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Karnataka-UP Ranji match ends in tame draw

Bengaluru, Feb 1
Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh played out a tame draw in the Group A Ranji Trophy league match with the hosts picking up three points for their first innings' lead of 499 to take their tally to 32 from seven games and the visitors gaining one here Sunday.

The proceedings on the fourth and final day were merely academic, if not farcical, with champions Karnataka preferring to bat on and make 215 all out, setting UP an improbable target of 714. The visitors made 42/2 in 14 overs at which point both teams agreed for a draw.

Brief scores:

At Guwahati: Andhra vs Assam: Assam (first innings) 312 and (second innings) 198 all out (Naren Reddy 51 not out; Syed Mohammad 5/27, S. Purkayastha 3/69) vs Andhra (first innings) 137 and (second innings) 25/0. Assam won by 10 wickets.

At Vadodara: Mumbai vs Baroda: Mumbai (first innings) 287 and (second innings) 304/9 declared vs Baroda (first innings) 184 and (second innings) 238 all out (Kedar Devdhar 58; Shardul Thakur 5/39, Balwinder Sandhu 2/23). Mumbai won by 169 runs.

At Kolkata: Bengal vs Railways: Bengal (first innings) 268 all out and (second innings) 298/8 (Shreevats Goswami 77; Ashish Yadav 3/40) vs Railways (first innings) 302 all out and (second innings) 198/8 (Mahesh Rawat 55; Amit Banerjee 3/40, Iresh Saxena 2/35). Match Drawn.

At Porvorim: Jharkhand vs Goa: Jharkhand (first innings) 385 all out and (second innings) 55/2 vs Goa (first innings) 215 and (second innings) 223 (Keenan Vaz 45; Samar Quadri 5/82, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/60). Jharkhand won by 8 wickets.

At Valsad: Gujarat vs Maharastra: Gujarat (first innings) 429 vs Maharastra (first innings) 262 and (second innings) 429/3 declared (Chirag Khurana 130 not out, Ankit Bawne 100). Match Drawn.

At Agartala: Himachal Pradesh vs Tripura: Himachal Pradesh (first innings) 535/5 declared vs Tripura (first innings) 346 and (second innings) 239 all out (Manisankar Murasingh 47; Rishi Dhawan 4/92, Pankaj Jaiswal 2/24). Match Drawn.

At Bengaluru: Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh: Karnataka 719/9 declared and 215 all out (Karun Nair 31, Lokesh Rahul 43; Amit Mishra 2/43, Kuldeep Yadav 3/59) drew with Uttar Pradesh 42/2. Match drawn.

At Kannur: Kerala vs Services: Kerala (first innings) 483 and (second innings) 10/1 vs Services (first innings) 318 all out and (second innings) 174 all out (Saurabh Kumar 41; Akshay Chandran 6/39, P.U. Anthaf 2/12). Kerala won by nine wickets.