Home Cricket Karun Nair Slams 152* as Karnataka Make 268/8 vs J&Ok on Day 1

Karun Nair Slams 152* as Karnataka Make 268/8 vs J&Ok on Day 1

Karun Nair Slams 152* as Karnataka Make 268/8 vs J&Ok on Day 1

India Test discard Karun Nair got here up with a preventing unbeaten 152 as Karnataka scored 268 for 8 in opposition to Jammu & Kashmir on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group C match in Chennai on Thursday.

Opener Devdutt Padikkal (8) fell early to Mujtaba Yousuf (2 for 44) after Karnataka gained the toss and elected to bat.

Nair (267 balls, 21 fours, 1 six) and the opposite opening batter Ravikumar Samarth (45, 5 fours) then added 98 runs for the second wicket to regular the innings.

Ok V Siddharth, who hit a century within the opening match in opposition to Railways, helped Nair add 56 runs for the third wicket.

Nair grew in confidence and was looking out for runs. However, the dismissal of Siddharth sparked a mini collapse as Karnataka slipped from 164 for two to 190 for 190 for five after which 209 for 7 after shedding Shreyas Gopal (7) and Ok Gowtham (2) to the veteran spinner Parvez Rasool (2 for 51).

Nair stored scoring runs whilst he stored shedding companions however he discovered an ready ally in Ronit More, who made 23 from 59 balls and was concerned in an important 59-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

More, who batted resolutely, fell LBW to Yousuf off the ultimate supply of the day.

The 30-year Karun Nair holds the important thing if Karnataka has to succeed in a complete of 300 within the first innings.

In the opposite match within the group, Pondicherry ended the opening day at 284 for five, driving on veteran Paras Dogra’s unbeaten 207 (168 balls, 10 fours, 1 six).

Brief Scores

Stumps Day 1 : Karnataka 268 for eight in 90 overs (R Samarth 45, Karun Nair 152 batting (267b, 21×4, 1×6), Mujtaba Yousuf two for 44, Umran Malik two for 35, Parvez Rasool two for 51) Jammu and Kashmir.

Pondicherry 284 for 5 in 89 overs (Neyan Shyam Kangayan 49, (No.4) Paras Dogra 107 batting (168b, 10×4, 1×6), D Rohit 41, Rahul Sharma three for 50) vs Railways.

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