Two in two for Gujarat

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Two in two for Gujarat

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | PTI | Surat

Hosts Gujarat recorded their second successive win after they beat Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A game here.

Gujarat had started their campaign with a three-wicket win over Chhattisgarh.

Opting to bat at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Goa were bundled out for 159 in 45.4 overs, with Gujarat’s slow-left arm spinner Hardik Patel (3/34) doing the bulk of the damage.

Gujarat then chased the target in 27.4 overs with half centuries from Priyank Panchal (57 not out off) and Bhargav Merai (57 off 55 balls).

In the other two league games, Baroda rode on skipper Krunal Pandya’s unbeaten 127 to beat Tripura by six wickets, while Hyderabad defeated Chhattisgarh by seven wickets.

Hebbar’s ton upset TN

Indore: Ashwin Hebbar slammed an unbeaten 101 and powered Andhra to a seven-wicket win over Tamil Nadu in Group B match at the Holkar stadium.

Andhra captain G Hanuma Vihari won the toss and sent Tamil Nadu in to bat and the bowlers did very well to dismiss the opponent for 176 in 41.3 overs.

Left-arm medium-pacer C Stephen (3/46), off-spinner Shoaib Mohammed Khan (3/24) and right-arm medium-pacer Girinath Reddy (2/33) struck at regular intervals to restrict a strong Tamil Nadu batting line-up, led by Dinesh Karthik.

In reply, Hebbar was in cracking form and toyed with the opposition to attack to fashion a comfortable win. He found an able partner in Ricky Bhui (52 not out, 41 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes) and the duo added 114 runs for the fourth wicket to power Andhra.

In other matches, Jharkhand beat Punjab by 2 runs in a nail-biting encounter, while Madhya Pradesh lose second consecutive game in span on 48 hours after Vidarbha beat them by 4 wickets.

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