Vinay Kumar bagged five wickets for Karnataka © Getty Images
Vinay Kumar bagged five wickets for Karnataka © Getty Images

 

Jan 19, 2014

 

Karnataka ended Day Two of their Ranji Trophy semi-final encounter against Punjab at 39 for the loss of two wickets, trailing by 231 runs. Bad light ended the day’s play at Mohali on Sunday.

 

Karnataka’s Robin Uthappa is batting on 25, along with Manish Pandey (8). Manpreet Singh Gony and Jaskaran Singh took a wicket each for Punjab.

 

Earlier in the day, Punjab scored 270 runs in the first essay, with both openers Manan Vohra (51) and Jiwanjot Singh (74) registering fifties. Yuvraj Singh scored a fine 42 before Karnataka captain, R Vinay Kumar ran through the Punjab lower-order to restrict them below 300.

 

Vinay Kumar ended with figures of five wickets for 27 runs from eight overs, and got good support from leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal, who bagged three crucial wickets, including that of opener Jiwanjot.

 

Brief scores:

 

Punjab 270 (Manan Vohra 51, Jiwanjot Singh 74, Yuvraj Singh 42; R Vinay Kumar 5 for 27, Shreyas Gopal 3 for 92) lead Karnataka 39 for 2 (Robin Uthappa 25*; Jaskaran Singh 1 for 6) by 231 runs.