Vidarbha top table with fifth win

Ganesh Satish sends one rocketing through the off side 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.

Assam 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4RK DasPP Das
2nd52PK DebnathRK Das
3rd23KB Arun KarthikRK Das
4th24Amit VermaRK Das
5th0J Syed MohammadRK Das
6th8S PurkayasthaRK Das
7th13KN SaikiaRK Das
8th0PL DasKN Saikia
9th31AK DasKN Saikia
10th14KN SaikiaMK Dutta