Karnataka ride on Satish ton

Cricket: Col CK Nayudu Trophy: Appanna too sparkles in eight-wicket win over J&K


The hosts crusheAll elegance: Karnataka skipper Ganesh Satish drives through the off-side during his  unbeaten century against Jammu & Kashmir at the Chinnaswamy stadium. DH Photod Jammu & Kashmir, in control for the first day and a half before totally fading away, by eight wickets with more than a day to spare in their all-India U-22 league tie for the Col CK Nayudu Trophy.

Having conceded a 93-run deficit, Karnataka had hit back through Appanna late on the second evening to reduce J&K to 101 for six and an overall lead of 194.

J&K’s resistance on the third morning lasted just 39 minutes and 9.5 overs as Karnataka were all over them like a bad rash. Unsurprisingly, it was Appanna who procured the breakthrough, having the left-handed Manik Gupta caught at leg-slip in the day’s second over, and the rest was normal service as J&K crumbled to 129 all out.

Appanna built on overnight figures of five for 35 to finish with impressive numbers -- 21.5-3-49-7 -- while paceman A Mithun picked up the two remaining wickets to fall on Friday.

That left Karnataka needing 223 for an outright win with time not a factor at all. The momentum had clearly shifted the home side’s way, and not even the relatively early loss of Nitin Bille made a difference as Satish -- who made a huge hundred against Mumbai last week -- involved himself in a second-wicket stand with KB Pawan.

Both right-handers, having already played for the State at the first-class level, were largely untroubled, though they did play first-innings destroyers Mehraj Din Dar and Rahil Singh with the respect they commanded. Pawan was the rock, making his way to 68 (199m, 166b, 8x4) while Satish was more strokeful during an unbeaten 108 (210m, 176b, 19x4) as the two put on 126 (142m, 230b).

With Kunal Kapoor for company, Satish piloted his team to 225 for two and five points for a job well done after a poor beginning.

Brief scores: Jammu & Kashmir: 286 all out in 92.5 overs and 129 all out in 43.5 overs (Adil Reshi 25, Parvez Rasool 35; A Mithun 2-34, KP Appanna 7-49) lt to Karnataka: 193 all out in 53.5 overs and 225/2 in 73.4 overs (KB Pawan 68, Ganesh Satish 108 n.o., Kunal Kapoor 25 n.o.).

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