INDORE, Feb 17 (PTI): Karnataka placed themselves in the driver�s seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here today.
Resuming the day at 302 for 2, Karnataka added 150 runs in 54.2 overs today before they were all out for 452 in their first innings. Opener Robin Uthappa had scored 153 yesterday to lay the foundation of a strong total.
One-down Ravikumar Samarth could add just seven runs to his overnight 39 while Manish Pandey contributed 36. Wicketkeeper Chidhambaram Gautam scored 44 not out while Shreyas Gopal made 38 lower down the order.
For Assam, Krishna Das was the most successful bowler with figures of 4/101.
In their reply, three Assam top-order batsmen were out cheaply as they ended the day at 58 for 3 in 27 overs. Openers Pallavkumar Das and Sibsankar Roy were out for 11 and 16 respectively while captain Dheeraj Jadhav could only contribute 3.
At the draw of stumps, Gokul Sharma and wicketkeeper Arun Karthik were batting on 18 and 5 respectively.
For Karnataka, Shreyas Gopal took two wickets for six runs while Sreenath Aravind got one.
Assam now trail by 394 runs with seven first innings wickets remaining.
Karnataka 1st innings (overnight 302/2): RV Uthappa c & b Syed Mohammad 153, KL Rahul b Ahmed 91, R Samarth c Arun Karthik b K Das 46, MK Pandey c Arun Karthik b K Das 36, KK Nair c Arun Karthik b AK Das 20, SA Bhavane c Arun Karthik b PP Das 10, CM Gautam not out 44, S Gopal run out 38, R Vinay Kumar run out 3, A Mithun c Arun Karthik b K Das 6, S Aravind b K Das 0. Extras: (b 1, lb 4) 5; Total: (all out; 144.2 overs) 452. Fall of wickets: 1-194, 2-264, 3-326, 4-327, 5-356, 6-358, 7-439, 8-442, 9-452, 10-452. Bowling: Arup Das 31-11-77-1, Krishna Das 37.2-8-101-4, Abu Nechim Ahmed 20-9-95-1, Pallav Das 16-4-35-1, J Syed Mohammad 23-4-74-1, Sarupam Purkayastha 15-4-63-0, Gokul Sharma 2-1-2-0.
Assam 1st innings: Pallav Das c Samarth b Gopal 11, Sib Sankar Roy c Rahul b Aravind 16, Gokul Sharma not out 18, DS Jadhav b Gopal 3, KB Arun Karthik not out 5. Extras: (b 4, lb 1) 5; Total: (3 wickets; 27 overs) 58. To batAK Das, Tarjinder Singh, J Syed Mohammad, AN Ahmed, K Das, S Purkayastha. Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-32, 3-45. Bowling: R Vinay Kumar 8-1-18-0, A Mithun 8-3-17-0, S Aravind 5-3-12-1, S Gopal 6-1-6-2.