Paras Dogra 174* flattens Services
Himachal Pradesh 352 for 4 (Dogra 174*, Gangta 93*, Pathania 3-66) v Services
Paras Dogra's third consecutive hundred-plus score lifted Himachal Pradesh to a dominant 352 for 4 on the first day against Services in Dharamsala. Dogra, who hit 167 and 209* in his last two matches, helped his team recover from a shaky start by batting for 75 overs to make a brisk 174, with 14 fours and seven sixes. Dogra first added 59 for the fourth wicket with Robin Bist, before combining with Nikhil Gangta for an unbroken fifth-wicket association which yielded 203 runs. Gangta was unbeaten on 93 when stumps were called. Diwesh Pathania took 3 for 66 for Services.
Kerala 223 for 4 (Prem 94*, Baby 70) v Tripura
Half-centuries from Rohan Prem and Sachin Baby helped Kerala recover from a slow start against Tripura in Malappuram to post 223 for 4. Kerala, after choosing to bat, stumbled to 36 for 3 inside 19 overs. However, Prem and Baby counterattacked by putting together 137 runs in 52.3 overs. Baby eventually fell for 70 towards the end of the day, but Prem remained unbeaten on 94, with five fours and two sixes. Tripura's offspinner returned figures of 2 for 71 from 34 overs.
Saurashtra 4 for 0 trail Goa 239 (Misal 106*, Jadeja 3-41, Sanandiya 3-51) by 235 runs
Darshan Misal scored his maiden first-class ton, but three-wicket hauls from medium-pacer Saurya Sanandiya and left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja meant Goa were bowled out for 239 against Saurashtra in Rajkot. Goa, opting to bat, lost wickets at regular intervals and only the efforts of Misal and Rituraj Singh, who scored 45, rescued the innings. The pair combined for a 71-run partnership, helping the team to the 200-run mark. However, no other batsman chipped in with a knock of substance, as Misal was left stranded unbeaten on 106, with his team folding in 84 overs. Sanandiya took 3 for 51 to dismiss the top order, while Jadeja's 3 for 41 wrecked Goa's middle and lower order. Saurashtra batted out one over in their innings without any damage before stumps were called.
Jharkhand 304 for 3 (Anand 124, Kishan 109) v Jammu & Kashmir
Ishan Kishan and Anand Singh both raised centuries in Jamshedpur, as Jharkhand piled on the runs against Jammu & Kashmir, making 304 for 3 by stumps. Jharkhand, opting to bat, lost their opener Shiv Gautam off the first over of the match, but Kishan and Anand strung together a 189-run partnership in 44.2 overs. Kishan was the more aggressive of the two, striking 109 off 124 balls with 17 fours and a six, but was eventually dismissed by the medium-pacer Rohit Sharma. Anand, however, carried on to make a patient 124, with 19 fours and a six. Anand was stumped by Parvez Rasool towards the end of the day, but Saurabh Tiwary's unbeaten 52 guided Jharkhand past 300.