Both Hyderabad and Chhattisgarh are in positions to win the match    Getty Images
Both Hyderabad and Chhattisgarh are in positions to win the match Getty Images

Both Hyderabad and Chhattisgarh have equal chances to bag six points at the end of Day Three as they play each other in the Round 7 match of Ranji Trophy 2016-17. The match is being played at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Valsad. Hyderabad did a commendable job in the first innings putting up 351 runs for Chhattisgarh to chase. Chhattisgarh, in reply, scored 188 runs handing Hyderabad a 163-run lead. While Hyderabad had a good chance to build on the lead to make it tough for Chhattisgarh to achieve, they faltered, losing 9 wickets on Day Three with only 115 runs on the board. FULL Cricket Scores and updates: Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 3, Round 7

Chhattisgarh had started things off really well, losing the wicket of Sahil Gupta on Day Two and with 124 runs on the board. As Day Three started, opener Abhimanyu Chauhan departed for 55. This triggered the fall of wickets for Chhattisgarh. No other batsmen could go past the mark of 50 runs and their innings ended with 188 runs. Chama Milind and Akash Bhandari were the two most successful bowlers for Hyderabad with 3 wickets each. Ranji Trophy 2016-17 Points Table & team standings

Batting in their second innings, Hyderabad could not do much as well, losing wickets one after another in quick succession. Bhandari is the highest run-getter of the innings with 29 runs and is unbeaten at the crease with Ravi Kiran and will resume batting on Day Four as Hyderabad have 115 for 9. Bowling for Chhattisgarh, Pankaj Rao and Abhishek Tamrakar were the two most successful with 4 wickets each.

Brief scores:

Hyderabad 351 and 115 for 9 (Benjamin 19, Akash Bhandari 29*; Pankaj Rao 4 for 37, Abhishek Tamrakar 4 for 19) lead against Chhattisgarh 188 (Sahil Gupta 55, Abhimanyu Chauhan 55; Chama Milind 3 for 47, Akash Bhandari 3 for 27) by 278 runs.