Kolkata: Owing to their better net-run-rate, Odisha on Saturday progressed to the knockouts of the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day championship despite faltering in their last league match against Jharkhand, going down by 45 runs here.
In the East Zone leg of Vijay Hazare trophy, Bengal with 16 points from four matches finished at the top of the table. But there was a three-way tie between Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand, all of whom ended on eight points each.
Earlier, Assam had beaten Jharkhand, while Odisha had beaten Assam. And today Jharkhand defeated Odisha. However, Odisha, with a better run-rate compared to the other two, joined Bengal as the second team from East Zone to qualify.