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Feb 11, 2014
Rest of India (ROI) are struggling to in their Irani Trophy 2013-14 encounter against Karnataka at Bangalore. After bowling Karnataka out for 606, ROI have already lost their openers in the second innings and are staring at a huge defeat.
The session started with CM Gautam going strong. But once, Shreyas Gopal was dismissed, Abhimanyu Mithun fashioned an assault. Playing with great freedom, he went after Ashok Dinda, carting him for a huge six over square-leg. A few more boundaries also followed as Dinda looked absolutely clueless.
Pankaj Singh worked good rhythm and went on to take six wickets and Karnataka were bowled out for 606, taking a 205-run lead.
In reply, ROI started decently with Gautam Gambhir playing some trademark cover-drives. However, he backed away and cut one into the slips where Manish Pandey took a brilliant catch. Jiwanjot Singh was then trapped leg-before for Vinay as ROI slipped further. All eyes on Kedar Jadhav to make a fight out of this contest.
Rest of India 201 (Dinesh Karthik 91, Amit Mishra 47; R Vinay Kumar 6 for 47, Stuart Binny 3 for 35) and 32 for 2 (Baba Aparjith 12*; R.Vinay Kumar 2 for 9) trail Karnataka 606 (Ganesh Satish 84, Stuart Binny 122, CM Gautam 122; Pankaj Singh 6 for 122) by 373 runs.
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