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Assam crumble to 195 after Pankaj five-for

Maharashtra's Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne run between the wickets during their unbeaten 149-run stand against Delhi PTI

Rajasthan captain Pankaj Singh took 5 for 39 off 21.3 overs to bowl Assam out for 195 on the first day of the second round of Group B matches in Visakhapatnam. Only three Assam batsmen scored in double-figures and the side were propped up by No. 3 batsman Rishav Das' unbeaten 93, after they had been put in to bat.

Assam had made a recovery of sorts, reaching 82 for 1 in the 40th over from a position of 19 for 1 in the 16th before the slide began. The batsmen failed to stitch together partnerships, with nos 4-7 contributing only eight runs between them. Nathu Singh picked up 2 for 40, while left-arm spinner K Ajay Singh and left-arm seamer Aniket Choudhary took one each.

R Samarth's fifth first-class hundred and Karun Nair's 74 helped Karnataka recover from 32 for 2 in the 13th over to a promising 248 for 3 at stumps against Jharkhand in Greater Noida.

Jharkhand seamer Ashish Kumar picked up all three wickets to fall on the day, and struck in successive overs to get rid of Mayank Agarwal and Robin Uthappa soon after Karnataka had opted to bat. Samarth and Nair rallied through a 155-run partnership for the third wicket and Samarth then shared an unbroken 61-run stand with debutant Kaunain Abbas. Samarth was unbeaten at stumps on 118 off 276 balls with 10 fours.

Maharashtra dominated proceedings against Delhi in Mumbai as captain Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne struck centuries to lead the side to a formidable 290 for 2 at stumps. The pair added 249 runs in nearly 82 overs, denying Delhi a breakthrough after the bowling side had taken a couple of early wickets.

Navdeep Saini had given Delhi both wickets after Maharashtra chose to bat, but that was about as much advantage as Delhi could muster. Gugale, who opened the batting, finished the day on 152 not out, his third first-class century, while Bawne was unbeaten on 120 off 260 balls.

Left-arm spinner Dharmendrasinh Jadeja took 4 for 67 to help Saurashtra bowl Odisha out for 228 in Hyderabad. The only substantial effort in Odisha's innings came from 18-year-old opening batsman Sandeep Pattnaik, who struck his maiden first-class century, a 213-ball 123 in his second match.

Odisha paid heavily for a middle-order slump which saw them stumble from 122 for 1 to 147 for 5 in 10 overs. Medium-pacer Shaurya Sanandia then added to their troubles, striking off successive deliveries in the 70th over to reduce Odisha to 181 for 8. Odisha were eventually dismissed for 228 in the 81st over. Apart from Jadeja and Sanandia, Chirag Jani and Deepak Punia took two wickets each. Saurashtra then batted out seven overs and reached 4 for 0 at stumps.