How the tables look
After seven rounds of matches, it’s Mumbai, Baroda, Punjab, Delhi, Vidarbha and Kerala who have made it directly to the quarter-finals. Assam, Bengal, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, meanwhile, will have to qualify for the final eight via the preliminary quarter-finals.
Group A saw a close contest, with Mumbai, Baroda and Hyderabad all winning six of their seven games. But Hyderabad missed out due to inferior net run rate (NRR).
In Group B, Kerala also won six games, and Assam finished second with 20 points. Himachal Pradesh also finished with 20 points, but missed out, having lost their game against Assam – the head-to-head record is what matters when two teams are level on points; when more than two teams are on level points, NRR comes into play.
Punjab won all but one of their Group C matches and topped the table, with Gujarat behind them with five wins. Saurashtra also finished level on points with Gujarat, and had a better net run rate, but Gujarat pipped them due to the head-to-head record.
Group D saw a three-way tie at the top of the table, with Vidarbha, Bengal and Jharkhand all finishing with four wins, but Jharkhand had the worst net run rate of the three.
Delhi dominated Group E, winning five of their six games. Uttar Pradesh managed the best net run rate among the four teams that finished below Delhi with 14 points.
Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh will face off in Mohali on Tuesday, followed by the second preliminary quarter-final between Assam and Bengal at the same venue.
Riyan Parag helps Assam clinch a thriller
After being put in to bat, Assam smashed 231, with wicketkeeper Sumit Ghadigaonkar hitting 71 off 43 balls and Parag smashing 72 off 37, as the two put on a 120-run stand.
But Himachal Pradesh fought back hard and looked like they would take the game away. Opener Prashant Chopra set the platform with his 51-ball 88 and it was Rishi Dhawan who almost led his team to victory with an unbeaten 31-ball 72, but they fell just two runs short in the end.
In the end, the win helped Assam not just finish level on points with Himachal Pradesh, but also get the head-to-head advantage they needed to finish second in the group.
Ravi Teja shines but Hyderabad miss out
Hit for 16 runs by a marauding Yashasvi Jaiswal in his first three balls, he hit back by dismissing Jaiswal on the fourth. He then dismissed Ajinka Rahane, Shivam Dube and Shams Mulani as Mumbai were restricted to 132 for 8. It was Mumbai’s only defeat in the group stage.
Sai Kishore retires out
Tamil Nadu finished with 154, which was not enough as Madhya Pradesh recorded a comfortable victory. It turned out to be a disappointing season overall for Tamil Nadu, managing just three wins and finishing fifth in their group.
Abhimanyu Bose is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo