RCB players continue to shine in Hazare trophy
RCB players have been doing well in the Vijay Hazare trophy games and the run continued on Wednesday.
At the Subrato Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune, Sheldon Jackson smashed 109 (130b, 9x4, 4x6) for Saurashtra against Gujarat. He helped the team to a healthy total of 269/6, the next highest score in the inning being just 36. Jackson formed crucial second and third wicket partnerships of 118 and 45 with Rahul Dave and Pratik Mehta respectively.
At Margao in Goa, Karnataka’s bowlers restricted Andhra Pradesh to a mere 228. Vinay Kumar (4/38), Abhimanyu Mithun (3/42) & KP Appanna (2/46) contributed with regular wickets to keep the Andhra batsmen from building substantial partnerships. Karnataka wobbled in their chase to go from 147/1 to 223/9 before the last wicket pair of Raajoo Bhatkal and Appanna saw them through.
Appanna you beauty - he clubs it to FOUR!! Karnataka win by 1 wicket - Whattey thriller this game!! | Vijay Hazare Trophy— Karnataka Ranji Team (@RanjiKarnataka) February 20, 2013
RCB bowlers were in the thick of action again in the Kerala vs Goa match at Porvorim, Prasanth Parameswaran taking 3/34 wickets at a superb economy rate of 3.4. Sandeep Warrier contributed with 1/52 Kerala’s 6 wicket win. All in all it was a good day for the bowlers.
Abhinav Mukund could chip in with just 22 runs with the bat but put a superb effort in the field in Tamil Nadu’s 26 run win over Hyderabad at the BITS Pilani Campus in Vasco da Gama. He took catches to send back Hanuma Vihari and Amol Shinde and ran out well set opener Ravi Teja to help his team put the brakes on the chase.