Bengal was 246 for seven, chasing Karnataka's 289, in the C.K. Nayudu under-22 cricket tournament here on Monday.

Jayojit Basu was the top scorer for Bengal with 77.

At Hyderabad, Gaurav Bhatia's unbeaten 159 (227b, 20x4) went in vain as Hyderabad beat Tripura by eight wickets.

The scores: At Bangalore: Karnataka 289 in 72.2 overs v Bengal 246 for seven in 95 overs (Jayojit Basu 77, A.P. Ghosh 34, S.J. Mandal 34).

At Hyderabad: Tripura 145 & 233 in 74.5 overs (Gaurav Bhatia 159 n.o., Syed Ali four for 69) lost to Hyderabad 179 & 200 for two in 58.5 overs (K. Sumanth 88 n.o., B. Anirudh 68). Hyderabad five points, Tripura 0.

At Cuttack: Orissa 291 and 114 for two in 46 overs (A. Barik 32 batting, A. Sarangi 30) vs. Andhra 213 in 115.5 overs (K. Harish 61, Govind Poddar three for 34).

At Perinthalmanna: Madhya Pradesh 186 & 151 for three in 74 overs (Satyam Chowhdury 75, Manoj Singh 33) v Kerala 401 in 133.5 overs (Sachin Mohan 105, Vinoop Manoharan 84, Akshay Kodoth 80, Amarjit Singh four for 85) .

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