Ranji Trophy - Round 7, Day 2

Follow all the live scores and updates of the second day's play from the seventh round of all Ranji Trophy matches across the country.

Published : Nov 26, 2017 09:34 IST , CHENNAI

Karnataka's Mayank Agarwal in action.
Karnataka's Mayank Agarwal in action.

Karnataka's Mayank Agarwal in action.

Good Morning!

Welcome to the LIVE updates from the second day's play of the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy from all centres across the country.

Incase, you missed out on what the teams need to do to advance to the knockout phase, you can read it here .

And, here is a roundup of the first day's action from all centres.

Group A

Hyderabad vs Delhi

Our correspondent V.V. Subramanyam adds:

5.15 pm: Hyderabad stares at the grim possibility of being forced to follow on against Delhi after finishing at 194/8 at close of play on day two in reply to Delhi's 415.

It was a collapse of sorts by the home team after looking good at 107/2 but a three-wicket spell by left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra exposed the chinks in the batting line-up in the final session as only opener Tanmay Agarwal (63) showed the desired discipline.

4.55 pm: Mehdi Hasan departs for 14 and Hyderabad slumps to 170/8. It is still in the deficit of 245 runs.

4.20 pm: A double blow for Hyderabad in quick time. Tanmay Agarwal is out for 63 and Hyderabad is on 147/6, trailing Delhi by 268 runs.

4.16 pm: Ravi Teja is the next man to be dismissed. He is out for 4 as Hyderabad loses half its side for 146.

4.02 pm: Hyderabad suffered two quick blows against Delhi after tea break on the second day losing southpaw B. Sandeep who was dejected to be declared LBW to left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejrolia and then captain K. Sumanth playing a lose drive straight to point off pacer Vikas Tokas.

Hyderabad now 135 for four with Tanmay Agarwal on 61. Hyderabad trailing by 280 runs.

3.30 pm: Meanwhile, Agarwal reaches his 50. It has taken him 127 balls with six fours.

3.21 pm: Khejroliya strikes in the third ball after tea to remove Sandeep. He is trapped infront for 26 and Hyderabad is 107/3.

2.50 pm: Hyderabad recovered from 47/2 two to score 107/2 in 40 overs at tea with two left handers Tanmay Agarwal (47) and B. Sandeep (26) negotiating both pace and spin comfortably after early hiccups especially against left arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya.

2.41 pm: Hyderabad reaches its 100, for no further loss. Opener Tanmay Agarwal nears his first fifty of the Ranji season.

1.43 pm: Hyderabad reaches its 50, for the loss of two wickets.

1.36 pm: Hyderabad loses its second wicket, for 47. K. Rohit Rayudu is dismissed for 6.

1.16 pm: Hyderabad suffers an early blow with Akshath Reddy forced to snick a perfect outswinger from left-armer Kulwant Khejroliya on 20. Hyderabad now 44 for 1 in 19 overs in reply for Delhi's first innings score of 415.

12.00 noon: Lunch break at Hyderabad with the home team playing out 10 overs for 22 runs without losing a wicket.

11.15 am: Delhi innings folds at 415 in 107 overs with pacer Ravi Kiran taking three wickets. It was a good come back by Hyderabad bowlers to restrict the opposition on a pitch which continued to have good bounce and carry for pacers.

11.05 am: Delhi moves past the 400-run mark. It is now 400/9 in 106.5 overs.

10.40 am: Pacer Ravi Kiran impressive morning spell, taking three wickets has dented Delhi hopes of posting a far more challenging against Hyderabad. Delhi now 371/8.

10.00 am: Akash Sudan is the next man dismissed and Delhi is now 350/7. Ravi Kiran is the wicket taker.

9.30 am: After ending the day at 336/5, Delhi has made a horrid start losing Lalit Yadav immediately after the start. He is caught by Sumanth Kolla off Ravi Kiran for 62. Delhi 336/6.

Maharashtra vs Assam

5.20 pm: Assam ends day two on 101/3 in the second innings. It leads Maharashtra by 127 runs.

5.08 pm: It is now 100/3 in 34.2 overs as Abhishek Thakuri is LBW for 35.

4.55 pm: Assam loses its second wicket for 100 runs. Pallav Kumar Das is the man dismissed, for 26.

