Greetings! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second day of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 Group B encounter between Andhra and Gujarat at Vizianagaram on Friday. Gujarat finished on a decent total of 250 for the loss of five wickets after being put to bat by their opponents on the opening day in their first match of the ongoing tournament. Skipper and wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel top-scored for the visitors as well as anchored their innings with a knock of 122 off 176 balls, which included 18 boundaries. After a few early dismissals that saw Gujarat struggling at a score of 69 for 3, Patel stitched a 105-run partnership with Venugopal Rao for the fourth wicket, with Rao contributing to the stand with an 81-ball 39. READ: Read all Ranji Trophy 2015-16 team previews here

Rujul Bhatt and Niraj Patel were batting on scores of 27 and 17 respectively at the end of the innings. Paidikalva Vijaykumar was the leading wicket-taker for Andhra with his haul of 3 for 61, with Duvvarapu Siva Kumar taking the remaining wickets, including that of the opposition captain.

Live cricket scores Andhra 196/1 | Overs 53 | Batting: KS Bharat 119(176), Mohammad Kaif 44(97):
Kaif and Bharat are batting patiently. Andhra will be hoping that they take them close to the first innings total of Gujarat i.e. 308. At present match is tilted towards Andhra’s side.

Live cricket scores Andhra 186/1 | Overs 50 | Batting: KS Bharat 112(165), Mohammad Kaif 42(95):
Bharat has reached his century with the help of 16 fours and a six. He is well supported by Mohammad Kaif on the other end, Kaif is nearing his fifty.

Live cricket scores Andhra 124/1 | Overs 37 | Batting: KS Bharat 64(119), Mohammad Kaif 28(60):
Andhra are batting pretty well. They have crossed hundred runs mark without losing any wicket. Mohammad Kaif has hit four boundaries in his knock of 28 so far.

Live cricket scores Andhra 37/1 | Overs 18 | Batting: KS Bharat 22(64), Mohammad Kaif 0(0):
Andhra have lost their first wicket and hence captain Mohammad Kaif has come to the middle. He is yet to face a ball.

OUT! DB Prashanth Kumar c Merai b Kalaria 12(47)

Live cricket scores Andhra 11/0 | Overs 4.2 | Batting: KS Bharat 8(13), DB Prashanth Kumar 5(14): Andhra have started their innings. They are chasing a big target and hence need patience, discipline, temperament and concentration to get beyond this score. They have a few good batters so it is possible, but their openers need to see off the first 20 overs without losing a wicket so that the middle-order batters are not exposed to the red cherry i.e. the new ball.

Live cricket scores Gujarat 308 | Overs 100.3 | Batting: JJ Bumrah 6(7):
Gujarat are all out for 308. Parthiv Patel top-scored for Gujarat with 122. Siva Kumar, Vijay Kumar and Stephen pick three wickets each.

OUT! RB Kalaria lbw Stephen 4(2),  RH Bhatt lbw Siva Kumar 36(130), RP Singh c Pradeep b Bandaru 15(20),

Live cricket scores Gujarat 280/8 | Overs 92 | Batting: RB Kalaria 4(1), RH Bhatt 36(123):
Gujarat have lost their eighth wicket Niraj Patel who made 30 runs.  Gujarat are just 20 runs short of 300. Vijay Kumar has picked three wickets as of now.

OUT! Niraj Patel c Bhui b Stephen 30(70)


Andhra: Ricky Bhui, Ayyappa Bandaru, B Sumanth, Stephen, Siva Kumar, D B Prashanth Kumar, K S Bharat (W), Kaif (C), P Vijay Kumar, M U B Sriram, A G Pradeep

Gujarat: Parthiv Patel (C) (W), J J Bumrah, R P Singh, P K Panchal, B H Merai, R H Bhatt, R B Kalaria, Y Venugopal Rao, Ramesh R Powar, S B Gohil, Niraj Pate

Brief scores:

Gujarat 250 for 5 (Parthiv Patel 122, Venugopal Rao 39; Paidikalva Vijaykumar 3 for 61, Duvvarapu Siva Kumar 2 for 33) vs Andhra.