OST Sports Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 23:
The visitors were 289 for 3 at close of play in reply to Odisha’s first innings score of 317 and looked set to take a massive first innings lead with seven wickets in hand.
Resuming at their overnight score at 78 for 1, the visitors consolidated their innings with Aswin playing a marathon knock of 159. He put up an unbeaten 173-run partnership for the fourth wicket with R Suraj Preetam, who remained not out on 71.
For Odisha, Subhranshu Senapati and Priyatosh Paramanik claimed two and one wicket respectively.