Ranji Trophy
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Karnataka secured a convincing five-wicket win over heavyweight Mumbai at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Meanwhile, the third day of the game witnessed two uninvited guests in the form of snakes interrupt the day’s play. The snake catcher had to come into play and catch two snakes to get the game going once again. 

Generally, the fans and followers are used to seeing rain or bad weather stop the play. However, the Mumbai-Karnataka fourth-round Ranji Trophy game witnessed two snakes interrupt the game. A reporter Amol Karhadkar – took to social media platform Twitter where he posted the photograph of the snake catcher with his second catch.

2 Snakes Stop Mumbai-Karnataka Ranji Trophy Match
Karnataka celebrate their win over Mumbai. Credit: PTI

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Previously, in the current domestic season, Vidarbha’s match against Andhra Pradesh also witnessed a brief half when a venomous snake landed on the field.

“The highlight of the day at BKC: The snake-catcher displays his “second catch of the day”. It’s a non-venomous rat snake, btw,” he wrote on Twitter. 

Karnatak secure a comfortable win in Ranji Trophy

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Meanwhile, speaking of the game, Mumbai’s poor run in the Ranji Trophy continues as they suffered second defeats in three games. Put to bat first; the Suryakumar Yadav-led side managed to score only 194 runs in the first innings. The skipper was the lone warrior in the team scoring 77 runs.

Karnataka secured a valuable first-innings lead and then came out to bowl Mumbai for a paltry score of 149 to set a target of 126 runs in the fourth innings. Ravikumar Samarth and Devdutt Paddikal had set the platform with a good opening stand to set a five-wicket victory. Karnataka now stand second in Elite Group A & B points table with 16 points from four matches just after Punjab who have 17 from three games.

Ankush Das

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