[caption id="attachment_640835" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/karthik.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-640835" alt="Dinesh Karthik slammed his 26th First-Class ton (Image courtesy: Getty)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/karthik.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Dinesh Karthik slammed his 26th First-Class ton (Image courtesy: Getty)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The second session of Day Three of the first match in Duleep Trophy 2017 belonged to India Red batters at Lucknow. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/priyank-panchal" target="_blank">Priyank Panchal</a>, the chief architect of Gujarat s Ranji Trophy triumph earlier this year, slammed his 13th First-Class ton. This is his second century in the match. He was well supported by his skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik" target="_blank">Dinesh Karthik</a>, who went on to register his 26th First-Class century. The second session was more about Karthik s stroke play. He began cautiously before attacking the India Green bowlers. <p></p> <p></p>India Red declared their innings at 307 for 2, setting up a target of 474. Not a single wicket fell in the second session of Day Three as India Red look favourites to cruise to a win. <p></p> <p></p>The duo registered an unbeaten 181-run stand from 233 balls. While Panchal followed up his 105 with a composed 213-ball 133 not out, Karthik was the aggressor and scored his century from only 124 balls, in an innings consisting 9 fours and 2 sixes. Earlier, Panchal had shared 114-run stand for the second wicket with Rahul Singh, who departed for 54. Karthik had scored a fifty in the first innings as well. Murali Vijay claimed both wickets from this innings. <p></p> <p></p>India Green have almost 4 sessions to chase down the huge score and have talent in form of Vijay and Parthiv Patel. Vijay, who has already taken 5 wickets in the match, is expected to deliver with the bat. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, India Green were bowled out for 157, responding to India Red s 323. It was spinners Karn Sharma and Krishnappa Gowtham, who bagged 4 and 5 wickets respectively. <p></p> <p></p><b>India Red</b> 323 (Priyank Panchal 105, Sudip Chatterjee 52, Dinesh Karthik 50; Murali Vijay 3 for 46) &amp; 307 for 2 (Priyank Panchal 133*, Rahul Singh 54, Dinesh Karthik 100*; Murali Vijay 2 for 26) lead <b>India Green</b> 157 (Prashant Chopra 65; Karn Sharma 4 for 39, Krishnappa Gowtham 5 for 46) lead by 473 runs.