Thursday, March 30, 2023

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022: Karnataka beats Rajasthan by 60 runs, Assam reaches quarterfinals from Group B

Ronit Extra and Okay. Gowtham claimed three wickets apiece as Karnataka bowlers’ united endeavour enabled the aspect to beat Rajasthan by 60 runs in an Elite Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day event on the CCFC floor on Wednesday.

Karnataka, inserted in, managed 208 and defended the modest complete by wrapping up Rajasthan for 148.

Despite the fact that Karnataka tied with Assam on 24 factors from six wins, it completed second due to dropping its group encounter to the north-eastern aspect.

Karnataka will tackle Jharkhand, which certified because the eleventh aspect regardless of dropping to Vidarbha on Wednesday, within the pre-quarterfinals in Ahmedabad on November 26.

Group topper Assam, which beat Delhi by 25 runs, reached the quarterfinals, scheduled on November 28.

On a pitch providing unpredictable bounce, Karnataka misplaced two early wickets earlier than Nikin Jose (67, 81b, 10×4) and Manish Pandey (21, 38b, 1×4, 1×6) added 62 runs. Nikin, who drove and minimize effectively, shaped one other invaluable partnership value 37 runs with Shreyas Gopal (57, 72b, 6×4) earlier than being bowled by left-arm seamer Aniket Choudhary.

Shreyas batted with accountability to garner 39 with B.R. Sharath (24, 26b, 3×4).

Nevertheless, Karnataka misplaced momentum because the Rajasthan bowlers tasted success regularly despite Deepak and Rahul Chahar’s absence.

Karnataka bowlers selected a very good channel and obtained some buy. V. Kaverappa supplied the breakthrough by eradicating Abhijeet Tomar within the fifth over.

V. Koushik had Mahipal Lomror caught behind, whereas Extra made the ball to deviate barely to fort Ashok Menaria and Aditya Garhwal.

A composed Yash Kothari (49, 81b, 5×4) and a decided Kunal Rathore (35 n.o., 56b, 2×4, 1×6) did some restore work by including 43.

Rajasthan’s chase nearly ended when Koushik broke the stand by breaching Kothari’s defence.

Gowtham chipped in with three wickets as Rajasthan was all out within the forty second over.


Karnataka 208 in 48.4 overs (Nikin Jose 67, Shreyas Gopal 57) bt Rajasthan 148 in 41.1 overs (Yash Kothari 49); Toss: Rajasthan; Karnataka 4, Rajasthan 0.

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