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  • 6:19 PM IST

  • 6:19 PM IST

  • 5:22 PM IST

    The next match of the tournament will be played between today’s victorious team India Red and current Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 champion Tamil Nadu, tomorrow at the same venue of Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    With Dhawal Kulkarni’s hat-trick, Parthiv Patel-led India Red wins the 1st match of Deodhar Troohy 2016-17 by 23 runs. Kulkarni and Karnewar picked three wickets each, while Kulwant and Axar got two each.

  • 5:15 PM IST

    India Blue all out for 304: After Hooda taking his team close to the chase, pacer Dhawal Kulkarni strikes and picks up hat-trick. Back to back wickets in first two deliveries of 49th over. First Hooda departed for 46 (27) and then Siddharth Kaul went for 3 (5). The chase which was looking quite thrilling ended in a dramatic way with Kulkarni using his experience in death overs.

  • 5:08 PM IST

    India Blue 304/8 in 48 overs, Hooda 46 (26)*, Siddharth Kaul 3 (4)*: Another wicket fell. This time it was pinch hitter Shardul Thakur, who departed after playing a short but impactful cameo of 17 from 8 balls. On the other hand, Hooda is onslaught and giving no mercy to India Red bowlers. He is on the verge of his another fifty. Currently, they need 24 from last overs. Difficult but not impossible.

  • 4:57 PM IST

    India Blue 287/7 in 46 overs, Hooda 33 (20)*, Thakur 16 (6)*: Now Shardul Thakur joins Hooda as well. Two fours and a six came from Thakur’s bat from last over. Required rate has come down a bit. Need 41 from last 24.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    India Blue 271/7 in 45 overs, Hooda 32 (19)*, Thakur 1 (1)*: Another wicket falls in the form of skipper Harhbhajan Singh, who got out after scoring only 2. Meanwhile, Hooda is on no mercy mood and is on full acceleration mode. He has somehow managed to keep the scoring rate going and maintained the required rate as well. Harbhajan’s wicket was taken by Axar — his second of the day. From now onwards, India Blue requires 57 from last 30.

  • 4:43 PM IST

    WICKET! Karnewar strikes back to back. After taking Krunal’s wicket for for 31 (23), he picked the most crucial wicket of the match by dismissing Rayudu for 92. Rayudu was holding the fort alone and keeping the chase alive. After 43 overs, India Blue requires 76 from 42 overs, which means they have to score above 10 runs per over. Harbhajan and Deepak Hooda are currently at the crease and hoping to keep the chase alive. India Blue Need a cameo from Harbhajan here.

  • 4:29 PM IST

    India Blue 232/4 in 40 overs, Rayudu 88 (87)*, Krunal 31 (22)*: Pant departs after scoring only 20 from 30. Never looked confident. He was dismissed by Akshay Karnewar, his 1st wicket in the match. Despite that wicket, Karnewar has been quite expensive. He has conceded 49 from 7 overs so far. India Blue requires 96 more from 60 balls. Rayudu is moving towards his 5th century in List A cricket but his team need more from it and would like to see him finishing the match in their favour. On the other hand, Krunal has been accelerating with bat, the moment he arrived at the crease. It is going to be a difficult task for India Blue but if wickets remain in their hands, then this chase is definitely possible.

  • 4:01 PM IST

    India Blue 181/3 in 33 overs, Rayudu 70 (72), Tiwary 18 (25): Another steady partnership and this time, it is between experienced Rayudu and young Pant. So far, the partnership has been of 45 runs for 4th wicket stand. Rayudu, who was playing cautiously in the start and has started accelerating after completing his fifty. On the other hand, Pant, who is known for his aggressive batting, has been playing quite sensibly.

  • 3:23 PM IST

    WICKET! After a promising start, Tiwary goes for 37 (43). Left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya picks up his wicket and once again, it was Kulkarni who took the catch. Both the catches of Kulwant’s bowling were taken by Kulkarni. Rishabh Pant enters the crease and joins Rayudu, who is at 47 (54). India A are currently 138 with the loss of three wickets from 26 overs.

