Vidarbha stun Maharashtra by 7 wickets to enter quarters; Kerala, Karnataka too win
Opting to field at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Vidarbha restricted Maharashtra to 157/8 despite a brisk 45-ball 66 by one-down Rahul Tripathi. Then they rode on half-centuries by opener Atharva Taide (56 off 38 balls) and skipper Akshay Wadkar (58 not out off 47 balls) to chase down the target with 13 balls to spare.
Thanks to Tripathi's knock, Maharashtra closed in on 160.
Chasing 158, Vidarbha lost opener Siddhesh Wath (0) in the first over. But Taide, who hammered six boundaries and a maximum, along with skipper Wadkar, knocked Maharashtra out of the tournament with their match-winning 95-run stand for the second wicket.
After Taide fell, the skipper took the onus upon himself to complete the job in the company of Jitesh Sharma (28 not out off 7 balls), who smashed three consecutive sixes.
KC Cariappa, V Vyashak, and Koushik V took two wickets each.
Karnataka chased down the target with a ball to spare.
Abhinav Manohar scored an unbeaten 70 in 49 balls with two fours and six sixes.
Brief scores: Maharashtra 157/8 (Rahul Tripathi 66, Yash Nahar 29; Yash Thakur 3/17, Akshay Karnewar 2/25) lost to Vidarbha 160/3 (Akshay Wadkar 58 not out, Atharva Taide 56; Mukesh Choudhry 1/24) by seven wickets. Saurashtra 145/7 (Sheldon Jackson 50, Arpit Vasavada 26; V Vyashak 2/19) lost to Karnataka 150/8 (Abhinav Manohar 70 not out, Jaydev Unadkat 4/22) by two wickets.
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