After conceding a first innings lead of 83 runs, Karnataka turned the tables on Andhra for a 46 run victory in their South Zone Ranji Trophy league match against Andhra at Kakinada on Tuesday.
Karnataka came back strongly into the match on the third day by scoring 273 in their second innings. Openers Arun Kumar (53) and MR Beerala (94) put on 101 runs and A Vijay came up with a valuable 47 in the middle order. Beerala faced 133 balls and hit ten fours and a six. Arun Kumar's bright knock was scored off only 49 balls with five fours and two sixes.
Requiring 191 runs for victory, Andhra were 46 for three at stumps on the third day. On Tuesday, medium pacer Mansoor Ali Khan ripped through their batting and Andhra were bowled out for 144. Khan finished with six for 47. Onoy KS Sahabudhin with an unbeaten 45 at No 8 put up a semblance of a fight.