Mumbai, March 8 : As many as 14 wickets fell on the first day of the Ranji Trophy fil being played between holders Kartaka and Tamil du at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
Put in to bat, Tamil du were bowled out for a paltry 134 with Kartaka captain and pacer Viy Kumar picking up 5/34.
Tamil du kept losing wickets at regular intervals before being bowled out. Apart from 35 runs from captain and opener Abhiv Mukund, there were only small contributions from Baba Indrajith (27) and Aswin Crist (21) lower down the order.
Abhimanyu Mithun picked up 3/54 while H.S. Sharath and Sreeth Aravind clinched a wicket each.
In reply, Kartaka were tottering at 45/4 at stumps with only Ravikumar Samarth (14) and Mithun (14 not out) reaching double figures.
Former India pacer L. Balaji was the pick of the bowlers, scalping 3/10 from his seven overs.
Brief scores: Tamil du 134 all out (Abhiv Mukund 35; Viy Kumar 5/34, Abhimanyu Mithun 3/54) vs Kartaka 45/4 (L. Balaji 3/14). IANS