Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the first match of the Deodhar Trophy 2015-16 between Gujarat and India B at Green Park, Kanpur. This is Paulami Chakraborty, and I shall keep you updated with the events of the match as and when they happen. Deodhar Trophy will take between teams, i.e. India A, India B and Gujarat. As witnessed, India B won the first match against India A by 5 wickets. The remaining matches will be played Gujarat vs India A on Wednesday and finals on Friday at Kanpur. Gujarat team is captained by Parthiv Patel who led them to victory in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16.

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 273 in 49.3 overs | Batting: Chirag Gandhi 100(77): India B win by 7 runs! A nail-biting match comes to an end as India B emerge as the winner. Chirag Gandhi scored a brilliant 100 off 77 but the effort went in vain as they went on to lose wickets at the other end. Gandhi remained unbeaten.

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 234/8 in 45 overs | Batting: RP Singh 0(3), Chirag Gandhi 63(56): They are losing wicket at on end but Chiraj Gandhi is taking care of the runs here. He has already scored his half century and there’s no stopping him. Looks like he will single-handedly end things for India B here.

OUT! MB Patel c Singh b SA Yadav 12 (15)

OUT ! S Shinde b Singh 0 (1)

OUT! Rush Kalaria c †Karthik b Binny 15 (21)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 165/5 in 35 overs | Batting:Rush Kalaria 2(9), Chirag Gandhi 21(27): Manpreet Juneja departed making a crucial 50 while Rujul Bhatt missed on his half-century by 5 runs. The stable partnership has been broken here and the Gujarat team in trouble again.

OUT! Rujul Bhatt st Karthik(wk) b Sharma 45 (62)

OUT! Manpreet Juneja c & b Sharma 50 (49)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 113/3 in 25 overs | Batting: Rujul Bhatt 29(42), Manpreet Juneja 38(45): Runs coming in singles only and a rare boundary in the last over. The Gujarat side is doing well though as they have already lost a few wickets and now they need to settle down a bit. Meanwhile, 100 comes up for Gujarat.

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 58/3 in 15 overs | Batting: Rujul Bhatt 2(7), Manpreet Juneja 15(20): The Gujarat team lost two other wickets and don’t look comfortable at all. The India B have successfully created a pressure situation for them and they need to overcome that as quickly as possible by settling down and not losing wickets.

OUT! Priyank Kirit Panchal b Binny 27 (34)

OUT! Raxlee Taylor c SA Yadav b Kulkarni 2 (19)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: Gujarat 30/1 in 5 overs | Batting:R Taylor 0(5), Priyank Kirit Panchal 19(15): Not at all a good start from the Gujarat side as they have lost their opener already. It’s not a good thing so early in the innings and they need a partnership as the total is quite challenging to chase.

OUT! Dhwanil Patel b Kulkarni 5 (10)

*Gujarat’s innings starts*

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 280/8 in 50 overs | Batting: Karn Sharma 24(14): And some quick runs from both the batsmen that added some more runs to the score card and India B conclude their innings at 280/8. The target will be quite challenging as the team has good bowlers as well and they have already displayed their class in the previous match against India A.

OUT! Jayant Yadav c HP Patel b MB Patel 19 (12)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 248/7 in 47 overs | Batting:Jayant Yadav 6(4), Karn Sharma 7(4): What a miss! Suryakumar Yadav was on his way to a brilliant half century but he is dismissed by Rush Kalaria. Binny also scored a crucial 41 to take the score to a good position. A few more overs to go and the remaining batsmen at the crease would definitely like to add some more to the score.

Stuart Binny c Panchal b Kalaria 41 (48)

Suryakumar Yadav c Shinde b MB Patel 47 (51)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 181/5 in 37 overs | Batting:Surya Kumar Yadav 27(31), Stuart Binny 13(16): India B lost yet another crucial wicket here as Karthik departed. Suryakumar Yadav is a very good player and can score good runs while Stuart Binny has his experience. Anything beyond 250 will be a good score now. These two batsmen will have to take on the responsibility and make that happen in order to win the contest.

OUT! Dinesh Karthik c Taylor b MB Patel 28 (28)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 122/4 in 27 overs | Batting:Surya Kumar Yadav 5(6), Dinesh Karthik 4(9): 100 comes up for India B but the runrate cant be called good. They need to post a good total as Gujarat is a very strong side. They have won the Vijay Hazare Trophy recently defeating many star-studded teams and have a good team spirit to pull off a victory from difficult situations.

OUT! Unmukt Chand c Juneja b Shinde 63 (70)

OUT! Sachin Baby c Singh b Shinde 29 (40)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 78/2 in 17 overs | Batting: Unmukt Chand 50 (37), Sachin Baby 7(16): Sachin Baby takes the crease and is hitting fours and sixes. Unmukt Chand is playing with a calm mind at the other end. This partnership can add a lot of runs and they need it now.

OUT! Shreyas Iyer c DR Patel(wk) b Singh 17 (31)

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 59/1 in 11 overs | Batting: Unmukt Chand 42 (37), Shreyas Iyer 13 (23): The India B are off to a steady start here and they are not taking any risks. Runs are coming in singles and they have crossed the benchmark of 50 runs. They need to take the partnership forward so that they can get to a good total.

Gujarat vs India B: Live Cricket Score: India B 44/1 in 6.2 overs | Batting: Unmukt Chand 34 (23), Shreyas Iyer 7 (10): India B were put to bat and have lost a wicket of Mayank Agarwal in the initial overs. Unmukt Chand and Shreyas Iyer are on crease playing their best. First wicket was picked by RB Kalaria caught comfortably by PK Panchal.

India B had a comfortable win against India A in the first match played on Monday. India B star was Unmukt Chand with 77 runs scored and KD Karthik who contributed 34 runs on board. From the bowling end, Pawan Negi and NB Singh picked 3 wickets each restricting India A in the first innings, though India A portrayed a better side and had full chances to win had their bowling line up were restrictive with their innings. Gujarat is lead by Parthiv Patel and after showing tremendous potential in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Gujarat can definitely look to win their first game and steal the show from India B. Gujarat also has RP Singh, Hardik Patel and others.

Squads:

India B: Unmukt Chand (c), Mayank Agarwal, Baba Aparajith, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Iyer, Sheldon Jackson, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Negi, Sachin Baby, Karn Sharma, Nathu Singh, Shardul Thakur, Jayant Yadav, Surya Kumar Yadav

Gujarat: Parthiv Patel (c), Mehul Patel, Priyank Kirit Panchal, Rujul Bhatt, Chirag Gandhi, Manpreet Juneja, Rush Kalaria, Kavish Panchal, Axar Patel, Dhwanil Patel, Hardik Patel, Karan Patel, Santosh Shinde, RP Singh, Raxlee Taylor