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December 10, 2006
Kerala 5 for 1 and 109 (Prem 39, Konwar 4-18) trail Assam 313 (Arunkumar 115*, Anish 4-25) by 199 runs
It was a day where the Assam bowlers wreaked havoc. Arnald Konwar and Anand Katti snared seven wickets between them as Kerala were routed for 109. Following-on, Kerala lost Sadagoppan Ramesh early and trailed by 199 at the end of the day. Assam attacked with spin straightaway, bringing on Anand Katti, the left-arm spinner, with the new ball. Though Katti didn't pick up any wicket early, he was miserly as ever and paved way for Konwar to harass the top order with his offspin. The spinners were well supported by Abu Nechim, the 18-year old fast-bowler. Earlier, Kerala rallied through the offspin of Sadanandan Anish, who picked up four wickets to restrict Assam, overnight on 247 for 3, to 313.
Goa 124 for 2 (Kamat 54*) trail Railways 535 for 6 dec (Khanolkar 120, Yadav 69) by 411 runs
Railways piled up an imposing 535 on the second day against Goa, boosted by half-centuries by Jai Prakash Yadav, Sanjip Sanyal and Sushant Manjrekar. Shreyas Khanolkar, overnight on 103, added 17 to his overnight score before falling leg before to seamer Saurabh Bandekar, who picked up four wickets. After his dismissal, Goa struck back with two wickets in quick succession, including that of Yadav for 69. Manjrekar and Sanyal added 137 for the seventh wicket till the declaration. Goa began positively, as the openers put on 60 before Kulamani Parida got the first breakthrough. Sagun Kamat was undefeated on 54 at stumps as Goa finished at 124 for 2.
Jammu & Kashmir 231 for 5 (Mahajan 49*, Sharma 3-63) lead Services 208 by 23 runs
Jammu & Kashmir finished the day at 231 for 5, 23 ahead of Services' first-innings score. Resuming on 79 for 1, Jammu & Kashmir lost three quick wickets for 17 before Dhruv Mahajan and Hardeep Singh consolidated, adding 61 for the sixth wicket. Mahajan was unbeaten on 49 at stumps and for Services, left-arm spinner Arun Sharma picked up three wickets.
Orissa 128 for 3 (Pati 57) trail Jharkhand 279 (Panda 58, Nadeem 59, Mohanty 4-73) by 151 runs
Half-centuries by Shahbaz Nadeem and Sumit Panda propelled Jharkhand to 279 against Orissa. Panda struck seven boundaries in his 58 while Nadeem hit nine boundaries in his 59 - his first first-class half-century. The pair added 61 after Madhusudhan Tantubhai fell to Debasis Mohanthy, who picked up four wickets. Sanjay Satpathy, the offspinner, also picked up four wickets. Nadeem was among the wickets as well, picking up two before stumps. Opener Bikas Pati scored a half century as Orissa ended at 128 for 3.
Vidarbha 279 for 9 (Acharya 54) lead Madhya Pradesh221 by 58 runs
Powered by a 99-run partnership between Madhusudan Acharya and Alind Naidu, Vidarbha snatched the first-innings lead. The duo came together at a wobbly 56 for 3 and struck half-centuries to lift Vidarbha out of a hole. MP fought back through the pace of Taduri Sudhindra, reducing Vidarbha to 191 for 6, but the tail wagged valiantly for the hosts.
Himachal Pradesh 302 for 7 (Dogra 117, Jain 4-58) v Tripura
Only 15 overs were possible as foggy conditions hampered play at Dharamsala. Himachal Pradesh added 38 runs to their overnight score for the loss of one wicket.
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