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Uttar Pradesh seal quarterfinal berth; MP stay alive

Suresh Raina flicks it into the leg side BCCI

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.

M. Pradesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Jalaj S SaxenaRM Patidar
2nd3NV OjhaRM Patidar
3rd135Harpreet SinghRM Patidar
4th12Harpreet SinghAP Bais
5th49AP BaisVR Iyer
6th60AP BaisPM Sahani

Vijay Hazare Trophy

Elite, Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MUM860281.634
MAHA861261.003
BRODA842201.141
PNJB842200.354
HP83414-0.138
VIDAR83414-0.819
KNTKA82412-0.175
GOA8158-0.935
RLYS8072-1.719
Elite, Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DELHI861261.258
AP861260.1
HYD852220.539
KER84318-0.165
CGARH844160.278
SAU83512-0.475
ODSH82510-0.181
UP8158-0.378
MP8166-0.984
Elite, Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
JKAND970321.347
HRYNA961281.661
SVCS953220.597
GUJ953220.534
TN954200.767
BENG94418-0.115
J + K93612-0.855
TPURA92610-0.58
RAJ9278-0.971
ASSAM9168-2.005
Plate Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
Bihar870302.724
UKHND871281.82
PONDI851241.727
NAGA853200.909
MEGHA844160.791
MNPR82510-0.197
ARPR82510-1.928
MIZOR8166-2.467
SIKM8080-3.182