Mystery spinner KC Cariappa pocketed four wickets, while fast bowler V Koushik added another three as Karnataka skittled Odisha for 104 and raced away to 51-run victory in a Group D Round 6 match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali 2019 trophy.

Chasing a challenging 156 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha struggled to get going. They soon slipped to 40/5 inside the first 10 overs. Suryakant Pradhan tried engaged in a reargued effort, but his 17-ball 32 which included three boundaries and two sixes was received with no support from the other end. (ALSO READ: Ashutosh Aman s four wickets leads Bihar to thrilling one-wicket win)

Cariappa returned with brilliant figures of 4/15 in his four overs, while Koushik went for just 8 in his 2.1 overs.

Earlier, after asked to bat, Karnataka have opener Rohan Kadam to thank after his 89 helped the visiting side to a healthy total. With as many as six players departing with single-digit scores and the next highest score coming jointly from Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair, who scored 10, Kadam s knock was worthy of high praise.

Kadam tonked 10 boundaries and two sixes in his 59-ball stay at the crease. For Odisha, Biplab Samantray and Pappu Roy pocketed two wickets apiece. (ALSO READ: Ghosh, Porel bowl Bengal to 26-run win)

With their sixth win from as many games, Karnataka lead Group D with 24 points, while Odisha, who record their third loss, are at the sixth spot of the eight-team group.

Brief scores: Karnataka 155/9 (Rohan Kadam 89; Biplab Samantray 2/10, Pappu Roy 2/21) beat Odisha 104 all out in 18.1 overs (KC Cariappa 4/15, V Koushik 3/8) by 51 runs