The Odisha bowlers supplemented their batsmen to keep a tight control over Haryana in the Ranji Trophy tie in Rohtak. Odisha need 9 wickets on Day 4 to win this match, while Haryana would have a tough task to salvage a draw.
In reply to Odisha’s first innings total of 529/6, Haryana bowled out for 216 and had to follow on. Rahul Dewan (30), Nitin Saini (51), Jayant Yadav (46), Sachin Rana (24) and Priyank Tehlan (21) were the top contributors.
For Odisha, Basant Mohanty and Suryakant Pradhan took three wickets each. Dhiraj Singh took two wickets. In the second innings, Haryana ended Day 3 at 46/1. They are still trailing by 267 runs and stare at an innings defeat.