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Manan, Gowtham sparkle with all-round displays

R Samarth clips to the leg side during his century PTI

K Gowtham followed up his four-wicket haul on the first day with an imperious century that helped Karnataka establish a massive first-innings lead over Assam in Mysore. Karnataka began the day on 77 for 0, after having sent Assam packing for 145. R Samarth, unbeaten on 47 overnight, first raised a century of his own, ending with 123 off 234 balls. Samarth fell soon after Gowtham's arrival at 190 for 3, before the latter laid into Assam's bowlers with an unbeaten 147 off 158 balls, clattering 10 fours and six sixes. Gowtham added 103 for the sixth wicket with Stuart Binny (41) and then an unbroken 109 with Shreyas Gopal.

Manan Sharma notched up his maiden first-class century and followed it up with two wickets as Delhi flattened Railways at the Karnail Singh Stadium. Delhi began the day on 318 for 6 with Manan unbeaten on 68. He doubled his tally and swelled his seventh-wicket stand with Pulkit Narang (55) to 117. Delhi folded shortly after Manan's dismissal to be all out for 447. In reply, Railways were tottering at 58 for 5 by stumps. Ishant Sharma had carved up their top-order, before Manan took out their Nos. 4 and 5 cheaply.

Hyderabad's wet spells prevented play from happening for the second straight day between Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh at the Gymkhana Ground. With the first day, too, washed out, the match is yet to see a single ball bowled.

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYDBD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JHARK61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TRPRA60244-0.426
Group D
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.300
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.700