Ranji Round 4 Day 4: Haryana fall short of win

The three points gained gives Haryana a total of four points, while Karnataka has eight points.

Robin Uthappa scored a half-century on the final day to help take Karnataka to a draw.   -  Sampath Kumar G P

Manoj Tiwary scored 97 for Bengal on the final day in Delhi against Karnataka.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Virender Sehwag and his Haryana teammates celebrate a wicket against Karnataka in Mysore.   -  PTI

Karnataka escaped defeat by the skin of its teeth, and forced a dramatic draw in a Ranji Trophy Group 'A' fixture against Haryana here on Sunday.

At 192 for eight, and a little more than eight overs of play left, the home side was in desperate trouble. The injured Manish Pandey - he had suffered a cut to his right index finger earlier in the match - was called into action. Pandey (2 n.o., 26b) took Karnataka to safety, in the company of the equally stubborn David Mathis (9 n.o., 32b). With next-in H.S. Sharath also facing injury concerns, this was, in effect, a last-wicket stand.

The three points gained gives Haryana a total of four points, while Karnataka has eight points.

Results:

Vidarbha 154 and 213 for 7 (Jaffer 71, Fazal 63) beat Assam 206 and 160 (Sarvate 6-64, Wakhare 4-37) by three wickets

Karnataka 221 and 207 for 8 (Uthappa 66, Jayant 6 for 65) drew with Haryana 331 and 262 for 9 (Saini 52, Sehwag 40, Gopal 4 for 53)

Delhi 249 and 161 for 4 (Rishabh Pant 57, Nitish Rana 49) drew with Bengal 357 and 217 for 5 dec. (Manoj Tiwary 97, Gani 62)

Maharashtra 409 and 17 for 0 drew with Rajasthan 318 and 334 for 5 dec. (Menaria 150 not out, Bhatia 64)

Uttar Pradesh 170 and 309 (Dwivedi 72, Saif 56, Praveen Kumar 53, Vijay Kumar 4 for 68) beat Andhra 297 and 126 (Rajpoot 5 for 35) by 56 runs

Mumbai 447 and 202 for 5 (Yadav 100 not out, Herwadkar 58) drew with Baroda 397 (Devdhar 95, Kulkarni 5 for 82)

Madhya Pradesh 370 and 314 for 6 (Saxena 95, Bundela 55) drew with Punjab 358 (Kaul 139, Ankit 5 for 122)

Goa 324 and 367 for 6 dec. (Kauthankar 101, Asnodkar 72) drew with Himachal Pradesh 376 and 125 for 2 (Prashant Chopra 60)

Jammu & Kashmir 428 and 163 for 3 declared (Bandeep 51 not out) drew with Tripura 224 and 243 for 2 (Arindam 106 not out, Parvinder 100)

Kerala 322 and 176 for 3 declared (Kodoth 72) drew with Services 319 and 43 for 4