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Unfancied patel leaves his mark

cricket Updated: Jan 03, 2012 01:35 IST
Khurram Habib
Khurram Habib
Hindustan Times
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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.

Harshal Patel, 21, ripped through the batting by bowling in the corridor with remarkable consistency and allowing the pitch to do a bit. Four of the top five batsmen fell as they failed to judge their off-stump. Robin Uthappa paid the price for not moving his feet. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/03-01-pg19a.jpg

“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).