Ranjhi Trophy: Madhya Pradesh Edge Out Railways

Defending champion Madhya Pradesh huffed and puffed their way to a win over Railways, thanks to Avesh Khan’s knock of 30 (25 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes).

Rajat Patidar, a key batter for Madhya Pradesh, fell after making just 14 to left-arm spinner Akash Pandey (2/63). MP saw their openers put on 46 runs while they set the platform at 215.

Himanshu Mitra (45, 142 balls, 3 fours), Saransh Jain (36) and captain Akshat Raghuwanshi (26) made useful contributions but it looked Madhya Pradesh was letting the match slip away from their hands.

Madhya Pradesh found Avesh Khan, a hero as the burly medium pacer smacked two sixes and two fours to take his side past the finishing line.

Madhya Pradesh got six points for the win and now has 20 after three matches, followed by Gujarat (14) and Vidarbha (12).

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