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  • 4:54 PM IST

    All three matches ended in favour of batting first side. There has been one player from each chasing who has played brilliantly in all three matches of the tournament but could not finish it. First Rayudu got out in 90s against India B, then Kaushik Gandhi was dismissed for 124 against India B and today Mandeep Singh scored 97. All three while chasing.

    Coming to bowling performance of Tamil Nadu, Rahil Shah and RS Kishore bowled excellently and picked three wickets each. Rahil gave only 37 from 10 overs, while Kishore conceded 39 from 8.4 overs. Besides them, Washington Sundar proved to be quite economical as he gave only 40 from 10 overs with one important wicket of Pant. M Ashwin and M Mohammed were quite expensive, though picked one wicket each. Skipper Vijay Shankar also chipped in with 5 overs but no wickets to him and gave 29.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 230/10 in 44.4 ~ overs | Mandeep 97 (114), Siddharth Kaul 2 (4)*: From 214 for 5, India A are collapsed to 230. Rahil Shah cleaned up Shahbaz Nadeem and put India A to 9 wickets down, followed by another wicket of Mandeep, who fall three short of completing his century to Mohammed. This has been brilliant bowling and turn around by Tamil Nadu. Vijay Shankar-led Tamil Nadu through to the final of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 and will face India B on Wednesday.

  • 4:36 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 217/8 in 42 ~ overs | Mandeep 97 (110)*, Shahbaz 2 (2): 3 wickets and only 7 runs from last two overs. This has been an amazing turn around for Tamil Nadu. Thanks to RS Kishore for dismissing Hooda first for 26 (23) and then followed by two back to back wickets by Rahil Shah of Habrhajan and Shardul — both got out for duck. India A are on immense pressure, Mandeep is their only and last hope, who is still three short of his hundred. 87 needed from last eight overs.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 210/5 in 40 ~ overs | Mandeep 94 (106)*, Deepak Hooda 24 (20)*: It has been difficult last five overs for India A but good that no more wicket fell. Meanwhile, Hooda has started doing, for what he is known for. He has already put his bat in 5th gear and Mandeep from the other playing cautiously to complete his century. The next 10 overs is going to be difficult for India A as they need 94 from 60 balls, with only Mandeep and Hooda being the last recognised batsman.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 187/5 in 35 ~ overs | Mandeep 89 (97)*, Deepak Hooda 6 (5)*: Excellent last five overs for Tamil Nadu. Two big wickets for them in the form of Manoj Tiwary and then Rishabh Pant. Both are big hitters and could have turn the table on their own. But Tamil Nadu can relax a bit now. Tiwary’s wicket was scalped by Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar, while Pant’s wicket was taken by Washington Sundar. On the other hand, Mandeep continues play the lone hand and inches close towards his century. Washington Sundar has been good with the ball today. 26 runs from 8 overs only with a wicket.

  • 3:34 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 159/3 in 30 ~ overs | Mandeep 74 (78)*, Manoj Tiwary 13 (21): Mandeep inching towards a brilliant century, while Bengal legend Manoj Tiwary has been trying to set himself at the crease and once he gets, it will be very difficult for Tamil Nadu bowlers to get rid of him. In recent times, Tiwary has played some quick knocks and it is the right time for him to play a similar knock. On the other hand, M Ashwin continues to be expensive as he has leaked 43 from 6 overs now.

  • 3:17 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 138/3 in 25 ~ overs | Mandeep 66 (67)*, Krunal 36 (42): M Ashwin finally strikes after being hit badly by Krunal. He departs for 36 (42), caught by Rahil Shah. Tamil Nadu gets the wicket at right time as the partnership was looking good. The duo added 72 from 81 balls. Despite that wicket of Krunal, M Ashwin has conceded 27 from 4 overs.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 113/2 in 20 ~ overs | Mandeep 56 (57), Krunal 21 (24): Not so impressive bowling by Tamil Nadu, as the new partnerships continues to flourish and meanwhile Mandeep gets to his fifty. 27 runs from last five overs and M Ashwin has also joined the bowling attack. The partnership has been of 47 between these two for 3rd wicket stand.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 86/2 in 15 ~ overs | Mandeep 36 (38), Krunal Pandya 14 (13): R Sai Kishore breaks the threatening partnership between Mandeep and Rayudu by dismissing the latter on 21 (23). Must be a big relief for Tamil Nadu but new man Krunal has started building partnership along with well set Mandeep at the crease.

  • 2:17 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 61/1 in 10 ~ overs | Mandeep 29 (26), Ambati Rayudu 19 (18): Despite losing the wicket of Mayank Agarwal, India A continues to score at good rate with Mandeep and Rayudu doing the job from both ends. The duo have been batting above 100 SR. Rahil Shah and R Sai Kishore have been introduced in bowling. Need 243 from rest of 40 overs

  • 1:51 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE India A 31/0 in 4 ~ overs | Mayank 12 (15), Mandeep 19 (8): It could have been a brilliant start for India A but wicket fell in the last ball of the 4th over. Mayank departs for 12 (16), scalped by M Mohammed. On the other hand, some aggressive batting by Mandeep. Looks like he is in hurry to complete the chase and has cleared his intentions with a six to Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar, who has been hammered for 14 runs from 2 overs so far, while M Mohammed has been quite economical.

