Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C, 3rd round, 1st day October 15, 2015

Agarwal, Vihari run Himachal Pradesh ragged

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Hyderabad 252 for 3 (Tanmay Agarwal 104*, Vihari 101, More 2-47) v Himachal Pradesh
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Centuries from Tanmay Agarwal and Hyderabad captain Hanuma Vihari took the side to a strong position against Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala. Hyderabad finished the day at 252 for 3, with Agarwal and Vihari sharing a third-wicket partnership of 205 runs which helped them tide over early wickets. Vihari, who had scored a double-century the last time the two sides met in February, scored 101 and was dismissed a few overs before the close of play. Agarwal, on the other hand, remained unbeaten on 104, his fourth first-class century. Ronit More, Himachal's latest recruit, had two scalps, including that of Vihari.

Goa 161 for 5 (Kamat 45) lead Tripura 61 (Rituraj Singh 3-17, Jakati 2-14) by 100 runs
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As many as 15 wickets fell on a manic day in Porvorim, but hosts Goa, who bowled Tripura out for 61 in 31.5 overs, ended the day with a commanding 100-run lead despite a batting collapse of their own. Medium-pacer Rituraj Singh led the bowling honours for Goa with figures of 3 for 17, before the spin pair of Shadab Jakati and Darshan Misal dismantled the tail. Goa's top order floundered and slipped to 68 for 3, but the side recovered through solid knocks from Sagun Kamat and Snehal Kauthankar, who made 45 and 30 respectively.

Kerala 3 for 1 trail Jharkhand 202 (Tiwary 75, Munda 54, Aaron 37, Warrier 4-56) by 199 runs
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File photo: Saurabh Tiwary top-scored for Jharkhand with 75 © Getty Images

Sandeep Warrier, the Kerala pacer, helped justified Sanju Samson's decision to bowl, taking 4 for 56 to skittle Jharkhand out for 202. Only two of Jharkhand's top seven got into double figures - Prakash Munda, the opener, made 54, while Saurabh Tiwary chipped in with a 145-ball 75. Jharkhand, who were tottering at 114 for 6 at one stage, received a late fillip courtesy Varun Aaron's 37, which helped them move past the 200-run mark. Aaron returned to dismiss opener Akshay Kodoth as Kerala ended the day at 3 for 1.

Services 152 for 4 (Paliwal 70, Yashpal 47*) lead Jammu & Kashmir 85 (Parvez Rasool 24*, Raushan 7-38) by 67 runs
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Services medium-pacer Raushan Raj picked up his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket as Jammu & Kashmir were dismissed for 85 in Jammu. Save for Parvez Rasool's unbeaten 24, there was hardly any resistance from the J&K batsmen. Diwesh Pathania picked up the three remaining wickets before Services were driven forward by two of their most experienced batsmen, Rajat Paliwal (70) and Yashpal Singh (47*). Services ended the day at 152 for 4, the lead standing at 67.

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