Assam 420 for 4 (Jadhav 194, Tarjinder 99) lead Tripura 136 by 284 runs
With Tripura all out for 136 on the first day, it was imperative for Assam that they continued to build their first innings total to gain a healthy lead. Resuming on 85 for 1, both Dheeraj Jadhav and Sibsankar Roy took the score past 100 but Roy could not kick on, falling for 19 off the bowling of seamer Manisankar Murasingh. This brought Tarjinder Singh to the crease, and with Jadhav, the pair put on a substantial 222-run partnership that all but put Tripura out of the game. Unfortunately for Tarjinder, he fell just one run short of what would have been his fourth first-class century. Jadhav then added 59 with new batsman, Niraj Patel, before he was dismissed six short of a double ton as Assam racked up 335 runs on the day to finish on 420 for 4.
Andhra 191 for 8 (Bharat 39, Rasool 2-22) trail Jammu & Kashmir 225 (Bandeep 69, Vijaykumar 3-63) by 34 runs
Andhra's chances of securing a first-innings lead against Jammu & Kashmir rest solely on their bowlers, after the side finished the second day at 191 for 8 in Anantapur, still trailing by 34.
Andhra began their reply to J&K's first-innings total of 225 on a solid note as openers Prasanth Kumar and Srikar Bharat added 38, before Mohammed Mudhasir broke the stand. Regular wickets fell thereafter, including in two successive overs, ensuring that the Andhra batsmen failed to get partnerships going. For J&K, Ram Dayal, Owaish Shah, Mohammed Mudhasir and Parvez Rasool picked up two wickets apiece.
Earlier, a late rally from No. 10 batsman Waseem Raza, who finished unbeaten on 27, pushed J&K's total to 225 after a poor start to the morning. J&K lost two quick wickets, including that of overnight batsman Bandeep Singh, on the second morning and were struggling at 174 for 8 before Raza stitched useful stands with Dayal and Mudhasir. Paidikalva Vijaykumar was the most successful Andhra bowler, finishing with figures of 3 for 63 off 33 overs.
Hyderabad 237 and 40 for no loss trail Himachal Pradesh 296 (Bipul 91, Dhawan 47, Absolem 4-88) by 19 runs
Bipul Sharma's knock of 91 and contributions from Prashant Chopra, Sangram Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Vikramjeet Malik helped Himachal Pradesh secure a first-innings lead of 59 runs over Hyderabad in Dharamsala.
Having bowled out Hyderabad for 237, Himachal's innings proceeded in a stop-start fashion as quick wickets often followed substantial partnerships. Openers Chopra and Sangram added 79 before a flurry of wickets reduced the hosts to 100 for 5. Dhawan and Bipul then staged a recovery, adding 65 runs for the sixth wicket before Pagadala Naidu dismissed Dhawan and Aatish Bhalaik in quick succession.
Bipul remained steady, however, and his 113-run, eighth-wicket stand with Vikramjeet Malik helped Himachal take the lead. Pacer Alfred Absolem, who finished with figures of 4 for 88, took two wickets in the 73rd over and the Himachal innings folded soon after with Bipul being dismissed for 91.
Hyderabad reached stumps without the loss of a wicket but still trail the hosts by 19 runs.
Goa 73 for 1 trail Maharashtra 635 (Khadiwale 262, Mundhe 75) by 562 runs
Maharashtra continued their trend of putting up a big first-innings total to pressurise their opponents as they piled on a colossal 635 against Goa - their second successive 600-plus total - on the second day at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.
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