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Vidarbha top table with fifth win

File photo - Ganesh Satish's fifty contained six fours PTI

Vidarbha finished at the top of the Group A points table after thumping Assam by 104 runs at the Karnail Singh stadium in Delhi. Top-order batsmen Jitesh Sharma and Ganesh Satish hit half-centuries, which formed the backbone of Vidarbha's 273 for 9. Siddhesh Wath and Apoorv Wankhade pitched in thirty-somethings each to boost their team even as as the lower order crumbled.

In response, Assam lost Pallavkumar Das early, but Rishav Das mounted some resistance with his second List A fifty. Pritam Debnath, Arun Karthik, and Amit Verma all found starts but failed to capitalise. The second-best score for Assam was wicketkeeper Kunal Saikia's 34-ball 38. Offspinner Abhishek Chaurasia's 6 for 37 ,however, ensured Vidarbha skittled Assam for 169 in 41.1 overs.

Haryana dismissed Baroda for 181 in a chase of 267 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, but it was not enough for a spot in the quarter-finals. New-ball bowlers Sanjay Pahal and Ashish Hooda claimed three wickets each to spark Baroda's collapse. Opener Kedar Devdhar, who struck 81 off 113 balls, had given Baroda a positive start in their chase, and they were well-placed at 109 for 2. Then they lost their last eight wickets for 72 runs.

Having opted to bat, Haryana put up 266 for 5 with half-centuries from wicketkeeper-batsman Nitin Saini, Rahul Dagar, and Rahul Tewatia. Dagar and Tewatia provided the late impetus with a unbroken 136-run stand for the sixth wicket.

Captain Govinda Poddar's third List A hundred fashioned a 69-run win for Odisha over Punjab at the Palam ground in Delhi.

Poddar walked in at 5 for 1 in the sixth over and did not budge until the 42nd over. He struck 12 fours and a six in his 119-ball 120 and found support from allrounder Biplab Samantray, who scored 48 off 61 balls, as Odisha reached 240.

Left-arm spinner Dhiraj Singh then ran through the Punjab line-up with career-best figures of 5 for 49. Shubham Gill and Anmolpreet Singh, who represented India in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last year, contributed with half-centuries each, but the middle and lower order fell away. Punjab were eventually bowled out for 171 in 30 overs.