Ranji Trophy one-day tournament, South zone

Tamil Nadu complete a clean sweep

Cricinfo staff

Points Table

January 15

Tamil Nadu 212 for 3 (Badrinath 67, Vidyut 59) beat Kerala 207 for 8 (Jagadeesh 73) by 7 wickets

Tamil Nadu maintained an unbeaten record in the South zone league, notching up their fifth consecutive win with a seven-wicket defeat of Kerala. Requiring 208 for victory, TN powered to victory thanks to S Badrinath (68) and Sivaramakrishnan Vidyut (59). Tamil Nadu had already regained the Subbiah Pillai Trophy for the zonal champions after winning their first four matches.

Andhra Pradesh 148 for 6 (Prasad 68) beat Hyderabad 146 (Venugopal 5-20) by 4 wickets

Andhra Pradesh rode on a superb bowling performance by Venugopal Rao to clinch a low-scoring match by four wickets. Venugopal took 5 for 20 in 8.3 overs as Hyderabad were bundled out for 146. Andhra had a few hiccups along the way, but MSK Prasad made 68 as an opener to see the team through.

Karnataka 133 for 3 (Rowland 53*) beat Goa 129 by 7 wickets

Karnataka thrashed Goa by seven wickets to finish second in the league, behind Tamil Nadu. In their last match, in Margao, they bundled out Goa for just 129 and then coasted past the target with more than 13 overs to spare. Barrington Rowland rop-scored for Karnataka with an unbeaten 53.

January 13

Tamil Nadu 342 for 8 (Vidyut 123, Karthik 80, Badrinath 65) beat Andhra 193 for 8 (Prasad 56) by 149 runs

Tamil Nadu regained the Subbiah Pillai Trophy and emerged as champions in the league phase of the South zone Ranji one-day tournament after recording their fourth successive victory. Though one round of matches still remained, Tamil Nadu had got enough points and gained an unassailable lead. Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan led the Tamil Nadu batting brigade as they piled on 342 and cruised to a 149-run win over Andhra in Margao. Vidyut clattered 123 in only 115 balls before Dinesh Karthik's manic 80 off 43 balls rocketed the score towards 350. Andhra were never in the hunt and MSK Prasad's 56 was only a consolation.

Karnataka 306 for 9 (Uthappa 160) beat Kerala 193 by 113 runs

A blistering 160 from Robin Uthappa helped Karnataka post a mammoth total and then wrap up a comfortable 113-run win over Kerala in Margao. Uthappa hammered 18 fours and a six in his sizzling 129-ball knock and nearly carried his bat through the innings. Kerala didn't threaten at any stage and they struggled against the medium pace of Chandrashekar Raghu and NC Aiyappa before folding for 193.

Hyderabad 254 (Rayudu 73) beat Goa 176 (Phadke 66) by 78 runs

Ambati Rayudu steered Hyderabad to a comfortable 78-run victory over Goa in the league phase of the South zone Ranji one-day tournament in Panjim. Rayudu steadied the innings before stringing together useful partnerships with the lower order and take Hyderabad past the 250-mark. Mandar Phadke gave Goa a faint chance of reaching the target but all the Hyderabad bowlers chipped in and wrapped the game up with plenty to spare.

January 12

Tamil Nadu 290 for 4 (Sharath 103*, Badrinath 81) beat Hyderabad 288 for 5 (Abhinav 110, Anirudh 68*) by 6 wickets

Sreedharan Sharath's led the way with a composed 103 not out as Tamil Nadu wrapped up their third consecutive victory in the Ranji Trophy one-day tournament in Margao. Sharath was supported by Subranamium Badrinath, who chipped in with 81, as Tamil Nadu easily chased down a daunting target of 289. Earlier, Hyderabad had got to 288 thanks to a fine hundred by Abhinav Kumar and a quickfire 68 from Anirudh Singh.

Karnataka 287 for 7 (Rowland 86, Somasundar 69) beat Andhra 154 by 133 runs

An excellent allround batting effort from Karnataka helped them to an emphatic victory over Andhra in the Ranji one-day tournament in Panjim. Barrington Rowland and Sujit Somasundar cracked fifties but everyone in the top order played their part to boost the total to 287 for 7. Andhra were never in the hunt and folded for a mere 154.

