Live Updates

  • 9:56 PM IST

    India Green 100/3 | Trail by 77| Manprit Juneja 6*: And that is stumps! India Green are 3 wickets down but they have 100 runs on the board and 7 wickets to score 77 more runs to take the lead.

  • 7:20 PM IST

    India Blue 177| Ishant Sharma 9*: That’s dinner. India Blue’s innings ends with only 177 runs on the board, which is not a very big total. India Green will have to keep the cool and bag the first-innings lead, then scoring runs in bulk.

  • 6:08 PM IST

    India Blue 128/5| Manoj Tiwary 57*, Jaydev Unadkat 3*: Raina has been sent back but Tiwary is still out in the middle with Unadkat. Unadkat scored a fifty in the last match. Can he repeat a similar knock?

  • 4:57 PM IST

    Read our innings report here.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    India Blue 92/2 | Manoj Tiwary 48*, Suresh Raina 30*:It’s tea at Kanpur. Great effort by the two experienced cricketers to revive their team with their batting. Tiwary is inching close to his half-century. Both will have to build big on this partnership.

  • 3:32 PM IST

    India Blue 59/2 | Manoj Tiwary 24*, Suresh Raina 22*:50 runs up on the board for India Blue. Tiwary and Raina are trying their level best to put up a healthy partnership after the team lost two early wickets.

  • 2:47 PM IST

    India Blue 21/2 | Manoj Tiwary 10*, Suresh Raina 0*: India Blue have a shaky start at Kanpur today. They lost both openers Samit Gohel and Srikar Bharat within 6 overs of their innings. Aniket Choudhary bagged both the wickets.

  • 1:47 PM IST

    Toss: India Blue have won the toss and elected to bat.

  • 1:37 PM IST

    Update: So, it was raining again in Kanpur and even though rain has stopped, wet outfield has stopped the match from getting started. Stay tuned here as we bring to you more updates.

Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina © AFP
Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina © AFP

Good Afternoon, नमस्कार! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the first day of the Duleep Trophy 2017-18 tie between India Blue and India Green at Green Park in Kanpur. We will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. Although Suresh Raina was unimpressed with the rains ruining a winning game for India Blue, they are in a strong position after posing a threat to India Red with their first innings lead. When they take on the Parthiv Patel-led India Green, all that Raina and co. need to be careful is of another defeat. India Blue tried to vary their game as per the situation. 

The highlight for India Blue was the partnership between Deepak Hooda and Jaydev Unadkat. As for the bowling department, India Blue are boosted by the presence of Ankit Rajpoot. A draw has costed the side heavily, India Blue will look to avoid that right since the beginning. Many players were left out and it will be interesting to see, what XI does Raina ploy against India Green.

Green, on the other hand, lost their previous game. They are in desperate need of win. However, they did not have much to play around with the spin and which is why Kaushik Gandhi has been called into attack. R Samarth, Prashant Chopra and Karun Nair did a splendid job with the bat in the previous game while Murali Vijay, Ankit Bawne and Parthiv Patel haven’t made the opportunity count. Mayank Dagar and Shahbaz Nadeem would be the players to watch out for amongst the bowlers while more contribution would be required fro Mohammed Siraj and likes.

Squads: 

India Green: Murali Vijay, Ravikumar Samarth, Prashant Chopra, Varun Aaron, Karun Nair, Ankit Bawne, Parthiv Patel(c & wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Dagar, Nitin Saini, Aniket Choudhary, Kaushik Gandhi

India Blue: Suresh Raina (c), Samit Gohel, Srikar Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Hooda, Hanuma Vihari, Ishan Kishan, Akshay Wakhare, Bhargav Bhatt, Kaushik Gandhi, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Sagun Kamat, Jaydev Unadkat