In a low-scoring championship round, Oriental were put in to bat and scored a modest 168 after a good start by opening pair S Vidyanand and Rakesh Kaushal, who put on 53 runs. But United India's Muthu Pandiyan restricted Oriental with four for 20 in a tight spell.
United were on course with Pandiyan and V Bhatkar putting on 58 for the third wicket as they reached 100 for five. But Pandiyan's unfortunate run out triggered a collapse and United lost their last five wickets for 43 runs even as last pair G Jaikumar and Uday Deshpande put on 26 runs.
Oriental's Nishant Sharma earned him the man of the match for snaring five for 25.
Brief Scores: Oriental Insurance 168 all out in 38.4 overs (S Vidyanand 29, Rakesh Kaushal 26; Muthu Pandiyan 4-20, Uday Deshpande 2-38) bt United India 143 all out in 33.4 overs (Muthu Pandiyan 36, Vikas Bhatkar 23; Nishant Sharma 5-25, Arun Yadav 2-16) by 26 runs.
MoM: Muthu Pandiyan.
Best Batsman: Chetan Shukla (GIC Re) Best Bowler: Arun Yadav (Oriental) Best Fielder: S. Vidyanand (Oriental) Man of the Tournament: Muthu Pandiyan (United Insurance).
UNI GS SSS SAM KP2004