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Saurashtra, Chhattisgarh, Hyderabad keep QF hopes alive

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A resurgent Saurashtra steamrolled Services by eight wickets to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today.

Buoyed by their big win over yesterday, Saurashtra bundled out Services for 176 in 48.2 overs before knocking off the small chase in 21.4 overs.

Samarth Vyas cracked an unbeaten 114 from 66 balls, an innings studded with 12 fours and eight sixes.

Skipper gave fine support at the other end with a 39-ball 45 not out (3x4, 3x6) as the duo stitched an unbroken 143-run partnership after Saurashtra lost two wickets inside eight overs.

The partnership came off just 86 balls to give a huge boost to their net run-rate (0.854) as Saurashtra (0.854) jumped past (-0.197) to third place despite both having 12 points each.

Saurashtra now take on leaders Vidarbha (16 points) in their crucial final group league match on February 14.

Earlier left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja returned with figures of 4/26, while pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shaurya Sanandia claimed two wickets each as Services failed to get going after winning the toss at the Gymkhana Ground in Secunderabad. Opener Soumik Chatterjee was the top-scorer with 52.

jumped to second place in the standings with a seven-wicket win over at the in Secunderabad.

Saurabh Tiwary smashed a 105-ball 107 (8x4, 3x6) as scored 288/9 after being put in. But Tiwary's effort went in vain as came up with a solid batting show to chase down the target with four overs to spare.

Three batsmen came up with half-centuries -- Amandeep Khare (76), Shashank Chandraker (61) and (54 not out) -- while remained unbeaten on 40 as they romped home without any fuss.

also remained among contention after crushing Jammu & by 149 runs at the They are on fourth place with two matches in hand.

Brief Scores

At Gymkhana Ground, Secunderabad: Services 176; 48.2 overs (Soumik Chatterjee 52; Dharmendrasinh Jadeja 4/26) lost to Saurashtra 181/2; 21.4 overs (Samarth Vyas 114 not out, 45 not out) by eight wickets.

At AOC Centre Thapar Stadium, Secunderabad: Jharkhand 288/9; 50 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 107, Kumar Deobrat 51; 4/43) lost to Chhattisgarh 294/3; 46 overs (Amandeep Khare 76, Shashank Chandraker 61, 54 not out, 40 not out) by seven wickets.

At Rajiv Gandhi Stadium: 312; 50 overs (130, Sandeep 72; 5/52) beat Jammu & 163; 34.1 overs (3/34) by 149 runs.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 18:35 IST