Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 match in the Group C, between Himachal Pradesh and Hyderabad. Winning the toss at Dharamsala, the home-side Himachal Pradesh chose to bowl first. Himachal lost an early wicket in the like of opener Akshath Reddy who scored 20 runs but it was the other opener Tanmay Agarwal who remained unbeaten at 104 from the 270 balls he faced. Apart from Tanmay Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari is the other major contributor as he scored 101 runs but Ronit More got his wicket with his bowling skills. Read all Ranji Trophy 2015-16 team previews here

Live Cricket Score HP 84/0 | Overs 33 | Batting: AK Bains 51 (99), PS Chopra 33 (99): Just 11 runs added in the next 9 overs with Bains scoring a mucj needed half-century. Overall, the bowlers are having a tough time at the field at Stumps on Day 2.

Live Cricket Score HP 73/0 | Overs 24 | Batting: AK Bains 41 (69), PS Chopra 32 (75): Good going by the HP batsmen as well as they too continue to bat with ease and the Hyderabad bowlers are having a tough time as of now as they just can’t settle down.

Live Cricket Score HP 25/0 | Overs 7 | Batting: AK Bains 18 (16), PS Chopra 7 (26): As Hyderabad have been bowled out for 434, it’s time for HP to play a healthy innings as trail them by jjust above 400 runs and would look to get off to a good start, without sufferring any setbacks.

Live Cricket Score Hyderabad 414/8 | Overs 140 | Batting: Ashish Reddy 22 (33), Anwar Ahmed Khan 4 (16): A couple of wickets have been lost as Hyderabad cross the 400-run mark. Ashish Reddy and Anwar Ahmed Khan are thye new men in who seem to be batting good as of now while its just a matter of time when HP bundle Hyderabad out.

OUT! Balchander Anirudh ct AK Bains b Ronit More 62 (99), Sumanth Kolla b RR Dhawan 53 (113)

Live Cricket Score Hyderabad 349/6 | Overs 122 | Batting: Balchander Anirudh 47(56), Sumanth Kolla 37(76): Himachal finally got a breakthrough when Paras Dogra got opener and set batsman Tanmay run out on the third delivery of the 100th over. The former made a superb 302-ball 118 and his wicket brough back the momentum in the visitors’ favour as the next wicket fell soon. Rishi Dhawan removed the new batsman B Sandeep in the 101nd over fo a two-ball duck, leaving Hyderabad  at 294 for six. OUT! Tanmay Agarwal run out Paras Dogra 118(299) OUT! B Sandeep LBW Rishi Dhawan 0(2)

Live Cricket Score Hyderabad 286/4 | Overs 99 | Batting: Tanmay Agarwal 118(299),Balchander Anirudh 15(19): At stumps of Day-1, Hanuma Vihari and Tanmay looked in control, however the latter fell early on the second day to the bolwing of Ronit More. And that was followed by the dismissal of Chama Milind. After Vihari got out in the 88th over, all-rounder Rishi Dhawan dismissed new batsman Milind five overs later for a 19-ball six. OUT! Hanuma Vihari c Ankush Bains b Ronit More 101(216) OUT! Chama Milind LBW Rishi Dhawan 6(19)

The team from Himachal is coming off an emphatic win by 10 wickets against Jammu and Kashmir, and their confidence would be on a high as their opponents Hyderabad are coming off a drawn match which they played against Kerala. The match will be played in the picturesque ground at Dharamsala. Himachal Pradesh have won their only match so far in the tournament, while Hyderabad are heading into this contest on the back of two drawn matches.

Hyderabad look steady at 252 runs at the loss of 3 wickets and with Tanmay still in the crease, a huge total can be expected today. From Himachal, it is Ronit More who has been the highest wicket taker so far with his 2 wickets and Shresth Nirmohi got a single wicket. The rest of the bowlers failed to meet up to the expectations as Hyderabad head towards a good lead.