Mangalore, Bangalore advance; Calicut drowns Mysore

South Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament: Arjun Hoysala hits another ton in South Zone inter-varsity Cricket

It was a day of mixed feeling for Karnataka universities on the tenth day of the South Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament. While batting powerhouse Bangalore University and Mangalore University found their place in the next round , Mysore University crashed out of the 83-team participating tournament, after a 83-run defeat to University of Calicut, on Monday.

At NITK-Ground 1 in Surathkal, Bangalore had scored a mammoth 328 for seven in allotted 50 overs against the Bharathiar University Chennai, thanks to the inform-batsman Arjun Hoysala. The opener, who scored an unbeaten 233 against KLEF University a few days ago, scored second century in style. He scored 133 off 127 balls with 13 fours and a six. Ullas scored a swashbuckling 60, to support the opener.
In reply, the Chennai team was restricted to 118 for 9 in 31.1 overs as Bangalore bowlers Stalin Hoover and Nishit took three wickets each. Bangalore moved into the third round.

Enter pre-quarters

At Manipal University Ground 2, Mangalore University beat Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam by four wickets. MG Kottayam were all out for 132 in 40.4 overs. Right hand opener Rohit Rajnish scored a well crafted 58. Right arm tweaker Ritesh B took three wickets with his off spin for the Mangalore side. In reply, Mangalore crossed the target in 42 overs for the loss of six wickets.

At Manipal University Ground 1, University of Calicut crushed  Mysore University from the tourney with a convincing 83 runs victory. Batting first, Calicut were all out for 179 in 44.3 overs. In reply, Mysore were all out for 96 by the Kozhikode bowlers.
At Udupi MGM College Ground, University of Calicut beat VIT Vellore by five wickets. After restricting Vellore for 148 in 36.1 over, Kozhikode side scored 149 for five in 31.5 overs, thanks to a half century from Rahul P (52).

Brief scores:
        At MIT: JNTU, Anantapur beat Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi by five wickets. CUSAT, Kochi 144 all out in 46.4 overs (Sri Hari 42, Manu Vijayan 24. Chakri 3 for 18, Shashikant 4 for 22). JNTU, Anantapur 145 for 5 in 34 overs ( Keshav Kumar 53 n.o. Vaishnav 3 for 32).

At Manipal University Ground 1: University of Calicut beat Mysore University by 83 runs. University of Calicut 179 all out  in 44.3 overs (Davis J Manavalan 39, Akhil Haran 26, Fausad 26, Abhishek Tiwari 26. Sharvin 3 for 37, Shantaraj 2 for 17). Mysore University 96 all out in 36.1 0vers. (Naveen M 54. Mohammed 4 for 27, Ramesh 2 for 17).

At Manipal University Ground 2: Mangalore University beat Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam by four wickets. MG University, Kottayam 132 all out in 40.4 overs. (Rohit Rajnish 58, Vinoop Manoharan 16. Darshan 2 for 18, Pavan Gokhale 2 for 21, Shameek 2 for 33, Ritesh B 3 for 19). Mangalore U 133 for 6 in 42 overs (Ashreen 34, Navin MG. 31, Mahesh Shenoy 22 n.o. Mohd Kabir 2 for 11, Vinoop Manoharan 2 for 27).

At MGM College: University of Kerala beat VIT Vellore by five wickets. VIT, Vellore 148 all out in 36.1 overs (Akash Sumra 64, Unnikrishnan 25, Satyanarayan 19. Ajeesh 2 for 30, Akhil Das 2 for 28, Balu D 3 for 12) University of Kerala 149 for five in 31.5 overs ( Rahul P 512 n.o., Balu D 32 n.o. Ankit Agarwal 2 for 30, Akash Sumra 2 for 19).

At NIT-K, Surathkal Ground 1: Bangalore University beat Bharathiar University, Coimbatore by 210 runs. Bangalore University 328 for 7 in 50 overs ( Arjun Hoysala 133, Ullas 60, Raj Kumnar 37, Hemant Kumar 20. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 118 for 9 in 31.1 overs (Abhinav 35,, Manikantan 27. S Hoover 3 for 21, Nishit 3 for 20).

At NIT-K Surathkal Ground 2: Bharath University, Chennai beat Kalasalingam University, Sriviliputur, Tamil Nadu by 129 runs. Bharath University, Chennai 292 for 7 in 50 overs (Surendar S 121 (93b, 19 fours), Vishnu Raja 54, , Mukesh Kumar 2 for 55). Kalasalingam University, Sriviliputur 163 all out in 37.1 overs ( Mukesh Kumar 30, Vigneshwaran 42. Vigneshpathy 4 for 27).

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