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India B beat Karnataka in Deodhar Trophy final
India B beat Karnataka in Deodhar Trophy final

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Dharamsala, March 8: A combined batting effort helped India B beat Karnataka by six wickets in the Deodhar Trophy final at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

Chasing 279/8, India B got off to a flying start as openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (58) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (69) forged an 84-run partnership before Gaikwad was dismissed. 

G.H. Vihari (21), skipper Shreyas Iyer (61) and Manoj Tiwary (59) also contributed handsomely for the cause and India B chased down the target in 48.2 overs. 

For Karnataka, Shreyas Gopal took two wickets for 55 runs.

Earlier, opting to bat, Ravikumar Samarth (107) and middle-order batsmen C.M. Gautam (76) helped Karnataka score 279 in their allotted 20 overs.

Apart from them, Gopal also contributed at the end. Gopal played 22 balls and scored a crucial 38 runs which included four boundaries and one six.

For India B, K. Khaleel Ahmed took three wickets while Umesh Yadav scalped two.

Brief scores: Karnataka 279/8 (Ravikumar Samarth 107, C.M. Gautam 76; K Khaleel Ahmed 3/49) against India B 281/4 (Abhimanyu Easwaran 69, Manoj Tiwary 59 not out; Shreyas Gopal 2/55).

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Update: 08-March-2018

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