Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 second round Group C match between Goa and Services at Porvorim. Services had a wonderful first day, putting up 230 for the loss of just three wickets. Soumik Chatterjee scored 52 and Aanshul Gupta scored a half-century as well, but Ravi Chauhan failed to get going. However, with Rajat Paliwal (57*) and Yashpal Singh in the middle, Services will hope to put up a 400-plus total. For Goa, Shadab Jakati was among the wickets, but he will need to take more breakthroughs to help the side. Read all Ranji Trophy 2015-16 team previews here

Live cricket score Goa 63/2 | Overs 35 | Batting: Swapnil Asnodkar 25(108), Dheeraj Jadhav 12(57): Has not been an ideal day for Goa. First they allowed Services to score way too many runs and they then lost a couple of wickets early. Services are clearly on top and Goa has to be really good in their approach on the fourth day.

Live cricket score Goa 58/2 | Overs 31 | Batting: Swapnil Asnodkar 24(91), Dheeraj Jadhav 8(50): Goa will hope to go to stumps without further loss of wicket. They’re still trailing by 345 runs and the only way they can avoid what seems like the inevitable at the moment is by preserving wickets. Goa needs to build a big partnership somewhere.

Live cricket score Goa 12/1 | Overs 6 | Batting: Swapnil Asnodkar 1(19), Sagun Kamat 10(15): After finally getting Services bowled out for 403, Goa are not off to an ideal start and have lost a wicket of Amogh Desai early. They need a strong partnership here. They can’t allow the Services bowlers to dominate.

Live cricket score Services 358/6 | Overs 130 | Batting: Sufiyan Alam 58(106), Khalid Ahmad 17(77): Senseless, boring cricket by Services here, they are well on top but instead of increasing their chances of an outright win by pushing the pedal, they have slowed down to unreasonable levels. It’s as though they have decided to play for the draw and get the three points on first innings lead.

Live cricket score Services 323/6 | Overs 110 | Batting: Sufiyan Alam 39(55), Khalid Ahmad 3(14): Services have zooted past a first innings total of 300 but have lost two further wickets with Rajat Paliwal falling for 93, he’ll be gutted to miss out on a well deserved hundred. But Services are firmly in command here. Goa need to wrap this up as quickly as possible.

Live cricket score Services 271/4 | Overs 95 | Batting: Rajat Paliwal 74 (99), Sufiyan Alam 8 (6): Services continue to torment Goa and Rajat Paliwal is leading the charge. He’s batting in his 70s and will eye the magical three figures. Goa need to make more frequent breakthroughs or else Services will easily go past the 400-mark.

Aanshul Gupta’s 89 ensured that Services had a strong start. His opening stand with Soumik Chatterjee was, incidentally, worth 89 as well. Chatterjee made 52 before being out LBW to Shadab Jakati. Ravi Chauhan and Gupta then added 52 before the former was out LBW to SS Bandekar. That brought in Rajat Paliwal. The duo of Gupta and Paliwal then put on 67. Gupta’s dismissal, also LBW, off Amit Yadav meant that Yashpal Singh came in to bat without a whole lot of time to go. In the end, Paliwal remained unbeaten on 57 and Yashpal was yet to get off the mark having faced 22 balls.

Teams:

Services: Soumik Chatterjee (c), Rajat Paliwal, PS Poonia, Diwesh Gurdev Pathania, Shadab Nazar, Shashaank Sharma (wk), Yashpal Singh, Sufiyan Alam, Aanshul Gupta, Khalid Ahmad, Ravi Chauhan.

Goa: Dheeraj Jadhav (c), Prasanth Parameswaran, RR Singh, Amit Yadav, Amogh Desai, Darshan Misal, Rahul Keni (wk), Sagun Kamat, SS Bandekar, Shadab Jakati, Swapnil Asnodkar.