Fine half centuries from captain Manish Pandey and Karun Nair helped Karnataka register a comprehensive six-wicket win over Rajasthan to storm into the semifinals of Ranji Trophy in Bengaluru on Friday.
The hosts had started the day on a precarious 45 for three but the two experienced batsmen made sure there were no hiccups on the final day.
Pandey (87) and Nair (61) shared an unbeaten 129-run partnership for the fifth wicket in just 24.5 overs to help their team chase down a tricky 184-run victory target.
Rajasthan had scored 224 in their first innings, riding on fifties by skipper Mahipal Lomrov (50) and Rajesh Bishnoi (79).
In reply, Karnataka put on 263 all out before returning to bundle out Rajasthan for 222 in their second innings, thus setting themselves a 184-run target.