Karnataka vs Uttar Pradesh: Debutant Hosagivappa Sharath shines with five-for, Mohammad Kaif hits ton

India discard Kaif was the lone Uttar Pradesh to shine on a day when most of the other front-line batsmen struggled to get going.

updated: November 17, 2012 21:32 IST
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Meerut: Karnataka debutant Hosagivappa Sharath claimed five wickets, including that of Suresh Raina, before Mohammad Kaif bailed Uttar Pradesh out of trouble with an unbeaten century on the first day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match on Saturday.

Besides the left-handed Raina, the 19-year-old medium pacer sent back opener Ali Murtuza, and middle-order batsmen Parvinder Singh and Arish Alam after his team chose to field at the Bhamashah Stadium. He had figures of five for 44.

K P Appana picked up two wickets while there was one for Stuart Binny as Uttar Pradesh finished the day at 245 for eight in 82 overs.

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