  • 3:09 PM IST

    India Blue 112/2 in 22 overs, Rayudu 27 (39), Tiwary 32 (34): Parrnership has been of 55 runs so far between Rayudu and Tiwary. Rayudu playing quite cautiously while Tiwary maintaining the scoring rate. The duo are dealing in singles and doubles, more than boundaries. Harpreet Singh has been introduced to the attack as 5th bowler. He has bowled 2 overs and was quite expensive though as he leaked 14 from it. It will be interesting to see, how this partnership moves ahead.

  • 2:45 PM IST

    India Blue 71/2 in 16 overs, Rayudu 8 (20), Tiwary 10 (17): Bowling change has worked in favour of India Red. First Axar strike Mandeep’s wicket and then Kulwant did the same by picking Mayank’s wicket and the catch was taken by none other by the opening bowler Dhawal Kulkarni. After the fall of both the openers, Rayudu and Tiwary steadily building another partnership and with the kind of experience they have, the duo has definitely abilities to pull of this chase but first need a partnership, then they need to accelerate to balance the scoring rate and require rate.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    India Blue 53/1 in 10 overs, Mayank 33 (31), Mandeep 17 (24): After fifty partnership between openers Mayank Agarwal and Mandeep Singh, Axar Patel breaks it. Mayank has been scoring at good rate, while Mandeep was playing cautiously. Kulwant Khejroliya and Axar Patel were introduced to bowling after 7th over.

  • 1:59 PM IST

    India Blue 35/0 in 7 overs: No wicket has fallen so far. Mayank and Mandeep are building a decent yet strong partnership and laying the foundation for an exciting chase. Both Kulkarni and Dinda have tried their best but could not get any wicket.

  • 1:45 PM IST

    India Blue 13/0 in 3 overs: Chasing big total of 328, India Blue are off with a decent start with both the openers unbeaten at the crease. Kulkarni and Dinda opened bowling for India Red and doing the job in tandem.

  • 1:11 PM IST

    India Red 327/8 in 50 overs: Axar Patel’s cameo of 15-ball 22-run knock helped India Red post big total of 327 with the loss of 8 wickets. The last two wickets of Axar and Karnewar were scalped by Siddharth Kaul and that ensures his 4th five-wicket haul in List A cricket. Besides Kaul, skipper Harbhajan is hte only bowler to bowl full 10 overs and was quite expensive too as he conceded 72 from it without any wicket. Dhawal Kulkarni and birthday boy Ashok Dinda remained unbeaten at the crease for 10 and 2 respectively.

    It will be interesting to see whether Harbhajan Singh and his men can chase this big total with players like Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant in his side.
  • 12:40 PM IST

    India Red 285/6 in 45 overs: After a promising start to the partnership between Harpreet and Gurkeerat, the duo has departed. Harpreet walked back after scoring 29 (27), dismissed by Siddharth Kaul, while Gurkeerat made 15 (16) and his wicket was taken by Krunal Pandya. Harpreet’s wicket was 3rd for Kaul and Gurkeerat’s was 2nd for Krunal. It will be interesting to see how Axar Patel and Akshay Karnewar takes India Red scoreboard further. Axar is known for big-hitting.

  • 12:32 PM IST

    After 43 overs, India B are at good position despite four wickets down. Harpreet along with his new partner Gurkeerat are now taking India B towards big total. Coming to bowlers, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh and Deepak Hooda has been the most expensive bowler for India A. Krishna has conceded 61 from 7 overs, while Harbhajan leaked 65 from 9 overs and Hooda gave 34 from 4 overs. Hooda is the only bowler from these three to get a wicket at least. He picked the crucial wicket of centurion Shikhar Dhawan.

