Deodhar Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's slams ton in vain as Karnataka post narrow win over India B

Karnataka pulled off a narrow six-run victory over India 'B' to start their campaign in the Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament on a positive note in Dharamsala on Tuesday.

PTI, March 05, 2018

Dharamsala: Karnataka pulled off a narrow six-run victory over India 'B' to start their campaign in the Deodhar Trophy cricket tournament on a positive note in Dharamsala on Tuesday.

Batting first after winning the toss, Karnataka notched a challenging 296 for eight in the allotted 50 overs.

Ravikumar Samarth top-scored for Karnataka with a brisk 117 off 115 balls as the Vijay Hazare Trophy winners closed in on 300 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium.

File image of Manoj Tiwary. Reuters

File image of Manoj Tiwary. Reuters

Manoj Tiwary slammed a breezy century (120 off 110 balls) and anchored India 'B' chase, but his dismissal in the 42nd over triggered a collapse that saw the team stop at 290 for nine in 50 overs.

India 'B' were reduced to 23 for three in the seventh over and then 108 for four, but a century partnership between Bengal skipper Tiwary and Mumbai's Siddhesh Lad (70 off 78 balls) brought the team back into the game.

However, India 'B' lost their way after Tiwary was sent back by leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal, and even Lad could not help his team cross the line.

Tiwary's knock was laced with 10 boundaries and four sixes, while Lad found the fence six times.

Gopal was the most successful bowler for Karnataka, returning figures of 3/29, while off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham took the wicket of Lad at a crucial juncture.

M Prasidh Krishna picked up two wickets, including that of Hanuma Vihari, whose 76-ball 95 guided India 'B' to an eight-wicket win over India 'A' in the tournament's opening match on Sunday.

Earlier, Samarth's knock was the pivot around which the Karnataka innings revolved.

He hit 13 boundaries and a six.

In-form opener Mayank Agarwal smashed 44 off 40 balls, but skipper Karun Nair missed out after getting out for 10.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2018





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
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1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
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1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114