An explosive triple century by Ravindra Jadeja propelled Saurashtra to a towering 545 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match against hosts Orissa at the Barabati stadium.
Jadeja, who was unbeaten on 141 on Thursday, scored a majestic 314 off 375 balls to steer his team to a formidable total virtually single-handed.
Displaying skillful batsmanship, he sent the ball in all directions, striking 29 hits to the fence and nine over it, during his 558-minute stay in the middle before being caught by Biplab Samantray off Deepak Behera.
Bhushan Chauhan also did well, scoring 83 off 171 balls, inclusive of 15 boundaries, while Pratik Mehta scored 39, which included six hits to the fence.
Saurashtra, 417 for six wickets at lunch, moved to 518 for 8 at tea before being dismissed for 545.
For Orissa, Basant Mohanty scalped four wickets for 86 runs, while Deepak Behera and Jayanta Behera captured two each.
In reply, Orissa were 51 without loss when stumps were drawn on the second day's play. Bikash Pati (34) and Natraj Behera were at (17) at the crease.
Saurashtra (1st innings): 545 all out (Ravindra Jadeja 314, Bhushan Chauhan 83, Pratik Mehta 39, Basant Mohanty 4-86).
Orissa (1st innings): 51 for no loss.
Pawan, Binny on run-spree against Rajasthan
KB Pawan laboured his way to a monumental double hundred while Stuart Binny smashed a 141-ball 151 as Karnataka posted a mammoth 623 for six in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Rajasthan in Udaipur.
Resuming the second day on 273 for three, Pawan added 130 runs to his overnight score to remain not out on 251, when skipper R Vinay Kumar decided to declare.
In reply, the defending champions were 49 for two in 15 overs, with captain Hrishikesh Kanitkar back in the pavilion for just 17.
Rajasthan trail by 574 runs, with eight wickets remaining.
During his 687-minute stay at the wicket, Pawan faced 476 deliveries and found the fence 23 times, besides clearing it once.
The aggressive Binny hit as many boundaries as Pawan, besides clearing the fence on three occasions.
Joining hands after the early dismissals of overnight batsman Amit Verma (69) and Meralidharen Gautam (10), the duo added 237 runs for the sixth wicket at over five runs per over to bat the opposition out of the match.
Thanks to Pawan and Binny's efforts, the visitors piled up 340 runs at the Field Club Ground.
For Rajasthan, pace spearhead Pankaj Singh finished with figures of three for 108, while medium pacer Sumit Mathur picked two.
Karnataka (1st innings): 623-6 decl in 160.4 overs (Pawan 251 not out, Binny 151; Pankaj Singh3/108).
Rajasthan (1st innings): 49/2 in 15 overs.
Mumbai in command against Railways
It was a case of too little too late as Railways, despite off-spinner Shreyas Khanolkar's five-wicket haul, could not prevent Mumbai from taking control of their Group A Ranji Trophy Elite division match in Delhi.
Khanolkar returned figures of five for 78 as Railways dismissed Mumbai for 483 in 141.3 overs, after the visitors resumed the second day on 338 for five at the Karnail Singh stadium.
The hosts, however, slumped to 66 for three by stumps, still trailing by 417 runs with seven batsmen to come.
Overnight centurion Rohit Sharma added 42 runs on Friday before Khanolkar went through his defence.
Ankeet Chavan (44), Romesh Powar and Dhawal Kulkarni (26) made useful contributions down the order before falling to Khanolkar.
Shivakant Shukla scored a 62-ball 31 for Railways befoe departing.
Captain Sanjay Bangar and Nitin Bille were at the crease on identical scores of four when stumps were drawn.
Burly off-spinner Romesh Powar (2/-8) picked two wickets for Mumbai while pacer Aavishkar Salvi (1-7) accounted for the other Railway batsman.
Mumbai (1st innings): 483 in 141.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 175, Suryakumar Yadav 88; Shreyas Khanolkar 5/78).
Railways (1st innings): 66 for 3 in 23 overs (Shivakant Shukla 31; Romesh Powar 2-18).
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar leads UP fightback against Punjab
Right-arm pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar scalped three wickets in an over, but missed a hat-trick, as Uttar Pradesh made a remarkable comeback to gain upperhand against Punjab at the end of the second day's play in their Group A Ranji Trophy Elite division match in Mohali.
Resuming at 329 for five, Punjab added just 21 runs to their overnight score before being dismissed for 350.
Bhuvaneshwar (4-82) cleaned up the Punjab tail, dismissing Bipul Sharma, Harbhajan Singh and Manpreet Gony in the space of four balls, to bring UP back into the game.
Overnight centurion Mandeep Singh remained stranded on 175 as Punjab's lower order did very little to help the home team's cause.
Left-arm pacer R P Singh, who picked four wickets on Thursday, returned figures of five for 72, while Piyush Chawla (1/75) accounted for the other Punjab batsmen.
In reply, UP were comfortably placed at 221 for three in 66 overs when stumps were drawn at the PCA stadium.
Opener Tanmay Srivastava (62), Mohammad Kaif (65) and Parvinder Singh (57 not out) scored the bulk of runs for UP.
In fact, it was the 121-run second-wicket partnership between Srivastava and Kaif that laid the foundation for UP's reply before Parvinder took up the responsibility.
