Yusuf Pathan slammed his 9th First-Class hundred (Image courtesy: AFP)
Yusuf Pathan slammed his 9th First-Class hundred (Image courtesy: AFP)

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda

Pathan brothers proved they have enough steam left to compete at higher levels. Responding to MP s massive 551 for 8 declared, Baroda were on the mat after being reduced to 5 for 2 in their first game of this season at Indore. They were soon reduced to 54 for 4 in the morning session of Day 3 when the Pathan brothers came to the rescue. More: Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Points Table, Team Standings, Match Results

Yusuf Pathan slammed his ninth First-Class hundred and added 188 for the sixth wicket with Baroda skipper and his half brother Irfan. Ishwar Pandey, Avesh Khan, Ankit Sharma and Mihir Hirwani claimed 2 wickets each to skittle Baroda out for 302.

Following on, Baroda were 41 for 1 at Day Three stumps. Avesh dismissed Baroda opener Aditya Waghmode for 31. Baroda will battle hard on the final day to ensure a point from this game and the hopes are again pinned on the Pathan brothers.

Brief scores:

Madhya Pradesh 551 for 8 dec. (Devendra Bundela 99, Shubham Sharma 196, Ankit Sharma 104; Swapnil Singh 3 for 136) lead Baroda 302 all out (Yusuf Pathan 111, Irfan Pathan 80; Ishwar Pandey 2 for 44) & 41 for 1 by 208 runs.

Tamil Nadu vs Andhra

Riding on B Sumanth s century, Andhra piled up 309 in their first innings at Chennai. They had bowled out the star-studded Tamil Nadu side for 176 on Day One. Ravichandran Ashwin finished with 4 for 71. Pacer K Vignesh contributed with 3 wickets.

Tamil Nadu, at stumps on Day Three, lost 2 wickets for 112. While skipper Abhinav Mukund is unbeaten on 54, Murali Vijay s tryst with injuries continued as he twisted his ankle and was retired hurt for 13.

Tamil Nadu now eye quick runs on the board and hope for an Ashwin magic on the final day.

Brief scores:

Tamil Nadu 176 all out (Baba Aparajith 51; Y Prithvi Raj 3 for 39, Bhargav Bhatt 4 for 52) & 112 for 2 (Abhinav Mukund 54*) trail Andhra 309 all out (B Sumanth 109, K Ashwin Hebbar 64; Ravichandran Ashwin 4 for 71, K Vignesh 3 for 73) by 21 runs.

Odisha vs Tripura

More days have passed for this match than overs. The first two days were washed out and Day Three saw just 2 overs being bowled at Cuttack. Odisha elected to field. Tripura were 6 for 0 after 2 overs when rains stopped play.

Brief scores:

Tripura 6 for 0 vs Odisha.