Kochi: Skipper Harbhajan Singh picked three wickets, giving away just eight runs, while Mandeep Singh struck his second fifty (58 not out) in two days to help Punjab cruise to an easy win against Jammu and Kashmir in a group B encounter of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament on Sunday.
Earlier, J&K set a target of 105, courtesy a 52-run partnership between Bandeep Singh 40 and Ian Chauhan (39 not out). Punjab got to the total in just 14.3 overs.
In another match, Karnataka emerged victorious against Mumbai in a battle of domestic giants in a nail-biting thriller.
Tamil Nadu v Bengal: TN 151/8 (Abhinav Mukund 41, Mohd. Shami 2/10) beat Beng 82 (Shreevats Goswami 31, Rahil Shah 5/12) by 69 runs
Gujarat v Vidarbha: Guj 174/7 (Parthiv 59, Ravi Jangid 2/33) beat Vid 114 (S. Shrivastava, Jasprit Bumrah 3/16, RP Singh 3/26, H Patel 3/36) by 60 Runs
Jammu & Kashmir v Punjab: J&K 105/10 (Bandeep Singh 40, Ian Chauhan 39*) lost to Pun 108/2 (Mnadeep Singh 58, Pargat Singh 44) by 8 wickets
Goa v Madhya Pradesh: Goa 104/6 (Deepraj Gaonkar 44, Harpreet Singh (2/15) lost to Madhya Pradesh 106/3 (Zafar Ali 27, Jalaj Saxena 24) by 7 wickets
Karnataka vs Mumbai: Kar 162 (Stuart Binny 38, Dhaval Kulkarni 3/35) beat Mum 161 (Abhishek Nayar 49, Stuart Binny 2/20) by 1 run
Odisha v Uttar Pradesh: UP 150/5 (Prashant Gupta 53, Eklavya Dwivedi 47, Biplab Samantaray 2/17) beat Odisha 118/8 (P Rosan Kumar Rao 31 not out, Piyush Chawla 2/18, Kuldeep Yadav 2/24) by 32 runs.
(Scores courtesy BCCI website)