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Karnataka and Assam in last 8

Visakhapatnam: Minnows Assam stunned Madhya Pradesh by four wickets to enter the quarter finals of the for Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Tuesday.

Opting to bat, Madhya Pradesh were all out for 210 in 48.4 overs with Mumbai Indians seamer Abu Nechim Ahmed grabbing five for 32. In reply, Assam scored the required runs in 45.5 overs riding on No. 3 batsman Shib Shankar Roy’s career-best unbeaten knock of 97.

Assam will now take on heavyweights and last year's runners-up Mumbai in the quarter final scheduled on Thursday.

It was Abu Nechim’s second spell that started the collapse with MP losing their last six wickets for only 24 runs after being comfortably placed at 186 for four.

For the losing side, Naman Ojha (72, 7x4, 1x6) and Udit Birla (74, 4x4) added 105 runs for the third wicket and the only other score in excess of 20 came from Rameez Khan who made 27.

Summarised scores

Madhya Pradesh 210 in 48.4 overs (U. Birla 74; A. Nechim 5/32). Assam 211/6 (SS Roy 97 not out). Assam won by four wickets.

UP 194 in 45.2 overs (H. Sharath 3/46). Karnataka 197/3 in 32 overs (L. Rahul 104 not out). Karnataka won by 7 wickets.