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Posted at: Mar 9, 2018, 2:02 AM; last updated: Mar 9, 2018, 2:02 AM (IST)

India B beat Karnataka in Deodhar Trophy final

Dharamsala, March 8

A combined batting effort helped India B beat Karnataka by six wickets in the Deodhar Trophy final at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. 

Chasing 279/8, India B got off to a flying start as openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (58) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (69) forged an 84-run partnership before Gaikwad was dismissed. GH Vihari (21), skipper Shreyas Iyer (61) and Manoj Tiwary (59) contributed for the cause. 

The team chased down the target in 48.2 overs. 

For Karnataka, Shreyas Gopal took two wickets for 55 runs. Earlier, opting to bat, Ravikumar Samarth (107) and middle-order batsman CM Gautam (76) helped Karnataka score 279 in their allotted 50 overs. 

Gopal played 22 balls and scored 38 runs, which included four boundaries and one six.

For India B, K Khaleel Ahmed took three wickets while Umesh Yadav scalped two.

Brief scores: Karnataka: 279/8 (Ravikumar Samarth 107, CM Gautam 76; K Khaleel Ahmed 3/49); India B: 281/4 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 69, Manoj Tiwary 59*; Shreyas Gopal 2/55). — IANS


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