Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s second victory in Ranji Trophy. Kerala defeated Chhattisgarh by 7 wickets. Kerala overcame the 126 runs needed to win in the second innings with a loss of 3 wickets. Ponnan Rahul made Kerala’s victory with an unbeaten score of 66 runs.
Kerala got a good start in the match where the openers fought hard. With Ponnan Rahul and Rohan Kunnummal shining with 40 runs, Kerala laid a good foundation by scoring 86 runs for the first wicket.
Sachin Baby, who came after Rohan, fell for 1 run and Akshay Chandran for 10 runs, but Rahul stood firm at one end and gave the team an authentic victory. Jalaj Saxena was there at the crease to celebrate the victory with Rahul.
In Elite Group C, Kerala is in the first position with 13 points with two victories and one draw. Chhattisgarh is second behind Kerala with 13 points despite one defeat. Rajasthan is third with 11 points. Strong Karnataka is fourth with one win and one draw from two matches.