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October 30, 2013
Punjab 560 for 6 dec (Mandeep 175, T Kohli 145) beat Odisha 205 (Harbhajan 6 for 54) and 307 (Mallick 73, Podder 70, Sandeep 3-64, Harbhajan 3-83) by an innings and 48 runs
Punjab's bowling attack took a little more than 60 overs to dismiss the remaining eight Odisha wickets and complete an innings win to also take a bonus point on the last day of the match. Captain Harbhajan Singh added three wickets to take his match tally to nine while pacers Siddarth Kaul and Manpreet Gony took two wickets each on the fourth day.
Odisha started the day with Niranjan Behera and Govind Podder in a bid to save the match at 110 for 2. Soon after Behera completed his fifty, Kaul and Gony dismissed both the batsmen within there overs, and along with Harbhajan, didn't let any partnership flourish from there. Abhilash Mallick steered the innings almost till the end with a 73 but it wasn't enough to avoid the defeat.
No. 9 Basant Mohanty also resisted with a 52-ball 41 before falling to Harbhajan, as Punjab began their season with an innings win for the second successive year. Sandeep Sharma picked up a wicket on the fourth day to finish with figures of 3 for 64.
Mumbai 136 (Rahane 51, Joginder 5-16) and 240 for 6 (Tendulkar 79*) beat Haryana 134 (Mohit 49, Nayar 4-38) and 241 (S Singh 63, Zaheer 4-62, Dabholkar 4-54) by four wickets
Sachin Tendulkar ended his domestic career in style, his fighting, controlled, unbeaten 79 guiding Mumbai to a four-wicket win over hosts Haryana in Lahli near Rohtak. Supporting him was Dhawal Kulkarni, who was born on the day Tendulkar made his Ranji Trophy and first-class debut - December 10, 1988. Mumbai did not lose any wickets on the final morning in getting the 39 runs they needed, but were made to toil for close to two hours by disciplined bowling and Ajay Jadeja's field placements.
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The match between Jharkhand and Delhi in Jamshedpur was abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain and wet outfield and both teams took a point each.
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