Karnataka, Delhi ahead in Group A, Hyderabad venue washed out until third day

 . Last updated on October 16, 2017, 2:12 PM
Karnataka, Delhi ahead in Group A, Hyderabad venue washed out until third day
Delhi batsman Manan Sharma scored his maiden first-class century in the match against Railways.


In the Group A match of Ranji Trophy between Assam and Karnataka, the latter dominated the format with a bowling blitz from K Gowtham. Karnataka team is on a massive lead in the first inning of the match. Assam was slogged at a paltry score of 145 in the first inning. Gowtham knocked down four wickets in on the first day to plummet Assam. In the match so far, there has an impressive all-rounder performance from Gowtham. In the first day, Karnataka scored 77 for no loss of wicket. The following day brought strong score into the team. R Samarth, the opener and overnight batsman scored 123. In the previous day, the player scored 47.

Assam bowlers three wickets in the day before Gowtham arrived at the crease. The all-rounder knocked 147 runs remaining unbeaten. There were a couple of strong partnership stretches in day. Gowtham forged a 103-run pairing with Stuart Binny. The next partnership stretch was with Shreyas Gopal, fetching 109 runs. Both remained as the overnight batsmen of the team.

In the match between Delhi and Railways, the latter was run over with a batting might of the former. In the first day, Delhi scored a massive figure of 318 runs. Manan Sharma was an overnight player with the score of 68. By the end of the inning, Delhi bolstered its scored to 447. Manan Sharma scored a century beating 117 runs, it was his maiden first-class century. Railways started to bat by the evening session to face the wrath of Delhi bowlers like Ishant Sharma. The team scored 58 runs, but it lost 5 wickets by the day's end.

The match between Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh remain washed out for the second day as well. The match is scheduled at Gymkhana Ground in Hyderabad. There has been heavy rain in the city since a couple of days dampening the ground.

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