Baroda collapsed sensationally against the medium pace of Aswin Crist and K Vignesh in Raipur to go from 71 for 1 to 93 all out against Tamil Nadut. In the previous game, their main batsman Deepak Hooda alone had scored 293. In Raipur he was run out for a duck and became the second wicket of the collapse that began with Vignesh's dismissal of Dhiren Mistry. It will be all the more disappointing for Baroda because they had made a decent start after being put in. After the Hooda run-out, Crist dealt Baroda a massive blow, taking out the experienced Pinal Shah, Yusuf Pathan and Swapnil Singh in one over. The innings lasted just 34.3 overs. The 22-year-old Vignesh finished a second five-for in only his fourth first-class match. In response, captain Abhinav Mukund led Tamil Nadu to a safe 79 for 1 with an unbeaten 40.
On an attritional day in Mysore, Railways made a comeback in the final session, taking three wickets to reduce Mumbai from 207 for 2 to 244 for 5 at stumps. With only three points from three games, Railways seemed on their way to more trouble with Shreyas Iyer scything through their attack with 70 off 73 and Akhil Herwadkar grinding them. Legspinner Karn Sharma, though, denied Herwadkar a century and followed up with the wickets of Aditya Tare and Siddhesh Lad. Railways still had to contend with Suryakumar Yadav - kept down to an unbeaten 60 off 162 - and Abhishek Nayar, who ended the day unbeaten on 1 off 34.
Kuldeep Yadav, known more for his chinaman bowling, and wicketkeeper Eklavya Dwivedi rescued Uttar Pradesh from a shaky 143 for 5 against Punjab in Hyderabad. The pair scored 60 each, and Yadav went unbeaten into stumps having taken his side to relative safety of 298 for 6. Sandeep Sharma and Shubhek Gill caused the early damage, taking two and three wickets despite an even fifty by Rinku Singh. Dwivedi followed it up with an attacking half-century of his own whereas Yadav shored up the other end. Dwivedi's 60 took 77 balls; Yadav played 144 ball, and was three runs short of his personal best. At stumps he had left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar for company. Saurabh continued in the same vein as Dwivedi, ending on 39 off 45.
The rising levels of pollution in Delhi have affected the cricket too, claiming the whole day's play between Bengal and Gujarat at Feroz Shah Kotla. The sun came out but failed to break through the dense smog hanging in India's capital.