Alur (Karnataka): India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have hit yet another jackpot in the IPL players' draft after he was picked by Pune team for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore on Tuesday but he is not being able to shed his poor form on the cricket field.
Dhoni's his poor run of form in domestic cricket continued as he scored only one run against the defending champions Karnataka in a league round match for the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. However, his team Jharkhand managed to comfortably win the match to get a step closer to qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Batting first, Jharkhand scored 216 for 9 with Ishank Jaggi (50), Saurabh Tiwary (43) and Kumar Deobrat (47) being the chief contributors.
On a day when Dhoni was picked by Oune franchise for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore, his on-field woes continued as he was castled by friendly seam up stuff from Karun Nair as he faced 8 balls.
In reply, Karnataka were all out for 169 with Lokesh Rahul scoring 42. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem (3/15) was the best bowler on view. Sonu Singh also got three wickets.
Jharkhand now are on top of group B with 16 points while Karnataka are languishing at the fifth place with 8 points from four games.
Jharkhand: 216/8 (Ishank Jagii 50, Kumar Deobrat 47, Saurabh Tiwary 43, J Suchith 4/35)
Karnataka: 169 in 45 overs (Lokesh Rahul 42, Shahbaz Nadeem 3/15, Sonu Kumar Singh 3/20).
Result: Jharkhand won by 47 runs.
Points: Jharkhand 4; Karnataka 0.