Live Updates

  • 6:26 PM IST

    Update: The day has been called off by the umpires due to rain. India Green trail India Blue by 77 runs.

  • 2:53 PM IST

    Update: The start of the match is delayed due to rain. Stay tuned for 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 second 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. India Green reached 100 for 3 in response to India Blue’s first innings score of 177, at stumps on the opening day of the day and night Duleep Trophy match on Tuesday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, India Blue rode on senior batsman Manoj Tiwary’s valiant 78 and skipper Suresh Raina’s 40-run effort after Jammu and Kashmir off-spinner Parvez Rasool wreaked havoc picking five wickets in the first innings.

Rasool was assisted well by pacer Aniket Choudhary’s 3 for 18 and left-arm spinner Mayank Dagar 2 for 11 as only five of the India Blue batsmen managed to reach double figures. In reply, Nitin Saini’s 25 and Kaushik Gandhi’s 39 gave India Green a patient 53-run opening start before veteran pacer Ishant Sharma struck to send back Saini. The India Green side suffered two more jolts towards the end of the day’s play with Gandhi and Prashant Chopra’s 26 finding themselves back in the hut with the scorecard reading 100 for 3.

Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh accounted for the wicket of Gandhi while Vidharbha off-spinner Akshay Wakhare smartly packed back Chopra.