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Valsad (Gujarat), Nov 12 (IANS) Ketan Patel scored an unbeaten 98 to help Gujarat beat Karnataka by eight wickets and enter the semi-finals of the 23rd National Cricket Tournament for Blind here on Saturday.

Anil Gariya gave Patel good support from the other end with an unbeaten 55.

Lokesh and Shambu bagged a wicket each for Karnataka.

In the first match of the day, Maharashtra registered a two-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh who were bowled out for 97 runs in 15.5 overs.

Amur returned figures of 3/11 for Maharashtra.

Maharashtra overhauled the target for the loss of eight wickets with 2.3 overs to spare.

In the second match, West Bengal thrashed Haryana by eight wickets.

Batting first, Haryana put up a total of 173/2 in their 20 overs. In reply, West Bengal scored 174/2 with Dipak Malik top scoring with 82 runs.

In other matches, Andhra Pradesh defeated Odisha by seven wickets with Ajay Kumar Reddy shining with both bat and ball.

Batting first, Odisha scored 146/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Ajay was the most successful among the Andhra Pradesh bowlers with figures of 3/19. He then came in as an opener and hammered 58 runs in 36 balls to take his team to a big win.

Brief scores:

Uttar Pradesh: 97 in 15.5 overs (Faijal 38, Athanesh 16; Amur 3/11) lost to Maharashtra: 98/8 in 17.3 overs (Dilip Munde 24, Anesh 22);

Haryana: 173/2 in 20 overs (Dipak Malik 82, Sikandar Shah 60) lost to West Bengal 174/2 in 19.4 overs (Prasenjit Adok 67, Prasenjit Maity 36);

Odisha 146/8 in 20 overs (Lal Prasad 18, Ling Raj 18, Jujhar Bari 24; Ajay Kumar Reddy 3/19) lost to Andhra Pradesh 150/3 in 18.1 overs (Ajay Kumar Reddy 58, Dhuga Rao 27);

Karnataka 174/3 in 20 overs (Sunil 88 n.o., Prakash Jayaramaiah 40) lost to Gujarat 176/ 2 in 15.1 overs (Ketan Patel98 n.o., Anil Gariya 55 n.o.).

--IANS

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