Dharamsala: Ranji Trophy Plate League Group A leaders Himachal Pradesh lost to Goa by six wickets in their home ground here at Dharamsala on Sunday, though the hosts are already through into the semifinals.
On the final day, Goa started chasing a target of 159 to win but lost opener Sagun Kamat early putting up only 15 runs. Aditya Angle fell five runs later, but Asnodkar got solid support from Advait Katkar. with the pair adding 86 runs. Sarandeep Singh broke the partnership, dismissing Katkar for 14. Later Ajay Ratra, the former India wicketkeeper, and Robin D’Souza guiding Goa to victory.
Goa 134 (RD Asnodkar 53, SA Asnodkar 33, Thakur 6-30) and 196 for 4 (SA Asnodkar 84, Ratra 30) beat Himachal Pradesh 218 (Mannu 56, Dogra 53, Indulkar 41, D’Souza 4-52, Gadekar 3-58, Bandekar 3-63) and 108 (Dogra 37, D’Souza 3-26, Gadekar 3-27) by six wickets