Karnataka cruise on Ganesh ton

Karnataka cruise on Ganesh ton

Pandey contributes 95 as State register five-wicket win over Goa

Batting first, Goa made 286 for nine in the allotted 50 overs, but Karnataka hun made 289 for five in just 39.2 overs with Ganesh Satish (100) and Manish Pandey (95) leading their charge. In other matches of the day, Tamil Nadu and Hyderabad defeated Kerala and Andhra Pradesh respectively.

Satish’s breezy 100 coupled with Pandey’s fiery 69-ball 95 helped Karnataka overcome a stiff challenge from Goa. Satish, in his 91-ball innings, hit 13 fours and two sixes, while young Pandey cracked five fours and as many sixes. Satish added 51 runs with Robin Uthappa (51; 7x4, 1x6) for the third wicket and was involved in a 173 run stand with Pandey for the fourth wicket.

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka claimed five points, including a bonus point, while Hyderabad gained four points.

Earlier, Goa’s formidable total was built around handy knocks from former Tamil Nadu batsman S Sriram (63; 9X4), Haryana player Ajay Ratra (45) and Saurabh Bandekar (60; 6X4). Left-arm spinner KP Appanna was the pick of Karnataka bowlers, grabbing five wickets for 56 runs, while skipper R Vinaykumar claimed two for 51.

Elsewhere, an unbeaten 98-ball 106 (10x4, 4x6) from KB Arun Karthik powered an under-strength Tamil Nadu to a commanding eight-wicket win. Kerala batsmen appeared all at sea as seamer Chandrasekar Ganapathy (3/42) caused early damage as the visitors were bundled out for 189 in the 50th over. Tamil Nadu then knocked off the runs in 36 overs with Arun leading the way. Partnering Abhinav Mukund (53), Karthik added 149 runs for the second wicket as TN cruised home.

Brief scores: Goa: 286/9 in 50 overs (S Sriram 63, Ajay Ratra 45, Saurabh Bandekar 60, KP Appanna 5-56) lt to Karnataka: 287/5 in 39.2 overs (Manish Pandey 95, Ganesh Satish 100, Robin Uthappa 51).

Kerala: 189 all out in 49.2 overs (RM Fernandez 38, RV Gomez 30; Chandrasekar Ganapathy 3-42) lt to Tamil Nadu: 192/2 in 36 overs (Abhinav Mukund 53, Arun Karthik 106 n.o).

Andhra: 201/8 in 50 overs (D Shiva Kumar 67, Lenin 39; Alfred Absolom 3/53) lt to Hyderabad: 203/8 in 48.4 overs (Ravi Teja 67, Anirudh Singh 58, Amol Shinde 35 n.o.; D Shiva Kumar 3-48).

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