Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the Group B match in the ongoing Ranji Trophy2015-16, between Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh. The match is being played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, where the hosts were 407 for 4 at stumps of Day 1 of the ongoing Round 5 of Ranji Trophy 2015-16 match against Uttar Pradesh. They will resume the second day with Rohit Sharma and Siddesh Lad on crease unbeaten on 110(128) and 12(24) respectively. The opening day of the game was truly dominated by the hosts, once again with Shreyas Iyer doing fireworks with the bat. He smashed a 110-ball 137 and that innings was inclusive of five sixes and 15 boundaries. The 20-year-old continues to impress and now stands at the top of the most runs’ table already scored 633 runs with the fifth game still underway.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Uttar Pradesh 51/0 | 27 overs | BATTING: Tanmay Srivastava 30(86), Himanshu Asnora 21(76): At stumps of Day 2, UP trailed the hosts by 559 runs with ten wickets in hand. After the terrific first innings performance from Mumbai where they declared at 610 for nine, UP now needs an extraordinary show from its top-order in order to give an equal fight in the match. Centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Rohit Sharma, 89 from Siddesh Lad and three more half-centuries displays the potential which this Mumbai side holds. Meanwhile, UP openers have had a decent start, 50 runs already on board with 25 overs gone.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Mumbai 497/5 | 124 overs | BATTING: Siddhesh Lad 61 (121), Abhishek Nayar 36 (109): Although Uttar Pradesh have managed two breakthroughs so far on Day 2, the Mumbai batsmen have well done their job before getting out. Rohit Sharma however failed to continue his superb Day 1 form as he managed another three runs before getting dismissed in the 79th over. He scored 113 from 140 deliveries before giving a catch to national side’s teammate Suresh Raina off Anjit Rajpoot’s bowling. After his dismissal, the charge was taken by Lad and SuryaKumar Yadav. The latter made a crucuial contribution with his 58 off 54 balls before giving a catch to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 92nd over. That wicket brought Abhishek Nayar on crease who looks quite stable at the moment. He along with Lad are taking on the UP bowlers. OUT! Rohit Sharma c Suresh Raina b Ankit Rajpoot 113(140) OUT! Surya Kumar Yadav c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Umang Sharma 58(54)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Mumbai 431/5 | 106 overs | BATTING: Siddhesh Lad 30 (77), Abhishek Nayar 3 (43): Mumbai are looking for a massive total in the first innings and would try to bowl out Uttar Pradesh in order to earn a first-innings lead. They have had two centurions in Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer, and on the second day morning Siddhesh Lad and Abhishek Natyar are leading their charge.

His terrific innings was brought to an end by Indian team’s regular fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. After his innings, Rohit took charge and Mumbai will want the international star to carry the same momentum tomorrow. Although Mumbai skipper Aditya Tare was dismissed early, the other opener Akhil Herwadkar set the foundation of their innings with his 152-ball 58. The four wickets claimed by UP were taken Kumar, Ankit Rajpoot and Unmang Sharma with the former bagging two of those. The likes of SuryaKumar Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni and Abhishek Nayar are yet to come in to bat for the hosts.

Playing XI:

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma, Aditya Tare (C & Wk), Akhil Herwadkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Abhishek Nayar, Vishal Dabholkar, Siddhesh Lad, Shardul Thakur, BS Sandhu.

Uttar Pradesh: Suresh Raina (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sarfaraz Khan, Tanmay Srivastava, Umang Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot, Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Himanshu Asnora, Eklavya Dwivedi, Kuldeep Yadav.