All-round Bajaj stars as Raichur dominate

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Madhav Bajaj (141, 7/69) produced an all-round performance as Raichur Zone earned three points after securing a draw against Bangalore Zone in a keenly fought contest in the under-14 KSCA inter-zonal cricket tournament here on Friday.

Batting first, Bangalore were bundled out for a paltry 162 runs in 78.5 overs, with Prithvi and Nitesh Gowda scoring 56 and 30 runs respectively. Madhav picked three wickets for Raichur.

In reply, Raichur Zone rode on Madhav’s ton (141) and Vijay Reddy’s (52) half century to score 320/8 in 90 overs, taking a lead of 158 runs in the process.

In their second essay, Bangalore made 124/7 in 45 overs, with Prajwal contributing 26 runs. Madhav with figures of 4/44 was wrecker-in chief again for Raichur Zone.

Brief scores: Bangalore Zone: 162 all out in 78.5 overs (Prithvi 56, Nitesh Gowda 30; Yashwanth 2-30, Naveen Kumar 2-50, Madhav Bajaj 3-25) and 124/7 in 45 overs (Prajwal P 26, Naveen Kumar 2-41, Madhav Bajaj 4-44) drew with Raichur Zone: 320/8 in 90 overs (Thippa Reddy 39, Vijay Reddy 52, Madhav Bajaj 141, Naveen Kumar 30 n.o.; Paras Arya 3-32, Sayan Arjun 4-51). Raichur Zone: 3; Bangalore Zone: 1.

Mangalore Zone: 247/8 in 90 overs (Azaan Thota 51, Raveend S 34 n.o., Karambaiah MK 25, Tushar Bangera 66; Aditya Mani 2-68, Kushal Gowda R 2-50, Smaran 3-41) and 67/1 in 18 overs (Macniel Noronha 25 n.o.) drew with Combined City XI: 312 all out in 83.1 overs (Sai Samarth 68, Aryan Shilotri 53, Yashwanth BN 31, Akshan

Rao 52, Smaran 38; Mac Melroy D’Souza 3/74, Azaan Thota 2-57, Raveend S 2-23). Combined City XI: 3 Points; Mangalore Zone: 1 Point.

Secretary’s XI: 216 all out in 78.4 overs (Prateek KL 31, Adithya NG 71, Manoveer 37, Bharghav 35; Sibtan Ali 2-57, Abhinoam Jacob 4-40) and 160 all out in 57.3 overs (Prithvi Sadanand 41, Prateek KL 25; Lankesh 6-42, Anish Suman 2-18) drew with Mysore Zone: 136 all out in 74.2 overs (Bharghav 4-47, Vishruth 3-23)and 20/3 in 8 overs (Akul 2-4). Secretary’s XI: 3; Mysore Zone: 1.

 President’s XI: 92 all out in 56 overs (Mayankraj Patil 4-26, Sidharth Godhwani 3-5) and 250 all out in 105.3 overs (Gautham Ajey 28, Gautham Dileep 86, Khush P Bhansali 38, Sidharth Godhwani 2-35, Omkar Vernekar 5-73) drew with Dharwad Zone: 195 all out in 66.5 overs (Aditya Shanbhog 64, Akhilesh Vernekar 25, Mayank Raj Patil 38; Bhuvan 3-33, Sanket SB 4-71, Sanket S Prabhu 3-52). Dharwad Zone: 3; President’s XI: 1.

Bangalore City: 235/9 in 90 overs (Danish 124; Tarun TK 2-24, Aprameya Bharadwaj 4-51) and 46/1 in 21 overs (Aryan S 25 n.o.) drew with Vice President’s XI: 265 all out in 89.5 overs (Shray Singh Choudhary 27, Rakshit K 41, Bradlee 54 n.o., Priyal Singh 54, Ninad R 2-84, Sanjay K 4-43, Sagar 2-39). Vice President’s XI: 3; Bangalore City: 1.

Tumkur Zone: 120 all out in 50.3 overs (Sumanth N 43 n.o.; Shamanth SM 6-47) and 222 all out in 91.1 overs (Rishil M Reddy 61, Vibhushan 61, Chiranjeevi T 30; Shamanth SM 5-59, Vasu 2-38, Shreyank Sagar 2-49) drew with Shimoga Zone: 208 all out in 60 overs (Mohammed Hamza 39, Shamanth SM 50, Vasu 59; Poojith U Karadi 2-26, Sumanth N 2-22, Basavesh TG 2-4) and 63/5 in 20 overs (Shivam Singh 2-27, Shreyas Gowda 2-24). Shimoga Zone: 3; Tumkur Zone: 1.

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