No stopping Arun Kumar and Karnataka
VISAKHAPATNAM, JAN. 5. Karnataka took another giant step to retaining the Subbiah Pillai Trophy, registering its third win in as many matches, beating Kerala by seven wickets at the Railway Stadium here on Saturday. It secured its second bonus point to take its tally to 14 points.
The target of 225 was achieved in 34 overs as Arun Kumar (74, 70b, 4x6, 10x4) and Aditya Mishra (84, 1x6, 14x4) put on 142 for the first wicket in just 20.5 overs.
Earlier, Kerala was propped up by Tanveer Jabbar's unbeaten 91 (87b, 1x6, 9x4).
Kerala has five points from three matches.
Goa: Vivek Kolambkar lbw b Ganesh 13, Sagun Kamat c Naidu b Akhil 28, Kiran Pawar st. Naidu b Dharmichand 38, Tanveer Jabbar (not out) 91, Amit Velaskar c & b Dharmichand 2, Swapnil Asnodkar c Naidu b Akhil 5, Shailesh Misquin c Bharadwaj b Joshi 6, Shadab Jakati b Aiyyappa 4, Avadhoot Amonkar c Bharadwaj b Joshi 2, Aditya Angle c Akhil b Joshi 21, Sayed Khalid b Ganesh 0; Extras (b-1, lb-1, nb-4, w-9) 15; Total (in 42.4 overs) 225.
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-87, 3-91, 4-103, 5-116, 6-127, 7-138, 8-147, 9-203.
Karnataka bowling: Ganesh 8.4-0-43-2, Aiyyappa 6-0-55-1, Bharadwaj 5-0-25-0, Akhil 9-0-40-2, Dharmichand 5-0-19-2, Joshi 9-0-41-3.
Karnataka: J. Arun Kumar c Angle b Jakati 74, Aditya Mishra c & b Angle 84, Barrington Rowland c Velaskar b Pawar 19, Thilak Naidu (not out) 38, S. Shinde (not out) 3; Extras (b-1, nb-1, w-6) 8; Total (for three wkts. in 34 overs) 226.
Fall of wickets: 1-142, 2-166, 3-212.
Goa bowling: Misquin 4-0-35-0, Amonkar 4-0-31-0, Khalid 10-1-62-0, Jakati 8-0-36-1, Angle 4-0-41-1, Pawar 4-0-20-1.
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