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145/7 (20)
150/8 (19.5)
KAR won by 2 wickets
 
That'll be that then. Karnataka progress to the quarter-finals and will battle it out against Bengal in their next knockout encounter. While Saurashtra bow out of the tournament, they produced some special performances in the tournament and will be right here to do it all again next year. Onto the quarter-finals then, which get underway after a day's break. We'll be right here to bring you all the action from those games. Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Pradeep Somashekar. See ya!
Karnataka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

At the halfway stage, Saurashtra must have been feeling like they're done and dusted. Their bowlers had other plans though. Jaydev Unadkatled the way with a four-wicket haul to ask all sorts of questions to this Karnataka batting line-up, which faltered at a few stages. They were in a spot of bother in the powerplays with Rohan Kadam holding the innings together at the top. 

Things seemed to be slipping away from Karnataka as Kadam was dismissed in an unfortunate fashion to turn the tide in this contest. Then, stepped up an unlikely hero. On debut, Abhinav Manohar struck an unbeaten 70 off 49-balls to lead his side over the line in a low-scoring thriller. It shouldn't have gone down to the wire as it did, but that's just the nature of the game, isn't it? Manohar held nerve to ensure that the defending champions go marching on into the quarter-finals. 
ABHINAV MANOHAR. A STAR IS BORN! Fittingly enough, he hits the winning runs for his side. It was an unbelievable batting performance from the debutant and he held his nerve to ensure he sees his side over the line. Karnataka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining).
20.0
19.5 Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to Abhinav Manohar, SIX! DONE AND DUSTED!! The Karnataka dug-out erupts and Manohar finishes things in style! Half-tracker from Jadeja and Manohar had ample time to rock back to DISPATCH it into the stands over the deep mid-wicket region and Karnataka progress in the SMAT!
2 off 2 now. Can Jadeja sneak in a dot ball? The field is closing in now. 
19.4 Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to Vidyadhar Patil, sensible from Patil this, back of a length delivery on the leg-stump line and Patil gets inside the line to clip it down to fine-leg for a single.
3 in 3 now. Super over, anyone?
19.3 Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to Abhinav Manohar, drags the length short on the middle and off as Manohar comes down the track and then punches it down to long-off for just a single. This has come down the wire! UNBELIEVABLE!
Vidyadhar Patil, right-hand bat, comes to the crease
KC Cariappa went for the headlines as well. What is happening here? Absolute hara-kiri from Karnataka. The only good thing coming off the delivery for them is that the batters crossed. Poor poor cricket from Karnataka, it must be said.
19.2 Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to KC Cariappa, OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! Is there a twist in the tale here? Length delivery on the off-stump as Cariappa shimmies down the track to finish things in style but he gets no distance, too much elevation, the long-on fielder juggles once and then pouches it in the second attempt and Karnataka's dug out is in a bit of tension now!
KC Cariappa c VM Jadeja b DA Jadeja 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
Trusting his partner at this stage. The field is still pretty spread out on the leg-side. 
19.1 Dharmendrasinh Jadeja to Abhinav Manohar, length delivery skids on the off-stump as Manohar on the backfoot opens the blade to steer it towards covers for a single. Cariappa is on strike!
Dharmendrasinh Jadeja [2.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
Right then. Karnataka need 5 runs in 6 balls. Brave call from Unadkat to go with Jadeja, who has gone for 25 runs in his 2 overs. Manohar has done all the hard work so far. Can he seal the deal and see his side over the line?
19
overs
141 /7 score
1
1w
1
1
1
W
0
runs
cricket bat icon Abhinav Manohar
62 (46)
cricket bat icon KC Cariappa *
0 (1)
cricket ball icon Kushang Patel
1 /29
18.6 Kushang Patel to KC Cariappa, OH! Back of a length delivery on the fourth stump line as Cariappa on the backfoot looking to play but gets beaten by pace.
KC Cariappa, right-hand bat, comes to the crease
Another needless stroke from a new batter. Less than a run a ball required and he went for glory. Saurashtra still not going away here!