Shaw, Rahane fail when Karnataka packs Mumbai for 194
Mumbai, January 3 () Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw hesitated once more when Karnataka's pacemakers wreaked havoc and attacked Mumbai for a miserable 194 on the opening day of their Elite Ranji Trophy game here.
However, Suryakumar Yadav (77 of 94 balls; 10x4 and 2x6) was left alone on BKC's ground when all other batters failed.
His coup ensured that the hosts at least passed the 175-run mark.
Meanwhile, in the third session, there was an injury scare for Shaw, who fell while saving an overthrow and injured his left shoulder.
He was taken from the field.
Earlier, Karnataka's four-pronged rhythm attack justified the decision of pattern Karun Nair to play first on a windy morning as they ran through Mumbai's batting lineup.
Mumbai dropped to 86/6 at lunch.
The first game Aditya Tare (0) was dismissed by the middle player V Koushik (3-45).
Rahane joined Shaw when the two tried to stabilize the ship.
Rahane (7) started but couldn't convert it.
Rahane got a life on 7 when the pacemaker Ronit More (2-47) could not get caught in a return catch.
However, More struck twice in 13, first eliminating Rahane and then Siddhesh Lad (4) in a three-ball space.
As Rahane approached goalkeeper B R Sharath, Lad was speechless when Mumbai fell to 34/3.
Shaw played a quiet blow, but again could not turn his start.
The right-handed pint-sized batter made 29 of 57 balls before playing with the stumps of the experienced right-hand runner Abhimanyu Mithun (2-48).
Shaw gave six legs.
Left-wing sprinter Prateek Jain (2-20) then eliminated two hitters from Mumbai Sarfaraz Khan (8) and Shams Mulani (0).
Khan got caught in the cordon while Mulani got caught in front of the wicket.
Mumbai was 60-6.
During lunch, Surya was undefeated on 33 in the company of Shashank Attarde (35 of 51 balls; 6x4).
Surya and Attarde then gathered the tickets with their 88-race stand with 92 balls with Attarde playing the second violin.
Surya played a responsible blow while removing the team from the rubble. He first launched an attack on Shreyas Gopal when Mumbai accumulated 19 runs on day 28.
Surya completed his fifties with a Koushik movie, even after lunch, the two continued to frustrate the opposition's bowlers.
However, Koushik broke the stage when Attarde reached the first slip when Mumbai lost his seventh gate in 148.
Despite losing partners, Surya continued to play his shots.
However, he threw away his wicket and was caught by Mithun's leg.
Then it was only a matter of time, since Mumbai was finally shot 194 in 55.5 overs with Shreyas Gopal (1-24) taking the last wicket.
In response, the openers of Karnataka Devdutt Padikkal (32; 5x4) and R Samarth (40 not outside) gave visitors a calm start by conjuring 68 for the first wicket.
However, the left arm spinner Shams Mulani returned Karnataka by eliminating Padikkal and Abhishek Reddy (0) at the same time Karnataka was 68-2.
Rohan Kadam (4) was fired by Officer Attarde.
On the stumps, Karnataka was 79/3 with skipper Karun Nair (0 batting) with Samarth, as Karnataka still follows 115 runs.
Brief scores: Mumbai 194 (Suryakumar Yadav 77; Shashank Attarde 35; V Koushik 3-45, Prateek Jain 2-20) vs Karnataka 79/3 (R Samarth 40 batting, Shams Mulani 2/13).
Karnataka was dragged for 115 races.
In Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh versus Tamil Nadu: Do not play on opening day.
In Vadodara: Baroda 201 (Deepak Hooda 86; Aditya Waghmode 31; Amit Mishra 4-51; Himanshu Sangwan 3-57) versus Railroads 24/2.
Railways dragged by 177 races.
In Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh 175 (A P Vashisht 33, P S Khanduri 31; Avesh Khan 5-52; Ishwar Pandey 3-51) vs Madhya Pradesh 87/4 (Rameez Khan 36 batting; P P Jaswal 2-16). Madhya Pradesh was dragged by 88 races. NRB NP NP