UPDATES: Ranji Trophy quarterfinals, Day Three

Follow the live updates of the day three action from all the four matches in the quarterfinal stages of the Ranji Trophy 2017.

Shreyas Gopal Karnataka vs Mumbai Ranji Trophy 2017

Shreyas Gopal scored his fourth century of his Ranji Trophy career against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal.   -  Prashant Nakwe

Good Morning!

It is Day Three in the four Ranji Trophy quarterfinals and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of all matches.

In case, you missed the action on the first and second day's play, scroll down to the bottom of the page to know how the teams fared.

Let us see what Day Three has in store for us! Read on...

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Karnataka vs Mumbai at Nagpur (SCORECARD)

4.40 pm: That is the end of the third day's play at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha. Mumbai has crawled to 120/3 in 44 overs, trailing Karnataka by 277 runs. Suryakumar Yadav on 55 and Akash Parkar on 3 will resume proceedings on Sunday. With a huge deficit, Mumbai needs to bat out of its skin and produce an extraordinary effort to stage a comeback and if not, it can be safely said that Karnataka has one foot in the semifinal.

4.31 pm: Gowtham strikes. Mumbai loses its third wicket. Akhil Herwadkar is out for 26 (60), caught by Kaunain Abbas. Mumbai 114/3, trailing by 283 runs. Suryakumar Yadav and Akhil added 80 runs for the third wicket. Akash Parkar joins Suryakumar in the middle now.

4.15 pm: 50 for Suryakumar Yadav. He has played 99 balls and has hit 7 fours and 1 six. Mumbai on 112/2.

3.59 pm: Mumbai gets to 106/2 in 36 overs, trailing Karnataka by 291 runs.

3.40 pm: Akhil Herwadkar (21) and Suryakumar Yadav (33) have added an unbroken 55-runs for the third wicket as Mumbai crawls to 89/2 in 39 overs.

2.10 pm: In the short session before tea, Karnataka has got rid of both the Mumbai openers. While K. Gowtham's first ball was misjudged by Jay Bista, Prithvi Shaw shouldered arms to S. Arvind only to see his off-stump go cartwheeling. At tea, Mumbai tottering at 40/2.   

2.00 pm: Karnataka strikes again. This time it is the other opener Prithvi Shaw who is castled by Aravind for 14 (27). Mumbai in trouble at 34/2, trailing by 363 runs.

1.55 pm: Mumbai loses its first wicket. Jay Bista is the man walking back. He is cleaned up by K. Gowtham for 20. Mumbai 30/1.

1.45 pm: Mumbai's openers, Prithvi Shaw and Jay Bista, have put up an improved performance when compared to the first innings. Mumbai has crawled to 30/0 in 9 overs, trailing by 367 runs.

12.53 pm: Shivam Malhotra castles Aravind to bring the Karnataka innings to an end. Aravind 51 (41 balls, 9 fours 1 six) and Karnataka is bowled out for 570, a lead of 397. For Delhi, Shivam Dube (37-5-98-5), on debut, and Shivam Malhotra (26.3-1-97-3) sizzled with the ball.

Mumbai's Shivam Dube celebrates with his teammates after taking a wicket.

 

12.50 pm: 150 for Shreyas Gopal. That's a classic innings. He has played 274 balls with 12 fours. Karnataka 570/9.

12.00 noon: Lunch time at the VCA, Jamtha. Karnataka is on 563/9, a healthy lead of 390. Shreyas Gopal on 147 and Aravind on 51 will resume after the break. Mumbai had taken the third new ball. Still, it hasn't been able to bowl the opponents out. Shreyas Gopal has continued to grind forever. After the extended half-hour session, it is mostly bye bye, Mumbai!!!  

11.57 am: 50 for Sreenath Aravind. The landmark has come off just 36 balls with 9 fours and 1 six.

11.54 am: Sreenath Aravind is blasting his way to a quickfire half century as Karnataka breaches the 550-run mark. 555/9 in 159 overs, with Aravind on 49 off just 34 balls and Shreyas on 141. The lead swells to 382 and Karnataka has a firm grip on this match now.

11.26 am: 500 up for Karnataka! Sreenath Aravind (19 off 13 balls, 4 boundaries) and Shreyas Gopal (124) have propelled Karnataka to 503/9, an overall lead of 330 runs. The pair has added 25 runs in 4 overs, for the last wicket.

