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December 4, 2009
Goa 561 for 8 dec (Ratra 170*, Sriram 69, Jakati 63, Keni 60, Nadeem 3-101) drew with Jharkhand 303 (Prasad 106, Tiwary 60) and 205 for 3 (Sinha 87, Tiwary 73*)
Goa enforced the follow-on after dismissing Jharkhand for 303 in the first innings, taking a lead of 258, but their bowlers failed to cause enough damage in the second innings to press for an outright victory. Jharkhand opener Siddhartha Sinha dropped anchor, scoring 87 off 171 balls, and captain Saurabh Tiwary remained unbeaten on 73 off 111. Jharkhand progressed to 205 for 3, still trailing by 53 runs in the second innings, when play ended on the final day in Dhanbad.
Vidarbha 238 (Jangid 63, Mathur 3-49) and 271 for 9 dec (Kolhar 84, Shitoot 86, Pankaj Singh 4-84) beat Rajasthan 244 (Khoda 76, Wakhare 6-56) and 136 (Wakhare 5-45, Sheikh 4-27) by 129 runs
Akshay Wakhare took his second five-wicket haul of the match and Azhar Sheikh took 4 for 27 to bowl Vidarbha to a superb victory on the fourth day against Rajasthan in Jaipur. Resuming on 158 for 5 in their second innings, Vidarbha progressed to 271 for 9 before declaring, setting Rajasthan a target of 266. Harshal Shitoot scored a quick 86 off 96 balls, giving his bowlers a chance of dismissing Rajasthan again. Wakhare, who had taken 6 for 56 in the first innings, responded to the challenge by scything through the top order, reducing Rajasthan to 125 for 5. Sheikh then did his bit, cutting through the tail to dismiss them for 136. Only three Rajasthan batsmen made it to double figures and Nikhil Doru's 36 was the top score.
Madhya Pradesh 519 (Bundela 153, Mishra 131, Saxena 70, Abid Nabi 5-148) beat Jammu and Kashmir 171 (Sudhindra 5-39) and 300 (Mane 59, Beigh 51*, Sudhindra 4-74) by an innings and 48 runs
Samiullah Beigh's unbeaten 51 only delayed the inevitable defeat as Jammu and Kashmir were skittled for 300 during their follow-on, giving Madhya Pradesh victory by an innings and 48 runs in Indore. Resuming the day on 206 for 7, J&K lost Abid Nabi with the score on 221 before Beigh dominated partnerships of 37 and 42 with the last two batsmen. TP Sudhindra picked up the penultimate wicket to finish with nine wickets in the match and Sanjay Pandey ended the game by dismissing Arshad Seikh.
Haryana 170 (Rana 57, Atchuti Rao 5-43) and 298 (Dewan 71, Joginder 110) beat Andhra 138 (Budhwar 4-60) and 207 by 123 runs
Joginder Sharma followed up his valuable second-innings century by taking 3 for 57 to bowl Haryana to a 123-run win against Andhra in Anantapur. Andhra began the day on 0 for 0 and immediately lost opener Hemal Watekar - lbw Joginder - for a duck. They collapsed thereafter and were in shambles at 109 for 7 with Joginder and Sanjay Budhwar, who finished with 3 for 68, wrecking the top and middle order. The tail resisted for a bit, extending the score to 207 when the end came.
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