Haryana batted with caution in the second innings, ending the day at 121 for 3. Getty Images (Representational Image)

Haryana lead by 110 runs with 7 wickets remaining against Chattisgarh, on Day 2 of Group C, Ranji Trophy 2016-17. As a matter of fact, Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium have a thriller of match to witness on Day Three. Let me walk you through since the start. Haryana won the toss and elected to bat first. In addition, the curators dished out a sporting wicket, as it offered assistance to both batters and bowlers. However, Chhattisgarh bowlers made full use of it and reduced the opposition to 54 for 5. The onus was then on Rohit Sharma (not the Hitman) to take the team out of trouble. Full Updates: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Round 3, Day 2

Rohit scored 45 off 92, inclusive of 3 fours and a six, and stitched a vital partnership with Harshal Patel, who scored 34 off 53. Eventually, Harayana were bowled out for 178. On the other hand, Ajay Mandal picked up a stunning four-wicket haul, with Pankaj Rao and Abhishek Tamrakar taking two wickets each. In reply, Chhattisgarh took a lead of 11 runs, thanks to Sahil Gupta’s characteristic 78. However, none of the batsmen could emulate his genius and failed to provided the much-needed impetus. And from the bowling department, Joginder Sharma (you remember him, right?) scalped a spectacular five-for and dictated terms to the opposition. All the same, Haryana batted with caution in the second innings, ending the day at 121 for 3.

Brief scores

Haryana 178 (Rohit Sharma 45, Harshal Patel 34; Ajay Mandal 4 for 26) and 121 for 3 (Himanshu Rana 50, Rohit Sharma 34) lead Chhattisgarh 189 (Sahil Gupta 78, Rishabh Tiwari 30) by 110