Jharkhand 42 for 1 trail Tripura 166 (Parvinder 66, Shukla 6-40) by 124 runs

Seamer Rahul Shukla's six-wicket haul helped Jharkhand shoot out Tripura for 166 in 55 overs.

Electing to field in Agartala, Jharkhand reduced Tripura to 46 for 3, Shukla bowling Arindam Das and Udiyan Bose. There was hardly any partnership of significance, as Shukla & co. kept striking at regular intervals; the hosts slumped ot 81 for 6 and 130 for 8 before Parvinder Singh, who top-scored with 66, put on 31 runs with Tushar Saha.

Parvinder was the ninth batsman to be dismissed, as he was caught behind, off Shukla, by Sumit Kumar, who finished with five catches.

Jharkhand replied solidly, despite losing opener Sumit Kumar in the sixth over.

Himachal Pradesh 310 for 3 (Chopra 168') v Saurashtra

Opener Prashant Chopra's second century in three matches helped Himachal Pradesh reach a strong position at the end of the first day in Rajkot.

The visitors got off to a strong start after opting to bat, as Chopra and Ankush Bains, who made 47, raised 120 for the opening wicket. After Jaydev Unadkat bowled Bains, Chopra, along with Ankit Kalsi, added 81 runs. Saurashtra sent back Kalsi and Paras Dogra to have the visitors three down for 237, but Chopra, who remained unbeaten, shared an unbroken 73-run alliance with Robin Bist to take Himachal Pradesh's total past 300.

The hosts' bowlers had a tough time, with four of them conceding more than four runs an over.

Services 244 for 3 (Chatterjee 135*, Yashpal 51*, Milind 3-60) v Hyderabad

Soumik Chatterjee's fifth first-class century put Services in a strong position after they were inserted by Hyderabad at the Palam A Ground in Delhi.

Openers Chatterjee and Anshul Gupta put on 108 before Gupta was caught behind by Sumanth off left-arm seamer Chama Milind. Milind then removed Amit Pachhara and Rajat Paliwal in quick succession to reduce Services to 134 for 3, but Chatterjee and Yashpal then shared an unbroken 110-run partnership to consolidate the hosts' good start.

Kerala 224 for 5 (Jagadeesh 61, Fernandez 51*) v Goa

Half-centuries from VA Jagadeesh and Robert Fernandez helped Kerala finish the opening day on 224 for 5 against Goa in Porvorim.

Opting to bat, Kerala enjoyed a decent start with openers Jagadeesh and debutant Mohammed Azharuddeen, who made 31, adding 57 before former Kerala seamer Prasanth Parameswaran trapped Azharuddeen lbw.

After Shadab Jakati bowled Rohan Prem, Jagadeesh and Sachin Baby steadied things. But, the visitors slumped from 139 for 2 to 147 for 5 in the space of five overs, with offspinner Amit Yadav accounting for Jagadeesh and captain Sanju Samson.

Kerala, however, were rescued by Robert Fernandez, who remained unbeaten on 51, and Akshay Kodoth, who shared an unbroken 77-run stand.