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Hazare Trophy: Anmol, Kaul help Punjab rout Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Powered by a splendid century by opener following a fifer by Siddharth Kaul, trounced by six wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here Monday.

After bundling out for a stiff 296, courtesy a five-wicket haul by pacer Siddharth Kaul, it was Anmolpreet who stole the show with a pulverising knock of 138 in the elite group A tie at the

Kaul wreaked havoc to return with fine figures of 5-41 and his scalps included Karun Nair, Kaunain Abbas, Shreyas Gopal, Aniruddha and T Pradeep.

The speedster was complimented well by Barinder Singh Sran (3-48), while veteran and young leggie picked up a wicket each.

For Karnataka, wicket-keeper-batsman B R Sharath top scored with 70, while (67), R Samarth (54) and Shreyas Gopal (37) also made noteworthy contributions.

But for Punjab, the chase was a walk in the park, with 20-year-old Anmolpreet scoring a blazing 138 off just 106 balls.

He also put on a huge 198-run stand for the opening wicket with Shubman Gill (77).

Anmolpreet, a right-handed batsman, smashed 12 fours and five hits over the fence, while Gill struck seven fours and a six.

The two hammered a listless attack led by

After the two openers departed, (38) and (30) also played their part to perfection, but fell when the team was crusing towards the victory.

However, romped home with seven balls to spare.

At the other two Elite Group A games held in neighbouring Alur, in a low-scoring thriller Vidarbha defeated by 1 run, while defeated Baroda by five wickets.

The quarter-finals for the tournament will start on October 14, with the semi-finals on October 17 and 18 and the final on Saturday October 20, all scheduled in Bengaluru.

Summarised scores: Karnataka 296 all out in 48.2 overs (B R Sharath 70, 67, 5-41) lost to 297/4 in 48.5 overs (138, Shubman Gill 77, K Gowtham 1-49) by four wickets.

At Alur:Baroda 206/8 in 50 overs (64 not out, Krunal Pandya 52, Samad Fallah 3-21) lost to 207/5 in 44.3 overs (Naushad Shaikh 76 not out, 59, Atit Sheth 3-36) by five wickets.

Vidarbha 218 all out in 48.2 overs (49, Atharva Taide 48, 4-52) beat 217/9 in 50 overs (45, Suyash Prabhudessai 39, 3-37) by one run.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:05 IST