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Goa stun Tamil Nadu to qualify for Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts

Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:16 [IST]
 
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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Goa stun Tamil Nadu
Secunderabad, Nov 11: Robin D'Souza (3/36) and SS Bandekar (3/43) shared half a dozen wickets between them as Goa stunned Tamil Nadu by registering a six-wicket win in their South Zone leg (Subbaiah Pillai Trophy) match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today. Goa, with this win, qualified for the all-India knockouts, along with Karnataka.

After putting them in to bat, Goa bundled out Tamil Nadu for a paltry 182 in 49.2 overs and then chased down the target in just 33.2 overs, losing just four wickets.

Goa medium pacers - D'Souza and Bandekar - wrecked havoc, while spinner Shadab Jakati (2/26) also chipped in with two crucial wickets to unsettle the fancied Tamil Nadu batting line-up.

The only batsman to have made a significant contribution for Tamil Nadu was R Sathish, who scored a 75-ball 67, studded with five fours and a six. In reply, Goa got off to a solid start with openers, Amogh Desai (68; 73b, 9X4) and Swapnil Asnodkar (77; 87b, 10X4, 2X6) putting on 146 runs together and almost sealing the match in their favour.

Although, Goa lost four wickets in quick succession but eventually they reached 184 for four in the 34th over itself.

Brief Scores

Tamil Nadu: 182 all out in 49.2 overs (R Sathish 67, Dinesh Karthik 29; Robin D'Souza 3/36, SS Bandekar 3/43). Goa: 184 for four in 33.2 overs (Swapnil Asnodkar 77, Amogh Desai 68).

PTI

Story first published:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 17:21 [IST]
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