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  • 10:39 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 116/7 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 27, Ashok Dinda 8: STUMPS!!!! That’s it for today, as the final wicket to fall on the day is of Sandeep Sharma, who is unfortunately run out for mere three, as Saurabh and Dinda take guard until the end of the day.

    OUT! Sandeep Sharma run out (Ishwar Pandey/Srikar Bharat) 3

  • 10:05 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 90/6 vs RED 161, BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 11, Sandeep Sharma 2: GONE!!!! Three wickets fall in no time in the form of Parthiv Patel, Suresh Raina and Shreyas Gopal for 24, 35 and zero, respectively, while Saurabh Tiwary and Sandeep Sharma are the new men in. That’s trouble for Green now.

  • 9:33 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 67/3 vs RED 161, BATTING: Parthiv Patel 24, Suresh Raina 24: No harm done following the dismissal of Paliwal, as both the batsmen continue to bat steady and also bring up the 50-runs stand for the fourth wicket.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 43/3 vs RED 161, BATTING: Parthiv Patel 18, Suresh Raina 7: GONE!!!! The third wicket to fall is in the form of Rajat Paliwal, who falls for a mere single to Nathu again, as Raina makes his way in.

    OUT! Rajat Paliwal lbw b Nathu Singh 1

  • 8:26 PM IST

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  • 7:43 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 25/2 vs RED 161, BATTING: Parthiv Patel 8, Rajat Paliwal 0: GONE!!!! Jalaj Saxena is the new man to fall, as he is dismissed for mere 10 by Nathu Singh, while Rajat Paliwal is the new man in.

    OUT! Jalaj Saxena c Srikar Bharat b Nathu Singh 10

  • 6:55 PM IST

    Live: GREEN 12/1 vs RED 161, BATTING: Parthiv Patel 8 Jalaj Saxena 1:
    DINNER!!!! That’s ther second break of the session, while the Green l;ose their opening wicket in the form of Robin Uthappa, who departs early for a mere single, thus bringing in Jalaj Saxena.

    OUT! Robin Uthappa b Nathu Singh 1

  • 6:11 PM IST

    Live: RED 161 vs GREEN, BATTING: Nathu Singh 0:
    GONE!!!! That’s it. The innings comes to an early end, as Anureet and Ishwar are the final men to be dismissed, as Sandeep gets a four-wicket haul. It seems the teams and players are yet to get accustomed to the pink ball.

    OUT! Anureet Singh c Saurabh Tiwary b Sandeep Sharma 32, Ishwar Pandey b Pragyan Ojha 17

  • 5:51 PM IST

    Live: RED 144/8 vs GREEN, BATTING: Anureet Singh 32, Ishwar Pandey 0:
    GONE!!!! A couple of wickets fall in the form of Kuldeep Yadav and Abhinav Mukund, as the Red struggle with eight wickets down in the first innings on the opening day. Ishwar Pandey joins Anureet now. How much can the Reds score.

    OUT! Kuldeep Yadav b Sandeep Sharma 10, Abhinav Mukund b Pragyan Ojha 77

  • 5:17 PM IST

    Live: RED 93/6 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 58, Kuldeep Yadav 10: Still the same story continues, as both the men continue to bat good, without any harm being done, while the bowlers seem to be just struggling a bit to get rid of this pair, following a healthy start.

  • 4:57 PM IST

    Live: RED 84/6 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 52, Kuldeep Yadav 7:No harm done following the fall of Wakhare’s wicket, and also following the resumption of the post-tea session, as Mukund reaches his half-century, while Kuldeep looks to give all the support from the other end.

  • 4:11 PM IST

    Live: RED 67/6 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 39, Kuldeep Yadav 3:

    India Red are off to a horrendous start as the first session has clearly belonged to India Red.
    Ashok Dinda too opened his account as he got the wicket of Akshay Wakhare as Rohit Paliwal took a blinder. On the other hand it looks like Mukund is batting on a different pitch playing his shots with precision.
  • 3:32 PM IST

    Live: RED 50/5 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 32, Arun Karthik 1:

    Wow! What a ride are Red Team having with pink ball. This time Pragyan Ojha was lucky as the shot was poor from Karthik. Not a delivery where you can smash it off.

