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  • 5:30 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 208/3 (Surya Kumar Yadav 45, Aditya Tare 13; Chintan Gaja 3 for 54) trail Gujarat 328 by 108 runs: STUMPS! Gujarat, after a commendable performance taking the first-innings lead, failed to make nothing out of it, handing a 108-run lead to Mumbai now. The bowling has not been effective apart from Chintan Gaja fighting a lone battle. Gujarat focused of bowling at outside off-stump evidently, a tactic that was exposed. The next day they will expect to bring in change in scenario while Mumbai look to build big on the current partnership.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 193/3 (Surya Kumar Yadav 43, Aditya Tare 0; Chintan Gaja 3 for 46) trail Gujarat 328 by 93 runs: Success finally for Gujarat. Gaja has impressed with his bowling throughout and maintains that taking another wicket before stumps. Tare is an experienced player and with Yadav set at the other end, they will hardly take any risks. Gujarat bowlers will have to create chances.
    OUT! Shreyas Iyer c Parthiv Patel (c&wk) b Chintan Gaja 82

  • 4:17 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 170/2 (Shreyas Iyer 69, Surya Kumar Yadav 33; Chintan Gaja 2 for 31) trail Gujarat 328 by 70 run: Mumbai have successfully made a comeback into the game after a tumbling start, courtesy, Iyer and Yadav’s intelligent batting. Both played with patience and now breaking this partnership is proving to be tough.

  • 3:45 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 151/2 (Shreyas Iyer 57, Surya Kumar Yadav 26; Chintan Gaja 2 for 31) trail Gujarat 328 by 51 run: Though Gujarat have the first-innings lead, they are giving away too many runs and must not depend upon that. Iyer looks set and is now hitting freely. He has his half-century up and got to that with a six.

  • 2:42 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 120/2 (Shreyas Iyer 41, Surya Kumar Yadav 14; Chintan Gaja 2 for 31) trail Gujarat 328 by 20 run: It’s tea! Mumbai have done a great job not losing a single wicket in the second session. This will strengthen the partnership as they both have spent ample time at the crease. But they will have to pace up the runrate.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 109/2 (Shreyas Iyer 36, Surya Kumar Yadav 11; Chintan Gaja 2 for 31) trail Gujarat 328 by 9 run: That’s a well-hit six and that takes Mumbai to grab the lead. Since the first two wickets, Gujarat bowlers have hardly been effective. The batsmen have started picking gaps. They must now look to pace up the game with grounded shots.

  • 2:04 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 95/2 (Shreyas Iyer 26, Surya Kumar Yadav 7; Chintan Gaja 2 for 31) trail Gujarat 328 by 5 run: 5 runs away from getting the lead, Mumbai now look at a good position. A partnership building between the two and this can prove to be dangerous. Gujarat have looked to bowl outside off-stump, but they will have to be effective and bring in unexpected changes to surprise the batsmen as the strategy is revealed.

  • 1:43 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 86/2 (Shreyas Iyer 17, Surya Kumar Yadav 7; Chintan Gaja 2 for 23) trail Gujarat 328 by 14 run: Gaja surely has been the most successful with two wickets and his impressive bowling. But Gujarat need to pick up more wickets. There still are names like Tare, Lad and even Nayar who has scored crucial runs for Mumbai.

  • 1:11 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 72/2 (Shreyas Iyer 10, Surya Kumar Yadav 0; Chintan Gaja 1 for 16) trail Gujarat 328 by 28 run: Back from lunch and both the batsmen are playing very carefully. They have lost 2 wickets already and after not being able to get the first-innings lead, they will look to build the innings to a big one to create pressure. Not losing wickets will be the first aim for Mumbai.

  • 12:08 PM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 66/2 (Shreyas Iyer 4, Surya Kumar Yadav 0; Chintan Gaja 1 for 16) trail Gujarat 328 by 34 run: It’s lunch. Mumbai started their innings with aggressive batting and looked strong to take the lead but Chintan Gaja’s back to back wickets have now ceased the run-feast. The runrate is bound to go down now and Mumbai are at backfoot. Surya Kumar Yadav will have to play with composure and look to spend time at the crease. He has a talented Iyer at the other end and a lot of batting to come.

  • 11:57 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 66/2 (Shreyas Iyer 4, Surya Kumar Yadav 0; Chintan Gaja 1 for 16) trail Gujarat 328 by 34 run: Wicket no. 2 for Gujarat and Prithvi Shaw has to depart this time. Some brain put in by Gaja there as he invited Shaw to attempt the ball. Bowled wider, and lack of footwork there, he reaches to the ball but nicks it to Parthiv Patel, who makes no mistake. Nevertheless, a good knock by the young fellow.
    OUT! Prithvi Shaw c Parthic Patel (c&wk) b Chintan Gaja 44

  • 11:43 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 60/1 (Prithvi Shaw 38, Shreyas Iyer 4; Chintan Gaja 1 for 16) trail Gujarat 328 by 40 run:Success for Gujarat as they send back Herwadkar. Gaja kept it short and outside off-stump, Herwadkar attempts to cut it but ends up edging it to Samit Gohil at the slip, who takes a good catch. Gujarat have given away 60 runs in 11 overs. Them taking the lead hardly added the pressure on Mumbai batsmen as they are scoring at more than 5 runs per over.

