<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Karnataka thump Kerala in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130318170846.jpg" title="Karnataka thump Kerala in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Manish Pandey notched up 50 off 42 balls © AFP</p> </div> <strong>Shimoga: Mar 18, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Wicketkeeper-batsman Kannaur <a href="/tags/Lokesh-Rahul/post" target="_blank">Lokesh Rahul</a>'s hurricane 62 off 37 balls helped Karnataka trounce Kerala by 83 runs in their South Zone T20 cricket match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Monday.<br /> <br /> Batting first, Karnataka amassed 185 for five in their 20 overs with one-drop Rahul (62, 5x4, 2x6) top scoring and opener <a href="/tags/Manish-Pandey/post" target="_blank">Manish Pandey</a> notching up 50 off 42 balls.<br /> <br /> Rahul was picked up by Prashanth Parameswaran after he gave a catch to RV Gomez and Pandey was unfortunately run out after he cracked four sparkling fours.<br /> <br /> Kerala bowlers did not trouble Karnataka batsmen much as three of their batsmen were unfortunately run out.<br /> <br /> Paramsehwaran and P Prashanth picked up one wicket each.<br /> <br /> In reply, Kerala could manage to score 102 for nine in stipulated 20 overs. In the third match, Tamil Nadu pulled off an easy eight-wicket win over Goa.<br /> <br /> Batting first, Goa managed to post 122 for seven in 20 overs. R U Shukla (39) was the chief run-getter for Goa while pacers <a href="/tags/Laxmipathy-Balaji/post" target="_blank">Laxmipathy Balaji</a> and Sunil Sam, and right-arm offbreak S Suresh Kumar scalped two wickets each.<br /> <br /> Replying, Tamil Nadu made 126 for two in 16.5 overs with an unbeaten partnership of 78 for the third wicket between <a href="/tags/Abhinav-Mukund/post" target="_blank">Abhinav Mukund</a> (49 off 31 balls) and S Badrinath (31 off 30 balls).<br /> <br /> For Goa, S S Bandekar was the only bowler to take wicket with match figures of 2 for 27.<br /> <br /> Local lad and medium pacer Santhebennur Lokesh Akshay (2 for 18) and A A Verma (2 for 16) were wreckers-in-chief. For Kerela, Robert Fernandez top scored with 21.<br /> <br /> In another match, Andhra scored a five-wicket win over Hyderabad.<br /> <br /> Hyderabad made 161 for five in 20 overs, powered by a 118-run partnership off 82 balls for the second wicket between opener P Akshath Reddy (44) and right-hand batsman Tirumalasetti Suman (85 off 56 balls).<br /> <br /> Suman craked nine boundaries and four sixes in his scintillating innings.<br /> <br /> For Andhra, left-arm medium Tekkami Atchuta Rao claimed four wickets for 32 runs.<br /> <br /> Andhra chased the target by scoring 163 for five with K S Bharat and D B Prashanth scoring 36 each. Bharat slammed six fours and a six and Prashant three sixes in an entertaining knock.<br /> <br /> S R Koripalli (29) and A G Pradeep (30) also played stellar role in the win.