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  • 5:19 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 206/9, (Pankaj Singh 7, Mohammed Siraj 8; Chintan Gaja 3/46, Hardik Patel 3/73, Mohit Thadani 2/48), trail by 163: It was Gujarat all the way. Thadani, Hardik Patel and Gaja ruled the day with the wickets. Gujarat were found out of form with Pujara controlling the second session, however, Gujarat found their spirit ways back in the final session. Gujarat need just a wicket to end the ROI innings.

  • 4:55 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 195/9, (Pankaj Singh 2, Mohammed Siraj 2; Chintan Gaja 3/46, Hardik Patel 3/68, Mohit Thadani 2/42), trail by 163: Gujarat are bowling with an intention to bowl out ROI before the end of day’s play. Meanwhile, Gaja and Hardik Patel ruled the session with three wickets each. ANother 7 overs to go, can Gujarat end the ROI innings before that?

  • 4:27 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 191/7, (Shahbaz Nadeem 0; Chintan Gaja 2/45, Hardik Patel 2/65, Mohit Thadani 2/42), trail by 167: Pujara is losing partners in succession and this time Kuldeep Yadav goes as well. Hardik Patel gets his second. Gujarat are in complete command restricting ROI timely. Pujara misses his century and goes for 86, Choudhary gets a wicket this time.

  • 4:03 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 170/3, (Cheteshwar Pujara 70, Kuldeep Yadav 0; Chintan Gaja 2/45, Hardik Patel 1/49, Mohit Thadani 2/42), trail by 188: Pujara seems to be a lone fighter here amidst the fall of wickets. First Tiwary and now Saha. The major batsmen who could have prodcued runs was gone for golden duck. Mohit Thadani got lucky in the final session as he bagged two consecutive wickets.

  • 3:36 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 157/3, (Cheteshwar Pujara 65, Manoj Tiwary 4; Chintan Gaja 2/45, Hardik Patel 1/40), trail by 201: Pujara is in complete command of the session with boundaries coming at regular intervals. Meanwhile Manoj Tiwary is going slow with the runs and has added just 2 more runs from my previous update. ROI waiting to go past 200 runs.

  • 3:16 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 146/3, (Cheteshwar Pujara 56, Manoj Tiwary 2; Chintan Gaja 2/45, Hardik Patel 1/33), trail by 212: Pujara gets to his 38th FC fifty with a single while Tiwary is off the mark with 2 runs already. Pujara and Tiwary will now try to build a partnership all voer again after Nair’s departure.

  • 3:02 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 137/3, (Cheteshwar Pujara 49, Manoj Tiwary 0; Chintan Gaja 2/40, Hardik Patel 1/29), trail by 221: Pujara and Nair tried building a strong partnership, however, Gaja once again pounced on the opportunity and ended the growing partnership of 47 runs. Pujara meanwhile is approaching his fifty and new batsman Manoj Tiwary has joined the crease to support Pujara for the final session.

  • 2:33 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 130/2, (Cheteshwar Pujara 48, Karun Nair 22; Chintan Gaja 1/34), trail by 228: Pujara is taking it as a no nonsense act. He is reaching his fifty while Nair has altready got to his 20s. These batsmen are just 10 runs away from their 50-run partnership. Nair and Pujara look settled and a 400 score is on cards if these stick around.

  • 1:54 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 92/2, (Cheteshwar Pujara 32, Karun Nair 0; Chintan Gaja 1/26), trail by 266: Just when ROI were looking settled, another breakthrough for Gujarat as this time Hardik Patel gets the wicket of Herwadkar, who missed his fifty by 2 runs. Meanwhile, batsman with 3 FC triple centuries, Karun Nair enters. Now if Pujara and Nair get along, the match will be endless, rest assured.

  • 1:33 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 76/1, (Akhil Herwadkar 42, Cheteshwar Pujara 26; Chintan Gaja 1/26), trail by 282: It is a milestone galore in this Irani Cup. First Gnadhi got his maiden FC century and now Herwadkar got to his 2,000 FC runs in style with a boundary. Pujara and Herwadkar have also built 50-run stand, keeping ROI ahead in the second session. Meanwhile, Thadani has been isued warning by the umpire to cross the danger line.

  • 1:16 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 55/1, (Akhil Herwadkar 21, Cheteshwar Pujara 26; Chintan Gaja 1/26), trail by 303: Pujara can stand alone and win the game with ease. He has charged up post the lunch session and piled on runs for ROI. They have also crossed the 50-run mark. Meanwhile, ROI also took the first single after Lunch, as it was boundaries galore so far.

  • 12:51 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 35/1, (Akhil Herwadkar 18, Cheteshwar Pujara 9; Chintan Gaja 1/18), trail by 323: Pujara and Herwadkar are off to decent start. They have struck boundaries as well with Gaja beginning the proceedings. Meanwhile, Ishwar Choudhary gets a maiden.

