| Cheteswar Pujara en route to his century on Monday. (PTI) |
Mumbai: Saurashtras positive intent showed on the field as they successfully and comfortably chased 325 to hand Karnataka a five-wicket thrashing in the Ranji Trophy quarter final here on Monday.
Resuming at 10 for two, Saurashtra rode a 163-run partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Sitanshu Kotak to emerge victors at the Brabourne Stadium. Pujara anchored the innings with a composed 112 not out (224 balls, 15x4), his fourth century of the season, but it was Kotaks decisive 87 (147 balls, 12x4) that turned the match on its head.
In Ahmedabad: HP 250 & 287 (Dogra 90, S. Singh 58; Agarkar 5/78) vs Mumbai 495 & 43/1. Mumbai won by 9 wkts.
In Mumbai: Karnataka 305 & 208 vs Saurashtra 189 & 327/5 (S. Kotak 87, C. Pujara 112 .., R. Jadeja 55, J. Shah 55 ..). Saurashtra won by 5 wkts.
In Vadodara: UP 305 & 375 (P. Gupta 74; Parmar 5/113). Gujarat 117 & 106/3 (Modi 57). UP go through on first-innings lead.