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  • 5:13 PM IST

    A brilliant hundred from opener Gandhi, a blistering fifty from Jagadeeshan and skipper Vijay Shankar and veteran batsman Dinesh Karthik scored in 20s. No other batsman could do something to win the contest.

    Coming to bowlers, Dhawal Kulkarni, Axar Patel picked three wickets each, while Khejroliya and Milind got two each and Akshay Karnewar remained wicketless. The most expensive bowler from the lot was Karnewar, who conceded 81 from his quota of 10 overs.

  • 5:10 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 284/10 in 48.4 overs: After the departure for Gandhi, it was clear, Tamil Nadu cannot fight much. India B bowlers Kulkarni and Chama Milind did the job of completing the match by taking the last two wickets — one each. And with that, India B registers their 2nd consecutive win in Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 and are the 1st team to secure place in final.

  • 4:56 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 277/7 in 47 overs: Gandhi surely played a gem of a knock. Scored 124 off 134. Played a lone knock as he did not get enough support from the other end. Milind gets Gandhi’s wicket at the most crucial situation of the match. Before Gandhi, Baba Indrajit departed for 1 (2), cleaned up by veteran domestic bowler Dhawal Kulkarni. The chase is becoming more difficult for Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, Antony Dhas joins him at the crease. The last three overs will be bowled by Kulkarni and Chama Milind together. Need 40 from last 18 balls.

  • 4:43 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 261/5 in 45 overs: This has been impressive bowling by India B bowlers. Keeping it tight and not letting Tamil Nadu batters score runs and ease their pressure. Gandhi still at the crease and fighting alone and meanwhile Washington Sundar also departs at 2 (4), followed by M Mohammed in the 45th over at 2 (2). Khejroliya dismissed Washington, while Axar sclaped Mohammed. Gandhi is unbeaten at 115 (127)* and Baba Indrajith joins him at the crease. 56 needed from last 30 balls. This is getting more difficult from here on.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 245/4 in 42 overs: Scoring rate has surely gone up but with that, Tamil Nadu have lost their skipper Vijay Shankar after 27 (29), dismissed by Kulwant Khejroliya. 72 needed from 48 balls. Not impossible but definitely going to be difficult. Gandhi is yet to start accelerating, while Washington Sundar has joined him at the crease.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 230/3 in 40 overs: Another struggling five overs for Tamil Nadu. But one positive for them and that is Gandhi completing his century — his 2nd in List A cricket. However, skipper Vijay Shankar playing cautiously and scored 17 (22). His side needs him to accelerate as they need 88 from last 60 balls, which is not going to be easy against the bowlers like Kulkarni, Axar and Khejroliya.

  • 3:50 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 199/3 in 35 overs: Only 16 from last four overs with a crucial wicket of Dinesh Karthik, scalped by Axar for 28 (25). Some tight bowling from India B bowlers, especially by Axar and Chama Milind. However, Kaushik Gandhi inching towards his second List A hundred. He is currently at 81 from 94, while skipper Vijay Shankar is new to the crease.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 183/2 in 31 overs: The scoring rate has gone down a bit and veteran Karthik has been quite quick with the bat as he has scored 27 (22). On the other hand, Gandhi is not ready give up and showing immense application as he is still unbeaten at 74 (82). Parthiv Patel-led India B have tried their five regular bowlers but it is time for them to try something else to get wicket or else the match will slip from their hand.

  • 3:17 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 153/2 in 27 overs: Only one-wicket fell in the form of Jagadeeshan after scoring an impressive 64 from 56. Spinner Axar cleans up Jagadeesgan to provide India B much needed breakthrough. Veteran Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karhik has joined the crease with opener Kaushik Gandhi. Tamil Nadu need another big partnership. The previous one was of 114 runs between Gandhi and Jagadeeshan.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 107/1 in 20 overs: Impressive five-overs for Tamil Nadu. 46 runs came from it without losing any wicket. Scoring rate are going up, Both Gandhi and Jagadeeshan in 40s and the partnership is now of 64 for 2nd wicket. Jagadeeshan playing quite aggressively and has hit two sixes to Karenwar as well. Axar and Karnewar have been introduced in the attack. India B skipper Parthiv Patel must be eager to get a wicket here.

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 61/1 in 15 overs: Decent last five overs for Tamil Nadu as they have not lost any further wicket and scored 28 runs. Gandhi and Jagadeeshan are both playing quite well and steadily building a decent partnership. The bowling trio of Kulkarni, Khejroliya and Milind are continuing with the ball.

