Himachal Pradesh ensured that they reached their target in 27.2 overs and collected 6 points, but still fell short of making it to the quarter-final stage. Paras Dogra led the run chase with an unbeaten 55 off 69, which included four fours and a couple of sixes. Opening batsman Ravi Thakur scored a quick fire 37 as well. Robin Bist (28*) and Dogra ensured that there was no further damage.
In the first innings, Goa scored 380, thanks to centuries from Misal and skipper Sagun Kamat. They lower-order too scored some handy runs, which ensured Goa got to a reasonably good score. Fast bowler Akshay Chauhan picked up three wickets. In reply, Himachal Pradesh scored a mammoth 528. Prashant Chopra fell 6 short of a deserved double hundred, while Sumeet Verma scored 160. Skipper Bipul Sharma too chipped in with 60, to go with his 2 wickets in the first innings.
When one thought this match would end up as a draw, Himachal Pradesh seized the opportunity to convert this into a win, much to Goa’s disappointment. It was Goa, who won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite The three teams to progress from Group C are Hyderabad, Haryana and Andhra.
Goa 380 & 286 (Sumiran Amonkar 55, Darshan Misal 119; Bipul Sharma 2 for 36, Gurinder Singh 4 for 82) lost to Himachal Pradesh 528 & 139 for 3 (Ravi Thakur 37, Paras Dogra 55*; Rituraj Singh 1 for 28, Amulaya Pandrekar 2 for 31) by 7 wickets