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Goa lose by 7 wkts
GCA News Bytes Madhya Pradesh defeated Goa by seven wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy match on Sunday. In the Group C match, Madhya Pradesh, who chose to bowl after winning the toss, restricted Goa to 104 for six in the stipulated 20 overs and then comfortably chased down the target of 105 with as many as 25 balls to spare at the at Moti Bagh Stadium. Deepraj Gaonkar top-scored for the visiting side with 44 off 35 balls, hitting three boundaries and two sixes. Gaonkar aside, none of the other batsmen could do anything of note for Goa. Harpreet Singh, with figures of 3 for 15 in four overs, was the most successful bowler for Gujarat. In reply, Gujarat got a flying start through Zafar Ali's brisk 17-ball 27. He found the fence five times. Jalaj S Saxena (24), Naman Ojha (20), Venkatesh Iyer (17 not out) and Harpreet Singh (16) were the other batsmen to have made substantial contributions. Shadab Jakati picked up two wickets for 22 in four overs for Goa. Brief scores: Goa: 104 for 6 in 20 overs (Deepraj Gaonkar 44; Harpreet Singh 2 for 15); Madhya Pradesh: 106 for 3 in 15.5 overs Zafar Ali 27; Shadab Jakati 2 for 22).