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UP pip Baroda in thriller

Uttar Pradesh beat Baroda by two wickets in a last-ball thriller in the Super League (Group B) match of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament on Friday. Chasing 128 runs, Uttar Pradesh required 16 runs off the last over with just two wickets in hand. Imtiyaz Ahmad (15 not out) struck two sixes in the last over to take his side home.

Uttar Pradesh's middle-order batsmen made useful contributions with Mohd Kaif and Tanmay Srivastava scoring 24 each and sharing a crucial 44-run stand for the third wicket after their side was reduced to 20 for two in the fifth over. For Baroda, M Y Vahora grabbed three wickets for 13 runs while B A Bhatt took 2/27. Earlier, Baroda scored 128 for eight with H H Pandya top-scoring with an unbeaten 37. Pandya shared a 48-run stand with J B Chhaya (22) for the fourth wicket to provide some semblance of respectability to the score. For UP, A S Mishra was the most successful bowler with figures of three for 23 while Imtiyaz took two for 20.


GUJARAT DOWN VIDARBHA

In another match, Gujarat got the better of Vidarbha by three wickets after riding on Niraj Patel and Jesal Karia’s fine knocks. Electing to bat, Vidarbha posted 156 for seven but Gujarat reached the target with five balls to spare.Niraj and Jesal put on a solid 45-run stand for the fifth wicket to fashion their side’s win.
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