Mysore: A brilliant show of fast bowling from R Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun helped Karnataka to dismiss Mumbai for 233 in their first innings at Mysore on the opening day of the Ranji final.
Electing to bat first, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals. Vinay Kumar (4/61) and Abhimanyu Mithun (3/56) were the chief destroyers with Mumbai reeling at 106 for six at one stage..
In reply, Karnataka were 15 for one at stumps, having lost skipper Robin Uthappa (9) to Dhawal Kulkarni in the fourth over of their innings.
KB Pawan (2) and night watchman Vinay Kumar (2) were at the crease at close of play.
Mumbai could have been bowled out for frugal total but for a gutsy 67 by Vinayak Sawant and useful contributions from Ramesh Powar (23), Iqbal Abdulla (30) and Dhawal Kulkarni (20).
Coming in at the fall of Omkar Khanvilkar (25), Sawant batted with admirable gumption to reconstruct a shattered innings with Mumbai reeling at 106 for six at one stage.
If Mumbai strike back and restrict Karnataka to a sub-300 total, the title could be anybody's on this sporting deck.