Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of Uttar Pradesh and Baroda at Sports Complex Ground, Noida. At stumps of Day 2 the hosts were 134 for 5 as they trailed Baroda by 184 runs with two days left in the match. The wickets were shared between Munaf Patel, Yusuf Pathan and Bhargav Bhatt, while the top-scorer for UP has been Umang Sharma who still is on the crease. The winner of this match will definitely go on to the next round, be it with an outright victory worth 6 points or a first-innings lead worth 3 points. Even if the match ends in a tie or a no-result, 1 point will also be enough to get the teams through to the next round as long as Karnataka and Vidarbha get 3 points or less. FULL COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16 here

Live Cricket Score: Uttar Pradesh 446/7 | Overs 136 | Target 293 | BATTING: Umang Sharma 195(398), Praveen Kumar 83(81): AT stumps of Day 3, Uttar Pradesh led Baroda by 145 runs with tomorrow being the last day. Unmang is five runs away from an excellent double century, while Praveen Kumar who has been proving him the required support from the other end might reach his ton if he manages to counter the Baroda attack succesfully on the final day. UP anyway have gained a first innings lead so they are assured of 3 points if the match ends in a draw.

Live Cricket Score: Uttar Pradeh 373/7 | Overs 119 | BATTING: Umang Sharma 163(353), Praveen Kumar 23(24): The partnership between Eklavya Dwivedi and Umang Sharma nullified the competitive first innings total of Baroda and also helped Uttar Pradesh recover from a poort start to their first innings. It was unfortunate for Dwivedi, he missed out on a century by 10 runs when Irfan pathan dismissed him in the 106th over. OUT! Eklavya Dwivedi c Monil Patel (Sub) b Irfan Pathan 90(179) OUT! Piyush Chawla c Pinal Shah b Irafan Pathan 27(27)

Live Cricket Score: Uttar Pradeh 169/5 | Overs 65 | BATTING: Umang Sharma 97(203), Eklavya Dwivedi 11(56): From here, UP trail Baroda by 152 runs with five wickets to spare and more than a day left in the match. Meanwhile, Umang who has been quite consistent for UP recently is three runs away from an excellent century. His side will wnat him to stick till teh end of the day to ensure a good first inning lead.

Batting first in the ongoing Round 9 match of Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Baroda posted 312 runs in 113.5 overs. While their skipper Ambati Rayudu top-scored for them with his 70 runs in 190 balls, after his dismissal Irfan Pathan took charge of their innings. However the latter missed an excellent half-century by just two runs. On the other hand, Piyush Chawla was the highest wicket-taker in the first innings with three scalps to his name.And the other wicket was shared betwen Amit Mishra, Praveen Kumar, Saurabh Kumar and Suresh Raina.

Playing XI:

Uttar Pradesh: Almas Shaukat, Himanshu Asnora, Umang Sharma, Suresh Raina (c), AD Nath, Eklavya Dwivedi (wk), Piyus Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Saurabh Kumar, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ankit Rajpoot

Baroda: Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Waghmode, Ambati Rayudu (c), Hardik Pandya, Swapnil Singh, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Pinal Shah (wk), Gagandeep Singh, Munaf Patel