Railways reduce Karnataka to 191/9

Published: Friday, December 31, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Rahul Dravid top-scored for Karnataka with 41 but it was Railways' bowlers who called the shots, as hosts ended the opening day in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group A encounter at a disappointing 191 for the loss of nine wickets.

Opting to bat after winning the toss at IAF grounds, Karnataka failed to take advantage of home conditions and their batsmen were troubled by the visiting bowlers.

Dravid hit five hours in his 87-ball knock before being caught by Railways' skipper Sanjay Bangar off Kulamani Parida, who was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 67 runs.

At stumps, Sunil B Joshi was batting on 35 and N C Aiyappa without scoring.

Other notable scorers for Karnataka were Sudhindra Shinde (26) and Barrington Rowland (25).

Brief scores: Karnataka 191 for nine in 90 overs (Dravid 41, Joshi not out 35, Shinde 26, Rowland 25; Parida 3/67, J P Yadav 2/20, Madan Yadav 2/31, Harvinder Singh 2/34).

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