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Vinay Kumar stroked his third fifty of the season

Uttar Pradesh vs Saurashtra, Lucknow

According to Rinku Singh, the magnificent 150-up Uttar Pradesh is based, the bowlers ensured Saurashtra were left panting on 170 for 7. After the Start at 340 for 7, Uttar Pradesh, 385 folded with Saurabh Kumar (55) and Shivam Mavi (42) scoring 76 for the eighth wicket. Jaydev Unadkat finished with 5 for 86 while Dharmendrasinh Jadeja bagged 3 for 111.

Saurashtra were rocked early, when Snell Patel and Vishvaraj Jadeja were sent back from consecutive deliveries by Ankit Rajpoot. Cheteshwar Pujara edged the hat-trick ball to slip but was dropped. He took just 28 deliveries as Mavi released him for the 11. Harvik Desai led a lonely fight, and received little support from the middle-the visitors knocked were 86 for 5.

Prerak Mankad played second fiddle to Desai, and raised the side about 150 before the latter was dismissed, Uttar Pradesh back to the top.

Brief scores: Uttar Pradesh 385 (Rinku Singh 150; Jaydev Unadkat 5-86) lead Saurashtra 170/7 (Harvik Desai 84; Shivam Mavi 3-39) by 215 runs.

Kerala vs Gujarat, Wayanad

Sandeep not Warrier (4 42), MD Nidheesh (3, 38) and Basil Thampi (3 61) ensured Gujarat were not able to drive home, the advantage to Kerala to 185 for 9. Gujarat folded for 162, before the hosts ended the day on 171 with a lead of 194 runs in a fast-paced competition.

Gujarat began the day on 97 for 4, and soon slipped to 107 for 7 with not Warrier doing the damage. Rush Kalaria resistance for a while, and the team took the past 160 before he was thrown by Nidheesh. With a 23-run bags, Kerala were served, as well as by the coarse-grained half a century, Sijomon Joseph. After the reduction to 16 for 3, a No. 3 batsman than 100 deliveries consumed to frustrate the visitors.

Kalaria to dismiss Joseph, Thampi and Nidheesh to completing his hat-trick, but to close their hopes, from the innings, smashed soon. Sanju Samson, the broken finger, on the opening day, went to support the bat at No. 11, Kerala as Jalaj Saxena chipped in with 44. Samson before lasted nine deliveries, he was legbefore in spite of the inner edges of the ball.

Brief scores: Kerala 185/9 & 171 (Sijomon Joseph 56; Roosh Kalaria 3-36) lead Gujarat 162 (Parthiv Patel 43; Sandeep not Warrier 4-42) by 194 runs.

Karnataka vs Team Rajasthan, Bangalore

Team Rajasthan were left to rue the drop-Karnataka holt took a 39-run first innings lead before folding for the 263. Rahul Chahar and Tanveer-ul-Haq shared eight wickets between them, a commendable performance on a tricky track. KV Siddharth hit a half-century but the visitors managed to pull the loop and reduce Karnataka to 166 for 9 before tea.

R Vinay Kumar (83 not out) and Ronit More (13) scored 97 for the last wicket to frustrate the visitors, as they hit only 32.1 overs, and helped host the first-innings lead.

Brief scores: Team Rajasthan 224 & 11/0 trail Karnataka 263 (Vinay Kumar 83*; Rahul Chahar 5-93) by 28 runs.

Vidarbha vs Uttarakhand, Nagpur

Wasim Jaffer (111 not out) and Sanjay Ramaswamy (112) put the title of defender of Vidarbha in a strong position against Uttarakhand as they ended up with 260 for 1. Saurabh Rawat scored a century to lift the visitors from 293 6 355. After the host Faiz Fazal lost in the 15th over for 29, Jaffer and Ramaswamy worked together to score unbeaten 215 for the second wicket and hit the rest of the day.

Brief scores: Uttarakhand 355 (Saurabh Rawat 108; Umesh Yadav 4-90) lead Vidarbha 260/1 (Sanjay Ramaswamy, 112*, Wasim Jaffer 111*) by 95 runs.

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