Tamil Nadu concocted a great all-round exhibition to squash Karnataka by 151 races to advance to the elimination rounds of the Vijay Hazare Trophy homegrown 50-over competition here on Tuesday.
Sent in to bat by Karnataka chief Manish Pandey, Tamil Nadu first amassed 354 for eight in quite a while and afterward excused the resistance for 203 inside 40 overs for a gigantic triumph with medium-pacer R Silambarasan getting four wickets to rush the slide.
Opening hitter N Jagadeesan pounded 102 (101 balls, 9x4s, 1×6) and left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore, pushed up the request to pursue the bowling, smacked 61 (71 balls, 4x4s, 3x6s) before the stout M Shahrukh Khan beat an unbeaten 39-ball 79 (7 fours, 6 sixes) to help Tamil Nadu stack up 350 or more score.That the last four overs yielded 64 runs meant that the forceful mind-set Shahrukh Khan was in as the Karnataka bowlers endured the worst part in the demise overs.
Shahrukh Khan, who has frequently been underlining his hitting abilities and featured in the TN’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy win with a last ball six in the last against a similar adversary, played with the resistance bowling and took 23 runs off the 48th over bowled by Prasidh Krishna.
The way that R Silambarasan scored just one disagreement a 10th wicket organization of 64 with Shahrukh Khan showed the sort of structure the last option was in. The stand took the group to a monumental complete which at one mark of time didn’t look a chance.
Jagadeesan and Sai Kishore gave the impulse to the Tamil Nadu innings with a great 147-run organization for the second wicket which left the Karnataka bowlers looking for answers.Dinesh Karthik (44, 37 balls, 4x4s, 2x6s) and Baba Indrajith (31, 24 balls, 3x4s) too thought of vital commitments before Shahrukh Khan assumed control over the onus with his fireworks.
In any case, skipper Vijay Shankar (3) and Washington Sundar (0) couldn’t have an effect.
Leg-spinner Praveen Dubey got done with 3 for 67 and Prasidh Krishna took 2/57 however he demonstrated costly towards the end. The other Karnataka bowlers couldn’t really contain the resistance hitters.