Ranji Trophy: Mayank Agarwal’s Double Ton Places Karnataka in Management in opposition to Saurashtra

Mayank Agarwal’s blistering double ton (249) put Karnataka in management in opposition to Saurashtra on the second day of their 2022-23 Ranji Trophy semi-final on the Chinnaswamy Stadium, on Thursday (February 9). Agarwal, who had already hit a combating century on Day 1, continued to maintain Saurashtra at bay along with his knock.

After the wicket of Srinivas Sharath (66), the likes of Ok Gowtham and Vijaykumar Vyshak didn`t final lengthy as Karnataka shortly slipped to 278/8 and have been at risk of getting bowled out for a complete lower than 300. Nevertheless, Agarwal stitched an important stand with Vidhwath Kaverappa to rescue his aspect. Whereas Kaverappa battled laborious for a 42-ball 15, Agarwal took cost within the partnership and went on to smash a double ton.

After Kaverappa obtained out, Agarwal continued to dominate and raced to 249 earlier than turning into the final man to get dismissed as Karnataka have been bowled out for 407 of their first innings.

Kaverappa then struck early with the ball, dismissing Snell Patel for a duck. Vishvaraj Jadeja (22) obtained a begin however he was bowled by Kaverappa. Sheldon Jackson then went on a boundary-spree earlier than stumps to race to 27 however he has an enormous activity of bringing Saurashtra again within the contest on the third day.

Temporary scores: Saurashtra 76/2 (Harvik Desai 27 not out, Sheldon Jackson 27 not out; Vidhwath Kaverappa 2/24) path Karnataka 407 (Mayank Agarwal 249, Srinivas Sharath 66; Chetan Sakaria 3/73) by 331 runs (With IANS inputs)

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