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Pant, Chand and Rana dominate Assam

File photo: Playing his third first-class game, Delhi's Rishabh Pant smacked an unbeaten 84 off 83 balls against Assam Getty Images

Group B

After bowling Assam, who had been 132 for 6 overnight, for 193, Delhi's batsmen piled on the runs in Vadodara. Three of their top five made fifties - captain Unmukt Chand scored 55, Nitish Rana was unbeaten on 72 and Rishabh Pant, who played the Under-19 World Cup earlier this year, was not out on 84 off 83 balls. Pant's innings included seven fours and five sixes.

The batsmen's efforts made the second day's play near perfect for Delhi. It had begun with Pradeep Sangwan ripping through the tail to finish with 3 for 47 - Assam's Tarjinder Singh was left stranded with 61 runs to his name - and it ended with Delhi ahead by 48 runs with seven wickets remaining.

A maiden first-class century from 19-year old Kaushal Singh helped Jharkhand secure an 83-run lead over Maharashtra in Delhi.

Coming in at 108 for 5 in the 35th over, Kaushal batted through to stumps on the second day and helped his team overcome a top-order wobble. And it wasn't like he was plodding along either. His 121 runs came off only 178 balls, with 15 fours and three sixes and that aggression meant the seventh and eighth-wicket partnerships with Shahbaz Nadeem and captain Varun Aaron contributed upwards of 50 runs each.

Maharashtra, despite having only 210 on the board, would have felt hopeful considering Shrikant Mundhe began the day with two wickets in the space of four overs. But they couldn't finish well.

Saurashtra captain Jaydev Shah fell two runs shy of a career-best score as his team racked up a total of 430 against Rajasthan in Vizianagaram.

Shah began the day on an unbeaten 120 and was the eighth wicket to fall for 193, an innings that lasted over six hours and included 36 fours. His strike-rate was an impressive 84.64. He added 110 runs with Chirag Jani for the sixth wicket which pushed the score over 300. Marshalled by Shah, the tail made some handy contributions as well to put Saurashtra in a position of strength.

Rajasthan bowled them out with just enough time for them to bat again - 1.4 overs - which they got through unscathed.

Half-centuries from Faiz Fazal and Ganesh Satish pushed Vidarbha into the lead against Odisha in Visakhapatnam. Fazal made an unbeaten 76. Satish was on 74 when he was caught behind with five overs left for stumps, a minor positive for Odisha, who had begun the day on 134 for 6 only to be bowled out for 150.

Vidarbha were dominant from the very first ball they bowled on Friday - it bowled Odisha's Biplab Samantaray for 53. Srikanth Wagh, who produced the wicket, finished with 3 for 13. Offspinner Akshay Wakhare then cleaned up the tail and finished with 3 for 19.

Vidharba's innings suffered a setback when opener Sanjay Ramaswamy was bowled for 13 by seamer Deepak Behera but Fazal and Satish negated Odisha's bowling and added 158 for the second wicket. They have a 32-run lead and eight more wickets to work on building it further.