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Saturday, April 11, 1998

Ganesh provides the big break

N Jagannath Das  
HYDERABAD, April 10: India discard Doddanarasiah Ganesh (5-74) rediscovered his bowling form to help Karnataka restrict Hyderabad to 283 in 126.1 overs on the second day of the five-day Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Gymkhana here today.

Hyderabad's hopes of a big score were dashed when, after resuming at their overnight score of 200 for three, they lost their remaining seven wickets for 83 runs in 36.1 overs. But off-spinner Kanwaljit Singh, in a mesmerising 11-over spell, dealt three quick blows to have Karnataka struggling at 125 for three in 52 overs.

It was 23-year-old Ganesh, wicketless yesterday, who hogged the spotlight in the morning. Pitching the ball up, he tasted success in the ninth over and shell-shocked the Hyderabad camp by capturing four wickets in eight balls.


Hyderabad (1st innings): Arvind Shetty run out 58, Daniel Manohar b Bhardwaj 47, A Nandakishore c Joshi b Mansoor Ali Khan 21, Vanka Pratap lbw Mansoor 53, M V Sridhar lbw Ganesh 51, Santosh Yadav cSiruguppi b Ganesh 0, Noel David c Katti b Ganesh 2, Youraj Singh b Ganesh 0, Venkatapathy Raju c Siruguppi b Mansoor 8, NP Singh c Khaleel b Ganesh 28, Kanwaljit Singh (not out) 3; Extras (b5, lb2, w2, nb3) 12.

Total (in 126.1 overs) 283.

Fall of wickets: 1-75, 2-127, 3-135, 4-231, 5-231, 6-233, 7-233, 8-247, 9-266.

Bowling: Ganesh 28.1-6-74-5; Mansoor Ali Khan 30-10-84-3; Joshi 34-18-41-0; Vijay Bhardwaj 11-3-22-1; Katti 14-7-25-0; Srinivas Murthy 9-1-30-0.

Karnataka (1st innings): S Somasunder c Manohar b Kanwaljit 51, Arun Kumar (retd hurt) 27, Fazal Khaleel c Manohar b Kanwaljit 38, Srinivas Murthy c Nanda b Kanwaljit 0, Rahul Dravid (batting) 6, Vijay Bhardwaj (batting) 0;Extras (b1, lb2) 3.

Total (for 3 wkts in 52 overs) 125.

Fall of wickets: 1-105, 2-111, 3-120.

Bowling: NP Singh 13-2-39-0, Daniel Manohar 9-3-17-0, Raju 12-4-24-0, Pratap 3-1-10-0, David 4-2-10-0, Kanwaljit 11-5-22-3.

Copyright © 1998 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.


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