2.01 pm: Maharashtra is bowled out for 253, thereby allowing Assam to claim a first-innings lead of 23 runs. Rahul Singh has four wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad was the last man out, for 126.

1.47 pm: Maharashtra loses its ninth, for 243. N. R. Dhumal is dismissed by Rahul Singh. Can it clinch the first-innings lead?

1.29 pm: Maharashtra loses its eighth wicket. S. S. Bachhav is dismissed for 15.

11.00 am: P.J Bhati and Gaikwad are steadying the Maharashtra ship. It has moved to 126/5 in the 38th over.

10.20 am: Maharashtra loses its fifth wicket. R. Tripathi is out for 4 and the home team is wobbling on 93/5 in the 29th over.

10.00 am: Maharashtra's Ruturaj Gaikwad gets to a 50. He has played 65 balls and has found the fence eight times. Maharashtra 82/3.

9.45 am: After bowling out Assam for 276, Maharashtra ended the first day's play at 64/3.

Karnataka vs Railways

4.55 pm: End of second day's play . Railways at stumps is on 241/4 in 65 overs. Arindam Ghosh on 70 off 133 and Mahesh Rawat on 86 off 96 will resume on day three. It trails Karnataka by 193 runs.

4.18 pm: Arindam Ghosh has reached his half-century. He is unbeaten on 52 in 96 balls with 7 fours and 2 seixes. Railways 193/4.

4.00 pm: Mahesh Rawat scores 53 runs in 70 balls (5x4, 1x6) as Railways reach 179/4.

2.46 pm: Railways, at tea , is 118 for 4.

2.13 pm: Railways has reached its 100. Arindam Ghosh and Mahesh Rawat are in the middle.

1.59 pm: K. Gowtham now claims Railways' fourth wicket. Railways 83 for 4, as P. S. Singh is dismissed for 35.

1.52 pm: Nitin Bhille departs, lbw by Abhimanyu Mithun. Railways 83 for 3.

1.19 pm: Railways loses its second wicket. Shivakant Shukla is dismissed for 28. Both openers are now back in the pavilion.

1.00 pm: Railways reaches its 50, for the loss of one wicket, that of opener Mrunal Devdhar.

12.00 noon: Lunch time in Delhi. Railways 25/1 in 8 overs.

11.45 am: Railways loses its first wicket. Mrunal Devdhar is out for 7 as Gautam takes a catch off A Mithun. Railways 17/1.

11.15 am: Karnataka is bowled out for 434 in its first innings.

10.40 am: 400 up for Karnataka. A psychological advantage of having posted in excess of 400. 403/9.

10.35 am: Nine down for Karnataka. K. Gautham departs for no score. 388/9.

10.25 am: Karnataka loses its 8th wicket. Vinay Kumar departs for 3, trapped in front by Karan Thakur. 382/8.

10.00 am: Manish Rao has struck. C.M Gautam is out for 25 and Karnataka is 365/7.

9.45 am: Centuries from Mayank Agarwal (173) and Manish Pandey (108) has propelled Karnataka to 355/6 at the end of the first day's play.

Group B

Jharkhand vs Gujarat

4.40 pm: It's stumps on day two . Jharkhand finishes on 98/3 in 34 overs. Ishank Jaggi on 27 off 56 and Md. Nazim Siddiqui on 52 off 100 will resume tomorrow. A mountain to climb as it trails Gujarat by 313 runs.

4.23 pm: Md. Nazim Siddiqui gets to a 50 in 91 balls as Jharkhand is 87/3. Ishank Jaggi is on 22 at the other end.

3.30 pm: It is three down. Utkarsh Singh joins Anand and Virat Singh in the pavillion. He is out for 7 and Kamlesh Thakor accounts for the third wicket. Jharkhand 39/3 in 15 overs.

2.42 pm: Jharkhand is on 24 for 2, at tea .

2.34 pm: Jharkhand has now lost two. Virat Singh is out for 8.

2.16 pm: Jharkhand loses an early wicket in its reply to Gujarat's 411. Anand Singh is dismissed for a duck.

1.53 pm: Gujarat is bowled out for 411 . Kamlesh Thakor was the last man out, for 6. Medium-pacer Ashish Kumar claims four wickets.

