Dhruv Shorey scored an unbeaten 106 to help Delhi set a target of 376 for Himachal Pradesh in the Group B fixture at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Wednesday. Himachal ended day three at 44/1.
Kerala folded for 348 after being 241/1 against Andhra in Thiruvananthapuram. But off-spinner Jalaj Saxena claimed a magical 7/44 to turn the tide. Reeling at 102/8, Andhra is staring at defeat.
Abhinav Mukund smashed an unbeaten 101 to help Tamil Nadu reach 163/2 against Hyderabad, which posted 565/8 in its first innings.
Madhya Pradesh still trail by another 256 runs against Bengal’s mammoth 510/9.
In Group A, Vishnu Solanki’s ton helped Baroda tame Maharashtra. The unbeaten 156 helped the side end the day on 367/3 with a massive lead of 421. Kedar Devdhar (91) and Deepak Hooda (96) missed their respective hundreds.
In Nagpur, Vidarbha took a slim one-run lead after reaching 72/2 against Karnataka while Chhattisgarh trailed Gujarat’s 538/7 by 172 runs at Valsad.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja coupled his unbeaten 178 with three wickets in the second innings as host Saurashtra restricted Railways to 278/8.
In Group C, Assam found themselves in the driver’s seat after reducing hosts Tripura to 68/4 in their chase of 428.
Rajasthan ended day three at 95 for no wicket, needing 277 more on the final day against Services.
In the other two Group C matches, Jammu and Kashmir ended at 246/7 to trail host Goa’s first innings score of 468/9 by 222 runs at Porvorim.
Odisha lost seven wickets for 180 runs in its second innings. It trails Uttar Pradesh’s first innings total of 437 by 1 run.