Chennai - Odisha defeated Maharashtra by six wickets to top Group A on better net run rate in the Buchi Babu trophy all India cricket tournament here Friday.
Batting first, holders Maharashtra were bundled out for 110, with left-arm spinner Sudipta Swain taking four wickets.
In reply, Odisha easily achieved the target losing just four wickets.
In Group B, Mumbai batsmen made merry to pile up 366 for nine in their allotted 90 overs against TNCA XI, with the top six batsmen notching 40-plus scores.
Likewise, TNCA President’s XI, thanks to a century by opener K. Dinesh Karthik (137 retd hurt, 193b, 15×4, 3×6), made 387 for five in 90 overs against Saurashtra in a Group C match.
In another Group C encounter, a century by J. Syed Mohammed (100, 152b, 14×4) and a 98-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Wasiqur Rahman (37) carried Assam to 244 all out.
But they conceded five runs to Vidarbha after their batsmen were penalized for running on the pitch.
Abhishek Hegde (107, 183b, 11×4, 2×6) and Sanju Viswanadh (121, 158b, 14×4, 2×6) helped themselves to centuries as Kerala made 387 for nine in 90 overs against Gujarat.
Group A: Maharashtra 110 in 49.3 overs (Ankit Bawne 48, Sudipta Swain 4 for18, Basant Mohanty 3 for 43) lost toOdisha 112 for four in 37.4 overs (Rakesh Mohanty 33, Natraj Behera 32, Haldar Das 30 not out). Points: Odisha 4 (4), Maharashtra 0 (4).
Group B: Mumbai 366 for 9 in 90 overs(Swapnil Salvi 63, Kaustubh Pawar 60, Siddhesh Lad 46, Nikhil Mandle 54, Swapnil Pradhan 41, Gaurav Jathar 58, J Kaushik4 for 66) vs TNCA XI.
Group C: TNCA President’s XI 387 for 5 in 90 overs(R Nilesh Subramanian70, K Dinesh Karthik 137 retd hurt, R Prasanna83, Vijay Shankar 54) vs Saurashtra.
Group C: Assam 244 in 87.5 overs(J Syed Mohammed100, Wasiqur Rahman 37, Gaurav Upadhyay 3 for 46, Siddesh Neral 3 for 38) vs Vidarbha 5 for no loss (Vidarbha were awarded five penalty runs as Assam batsmen were running on the pitch).
Group D: Kerala 387 for 6 in 90 overs (Abhishek Hegde 107 (183b, 11×4, 2×6), VA Jagadeesh 39, No.3 Sanju Viswanadh 121, Sachin Baby 31, Robert Fernandez 32 not out, Mehul Patel 2 for 74) vs Gujarat.