Seven-wicket win for Goa over TN
D.B. Ravi Teja cracked his maiden Twenty20 century (101 not out, 68b, 11x4,3x6) in Hyderabad’s 34-run win over last year’s runner-up Kerala in the South Zone Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy tournament at the ACA-VDCA stadium here on Tuesday.
Interestingly, the 26-year-old made his debut at the same venue against the same team seven years ago.
His 126-run stand with Hanuma Vihari (47) saw Hyderabad making 179 for two. Pragyan Ojha picked up three wickets, and Akash Bhardwaj, A. Ashish Reddy and Amol Shinde claimed one each to restrict Kerala to 145 for nine.
Goa shocked Tamil Nadu with a seven-wicket win with Sagun Kamat scoring an unbeaten 89 (61b, 5x4, 7x6) leading the chase after restricting the rival to 148 for six.
At Vizianagaram, last year’s winner Karnataka coasted to a seven-wicket win over Andhra. Andhra made 131 for five with debutant Ricky Bhui scoring an unbeaten 53 (34b, 4x4, 3x6).
The scores: At Visakhapatnam: Hyderabad 179 for two in 20 overs (D.B. Ravi Teja 101 n.o., Hanuma Vihari 47) bt Kerala 145 for nine in 20 overs (K.J. Rajesh 48, Pragyan Ojha three for 21). Points: Hyderabad 4, Kerala 0.
Tamil Nadu 148 for six in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 35, B. Indrajith 30, K.B. Arun Karthik 25) lost to Goa 152 for three in 17.5 overs (Sagun Kamat 89 n.o., S.A. Asnodkar 41). Goa 4, Tamil Nadu 0.
At Vizianagaram: Andhra 131 for five in 20 overs (Ricky Bhui 53 n.o., D.B. Prasanth Kumar 28) lost to Karnataka 132 for three in 18.2 overs (M.K. Pandey 60, K.L. Rahul 41). Karnataka 4, Andhra 0.