Excelsior Sports Correspondent
KALYANI (WB), Mar 3: Karnataka continued their winning streak and routed Jammu and Kashmir by seven wickets with 194 balls to spare to consolidate their position atop the standings and virtually qualify for the quarterfinals from group D.
Put in to bat, Jammu and Kashmir were shot out for 108 in 28.4 overs with rookie medium-pacer Prasidh Krishna returning with career-best figures of 4/15. Manzoor Dar scored 20 runs, while Ramdayal contributed 14 runs to the total. Ian Dev Singh failed once again, scoring just 15 runs, while skipper Parvez Rasool retired hurt on 12 runs.
Karnataka chased down the target in 17.4 overs with IPL’s Rs 2 crore pick, K Gowtham, slamming an unbeaten 57 from 46 balls (9×4, 1×6) and skipper Manish Pandey contributing valuable unbeaten 27 runs. For J&K, speedster Mohd Mudhasir was the lone successful bowler, scalping all 3 wickets to fall.