The Ranji Trophy is a perfect platform to spot talent. This season has witnessed fans throng to the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore to support the home team. Following Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy win last season and no ticket charges for the current fixtures were even more reason for the Karnataka fans to catch the exciting domestic cricket talent in India. Sports Rediscovered brings this feature from our man in the stands, Abhijit Raghunathan
Having already secured qualification to the Knockout phase courtesy of five wins out of five at Bangalore, Karnataka took on Uttar Pradesh in a bid to get some more batting practice and a boost of confidence.
Age Old Records Smashed To Pieces
New Indian team recruit, K.L Rahul scored his maiden triple century in the domestic circuit as records set 50 odd years ago were blown away. Rahul’s 337 in the first innings along with Abrar Kazi’s 137 and another few fifties ensured that the home side completed two full days of batting with a mammoth 719/9 score. Despite a 500 run lead in the first innings Karnataka did not enforce the follow on and push for a win, much to the agony and dismay of the fans of the home team.
Day 4 From The Pavilion
Despite the lack of the killer instinct from Karnataka, the final day of the encounter was nothing short of a joyous day for the 100 odd cricket enthusiasts present a the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. The snapshots below depict the story of Day 4 from a fan’s perspective.
Karnataka 1st Innings: 719/9 (K.L Rahul 337, Abrar Kazi 117; Praveen Kumar 5/88)
Uttar Pradesh 1st Innings: 220 ( Himanshu Asnora 70; Shreyas Gopal 4/51)
Karnataka 2nd Innings: 245 ( K.L Rahul 43; Kuldeep Yadav 3/59)
Uttar Pradesh 2nd Innings: 42/2 ( Mukul Dagar 24; Karun Nair 1/8)