Thatscricket - News - Railways pile up 451 runs against Karnataka

Published: Friday, March 23, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi: Tail-ender Santosh Sahu cracked a century (122) and along with K Parida put up 107 runs for the eighth wicket to help Railways pile up a massive 451 runs before being all out in its first innings against Karnataka on the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final match here on Friday.At stumps Karnataka was 36 for no loss. It turned out to be a nightmarish day for the Karnataka bowlers as they were sent on a leather hunt by Railway tail-enders.Resuming at its overnight score of 237 for six, the remaining four wickets added another 214 runs to their total. Overnight Railway batsmen S Khanolkar and S Sahu added 66 more runs to take their 7th wicket stand of 93 before Vadeyaraj broke the partnership when he had Khanolkar caught by Vijay Bhardwaj. Khanolkar, who was overnight on 28, went back to pavilion with 64 runs to his credit, which included 7 hits to the fence.The real torture for Karnataka bowlers began when Sahu and Parida sent them all over the ground. Sahu, overnight 12, played like a specialist batsman and frustrated the bowlers. Parida was inspired by his team mate's heroics on the other end and he also joined in blasting the bowling. Sahu treated every bowler with disdain and completed his century in 299m off 220 balls with the help of 14 boundaries.The Indian Railways batsmen also capitalised on some sluggish fielding and not very accurate bowling. There were many fielding lapses by the visitors, which also played part in their rivals piling up such a score.A R Yalvigi finally brought an end to the partnership when he clean bowled Parida who went for a big hit only to see ball hitting his stumps. He made 48, which included one six and six hits to the fence.The 100-run eighth wicket partnership came off 179 balls. When Parida left the score was 420 for eight and the remaining two wickets added 31 more runs with Sahu being the last batsman to get out.His knock of 122 was studded with 16 hits to the fence and he was at the crease for 350 minutes and faced 260 balls.The Railways innings ended and hour after tea and in the remaining period in which 17 overs were bowled, Karnataka openers J Arun Kumar and M R Beerala had put on 36 runs on the scoreboard without getting separated. At stumps Arun Kumar was batting on 19 (3x4) and Beerala was on 13 (2x4).UNI

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