Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s poor performance against Railways at Karnail Singh Stadium on Friday, made them to acquire two points from six games.They will be playing in the Plate group next year even if they take full six points from their last game against Rajasthan.

On the other hand Railways kept their position into the knock-out round of the Ranji Trophy after getting three points from the match against Odisha and now have 13 points after wining against Saurashtra in their last game can ensure a safe passage to the last eight, said sources.

Odisha could add only 37 runs to their overnight score of 294 as Railways medium pacer Krishnakant Upadhyay and left-arm spinner Murali Kartik ripped through their lower batting order by taking two wicket each. It was Upadhyay (2 for 69) who broke the overnight partnership of Abhilash Mallick and Govinda Poddar to put Railways on track of taking the first innings lead, said sources.