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Karnataka manage a draw against Tamil Nadu

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November 26, 2007 18:31 IST

Facing a target of 438 to be made in 75 overs for a win, Karnataka managed to draw their Elite-A Ranji Trophy Cricket match against Tamil Nadu in Chennai on Monday.

The hosts, who were 185 for 6 overnight, declared their second innings at 237 for nine in 73.3 overs. Karnataka were 170 for 3 in 68 overs when the match was declared as a drawn tie.

Tamil Nadu gained three points from the match for having achieved first innings lead to total four points while Karnataka took a point to take their tally to eight.

For Tamil Nadu, R Srinivasan chipped in with a well made unbeaten 50. Medium pacer Aiyappa was the chief wicket-taker with 4 for 45 and Vinaykumar (2/64) and S Sunil (2/38) shared four wickets, while leggie Appanna claimed a piece.

In reply, Karnataka lost openers KB Pavan (13) and Robin Uthappa (30-6 fours) but Suchindra Shinde and C Raghu resisted the hosts attack adding 62 runs before the former made his exit being caught by wicket keeper Gopinath of makeshift bowler, Vasudevadas for 35 (3 fours).

Raghu (66) and captain Yere Goud (19) were batting when the rival captains settled for the draw at the end of eighth mandatory over.

Tamil Nadu (1st Innings): 421
     Karnataka (1st Innings): 221
     Tamil Nadu (2nd Innings):
     S Anirudha  c Robin Uthappa b Aiyappa             11
     M Vijay c Akhil b Appanna                         47
     A Mukund c Tilak Naidu b Aiyappa             0
     S Badrinath c Sunil Joshi b Vinaykumar            46
     K Srivasudeva Das c Akhil b Aiyappa               23
     R Srinivasan Not Out                              50
     K Gopinath c Robin Uthappa b Sunil Joshi         9
     R Ramkumar c Tilak Naidu b Vinaykumar             20
     Y Mahesh lbw Aiyappa                             7
     C Suresh c Akhil b Sunil Joshi                    12
     Extras: B-5, Lb-4, W-3                                12
     Total: (declared for 9 wkts in 73.3 overs)               237

Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-17, 3-93, 4-128, 5-139, 6-155, 7-185, 8-204, 9-237

Bowling: R Vinaykumar 20-3-64-2, NC Aiyappa 17-5-45-4, S Sunil Joshi 11.3-4-38-2, B Akhil 7-1-19-0, KP Appanna 8-1-62-1

Karnataka (2nd Innings):
     KB Pavan c A.Mukund b P.Amarnath                 13
     R Uthappa c M.Vijay b Ramkumar                30
     S Shinde c Gopinath b Vasudevadas                 35
     C Raghu Not Out                                   66
     Y Goud Not Out                                 19
     Extras: (Lb-1, Nb-6)                                   7
     Total: (for 3 wkts in 68 overs)                   170

Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-53, 3-115

Bowling: Amarnath 13-6-25-1, Yeo Mahesh 13-1-71-0, Ramkumar 14-4-34-1, Vasudeva Das 11-2-23-1, C Suresh  17-8-16-0

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