Nikin slams ton in Mysore victory

SJ Nikin Jose starred with a century as Mysore Zone beat Dharwad Zone by 45 runs in the KSCA under-23 inter-mofussil cricket tournament here.

Batting first, Mysore, on the back of Jose’s 130 and half-centuries from Kishan S Bedare (68) and Preetham (52), posted 306/5 in 50 overs. Darshan Patil (2/44) and Naveen G (2/60) shared four wickets amongst them for Dharwad.

In reply, Darshan (60) led the chase, with Mohammed Azeem (52) and Vittal Habib (59) also making vital contributions as Dharwad put up a good fight before being restricted for 261/8 in 50 overs. 

Brief scores: at Aditya: Mysore Zone: 306/5 in 50 overs (Preetham 52, SJ Nikin Jose 130, Kishan S Bedare 68, Vishnu 28 n.o.; Darshan Patil 2-44, Naveen G 2-60) bt Dharwad Zone: 261/8 in 50 overs (Mohammed Azeem 52, Vittal Habib 59, Darshan Patil 60; Yogesh 2-60).

At Alur (3): Mangalore Zone: 285/4 in 50 overs (Pavan Raj 119 n.o., Nehal D Souza 102, Syed Mustafa 2-42) bt Tumkur Zone: 116 all out in 44 overs (Pavan Gokhale 2-20, Dravid Rao 4-21).

At BGS: Shimoga Zone: 136 all out in 41 overs (Jayanth Bhat 25, Saurabh 25, Manoj AV 26 n.o., Sheetal Kumar 2-26, Anand D 3-27, Akshay Biradar 2-15, Venkatesh P 2-13) lt to Raichur Zone: 137/6 in 30.2 overs (Manoj Bhandage 53, Avinash D 34, Abhyudaya 2-31, Kaushik AN 3-37).

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