Delhi pile up 538 against Karnataka

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Bangalore, Dec 18 (UNI) Delhi piled up 538 in their first innings against Karnataka with Mithun Manhas (124) emerging as the third centurion of the match, before bad light stopped play on the second day of the Elite Group 'A' Ranji Trophy Super league tie at M Chinnaswamy stadium here today.

Delhi, just a step away from ensuring their semifinal berth, were 337 for two wickets yesterday with India under-19 captain Virat Kohli slamming 169 and Shikhar Dhawan making 148.

While one hour was lost due to bad light in the morning session, the play was stopped at 30 minutes before scheduled draw of stumps.

Karnataka, who played just one ball, were yet to open their account with Robin Uthappa and K B Pawan at the crease.

Resuming at the overnight total of 337 for two, the visitors added 201 runs. Kohli, going strong with an unbeaten 158 yesterday, could however add only 11 runs today. He was brilliantly caught by Thilak Naidu off Vinay Kumar.

Kohli and Manhas added 75 runs for the third wicket. A fifth wicket partnership between Manhas and Tahlan yielded 96 runs before Manhas was clean bowled by Vinay Kumar.

Vinay Kumar with five for 121 and Sunil Joshi three for 124 were the most successful bowlers for Karnataka.

Brief Scores: Delhi: (overnight 337 for two) 538 in 154.5 overs (Dhawan 148, Kohli 169, Manhas 124, Tehlan 41, R Vinay Kumar 5/121, S Joshi 3/124).

Karnataka: Zero for no loss in 0.1 over.

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