  • 1:14 PM IST

    Looking at the India A bowlers, Shardul Thakur was best from the lot as he conceded only 49 from 10 overs and picked three big wickets. From rest of the five bowlers, Shahbaz Nadeem was the only economical bowler as he gave 51 from 10 overs but no wicket. Other four bowlers, all leaked runs at 6 or above rate. Siddhart Kaul 10-0-65-1, Krunal Pandya 10-0-65-1, Harbhajan Singh 8-0-57-1 and Mandeep Singh 2-0-12-0.

  • 1:02 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 303/6 in 50~ overs | B Indrajith 36 (28), M Ashwin 12 (13): 20 from last two overs. Thanks to Indrajith’s camoe and M Ashwin’s support. Not to forget, India A made an impressive comeback in this contest. At one point, it looked like Tamil Nadu may score above 330 but their impressive death bowling has restricted them at 303.

  • 12:50 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 283/6 in 48~ overs | B Indrajith 26 (21), M Ashwin 3 (8): Not so impressive it has been for Tamil Nadu in last overs as they lost the wicket of Mohammed and could score only 17. India A bowlers have comeback brilliantly here. Mohammed’s wicket was taken by Siddharth Kaul, who took five-wicket haul in the previous match. Indrajith trying hard to accelerate, while India A must be aiming to restrict Tamil Nadu under 300 and if that happens, it will be a big advantage for them. Well, it will be interesting to see how much Tamil Nadu can score in last two overs.

  • 12:34 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 266/5 in 45~ overs | B Indrajith 14 (12), M Mohammed 8 (3): 26 runs and a wicket in last three overs. Seems productive for Tamil Nadu in terms but not good in terms of wicket as they lost their skipper Vijay Shankar for 23 (24) by none other than India A captain Harbhaajn Singh. Nonetheless, new man M Mohammed has already cleared his intention for rest of the death overs by hitting a six to Harbhajan.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 240/4 in 42~ overs | Vijay Shankar 13 (16), B Indrajith 6 (5): Good comeback by India A bowlers. Conceded only 10 runs and got the most crucial wicket of Karthik, who missed his another List A ton by 7 runs, thanks to Shardul Thakur for dismissing him. India A need to pick wickets regularly to avoid big total by Tamil Nadu

  • 12:08 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 230/3 in 40~ overs | Dinesh Karthik 92 (96), Vijay Shankar 10 (11): Some relief to India A as they got the wicket of N Jagadeeshan, who scored impressive 71 from 82. The partnership between him and Karthik went for 159 runs for 3rd wicket stand. It was Krunal who scalped the wicket of Jagadeeshan and once again he failed to convert his half-century into a hundred. Meanwhile, Karthik has entered 90s and skipper Vijay Shankar has joined him at the crease. In between, Mandeep was introduced in the bowling attack and got to bowl two overs. Tamil Nadu must be eyeing a huge total here with plenty of wickets in hand.

  • 11:42 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 200/2 in 35~ overs | N Jagadeeshan 65 (77), Dinesh Karthik 79 (82): Not much runs but the scoring rate has been decent so far for Tamil Nadu and thanks to Jagadeeshan and Karthik for continuing their brilliant partnership, which is now of 149 runs. Both are eyeing century and India A bowlers are looking hapless as they are unable to get any wicket. So far, the most expensive bowlers from India A has been Krunal, who conceded 54 from 8 overs and Siddharth Kaul, who leaked 42 from 7 overs. Shardul and Shahbaz has been brilliant as they are keeping it tight. Shardul has got two wickets, while Shahbaz is yet to strike.

  • 11:15 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 173/2 in 30~ overs | N Jagadeeshan 52 (60), Dinesh Karthik 67 (70): Looking at the way these two Tamil Nadu batsmen are scoring, how much will be the total. Looks like 350 on the cards, if they kept on playing. Jagadeeshan, who played a quickfire half-century in the previous match, has been calm and composed in this innnings. On the other hand, Karthik continues to play his normal style. India A must do something to break this partnership or else, these two are going to ensure huge damage to their bowlers.

  • 10:58 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 139/2 in 25 overs | N Jagadeeshan 34 (48), Dinesh Karthik 50 (51): This has been definitely impressive last five overs. 33 runs came from it without losing any wicket and the partnership is of now 88 runs from 99 balls. Karthik continues his good form and must be aiming to hit a century and on the other hand, Jagadeeshan is playing a bit cautiously. Harbhajan and Shahbaz are bowling in tandem but nothing going in their favour. India A need a wicket here or else they would have to chase a big again.

