Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the third day of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 Group A match between Rajasthan and Odisha at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday. Rajasthan were batting on a score of 79 for the loss of two wickets during their chase of the 230-run target, with Tanveer ul-Haq and Puneet Yadav batting on scores of 15 and 56 respectively. Having lost both openers early in their innings, Tanveer and Yadav managed to stitch an unbeaten 72-run partnership at the end of the second day in order to remain in contention for adding 151 runs to their overnight score and end their Ranji Trophy 2015-16 campaign on a high, with both participating teams having been eliminated from the ongoing tournament already. COMPLETE COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16

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Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan 231/8 | Target 230 | Overs 65.5 | BATTING: Dishant Yagnik 16(19), Pankaj Singh 8(4): Rajasthan’s win the thriller, Pankaj Singh smashes two boundaries when the hosts were left with two wickets and Rajasthan thrashes Odisha by two wickets. Yet again, a Ranji Trophy match this season has ended inside three days. With this victory, Rajsthan have progressed for the quarter-final. 

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan 164/5 | Target 230 | Overs 50 | BATTING: Rajat Bhatia 13(57), S S Dobal 33(29): At Lunch, the hosts need another 66 runs to beat Odisha. This win will ensure their place in the quarter-final of the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2015-16. Middle-order batsman Pramod Yadav top-scored for them in this innings with his 59 in 75 deliveries. The last batsman to get out was Ashok Menaria. His innings came to an end on the 4th delivery of the 39th over, leaving Rajasthan at 118 for 5. OUT! Ashok Menaria c Haladhar Das b Alok Mangaraj 20(23)

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan 102/4 | Target 230 | Overs 35 | BATTING: Ashok Menaria 12(13), Rajat Bhatia 0(2): From here, the hosts need 128 runs to beat Odisha in Round 9 of ongoing Ranji Trophy 2015-16 with more than a day left in the game and six wickets to spare. Tanveer-Ul-Haq was the last bastamn to get dismissed, he scored 21 in 92 balls before getting out in the 35th over. OUT! Tanveer-Ul-Haq c Haladhar Das b Alok Mangaraj 21(92)

Day One saw Odisha getting bowled out for a meagre 151, with Anurag Sarangi (43) top-scoring for his side while Aniket Choudhary (6 for 27) was the pick among the bowlers. Replying to Odisha’s modest total, Rajasthan also had a disastrous start with none of their batsmen reaching the double digits after two openers — Manender Singh (10) and Vineet Saxena (11) — got out. AK Sahoo (4 for 18) and Basant Mohanty (2 for 10) did the damage. At stumps, Rajasthan were still trailing by 123 runs with just four wickets remaining.

Teams:

Rajasthan: Manender Singh, VA Saxena, Puneet Yadav, Ashok Menaria, Rajat Bhatia, Siddharth Dobal, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tanveer-Ul-Haq, K Ajay Singh, Pankaj Singh (c)

Odisha: Ranjit Singh, Natraj Behera (c), Govinda Poddar, Anurag Sarangi ,Pratik Das, AA Singh, Halhadar Das (wk), Suryakant Pradhan, Jayanta Behera, Basant Mohanty, Dhiraj Singh