Hubballi,November 24: Robin Uthappa flayed Delhi bowlers with disdain hitting part-time off-spinner Dhruv Shorey for 32 in a single over as his third successive hundred took Karnataka to a comfortable 358 for three against Delhi in the group A
league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Monday.
Uthappa's 141-ball-148 that had 16 boundaries and six maximums along Mayank Agarwal's (118) maiden first-class hundred, the defending champions are in driver's seat at the end of the opening day.
Uthappa scored 148 runs.The duo added 236 runs for the second wicket stand with Agarwal hitting 19 boundaries off 209 balls.
Similarly, Manish Pandey and Karun Nair were batting on 31 runs each, with help of four and two boundaries, respectively.
They stitched an unbeaten 61-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Uthappa, who is riding high on his form, hammered his third consecutive century after his scores of 160 and 148 against Rajasthan and Odisha in the previous games.