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Ranji Trophy : Karnataka post 345/6 vs Rajasthan

Vizianagaram : Riding on some good batting, Karnataka posted 345/6 against Rajasthan on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at the PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex here on Sunday.

Mayank Agarwal (81) was the top scorer for Karnataka while Lokesh Rahul, who was sidelined from the Indian Test squad due to an injury contributed with a crucial 76 runs.

For Rajasthan, Tanvir Mashart ul-Haq scalped three wickets while Pankaj Singh, Deepak Chahar and Salman Khan chipped in with one wicket each.

In other matches across the country, Vidarbha were bundled out by Maharashtra for a paltry 59 on the opening day of the match at the Eden Gardens at Kolkata.

Anupam Sanklecha of Maharashtra returned with career-best figures of 7/25 as Vidarbha batsmen crumbled around him. Shalabh Shrivastava (19) was the top scorer for Maharashtra.

In reply, Kedar Jadhav-led Maharashtra were 240/3 at stumps taking a healthy 181-run lead.

Top-order batsman Naushad Shaikh scored an unbeaten century (111) and will look to pile more misery on the rival bowlers with Ankit Bawne (75 not out) for company.

In Nagpur, Railways’ Avinash Yadav took a five-wicket haul to reduce Baroda to 183 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground here.

Dhiren Mistry (50) was the highest scorer for Baroda while Kedav Devdhar contributed with 45 runs.

In reply, the Railways scored 39 runs at close as both openers Saurabh Wakaska and Shivakant Shukla were still at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

In Rajkot, Bengal posted 190/3 against Tamil Nadu in Group A Ranji trophy match at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.

Manoj Tiwary and Agniv Pan were the top scorers for Bengal with 56 and 51(not out) runs respectively.

For Tamil Nadu, Aswin Crist, Thangarasu Natarajan and Raju Aushik Srinivas chipped in with one wicket each.

In Cuttack, riding on brilliant knocks by Nitin Saini and Rajat Paliwal, Haryana posted 295/5 against Jammu and Kashmir in Group C match at the Barabati Stadium.

Saini scored 90 runs while Paliwal was unbeaten on 99 when umpires called the day’s play.

For Jammu and Kashmir, Parvez Ghulam Rasool Zargar took three wickets for 43 runs.

In Mumbai, Bhavin Jitendra Thakkar and Rohan Prem scored brilliant centuries as Kerala posted 290/2 against Goa on the opening day of the Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Brabourne Stadium.

For Goa, Rituraj Rajeev Singh and Shadab Jakati chipped in with one wicket each.

Hyderabad scored 303/7 against the Services on the opening day of the Group C Ranji Trophy match at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

Bavanaka Sandeep (83 not out) was the top scorer for Hyderabad while Akshath Reddy contributed with 64 runs.

For the Services, Raushan Raj took four wickets while Vikas Yadav chipped in with one wicket.

In Mysore, Uttar Pradesh scored 22/1 after Mumbai were bowled out for 233 on Day One of the Group A Ranji Trophy match at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground.

Samarth Singh and Saurabh Kumar were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

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