Ranji Trophy: Lokesh's 120 guides Karnataka to 228-7 against Mumbai

Published: 23 December, 2013 00:39 IST | IANS |

Opener Lokesh Rahul (120 not out) kept Karnataka afloat as Mumbai restricted the hosts to 228 for seven on Day One of the Group 'A' Ranji Trophy tie at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here yesterday.

Asked to bat first, Karnataka struggled against the leash as Mumbai bowlers not only kept a lid on the run flow, but also took wickets at regular intervals and it was left to Rahul to hold the innings together with a gritty unbeaten century.

Lokesh Rahul
Lokesh Rahul. Courtesy/ESPNcricinfo

Rahul and Stuart Binny (38) added crucial 82 runs for the fifth wicket as Karnataka recovered from 84 for four to end the day with a modest score.

For Mumbai, seamer Shardul Thakur and left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar took two wickets apiece as the visitors justified their decision to field first on winning the toss.

Brief scores: Karnataka 228-7 (Lokesh Rahul 120; Shardul Thakur 2-49) vs Mumbai 

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