Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the third match of Deodhar Trophy, between India A and India C.
Result: India C beats India A by six wickets to enter the final of the Deodhar Trophy.
India A: 293/6 in 50 overs
India C: 296/4 in 47 overs
Player of the Match: Shubman Gill (106*, 111b, 8*4, 3*6)
There's the win and it comes from the bat of Shubman Gill who hit a brilliant unbeaten century to take his team into the final. He was ably supported by Suryakumar Yadav who hit a belligerent unbeaten half-century as the duo made the run chase look easy. However, credit goes to Ishan Kishan also who made a valuable half-century and along with Shubman bailed the team out of trouble. Chasing 294, India C was struggling at 85/3 when the pair of Shubman and Ishan started the repair work and forged a match-winning 121-run stand for the fourth wicket. After Ishan departed, it was Suryakumar who took the onus and went after the bowlers. Suryakumar and Shubman added an unbeaten 90-run partnership for the fifth wicket and made most of an India A attack that lacked tooth. India C will meet India B in the final at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday.
16:30: Fifty for Suryakumar Yadav and what an innings this has been. Suryakumar has hit four massive sixes and a couple of boundaries en route to his fifty and most importantly took the pressure off Shubman Gill.
16:25: A couple of pick up shot for two massive sixes from Suryakumar Yadav has changed the equation completely. India C requires 12 in 25 deliveries.
16:20: Mohammed Siraj is back into the attack with Shubman Gill on 96. India C requires 26 runs in 29 deliveries.
15:59: Shubman Gill has his sights firm on a century and most importantly India C will hope the young man continues to bat. With Suryakumar Yadav in company, India C has a genuine chance to overhaul the target. India C needs 66 runs in 60 deliveries with six wickets in hand.
15:39 pm: WICKET! R Ashwin breaks the century stand as he traps Ishan Kishan. Ishan goes on the backfoot in an attempt to play the cut shot but was undone by Ashwin's slider. India C 206/4 in 35.4 overs. Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in.
15:32 pm: 100-run partnership - Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan bring up their 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket and what a turnaround this has been. Two of India's future stars have literally toiled with the India A bowling. Both batsmen have shown great composure, sound technique and have played some magnificent shots. India C 202/3 at the end of 35 overs.
15:22 pm: Dhawal Kulkarni is back into the attack
15:15 pm: Fifty for Ishan Kishan: He gets to his fifty with a cheeky tickle to the fine leg boundary but this has been an outstanding innings. Ishan has attacked both the fast bowlers and spinners and has used his feet well. India C 171/3 after 31 overs.
15:12 pm: Fifty for Shubman Gill: Brilliant controlled innings from Shubman Gill as he brings up his fifty in 63 deliveries. He will be eyeing a big one. India C 161/3 in 30 overs.
15:08 pm: Shubman Gill welcomes Mulani with a brilliant six over deep mid-wicket. Gets on his knee and slog sweeps Mulani into the stands. Class batting.
15:07 pm: Shams Mulani replaces Mohammed Siraj.
15:03 pm: Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan bring up the fifty-run partnership for the fourth wicket and both batsmen are looking in good touch. While they are milking the singles, both Gill and Kishan have been able to find the boundaries. India C 142/3 in 27.4 overs.
14:50 pm: Mohammed Siraj into the attack.
14:40 pm: Shubman Gill seems to be unaffected by the fall of the wickets at the other end. He slog sweeps Ashwin over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum. With Ishan Kishan at the other end, this partnership will be vital for India C. India C 101/3 in 21 overs.
14:32 pm: WICKET! Direct hit and Suresh Raina is run out against the run of play. Shubman Gill taps the ball to the on-side and calls for a quick single. Raina was off the blocks but slowed down as Anmolpreet Singh with a brilliant direct throw caught Raina short of his crease. India C 85/3 in 18.2 overs.
14:30 pm: Shubman Gill plays a lovely inside out shot off Ashwin and the ball races away to the fence. India C 85/2 at the end of 18 overs.
14:25 pm: Bowling change - Dinesh Karthik brings back his premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as he replaces Siddharth Kaul.
14:19 pm: Suresh Raina is off the mark with a single towards mid-wicket. This will be an important innings for Raina who has been out of touch. The stage is set for the southpaw to score a match-winning knock. India C 77/2 in 15.4 overs.
14:13 pm: WICKET! Played-on. Abhinav Mukund is extremely disappointed as he chops one onto his stumps. He tried to steer Shams Mulani towards third man but the ball was too close, took the inner edge of the bat to castle the stumps. Unlucky there but spinner Mulani is happy. India C 69/2 in 14.2 overs. Suresh Raina is the new man in.
14:06 pm: Shubman Gill and Abhinav Mukund have started the repair work after Rahane's departure. The duo has strung a partnership and India C will hope the pair to build on the innings. India C 61/1 after 13 overs.
13:40 pm: WICKET! There's the prized wicket. Rahane fails yet again and fails to cash in on the life he got as the skipper departs for 14. Wonderful caught and bowled by Kulkarni as he gets his Mumbai team-mate. India C 24/1.
13:32 pm: DROPPED! Siraj drops Rahane on 8. How costly is this miss going to be?
