Captain Manish Pandey and Karun Nair cracked sensible half-centuries as Karnataka registered a complete six-wicket win over Rajasthan to typhoon into the semifinals of Ranji Trophy right here on Friday.
Pandey (87) and Nair (61) shared an unbeaten 129-run partnership for the 5th wicket in simply 24.five overs at the fourth and ultimate day to lend a hand Karnataka chase down a tough 184-run victory goal.
Karnataka will now meet both Saurashtra or Uttar Pradesh within the semifinals.
Rajasthan had scored 224 of their first innings, driving on fifties through skipper Mahipal Lomrov (50) and Rajesh Bishnoi (79).
In answer, Karnataka placed on 263 all out prior to returning to package out Rajasthan for 222 of their 2d innings, thus atmosphere themselves a 184-run goal.
Karnataka had been 45 for three in 18 overs at stumps after day three.
Beginning the general day desiring 139 runs to win with seven wickets in hand, the hosts misplaced nightwatchman Ronit Extra early within the morning which compelled Pandey to stroll into the center.
Pandey spent a while at the wicket, prior to taking at the bold Rajasthan bowling lineup.
He unleashed an array of pleasant photographs, cobbling up a match-winning knock in 75 balls, which used to be decorated with 14 barriers and two sixes.
Pandey chased down the rest 14 runs in 5 balls as Karnataka avid gamers began to have fun the incredible win within the dressing room.
Nair gave in a position toughen to Pandey, who remained unbeaten on 61, a knock embellished with six barriers off 129 balls.
Regardless that Pandey hogged the limelight on fourth day, Vinay Kumar’s unbeaten 83 in first innings used to be an similarly necessary innings because it compelled Rajasthan to concede lead for first time this season.
Vinay additionally bagged two wickets in Rajasthan’s first innings to bag the Guy of the Fit.
Karnataka first and 2d innings: 263 all out in 87.four overs and 185 for four in 47.five overs (Manish Pandey 87 no longer out, Karun Nair 61 no longer out (Aniket Choudhary 2/32)
Rajasthan first and 2d innings: 224 in 77.1 overs and 222 all out in 67.2 overs (Robin Bist 44, Mahipal Lomror 42; Krishnappa Gowtham four/54, Shreyas Gopal three/52, Abhimanyu Mithun 2/26).