Manish Pandey    IANS
Manish Pandey IANS

Nov 21, 2014

Manish Pandey‘s 99 not out steered Karnataka into the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2014-15. Pandey’s knock helped Karnataka overhaul Mumbai’s 286 with four wickets in hand.

Karnataka won the toss and had elected to field first. Karnataka had the better of Mumbai early on as they had them at 59 for three in the 18th over. It was then that Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav got together.

In tandem, the duo added 135 runs. Yadav scored 67 off 81 balls with four fours and three sixes. Iyer smashed 77 off 67 balls with eight fours and one six. Thereafter, there were some important contributions down the order which took Mumbai to 286.

In reply, Karnataka started very well with Robin Uthappa shaming a quick 43. At 84 for three in the 16th over, Stuart Binny and Manish Pandey came together. Binny hit 58 off 67 balls, while Pandey continued to score and took Karnataka closer.

After the fall of Binny, Karun Nair joined Pandey, who helped him take Karnataka closer. However, he fell with Karnataka in sight. Pandey ensured there were no further hiccups.

Brief scores:

Mumbai 286 for 8 in 50 overs (Shreyas Iyer 77, Suryakumar Yadav 67; Abhimanyu Mithun 2 for 57, Sreenath Aravind 2 for 73) lost to Karnataka 286 for 6 in 49.4 overs (Robin Uthappa 45, Manish Pandey , Stuart Binny 58; Wilkin Mota 2 for 39, Saurabh Netravalkar 2 for 31) by 4 wickets.