11.10 am: Mumbai strikes twice, in as many balls. Dhawal Kulkarni takes the wickets of K. Gowtham and Abhimanyu Mithun to reduce Karnataka for 478/9. He first takes the wicket of Gowtham, who was caught by Siddesh Lad for 38 and then cleans up Mithun the first ball.

11.02 am: Karnataka leads Mumbai by 300 runs now. Karnataka is 473/7.

10.51 am: Gowtham (32) and Shreyas (108) have added 57 runs for the 8th wicket so far. Karnataka moves to 462/7 in 145 overs.

10.21 am: Shreyas Gopal gets a century. 102 runs off 200 balls with 8 hits to the fence. This is his fourth first class century. Karnataka is 448/7, leading Mumbai by 275 runs.

10.10 am: Shreyas Gopal is closing in on a century. He is on 97 off 193 balls as Karnataka reaches 441/7 in 138 overs.

9.35 am: Shreyas Gopal moves into the 90s. He is on 93 off 178 balls as Karnataka reaches 422/7, a lead of 249. K. Gowtham is at the other end on 7.

9.18 am: Mumbai strikes early. That's the kind of start it was looking for. Shivam Malhotra sends Vinay Kumar back for 37 (110). He is caught by Akash Parkar and Karnataka is 405/7. The duo have added 84 runs for the seventh wicket.

9.00 am: Karnataka resumes on 395/6, a lead of 222. Shreyas Gopal on 80 and Vinay Kumar on 31 will resume proceedings.

 

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Kerala vs Vidarbha at Surat (SCORECARD)

4.55 pm: It is stumps on day three. Vidarbha finishes the day on 77/1 in 30 overs, leading Kerala by 147 runs. Captain Faiz Fazal on 51 and night watchman A. Wakhare on 7 (42 balls) will resume the fourth day's play.

4.45 pm: 50 for Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal. His half century has taken him 84 balls with 7 hits to the fence. Vidarbha 76/1 in 28 overs, lead by 146 runs.

4.30 pm: Vidarbha moves to 66/1 in the 25th over. A slow but a steady progress and the lead is now 140.

3.58 pm: Jalaj Saxena strikes. S.R. Ramaswamy is out for 14, caught by Sanju Samson and Vidarbha loses its first wicket at 53.

3.50 pm: Vidarbha openers put on a 50-run partnership. 51/0 in 16 overs. Fazal on 34 and Ramaswamy on 13 in the middle. The lead is now 121.

3.10 pm: Tea time. Vidarbha goes into the break at 27/0 in 11 overs. Fazal on 17 and Ramaswamy on 6 will resume after the break. The lead is 97 now.

2.50 pm: Vidarbha openers, F. Fazal and S.R. Ramaswamy, have negotiated the new ball well and Vidarbha is on 26/0 on 8 overs, a lead of 96.

2.03 pm: That's it. Kerala has folded for 176 and Vidarbha takes a 70-run lead. Salman Nizar is the last man out, run out, for 7 runs. Gurbani is the pick of the bowlers with figures of 14-6-38-5 for Vidarbha.

1.50 pm: Its a five-for for Gurbani. Akshay is the man dismissed for 1, caught by Wadkar. Kerala 172/9. Gurbani has figures of 13.1-5-38-5 now. That's some excellent bowling post lunch by Vidarbha.

1.42 pm: Gurbani on fire! Picks up his fourth wicket and it is that of Basil Thampi. Kerala in dire straits at 170/8. Gurbani has figures of 12.3-5-38-4 now.

1.34 pm: Gurbani strikes. He takes the big wicket of Sachin Baby, taking a catch off his own bowling. Baby departs for 29 (64) and Kerala 166/7, trailing by 80 runs. Basil Thampi has joined Salman Nizar now.

1.25 pm: Arun Karthick departs and Kerala in a spot of a bother. He is out for 21 (43), caught by Wankhade off Gurbani and Kerala slumps to 165/6, trailing by 81 runs. Salman Nizar has joined Sachin Baby in the middle.

12.58 pm: Kerala now needs less than 100 runs to draw level with Vidarbha's score. 147/5 in 50 overs, trail by 99 runs.

