Delhi 132 for 2 (Gambhir 62*, Rana 57*) trail Vidarbha 298 (Fazal 56, Ishant 6-36) by 166 runs

Ishant Sharma's six-wicket haul restricted Vidarbha to under 300, before half-centuries from captain Gautam Gambhir and Nitish Rana helped the hosts recover from a mediocre start at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Ishant removed three of Vidarbha's last four wickets, as the visitors, resuming on 222 for 6, lasted 27 overs on the second day at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Ishant began by trapping Jitesh Sharma lbw in the fifth over of the day, but had to wait 20 more overs for his next wicket as overnight batsman Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wakhare put on 57 runs for the eighth wicket. However, after Ishant had Wakhare caught behind in the 115th over, Vidarbha's innings came to a quick finish.

Delhi didn't get off to the best start in their reply, with Unmukt Chand being run out in the fifth over. They were then reduced to 25 for 2 after Pradeep Sangwan was caught behind off Swapnil Bandiwar in the 15th over. But, Gambhir and Rana put on an unbroken 107-run partnership to steady things for the hosts.

Assam 212 for 4 (Arun Karthik 60*, Ajay Singh 3-43) lead Rajasthan 186 (Krishna Das 5-32) by 26 runs

Fast bowler Krishna Das completed figures of 5 for 32 on the second day in Guwahati, his performance helping Assam skittle out Rajasthan cheaply and claim a first-innings lead by stumps. Rajasthan began the day on 147 for 5, and Krishna Das took four of the remaining five wickets as the visitors added only 39 to their overnight score. They were dismissed for 186 in 83.4 overs.

Assam lost Rishav Das for a duck in reply but were steadied by a second-wicket stand of 83 between Pallavkumar Das and Gokul Sharma. Ajay Singh dismissed both set batsmen in the 31st and 33rd over though, and Assam were wobbling at 88 for 3. KB Arun Karthik followed his century in the previous game with an unbeaten 60 and steadied the innings. His partnership with Tarjinder Singh for the fifth wicket was worth 74 at stumps and had helped Assam to a lead of 26 with six wickets in hand.

Odisha 167 for 4 (Podder 78*, Mundhe 3-40) trail Maharashtra 281 (Khadiwale 74, Bawne 60, Pradhan 4-90, Samantray 3-31) by 114 runs

An unbeaten half-century from Govinda Podder steadied Odisha after a top-order slide and kept them in the hunt for the first-innings lead against Maharashtra in Cuttack. Odisha slipped from 29 for 0 to 68 for 4, with Shrikant Mundhe taking three wickets, before Podder held one end up and put on an unbroken 99-run stand with Pratik Das, who was unbeaten on 32 at stumps. Odisha ended the second day on 167 for 4, trailing by 114.

The day had begun with Maharashtra on 231 for 5, and the visitors' tail did not offer much resistance. Rahul Tripathi was lbw to Basant Mohanty without adding to his overnight score of 41 and the collapse was swift thereafter. Suryakant Pradhan finished with 4 for 90 as Maharashtra were dismissed for 281, having added only 50 on the day.

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