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    Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 3, Day 3: Delhi-Baroda match hangs in balance

    Delhi fought hard through fifties from Mohit Sharma and Unmukt Chand but the hosts still trail Baroda by 347 more runs for a first innings lead. Baroda put on a mammoth 561 in their first innings at Feroz Shah Kotla.

    At stumps on the third day, Delhi were 215 for 3 with Mohit scoring 71 and Unmukt contributing 51. Mithun Manhas (41), and Rajat Bhatia (9) were at the crease at end od day's play. Delhi now need 347 more runs in order to get three points from the game.

    Earlier, Baroda batted around 10 overs in the morning session to take their score from 525 for 7 to 561 all-out. The two overnight not out batsmen Ketan Panchal and Gagandeep Singh Natt were dismissed for 80 and 76 respectively. Parvinder Awana was pick of the bowler for Delhi as he picked up four scalps.

    Brief Scores:

    Baroda 1st Innings: 561 (Ambat Rayudu 131, Abhimanyu Chauhan 113, Ketan Panchal 80, Gagandeep Singh Natt 76, Parvinder Awana 4 for 104)

    Delhi 1st Innings: 215 for 3 (Mohit Sharma 71, Unmukt Chand 51, Mithun Manhas 41 not out).

    In Rohtak, Jayant Yadav (66) hit a solid half-century as Haryana put on a much improved show by setting up a 148-run target and then picked up three Odisha wickets on the third day of their tie. After folding for a humiliating 66 in the first innings, Haryana scored 300 in their second innings.

    Chasing 148 for an outright win, Odisha ended the day at 60 for 3 with Govind Podder (19) at the crease. Resuming at 165 for 6, Haryana added 155 more runs in the day as Yadav scored 66 runs and shared a superb 72-runs stand for the ninth wicket with Mohit Sharma (28).

    Continuing with the fighting spirit, Haryana bowlers then did a good job by knocking out three top-order batsmen.

    Brief Scores:

    Haryana: 66 and 300 all out (A Khod 74, J Yadav 66; B Mohanty 4 for 57)

    Odisha: 219 and 60 for 3 (G Podder 19 batting; J Yadav 1 for 4).

    In Meerut, Parvinder Singh struck an unbeaten century while Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed out on three-figure mark by nine runs as Uttar Pradesh extended their overall lead to a massive 445 runs against Karnataka. The duo added 230 runs for the fifth wicket to rescue their team from a precarious 88 for 4 and ended the third day at a strong 343 for 5.

    Having combined together at the fall of Mohammad Kaif's wicket early today, the duo showed great determination to not let Karnataka bowlers dominate the proceedings. Karnataka batsmen were on Sunday dismissed for a meagre 180 in response to hosts first innings total of 283.

    Brief Scores:

    Uttar Pradesh: 283 and 343 for 5 in 112 overs (P Singh 143 batting, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 91; Krishnappa Gowtham 49 for 2).

    Karnataka 1st innings: 181.

    In Chennai, with a full day to spare, Tamil Nadu were well on their way to achieve an outright win over Maharashtra, who were reeling at 75 for 8 while facing a target of 193, on the penultimate day.

    Four of the six bowlers who operated -- L Balaji, R Aushik Srinivas, M Rangarajan and Yo Mahesh -- claimed two wickets each.

    Brief scores:

    Tamil Nadu: 276 and 149

    Maharsashtra: 233 and 75 for 8.