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    Goa, Himachal Pradesh take three points

    Kerala and Jharkhand pitched in doughty performances to deny outright victories to Goa and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

    Kerala did well to hold onto a draw against Goa at Malappuram after following-on. Goa dismissed Kerala for 297 after piling up 512 for 8 (dec) in their first innings. Kerala were 120 for 4 at the end of day four in their second innings.

    Brief score: Goa 512 for 8 (dec) drew with Kerala 297 and 120-4

    In Ranchi, Himachal Pradesh (HP) rattled up three points against Jharkhand on the basis of first innings lead. HP had amassed 442 for 7 (dec) in their first innings after bowling Jharkhand out for 236. Akash Verma and Manish Vardhan compiled a fine opening partnership for the hosts on the last day to deny an outright victory to HP.

    Brief score: Himachal Pradesh 442 for 7 (dec) drew with Jharkhand 236 and 244-2 (Akash Verma 117, Manish Vardhan 94)