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  • 5:25 PM IST

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    *STUMPS*
    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 291/6 (Rush Kalaria 16, Chirag Gandhi 17; Shardul Thakur 2 for 63, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 81)
    by 63 run: The day ends with a well-placed boundary. Day Two belonged entirely to Gujarat who were able to build successful partnerships and give the team the first-innings lead. They still have 4 wickets in hand and a lead of 63 runs. They will be comfortable batting on Day Three.

  • 5:11 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 277/6 (Rush Kalaria 6, Chirag Gandhi 13; Shardul Thakur 2 for 63, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 81)
    by 52 runs: The new ball has been taken and the batsmen at the crease will have to play a lot more carefully. Abhishek Nayar and Shardul Thakur will now look to make a difference with it. A couple of scalps before stumps will be helpful.

  • 4:37 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 265/6 (Rush Kalaria 1, Chirag Gandhi 6; Shardul Thakur 2 for 58, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 80)
    by 26 runs: Finally success for Sandhu as he removes Rujul Bhatt. The Mumbai bowlers are doing well with the old ball. Gujarat is yet to build any big partnership since the one between Juneja and Parthi, which added 120 runs.
    OUT! Rujul Bhatt c Prithvi Shaw b Rujul Bhatt 25

  • 4:05 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 254/5 (Rujul Bhatt 21, Chirag Gandhi 0; Shardul Thakur 2 for 56, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 80)
    by 26 runs: Well, it is like a deja vu but with a different result. A similar delivery was given a no-ball in the morning while this time the umpire is convinced with the delivery being legal. That will a crucial wicket for Gujarat as set Juneja has to depart. A commendable knock from the batsman. Rujul and Chirag Gandhi will need time to settle and that will take down the pace of the innings. Gujarat in comfortable position anyway, having taken the lead.
    OUT! Manprit Juneja c & b Shardul Thakur 77

  • 3:43 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 235/4 (Rujul Bhatt 8, Manpreet
    Juneja 72; Shardul Thakur 1 for 46, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 73)
    by 7 runs: Back from tea, Gujarat lose a big wicket. Parthiv Patel, the captain, who showed his class and put in all his experience to play a crucial knock, was denied his century for 10 runs. Juneja is set and Rujul Bhatt will have to rotate strike and give more to him and read the pitch first. Most importantly, Gujarat have the first-innings lead and it thus becomes compulsory for Mumbai to win the match in order to defend the title.
    OUT! Parthiv Patel c Aditya Tare (c&wk) b Abhishek Nayar 90

  • 2:47 PM IST

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    *TEA*
    At Indore: Mumbai 228 lead Gujarat 203/3 (Parthiv Patel 81, Manpreet Juneja 57; Shardul Thakur 1 for 37, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 67)
    by 25 runs: The Gujarat batsmen have started picking gaps easily and boundaries are coming frequently. Two batsmen are at the crease with runs in excess of 50. Gujarat are 26 runs away from taking the first innings lead and still have 7 wickets in hand. Reigning champions in trouble at Indore.

  • 2:38 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 lead Gujarat 186/3 (Parthiv Patel 76, Manpreet
    Juneja 45; Shardul Thakur 1 for 32, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 53)
    by 42 runs: Both batsmen batting with a lot of confidence now and runs are coming in boundaries and singles as well. There is hardly any maiden over coming for Mumbai. Pressure working on the Mumbai bowlers which is evident.

  • 2:25 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 lead Gujarat 168/3 (Parthiv Patel 66, Manpreet Juneja 36; Shardul Thakur 1 for 32, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 53)
    by 61 runs: What do we have here now? A broken bat. Yes, Shardul Thakur’s pace has broken the handle of Juneja’s bat. Thakur would have been have to see a broken stump though and that is what Mumbai needs here. Gujarat will easily take the first-innings lead but Mumbai need to end their innings soon and only wickets can help that.

  • 1:58 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 lead Gujarat 144/3 (Parthiv Patel 60, Manpreet
    Juneja 20; Shardul Thakur 1 for 32, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 53)
    by 84 runs: This will be a good chance for Mumbai to bag a few more wickets. The set partnership is broken, Juneja is new at the crease and it will take time for him to understand how the pitch is behaving. He can be targetted. Mumbai is gradually losing it and only wickets can help them recover.

  • 1:41 PM IST

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    At Indore: Mumbai 228 lead Gujarat 124/3 (Parthiv Patel 50, Manpreet Juneja 11; Shardul Thakur 1 for 28, Abhishek Nayar 2 for 48)
    by 104 runs: Finally, a wicket for Mumbai. The partnership has been broken as a set Merai has been sent back for 45. Parthiv has his half-century up though and is joined by Manpreet Juneja at the crease. They need around 105 runs now to get the lead and with 7 wickets in hand, that seems easy. Thakur and Nayar will have to look for wickets.
    OUT! Bhargav Merai c Aditya Tare (c&wk) b Abhishek Nayar 45

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Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog session of Day Two of the summit clash of the 83rd edition of Ranji Trophy. The two best sides of the 2016-17 edition are playing the summit clash of India’s premier domestic tournament at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. After dominating the first day’s play, Gujarat are already eyeing their maiden title, while Mumbai are known to tighten the noose as the game progresses. As of now, winning it for the 42nd time is what will be in their minds. Both the sides registered outright wins in the semi-final. Mumbai won against a strong Tamil Nadu, while Gujarat bettered a spirited MS Dhoni-mentored Jharkhand.

There was enough grass on the surface to keep the bowlers interested, and by the look of it so far, an outright win is likelihood. Gujarat bowlers won them the Day One, as Mumbai’s woes with the bat extended in the finale too. Gujarat got the toss and an umpiring howler to their favour, but nothing takes away from the discipline their bowlers exhibited. In absence of Jasprit Bumrah, the experienced RP Singh, 22-year-old Chintan Gaja and the bespectacled Rujul Bhatt claimed two wickets each to bowl out Mumbai for 228.

“The thing with having a person like RP [Singh] in the team is that it is very good the youngsters, as they get good guidance as to they can adapt to the situations and on different wickets. He is always there on the mid-on or mid-off guiding the bowlers. He has done a terrific job for us and our young bowlers especially,” Manpreet Juneja credited RP after the day’s play.

Bowling out Mumbai for a paltry score, it is now up to the Gujarat batsmen to make most of their bowlers’ heroics on Day One. Big guns Priyank Panchal and Samit Gohel are out in the middle with the former requiring 146 to go past VVS Laxman’s tally in a Ranji season.

Day Two promises to be another exciting affair. With grass on the track and coolness in the air, all eyes will be on Shardul Thakur and Vijay Gohil.