Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final: Karnataka finish Day 3 on top

Karun Nair was the star of Day Three © AFP (Representational Image)
Karun Nair was the star of Day Three © AFP (Representational Image)

Jan 20, 2014

Karnataka have ended Day Three of their Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final against Punjab 79 runs ahead. Punjab had scored 270 in the first innings and Karnataka started the day on 39 for two.

Early in the day, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey took charge of proceedings.  Manpreet Gonyand Sandeep Sharma troubled the Karnataka batsmen with movement earlier, but they kept focusing hard. Leaving deliveries outside the off-stump, they measured their approach and played with grit.

However, when the opportunity came their way, they were ready to attack. Whenever the bowlers pitched full, they were driven well. Harbhajan Singh came on to bowl and had a bat-pad shout to Uthappa, but was given not out. The ball had clearly taken the gloves before hitting the pads. However, he came back later and then trapped him leg-before as Uthappa merely padded the deliver.

There was a run-out shout for Karun Nair, but it was not out. Pandey soldiered on though and completed his half-century by smashing a six off Gony over fine-leg. However, as the close of the session approached, Pandey lost concentration and edged one to the wicketkeeper to give Sandeep Sharma a wicket.

Karnataka started the afternoon session at 158 for four with Nair the main batsman. But, they also had CM Gautam in the middle, who continued to be in great touch and scored a quick 48 before Harbhajan Singh dismissed him. Gautam charged to Harbhajan and the off-spinner fired it down the leg-side. Gautam only ended up giving a catch to mid-wicket.

After Gautam’s fall, Karnataka slowed down considerably, but by the time tea came about, they had taken the lead.

After tea, Nair and Amit Verma continued to extend the challenge and the former completed his ton.


Brief scores:

Punjab 270 trail Karnataka 351 for 5 (Robin Uthappa 47, Manish Pandey 65, Karun Nair 107*, Amit Verma 65*; Harbhajan Singh 2 for 79) by 81 runs.

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

PCB’s biggest challenge is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan: Subhan Ahmad

Tim Southee’s 50 Test sixes and related records

India vs Australia 2014: India may have heavy dose of pace in store in 1st Test

Ross Taylor’s crucial knock against Pakistan will boost his sub-par subcontinent record

Stuart Binny — can the all-rounder be a trump card for India in ODIs?

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

India vs Australia 2014-15: Harry Conway replaces Gurinder Sandhu in CA XI squad

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Ahmed Shehzad set to return for ODIs; Sohaib Maqsood ruled out

Australia vs India 2014: Shane Watson uninterested in captaining Australia

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: New Zealand’s overseas performances have impressed Mike Hesson

Moeen Ali: Would love to open for England again

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

South Africa may lose momentum ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Has Umesh Yadav cemented his place in India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

The Melbourne Cricket Club is formed

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Sabbir Rahman fires explosive 44 on debut

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Faf du Plessis shows us what its like to face fast-bowling

Zee TV launches it’s newest show Satrangi Sasural!

5 smart tricks to make your grocery shopping healthy

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Manchester City vs Swansea Live Streaming and Score: Watch Live Telecast Online of MANC vs SWA Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Match

NGOs pursue education for all

Selfie stick listed in Time magazine’s best inventions list

PSN, 2K, and Windows Live hack claims by DerpTrolling are reportedly a hoax

How many calories do bananas have?

Naaigal Jaakirathai Movie Review: Entertaining, but beware of cliches

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here