A stunning onslaught from Mayank Agarwal led Karnataka's dominance on the first day in their Ranji Trophy game against Uttar Pradesh at Green Park in Kanpur. They raced to 327 for 3 at stumps, with Agarwal slamming 16 fours, all in the first session, in his 72-ball 90 before falling to Akshdeep Nath in the 27th over.
In only his second first-class game, D Nischal struck a patient, unbeaten 90 off 221 balls to anchor Karnataka's innings. He added a 115-run, third-wicket partnership with Karun Nair, who scored 62 off 123 balls. Manish Pandey contributed 63 runs to a 91-run stand for the fourth wicket, off just 22 overs as Uttar Pradesh were run ragged right through the day.
B Sandeep and captain Ambati Rayudu helped Hyderabad recover from 32 for 4 with a 157-run stand against Assam on the first day in Guawahati. Sandeep struck 84 off 122 balls, while Rayudu hit 83 off 152 balls, but both batsmen were dismissed in quick succession, as Hyderabad finished the day at 289 for 8. Akash Bhandari chipped in with an unbeaten 43. Fast bowler Arup Das took three wickets in his first five overs, and finished with figures of 3 for 90, while left-arm spinner Rahul Singh picked up 3 for 54.