Defending champions Karnataka were knocked out after suffering a humiliating defeat in their quarterfinal encounter Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy tournament. The Karun Nair led side were blown away in a nine-wicket defeat to Punjab at Ahemdabad.
Put into bat first, Karnataka bundled out for just 87 runs in 17.2 overs. Aniruddha Joshi top-scored for them with 27 runs.
Sidharth Kaul was the pick of the Punjab bowlers with 3 wickets for just 15 runs in his four overs while Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh also picked 2 wickets each.
Punjab lost opener Abhishek Sharma (4) in the first over but in-form Prabhsimran Singh (49* off 37) and skipper Mandeep Singh (35* off 33) guided their side to a comfortable win.
Karnataka 87 all out in 17.2 overs
Aniruddha Joshi 27* (34)
Sidharth Kaul 4-1-15-3
Punjab 89-1 in 12.4 overs
Prabhsimran Singh 49* (37)
Abhimanyu Mithun 2-0-11-1
Punjab won by 9 wickets