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All-round Bhatia stars in Rajasthan's one-wicket win

B Aparajith scored 41 and put on 97 for the second wicket with M Vijay BCCI

Akhil Herwadkar's maiden List A hundred went in vain as Tamil Nadu beat Mumbai by 26 runs in a high-scoring match at the Gymkhana Ground. Herwadkar got Mumbai off to a flying start in their chase of 313, putting on 127 with his opening partner Jay Bista in 116 balls, before falling with Mumbai 141 for 2 in the 23rd over of their innings. Herwadkar had made 107 off 86 balls, with 16 fours and a six.

Mumbai lost another wicket soon after, but Shreyas Iyer (44 off 32) and Aditya Tare (21 off 21) kept the momentum going with a 52-run fourth-wicket stand. They both fell in quick succession, though, and Mumbai lost their way, losing their last seven wickets for 81 runs as their chase spluttered to a close with 28 balls still remaining. The spinners were the most successful bowlers for Tamil Nadu, with List A debutant M Ashwin picking up three wickets with his legbreaks.

Sent in to bat, Tamil Nadu lost their openers early, but B Aparajith (77 off 112 balls), M Vijay (55 off 59), B Indrajith (60* off 52) and R Sathish (52 off 30) all made half-centuries in powering the team to a total of 312 for 7.

Rajat Bhatia's unbeaten 68 steered Rajasthan to a one-wicket win over Assam in a thriller at the Railways Recreation Club. It was the culmination of a stupendous all-round display from Bhatia, who also picked up five wickets with his medium-pace in bowling Assam out inside 45 overs.

Chasing 149, Rajasthan kept losing wickets, but Bhatia - who came in at 38 for 4 - kept them in the hunt, scoring at a strike rate of over 80 through the course of his 82-ball innings, hitting six fours and a six. Bhatia put on 58 for the eighth wicket with Rajesh Bishnoi (17), before Pritam Das took two wickets in five balls to leave them on the brink, needing nine to win with just one wicket in hand. They just about sneaked home, with three balls remaining, with No. 11 Nathu Singh not out on 1 off 5 balls.

A five-wicket haul from Siddarth Kaul helped Punjab defend 238 and beat Hyderabad by 56 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Hyderabad's chase never got going, as Kaul and Barinder Sran struck regularly to leave them 79 for 6. K Sumanth (63) and Pagadala Naidu (35) helped them recover somewhat, but not enough to get close to their target. Their innings folded with 7.2 overs still remaining, with Sumanth unable to bat again after retiring hurt.

Seamers M Ravi Kiran and Chama Milind picked up seven wickets between them, justifying Hyderabad's decision to field first, but thirties from Manan Vohra, Yuvraj Singh, Gurkeerat Singh and Gitansh Khera and a more substantial 66-ball 64 from Mayank Sidhana helped Punjab post a total of 238, their innings ending with two balls still to go.

Mumbai 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st127AA HerwadkarJG Bista
2nd14AA HerwadkarSS Iyer
3rd12SA YadavSS Iyer
4th52AP TareSS Iyer
5th12SD LadSS Iyer
6th7AM NayarSD Lad
7th8SD LadSN Thakur
8th20Iqbal AbdullaSD Lad
9th8SD LadSV Trivedi
10th26DS KulkarniSD Lad

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