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  • 9:43 PM IST

    India Blue after a good start are reeling at 181 for 5 on Day 2 stumps. The sixth wicket partnership has been of 58 so far. Jaydev Unadkat on 27* has supported Abhimanyu Easwaran well. The Bengal batsman is not out on 87, and is running out of partners. The day belowed to Washington Sundar, who not only scored 88 but also picked the important scalps of Raina and Ishan Kishan. India Blue still trail by 302 runs. There is one favourite for this contest. Red have clearly dominated.

  • 8:39 PM IST

    India Red are right back in the game. In a span of 6 overs, the Reds have sent back Tiwary, Raina and Hooda. India Blue are struggling at 121 for 4. Easwaran is batting on 63 and is running out of partners. While Gohil dismissed Tiwary for 25 and Hooda for 12, Sundar got the back of Blue’s skipper Raina for just 1.

  • 7:57 PM IST

    Bharat’s resistance ends. He is cleaned up by Gohil. The Bengal batsmen are united at the crease. Easwaran and Tiwary have put on a solid 42-run stand. While Easwaran is 3 short of a fifty, Tiwary is batting on 24. India Blue are 92 for 1 and are playing good attacking cricket.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    India Blue 40 for 0 trail by 443 runs vs India Red at Dinner, Day 2. Easwaran is batting alongside Bharat. Though Red dominated the session, folding for 483, Blue will be pleased to take 4 wickets and are also off to a good start. Under lights, batting won’t be easy but they will have to continue the good work. In Tiwary and Raina, they have good batting to follow.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Dinda was out the first ball. Thampi and Sundar added 43 for the final wicket before Wakhare bagged his 3rd. Sundar’s innings was cut short for 88. This was his first First-Class fifty and could have well been his century. India Red got 483.

  • 4:48 PM IST

    Kaul’s stay in the crease ends. India Red are 8 down. Unadkat gets his 1st wicket. The batsman pokes at a wide delivery, only to nick it to the keeper. Kaul departs after a 36-ball 6. India Red 439 for 8. Dinda comes out to bat.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Wakhare gets a wicket. Gohil departs straight after tea. There was a thick inside edge and Ishan Kishan takes a good low catch. Gohil goes for 29. Siddharth Kaul is the new man in.

  • 3:38 PM IST

    Tea on Day 2. India Red are 402 for 2.

    India Red 401/6 (109)
    W Sundar 29*
    V Gohil 29*
    Another session owned by India Red. Ishant Sharma is still wicket-less. Remember, he is the captain of Delhi? India Blue will have to come hard in the final session to make things happen for them. The track already has lot of turn and bounce and it’s only going to deteriorate as the game advances.
  • 2:27 PM IST

    That’s the first wicket of the day. Jaggi falls to Pankaj Singh. Flirting with a delivery outside the off-stump, the Jharkhand batsman edges it to the keeper. He departs for 30. Vijay Gohil is now out in the middle. He knows a thing or two about playing long innings. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma, our new Delhi skipper is still wicket-less. After 96 overs, India Red are 354 for 6.

  • 1:56 PM IST

    The pitch resembles a fifth day surface reckons Amol Mazumder. India Red will be overjoyed that they have runs on the board. It has been a steady start for them this morning. They have reached 331 for 5 after 91 overs. Raina, India Blue’s skipper, has dropped Ishank Jaggi off Bhargav Bhatt, he would have got his fourth wicket. Washington Sundar too is looking solid in the crease.

Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © AFP
Dinesh Karthik and Suresh Raina © AFP

Good Afternoon, नमस्कारHello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the second day of the Duleep Trophy 2017-18  final tie between India Red and India Blue at Ekana International Cricket Stadium at Lucknow. We will be bringing to you the live updates from this tie. It was a day to celebrate as Prithvi Shaw struck his maiden Duleep Trophy century scoring a stunning 154. He was duly supported by skipper Dinesh Karthik, who also notched up a century. With a pitch that was providing turn and bounce, India Blue were unable to capitalise on the opportunity. As many as eight bowlers were used of which Bhargav Bhatt proved to be fruitful ending the day with figures of 3 for 83. 

After a blistering start from Shaw and Karthik, Ishank Jaggi is playing a lone battle at 9, losing partner Baba Indrajith for 4 before the day end. India Red are comfortably placed on 317 for 5. Shaw shared a 211-run third-wicket partnership with Tamil Nadu veteran Karthik, who cracked his 27th ton in First-Class cricket. Shaw and Akhil Herwadkar had provided a decent start of 74 runs for the first wicket before Herwadkar ran himself out for 25. Left-arm spinner Bhatt then accounted for Suryakumar Yadav for 80 to leave India Red at 89 for 2.

Karthik joined Shaw in the middle and the pair saw off the difficult phase before taking on the India Blue bowlers. Shaw hammered 18 fours and one six out of the 249 deliveries he faced. Right-hander Karthik hit 12 fours during his 155-ball innings.

Off-spinner Akshya Wakhare broke the partnership as he got a LBW decision against Karthik on the fourth ball of the 79th over. Shaw fell soon, edging one from Bhatt to wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat, as India Red reached 306 for 4.

Bhatt picked up his third wicket when Indrajith failed to defend a straighter ball and Ishan Kishan took a sharp catch at short leg.