Indore: Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal being held here by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three of the cricket match at Holkar Stadium.
Assam, resuming their first innings at 58 for three, folded up for 185 with Gokul Sharma (58) scoring the lone fifty.
At 168 from 4, it seemed Assam will get closer to Karnataka's 452 but they lost their last six wickets for 17 runs.
Defending champions Karnataka were 137 for two at close of play with Ravikumar Samarth (54*) and Robin Uthappa (6*) at the crease. Opener Lokesh Rahul made 73.
Brief scores: Karnataka 452 and 137/2 (Lokesh Rahul 73, R Samarth 54 batting). Assam 185 (Gokul Sharma 58; Vinay Kumar 2/48, Abhimanyu Mithun 2/43, Sreenath Aravind 3/36, Shreyas Gopal 3/41).