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Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh take first-innings points in draws

Naushad Shaikh celebrates after his century PTI

Railways lost five wickets for 51 runs on the final day to concede a first-innings lead of 100 to Maharashtra on the final day in Pune. Railways had resumed on 330 for 5, but lasted just 17.2 overs on the fourth morning. No. 10 Amit Mishra scored 24 of those runs.

Maharashtra declared their second innings on 186 for 6 with Naushad Shaikh top-scoring with 40. Set 287, Railways made 54 for the loss of Shivakant Shukla for 12. Railways are at third place with 14 points, followed by Maharashtra on 10 points.

Uttar Pradesh's clash against Assam ended in a stalemate at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. UP resumed the final day at 229 for 2, with a narrow first-innings lead of 31 runs. Umang Sharma, the overnight centurion, added another 17 to finish with 148, and Mohammad Saif struck 77. With the lower-order chipping in with solid contributions, UP declared on 357 for 6.

Set 389, Assam were reduced to 18 for 2 before Sibsankar Roy and Gokul Sharma revived them with 62 each. The duo were dismissed in quick succession, before Assam finished on 148 for 4.

Assam, still in search of their first win of the competition, are at the bottom of the table with two points. UP are just above them, with four points in five matches.