Karnataka, Tamil Nadu qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy

Karnataka’s Robin Uthappa scored 65 against Andhra AFP

Chennai: Oct 21, 2011

Tamil Nadu and Karnataka qualified for the all-India competition in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament as they finished the south zone meet in that order.

While Karnataka crashed to a shock defeat against Andhra for their first loss in five outings, holders Tamil Nadu overcame Hyderabad to record their fourth win in the concluding matches.

Both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka tied on points with 16 apiece, but the hosts were declared winners on the basis of the net run rate.

Kerala beat Goa in the other game to finish third with 10 points. Hyderabad were fourth, followed by Andhra (6) and Goa (4).

Karnataka, who had won all their previous four games, fared poorly against Andhra, who made 149 for seven as Y. Gnaneshwara Rao top-scored with 51. In reply, Karnataka crashed to 113 all out despite a brave knock by skipper Robin Uthappa (65).

In the other match, Tamil Nadu, still smarting from their defeat to Karnataka in the previous outing, scored a crushing 63-run win against Hyderabad to eventually top the table.

Batting first, the home team made 161 for five with openers Srikkanth Anirudha (35) and Murali Vijay (34) being main contributors. In reply, Hyderabad could make 98 for eight.

A hat-trick by P. Prasanth (3 for 22) featured Kerala’s 24-run win over Goa who collapsed to 114 chasing 138 for six.

Brief Scores:

Tamil Nadu 161 for 5 in 20 overs (Srikkanth Aniruda 35, Murali Vijay 33, K Dinesh Karthik 26, KB Arun Karthick 26, K Shrivasudevadas 25*, Tirumalasetti Suman 2 for 27, Neeraj Bist 2 for 28) bt Hyderabad 98 for 8 in 20 overs (V Yo Mahesh 3 for 6, Sunny Gupta 2 for 15) Points: Tamil Nadu 4 (Total 16); Hyderabad 0 (8)

Andhra 149 for 7 in 20 overs (Chidambareswara Rao 21, V Manoj Sai 29, Y Gnaneswara Rao 51, KJ Rakesh 30, NC Aiyappa 2 for 17, KP Appanna 2 for 22) bt Karnataka 113 all out in 15.4 overs (Robin Uthappa 65, SK Noushad 3 for 10, G.Elaizar 2 for 7, GV Sarath Babu 2 for 22). Points: Andhra 4 (6); Karnataka 0 (16)

Kerala 138 for 6 in 20 overs (Raiphi Vincent Gomez 52, Sachin Baby 30, P Prasanth 20 not out, Sherbahadur Yadav 2 for 3, Vidyadhar Kamat 2 for 23) bt Goa 114 all out in 19.3 overs (Abhishek Raut 40, Sagun Kamat 29, S Vasanth Saravanan 25, P Prasanth 3 for 22, Prasanth Parameswaran 3 for 25, KR Sreejith 2 for 23). Points: Kerala 4 (10); Goa 0 (4).