Ranji Trophy: Karnataka pile misery on Assam, Mumbai set Delhi a stiff target
Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka consolidated their grip on their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Assam as they piled on a huge second innings total of 415 runs for five declared at the end of day four here on Thursday.
Chasing an impossible target of 682 runs in their second innings, Assam were 32 for no loss at stumps. Adding onto their overnight score of 137, Ravikumar Samarth (178) and Robin Uthappa (77) preyed on the Assam bowling attack to notch up a partnership of 173 runs.
Karun Nair too chipped in with an innings of 48. Arup Das and Syed Mohammad were the only bright spots for the Assam bowling as they picked two scalps each.
In the second quarterfinal in Cuttack, Mumbai posted 450 in their second innings, adding 74 more to their overnight score of 376 for seven, setting a target of 441 runs for Delhi. Delhi were uncomfortably placed at 110 for four at stumps.
At Indore: Karnataka 452 & 415 for five declared (Ravikumar Samarth 178, Robin Uthappa 77; Arup Das 2/63) vs Assam 185 all out & 32 for no loss.
At Cuttack: Mumbai 156 & 450 all out (Akhil Herwadkar 161, Shreyas Iyer 82; Manan Sharma 4/89) vs Delhi 166 & 110 for four (Gautam Gambhir 34; Wilkin Mota 2/30).
At Jaipur: Tamil Nadu 403 all out & 193 for six (Vijay Shankar 82, Dinesh Karthik 64; Swapnil Bandiwar 3/31) vs Vidarbha 259 all out (Sachin Katariya 42; Aswin Crist 3/56, Malolan Rangarajan 3/42).