  • 2:08 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 33/1 in 10 overs: Only 13 runs and a wicket from last five overs. Things going in India B way. Raju has been dismissed by Dhawal Kulkarni for 10 (26). N Jagadeeshan joins the crease with Gandhi. Chama Milind has been introduced in the attack.

  • 1:39 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu 20/0 in 5 overs: Decent start for Tamil Nadu by openers Kaushik Gandhi and Ganga Sridhar Raju. Dhawal Kulkarni and Kulwant Khejroliya are the bowlers to open bowling for India B. No extras so far but three fours — two from Raju and one from Gandhi.

  • 12:54 PM IST

    A total of two fifties — Shikhar Dhawan and Axar Patel, a brilliant hundred from Manish Pandey and decent job by finishers Gurkeerat (25) and Karnewar (28) ensures India B total 316. Like the previous game, it will once again a difficult chase going to be for Tamil Nadu and they will be banking a lot over their veteran batsman Dinesh Karthik to play a big knock here.

    Coming to bowlers, Rahil Shah and R Sai Kishore were the only bowlers to bowl their full quota of 10 overs. Rahil conceded 55 and earned a maiden but no wicket, while R Sai Kishore got 4 big wickets, earned a maiden and leaked 60 runs. Rest other four bowlers all gave runs above 6-per over. Vijay Shankar 9-0-57-0, M Mohammed 7-0-45-1, Washington Sundar 9-0-61-1 and Antony Dhas 5-0-34-1.

  • 12:42 PM IST

    IND B 315/7 IN 50 OVERS: 41 runs and two wicket from last five overs. Good job done by Gurkeerat and Karnewar. Consecutive total of above 300 by India B in this tournament. Gurkeerat’s wicket was taken by Washington Sundar — his 1st of the match. Dhawal Kulkarni too did a decent work with bat as he hit a four to Antony Dhas in the final over and then gets run out while trying to steal two from the final ball.

  • 12:22 PM IST

    IND B 275/6 IN 45 OVERS: Runs are coming at good rate for India B and with that, wickets are falling at regular intervals. The latest wicket was of Manish Pandey, who departed immediately after completing a brilliant 104 (110). The baton is now in the hands of Gurkeerat and Akshay Karnewar to ensure a big total.

    It was R Sai Kishore who scalped Pandey’s wicket, his 4th from the match. Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar has been decent with his captaincy but unable to restrict the flow of runs.
  • 12:06 PM IST

    IND B 254/5 IN OVERS 40: Finally a wicket for Tamil Nadu after 98-run stand for 5th wicket between Axar and Pandey. R Sai Kishore picked 3rd wicket of the match by dismissing Axar for 51 (43), which was quite a much needed and a handy cameo including 1 fours and four sixes. However, Pandey completes his century — 5th in List A cricket for him. Played a brilliant knock and now it is time for him to star accelerating along with Gurkeerat from the other end.

  • 11:47 AM IST

    IND B 219/4 IN OVERS 36: This has been an impressive partnership so far. The duo have added 81 for the 5th wicket stand so far. Pandey inching close towards his century, while Axar doing an excellent job and he too is in 40s now. Both the batsman have started accelerating and Pandey deserves to score hundred now. Skipper Vijay Shankar and M Mohammed are back in attack but no damage to India B batting currently.

  • 11:14 AM IST

    IND B 163/4 IN OVERS 30: Another wicket fell in the form of experienced batsman Ishank Jaggi, who was dismissed for 12 (16) by Antony Dhas. Axar Patel has been promoted and joins the crease with Pandey, who just completed his 21st fifty in List A cricket. India B need a big knock from Pandey here to bail out his team from this crucial situation. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar has done a decent job in rotating bowlers as it is giving them wickets. Pandey is currently batting at 55 (76). Good thing is that the scoring rate has not gone down and Axar has started accelerating as well. Axar is batting at 18 (19)

  • 10:51 AM IST

    IND B 133/3 IN OVERS 25: After three wickets down, Pandey along with his new partner at the crease Jaggi are building another partnership. Meanwhile, Pandey inching towards his fifty and his currently two-run short from it — 21st in List A cricket. Jaggi played well in the previous game, hitting 53 off 51. Antony Dhas is the new bowler who has been introduced in the attack, who is a right-arm medium fast bowler.

  • 10:39 AM IST

    WICKET! Another batsman departs in the form of Govinda Poddar after scoring only 7 (7). R Sai Kishore strikes again after being hit for a six by Poddar, 2nd wicket for him. India B seems to be in trouble. Jharkhand veteran Ishank Jaggi enters the crease to join Manish Pandey. India B are 110/3 after 21 overs and Pandey at 45 not out.

