Greetings everyone! Welcome to Cricket Country’s live cricket coverage of Day-2 of the Bengal Super League Final, between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club. It is an important match for the keen followers of the game as the Eden Gardens in Kolkata hosts a four-day final under lights and more interestingly with the Pink Ball. Bhowanipore had won the toss on Day 1 and elected to bowl first. The decision did reap benefits for them as Bagan lost wickets in succession and were 52-4 at a stage, but then the lower order chipped in and added runs to reach 278-8 in 85.3 overs at Stumps on Day 1. Although, more eyes might be on the proceedings with the Pink Ball rather than the result this game produces. 

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 150/4 in 38 overs, BATTING: Anustup Majumdar 20(46), Arindam Ghosh 49(82): It’s stumps on the second day here at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Ghosh remained unbeaten on 49. He hit seven fours in his knock. Majumdar gave him a helping hand. He will resume his batting on 20 on the third day. Mohun Bagan are leading by 296 runs.

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 146/4 in 35 overs, BATTING: Anustup Majumdar 18(31), Arindam Ghosh 47(79): Mohun Bagan have lost two wickets in quick succession. First to go was Subhomoy Das for 19. Wriddhiman Saha was the next batsman to be dismissed. He scored a first-ball duck. Arindam Ghosh is just three short of his fifty. OUT! Subhomoy Das  b Ayan Bhattacharjee 19(23), OUT! Wriddhiman Saha c Subham Chatterjee b Ayan Bhattacharjee 0(1)

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 104/2 in 23.4 overs, BATTING: Subhomoy Das 19(20), Arindam Ghosh 23(46): Mohun Bagan have lost both their opening batsmen. Jayojit Basu scored 13 and Vivek Singh made 36. Both were scalped by Ayan Bhattacharjee. Subhomoy Das and Arindam Das are at the crease now. Das is batting at a fast pace having already struck three boundaries. OUT! Jayojit Basu c Sujit Kumar Yadav b Ayan Bhattacharjee 13(29), OUT! Vivek Singh c Subham Chatterjee b Ayan Bhattacharjee 36(52)

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 43/0 in 10.2 overs, BATTING: Jayojit Basu 13(26), Vivek Singh 22(38): Mohun Bagan have started off pretty well after dismissing Bhowanipore Club for 133. Bagan took a healthy lead of 166 as they had scored 299 in their first innings. They have now stretched the lead to 209 and both the openers are looking well set. Bhowanipore need to break this partnership now or else it might get too late.

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 133 All out in 38.5 overs: Mohammaed Shami wrapped things up quickly after Tea break. He takes a fifer with the Pink Ball. Bhowanipore Club struggled through out their innings and now it remains to be seen if Bagan enforce the follow on or not.

OUT! Puri b Shami 12(12)

OUT! Uddipan Mukherjee c Vivek Singh b Shami 41(79)

OUT! Sujit Kumar Yadav c A Majumdar b Sourav Mondal 32(52)

Bhowanipore Club are after 30 overs: 83-7 and it’s time for Tea

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 56/7 in 24 Overs, BATTING: Uddipan Mukherjee 22(52), Sujit Kumar Yadav 3(17): A few more overs gone by. No more wickets lost, although the batsmen have been beaten on many occasions. Vivek Singh was introduced into the attack as well. But Shami undoubtedly has looked the most dangerous and has made his international experience count here. The Pink Ball has made him look even better. Drinks on the field.

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 51/7 in 20 Overs, BATTING: Uddipan Mukherjee 18(41), Sujit Kumar Yadav 2(4): Trying to hook the ball, Arnab Ghosh gives away his wicket as Basu takes the catch at short leg. Mondal gets another wicket and and it has been really poor application from the Bhowanipore batsmen. It almost looks like there is a difference of class between the two teams. Anyway, Sujit Kumar Yadav comes out to bat.

OUT! Arnab Ghosh c Basu b Sourav Mondal 0(9)

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 40/6 in 16 Overs, BATTING: Uddipan Mukherjee 9(25), Arnab Ghosh 0(5): Only a few runs were added before Mohd. Shami came in and took his 3rd wicket of the Day. First ball of the 16th over and he gets the wicket. The ball came back into Chatterjee and he played on. Things are getting from bad to worse here for Bhowanipore. It is becoming more like Men vs Boys. Arnab Ghosh is the new man in. 

