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  • 9:30 PM IST

    India Red 291/9, Vijay Gohil 21*, Baba Indrajith 120*: Incredible knock from Indrajith, who has put life into the one-sided game on opening day. His knock has to be one of the best this domestic season, coming in the right time for the team and with very little support.

  • 8:21 PM IST

    India Red 249/9, Vijay Gohil 8*, Baba Indrajith 95*: Indrajith single-handedly lifts India Red. First, he scores a half-century to take his side past 200 and now he is well set for his century while India Red can go past 250. Brilliant effort by the batsman.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    India Red 161/7, Siddarth Kaul 0*, Baba Indrajith 32*: It is dinner at Kanpur. Though Indrajith has anchored the innings, he barely found any support and India Red are under pressure now. With only the tail-enders left to bat with, responsibilities will be on Indrajith’s shoulder to take his team past 250, or at least 200.

  • 5:43 PM IST

    India Red 141/6, Chama Milind 1*, Baba Indrajith 20*: Incredible work done by the India Blue bowers, especially Rajpoot, who unsettled the India Red batting line up to send 6 of their batsmen back. Reds under pressure.

  • 4:48 PM IST

    India Red 99/3, Dinesh Karthik 15*, Baba Indrajith 4*: India Red have lost two wickets post tea. Suresh Raina removed a set Chatterjee while Rajpoot struck again to send Rahul back.

  • 3:40 PM IST

    India Red 73/1, Sudip Chatterjee 34*, Rahul Singh 1*: It’s tea! That’s a big breakthrough for India Blue. Ankit Rajpoot has removed the in-form Panchal before he could get to his half-century.

  • 3:24 PM IST

    India Red 55/0, Priyank Panchal 28*, Sudip Chatterjee 25*:Well, India Red have fifty runs up on the board and the openers are going strong. Pancchal had scored centuries in both innings in the last match. Can he repeat such a performance?

  • 2:39 PM IST

    India Red 28/0, Priyank Panchal 15*, Sudip Chatterjee 11*: The two openers have started off India Red’s innings nicely. 28 runs on the board after 10 overs and India Red have managed not to lose any wicket. Pankaj Rao and Ankit Rajpoot opened bowling for India Blue.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    Toss: India Red elected to bat.

Suresh Raina © AFP
Suresh Raina © AFP

Good afternoon! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Duleep Trophy 2017. The second match of the tournament, between India Red and India Blue will be played at Green Park, Kanpur. I am Paulami Chakrobarty and I will bring to you all the live scores and updates of the match. India Red have been jolted early on as Abhinav Mukund will be away for the remainder of the tournament. Meanwhile, India Red have already flagged off the tournament on a high note with 107-run win against India Green. Priyank Panchal’s twin centuries anchored his side to first victory. 

India Red will also be without all-rounder K Gowtham, whose exploits in the first game shifted the balance dramatically in favour of the side. Basil Thampi and Prithvi Shaw will get a call again after plenty of players left the tournament.  Left-arm spinner Vijay Gohil, who has come in for Gowtham, and Mumbai opener Akhil Herwadkar, who has replaced Abhinav Mukund, could also be tested.

Raina has a huge responsibility after his recent snub from the Sri Lanka and Australia tour. The conditions would be quite different compared to what it was in Lucknow. Karthik did bring some some aggressive tactics in place and would be interesting to see if he continues the same against Raina.

Squads: 

India Red:Gahlaut Rahul Singh, Priyank Panchal, Sudip Chatterjee, Ishank Jaggi, Dinesh Karthik (c), Rishabh Pant, Baba Indrajith, Vijay Gohil, Karn Sharma, Basil Thampi, Ashok Dinda, Chama Milind, Prithvi Shaw, Siddarth Kaul, Akhil Herwadkar.

India Blue: Suresh Raina (c), Samit Gohel, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Ishan Kishan, Jayant Yadav, Bhargav Bhatt, Pankaj Rao, Ankit Rajpoot, Sagun Kamat, Jaydev Unadkat