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Natraj in top form

Ahmedabad: Natraj Behera is in top form. The right-handed batsman scored his fourth successive century (106) in the Ranji Trophy to help Odisha to a total of 345 for eight at the end of the third day’s play in their Group A match, against Gujarat.

In Pune, middle-order batsman Ankit Bawne struck an unbeaten 138 as hosts Maharashtra dished out a commanding batting display to declare their first innings at 488 for six in reply to Himachal Pradesh’s 228 on the third day of a Group C match on Tuesday.

In Bangalore, Manish Pandey (119) hit a timely century and raised a 133-run stand with Ravikumar Samarth (75) as Karnataka reached 287 for eight in their second innings against Mumbai for a Group A match, on Tuesday.

Summarised scores

Group A

In Ahmedabad: Gujarat 479/8 decl. Odisha 345/8 (Natraj 106)

In Bangalore: Karnataka 251 & 287/8 (M. Pandey 119). Mumbai 269

In Jamshedpur: Jharkhand 332 & 83/3 (S. Wagh 3/20). Vidarbha 218

In New Delhi: Punjab 74 & 402 (J. Singh 147). Delhi 150 & 60/3

Group B

In Chennai: Tamil Nadu 318. Rajasthan 307/4

In Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh 250 & 78/3 (S. Raina 41 batting). Madhya Pradesh 115

In New Delhi: Railways 107 & 224/6 (M. Rawat 67 batting). Services 153

In Rajkot: Baroda 400 & 207/6 (S. Wakaskar 69). Saurashtra 311

Group C

In Agartala: Tripura 179 and 86. Andhra 163 & 104/0 (S. Bharat 64 not out). Andhra won by 10 wickets

In Jammu: Hyderabad 514/8 decl. vs J&K 198/6

In Porvorim: Kerala 273 & 147 (S. Jakati 4/44). Goa 242 & 82/5

In Pune: HP 228 & 98/1. Maharashtra 488/6 decl.(A.Bawne 138 not out)

All matches to continue unless otherwise mentioned