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  • 7:51 PM IST

    And that’s stumps! First rain and then wet outfield prevent from any play taking place further. A crucial day wasted.

  • 3:19 PM IST

    India Blue 232/3, trail by 151, Hanuma Vihari 88*, Deepak Hooda 37: Welcome back. After a few overs into the match, rain has stopped play. Stay tuned for updates.

Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © Getty Images and AFP
Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © Getty Images and AFP

Good Afternoon, नमस्कार! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the third day of the Duleep Trophy 2017-18 tie between India Red and India Blue at Green Park in Kanpur. We will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. Hanuma Vihari remained unbeaten on 86, while Suresh Raina made a strokeful 52 as India Blue reached 216 for three in reply to India Red’s 383 all out. India Blue now trail India Red by 167 runs with seven wickets in hand and two full day’s play remaining. Opening the batting along side Samit Gohel who scored 32, Vihari played patient knock to score his runs off 163 balls with the help of 14 boundaries. 

He was ably supported by captain Raina, who scored his half-century off 82 deliveries during which he hit seven boundaries. In between Manoj Tiwary made a 34-ball 20. At the close of play, Deepak Hooda was giving Vihari company on 23 off 41 balls. Earlier resuming at 291 for nine, overnight batsman Baba Indrajith slammed a double ton and Vijay Gohil supported him ably with his knock of 34 sharing 92 runs for the last wicket to take India Red to 383. Coming on to bat at the overnight score of 120, Indrajit added 80 more runs to his tally while Gohil gave him the perfect support from the other end to prolong India Red’s innings.

Indrajith scored at a brisk pace and struck as many as 20 boundaries and six hits over the fence during his 280-ball knock. For India Blue, medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot scalped three wickets for 56 runs, while Tiwary and left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat shared 4 wickets.