Karnataka did not impose a follow-on against Jharkhand despite taking a huge first innings lead as their Group B Ranji Trophy match ended in a predictable draw here today.
Riding on Ishan Kishan's brilliant unbeaten 159, Jharkhand were all out for 374 in their first innings in the morning session in reply to Karnataka's 577 for 6 declared.
But surprisingly, Karnataka did not force a follow-on despite taking a 203-run first innings lead at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground.
Karnataka batted for the second time and they were 162 for 3 in 53.4 overs on the fourth and final day and predictably the match ended in a draw.
Karun Nair and Kunain Abbas remained not out 54 and 51 respectively as the two teams decided to call off the match.
Nair's 54 not out came from 86 balls and was studded with six boundaries while Abbas faced 97 deliveries for his 51 not out and hit eight fours and one six.
For Jharkhand, Samar Quadri took three wickets for 62 runs.
Earlier, Jharkhand added 65 runs today after resuming at 309 for 6. Overnight centurion Ishan Kishan added 42 runs to remain not out on 159. He hit 16 fours and seven sixes while facing 211 balls.
Karnataka collected three points for taking the first innings lead while Jharkhand got one.
Karnataka: 577/6 declared & 162/3 in 53.4 overs (Karun Nair 54 not out; Kunain Abbas 51 not out)
Jharkhand: 374 all out in 115.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 159 not out; Krishnappa Gowtham 3/97, Shreyas Gopal 3/114).
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