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    Ranji Trophy Group B: Baroda opt for three points

    Vadodara: Baroda took three points from a draw with Karnataka after batting the visitors out of the equation at the Moti Bagh Stadium on Sunday. From 115 for 4 overnight – a lead of 237 – Baroda marched on after the loss of Irfan Pathan for 38 soon into the morning session. Abhimanyu Chauhan became Stuart Binny’s second wicket for 52 at 124 for 6 but Pinal Shah and Ketan Panchal added 48 for the seventh wicket and Panchal and Gagandeep Singh adding 65 for the eighth. Panchal top-scored for the innings with 58 as Baroda were bowled out for 249. Set an improbable 372 to win with time running out, Karnataka batted out a draw at 102 for 1 with Robin Uthappa making 43. Baroda 406 and 249 in 84.1 overs (Ketan Panchal 58) drew with Karnataka 284 in 109 overs and 102 for 1 in 32 overs (Robin Uthappa 43*)Click here for a first-hand account of the Uttar Pradesh’s tense six-wicket win over Delhi in Ghaziabad. The rain-affected match in gloomy Cuttack was called off early on day four. In all, only 33.1 overs were possible in which Tamil Nadu scored 67 for 3. Both teams took a point each from the washout.