Hyderabad: In response to Hyderabad's 341, Madhya Pradesh have reached 265 for five. For Hyderabad only veteran VVS Laxman stood tall and played a gem of an innings of 120 which showed his class and proved the old saying again that 'form is temporary but class is permanent'. In response to that MP lost their top order quickly including Naman Ojha. Then Bundela made 106 and Birla made 52. They are trailing by 76 runs.
Brief Scores: Hyderabad 341 for 10 (Laxman 120) in 114.3 overs and MP 265 for 5 (D Bundela 106, Birla 52)
In Mohali, Punjab have taken full control of the match against Bengal. In response to Bengal's first innings total of 326 Punjab have declared for 579 for seven. In their second Innings Bengal have lost one early wicket. They are now 25 for 1.
Punjab in control against Bengal, MP look good to get a lead over Hyderabad.
Brief Scores: Bengal 1st innings 326 for 10 (Saha 98) in 108 overs. Punjab 1st innings 579 for 7 (Chouhan 158, Sidana 115) in 150 overs; Bengal second innings 25 for 1 (Basu 11*).
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