    OUT! Akhil Herwadkar c Samit Gohil b Chintan Gaja 16

  • 11:24 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 43/0 (Prithvi Shaw 27 Akhil Herwadkar 15; RP Singh 0 for 18) trail Gujarat 328 by 57 run: Well, well, the lead of 100 was looking good but the way Shaw and Herwadkar are going, it seems to be a big day with the bat for Mumbai. Sandhu bowled exceptionally well with the ball but the Gujarat bowlers are yet to do anything like that. Shaw’s shots look good but he has the urge to play every ball, which will be handy for Gujarat to trap him. Meanwhile, RP Singh drops Shaw. Extremely disappointing from the veteran and can cost them the match.

  • 11:09 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 and 35/0 (Prithvi Shaw 19, Akhil Herwadkar 15; RP Singh 0 for 17) trail Gujarat 328 by 65 run:And the brilliance of Prithvi Shaw is back. Looking at how he bats, it is hard to believe he is only 17. A classic display of vintage drives, picturesque follow-through and terrific timing. A bit hesitant while running between the wickets and a little shaky about leaving the deliveries but he sure is some good player in the making.

  • 10:38 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 328 (Chintan Gaja 11; Shardul Thakur 4 for 84, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 101, Balwinder Sandhu 3 for 63) by 100 run: END OF INNINGS! Sandhu strikes again and this time it is RP Singh! RP looks to pick the ball from outside off-stump but finds Shreyas Iyer at mid-off. Hardik Patel edges it to the Aditya Tare and that ends the innings. It is good bowling by Mumbai with the new ball on Day Three morning as they end Gujarat’s innings within an hour.
    OUT! RP Singh c Shreyas Iyer b Balwinder Singh Sandhu 8
    OUT! Hardik Patel c Aditya Tare (c&wk) b Shardul Thakur 1

  • 10:15 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 318/8 (RP Singh 5, Chintan Gaja 10; Shardul Thakur 3 for 68, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 109) by 90 run: Balwinder Sandhu’s first over with the new ball and does exactly what was expected of him. Kalaria has to walk back. Pitched up on the line of off-stump and swung in, Kalaria is beaten with the swing. Ball hits him on the pad and that looks plumb. Umpire gives it to the bowler.
    Kalaria was the one who could BUILD a partnership. Now, the onus will be upon experienced RP Singh.
    OUT! Rush Kalaria lbw Balwinder Singh Sandhu 27

  • 10:04 AM IST

    At Indore: Mumbai 228 trail Gujarat 312/7 (Rush Kalaria 27, Chintan Gaja 9; Shardul Thakur 3 for 68, Abhishek Nayar 3 for 109) by 75 run: Mumbai get their first success as Shardul Thakur removes Chirag Gandhi. Kalaria is still at the crease and this year, he has not only been a successful bowler but has played as a bowling all-rounder. He has scored around 300 runs this season and will be expected to play a good knock.
    OUT! Chirag Gandhi c Surya Kumar Yadav b Shardul Thakur 17

Ranji Day

Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of the third day’s play in the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 final, between Mumbai and Gujarat. The final of the Ranji Trophy is being played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, and this is Paulami Chakraborty bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the third day’s play. What we have in the contest for the tournament decider is Gujarat, who are playing their first-ever final since 1950-51, giving the 41-time champion Mumbai a run for their money. Gujarat have taken a handy lead of 63 runs in the first innings, and it will be a tough ask for Mumbai to clinch the game in their favour.

Chirag Gandhi is batting on 17 off 54 balls with the help of 1 boundary, accompanied by Rush Kalaria, who is on 16 not out 39 balls with 2 boundaries. These two Gujarat batsmen will be under some pressure to solidify their innings, as they will be resuming their first innings at 291 for 6. On their part, Mumbai have so far played ordinary cricket and they will want to make amends and turn up with their A game to deny Gujarat from extending the advantage that they have taken.

In their first innings, Mumbai were bowled out for a paltry 228, which was never going to be a competitive total unless their bowlers produced magical spells. However, it was not the case and Mumbai now find themselves forced on the backfoot, with Gujarat looking good to get at least 100 or more runs as lead in their first innings.

Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel led from the front as he scored a fine 90, whereas Manprit Juneja scored a resolute 77. These two batsmen not only revived Gujarat from a precarious position, but their innings helped their side go past the total which Mumbai had accumulated in their first innings. Both the batsmen were unlucky as they missed out on their respective centuries, for which both looked deserving. Parthiv and Juneja added 120 runs for the fourth wicket, which is now the highest partnership for any wicket from either side in this Ranji Trophy final.

Earlier in the game, Mumbai could manage only 228 in their first innings, with the young Prithvi Shaw making waves. He scored a fine 71 whereas Suryakumar Yadav contributed with 57. Gujarat bowlers RP Singh, Chintan Gaja and Rujul Bhatt claimed 2 wickets each whereas Kalaria and Hardik Patel got one wicket each.