Live Updates

Day 4 will see 11 games arriving at conclusion © AFP
Day 4 will see 11 games arriving at conclusion © AFP

Good Morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17, Day 4! The tournament is an ideal platform for the young guns to showcase their talent at a grand stage and make a mark. A total of 13 matches has been in action since last three days of the Ranji Trophy tournament, which is being played between 26 teams. Day 3 saw a lot of action along with few games being affected due to rain. Assam had a tough time after being bundled out for 193 as Delhi came out all guns blazing and posted 589 runs in the first innings, which was the Group B match of the tournament. Saurashtra were well placed at 430 riding on Jaydev Shah’s magnificent 193 and was equally backed by Sheldon Jackson 76. Jharkhand are on a brink of a scintillating victory as they just need 37 more runs to win. Expect some more action between the giant teams as Day 4 unfolds and most of the game heading towards a result. Read More about Ranji Trophy

Earlier, Odisha batsmen struggled on a rain-affected first day reaching 134 for six against Vidarbha in a group B encounter of the Ranji Trophy today. All-rounder Biplab Samantray’s unbeaten 53 off 132 balls was the only saving grace as he hit six boundaries in his knock. The only signficant partnership was of 59 for the fifth wicket with Subhransu Senapati (25) after the top four were back in the pavilion even before the team total reached 50. For Vidarbha, left-arm seamer Shrikant Wagh (2/13) and left-arm spinner Aditya Sarvate (2/37) were the main wickettakers. Off-spinner Akshay Wakhare (1/17) was the other wicket-taker.

Skipper Varun Aaron (4/47) and Ashish Kumar (3/32) shared seven wickets between them to enable Jharkhand bundle out Maharashtra for a mere 210 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match here today. At stumps, Jharkhand themselves were reduced to 33 for two in 15 overs with Virat Singh and Saurabh Tiwary unbeaten on 10 and nine, respectively. Put in to bat, Maharashtra were off to a poor start, losing top three batsmen for just 31 runs on the board before Kedar Jadhav (59) and Ankit Bawne (78) scored half-centuries each to steady the boat.

Hyderabad pacer Mohammed Siraji bagged four wickets to help his team bundle out Goa for a partly 164 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group C match at the VCA Civil Lines ground here. While Saurav Bandekar top scored with 59 for Goa and Snehal Kauthanker contributed with 39, other batsmen made a beeline to the pavilion. Siraji wreaked havoc as he took four scalps, conceding just 14 runs. He was duly supported by Ravi Khan (2/30) and Vishal Sharma 2/42. In reply, Hyderabad were 28 for one with Tanmay Agarwal scoring 10 before going back to the pavilion.

Opener Shivakant Shukla (117) struck his seventh first class hundred and shared an unbeaten 124-run stand with Ashish Yadav (65) to lead Railways to 257 for five against Punjab on the opening day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match. Punjab, after electing to bowl, put Railways under tremendous pressure by reducing them to 76 for four but Shukla raised two crucial stands with his team-mates to save the day for his side. Shukla, who last played a first class match in April 2014, added 57 runs for the fifth wicket with Mahesh Rawat (35) before combining with Yadav to end the day on a high.