Ranji Round 5 Day 1: Karnataka falter after impressive start

Half-centuries from Mayank Agarwal and Samarth R steered them to 177 for 3, before a slump had them struggling at 232 for 8, on the first day against Rajasthan in Jaipur.

Baba Indrajith scored a century to lift Tamil Nadu, against Railways, in New Delhi.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Karnataka lost five wickets for 55 runs to squander a firm base batting first against Rajasthan on a greenish pitch in Jaipur. Half-centuries from Mayank Agarwal and Samarth R steered them to 177 for 3, before a slump had them struggling at 232 for 8. But a rearguard effort from Shreyas Gopal helped them finish at a reasonable 270 for 8.

The wickets were shared around, with seamers Aniket Choundhar, Deepak Chahar, and Tanveer-ul-Haq claiming six of the eight wickets to fall. Choudhary, with three for 72 in his 22 overs, had the most impressive figures.

Middle-order batsman Baba Indrajith scored a boundary-filled, unbeaten century for Tamil Nadu to take them to 288 for 6 on the first day against Railways at the Karnal Singh Stadium in New Delhi. Captain Abhinav Mukund, with 49, and J Kousik (32) were among the other contributors failed to kick on after getting starts.

Right-arm fast bowler Anureet Singh took three wickets for Railways.

Results:

Group A

Vidarbha 227 for 4 (Fazal 110, Shrivastava 63) vs Maharashtra in Nagpur

Bengal 257 for 8 (Chandila 65, Shaw 54) vs Haryana in Rohtak

Delhi 99 for 1 (Shorey 42) vs Odisha in Bhubaneshwar

Karnataka 270 for 8 (Agarwal 66, Samarth 65, Gopal 40 not out) vs Rajasthan in Jaipur

Group B

Madhya Pradesh 198 for 7 (Patidar 60, Harpreet 51) vs Baroda in Vadodara

Uttar Pradesh 272 for 9 (Asnora 56 not out, Dwivedi 50, Shaukat 42) vs Gujarat in Valsad

Punjab 128 for 7 (Jiwanjot 59) lead Andhra 80 (Gurkeerat 4 for 14) by 48 runs in Patiala

Tamil Nadu 288 for 6 (Baba Indrajith 121 not out, Mukund 49) vs Railways in New Delhi

Group C

Tripura 223 for 7 (Bose 95 not out, Murasingh 44) vs Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala

Jammu and Kashmir 331 for 4 (Manhas 150, Ian Dev Singh 83, Rasool 61 not out) vs Hyderabad in Hyderabad

Jharkhand vs Goa (Play yet to begin due to wet outfield)

Saurashtra 19 for 0 trail Services 254 (Paliwal 121, Yashpal 55 not out, Unadkat 6 for 80) by 235 runs

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