Eight wickets for Tamil Nadu's K Vignesh, along with strong performances from pacers L Vignesh and Aswin Crist sent Baroda stumbling to an innings defeat inside three days in Raipur. That meant Tamil Nadu walked away with seven points and their second win this season.
Tamil Nadu needed only 52 overs on day three to take 10 Baroda wickets. Resuming on 44 without loss, Baroda lost opener Dhiren Mistry in the third over to foretell another batting collapse for them (they were dismissed on 93 in the first innings) - they slipped from 59 without loss to 89 for 5 in the space of 17 overs. Much of the damage was orchestrated by Aushik Srinivas and K Vignesh as they shared seven wickets between them. Srinivas' 4 for 22 with a shrewd economy rate of 1.59 complemented the two pacers as Baroda were dismissed for 200 before tea.
Soaeb Tai, coming in at 105 for six, hit a quick-fire 69 off 60 balls, but it proved to be a scant consolation. Tai put on 61 for the ninth wicket with tailender Murtuja Vahora, before Srinivas took the last two wickets off consecutive deliveries to clinch victory.
At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Siddarth Kaul's career-best 6 for 27 put Punjab in sight of an outright win against Uttar Pradesh, despite conceding the first-innings lead. Punjab had ended the second day on 243 for 3 after bowling UP out for 335. Yuvraj Singh, who resumed on 72, was sent back for 85 by right-arm medium pacer Imtiaz Ahmed. Mandeep Singh, the other overnight batsman, who was unbeaten on 10, scored 63, but waged a lone battle as Punjab were all out for 319.
UP were bowled out for 95 in their second essay with only Rinku Singh making a noteworthy contribution with an unbeaten 43. Punjab were set 112, and their openers Manan Vohra and Jinwanjot Singh put on 59 in 15.4 overs. Vohra was dismissed lbw by Saurabh Kumar for 34, and Punjab's move to send out a nightwatchman failed as Sandeep Sharma fell in the next over. Jinwanjot stayed unbeaten on 27, and in the company of Uday Kaul, took Punjab to 61 for 2. Punjab require a further 51.
Left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil's maiden first-class five-wicket haul gave Mumbai a 195-run first-innings lead against Railways at the SDNDR Wadeyar Stadium in Mysore. Mumbai had put up 345, riding on Suryakumar Yadav's 110, before reducing Railways to 76 for 3 on the second day. Gohil, playing his fourth match, added two middle-order wickets, as well as last man out Karan Thakur to finish with 5 for 64 as Railways were bowled out for 160. Asked to follow-on, Railways ended the day on 135 for 4. Saurabh Wakaskar (39), Arindam Ghosh (31) and Ashish Singh (19) got off to starts, but couldn't hang in. Gohil took one wicket, as did offspinner Siddhesh Lad, while Tushar Deshpande took 2 for 8 in eight overs.