Varun guides Hyd to victory


Hyderabad: Varun hit an unbeaten 81 to guide Hyderabad to a five-wicket victory over Gujarat on the third day of the four-day Cooch Behar Under-19 Cricket Tournament at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat on Wednesday.

Chasing a modest target of 130, Hyderabad slipped to 105 for five before Varun rose to the challenge to steer the team to victory. In the process, the Tilak Varma-led side recorded their first win this season and bagged six points to finish their campaign with 15 points from eight matches.

Brief scores: Gujarat 133 & 161 lost to Hyderabad 161 & 133/5 (Varun 81 no, Vachheta 3/17).