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TN beats Goa for third straight win in Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy

Press Trust of India  |  Vizianagaram(AP) 

defeated by 25 runs today to register its third straight win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 South Zone tournament here today.

Karthik (56) scored his third half-century on the trot to star with the bat again as posted 155 for 5 in its quota of 50 overs before restricting to 130 for 7.

Skipper returned to the side after missing the first two games owing to concerns, but couldn't do much with the bat, falling for four to

Electing to bat after winning the toss, lost M S Sundar (14) at 29, not before he had hit two boundaries and a six.

Karthik, who has been in superb form, got into the act quickly and hit shots all round the wicket. He smashed six fours and a sixer before falling in the 15th over.

Though Abhinav Mukund (12) and Shankar fell in quick succession, Karthik found an able partner in B Aparajith (26). The two added 54 runs in just about seven overs.

Some lusty blows by R (28 not out, 20 balls, 1X4, 2X6) and N Jagadeesan (10 not out, 1X6) helped swell the total to 155.

Goa's chase was stifled by the loss of wickets at regular intervals with none of the batsmen being able to get a big score. made the top-score of 41 but tight by the Tamil Nadu bowlers made things difficult.

Leg-spinner M Ashwin, who kept things tight in the middle along with offie Sundar, picked up two wickets each while left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore bowled just one over to scalp one victim.

Medium-pacers K Vignesh and Athisayaraj Davidson got a wicket apiece.

Meanwhile in matches played in Visakhapatnam, edged out by two runs while Pradesh cruised to a six-wicket win over in a match reduced to 13 overs a side.

There were reports that a protest by players led by over addition of two runs to the total delayed the start of the second game between and

Brief scores: Tamil Nadu 155 for 5 in 20 overs ( Karthik 56, 28 not out, 3 for 22) beat 130 for 7 in 20 overs (Sagun Kamat 41, M Ashwin 2 for 22, Sundar 2 for 20). Points: TN: 4; Goa: 0.

At Visakhapatnam: 205 for 5 in 20 overs (Karun Nair 77, K Gowtham 57, 2 for 33) beat 203 for 9 in 20 overs (Akshath Reddy 70, Tanmay Agarwal 38, Bavanaka Sandeep 34, 3 for 29). Points: Karnataka: 4; Hyderabad: 0.

120 all out in 12 overs (45, Sanju Samson 32, M Harishankar Reddy 4 for 2, Bandaru Ayyappa 3 for 32) lost to 126 for 4 in 13 overs (64, G H Vihari 25, 2 for 35). Points: Andhra: 4; Kerala: 0.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 17:55 IST