Baroda in command against Karnataka

Mysore: Sankalp Vohra picked up three wickets as Baroda restricted Karnataka to 185 for seven on day one of their group B Super League Ranji Trophy match at the Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground here on Wednesday.

Put into bat by the visitors, Karnataka were off to a solid start with openers K B Pawan and Robin Uthappa putting on 73 runs for the first wicket. Uthappa smashed 53 off 78 balls (5x4, 2x6) before falling to prey to Bhargav Bhatt in the day’s 24th over.

Uthappa’s wicket triggered a collapse and the hosts, from a comfortable 73 for one were suddenly reeling at 107 for five.

Ganesh Satish, Amit Verma, Stuart Binny and Vinay Kumar -- all of them got out without making any contribution, leaving veteran Sunil Joshi and Muralidharen Gautam with the arduous task of taking their side to a respectable total.

At stumps on day one, Gautam was batting on 46 off 65 balls (7x4) while Joshi was unbeaten on 12 off 14.

Vohra was the wrecker in chief picking up the wickets of Satish, Verma and Binny. Bhatt, apart from the wicket of Uthappa, also dismissed the dangerous Pandey.

Murtuja Vahora and Ketan Panchal got a wicket apiece -- of Pawan and Vinay kumar respectively.

Bad weather too played its part as stumps was called 27 overs before schedule.