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Odisha edge past Goa by 1 run

In a thrilling battle on Thursday, Odisha prevailed a tense finish to edge past Goa by one run and book their semifinal spot in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament. Put into bat, Odisha rode on contrasting centuries from Anurag Sarangi (112) and skipper Biplab Samantaray (100) to post a commanding 289. If Sarangi scored at run-a-ball, hitting 12 hours and a six, Samantaray blazed to his century in 73 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. In reply, opener Amogh Desai hit a ton and almost single-handedly took Goa towards victory before the Swapnil Asnodkar-led side created harakiri to finish on 288 for nine in 50 overs.

BRIEFSCORES Odisha 289 all out (Sarangi 112, Samantaray 100);  Goa 288/9 in 50 overs (Amogh Desai 110, Sagun Kamat 92 retd, Samantaray 2-50).  
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