While Gujarat finished at the top of the Group B table with a ten-wicket win over Jharkhand, Kerala thumped Haryana by an innings and eight runs
The fast bowler made his maiden first-class fifty and topped it up with two wickets in two overs. Elsewhere, defending champions Gujarat too built a solid case for qualification
The possibility of a three-way tie added to a fascinating subplot on an action-packed day
Things got tighter in a group which presents the possibility of a three-way tie
Gujarat open up 297-run advantage over Rajasthan, bowlers keep Kerala in the hunt and J&K in the hunt for first-innings lead
Haryana secure first-innings lead in Lahli; Parvez Rasool sparkles with bat and ball in Jamshedpur
Haryana's Harshal Patel made 83 to lift his team from 96 for 7 at one point to making 223, before they reduced Rajasthan to 74 for 7
Opener Snell Patel digs in with Pujara to make maiden first-class ton; Pankaj Singh leaves Haryana in tatters
Kerala cruised home after KC Akshay's nine-for while Saurashtra leapt to the top of the table after handing Jharkhand a thrashing
A round-up of the first day of Group B games from the fourth round of Ranji Trophy matches
Elsewhere, Jharkhand picked up a bonus point against Haryana through a ten-wicket win
A round-up of the second day of third-round matches from Group B in Ranji Trophy 2017-18
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