Karnataka boys rout Vidarbha

Karnataka boys rout Vidarbha

 Shashank K (5/39) and Ruchir Joshi (4/29 and 3/71) shone with the ball as Karnataka registered a 10-wicket victory over Vidharba in the Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19) cricket match here on Saturday.

Batting first, Vidharba were bundled out for a meagre 126 in 53.2 overs, with Mohit Kale scoring 66 runs. Shashank and Ruchir (4/29) did the damage for Karnataka.

In reply, Karnataka rode on Nikin Jose’s 97, who was ably supported by Shivakumar BU (48) and Likhit Bannur (37), to overhaul the total and set up a lead of 200 runs. Aditya Thakare (4/43) and Mohit Raut (3/60) took the wickets for Vidharba.

In the second innings, Mohit (87) again batted well for Vidharba as they made 219 in 64 overs, setting a 19-run target. Ruchir claimed three wickets for the hosts. Chasing the target, Karnataka reached the mark (21) in 5.1 overs.

Brief scores: U-19: At Alur 2: Vidharba: 121 all out in 53.2 overs (Mohit Kale 66; Shashank K 5-39, Ruchir Joshi 4-29) and 215 all out in 64 overs (Pramod Wagh 29, Ankush Wakode 49, Mohit Kale 87 n.o.; Ruchir Joshi 3-71, Likhit Bannur 2-35, Vyshak Vijaykumar 3-55) lt to Karnataka: 326 all out in 114.3 overs (Nikin Jose 97, Sujith N Gowda 26, Vishnu Priyan 31, Shivakumar BU 48, Sujay Satheri 35, Likhit Bannur 37; Aditya Thakare 4-43, Mohit Raut 3-60) and 21 in 5.1 overs.