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    Kerala eye big first-innings lead

    Centurion Rohan Prem and Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan were the stars of the day as Kerala took control against Tripura.

    Agartala: Centurion Rohan Prem and Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan were the stars of the day as Kerala took control of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Tripura here on Sunday.

    Prem scored 170 off 364 balls while left-arm medium pacer Manukrishnan picked four for 20 as Kerala, after posting 400 in their first innings, reduced the hosts to 55 for four at the Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium.

    Resuming on 275 for five, Kerala rode on Prem's knock, which contained 20 fours, to make a big total. Tripura trailed the hosts by another 345 runs with six wickets remaining.

    Brief scores: Kerala 1st innings: 400 all out in 131.1 overs (Rohan Prem 170; Timir Chanda 4 for 77, Manisankar Murasingh 3 for 79)

    Tripura 1st innings: 55 for 4 in 31 overs (Unnikrishnan Manukrishnan 4 for 20).

    Services vs J&K: Read Prateek Srivastava's report here.

    Himachal vs Goa:

    In Porvorim, Himachal Pradesh's lower-order batted resolutely and helped the side put on 338 in their first innings against hosts Goa on the second day of the Group C Ranji Trophy match at the PCA ground here on Sunday.

    At the draw of stumps, Goa were 118 for one in their first innings with opener Swapnil Asnodkar and Amogh Desai batting on 64 and 31, respectively. Resuming the day from 210 for five, Himachal added another 128 runs thanks to the eighth wicket stand of 86 runs between Karanveer Singh and Rahul Singh.

    Karanveer scored an unbeaten 39 while Rahul made 47. For Goa, debutante Gaurish Gawas was the most successful bowler, claiming four wickets for 109 runs, while Shadab Jakati took three for 78.

    Brief scores: Himachal Pradesh 338 all out; Goa 118 for 1 (Asnodkar 64 batting, Desai 31 batting, Malik 1 for 39)

    Jharkhand vs Andhra

    In Dhanbad, Saurabh Tiwary scored a magnificent 119 to help Jharkhand post a decent 257 in their first innings before Andhra Pradesh made a good reply in the Ranji Trophy Group C match at Railway stadium, here on Sunday.

    Tiwary, who began at his overnight score of 73, and Shahbaz Nadeem (51) shared a crucial 74-run stand for the eighth wicket to put their side in a position from where they could fight.

    In reply, Andhra reached 132 for four with Amol Majumdar (41) and AG Pradeep (38) putting up an unconquered 78-run stand for the fifth wicket.

    Their stand rescued the visitors as they were reeling at 54 for four at one stage.

    Brief Scores: Jharkhand 1st innings: 257 all out in 106.4 overs. (S Tiwary 119, S Nadeem 51; S Sahabudin 4 for 39)

    Andhra 1st innings: 132 for 4 in 45 overs. (A Majumdar 41 batting; Saunnt Gupta 2 for 45).

    (With inputs from agencies)