Services 229 (Paliwal 70, Yashpal 66) and 18 for 1 beat Jammu & Kashmir 85 (Raushan 7-38) and 161 (Khajuria 51, Khalid 7-61) by nine wickets Scorecard
Legspinner Muzzaffaruddin Khalid built on seamer Raushan Raj's first-innings heroics to help Services thrash Jammu & Kashmir by nine wickets inside two days in Jammu. Khalid claimed seven second-innings scalps, leaving Services with a mere 18 to chase, which they did in 3.3 overs. Earlier in the day Services had stretched their first-innings lead to 144, with Yashpal Singh completing a half-century. With their backs to the wall, J&K could manage only 161, with opener Shubham Khajuria making the sole contribution of any note with 51.
Tripura 61 (Rituraj Singh 3-17, Jakati 2-14) and 140 for 6 (Das 41) trail Goa 257 (Misal 62, Dutta 4-44) by 56 runs Scorecard
Tripura hurtled towards a big defeat against Goa in Porvorim, ending day two 56 runs behind with just four wickets in hand - effectively three, since captain Abhijit Dey will not bat in the second innings. Dey had dislocated shoulder while fielding earlier in the day, as Goa accumulated 257 in reply to Tripura's first-innings 61. Goa's total was built by double-digit contributions from all their top seven, the top scorer being Darshan Misal with 62. Much like their batting effort, the bowlers too shared the workload while dismantling Tripura the second time around, with all five of their bowlers who sent down four or more overs striking.
Jharkhand 202 (Tiwary 75, Munda 54, Warrier 4-56) and 47 for 2 lead Kerala 148 (Prem 52, Aaron 5-23) by 101 runs Scorecard
A five-for from Varun Aaron put Jharkhand on top in Malappuram. The India fast bowler took 5 for 23 to topple Kerala for 148 in response to Jharkhand's 202, before the visitors got to 47 for 2 in their second innings. Amid Aaron's destruction - only three batsmen got into double-digits and the tail could not contribute a single run - only middle-order man Rohan Prem could get to a fifty, making 52 off 106. Run outs did not help Kerala's cause either, with two batsmen, including captain Sanju Samson, being caught short of the crease.
Himachal Pradesh 84 for 0 (Bains 51*) trail Hyderabad 434 (Agarwal 118, Vihari 101, More 4-84) by 350 runs Scorecard
The runs continued to flow in Dharamsala, with Hyderabad piling up 434 before Himachal got to 84 for no loss by stumps. Tanmay Agarwal, not out on 104 overnight, added another 14 to his total before being run out. But a string of significant contributions from the lower middle order meant the visitors got past 400. Balchander Anirudh and Kolla Sumanth hit half-centuries, while Ashish Reddy made a brisk 42 from No. 9. In reply, Himachal openers Ankush Bains and Prashant Chopra got stuck in, Bains getting to a fifty before the close. The hosts will hope they stick around for a while yet on day three.