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Bowlers put Karnataka on top; Pankaj sizzles for Rajasthan

Its not for nothing Karnataka bowlers are a dreaded lot in the domestic circuit. On the eve of Christmas, Madhya Pradesh got a taste of the same in the Ranji Trophy quarter final. From a comfortable 113/2, MP was bundled out for a paltry 200 just Bundela (73) perished. The quartet of Vinay Kumar (2/36), Abhimanyu Mithun (1/62), Sunil Joshi (2/43) and the most successful Sreenath Aravind (3/35) demolished the MP middle order in rhythmic fashion. It's now the onus of the Karnataka batsmen to give the side the first innings lead which would eventually help Vinay Kumar press for an outright victory in the match and march into the semi-finals. The batsmen started in earnest fashion with Robin Uthappa remaining unbeaten on a careful 25 in Karnataka's score of 35 for no loss at stumps on day 1.

In the other quarterfinal, Royal Challenger Pankaj Singh, playing for Rajasthan, garnered the glory on day 1, as he crushed defending champions Mumbai with a haul of 6/64. Mumbai could manage only 252 against Pankaj's hostility. Rajasthan was comfortably placed at 17/0 at the end of the day.

Its not for nothing Karnataka bowlers are a dreaded lot in the domestic circuit. On the eve of Christmas, Madhya Pradesh got a taste of the same in the Ranji Trophy quarter final. From a comfortable 113/2, MP was bundled out for a paltry 200 just Bundela (73) perished. The quartet of Vinay Kumar (2/36), Abhimanyu Mithun (1/62), Sunil Joshi (2/43) and the most successful Sreenath Aravind (3/35) demolished the MP middle order in rhythmic fashion. It's now the onus of the Karnataka batsmen to give the side the first innings lead which would eventually help Vinay Kumar press for an outright victory in the match and march into the semi-finals. The batsmen started in earnest fashion with Robin Uthappa remaining unbeaten on a careful 25 in Karnataka's score of 35 for no loss at stumps on day 1.

In the other quarterfinal, Royal Challenger Pankaj Singh, playing for Rajasthan, garnered the glory on day 1, as he crushed defending champions Mumbai with a haul of 6/64. Mumbai could manage only 252 against Pankaj's hostility. Rajasthan was comfortably placed at 17/0 at the end of the day.

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