    Mukund is watching the wicket fall at the non strikers end. And it is fifty up for Red Team.

  • 3:18 PM IST

    Live: RED 42/4 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 26, Arun Karthik 0:

    Rajpoot is also trying his hand with the pink ball and what a big wicket that was. Gurkeerat walks out disappointed.

    Arun Karthik comes to bat. Red Team have to be wary of Sandeep and Rajpoot at the moment. Good change of bowling. Raina will be happy with the pink ball working in their favour.

  • 3:08 PM IST

    Live: RED 38/3 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 22, Gurkeerat Singh Mann 0:

    Sandeep Sharma is on a roll. He is in love with the pink ball for sure. Second wicket for him of Chatterjee.

    There you the main man is here. He can do the trick now for the Red team. Sandeep Sharma creates history with pink ball as he has picked two wickets with it. Yuvraj Singh goes now and Ankit Rajpoot gets a hand with the pink ball as well. What a moment for the team.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Live: RED 33/1 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 21, Sudip Chatterjee 5:

    Mukund is having good time with the pink ball. He is smashing it all over the ground. Is he attracted to the color? Hope so not.

    Dinda is the target at the moment facing the plight of boundaries. Ankit Rajpoot is the new bowler. Good to see a different bowler around. Mukund is not sparing anyone. Boundary from him right away. The pink ball surely looks like a pink lazer is passing through.

  • 2:28 PM IST

    Live: RED 12/1 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 5, Sudip Chatterjee 0:

    Sandeep Sharma is loving the pink ball isn’t it? He gets a wicket Srikar Bharat who seemed uncomfortable with the ball. Comfortable catch by Uthappa at at deep backward square.

    Sudip Chatterjee comes into bat. But it is Mukund who is on the crease. Sandeep is all excited with the pink ball and is going all out.

  • 2:22 PM IST

    Live: RED 11/0 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 3, KS Bharat 4:

    Sandeep Sharma and Ashok Dinda are switching rounds with the ball. So far good start by the Red team. Its amazing to see the pink ball being sliced down to the boundary first by Sandeep and now Dinda.

    Red team have found momentum finally.

  • 2:04 PM IST

    Live: RED 0/0 vs GREEN, BATTING: Abhinav Mukund 0 (0), KS Bharat 0 (6):

    For the first time it is pink ball and Abhinav Mukund along with KS Bharat have started the innings for the Red team. Yuvraj is back btw for the First-Class cricket. With that green pitch, the pink ball stands out.

    Suresh Raina is skipper for the Green team. So far no run as Ashok Dinda has the ball on his hand. End of the first over and no run. Great start from the Red team.

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  • 1:39 PM IST

    India Red have won the toss and elected to bat!

Namaste! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live match coverage of the much-awaited Duleep Trophy 2016-17 first fixture between the Yuvraj Singh-led India Red and the Suresh Raina-led India Green. Yes, Pink ball cricket is finally here! The Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Complex in Greater Noida is all set to host the first Pink ball tournament in India, under lights. With questions around its durability, visibility, shape and relevance having already created the hype and mystery, this is when all of that would be answered. This is the tournament which BCCI had awaited. Now, will this concept bring in more numbers for Test cricket? Will it be a success? If not all, at least some big questions will be answered after this Duleep Trophy season ends. Till then, enjoy as we bring you live updates, Day and Night! READ: Duleep Trophy 2016-17: Greater Noida’s shot at history as pink ball cricket arrives

The first Pink ball Test was played between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide in 2015. The concept since then has kick-started a series of speculations regarding the Pink ball. Another four-Day game was organised by the CAB and was played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where Mohammed Shami, one of India’s top seamers wreaked havoc on the batsmen with the in focus Pink ball. READ: Duleep Trophy 2016 schedule, squads, venue

While the Indian players Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina are excited to play cricket with the pink ball, it will be interesting to see how they get acquainted with it. How much does it swing, how well does it assist the spinners, all questions will be answered to some extent as and when the first fixture ends.

Squads

India Green: Suresh Raina(c), Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, Ambati Rayudu, Parthiv Patel(w), 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(w), Sudip Chatterjee, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhimanyu Mithun, Abhinav Mukund, Ishwar Pandey, Nitish Rana, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare