Arjun Hoysala scores double century against KLEFU

Bangalore varsity piles up massive 428 runs; wins by 260 runs

Arjun Hoysala scores double century against KLEFU

Swashbuckling batsman Arjun Hoysala found his career best knock of 233 not out, which inspired the Bangalore University to register a massive 260 runs victory over Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University, Vaddeswaram, on the fifth day of the South Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament at NITK Surathkal Ground-2 on Wednesday.

Opted to bat first, Bangalore varsity piled up 428 runs in 50 overs against the sub standard attack of Vaddeswaram boys for the loss of four wickets, with the help of double ton from Arjun, who was aptly supported by Stalin, who scored 64 runs.

The left-hander, who faced the first and last ball of his team’s innings, batted for more than three and half hours, facing 162 balls, of which 29 found their place beyond the boundary line. Arjun, who represented Karnataka in Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 age categories, also played for Belgaum Panthers in the Karnataka Premier League, state’s premier T-20 championship. The left-hander batsman played shots handsomely, showing a great level of fitness too.

He did that with a flourish to better his previous best of 157 against Bishop Cotton in the Parle Trophy way back in 2005. The hard-hitting Masters in Business Administration student of Surana College said he was working hard to get into the Ranji side.
The KLEFU put chilly paste over their wound as the umpires Vasanth Raj Prakash and Pavithra Kumar awarded 16 runs as penalty for slow over rate.

In reply, KLEFU managed to score just 168 in 36 overs. Right hand middle order batsman Jayadrath scored 70 runs for the Andhra team.

Hosts Manipal University moved up with a 139-run win over MANU University from Hyderabad. Put in to bat, the host batsmen scored 251 in 49.3 overs. Good knocks came from Mayank Dayal who made a 72-ball 72 with eight fours and two sixes, Nishanth V who made a 58-ball 58 with eight fours and Bharat Negi who contributed 40. In reply, the Hyderabad lads were shot out for 112. Yeshraj Sharma and Sumit Agarwal shared three wickets each and Arif Musoor picked up two.

Brief Scores:

At MIT: Manipal University 251 in 49.3 overs: ( Mayank Dayal 72, Nishanth V 58, Bharat Negi 40, Anshul Augnivansh 12, Sumit Agarwal 11. M Imran 3 for 32, M Raheed 2 for 40, Dilshad Ahmed 2 for 44). NANU, Hyderabad 112 in 21.2 overs: ( Mohammed Imran 11, Mohammed Haseen 24, Dilshad Ahmed 25. Yeshraj Sharma 3 for 13, Sumit Agarwal 3 for 18, Arif Musoor 2 for 5).

At Manipal University Ground 1: JNTU Kakinada 90 in 33.4 overs (Praneet Kumar 46. V Marisamy 4 for 15, Raramasivam 2 for 30 and Perisamy 2 for nine). Madurai Kamaraj, Madurai 93 for seven in 18.1 overs: ( Manoj Kumar 39, Suresh Kumar 14. Praneet Kumar 4 for 16, Praveen 2 for 12).

 At Manipal University Ground 2: Annamalai Tamil Nadu 125 in 42 overs ( Prabhakaran 14, Arvind 28, Nagarathinam, Siva Kumar 13 n.o. Malairaja M 3 for 30, Rajaviknesh R 2 for 15). Pondicherry 80 in 32 overs. ( Raghuram 20, Kengatharam R 21, Malairaja 10. Siva Kumar 4 for 25, Prabhakaran 3 for 17, Tamil Malarvannan 2 for 7).

At MGM College Ground: Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Tech, Kerala 54 in 21.2 overs. (Saydh Moosa Ali 28. Raghunath 5 for 16 and Ramanath 3 for 17). Kalasalingam University 55 for no loss in 7.5 overs (Milton E 25).

At NIT-K, Surathkal Ground 1: Central University Gulbarga 46 in 17.4 overs (Mark 10, Anish 10, Srikant 15. Karthikeyan 5 for 22, Shivkumar 2 for 8). Bharath University, Chennai 50 for no loss in 3.2 overs (Samarajan 32 and Vigneshpathi 13).

At NIT-K, Surathkal Ground 2: Bangalore University 428 for four in 50 overs. ( Arjun Hoysala 233 n.o Stalin 64, Ullas 29, Hemant 24). KLEF Vaddeswaram 168 in 36 overs (Jaybharath 70, Mohat Reddy 19, Anvesh 18. Girish MK 4 for 25, Nagaraj 2 for 19, Anil IG 3 for 34).

At SMS College, Brahmavar: Gulbarga University 186 in 38. 4 overs: (Saikumar 36, Veeresh 34, Harish P 20, Rahul Raj 17. D Chandrasekhar 3 for 13, Anil Kumar 3 for 32, R Kumar 2 for 19). Srikrishna Devaraya Ananthapur 188 for 2 in 31.5 overs (S Thahir 71 n.o., Harshvardhan 40, Manikata 37. Rahul Raj 2 for 29).

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