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December 15, 2013
Himachal Pradesh 24 for 3 (Vijaykumar 2-17) trail Andhra 417 (Prasanth 199, Dhawan 5-125, Malik 4-73) by 393 runs
Prasanth Kumar played a captain's innings with his 199, missing a maiden double ton, as Andhra put on 417 in Visakhapatnam. Resuming from their overnight tally of 224 for 4, Prasanth and Ricky Bhui added just two runs to the score before Bhui was caught behind off Rishi Dhawan. Prasanth continued to anchor the innings, forging partnerships with some of the lower-order batsmen.
Dhawan was the pick of the bowlers with 5 for 125, and was ably supported by Vikramjeet Malik's 4 for 73. Opening Andhra bowlers, DP Vijayakumar and D Shivkumar, knocked off the top three batsmen, with two of them falling for ducks, as Himachal Pradesh finished on a rather abject 24 for 3, trailing by a massive 393 runs.
Goa 9 for 0 trail Hyderabad 514 for 6 dec (Vihari 201*, Akshath 99, Habeeb 78*) by 505 runs
Hanuma Vihari hit a maiden double-century to help Hyderabad reach 514 for 6 before declaring their innings against Goa in Porvorim. Resuming their innings on 234 for 3, Vihari and Bavanaka Sandeep continued to build, adding 90 to their partnership from yesterday before Sandeep was dismissed off the bowling of Harshad Gadekar for 57. Syed Quadri and Amol Shinde fell within five overs, but Vihari found an able partner in Habeeb Ahmed, with the pair putting on 172 runs before the innings was declared. Vihari reached a second first-class ton, before doubling it to finish on an unbeaten 201, while Habeeb played a vital hand with his unbeaten 78.
Goa had just seven overs to face before the close, with the openers being very circumspect having scored just 9 for 0.
Jammu & Kashmir 294 for 5 (ID Singh 94*, Beigh 65*) lead Assam 263 (Gokul 108, Mudhasir 5-71) by 31 runs
Jammu & Kashmir finished on 294 for 5 at stumps, in response to Assam's 263 from yesterday, taking a slight lead of 31 runs in Jammu. The J&K openers, Adil Rishi and Obaid Haroon, began positively, putting on 69 for the first wicket. Rishi was the first to fall on 34 when he was caught behind off Arup Das. Wickets would fall at regular intervals from there on till the score was 118 for 4. ID Singh, batting at No. 4, found a useful ally in Hardeep Singh, with the pair adding 46 for the fifth wicket. Once Hardeep fell for 18, in came Samiullah Beigh, and together with ID Singh, added 130 runs before the close of play, with ID Singh not out on 94, along with Beigh on 65.
Kerala 151 and 23 for 0 (Jagadeesh 15*, Surendran 6*) trail Maharashtra 314 (Khadiwale 97, Darekar 52, Manoharan 4-60) by 140 runs
Harshad Khadiwale's 97, along with useful innings from tailenders Chirag Khurana and Akshay Darekar, helped Maharashtra reach 314, giving them a lead of 163 runs in the first innings.
Khadiwale resumed on his overnight score of 67, and CP Shahid removed him just three runs short of what would have been his 13th first-class century. A 79-run stand between Khurana and Darekar helped get Maharashtra past 250 after they lost six wickets for 29 runs. Khurana would fall on 45, before Darekar followed on 52, his maiden fifty, and Vinoop Manoharan was the pick of the bowlers with his 4 for 60.
Kerala's openers had just ten overs to see out for the day, and did the needful, posting 23 for 0 at stumps, trailing by 140 runs.
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