Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-finals: Harbhajan gets Uthappa; Karnataka 97/3 against Punjab
Punjab have taken control after Robin Uthappa's stable innings.
Harbhajan Singh has started off very well © Getty Images (File Photo)
Jan 20, 2014
Harbhajan Singh struck to dismiss Robin Uthappa to have Karnataka at 97 for three on Day Three of Ranji Trophy 2013-14 semi-final between Punjab and Karnataka at Mohali. Karnataka had started the day on 39 for two and needed to get on with things to set a platform to take the lead.
Manpreet Gony and 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.