  • 10:35 AM IST

    IND B 101/2 IN OVERS 20: Dhawan departs just after completing his fifty by gifting his wicket to new bowler R Sai Kishore. Bowling change worked in favour of Tamil Nadu and Govinda Poddar joins Manish Pandey at the crease. Now Pandey has to anchor the innings from here on after a solid start.

  • 10:31 AM IST

    FIFTY! Dhawan continues his good form and completes his 41st half-century in List A cricket. With his fifty, 100 comes up for India B.

  • 10:27 AM IST

    IND B 91/1 IN OVERS 18: Looks like the duo have divided bowlers on who will go after which bowler as after Pandey, who earlier hit a six to right-arm off-spinner Washington Six over long on, Dhawan goes for a biggie against left-arm orthodox Rahil Shah in the same fashion by hitting it over long on. Dhawan is currently at 43 and inching towards another half-century and continuing his form. Pandey, on the other hand, doing a decent job but need to accelerate a bit, who has scored 31 (52).

  • 10:10 AM IST

    IND B 66/1 IN OVERS 14: Dhawan and Pandey are building a crucial partnership here. The duo has added 53 so far for the second wicket. And It is a fact that both Dhawan and Pandey have the ability to play long innings. Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar has introduced new set of bowlers in the attack. Washington Sundar and Rahil Shah both bowling in tandem. Also, Pandey, who was playing cautiously in the beginning, has now started accelerating and hit a six over long-on to Washington Sundar. Dhawan is on 26 (32), while Pandey has made 23 (38).

  • 9:58 AM IST

    IND B 50/1 IN OVERS 10: Despite the fall of skipper Parthiv’s wicket, India Red going strong with the man in form Shikhar Dhawan along with Manish Pandey from the other end. Dhawan has scored 23 off 26 so far, including four boundaries, while Pandey is playing a bit cautiously and made 11 off 20. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar and M Mohammed, both have completed their 5 overs of bowling each. New set to bowlers are expected to be introduced in the attack.

  • 9:38 AM IST

    IND B 31/1 IN OVERS 7: M Mohammed gets Tamil Nadu their first breakthrough early. It is a big wicket as skipper Parthiv Patel has been removed for 11. Parthiv has had a great run in the season so far and getting him for cheap will increase Tamil Nadu’s confidence. After hitting a couple of boundaries, Parthiv edges one to Dinesh Karthik, the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper. At the crease now Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey.

  • 9:14 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu: Dinesh Karthik (wk), Baba Indrajith, Kaushik Gandhi, M Mohammed, Rahil Shah, Vijay Shankar (c), Anthony Dhas, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Washinton Sundar,

  • 9:09 AM IST

    India B: Parthiv Patel (c&wk) , Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawal Kulkarni, Akshar Patel, Govinda Poddar, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Mann, Ishank Jaggi, Chama Milind, Akshay Karnewar, Kulwant Khejroliya
    TOSS: India B elect to bat


Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of second match of Deodhar Trophy 2016-17 between India Red and Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 champion Tamil Nadu. I, Abhishek Kumar will be bringing you all the live cricket scores and posts from this game being played at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. The Parthiv Patel-led India Red have already won the first match and will be a bit relaxed after that win against India Blue. Their win against India Blue saw opener Shikhar Dhawan make cracking return to form by scoring blistering century. Dhawan scored 122-ball 128, including 13 fours and three sixes. He was well supported by skipper Parthiv (50) along with Jharkhand’s veteran batsman Ishank Jaggi (53).

Riding on Dhawan’s ton, India Blue posted good total of 327, to which they defended convincingly with the help of Dhawal Kulkarni’s hat-trick. His Hat-trick came in two different overs. He first picked Shardul Thakur’s wicket off the last ball of 46th over, then taking the other two in 49th over, hereby leading India Blue to a 23-run victory.

Coming to Tamil Nadu side, they performed exceptionally well in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17. The final of the tournament saw Tamil Nadu beat Bengal by defending only 217, which speaks volumes about their bowling strength that comprises Baba Aparajith, Aswin Crist, Rahil Shah, M Mohammed and Washington Sunar. The side is led by 26-year old Vijay Shankar. The side also includes Dinesh Karthik, who is in good form and was the highest run-getter in the tournament. He also scored hundred in the final, which helped Tamil Nadu win the tournament. All in all, both the sides have balanced team but one should not forget that India Blue have more experienced players and that gives them upper hand.

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