As it happened: Ranji Trophy semifinals, Day Two

Follow the updates of the day two action from both the matches in the semifinal stages of the Ranji Trophy 2017.

Updated : Dec 18, 2017 19:51 IST

Karun Nair celebrates his hundred in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Vidarbha at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.
Karun Nair celebrates his hundred in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Vidarbha at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.

Karun Nair celebrates his hundred in the Ranji Trophy semifinal against Vidarbha at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday.

Good Morning!

Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of Day Two from the Ranji Trophy semifinals.

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

Bengal vs Delhi in Pune (Scorecard)

Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Kolkata (Scorecard)



Day 2, Stumps, Delhi  271/3; Rana 11* (26)

Mohammed Shami and Ashoke Dinda on on day two of Delhi vs Bengal Ranji semifinal match at Maharashtra CA stadium, Pune.

5:10 pm: What a comeback by Bengal! Shami gets the all important wicket of Gambhir 127 (216), Goswami takes the catch; Delhi 271/3.

5:04 pm: Rana 11 (9) and Gambhir 126 (211) are trying to play out the overs to start afresh tomorrow. They clearly have a massive lead in mind; Delhi 270/2.

4:40 pm: Dinda finally gets a wicket. Shorey 12 (33) caught by Goswami; Delhi 247/2. Nitish Rana, the IPL wonder boy, is out in the middle.

4:30 pm: And that's a maiden over. Shami 19-2-74-0 has had an average day on the field today; Delhi 240/1.

4:25 pm: Shami starts his third spell, Shorey is on strike. This could be the last attempt by Tiwary to find some breakthroughs in order to start afresh on Day 3.

3:54 pm: B Amit breaks the partnership, Chandela c Goswami b Amit 113 (192), Delhi 232/1.

3:50 pm: At the end of 60 overs, Delhi 232/0; Gambhir 116 (173), Chandela 113 (187).

3:20 pm: CHANCE! Shami to Gambhir; the inside edge almost got to the stumps; Delhi 226/0.

3:00 pm: Shami starts his second spell. The experienced India bowler couldn't turn things around this morning. But a couple of wickets now could cause a stir.

2:30 pm: Chandela brings up his century, 100 in 150 balls; Delhi 216/0.

1:59 pm: Gambhir brings up his century, 101 runs in 122 balls  (18x4, 0x6); Delhi 172/0.

1:30 pm! And that's 150-up for Delhi; Gambhir 87 (108), K Chandela 66 (91).

1:15 pm: There is no stopping Gambhir and Chandela, both the openers look poised and set for a century; Gambhir 72 (86), Chandela 62 (78); Delhi 134/0.

12:50 pm: Half-century for Chandela 52 off 69 balls, Delhi 107/0.

12:40 pm: Gambhir brings up his 50 off 68 balls; Delhi 97/0.


11:57 am: At the end of 20 overs, Delhi 85/0; Gambhir 46 (60), Chandela 39 (60).

11:40 am: Gambhir is racing away towards a 50. The experienced southpaw has already hit eight fours in his innings so far.

11:10 am: At the end of 10 overs, Delhi 37/0; Gambhir 19 (26), Chandela 18 (34).

10:45 am: Both the openers look in good touch. At the end of seven overs, Delhi 25/0. Bengal has Mohammed Shami in its ranks, who is sharing the new ball with Ashok Dinda.

10:20 am: Gautam Gambhir and Kunal Chandela are out in the middle. Delhi has a good chance to pace their innings and aim for a lead.



Bengal first innings 286 (Overnight score: 269/7)

10:15 am: And it's all over for Bengal; Dinda 2(9) ct Manan Sharma b Kulwant Khejroliy, Bengal 286/10.

10:00 am: Is Bengal choking? WICKET! Manan Sharma runs Aamir Gani 8 (22) out, Bengal 283/9.

9:57 am: WICKET! Shreevats Goswami 29(72) lbw Navdeep Amarjeet Saini, Bengal 283/8.


Day 2, Stumps, Karnataka 294/8; Nair 148 (261), V Kumar 20 (74).

3:50 pm: Karnataka now leads Vidarbha by 100 runs; Nair 140 (248), V Kumar 19 (69); 285/8.

3:14 pm: Vinay Kumar 13 (40) has put a price on his wicket. Nair 128 (227), on the other hand, is playing an innings to remember. Karnataka now lead Vidarbha by 82 runs.

3:00 pm: Karnataka 263/8, lead By 78 Runs, Vinay Kumar R 11(34) Karun Nair 127(223).

1:50 pm: Sarvate picks up Mithun 10 (25); Karnataka 225/8.

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Karun's unbeaten 148 comprised 20 fours and a six.

1:35 pm: Karun Nair reaches his century. What a brilliant knock under pressure and crucial circumstances. When he came in to bat, Karnataka was three down for 17; Nair 100 (181), Karnataka 223/7.

1:07 pm: At the end of 60 overs, Karnataka 202/7; lead by 18 runs.

And that's a fifer for Gurbani!

1:05 pm: WICKET! Over: 59.5 Gowtham K 1(3) ct A V Wankhade b R N Gurbani, Karnataka 198/7.

12:50 pm: Gurbani picks his fourth, dismisses Shreyas Gopal 7 (13); fine catch by Fazal, Karnataka 192/6.

12:30 pm: WICKET! Stuart Binny c Wadkar b Gurbani 4 (12); Karnataka 174/5.

At lunch, Karnataka 160/4

Vidarbha speedster Umesh Yadav broke the Nair-Gautam partnership and picked up two wickets.

11:30 am: Lapse of concentration and that's the end of Gautam 73 (125). Umesh Yadav strikes; Karnataka 160/4.

11:20 am: Gautam is looking to play a bigger innings here, unbeaten on 71, he is finding the gaps and rotating the strike. Smart cricket by Karnataka. They wouldn't want to lose a wicket before lunch.

11:00 am: At the end of 40 overs, Karnataka 140/3; Nair 56 (104), Gautam 58 (91).

10:52 am: And that's a half-century for Nair too. He reaches his 50 in 98 balls, Karnataka 133/3.

10:35 am: And that's a fine half-century from Gautam. He held his nerves and paced his innings, complementing Nair; Karnataka 128/3 (36), Nair 48 (93), Gautam 54 (79).

10:05 am: And that's 100 up for Karnataka; Nair 37 (72), Gautam 43 (59).

9:50 am: C.M. Gautam is playing a good hand here; this is a much needed partnership.

9:40 am: A lot will depend on how Karun Nair paces his innings today. Since Mayank Agarwal failed with the bat, Nair needs to up his game to take Karnataka home.

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