Mayank Agarwal has now slammed four centuries in as many games (Image courtesy: Getty)
Mayank Agarwal has now slammed four centuries in as many games (Image courtesy: Getty)

Railways vs Karnataka

304*, 176, 23, 90, 133* and 173. Yes, these are consecutive scores. Six innings and Mayank Agarwal has scored one short of 900 First-Class runs. He has been in a form of his life, and Karnataka has benefitted as a result. Already having qualified for the quarterfinal, they continued to pile up miseries on Railways at Karnail Singh Stadium, Delhi.

Karnataka lost in-form opener Ravikumar Samarth in the third ball of the innings. When Karun Nair fell, they were 19 for 3. Agarwal added 229 for the fourth wicket with Manish Pandey to help his side finish at 355 for 6.

Brief scores:

Karnataka 355 for 6 (Mayank Agarwal 173, Manish Pandey 108; Manish Rao 2 for 65) vs Railways.

Maharashtra vs Assam

It seemed like a cakewalk for Maharashtra when they elected to field first at Pune. Assam were reduced to 7 for 3. Sibsankar Roy and skipper Gokul Sharma anchored Assam to safe waters. While Roy belted an 82-ball 80, skipper Gokul crafted 87. They added 149 for the fourth wicket. Pacers Pritam Das and Arup Das added 66 for the ninth wicket to help Assam reach 279.

Pacer Nikit Dhumal was expensive but claimed a five-for. Assam continued to test Maharashtra with the potent Das attack. Arup and Pritam shared three wickets amongst them to leave Maharashtra at 64 for 3. Skipper Ankit Bawne is back in the hut for 6.

Brief scores:

Assam 279 all out (Sibsankar Roy 80, Gokul Sharma 87, Pritam Das 45) lead Maharashtra 64 for 3 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 41*; Pritam Das 2 for 32) by 215 runs.

Hyderabad vs Delhi

Delhi, who have already qualified for the quarterfinal, dominated the Day One of their contest against Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. Electing to bat, Rishabh Pant-led Delhi side finished with 336 for 5 at stumps.

Mayank Agarwal: I was facing around 1,000 balls everyday ahead of Ranji Trophy 2017-18
Mayank Agarwal: I was facing around 1,000 balls everyday ahead of Ranji Trophy 2017-18

Gautam Gambhir got the side off to a brisk start and fell for a 32-ball 33. Fellow opener and debutant Kunal Chandela struck 64. Delhi s star of the day was Himmat Singh, who fell short of his maiden First-Class hundred, courtesy a run out.

Brief scores:

Delhi 336 for 5 (Kunal Chandela 64, Himmat Singh 99, Lalit Yadav 62*; Mehdi Hassan 2 for 88) vs Hyderabad.