Karnataka in semis

Karnataka progressed to the semifinals of the under-25 Col CK Nayudu Trophy after gaining the all important first innings lead against Himachal Pradesh on the fourth and final day of their match at Amtan, HP. 

Resuming at 265/5, HP were soon bowled out for 317 in 94.5 overs – conceding a first innings lead of 285. David Mathias (5-78) and Aditya B Sagar (4-61) impressed with the ball for the 

In their second innings, Mayank Agarwal (118, 159b, 12x4) stroked a century to further strengthen Karnataka’s stranglehold in the match. 

The visitors had reached 239/4 in 57 overs when the umpires decided to call off the game. Liyan Khan (52) and J Suchith (50 n.o.) alse made decent contributions.

In the semifinals which start on January 14, Karnataka will take on Gujarat at Ahmedabad while Kerala will face Maharashtra in the other semifinal at Thalassery.

Brief Scores: Karnataka: 602/9 and 239/4 in 57 overs (Mayank Agarwal 118, Liyan Khan 52, J Suchith 50 n.o.; AK Rana 2-49) decl drew with Himachal Pradesh (O/n: 265/5) 317 all out in 94.5 overs (SL Verma 136, AK Kaushik 52; Aditya B Sagar 4-61, David Mathias 5-78). 

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