Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final: Lokesh Rahul, Ganesh Sathish make Maharashtra pay for missed opportunities

Maharashtra squandered easy catching opportunities © Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Maharashtra squandered easy catching opportunities © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Hyderabad: Jan 30, 2014

Karnataka have seized control of the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final against Maharashtra at Hyderabad. Ganesh Sathish is nearing his sixth First-Class century and Lokesh Rahul is batting on 74 as Karnataka are edging towards Maharashtra’s total. They haven’t lost a wicket yet, although Robin Uthappa was retired hurt in the morning session.

Starting the evening session at 126 for no loss, Rahul and Sathish started attacking a lot more. With the spinners on, they were proactive with their footwork and did not shy away from smashing it over the top. Sathish hit two boundaries through the leg-side in one over, whereas, Rahul essayed the first six of the game when he smashed one into the stands at long-on.

Maharashtra saw Akshay Darekar, their prime left-arm spinner, hurt his hand and leave the field. Which is why, they had to turn to options such as Chirag Khurana and Sangram Atitkar. The pitch had now dried out and one can see that it is quite easy after the morning session.

It is Maharashtra’s fielding that has disappointed on the day. Earlier, they had already let go a few chances and then Atitkar dropped a fairly easy catch at mid-wicket when Sathish was on 89. He juggled with it a few times, but could not hold on.

Rahul then spooned a catch back to Anupam Sanklecha in his follow through, when on 74, but the bowler couldn’t hold on.

Brief scores:

 

Maharashtra 305 lead Karnataka 179 for no loss (KL Rahul 74*, Ganesh Sathish 91*) by 126 runs.

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 2, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Khulna

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 5, 2014 (14:05 IST)   at Adelaide

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2014

Nov 6, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Ahmedabad

More

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 15, 2014  at Ahmedabad

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Nov 7, 2014  at Bengaluru

Match cancelled

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 30, 2014  at Hyderabad

Match cancelled

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014  at Hamilton

No result

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 3 wkts

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test: Australia's practice session

Videos

Tendulkar provides teaser on upcoming book

Rohit Sharma gave a fantastic account of himself: Sanjay Bangar

Yuvraj Singh flays media for twisting statements on future in international cricket

India A beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in tour match; Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Karn Sharma shine

Kevin Pietersen saga: Stuart Broad, James Anderson saddened by bullying claims

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Rohit Sharma or Ajinkya Rahane — who should open for India?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Central Zone Duleep Trophy Duleep Trophy 2014-15 India Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Zone South Zone vs Central Zone Sri Lanka Sri Lanka tour of India 2014

West Indies crisis: Trinidad and Tobago condemns West Indies’ pullout from India tour

MS Dhoni told me there’s nothing called ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’: Pankaj Singh

All-India PSU T20 Tournament: Oriental Insurance defeat HPCL

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in favour of Najam Sethi as ICC President

Justice Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing to be submitted on November 3

Younis Khan’s ban: why the ICC is justified

KL Rahul could be opening option for India’s tour to Australia

Highest identical scores in both innings of a Test

Younis Khan — perhaps Pakistan’s greatest batsman ever

India A vs Sri Lankans tour match: Players look to make the most of opportunities

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

678 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Younis Khan century during Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test at Dubai

India A vs Sri Lanka: Fringe players look to impress

NGOs pursue education for all

Dance Basanti from Ungli: Put on your dancing shoes and practice the Basanti move!

Weight Loss Tip #59: Eat oranges to lose weight

Sensex surges 150 points in early trade to regain 27,000-mark

PricewaterhouseCoopers partners Google to offer business solutions to clients

Google X Lab working on nanoparticles to help detect diseases early

Priyanka Chopra has the best no make-up selfie on Instagram, think fans!

Lisa Haydon: I slept off midway while watching the original Shaukeen!

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here