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Andhra Posts 6th Win on the Trot to Enter Knockouts

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Andhra Posts 6th Win on the Trot to Enter Knockouts

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Chennai: Skipper G Hanuma Vihari (169) and Okay S Bharat (105) starred in Andhra’s 29-run win over Mumbai on Wednesday, its sixth straight win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group ‘C’ League.The victory enabled Andhra end on high of the standings with 24 factors and qualify for the nationwide knockout part, together with Mumbai, which completed second with 16 factors.

The large 254-run partnership in 204 balls between Bharat and Vihari helped Andhra put up a mammoth 344 for five in 50 overs earlier than limiting the opponent to 315 for 9 regardless of Siddhesh Lad’s strokeful ton.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu ended its dropping streak by posting a cushty seven-wicket win over Team Rajasthan with left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore stealing the present with a five-wicket haul, his first in List ‘A’ cricket.

In the different match of the day, wicketkeeper Keenan Vaz snared seven victims (six catches and a stumping) to equal the report of Mahesh Rawat and Parthiv Patel in List A matches as Goa edged Gujarat by one wicket in a thriller.

Final standings: Group C’ (Team/Points/NRR): 1. Andhra (24, +Zero.626); 2. Mumbai (16, +Zero.324); three. Madhya Pradesh (12, +Zero.112); four. Goa (12, -Zero.411); 5. Tamil Nadu (eight, +Zero.468); 6. Team Rajasthan (eight, -Zero.791); 7. Gujarat (four, -Zero.321).

Brief scores: Gujarat 227 all out in 49.four overs (Priyank Panchal 26, Bhargav Merai 93 (118b, 9×4, 1×6), Santosh Shinde 27, Darshan Misal three for 36) misplaced to Goa 228 for 9 in 48.three overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 25, Sagun Kamat 110 not out (148b, 14×4, 1×6), Snehal Kauthankar 28, Piyush Chawla three for 27, Kathan Patel three for 42). Points: Goa: four (12); Gujarat: Zero (four).

Andhra 344 for five in 50 overs (Okay S Bharat 105 (126b, 10×4), G Hanuma Vihari 169 (118b, 16×4, 7×6), Ricky Bhui 53 (31b, 4×4, 2×6), Roystan Dias three for 77) beat Mumbai 315 for 9 in 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 31, Siddhesh Lad 118 (98b, 6x4s, 4x6s), Surya Kumar Yadav 27, Shivam Dube 36, I Karthik Raman three for 55). Points: Andhra: four (24); Mumbai: Zero (16).

Team Rajasthan 141 all out in 38.2 overs (Arjit Gupta 27, Chetan Bist 36, R Sai Kishore 5 for 26, R Ashwin 2 for 37) misplaced to Tamil Nadu 143 for three in 23.three overs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 27, N Jagadeesan 39, B Aparajith 55 not out (59b, 9×4). Points: Tamil Nadu: four (eight); Team Rajasthan: Zero (eight).

First Published: February 14, 2018, 6:52 PM IST

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