13:23 pm: Abhinav Mukund survives as Dhawal Kulkarni almost got his man. It was pitched in line, Mukund got into an awkward position as the ball hit him flush on his pads. It looked plumb but the umpire thought otherwise. Kulkarni bowls a maiden over. India C 2/0 after 2 overs.
13:16 pm: Abhinav Mukund and Ajinkya Rahane walk out for the chase and it will be Ravichandran Ashwin who will start proceedings with the ball. Rahane to take strike.
12:47 pm: Rajneesh Gurbani bowls a brilliant last over as he gives just eight runs. Kedar Jadhav playing his first match made a vital unbeaten 41 off 25 deliveries as India A post a challenging total of 293/6 at the end of 50 overs.
12:41 pm: Rajneesh Gurbani will be bowling the final over and it will be Kedar Jadhav on strike.
12:32 pm: Back to back boundaries for Kedar Jadhav and this is smart batting from the all-rounder. A tickle past short fine leg and then found the gap through backward point to put Rajneesh Gurbani under pressure. At the end of 48 overs, India A is 270/6.
12:27 pm: WICKET - R Ashwin fails to make an impact as he perishes while trying to clear the fence. Vijay Shankar once again accounted the wicket of his Tamil Nadu team-mate to pick three wickets. Ashwin made a good connection but hit it straight into the hands of Umar Nazir at deep square leg. India A 257/6 in 47 overs.
12:26 pm: 250 up for India A - Kedar Jadhav and R Ashwin bring up the 250 for India A and Jadhav will be eyeing to up the ante with little over three overs remaining.
12:18 pm: Hat-trick ball - R Ashwin manages to deny Vijay Shankar a hat-trick as he defends a length delivery.
12:16 pm: WICKET! Vijay Shankar is on a hat-trick as he removes Ankit Bawne for a duck. It was a nothing shot from Bawne as he goes for a heave but hits it straight into the hands of mid-wicket. India A 244/5 in 44.2 overs.
12:13 pm: WICKET! Vijay Shankar gets his Tamil Nadu team-mate as Dinesh Karthik falls. On the pads, Karthik steps out and flicks it straight into the hands of Suresh Raina at short fine-leg.
12:08 pm: Dinesh Karthik has taken a liking to Chahar as he smacks the spinners for three boundaries in an over. Kedar Jadhav has opened his account. India A 244/3 in 44 overs.
11:57 am: WICKET! Nitish Rana throws his wicket away as Rahul Chahar gets his man. Chahar dragged it down and Rana falls while trying to clear the deep mid-wicket boundary. Abhinav Mukund settles under the ball to take a simple catch. India A 220-3 in 42 overs.
11:54 am: Rana smacks Washington Sundar over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum. It was little bit short and Rana was quick to pounce on it and dispatch it over the fence. India A 211/2 in 41 overs.
11.41 am: Rana picks up a single off Umar Nazir to bring up his half century. [50* off 62 balls]
11.27 am: GONE! Easwaran is bowled for 69 by Gurbani, INDA 175/2 in 35 overs.
Abhimanyu Easwaran b Rajneesh Gurbani 69 (103)
11.05 am: After 31 overs, India A brings up its 150 — for the loss of one wicket.
Easwaran and Nitish Rana are at the crease right now, with a 51-run partnership off 73 balls.
10.56 am: Easwaran takes a single off Vijay Shankar to bring up his half century. [50* off 83 balls, 4 fours and has a strike rate of 60.24]
10.48 am: India A is 125 for the loss of one wicket, with a 4.81 run rate.
10.25 am: A brilliant innings by Anmolpreet comes to an end.
A Singh c Sundar b Rahul 59 (56)
India A 99/1 (19.1)
10.07 am: With solid support from the other end in Easwaran, Anmolpreet inches towards his half-century. Easwaran is using his feet well against leggie Rahul Chahar.
India C has used four bowlers till now.
India A 75/0 (16)
9.57 am: Vijay Shankar has been introduced into the attack. India C is desperately looking for a breakthrough now.
India A 62/0 (13)
9.44 am: Good start by India A so far. After 10 overs, India A 48-0.
A Easwaran 14 (27) 4s 2
A Singh 34 (33) 4s 7
9.16 am: Anmolpreet had had a great start to his first-class career and he continues to impress. Two consecutive boundaries off Umar Nazir takes him to 16 off 12 balls.
India A 22-0 (4.0)
9.10 am: Kedar Jadhav's inclusion is the talking point of the day. The Maharashtra cricketer has remained injured on and off, and a good knock here can increase his prospects in the national side. After two overs, India A 4/0.
9.02 am: Abhimanyu Easwaran finally gets a game. The Bengal batsman is opening the innings with Anmolpreet Singh from Punjab. Rajneesh Gurbani to start the proceedings for the Ajinkya Rahane-led India C.
India A (Playing XI): Abhimanyu Easwaran, Anmolpreet Singh, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Kedar Jadhav, Ankeet Bawne, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dhawal Kulkarni, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Shams Mulani
India C (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan(w), Washington Sundar, Rajneesh Gurbani, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Suresh Raina, Umar Nazir Mir, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Chahar, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill