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Baroda's seamers deliver thrilling win

File photo - Ankit Sharma took 6 for 108 to restrict Railways to 371 on the second day Sivaraman Kitta

Baroda's seamers delivered a thrilling 21-run win by bowling out Bengal out for 133 in their chase of 155 in a low-scoring contest in Lahli that finished inside two days. After a 23-wicket first day, 17 fell on the second. Baroda's win was their first of the season; it took them to nine points from six matches.

Baroda resumed the day 63 for 3 in their second innings, 84 in front, but were quickly reduced to 71 for 6 inside the first seven overs of the morning. Swapnil Singh and Akshay Brahmbhatt contributed 30 and 21 respectively before Mukesh Kumar polished off the innings to finish with 5 for 45, his maiden five-wicket haul. Baroda were bowled out for 133.

Atit Sheth took three more wickets in Bengal's second innings to finish with 10 in the match. Babashafi Pathan and Irfan Pathan took five wickets between them in a Bengal innings that lasted just 46 overs. Manoj Tiwary top-scored with a 48-ball 39, while four other batsmen got into double figures without managing to reach 30.

Priyank Kirit Panchal struck his maiden first-class double-century to hand Gujarat the advantage at stumps on the second day against Mumbai in Hubbali. Panchal resumed the second day on 122, and seemed in danger of running out of partners as the day wore on. However, stands of 47 and 42 with No. 9 Karan Patel (14) and No. 10 Hardik Patel (5) pushed Gujarat past 400.

Panchal was eventually dismissed for 232 off 434 balls, an innings that featured 28 fours and two sixes. Gujarat were bowled out for 437. Vishal Dabholkar returned figures of 6 for 118 in an innings in which Mumbai used 10 bowlers. In reply, Mumbai were 58 for 3 at stumps, with Jasprit Bumrah picking up two wickets.

Left-arm spinner Ankit Sharma's 6 for 108 helped Madhya Pradesh restrict Railways to 371 in their Group A game in Delhi. Railways began the day placed well, at 249 for 2, but lost a heap of wickets to slip to 269 for 7. Captain Karn Sharma (44) and No. 10 Anureet Singh (40) resurrected a faltering day and helped Railways post 371. Madhya Pradesh began slowly in their reply, posting 71 for 3 in 40 overs. Left-arm spinner Avinash Yadav claimed two of those wickets.

Fifties from Kaushik Gandhi and Dinesh Karthik put Tamil Nadu in a commanding position against Punjab at the end of the second day in Nagpur. Gandhi remained unbeaten on a 209-ball 75, while Karthik was out for a 93-ball 54. Tamil Nadu went to stumps trailing Punjab's first-innings score of 284 by just 66 runs with six wickets in hand.

Punjab's last four wickets only managed to add 43 to their overnight score of 241 for 6, with wicketkeeper Gitansh Khera running out of partners to be left stranded on 40. K Vignesh finished with figures of 4 for 104, and his fellow seamer Aswin Crist with 3 for 73.