[caption id="attachment_654893" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-654893" alt="Vidarbha's Faiz Fazal. Photo Courtesy: BCCI Twitter Handle" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Faiz-Fazal.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Vidarbha's Faiz Fazal. Photo Courtesy: BCCI Twitter Handle[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>At Porvorim: </strong>Punjab have tightened the screws over Goa in the penultimate day of Round 2 of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. After posting a mammoth 635, Punjab had reduced Goa to 94 for 1 yesterday. Goa continued to play catch-up on Day Three. Raghu Sharma, Vinay Chowdhary and Siddharth Kaul shared 9 wickets between them to fold Goa s first innings for 246. Soft dismissals and wickets at regular intervals derailed Goa. Following on after a 389-run deficit, Goa are 67 for 2 and need a spirited effort to save the match. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Punjab </strong>635 (Jiwanjot Singh 238, Anmolpreet Singh 113, Gurkeerat Singh 114; Shadab Jakati 5 for 165) lead <strong>Goa</strong> 246 (Sagun Kamat 47; Vinay Chowdhary 3 for 72, Raghu Sharma 4 for 50) and 67 for 2 (Swapnil Asnodkar 26, Sagun Kamat 26*; Vinay Chowdhary 1 for 11, Siddharth Kaul 1 for 12) by 322 runs. <p></p> <p></p><strong>At Delhi (Karnail Singh Stadium): </strong>In an action-packed day, Himachal pushed Services to the wall and require 9 wickets to stamp their authority in the match. Resuming from 153 for 6, Services were bundled out for 215 against Gurvinder Singh and Akash Vasisht. <p></p> <p></p>Ahead by 149, Himachal declared at 176 for 9 riding on lower-order contributions mainly from Rishi Dhawan and Vasisht. In pursuit of 326, Services are 28 for 1 runs at stumps. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Himachal Pradesh</strong> 364 and 176 for 9 decl. (Rishi Dhawan 40, Akash Vasisht 44; Rinku Singh 3 for 37) lead <strong>Services</strong> 215 and 28 for 1 (Ravi Chauhan 14*; Gurvinder Singh 1 for 2) by 298 runs. <p></p> <p></p><strong>At Nagpur: </strong>Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha s clash is heading towards a draw. After posting 489 courtesy Amandeep Khare (210) and Ashutosh Singh (113), Chhattisgarh bowlers restricted Vidarbha to 331 for 6. Vidarbha s Faiz Fazal carved out a responsible innings and forged valuable partnership with senior pro Wasim Jaffer to keep his side in the hunt. Ganesh Satish s 39 and unbeaten stand between Apoorv Wankhade and Karn Sharma have set up a challenging Day Four ahead. The valuable first-innings lead will be in both teams minds when they resume on Friday. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Chhattisgarh</strong> 489 (Ashutosh Singh 113, Amandeep Khare 210, Jatin Saxena 68; Umesh Yadav 3 for 87, Karn Sharma 3 for 139, Akshay Wakhare 3 for 99) lead <strong>Vidarbha </strong>331 for 6<strong> </strong>(Faiz Fazal 125, Wasim Jaffer 50, Ganesh Satish 39; PR Sharma 2 for 70, Sumit Ruikar 2 for 82) by 158 runs.