In a day of uncertainties, Uttar Pradesh dominated with the ball in the morning but by the end of the day, they were in a tentative position against Orissa.
Three quick wickets, including that of skipper Mohammad Kaif, tilted the match towards Orissa, who were bowled out for 216 in the first innings.
At 84-3, Uttar Pradesh bank on the in-form Suresh Raina to take the team to a position of strength. In the morning, Kaif asked debutant seamers Mohd Abid Khan and Sudeep Tyagi to share the new ball, ahead of experienced seamer Ratnesh Mishra. And the trick worked. Tyagi bowled two devastating spells, taking 6-46 on debut to rout Orissa.
Brief scores: Orissa 216 all out (SS Das 75, P Jayachandra 55, D Mohanty 27; Sudeep Tyagi 6/46, Shivakant Shukla 2/16). UP 1st innings: 84 for 3 (S Shukla batting 35, S Raina batting 27)
Maharashtra in control against Tamil Nadu
Chennai: A fine century by Harshad Khadiwale put
Maharashtra on the road to a big score in their Super-league Group A match against Tamil Nadu.
Brief scores: Maharashtra 261 for 4 (H. Khadiwale 126, V. Bhilare 26, K. Jadhav 35, Y Takawale 52 n.o.; R. Ashwin 2 for 81, K. Vasudevadas 1 for 24) vs Tamil Nadu.
Pujara hits half-century
Dharamsala: Saurashtra, aided by a half-century by Cheteshwar Pujara and useful contribution from K. Vaghela (40) reached 262 for 6 against Himachal Pradesh.
Brief scores: Saurashtra 262 for 6 (K. Vaghela 40, S. Kotak 38, C. Pujara 64; A. Thakur 3-62, Sarandeep 2-67) vs HP.