Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy quarter-final between Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, live from Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Bengal were one of the two teams to go through the league stage undefeated, Mumbai being the other. Day 3 sees Madhya Pradesh in total control of the match gaining a lead of 241 runs with all wickets in hand in the second innings.Madhya Pradesh bowlers were on fire today after their batsmen ended their first innings at 348 runs. Bengal in the first innings was dismissed for 121 runs with A R Eswaran making highest score of 48 runs. MP in their second innings was survived by Aditya Shrivastava 10* and Jalaj Saxena 4* at stumps. FULL COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16 here

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 338/5 in 101 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Ankit Dane 12(26) ,Harpreet Singh Bhatia 18(28) Madhya Pradesh heading into stumps have now achieved an over-all of over 564 runs. MP are survived by Harpreet Singh Bhatia and Ankit Dane at 17 and 14 runs respectively. MP have lost wickets of Rajat Patidar and Devendra Bundela in the final hour of play. Patidar was out to Majoy Tiwary for 137 runs, off 251 balls, whereas Bundela picked up by Pragyan Ojha for 72 runs. Ojha so far has two wickets in his innings of bowling.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 262/3 in 81 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 112(212), Devendra Bundela 53(86) :Madhya Pradesh batsmen have steadily kept on increasing the runs as Rajat Patidar and Devendra Bundela pile on their scores. Patidar has so far made 112 runs from 212 balls while Bundela has up-ed the scoring rate hitting eight boundaries in his innings of 53* from 86 balls. Madhya Pradesh now have lead in excess of 489 runs with a day of play remaining.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 230/3  in 71 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 108(189), Devendra Bundela 25(49) :
Rajat Patidar has moved on to achieve yet another hundred in this Ranji Trophy season, he took around 189 ball to get to his 100. Patidar has so far hit 16 boundaries with no sixes. Devendra Bundela has supported him well , in 50 ball 25 run so far. MP now lead Bengal by a huge 457 runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 131/2  in 57.3 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 91(159), Devendra Bundela :OUT!! Finally Bengal manage to get a wicket just before the brink of tea. Veerpratap Singh has been the player to go to as he cleans up Naman Ojha. Ojha made a slow 52 runs off 110 balls, with four boundaries. Rajat Patidar has looked good in his ongoing innings of 91, Patidar has batted 159 balls hitting 13 fours’

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 131/2  in 45 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 53(112),Naman Ojha 38(79):Madhya Prasdesh are cruising in this session leading by 360 runs at the end of 45 over. Rajat Patidar is batting on 53 runs from 112 mean while Naman Ojha is playing on 38 runs from 79 balls. Bengal bowlers have been ineffective in this session completely.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 100/2  in 37 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 26(84),Naman Ojha 32(62): After the early wickets of Aditya Shrivastava and Jalaj Saxena, Madhya Pradesh batsmen have looked solid. Rajat Patidar and Naman Ojha have managed to get their innings total of 100 for 2. MP Overall lead extends to 327 runs, Patidar and Ojha will look to continue their run of good form in the second innings as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 43/2 in 18 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Rajat Patidar 20 (29),Naman Ojha 0 (5): Ashoke Dinda picked up the first wicket of Jalaj Saxena, who went for 20 runs . Dinda goe the ball to out swing and get a nick to the wicketkeeper. Second wicket to go was Aditya Shrivastava for 17, Sayan Shekhar Mandal picked his first innings of the match. MP even after lossing the match have a lead of 275 runs

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Madhya Pradesh 30 /0 in 9 overs| 2nd Innings | Batting: Aditya Shrivastava 15(33) ,Jalaj Saxena 15(21): This has been a good start for the day for Madhya Pradesh with Aditya Shrivastava and Jalaj Saxena playing calmly and composed. Madhya Pradesh have so far attained a lead of 257 runs. Bengal will look to restrict the run rate as low as possible if they have any chance of qualifying through.

Ashoke Dinda struck early as Harpreet Singh Bhatia who looked last evening in his innings of 51 was caught by Pankaj Kumar Shaw, became the first wicket to fall. Devendra Bundela slowly but steadily reached his half century. Dinda was again into the act as he got the priced wicket of Bundela, who was trying to hit one through the covers. After that it was all the Veer Pratap Singh show who claimed another three wickets to cap a memorable innings show. Dinda finished off the final wicket for MP as they were all out for 348.

Bengal in reply were poor from the start losing as many as four wickets of 54 runs only into the 21st over, Ishwar Pandey picking two crucial wickets of Wriddhiman Saha and Manoj Tiwary. After that it was all Puneet Datey who cleaned up remaining batsmen more so getting the well set A R Eswaran for 48 runs.