New Delhi: An all-round display by Shrikant Mundhe helped Maharashtra register a 40-run victory over Odisha in their Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in New Delhi on Friday.
Mundhe hit a 55-ball 50 as Maharashtra scored 217 for eight and then chipped in with figures of four for 35 to bundle out Odisha for 177 in 43.4 overs.
Mundhe was ably supported by SM Kazi (4/29). Put in to bat, Maharashtra did not have an ideal start as they lost their top four batsmen for 57 runs, but contributions from lower order -- Ankit Bawne (40), skipper Kedar Jadhav (39) and Mundhe -- enabled the team to get past 200-run mark.
For Odisha, Basant Mohanty was the pick of the wickets as he claimed three for 40. Chasing a modest target, Odisha batsmen flattered and except for Govinda Poddar, who top scored with 82-ball 74, none of the other could contribute substantially, even as Mundhe and Kazi wreaked havoc.
Maharashtra: 217 for eight in 50 overs (Shrikant Mundhe 50; Basant Mohanty 3/40).
Odisha: 177 all out in 43.4 overs (Govinda Poddar 74; SM Kazi 4/29, Shrikant Mundhe 4/35).