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  • 5:12 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 227/8 (Chirag Gandhi 54, Hardik Patel 0; Pankaj Singh 1/43, Mohammed Siraj 2/39, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/53) lead by 359: Nadeem is brimming with 4 wickets on hand and Hardik Patel is the new man who joins. Pankaj Singh dismissed Nadeem with yet another lbw. Will Hardik and Gandhi recreate the first innings magic?

  • 4:51 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 220/8 (Chirag Gandhi 48; Pankaj Singh 1/43, Mohammed Siraj 2/39, Shahbaz Nadeem 4/52) lead by 352: Gandhi is just three runs away from his fifty while Gaja has come into the crease to support Gandhi. He will hope to lose any more partners. Nadeem will rejoice this innings for covering for the previous wickets missed out.

  • 4:26 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 202/6 (Chirag Gandhi 41, Mohit Thadani 3; Pankaj Singh 1/43, Mohammed Siraj 2/39, Shahbaz Nadeem 2/50) lead by 335: Gujarat once again reliant on Gandhi. He is just 10 runs away from yet another fifty in this game. Meanwhile Pujara is juggling with bowlers, hoping to get a wicket before the session ends. And 200 up for Gujarat.

  • 4:08 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 189/6 (Chirag Gandhi 30, Mohit Thadani 0; Pankaj Singh 1/42, Mohammed Siraj 2/39, Shahbaz Nadeem 2/48) lead by 321: Gujarat have a decent 321 on board, but would that be enough for ROI? ANother wicket went down for Gujarat of Karan Patel and Nadeem strikes back. He covering up for all the wickets he could not secure during the first innings. Mohit Thadani enters. Gandhi once again losing partners. Who will support him now?

  • 3:35 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 143/4 (Chirag Gandhi 17, Karan Patel 8; Pankaj Singh 1/29, Mohammed Siraj 2/39, Shahbaz Nadeem 1/41) lead by 300: Gujarat begin their second session with a respite and this time Manpreet goes for 12 and Siraj strikes for the second time. Gujarat are slopping as wickets are tumbling soon for them. However, this certain Gandhi can change the firtunes for Gujarat just like he did in the first innings.

  • 3:05 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 143/4 (Manpreet Juneja 12, Chirag Gandhi 1; Pankaj Singh 1/28, Mohammed Siraj 1/36, Shahbaz Nadeem 1/28) lead by 275: The game twisted after Panchal and Parthiv were dismissed. Siddarth Kaul and Shahbaz Nadeem, who was hunting for a wicket in this game finally got one of big gun Parthiv. It was a tricky one as it was not out. However, Gujarat seem to be command despite two wickets in final hour of the second session.
  • 2:02 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 122/2 (Priyank Panchal 69, Parthiv Patel 27; Pankaj Singh 1/28, Mohammed Siraj 1/30) lead by 254: Panchal and Parthiv are in complete sync in the second session. The game belonged to Gujarat in the second session. By drinks, they had already built 61 runs. Looks like another maiden title is in contention for Gujarat.

  • 1:40 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 99/2 (Priyank Panchal 52, Parthiv Patel 22; Pankaj Singh 1/22, Mohammed Siraj 1/30) lead by 231: Panchal continues his stupendous form and gets to fifty as well. This pair has ready reached ther fifty run stand. Parthiv is in full form as well. They have already smashed 4 fours and moving steadily. ROI bowlers under pressure again.

  • 12:57 PM IST

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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 63/2 (Priyank Panchal 4, Parthiv Patel 35; Pankaj Singh 1/12, Mohammed Siraj 1/26) lead by 195: Siraj begins the proceedings post lunch. With a wicket and in the previous session, Panchal and Patel now continue the run fest. Boundaries coming their way now. Gujarat aiming for 350-run mark now for sure.
  • 12:17 PM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 49/2 (Priyank Panchal 25, Parthiv Patel 0; Pankaj Singh 1/12, Mohammed Siraj 1/16) lead by 181: Mohammed Siraj found luck in the final few minutes of the first session. A growing partnership of 38 runs was broken by Siraj with Manoj Tiwary making no error at second slip. Captain Parthiv Patel enters. He has the knack of turning the game around in crucial situations. Can he? We need to see that in the second session. A lead of 181 at lunch. They will aim for 300.

  • 11:26 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 28/1 (Priyank Panchal 17, Dhruv Raval 10; Pankaj Singh 1/12) lead by 160: Panchal and Raval will be happy with the dropped catches. ROI have dropped 4 catches in this game so far with Nair dropping two. The Panchal and Raval saga continues and they are adding pressure on the bowlers. Spinners are yet to make an entry, the pacers are feeling the pressure from Panchal and Raval. Meanwhile, the Australia match seems interesting with Warner at his best again :D.

