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  • 4:59 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu win: Tamil Nadu complete an emphatic 42-run win over India B to claim the Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 title. Dinesh Karthik once again starred for TN, scoring a magnificent 126 off 91, when his needed it the most. India B scored over 300 in their other matches in the tournament and would have backed themselves to win this as well, but did not have a big partnership at the top, which perhaps led to their downfall. However, Dhawal Kulkarni’s 5-for and Gurkeerat Singh’s fifty were perhaps the highlights for them in the match.

  • 4:36 PM IST

    Pandey returns, but dismissed: Manish Pandey came out to bat once again after he retired hurt earlier, but could not make any impact. He added nine more runs to his total, but was eventually stumped for 32. India B’s chances of winning this match is all but over and Tamil nadu will now look to remove the last two batsmen, which will hand them the Deodhar Trophy. India B 256/8 in 45 overs, chasing 304

  • 4:15 PM IST

    India B have uphill task: India B have to score at over 9 an over in the remaining overs to win the match. they have Gurkeerat, who is well set. Also, Akshay Karnewar seems like he has gotten his eye in. Tamil Nadu however cannot be complacent as India B scored over 300 against them in their last outing. However, it is still not known if Manish Pandey will come out to bat after he retired hurt earlier for 23. India B 216/5 after 41 overs, chasing 304. Gurkeerat 62*, Karnewar 25*

  • 3:47 PM IST

    India B losing plot: India B have lost a couple of more wickets. Harpreet Singh Bhatia was dismissed by M Ashwin for 36. Akshar Patel too fell soon after that for a duck. Gurkeerat has scored a much needed fifty and now holds the key for India B now. No word on Manish Pandey’s condition as yet. India B 185/5 in 34 overs, Gurkeerat 50*, Karnewar 11*

  • 3:12 PM IST

    India B in spot of bother: Manish Pandey has retired hurt, which puts India B in further trouble. Bhatia and Gurkeerat Singh have played well and their partnership is looking steady. They are going at a good pace, but need to keep wickets intact, if they are to have a chance of chasing this total down. Tamil Nadu will feel that they are firmly in control at the moment. India B 144/3 in 24 overs, chasing 304

  • 2:50 PM IST

    Manish Pandey retires hurt for 23. Not sure what the cause of his injury is. We’ll keep you posted with further updates

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Double blow to India B: Shikhar Dhawan was looking threatening, but his innings was cut short by Rahil Shah for 45. India B also lost Ishank Jaggi for just a single, Sai Kishore got the better of the Jharkhand batsman. Manish Pandey is playing well but will need some support at the other end. Harpreet Singh Bhatia is the new batsman for India B. India B 93/3 after 15 overs, need 211 more to win from 35 overs.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    India B consolidate: Shikhar Dhawan has taken the initiative and has started to score runs at ease. Manish Pandey too is not getting bogged down and is scoring some vital runs. This is a good start for India B despite losing their skipper Parthiv Patel early on. if they can keep this up, they will surely win the match. India B 82/1 after 10 overs Dhawan 41*, Pandey 19*

  • 1:47 PM IST

    India B lose Parthiv: India B skipper Parthiv Patel has been dismissed for just 15, which is a huge blow for his side in the run chase. Manish Pandey has come out to join Shikhar Dhawan, both of whom have been in good touch in the tournament. They will want to get this run chase heading in the right direction after the early loss. India B 23/1 after 4 overs, chasing 304.

  • 12:57 PM IST

    TN set India B 304: Some good batting in the end by Baba Indrajith has ensured that Tamil Nadu set India B a target of 300. But the day once again belonged to Dinesh Karthik, wjo scored a magnificent 126 off 91 to help Tamil Nadu reach a competitive total. he was well supported by N Jagadeeshan (55), with whom Karthik put on 136 for the fourth wicket after Tamil Nadu were reduced to 39/3 in the 11th over. Tamil Nadu will be happy with what they eventually ended up with.

