Karnataka closed in on a big win as their bowlers complemented the batsmen's strong showing by bundling out Uttar Pradesh for 220, giving the hosts a massive first-innings lead of 499 runs in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Saturday.
Karnataka`s Ganesh Satish today expressed happiness after slamming an unbeaten 117 on day two of the Ranji final against Maharashtra and said he sought to make the most of the opportunity that came his way.
Skipper Perveez Rasool led from the front with a scintillating century as Jammu and Kashmir fought back gallantly to leave their Ranji Trophy quarter-final match against strong contenders Punjab evenly poised here on Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah today expressed anguish and dismay over the reported midnight search by police in a Jammu hotel where the state Ranji squad was lodged and said that he has taken up the issue with people concerned.
R P Singh took two wickets in a fine display of seam bowling at the fag end of the opening day after Uttar Pradesh recovered from 138/8 to 212 to take an upperhand against a depleted Bengal in their Ranji Trophy group B league on Saturday.
The laborious Joginder Sharma took the limelight with a five-for while Sunny Singh led a spirited batting effort as Haryana staged a remarkable fight-back to leave their Ranji Trophy opener against defending champions Mumbai evenly poised here on Monday.