Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy quarter-final between Assam and Punjab, live from Valsad. Going into the tournament, the two sides are evenly matched. Day 1 was tilted in Punjab’s favor as they snatched the wicket of Dhiraj Goswami just moments away from stumps. Punjab elected to bowl first, a decision which hold well for them as their fast-bowler’s tore apart their batting line up. Punjab was led perfectly by pace-man Siddharth Kaul who picked up four wickets in his 26 overs. Assam was in trouble at one stage with 118 for 5 wickets down around 39 overs. At Stumps Assam were survived by Syed Mohammed 50* and Arup Das 0* at 223 for 8. FULL COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16 here

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Assam 23/4  in Overs 11  | Batting:Rahul Hazarika9(33), Amit Sinha 2(13):STUMPS, Day two has seen its share of good bowling and dissimal batting performances by both teams. Assam having bowled so well gave away their wickets like a pack of cards to Punjab the second time around. Barinder Singh Sran rattled through their top order loterring them at 23/4 at stumps on Day 2 with Rahul Hazarika and Amit Sinha out their in the middle.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Assam 13/4  in Overs 6.3  | Batting:Rahul Hazarika, Amit Sinha: OUT!! It has been the Barinder Singh Sran show, who has picked three quick wickets.Sran third wicket was K B Arun Karthick who goes for a duck. Sran’s second wicket was Amit Verma who was cleaned by rocking his middle stumps  for 4. First wicket to go was Gokul Sharma who was caught by Gitansh Khera. Sran in the first was not that effective. Assam lost Pallav Kumar Das in the first ball to Siddharth Kaul. Kaul in the first innings was performed well

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 137  in Overs 47.2 | Batting:  Mayank Siddana 80(131):  ALL OUT!! Punjab innings hapless batting display come to an end as Assam gain a first innings lead of 186 runs.  Final wicket to go was Deepak Bansal who ran himself out for o.Arup Das cleaned up the tail picking Siddharth Kaul and India pacer Barinder Singh Sran. Kaul was first to go making 1 run of 8 balls. Sran was bowled by Das for a sorry duck.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 120/7  in Overs 40.4 | Batting:  Mayank Siddana 64(107), :OUT!! Harbhajan Singh goes after adding just nine runs to the score. Harbhajan was out of a good delivery of Dhiraj Goswami. Punjab after lunch have lost key wicket of Gitansh Khera who was looking to provide support to Mayank Siddana. Siddana has also gone ahead to make his fifty in the process. Khera wicket was second for Pallav Kumar Das as he was caught by K B Arun Karthick.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 91/5  in Overs 32 | Batting:  Mayank Siddana 48(66), Gitansh Khera 4 (7): Uday Kaul who played well in his long innings of 25 runs from 76 balls was the last wicket to fall before the tea break. Another Das come in the front, as Pallav Kumar Das picked his first wicket as Kaul gave a catch to K B Arun Karthick. Mayank Siddana was remained not-out at 48 runs from just 83 balls. He has so far hit six boundaries in his innings.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 72/4  in Overs 27 | Batting:  Uday Kaul 21(67) ,Mayank Siddana 37(66): After the early fail of wickets, Punjab have manged to strike a partnership in Uday Kaul and Mayank Siddana pairing together. Both have contributed 57 runs for the team having lost as many as four wickets for 13 runs. Siddana has looked more than aggressive in his stay at the crease. Kaul on the other hand has looked calm and composed in the middle.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 41/4  in Overs 13.1| Batting:  Uday Kaul 9(34) ,Mayank Siddana 20(36): Siddana has managed to get the much need run boost to an already lack lusted batting performance by Punjab. Before lunch it was all Krishna Das show were the tore apart the middle order picking up as many as 3 wickets in an over. Uday Kaul has stay put mist all the carnage going on around him.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Punjab 13/4  in Overs 4.6 | Batting:  Uday Kaul : Triple wicket Over!! OUTx3 !! Krishna Das has been on fire this morning. Pargat Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurkeerat Mann all failing victims to his brilliant spell. First to go was Pargat who was caught and bowled by Das himself. Second wicket to go was Mandeep who caught by Tarjinder Singh for 0. Third and final victim of the over Gurkeerat Mann who gave a catch to Amit Verma, in his first ball.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Assam 323  in Overs 108 | Batting:  Krishna Das 1(2): OUT! Deepak Bansal picks the final wicket of Syed Mohammed for 121. Syed gave a simple catch to Mandeep Singh. Bansal with this wicket also picks up a three wicket haul in the process.Syed Mohammed has managed to get past his 100 in just over 200 balls. Mohammed who entered batting last evening has batted beautifully since the morning. Arun Das in his short innings of 22 managed to play around 45 balls, hitting 4 boundaries. Deepak Bansal has also picked up his second wicket when he cleaned up Das.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Assam 269/8  in Overs 95 | Batting:   Syed Mohammed 80 (166), Arup Das 23 (12): Assam batsmen have come-out this morning with much fight and aggressiveness in their approach. Syed Mohammed has continued his from his score of 50* last evening and has taken on the bowling attack. Arup Das has also hit two blistering boundaries so far in his short stay in the middle. Punjab bowlers are now finding it hard to find any lenght to extract any movement from pitch.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Assam 234/8  in Overs 89 | Batting:   Syed Mohammed 50(142), Arup Das 10 (11):  Assam will look to play out as many overs as possible with only two wickets remaining in hand. Syed Mohammed will want to keep his steady and calm batting going as he restarts his-innings from 50*. Arup Das will look to provide ample support. Punjab on the other hand will look to grab two wickets as soon as possbile with Siddharth Kaul and Barinder Sran looking in good nick. Kaul will look to get his fifer.

Punjab skipper Harbhajan Singh after elected to bowl first. Punjab are boasted by the presence of Harbhajan Singh, Barinder Sran and Gurkeerat Mann fresh from the Australian tour, are great addition .Pallav Kumar Das and Rahul Hazarika  looked in control denying Punjab bowlers any wickets in the earlier session. Assam looked in trouble, after losing wickets of well set batsmen as Pallav Kumar Das was the first to go for 46 and Gokul Sharma. Barinder Singh Sran picks up the danger man K B Arun Karthick for 5 runs. Siddharth Kaul’s second wicket was Tarjinder Singh got lbw. Amit Verma long stay at the crease ends as Siddharth Kaul picks his third wicket. Verma looked solid in his innings of 42 runs. Syed Mohammed has batted well in his innings of 50* runs from 134 balls. Days final wicket belonged to Barinder Sran who scaled his second off the day in Dhiraj Goswami.


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