Rahul's hundred spurs Karnataka

Opener KL Rahul struck an unbeaten century as Karnataka scored a comfortable seven-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh to enter the quarterfinals of the National one-day championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Put in to bat, UP managed a modest 194 in 45.2 overs with seamer HS Sharath taking three wickets and left-arm spinner KP Appanna chipping in with two wickets.

Karnataka reached the target in 32 overs with opener Rahul hitting an unbeaten 104 off 152 balls with six fours and three sixes.

He added 119 runs for the third wicket with one-drop Ganesh Satish (53).

Karnataka will take on defending champions Bengal in the quarterfinal slated for Thursday.
For UP, their reputed players like skipper Suresh Raina (13), veteran Mohammed Kaif (37), U-19 World Cup winner Akshdeep Nath (29) all got starts but couldn’t convert them into big scores losing wickets at regular intervals.

Assam stun MP

Minnows Assam stunned Madhya Pradesh by four wickets to enter the quarterfinals.
Brief scores: Madhya Pradesh: 210 all out in 48.4 overs (Naman Ojha 72, Udit Birla 74; Abu Nechim Ahmed 5-32) lt to Assam: 211/6 in 45.5 overs (Shib Shankar Roy 97 n.o., Tarjinder Singh 28; Iswar Pandey 2-36).

Score board

UTTAR PRADESH: Prashant Gupta lbw Appanna 34, Tanmay Srivastava c Pandey b Sharath 12, Mohammad Kaif c Mithun b Ganesh 37, Suresh Raina c Gautam b Appanna 13, Arish Alam c Ganesh b Sharath 26, Akshdeep Nath c Sharath b Mithun 29, Ali Murtaza c Gautam b Sharath 5, Eklavya Dwivedi (not out) 19, Imtiaz Ahmed (run out) 0, P Raj Bahadur c Gautam b Vinay 0, Ankit Rajpoot (run out) 2. Extras (B-1, LB-6, W-10) 17. Total (all out, 45.2 overs) 194.

Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-67, 3-96, 4-120, 5-141, 6-155, 7-186, 8-187, 9-188.
Bowling: R Vinay Kumar 8.2-1-23-1, A Mithun 9-1-34-1, HS Sharath 10-1-46-3, Manish Pandey 6-0-19-0, KP Appanna 9-0-42-2, Ganesh Satish 3-0-23-1.

KARNATAKA: KL Rahul (not out) 104, Robin Uthappa lbw Imtiyaz 12, Ganesh Satish c Dwivedi b Imtiyaz 53, Manish Pandey c Dwivedi b Rajpoot 18, CM Gautam (not out) 3. Extras (LB-1, W-6) Total (for 3 wkts, 47.3 overs) 197.

Bowling: AS Rajpoot 10-1-38-1, Imtiyaz Ahmad 12-1-52-2, P Raj Bahadur 10-0-34-0, Ali Murtaza 10-0-50-0, Prashant Gupta 3.3-0-15-0, Arish Alam 1-0-6-0, Suesh Raina 1-0-1-0.

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