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Ranji Trophy: Karnataka defeats Mumbai by 5 wickets

(Eds: Add scores from two other matches)

Mumbai, January 5 () Organizing a full show, Karnataka defeated Mumbai by 5 wickets in his Elite Group B game Ranji Trophy here on Sunday, in two and a half days.

This was Mumbai's second consecutive defeat at home, after his defeat against the Railways.

It is also Karnataka's fourth direct victory against Mumbai since the 2013-14 season.

Chasing 126 for an absolute victory, the starters of Karnataka R Samarth (34; 2x4) and Devdutt Padikkal (50; 5x4, 2x6) gave the team a solid start and the visitors ran towards the goal as they had 77/0 in the lunch.

Samarth was hitting the 27, while Paddikal was the most aggressive, undefeated in the 50.

However, after lunch, Shashank Attarde (4-52) attracted visitors by taking two wickets.

He caught Padikkal in front of the wicket and then fired Abhishek Reddy (4) since Karnataka was 84-2.

It became 91/3 when Shams Mulani cleaned Samarth.

Debutant Rohan Kadam (21) and skipper Karun Nair (10) brought the side to the cusp of a victory when Attarde eliminated Kadam.

Karnataka needed eight more runs.

At the same time, Attarde sent Nair back.

Shreyas Gopal (5 not out) and B R Sharath (4 not out) took the equipment home without further damage.

Previously, resuming the day on 109/5, Attarde (10) joined the batter Sarfaraz Khan overnight (71 not out).

The two added 25 runs for the sixth wicket.

Sarfaraz was playing a responsible blow while Mumbai's advantage continued to increase, but he was running out of partners.

The left arm pacemaker Prateek Jain (4-11) grabbed all the wickets in the morning session while running in the lower order of Mumbai.

Attarde's resistance came to an end, after he leaked a short-pitch ball in the cord with Mumbai at 134/6.

From 134/6, Mumbai's entries ended in 149/9.

It was already announced that Prithvi Shaw, who suffered a shoulder injury and was transferred to the National Cricket Academy on Saturday, would not participate in the second trial.

Jain doubled Mumbai in 48, when he fired Tushar Deshpande (6) and Deepak Shetty (0).

While Jain cleaned Deshpande, he forced Shetty to steal.

The last man Royston Dias (0) lasted only six balls, since he was also cleaned by Jain.

For Mumbai, apart from Sarfaraz, no other hitter remained upright.

Karnataka had included Mumbai for 194 in the first rehearsal and then took a slim lead of 24 races.

The 41-time national champions will play against Tamil Nadu in Chennai starting January 11.

Nair praised his bowlers for restricting Mumbai in the second inning and also said the goal was achievable. He also said in a low scoring game, any advantage is important.

He also praised Padikkal and Sharath for their punches.

Mumbai's captain, Suryakumar Yadav, said they failed as a unit.

He also said that when Shaw came out he approached him to bat, but they didn't run the risk, since he couldn't even lift his plate.

When I saw it (Shaw) it was not so good. Even after I left, he approached me and the manager, (saying) that I would love to hit. But we talked to the physio and the coach and it didn't look so good. We didn't want to make it more severe. The physio had to take that call ... when we were having lunch, he couldn't lift his plate, Surya said.

Surya also praised Rahane for taking responsibility and opening the batting in the second inning.

Meanwhile, in Vadodara, Baroda defeated the Railways in 99 races.

Brief scores: Mumbai 194 and 149/9 (Sarfaraz Khan 71 not outside, Shams Mulani 31; Prateek Jain 4-11) vs Karnataka 218 and 129/5 (Devdutt Padikkal 50, R Samarth 34; Shashank Attarde 4-52).

Karnataka 6 points, Mumbai 0 points.

In Vadodara: Baroda 201 and 98 vs Railroads 99 and 101 (Karn Sharma 38; L Meriwala 6-25, A Sheth 3-43).

Baroda won by 99 races.

Baroda 6 points, Railways 0 points.

In Kanpur: Tamil Nadu 180 (L Suryapprakash 51, V Ganga Sridhar 45; Saurabh Kumar 5-44, Ankit Rajpoot 4-60) vs Uttar Pradesh 170/9 (Mohammed Saif 77, T Natarajan 3-23, Sai Kishore 2-38 )

UP followed by 10 races.

In Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh 175 and 176/3 (A Kalsi 75 not out; A Vashisht 74 not out, Kuldeep Sen 2-37) vs Madhya Pradesh 427/9 (Rameez Khan 192, Gautam Raghuwanshi 64; PP Jaswal 4-106) . HP followed by 76 races. NRB BNM BNM

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