Haryana held their nerve for a close, four-run win over Himachal Pradesh in a second successive low-scoring encounter in Rohtak. Haryana put up 110 for 8 in their 20 overs as the Himachal Pradesh bowlers, led by Vikramjeet Malik, stifled them. Malik conceded 15 runs for two wickets in his four overs. In reply, Himachal got off to a strong start but floundered after Amit Mishra picked up two consecutive wickets with the score at 59 for 4. Himachal struggled to recover and eventually finished at 106 for 6.
Nakul Verma (39*) led Services to a five-wicket win against Jammu & Kashmir in Rohtak. Even though Shubham Khajuria scored 61 off 60 out of J&K's total of 108 for 7, Abhishek Sakuja and Irfan Khan took two wickets each to not let anyone else settle down. Services lost five wickets in the chase but Verma, along with Rajat Paliwal and Soumya Swain, made sure they chased the target with four balls to spare.
A collective batting effort helped Andhra chase a challenging total of 162 to beat Hyderabad by five wickets. Srikar Bharat, Prasanth Kumar and AG Pradeep hit useful 30s with support from KR Sreekanth and Gnaneswara Rao. Hyderabad looked good for a big total after a 108-run partnership between Akshath Reddy and T Suman took them to 120 for 2 in the 16th over. However, T Atchuta Rao struck with four wickets to restrict them to 161 for 5.
Tamil Nadu handed Goa a decisive rout, beating them by eight wickets in Shimoga. Chasing a comfortable target of 123, Abhinav Mukund and S Badrinath shared an unbeaten stand of 78 runs for the third wicket to take Tamil Nadu to victory with three overs to spare. Earlier, Goa were restricted to 122 for 7. Medium-pacer Sunil Sam was the pick of the Tamil Nadu bowlers, taking 2 for 14 in his four overs. L Balaji and Suresh Kumar also picked up two wickets each.
A poor batting performance from Tripura resulted in an eight-wicket loss to Jharkhand. Tripura folded for a paltry 103, losing four wickets to run-outs, even as Jharkhand bowlers Shabaaz Nadeem and Prakash Seet picked up five wickets between them. In reply, Jharkhand scored the required runs in the 16th over, with Ishank Jaggi scoring an unbeaten 50 off 38 balls.
Saurashtra beat Maharashtra by 15 runs in Ahmedabad to register their first points in the tournament. None of the top and middle order were able to capitalize on their starts as they were at a precarious 76 for 5 near the halfway stage, largely due to the bowling of Ganesh Gaikwad, who picked up three wickets. Kuldeep Raval's 33 off 29 balls helped push their total to 130 for 6 at the end of their allotted overs. Saurashtra's seamers kept Maharashtra in check throughout their innings, with Jaidev Unadkat picking up 3 for 19. Contributions from Rohit Motwani (35), Nikhil Naik (25), and Prayag Bhati (25), were not enough as they fell 15 runs short of the target.
Vidarbha comprehensively beat Madhya Pradesh by 37 runs in Nagpur. Despite losing their openers for 11 on the board, Faiz Fazal's 66 anchored the innings, and contributions from Amol Ubarhande (25), Shalabh Shrivastava (17), and Apoorv Wankhade (14*), gave them a fighting total of 136 for 6. Their bowlers restricted Madhya Pradesh in their chase, with only Jalaj Saxena and Anand Bias providing any resistance. Shrivastava picked up best figures of 3 for 13.
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