Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24:
The Ranji Trophy match between Odisha and Karnataka played at the Airforce Complex Ground, Palam in New Delhi ended in a draw today.
On the fourth and final day of the match, Odisha bowlers restricted Karnataka to 393 in their second innings thereby getting a target of 230 runs for victory with just two sessions to spare.
The Odisha openers could manage to put 63 runs on scoreboard in 32 overs ensuring no loss of wicket.
Odisha’s wicketkeeper batsman Saurabh Rawat was adjudged as the man of the match for his magnificent first innings score of 85 comprising 12 fours and a sixer.
Earlier in the match, Karnataka team was bundled out for 179 runs in their first innings following which Odisha had posted 342 runs in their first innings getting a lead of 163 runs.
As a result of the draw, team Odisha moved to fifth spot in the nine teams-pooled Group B conceding 12 points with one win and four draws out of five matches they have played so far.