Both Prithvi Shaw (L) and Sanju Samson disappointed on Day 3    PTI, IANS
Both Prithvi Shaw (L) and Sanju Samson disappointed on Day 3 PTI, IANS

Let us analyse how some of the top names fared on Day Three of the quarter-finals.

Prithvi Shaw

Mumbai needed a good start trailing Karnataka by 397 runs. The onus fell on Prithvi Shaw (14) and Jay Bista. While the openers looked positive, the others perished cheaply. It was a good opportunity for the youngsters to bat for longer periods, but the duo failed. Shaw, making headlines repeatedly for consistent performances, faltered on both occasions in the quarter-final. It has been one of the striking factors for Mumbai who are staring at innings defeat.

Sanju Samson

Kerala resumed Day Three at 32 for 2. They banked upon the likes of Sachin Baby and Sanju Samson to get them closer to Vidarbha’s 246. Nonetheless, both disappointed. Samson got a start but failed to convert it. Kerala eventually conceded a vital 70-run lead.

Faiz Fazal

The skipper had a rare failure in the first innings. Nonetheless, he made amends after Vidarbha grabbed a lead over Kerala. He remained unbeaten on 51, striking at 56.67. His presence will surely hold Vidarbha in good stead to post a challenging total.

Rishabh Pant

Delhi slumped from 180 for 2 to 277 for 5 quickly. Pant fell for 49 and gave a good platform for the lower order. At stumps, Delhi lead Madhya Pradesh by 19 runs and have already dismissed their openers.

Ashok Dinda

Dinda deserved more wickets on Friday for consistently hitting the deck. However, the veteran got rewarded by dismissing Gujarat’s tail in no time. He returned with 3 for 48 and helped Bengal attain a 130-run lead. Later, Abhimanyu Easwaran’s 93 (not out) dominated proceedings.