The seventh and the final round of Ranji Trophy matches have begun and this is the last chance for teams to seal a berth in the knock-outs.
In Live action, here is how the team's are performing on the first day.
Odisha has got off too a horrid start and is currently precariously placed at 43/3.
Shantanu Mishra (9) and Govinda Poddar (26) try to resuurect Odisha's innings. It moves to 62/3 at the end of 20 overs.
The second ball after a drinks break gets a wicket for Maharashtra. The skipper is bowled by Ankit Sharma for 36. Odisha 85/4 in 25.2 overs.
Odisha brings up its 100. It is 101/4 in 30.4 overs.
Half of the Odisha side is back in the hut. Biplab Samantaray departs after scoring 6 and surviving 31 balls. Odisha 105/5 in 34 overs.
Lunch break. Odisha moves to 108/5. Shantanu Mishra on 39 and Rajesh Dhuper is yet to open his account.
Odisha loses its sixth. Dhuper is out for four, bowled by Ishwar Pandey. Odisha 120/6 in 38.4 overs. Meanwhile, Mishra goes past 50. He is batting on 51 off 81 balls.
The slide continues for Odisha. It loses its seventh wicket with just 125 on the board in 41.1 overs. Depak Behra is out for just one run with Harpreet Singh taking a catch off Chandrakant Sakure.
And it is just a matter of time before Odisha is bundled out. It manages a paltry 147 in its first innings. A good job by the Madhya Pradesh's bowlers. And, it is tea time too.
Madhya Pradesh has made a steady start. It has scored 31 runs in 10 overs without losing a wicket.
At stumps on Day One , Madhya Pradesh is on 96 for 1 in 34 overs, with Rajat Patidar unbeaten on 72. It trails Odisha by 51 runs in the first innings.
Batting first, Gujarat has made a steady start and has moved to 32/0.
After 20 overs, Gujarat moves to 54 for no loss with B Gohil (19) and Priyank Panchal (33) in the middle.
Ajay strikes for Jharkhand. Panchal makes his way back after scoring 33 in 69 balls. Gujarat 57/1 in 21.4 overs.
End of the first session. Gujarat 79/1 in 30 overs. B.H. Merai is on16 off 26 and S.B. Gohil is on 26 off 86.
Gujarat loses its second wicket. Merai is trapped in front by Shahbaz Nadeem. Gujarat 88/2 in 32.4 overs.
Gujarat brings up its three-figure mark in the 37th over. 100/2 in 36.3 overs.
Tea time here. Gujarat has managed 170/3 in 57 overs M C Juneja 12 off 45, S B Gohil 63 off 165 are holding fort.
Soon after tea, Gujarat loses its fourth wicket with 179 on board. Gohil is the batsman dismissed for 64 off 179 balls. Varun Aaron takes the wicket.
Gujarat gets to 200 in 65.5 overs, losing four wickets.
At stumps on Day One , Gujarat is on 262 for 4 in its first innings, with Rujul Bhatt and Manpreet Juneja both unbeaten on 51.
Punjab has made a steady start and has moved to 33/0.
Shubman Gill has raced to a 50 here in just 54 balls with 11 boundaries. Punjab 73/0.
Punjab brings up its 100. It is going great guns at 102/0 on 24.5 overs.
Jiwanjot Singh reaches his 50 in 88 balls. Punjab 131/0.
At lunch, Punjab is sitting at a healthy 155/1 in 35.1 overs. Shubman Gill is three short of a century. He is on 97 off 101 balls.
Shubman Gill scores a century. 101 runs in 104 balls with 19 fours and one six. Punjab 168/1.
Gill departs for a well made 129. He has just taken 142 balls for the effort. The batsman is caught by Nakul Verma off Nitin Tanwar. Punjab 254/2.
At tea, Punjab is in a strong position at 297/2 in 66 overs . Anmolpreet Singh on 83 off 112 and Gurkeerat Mann on 21 off 32 are at the crease.
Punjab gets to 300 in the 67th over. And more importantly, it has just lost two wickets. The Services team is on a leather hunt all day.
Anmolpreet Singh also scores a century, with the help of 17 fours and a six. Punjab is on 331 for 2.
At stumps on Day One , Punjab is on 395 for 2. Anmolpreet is batting on 129, and Gurkeerat Mann on 68.
Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar adds:
Batting first, Tripura has made a steady start moving to 46/1.
