Paceman Shardul Thakur and off-spinner Akhil Herwadkar shared six wickets between them as Mumbai eked out a narrow four-run win over Baroda in their West Zone match in the Vijay Hazare trophy, in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Thakur (3/39) polished off the top order while Herwadkar ran away with the lower order as Mumbai successfully defended a modest total of 201, bundling out the rivals for 197 in 47.1 overs at Sardar Patel Stadium C Ground.
Baroda did everything right after winning the toss as the bowlers did a tremendous job by skittling out Mumbai for a very manageable total.
Baroda off-spinner Deepak Hooda wreaked havoc with a five-for, breaking the back of the Mumbai batting order.
Sarfraz Khan top scored for Mumbai with his unbeaten 41-run knock while Mumbai skipper Suryakumar Yadav contributed 40 runs. However, Yadav and veteran Wasim Jaffer (37) could not convert their knocks into big ones.
Brief Scores: Mumbai: 210 all out in 45.3 overs (S Khan 41 not out, S Yadav 40; D Hooda 5/55).
Baroda: 197 all out in 47.1 overs (A Waghmode 69, D Hooda 41; S Thakur 3/39, A Herwadkar 3/29).
Gujarat beat Maharashtra by 5 wkts
All-rounder Jesal Karia's power-packed performance helped Gujarat beat Maharashtra by five wickets in a west zone leg match.
Batting first, Maharashtra scored 266 for nine in 50 overs with the two Nikhils --- Naik and Paradkar contributing 64 and 41, respectively. Rohit Motwani scored 40 as Karia took two for 44 with his off-breaks. India A batsman Kedar Jadhav scored 17 while Ankit Bawne managed only 7.
In reply, it was Karia, who smacked 56 off 25 balls with seven boundaries and two sixes as Gujarat clinched the match in 48.1 overs. This was after Smit Patel (61) and Parthiv Patel (45) added 81 runs for the second wicket.
Y Venugopal Rao (31) and Rujul Bhatt (41) added 64 runs for the fourth wicket which was also significant.
For Maharashtra, left-arm spinner Akshay Darekar took two for 52.
Brief Scores: Maharashtra: 266/9 in 50 overs (Smit patel 61, Parthiv Patel 45, Jesal Karia 2/44)
Gujarat: 269/5 in 48.1 overs (Jesal Karia 56 not out, Smit Patel 61, Parthiv Patel 45).
Jharkhand beat Tripura by 8 wickets
Former Rajasthan medium pacer Rituraj Singh grabbed five wickets on his debut for Jharkhand as they comfortably thrashed minnows Tripura by eight wickets in an east zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One Day meet, in Kolkata.
Batting first, Tripura scored 173 in 48.3 overs with Rituraj taking 5 for 34 in 9.3 overs while India A bowler Rahul Shukla took two for 25.
For Tripura, their outstation professional Rakesh Solanki scored 63 off 106 balls with Nirupam Sen Chowdhury (42) adding 87 runs for the sixth wicket stand after they were reeling at 30 for five.
In reply, Jharkhand scored the runs in only 33.3 overs with 16-year-old schoolboy Virat Singh (86 not out) scoring bulk of the runs in a 81-run-partnership for the second wicket with Ishan Kishan.
Brief Scores: Tripura: 173 in 48.3 overs (Rakesh Solanki 63, Rituraj Singh 5/34).
Jharkhand: 178/2 in 33.3 overs (Virat Singh 86 no, Kumar Deobrat 48 no, Rana Dutta 1/31).