Andhra T20 tournament starts in bio-bubble, KS Bharat shines

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Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Wicket-keeper K.S. Bharat, who has represented India ‘A’ and was called up as cover for injured Rishabh Pant during the home ODI series against Australia this year, scored 64 off 39 deliveries to steer Chargers XI to a 56-run win over Legends XI in the Andhra T20 tournament that commenced here on Thursday.

In the other match, Kings XI defeated Titans XI by six wickets.

The tournament, organised by the Andhra Cricket Association, is taking place in a bio-bubble. The 33-match tournament features 90 players only from Andhra Pradesh — both Ranji Trophy and age-group cricketers.

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Brief scores:

Match 1:

Kings XI 144/5 in 20 overs (CR Gnaneswar 35, Narenreddy 64, M Dheeraj 18, D Swaroop 2/27, Lalith Mohan 1/22, Shoaib Khan 1/22) lost to Titans XI 146/4 in 19.3 overs (G Salesh 47, D Chaitanya 41, KV Kashyap Prakash 18, P Tapaswi 2/21, K Bhima Rao 1/20) by six wickets

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Match 2:

Chargers XI: 138/7 in 20 overs (KS Bharat -64, SK Rashid 22 not out, MH Reddy 2/22, A Reddy 2/15) beat Legends XI: 82 all out in 18.4 overs (K Raman 19, KP Sai Rahul 4/9, Ch.Siddart 2/23) by 56 runs

–IANS

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