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Raina flops as UP lose, Assam Stun MP

cricket Updated: Feb 26, 2013 23:56 IST

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Suresh Raina was a surprising failure in the pre-quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare national one-dayers here as his team Uttar Pradesh lost to Karnataka by seven wickets. In another game, Madhya Pradesh were stunned by Assam who won by four wickets.

Opener Lokesh Rahul struck an unbeaten century in Karnataka's comfortable triumph. Put into bat, UP managed only 194 in 45.2 overs with seamer HS Sharath taking three wickets.

Total failure
For UP, reputed players like skipper Raina (13), veteran Mohammed Kaif (37), U-19 World Cup winner Akshdeep Nath (29) all got starts but couldn't convert it into big scores.

Opting to bat, Madhya Pradesh, who had topped zonal one-dayers, were all-out for 210 with seamer Abu Nechim Ahmed grabbing 5/32. In reply, Assam scored the required runs in 45.5 overs.