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Vidarbha beat Rajasthan in last-ball thriller

Yusuf Pathan plays the ball onto the leg side BCCI

Central Zone

Apoorv Wankhade scored 15 runs off the last over to take Vidarbha to a last-ball win against Rajasthan at Jaipur. Chasing 155, openers Faiz Fazal (28) and Jitesh Sharma (54) struck 78 runs in their stand. A flurry of wickets soon after saw Vidarbha slip from 110 for 1 to 118 for 4 but with 13 needed off the last over, Wankhade took Vidarbha to victory with a last-ball boundary.

Earlier, Rajasthan scored 154 for 5 in their 20. After a poor start that saw them at 10 for 2, Ajit Gupta (50) stitched useful partnerships with Divya Kumar Hada (37) and Mahipal Lomror (38). Akshay Wakhare's spell of 2 for 21 in four overs was the pick of the Vidarbha bowlers.

Chandrakant Sakure took 4 for 15 in his second T20 match, and Puneet Datey claimed 3 for 22 - also career-best figures - to restrict Chhattisgarh to 111, a total Madhya Pradesh chased down with seven wickets in hand in Jaipur. Chhattisgarh lost six off their nine wickets off the first ball of an over, which crippled their ability to build any sort of momentum. Opener Amandeep Khare top scored with 27 and Sumit Ruikar was the only other batsman to get past 15. Their highest partnership was 25, for the second wicket.

Madhya Pradesh's top order did its job in a small chase. Opener Naman Ojha made 29 off 23 balls, and Harpreet Singh (37) and Parth Sahani added 57 for the third wicket. Sahani was unbeaten on 28 when Madhya Pradesh won with 15 balls to spare.

West Zone

A rash of early wickets and the resulting slow run rate ruined Saurashtra's chances of posting a competitive total against Gujarat in Baroda. They were reduced to 15 for 3, and then slumped further from 43 for 3 to 72 for 7. They finished with 147 because the lower order rallied: Chirag Jani made 34 from no. 7, the no. 9 Shaurya Sanandia scored 21 off 10 balls, and D Jadeja made 29 off 9 at no. 10. Ishwar Chaudhary's 4-1-23-3 were the best figures for Gujarat.

Gujarat's batting did not suffer from the pains Saurashtra's did. Their openers put on 81 in 7.5 overs before Abdulahad Malek was out for 49 off 29 balls. Manprit Juneja, who was eventually dismissed for 53 off 41 balls, added another 51 runs with Rujul Bhatt for the second wicket. Gujarat won with eight wickets in hand in 17.2 overs.

Maharashtra left it late against Baroda, but they had seven wickets in hand when they won with a ball to spare at Reliance Stadium in Baroda. In the chase of 169, Vijay Zol scored 64 off 50 balls, his first half-century in only his second game since March 2015. The other four batsmen in the top five made scores in the 20s to ensure there was no wobble in the innings. Irfan Pathan got hammered for 0 for 47 in four overs.

Unlike Maharashtra's collective batting effort, Baroda depended on two batsmen to take them to 168 for 6: Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan, who made 53 and 56. They came together with the score on 29 for 2 in 5.1 overs and added 80 for the third wicket in nine overs. Nikit Dhumal was the pick of the Maharashtra bowlers, taking 3 for 18 in his four overs.

Vidarbha 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st78FY FazalJM Sharma
2nd32AT RayuduJM Sharma
3rd2AT RayuduAK Karnewar
4th6AT RayuduSK Wath
5th24AV WankhadeSK Wath
6th15UR PatelAV Wankhade

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

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