Ambati Rayudu is unbeaten at 18    Getty Images
Ambati Rayudu is unbeaten at 18 Getty Images

Assam vs Railways

Railways are en route to bowl Assam out for the second time in the Round Three match of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. At the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati, Railways reduced Assam to 41 for 7 at stumps of Day Three after declaring at 483 for 7. Assam now trail by 198 runs and have 3 wickets in hand to save the match.

The top three Railways batsmen departed for 90ish scores while Arindam Ghosh scored a century. With Number seven Ashish Yadav reaching his half-century, captain Mahesh Rawat decided to declare the innings. Though all the bowlers for Assam were successful, they gave away too many runs after their batsmen had put up 244 in the first innings.

Assam s batting in the third innings remained disastrous, with only Kunal Saikia registering a double digit score. Saikia s 16 was the highest by any batsman in the innings; Anureet Singh s 3-for and Deepak Bansal s double strike were the highlights of Railways bowling.

Brief scores

Assam 244 and 41 for 7 (Kunal Saikia 16; Anureet 3 for 18, Deepak Bansal 2 for 6) trail Railways 483 for 7 decl. (Saurabh Wakaskar 80, Shivakant 86, Nitin Bhille 89, Arindam Ghosh 109, Ashish Yadav 50*; Abu Nechim 1 for 86, Dhiraj Goswami 2 for 93)

Uttar Pradesh vs Maharashtra

Maharashtra had a great outing on Day Three of Round Three match against Uttar Pradesh. At the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, Maharashtra bowled out Uttar Pradesh for 271, taking the first-innings lead, and later put up 256 for 4 on the board, building big on it to take the lead to 297.

Eklavya Dwivedi s 71 was a major boost for Uttar Pradesh after losing their top six batsmen for 156 runs on the board. However, Dwivedi found very little help from the other end. Chirag Khurana, who had picke dup 6 wickets the previous day, got none on Thursday. Though Uttar Pradesh bowlers started off well, reducing Maharashtra to 66 for 2, Rahul Tripathi (91) and Ankit Bawne (58) revived them.

Saurabh Kumar and Shivam Chaudhary were the only two successful bowlers with a couple of wickets each.

Brief scores

Maharashtra 312 and 256 for 4 (Rahul Tripathi 91, Ankit Bawne 58; Saurabh Kumar 2 for 90, Shivam Chaudhary 2 for 38) lead Uttar Pradesh 271 (Almas Shaukat 63, Shivam Chaudhary 54, Eklavya Dwivedi 71; Chirag Khurana 6 for 53) by 297 runs.

Karnataka vs Hyderabad

Hyderabad need 288 runs to win the Round Three match against Karnataka. It has been a low scorer at the KSCA Navule Stadium, Shimoga, as Karnataka were bowled out for 183 and then they bowled out Hyderabad for 136. Karnataka then made a comeback to put up 332 while Hyderabad finished Day Three with 92 for 2.

Karun Nair s 132 and Stuart Binny s 72 have been major boosts for Karnataka s innings. Despite the rest of the team not been able to be up to the mark, the two batsmen provided ample runs for Karnataka to remain in the hunt. Mehdi Hasan was the top bowler for Hyderabad with a fifer.

Tanmay Agarwal and Ambati Rayudu have kept Hyderabad s hopes alive in the chase as Krishnappa Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal removed a player each.

Brief scores

Karnataka 183 and 332 (Karun Nair 134, Stuart Binny 72; Mehdi Hasan 5 for 68, Akash Bhandari 2 for 64) lead Hyderabad 136 and 92 for 2 (Tanmay Agarwal 43*, Ambati Rayudu 18*; Krishnappa Gowtham 1 for 32, Shreyas Gopal 1 for 21) by 288 runs.