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BCCI Staff in Mumbai 08 April 2014 - 06:05pm IST

Round-up: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, April 8

Swapnil Asnodkar stars in Goa’s victory

The bowlers set up a victory for Baroda against Bengal, while captain Swapnil Asnodkar led Goa to a win over Haryana. Meanwhile, Kerala outplayed Delhi in Mumbai to kick off the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with a win and Gujarat coasted to a six-wicket win. Here are the highlights of Day 1 of the ongoing T20 tournament:

Group B

Baroda vs Bengal: Baroda carried forward their winning streak into the Super League phase. In a low-scoring match against Bengal, the Aditya Waghmode-led side cantered to a seven-wicket win with 36 balls to spare. Their bowlers had earlier bowled Bengal out for 96 runs after electing to field first. Lukman Meriwala and A Karambelkar claimed three wickets each, while Hardik Pandya accounted for two scalps. Chasing the paltry total, Baroda lost three wickets but cruised to the target effortlessly.

DDCA vs Kerala: Kerala beat Delhi by 14 runs in their opening game of the Super League phase, in Mumbai. The Kerala openers set up the game in their team’s favour with an 89-run opening stand. Their bowlers then struck at regular intervals to keep the Delhi batsmen in check and held them down to 136 for nine to bowl their side to victory. Click here for the full report

Group A

Goa vs Haryana: After restricting Haryana to 116 for nine, Goa cantered to an eight-wicket win with two overs to spare. Earlier, after opting to field first, M Gawas claimed both openers to leave Haryana on 14 for two. Although the middle order strove to stem the fall wickets, they couldn’t recover from the top-order collapse that had left the team floundering on 36 for four. The lower order too caved in without much resistance as L Garg claimed three wickets and H Gadekar and Amit Yadav chipped in with one each.

Swapnil Asnodkar then led the chase with an unbeaten 70-run knock to take Goa across the line.

Gujarat vs Jharkhand: Gujarat won by six wickets after restricting Jharkhand to 108. Remaining unbeaten on 46, SK Patel helped Gujarat chase down the target with 11 balls to spare. SS Quadri picked three of the four Gujarat wickets that fell during the chase.

Earlier, Jharkhand trudged to 108 for eight after losing three wickets with just 25 runs on the board. With 25 runs, Kumar Deobrath was the top-scorer for the team from North Zone. KM Thakor and CT Gaja claimed three and two wickets respectively, while Rohit Dahiya, RH Bhatt and RV Dhruve chipped in with a wicket each.

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