Tame end to match

Rain had the final word as the four-day C K Nayadu Trophy Elite Group A under-19 match between Karnataka and Gujarat ended in a draw without the latter completing their first innings at the JIRS on Monday.

Gujarat were 106 for the loss of one wicket in reply to Karnataka’s first innings score of 488/3 declared when the match was called off after three mandatory overs. Both teams were awarded one point each.

Due to rain and wet ground conditions, play started only in the afternoon. Gujarat, who were 16 for no loss overnight, added 90 runs for the loss of opener Sumeth Gohil. Smit Patel (52 not out) and Dhruv Raval (28 not out) safely negotiated the rest of the day.

Patel faced 101 balls and hit nine boundaries during his knock.

Karnataka’s Kunal Kap­oor, who smashed an unbeaten 202, was declared man of the match.
Karnataka next play Rajasthan in Jaipur from November 2 to 5.

Brief scores: Karnataka: 488/3 decl in 109.4 overs (K L  Rahul 213, Kunal Kapoor 202 n.o., R Samrath 30 n.o.) drew Gujarat: 106/1 in 36 overs (Smit Patel 52 n.o., Dhruv Raval 28 n.o.). Karnataka:1 point, Gujarat:1.

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