Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day one of Group C match between Hyderabad and Jharkand at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The home team are definitely in a precarious position after first day’s play. The spirited Jharkhand bowlers have run through their batting and skittled them out for 145 runs. Jharkhand went to stumps at 31 for one still trailing by 114 runs but with nine wickets in hand. Jharkhand’s bowlers achieved collective success with Shahbaz Nadeem, Jaskaran Singh and Kaushal Singh taking three wickets apiece. There was one run out in the Hyderabad innings. FULL COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16 here

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 366/6 | Overs 96 | LEAD: 221 | BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 190 (244), Jaskaran Singh 11 (34): Saurabh Tiwary is into his 190s and will hope that he gets to his 200. Has been an excellent innings so far, innings which has certainly put Jharkhand to safety. And that’s stumps!

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 343/6 | Overs 90 | LEAD: 198 | BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 178 (229), Jaskaran Singh 0 (12): Apologies for lack of update, but Saurabh Tiwary is nearing his double century and put on 131 with Kaushal Singh for the 6th wicket, who was dismissed for 54. Jharkhand are on course to get a huge lead here. OUT! Kaushal Singh c Reddy b Vishal Sharma 54 (121)

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 245/5 | Overs 53| LEAD: 100 | BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 118 (117), Kaushal Singh 18 (25): Jharkhand have further consolidated with Tiwary still going great guns. He is scoring with a strike rate of over 100 and looks set to get more. Hyderabad have struggled but need to get rid of Tiwary to have a chance to restrict Jharkhand to a cheap score. Jharkhand extend lead past 100.

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 224/5 | Overs 48| LEAD: 79 | BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 108 (104), Kaushal Singh 7 (8): Saurabh Tiwary has raced to a century but they have lost the wicket of Deobrat. They have however further extended their lead and will be looking to add as many runs as possible before tea. OUT! Kumar Deobrat c Vihari b Ravi Kiran 13 (29)

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 186/4 | Overs 41| LEAD: 43| BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 84 (77), Kumar Deobrat 11 (21):Ishank Jaggi is dismissed after playing a useful hand of 48 just before lunch. Jharkhand have a small lead and will have to get a huge and look to win by an innings. Saurabh Tiwary has played a brilliant knock so far. OUT! Ishank Jaggi c Ravi Kiran b Lalith Mohan 48 (65)

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 107/3 | Overs 35| LEAD: 14| BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 74 (64), Ishank Jaggi 41 (59): Jharkhand have taken the first innings lead as Saurabh Tiwary has scored well over run-a-ball. Ishank Jaggi too is slowly picking up his pace. Jharkhand will look to take a commanding lead and hope that they do not have to bat again.

Live Cricket Score Jharkhand 107/3 | Overs 27| Trail by 36| BATTING: Saurabh Tiwary 56 (46), Ishank Jaggi 10 (33): Saurabh Tiwary has gone past his half-century and is being well supported by Ishank Jaggi at the other end, who is playing a relatively slow innings. Jharkhand are on the verge of establishing a first innings lead and can further push for an outright win as well.

The top-scorer for Hyderabad was Bavanaka Sandeep with 39 runs. The pitch was difficult to bat on but the Hyderabad batsmen should have shown more application. It is now prudent for them to make early inroads on Day Two to give themselves a chance of remaining in the match. Even a single big partnership for Jharkhand could mean a lost match for the home side. Jharkhand will be aware that it is a tough surface to bat on and will look to dig in deep and slowly pile the runs. Chama Milind was the sole wicket-taker for Hyderabad on the first day dismissing Sumit Kumar for 13. At stumps Shiv Gautam and Anand Singh were batting at 14 and four respectively. They’ll want to take Jharkhand to a good start on Day Two.

Teams:

Jharkand: Sumit Kumar (wk), Shiv Gautam, Anand Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishank Jaggi, K Deobrat, Kaushal Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem (c), Jaskaran Singh, Sonu Singh, Samar Quadri

Hyderabad: Tanmay Agarwal, Akshath Reddy, Hanuma Vihari (c), Balchander Anirudh,  Bavanaka Sandeep, Himalay Agarwal, Mehdi Hassan, Chama Milind, Ravi Kiran, Vishal Sharma