Following Aryan's departure, UP faced a top-order collapse, plummeting from 75 for one to 124 for five during the second session. Despite Kerala's hopes of swiftly finishing the innings, Rinku Singh and Dhruv Jurel's unbroken 120-run stand for the sixth wicket dashed those aspirations.

Rinku Singh stepped up to build a good innings for his team

Known for his white-ball prowess, Rinku Singh showcased a different facet of his game, adopting a more conservative approach on a tricky pitch. Battling with assurance, he reached an unbeaten 71, while Dhruv Jurel complemented him well with a patient 54 not out. 

Their partnership proved crucial in thwarting Kerala's bowling attack and steering UP to a more comfortable position, closing the day at 244 for five when bad light halted proceedings. 

The duo's resilience and partnership have not only rescued UP but also set the stage for an intriguing battle in the upcoming sessions of the Ranji Trophy encounter.

The young batsman has already impressed everyone with his performances in the white ball format for Team India. As India prepares to face England at home, it would be interesting to see if Rinku Singh earns his maiden Test call-up for India.