Group B

Jammu and Kashmir 164 and 157 for 6 (Shah 57*, Cheruvathur 3-42) lead Kerala 133 (Gomez 39, Nabi 4-42) by 188 runs

The contest between Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala in Jammu has proved a closely-fought one. A four-wicket burst from Abid Nabi helped the hosts bowl out Kerala for 133, and gain a lead of 31. Raiphi Gomez (39) and Sachin Baby (32) provided some resistance but Kerala couldn't capitalise after having bowled out the opposition for 164 on the first day. Though they fought back well in J&K's second innings, the hosts still held the edge at stumps. An unbeaten 57 from Hiken Shah steered J&K to 157 for 6 at stumps - Sony Cheruvathur took three wickets an increased his match tally to nine - and took the lead to 188.

Madhya Pradesh 63 for 2 (Saxena 32, Sahabuddin 2-27) against Andhra Pradesh

There was no play possible as rain played spoilsport on the second day of the game between Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha in Vijaywada.

Group A

Assam 147 for 1 (Aziz 85, Jadhav 49*) trail Jharkhand 261 (Sinha 89, Bahutule 5-53) by 114 runs

Assam reached a position of advantage against Jharkhand in Guwahati. First, their bowlers, led by Sairaj Bahutule's 5 for 53, bowled out Jharkhand for 261; then their batsmen responded by notching up 149 at stumps with the loss of just one wicket. Jharkhand will rue the fact that their middle-order batsmen failed to consolidate on starts. Five reached double-figures, while three - Saurabh Tiwary, Rajeev Gupta and Shahbaz Nadeem - reached 30-plus scores but didn't press on. Assam, in response, were boosted by opener Parvez Aziz's 85 and an opening stand of 128. Dheeraj Jadhav is still there, unbeaten on 49, and will look to take his team to a substantial lead tomorrow.

Rajasthan 42 for 3 (Sharma 23, Bandekar 2-22) trail Goa 338 (Asnodkar 136, Keni 69, Pankaj 4-96) by 296 runs

Goa, buoyed by Swapnil Asnodkar's century, reached a dominant position against Rajasthan in Margao. They began the day on even terms, on 149 for 4, but a 128-run stand between the two overnight batsmen, Asnodkar and Rahul Keni, tilted the balance in Goa's favour. Fast bowler Pankaj Singh bagged 4 for 92, but Goa had posted a competitive 338. In reply, two quick wickets from Saurabh Bandekar dented Rajasthan in their innings and left the visitors in a precarious situation at stumps.

Vidarbha 217 for 9 (Jangid 45, Joshi 38, Mota 3-39) against Tripura

The first day of the game in Nagpur was washed out, but the hosts were pegged back on the second as Tripura limited them to 217 for 9. The Vidarbha score could have been much worse had it not been for a 59-run sixth-wicket stand between Ravi Jangid (45) and Himanshu Joshi (38). The lower order stepped up with some important contributions but Wilkin Mota, who grabbed 3 for 39, ensured Tripura stayed ahead of the eight-ball. Tripura used nine bowlers in the innings, and Mota was supported well by the rest in keeping the opposition in check.