Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the first Group A game of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 between Maharashtra and Haryana at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Haryana lost their last four wickets for only four runs as only 19.1 overs of play was possible due to inclement weather on the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2015-16 opening group league encounter against Maharashtra at the Maharashtra Cricket Associaton Stadium in Pune on Friday. Haryana were all-out in their first innings 335 after starting the day at 303 for six. At stumps, Maharashtra were 7 for no loss in three overs. While Virender Sehwag hogged the limelight on the first day with his stroke-filled 92, the second day was all about bad weather conditions.

Live cricket score Maharashtra 256/3 | Overs 39 | BATTING: Kedar Jadhav 39(53), Ankit Bawane 33(65): With seven wickets in hand, Maharashtra still trail Haryana by 79 runs. Ashish Hooda has been the best bowler for Haryana so far removing both the opners and has maintained his economy below four in his 15 overs. The 24-year-old Swapnil Gugale missed out on his third First-Class century by nine runs, meanwhile the other opener Harshad Khadiwale lasted 91 balls scoring 41.

OUT! Swapnil Gugale c N R Saini b Ashish Hooda 91(163)
OUT! R H Motwani LBW Jayant Yadav 17(52)

Live cricket score Maharashtra 143/0 | Overs 39 | BATTING: Swapnil Gugale 69(126), Rohit Motwani 7(16): The openers Swapnil and Harshad built a patrnership of 115 runs for the first wicket before AH Hooda removed the latter for a 91-ball 41 in the 33rd over. From here, Maharashtra trail Haryana by 192 runs with 9 wickets in hand. OUT! Harshad Khadiwale c N R Saini b A H Hooda 44(91)

Live cricket score Maharashtra 16/0 | Overs 6 | BATTING: Swapnil Gugale 6(20), Harshad Khadiwale 9(18): Most of the Day two of Maharashtra and Haryana game was washed out due to rain. After bowling out Virender Sehwag’s side for 335, where Himanshu Rana had top scored with his 271-ball 157, Maharashtra could not play for more than two or three overs.

Following a shaky start on the first day, the dashing Indian opening batsman formed a 124-run fourth-wicket partnership with Himanshu Rana, who struck 21 boundaries during his 271-ball innings of 157. Nikit Dhumal and Samad Fallah took three wickets each for 55 and 78 runs respectively, with the former wiping out much of the lower-order in order to bring a premature innings to the Haryana innings. Swapnil Gugale and Harshad Khadiwale were batting on scores of 5 and 2 respectively at the end of the day’s play, with Maharashtra scoring seven runs after playing three overs. Rana (157) started the day with Jayant Yadav (29) as the duo took the score to 331 having added 87 runs for the seventh wicket. Rana was unfortunately run-out having hit 21 boundaries in 271 balls in a knock that was shade under seven hours. PTI reported.