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Hyderabad blunt Mumbai on attritional day

Hyderabad 167 for 3 (Agarwal 63*, Badrinath 52) trail Mumbai 294 (Lad 110, Tare 73, Nayar 59, Milind 5-80, Siraj 4-64) by 127 runs
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Tanmay Agarwal and S Badrinath, the captain, struck half-centuries as Hyderabad were 128 adrift of Mumbai's 290 with seven wickets in hand at stumps on day two in Raipur. Agarwal and Badrinath added 105 for the third wicket to steady the innings after Mumbai, who lost five wickets for 40 this morning, reduced Hyderabad to 30 for 2 courtesy Abhishek Nayar's twin strikes.

B Sandeep then blunted the bowling for 64 deliveries to remain unbeaten on 10, along with Agarwal, as Hyderabad ended an attritional day on 166 for 3. Mumbai's Siddesh Lad, unbeaten on 101 overnight, added nine, while Nayar added 13 before being dismissed for 59. CV Milind, the left-arm pacer, finished with 5 for 80, his second successive five-wicket haul, while Mohammad Siraj took four wickets.

Jharkhand 228 for 3 (Virat 81*, Jaggi 77*) trail Haryana 258 (Paliwal 42, Bishnoi 41, Nadeem 7-79) by 30 runs
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Jharkhand were in sight of the first-innings lead against Haryana courtesy half-centuries from Virat Singh and Ishank Jaggi at the Moti Bagh Stadium in Vadodara. Haryana, resuming on 251 for 7, lasted just 33 deliveries in which they added seven runs. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem added two wickets to his overnight tally to finish with 7 for 79. Jharkhand responded with 228 for 3 in 82 overs, with Virat and Jaggi having added 146 for the fourth wicket.

Odisha 184 for 8 (Pradhan 47, Bumrah 4-33) trail Gujarat 263 (Gandhi 81, Mohanty 5-68) by 79 runs
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Odisha went from 83 for 1 to 101 for 7, courtesy Jasprit Bumrah's four wickets for Gujarat, before Deepak Behera and Suryakant Pradhan added 72 runs for the eighth wicket to finish the day on 184 for 8 at Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

Basant Mohanty started the day off by completing his 16th five-wicket haul in first-class matches as Gujarat were all out before lunch. Rush Kalaria fell for 73, thereby bringing an end to his 154-run partnership with Chirag Gandhi, who fell soon after with the team's score at 238 for 8 before a late knock of 28 by Mehul Patel ensured Gujarat's 263.

After opener Ranjit Singh's early exit, his partner Sandeep Pattnaik scored 43 runs in an 82-run partnership for the second wicket with Subhranshu Senapati, who scored 30. After Pattnaik fell with the score at 83 for 2, Odisha languished their advantage as they lost another five wickets for only 18 runs, with Bumrah triggering a slide. His scalps included those of captain Govinda Poddar and Odisha's top-performer Biplab Samantray, whom he removed for ducks. Behera and Pradhan then hit 72 runs before the latter's 27-ball knock ended. Mohanty (4) joined Behera (30) to see off play till stumps, trailing by 79 with two wickets in hand.