AGENCIES
Ranchi, 27 February
Bengal defeated Odisha by 38 runs by the VJD method in their Vijay Hazare East Zone encounter here today.
Sudip Chaterjee’s 68 from 91 balls and Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s 42 off 65 balls helped India reach 202, before being bowled out in 49.2 overs.
Deepak Behera was the pick of Odisha’s bowlers, finishing with 4-41. Paresh Patal steered Odisha with his 39 from 60 bowlers despite losing partners at the other end. The match however ended in favour of Bengal by the VJD method, after Odisha were placed at 95/6 at the end of  22.3 overs, the required total being 134. V Pratap Singh finished with 3-34 for Bengal. 
Brief scores: Bengal 202 (Chaterjee 68, Shukla 42; Behera 4-41, Patel 2-47), Odisha 134 from 22.3 overs (P Patel 39; B Amit 2-25, Pratap Singh 3-34).
Delhi win:
Virender Sehwag’s decision to continue batting at No 3 didn’t make much of a difference to his poor form but defending champions Delhi did enough to beat Jammu and Kashmir by 38 runs.
Brief scores:  Delhi 256/8 (50.0 ov), Jammu & Kashmir 218 (45.4 ov).
Other scores:   Andhra 97 v Karnataka 98/4 (23.2/50 ov), Karnataka won by 6 wickets,    Tripura 166 v Assam 148/1 (29.3/29.3 ov,) Assam won by 80 runs (VJD method),     Baroda 346/3 v Mumbai 302/9 (50/50 ov), Baroda won by 44 runs,      Goa 122 v Tamil Nadu 126/3 (33.2/50 ov), Tamil Nadu won by 7 wickets, Haryana 153/8 v Punjab 146/8 (32/32 ov),,      Services 233/9 v H. Pradesh 222 (48.5/50 ov), Services won by 11 runs, Kerala 107 v Hyderabad 108/1 (30/50 ov), Hyderabad won by 9 wickets,  U. Pradesh 136/4 v Railways 114/8 (20/20 ov), U. Pradesh won by 22 runs,      Rajasthan 181 v Vidarbha 182/3 (36.1/50 ov), Vidarbha won by 7 wickets,  Gujarat 315/7 v Maharashtra 188 (38.2/50 ov), Gujarat won by 127 runs.