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Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu defeats Goa by seven wickets

Suresh Lokeshwar (52) and Pradosh Ranjan Paul (65) made half-centuries to help Tamil Nadu complete the formalities and win their Ranji Trophy Group C match against Goa by seven wickets, on Monday. TN needed to score just 76 runs to win after finishing Day 3 at 61 for 1 in 26 overs.

Tamil Nadu defeated Goa (Getty Images)

Overnight batsmen Lokeshwar and Paul completed their fifties but left the task of taking the team home to Baba Indrajith (7 not out) and Vijay Shankar (13 not out) as TN reached 142 off. 3 in 49.5 overs chasing 137.

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Lokeshwar added 18 runs to his overnight score of 34 and hit six fours during his 129-ball knock. Paul, on the other hand, was able to add 43 runs on the final day after resuming with 22. He decorated his 125-ball innings with six fours.

For Goa, Darshan Misal took two wickets, while Suyash Prabhudessai got one. Arjun Tendulkar returned without a wicket in the match, returning 2-0-5-0 in Tamil Nadu’s second innings after 10-0-52-0 in the first. He had made 1 and 8 with the bat.

TN collected six points with the win to take first place in Group C, while Goa got none. In Chandigarh, the match between the home team and Punjab ended in a draw as it could not be played on the fourth and final day, which also happened on the third day.

Punjab had made 477 for 2 off 107 overs in the first two days and Anmolpreet Singh was not out for 205, while Prabhsimran Singh was also unbeaten on 171. Naman Dhir made 85.

Both Punjab and Chandigarh got one point each in the match. On Sunday, Karnataka recorded a nervy one-wicket victory over Railways in Surat, while Tripura beat Gujarat by 156 runs in Ahmedabad.

Short scores:

At Porvorim: Goa: 241 and 168 lost to Tamil Nadu: 273 and 142 for 3 in 49.5 overs (Suresh Lokeshwar 52, Pradosh Ranjan Paul 65; Darshan Misal 2/51) by 7 wickets.

At Mohali: Punjab 477 for 2 in 107 overs tied with Chandigarh (not played on the fourth day).

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