Mysuru Zone gained the vital first innings lead and with that the first innings points in the two-day KSCA Inter-Zonal U-14 Group ‘B’ League tie against Mangaluru Zone at the BGS Grounds yesterday.
Batting first, Mangaluru Zone were bowled out for 112 in 87.2 by Mysuru Zone’s bowlers. Adithya A. Kotian (20) top scored for Mangaluru Zone. Skipper Rohith Gowtham (three for 32), left-arm spinner H. Amogh (two for nine) and leg-spinner S. Dhanush Gowda (two for 10) were the wicket-takers.
In reply, Mysuru Zone scored 118 in 73.3 overs and secured the vital first innings lead of 6 runs. Opener S. Prajwal (32) and M.S. Yashwanth (26) batted well for Mysuru Zone. Mischith Pai (two for 28), Ashish Naik (two for 22), Achaman Sullia (two for 11) and Aditya Kotian (two for 14) were the wicket-takers.
In their second innings, Mangaluru Zone had scored 67 for four in 38.5 overs, before the match was called off. Achaman Sullia (25 n.o.) and K. Ashish Naik (24 n.o.) were the run-getters. S. Dhanush Gowda took two for 16 for Mysuru Zone.
Mysuru Zone secured three points for the first innings lead while Mangaluru Zone secured one point for the draw.
Mangaluru Zone: 112 in 87.2 overs (Adithya A. Kotian 20, Rohith Gowtham 3 for 32, H. Amogh 2 for 9, S. Dhanush Gowda 3 for 10) & 67 for 4 in 38.5 overs (Achaman Sullia 25 n.o., K. Ashish Nayak 24 n.o., S. Dhanush Gowda 2 for 16) drew with Mysuru Zone: 118 in 73.3 overs (S. Prajwal 32, M.S. Yashwanth 26, Nischith Pai 2 for 38, Ashish Naik 2 for 22, Achaman Sullia 2 for 11, Adithya Kotian 2 for 14); Mysuru Zone: 3 points and Mangaluru Zone: 1 point.