Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final: Karnataka lead Maharashtra by 38 runs at lunch on Day 3

Ganesh Satish fell for 117 on the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final © PTI
Ganesh Satish fell for 117 on the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final © PTI

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Hyderabad: Jan 31, 2014

Karnataka have gone into lunch at 343 for two on Day Three of their Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Lokesh Rahul and Ganesh Satish’s tons laid a solid platform and then Robin Uthappa walked out to the centre to dominate and take Karnataka past Maharashtra’s total. At lunch, Karnataka lead by 38 runs.

The session started with Chirag Khurana snaring the centurion Ganesh in the very first over. The ball turned into him and Ganesh was rooted to the crease as it crashed into the stumps. However, Uthappa, who had retired hurt on Day Two, walked back in and started playing aggressively.

Meanwhile, Rahul was approaching his ton and moved closer with a few singles. He then swept Khurana to square-leg to reach the milestone and celebrated his fourth First-Class ton.

It was then that Karnataka took the attack to the Maharashtra spinners. Uthappa danced down the track and smashed Khurana into the stands at long-on. Rahul waltzed to Akshay Darekar and quite easily lofted him over long-off. It was a shot that showed his class as he went through with it quite effortlessly.

Rahul and Uthappa got Karnataka closer to Maharashtra’s score and Rohit Motwani then opted for the new ball. Anupam Saklecha induced Uthappa to play a false stroke through the slips and it flew past Kedar Jadhav even froe he could react. That was Maharashtra’s sixth dropped chance of the innings.

But, Uthappa was unfazed as he kept smashing the bowlers around the ground. They inched past Maharashtra’s score and then Rahul got a significant milestone i.e. 1,000 runs for the season.

However, soon after, Rahul was dismissed as he chased a wide one off Shrikant Mundhe and Motwani, at last, took the catch.

Manish Pandey walked and continued the attack with Uthappa as lunch was taken.

Brief scores:

Maharashtra 305 trail Karnataka 343 for 2 (Robin Uthappa 70*, KL Rahul 131, Ganesh Sathish 117, Chirag Khurana 1 for 57) by 38 runs.

Full Scorecard

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Bangladesh gain upper-hand over Zimbabwe at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone to meet South Zone in final

Pakistan eye victory as Australia reel at 59/4 at stumps on Day 4

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: David Warner admits that Australia is not scared of big targets

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Virat Kohli and others with 20 ODI hundreds

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here