Hubballi, December 20: Home side Karnataka took the first-innings lead against Uttar Pradesh, as their Elite Group B Ranji Trophy game ended in a draw, here at the Rajnagar Stadium on Satuday.
After bowling out Uttar Pradesh for 281 in the first innings, courtesy a fighting half-century from all-rounder Shreyas Gopal (58), Karnatka posted 321 on the board to take a slender 40-run lead.
In the next round starting from December 25, Karnataka take on Himachal Pradesh in Mysuru.
Brief Scores: Uttar Pradesh 281 and 204/3 Declared (Almas Shaukat 103 not out; Madhav Kaushik 45, David Mathias 1-27) versus Karnataka 321. Match Drawn. Karnataka 3 points, UP 1 point.