  • 12:10 PM IST

    Dhawan has finally perished, after a spectacular hundred. This was Dhawan’s 21st century in List A cricket. He changed gears swiftly after bringing up his hundred. The last 53 runs coming off just 25 odd balls. Gurkeerat has now joined Harpreet.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan ct Manoj Tiwary b Deepak Jagbir Hooda 128 (122)

  • 12:05 PM IST

    India Red 242/3 in 40 overs: Dhawan 116* Harpreet 17*. Dhawan is looking even more ominous after getting to his hundred. He has quickly moved from 100 to 116, and to 122 as I write this. 2 of his 3 sixes have come in last 3 balls. India Red look set to cross 300-320 run mark if he goes the same way till the end. Harpreet is giving him a good company. Gurkeerat yet to come.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    UPDATE: Shikhar Dhawan has just completed his 21st List A hundred. India Red going great guns!

  • 11:43 AM IST

    India Blue finally get the breakthrough. The senior Pandya has got them rid of Jaggi, who was starting to look threatening. He finally perished trying to send one out of the park, missing the ball completely and getting his bails dislodged. Jaggi added 103 runs with Dhawan for the 3rd wicket. Harpreet Singh Bhatia has replaced him.

  • 11:41 AM IST

    OUT! Ishank Jaggi st Pant b Krunal Pandya 53(51)

  • 11:39 AM IST

    India Red 194/2 in 34 overs: Dhawan 89*, Ishank Jaggi 52*. Dhawan is inching towards his hundred now. Jaggi has brought up his fifty. The duo has added 99 runs for the third wicket. India Blue searching for breakthrough, which has eluded them so far. This has been a terrific knock from Dhawan with his back against the wall.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    With Gurkeerat Singh Mann and Madhya Pradesh lad Harpreet Singh Bhatia yet to bat, this is an extremely good platform being laid by the India Red top order.

  • 11:29 AM IST

    With figures of 6-0-25-2, Siddharth Kaul has been the pick of the bowlers so far. Harbhajan Singh, 6-0-32-0, has bowled flat and has looked unimaginative.

  • 11:27 AM IST

    India Red 166/2 in 30 overs. Dhawan 75*, Jaggi 35*. The partnership is now 71 runs. Dhawan is steadily moving towards his hundred while Jaggi is looking extremely solid in the middle. The Jharkhand lad has hit three boundaries and a six so far in his innings and is batting at an almost run-a-ball rate. Dhawan too has improved his strike rate in this passage of play. He is now 75* off 92 balls, has hit 8 fours and a six.

India Blue will be led by Harbhajan Singh while India Red will have Parthiv Patel at the helm © IANS (File Photo)
India Blue will be led by Harbhajan Singh while India Red will have Parthiv Patel at the helm © IANS (File Photo)

Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of first match of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 between India Blue and India Red. We will be bringing you all the live cricket scores and posts from this game being played at Visakhapatnam. India Blue will be led by Harbhajan Singh while India Red will have Parthiv Patel at the helm. Star batsman Rohit Sharma was to ideally lead the India Blue side. But a minor knee injury ruled him out from the tournament. India Red also suffered a huge blow when batsman Kedar Jadhav was ruled out due to a stomach related ailment.

Also, Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer, who recently earned his maiden call-up to the Indian Test side as cover for an injured Virat Kohli ahead of the fourth Test with Australia at Dharamsala, will miss the tournament. He was named in the India Blue side. The misses notwithstanding, both teams have some big names to boast about. The Harbhajan-led side has the likes of Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Mandeep Singh, Rishabh Pant, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shardul Thakur et al in their ranks.

At the same time, Parthiv’s India Red side has beleaguered opener Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Mann, Akshar Patel, Ashoke Dinda, Dhawal Kulkarni among others. A day affair, match will begin at 9 am IST and will be played at Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. India Red will next play the Vijay Hazare Trophy Champions Tamil Nadu at the same ground on March 26, while India Blue and Tamil Nadu will take on each other on March 27, with final scheduled to be played on March 29.


India ‘Blue’: 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

India ‘Red’: Parthiv Patel (C & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Ishank Jaggi, Gurkeerat Mann, Akshar Patel, Akshay Karnewar, Ashoke Dinda, Kulwant Khejroliya, Dhawal Kulkarni, Govinda Poddar, Sreevats Goswami, CV Milind