Hello and welcome to CricketCountry s coverage of Day Four of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 second round Group C match between Goa and Services at Porvorim. Opening batsman Swapnil Asnodkar hit a brilliant century but is spite of that Goa find themselves in trouble as they need a further 134 runs to avoid conceding a first innings lead. it will no doubt be an uphill task for Goa as they have just two more wickets remaining. Goa began Day Three on 68 for two, but none of the batsmen barring Asnodkar made full use of his opportunity. Asnodkar held fort for Goa as the other players failed to make it count. This is a good chance for services to get rid of the remaining two batsmen and get three points on the board courtesy of a draw. Full update: Goa vs Services Ranji Trophy 2015-16 Group C match, Day 3 at Porvorim

Live cricket score Goa 3/0 | Overs 6 | Batting: Amogh Desai 1(21), Swapnil Asnodkar 2(15): With Services declaring for 217, Goa had to bat out just six overs and they did so without loss of wicket. Services were the dominant side throughout the contest and they have taken three points owing to first innings lead.

Live cricket score Services 163/5 | Overs 55 | Batting: Yashpal Singh 37(65), Shashaank Sharma 3(8): Goa has been far more threatening with the ball now than they were in the first innings. Amit Yadav has taken three wickets.

Live cricket score Services 53/1 | Overs 21 | Batting: Soumik Chatterjee 34(66), Ravi Chauhan 7(25): Doesn’t appear like Services are attempting anything funky here. They seem content with the three points they have gained by virtue of first innings lead and don’t see the point in going for an unlikely win. Instead the batsmen are spending time in the middle in order to be ready for the games to come.

Live cricket score Services 35/1 | Overs 13 | Batting: Soumik Chatterjee 23(38), Ravi Chauhan 0(5): Shadab Jakati has got the wicket of Aanshul Gupta for nine runs. Chatterjee at the crease. Intention seems just to spend the time out in the middle in order to remain match read for the games that follow. Chances of a result are negligible.

Live cricket score Services 8/0 | Overs 3 | Batting: Aanshul Gupta 0(10), Soumik Chatterjee 7(8): After securing a big first innings lead, Assam are out batting again. The lead is now worth 125 runs and it looks to be headed for a dour draw. Services are the team on top at this stage, effectively they are 125 for no loss and it will be interesting if they become aggressive and look for a win.

Shadab Jakati and Rituraj Singh are the two unbeaten batsmen for Goa. It will be interesting to see as to how long they can hold out. Services will be very disappointed if they let the match slip from their hands from here. Goa will hope that they take positives from this game onto the next game.

Teams:

Services: Anshul Gupta, Soumik Chatterjee(c), Rajat Paliwal, Poonam Poonia, Diwesh Pathania, Shadab Nazar, Shashaank Narantak Sharma(w), Yashpal Singh, Sufiyan Alam, Muzzaffaruddin Khalid, Ravi Chauhan.

Goa: Dheeraj Jadhav(c), Prasanth Parameswaran, Rituraj Singh, Amit Yadav, Amogh Sunil Desai, Darshan Misal, Rahul Keni(w), Sagun Kamat, Saurabh Bandekar, Shadab Jakati, Swapnil Asnodkar