1.22 pm: Gujarat reaches its 400, for the loss of nine wickets. Tailender Ishwar Chaudhary was the last batsman to be dismissed. Rujul Bhatt is batting on 144.

12.20 pm: C. Gaja is out for 20 (47) as Gujarat loses its seventh. Gujarat 340/7. And as you finish reading this, H. Patel also finds his way back into the hut, for no score. Gujarat 341/8.

11.30 am: Lunch break. Gujarat 332/6 in 112 overs. (R. Bhatt 83 off 155, C. Gaja 13 off 35).

10.40 am: Gujarat loses its sixth wicket. Chirag Gandhi is out for 8, caught by Ishan Kishan off Varun Aaron. 309/6.

10.05 am: Juneja is dismissed for 67. He is caught by Ishant Jaggi off Asish Kumar and Gujarat is now 295/5 in the 96th over.

9.30 am: Resuming the second day on 262/4, Gujarat has made a steady start wit M.C. Juneja and R. Bhatt taking the score to 280 in the first 15 minutes of play.

Rajasthan vs Saurashtra

5.20 pm: Rajasthan finishes day two on 60/2 in 27.4 overs, with both the wickets falling in the same over. Chetan Bist is unbeaten on 31. D.A. Jadeja picks up two wickets in four balls.  Rajasthan trails by 474 runs.

2.27 pm: Saurashtra is bowled out for 534. Kushang Patel was the last man out, for 2.

2.21 pm: Dharmendrasinh Jadeja is dismissed for 79, as Saurashtra loses its ninth wicket for 527. Left-arm spinner Mahipal Lomror gets his first wicket.

2.02 pm: Saurashtra reaches its 500, with no more damage.

1.37 pm: Dharmendrasinh Jadeja reaches his 50, as Saurashtra nears its 500. It is on 488 for 8.

1.23 pm: Team Rajasthan's thorn in the flesh is removed. Saurashtra loses its eighth wicket, in the form of Jaydev Unadkat (88).

1.00 pm: Saurashtra has reached its 450, for the loss of seven wickets.

12.00 noon: It's lunch time. Saurashtra sitting strong at 425/7. Jaydev Unadkat on 64 off 67 balls and D. Jadeja on 18 off 28 balls at the crease.

11.40 am: Jaydev Unadkat gets a 50, just off 52 balls with 7 fours and 1 six. Saurashtra 397/7.

11.20 am: What an agony for Sheldon Jackson. He is out, six runs short of a century. Saurashtra 384/7. Jackson 94 (157) c Bist b A. Choudhary.

10.20 am: Saurashtra loses its sixth wicket. Chirag Jani is dismissed for 1. 313/6.

10.00 am: Barot has been dismissed for 130. Saurashtra is 307/4.

9.40 am: An unbeaten century from A. Barot saw Saurashtra take the first day's honours at 286/3 and Barot has resumed from where he left off.

Haryana vs Kerala

5.00 pm: Kerala ends second day on 203/3 . Rohan Prem is looking good on 79 off 272 balls while Basil Thampi is yet to open his account at the other end. Kerala will resume the third days play, trailing by just 5 runs and will hope to build a good lead.

4.50 pm: Sanju Samson is the next to go. A. Chahal traps him leg before for 16 and Kerala is 198/3 in 82.1 overs.

4.20 pm: Jalaj Saxena misses his ton by nine runs, is out for 91. He is bowled by A. Mishra. Kerala 177/2.

3.12 pm: At tea , Kerala is on 149/1 in 62 overs. Rohan Prem (56 off 204) and Jalaj Saxena (78 off 159) are holding fort.

2.49 pm: Rohan Prem reaches his fifty. Kerala is 134 for 1.

1.38 pm: Kerala reaches its 100, for the loss of one wicket.

1.25 pm: Jalaj Saxena and Rohan Prem going nicely for Kerala. Saxena reaches his 50, as Kerala reaches 91 for the loss of one wicket.

12.00 noon: Kerala takes lunch at 67/1 in 28 overs.

11.00 am: Jalaj Saxena (24) and Rohan Prem (15) have set their eye in by negotiating the new ball bowlers well. Kerala 43/1 in 16 overs.

