Live Updates

  • 9:43 PM IST

    LIVE: India Red 383 & 133/5, Baba Indrajith 24*, Dinesh Karthik 6*: Match drawn. India Red manage not to lose all their wickets and hence drawing the match with India Blue. They are now the table-toppers with 7 points.

  • 7:35 PM IST

    LIVE: India Red 383 & 56/2, Priyank Panchal 16*, Rishabh Pant 21*: India Red lose yet another wicket. Panchal and Pant are batting now. Pant is in a destructive mode, has hit 3 fours and a six already. They are 5 runs away from taking lead while India Blue are trying to bowl them out.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    LIVE: India Red 383 & 12/1, Rahul Singh 10*, Priyank Panchal 2*: India Red start their batting. We are back from dinner. They have already lost a wicket here. Sudip Chatterjee was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat for 2.

  • 6:19 PM IST

    LIVE: India Blue 444 lead by 61,Pankaj Rao 0*: That is the end of India Blue’s innings. Brilliant batting by the Blue brigade. A couple of centuries as well as half-centuries from the cricketers.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    LIVE: India Blue 404/7 lead by 21, Akshay Wakhare 0*,Bhargav Bhatt 0*: India Blue take lead. Brilliant knock by Hooda, scores 133. Jaydev Unadkat’s half-century was also a handy contribution.

  • 3:29 PM IST

    LIVE: India Blue 305/5 trail by 78, Deepak Hooda 92*, Jaydev Unadkat 0*:It’s tea! Success for India Red before the end of first session. They got rid of a dangerous looking Vihari for 105. Ishan Kishan also departed without any contribution. Hooda is still at the crease and will have to take the innings forward.

  • 2:57 PM IST

    LIVE: India Blue 291/3 trail by 92, Hanuma Vihari 105*, Deepak Hooda 79*: Play starts and Hooda and Vihari build big on their partnership. Vihari has completed his century, Hooda on his way.

Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © Getty Images and AFP
Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © Getty Images and AFP

Good Afternoon, नमस्कार! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the fourth and final day of the Duleep Trophy 2017-18 tie between India Red and India Blue at Green Park in Kanpur. We will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. India Blue could add only 16 runs to their overnight total of 216 for 3 against India Red as the third day’s play of the Duleep Trophy day-night fixture was called off due to poor outfield conditions. The overnight duo of Hanuma Vihari (88 not out) and Deepak Hooda (37 not out) carried on from where they left on Thursday and added 16 runs to the total when rain started to play spoilsport.

The day was called off after incessant rain caused the outfield unfit for play. Vihari had by then faced 173 balls and fired 14 boundaries while Hooda struck four boundaries facing 59 balls. Earlier for India Red, Baba Indrajith (200), who was not out on 120 at stumps on the first day, hit 20 fours and six sixes en route to his double ton. None of the other Red batsmen could score even a half century. Ankit Rajpoot was the pick of the bowlers for India Blue, returning with figures of 3 for 56 while left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat picked up a couple of wickets too.

Part-time spinner Tiwary came in handy as well bagging two wickets including the prized scalp of Indrajith. On the other hand, Karn Sharma, Basil Thampi and Vijay Gohil picked up the wickets for the Red.