Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day Two of the Group A match between Rajasthan and Odisha at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Having played seven matches each, both the sides have managed to just register just one win each so far in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2015-16. Seven points each for both the teams, while Odisha is on the sixth position on the points table, Rajasthan is just below it. After the first day of action it is evident that Odisha are more equipped to make a match out of this. FULL COVERAGE: Ranji Trophy 2015-16 here

Live Cricket Score: Rajashthan 79/2 | Overs 23| TARGET 230| BATTING: Tanveer-ul-Haq 15 (57), Pramod Yadav 56 (50): Rajasthan have ended the day on a good note not having lost a single wicket after losing a couple early on in the innings. Ul-Haq and Yadav have done an excellent job so far, with Yadav scoring a quick half-century. The still have a lot to do on Day Three, but as of now, the match is evenly-poised.

Live Cricket Score: Rajashthan 57/2 | Overs 17| TARGET 230| BATTING: Tanveer-ul-Haq 10 (36), Pramod Yadav 40 (34): Rajasthan have gone past their first innings score of 51. Yadav and ul-Haq are batting very well. They will look to survive till the end of day’s play. They need a further 173 runs to win this match.

Live Cricket Score: Rajashthan 25/2 | Overs 12| TARGET 230| BATTING: Tanveer-ul-Haq 3 (24), Pramod Yadav 17 (17): Rajasthan have lost a couple of quick wickets chasing 230 to win with Mohanty and Sahoo picking up a wicket apiece. Rajasthan were bowled out for 51 in their first innings and will have to do way better if they are to win this match from here. Time is certainly not a factor for them. OUT! MN Singh LBW 1 (11), Vineet Saxena c Das b Mohanty 3 (21)

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 129| Overs 39.2 | LEAD: 229| BATTING: Alok Sahoo 29 (30), Basant Mohanty 15 (9): Odisha have been bowled out for 129 and have set a target of 230 for Rajasthan to chase down. The tail performed well and and got Osidha to a decnt situation. Rajasthan were bowled out for 51 in their first innings. OUT! Basant Mohanty c Yagnik b Choudhary 16 (11), Alok Sahoo LBW b Choudhary 31 (39)

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 120/8| Overs 36 | LEAD: 220| BATTING: Alok Sahoo 29 (30), Basant Mohanty 15 (9): Odisha tail is wagging and have put up a huge lead on the board. Their lead has gone past the 200-run mark. Rajasthan are going to find it hard to chase this down but they haveget a couple of wickets. OUT! Deepak Behera c Singh b Ul Haq 8 (17)

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 87/7| Overs 30 | LEAD: 187| BATTING: Deepak Behera 1 (4), Alok Sahoo 17 (13): Odisha have lost three more wickets after lunch and are on the verge of getting bowled out. Pankaj Singh has picked up 4 wickets and will hope to add to his kitty. OUT! Ranjit Singh, Arabind Singh c Yagnik b Pankaj 12 (59), Haladhar Das b Pankaj 0 (5)

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 41/4 | Overs 17 | LEAD: 141| BATTING: Ranjit Singh 18 (39), Arabind Singh 2 (33): The match is evenly poised. Odisha have taken a significant lead but they have lost 4 wickets as well. Rajasthan will have to bowl them out as early as possible to have a chance of winning this match. And the players break for lunch OUT! Subhrajit Sahoo c Tagnik b Pankaj 4 (16)

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 15/3 | Overs 6 | LEAD: 115| BATTING: Shubharjit Sahoo 4 (15), Ranjit Singh 4 (6): Odisha having secured a huge lead hav lost a couple of early wickets in their first innings. Rajasthan will have to bowl Odisha out for a cheap score if they have any chance of winning this match. OUT! Natraj Behera c Yagnik b Pankaj 1 (5), Govinda Poddar b Choudhary 3 (12), Anurag Sarangi b Choudhary 0 (1)

Live Cricket Score: Rajasthan 51 | Odisha 151 | Overs 27.2| BATTING: Nathu Singh 6(8): Rajasthan are bowled out for 51, their second lowest total in a Ranji Trophy match. The wikcets were shared between Himachal’s bowlers Alok Sahoo and Basant Mohanty with the former bagging six of those. Odisha lead the hosts by 100 runs. OUT! Tanveer-Ul-Haq c Subhrajit Sahoo b Alok Sahoo 10(33)

Odisha batted first and were skittled out for a paltry 151 and things looked grim for them, however Rajasthan went to stumps at a disgraceful 28 runs for the loss of six wickets. It was a bowlers day out and there was no batsman on either side that managed to counter the conditions and play a substantial knock. Anurag Sarangi with 43 runs was the top scorer on the day and it is a possibility that Rajasthan’s entire team total will be somewhere around that figure.

Rajasthan are trailing by 123 runs and have just four wickets in hand to contend with. For them it is key to battle it out as long as possible and close in on that gap to the best of their ability. Aniket Choudhary was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan taking six wickets while Alok Sahoo for Odisha has taken four wickets for just 18 runs! A fifer awaits him and he seems primed to take it.

Squads:

Rajasthan: Manender Singh, VA Saxena, Puneet Yadav, Ashok Menaria, Rajat Bhatia, Siddharth Dobal, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tanveer-Ul-Haq, K Ajay Singh, Pankaj Singh (c)

Odisha: Ranjit Singh, Natraj Behera (c), Govinda Poddar, Anurag Sarangi ,Pratik Das, AA Singh, Halhadar Das (wk), Suryakant Pradhan, Jayanta Behera, Basant Mohanty, Dhiraj Singh

Live Cricket Score: Odisha 36/4 | Overs 17 | LEAD: 136| BATTING: Ranjit Singh 18 (38), Arabind Singh 1 (30):