10.00 am: Kerala has got off to a bad start. Opener K.B. Arun Karthick has been dismissed for three. He is castled by A.H. Hooda and Kerala is 5/1.

9.30 am: Haryana ended the first day on 206/8 but could only add two more runs has been bowled out for 208 in its first innings. Just the kind of start Kerala needed on the second day morning.

Group C

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu

Our correspondent Dipak Ragav adds:

5.15pm: Tamil Nadu finishes the second day at 226/5 in 79 overs, 83 behind. Baba Aparajith 59 off 139 and J Kousik 37 off 56 are holding fort.

4.32 pm: Baba Aparajith is on 51 in 116 balls (5x4). Tamil Nadu 204/5. 

4.01 pm: Washington Sundar departs for 12 and TN slips to 167/5. Kakade takes the wicket. TN trail by 140 runs, with just five wickets in hand.

3.30 pm: Just when things are going good for TN, Baroda's Kakade strikes. He removes Indrajith for 58 and TN is now 147/4.

3.15 pm: B. Indrajith gets to a 50. He has played 109 balls and it is upto the brothers to steady the ship. TN 135/3.

2.43 pm: At tea , Tamil Nadu is on 112/3, with Baba Aparajith and Baba Indrajith in the middle. Aparajith is looking positive. He has quickly moved to 25 off just 41 balls, with four boundaries.  

2.29 pm: Tamil Nadu reaches its 100, for the loss of three wickets.

2.03 pm: Baroda is slowly tightening the screws here. It has made TN work hard for every run. Kaushik Gandhi did the hard work having spent good time and found a few boundaries. But Atit Sheth struck in the first over of his second spell getting Kaushik caught at slips. Up to the brothers Aparajith and Indrajith now. 83 for 3.

1.49 pm: Tamil Nadu loses its third wicket, for 73. Kaushik Gandhi is dismissed for 35.

01.11 pm: Tamil Nadu reaches its team 50, for the loss of two wickets. Openers Jagadeesan and Abhinav Mukund are dismissed for single figures.

12.00 noon: Lunch. It was gruelling session for Tamil Nadu with both openers back in the hut. TN walks off for the break at 35/2. Baroda has dominated the first session after scoring quickly to put a total of 309.  Pacers Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala then kept bowling at a brisk pace and beating the bat regularly. Vice-captain B. Indrajith and the returning Kaushik Gandhi have a big task on their hands in the next two sessions.

11.45 am: Tamil Nadu loses its second wicket. It is the captain Abhinav Mukund out for 6. He is caught by Swapnil Singh off Dhruv Patel. TN 32/2.

11.00 am: And, the start TN wouldn't like. N. Jagadeesan has been dismissed in the sixth over, caught by Deepak Hooda off L Meriwala for 7. TN 15/1.

10.35 am: The first half hour was always going to be crucial and Baroda won the opening part of the session hands down thanks to Swapnil Singh who made his second ton of the season. With Vignesh picking Rudresh Vaghela in the second over of the day, Swapnil Singh didnt waste time. He smashed five sixes and two boundaries to finish on 144 as Baroda added 55 runs 11.1 overs. He even got to his 100 with a six over midwicket off Mohammed. Swapnil slogged both pacers and spinner Washington over the fence with disdain before he was dismissed by Yo Mahesh.  TN yet again let Baroda off the hook from 176 for seven to 309.

10.25 am: Swapnil has been dismissed for 144. He is caught by Jagadeesan off Yo Mahesh and Baroda's innings has ended on 309.

10.10 am: Baroda gets to 300.

9.40 am: Swapnil K Singh has hit a century. He is on 103 off 190 balls, with 10 fours and four sixes.

9.30 am: Resuming on 254/8, Baroda has lost R. Vaghela for six runs early on the second day morning and has moved on to 265/9.

Madhya Pradesh vs Odisha

4.40 pm: Odisha ends day two on 18/0 in its second innings, 223 runs behind MP's first innings score of 388. The most important task on the third day for Odisha would be to avoid innings defeat.

3.52 pm: Govinda Poddar finishes with seven wickets as MP is bundled out for 388. Ishwar Pandey (28) is the last man out. It is an uphill task for Odisha as MP leads by 241 in the first innings. Poddar returns with figures of 27-3-102-7 .

