Ganesh Satish celebrates after completing his century on the second day © PTI
Ganesh Satish celebrates after completing his century on the second day © PTI

 

Jan 31, 2014

 

Karnataka will look to take a big first innings lead against Maharashtra when they resume at 230 for no loss on the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

 

Ganesh Satish slammed an unbeaten 117 and shared 216 runs with opener Lokesh Rahul (94 batting) as Karnataka took control of their Ranji Trophy summit clash against Maharashtra on the second day.

 

After bundling out Maharashtra for 305, an addition of just 33 runs to their overnight 272 for five, in the first hour of the morning session, Karnataka ended the second day on 230 for no loss in 68 overs.

 

Karnataka are now only 75 runs behind their opponents with all their wickets intact.

 

Everything, including luck, went in favour of Karnataka except that their opener Robin Uthappa retired hurt on 10 on team’s score of 14 in the fifth over after being hit on the left elbow by a delivery from Samad Fallah.

 

But the other opener Rahul and one-down batsman Satish played some fine strokes and also capitalised on poor bowling and fielding by their opponents to place Karnataka in a strong position, PTI reported.

 

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