, since I scored my first hundred and double-hundred here and my recall to the Indian team also came here," Haryana captain Amit Mishra had said on Sunday. Karnataka will have less fond memories of the city since their batting buckled in little more than two sessions, needing a miracle to reach the knockout stages. Haryana started the round in seventh place, qualification looking a long way away, but an outright victory here will keep them in the hunt for reaching the next stage.
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