Table-toppers of their groups, Delhi, Goa and Bengal finished the BCCI T20 League phase on a winning note. Here are the highlights of the day:
Delhi vs Services: Chasing 145 runs, Delhi cantered to a five-wicket win against Services with 10 balls to spare on the last day of the league. Mithun Manhas (31), Milind Kumar (32) and Rajat Bhatia's 30 not-out helped the team attain the target with ease. Services bowler Sumit Singh claimed three of the five Delhi wickets that fell today. Earlier, SSCB were restricted to 144 for six by the P S Suyal-led attack. Suyal and V Sood claimed two wickets each, while Rajat Bhatia and Parvinder Awana took a wicket apiece.
Haryana vs Himachal: Chasing 147, Haryana coasted to a seven-wicket against Himachal in Mohali. Earlier, Rishi Dhawan once again stood out for his performance with the bat after Himachal elected to bat first. The all-rounder propelled the side to 146 for nine as wickets fell in clusters around him. He came up with a superb performance after Harshal Patel and J Sharma had reduced Himachal to 39 for five. K Hooda then claimed two, and thanks to two run outs, Himachal finished with 146 for nine. G A Singh (48) and S Rana (39) then helped the team to a comfortable win with four balls to spare.
Andhra vs Kerala: Having bowled Andhra out for a paltry 69, Kerala coasted to a nine-wicket win at Vijayawada. After electing to field first, Manu Krishnan castled D Prashanth Kumar in the second over of the innings and set the tone of the innings. The Andhra batting line-up crumbled for 18.2 overs after Basil Thampy and Padmanabhan Prasanth claimed three wickets each. V A Jagdeesh and Rakesh KJ picked one wicket apiece to wrap up the innings. Lower-order batsman D Sivakumar was the top-scorer for Andhra with 20 runs. Vishnu Vinod and Rakesh then closed in on the total with a 63-run opening stand.
Assam vs Jharkhand: Jharkhand registered an eight-wicket win over Assam on the last day of BCCI T20 League. Electing to bat first in Kolkata, Assam were restricted to 127 for eight by Jharkhand. Sarfaraz Ashraf claimed three wickets, while R Shukla, KJ Kumar and Shahbaz Nadeem chipped in with a wicket each. Ishan Kishan then led Jharkhand to the target with a 38 not-out.
Bengal vs Odisha: The East Zone table-toppers stamped their domination with a nine-run win over Odisha in a low-scoring match. A combined effort by the bowling attack helped the team to a nine-run win while defending 121 runs. P B Chakraborty, S C Sanyal, A A Gani and A Nandi picked two wickets each, while S Lahiri took one to help keep the opposition down to 112 for nine. Earlier, Vivek Singh's 38, followed by Manoj Tiwary's 22 and A Nandi's 29 not-out, had taken Bengal to 121 for seven.
Goa vs Hyderabad: Goa pulled off a two-wicket win against Hyderabad. Defending 151, the Goa bowlers held Hyderabad to 149 for eight to claim victory. Amol Shinde, A Ashish Reddy and P Kanishk Naidu picked two wickets each, while Ravi Kiran and Pragyan Ojha chipped in with a wicket each to bowl the team to a win. Earlier, the in-form Goa opener scored 56 to help his side to 151 for eight.