Combating knocks by B.R. Sharath (77, 115b, 10×4) and Okay. Gowtham (48, 52b, 8×4) pulled Karnataka out of troubled waters on the second day of its Ranji Trophy encounter towards Providers in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Beginning the day on 148 for six, Karnataka relied closely on in a single day batters Sharath and Gowtham to come back good. The duo resisted the Providers offence with a 90-run seventh-wicket stand. The rearguard motion took Karnataka to a good 304.
The house staff then diminished Providers to 96 for 4, on the again of an incisive spell from pacer Vidwath Kaverappa.
The morning session went Karnataka’s means, with Gowtham gaining confidence with each huge shot. Sharath performed second fiddle, sound in defence. A rush of blood, nevertheless, noticed Gowtham slog spinner Pulkit Narang to long-on. An totally irritated Gowtham cursed loudly and even whacked his head with the bat as he walked again to the pavilion.
Wicketkeeper-batter Sharath was the ninth wicket to fall, 23 in need of what would have been his second first-class hundred.
Karnataka pacer Vidwath Kaverappa celebrates with teammates after choosing a wicket.
| Photograph Credit score: SUDHAKARA JAIN / THE HINDU.
Providers, disillusioned to let Karnataka off the hook, didn’t begin properly with the bat. The customer misplaced two wickets within the opening over, bowled by Kaverappa. The quick bowler, enjoying his third first-class match, was the most effective bowler on view. Kaverappa held a good line simply exterior off, and acquired the ball to maneuver away. Batters enjoying away from the physique – S.G. Rohilla, Rahul Singh and Aanshul Gupta – paid the final word worth.
On one event, Kaverappa embarrassed Providers skipper Rajat Paliwal with a corker. Kaverappa acquired the ball to pitch on center and miss the off stump. The prodigious motion turned Paliwal sq., leaving the batter together with his chest awkwardly going through the bowler.
Paliwal later left the sphere after being struck on the proper hand by Kaverappa. Paliwal returned to the crease when the fourth wicket fell, and stayed unbeaten on 42.
Karnataka – 1st innings:
R. Samarth lbw b Pathania 8, Mayank Agarwal c Lohchab b Pathania 8, Vishal Onat lbw b Pathania 33, Nikin Jose c Narang b Guleria 62, Manish Pandey b Pathania 10, Shreyas Gopal c Lohchab b Pathania 0, B.R. Sharath c Paliwal b Narang 77, Okay. Gowtham c Pathania b Narang 48, Ronit Extra b Rahul 26, V. Vyshak c Paliwal b Narang 10
Vidwath Kaverappa (not out) 13
Extras (lb-3, w-2, nb-4): 9;
Complete (in 74.4 overs): 304
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-16, 3-100, 4-122, 5-124, 6-133, 7-223, 8-281, 9-281, 10-304.
Providers – 1st innings:
S.G. Rohilla c Jose b Kaverappa 8, Ravi Chauhan (not out) 39, Rahul Singh b Kaverappa 0, Aanshul Gupta c Sharath b Kaverappa 0, Rajat Paliwal (not out) 42, Devender Lohchab c Shreyas b Vyshak 6
Extras (lb-1): 1;
Complete (for 4 wkts, in 28 overs): 96.
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-8, 3-12, 4-78.