Vijay Hazare: Karnataka qualify for knock-out, Kerala, Baroda also win

Updated: 18 February 2013 21:44 IST

India discard Yusuf Pathan played a captain's knock with a strokeful 116 as Baroda scored a narrow one-wicket win over Saurashtra in a thrilling high-scoring West Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day Championship match in Pune.

Karnataka registered their fourth successive victory in the South Zone leg, beating Hyderabad by 47 runs to qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition.

Karnataka now have 16 points from four games and are assured of a berth among 10 teams who will be vying for the top honours.

Put into bat, Karnataka posted a formidable total of 305 for nine, largely due to centuries from openers Lokesh Rahul (110, 107 balls, 9x4) and Robin Uthappa (103, 108, 10x4), who added 206 for the first wicket.

Manish Pandey with a 39-ball-42 was the only other contributor. In reply, Hyderabad were all-out for 258 in 46.4 overs. For Hyderabad, Hanuma Vihari (84) and Bavanaka Sandeep (72) tried their best with a 140-run partnership for the third wicket but once both were out within 20 runs of each other, there was no stopping Karnataka.

Medium pacer SL Akhshay was the pick of the bowlers with figures of four for 50 while skipper Stuart Binny's military medium pacers also fetched him four wickets for 56 runs.

Brief Scores: Karnataka 305/9 in 50 overs (Lokesh Rahul 110, Robin Uthappa 103).

Hyderabad 258 all out in 46.4 overs (Hanuma Vihari 84, Bavanaka Sandeep 72, Stuart Binny 4/56, SL Akshay 4/50).

Karnataka won by 47 runs. Pts: Karnataka 4; Hyderabad 0.

Kerala beat Tamil Nadu by 5 wickets

Sanju Viswanadh cracked a patient 94-ball 85 to guide Kerala to a five-wicket victory over Tamil Nadu in the South Zone leg encounter in Goa on Monday.

Viswanadh blasted five boundaries and one six in his unbeaten innings, while Sachin Baby also contributed with a strokeful 61 off 42 balls, studded with seven fours and one six, to help Kerela overhaul the target in 46.3 overs.

Earlier, S Sreesanth and SS Warrier snapped two wickets each, while P Prasanth accounted for one to help Kerela restrict Tamil Nadu to 257 for seven in 47 overs after TN had decided to bat.

Dinesh Karthik blasted a 55-ball 73, laced with eight fours and three sixes, to help Tamil Nadu amass 257 for seven in 47 overs. V YoMahesh also contributed with a whirlwind 18-ball 40, which comprised four boundaries and two sixes.

For Tamil Nadu, Rahil Shah returned with a four wicket haul, giving away 52 runs but still could not stop Kerela from running away with the match.

Brief Score:
Tamil Nadu: 257-7 in 47 overs (D Karthik 73, V YoMahesh 40; SS Warrier 2/50)

Kerela: 258-5 in 46.3 overs (S Viswanadh not out 85; Rahil Shah 4/52.)

Odisha beat Tripura by four wickets

Rakesh Mohanty put up an allround show to help Odisha beat Tripura by four wickets for their first victory in the East Zone leg encounter of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Kolkata.

Put into bat at the Jadavpur ground in Saltlake, Tripura were skittled out for 165 in 45.4 overs with off-spinner Rakesh and skipper Biplab Samantray taking two wickets each.

Chasing the paltry target, Odisha batsmen put up yet another listless display to be reduced to 87 for five in the 24th over.

Rakesh then steadied the batting with a Lagnajit Samal (33 not out) as they put up 51-run for the sixth wicket before the latter got out.

But Rakesh remained unbeaten on 42 (3x4, 1x6) to hand Tripura their third successive loss.

Odisha now have three points with their maiden win but their chances to qualify for the knock-outs appear bleak as they lie on fourth spot ahead of bottom-rung Tripura (-1 point).

Brief Scores:
Tripura 165; 45.4 overs (Manisankar Murasingh 32; Biplab Samantray 2/23, Rakesh Mohanty 2/23).

Odisha 167/6; 44.5 overs (Rakesh 42 not out; Kaushal Acharjee 2/22). Odisha won by four wickets. Odisha 4 points, Tripura 0.

Yusuf Pathan leads Baroda to victory with a 116-run knock

India discard Yusuf Pathan played a captain's knock with a strokeful 116 as Baroda scored a narrow one-wicket win over Saurashtra in a thrilling high-scoring West Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy One-Day Championship match in Pune.

Pathan shared a crucial 79-run stand with Vishnu Solanki for the fifth wicket to resurrect the Baroda innings after they were reduced to 48 for four in the 13th over while chasing 300 for a win at Poona Club Ground.

Pathan hit nine fours and four sixes in his 102-ball knock and he was the eighth-man out after having taken his side to the threshold of victory. Baroda romped home with four balls to spare as they reached 304 for nine.

