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Perfect start by Vinay as Karnataka wins big

Royal Challenger Vinay Kumar had a perfect start in the domestic Ranji season leading Karnataka to an 8-wicket victory over Punjab at Mohali here today. It was super Saturday for the pacers at Mohali as Vinay, aided by Abhimanyu Mithun and Sreenath Arvind demolished Punjab first by 322 runs while the batsmen then wasted nothing to reach the 140 run target to earn full points. Mithun picked up 4 as Vinay and Arvind shared 3 each to desert Punjab any hopes for a draw. Yuvraj Singh scored a fighting 79 but couldn't save his team from the downfall. Karnataka earned 5 points in the season opener.

In other domestic ties, Wasim Jaffer was in his elements as he scored his third ton for Mumbai in his second match this season with a brisk 104 off 112 balls against Bengal. Jaffer hit 12 boundaries and 1 six in his 135 minutes stay at the wicket. Mumbai, despite having a huge first innings lead over Bengal didn't force the follow-on and finished the match at 286/1 in their second innings to secure 3 points.

Royal Challenger Vinay Kumar had a perfect start in the domestic Ranji season leading Karnataka to an 8-wicket victory over Punjab at Mohali here today. It was super Saturday for the pacers at Mohali as Vinay, aided by Abhimanyu Mithun and Sreenath Arvind demolished Punjab first by 322 runs while the batsmen then wasted nothing to reach the 140 run target to earn full points. Mithun picked up 4 as Vinay and Arvind shared 3 each to desert Punjab any hopes for a draw. Yuvraj Singh scored a fighting 79 but couldn't save his team from the downfall. Karnataka earned 5 points in the season opener.

In other domestic ties, Wasim Jaffer was in his elements as he scored his third ton for Mumbai in his second match this season with a brisk 104 off 112 balls against Bengal. Jaffer hit 12 boundaries and 1 six in his 135 minutes stay at the wicket. Mumbai, despite having a huge first innings lead over Bengal didn't force the follow-on and finished the match at 286/1 in their second innings to secure 3 points.

Virat Kohli, however, could muster only 7 in Delhi's second essay against Tamil Nadu as the match was drawn, but Delhi took home 3 points due to their first innings lead. Pankaj Singh, another Challenger turning out for Rajasthan picked up another 2 wickets to return with match figures of 7/144 against Goa. Pankaj's team also garnered 3 points on account of their first innings lead.

Kallis hits a polished 73

Jacques Kallis made a polished 73 as South Africa collapsed from a comfortable 311/3 overnight to 380 this morning. Kallis' 156 ball stay at the wicket saw him hitting 6 boundaries. Marc Boucher, another Challenger turning out in the Test match however failed after making only 9 while Dale Steyn bettered him with a 10.

Dravid still waiting at 198 catches

Indian bowlers struck some crucial blows to deny New Zealand drive home any advantage brought over from overnight 258/4 as the Kiwis were bowled out for 350. Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan SIngh were the main strikers for India picking up 4 wickets each. Rahul Dravid, waiting to becoming the first fielder (other than the wicket-keeper) to pick 200 catches, has to wait further as the numbers remained static at 198.

Indian openers Gautam Gambhir and Virendra Sehwag went down with their usual business combining for 160 runs for the first wicket before Sehwag fell 4 rouns short of another deserved century. Gambhir followed suit after securing 54 coming after a long time in Tests. Dravid remained unbeaten at 7 partnering Sachin Tendulkar who is at 11.

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Vinay turned as match winner
krishnasa1 on 19 Aug 2011, 05:58 AM
Hope Dravid gets his 31st test century.
maddydravid on 14 Nov 2010, 08:25 AM
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