A fiery spell of medium-pace bowling by Vidarbha’s pacers Yash Thakur (4 for 16) and Darshan Nalkhande (3 for 6), enabled Vidarbha to bowl out Punjab for a paltry 41 in 20.4 overs, and registered a big 191-run win in their BCCI Men’s U-23 One-Day Tournament 2019-20 (Plate A) game played at PET Grounds in Mandya on Saturday.
Earlier, put into bat by Punjab, Vidarbha scored 232 in 48.5 overs. Useful contributions with the willow came from opener Atharva Yayati Taide (51, 66b, 6×4), Yash Datta Kadam (45, 58b, 4×4), Siddhesh Kishor (40, 62b, 6×4) and Manoj Rajendra Kale (33, 43b, 1×4, 2×6). Gurwinder Singh Bhullar impressed for Punjab taking six for 48.
Needing 233 runs to win, Punjab’s batsman fared badly and Vidarbha’s medium-pacers Yash Thakur and Darshan Nalkhande struck in tandem to bowl out their rivals for a low score of 41 in 20.4 overs. Vidarbha won by 191-runs.
Sisodia shines for Karnataka
Thanks to some excellent batting by left-handed middle-order batsman Luvnith S. Sisodia (91 n.o., 52b, 6×4, 5×6), Karnataka registered a facile 65-run win over Maharashtra at SDNR Wadiyar Platinum Jubilee University Grounds in Mysuru.
Put into bat, Karnataka posted a good total of 305 for six in 50 overs. Opener B.U. Shivakumar (79, 99b, 8×4, 1×6), Luvnith Sisodia (91 n.o.), N.G. Sujith (31, 1×4, 1×6) and skipper Manoj S. Bhandage (25, 27b, 1×6) were the main contributors.
In reply, Maharashtra were bowled out for 240 in 48.1 overs. Atharva Kalidas Kale (71, 71b,6×4, 1×6) and Pavan Hukum Shah (56, 73b, 9×4) were the main scorers. Medium-pacer Abhilash R. Shetty took three for 51 for Karnataka.
In the other game at JSS-SJCE Grounds, Gujarat registered a 13-run win over Tamil Nadu.