Asnodkar century gives Goa advantage
Kerala 47 for 1 trail Goa 512 for 8 dec (Kamat 107, Asnodkar 100*, Shahid 4-147) by 465 runs
An unbeaten century from Rohit Asnodkar, batting at No. 7, and useful lower-order contributions led Goa to a strong first-innings total against Kerala in Malappuram. Overnight batsman Ravikant Shukla scored 87 and Asnodkar made his maiden first-class century in his 13th match. Goa declared on 512 for 8, giving themselves a strong chance of taking a first-innings lead. Kerala lost VA Jagadeesh for 19 before stumps.
Jammu and Kashmir 153 (Sahabuddin 5-53) and 13 for 0 trail Andhra 390 (Pradeep 136, Dayal 5-63) by 224 runs
A century from AG Pradeep and fifties from Syed Sahabuddin and Rajesh Pawar led Andhra to a 237-run lead in the first innings against Jammu and Kashmir. Resuming on 118 for 4 on the second morning, Andhra lost Amol Muzumdar before a run was scored, and were further reduced to 163 for 6, before the lower order lifted them to 390. Ram Dayal took 5 for 63 for J&K, his maiden five-wicket haul.
J&K had to face four overs before stumps and their openers scored 13 without being dismissed.
Himachal Pradesh 201 for 4 (Prashant Chopra 101, Aakash Chopra 61) trail Jharkhand 236 (Tiwary 102, Dhawan 6-63) by 35 runs
A 154-run partnership between Himachal Pradesh's openers, Aakash Chopra and Prashant Chopra, laid a solid platform for their team to take a first-innings lead against Jharkhand. Prashant, who was part of the India Under-19 team that won the World Cup, scored a century, while Aakash made 61. Himachal suffered a slide towards the end of the day, with three wickets falling for 21 runs, but trailed by only 35 runs.
That batting effort came after fast bowler Rishi Dhawan took a career-best 6 for 63 to dismiss Jharkhand for 236. The visitors had begun the second day on 176 for 5 and Dhawan trapped Sunny Gupta lbw early. Saurabh Tiwary, who was 65 not out overnight, went on to make 102. He was the last man dismissed as Jharkhand lost five wickets for 60 runs on the second day.
Services 302 for 8 (Paliwal 143*) lead Assam 182 (Yadav 4-58) by 120 runs
Rajat Paliwal scored his second hundred in consecutive games to give Services the first-innings lead against Assam. Replying to Assam's 182, Services began the second day on 11 for 0, and slipped to 113 for 6, with seamer Arup Das taking three wickets. Paliwal held one end up, making an unbeaten 143, and 20s from Suraj Yadav and Shadab Nazar led Services past 300. They ended the day on 302 for 8, ahead by 120 runs.