Hello! Welcome everyone to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first day of the three-day game between Karnataka and Bangladesh A. I am Nikhil Popat and I will be bringing you the updates from the game today. Having lost the one-day series against India A, Bangladesh A will be keen to do well in the couple of three-day games. They will be happy with the fact that they have a new opposition for the game, in Ranji Trophy Champions Karnataka. The hosts though are a depleted side with many of the preferred players either resting or in the preparatory camp for the South Africa series. It will present a golden chance to youngsters from both the teams to shine and raise their stake for a place in the national team. Catch all the live cricket scores and updates here.

Live cricket score Karnataka 163/6 | Overs 49 | Trail by 46 runs | Batting: Shishir Bhavane 55 (88), Jagdeesha Suchity 14 (50) | Karnataka have made sure that they do not lose any wickets at the close of play with Shishir Bhavane on an unbeaten half-century. He is the pnly player to have stood up to the Bangladesh A bowling attack. Suchith has supported him all at the other end. Karnataka in the process have taken a slender lead of five runs, with four wickets in hand.

Live cricket score Karnataka 112/6 | Overs 38 | Trail by 46 runs | Batting: Shishir Bhavane 16 (40), Jagdeesha Suchity 4 (7) | Karnataka have lost the wicket of Shreyas Gopal and are still trailing Bangladesh by a significant manner. They will hope that their tail can help them get as close as possible to the Bangladesh A total. OUT! Shreyas Gopal c J Hossain b Hom 17 (28)

Live cricket score Karnataka 91/5 | Overs 30 | Trail by 67 runs | Batting: Shreyas Gopal 8(22), Shishir Bhavane 8(29) | The pair of Gopal and Bhavane have been kept quite by the Bangladesh A bowlers. Runs are not quite flowing for Karnataka and both the players will want to get in and then look to attack the Bangladesh A bowlers.

Live cricket score Karnataka 77/5 | Overs 24 | Trail by 81 runs | Batting: Shreyas Gopal 1(4), Shishir Bhavane 1(9) | Saqlain Sajib has taken two wickets to put the home side under pressure, this is superb bowling from them. Bangladesh will hope to keep taking wickets and keep the runs down for Karnataka. Reddy falls as well and now Karnataka will be in real danger. OUT! CM Gautam c Anamul b Sajib 3(8) OUT! Abhishek Reddy lbw Hom 28(38)

Live cricket score Karnataka 67/3 | Overs 20 | Trail by 93 runs | Batting: CM Gautam 2(5) Abhishek Reddy 23(32) | Robin Uthappa will be leading the team now in terms of scores wanting to make an impact to get into the national team. He for now has been sedate in his approach but departs to Sajib for a solitary run. OUT! Robin Uthappa c Hossain b Sajib 1(15)

Live cricket score Karnataka 53/2 | Overs 15 | Trail by 105 runs | Batting: Robin Uthappa 1(2) Abhishek Reddy 11(20) | At Tea, Karnataka are just about in a decent position, having lost a couple of wickets in the session. They came back after the lunch break and Udit Patel took the last two wickets. The hosts then so far have put up a decent score and will want to build a platform for the middle order to take toll of. Stay tuned for further updates. OUT! Samarth HR lbw S Hom 25(42)

Live cricket score Karnataka 39/1 | Overs 10 | Trail by 119 runs | Batting: Samarth R 16(27), Abhishek Reddy 7(7) | Saqlain Sajib strikes as he has Mayank Agarwal bowled for a score of 16. Abhishek Reddy is the new man in for Karnataka. There is no much time left and Mayank will be disappointed with his wicket. OUT! Mayank Agarwal b Sajib 16(26)

Live cricket score Karnataka 15/0 | Overs 5 | Trail by 143 runs | Batting: Samarth R 7(15), Mayank Agarwal 8(15)| Karnataka are steady right now with both the openers content on playing out the new ball to set up the stand well. Bangladesh A will be desperate for a wicket with a small total on board.

Live cricket score Karnataka 7/0 | Overs 1 | Trail by 151 runs | Batting: Samarth R 1(2), Mayank Agarwal 6(4)| The two openers are out for Karnataka and will be eager to ensure that they get a good stand in and set a platform for the rest of the team to follow. Bangladesh A will hope the new ball bowlers strike for them to get back in the game. Al-Amin Hossain starts the innings for the visitors.

