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December 1, 2012
Kerala 192 for 5 (Jagadeesh 126*, Yadav 2-52) v Services
VA Jagadeesh scored his second century of the season but his team-mates couldn't give him support and Kerala slipped to 192 for 5 on the first day against Services in Delhi. Jagadeesh batted the entire day, facing 225 balls for 126. Kerala's openers added 49 before Abhishek Hegde was lbw to Suraj Yadav. The Kerala captain Rohan Prem made 5 off 69 balls before he was dismissed and his team them slumped to 112 for 4. Jagadeesh dominated a 70-run stand for the fifth wicket before Sachin Baby fell close to stumps.
Tripura 325 for 4 (Roy 111, Ali 83, Ratra 55*) v Himachal Pradesh
After making half-centuries in his previous two games, Tripura opener Subhrajit Roy scored his first hundred of the season to lead his team towards an imposing first-innings score against Himachal Pradesh in Nadaun. Roy made 111 with 20 fours, adding 160 runs for the third wicket with Abbas Ali, who made 83. Roy did not see the day out but the Tripura captain Ajay Ratra made an unbeaten 55 to lead his team to 325 for 4 at stumps. Rishi Dhawan was the pick of Himachal's bowlers, taking 2 for 83 in 25 overs.
Jammu & Kashmir 240 for 7 (Rassol 67, Das 4-58) v Assam
Assam seamer Arup Das took 4 for 58, his best figures this season, to prevent Jammu & Kashmir from having sizeable partnerships on the first day in Guwahati. J&K's openers fell cheaply after they were asked to bat but the middle-order batsmen got starts. Only Parvez Rassol went past fifty though as Nos 3 and 5 were dismissed in the 30s. Wicketkeeper Obaid Haroon was unbeaten on 35 at stumps.
Andhra 240 for 5 (Muzumdar 56*, Bandekar 3-62) v Goa
Andhra were reduced to 137 for 4 by Goa in Visakhapatnam before Amol Muzumdar steadied the innings with a half-century. Muzumdar made and unbeaten 56, and had partnerships of 57 with AG Pradeep and 46 with Duvvarapu Shivakumar to lift his team to 240 for 5 at stumps. New-ball bowler Saurabh Bandekar caused the most damage for Goa, taking 3 for 63.
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