[caption id="attachment_654638" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-654638" alt="Amit Mishra AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/amit-mishra1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Amit Mishra AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>At Guwahati: </b><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/railways" target="_blank">Railways</a> bowled out Assam early on Day Two of Round Three of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ranji-trophy-2017-18" target="_blank">2017-18 Ranji Trophy</a> match. On Wednesday, Railways cleared up the two remaining wickets to restrict <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/assam" target="_blank">Assam</a> to 244. Railways, 224 for 2, finished 21 runs away from taking the lead at stumps. <p></p> <p></p>A combined attack of Anureet Singh, Deepak Bansal and Amit Mishra had run through Assam s batting, getting rid of 8 of their batsmen on the opening day. Tarjinder Singh s 43 was the highest score for Assam while Dhiraj Goswami s 41 not out was a solid contribution. <p></p> <p></p>In response, Saurabh Wakaskar and Shivakant Shukla provided Railways with a steady start. They added 144 for the opening stand. Though the Assam bowlers dismissed both batsmen later on, Railways were already on top before that. <p></p> <p></p><b>Brief scores:</b> <p></p> <p></p><b>Assam </b>244 (Tarjinder Singh 43, Dhiraj Goswami 41*; Anureet Singh 3 for 81, Deepak Bansal 4 for 61, Amit Mishra 3 for 56) lead <b>Railways</b> 224 for 2 (Saurabh Wakaskar 80, Shivakant Shukla 86; Abu Nechim 1 for 34, Pritam Das 1 for 33) by 20 runs. <p></p> <p></p><b>At Lucknow: </b>Despite a good start, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Maharashtra" target="_blank">Maharashtra s</a> lower order tumbled on Day Two. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Uttar-Pradesh" target="_blank">Uttar Pradesh</a> restricted them at 312 before getting reduced to 232 for 7 themselves, which put Maharashtra back on top. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit Motwani and Ankit Bawne, who were unbeaten at stumps of the opening day, departed early the next day. Saurabh Kumar bowled exceptionally well to pick up 7 for 110, while Ankit Rajpoot had 3 for 68. <p></p> <p></p>However, Maharashtra disappointed with the bat. After losing Himanshu Asnora early, Almas Shaukat (63) and Shivam Chaudhary (54) added 101. Both scored half-centuries but none turned it into century. Then Uttar Pradesh lost wickets frequently: apart from Eklavya Dwivedi (40*), nobody got going. Chirag Khurana was the pick of the bowlers for Maharashtra with 4 for 38. <p></p> <p></p><b>Brief scores:</b> <p></p> <p></p><b>Maharashtra </b>312 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 63, Ankit Bawne 119, Rohit Motwani 62; Ankit Rajpoot 3 for 68, Saurabh Kumar 7 for 110) lead <b>Uttar Pradesh </b>232 for 7 (Almas Shaukat 63, Shivam Chaudhary 54, Eklavya Dwivedi 40*; Anupam Sanklecha 1 for 35, Chirag Khurana 4 for 38) by 80 runs. <p></p> <p></p><b>At Shimoga: </b>Batting in search of a big lead, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/karnataka" target="_blank">Karnataka</a> failed for the second time in the match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hyderabad" target="_blank">Hyderabad</a>. Karnataka had bundled Hyderabad for 136 after being bowled out for 183. Batting again, they put up 127 for 4 at stumps of Day Two. <p></p> <p></p>Kolla Sumanth (68*) stood firm for Hyderabad, scoring exactly half the team total. Only three others registered double-digit scores as Krishnappa Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal ran through the batting. <p></p> <p></p>Karnataka, too, kept on losing back to back wickets batting again. Karun Nair (37*) and Stuart Binny (27*) kept the hopes alive at stumps. All 4 wickets went to Mehdi Hasan. <p></p> <p></p><b>Brief scores</b> <p></p> <p></p><b>Karnataka </b>183 and 127 for 4 (Ravikumar Samarth 29, Karun Nair 37*; Mehdi Hasan 4 for 54) lead <b>Hyderabad</b> 136 (Kolla Sumanth 68*, Akash Bhandari 24; Krishnappa Gowtham 3 for 56, Shreyas Gopal 5 for 17) by 174 runs.