Karnataka crash to massive defeat

Karnataka crashed to a stunning 108-run loss against Goa in the South Zone T20 tournament for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, suffering their third loss here on Friday

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Electing to bat first, Goa rode on Sagun Kamat’s blistering 61-ball 95 and Swapnil Asnodkar’s 40-ball 51 to post an impressive 174/6 from their allotted 20 overs.

Captain R Vinay Kumar, with 3-14 of his four overs, was the lone bright spot amongst the bowlers who went for plenty amidst the Kamat and Asnodkar assault.

Needing to chase at 8.75 runs per over, Karnataka had very little choice but to attack from the start but their hopes were in tatters when both the openers -- Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey -- were dismissed within seven balls.

Thereafter, Karnataka could not recover, folding up for a dismal 66 in 13.2 overs.Brief scores: At Visakhapatnam: Goa: 174/6 in 20 overs (Sagun Kamat 95, Swapnil Asnodkar 51; R Vinay Kumar 3-14, S Arvind 2-31) bt Karnataka: 66 all out in 13.2 overs (Harshad 2-7, Amit Yadav 2-9, Darshan Misal 3-16).

 Tamil Nadu: 156/4 in 20 overs (Murali Vijay 87, Baba Aparajith 28; Padmanabhan Prasanth 2-28) lt to Kerala: 159/8 in 19.2 overs (VA Jagadeesh 31, Rohan Prem 45, Jafar Jamal 41; Sunil Sam 2-17, Yo Mahesh 3-38).

At Vizianagaram: Hyderabad: 76 all out in 20 overs (Bodavarapu Sudhakar 3-9, Duvvarapu Shivkumar 4-6, Swaroop Kumar 2-17) lt to Andhra: 77/2 in 11.3 overs (Prasanth Kumar 33 n.o., Jyothi Sai Krishna 33).

Gambhir shines

Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a breezy unbeaten 75 as Delhi cruised to a nine-wicket win over Haryana to record their fourth straight victory in a North Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on Friday.

Brief scores: Haryana: 140/7 in 20 overs (Guntashveer Singh 64, Avi Barot 51; Ishant Sharma 4-9) lt to Delhi: 142/1 in 17.3 overs (Gautam Gambhir 75 n.o., Virender Sehwag 49).

Himachal Pradesh: 127/8 in 20 overs (Rishi Dhawan 44; Waseem Raza 3-21) bt J&K: 110 all out in 19.3 overs (Abid Nabi 39, Pranav Gupta 28; Akshay Chauhan 4-16).Punjab: 154/6 in 20 overs (Harbhajan Singh 78, Himanshu Chawla 50; Arnav Kush 2-37) bt Services: 145/9 in 20 overs (Soumya Swain 46; Rahul Sharma 4-21). 

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