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Dhawan, Jaiswal take Himachal into the knockouts

Rishi Dhawan nudges one to leg side during his unbeaten 56 Getty Images

Rishi Dhawan's maiden List-A ton, followed by a six-wicket haul from Pankaj Jaiswal helped Himachal Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 41 runs in Rajkot to qualify for the knockout stages.

HP, after being inserted, rode on a 143-run stand for the fourth wicket between Robin Bist and Dhawan. Bist was eventually run out for 84, but Dhawan carried on and remained unbeaten on 117 off 88 balls, with 11 fours and two sixes. Their efforts ensured HP posted a sizable total of 295 for 5.

Plenty of MP batsmen made starts in their chase, but only Venkatesh Iyer could compile a much-needed half-century, as the team struggled for meaningful partnerships. Jaiswal ended with a career-best 6 for 33, as MP were dismissed for 254 in 46.1 overs.

Samarth Vyas made 94 on List A debut to help Saurashtra beat Bengal by six wickets, but it wasn't enough to help them qualify for the knockouts as Himachal Pradesh.

Bengal's batsmen were guilty of frittering away starts - as many as three of them got out in the 40s- as they posted 243 for 5. Abhimanyu Easwaran top scored with 48, while Dharmendra Jadeja did bulk of the damage, finishing with 3 for 46 off 10 overs. Saurashtra's chase was driven forward by Vyas, who put on a 136-run opening stand with Sheldon Jackson (50), before Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten 50 steered them home with four overs to spare.

Saurashtra 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st136SP JacksonSB Vyas
2nd19CA PujaraSB Vyas
3rd28JN ShahCA Pujara
4th19CA PujaraRA Jadeja
5th44CA PujaraCS Jani

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