Ranji Trophy: Captain Karan Sharma and bowlers in UP semi-finals, Karnataka lost on Day 3

New Delhi. After a fine performance by the bowlers, Captain Karan Sharma’s unbeaten innings of 93 runs helped Uttar Pradesh beat Karnataka on the third day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals. With this victory by 5 wickets, UP made it to the semi-finals. Karnataka, led by Manish Pandey, took a lead of 98 runs in the first innings but in the second innings Saurabh Kumar (3 wickets for 36 runs), Ankit Rajput (2 wickets for 15 runs) and Yash Dayal (2 wickets for 35 runs) ) got piled up for just 114 runs in front of the sharp bowling.

Uttar Pradesh thus got the target of 213 runs, which they achieved by losing 5 wickets in 65.2 overs. The Uttar Pradesh team was also looking in trouble after losing 5 wickets for 114 runs but captain Karan (93 not out) and Prince Yadav (33 not out) put up an unbroken partnership of 99 runs for the sixth wicket. reached the target.

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Captain Karan Sharma hit 13 fours and a six during his patient innings of 163 balls. Priyam Garg also played a fine innings of 52 runs in 60 balls. Garg hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Karnataka had scored 253 runs in the first innings, in response to which the team of Uttar Pradesh could score only 155 runs.

For Karnataka, only Srinivas Sharath (23 not out) and Mayank Agarwal (22) could cross the 20-run mark in the second innings. Had the extra run not contributed 20 runs, Karnataka’s team would not have been able to cross even the 100-run mark. Karnataka’s team started playing on the third day on Wednesday ahead of 100 runs for 8 wickets and they also lost the wickets of Ronit More (0) and Vidhat Kaverapa (0) adding 14 runs. Both the wickets went to Yash Dayal’s account.

The start of Uttar Pradesh, which came down to chase the target, was also bad. Fast bowler Vijaykumar Vishak (3 for 47) sent both the openers Samarth Singh (14) and Aryan Juyal (01) to the pavilion till the score of 28 runs. Garg and Karan then handled the innings by adding 59 runs. During this, Garg adopted an aggressive attitude and duly completed his half-century in just 57 balls with a six. However, he was caught by Shreyas Gopal in the next over off Krishnappa Gautam.

Rinku Singh also got bowled on the ball of Widhwat after scoring 4 runs. Vijaykumar gave the fifth blow to Uttar Pradesh by dismissing Dhruv Jurel (09), but after that Karan and Prince took the team to the target. Karan completed his half-century in 122 balls with a four on Gopal.

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