Karnataka vs Mumbai: Bowlers dominated at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as both sides disintegrated on the first day of the semi-final clash. After Karnataka opted to bat on their home ground, the Shardul Thakur-led attack ran through the hosts’ line-up in the first two sessions. While Robin Uthappa top-scored with 68, Karun Nair was stranded on 49 as wickets crumbled at the other end. Thakur picked four while Wilkin Mota took two to bowl Karnataka out for 202. But the last session proved even more eventful as the Vinay Kumar-led attack dismantled the Mumbai line-up. The Karnataka captain bagged 6 for 20 while Sreenath Arvind took two and Abhimanyu Mithun picked one to wrap up the visitors’ innings. With Abhishek Nayar absent hurt due to an injury sustained while fielding, Mumbai's first innings was ended for 44 for 9.
Karnataka, who were back in the middle for the second time in the day, then lost both their openers with ten runs on the board. Thakur accounted for Uthappa while Balwinder Singh Sandhu sent back Lokesh Rahul.
10 for 2 at stumps, Karnataka were leading by 168 runs in the second innings at the end of day’s play.
Karnataka 202 (Robin Uthappa 68, Karun Nair 49*, Shardul 4/61, Shardul 2/18) and 10/2 (Shardul 1/8, B S Sandhu 1/2); Mumbai 44 (Vinay Kumar 6/20, Arvind Sreenath 2/1)
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