Tripura has lost two more wickets and the latest to depart is B Ghosh for 32, bowled by Akash Parkar. Tripura is now 55/3.
Mumbai may have dropped two catches in the first 75 minutes, still the pace duo of Dhawal Kulkarni and Shardul Thakur have got rid of the top three of Tripura's batting order. It would be up to Smit Patel and Yashpal Singh, the two most reliable batsmen, to steer their team to a respectable total.
Akash Parkar sneaked through Smit Patel's defence but Rajat Dey has seen the session off in Yashpal Singh's company to put Tripura at 94/4 at lunch.
Tripura loses its fifth wicket. Dey is run out for five off 35 balls. Tripura is 96/5 in 33.4 overs.
A dropped catch just after lunch resulted in a mix-up between the batsmen that led to Rajat Dey being run out. Since then, however, Yashpal Singh and captain Mura Singg have batted sensibly to steer Tripura to 129 for five.
Tripura loses its eighth wicket for 152 on board and Mumbai's Akash Parkar takes five wickets. An impressive spell this from the bowler. His figures read 14.4-7-17-5.
Akash Parkar's maiden five-wicket haul has helped Mumbai end the second session on a fruitful note. However, the last ball before tea, Shardul Thakur dropped a skier at mid-off and hurt himself in the process, thus giving the Mumbai camp a scare.
At tea, Tripura 186/8, with the tailenders Gurender Singh and Akash Parkar waging their long handle during a 34-run unbroken association for the ninth wicket.
The ninth wicket partnership is broken as Gurinder Singh is trapped infront by Karsh Kothari for 20 off 27 balls and Tripura slump to 185/9 in 57.4 overs.
Mumbai wraps up Tripura's innings half an hour after tea for 195. The hosts will now hope for the stylish openers Prithvi Shaw and Jay Bista to bat out the 27 overs remaining in the day's play.
Tripura seamers have started on an excellent note. They hardly offered room for Prithvi Shaw, resulting in the batsman playing Rana Datta on to the stumps. Shreyas Iyer then got the ball of the day from Mura Singh to nick to the 'keeper. Jay Bista and Suryakumar Yadav have since looked in little trouble, coasting to 31 for 2 in 10 overs.
At stumps on Day One , Mumbai is on 77 for 3, trailing Tripura by 82 runs. In-form opener Jai Bista is batting on 43.
Haryana has made a slow start and has scored 26 runs without losing a wicket.
At the end of 17 overs, Haryana has moved to 57 without losing a wicket. G.A. Singh and S Rohilla are on 37 and 14 respectively.
Kerala draws first blood. Jalaj Saxena traps G.A. Singh in front for 40 (72). Haryana 66/1 in 22.2 overs.
At Lunch Haryana has scored 94/1 in 32 overs (Rohilla is on 36 off 92, while Bishnoi is on 11 off 30 balls).
Haryana loses its second wicket. Rohilla departs for 36 in 94 balls. He is caught by Sanju Samson off C.V. Vinod Kumar. Haryana 94/2 in 33.2 overs.
Haryana reaches its 200, for the loss of six wickets.
Assam wouldn't have hoped for this start and has limped to 41, losing three wickets. It was a wicket in the first over for Maharashtra as it saw the back of Abhishek Thakuri for no score.
At the end of 19 overs, Assam has limped to 79/3.
Assam gets to the three-figure mark. 100/3 in 21.1 overs.
Sibsankar Roy gets to a 50. He is batting on 53 off just 49 balls with nine fours and one six.
Gokul Sharma gets to a 50 in 75 balls (7x4, 0x6). Assam 132/3.
Lunch break: Assam is on 136/3 in 32 overs (Gokul Sharma 54 off 81 and Sibsankar Roy 68 off 70).
The post lunch session hasn't been good for Assam. Wasiqur Rahman is out for nine and Assam slips to 186/6 in the 47th over.
And N.R. Dhumal of Maharashtra picks up four wickets as Assam is 193/8 in the 51st over. Dhumal's figures read 15-4-60-4.
It is tea time and Assam has managed 236/8 in 59 overs . (Pritam Das 33 off 29, Arup Das 10 off 23).
Dhumal takes a five-for. Stupendous bowling effort from him. He picks up Pritam Das for 45 for his fifth victim and his stats read — 19.2-4-85-5. And Assam is 259/9.
At the end of Day One , Maharashtra is on 64 for 3. Maharashtra was bowled out for 279.
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