Arundhati Reddy in action. ©SLC

Arundhati Reddy’s unbeten 79 off 36 balls, which included four fours and six sixes, was the biggest talking point of the sixth day of the Under-23 Twenty20 tournament. Her knock took Railways to 159 for 3, setting up a 92-run win over Saurashtra.

Nagaland’s strong batting show followed by returns of 3 for 11 by Rinky Biswas gave them a 109-run win over Sikkim, who were dismissed for 44.

Assam won a thriller against Jharkhand by four runs. After Ruhina Pegu’s 40 took them to 119 for 7, Assam had little answer against Jharkhand’s fourth-wicket pair of Priyana (49) and Sonia (44).  The duo put on 91, but fell in a space of three runs in three balls. It brought Assam back into the game and they held on to their nerves to secure a crucial win.

Chasing 108 against Maharashtra, Rajasthan got a steady start with SR Jat making 31 as an opener. The middle-order batters chipped in with valuable contributions before AK Saini (11 not out off 5 balls) and RG Tank (3 not out off 2 balls) took them home by three wickets off the last ball of the match.

Results:

Group B

Nagaland beat Sikkim by 109 runs

Team Rajasthan beat Maharashtra by 3 wickets

Assam beat Jharkhand by 4 runs

Group D

Gujarat beat Team Uttarakhand by 10 wickets

Karnataka beat Tamil Nadu by 6 wickets

Andhra beat Chattisgarh by 3 runs

Group E

Railways beat Saurashtra by 92 runs

Cricket Association of Pondicherry beat J&K by 10 runs

Vidarbha beat Odisha by 6 wickets

Madhya Pradesh beat Cricket Association of Mizoram by 193 runs