  • 12:20 PM IST

    TN lose Karthik and Shankar: Tamil Nadu were dealt with a double blow when they lost Karthik and Vijay Shankar off consecutive deliveries. Karthik made 126 off 91 and Shankar was dismissed for 21 off 25. Tamil Nadu will hope that their tail wags and they are able to reach a score close to 300. They have Baba Indrajith and Mohammed Mohammed at the crease. Tamil Nadu 258/7 in 43 overs

  • 11:42 AM IST

    Yet another ton for Karthik: Dinesh Karthik has continued his rich form with the bat into this match as well. He brought up his century off just 76 balls and will be key to make sure Tamil Nadu put up a big score on the board. Vijay Shankar is playing second fiddle in this partnership at the moment, which is slowly starting to threaten India B. Parthiv patel as a result to one of his strike bowlers. Tamil Nadu 211/4 in 36 overs, Karthik 105*, Vijay Shankar 15*

  • 11:16 AM IST

    Jagadeeshan dismissed: Jagadeeshan came in at a tricky time, but has played extremely well since his arrival at the crease. Along with Karthik, Jagadeeshan put on over 100 at an extremely good pace and Tamil Nadu look on course to get a total close to 300 on the board. He was then caught behind off Milind for 55 off 62. If India B do not regularly, they will be chasing a big target. Karthik is into his 80s and will be eyeing a hundred at this stage. Tamil Nadu are 176/4 in 31 overs, Karthik 84*, Vijay Shankar 1*

  • 10:50 AM IST

    Fifty for Karthik: Karthik brings up his half-century at better than run-a-ball. tamil Nadu were looking in trouble early in their innings, but this superb partnership from Karthik and his partnership with Jagadeeshan has surely lifted Tamil Nadu’s spirits. India B are on the back foot now and ned to respond with a wicket. Will not be a bad idea to bring back their opening bowlers Dhawal Kulkarni and Ashok Dinda to get them the breakthrough. Tamil Nadu 134/3 in 26 overs, Karthik 52*, Jagadeeshan 46*

  • 10:26 AM IST

    Karthik on fire: It seems as though Dinesh Karthik is batting on a different surface altogether. He is scoring runs at ease at the moment and the India B bowlers are finding it difficult to contain him. India B have taken special liking to CHama Milind, who has conceded 27 of his first 3 overs.. India B will look to get the big scalp of Karthik now. TN are 81/3 after 18 overs, Karthik 32 (26), Jagadeeshan 14 (25)

  • 9:58 AM IST

    Kulkarni rocks TN: Tamil Nadu are in a spot of bother now, having lost three quick wickets. All three wickets have gone to fast bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who will look to add more to his tally. N Jagadeeshan and the in form Dinesh Karthik are at the crease. They will look to make sure that Tamil Nadu reach a formidable total. TN still have some good batsmen to folow, but this pair will have to set it up for them. TN are 50/3 in 12 overs

  • 9:23 AM IST

    Slow start: Tamil Nadu have made a slow start to their innings. India B opening nowlers Ashok Dinda and Dhawal Kulkarni have kept things tight so far. Tamil Nadu have a strong batting line-up and can explode once the openers lay the foundation. India B on the other hand will be aware of how dangerous Tamil Nadu are and will want to make early inroads. Tamil Nadu are 17/0 after 5 overs

  • 9:11 AM IST

    India B XI: Akshar Patel, Parthiv Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Mann, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Chama Milind, Shikhar Dhawan, AK Karnewar

  • 9:10 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu XI: Kaushik Gandhi, Ganga Srid har Raju, Dinesh Karthik, Baba Indrajith, M Mohammed, Rahil Shah, Vijay Shankar, N Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, Washington Sundar, Murugan Ashwin

  • 9:04 AM IST

    TOSS: Tamil Nadu elect to bat.

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Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the final match of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 between India B and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 champion Tamil Nadu. I, Pramod Ananth, will be bringing you live cricket scores and post from this game being played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. Parthiv Patel-led India B did not lost from any of the two league matches, as they beat both India A and Tamil Nadu. Both India B’s victory have come while defending big totals of above 300. Similarly for Tamil Nadu, as they registered their only win while defending 303 against India A.

India B opener Shikhar Dhawan is back to form. He hit a blistering century in the first match of the tournament and fifty in the second. Looking at the batting of both sides, India B have definitely a better line-up with big names such as Dhawan, Parthiv, Ishank Jaggi, and so. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu have experienced player such Dinesh Karthik, along with some young guns such as Kaushik Gandhi and N Jagadeeshan.

Coming to bowling line-up of both the teams, India B once again hold the upper hand as they have bowlers such as Dhawal Kulkarni, Axar Patel and Chama Milind — who have some reputation in domestic circuit. Whereas in Tamil Nadu, their skipper Vijay Shankar likes to lead from the front and usually opens bowling, though he is batsman first. Besides him, they have Washington Sundar and Rahil Shah, who was their second highest wicket-taker in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17.

(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at Cricketcountry.com. He is a sport enthusiast and a keen observer of cricket, the contests, and its personalities. When not tracking cricket, he follows the world's soccer leagues and is somewhat partial towards Liverpool. His Twitter handle is @pramz)