Saurashtra dominate


At stumps, Bengal were in deep trouble struggling at 27 for one from eight overs with two more days to go. Resuming at their overnight score of 372 for three, Saurashtra started the day with the inform duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja at the crease.

Bengal got the first breakthrough when Bose castled Pujara and Jadeja (32) followed suit in the next over. Left-hander Pratik Mehta (73) was engaged in a 79 and 76 run partnerships with Sitanshu Kotak (44) and Rakesh Dhruv (42) respectively as Saurashtra kept on frustrating the Bengal bowlers on the second day.
Brief scores: Group A: At Dharmasala: Tamil Nadu: 293/8 vs Himachal Pradesh: 291/4 (Bhavin Thakkar 83, Vinit Indulkar 71, Mukesh Sharma 68; L Balaji 2-66).
At Hyderabad: Orissa: 276 all out in 114.1 overs (Rakesh Mohanty 42, Pravanjan Mallick 77, Halhadar Das 49, Alok Sahoo 47; Alfred Absolem 2-69, Mohammed Khader 2-82, Munagala Arjun 4-52)) vs  Hyderabad: 123/5 in 59 overs (Anirudh Singh 44 n.o.; Basanth Mohanty 2-55, Alok Sahoo 2-34).

At Chandigarh: Gujarat: 160 all out vs Punjab: 361/5 in 127 overs (Ravi Singh 35, Rahul Sharma 95, Taruwar Kohli 100 n.o., Pankaj Dharmani 38, Sunny Sohal 33 n.o.; Mehul Patel 2-104, Salil Yadav 2-96).

At Delhi: Railways: 187 all out vs Mumbai 248/8 in 103 overs (Wasim Jaffer 75, Rohit Sharma 94 n.o., Vinayak Samant 26; Shailender Gehlot 2-49, Murali Kartik 3-70).
Group B: At Kolkata: Saurashtra 650/9d in 161.3 overs (Chirag Pathak 118, Sagar Jogiyani 103, Jaydev Shah 59, Cheteshwar Pujara 84, Pratik Mehta 73; Ranadeb Bose 2-146, Ashok Dinda 2-161, Saurashish Lahiri 3-162) vs Bengal 27/1 in 8 overs.

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