Robin Uthappa scored 169 off just 118 deliveries © AFP

Porvorim (Goa), Feb 14, 2013

Opener Robin Uthappa scored a scintillating 169 and shared a huge 214-run stand with Ganesh Satish (61) to script Karnataka’s thumping six-wicket win over Goa in a high-scoring Vijay Hazare Trophy South Zone match at Goa on Thursday.

Riding on skipper Sagun Kamat’s brilliant knock of 110, Goa had scored a huge 318 for eight after being invited to bat by the visitors.

However, Karnataka did not get intimidated by the daunting total on the board and came out all guns blazing as they overhauled the total with 3.3 overs to spare.

They lost opener Lokesh Rahul (4) early but Uthappa and Satish combined well and batted for about 30 overs together to take the side close to win.

Uthappa’s 169 came off 118 balls and contained 16 fours and seven sixes.

There were still some runs to score after dismissals of Uthapa and Satish but Karun Nair and skipper Stuart Binny ensured the the team does not lose way after a flourishing start.

Nair (32) and Binny (31) shared an unbeaten 52-run stand for the fifth wicket to steer the side to finish line.