Assam 243 for 5 (Gokul 53, Misal 2-31) lead Goa 175 by 68 runs
Assam made slow progress on the second day, adding 174 runs in 92.4 overs, but with a handy 68-run lead and five wickets in hand, they were in the pole position in Porvorim. Starting from 69 for 1, Assam lost opener Pallavkumar Das in the sixth over of the day, but a dogged 80-run stand between Sibsankar Roy (28 off 123 balls) and Gokul Sharma (53 off 169) held Goa's bowlers at bay for a staggering 45.5 overs. Both batsmen were dismissed within the space of 13 balls, both falling to Darshan Misal, giving Goa a faint ray of hope. Dheeraj Jadhav, playing his 100th first-class game, took the team to lead, but fell soon after. An unbeaten 45-run stand between Tarjinder Singh and Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad helped Andhra finish the day without any further loss.
Hyderabad 55 for 1 trail Jharkhand 556 for 9 dec (Jaggi 201*, Tiwary 100, Bhandari 4-136) by 501 runs
Ishank Jaggi's second double-hundred of the season led Jharkhand to a mammoth 556 for 9 on the second day against Hyderabad in Ranchi. Along with Jaggi's 201 not out, No. 8 Kaushal Singh scored 69 before Jharkhand's declaration, making Hyderabad bat for 14 overs in which they lost a wicket.
Jharkhand started the day on 295 for 4, with Jaggi on 58, but medium-pacer Ashish Reddy removed Rituraj Singh for 24 and Kumar Deobrat for 10 to leave them on 351 for 6. However, Kaushal combined with Jaggi to shift the momentum back in Jharkhand's favour with a stand of 177 runs. Kaushal scored his third fifty in four matches while Jaggi registered his 10th first-class hundred which featured 21 fours and four sixes. Legspinner Akash Bhandari broke the stand and took two more wickets to finish with 4 for 136 before Jharkhand declared.
Varun Aaron broke Hyderabad's opening stand in his first over, the second of the innings, before Hyderabad finished on 55 for 1, trailing by a humongous 501 runs.
Kerala 96 for 1 (Hegde 52*) trail Tripura 179 (Ghosh 78, Warrier 4-45) by 83 runs
Kerala put themselves in a strong position in Agartala, reaching 96 for the loss of KB Pawan in response to hosts Tripura's 179. Rana Dutta took out Pawan for a duck but his opening partner Abhishek Hegde and Sanju Samson added an unbeaten 81 for the second wicket. Both batsmen took their time as Kerala went at just below two runs an over.
Sandeep Warrier had earlier run through the Tripura tail in the morning on his way to 4 for 45. Overnight batsmen Bishal Ghosh (78) and Dutta (21) took their seventh-wicket partnership to 38 but once KS Monish sent back Ghosh, the rest capitulated to Warrier.
Andhra 123 for 2 (Bharat 47, Sriram 45) v Himachal Pradesh
The rain refused to let off in Dharamsala, washing out the entire second day's play between Himachal Pradesh and Andhra. The visitors were well-placed at 123 for 2 when rain also cut short the first day.