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Unmukt Chand composed a quickfire 87 for Uttarakhand

Two fifers and a hat-trick

Manipur folded for 75, chasing 256 in Dehradun, courtesy Pritam Das's hat-trick in the opening spell. Das's spell derailed the chase in very nascent stages, and he went on to register the second fifer of the game. The other five-for was picked up by Roshan Alam as Assam marched to a facile 180-run victory.

The runs that mattered...

Captain's knock from Subhranshu Senapati - 119 not out - formed the foundation of Odisha's successful chase of 260 for a three-wicket win over Maharashtra, taking them to the fifth spot in the points table now.

Shubham Khajuria's 121-ball 127 snapped Jammu and Kashmir's two-match losing streak as Bihar fumbled in the massive 327-run chase. They were reeling at 128/4 midway through the 31st over when rain washed out remaining overs. Consequently, J and K registered a 65-run victory on VJD method, confining Bihar to the bottom of the Group C pile.

Skipper Unmukt Chand's belligerent 87 off 57, aided by an equally destructive hand of 86 from Karn Veer Kaushal, helped Uttarakhand to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Arunachal Pradesh, who were earlier wrapped up for just 199 in their innings.

Despite just one fifty in their innings - skipper Manish Pandey's 50 - Karnataka posted a strong 278 that proved too tall a mountain to climb for Andhra who folded for 225 in reply, despite Prasanth Kumar's 78 from one-down.

And the ones that didn't...

Meanwhile, Yash Dubey's century knock of 106 off 105 and Bengal's collective bowling effort in restricting Madhya Pradesh to 223 in Jaipur was all washed out after rain left no choice but to call off the game.

Bowlers' delight

Piyush Chawla returned a four-wicket haul - his figures reading 10-0-46-4 - that kept Railways to 231 and helped set up Gujarat's easy win in the second rain-affected game in Jaipur. While Mrunal Devdhar and Pratham Singh's half-centuries went in vain, Gujarat openers' ensured the team was ahead of the par score when the skies opened up.

Mohammed Siraj and Bavanaka Sandeep's four-wicket hauls were the highlights of Hyderabad's easy five-wicket win over Goa in Alur. Siraj and Sandeep ran through the Goa line-up, restricting them to just 122 before their team polished off the target inside 23 overs.

Sumit Ruikar's five-wicket haul was instrumental in securing Chattisgarh's third win of the season as they comfortably beat Saurashtra by 65 runs in the rain-curtailed game in Alur, successfully defending 246 in 47 overs-a-side contest.

The all-round act

Prashant Chopra picked up two wickets with his leg-spin, to support Rishi Dhawan's four-fer, and then hit a brilliant 82 with the bat as Himachal Pradesh recorded their first win of the season - chasing down the 184-run target against Vidarbha in 38.4 overs in a curtailed 42-overs-a-side contest in Vadodara.