Krishnappa Gowtham had a day to remember on the field as he scored a century and followed up with an eight-fer in the Karnataka Premier League match between Bellary Tuskers and Shivamogga Lions in Bengaluru. Coming in to bat in the 3rd over for Bellary Tuskers, Goowtham took the charge right from the start.
There was no stopping to the all-rounder as he smashed 13 sixes in his innings. His knock was also decorated with seven fours. Gowtham smashed 134* off just 56 deliveries at a strike-rate of 239.29.
His belligerent batting effort saw Bellary Tuskers post a huge total of 203/3 on the board.
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Chasing the target was always going to be a difficult task and Gowtham made the things worse for the opposition with the ball. Starting with the wicket of Arjun Hoysala, there was no stopping to Krishnappa Gowtham as he went on to scalp a total of eight wickets for just 15 runs in his four overs.
His bowling effort saw Shivamogga Lions being bundled out for 133/10, losing the game by 70 runs in a rain-marred match that was reduced to 17 overs.
With his all-round efforts, Gowtham created oodles of records in Karnataka Premier League and warmed up well for the Vijay Hazare Trophy that starts next month.
Surprisingly, the all-rounder was neither selected in any of the Duleep Trophy squads nor did he get a call-up to India A squad for the one-day series against South Africa A. He was a part of the unofficial Test squad against West Indies A.
The Karnataka-player is expected to be part of the unofficial Test series against South Africa A that takes place after the five one-day matches.
Meanwhile, Belgavi Panthers defeated Bengaluru Blasters in the first match of the day. Chasing 111 in 20 overs, Belagavi did the job in 12th over with Manish Pandey scoring 58* off 30.