Suresh Raina (15 not out) was giving Parvinder company at the crease at stumps.
For Punjab, Gony (1/57) and Navdeep Sidhu (1/45) picked a wicket each, but out-of-favour India spinner Harbhajan, who is also the skipper of the home team, returned wicket-less from the 17 overs he bowled during the day.
Punjab (1st innings): 350 all out in 104.5 overs (Mandeep Singh 175 not out; RP Singh (5/72, Bhuvanesh Kumar 4/82).
Uttar Pradesh (1st innings): 221 for three in 66 overs (Mohammad Kaif 65, Tanmay Srivastava 62, Parvinder Singh 57 not out; Navdeep Sidhu 1/45).
Delhi sight first innings lead against Haryana
Milind Kumar and Rajat Bhatia's unbeaten half-centuries put Delhi in command after their bowlers dismissed Haryana for 293 on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Elite (Group B) match in Delhi, on Friday.
Milind (84) and Bhatia (57) shared an unbroken 98-run partnership for the fourth wicket as Delhi put up 214 for 3 in reply to Haryana's 293.
Haryana, resuming at 256 for seven, were bowled out quickly, with Pradeep Sangwan completing a five-wicket haul, scalping two of the last three visiting wickets to fall.
Sangwan had impressive figures of 5 for 67 from the 22.5 overs he bowled.
Parvinder Awana supported him well, claiming three wickets from his 27 overs, conceding 95 runs.
In reply, Delhi did not have a great start either as opener Unmukt Chand fell with the total reading 38. Unmukt (24) was bowled by Sachin Rana.
Shikhar Dhawan too did not last long, contributing 16 runs to the total before being sent back by Amit Vashisht.
In walked Milind and together with Mithun Manhas (29), steadied the ship with a 64-run partnership for the third wicket.
Manhas departed after a 68-ball knock that included four boundaries, but Milind continued the steady build-up to what seems like a strong reply; he was ably supported by Bhatia.
Milind struck 12 fours in his knock that has so far taken 194 balls, while Bhatia's 57 came off 109 deliveries, with nine boundaries.
Haryana (1st innings): 256-7
Delhi (1st innings): 214-3 in 73 overs (Milind Kumar 84 batting, Rajat Bhatia 57 batting).
Robin D'Souza's five-wicket haul restricts Maharashtra
Ankit Bawne(67) and Rohit Motwani (91) shared a 144-run partnership to steer Maharashtra to 443 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Plate 'B' match against Goa, in Porvorim, Goa.
Resuming at the overnight score of 286 for 4, Maharashtra's batsmen continued to dictate terms and scored freely.
Motwani, who played some delightful shots, was unlucky to miss a hundred by nine runs as he was bowled by Sherbahadur.
Rohit, who hit 12 fours in his 188-ball, 269 minutes' stay at the wicket, shared a fifth-wicket partnership with Ankit Bawane, who scored 67, inclusive of six four and two sixes.
Robin D'Souza, the most successful bowler for the Goan side, dismissed Kedar Yadhav(45) and Srikhant Mundhe(41) to claim a career-best haul of 5 for 94.
Saurabh Bandekar took two wickets while Vasant Sarvanan, Sherbhadur Yadav and Amit Yadhav took a wicket each.
In reply, Goa lost two wickets and were 48 from 24 overs when stumps were drawn.
Samad Fallah got the first breakthrough, trapping opener Swapnil Asnodkar lbw for 13. Shrikhant Mundhe then dismissed Abhishek Raut for 8.
Vaibhav Naik(22) and Regan Pinto(4) were unbeaten when play ended.
Maharashtra (1st innings): 443
Goa (1st innings): 48-2 in 24 overs.
Wriddhiman Saha's unbeaten 167 hoists Bengal
Riding on wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha's unbeaten 167, Bengal declared their first innings at 560 for six, an hour after tea, on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy Super League tie against Gujarat in Kolkata.
Gujarat, in reply, were 10 for no loss off the six overs they played, at the Eden Gardens.
Captain Parthiv Patel (8) and all-rounder P K Panchal (1) were at the crease.
Resuming the day at the overnight score of 261 for 4, Saha, in skipper Manoj Tiwary's company, played a fine innings to stake claim for a berth in the Indian team for the upcoming tour of Australia. After registering his fifth first-class century, he successfully shouldered the responsibility after Tiwary (132) was caught by Parthiv off Amit Singh.
Coming in to bat at the fall of the fourth Bengal wicket on Thursday, Saha faced 292 balls and batted for 430 minutes. He hit 26 boundaries and a six in the process.
Saha was ably assisted by Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Sourashaish Lahiri, who remained unbeaten on 78 and 71 respectively.
While Shukla hit 12 fours and a six during his 120-ball innings, Lahiri struck six boundaries and two huge hits over the fence in his 114-ball vigil at the crease.
P K Panchal was the most successful of the visiting team's bowlers with figures of two for 41, including the prized wicket of former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
Second day's play also washed out in TN-Baroda match
The second day's play of the Super League Group B Ranji Trophy match between hosts Tamil Nadu and last year's runners-up Baroda in Chennai was called off without a ball being bowled following rain.
Following continous drizzle, play was called off at 4.00 pm.
The opening day's play was also washed out.
The city is experiencing heavy rain since the onset of the north-east monsoon last week.