Good batting performances by middle-order batsman Manan A. Hingrajia (98, 109b, 9×4, 2×6), opener Kathan D. Patel (75, 92b, 10×4) and Kshitijkumar D. Patel (59 n.o., 5×4, 2×6), enabled Gujarat to register a facile 116-run win over Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in the BCCI Men’s U-23 One-Day Tournament Plate A Game played at PET Grounds in Mandya yesterday.
Batting first, Gujarat posted a good total of 300 for four in 50 overs. Inspiring batting by two-down batsman Manan A. Hingrajia (98) and his third-wicket partnership of 100-runs, with opener Kanthan D. Patel, gave them a decent start.
Later, the innings was further steadied by a 121-run fourth wicket partnership between Manan and Kshitijkumar.
In reply, Jammu & Kashmir were bowled out for 184 in 44.4 overs. Jiyaad Nazir Magrey (40, 71b, 4×4) and Sahil L. Vijaykumar (40, 35b, 5×4, 1×6) were the scorers for J&K. Yash D. Gardharia impressed for Gujarat taking three for 44.
Excellent batting by Ramandeep H. Singh (93, 108b, 8×4, 2×6) enabled Punjab to score 192 for nine in 50 overs against Madhya Pradesh at JSS-SJCE Grounds.
Opener Mandeep Bawa (33) was the other useful contributor. In reply, Madhya Pradesh were bowled out for 187 in 49.2 overs, and Punjab registered a narrow five-run win.
In the other game at SDNR Wadiyar Grounds, Tamil Nadu registered a 14-run win over Maharashtra.
Gujarat: 300/4 in 50 overs (Manan A. Hingrajia 98, Kathan D. Patel 75, Kshitijkumar D. Patel 59 n.o., Lone N. Muzaffar 2/47) bt Jammu & Kashmir 184 in 44 overs (Jiyaad Nazir Magrey 40, Sahil L. Vijaykumar 40, Yash D. Gardharia 3/44, Shivam A.R. Arekar 2/20, Siddarth A. Desai 2/47); Gujarat: 2 and J&K: 0.
Punjab: 192/9 in 50 overs (Ramandeep H. Singh 93, Mandeep Bawa 33, Shubham M. Kaithwas 2/26, Rahul Batham 2/32, Prakesh S. Rai 2/35) bt Madhya Pradesh: 187 in 49.2 overs (Yash Rishab Dubey 76, Atul L.N. Kushwaha 29, Ankush P. Tyagi 25); Punjab: 2 and Madhya Pradesh: 0.
Tamil Nadu: 147 in 42 overs (Radhakrishnan S. Raman 37, Jaganath S.R. Ravisankar 35, P. Gowrishankar Duraiswamy 23, Rishab V. Karwa 3/37, Akshay D. Kalokhe 3/25, Digvijay R. Deshmukh 2/14) bt Maharashtra: 133 in 27.3 overs (Atharva K. Kale 40, Pavan H. Shah 29, Mehul Sharad Patel 23 n.o., Siddarth M. Manimaran 2/19); Tamil Nadu: 2 and Maharashtra: 0.