Rajasthan grabbed the crucial first innings lead but Odisha got their act together in the second essay to be 244 for two on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match.
Overnight 143/8, Odisha folded for 172 in the first innings in reply to Rajasthan’s 323. For Rajasthan, Pankaj Singh and Aniket Choudhary snared four wickets apiece to wreck Odisha’s batting in the first innings.
However, Odisha put up an improved performance in the second innings with a solid performance from the top order.
Stars of the day were Subhranshu Senapati (90) and Ranjit Singh (89), who were holding fort for Odisha when stumps were drawn for the day.
Opener Sandeep Pattnaik also made a notable contribution with a 40-run knock.
Odisha: 172 and 244/2 (f/o) in 75 overs (Subhranshu Senapati 90 batting, Ranjit Singh 89 batting).