OUT! Subham Chatterjee b Shami 8(12)

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 27/5 in 12 Overs, BATTING: Uddipan Mukherjee 3(12), Subham Chatterjee 2(5): Sourav Mondal comes to bowl his 2nd over and picks up the wicket of Ayan Bhattacharjee; Back of a length delivery by Mondal, Ayan goes for a drive but the ball gets an edge and it lands straight in the hands of first slip. Half the side is back into the pavilion in no time. Bagan are running riot at the moment. Time for Drinks.

OUT! Ayan Bhattacharjee c Vivek Singh b Sourav Mondal 14(28)

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 20/4 in 9 Overs, BATTING: Ayan Bhattacharjee 12(26), Uddipan Mukherjee 0(1): Now Sanyal takes another wicket! The captain departs without troubling the scorers! Arindam Ghosh takes a superb catch at third slip to give Sanyal his 2nd wicket. Great spell of bowling this from Bagan. Looks like they might rap this up very in quick time.

OUT! Writtick Chatterjee c Arindam Ghosh b Sanyal 0(9)

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 15/3 in 5 Overs, BATTING: Ayan Bhattacharjee 7(11), Writtick Chatterjee 0(1): Shami picks up another wicket! P. Bhattacharjee can’t stay long at the crease either. He gives an easy catch to first slip. Bhowanipore in serious trouble! Captain comes out to the middle. Shami is perhaps, just too good for the opposition batsmen!

OUT! Parthasarathi Bhattacharjee c Vivek Singh b Shami 0(8)

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore Club 7/2 in 2 Overs, BATTING: Ayan Bhattacharjee 0(1), Parthasarathi Bhattacharjee 0(0): Shami bowls the first over for Mohun Bagan. Begins with two no-balls in the first over itself.  Gets the wicket of Sabanayakan in theover though. Sanyal comes on to bowl the 2nd over. Das plays a couple of dots and then is caught off his bowling. Soft dismissal this.

OUT! Abhishek Das  c and b Sanyal 0(12)

OUT! Santosh Sabanayakan c Saha b Shami 0 (1)

Alright! The players are now out in the middle and Mohammed Shami has the Pink ball in hand. Let’s see how he goes with.

Innings Break!

Mohan Bagan have been all out for 299 runs in 87.5 overs! 13 runs have been added to the total as penalty.

Live Cricket Score, Mohan Bagan 299 all out in 87.5 overs: Sanjib Sanyal – OUT! caught (sub)Aditya Purohit b Writtick Chatterjee 60 (79), Rajkumar Pal – OUT! c Santosh Sabanayakan b Ravikant Singh 5(6)

The Pink ball did held its shape at the end of the Day’s play. It might not have offered turn but it hasn’t lost its shine either with the conditions almost perfect above. It remains to be seen though how it behaves as the game progresses. Mohun Bagan look like they are in the driving seat as of now but there is still a lot of time left in the game.

Mohun Bagan’s lower-order did the major scoring for them yesterday. Anustup Majumdar scored 83 as he analysed the damage the opposition had caused. Sanjib Sanyal was batting at 53 along with Rajkumar Pal at the crease at Stumps. However, it was good to see Indian pacer Mohammed Shami score a valuable 36 lower down and contribute to the first innings total.

Ravikant Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Bhowanipore Club. He took 3 wickets and looked like taking more wickets. Geet Puri also took 2 wickets for them. Captain Writtick Chatterjee and Sujit Kumar Yadav also picked a wicket each.

Playing XI:

Mohun Bagan: Jayojit Basu, Vivek Singh, Arindam Ghosh, Subhomoy Das (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Anustup Majumdar, Debabrata Das, Sanjib Sanyal, Rajkumar Pal, Mohammed Shami, Sourav Mondal

Bhowanipore Club: Abhishek Das, Santosh Sabanayakan (wk), Writtick Chatterjee (c), Uddipan Mukherjee, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Subham Chatterjee, Sujit Kumar Yadav, Ravikant Singh, Arnab Ghosh, Geet Puri, Parthasarathi Bhattacharjee

Toss: Bhowanipore Club won the toss and elected to bowl first.