Delhi & Kerala win their respective matches to gain 3rd spot in the group A and B © Getty Images
Delhi & Kerala win their respective matches to gain 3rd spot in the group A and B © Getty Images

Vincent Raiphi Gomez of Kerala struck 47 off just 31 and remained unbeaten as Kerala won their match against Baroda in Super League of Group A of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16 at Wankhede Stadium . On the other end, Delhi who suffered a loss in the opening match, won against Jharkhand in the Super League of Group B at Sharad Pwar Stadium Academy BKC, Mumbai. Chasing 161, Kerala were 74/4 in 12.2 overs and had almost lost the match at this point.. Gomez first shared a 34 partnership with Sachin Baby for the fifth wicket and added 45 runs for the seventh wicket in just 17 balls with Padmanabhan Prasanth to take the team home in sensational fashion, with two balls to spare. FULL CRICKET SCORE: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16: Kerala vs Baroda, Delhi vs Jharkhand

Prasanth struck two sixes in the last few overs to bring the level to 11 from six balls. Back on strike, Gomez, who had got the team so near, sealed the deal in the final over bowled by Rishi Arothe. Earlier, captain Sachin Baby hit 44 from 35 balls to put the chase back on track. Baroda’s Irfan Pathan did have good innings as well but he definitely didn’t expect to be on the losing end. Batting at No. 6, Irfan first hit 35 from 18 balls and later bowled four overs for just 14 runs. He removed opener Sanju Samson off the second ball of the innings and dismissed the talented Rohan Prem cheaply. ALSO READ: Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16: Delhi beat Jharkhand by 5 wickets

Though Delhi were unable to gain victory in their previous match with Unmukt Chand scoring his ton, they will relieved to win this match against Jharkhand. Parwinder Awana claimed 3 for 28 while Nitish Rana struck an unbeaten 60 to guide Delhi to the third position in the table. Opting to field first, Delhi did everything right to restrict Jharkhand to just 134/7, who got to past the 100-run mark thanks to a 62 runs partnership Virat Singh and Ishank Jaggi.

Delhi were in trouble at the initial overs when Chand and Gambhir were at the dugout with dingle digit runs. Even the No.3 batsman Subodh Bhati could not add up more runs on the board, until Nitish Rana and Dhruv Shorey added 64 runs partnership for Delhi. While Shorey got out in 11th over, Rana stitched a 40-run partnership with Pawan Negi for the sixth wicket as the two chased down the total in 18 overs.