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December 4, 2012
Jammu &Kashmir 323 (Rassol 67, Haroon 52, Arup Das 6-87) and 318 for 5 dec (Ian Dev 118, Rassol 120*) beat Assam 165 (Jadhav 69, Rassol 7-41) and 241 (Tarjinder 105, Dayal 3-50) by 235 runs
Tarjinder Singh's attempt at saving the game for Assam by scoring a fourth-innings century was in vain, as Jammu & Kashmir managed to take the seven wickets they needed on the final day to achieve an outright win.
Assam began the fourth day in Guwahati on 46 for 3, chasing an improbable 477. They lost wickets at regular intervals at one end, while Tarjinder battled for 105 at the other. They were dismissed for 241 in 89.1 overs. Ram Dayal took 3 for 50 for J&K while, Parvez Rassol and Waseem Raza took two each.
Tripura 441 (Roy 111, Ali 83, Dhawan 4-114) and 177 (Ali 68, Murasingh 63, Malik 5-36) beat Himachal Pradesh 260 (Dhawan 54, Murasingh 4-86, Dutta 4-65) 189 (Dogra 105*) by 169 runs
Fifteen wickets tumbled on the final day in Nadaun as Tripura bowled out Himachal Pradesh in 60 overs in the fourth innings to secure a 169-run victory.
Tripura resumed their second innings on the fourth morning on 116 for 5, and they slumped to 177 all out. Manisankar Murasingh scored most of the runs, converting his overnight 19 to 63. Vikramjeet Malik took 5 for 36 for Himachal.
A target of 359 was always out of Himachal's reach but they failed to draw the game as well. Paras Dogra scored an unbeaten 105 but got no support from his team-mates. Aatish Bhalaik, who made 30, was the only other batsman to score more than 15. Sanjay Majumder and Rana Dutta took three wickets each for Tripura.
Kerala 314 (Jagadeesh 199*, Yadav 4-95) and 193 for 3 dec (Hegde 107) drew with Services 335 (Chatterjee 107, Yashpal 89, Warrier 4-86) and 85 for 0
Only three wickets fell on the fourth day at the Palam A Ground in Delhi, where Kerala and Railways played out a tame draw. Railways had the better of the game by having secured the first-innings lead.
Kerala were 9 for 0 in their second innings at the start of the final day and they plodded to 193 for 3 before declaring, having scored at only 2.50 runs per over. Abhishek Hegde made 107 while Rohan Prem was unbeaten on 53.
Chasing a target of 173, Services batted only 15 overs in the fourth innings and reached 85 for 0 before the match was called off.
Andhra 393 (Shivkumar 106*, Mumuzdar 88*, Bandekar 5-107, Gadekar 4-97) and 193 for 6 dec (Pradeep 65) drew with Goa 328 (Shukla 121, Shivkumar 6-45) and 14 for 0
Andhra took the last Goa wicket that stood between them and a first-innings lead comfortably on the final morning, after which the match in Visakhapatnam meandered to a draw.
In response to Andhra's first-innings 393, Goa were 285 for 9 at the start of the final day. They got to 328 before Ravikant Shukla, who had reached a century, was bowled by Shaik Basha.
Andhra scored 193 for 6 in their second innings before declaring to set Goa a target of 259. AG Pradeep was the top-scorer with 65. Goa's openers survived the small passage of play before the match was drawn. They played out 26 overs and scored 14 runs.
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