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Karnataka take massive lead
Sports reporter
 GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Karnataka took a massive 245-run first innings lead against Assam in the Ranji Trophy Group B match at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai today.

In reply to Assam’s first innings total of 325, Karnataka declared at 570 for nine. At close of the penultimate day Assam were 48 for one.

Resuming at 223 for two, Karnataka continued their devastating batting form as apart from Robin Uthappa (128), skipper Karun Nair (145) and Stuart Binny (156) cracked centuries. Stumper Chidhambaram Gautam (73) and Shreyas Gopal (35) also has reasonable contribution to the Karnataka total. International Binny took just 158 balls for his one-day like knock which was included 17 boundaries and three sixes.

Assam lost opener Rishav Das for 16 while Rahul Hazarika and skipper Gokul Sharma are batting with 25 and seven respectively.


Assam 1st innings: 325

Karnataka 1st innings: (Overnight 223/2) R Samarth b Arup Das 0, MA Agarwal c Rishav Das b Krishna Das 0, RV Uthappa c Tarjinder Singh b Syed Mohammad 128, KK Nair c Pallav Das b Krishna Das 145, STR Binny b Arup Das 156, M Kaunain Abbas c RK Das b Purkayastha 10, CM Gautam c Sharma b Amit Verma 73, S Gopal c Amit Verma b AK Das 35, K Gowtham c Syed Mohammad b Arup Das 3, S Aravind not out 1. Extras: (b 8, lb 5, w 1, nb 5) 19; Total: (9 wickets decl; 138.4 overs) 570. Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-4, 3-269, 4-300, 5-326, 6-457, 7-562, 8-568, 9-570. Bowling: Arup Das 31.4-4-86-4, Krishna Das 26-6-95-2, Abu Nechim Ahmed 19-1-106-0, Sarupam Purkayastha 18-2-85-1, J Syed Mohammad 13-1-52-1, Amit Verma 27-2-102-1, Gokul Sharma 4-0-31-0.

Assam 2nd innings: Rishav Das b Gopal 16, Rahul Hazarika not out 25, Gokul Sharma not out 7. Extras 0; Total: (1 wicket; 18 overs) 48. Fall of wickets: 1-36. Bowling: S Aravind 4-3-4-0, K Gowtham 8-1-34-0, S Gopal 5-3-5-1, R Samarth 1-0-5-0.

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