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Bihar storm into quarterfinals

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Capping a successful return from an 18-year exile, stormed into the Trophy quarterfinals with a nine-wicket thrashing of here Monday.

concluded the league stage with an unassailable 30 points and grabbed the solitary qualifying berth from the spot from the plate group.

(4/21) triggered the collapse before left-arm spinner Ashutosh Aman stole the limelight with scintillating figures of 4-2-2-3, as folded for 83 in 27.2 overs after electing to bat at the

Bihar cruised home in 15.4 overs with opener Vikash Ranjan remaining unbeaten on 59 on the way to registering their seventh win from eight matches with one being a washout.

Bihar who last played plate group in the 2003-04 season returned to the domestic fold after a order in January this year.

At Nadiad, Uttarakhand registered a commanding 108-run win over but it was insufficient as they finished two points behind Bihar, having lost to them in the group league stage.

Summarised scores:

At Anand: Puducherry 324/5; 50 overs (136 not out, Rohit D 55, 50) beat 250/5; 50 overs (Yogesh Nagar 109 not out) by 74 runs.

At Nadiad: Uttarakhand 264; 49.4 overs (Saurabh Rawat 67, Malolan Rangarajan 50; Sams Alam 2/39, 2/41, Kshitiz Sharma 2/45) beat 156/9; 50 overs (Akhilesh Sahani 41; 3/17, Malolan Rangarajan 2/12, 2/26) by 108 runs.

At Vadodara: 83; 27.2 overs (Akhil Rajput 43; 4/21, Ashutosh Aman 3/2) lost to Bihar 87/1; 15.4 overs (Vikash Ranjan 59 not out) by nine wickets.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:05 IST