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Samarth double ton takes Karnataka to mammoth total

Press Trust of India  |  Greater Noida 

Opener Ravi Kumar Samarth smashed a superb double ton to help take complete control of their Group B match against on the second day here today.

Samarth, who resumed the day at 118, led the batting charge with a 462-ball 235 as scored runs at a brisk pace against a listless bowling attack to declare their innings at a mammoth 577 for 6 at Greater Sports Complex Ground.


Samarth hit 24 boundaries and two sixes in his marathon innings which lasted more than 11 hours.

All-rounder Stuart (97) missed out on a century by three runs while Kaunain Abbas hit 55.

The highlight of the innings was the 185-run stand between Samarth and for the fifth wicket.

In reply, were nine for no loss from five overs. They trail by 568 runs with all the first innings wickets in hand.

now face a herculean task of saving the match and their chance of winning it is virtually over. They can hope for a draw and wriggle out of the match with one point by batting sensibly in the remaining two matches.

Brief Scores:

Karnataka: 577/6 declared (Ravi Kumar Samarth 235, Stuart 97; Ashish Kumar 3/78).

Jharkhand: 9 for 0 in 5 overs.

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