Indore: Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed an unbeaten 85 off fifty seven balls as Karnataka dished out a medical all-round overall performance to beat Maharashtra by using eight wickets and lift the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here on Thursday.

Karnataka bowlers, led with the aid of experienced Abhimanyu Mithun (2-24), positioned up a spirited display to restriction Maharashtra to 155/four in spite of an unbeaten sixty nine by all-rounder Naushad Shaikh.

Later, they overhauled the goal with Agarwal and Rohan Kadam (60 off 39 balls) placing 1/2-centuries.


Karnataka chased the target with nine balls to spare and ended their otherwise everyday season on a excessive.

Chasing 156, Karnataka lost opener BR Sharath (2) inside the 0.33 over after left-arm medium pacer Samad Fallah wiped clean him up.

Then in-form Kadam and Agarwal steadied the deliver, as Karnataka raced to 45/1 in five overs.

The duo kept on scoring at a brisk tempo and took a listless Maharashtra assault to cleaners of their ninety two-run stand for the second wicket, which laid basis of the eight-wicket win.

Karnataka were cruising at 106/1 in 12 overs and needed 50 runs. But then Kadam threw his wicket away. But, Kadam's departure did not deter Agarwal from playing his herbal sport as he and Karun Nair (8 now not out) then took the aspect home.

put into bat, Maharashtra posted a decent one hundred fifty five/4 on the board courtesy Shaikh's unbeaten sixty nine off 41 balls.

Shaikh along side 'ever dependable' Ankit Bawne (29 off 25 balls) rallied the Maharashtra innings with their 81-run stand for the fourth wicket after the Surendra Bhave coached crew became in a gap of trouble at fifty five-three.

in advance, openers Rahul Tripathi (30 off 32 balls) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (12) gave Maharashtra a brisk begin by means of scoring 35 in the first 5 overs.

however it was pacer Abhimanyu Mithun, who gave Karnataka the a whole lot needed leap forward through removing Gaikwad.

One down, Vijay Zol (8) additionally fell affordably after being stumped by using stumper Sharath off J Suchith.

Triphathi become the 1/3 Maharashtra batsman to walk back to the pavilion with Maharashtra in deep hassle at fifty five-three.

Then Shaikh and Bawne no longer simplest took the competition bowlers to assignment, however additionally within the system pulled the team out of trouble. Shaikh struck five fours and 3 sixes, even as Bawne hammered 4 barriers.

The loss supposed that Maharashtra will should wait longer for a primary domestic name.

short rankings: Maharashtra a hundred and fifty five/4 ( Naushad Shaikh sixty nine no longer out, Rahul Tripathi 30, Ankit Bawne 29; Abhimanyu Mithun 2-24) lost to Karnataka 159/2 (Mayank Agarwal eighty five not out, Rohan Kadam 60; D M Hinganekar 1-21) by using eight wickets.