Andhra notched up their second outright victory of this Ranji season by thrashing hapless Jammu & Kashmir (J & K) by an innings and 15 runs. Andhra earned seven points from the match (one bonus point for an innings victory). J & K were shot out for 222 in their second innings in response to Andhra's total of 390. J & K were rolled over for 153 in their first innings.
Brief score: Andhra 390 (AG Pradeep 136) beat Jammu & Kashmir 153 and 222 (Ian Dev Singh 65; Vijaykumar 3-33) by an innings and 15 runs
In Malappuram, Kerala are reeling at 249 for 6 at stumps on day three in reply to Goa's first innings total of 512 for 8 dec. Apart from their opener Abhishek Hegde, no Kerala batsman showed resistance and they're most likely to concede a first innings lead to Goa.
Brief score: Goa 512-8 dec lead Kerala 249-6 (Hegde 80; Sher Yadav 3-34) 263 runs
In Ranchi, Himachal Pradesh (HP) grabbed the first innings lead against Jharkhand to ensure three points. Rishi Dhawan, who bagged six wickets in Jharkhand's first innings, shone with the bat as well and compiled a fine 128 as HP declared their first innings at 442 for 7. Jharkhand were bowled out for 236 in their first innings despite a ton by Saurabh Tiwary.
Brief score: Jharkhand 236 and 27-0 trail Himachal Pradesh 442-7 dec (Rishi Dhawan 128; Shankar Rao 3-85) by 179 runs
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