Verma's knock lifts Himachal

SL Verma’s unbeaten 121 lifted Himachal Pradesh to 265/5 in 79 overs against Karnataka on the third day of their four-day under-25 quarterfinal match for the CK Nayudu Trophy in Amtan, Himachal Pradesh. 

After the visitors, resuming on their overnight score of 549/9, declared after reaching 602, their bowlers had made inroads into the Himachal batting line-up before the unroken stand between Verma and AK Kaushik (52 batting) brought the hosts back into the enounter.

They, however, still trail by 337 runs. In the morning session, K Hoysala (50 not out) and Aditya B Sagar (61 not out) helped themselves to half-centuries 

Brief scores: Karnataka: (O/n: 549/9) 602/9 decl in 189 overs (Aditya B Sagar 61 n.o., K Hoysalo 50 n.o.; AP Vasisht 3-128, AK Kaushik 3-131) vs Himachal Pradesh: 265/5 in 79 overs (SL Verma 121 batting, AR Kalsi 34, AK Kaushik 52 batting; Aditya B Sagar 2-37, David Mathias 2-52).

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