Karnataka entered into the Quarter Finals after drawing their Ranji Elite match against Uttar Pradesh despite conceding a first innings lead. UP were hoping to pull off an upright win after doing superbly well to pick up a 105-run lead thanks to Mohammad Kaif's 152.
India discard Mohammad Kaif scored an unbeaten century as Uttar Pradesh find themselves 38 more runs away from reaching Karnataka's first innings total of 314 at the Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering Ground in Shimoga.
Stuart Binny, son of former India cricketer Roger Binny played a crucial knock of 86* (from 109 balls with 9 '4s' and 2 '6s') to rescue Karnataka from a precarious position of 171 for 6 to a respectable 300 for 7 at stumps on Day 1 against UP at Shimoga.
Ranji Trophy 2011-12 Group A: Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh at Shimoga - Dec 21-24, 2011, Karnataka: 314, Uttar Pradesh: 84/2 (27.0 overs), Uttar Pradesh trail by 230 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings, Lunch on Day 2.
Ranji Trophy 2011-12 Group A: Karnataka vs Punjab at Bangalore - Dec 13-16, 2011. Toss: Punjab won the toss and elected to bat, Punjab: 357, Karnataka: 183/5 (64.0 overs), Karnataka trail by 174 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the 1st innings, Stumps on Day 2.