Andhra bag crown

Andhra outplayed hosts Karnataka by 44 runs to emerge champions in the South Zone under-19 one-day tournament for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy at the Aditya Global Academy ground here on Friday.

Andhra, who needed to win their last match to topple Karnataka in the  league table, won with a bonus point to clinch the championship. They finished with 20 points, while Karnataka came second with 17.

Electing to bat, Andhra made 206 before being bowled out in 48.3 overs. G Jayvardhan (50, 83b, 4x6) and Karan Shinde (53, 78b, 4x6, 1x6) were the main run getters. Prateek Jain was the most successful Karnataka bowler returning figures of 4-48.

In reply, Karnataka were bundled out for 162 in 42 overs. Nirmal S (39, 27b, 6x4, 1x6) and KN Bharat 44 (65b, 3x4) waged a battle for hosts who eventually fell way off the target. Vineel Kumar claimed 3-25 for Andhra.

Brief scores: At Aditya Global Academy: Andhra: 206 all out in 48.3 overs (G Jayvardhan 50, Karan Shinde 53;  Prateek Jain 4-48, Shreyas Gopal 2-42) bt Karnataka 162 all out in 42 overs (Nirmal S 39, K N Bharat 44, Shreyas Gopal 25; D Naren Reddy 2-35, Sneha Kishore 2-37, Srikrishna 2-27, Vineel Kumar 3-25). Andhra: 5 points; Karnataka: -1.

At Chinnaswamy: Tamil Nadu: 110 all out in 27.5 overs (Shahrukh Khan M 54, Vasanth B 26; C V Milind 5-39, Rajath Ramesh 2-26, Shahdab Tumbi 3-30) lt to Hyderabad: 114/2 in 26.5 overs (G H Vihari 52 n.o., G Rahul Singh  40 n.o.) Hyderabad: 5; Tamil Nadu: -1.
At BGS: Kerala: 232/6 in 50 overs (Fabid Ahmed 64 n.o., Subin S 48 n.o.; Vipul Deshprabhu 3-46, Amulya Pandrekar 2-41) bt Goa: 204 all out in 47.4 Overs (Snehal Kauthankar 52, Srinivas Fadte 41, Lakshay Garg 28, Kevin D’Costa 30 n.o.; Fabid Ahmed 4-33, Siva Raj 3-42). Kerala: 4; Goa: 0.
Final standings: Andhra: 20, 1; Karnataka: 17, 2; Hyderabad: 12, 3; Kerala: 10, 4; Tamil Nadu: 5, 5; Goa: -4, 6.

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