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Veteran left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat produced a sensational four-wicket haul, whereas Prerak Mankad placed on an allround present as Saurashtra thrashed Karnataka by 5 wickets to sail into the Vijay Hazare Trophy last in Ahmedabad right here on Wednesday. Unadkat rocked Karnataka’s top-order, dismissing skipper Mayank Agarwal (1) and keeper-batter BR Sharath (3) cheaply earlier than Mankad diminished Karnataka to 47 for 4 inside 19 overs with wickets of Nikin Jose (12) and Manish Pandey (0) within the house of 4 balls.
Such was their distress that seven Karnataka batters didn’t get to double digits as their innings folded for 171 in 49.1 overs.
In reply, former champions Saurashtra romped residence in 36.2 overs with No 3 batter Jay Gohil top-scoring with a 82-ball 61-run knock which was studded with eight fours and one six.
Mankad additionally made a key contribution of 35 from 32 balls as he together with Gohil placed on a significant 53-run partnership to nearly seal the problem.
Earlier, opener Ravikumar Samarth (88; 135b; 4×4, 1×6) held the Karnataka innings with a valiant half-century however with wickets falling round him he misplaced his endurance and have become Unadkat’s third sufferer. “It is an incredible feeling. Once we got here into the knockout section, we had been hoping to strike on the proper time. Can’t get higher than this,” Unadkat mentioned.
“It was glorious to see the efficiency, with the ball, and with the bat. I feel after successful the toss, I needed to strike early. The way in which I’ve been bowling within the match, I used to be assured.
“The fellows bowled properly after that stress constructed up.” Transient Scores: Karnataka 171; 49.1 overs (Ravikumar Samarth 88; Jaydev Unadkat 4/26, Prerak Mankad 2/34) misplaced to Saurashtra 141/5; 31 overs (Jay Gohil 61, Mankad 35, Samarth Vyas 33; Krishnappa Gowtham 2/50) by 5 wickets.
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