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December 2, 2012
Services 84 for 2 (Warrier 2-13) trail Kerala 314 (Jagadeesh 199*, Yadav 4-95) by 230 runs
VA Jagadeesh was stranded on 199, agonisingly short of what would have been his maiden double-century in first-class cricket, as Kerala were bowled out for 314 by Services on the second day in Delhi.
Kerala began the day on 192 for 5, with Jagadeesh batting on 126. Like on the first day, Jagadeesh got little support from his team-mates and batsmen came and went at the other end. From 240 for 5, Kerala slipped to 260 for 8. Jagadeesh did most of the scoring and motored towards a double but lost last man Sandeep Warrier in the 135th over of the innings.
Warrier returned to strike early blows in Services' reply, reducing them to 30 for 2. They were 84 for 2 at stumps.
Goa 72 for 1 trail Andhra 393 (Shivkumar 106*, Mumuzdar 88*, Bandekar 5-107, Gadekar 4-97) by 321 runs
Duvvarapu Shivkumar scored his maiden first-class century to lead Andhra to a sizeable total against Goa in Visakhapatnam. Resuming on 12 on the second morning, Shivkumar went on to make an unbeaten 106, leading his team to 393. He and Amol Muzumdar extended their sixth-wicket stand to 124 before Muzumdar was lbw to Saurabh Bandekar, who finished with 5 for 107. Bandekar's new-ball partner, Hanumant Gadekar, claimed 4 for 97.
Shivkumar had success with the ball too, removing Goa opener Swapnil Asnodkar cheaply. Sagun Kamat remained unbeaten on 41 as Goa ended day two on 72 for 1.
Jammu &Kashmir 323 (Rasool 67, Haroon 52, Arup Das 6-87) and 1 for 0 lead Assam 165 (Jadhav 69, Rasool 7-41) by 159 runs
After scoring a half-century in Jammu & Kashmir's first innings, Parvez Rasool took career best figures, his 7 for 41 securing a 158-run first innings lead against Assam in Guwahati.
The second day began with J&K on 240 for 7 and the tail contributed to stretch the total to 323 before they were dismissed in the 110th over. Assam bowler Arup Das also took career-best figures of 6 for 87.
Assam's openers Dheeraj Jadhav and Pallavkumar Das added 55 for the first wicket, and Jadhav's half-century led his team to the secure position of 126 for 2. Jadhav's dismissal, however, triggered a slide during which Assam lost eight wickets for 39 runs in about 17 overs. Rasool took six of the eight.
Himachal Pradesh 111 for 5 trail Tripura 441 (Roy 111, Ali 83, Dhawan 4-114) by 330 runs
After beinning the second day on 325 for 4, Tripura's middle and lower order added only 116 more runs in Nadaun, but by stumps they stood a great chance of taking the first-innings lead. Manisankar Murasingh and Rana Dutta took two wickets each to reduce Himachal Pradesh to 111 for 5.
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