Thatscricket - News - Railways 237 for six against Karnataka at stumps

Published: Saturday, March 31, 2001, 0:15 [IST]
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New Delhi: All rounder Tejinder Pal Singh's power packed knock of 80 and his second wicket partnership of 108 runs with S B Bangar helped host Railways score 237 for six against Karnataka on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match on Thursday. Railways skipper Abhay Sharma won the toss and elected to bat. His openers A A Pagnis and S B Bangar failed to give the side a good start and the host lost their first wicket when the score was only 27. Pagnis (20,2x4) was first to go when he caught by Arun kumar off B Akhil.However new batsman Tejinderpal Singh and Bangar defied Karnataka bowling and put up 108 runs for the second wicket. The 100 run stand came in just 127 minutes off 189 balls.It was spinner S K Vadeyaraja who broke the partnership when he trapped Tejinder leg before. The batsman made 80 off 117 balls and the knock included 14 hits to the fence.Last year's semi-finalists Karnataka then gained three more quick wickets in the space of 27 to reduce the hosts from 160 for two to 187 for five. A R Yalvigi dismissed Bangar. He had him caught by Anil Kumar. The Batsman made 46 (1x6, 5x4).Vijay Bhardwaj removed two batsmen Y Goud (26) and Abhay Sharma (5) in his successive overs but then S Raza Ali and S N Khanolkar foiled Karnataka bid for another quick breakthrough as they added 23 runs for the sixth wicket before Raza Ali (10) was sent back to pavillion by Vadeyaraj who had him caught off his own bowling.Khanolkar found an ably partner in S Sahu as both of them batted for the remaining 14.4 overs with out getting separated and added 27 runs for the seventh wicket.At stumps Khanolkar was batting on 28 (2x4) and Sahu was on 12 (2x4). For the visitors Bhardwaj bowled well claiming two wickets for just 17 runs off 10 overs. Vaderaj took 2 wickets for 42 runs off 23 runs. UNI

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