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December 24, 2004
Haryana 265 for 2 (Bist 110, Sunny 106) trail Rajasthan 301 by 36 runs
Sunny Singh and B Bist cracked contrasting hundreds as Haryana erased most of the deficit on the second day at Udaipur. Having restricted Rajasthan to 301, Haryana lost only two wickets in their response and were 36 runs adrift at the end of the day. Bist stroked 14 fours in his steady knock of 110 while Sunny was more aggressive in his 138-ball 108.
Kerala 319 and 109 for 3 lead Jammu & Kashmir 140 (Mahajan 78) by 288 runs
Jammu & Kashmir collapsed for just 140 as Kerala took a commanding 288-run lead on the second day at Palghat. Prasanth Chandran, the medium-pacer, snapped up two early wickets but it was the two left-arm spinners - Sreekumar Nair and Suresh Kumar - who did most of the damage, with seven wickets between them. Nair, who had made a fighting 132 in the first innings, had dream figures of 3 for 5 in 4.1 overs as they mopped up the last six wickets for only 38. Dhruv Mahajan, the J&K captain, saved a more embarrassing scoreline with a patient 78. Kerala were 109 for 3 in their second innings with Nair unbeaten on a solid 29.
Himachal Pradesh 275 and 33 for 1 lead Jharkhand 218 (Panda 83, Malik 5-30) by 90 runs
Vikramjeet Singh helped Himachal Pradesh gain a 57-run lead on the second day against Jharkhand at Jamshedpur. Singh, the medium-pacer playing his 12th game, finished with five victims as Jharkhand were kept down to 218. Sumit Panda, the Jharkhand captain, rescued them from a precarious position at 96 for 7, and his counterattacking 83 took them past the 200 mark. Himachal were 33 for 1 at stumps.
Tripura 158 for 5 (Prasanna 64) trail Goa 278 (Asnodkar 99, Roy 6-60) by 120 runs
Amit Dani's four-wicket haul put Goa in control at the end of the second day's play against Tripura at Agartala. Goa were still 120 runs behind, with five wickets standing, with Dani, the medium-pacer, ending the day with 4 for 49. Ramaswamy Prasanna held the innings together with an unbeaten 64. Earlier, Goa had extended their total to 278, with Shami Asnodkar falling one short of a gritty hundred. Sujit Roy, the offspinner, was the pick of the Tripura attack and claimed 6 for 60.
Services 68 for 0 trail Vidarbha 184 (Naidu 86*) by 116 runs
After restricting Vidarbha to 184, Services began in confident fashion at the Palam A Ground in Delhi. Narender Singh and MP Reddy, the openers, got through 29 overs as Services ended the day with 68 for no loss, trailing by 116. Earlier, Yashpal Singh and Arun Sharma has snapped up four wickets apiece and kept Vidarbha below 200.
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Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge