Karnataka on top in CK Nayudu Trophy
Karnataka took a 182-run lead and looked set for victory against Himachal Pradesh who were 214 for six at close of play on the third day of the CK Nayudu Elite A match here Sunday.
Overnight 342 for 4, Karnataka pressed on to finish on 476 in their first innings with skipper Karun Nair eventually making 156 (231b, 17x4, 5x6) while No.8 batsman K Gautham chipped in with 53 (56b, 5x4, 3x6).
In their second knock, Himachal were reduced to 214 for six despite fighting knocks by NR Gangta (48) and KJ Singh (45) as opener HS Sharath scalped three wickets and leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal grabbed two.
Himachal Pradesh 296 all out and 214 for 6 in 54 overs (LS Shandil 30, JP Singh 32, NR Gangta 48, KJ Singh 45, HS Sharath 3 for 42, Shreyas Gopal 2 for 67) vs Karnataka (1st innings) 476 all out in 119 overs (Mayank Agarwal 91, Karun Nair 156, PU Deshpande 38, Shreyas Gopal 59, K Gautham 53, Kanwar Singh 2 for 72, KJ Singh 3 for 110, AK Kaushik 3 for 46).