Uttar Pradesh rounded off their group engagements with a five-wicket win over Goa to assure themselves of a quarterfinal berth from Group D. Umang Sharma stroked an unbeaten 85 helped UP chase down 219 with five wickets in hand and plenty to spare.
Umang was complemented at the top by Saurabh Dubey (35) and Suresh Raina (29) before Shadab Jakati's three quick wickets threatened to take the game away from them. But Rinku Singh held his composure to make an unbeaten 51 as UP won with 13.3 overs to spare. Reagon Pinto's 66 and Sagun Kamat's 57 were the major talking points for Goa with the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dubey, Piyush Chawla and Raina picked up two wickets each.
Harpreet Singh's third successive fifty helped Madhya Pradesh keep their quarter-final hopes alive as they beat Bengal by five wickets in Rajkot. Harpreet made 71 as MP chased down 263 with 19 balls to spare.
Rajat Patidar, the opener, laid the foundation of the chase with a 78-ball 63, while Anand Singh Bais made an unbeaten run-a-ball 54 to steer them home after the dismissal of Harpreet. That meant Sayan Mondal's 88 that helped Bengal put up a competitive score went in vain. Puneet Datey, Chandrakant Sakhure and Jalaj Saxena picked up two wickets apiece for MP. A second loss in three matches meant Bengal's qualifying route to the quarter-final hinged on plenty of mathematical possibilities should they win their last two matches.