KSCA All-India: Siddharth shines with 79, KSCA XI strike early  

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KV Siddharth. File photo

Bengaluru, July 29: Having fought back in the game after a fine show from Ricky Bhui, KSCA XI had Andhra at 4/2 at the end of Day 2 in the KSCA Dr. (Capt.) K Thimmappiah Memorial Cricket Tournament, here on Monday.

Chasing down a modest 293 set by the visitors, Karnataka on overnight 4/0, were bowled out for 255 in the first innings. Opener Samarth R (56), Nischal D (48), Karun Nair (35) and Siddharth KV (79) were the top-scorers for the hosts. G Manish and D Swaroop Kumar claimed three wickets each while Shoaib Mohd Khan bagged two to help their side take a 38-run first-innings lead.

In the second essay, Andhra were on the back-foot with Prasidh M Krishna and Suchith J striking from either end.

In the other semifinal, Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh were in a healthy position at 210/4 chasing Bangladesh Cricket Board XI’s 334.

Brief scores (semifinals): Andhra Cricket Association: 293 all out in 81 overs and 2nd Innings: 4 for 2 in 5 overs (Prasidh M Krishna 1/1, Suchith J 1/1) vs KSCA XI: 255 all out in 92.5 overs (Samarth R 56, Nischal D 48, Karun Nair 35, Siddharth KV 79, G Manish 3/74, Shoaib Mohd Khan 2/66, D Swaroop Kumar 3/26)

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI: 334 all out in 111.5 overs (Yasir Ali Choudary 62, Najmul Hossain Shanto 39, Veerpratap Singh 4/92, Shashank 2/44, Binnu Samuel 3/51) vs Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh: 210 for 4 in 59.1 overs (Rishabh Tiwari 100 (192 balls, 10 X 4), Jivanjiot Singh 47, Shashank 54 not out, Saif Hassan 2/24)

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