Inter State One-Day League, Round-up, Feb 21
Punjab and Delhi qualified for the knock-outs of the Inter State One Day League 2012-13 while Bengal suffered a shocking loss against Tripura.
Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh: Punjab won by 10 wickets in Dharamsala to qualify for the knock-outs. The win was scripted by the 19-year-old paceman Sandeep Sharma, who registered his first List A five-wicket haul.
Himachal were 65 for 1 in the 11th over, but Sadeep's spell ensured the home side stumble to 83 for 8 in the 20th over. They soon were dismissed for 129 in the 31st over.
In response, Punjab openers comfortably overhauled the target in the 25th over. Chandan Madan remained unbeaten on 40, while Ravi Inder Singh, the more aggressive of the two, scored 76 with 10 fours and a six. Punjab took five points from the game and are placed at the top of the North Zone table.
Delhi defeat Services: Delhi qualified for the knock-outs after a 35-run win (by VJD method). Services scored 205 for 7 in 38 overs in Bilaspur. Delhi lost their opener Dhruv Shorey early, but Unmukt Chand (64) and Puneet Bisht (78) took the match away from Services with a 129-run partnership.
The match was stopped due to bad light, at which point Delhi had to be 138 to win and they were 172 for 3 already.
Haryana beat Jammu & Kashmir: Haryana won by 40 runs in Nadaun. The win was set up by two lower-order fifties from Rahul Dalal (56) and Harshal Patel (69) after the hosts were reduced to 102 for 7, because of three wickets from Parvez Rasool and two each from Zahoor Sofi and Manik Gupta. Dalal and Patel put on 109 for the eighth wicket and Haryana finished at 230 for 9 in 50 overs.
After J&K were given a steady start by their openers, Amit Mishra struck twice within seven balls. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Sonu Rathee took three wickets each after that and dismissed J&K for 190. Ahmed Bandy (53) and Rasool (47) did the bulk of the scoring at the top of the order but their efforts went in vain.
Tripura beat Bengal: Bengal went down to Tripura by two wickets in a low-scoring match in Kolkata. Batting first, Bengal were dismissed for a meagre 121 in 33.3 overs.
Tripura's Udit Patel finished with figures of 4 for 17 and Bunti Roy and Timir Chanda took two each.
Shami Ahmed claimed two wickets in his second over to put the visitors under pressure. Sanjib Sanyal also chipped in with two wickets, leaving Tripura at 62 for 5 after Gaurav Bhatia made 32. However, an unbeaten knock of 34 from Timir Chanda took Tripura home even though they were losing wickets at the other end.
Assam beat Jharkhand: Assam won by six wickets. Chasing 116, a 69-run stand for the fourth wicket between Gokul and Tarjinder Singh effectively quashed Jharkhand's chances of staging an upset.
Assam's offspinner Gokul Sharma finished with figures of 4 for 32.