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Robin Uthappa remained unbeaten on 67 AFP

Vadodara: Nov 3, 2012

Openers Robin Uthappa and KB Pawan scored half-centuries as Karnataka gave a strong reply to Baroda by reaching 148 for two in reply to hosts’ 406 all out on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match.

Uthappa was unbeaten on 67 while Pawan scored 56 as the two batsmen shared a 112-run stand for the first wicket.

Left-arm medium pacer Gagandeep Singh took both the Karnataka wickets as he caught and bowled Pawan and then trapped Ganesh Satish (5).

Manish Pandey (10) was giving company to Uthappa when stumps were drawn for the day.

Earlier, Stuart Binny (5/65) took a five-wicket haul even as Baroda added 98 runs to their overnight total before their first innings ended at 406.

The hosts lost the two overnight centurions early as Binny scalped both Aditya Waghmode (129) and Irfan Pathan (121). Waghmode added just 8 runs to his overnight total while Pathan added 15 runs.

Pinal Shah (19) and Ketan Panchal (29) added some useful runs to take the side past 400-run mark.

Binny trapped Panchal to complete his five-wicket haul while KP Apanna (3/53) added the wickets of Shah and Gagandeep Singh to his kitty.

Brief Scores: Baroda 406 in 123.4 overs (Aditya Waghmode 129, Irfan Pathan 121; Stuart Binny 5 for 65, KP Apanna 3 for 53) lead Karnataka 148 for 2 in 55 overs (Uthappa 67*, Pawan 56; Gagandeep Singh 2 for 15) by 258 runs.