Karnataka complete hattrick, win Vijay Hazare Trophy

Karnataka players defeated Railways by four wickets to establish themselves as the true and undisputed champions of domestic cricket.

updated: March 16, 2014 17:53 IST
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Kolkata: Karnataka completed a historic treble at domestic level by emerging champions in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a four-wicket win over Railways in yet another low-scoring affair at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

Chasing 158, the Ranji and Irani Trophy champions had a jittery start after they lost five wickets in 26 runs to be 47/5 in the 12th over but sensible batting by youngsters Karun Nair (53 not out) and Lokesh Rahul (38) set up the chase with a 66-run partnership.

After Rahul's fall, 22-year-old Nair, who made the first-class debut this season, showed the right temperament as his unbeaten half-century, third in List A, saw the team through with seven overs to spare.

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