Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fourth day’s play between Andhra and Mumbai in the Group B of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16. The match, which has been affected heavily by rains, is being played at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex in Vizianagaram. Even though we are into the third day of the match, the situation of the contest suggests that there is a draw on the cards. Andhra have reached 213 for four as the weather has allowed only 106 complete overs to be bowled in the contest. The possibility of draw is very high, given the fact that play was not possible for the majority of the second day. 

Live cricket score Andhra 176/3| Overs 65 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 49(135), A G Pradeep 0(26) | A brilliant result this for Andhra as they managed three points out of the game against a strong side in Mumbai. They will be delighted with their work. The same cannot be said about Mumbai though.

Live cricket score Andhra 171/3| Overs 60 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 44(120), A G Pradeep 0(10) | A wicket for Mumbai but the game seems to be destined to be a draw. Kaif is still batting but Bhui has been dismissed. Vishal took his second wicket.

OUT! Ricky Bhui lbw Vishal Dabholkar 16(78)

Live cricket score Andhra 153/2| Overs 50 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 36(97), Ricky Bhui 7(50) | Andhra are batting well against Mumbai as the game reaches towards the end. Kaif has been steady while Ricky has been more than patient to ensure Andhra do not let slip of th game from here. Mumbai will not be happy with the way things have gone in the game.

Live cricket score Andhra 138/2| Overs 39 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 28(71), Ricky Bhui 0(11) | Balwinder Sandhu strikes for Mumbai as he gets rid of Prashanth Kumar who departs just after getting to his fifty. Kaif is now batting with Ricky Bhui. OUT! P Kumar lbw B Sandhu 59(106)

Live cricket score Andhra 134/1| Overs 35 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 24(59), DB Prashanth Kumar 59(105) | Runs are flowing for Andhra. Prasanth Kumar has brought up his fifty and he has had good support from Kaif. The lead is over 100 now and Mumbai will hope to take out some wickets.

Live cricket score Andhra 67/1| Overs 15 | Batting: Mohammad Kaif 0(3), DB Prashanth Kumar 20(41) | A wicket for Mumbai as the run scorer Bharat is out caught by skipper Tare off the bowling of the spinner Vishal Dabholkar. Mohammad Kaif has come out to bat.OUT! PS Bharat c Tare b Dabholkar 43(46)

Live cricket score Andhra 27/0 | Overs 5 | Batting: KS Bharat 21(16),  DB Prashanth Kumar 6(8) | The Andhra openers are up and running for the with Bharat taking the attack to the bowlers.

Live cricket score Mumbai 237 | Overs 91.5 | Batting: Vishal Dabholkar 1(1) | Lad misses out on his ton as he gets to 88 as Mumbai are bowled out for a score of 237, they have conceded a slender lead of 7 runs to Andhra. A Bandaru was the best bowler taking six wickets.  OUT! Siddesh Lad c Pradeep b Bandaru 86 (163)! OUT! Shardul Thakur c Bhui b Bandaru 25(27) OUT! Balwinder Sandhu c Harish b Bandaru 0(9)

Live cricket score Mumbai 194/6 | Overs 80 | Batting: Siddlesh Lad 71(137) Dhawal Kulkarni 0(2) | Lad continues to lead Mumbai’s fightback against Andhra. He is nearing his ton now and will be hoping for Nayar to continue giving him support. Just as we say that, Nayar is run out. Not  good for Mumbai. OUT! Abhishek Nayar run-out (Bharat) 23(41)

Siddhesh Lad hit a strokeful unbeaten fifty after seamer Balwinder Sandhu completed his five-wicket haul as Mumbai reached 158 for five in their first innings against Andhra on the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match here today. Siddhesh anchored the Mumbai innings with a 107-ball 68 studded with 10 boundaries and a six after they were reduced to 61-4 in 36.1 overs. The 23-year-old shared a 97-run stand with Nikhil Patil (27) for the fifth wicket. At the draw of stumps, Siddhesh and Abhishek Nayar (0) were at the crease at the Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, still trailing by 86 runs with five wickets remaining to surpass Andra’s first innings total of 244.  Cheepurapalli Stephen (2 for 33) and Bandaru Ayyappa (2/47) took two wickets each and Duvvarapu Siva Kumar scalped one to help Andhra.Read: Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Kaif, Bhui shine on rain-curtailed Day 2 b/w Andhra and Mumbai