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Player of the Match
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Mithun, Agarwal star in Karnataka's bonus-point win

Abhimanyu Mithun took two wickets on the first day ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun's 5 for 66 bundled out Maharashtra for 247, as Karnataka romped to a bonus-point win over Maharashtra in Pune. The innings-and-136-run win, Karnataka's third straight one, didn't take too long on the fourth day, despite the efforts of Maharashtra batsman Rohit Motwani (49).

Resuming from an overnight score of 135 for 4, Maharashtra lost overnight batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad for 65 in the fourth over of the day. The other overnight batsman, Rahul Tripathi, fell soon to Mithun soon after bringing up a rapid half-century. Tripathi was Mithun's fourth wicket and he completed his five-for with a dismissal in the next over, leaving Karnataka needing three wickets to win. Motwani tried to thwart Karnataka but with the lack of partners and his team's score meant there was little he could do.

After two frustrating washouts and a loss to Karnataka, Hyderabad finally had some reason to cheer, as they thumped Railways by 10 wickets to pocket seven points at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi.

Railways, resuming on 13 without loss after being asked to follow-on, collapsed again, slipping after a 54-run opening stand to be reduced to 126 for 6 at lunch. A seventh-wicket stand worth 69 between Manish Rao and Arindamn Ghosh kept them alive for a briefly, before they imploded again.

A loose shot outside off stump against the part-time offspin of Rohit Rayudu resulted in Ghosh being out caught behind. Anureet Singh, who made a fifty in the first innings was aggressive, stepping out to hit Rohit for two sixes off successive deliveries. But a change of bowlers at that end, with the introduction of fast bowler Ravi Kiran, saw him glove one behind.

Railways managed to erase the deficit, but Manish was left stranded again, this time on 85, as Hyderabad cleaned ended the partnership for the last wicket on 32. Left-arm spinner Mehedi Hasan took 4-35. The visitors chased it down without much fuss.

Maharashtra 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10HH KhadiwaleSM Gugale
2nd17HH KhadiwaleRD Gaikwad
3rd54AR BawneRD Gaikwad
4th3NS ShaikhRD Gaikwad
5th66RA TripathiRD Gaikwad
6th24RH MotwaniRA Tripathi
7th4RH MotwaniCG Khurana
8th23RH MotwaniNR Dhumal
9th19RH MotwaniSM Fallah
10th27RH MotwaniPC Dadhe

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JKAND61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TeamMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TPURA60244-0.426
Group D
TeamMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.3
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.7