Lower-order batsman Jyot Chhaya contributed an equally aggressive 55-ball 82-run knock which was lashed with seven fours and five sixes.

Pacers Saurya Sanandiya and Jaydev Unadkat grabbed four and three wickets respectively while Chirag Jani and Nayan Doshi chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier, Saurashtra rode on Rahul Dave (96) and Sheldon Jackson's (61) fine knocks to post 299 for seven after being sent into bat. Chirag Jani and Pratik Mehta were the other main contributors with 46 and 43 respectively.

For Baroda, Lukman Meriwala and Sunit Singh took two wickets apiece while Abhijit Karambelkar and Yusuf Pathan got a wicket each.

Brief Scores:
Saurashtra: 299 for 7 in 50 overs (Rahul Dave 96, Sheldon Jackson 61; Sunit Singh 2/51, Lukman Meriwala 2/55).

Baroda: 304 for 9 in 49.2 overs (Yusuf Pathan 116, Jyot Chhaya 82; Saurya Sanandiya 4/64, Jaydev Unadkat 3/59).

Andhra thrash Goa by 170 runs

Andhra Pradesh produced a brilliant allround display to hand over hosts Goa a humiliating 170-run defeat in the south zone encounter of the Vijay Hazare National One Day Championship in Goa.

Sent into bat, Andhra posted a challenging 261 for six in their stipulated 50 overs with opener K S Bharat cracking a strokeful 125, containing 13 fours, and B Sumanth hitting a run-a-ball 45, which was laced with three fours.

The Andhra bowlers then returned to decimate the home team, dismissing them for a paltry 91 in just 25.4 overs.

KS Shahbuddin and B Sudhakar picked up three wickets each, while P Vijay Kumar and A G Praveen took two each to complete the victory for Andhra.

Such was the domination of the Andhra bowlers that only three batsmen - R U shukla (13), Shadab Jakati (16) and B A Mangaldas (17) could reach double figures in a dismal batting performance by Goa.

Brief Score:

Andhra: 261 for six in 50 overs (K S Bharat 125; SS yadav 2/61)

Goa: 91 all out in 25.4 overs (B Mangaldas 17; B Sudhakar 3/10).

Uttar Pradesh beat Vidarbha by 96 runs

Akshdeep Nath scored a quickfire unbeaten 70 while pacer Imtiaz Ahmed shone with a three-wicket haul as Uttar Pradesh defeated Vidarbha by 96 runs in their Vizay Hazare Trophy (Central Zone) match in Indore.

Needing 287 to win, Vidarbha were bundled out for 190 runs in 42 overs, losing the plot in the middle after being comfortably placed at 114 for two.

Batting first, Uttar Pradesh rode on Nath's 47-ball 70, laced with eight fours and two sixes, and half-centuries by openers Prashant Gupta and Tanway Srivastava to post a challenging 286 for 6.

Apart from the trio, skipper Suresh Raina also played his part with the bat, scoring 35 off 47 balls with the help of three sixes.

Nath's blitzkreig was studded with eight fours and two sixes, which helped the visitors score close to 300-run mark.

For Vidarbha, Amol Jungade picked up three wickets for 52 runs while Shrikant Wagh, Mangesh Joshi and Akshay Kolhar chipped in with a wicket apiece.

For Vidarbha, opener Kolhar played a fine knock of 76 off 97 balls as none other batsmen could hang around for long.

Urvesh Patel was the other notable contributor for the hosts with 36.

Apart from Imtiaz's three for 38, Raj Bahadur, Amit Mishra and Ali Murtaza accounted for two wickets each.

MP register six-wicket win over Rajasthan

Jatin Saxena slammed an unbeaten 94-ball 101 as Madhya Pradesh breezed past Rajasthan by six wickets in the Central Zone match in Indore.

Opting to field after winning the toss, Madhya Pradesh bowled out Rajasthan for 211 in 48.4 overs, and then comfortably chased down the target with 68 balls to spare at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.

The 30-year-old Saxena struck 15 fours during his 152-minute stay at the crease.

Anurag Singh was the best Madhya Pradesh bowler with figures of three for 41, while there were two wickets each for Ishwar Pandey, Anand Rajan and Rameez Khan.

Khan also did well with bat, scoring a patient 46 off 69 balls with the help of six fours. More importantly, he was involved in a stand of 87 for the third wicket with Saxena, after the later added 83 for the second wicket with opener Anand Singh, who scored 32 off 40 balls.

Dishant Yagnik top-scored for Rajasthan with a knock of 63 off 71 balls. He hit three fours and two sixes during his stay in the middle.

Topics : Cricket Sunil Joshi Robin Uthappa Sreesanth Vijay Hazare Suryakant Pradhan Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh Baroda Karnataka Kerala
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