OST Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 1:
Fine bowling by Abhimanyu Mithun and H Sharath powered Karnataka to a four-wicket win against Odisha on the fourth and final day of the Group-A Ranji Trophy match at the DRIEMS ground at Tangi on Sunday.
The two bowlers captured five wickets each and restricted Odisha to 279 all out with a slender lead of 126 runs. Needing 127 runs to win, the visitors reached the target losing six wickets.
Resuming at 169 for four, Odisha soon lost the wicket of Abhilash Mallick who was out for 50, adding just three runs to his overnight score of 47.
Though skipper Biplab Samantray scored a patient century, the hosts failed to take a big lead as wickets began to fall at regular intervals from the other end.
Though the Odisha bowlers came back strongly claiming six wickets, Karnataka reached the target comfortably in the end.
Abhimanyu Mithu was adjudged Man-of-the-match award for his 11-wicket haul.