/Samsons record double ton powers Kerala to massive win

Samsons record double ton powers Kerala to massive win


Samson composed a brilliant double ton versus Goa

Samson composed a brilliant double ton versus Goa © BCCI

Sanju Samson registered the highest score in 50-over domestic cricket in India – 212 not out – as Kerala beat Goa by 104 runs. His 129-ball innings included 21 boundaries and 10 sixes. He stitched a record List A stand of 338 runs with Sachin Baby (127) to power Kerala to 377 for 3. In response, Aditya Kaushik and Tunish Sawkar scored fifties but it proved too little in the end for Goa.

Abhinav Mukund’s 147 setup Tamil Nadu’s 211-run win over Madhya Pradesh. Put into bat first, Tamil Nadu amassed 360 for 4, also aided by Vijay Shankar’s 90 and Dinesh Karthik’s 65*. In response, Madhya Pradesh was bowled out for 149, led by Murugan Ashwin’s 3 for 13.

Karn Sharma’s unbeaten 109 helped Railways get over the line with 1 wicket in hand against Tripura. Chasing 237 for a win, Railways were reduced to 69 for 5 before Karn bailed them out with his 87-ball knock, which included three boundaries and 8 sixes.

Gurkeerat Singh Mann’s 66 aided Punjab in securing a 63-run win in their low-scoring encounter against Uttar Pradesh. Having put on 204 courtesy Mann’s half-century, Karan Kalia’s four-fer and Mayank Markande three scalps helped Punjab bundle out Uttar Pradesh for 141.

Virat Singh’s unbeaten 74 helped Jharkhand chase down Andhra’s total of 265 with three wickets in hand and two balls to spare. Saurabh Tiwary also stroked a fifty in the chase to undo the efforts of the Andhra batters, of whom Kranthi Kumar, Prashanth Kumar and Ricky Bhui registered half-centuries.

Best bowling performances

Prasidh Krishna’s 5 for 19 helped Karnataka bundle out Saurashtra for 212 and set up their comfortable 8-wicket win. Chasing a modest target, Devdutt Padikkal stroked an unbeaten 103. He was well supported by Manish Pandey’s 53-ball 67*.

Rahul Chahar’s four-fer bundled out Bihar for 109 to help Rajasthan register a 159-run win. Rajasthan’s 268 for 5 was setup courtesy half-centuries by Yash Kothari, Rajesh bishnoi and Deepak Chahar.

Four-fers by Satyajeet Bachhav and Azim Kazi helped Maharashtra bundle out Haryana for 135 and setup a 5-wicket win. Maharashtra wobbled through the chase but went past the line with five wickets in hand, courtesy handy contributions by Ankeet Bawne (42) and Naushan Shaikh (48*).

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