Ranji Trophy: Karun Nair's 148 puts Karnataka in control against Vidarbha

Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 08:31 IST | PTI

Vice-captain Karun Nair struck an unbeaten century to put former champions Karnataka in a strong position on Day Two of their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Vidarbha at the Eden Gardens, here yesterday

Vice-captain Karun Nair struck an unbeaten century to put former champions Karnataka in a strong position on Day Two of their Ranji Trophy semi-final against Vidarbha at the Eden Gardens, here yesterday.

Karun Nair celebrates his 100
Karun Nair celebrates his 100

Nair’s unbeaten 148 ensured a healthy 109-run first innings lead for Karnataka over Vidarbha. Resuming at the overnight score of 36-3, Nair hit 20 fours and one six in his stellar knock and batted all the three sessions. Nair thwarted an onslaught from young Vidarbha pacer Rajneesh Gurbani, who returned with his third successive five-wicket haul (5-90). At close, Karnataka were 294 for eight when bad light stopped play.

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