20 overs gone in the first session. Rest of India looking much more stable and confident now.
Another superb over for Karnataka here. But Gambhir and Karthik will be more bothered about preserving their wickets, rather than quick runs here.
End of the 15th over now. Karthik and Gambhir are slowly negating the early bite in the pitch.
Vinay Kumar bowls another probing over.
Gambhir and Karthik are consolidating after the early shocks. But the pitch is still providing enough assist to the seamers.
Vinay Kumar is on a roll here. Bowls another superb inswinging delivery to catch Kedar Jadhav all tangled up.3rd wicket for him in 3 overs
OUT! K Jadhav 2(3)
Kedar Jadhav is the new man in. ROI will look to consolidate here.
Vinay Kumar has made a majestic start here. 2 wickets in 2 overs. Aparajith is caught plumb in front of the wickets. ROI in trouble.
OUT! B Aparajith 2(9)
Gambhir gets off the mark in style, with a classy cover drive.
What a start here for the Ranji champions. Captain Vinay Kumar opens the bowling and takes the first wicket with his very first ball. Excellent start for Karnataka.
OUT! Jiwanjot Singh 0(1)
Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar won the toss and elected to bowl against Rest of India in the Irani Cup 2014 match on Sunday. Hello and welcome to the Irani Trophy 2014 encounter between Ranji Trophy champions, Karnataka and the Rest of India in Bangalore.We will be bringing you all the live updates from this crucial encounter. Teams (from)Rest of India: Harbhajan Singh (c), Jiwanjot Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Baba Aparajith, Kedar Jadhav, Ankit Bawne, Dinesh Kartik, Amit Mishra, Pankaj Singh, Ashok Dinda, Varun Aaron, Parvez Rasool, Anureet Singh, Natraj Behera, Mandeep Singh. Karnataka:Vinay Kumar (c), Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul, Ganesh Satish, Manish Pandey, Stuart Binny, CM Gautham (wk), Karun Nair, Shreyas Gopal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Amit Verma, Mayank Agarwal, S Aravind, HS Sharath, Ronit More and Abrar Kazi.