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Chandigarh have been bowled out for 105! Varun grabs three wickets while Warrier and Natarajan pick two each as Tamil Nadu wins by 56 runs.
FALL OF WICKETS
1 - 6 (Harnoor Singh, 1.2 ov)2 - 23 (Shivam Bhambri, 5.1 ov)3 - 28 (Manan Vohra, 5.6 ov)4 - 28 (A K Kaushik, 6.1 ov)5 - 59 (Gaurav Puri, 10.5 ov)6 - 82 (Amrit Lal Lubana, 13.2 ov)7 - 92 (Arjit Singh, 15.1 ov)8 - 101 (Gurinder Singh, 16.6 ov)9 - 102 (Jagjit Singh Sandhu , 17.2 ov)10 - 105 (Sandeep Sharma, 18.1 ov)
The Tamil Nadu spinners are maintaining vice-like group on the match. Varun has bagged two for 11 in 2 overs. Sai Kishore has one while Impact Player Murugan Ashwin has also taken one wicket. Bhagmender Lather and Amrit Lal Lubana are at the crease.
Manan Vohra and Impact Player Shivam Bhambri are at the crease. Harnoor Singh fell for 1 off T Natarajan’s bowling.
Aparajith’s 55-ball 67 has propelled TN to 161 for 6. Sandeep Sharma picked 3 for 14 from his four overs.
Aparajith falls for a 55-ball 67; Sandeep Sharma with the breakthrough. Shahrukh Khan comes to the crease with two overs to spare.
Aparajith has anchored the innings with a 49-ball 50. But Tamil Nadu need more from him with just four overs to go. Washington Sundar is going at just over run-a-ball and Shahrukh Khan is still waiting in the dugout!
Chethan and Manish Pandey make light work of the total. Karnataka cruises home with eight wickets to spare. Chethan finishes unbeaten on 61 off 52. Manish Pandey scores 36 off 37.
FALL OF WICKETS
1 - 28 (Mayank Agarwal, 4.2 ov)2 - 39 (Luvnith Sisodia, 5.4 ov)
Aparajith has Washington Sundar for company after Sai Sudharsan was dismissed by Gurinder Singh. Aparajith has struck two fours and two sixes so far.
Manish Pandey and LR Chethan are waltzing towards the target. Chethan is batting on a run-a-ball 43 while Pandey is currently on 22 off 28. The partnership between the two is now 50-plus.
Hari Nishaanth and Ajitesh are back in the dressing room. Sandeep Sharma and Rohit Dhanda have picked up a wicket each. B Aparajith has been joined by Sai Sudharsan.
Mohit Kumar and Pulkit Narang have removed Mayank Agarwal and Luvnith Sisodia, respectively. Karnataka are 39/2 after 6 overs. Manish Pandey has joined Chethana L R.
Mayank Agarwal and Chethana have got Karnataka off to a brisk start. Diwesh Gurdev Pathania and N Yadav are sharing the new ball.
Chandigarh won the toss and elexted to field against Tamil Nadu
Chandigarh: Manan Vohra (c), Harnoor Singh, A K Kaushik, Gaurav Puri, Amrit Lal Lubana, Arjit Singh (wk), Gurinder Singh, Bhagmender Lather, Sandeep Sharma, Jagjit Singh Sandhu, Rohit Dhanda
Tamil Nadu: B Aparajith (c), Washington Sundar, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), B Sai Sudharsan, Ajitesh G, Shahrukh Khan, R Sai Kishore, Warrier, Varun, T Natarajan
Vyshak bagged three wickets for 24 while Gowtham took two wickets for 13 as Karnataka restricted Services to 129/8. Karnataka bowlers vindicated Mayank Agarwal’s call to bowl first by chipping away at the Services line-up. Amit Pachhara was the only batter to cross the 30-run mark.
Fall of wickets:
1 - 33 (Rahul Singh Gahlaut, 5.6 ov)2 - 33 (Aanshul Gupta, 6.1 ov)3 - 54 (Rajat Paliwal, 10.2 ov)4 - 91 (Amit Pachhara, 13.2 ov)5 - 93 (P R Rekhade, 14.2 ov)6 - 102 (Vikas Hathwala, 15.4 ov)7 - 115 (A P Sharma, 17.3 ov)8 - 121 (Devender Lohchab, 18.2 ov)
Rekhade, the Impact Player, goes for a 12-ball 16. Manoj Bhandage strikes in his very first over. Services have now lost half their side. Devender Lohchab and Vikas Hathwala are at the crease with five overs to go.
Rajat Paliwal and Amit Pachhara are rebuilding for Services. But their run rate needs a boost. They are going at less than six an over at the halfway mark. Left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith has been pressed into action and he has struck as well. He gets rid of Services skipper Paliwal for 7. Services in a spot of bother. P Rekhade, the Impact Player, is at the crease now.
Right arm off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, introduced inside the first six, strikes in his very first over. He clean bowls Rahul Singh Gahlaut for a run-a-ball 22 off the last ball of the PowerPlay. Next ball, Vyshak gets Aanshul Gupta. Services lose both openers on back-to-back balls. Rajat Paliwal and Amit Pachhara are at the crease.
It has been a quiet start from the Services openers. Only one boundary, off the bat of Gahlaut, in the first four overs. Gupta is going at less than run-a-ball now.
Rahul Gahlaut, Aanshul Gupta open for Services. Vidwath Kaverappa and Koushik share the new ball for Karnataka. Kaverappa has been in terrific form with the ball.
Karnataka has won the toss and elected to field.
Karnataka: Mayank Agarwal (c), Manish Pandey, Abhinav Manohar, M S Bhandage, Gowtham K, Luvnith Sisodia (wk), Suchith J, V Vyshak,, Vidwath Kaverappa, Koushik V, Chethana L R
Services: Aanshul Gupta, Rahul Singh Gahlaut, Amit Pachhara, Rajat Paliwal (c), Vikas Hathwala, Devender Lohchab (wk), A P Sharma, Pulkit Narang, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Mohit Kumar, N Yadav
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Karnataka comes into this match riding on a crushing 10-wicket win over Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal had no answer to an excellent show from the Karnataka bowlers and was all out for 75, with four balls remaining. Rohan Sharma was the top-scorer with 18. Seamer Vidhwath Kaverappa came up with another fine show, taking three for 22. He had picked up five wickets in the last match, against Jammu & Kashmir.
Services, meanwhile, also won its last game against Meghalaya by five wickets.
Karnataka Squad: Devdutt Padikkal, Mayank Agarwal(c), Manish Pandey, Abhinav Manohar, Manoj Bhandage, Krishnappa Gowtham, Luvnith Sisodia(w), Jagadeesha Suchith, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Vasuki Koushik, Sharath BR, Muralidhara Venkatesh, LR Chethan, Shreyas Gopal
Services Squad: Gahlaut Rahul Singh, Anshul Gupta, Rajat Paliwal(c), Amit Pachhara, Vikas Hathwala, Devender Lohchab(w), Arjun Sharma, Pulkit Narang, Diwesh Pathania, Nitin Yadav, Gaurav Sharma, P Rekhade, Mohit Kumar, Arpit Guleria, Vikas Umesh Yadav, Ravi Chauhan, Lakhan Singh, Shubham Rohilla