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Harpreet Singh's ton not enough to stop Bengal

Harpreet Singh hit a 43-ball 48 ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Harpreet Singh Bhatia continued his excellent form with 109 off 134 balls, but Madhya Pradesh fell short against Bengal in a chase of 271 in Chennai. MP were well placed at 234 for 5 in the 44th over, but they lost their last five wickets for only 22 runs. Earlier half centuries from Sudip Chatterjee (91 off 101 balls) and Manoj Tiwary (59 off 73 balls) led Bengal's progress.

Chatterjee and Tiwary added 127 runs for the third wicket and set their team up for a strong finish. However, a string of late wickets kept them to 270 for 8. Ultimately, it turned out to be enough. This was Bengal's fifth win in five matches.

Rohit Sharma managed only 16 on return from injury, but Mumbai's bowlers strangled Andhra's batsmen to secure a 43-run victory in Chennai.

Seamer Shivam Dubey led the attack with three wickets while Pravin Tambe, Shardul Thakur, and Dhawal Kulkarni, also returning from injury, took two wickets each. Opener Srikar Bharat top-scored for Andhra with 64 off 46 balls in a chase of 232, but he lacked substantial support from the other batsmen. The next best score in the chase was Hanuma Vihari's 33 off 68 balls.

Dubey was at it with the bat as well, hitting 41 off 32 balls, including three sixes and a four. Half-centuries from Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad also added to Mumbai's 231 for 8. Seamer Girinath Reddy picked up three wickets for Andhra, including that of Rohit.

An unbroken 120-run partnership between teenagers Salman Khan (61 off 79 balls) and Mahipal Lomror (73 off 65 balls) propelled Rajasthan to a seven-wicket win against Goa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. They joined forces at 94 for 3 in a chase of 212 and ensured Rajasthan cantered home with nearly 10 overs to spare.

Earlier, Goa put up 211 for 8 with opener Prathamesh Gawas top-scoring with 66 off 107 balls on List A debut. Suyash Prabhudessai contributed with 41 from the middle order, but tight bowling from Nathu Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Tajinder Singh restricted Goa.

Andhra 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34DB PrasanthKS Bharat
2nd40MUB SriramKS Bharat
3rd19GH VihariKS Bharat
4th16DB Ravi TejaGH Vihari
5th40GH VihariRK Bhui
6th8D Siva KumarGH Vihari
7th5D Siva KumarP Girinath Reddy
8th2B AyyappaP Girinath Reddy
9th3BA BhattB Ayyappa
10th21DP VijaykumarBA Bhatt

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