Railways on top despite Pandey's career-best figures
Railways, who resumed on their overnight score of 381 for four against Madhya Pradesh on day two, lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 115 runs.
Right-arm medium-pacer Sanjay Pandey, was the wrecker-in-chief, returning career-best figures of 8-132. Tejinder Pal Singh, the Railways top-scorer with a career-best 186, was his first scalp on a day that saw Pandey claim five wickets.
Openers Devendrasingh Bundela and Chandra Prakash Sahu, by putting on 90, ensured that Madhya Pradesh made a sound start but three quick wickets including the all-important one of Amay Khurasiya meant that Railways were well on their way towards securing a healthy firstinnings lead.