Rahul puts Karnataka in control

Rahul puts Karnataka in control

 KL Rahul slammed a hundred while Kunal Kapoor missed his ton by a run as Karnataka were all out for a healthy 387 on the first day of their all-India Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Invitational semifinal against Tamil Nadu at the ECIL grounds here on Friday.

After Karnataka elected to bat first, Rahul cracked a crucial 110 and Kapoor struck 99 to lead their charge, while handy contributions from Mayank Agarwal (44), Shreyas Gopal (30) and Abrar Kazi (33) ensured the total was a big one.

Rahil Shah (3/92) and S Suresh Kumar (3/84) picked up three wickets apiece for Tamil Nadu.
In the first semifinal, Delhi finished day one on 387/6 in 90 overs with centuries from Mohit Sharma (146) and Milind Kumar (108 n.o.) helping them pile on a mountain of runs against Hyderabad.  Jagrit Anand also chipped in with 62.

Brief scores (semifinals): At ECIL: Karnataka: 387 all out in 86.5 overs (Mayank Agarwal 44, KL Rahul 110, Kunal Kapoor 99, Shreyas Gopal 30, Abrar Kazi 33; Rahil Shah 3-92, S Suresh Kumar 3-84) vs Tamil Nadu.

At Uppal Stadium: Delhi: 387/6 in 90 overs (Mohit Sharma 146, Jagrit Anand 62, Milind Kumar 108 n.o., Punit Bist 34; Ashish Reddy 2-81, Hanuma Vihari  2-63) vs Hyderabad.