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Karun Nair scored 134 runs for Karnataka (Image courtesy: Getty)

The third day of Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Round 3, produced scintillating cricket. Batsmen put up monster scores and bowlers took heaps of wickets to gain in a battle of supremacy. Domestic stalwarts continued to rule roost as Team India regulars found it tough to maintain their glamour. Let us look into how Indian regular’s fared on the penultimate day of round 3.

Karun Nair: Nair played a crucial role in resurrecting Karnataka s innings. He scored 134 runs and had crucial stands with Stuart Binny and CM Gautam. Nair s knock was a perfect example of a balance between aggression and self-control.

Stuart Binny: Binny had come in at a precarious situation for Karnataka on Day Two. He weathered away Mehdi Hasan s threat and thwarted the threat of a collapse. His fifty came in 99 balls. He added 160 runs with Nair for the fifth wicket before falling to Hasan.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin has failed to showcase his batting skills this season so far. In yet another flop show, he made 13 runs in 25 balls. Later, he remained wicketless in his 7 overs.

Sanju Samson: Samson had a decent knock in the first innings. Now he looks determined to crack a big score in his second. He is currently batting on 72 from 90 balls. Kerala trail Rajasthan by 309 runs.

Amit Mishra: The Haryana captain did not do anything spectacular. His figures read 1 for 29.

Shahbaz Nadeem: With his team in dire need of a partnership, Nadeem rose to the occasion and produced a quality knock. His stand with Ishank Jaggi has put his side in a position of strength. Nadeem made a 150-ball 70. Then he dented Haryana s progress with 2 wickets.

Faiz Fazal: Fazal has remained largely in the background since the Zimbabwe tour of 2016. However, today he scored a splendid 125 for Vidarbha.

Wasim Jaffer: Jaffer, the ageless champion of Indian domestic cricket, recorded his 84th First-Class half-century.

Among others, Jalaj Saxena and Govinda Poddar scored hundreds, while Rahul Tripathi, Yo Mahesh, Rahgu Sharma, Amit Yadav, and Ashish Yadav all got fifties.