Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the Group A match in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2015-16, between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh, live from Vadodara. Madhya Pradesh on day 2 were bundled out for just 269 runs on a good pitch. Rajat Patidar and Devendra Bundela had a good partnership of  73 before Bundela got out on 39. Patidar carried batting with Harpreet Singh making a half century. Singh and Ankit Dane then put up a strong fight. MP were all out for 269 with Swapnil Singh picking 4 wickets for Baroda. Baroda got off to ok start losing  3 wickets for 60 runs. Baroda trail MP by 81 runs.  Complete Coverage: Ranji Trophy 2015-16

Aditya Waghmode and Deepak Hooda scored half centuries leading up to Baroda 150 runs.Waghmode remained not out on 64 batting with hard hitting Yusuf Pathan(27) at close of play.Deepak Hooda scored 51 runs for the team. Ambati Rayudu got out cheaply making only 8 runs. Earlier for MP Ishwar Pandey and Puneet Datey did manage to frustrate Baroda by scoring valuable runs.

Live cricket scores Madhya Pradesh 113/2 | Overs 40 | Batting: Rajat Patidar 29(73), Harpreet Singh Bhatia 11(38): At stumps on Day 3, Madhya Pradesh are 2 for 113. They are leading by 86 runs and the match is poised for a good finish on the last day. Opener Aditya Shrivastava was the last batsman to get out after scoring 29 runs. At the moment, Rajat Patidar and Harpreet Singh Bhatia are the two unbeaten batsmen who will have a huge responsibility on Day 4. Bhatia had a fifty in the first innings and his team would want a similar innings from him.

OUT! Aditya Shrivastava ct Kedar Devdhar b Bhargav Bhatt 29(68)

Live cricket scores Madhya Pradesh 70/1 | Overs 20 | Batting: Aditya Shrivastava 24(50), Rajat Patidar 3(10): Madhya Pradesh are now leading by 40 runs and have lost their opener Jalaj Saxena, who departed after giving a good start to the team. He added 63 runs with Aditya Shrivastava for the first wicket. His knock had eight boundaries in it. Just when he was looking well set for a half-century and even beyond, SK Singh caught him plumb in front of the wicket. Aditya Shrivastava is playing on 24 and looking solid at the moment. He is joined by Rajat Patidar in the middle.

OUT! Jalaj Saxena lbw Swapnil K Singh 39(61)

Live cricket scores Madhya Pradesh 19/0 | Overs 4 | Batting: Aditya Shrivastava 5(12), Jalaj Saxena 14(12): Madhya Pradesh have started their second innings. They have a deficit of 27 runs. Their second inning show will determine the outcome of the match. Baroda would be happy to take the slender lead, which will earn them points in case of a draw.

Live cricket scores Baroda 296 | Overs 113.2 | Batting: Bhargav Bhatt 0(4): Baroda have managed a slender 27 runs lead, thanks to a gritty knock of 48 by SK Singh and his crucial partnership of 33 runs for the ninth wicket with Ajitesh Argal, who scored 16. For Madhya Pradesh, Narendra Hirwani’s son Mihir Hirwani was the pick of the bowlers. The 21-year old lad took his maiden five wicket haul and finished with the figures of 5 for 60.

OUT! SK Singh ct Harpreet Singh Bhatia b Mihir Hirwani 48(121)

OUT! AK Argal ct Rajat Patidar b Jalaj Saxena 16(45)

Live cricket scores Baroda 267/8 | Overs 104 | Batting: SK Singh 27(92), AK Argal 9(21): Is there a twist in the tale? Mihir Hirwani is spinning a web and has taken four wickets so far and has made the match a bit interesting. Baroda are still two runs short of Madhya Pradesh’s first innings total and have now just two wickets in hand as they go at lunch 8 for 267. SK Singh is batting on 27 and seems like he’ll get his team past the line post lunch. Or will Hirani stop him from doing so?

OUT! RT Arothe lbw Mihir Hirwani 0(1)

OUT! A Sheth ct & b Mihir Hirwani 7(24)

Live cricket scores Baroda 251/6 | Overs 94 | Batting: SK Singh 20(61), A Sheth 7(17): Baroda are inching towards surpassing Madhya Pradesh’s first innings score of 269. They have lost the big-hitter Yusuf Pathan in the process, who scored 55 before becoming Mihir Hirwani’s second victim. Swapnil Singh is looking good with his 20 unbeaten effort. A Sheth has joined him in the middle now and Baroda are six for 251.

OUT! Yusuf Pathan ct Rajat Patidar b Mihir Hirwani 55(102)

 Live cricket scores Baroda 234/5 | Overs 85 | Batting: Yusuf Pathan 53(91), SK Singh 13(34): Baroda lost their overnight batsman Aditya Waghmode early this morning. Waghmode, who was well set for a hundred, lost his concentration and became a victim of Jalaj Saxena’s off-spin. He played a fine knock of 68 and ensured Baroda doesn’t miss out on the first-innings lead. Yusuf Pathan, with whom he added 62 runs for the fifth wicket, is still out there on 53 as Baroda look all set to take the first innings lead.

OUT! Aditya Waghmode ct Ankit Dane b Jalaj Saxena 68(237)

Playing XI :

Baroda: Aditya Waghmode (c), Pinal Shah (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Ajitesh Argal, Deepak Hooda, Kedar Devdhar, Swapnil Singh, Monil Patel, Sagar Mangalorkar, Murtuja Vahora.

Madhya Pradesh: Devendra Bundela (c), Ishwar Pandey, Jalaj Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Udit Birla, Puneet Datey, Harpreet Singh, Mihir Hirwani, Rameez Khan, Yogesh Rawat, Aditya Shrivastava.