12.00 noon: Lunch break at Surat. Kerala walks off with 123 runs on the board, for the loss of five wickets, trailing by an identical 123. Sachin Baby on 3 and K.B. Arun Karthick on 4 will resume after the break.

11.51 am: Vidarbha strikes and what an important wicket it is. Wakhare gets the wicket of Jalaj Saxena, caught by substitute S. Srivasthava, for 40 (117 balls, 4 fours) and Kerala is 117/5. The deficit is still 129 runs and Kerala has a huge mountain to climb.

11.41 am: Sanju Samson departs for 32, trapped infront by A. Sarvate. Kerala 115/4, trailing by 131 runs.

11.15 am: Samson (28) and Saxena (32) have propelled Kerala past the 100-run mark. 104/3 in 32 overs, trailing Vidarbha by 142 runs.

10.30 am: Sanju Samson has joined Jalaj Saxena in the middle. They have a huge task in hand.

10.29 am: Kerala loses its third wicket. Rohan Prem, the man dismissed for 29. He is caught by Wasim Jaffer off Karn Sharma. Kerala 71/3, trailing Vidarbha by 175 runs.

9.55 am: Kerala gets to 50. It is 196 behind to draw level with Vidarbha's score. Jalaj Saxena on 21 and Rohan Prem on 14 in the middle.

9.30 am: Kerala resumes on 32/2, trailing Vidarbha by 214 runs. Jalaj Saxena on 13 and Rohan Prem on 5 will start the third day.

 

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Delhi vs Madhya Pradesh at Vijayawada (SCORECARD)

5.12 pm: End of day three. Madhya Pradesh will resume the fourth day's play on 47/2, 20 runs behind Delhi's total of 405. Shubham Sharma on 25 and Puneet Datey, the night watchman, on no score, will be back in the middle on Sunday.

5.05 pm: Ankit Dane (16 off 41 balls) is run out as MP loses its second wicket for 46 in 16.1 overs. It trails Delhi by 21 runs.

4.05 pm: Madhya Pradesh loses its first wicket for 10 on the board. Rajat Patidar is the man dismissed for 3, caught and bowled by V. Tokas.

3.30 pm: Mihir Hirwani picks up a five-for and Delhi is all out for 405, a lead of 67. He first takes the wicket of Navdeep Saini for 14 in the first ball of the 115th over and then breached Kulwant Khejroliya's defence in the fourth ball to clean up Delhi's tail. Hirwani finishes with figures of 27.4-4-89-5.

Mihir Hirwani.   -  K. Pichumani

 

3.21 pm: 400-up for Delhi. Navdeep Saini (12) and Vikas Mishra (2) have taken Delhi to 402/8 in 116 overs, a lead of 64.

3.10 pm: Himmat Singh departs for 71 and Delhi loses its 8th wicket for 388. He is caught by Harpreet Singh off Ankit Sharma. Delhi leads by 50 runs.

2.45 pm: It is tea time. Delhi is on 387/7, leading Madhya Pradesh by 49 runs.

2.30 pm: Delhi loses its 7th wicket for 386. V. Tokas is the man dismissed for 13, lbw to Mihir Hirwani.

1.40 pm: 50 for Himmat Singh. He has scored 54 off 93 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Delhi 354/6.

1.28 pm: Just after taking the lead, Delhi loses Manan Sharma for 28. He is caught by Ishwar Pandey off Puneet Datey for 28. Delhi 339/6, lead by 1 run.

1.18 pm: Scores level. Delhi 338/5 with Himmat Singh on 45 and Manan Sharma on 27.

12.50 pm: 300 up for Delhi. It is well on the way to take the all-important first innings lead.

12.00 noon: It is break time. Delhi is on 297/5 at lunch on day three. It trails Madhya Pradesh by just 41 runs. Himmat Singh on 25 and Manan Sharma on 6 in the middle.

11.35 am: Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant narrowly misses a 50. He is caught by Naman Ojha off Minir Hirwani for 49 (56 balls, 5 fours, 2 sixes). Delhi is 277/5.

11.10 am: Mihir Hirwani sends back Nitish Rana for 43 and Delhi loses its 4th wicket for 256.

