Karnataka, Andhra qualify for Under-19 One Day Trophy semi-finals

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Roshni Kiran scored an unbeaten 81 to headline Karnataka’s eight-wicket in against Delhi in the second quarter-final of the Under-19 One Day trophy in Jaipur on Wednesday (October 13). In the other match, a flurry of run outs helped Andhra to a narrow win and a place in the semi-final as they beat Hyderabad by six runs.

At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, opting to bat Andhra could score only 164 despite the openers providing them with a 54-run stand. Once K Vaishnavi accounted for K E Dayana for 26, Andhra kept losing wickets in regular intervals to be bowled out in 48.3 overs. P Aishwarya Rai top-scored with 31 while P Pallavi contributed 22.

For Hyderabad, Vaishnavi, M Sakshi Rao and Kunchala Niteesha picked up two wickets each.

In the chase, Hyderabad lost two early wickets to run outs, but they looked on course to a win when Mamatha and G Trisha added 75 runs for the third wicket to take the score to 134. However, they lost Trisha in the 39th over for 49 and the wicket-keeper Mamatha joined her in the pavilion in the next over at the same team score.

From there, five more run outs followed and they collapsed from 134 for two to be skittled out for 158 – six runs short of Andhra’s score – in the 49th over. Mamatha top-scored with 56 for Hyderabad.

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Over at the RCA Academy Ground, put into bowl, Karnataka found early breakthrough when Mithila Vinod accounted for Delhi opener Shweta Sehrawat. Kritika Gaghda and Mansi Sharma took the score to 42 before Sharma became skipper Chandasi K’s first victim.

Once Chandasi dismissed Gaghda for 35, Karnataka found wickets at regular intervals to bundle Delhi out for 134 in the 47th over. For Karnataka, Vinod and Chandasi took three wickets each while Reema Fareed chipped in with two wickets.

In reply, Karnataka openers started cautiously without taking any risk and Kiran took their score to 50 with Rakshitha Nayaka. With the latter playing second fiddle, Kiran brought up her fifty from 67 balls.

Delhi eventually broke the partnership of 93 runs in the 28th over and also sent Prerana G R back for a duck. But that wasn’t enough as Kiran in the company of Niki Prasad took Karnataka over the line. Kiran remained not out on 81 off 114 balls.

Brief Scores:

Andhra 164/10 in 48.3 overs (P Aishwarya Rai 31, K E Dayana 26; Kunchala Niteesha 2/7) beat Hyderabad 158/10 in 49 overs (Mamatha 56, G Trisha 49; Ayesha Singh 1/18) by six runs

Delhi 134/10 in 46.1 overs (Kritika Gaghda 35; Mithila Vinod 3/18, Chandasi K 3/28) lost to Karnataka 136/2 in 39.2 overs (Roshni Kiran 81*, Rakshitha Nayaka 29) by eight wickets