Mallick spearheads gritty Orissa show

Mallick spearheads gritty Orissa show

Abhilasa Mallick en route to his 75. DH photo

Put into bat by hosts’ skipper Karun Nair, Orissa, after losing opener Kameswar Barrick early in the day, recovered through the second-wicket association between Girja Rout and Abhilasa Mallick who put on 69 runs between them.

Abhilasa made 75 off 133 balls including 14 fours and a six while Rout made 41 (88b, 6x4). Third-wicket stand between Abhilasa and Gobind Poddar (42, 64b, 7x4) yielded 81 while the fifth-wicket association saw 67 runs being scored.

At stumps, Anurag Saragi was batting on 48 and Priyatosh Parmanik was on 6 were looking to build further on the good work.

For Karnataka, paceman Magihezendan was the pick of the bowlers claiming 2/71 while Pawan Deshpande and Nair picked up a wicket each.

Brief scores: Orissa: 275/5 in 90 overs (Girja Rout 41, Abhilasa Mallick 75, Gobind Poddar 42, Aanurag Saragi 48 batting, Arvind Singh 42; Magihezendan 2-71) vs Karnataka.

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