Medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun‘s 5 for 66 bundled out Maharashtra for 247, as Karnataka romped to a bonus-point win over Maharashtra in Pune. The innings-and-136-run win, Karnataka’s third straight one, didn’t take too long on the fourth day, despite the efforts of Maharashtra batsman Rohit Motwani (49).
Resuming from an overnight score of 135 for 4, Maharashtra lost overnight batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad for 65 in the fourth over of the day. The other overnight batsman, Rahul Tripathi, fell soon to Mithun soon after bringing up a rapid half-century. Tripathi was Mithun’s fourth wicket and he completed his five-for with a dismissal in the next over, leaving Karnataka needing three wickets to win. Motwani tried to thwart Karnataka but with the lack of partners and his team’s score meant there was little he could do.
Source: ESPN Crickinfo