Propelled by a fiery spell of B K Venkatesh Prasad, who grabbed six wickets for 51 runs, Karnataka struck back with a vengeance against Tamil Nadu, gaining a first innings lead of 24 runs on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B cricket match at Bangalore on Saturday.
After being bowled out for 208 on Friday, the hosts got their act together in right earnest, dismissing the visitors for 184 in 60.5 overs on a rain-curtailed day at the Indian Air Force grounds.
S Sriram top scored for Tamil Nadu with 44 (7 x 4), followed by S Sharath, who made 38 (6 x 4). R Ram Kumar and Ganesh Kumar chipped in with 27 and 23 respectively but the side could not surpass Karnataka's modest score.
At stumps, Karnataka were 23 for the loss of skipper J Arun Kumar's wicket. Kumar, who was bowled by M R Srinivas, made 13.
Karnataka first innings: 208
Tamil Nadu first innings:
S Suresh b Prasad 3
S Ramesh c & b Ganesh 8
S Sriram b Prasad 44
S Badrinath lbw Prasad 0
S Sharath c B Akhil b Prasad 38
J R Madanagopal c U B Patel b B Akhil 12
Ganesh Kumar b Joshi 23
R Ram Kumar c J Arun Kumar b Prasad 27
M R Srinivas c Thilak Naidu b Prasad 0
L Balaji run out 10
P Raju not out 3
Extras: (b-3, lb-8, nb-5) 16
Total: (all out in 60.5 overs) 184
FOW: 1-4, 2-21, 3-22, 4-101, 5-104, 6-137, 7-159, 8-160, 9-171.
Bowling: Venkatesh Prasad 20.5-5-51-6; Sunil Joshi 15-4-43-1; Dodda Ganesh 13-4-32-1; Udit Patel 4-0-27-0; B Akhil 8-3-20-1.
Karnataka second innings:
J Arun Kumar b M R Srinivas 13
Rowland Barrington batting 10
Sudhindra Shinde batting 0
Total: (for one wicket, in 6.3 overs) 23
Fall of wicket: 1-19.
Bowling: Balaji 3.3-0-13-0; M R Srinivas 3-0-10-1.