Ganesh Satish    PTI (File Photo)
Ganesh Satish PTI (File Photo)

Karun Nair who was batting on 148 yesterday completed his 150 off 272 balls early on Day 3. Karnataka were all-out just after reaching the 300 mark. Umesh Yadav took the wicket of Karun Nair but the damage was already done, Karnataka took a 116-run lead in first innings.

Vidarbha came to bat 15 overs prior to lunch. Karnataka s star bowler Vinay Kumar yet again got rid of Vidarbha s captain Faiz Fazal on the third ball of the innings. Vidarbha were soon reduced to 36 for 2 before 10 overs. Apoorv Wankhade was unlucky to get out on 49 but helped to build an 88 run partnership with Ganesh Satish (71).

Vidarbha s score at stumps on Day 3 was 195 for 4 with a lead of 79 runs. Satish would look to convert his good start into a big score. Karnataka on the other hand will try to get Vidarbha out by lunch and chase down the total and join Delhi in the final.

Brief Scores:

Vidarbha 185 all out (Wasim Jaffer 39, Aditya Sarwate 47; Abhimanyu Mithun 5 for 45) and 195 for 4 (Ganesh Satish 71*, Apoorv Wankhade 49; Sreenath Aravind 2 for 41) lead Karnataka 301 all out (Karun Nair 153, CM Gautam 73; Rajneesh Gurbani 5 for 94) by 79 runs.