Karnataka on top in CK Nayudu Trophy

Bangalore, Nov 11: 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, 17×4, 5×6) while No.8 batsman K Gautham chipped in with 53 (56b, 5×4, 3×6).

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.

Brief scores:

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).

IANS