Opener Rowland Barrington hit an unbeaten century to rescue Karnataka against Assam in a Ranji Trophy Elite group B match at Bangalore on Friday.
Barrington remained unbeaten on 111 (236b, 16x4) as the hosts recovered from an early innings slump to end the second day at 211-6 in 79 overs in reply to the visitor's first innings score of 285.
Earlier, resuming at 209-7, Assam's tailenders did a creditable job adding 76 runs, with Dhiraj Goswami and Mrigen Talukdar defying the attack and contributing an unbeaten 31 and 29, respectively.
For Karnataka, Brijesh Patel's son Udit Patel, former Test spinner Sunil Joshi and N C Aiyappa picked up three wickets apiece.
Assam's bowlers started on a high note, dismissing four Karnataka batsmen with only 62 runs on the board but a 122-run stand for the fifth wicket between Rowland and V S Thilak Naidu (44) saved the day for the hosts.
Arien Konwar (3-63) was the pick of the Assam bowlers.
Assam first innings: (overnight 209 for seven)
Sajjad Hussain b Aiyappa 11
Parag Das b Ganesh 45
Kiran Pawar b Aiyappa 0
S Vasant Saravanan c Aiyappa b Patel 31
Zakaria Zuffri lbw b Joshi 43
R Satish c V S Thilak Naidu b Patel 37
Soumik Das lbw b Joshi 16
Mrigen Talukdar c Aiyappa b Patel 29
Gautam Dutta c Sudhindra P Shinde b Aiyappa 11
Dhiraj Goswami not out 31
Arien Konwar b Joshi 18
Extras (lb-12, nb-1) 13
Total (all out in 88.2 overs) 285
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-29, 3-86, 4-92, 5-138, 6-182, 7-193, 8-209, 9-248.
Bowling: Ganesh 25-3-66-1, Aiyappa 23-7-94-3, Binny 4-0-16-0, Joshi 19.2-7-52-3, Patel 17-3-45-3.
Karnataka 1st innings:
J Arun Kumar lbw b Dutta 2
R Barrington not out 111
Sudhindra Shinde c Zuffri b Parag Das 16
Deepak Chougule c S Das b Talukdar 5
R Vijay Bharadwaj c S Hussain b Konwar 8
V S Thilak Naidu lbw b Konwar 44
Stuart Binny c U Medhi (sub) b Konwar 0
Sunil Joshi batting 20
Extras (b-4, w-1) 5
Total (for 6 wkts, 79 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-02, 2-43, 3-49, 4-62, 5-184, 6-184.
Bowling: Gautam Dutta 11-2-27-1; Dhiraj Goswami 7-3-18-0; Parag K Das 14-7-26-1; Arien Konwar 22-4-63-3; S Vasanth Saravanan 4-1-15-0; Mrigen Talukdar 11-4-33-1; Kiran R Pawar 10-3-25-0.