Goa staring at defeat against K~~taka in Ranji league
Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Goa 80 all out, Karnataka in commanding position
England in India
Bangalore: Goa, bundled out for 80, fought back strongly but defeat is staring at it as Karnataka took a decisive 134 run first innings lead in its four-day South Zone Ranji Trophy league match in Bangalore on Wednesday. Goa's Avinash Aware and Avadoot Amonkar produced fiery spells, sharing the spoils, with the hosts, resuming from the overnight 146 for one, all out for 214 in 69.2 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Aware grabbed five for 58 and Amonkar scalped five for 76, his career best figures, as the two medium-pacers shared the bowling attack sending down 25.2 overs between them uninterruptedly since morning. At stumps on the second day, Goa, who yielded a 134 run first innings lead to Karnataka, was 159 for seven in 61.3 overs, just ahead by 25 runs ahead, as the hosts are all set to clinch an outright victory. The visitors, however, churned out an improved fare in their second knock. Vivek Kolambkar, who got a life, made 26, while Tanveer Jabbar hit a polished 53 in 63 balls with eight fours and a six. In fact, Jabbar and Kolambkar put on 80 runs for the third wicket after Goa was placed in a precarious 22 for two.