Tiwary, Anand power Jharkhand ahead
Jharkhand 296 for 3 (Tiwary 94, Anand 91) lead Tripura 166 by 130 runs
A 190-run partnership between Saurabh Tiwary and Anand Singh lifted Jharkhand to an innings lead against Tripura in Agartala. Starting the day at 42 for 1, Tiwary and Anand batted together for 58 overs, powering the team to 296 for 3 by stumps. Tiwary stroked 13 fours and a six for his 94, while Anand's 91 featured 16 fours. Both batsmen were denied tons as Manisankar Murasingh bowled the pair in quick succession, but Ishank Jaggi ensured there was no momentum was lost, scoring 51 and putting up 68 with Kumar Deobrat.
Hyderabad 143 for 0 (Reddy 89, Agarwal 47) trail Services 353 (Chatterjee 156, Yashpal 51, Ravi Kiran 4-65) by 210 runs
Hyderabad's openers Tanmay Agarwal and Akshath Reddy made a firm reply to Services' first-innings score of 353, put up an unbroken partnership of 143 by stumps on day two in Delhi. Services, who began the day at 244 for 3, lost their overnight batsmen Yashpal Singh and Soumik Chatterjee early on. Once Chatterjee fell for 156, his highest first-class score, Services lower middle order folded, as the team lost their last seven wickets for just 104 runs. Medium-pacer Ravi Kiran was Hyderabad's best bowler, taking 4 for 65. Hyderabad began their innings positively, as Agarwal and Reddy batted together for 55 overs to keep the team's hopes of first-innings points alive. Agarwal played the more patient foil, scoring 47 off 171 balls with five fours, while Reddy's 89 featured 16 fours.
Goa 81 for 2 (Desai 38*) trail Kerala 441 (Fernandez 109, Fabid 106) by 360 runs
Kerala took firm control of their Ranji clash against Goa in Porvorim, amassing a first-innings total of 441 before removing two Goa batsmen by the end of day two. Kerala were driven ahead by a 129-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Robert Fernandez and Fabid Ahmed, who both made centuries. While Fernandez was patient for his 109 off 261 deliveries, Fabid scored at a brisker pace, blasting eight fours and seven sixes to make a 122-ball 106. Goa began their reply positively, with the openers Sagun Kamat and Amogh Sunil Desai putting up a 59-run stand. However, the hosts were dealt a double blow towards the end of the day as both Kamat and Snehal Kauthankar were dismissed.
Saurashtra 21 for 0 trail Himachal Pradesh 551 (Prashant 187, Bist 101, Gangta 77) by 530 runs
Robin Bist's second century of the season, coupled with fifties from Nikhil Gangta and Rishi Dhawan, helped Himachal Pradesh to 551 against Saurashtra in Rajkot. Himachal were already well-placed at 310 for 3 when the day began, and despite losing their overnight centurion Prashant Chopra for 187 early on, Gangta (77) and Bist (101) kept the runs flowing by combining for a 120-run association. After Gangta fell, Bist added a further 69 runs with Dhawan, who stroked 55. Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of Saurashtra's bowlers, collecting 4 for 69. Saurashtra were 21 for 0 when stumps were called.