[caption id="attachment_677707" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-677707" alt="Karun Nair AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Nair1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Karun Nair AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>A superb ton by India discard <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Karun-Nair" target="_blank">Karun Nair</a> and a four-wicket haul by leggie Pravin Dubey helped <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Karnataka " target="_blank">Karnataka </a> end <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Tamil-Nadu" target="_blank">Tamil Nadu</a>'s winning streak with a 78-run win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy South Zone T20 tournament here today. Nair's knock of 111 was instrumental in Karnataka posting 179 for 9 in 20 overs after being sent in to bat by Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar. Tamil Nadu was bowled out for 101 in 16.3 overs. <p></p> <p></p>No other Karnataka batsman crossed 20 even as Nair, who opened the innings, smashed eight fours and eight sixes in his 52-ball effort. The only significant partnership was the one between Nair and R Samarth for the third wicket, which yield 83 runs. The centurion kept going despite the team losing wickets at regular intervals. <p></p> <p></p>Rookie slinger Athisayaraj Davidson with a five-wicket haul played a huge role in restricting Karnataka to 179 after they looked set for a big score at one stage. Nair was among his victims as he ran through the lower order to finish with 5 for 30. <p></p> <p></p>Tamil Nadu was in early trouble during the chase, losing opener Abhinav Mukund (1) and the prolific Dinesh Karthik (0), who had scored three successive fifties, to a run-out in the first two overs. Despite a 48-run partnership between Washington Sundar (34) and Shankar (20), things went downhill for Tamil Nadu after they were separated. <p></p> <p></p>Dubey, who ended Sundar's stay, took three other wickets including that of the aggressive N Jagadeesan (16) to send Tamil Nadu hurtling to defeat. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile in matches played at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh beat Hyderabad by six wickets riding on Ricky Bhui's 73, while Kerala outplayed Goa by nine wickets. Three teams - Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra - have 12 points after four games while Hyderabad has 8 and Kerala (4). <p></p> <p></p>Goa has lost all its matches. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Karnataka</strong> 179 for 9 in 20 overs (Karun Nair 111, Athisayaraj Davidson 5 for 30) beat <strong>Tamil Nadu</strong> 101 all out in 16.3 overs (Washington Sundar 34, Pravin Dubey 4 for 19) by 78 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Points: Karnataka: 4; TN: 0. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Hyderabad</strong> 129 for 9 in 20 overs (B Sandeep 39, Harishankar Reddy 3 for 30) lost to <strong>Andhra</strong> 133 for 4 in 18.2 overs (Ricky Bhui 73, Mohd Siraj 3 for 26) by 6 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Points: Andhra: 4; Hyderabad: 0. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Goa</strong> 138 for 8 in 20 overs (Keenan 36, K M Asif 3 for 25, Abhishek Mohan 3 for 30) lost to <strong>Kerala</strong> 140 for 1 in 15.5 overs (Sanju Samson 65 not out, K B Arun Karthick 37 not out) by 9 wickets. <p></p> <p></p>Points: Kerala: 4; Goa: 0.