Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the Group B game of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy between Odhisa and Delhi, live from Bhubaneshwar. Delhi winning the toss elected ot bat first on a good track.Delhi were without their star batsman Unmukt Chand who is playing for Board President’s XI against South Africa.Openers Dhruv Shorey and Captain Gautam Gambhir got the team off to a steady start with a partnership of 74 which ended with the wicket of Shorey (42). Gambhir is playing on 34 slow runs along with Nitish Rana (15). The match was cut short was rain came rushing in at Bhubaneshwar with Delhi being 99 for 1 at close. Complete Coverage: Ranji Trophy 2015-16

For Odisha Basant Mohanty was only one to pick up a wicket. With rain on day 2 the pitch might be handy for bowlers in the early session. Odisha will want to pick up wickets in a jiffy. Odisha team will take field with tremendous confidence of producing a good show in their backyard after they bolwed out Assam for just 92 runs in their previous match.

Live cricket scores: Delhi 245/7 | Overs 115| Batting: Pradeep Sangwan 15(43), Subodh Bhati 5(4): Bad lights have forced an early closure for the day’s play. Delhi have struggled to reach seven for 245 in 115 overs. A total of 65 overs have been wasted so far in the match due to rain and bad light. Delhi have disappointed so far, with its top four getting starts and then simply throwing it away. Openers Gautam Gambhir and Dhruv Shorey gave a good start to the team, but gave away their wickets when they were well set. Only Milind went past 50 and he too couldn’t convert into a big one. Odisha bowlers have punched above their weight to keep Delhi to this score. A clear result is a difficult proposition now. However, both teams would still try their best to gain as much points they could.

Live cricket scores: Delhi 245/7: Bad light has stopped the play.

Live cricket scores: Delhi 240/7 | Overs 113| Batting: Pradeep Sangwan 10(33), Subodh Bhati 5(2): Delhi have lost Milind, who was long fighting the lone battle. He departed after scoring a well-fought 59. Pradeep Sangwan has now been joined by Subodh Bhati. Both the tailenders would be looking to add some crucial runs before they get out. Suryakant Pradhan has picked up four wickets and has leaded the Odisha bowling attack with elan.

OUT! Milind ct Rajesh Dhuper b Suryakant Pradhan 59(138)

Live cricket scores: Delhi 213/6 | Overs 105| Batting: Milind 52(126), Pradeep Sangwan 0(0): Delhi have lost their way in this match. After being defensive all through their innings, they’ve witnessed a sudden slide lower-down the order. They’ve lost Rawal, Puneet Bisht and Manan Sharma and are reeling at six for 213. Milind has completed his half-century and is still holding the fort.

OUT! Manan Sharma ct Rajesh Dhuper b Suryakant Pradhan 0(8)

OUT! Puneet Bisht lbw Basant Mohanty 9(13)

OUT! Vaibhav Rawal ct Dhiraj Singh b Suryakant Pradhan 19(124)

Live cricket scores: Delhi 182/3 | Overs 90| Batting: Milind 30(92), Vaibhav Rawal 19(89): Delhi are crawling their way and scoring at two runs per over in the match. Milind and Rawal are defending anything that has been thrown at them at the moment. Odisha bowlers are toiling hard but the results aren’t quite showing. This is Delhi’s first season wihout Virender Sehwag, who is playing for Haryana at the moment. Wonder they’d played the same slow game had he been around. The answer is no.

Live cricket scores: Delhi 167/3 | Overs 82| Batting: Milind 26(73), Vaibhav Rawal 8(59): Both Milind and Rawal are playing in the same fashion their predecessors played. Rawal has been overtly defensive so far. His eight runs have come after facing 59 deliveries. Milind is looking solid as ever. He’s batting on 26 and the Delhi team would need him to score a big one. Odisha bowlers are bowling a good line at the moment but would need more luck to get Delhi out.

Live cricket scores: Delhi 154/3 | Overs 75| Batting: Milind 20(54), Vaibhav Rawal 5(38): Delhi have lost set batsman Nitish Rana for 37. This is a blow to the visiting team as it has lost both its overnight batsmen now. Both were set and should’ve gone on to score big. But Odisha bowlers are pulling things back now. With a couple of more quick wickets, the team might find itself in the driving seat.

OUT! Nitish Rana ct Rajesh Dhuper b Deepak Behera 37(79)

Live cricket scores: Delhi 132/2 | Overs 63| Batting: Nitish Rana 37(78), Milind 3(21) : After a rain-hit first day, the match began half-an hour before the scheduled time in order to make up for the lost time. Starting the day from their overnight score of 1 for 99, Delhi lost skipper Gautam Gambhir early in the day. He had played the long waiting game till now and must be hoping to convert the slow start into a big one. But he was cleaned up by Suryakant Pradhan. Milind has joined Nitish Rana now, who’s looking solid in the middle.

OUT! Gautam Gambhir b Suryakant Pradhan 41(168)

Playing XI:

Odhisa: Natraj Behera, GB Podder, B Mohanty, A Mallick, AR Sarangi, BB Samantray(C), DR Behera, SB Pradhan, PP Das, RR Dhuper (WK), Dhiraj Singh

Delhi: D Shorey, Gautam Gambhir(C), N Rana  Milind Kumar, VP Rawal, NA Saini, P Narang, Manan Sharma, PJ Sangwan, S Bhati, P Bisht(WK)