  • 12:25 PM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 27/1, (Akhil Herwadkar 18, Cheteshwar Pujara 1; Chintan Gaja 1/10), trail by 331: Pujara and Herwadkar continued from where it was left with ROI trailing by 331 runs. Gujarat bagged early wicket with Chintan Gaja shining again. Pujara will look to stay longer and build an easy triple-century alone.

  • 11:51 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 25/1, (Akhil Herwadkar 16, Cheteshwar Pujara 1; Chintan Gaja 1/10), trail by 333: The commentary is worth hearing after Chintan Gaja got his first wicket.

    “Chintayien badha di Mukund ki’ There has to be some insight to this. 😀

    Meanwhile, Mukund goes and Pujara enters. Now begins the composed innings for ROI.
  • 11:28 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Rest of India 11/0, (Akhil Herwadkar 5, Abhinav Mukund 6), trail by 347: ROI have begun their game cautiously with Herwadkar opening the account with a single. Chintan Gaja who took 8 wickets in the final of Ranji started the attack for Gujarat. Can Herwadkar who had a rough Ranji season build good innings along with Mukund?

  • 11:23 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Gujarat 337/9, (Hardik Patel 18; Pankaj Singh 4/104, Siddarth Kaul 5/86, Akhil Herwadkar 1/13): An all round performance from Gujarat, especially Chirah Gandhi has put them on drivers seat against ROI. As for the bowlers from ROI, Pankaj and Kaul picked 9 wickets to end Gujarat’s innings. They were lucky with the new ball.

  • 10:27 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Gujarat 337/9, (Hardik Patel 9, Ishwar Choudhary 4; Pankaj Singh 3/94, Siddarth Kaul 5/81, Akhil Herwadkar 1/13): Just when yet another partnership was building, Kaul strikes. This time he gets his fifer and Gandhi departs for 169. Ishwar Choudhary is the new batsman on crease. Hardik also going steady playing on 9. Ishwar began with a boundary and is being safe against the pacers.

  • 10:18 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Gujarat 333/8, (Chirag Gandhi 169, Hardik Patel 9; Pankaj Singh 3/94, Siddarth Kaul 4/77, Akhil Herwadkar 1/13): What a beginning this has been Gujarat. A complete turn over. From a shaky start on Day One morning to 32 runs already on board, thanks to Gandhi’s yet another six and some boundaries. Gandhi is itching to go for his maiden double-century. ROI bowlers are in a fix.

  • 9:49 AM IST
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    At Mumbai: Gujarat 315/8, (Chirag Gandhi 151, Hardik Patel 9; Pankaj Singh 3/89, Siddarth Kaul 4/76, Akhil Herwadkar 1/13): Hello and welcome back for Day 2 of the game. Gandhi is still going all out against ROI bowlers. He even said that Gujarat are aiming for 350 or maximum 400, which will be a competitive lead against ROI especially with players like Pujara, Saha in the opposite side. Pakaj and Kaul had no luck with the new ball so far. The pitch once again favours batsmen. Meanwhile, Gandhi scores his highest First-Class game. Gandhi and Hardik have completed 50-run partnership.

LIVE-9

Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog session of Day Two of the Irani Cup 2016-17 being played between the newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat and the Rest of India (ROI) squad. In its 55th year, the tournament is set to witness a team for the first time, as Gujarat take on the ROI. The Parthiv Patel-led side, who emerged victorious in Ranji Trophy 2016-17, were found to be shaky on Day One. However, Chirag Gandhi’s maiden First-Class century kept his side ahead at stumps. Gujarat ended Day One at 300 with Gandhi playing on 136 alongside Hardik Patel at 9.

Gandhi  emerged as a saviour for Gujarat, who were in deep trouble in the first session losing three wickets, smashing 18 fours and a six enroute his unbeaten knock. Thanks to his knock, Gujarat salvaged their early wickets. Gujarat were 5 down when Gandhi entered the crease. The Ranji champions, who opted to bat first, were in trouble at lunch,  with score reading 81 for 3, after the fall of their captain Parthiv Patel for 11 and then lost Dhruv Raval soon after the break before Gandhi and  Manprit Juneja (47) got together to resurrect the floundering innings with a stand of 109.

Part-time bowler Akhil Herwadkar broke the fifth-wicket partnership at the stroke of tea by dismissing Juneja with the score reading 191 in 60.2 overs.

ROI bowlers were at their best as Siddarth Kaul and Pankaj Singh shared 7 wickets to dismantle Gujarat. They grabbed wickets at regular intervals to keep Gujarat on toes. However, Gandhi’s century turned the fortunes for Gujarat and brought them back in the game.

Squads:

Gujarat Playing XI: Priyank Panchal, Samit Gohel, Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Karan Patel, Chintan Gaja, Ishwar Choudhary, Hardik Patel, Dhruv Raval, Chirag Gandhi, Manpreet Juneja, Mohit Thadani

Rest of India Playing XI: Abhinav Mukund, Akhil Herwadkar, Cheteshwar Pujara (c), Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Pankaj Singh, Md Siraj