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Ranji Trophy semi-final: Karnataka, Saurashta locked in thrilling battle

first_img India Today Web Desk BengaluruJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 17:19 IST Shreyas Gopal was 61 not out at stumps on Day 3 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKarnataka lead Saurashtra by 276 runs at stumps on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy semifinalJaydev Unadkat and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja starred with the ball for Saurashtra on Day 3Shreyas Gopal scored his second fifty of the match for KarnatakaShreyas Gopal struck his second fifty of the match as Karnataka built on their advantage against Saurashtra on the third day of their Ranji Trophy semifinal in Bangaluru. Gopal had made 87 in the first innings and followed that up with a classy 61 not out in the second.Karnataka’s first innings had folded for 275 but Ronit More’s six-wicket haul helped the hosts take a narrow lead when Saurashtra were bowled out for 236 on Saturday.Skipper Manish Pandey and opener Mayank Agarwal were then involved in a crucial stand for Karnataka in their second innings. However, Jaydev Unadkat and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja kept Saurashtra in the match, picking up six wickets between them.It was Shreyas Gopal who once again made the difference for Karnataka even as wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end. He finally found an ally in Abhimanyu Mithun and the pair was involved in an important partnership for the ninth wicket.The match is still not over for Saurashtra. They have a dagerous batting line-up which includes Cheteshwar Pujara.Last week, Pujara and Sheldon Jackson scored half-centuries as Saurashtra chased down a record target of 372.The winner of the Karnataka vs Saurashtra semifinal will meet defending champions Vidharbha in the final.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Shreyas GopalFollow Mayank AgarwalFollow Cheteshwar Pujara Ranji Trophy semi-final: Karnataka, Saurashta locked in thrilling battleRanji Trophy semi-final: Karnataka (275, 237 for 8) lead Saurashtra (236) by 276 runs at stumps on Day 3. Shreyas Gopal scored another fifty for Karnataka.advertisementlast_img

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