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Patidar blitzkrieg helps MP beat Goa; Andhra hands TN fourth

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

continued his strong form, hammering an unbeaten 124 off 85 balls to power Madhya Pradesh to a crushing eight-wicket win over today with 24.2 overs to spare in the Trophy Group 'C' League here.

Andhra, meanwhile, piled more misery on defending champions Tamil Nadu, posting a 29-run win. It was the host's fourth straight loss in the tournament.

Chasing a modest 221 for victory, Patidar seemed to carry on from where he left against (in which he scored 158) and toyed with the attack at the M A Chidambaram stadium, hitting 13 fours and hoisting seven sixers.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha had set the tempo for with a quickfire 50 (26 balls, 4X4, 4X6) in an opening stand of 81 to put the team on road to victory.

Earlier, couldn't capitalise on Swapnil Asnodkar's strokeful knock of 85 (96 balls, 10X4, 1X6) and collapsed to 220 all out in 48.3 overs from 133 for 2.

Sohraab Dhaliwal and Anshul Tripathi took three wickets each for

In the Andhra-game, the former rode on half centuries from opener K S Bharat (82), B Sumanth (62 not out) and (52) to post a competitive 276 for 6 in 50 overs.

In reply, could only muster 247 in 48.5 overs with only J Kousik (56) getting a half-century.

In another match, thumped Team by seven wickets, romping to a win in 33.2 overs after bowling out its rival for 172 in 47.3 overs.

scored 55 before being run-out and guided the chase after Parthiv Patel, who returned to the side after missing the first three matches, fell for a duck.

Brief scores: Goa 220 all out in 48.3 overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 85, Sohraab Dhaliwal 3 for 33, A Tripathi 3 for 40) lost to 223 for 2 in 25.4 overs ( 124 not out, Naman Ojha 50). Points: MP:4; Goa: 0.

Team 172 all out in 47.3 overs (M K Lomror 63, Piyush Chawla 3 for 44) lost to 176 for 3 in 33.2 overs (55, 41 not out, Dhruv Raval 40). Points: Gujarat: 4; Rajasthan: 0.

276 for 6 in 50 overs (K S Bharat 82, B Sumanth 62 not out, 52, Rahil Shah 2 for 39) beat Tamil Nadu 247 all out in 48.5 overs (J Kousik 56, N Jagadeesan 40, B Ayyappa 2 for 37). Points: Andhra: 4; TN: 0.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 18:00 IST