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Dravid's century puts Karnataka in command
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November 15, 2007 20:23 IST

Continuing with his sparkling form, former India captain Rahul Dravid [Images] followed up his double century in Mumbai with a flawless hundred in Karnataka's Ranji Trophy Super League match against Himachal Pradesh in Bangalore on Thursday.

Dravid, who failed to find a place in the Indian team for the fifth and final ODI against Pakistan, came up with a well-made 121 as the hosts ended the opening day at 271 for four at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, after skipper Anil Kumble won the toss and opted to bat.

Dravid had scored 214 and helped his state team draw against Mumbai in an away Ranji Trophy encounter last week.

On Wednesday, he consumed 180 balls and hit four sixes, apart from 12 fours, during his over four-hour stay at the wicket. He was bowled soon after the tea break by Vikramjeet Malik off a delivery that kept low.

Dravid put on 131 runs for the second wicket with K B Pawan (56) after Karnataka lost opener Barrington Rowland (7) early.

C Raghu contributed 58 (8x4).

At stumps, Yere Goud was unbeaten on eight and V S Thilak Naidu on seven.


Karnataka (1st innings):
 Barrington Rowland lbw Vikramjeet Malik 7
 K B Pawan b Vishal Bhatia 56
 Rahul Dravid b Vikramjeet Malik 121
 C Raghu c Mukesh b Vishal Bhatia 58
 Yere Goud batting 8
 V S Thilak Naidu batting 7
 Extras: (b-6, lb-2, nb-6) 14.
 Total: (for 4 wickets, in 91 overs) 271

 Fall of wkts: 1-19, 2-150, 3-242, 4-257.

 Bowling: Ashok Thakur 21-4-40-0; Vikramjeet Malik 20-5-53-2; Sangram Singh 4-1-12-0; Sarandeep Singh 7-2-69-0; Vishal Bhatia 27-10-73-2; Mukesh 1-0-10-0; Sandeep Sharma 1-0-6-0.

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