A patient, unbeaten century by middle order batsman Arpit Vasavada helped Saurashtra score 469 against Karnataka on the second day of their five-day Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Saurashtra University ground in Rajkot, on Monday.
Overnight batsman Vasavada (152 not out) and Chirag Jani batted steadily in morning before off-spinner Krishnappa Gautham gave the visitors the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Jani, who scored 36 off 113 balls, including five fours, and added 71 runs with Vasavada for the sixth wicket.
Kamlesh Makwana too made a useful contribution, adding 78 runs for the seventh wicket during which Vasavada completed his century.
The hosts' innings, however, folded soon after the departure of Makawana, who made 32, while Vasavada remained unbeaten on 152 after facing 357 balls, including 23 fours.
For Karnataka, Abhimanyu Mithun and Gautham took three wickets each, giving away 79 and 127 runs respectively, while Shivalingaiah finished with two for 47.
In reply, openers Robin Uthappa and K Rahul gave Karnataka a steady start, scoring 45 runs in 14 overs without being separated.
Saurashtra: 469 all out in 165.3 overs (Arpit Vasavada 152 not out, S Kotak 46, C Pujara 37; A Mthun 3/79, Gautham 3/127).
Karnataka: 45 without loss (Robin Uthappa batting 29, K Rahul batting 12).