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Vohra's 42-ball 74 leads Punjab's win, Mishra's 4 for 10 turns it for UP

Manan Vohra bunts one away to the leg side BCCI

Manan Vohra's 42-ball 74 helped Punjab prevail over Himachal Pradesh in a high-scoring contest by 19 runs in Delhi. After Punjab put up 211 for 4, Himachal's batsmen responded with gumption, but eventually fell short. Electing to bat, Punjab were powered by an opening stand of 108 runs in 10.1 overs between Vohra and Mandeep Singh, who smashed 46 off 32 balls. Despite Mandeep's dismissal, Punjab kept the tempo up. After Vohra was out in the 14th over, having smashed 10 fours and three sixes, the other batsmen took charge. Yuvraj Singh contributed 21 off 14 balls, while Gurkeerat Singh chipped in with 36* off 16 and Sharad Lumba with 26 off 17 as Punjab racked up 57 runs in their last five overs. No Himachal bowler could concede at less than eight runs per over.

Himachal's start was similar as captain Prashant Chopra (52 off 35 balls) and Ankush Bains added 57 runs for the first wicket in 5.5 overs before Bains was run-out for 17. Despite losing Chopra before the 10th over, Himachal kept fighting through Paras Dogra (30 off 18) and the in-form Nikhil Gangta, who remained unbeaten on 52 off 32 balls, but the target ultimately proved too steep. While captain Harbhajan Singh, seamer Siddharth Kaul and Yuvraj went wicketless, Mayank Markande (2 for 35), Sandeep Sharma and Manpreet Gony finished with four wickets between them. Punjab have now moved to second position in the North Zone points chart, with the same points as Delhi (12).

Seamer Amit Mishra returned career-best T20 figures of 3-0-10-4 to help Uttar Pradesh snatch a six-run win against Vidarbha in Raipur. Needing to score 10 runs off seven balls while chasing 138, Vidarbha could manage only three as Mishra removed Karn Sharma and Rajneesh Gurbani. For the most part, Vidarbha appeared to be favourites to chase down the total, but Mishra scuppered their plans at the death. Captain Faiz Fazal scored a 31-ball 32 and Apoorv Wankhade made 33 off 32 balls in the middle order, while Karn, with a 16-ball 18, came close to finishing the chase. Left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav finished with figures of 1 for 24.

Earlier, electing to bat, Uttar Pradesh made 137 for 8, with 20-year-old Shivam Chaudhary (51 off 49) scoring his second fifty in three games. Akshdeep Nath chipped in with a 22-ball 31, even as captain Suresh Raina (2) and Sarfaraz Khan (1) struggled to find form.

H. Pradesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57P ChopraAK Bains
2nd27P DograP Chopra
3rd49P DograN Gangta
4th32R DhawanN Gangta
5th23N GangtaPP Jaiswal
6th4Bipul SharmaN Gangta

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Super League Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MAHA440160.826
BENG431120.827
JKAND4228-0.786
GUJ41340.262
RLYS4040-1.175
Super League Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KNTKA440161.283
MUM431120.544
VIDAR42280.756
DELHI4134-1.698
UP4040-0.882
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
JKAND651201.838
DELHI651201.604
KER642161.92
AP633121.832
J + K63312-0.41
MNPR6154-3.244
NAGA6060-3.876
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
VIDAR651201.083
GUJ642161.28
HP642160.705
TN642160.397
RAJ633120.758
Bihar6154-1.877
MEGHA6060-2.311
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MUM651201.59
RLYS651201.264
SAU642161.241
PNJB633120.581
MP633120.179
GOA6154-0.802
SIKM6060-4.466
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KNTKA770282.959
BENG752202.259
CGARH743161.539
ASSAM743161.4
HRYNA743160.881
ODSH73412-0.157
ARPR7164-3.885
MIZOR7070-5.371
Group E
TEAMMWLPTNRR
UP751222.154
MAHA751221.249
SVCS742180.529
UKHND74218-1.287
BRODA73314-0.059
HYD7156-0.182
PONDI7156-1.238
TPURA7156-1.265