Assam put on a solid batting performance to take firm control of their match against Jharkhand in Dhanbad. Overnight batsman Amit Sinha went on to score a maiden first-class hundred, Gokul Sharma followed up his effort with a fluent ton of his own and Tarjinder Singh made 75 as Assam piled up 502. Abu Nechim then knocked over two quick wickets, reducing Jharkhand to 25 for 2 at stumps, to consolidate Assam's position in the match.
Driven by an unbeaten century from No. 7 Amit Kumar and an all-round show from Rishi Dhawan, Himachal Pradesh took charge of their match against Services in Dharmasala. Himachal began day two on 262 for 6, and the overnight pairing of Amit and Dhawan put on a century stand to push the team towards the 350-run mark. That Services bowled 63 extras helped, and they finished with 364. Dhawan then came good with the ball, taking three wickets as Services slipped to 134 for 6.