Kerala 185 for 3 (Gomez 90*) beat Goa 181 by 7 wickets

Raiphi Gomez's composed 90 not out steered Kerala to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Goa in the Ranji one-day tournament in Margao. Kerala had little trouble in chasing down a modest total of 182 and Gomez shared a crucial 122-run stand with Vasudevan Jagadeesh (44) for the second wicket. Earlier, Sree Santh and Tinu Yohanan had snared seven wickets between them as Goa were kept down to 181 in their first innings.

January 10

Tamil Nadu 278 for 4 (Karthik 72, Sharath 59*, Vidyut 56) beat Karnataka 196 by 82 runs

A fine allround batting performance gave Tamil Nadu the advantage before their bowlers applied the pressure and wrapped up a crushing 82 run victory over Karnataka at Panjim. Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan set up a solid launching pad with his steady 56 before Sreedharan Sharath and Dinesh Karthik plundered the bowling in the late assault. Karthik smacked six fours and three sixes in his blistering knock as Tamil Nadu finished on a commanding 278 for 4. Karnataka didn't get the rapid start in the early over and were soon reduced to 44 for 3 as their top-order batsmen tried to up the tempo. The rest of the line-up didn't keep the fight going and Karnataka folded for 196. The big win gave Tamil Nadu an additional bonus point.

Goa 217 for 9 (Asnodkar 120*, Reddy 5-16) beat Andhra 203 (Prasad 75) by 14 runs

An attacking unbeaten 120 by Shami Asnodkar paved the way for a Goa victory over Andhra by 14 runs at Margo. He put on 96 more runs than the next-highest scorer, and more than half the side's runs came off his bat. His innings contained eight hits to the fence and seven over it. Goa struggled to 217 for 9, with most of the damage done by Bala Reddy, who ended with 5 for 16 in only his fourth one-dayer. Andhra then began confidently, with Fayaz Ahmed (42) and MSK Prasad putting on 60. Prasad went on to score 75, but wickets fell around him often. However, once he was dismissed (193 for 7), Andhra's last reasonable chance of victory was lost. Shortly after, they folded up for 203, falling short by 14 runs.

Kerala 170 for 5 (Nair 60*) beat Hyderabad 166 for 9 (Anirudh 61*, Rayudu 50) by 5 wickets

A patient unbeaten 60 by Sreekumar Nair gave Kerala a five-wicket victory over Hyderabad at Goa. Chasing a low target of 167, Kerala went past in less than 40 overs in the 42-over-an-innings game. Nair's knock steadied the innings after his team was wobbling at 65 for 3, but he found minor support from the middle order, which was enough for him to go about his work. Earlier, Ambati Rayudu had blasted 50 off 35 balls and put on 51 with Anirudh Singh, who scored a more sedate 61 not out. But runs were hard to find for the others, and only these two, of the top eight managed double-figures.

January 9
Tamil Nadu 117 for 2 beat Goa 116 by 8 wickets

Tamil Nadu's medium pacers ran through the Goa batting order, shooting them out for a paltry 116, and their batsmen cantered to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory in the Ranji Trophy one-day tournament in Panjim. MR Shrinivas and Rajamani Jesuraj justified their captain's decision to field first, snaring seven wickets between, as the Goa batsmen floundered. Only Mandar Phadke managed to cross 20 and Goa were bundled out in 36.1 overs. Tamil Nadu were never in any sort of trouble and Hemant Kumar steered them home with a composed 40.

Karnataka 244 for 9 beat Hyderabad 229 for 7 (Yadav 80, Rayudu 60, Manohar 51) by 15 runs

Arjun Yadav's fighting 80 wasn't enough as Hyderabad fell 15 runs short in their game against Karnataka in Margao. Yadav shared two big partnerships, first with Daniel Manohar (51) and then with Ambati Rayudu (60), but Karnataka kept the pressure on and choked the runs in the slog overs. Earlier, despite no standout performer, most of the Karnataka batsmen chipped in to help post a competetive total.

Kerala 212 (Jagadeesh 104) beat Andhra 191 (Gnaneswara 58) by 21 runs

Vasudhevan Jagadeesh piloted the Kerala batting and helped them register a 21-run victory over Andhra in Margao. Kerala were inserted after losing the toss and Jagadeesh (104) played the lone hand while partners fell around him. He cracked eight fours in his 148-ball innings and was the last to fall as Kerala finished on 212. Tinu Yohannan and Prasanth chandran, their opening bowlers, then went about denting the Andhra batting line-up and the rest sustained the pressure right till the end. Gnaneswara Rao (58) and Hemanl Watekar (40) gave Andhra a whiff of a chance but they couldn't keep it going till the end.