Ranji Trophy: Ronit More’s five wickets hand Karnataka lead over Railways

Ronit More s second five-wicket haul in four matches of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy helped Karnataka move into the ascendancy over Railways in the round seven Elite Group A fixture at Shimoga on Sunday.

Karnataka added five runs to their total to be bowled out for 214 in 91.4 overs, and claimed a lead of 71 with More (5/45) leading the way. Abhimanyu Mithun took an early wicket and M Prasidh two as Railways slipped to 32/3, while More chipped away with a steady flow of wickets.

Only Manish Rao with 52 not out managed a fifty in Railways innings of 143 in 60.2 overs.

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At stumps, Karnataka were 41 for no loss, a lead of 112.

Brief scores: Karnataka 214 & 41/0 lead Railways 143 (Rao 52*, More 5/45) by 112 runs