New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh’s unbeaten 78 off 59 balls helped Punjab beat Rajasthan by six wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Secunderabad on Tuesday. Now, Punjab with four wins out of five matches are on top of group A with 16 points.
Earlier, Manender Singh top-scored with 118 in Rajasthan's 270 for 7.
Chasing the target, Punjab started off well with Jiwanjot Singh (66) and Mandeep Singh (60). Later Yuvraj with 10 fours and two sixes helped his team race to victory with 32 balls to spare.
Brainder Sran returned with a figure of 4 for 60 as Rajasthan posted a decent 270/7 in 50 overs.
Jharkhand beat Karnataka
Though Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s poor run with the bat in domestic cricket continued as he could score only one, Jharkhand managed to comfortably beat defending champions Karnataka to get a step closer to the qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Rajasthan 270/7 (Manender Singh 118, Brainder Sran 4/60) Punjab 273/4 in 44.4 overs (Yuvraj Singh 78 no, Jiwanjot Singh 66, Mandeep Singh 60). Punjab win by 6 wickets.
Jharkhand 216/8 (Ishank Jagii 50, Kumar Deobrat 47, Saurabh Tiwary 43, J Suchith 4/35) Karnataka 169 in 45 overs (Lokesh Rahul 42, Shahbaz Nadeem 3/15, Sonu Kumar Singh 3/20). Jharkhand won by 47 runs.
Services 151 all out in 42.1 overs Mumbai 156/4 in 25.2 overs (Akhil Herwadkar 46, Shreyas Iyer 35; Azaruddin Bloch 2-27)