3.36 pm: Mihir Hirwani agonisingly falls one run short of his half-century. Biplab Samantaray finds the batsman short and MP is 361/9 in 111.4 overs, a lead of 219 runs.

3.28 pm: The Odisha captain is leading from the front. Six wickets for him. He removes the well set Datey for 56. MP 357/8. And, Poddar's bowling figures reads 24.1-3-84-6.

2.51 pm: Puneet Datey reaches his fifty. He has taken 87 balls with six fours and two sixes.

2.22 pm: It's tea at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. MP is on 316 for 7. Datey and Hirwani have now put on 66.

1.58 pm: Madhya Pradesh reaches its 300. Puneet Datey and Mihir Hirwani have put on a partnership of 53 for the eighth wicket.

1.42 pm: Madhya Pradesh nears its 300, but it has lost seven wickets en route to 295. Govinda Poddar, the opposition captain, has five wickets.

10.55 am: MP goes past 200.

10.35 am: Bundela goes for 62 (105). He is caught by Alok Sahoo off Govinda Poddar. MP 186/2.

10.20: Another landmark for Bundela. He goes past 50. And, he has played 92 balls for his 52, studded with 6 fours and 1 six.

10.18 am: A well deserved century for Rajat Patidar. He is unbeaten on 100 off 151 balls with 11 fours. MP 164/1.

10.15 am: Madhya Pradesh has taken the first innings lead. That's a job half done. It is now 156/1, leading by 9 runs with Devendra Bundela on 41 and Rajat Patidar on 98.

9.45 am: Odisha faces an uphill task to stop Madhya Pradesh's challenge on the second day. After being skittled for 147, Odisha bowlers have been wayward and MP, resuming on 96/1, has moved to 121/1 with no hiccups.

Mumbai vs Tripura

Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar adds:

5.20 pm: Mumbai ends the second day's proceedings at 421/8 in 111 overs . Minad P Manjrekar on 8 and Dhawal Kulkarni on 50 are at the crease. With a lead of 226, Mumbai is sitting pretty.

4.53 pm: Mumbai crosses the 400-run mark. 405/8 in 107.5 overs. Starting th day at 94/4, it has come a long way with a stupendous performance.

4.30 pm: With an hour remaining in the day's play, Mumbai has cruised to 375/8, with a lead of 180. With Shardul Thakur being unable to bat due to a shoulder injury he sustained while fielding on the opening day, the last pair of Dhawal Kulkarni and Minad Manjrekar will hope to extend the lead beyond 200.

4.14 pm: This is how Mura Singh's figures read: 26.3-9-66-5.

4.12 pm: Mura Singh takes a five-for. He sends Aditya Tare packing for 67. Mumbai 360/8.

3.45 pm: Mura Singh picks up fouir wickets for Tripura. He castles Parkar for 6 and Mumbai loses its seventh wicket for 342. Mura Singh now has figures of 23.4-9-54-4.

3.33 pm: Tare gets to a 50. Mumbai 341/6.

3.06 pm: Aditya Tare (42 off 110 balls) and Akash Parkar (6 off 17 balls) see the short passage with the red cherry till tea. Mumbai 333/6, ahead by 138 runs.

2.55 pm: Tripura takes the new ball in the 86th over. Mumbai 324/6.

2.45 pm: Mumbai loses its sixth wicket, for 320. The in-form Lad is out, dismissed by A. S. Sarkar. The delay in taking the new ball pays off. Lad's uppish cut off Ajay Sarkar lands straigh into deep point's hands. Mumbai now lead by 125.

2.28 pm: The new ball is due, with Mumbai 117 ahead. Considering the fact that captain Aditya Tare has looked scratchy on the way to his unbeaten 35, Tripura should take it. Mumbai 312 for 5.

2.08 pm: Mumbai reaches its 300, for no further loss of wickets.

1.45 pm: Siddhesh Lad drives Rana Datta through covers to complete his second hundred of the season. Mumbai continues to inflate its lead. It is now on 286 for 5. Lad's run of scores this season reads: 82, 40, 18, 117, 33, 21, 71*, 86, 22, 102*.

