Karnataka, one of domestic cricket's top batting sides, couldn't stand up to a seamer who had so far gone unnoticed as Haryana took charge on Day One of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal tie at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“My idea was to bowl a consistent line and length. There was some movement but I think the wicket was on the batting side,” Patel said. Patel's parents are settled in Newark, USA but he opted to try his luck in India.
Brief scores: Karnataka 151 (R Uthappa 35, H Patel 8/40); Haryana 120/0 (R Dewan batting 63, N Saini batting 55).