Andhra 301 for 6 (Sriram 105, Pradeep 50, Dhawan 2-98) v Himachal Pradesh
Murumulla Sriram's second first-class ton drove Andhra to 301 for 6 on the penultimate day against Himachal Pradesh in Dharamsala. After the entire second day had been washed out due to rain, Andra rode on a 92-run stand between Sriram and AG Pradeep. Pradeep eventually fell for 50, but Sriram added a further 56 runs with Ricky Bhui (46) before being bowled out by Vikramjeet Malik. With an outright result for either team all but ruled out, Andhra will be hoping to quickly pile on more runs on day four and try bowling the hosts out to secure first-innings points.
Goa 175 and 82 for 0 (Desai 42*, Asnodkar 37*) trail Assam 435 for 8 (Tarjinder 119*, Syed Mohammad 69) by 178 runs
An unbeaten 119 from Tarjinder Singh left Assam on the front foot going into the final day in Povorim against Goa. Starting the day at 243 for 5, Assam were powered by a sixth-wicket association between Tarjinder and Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad which yielded 119 runs. Syed Mohammad eventually fell for 69, but Tarjinder carried on, as handy knocks from Swarupam Purkayastha (30) and Arup Das down the order lifted the team to 435 for 8, after which they declared. Facing a deficit of 260 runs, Goa made 82 before stumps, with their openers Amogh Sunil Desai (42) and Swapnil Asnodkar (37) still at the crease.
Hyderabad 377 for 7 (Akshath 133, Quadri 73, Ashish 54*, Aaron 3-98) trail Jharkhand 556 for 9 dec by 179 runs
Opener Akshath Reddy's 133 led Hyderabad's reply to Jharkhand's 556 for 9 declared but the visitors were still far behind in Ranchi with only three wickets remaining. No. 6 Syed Quadri made 73 and Ashish Reddy was resisting with an unbeaten 54 at No. 7 but there was little from the batsmen before them, barring Akshath. The opener faced 232 balls and hit 17 fours and a six before being bowled by Shahbaz Nadeem. Hanuma Vihari (41) and Ibrahim Khaleel (31) got starts but could not carry on. Varun Aaron was the most successful bowler for Jharkhand with 3 for 98 in 23 overs.
Tripura 179 and 84 for 2 (Ghosh 47*) trail Kerala 301 for 9 dec (Hegde 82, Prem 58, Dutta 4-45) by 38 runs
Abhishek Hegde made 82 at the top of the order as Kerala took a big first-innings lead over Tripura in Agartala. Hegde's innings and Rohan Prem's 58 at No. 6 helped Kerala to 301 for 9 declared. Sanju Samson could add only one run to his overnight 40, and Amit Verma fell for 42 but Prem ensured Kerala moved towards 300. Rana Dutta picked up 4 for 45 for Tripura. The hosts lost Udiyan Bose for a duck in the second over of their second innings before Bishal Ghosh and Abhijit Dey (30) steadied the innings. Dey was run out off what turned out to be the last ball of the day by KS Monish.