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  • 11:08 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 20/1 (Priyank Panchal 10, Dhruv Raval 9; Pankaj Singh 1/6) lead by 152: Once again it all zeroes down to Panchal and Raval who have put up 16 runs so far post the fall of wicket. Gujarat are going steady with 150 up lead for Gujarat. The Ranji winners will hope top build atleast 300 target against ROI to clinch their maiden Irani Cup.

  • 10:44 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 14/1 (Priyank Panchal 8, Dhruv Raval 5; Pankaj Singh 1/6) lead by 145: So Panchal and Dhruv Raval are at it once again. This time they are going very steady with the a huge lea don board already. Meanwhile, Pankaj was the only bowler who has salvaged a wicket so far. Can Kaul and other tag along to end Gujarat innings soon and build a competitive total on board for them?

  • 10:13 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, Gujarat 4/1 (Priyank Panchal 3, Dhruv Raval 0; Pankaj Singh 1/0) lead by 136: So the Panchal and Gohil are on the crease. Pankaj begins the attack with the new ball, beginning with a maiden. However, Panchal aims for Kaul and gets 3 runs for himself and Gujarat. They already have a huge lead on board, can easily post a huge target for ROI, unless their bowlers once again step up. But before anything, Pankaj gets Gohil for the second time and this time Mukund gets the catch at the third slip.

  • 9:52 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, ROI 226 (Mohammed Siraj 26, Pankaj Singh 9; Chintan Gaja 4/60, Hardik Patel 3/79, Mohit Thadani 2/48) trail by 132: Chintan Gaja ended with 4 wickets to fold up ROI for 226. Siraj did a fabulous job at the tail end, keeping ROI’s hope alive to take the lead. However, he was the last wicket for ROI at 26. Apart from Gaja, Thadani, Hardik Patel and Ishawar Choudhary have also contributed to dismantle ROI. The overnight total of 206 saw just 20 runs added to it.

  • 9:39 AM IST
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    At Mumbai, ROI 218/9 (Mohammed Siraj 19, Pankaj Singh 8; Chintan Gaja 3/52, Hardik Patel 3/79, Mohit Thadani 2/48) trail by 140: Hello and welcome to my blog on Day 3. It is sunday morning and I am here to take you through the day’s play of Irani Cup. Gaja began the proceedings and Siraj was off the mark right away with a boundary. These tail-ender batsmen are carrying off the role well, after ROI slumping poorly on Day 2.

16 Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog session of Day Three of the Irani Cup 2016-17 being played between the newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat and the Rest of India (ROI) squad. In its 55th year, the tournament is set to witness a team for the first time, as Gujarat, first-timers, take on the ROI. After bundling out Gujarat for 358, Cheteshwar Pujara was the lone survivor scoring 86 for ROI on Day Two. He built the only crucial partnership of 68 runs with opening batsman Akhil Herwadkar. However, Gujarat bowlers Chintan Gaja, Hardik Patel and Mohit Thadani ruled the final session to bring ROI down to 206 for 9.

The not out batsmen at close were number  10 and  11, Pankaj Singh (7) and Mohammed Siraj (8) and Gujarat were well-poised to take a handy first innings lead on the morrow at the Brabourne Stadium. Pujara, who came in to bat after the early fall of opener Abhinav Mukund for 8 off the last ball of the 9th over bowled by Gaja, kept the innings together while the other batsmen fell around him. The Saurashtra batsman was seventh out after hitting nine fours during his 156-ball stay.

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In fact, three wickets fell at the same score of 191 with Kuldeep Singh and Shahbaz Nadeem being the others to be dismissed before and after Pujara, as  ROI slumped from 166 for  3to 192 for 9 in 16 overs, and lost their last four wickets for the addition of one run in a sensational collapse.

The only other batsman to impress for ROI apart from Pujara was Mumbai opener Herwadkar, who made 48 with one six and  7 fours in 124 minutes before he got caught in the leg-side trap placed by left-arm spinner Hardik Patel, who grabbed 3 for 73. In the morning, Gujarat added 58 runs to their overnight 300 for 8 in 75 minutes’ batting before their first innings came to an end.

Squads:

Gujarat Playing XI: Priyank Panchal, Samit Gohel, Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Karan Patel, Chintan Gaja, Ishwar Choudhary, Hardik Patel, Dhruv Raval, Chirag Gandhi, Manpreet Juneja, Mohit Thadani

Rest of India Playing XI: Abhinav Mukund, Akhil Herwadkar, Cheteshwar Pujara (c), Karun Nair, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Pankaj Singh, Mohammed Siraj