R Vinay Kumar recorded figures of 2 for 28 © IANS (File Photo)
R Vinay Kumar recorded figures of 2 for 28 © IANS (File Photo)

Alur (Karnataka): Karnataka defeated Gujarat by 15 runs under the Jayadevan’s (VJD) method in their Group B Vijay Hazare 2015-16 match at the KSCA Stadium in Alur on Monday. Sent into bat by Gujarat skipper Akshar Patel, Karnataka were restricted to 233 for eight in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, Gujarat, chasing a revised target of 205 in 44 overs, could manage only 189 for eight. Karnataka’s innings was built around Manish Pandey’s knock of 94, which came off 123 balls. During his stay at the crease, Pandey put on 72 runs for the third wicket with opener Mayank Agarwal, who was the second best scorer for the home team with 58 off 77 balls. FULL UPDATES: Karnataka vs Gujarat, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group B

Pandey hit six boundaries and a six, while Agarwal found the fence three times. There were two wickets apiece for Jasprit Bumrah, Mehul Patel and skipper Akshar.

When their turn to bat came, Gujarat were off to a sedate start with openers Smit Patel (25) and Priyank Kirit Panchal (52) putting on 55 runs. Chirag Gandhi (43) was the other substantial contributor and Akshar chipped in with 27, but the rest failed to deliver the goods for the visiting team. Skipper R Vinay Kumar, J Suchith and Shreyas Gopal picked up two wickets each for Karnataka.

Brief scores:

Karnataka 233 for 8 in 50 overs (Mayank Agarwal 58, Manish Pandey 94; Mehul Patel 2 for 24, Akshar Patel 2 for 33, Jasprit Bumrah 2 for 48) beat Gujarat 189 for 8 in 44 overs (Smit Patel 25, Priyank Panchal 52, Chirag Gandhi 43, Akshar Patel 27; J Suchith 2 for 25, R Vinay Kumar 2 for 28, Shreyas Gopal 2 for 33) by 15 runs (VJD method).