Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa, Karun Nair tons put Karnataka in control after early jitters

From 15 for three at one stage, Uthappa and Nair joined hands to put on a solid 120-run partnership for the fourth wicket to consolidate the innings, before Nair coupled with Chidambaram Gautam (89 not out) for another crucial 162 runs for the fifth wicket to bail the hosts out of trouble.

updated: January 08, 2014 22:16 IST
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Bangalore: Robin Uthappa roared back into form with a century, while Karun Nair also cracked a brilliant hundred as the two overcame early jitters to help Karnataka reach 297 for five against Uttar Pradesh on the opening day of their quarterfinal Ranji Trophy match here on Wednesday.

The cynosure of all eyes on the day was Nair as, he, apart from scoring a ton, was also involved in two century partnerships at crucial points in the game, which helped Karnataka steady their wobbly ship.

Put in to bat by UP, Karnataka lost three of their top order batsmen for a duck each.

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