UP won the toss and elected to bowl first on Day 1 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. It wasn't the best of starts for the home team, whose top order collapsed like a pack of cards at the very beginning. Opener KL Rahul, R Samarth and the in-form Manish Pandey were all dismissed on duck. However, Robin Uthappa who opened along side Rahul, held on at one end. Karnataka were 15/3, when Uthappa and Nair together put up 120 crucial runs for the 4th wicket. Uthappa, whose century included 19 fours, was then stumped and the hosts were in a slightly better position at 135/4.