Fast bowlers Shankar Rao and Varun Aaron shared seven wickets as Jharkhand dismissed Haryana for 123 in their second innings and then reached 74 for three at stumps on day 3 of the Group A Ranji Trophy match at Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Rao sent down a fiery spell on Saturday and captured four top-order batsmen early on after Haryana came out to bat for the second time, following the dismissal of Jharkhand for 231 in their first innings on Friday.Rao took the wickets of openers Nitin Saini (0) and Abhimanyu Khod (6), Sunny Singh (0) and Rahul Dalal (0), while his pace partner Aaron dismissed Avi Barot (1), Joginder Sharma (2) and Mohit Sharma (0).
Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhavin Thakkar and Ishank Jaggi took one wicket each.
Sachin Rana was the highest scorer as he hit 84 off 142 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes.
In their second essay, Bhavin Thakkar (29) and Ishank Jaggi (27) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn with Jharkhand still needing 128 runs with seven wickets in hand.
Haryana: 309 & 123 (S Rana 84; SS Rao 4/35)
Jharkhand: 231 & 74/3 in 34.0 overs (BJ Thakkar 29; MM Sharma 1/11).