Duleep Trophy 2019: Karun Nair 92 steers India Red to 163/2 at stumps

Follow the LIVE scores and updates from the Day 1 of the Duleep Trophy match between India Blue and India Red from Bangalore.

Karun Nair's fifty has kept India Red steady in the first innings of the Duleep Trophy match. (FILE IMAGE)   -  SUDHAKARA JAIN

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the 2019 Duleep Trophy match between India Blue and India Red. We will bring you the updates from the KSCA Cricket ground, Alur.

 

August 23 | 16:17

India Red: 163/2 in 68 overs

August 23| 14:38

India Red: 149/2 in 62 overs

Ashwin Achal from Alur updates: "Slight drizzle causing some worry. Play has not stopped yet, but the groundsmen are getting ready to intervene if necessary.

"Kalsi gets a repreive. Pushes forward to office Jalaj Saxena and gets an edge. Ricky Bhui at slip puts down a sitter, and Jalaj yells in frustration. Kalsi was on 34, team score 137/2"

At tea, Nair is closing in on a century and is batting on 84.

August 23| 12:15

India Red: 81/2 in 35 overs

Ashwin Achal from Alur updates: "Ashwin Karun Nair brings up his fifty with a lovely lofted shot over mid off, off left arm spinner Saurabh Kumar. Karun's father, who is watching from the point boundary, applauds his son's effort."

August 23| 12:15

India Red: 75/2 in 30 overs

The teams break for lunch and India Red would be the happiest out of the two after losing just two wickets being put in to bat. Nair is unbeaten on 44 after coming into bat in the first over of the day.

Our reporter Ashwin Achal from Alur updates on the first session: "Karun Nair steadies the ship after a rocky start. A typical Nair innings on show here - paddle sweeps, elegant flicks and crisp front foot drives. He looks set for a big score. His partner Kalsi is firm and solid. The elegant southpaw is happy to block everything with a dead bat

August 23| 11:40

India Red: 60/2 in 25 overs

Diwesh Pathania gets Panchal to nick one behind to Snell Patel. Ankita Kalsi is the new man in at No. 4. Karun Nair has settled in and has batting on 36.

August 23| 10:38

India Red: 30/1 in 11 overs

India Blue's Shubman Gill won the toss and decides to bowl. Aniket Choudhary traps Abhimanyu Eashwaran in front off the third ball of the day. Skipper Priyank Panchal and Karun Nair have come through unscathed in the last overs since then.

Playing XIs

India Blue: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Snell Patel (w), Anmolpreet Singh, Shubman Gill (c), Ricky Bhui, Ankit Bawne, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Aniket Choudhary, Diwesh Pathania, Basil Thampi

India Red: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ishan Kishan (w), Priyank Panchal (c), Karun Nair, Ankit Kalsi, Harpreet Singh, Axar Patel, Akshay Wakhare, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan