Cricket

Deodhar Trophy: Karnataka enter tournament final with clinical 65-run victory over India A

  • PTI
  • March 7th, 2018
  • 0:06:06 IST

Dharamsala: Vijay Hazare champions Karnataka continued their domination in 50-over format with a clinical 65-run victory over India A to enter the final of the Deodhar Trophy, where they will meet Shreyas Iyer-led India B.

After beating the 'B' team by 6 runs in a closely-fought encounter on Monday, Karnataka dominated the one-sided encounter against 'A' team scoring a mammoth 339 for 4, riding on Ravikumar Samarth's (85 off 87 balls) and all-rounder Pawan Deshpande's (95 off 87 balls).

Representative photo. Getty Images

Representative photo. Getty Images

It was Samarth's second score of note in the tournament, having hit 117 against the B team.

The duo added 137 runs for third wicket to lay a foundation on which, Stuart Binny (37 off 24) and wicketkeeper CM Gautam (49 off 26 balls) added 72 runs in only 6.1 overs.

Mohammed Shami had a horrendous outing being hit for 96 in his 10 overs.

Gautham's innings had four sixes and two fours while Deshpande hit 10 fours and a six.

In reply, India A were all-out for 274 in 39.5 overs with Unmukt Chand (81 off 70 balls) and Ishan Kishan (73 off 62 balls).

Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham grabbed 4 for 52 in 10 overs to finish as the best bowler.

India B are in the finals having defeated India A in the opening game of the tournament.

Brief Scores: Karnataka 339/4 (Ravikumar Samarth 85, Pawan Deshpande 95, VCM Gautam 49) beat India A 274 all out in 39.5 overs (Unmukt Chand 81, Ishan Kishan 73, Krishnappa Gowtham 4/52).

Updated Date: March 07, 2018 00:06:06 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

MCC President Kumar Sangakkara condemns incidents of racism in India vs Australia series
First Cricket News

MCC President Kumar Sangakkara condemns incidents of racism in India vs Australia series

Play was halted for a few minutes at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of racial abuse from a section of the crowd, leading to the expulsion of six spectators and an unreserved apology from Cricket Australia.

Emirates Cricket Board calls off ODI between UAE and Ireland following string of COVID-19 cases
First Cricket News

Emirates Cricket Board calls off ODI between UAE and Ireland following string of COVID-19 cases

"Emirates Cricket Board confirms that tomorrow's match... against Ireland has been suspended," a statement from the board said.

Will be available to play for Pakistan again once Misbah and Co leave, says Mohammad Amir
First Cricket News

Will be available to play for Pakistan again once Misbah and Co leave, says Mohammad Amir

Last week, Amir had also talked about a desperate need for a change in the environment of the Pakistan dressing room.