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 158 | Overs 38.3 | Batting: Saqlain Sajib 15(30)| Al-Amin Hossain is the last man to get out as Bangladesh A are bowled out for a score of 158. Udit Patel strikes and Karnataka will be delighted with their work. They will hope to come good with the bat now. OUT! Al-Amin Hossain c Agarwal b Patel 5(11)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 149/9 | Overs 37 | Batting: Al-Amin Hossain 1(3), Saqlain Sajib 14(29) | Shuvagata Hom brought up his half-century and is looking set to take Bangladesh A to a fighting total on board. Karnataka will want to break this stand as soon as possible and just I write that Udit Patel gets the better of him, trapping him leg before. OUT! Shuvagata Hom lbw Udit Patel 55(65)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 122/8 | Overs 31 | Batting: Shuvagata Hom 35(49) Saqlain Sajib 8(12) | Shuvagata Hom has got a decent support in Saqlain Sajib who has hung around so far. Both will wish to bat as long as possible and stretch this total for Bangladesh A.

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 109/8 | Overs 28.2 | Batting: Shuvagata Hom 30(45) | At lunch, Bangladesh A are in dire straits having already lost as many as eight wickets in their effort so far. Islam Rabbi was not last man to fall to hand Prasidh his fifth wicket, Shreys Gopal got rid of Jubair Hossain to sink Bangladesh A further. They will want to get at least 200 on board while Karnataka will want to continue their impressive work and try and wrap the innings up in the second session. OUT! Kamrul Islam Rabbi leg-before Prasidh 8(27)! OUT! Jubair Hossain c Reddy b Gopal 4(5)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 82/6 | Overs 21 | Batting: Shuvagata Hom 12(25) Kamrul Islam Rabbi 4(7) | Litton Das was out just after he made his half-century. Bangladesh A would have so wanted him to convert it into a big one for them. OUT! Litton Das c CM Gautam b J Suchith 50(50)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 46/5 | Overs 13 | Batting: Shuvagata Hom 0(3) Litton Das 32(31) | Prasidh takes four now as he has Nasir Hossain caught by CM Gautam for a score of 8. Bangladesh A are in all sorts of trouble here. OUT! Nasir Hossain c CM Gautam b Prasidh 8(6)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 28/4 | Overs 10 | Batting: Nasir Hossain 1(1) Litton Das 21(21) | Litton Das has got going from the word go, he is looking to put the Karnataka bowlers off their plans for now. Anamul at other end was more than happy to play the second fiddle but is bowled by M Prasidh. It was always been the middle order that has saved Bangladesh A from the blushes and now even Soumya Sarkar departs for a low score. OUT! Anamul Haque b Prasidh 5(25) OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Bhavane b Prasidh 0(3)

Live cricket score Bangladesh A 5/2 | Overs 5 | Batting: Anamul Haque 0(16) Litton Das 4(5) | Early success for Karnataka as Rony Talukdar is caught by Bhavane for a two-ball duck. Skipper Mominul Haque is the next one to go as he is caught by Shreyas Gopal of the bowling of Sharath HS. Bangladesh A are in early trouble. This is an ideal start for Karnataka. OUT! Rony Talukdar c Bhavane b M Prasidh 0(2)! OUT! Mominul Haque c Gopal b Sharah HS 1(8)

Toss – Bangladesh A have won the toss and opted to bat first.

Here are the two teams for you! Vinay Kumar is out due to illness and the preferred starters for Karnataka are in the camp for the South Africa series.

 

Teams:

Bangladesh A XI: Anamul Haque(wk), Rony Talukdar, Mominul Haque(c), Litton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain, Saqlain Sajib, Shuvagata Hom, Al-Amin Hossain, Jubair Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

Karnataka XI: Robin Uthappa, Ravikumar Samarth, Mayank Agarwal, Shishir Bhavane, Abhishek Reddy, Chidhambaram Gautam(c & wk), Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, HS Sharath, Udit Patel, Prasidh.

Squads:

Karnataka:CM Gautam (c & wk), Shishir Bhavane, Shreyas Gopal, Mitrakanth Yadav, Udit Patel, Abhishek Reddy, HS Sharath, Robin Uthappa, David Mathias, Dega Nischal, Prasidh Krishna, Ravikumar Samarth, Jagadeesha Suchith.

Bangladesh A: Rony Talukdar, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Litton Kumar Das, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain, Mominul Haque (c), Arafat Sunny, Saqlain Sajib, Shuvagata Hom, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Jubair Hossain Likhon.