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Gill hits ton as Punjab beats Karnataka in thriller

Press Trust of India  |  Alur (Karnataka) 

A superb ton by Test batsman K L Rahul (107) went in vain as went down by four runs to today in the Trophy Group 'A' league here.

Earlier, Punjab,riding on under-19 star Shubman Gill's brilliant unbeaten knock of 123 made 269 for 3 in 42 overs in a game reduced after a delayed start owing to a wet outfield.

The right-hander hit eight fours and six sixers in his 122-ball innings and put on 125 runs for the second wicket with Mandeep Singh (64).

In reply, the home side looked in control as long the stylish Rahul was at the crease.

He was also involved in an even 100-run partnership with (53).

However, the exit of Deshpande pegged back.

Rahul fell with 21 runs to go but Vinay Kumar's 26 couldn't take the team over the line.

continues to top the table with 10 points from four games, while Railways, Punjab, Odisha and Baroda have eight points each.

Railways, Odisha and Baroda have played three games while Karnataka and have played four matches each.

In other matches, Odisha thrashed by nine wickets as (70 not out) and (50 not out) reached the target of 137 in 25.4 overs and posted a 51-run win thanks to an solid batting effort by the top-order.

Brief scores: At Bengaluru: 136 all out in 46.1 overs (RmarioSharma 49) lost to Odisha 137 for 1 in 25.4 overs (RR Dhuper 70 not out, 50 not out).

Points: Odisha: 4; Assam: 0.

At Alur: 269 for 3 in 42 overs (Shubnam Gill 123 not out, Mandeep Singh 64) beat Karnataka 264 for 9 in 42 overs (K L Rahul 107,53, 26 not out, 3 for 47).

Points: Punjab: 4; Karnataka: 0.

272 for 7 in 50 overs (Mrunal Devdhar 68, Saurabh Wakaskar 58, Arindam Ghosh 55, H V Patel 3 for 62) beat 221 all out in 45.1 overs (C K Bishnoi 79, RP Sharma 50, Ankit Yadav 4 for 36).

Points: Railways: 4; Haryana: 0.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:40 IST