1.32 pm: Siddhesh Lad and Aditya Tare have kept the scoreboard moving. Halfway through the extended second session, Mumbai are 260 for five, with Lad batting on 82.

1.00 pm: Mumbai reaches its 250, for the loss of five wickets. The lead is 55. Siddhesh Lad has continued his good form; he's batting on 79.

Mumbai's Jay Bista drives one en route his knock of 123 against Tripura on Sunday.

12.00 noon: Lunch time. Jay Bista edged Mura Singh to the keeper against he run of play to be dismissed for 123. But Siddhesh Lad is solid as ever. Batting on 66, he and captain Aditya Tare (4) are at the crease as Mumbai are 228/5 at lunch, with a lead of 33.

11.50 am: Bista is out for 123 (136). Caught by S. Patel off M. Mura Singh. Mumbai 223/5.

11.30 am: Mumbai takes the first innings lead and goes past the 200-run mark, in 49 overs. 201/4 now, a lead by six runs.

11.05 am: Bista has scored a century. 100 off just 116 balls. His second of the season. Mumbai 167/4.

10.55 am: Lad (33) and Bista (99) have propelled Mumbai to 166/4 in 41 overs.

10.35 am: Mumbai has lost nightwatchman Karsh Kothari early but Jay Bista and Siddhesh Lad have kept the scoreboard flowing since then. Bista was lucky to have been given a reprieve by Yashpal Singh in the slips off left-arm spinner Gurender Singh.

10.00 am: Mumbai has made a steady start. At the end of 30 overs, it has scored 117/4, trailing by 78 runs.

9.30 am: The 41-time champion has not been in the best of form of late, especially in this season. The bowlers did a good job to restrict its North Eastern opponent to 195, but its bastmen seem to be having an off day, at least early on the second day. After resuming the innings on 77/3, Mumbai has lost Karsh Kothari for 1 and has snailed its way to 94/4.

Group D

Punjab vs Services

4.55 pm: It is stumps on day 2 and Services is 130/4 in 33 overs. Vikas Hathwala and Rahul Gahlaut are on 15 and 44 respectively. Services trail Punjab by a mammoth 515 runs.

4.35 pm: Punjab gets the breakthrough. Nakul Verma is out for 38 and Services loses its fourth wicket for 105. Siddharth Kaul breaks the 72-run partnership.

3.15 pm: Services' dismal performance with the bat continues. S.U. Yadav is bowled by Manpreet Singh for 14, leaving it tottering at 33/3 after 12.2 overs.

2.50 pm: At tea , Services is on 28 for 2.

2.45 pm: Services loses its second wicket, that of U. Yadav. Services 27 for 2.

2.28 pm: Services has lost an early wicket, that of opener Ravi Chauhan. Services 18 for 1 in its first innings, replying to Punjab's mammoth 645 for 6 declared.

1.40 pm: At 645 for 6, and with Anmolpreet's landmark having been reached, Punjab declares its innings closed.

1.39 pm: Anmolpreet Singh has reached his 250. Punjab is on 634 for 6.

1.34 pm: Taruwar Kohli is dismissed for 38 by Raj Bahadur Pal. Punjab loses its sixth wicket for 628.

1.13 pm: Punjab reaches its 600, for the loss of five wickets. Anmolpreet Singh, ploughing on after reaching his 200, and Taruwar Kohli are in the middle.

12.00 noon: Abhishek Gupta is out for 60 and it is lunch. Punjab at a healthy 541/5.

11.50 am: 200 for Anmolpreet Singh. It has come in 275 balls and is studded with 29 fours and one six. Punjab moves to 537/4.

11.20 am: Punjab is going strong. 500 up for the North India state team.

10.40 am: Anmolpreet Singh has moved past 150. This is good batting by Singh. Punjab 444/4.

10.10 am: Jiwanjot Singh has to walk back after his defence is breached by Sachidanand Pandey. Singh has made 64 of 112 balls and Punjab is 416/4.

9.45 am: A gritty batting display by Shubman Gill (129) and Anmolpreet Singh (129*) saw Punjab finish the first day at a mammoth 395 for two. And it has lost Gurkeerat Mann for 70, two more from his overnight score and has now moved on to 408/3.

