Jharkhand stroll to six-wicket win for six points

Shahbaz Nadeem played a key role with the ball in Jharkhand's win over Maharashtra ESPNcricinfo Ltd

A five-for from left-arm spinner Manan Sharma made sure Delhi did not have to bat again as they dismissed Assam for 313, to seal a win by an innings and 83 runs in Vadodara.

Delhi took seven points from the match despite resistance from Assam's middle and lower order. Assam started the day on 100 for 3, trailing by 296, and scored another 213 from there. Amit Verma added only two to his overnight score of 33 and Arun Karthik went from 17 to 34 before both were dismissed within the space of 18 balls. In trouble at 121 for 5, they were rescued by Syed Mohammad's 82. Syed forged stands of 78 with Tarjinder Singh (42) for the sixth wicket and 72 with Swarupam Purkayastha (47) for the eighth to take them past 250.

The stands were broken by Manan and Pradeep Sangwan respectively. The duo got rid of the tail too as Manan finished with 5 for 108, his fifth first-class five-for, and Sangwan and Varun Sood took two each.

Jharkhand strolled to a six-wicket win over Maharashtra to earn six points at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi. Jharkhand needed only 37 runs on the final day, and Virat Singh and Anand Singh scored them in 6.5 overs to chase down a modest 93. Their unbroken fifth-wicket stand was worth 48.

They were 56 for 4 overnight, after openers Ishan Kishan and Shiv Gautam fell for ducks. But they did not lose any wicket on the fourth day. Virat was unbeaten on 33 and Anand on a 19-ball 25.

As many as 13 wickets fell on the final day with Shaurya Sanandia, the right-arm medium pacer, taking a career-best 6 for 14 to give Saurashtra three crucial points, courtesy a first-innings lead over Rajasthan. This, after close to two full days were washed out because of rain in Vizianagaram. Rajasthan, who resumed on 62 for 1 in reply to Saurashtra's 430, were bowled out for 105. Made to follow on, they stuttered to 30 for 4 in their second dig when the players shook hands.

Vidarbha walked away with the first-innings honours in an attritional contest against Odisha in Visakhapatnam. Odisha, resuming on 74 without loss ended their second innings on 274 for 9 declared when play ended. As many as seven batsmen got off to starts, with the highest being 58 by captain Govinda Poddar. Akshay Wakhare, the offspinner, was Vidarbha's best bowler with figures of 3 for 61. That Vidarbha took the lead after bowling out Odisha for 150 was largely due to captain Faiz Fazal (99) and Ganesh Satish (74).