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Raj upsets Mumbai;Patidar's power-packed ton helps MP beat TN;

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

pulled off a six-wicket win over formidable with opener slamming an unbeaten 149 in the Group'C' League here today. Gautam did the star turn for after its rival had posted 268 for 8 riding on Siddhesh Lad's second century in the tournament. The Rajasthan's opener knock was embellished with 16 boundaries and four sixes. For Mumbai, Lad, who stroked an exact 100 (8x4, 4x6) and Prithvi Shaw 52 (7x4), were the main scorers. Rajasthan's bottled things up bagging four wickets for 35 runs in the match played at at TI Murugappa ground. In another match, a blistering 158 off 111 balls by powered to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over defending champion The home side's third straight loss effectively ended their hopes in the tournament. Faced with a rather daunting target of 303, Madhya Pradesh went on the attack from the start as openers Patidar and unleashed an array of shots. Patidar and Ojha added 65 runs before the latter fell to Aswin Crist for 39 (5X4, 1X6). This brought together Patidar and Rameez Khan, who took the game away from the host with a massive 209-run partnership in 243 balls. Patidar was in control right through his knock and hit 20 fours and four sixes as he peppered the Pachaiyappa's College ground with shots all round the wicket. Test star Ravichandran Ashwin, who has bowled with control throughout the tournament and tried his hand at leg-spin too, could not do anything to break the partnership or stem the flow of runs. He finished with figures of none for 64 in 10 overs. captain Vijay Shankar tried seven bowlers but the batsmen played confidently to coast to victory with four overs remaining. Earlier, recovered after losing Ganga Sridhar Raju (0) in the third over and (7) in the seventh over with wicketkeeper-batsman N Jagadeesan (99) stringing together a 107-run stand in 120 balls with B Aparajith (43). Jagadeesan was unlucky to miss his ton as he fell caught behind (by Ojha) to Puneet Dubey. Vijay Shankar was his usual aggressive self and ran hard between the wickets and compiled a stylish 84 (62 balls, 7 fours, two sixes) but his exit triggered a collapse. The team slid from 284 for 5 to end at 302 for 8 with the last five overs yielding just 20 runs. Meanwhile, posted a narrow one-wicket win over at the to draw level on 12 points with Brief scores: 302 for 9 in 50 overs (N Jagadeesan 99 (108b, 11x4, 1x6), 43, Vijay Shankar 84 (62b, 7x4, 2x6), B Anirudh Sitaram 39, Ankit Singh Kushwah 3 for 59) lost to 303 for 2 in 46 overs (Naman Ojha 39, 158 (111b, 20x4, 4x6s), Rameez Khan 78 not out (115b, 8x4). Points: Madhya Pradesh: 4 (8); Tamil Nadu: 0 (4). 188 in 47.4 overs (Sugan Kamat 28, Snehal Kauthankar 43, Suyash Prabhudessai 38, P Girinath Reddy 4 for 32) lost to Andhra 191 for 9 in 49.3 overs (K S Bharat 30, 56 not out (86b, 6x4, 1x6), Lakshay Garg 3 for 32, Vijesh Prabhudesai 3 for 43). Points: Andhra: 4 (12); Goa: 0 (8). 268 for 8 in 50 overs (Prithvi Shaw 52 (54b, 7x4), Siddhesh Lad 100 (105b, 8x4, 4x6s), 4 for 35)lost to Team 272 for four in 47.3 overs (149 not out (136b, 16x4, 4x6s), Mahipal Lomror 81 (77b, 7x4, 2x6), Shivam Dube (two for 36). Points: Team Rajasthan: 4 (4); Mumbai: 0 (12).

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:15 IST
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