An excellent fight-back by the Mysuru Zone batsmen went in vain as they fell short of the Bengaluru Zone’s first innings total of 345 in 98.5 overs, by 18-runs and were bowled out for 327 in 98.2 overs, in the two-day KSCA Inter-Zonal U-14 match played at JSS Grounds in Bengaluru on Thursday and Friday respectively.
Bengaluru gained vital first innings lead and the three points in the two-day drawn encounter, while Mysuru secured one point.
Choosing to bat after winning toss, Bengaluru scored a good first innings total of 345 in 98.5 overs. Openers S.U. Karthik (82, 10×4, 2×6) and K.S. Aditya (95,10×4) batted well and added 128-runs for the opening wicket. Daniel Christopher (60 n.o., 8×4), C. Prateek (31) and Krishiv Bajaj (22) were the other scorers. Skipper Rohith Goutham took 4 for 67, while he was well-supported by M.S. Yashwanth (2 for 48). S. Ishaan, Dhanush Gowda, R. Raaj and K. Kethan took a wicket each.
In reply, Mysuru rallied well to score 327 in 98.2 overs, and fell short of the target by 18-runs. Opener K. Prajwal (71, 6x4s) and Akhil Kashyap (22) added 50-runs for the third wicket. Later, K. Kethan (69, 11×4) and Prajwal added 91-runs for the fourth wicket. Kethan and M.S. Yashwanth (45, 5×4) consolidated the innings further by adding 51-runs. S. Ishaan (55, 53b, 6×4, 1×6) and Yashwanth brought the target closer by adding 62-runs for the seventh wicket. Y.S. Bhuvan (25) was the other contributor. Arnav Sajan and Daniel Christopher took three wickets each for Bengaluru Zone.
Bengaluru Zone: 345 in 98.5 overs (S.U. Karthik 82, K.S. Adityta 95, C. Prateek 31, Daniel Christopher 60 n.o., G. Rohith Gowtham 4 for 67, M.S. Yashwanth 2 for 48) drew with Mysuru Zone: 327 in 98.2 overs (K. Prajwal 71, K. Kethan 69, M.S. Yashwanth Kumar 45,
Ishaan 55, Y.S. Bhuvan 25, Arnav Sajan 3 for 38, Daniel Christopher 3 for 67, Aryan Mondal 2 for 58); Bengaluru Zone: 3 points and Mysuru Zone: 1 point.