  • 10:37 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 106/2 in 20 overs | N Jagadeeshan 26 (36), Dinesh Karthik 27 (33): Another decent five overs for Tamil Nadu as no more wicket fell and 30 runs came as well. The duo are well set at the crease and soon they might start accelerating, to which they are known for. India A skipper Harbhajan Singh has also joined as fifth bowler and they must be eager for a wicket as the partnership is of now 55 runs. Also, Jagadeeshan has already given the hint of acceleration by hitting a six to Krunal.

  • 10:21 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 76/2 in 15 overs | N Jagadeeshan 14 (23), Dinesh Karthik 11 (16): 23 runs from last 5 overs, which is quite decent as per the situation. Both Jagadeeshan and Karthik are trying to build a partnership here and are almost set now at the crease. Two new bowlers were introduced during last 5 overs. Krunal and Shahbaz Nadeem were those two, while Shardul also bowled an over in those 5 overs.

  • 9:57 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 53/2 in 10 overs | N Jagadeeshan 2 (5), Dinesh Karthik 0 (3): Everything was going fine for Tamil Nadu till the time pacer Shardul Thakur strike with two wickets in the same over. It was the 9th over of the match when Shardul picked both the set openers — Kaushik Gandhi (34), GS Raju (15). Besides Shardul, Siddharth Kaul has also bowled five overs alongside him and has been quite expensive as he has conceded 33 from it and yet to get a wicket. N Jagadeeshan, who scored a blistering fifty yesterday against India B and veteran Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik are at the crease to bail out their side from this trouble situation.

  • 9:22 AM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE Tamil Nadu 18/0 in 4 overs | K Gandhi 8(10), GS Raju 9(14): Tamil Nadu have made a sedate start in the clash, batting caution as well as some aggression to not allow India A any early wicket as of yet. Both Gandhi and Raju have struck a boundary each, and they will look to keep making the right moves. For India A, Shardul Thakur and Sidharth Kaul are bowling in tandem.

  • 9:09 AM IST

    Here is the India A team for the clash:

  • 9:08 AM IST

    Here is Tamil Nadu’s team for the clash at Visakhapatnam with Kaushik Gandhi and GS Raju opening the innings:

  • 9:08 AM IST

    Good morning! Tamil Nadu have won the toss and elected to bat against India A!

Ambati Rayudu scored a brilliant 92 in the previous match for India A © Getty Images
Ambati Rayudu scored a brilliant 92 in the previous match for India A © Getty Images

Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post from third match of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 between India A and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 champion Tamil Nadu. I, Abhishek Kumar, will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from this game being played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. India A and Tamil Nadu have lost one match each and both were defeated by India B side. Also, both the sides lost their respective matches while chasing, which gives a fair idea that team batting first may get advantage in this game.

This will be a do or die match for both these teams, as whoever wins the match, will meet India B in the final on March 29, Wednesday. Looking at both the chases, India A seem to have performed better than Tamil Nadu as they ended up scoring above 300 and lost the contest by 23 runs, which is a lesser margin of defeat than that of Vijay Shankar-led side.  Tamil Nadu, who were chasing 317 against India B, were bowled out for 284 in the 49th over of the match and lost the game by 32 runs. Another common thing between both these matches was the over when these two teams got bowled out. Both India A and Tamil Nadu were bowled out in the 49th over of their chase.

Looking at the bowling of both the sides, India B definitely have more experienced bowlers, such as Harbhajan Singh, alongside young guns like Shardul Thakur, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Siddharth Kaul, who took five-wicket haul in the previous match and M Prasidh Krishna. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu do not have big names in their bowling unit but they have bowlers like Rahil Shah, who did impressively in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. Also, Tamil Nadu are yet to play their star bowler from Vijay Hazare Trophy, Aswin Crist, who was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 wickets.

Coming to batting of both the teams, middle-order of Tamil Nadu failed to deliver in the last match, which resulted in their defeat. However, Dinesh Karthik will be expected to deliver in this must-win match. Whereas in India A, there are plenty of big names, such as Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda and Mayank Agarwal. These batsmen have the ability to take the game away from opponents’ hand from any situation. All in all, with this match being a must-win for both the sides, one can expect another thrilling contest in Deodhar Trophy.

Squads:

India A: Harbhajan Singh (C), Mandeep Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Prasidh Krishna, Pankaj Rao, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mayank Agarwal

Tamil Nadu: Vijay Shankar (C), Antony Dhas, M Ashwin, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Kaushik Gandhi, Baba Indrajith, N Jagadeeshan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), J Kousik, M Mohammed, R Rohit, R Sai Kishore, Rahil Shah, L Suryaprakash, Washington Sundar

Abhishek Kumar is an aspiring cricket statistician and reporter with CricketCountry. He can be followed at @abhik2593.