Stuart Binny    Getty Images
Stuart Binny Getty Images

At Shimoga: After restricting Karnataka to a paltry 183, Hyderabad slipped to 51 for 3 on Day One of Round Three of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. Karnataka are currently at No. 2 spot in the points table of Group A but failed to put up any impactful performance with the bat. They won the toss and elected to bat, only to be bundled for a small total. Stuart Binny s 61 was the highest score by any Karnataka batsman and no other could go past the fifty-run mark as well. For Hyderabad, Mohammed Siraj took 4 for 42 and Ravi Kiran 3 for 36.

However, Karnataka made a comeback with the ball, reducing Hyderabad to 50 for 3. Tanmay Agarwal was run out in the third over of their innings while the rest of the wickets went to Krishnappa Gowtham. 13 wickets fell in the match in a single day, making it an exciting one.

Brief scores:

Karnataka 183 (Karun Nair 23, Stuart Binny 61; Ravi Kiran 3 for 36, Mohammed Siraj 4 for 42) lead Hyderabad 50 for 3 (Akshath Reddy 13, Kolla Sumanth 34*; Krishnappa Gowtham 2 for 22) by 132 runs.

At Guwahati: Assam were reduced to 216 for 8 by Railways on Day One. The Assam batsmen never looked comfortable batting against the Railways bowlers. Railways kept on picking up wickets regularly and stopped any partnership from being formed in the innings.

Winning the toss, Railways elected to bowl and bagged their first breakthrough in the fourth over as Deepak Bansal removed Rahul Hazarika for a solitary run. Rishav Das (32) spent some time at the crease but barely found support. Tarjinder Singh top-scored with 43 before being dismissed by Amit Mishra.

Railways bowlers ruled the day. Bansal and Mishra were the leading wicket-takers with 3 wickets each while Anureet Singh picked up a couple.

Brief scores:

Assam 216 for 8 (Rishav Das 32, Tarjinder Singh 43, Pritam Das 37; Anureet Singh 2 for 65, Deepak Bansal 3 for 50, Amit Mishra 3 for 56) vs Railways.

At Lucknow: Maharashtra had a relatively positive opening day than their Group A peers as they faced Uttar Pradesh. Maharashtra won the toss and elected to bat. They lost Swapnil Gugale (13) and Rahul Tripathi (9) early before Ruturaj Gaikwad and captain Ankit Bawne scripted a comeback. Their partnership added in excess of 100 runs before Gaikwad departed for 63. Bawne completed his century and has formed yet another big partnership, this time with Rohit Motwani.

Saurabh Kumar was the most successful of the Uttar Pradesh bowlers as he picked up 3 wickets on Tuesday. Ankit Rajpoot bagged one.

Brief scores:

Maharashtra 274 for 4 (Ruturaj Gayakwad 63, Ankit Bawne 107*, Rohit Motwani 62*; Ankit Rajpoot 1 for 46, Saurabh Kumar 3 for 100) vs Uttar Pradesh.