Chhattisgarh are placed at No. 2 and Kerala at No. 8 from Group C    Getty Images
Chhattisgarh are placed at No. 2 and Kerala at No. 8 from Group C Getty Images

Chhattisgarh who are set target of 327 ended Day 3 at 15 for no loss on Round 4 of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Kerala ended their innings are 307 for 3 with Rohan Prem securing his century and Sachin Baby getting half-century, who remained unbeaten at the end of the day. VA Jagadeesh was retired hurt on 45. Had he stayed the target would have built up and Chhattisgarh would have faced a tough time further. Sahil Gupta and Rishabh Tiwari are going steady and will look to chase the target while Kerala need to grab all the 10 wickets to surge through the victory. Earlier, Kerala had won the toss and opted to bat first. FULL Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 1, Round 4

They were bowled out for 207 with Prem once again the highest run-scorer for the side. Samson, who usually enters at No.5 position, was called in at No. 4. He put up some runs to go past the 200-run mark. Sumit Ruikar of Chhattisgarh got fifer to bowl out Kerala soon. However, the batting failed for Chhattisgarh in their first innings with none of the batsmen unable to put up run beyond fifty runs. Abhimanyu Chauhan was the only highest run-scorer with his score of 37.

Karaparambil Monish got four wickets while Iqbal Abdulla got three wickets to restrict Chhattisgarh below the 200-run mark. However, Kerala s second innings saw Chhattisgarh getting hardly any wickets as two bowlers Ajay Mandal and Sahil Gupta got only a wicket. Chhattisgarh are placed at No. 2 in points table while Kerala s another win can take them to the top.

Brief Scores:

Kerala 207 (Rohan Prem 62, Sanju Samson 41; Sumit Ruikar 5 for 50) & 307 for 3 (Rohan Prem 123, Sachin Baby 70; Sahil Gupta 1 for 32) lead Chhattisgarh 15 for no loss (Sahil Gupta 2, Rishabh Tiwari 11; Sandeep Warrior 0 for 2 Karaparambil Monish 0 for 1) & 187 (Amandeep Khare 35, Abhimanyu Chauhan 37; Karaparambil Monish 4 for 34, Iqbal Abdulla 3 for 26) by 313 runs