Jharkhand 142 and 127 for 5 trail Tripura 362 (Ghosh 76, Solanki 67, Dey 65, Acharjee 61, Nadeem 4-68) by 93 runs
Jharkhand were struggling to avoid an innings defeat against Tripura in Dhanbad. Abhijit Dey (65) and Kaushal Acharjee (61) stretched the visitors' score to 362 from their overnight 227 for 6 to give Tripura a lead of 220. Jharkhand left-arm spinner S Nadeem ended with figures of 40.4-13-68-4. Manisankar Murasingh and Abhijit Sarkar struck twice each to reduce Jharkhand to 41 for 4, before Ishank Jaggi and Kumar Deobrat halted the slide. The duo had put on 75 when Deobrat fell to Viki Saha towards the close of play for 45. Jaggi was unbeaten on 32 with the deficit still a sizeable 93.
Hyderabad 270 and 4 for 0 trail Kerala 447 for 7 dec (Baby 200*, Monish 61, Pawan 50) by 173 runs
Kerala captain Sachin Baby turned his maiden first-class century into an unbeaten double-hundred in his 25th match to earn his side a massive lead over Hyderabad in Wayanad. Kerala began the day on 179 for 6, trailing by 91. Baby and debutant KS Monish (61) put on 183 for the seventh wicket to stun Hyderabad. Baby faced 361 balls and hit 17 fours and three sixes while Monish lasted for 229 deliveries. After Monish fell to Ashish Reddy, U Manukrishnan (32 not out) joined his captain to add another 114 as Kerala finally declared after 158 overs on 447 for 7 for a lead of 177. The Hyderabad openers survived for two overs till stumps.
Himachal Pradesh 377 for 9 (Kalsi 115, Parida 88) lead Goa 357 by 20 runs
The Himachal Pradesh lower order made valuable contributions to take their side into the lead against Goa in Porvorim. The overnight pair of Ankit Kalsi and Rashmi Parida put on 166 for the fourth wicket. Kalsi completed his maiden first-class century in his second game while Parida fell short by 12. Both batsmen were gone before Himachal reached 300, as was allrounder Rishi Dhawan. Nikhil Gangta (44), Bipul Sharma (37) and Karanveer Singh (27) dug in to take Himachal past Goa's 357. Karanveer was the ninth man out off what turned out to be the last ball of the day with the score on 377 after 157.2 overs.
Services 218 for 4 (Paliwal 72*, Yashpal 57) trail Andhra 234 by 16 runs
Services' key batting pair of Yashpal Singh and Rajat Paliwal put them on course to take the lead against Andhra in Delhi. In the 64 overs possible on the day, Services moved from 53 for 1 to 218 for 4. Aman Sharma went in the third over of the day but opener Soumik Chatterjee hung around to make 47 off 191. Yashpal and Paliwal then added 89 for the fourth wicket before the former departed in the last over of the day for 57. Paliwal was unbeaten on 72 as Services ended just 16 behind with six wickets remaining.