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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Saurashtra overpower Haryana in three-day finish

Saurashtra 278 (Mankad 68, Hooda 6-61) beat Haryana 107 (Sanandia 4-44, Kushang 3-21, Unadkat 3-35) and 140 (Bishnoi 56, Jani 2-12) by an innings and 31 runs

Haryana collapsed to 140 all out on the third day in Lahli as a Cheteshwar Pujara-led Saurashtra enjoyed the unusual feeling of winning by an innings despite making less than 300 when they'd batted. The traditionally seamer-friendly conditions were on show again as Jaydev Unadkat and Chirag Jani shared the four Haryana wickets left standing and sealed Saurashtra's victory before lunch.

Forced to follow on after being bundled out for 107 in their first innings, Haryana's batsmen struggled once again, except Chaitanya Bishnoi - who made 56. Deepak Punia's resistance was snipped at 34, leaving Haryana reeling at 136 for 9. Three balls later, they were all out.

Kerala 250 for 8 (Saxena 54, Sunny 6-94) and 34 for 1 (Arun Karthik 27*, Prem 2*) beat Jharkhand 202 (Kishan 45, Saxena 6-50) and 89 (Saxena 5-27) by nine wickets

Spinners Jalaj Saxena and Karaparambil Monish shared nine wickets on the third day to hand Kerala a thumping nine-wicket win over Jharkhand in Thiruvananthapuram. Saxena impressed with his all-round performance: he finished with 11 for 77 and a half-century in the first innings.

Starting their second innings with a 57-run deficit, Jharkhand collapsed from 37 for 2 to 89 all out within 42 overs, with Saurabh Tiwary top-scoring with an unbeaten 26.

Kerala needed only five overs to get to the target of 33, for the loss of Saxena, who was dismissed in the third over.

Jammu & Kashmir 432 for 6 (Bandy 102, Rasool 97) lead Rajasthan 330 (Bist 113, Mudhasir 5-81) by 102 runs

Jammu & Kashmir took a 102-run lead against Rajasthan on day three after their five top-order batsmen put up 50-plus scores. Ahmed Bandy converted his overnight score of 72 into a 102-run knock, while captain Parvez Rasool fell three runs short in his pursuit of his ninth first-class century.

J&K's openers made a strong reply to Rajasthan's 330, before Shubham Khajuria was bowled by medium pacer Tanvir-ul-Haq for 53. The 83-run second-wicket stand between Bandy and Pranav Gupta was then broken by Mahipal Lomror, who dismissed the former shortly after he scored his maiden first-class century. Solid partnerships followed as J&K raced to 400 for 4 after tea. They lost Rasool (97 off 126 balls) and Aditya Singh (32 off 112 balls) before the close of play.

Puneet Bisht (2*) and Samiullah Beigh (1*) took J&K to 432 for 6 at stumps.

Haryana 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3N SainiSG Rohilla
2nd6C BishnoiSG Rohilla
3rd5R DewanC Bishnoi
4th31RS PaliwalC Bishnoi
5th22C BishnoiHJ Rana
6th26R TewatiaC Bishnoi
7th15C BishnoiDS Punia
8th0DS PuniaAR Rana
9th28MM SharmaDS Punia
10th4AH HoodaMM Sharma

Ranji Trophy

Group A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
KNTKA6402320.479
DELHI6303270.333
MAHA6221160.084
HYD621116-0.156
RLYS623114-0.312
UP603250.508
ASSAM60422-0.977
Group B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
GUJ6501340.097
KER6510310.636
SAU6312260.245
J + K61419-0.077
HRYNA61419-0.506
JKAND61418-0.049
RAJ60246-0.294
Group C
TeamMWLDPTNRR
MP631221-0.116
MUM6204210.228
AP6105190.326
BRODA6114160.508
TN601511-0.112
ODSH60246-0.648
TPURA60244-0.426
Group D
TeamMWLDPTNRR
VIDAR6402310.358
BENG6213230.367
PNJB6222180.609
HP6114140.3
CGARH613213-0.514
SVCS612310-0.273
GOA60246-0.7