UP prevail against Karnataka
Uttar Pradesh dealt Karnataka a 9 run loss in their Syed Mushtaq Ali (Super League) Group ‘B’ match at the Holkar stadium in Indore on Thursday.
Mohammad Kaif slammed 70 (54b, 3x4, 4x6), adding 51 off 31b for the 2nd wicket with GY Tomar (25, 22b, 4x4, 1x6) and 70 off 41b for the 4th wicket with Tanmay Srivastav to help UP post a respectable 163/7 in their 20 overs.
Vinay Kumar (2/24) and Abhimanyu Mithun (2/25) were the stand out performers for RCB.
Karnataka made a terrible start, slumping to 7/2 in their chase before partnerships between Robin Uthappa (20, 17b, 2x4, 1x6), L Rahul (34, 28b, 4x4), Stuart Binny (39, 25b, 4x4, 2x6) and Karun Nair (29, 17v, 3x4, 1x6) saw them get closer to the target.
RP Singh took 1/23 and Praveen Kumar a stunning 2/18 as Karnataka finished on 153/8 off their 20 overs, falling 9 short of the target set by UP.