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BCCI Staff in Mumbai 09 April 2014 - 01:34pm IST

Round-up: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, April 9

UP, Rajasthan claim victories

UPCA cantered to a victory over Jharkhand, whereas Rajasthan pulled off a win against Bengal while defending a modest total. Here are the highlights of Day 2 of the ongoing T20 tournament:

Group A

Gujarat vs Haryana: Haryana coasted to a six-wicket win against Gujarat in Rajkot. After restricting Gujarat to 146 for seven, they attained the target with three balls to spare. Avi Barot's 56 at the top of the order helped set up the chase for Haryana. Barot and R Dewan put up a 94-run opening stand to lay the foundation for the chase. N Saini then took Haryana across the line with a 27 not-out.

Jharkhand vs UPCA: After AD Nath helped restrict Jharkhand to 114 for six, with a three-wicket haul, M Dagar (63 off 45 balls) powered Uttar Pradesh to an eight-wicket win. Earlier, inserted to bat first at Rajkot, Jharkhand prodded to a sub-par total as they toiled to negotiate the UPCA bowlers. UP opener Dagar then led the chase with a swashbuckling knock to take his team to the target along with E Dwivedi.

Group B

Bengal vs Rajasthan: Defending a modest 137 runs, their bowlers took Rajasthan to a 14-run win in their Group B match of the T20 Super League for the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, in Mumbai. After their batsmen posted a 137 on the board, the Rajasthan bowlers struck at regular intervals and kept the flow of runs in check to keep the match hanging in balance. Gajendra Singh claimed three vital wickets in the latter half of the innings to keep Rajasthan in the fray. Holding their nerve as the game progressed, they kept Bengal down to 123 for seven to claim victory. 

Baroda vs Delhi: Baroda beat Delhi by 16 runs to continue their unbeaten run in the tournament so far. Defending a modest 131-run total, Lukman Meriwala pegged back Delhi by claiming three wickets in his first two overs to leave the opposition on eight for three. Although Jagrit Anand and Yogesh Nagar built a 70-run partnership to keep Delhi in the fray, the unrelenting Baroda bowlers struck in the latter half of the innings to seize the momentum. After Munaf Patel dealt a double-blow in the 18th over, Meriwala claimed two victims in the penultimate over to put his team in charge. Having held Delhi to 115 for nine, Baroda gained four points from the win in their Group B match of the T20 Super League for the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy, in Mumbai. 

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