Jayesh, Abhiram spur B'lore Zone

Jayesh Babu and Abhiram shone for Bangalore Zone as they drew against Combined City XI in the KSCA inter-zonal under-19 tournament played at Aditya Global turf here.

Bangalore batted first and posted 293 all out in 89 overs thanks to a patient knock of 132 from Jayesh. In an innings that came off 235 balls, Jayesh struck 16 fours and two sixes.

Left-arm spinner Aman Khan produced the goods for Combined City with the ball as he went on to return figures of five for 66. Combined City’s batsmen let their team down but were lucky to grab two points as they were 180/9 in 67.5 overs, when the match was called off.

Lochan Appanna top scored with 52, while Abhiram’s performance of five for 47 ensured Bangalore kept getting wickets at regular intervals. Both sides were awarded two points.

Brief scores: At Aditya Global: Bangalore Zone: 293 all out in 89 overs (Jayesh Babu 132, Abhiram 36, Mohd. Waseem 29, Nitesh Sedai 33; Kushal S Gowda 3-45, Aman Khan 5-66) drew Combined City XI: 180/9 in 67.5 overs (Lochan Appanna 52, Rishi Bopanna SA 41; Nitesh Sedai 3-36, Abhiram 5-47) Bangalore Zone: 2 points; Combined City XI: 2 points.

At Green Sports Village: Combined Mofussil XI: 200 all out in 70.5 overs (Sagar 100; Punith A 4-40, Abhilash Shetty 2-38, Angad Raj 2-32) and 37/1 in 23 overs (Abhilash Shetty 1-6) drew Moffusil XI: 231 all out in 84.4 overs (Kaustab 46, Saurav SR 45, Shubham G 26 n.o.; Thushar Hari Krishna 7-50) Mofussil XI: 3; Combined Mofussil XI: 1.

At BGS: Bangalore City XI: 184 all out in 82 overs (Raj Kumar SM 32, Skanda Rao 51, Shreyas BM 26; Aditya S 2-38, Anchit 2-20, Likith Bannur 3-47, Ajay HS 2-7) drew Presidents’s XI: 227/6 in 86 overs (Shivakumar BU 27, Aditya S 52, Abheet Kuthpady 60; Tanish Mahesh 2-46, Shreyas BM 2-59) Presidents’s XI: 3; Bangalore City XI: 1.

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