Naman Ojha, Parvinder Singh score centuries
Tamil Nadu were on the verge of victory against Maharashtra while Madhya Pradesh's Naman Ojha and Parvinder Singh of Uttar Pradesh smashed tons to put their teams in strong position on day three of Ranji Trophy third round matches yesterday
In Chennai, Tamil Nadu require two wickets to win against Maharashtra, who were reeling at 75 for eight while chasing a 193-run target. Laxmipathy Balaji, Yo Mahesh, R Aushik Srinivas and Malolan Rangarajan picked a couple each for Tamil Nadu.
Madhya Pradesh skipper Naman Ojha led from the front to score an unbeaten 102 against defending champions Rajasthan in Jaipur, helping his side reach 200 for one in the second innings. The visitors made 256 in the first innings and Rajasthan replied with 379.
Parvinder (143 not out) starred for Uttar Pradesh in Meerut to put his team in a commanding position against Karnataka. The hosts were 343 for five in their second innings at stumps, gaining a massive lead of 445 runs. Karnataka were bundled out for 181 in their first innings in response to Uttar Pradesh's 283.
Meanwhile, Baroda need to pick Delhi’s seven wickets on the final day to bag three points from a first innings lead, as the hosts finished the third day at 215 for three.
Baroda were bowled out for 561.