Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) An unfinished 131−run partnership for the eighth wicket between Akbar Kazi (66 not out, 164b, 9x4) and Aditya Sagar (58 not out, 137b, 9x4, 3x6) rescued Karnataka A while denying Punjab A an outright win as the C.K. Nayudu Trophy cricket match ended in a draw here Tuesday.
Having gained a first innings lead of 227 runs, Punjab walked away with three points while Karnataka, who ended the day on 338/7 when the match was called off after the fifth mandatory over, picked up one point.
Karnataka, overnight 106/1, avoided an outright defeat thanks to Kazi and Sagar while, at the top of the order, opener Mayank Agarwal (74, 129b, 13x4) and Pawan Deshpande (53, 63b, 8x4) chipped in with useful half−centuries.
For Punjab, seamers Jaskaran Singh (2/84) and Deepak Bansal (3/83) and left−arm spinner Gurinder Singh (3/77) were among the wickets.
Brief scores: Punjab A 493 all out in 142.1 overs vs Karnataka A 266 all out in 79.2 overs and 338/7 in 114 overs (Mayank Agarwal 74, Akbar Kazi 66 n.o., Aditya Sagar 58 n.o.; Jaskaran Singh 2/84, Deepak Bansal 3/83, Gurinder Singh 3/77).
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