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Aravind four-for helps Karnataka top South Zone

S Aravind and K. Gowtham lead Karnataka off the field PTI

Sreenath Aravind's four-wicket haul set up Karnataka's six-wicket win over Goa in Chennai. Karnataka, who lost Mayank Agarwal early in their chase of 121, coasted to victory in the 12th over courtesy an unbeaten 13-ball 32 from Pawan Deshpande. R Vinay Kumar, the captain, who promoted himself to open the innings top scored with 34. Karnataka finished their league engagements with four wins on the bounce after losing their tournament opener to Tamil Nadu.

Eight Goa batsmen got into double digits, but couldn't convert their starts. Swapnil Asnodkar, who opened the innings, top scored with 34, in which he hit three fours and a six. At one stage, Goa had recovered from an early wobble to move to 80 for 3, before losing two wickets, including that of Asnodkar, in the space of four deliveries to trigger the slide. Aravind aside, J Suchith, Deshpande and K Gowtham picked up one wicket apiece for Karnataka.

Baba Aparajith's unbeaten 51 steered Tamil Nadu home in against Kerala, but it wasn't enough to top the table because of an inferior net run rate. Tamil Nadu chased down Kerala's 128 for 6 in the penultimate over with four wickets in hand. This was their fourth win in five matches.

Kerala, who elected to bat, lost a clutch of wickets before being rescued by Sachin Baby, who made an unbeaten 53. His 51-run stand for the fifth wicket with Jalaj Saxena gave their bowlers a total to defend. Aswin Crist, the medium pacer, was the pick of Tamil Nadu's bowlers, finishing with 3 for 22.

Kerala struck early to remove openers N Jagadeesan and M Vijay to leave Tamil Nadu on 30 for 2. That became 68 for 3 when Vijay Shankar, the captain, was sent back by Raiphi Gomez. Aparajith then steered the side through a wobble, in which they lost the wickets of Baba Indrajith and R Sathish, to clinch victory. Sanjay Yadav added 29 with Aparajith to complete the chase.

Legspinner D Swaroop Kumar picked five wickets as Andhra beat Hyderabad by 11 runs to record their second win of the competition. Hyderabad, who wiped out more than half their target courtesy Tanmay Agarwal's 32-ball 49, collapsed after the halfway mark of their innings; they slipped from 85 for 2 to 99 for 7, before eventually being bowled out for 129. P Girinath Reddy, the medium pacer, ran through the lower order to finish with 3 for 19.

Andhra, who elected to bat, posted 140 thanks largely to captain Hanuma Vihari, who made 49. Ricky Bhui was the only other batsman to cross 20. Mohammad Siraj, the fast bowler, picked up four wickets to trigger an alarming slide that resulted in Andhra losing their last eight wickets for 37 runs.

Tamil Nadu 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23M VijayN Jagadeesan
2nd7M VijayB Aparajith
3rd38V ShankarB Aparajith
4th25B IndrajithB Aparajith
5th7R SathishB Aparajith
6th29B AparajithR Sanjay Yadav

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Super League Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
MAHA440160.826
BENG431120.827
JKAND4228-0.786
GUJ41340.262
RLYS4040-1.175
Super League Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
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MUM431120.544
VIDAR42280.756
DELHI4134-1.698
UP4040-0.882
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
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DELHI651201.604
KER642161.92
AP633121.832
J + K63312-0.41
MNPR6154-3.244
NAGA6060-3.876
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
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GUJ642161.28
HP642160.705
TN642160.397
RAJ633120.758
Bihar6154-1.877
MEGHA6060-2.311
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
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RLYS651201.264
SAU642161.241
PNJB633120.581
MP633120.179
GOA6154-0.802
SIKM6060-4.466
Group D
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BENG752202.259
CGARH743161.539
ASSAM743161.4
HRYNA743160.881
ODSH73412-0.157
ARPR7164-3.885
MIZOR7070-5.371
Group E
TEAMMWLPTNRR
UP751222.154
MAHA751221.249
SVCS742180.529
UKHND74218-1.287
BRODA73314-0.059
HYD7156-0.182
PONDI7156-1.238
TPURA7156-1.265