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Andhra posts 6th win on the trot, qualifies for knockout with

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: Skipper G (169) and K S Bharat (105) starred in Andhra's 29-run win over today, its sixth straight win in the Trophy Group 'C' League. The victory enabled Andhra finish on top of the standings with 24 points and qualify for the national knockout phase, along with Mumbai, which finished second with 16 points. The massive 254-run partnership in 204 balls between Bharat and Vihari helped Andhra post a mammoth 344 for 5 in 50 overs before restricting the opponent to 315 for 9 despite Siddhesh Lad's strokeful ton. Meanwhile, ended its losing streak by posting a comfortable seven-wicket win over Team with left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore stealing the show with a five-wicket haul, his first in List 'A' In the other match of the day, wicketkeeper Keenan Vaz snared seven victims (six catches and a stumping) to equal the record of and in List A matches as edged by one wicket in a thriller. Final standings: Group C' (Team/Points/NRR): 1. Andhra (24, +0.626); 2. (16, +0.324); 3. (12, +0.112); 4. (12, -0.411); 5. (8, +0.468); 6. Team (8, -0.791); 7. (4, -0.321). Brief scores: 227 all out in 49.4 overs (Priyank Panchal 26, 93 (118b, 9x4, 1x6), Santosh Shinde 27, 3 for 36) lost to 228 for 9 in 48.3 overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 25, Sagun Kamat 110 not out (148b, 14x4, 1x6), Snehal Kauthankar 28, Piyush Chawla 3 for 27, Kathan Patel 3 for 42).

Points: Goa: 4 (12); Gujarat: 0 (4). Andhra 344 for 5 in 50 overs (K S Bharat 105 (126b, 10x4), G 169 (118b, 16x4, 7x6), 53 (31b, 4x4, 2x6), Roystan Dias 3 for 77) beat 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 3 for 55). Points: Andhra: 4 (24); Mumbai: 0 (16). Team 141 all out in 38.2 overs (Arjit Gupta 27, Chetan Bist 36, R Sai Kishore 5 for 26, R Ashwin 2 for 37) lost to 143 for 3 in 23.3 overs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 27, N Jagadeesan 39, B Aparajith 55 not out (59b, 9x4). Points: Tamil Nadu: 4 (8); Team Rajasthan: 0 (8).

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 18:25 IST
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