Bengal  vs Goa

4.15 pm: End of the second day's play. Goa is on 191/5 in 62 overs with Keenan on 40 off 50 and Amogh Desai on 53 off 132. It has an uphill task on the third day when it will resume trailing by 188 runs. Ashoke Dinda is the pick of the bowlers for Bengal for now with figures of 3/41 in 15 overs.

4.00 pm: Amogh Desai gets to a 50. He is unbeaten on 53 from 131 balls. Goa 183/5.

2.55 pm: Goa loses half its side, in the 47th over. Darshan Misal doesn't trouble the scorers at all as his stumps are rearranged by Ashoke Dinda. Goa 130/5.

2.49 pm: Goa loses its fourth wicket, that of Snehal Kauthankar. 124 for 4.

2.13 pm: It's tea , at Eden Gardens. Goa is 115 for 3, with Amogh Desai and Snehal Kauthankar in the middle.

1.55 pm: Goa reaches its 100, for the loss of three wickets.

1.28 pm: Goa loses its third wicket, in the form of Swapnil Asnodkar, who is dismissed for 37. Goa is now 75 for 3.

12.20 pm: Two down for Goa. Prathamesh Gawas is taking the long walk back. He is out for 4. Goa 42/2.

11.30 am: Goa loses its first wicket for 33. Sumiran Amonkar is out for 12. 33/1. And, it is lunch.

10.20 am: That is the end of Bengal's innings. It is bowled out for 379 in the 100th over. Ashoke Dinda, the last man dismissed for 16.

10.05 am: Goa's Lakshay Garg is coming good with the ball. He picks up the centurion Majumdar for 119 and he is his fourth victim. Garg now has figures of 26.3-9-87-4. Bengal is now 361/9.

10.00 am: Heramb Parab has taken two wickets in two balls to leave Bengal at 356/8 in 96 overs.

9.40 am: Shreevats Goswami and Anustup Majumdar propelled Bengal to 305/5 at stumps on the first day and with the loss of Writtick Chatterjee for 28, Bengal has moved to 352/6 the 10 overs it has faced on the second day.

Vidarbha vs Himachal

5.00 pm: It is stumps on day two and Himachal bowlers will heave a sigh of relief. Vidarbha has been excellent with the bat ending the day on 237 for no loss, trailing Himachal by 116 runs. Ramaswamy is unbeaten on 104 while Fazal is unbeaten on 125.

4.35 pm: Ramaswamy scores a century too. His 100 has come in 213 balls with 12 fours and one six. Vidarbha 225/0.

4.08 pm: The Vidarbha openers put on a 200-run stand. Fazal is on 110 and Ramaswamy is on 88.

4.00 pm: Faiz Fazal scores a century . The landmark has come in 138 balls with 15 fours and two sixes. Vidarbha 188/0.

3.50 pm: Vidarbha openers are toying with the HP bowlers. Ramaswamy (84) and Fazal (94) have taken Vidarbha to 180 for no loss.

2.43 pm: Vidarbha reaches 150, without any loss. At tea , it is on 151 for 0.

2.19 pm: The other opener has reached his 50 as well, S. R. Ramaswamy. Vidarbha is on 127 for 0.

1.33 pm: Faiz Fazal reaches his 50, with eight fours and two sixes. Vidarbha is 79 for 0.

1.10 pm: Vidarbha reaches its 50, without loss.

12.00 noon: Not much drama from Nagpur as Vidarbha batsmen negotiate an hour without any hiccups to take lunch at 38/0 in 12 overs.

11.00 am: Himachal's first innings ends. It is bowled out for 353 in 107.3 overs.

10.40 am: Six wickets for Gurbani. He is on fire. Vashisht departs for 69. Himachal 340/9.

10.35 am: Vidarbha strikes. Himachal loses two quick wickets. R.N. Gurbani has been the star for Vidarbha with a five-wicket haul. His figures reads 31-10-113-5 and Himachal is now 335/8.

10.15 am: A. Vashisht (64) and R. Dhawan (71) are taking the Vidarbha bowlers to the cleaners. The duo look well set and Himachal has moved to 331/6.

9.45 am: Himachal has continued from where it left off on day one to 25 runs in less than five overs on day two. It is now sitting pretty at 312/6 in 95 overs.

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