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  • 2:54 PM IST

    My 2 cents worth re Archer. Our boys need to stop talking about him. Yes he is a brilliant bowler. But work out a game plan. Get in quick. Pad up accordingly.. rotate strike.
    Welcome to the 80’s gentlemen. justsaying ashes

    — Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 21, 2019

  • 10:20 PM IST

    STUMPS: GREEN 217/7; TARGET 497: And that is stumps at Day 3 of this clash between India Red and India Green. The last sessions belonged to the RED’s as they took 6 wickets and have turned the game completely in their favour. Just a matter of time before they can stamp their authority completely over the match. They will have to wait for Day Four to seal the game. Suresh Raina is still at the crease and will be regretting his team’s debacle after such a good start. Kuldeep Yadav dented their progress and performed exceptionally. Join us for Day 4 of the match tomorrow starting from 2:30 pm.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 199/7; TARGET 497: Suresh Raina continues to hold one end as his team is falling apart. India Red only three wickets away from an emphatic victory over India Green. Ten overs still to go in the day’s proceedings.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 171/4; TARGET 497: Suresh Raina and Sourav Tiwary have got their eye in but how long can they bat along? Kuldeep Yadav has broken the backbone of India Greens who were going well at one time. Yuvraj Singh is rotating his bowlers at the moment and will like to see the back of Raina before day ends.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 149/4; TARGET 497: Suresh Raina has lots to play for at the moment. The match is pretty much done and dusted for his side as they are 346 runs behind with six wickets remaining. But, on the other hand, Raina has a chance to play as long as he wants to and maybe prove a point to the selectors.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 131/4; TARGET 497: Another one bites the dust for India Green. Who would have believed they were over 100 for the loss of only 1 wicket. They are struggling big time here. Will we see a collapse and end of the match before the end of play?

  • 8:18 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 123/3; TARGET 497: Two wickets have fallen out of nowhere for India Green. After having such a good start and going well, Kuldeep Yadav have dented the approach of The Greens as they are now 123 for 3. Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina have a huge task in hand.

  • 8:00 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 109/1; TARGET 497: No damage yet for India Greens. They have looked good in the second innings. With 34 overs left in the day’s play, it will be interesting to see how they hold up till stumps. Uthappa has crossed his half century whereas Parthiv Patel is at 15.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 77/1; TARGET 497: The teams have come out to the field after the dinner break. Till now India Green have put up a good fight as they have gone about the chase at a good pace but lost one wicket. Parthiv Patel has got his eye in whereas Robin Uthappa looking good too but they have a mountain task ahead.

  • 6:33 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 60/0; TARGET 497: Suresh Raina’s team has got off to a flyer as of now. They have 60 runs on the board with no wicket down yet. Robin Uthappa and Jalaj Saxena are batting well and at a good pace. The ball will skid along more as the day ends and batting may get tougher. What’s next in store in this team?

  • 5:44 PM IST

    Live: RED 161 & 486/10 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 496: Finally Yuvraj Singh’s XI have been all out after piling up a daunting score of 486 in the second innings. The lead is 496 and this means India Green have a target of 497 to chase. Remarkable turnaround from the REDS. Abhinav Mukund has looked at most ease in both innings with the pink ball and his 169 has pushed his side towards a big win.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    Live: RED 161 & 480/9 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 490, BATTING: Anureet Singh 28, Nathu Singh 0: Pragyan Ojha has ended the frustration for the India Green as he got two wickets inside one over. He had Kuldeep Yadav caught for 28, followed it up with cleaning up Ishwar Pandey two balls later.

  • 5:04 PM IST

    Live: RED 161 & 473/7 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 483, BATTING: Anureet Singh 28, Kuldeep Yadav 26: Anureet Singh and Kuldeep Yadav have helped India Red take their overall lead against India Green. It’s been a hard day for the India Green bowlers so far, as they have got a couple of wickets but have not been able to fold up their opponents.

  • 4:38 PM IST

    Live: RED 161, 441/7 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 451, BATTING: Anureet Singh 2, Kuldeep Yadav 12: Two crucial wickets for India Green and Shreyas Gopal has proved to be the game-changer for the bowling side. Though India Red have acquired a good lead, India Green are trying to restrict them at the lowest.
    OUT! Akshay Wakhare lbw b Shreyas Gopal 0 (7)
    OUT! Gurkeerat Singh stumped Parthiv Patel b Shreyas Gopal 82 (96)

  • 3:05 PM IST

    Live: RED 161, 404/5 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 414, BATTING: Gurkeerat Singh Mann 67: It is drinks! Meanwhile, India Red lose a wicket in Arun Karthik, who goes for 14. Gurkeerat Singh Mann is doing a great job, keeping his calm and building his innings big. The batsman is at 67 and is joined by Kuldeep Yadav. The team has a lead of 414 runs and is in a good position.
    OUT! Arun Karthik lbw b Shreyas Gopal 14 (27)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates post of the second day’s play in the ongoing Duleep Trophy 2016-17, between India Red and India Green. The pink ball is being used for the first time in a First-Class match in India. Yuvraj Singh is heading Red Tea while Suresh Raina is heading the Green Team. The first day saw the swing of pink ball as Sandeep Sharma and Ankit Rajpoot from the Green Team grab hold of their hands on pink ball with wickets and bowling out the Red team for 116. The second innings of India Red cruised through as centuries from Abhinav Mukund and Sudip Chatterjee kept them in safe position ending the day at 344 for 3.

With the help of Nathu Singh 6-for, the Green team were bowled quick and were trailing by just 10 runs. The centerpiece of their second innings was the 240-run alliance between Abhinav and Chatterjee. With Abhinav still at the crease, unbeaten on 162, and with recognised batsmen to follow, India Green’s bowlers and fielders might have to work overtime. Yuvraj’s early wicket for 6 was disappointment once again as a steady partnership was required to push India Red to the bigger lead. The Red team are already leading with 354 runs and will be aiming for 400-run mark making it difficult for the Green team to survive the first game.

Green team’s captain Suresh Raina and Parthiv Patel, who have played First-Class cricket earlier, were found in dismay after their poor run in the second innings. However, his bowlers who shone in the First Day, were looking for various combinations to break the main partnership between Chatterjee and Mukund. Ultimately, the ball lied with Rajpoot who got the break through for the Red team.

Squads

India Green: Suresh Raina(c), Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, Ambati Rayudu, Parthiv Patel(wk), Ian Dev Singh, Rohan Prem, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Ashok Dinda, Sandeep Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Rajat Paliwal, Murali Vijay

India Red: Yuvraj Singh(c), Anureet Singh, Arun Karthik, Murugan Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Srikar Bharat(wk), Sudip Chatterjee, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abhinav Mukund, Ishwar Pandey, Nitish Rana, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare