Karun Nair scored his first triple hundred on Tuesday. Picture Courtesy: Facebook
Karun Nair scored his first triple hundred on Tuesday. Picture Courtesy: Facebook

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LIVE SCORE at Stumps on Day 4: Tamil Nadu 113/3

Baba Aparajith 36 (85) Vijay Shankar 15 (36)

Baba Indrajith 18 (30) c Vinay Kumar R b Shreyas Gopal

Murali Vijay LBW b Vinay Kumar 27 (52)

Abhinav Mukund b Shreyas Gopal 13 (37)

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Karnataka 762  (1st innings)

Vinay Kumar 105 (319)

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HS Sharath st Baba Indrajith b Malolan Rangarajan 8 (26)

Arvind Sreenath c Shahrukh Khan b Aswin Crist 50 (57)

Karun Nair LBW Vijay Shankar 328 (560)

Shreyas Gopal c Dinesh Karthik b Aswin Crist 11 (21)

KL Rahul c Vijay Shankar b Malolan Rangarajan 188 (320)

Abhimanyu Mithun lbw Malolan Rangarajan 39 (41)

Manish Pandey Baba Aparajith b Laxmipati Balaji 6 (20)

Robin Uthappa c Baba Indrajith b Laxmipati Balaji 0 (6)

Shishir Bhavane c Baba Indrajith b Prasanth Parameswaran 0 (2)

Samarth R c Murali Vijat b Laxmipati Balaji 14 (17)

Tamil Nadu 134 (1st Innings)


Karnataka: Vinay Kumar R (C), K L Rahul, Robin Uthappa (Wk), Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Samarth R, Shreyas Gopal, Shishir Bhavane, Abhimanyu Mithun, Arvind Sreenath, Sharath H S

Tamil Nadu: Abhinav Mukund (C), Murali Vijay, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Vijay Shankar, Malolan Rangarajan, Aswin Crist, Laxmipati Balaji, R Prasanna, Prasanth Parameswaran

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu from Mumbai. I am Sandipan Banerjee and I will be bringing all the Day four updates of the title clash of this season’s premier domestic tournament, Ranji Trophy.

Karun Nair’s unconquered 310 put Karnataka in driver’s seat as the defending champions posted a mammoth 618/7 against Tamil Nadu on day three of the Ranji Trophy final at the Wankhede stadium here today. Karnataka added 295 runs today to extend their first innings lead to an imposing 484 runs against their struggling opponents. READ: Karun Nair’s triple century in Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final: Stats highlights

Nair, who scored his first triple century in first class cricket, piled on 123 runs with K L Rahul in the first session, reaching his 200 just three balls before lunch. Incidentally, this was Nair’s first double century. Batting for two full days, Nair struck 45 fours and a six in his marathon 815 minute knock and reached his 300 with a reverse sweep boundary off Malolan Rangarajan. READ: Sachin Tendulkar visits Wankhede stadium during Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final

The youngster is nine runs shy of equalising Gul Mohammad’s record of 319 for Baroda against Holkar in 1946-47, for the highest score in a Ranji final. Resuming at an overnight score of 323 for 5, the Karnataka batsmen continued where he left off and ensured that there were no casualties till lunch. READ: Ranji Trophy 2014-15 final: Vinay Kuma’s five-for skittles out Tamil-Nadu for 134

Nair took the charge for the holders as he crafted the triple century after resuming on his score of 130. He looked poised for a big score and the intent of Karnataka was clear that they wanted to set a daunting total. The 23-year old surpassed Gundappa Vishwanath’s 247 against Uttar Pradesh in 1977-78, for the highest runs scored by a Karnataka batsman in the Ranji final, PTI reported.