Easy win for Mumbai, Pujara smashes 269 for Saurashtra

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 269 for Saurashtra as they drew with Tamil NaduChasing 530 for victory, Vidharbha were bowled out for 191 on day four of the Group A fixture at the Wankhede stadium. Shardul Thakur was the most successful bowler for Mumbai taking 4/48.

Resuming from their overnight score of 177/8, Shrikant Wagh (41) could only watch as Mumbai completed the win by 338 runs. Zaheer Khan’s team now lead Group A with 19 points, three ahead of Punjab.

In Cuttack,  Karnataka defeated Odisha by four wickets. Chasing 130 for victory, CM Gautam’s team were reduced to 109/6 before Kunal Kapoor (11*) and Abrar Kazi (16*) steadied the ship to guide their side to victory.

In a Group B encounter, Cheteshwar Pujara (269) smashed his ninth double century as Saurashtra drew with Tamil Nadu at the M.A Chidambaram stadium in Chepauk. Pujara’s effort took his side to 581/6, helping them overhaul TN’s first innings total of 565/8.

Brief Scores:

Group A

Wankhede Stadium: Mumbai 261 and 381 for 4 dec (Tare 172, Rahane 133) beat Vidarbha 113 and 191 (Shardul Thakur 4-48) by 338 runs

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 289 (Tiwary 91) and 166 for 7 (Tiwary 50*) drew with Gujarat 352 for 9 dec (Parthiv 189)

Cuttack: Karnataka 379 (Pandey 132) and 130 for 6 beat Odisha 226 (Mallick 98, Mithun 6-52) and 279 (Samantray 106, Mithun 5-58, HS Sharath 5-80) by four wickets

Rohtak: Punjab 184 and 135 for 7 (Sandeep Sharma 37*, Gurkeerat 37) beat Haryana 163 and 155 (Sandeep Sharma 6-50) by three wickets

Group B

Chennai: Saurashtra 581 for 6 dec (Pujara 269, Jaydev 195, Vasavada 70) drew with TN 565 for 8 dec (Abhinav Mukund 240, Dinesh Karthik 133)

Jaipur: Rajasthan 185 and 253 for 6 (C Bist 61*, Bishnoi 53, R Bist 51) drew with UP 226 and 319 for 5 dec (Prashant Gupta 144, Alam 42)

New Delhi: Bengal 431 and 126 for 3 drew with Services 304 (Tiwari 71)

Vadodra: Baroda 152 (Jalaj Saxena 6-42) and 244 (Y Pathan 104, Jalaj Saxena 7-82) beat MP 60 (K Patel 4-9) and 90 (Bhargav Bhatt 5-37) by 246 runs

Group C

Jammu: J&K 377 and 337 for 2 dec (Rishi 160*, Parvez Rasool 100*) beat Kerala 302 and 129 (Mudhasir 5-31) by 283 runs

Cuddapah:
Andhra 317 and 237 for 7 (Chiranjivi 85) drew with Maharashtra 440 (Jadhav 173, Vijaykumar 6-83)

Porvorim: Goa 252 (Desai 102) and 177 (Mangaldas 41) beat Tripura 174 (Abbas Ali 60) and 206 (KB Pawan 70, Gadekar 5-49)by 49 runs

Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh 463 for 9 dec (Bipul 102*) beat Assam 81 (Dhawan 5-29) and 161 (Jadhav 61, Dhawan 5-58) by an innings and 221 runs

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