Inter State One-Day League 2012-13, Round-up, Feb 14
Robin Uthappa and Sagun Kamat scored tons on the second day of the Inter State One-Day League 2012-13. Here is the league round-up for the day:
Hyderabad vs Kerala in Goa: Kerala restricted Hyderabad for 192 and then comfortably chased down the target to register a six-wicket win at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani ground.
Hanuma Vihari held together the Hyderabad innings with a well-crafted 81 as the Kerala bowlers ran through the opposition line-up. P Parameswaran and Sandeep Warrier claimed four and three wickets respectively to put Kerala in a commanding position after opting to bowl first.
Rohan Prem then ensured a victory for Kerala with a 93-run knock, while the rest of the top-order batters chipped in with valuable contributions after they lost opener VA Jagadeesh for naught.
Andhra vs Tamil Nadu in Goa: Andhra beat Tamil Nadu by seven runs in their South Zone encounter. Put in to bat, the Andhra, led by Amol Mauzumdar’s unbeaten 60, posted 228 runs before being bowled out in 46.2 overs. Sunil Sam and Rahil Shah claimed three wicket apiece for Tamil Nadu. The Andhra bowlers then restricted TN for 221 to claim a win. K S Shahbuddin picked four wickets, while P Vijay Kumar and B Sudhakar took two wickets each, and Y Gnaneshwara Rao claimed a scalp as well.
Goa vs Karnataka in Goa: Karnataka registered a thumping six-wicket win over Goa at the at the District Institute of Education and Training Ground.
Powered by skipper Sagun Kamat’s century and half-centuries by Amogh Desai and Robin D’Souza, Goa piled on 318 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Chasing the mammoth target, Robin Uthappa smashed 169, while GK Satish made 61 to help set up a victory for Karnataka. Karun Nair and Stuart Binny were not out on 32 and 31 as they took their team across the line.
Tripura vs Assam in Kolkata: Assam beat Tripura by eight wickets in a low-scoring game at the Eden Gardens. After the Assam pacers claimed the Tripura top order and the middle order bats were run out, off-spinner Gokul Sharma dismissed the last four batters to wrap up the Tripura innings for 109 in 37 overs. Assam then chased down the target in 23 overs, with opener Pritam Das (50) top-scoring.
Bengal vs Odisha in Jadhavpur, Bengal: Bengal defeated Odisha by 11 runs at the Jadavpur University Complex.
Bengal didn’t recover from the early loss of their openers and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Thanks to Manoj Tiwary (55) and Wriddhiman Saha (36), they posted 186 before folding in 46.1 overs. Basant Mohanty, who claimed both the openers, picked a four-wicket haul, while Biplab Samantray and Paresh Patel picked two wickets each.
For Bengal, Ashoke Dinda sent back both the Odisha openers for ducks to leave them reeling on two for the loss of two wickets. And despite resistance from the middle-order batsmen, with Samantray making 51 and Govind Podder adding 41, Odisha were bowled out for 175. Laxmi Ratan Shulka picked a five-for, including the wickets of Podder and Samantray, while Tiwary took one wicket to help Bengal win the game.
Mumbai vs Baroda in Pune: Mumbai beat Baroda by 17 runs to kick off their campaign on a winning note. After getting bowled out for 236, they restricted Baroda to 219 for nine. Shoaib Shaikh who was promoted up the order scored a half-century, while Wasim Jaffer and Iqbal Abdulla made 42 and 43 runs respectively. Abdulla and Ankeet Chavan then claimed three wickets each, while skipper Ajit Agarkar took two and Javed Khan chipped in with one.
Gujarat vs Maharashtra in Pune: Maharashtra successfully chased down 289 to post a three-wicket win over Gujarat. Manprit Juneja’s unbeaten 114 helped Gujarat post a competitive target on the board for Maharashtra. In reply, Vijay Zol (69) and Kedar Jadhav (64) played crucial knocks to help Maharashtra reach the target with five balls to spare.
MPCA vs Railways in Indore: Railways registered a thrilling one-wicket win over MPCA in Indore. Shailender Ghelot and Ashish Yadav claimed a four-wicket hauls to bowl MP out for 172.
Amit Paunikar then scored a vital half-century, while Rakesh Mishra remained unbeaten on 34 to help MPCA win even as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
UPCA vs Rajasthan in Indore: UPCA won their curtailed (35 overs-a-side) game against Rajasthan by eight wickets at the Emerald High School Ground.
Asked to bat first, Rajasthan posted 198 for seven. Robin Bist made 60, while skipper Ashok Menaria scored 53 to help set a competitive target for Uttar Pradesh. UPCA’s Imtiaz Ahmed claimed three, while Ankit Rajpoot and Ali Murtaza chipped in with two wickets each.
In reply, UPCA opener Prashant Gupta and captain Suresh Raina led their side to a comfortable win with unbeaten 87 and 70 respectively.