10.55 am: The deficit is now less than 100 as Delhi is on 240/3 in 68 overs, trailing by 98. Rana on 37 and Pant on 31 in the middle.

10.20 am: Delhi goes past the 200-run mark. 204/3 in 61 overs, trailing MP by 134 runs. Nitish Rana on 20 and Rishabh Pant on 12 in the middle.

9.57 am: Kunal Chandela departs for 81 and Delhi is 192/3. Chandela offers a catch to Ankit Sharma off Ishwar Pandey, who picks up his second wicket. Delhi trails by 146 at this stage.

9.30 am: Delhi is on 180/2 in 51 overs with Kunal Chandela on 73 and Nitish Rana on 17 walking out to bat. Delhi trails Madhya Pradesh by 158 runs.

 

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Gujarat vs Bengal at Jaipur (SCORECARD)

5.20 pm: The umpires call stumps. Bengal sitting at a healthy 177/1, with an overall lead of 307. Abhimanyu Easwaran is on 93 while Writtick Chatterjee is on 40.

5.10 pm: Bengal extends its lead to 300. 170/1 in the 71st over.

4.30 pm: Writtick Chatterjee and Abhimanyu Easwaran have put on an unbeaten 56 runs for the second wicket as Bengal sits pretty on 155/1 after 61 overs. Abhimanyu is on 83 and Writtick on 30 as the lead is 285.

3.10 pm: Tea time at the SMS. Bengal on 113/1, leading Gujarat by 243 runs. Easwaran is on 66 and Writtick Chatterjee is on 9.

2.49 pm: Bengal loses its first wicket on 99. Abhishek Raman is out for 33, off 118 balls, caught by Priyank Panchal off R.H. Bhatt. Bengal leads by 229 runs.

2.20 pm: The Bengal openers are going strong and at the end of 33 overs, Bengal is 86/0, leading Gujarat by 216 runs.

1.50 pm: 50 for Abhimanyu Easwaran. After a century in the first innings, Easwaran has proved to be a thorn in the flesh for Gujarat's bowlers. He has scored 51 off 88 balls with 8 fours as Bengal moves to 72/0, a lead of 202.

1.30 pm: Bengal openers put on a 50-run partnership. Abhishek Raman (20) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (37) have added an unbroken 57 for the 1st wicket so far. Bengal leads by 187 runs.

1.00 pm: Abhishek (13) and Easwaran (22) have taken Bengal to 35/0, with an overall lead of 165.

12.00 am: Lunch at Sawai Man Singh Stadium with Bengal on 22/0 in its second innings with a lead of 152.

11.50 am: Bengal has made a slow and steady start in its second essay. 15/0 in the 10th over with Abhimanyu Easwaran on 10 and Abhishek Raman on 5 in the middle. Bengal ow with a lead of 145.

11.02 am: Ishan Porel clean bowls Ishwar Chaudhary for no score and Gujarat folds for 224. Bengal snatches a vital 130-run first innings lead. B.H. Merai is the top scorer with 67 while Parthiv Patel chipped in with 47. For Bengal, Ashoke Dinda (3/48), Ishan Porel (3/54) and B. Amit (3/53) sizzled with the ball.

Bengal's Ashoke Dinda (right) celebrates with his teammates.   -  PTI

 

10.54 am: Nine down for Gujarat and Bengal is right on top in the match. S.A. Desai is dismissed by Ashoke Dinda for 1 and Gujarat is 223/9 in 73.3 overs. Dinda picks up his third wicket.

10.41 am: Ashoke Dinda strikes. He takes the prized scalp of the well-set Parthiv Patel for 43. Patel walks back after offering a catch to B. Amit and the defending champion is 221/8, trailing by 133 runs.

10.30 am: Gujarat loses its seventh wicket. Bhatt is taking the long walk back, castled by P. Pramanik for 32 (91). Gujarat 219/7, trailing Bengal by 135 runs.

9.58 am: 200 up for Gujarat. It has negotiated the first 30 minutes without any hiccups. Bhatt on 23 and Chawla is on 34. The duo have so far added 58 for the 7th wicket.

9.30 am: Gujarat, the defending champion, will hope to have a better day at office, resuming from 180/6, trailing Bengal by 174 runs. R.H. Bhatt on 13 and Piyush Chawla on 22 are in the middle.

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