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Bangalore: Feb 28, 2014
The Vizay Hazare Trophy match of the south zone leg between Karnataka and Hyderabad ended in a thrilling tie. Put into bat, Karnataka recovered from an early wobble to post 248 for eight with captain R Vinay Kumar top-scoring with an unbeaten 47.
Hyderabad seemed to be on course in their run chase as they were 142 for two in the 31st over but suffered a batting collapse, triggered by Vinay Kumar (5/42), to be reduced to 165 for six in the 38th over.
Hyderabad needed 31 runs from the last three overs with three wickets in hand and they almost pulled it off. Ashish Reddy (51 not out) kept Hyderabad in the hunt but finally fell short of the target of 249 by one run to end the match in a tie. Both the teams got two points each.
In other south zone matches at Alur in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu beat Andhra Pradesh by eight wickets in a low scoring match while Kerala defeated Goa by three wickets.
Tamil Nadu pacer Yo Mahesh returned with figures of five for 31 as Andhra were shot out for just 126 in 41.3 overs. Tamil Nadu easily chased down the target of 127 in just 30.1 overs on the back of 84-run opening wicket stand between wicket-keeper batsman Umashankar Sushil (61 not out) and Murali Vijay (50).
Kerala captain Sachin Baby led from the front with a 100-ball 89 to help his side to victory against Goa with seven balls to spare. Kerala got all the four points from the win.
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