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  • 10:47 PM IST

    Live: RED 161, 344/3 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 354, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 162, Gurkeerat Singh 28:

    STUMPS!!!! That’s it for the day, as India Red extend a strong 354-run lead over the Green, while Mukund continues to bat brilliantly. Should be another exciting day for Red tomorrow.

  • 10:15 PM IST

    Live: RED 323/2 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 335, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 158, Gurkeerat Singh :

    Yuvraj Singh once again proves to be a disappointment. Mukund stands alone witnessing fall of wickets. Pretty similar to what we saw previously.

    No sign of wicket so far and pretty good lead by India Red.

  • 9:48 PM IST

    Live: RED 296/2 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 306, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 153, Yuvraj Singh 6:

    So a long partnership came to an end and Chatterjee was dismissed 114. However, Mukund has scored 150 here. He is surely raring to show his mettle.

    Another 11 overs to go and the Red team has already built a huge lead here. Good going for the Red ones as they have built 300 lead.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    Live: RED 272/1 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 282, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 137, Sudip Chatterjee 112:

    Its a long day today for both teams as the flood lights halted play on Day 1 and there were rains causing problems at the start of the day. Another 17 overs to do.

    Meanwhile, Chatterjee and Mukund seem to be unstoppable. It has reached the double century partnership so far.

  • 8:48 PM IST

    Live: RED 248/1 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 258, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 122, Sudip Chatterjee 104:

    India Green might as well give up on the these two batsmen. They are trying every possible method to get Mukund and Chatterjee off the crease.

    Dinda, Sandeep Sharma and Ankit Rajpoot who got maximum wickets have no luck here. Can they get more wickets here to pave way for their second innings? And another 100 up for Chatterjee as well.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    Live: RED 209/1 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 224, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 102, Sudip Chatterjee 85:

    Well, well, well it is 100 up for Mukund. What an innings from the opening batsman. He removes his helmet and is elated. What a moment for the young man.

    He was the top batsman in the previous innings as well. Now it is time for Chatterjee to approach his century in the making. It is 170-run stand at the moment.

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Live: RED 187/1 vs GREEN 151, LEAD: 189, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 91, Sudip Chatterjee 74:

    India Red are shining with their two batsmen on crease. Abhinav Mukund is approaching his century soon and Sudip Chatterjee is complimenting him well. A huge partnership is in the making.

    How far can these two go? Let’s hope India Red can overcome their previous nightmare of being bowled out too soon.

  • 7:22 PM IST

    Live: RED 172/1 vs GREEN 151, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 85, Sudip Chatterjee 65- India Red is in a very commanding position as Mukund and Chatterjee have made a 133* partnership for the second wicket. They now have a lead of 182 runs. Green will have to rethink their plans as nothing went their way in this session. If these two batsmen continue to play in such attacking manner, Reds will certainly post a huge total against Green.

  • 6:03 PM IST

    Live: RED 102/1 vs GREEN 151, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 59, Sudip Chatterjee 21 – Abhinav Mukund and Sudip Chatterjee have taken their team to a vary good and dominating position. Not only have they stabilised their innings, they are scoring runs at almost 4.5/5 runs per over. Reds are leading by 112.

  • 5:10 PM IST

    Live: RED 40/1 vs GREEN 151, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 7, Sudip Chatterjee 0 – Bharat’s aggressive innings has come to end. Inswinger from Rajpoot comes inside, Bharat is caught as he per-medited the ball to go out, the ball deflects off the
    inside edge and clatters the off stump. India Red are leading by 50 runs.

  • 4:47 PM IST

    Live: RED 17/0 vs GREEN 151, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 7, Srikar Bharat 10- Both batsmen have started the second innings nicely. Bad balls have been hit while good balls have been left into the keeper’s gloves. They will want to bat as much as they can as there are still 2 days in the match. Bharat has looked much aggressive in the second innings. He has already hit a 6 to Ashok Dinda.

  • 3:48 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 139/9 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 33: Nathu Singh has got his 5-for. Pragyan Ojha is walking back. Clean bowled once again as Singh balls a full delivery on stump. Ojha can just look at stumps and walk back. Green are still trailing by 21 runs

  • 3:46 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 139/8 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 33: Ashok Dinda is walking back. This looked on cards. He looked very unsettled. Nathu Singh balls a bouncer and then a yorker. Dinda can’t do much, tries giving himself bit of room. But pace gets him as his middle stump is rooted

  • 3:32 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 127/7 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 33, Ashok Dinda 12: After the delay of almost 30 minutes due to rain, we are back with good Pink ball cricket. India Green is looking little bleak. Dinda and Tiwary are trying to battle their way out. They are still trailing RED’s by by 34 runs.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 118/7 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 29, Ashok Dinda 8: Good news from the ground. Rain has stopped and the covers are off. Players have also come down on the field. Play to resume in few minutes

  • 2:13 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 118/7 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 29, Ashok Dinda 8: Rain has interrupted the play. The play had just started almost 10 minutes back. The covers are on and it is very unlikely that the sky gets clear soon. Green are still trailing by 43 runs with just 3 wickets in hand. The ground is completely under covers and the rain will looks all poised to torment the day’s play if the forecast is to go by. Stay tuned for further updates

Suresh Raina (R) is watched by wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel
The pink cricket ball did a lot of talking on the first day © AFP

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. This is the first time that the pink cricket ball is being used in a First-Class match in India, as the world’s richest cricket governing body is experimenting with the idea of day-night Test cricket in the country in future. The pink cricket ball did a lot of talking on the first day of the Duleep Trophy 2016-17 match, as India Red had the Green team  tottering at 116 for 7 after they were folded up for 161.

The pink ball is was not the only attraction on the first day of the start of the Indian domestic season. The game marked the beginning of the use of a Kookaburra pink cricket ball in the country, and it all ended in an embarrassment after failure of the floodlights resulted in interruption of play for close to an hour.

There were as many as two interruptions due to bad light. Three of the six light towers at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground in Noida in Uttar Pradesh went out, which forced the players to leave the field for about 17 minutes. The second interruption lasted for 5o minutes.

Talking cricket, Sandeep Sharma and Ankit Rajpoor claimed 3 wickets each and Jalaj Saxena took 2 to help India Red, captained by Suresh Raina, bundle out India Green for 161. In their reply, the India Green too began on a poor note. Nathu Singh and Kuldeep Yadav bagged 3 wickets each to leave Yuvraj Singh-led India Red tottering at 116 for 7.