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  • 5:18 PM IST

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    *STUMPS*

    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 406 (Vijay Gohil 1; Baba Aparajith 2 for 35, Vijay Shankar 4 for 59) by 101 runs. OUT! Shardul Thakur bowled Baba Aparajith 52. Thakur was set but fell for a Baba Aparajith delivery going for a big shot and getting bowled. Beaten by extra bounce as he stepped out. But it was a good knock that added 52 runs. Mumbai look to be in a good position after taking the first innings lead by 101 runs.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 100 for 4 (Manpreet Juneja 2, Hardik Patel 0; Rahul Shukla 0 for 25, Shahbaz Nadeem 3 for 36) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 82 runs. Gujarat now have 100 runs on the board and 88-run lead. The team was cruising towards a big score at the end of day and it was the last session that changed things. Shahbaz Nadeem’s spell was the turning point.

  • 4:53 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 398 for 9 (Shardul Thakur 45, Vijay Gohil 1; Aswin Crist 1 for 74, Vijay Shankar 4 for 59) by 93 runs. Tamil Nadu had lost the last 3 wickets within 27 balls scoring only 17 runs. Mumbai’s last wicket partnership has already survived 10 overs. The lead had become big. Thakur is set and the bowlers will have to target Vijay Gohil to end the innings.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 84 for 1 (Manpreet Juneja 1, Hardik Patel 0; Rahul Shukla 0 for 25, Shahbaz Nadeem 3 for 35) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 81 runs. Gujarat lose two crucial wickets back to back. Set Merai departed for 44 while captain Parthiv soon followed scoring a solitary run. Shahbaz Nadeem at his best as he gets both the wickets, changing the game for his team. He takes yet another, dismissing Gohil as well.

  • 4:06 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 380 for 9 (Shardul Thakur 28, Vijay Gohil 0; Aswin Crist 1 for 74, Vijay Shankar 4 for 53) by 75 runs. OUT! Akshay Girap c Dinesh Karthik b Vijay Shankar 5. Another success for Vijay Shankar, bowls a similar delivery to Akshay Girap at the line of off-stump. It deviates away and Dinesh Karthik takes a diving catch. It is his fifth catch of the innings. This wicket can be the turning point of the match.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 84 for 1 (Sumit Gohil 37, Bhargav Merai 43; Rahul Shukla 0 for 21) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 66 runs. With more than 80 runs on the board now, Gujarat are cruising towards yet another big total. It will get tougher to bat on the pitch as match progresses. They still have batsmen like Parthiv Patel and Manpreet Juneja to come on to bat.

  • 3:49 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 367 for 8 (Shardul Thakur 19, Akshay Girap 1; Aswin Crist 1 for 66, Vijay Shankar 3 for 49) by 62 runs. OUT! Balwinder Sandhu c Dinesh Karthik b Vijay Shankar 32. Mumbai are going strong. Aswin Crist has been handed the ball after tea. He is the second highest wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu in this season. Pitch shows cracks opening up. Vijay Shankar also handed the ball after a long time and got success immediately. Impressive delivery, playing with batsmen’s patience. Bolws at the line of off stump, fuller delivery, deviates away from Sandhu and Sandhu beaten by swing, nicks it to wicketkeeper. The partnership added 44 crucial runs down the order.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 71 for 1 (Sumit Gohil 31, Bhargav Merai 36; Rahul Shukla 0 for 13) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 53 runs. Gujarat has got more than 70 runs on the board with the loss of one wicket. This partnership can turn into a big one, causing problems for Jharkhand batsmen later on. They need another wicket. The bowlers will have to keep trying and be consistent with their strategy.

  • 3:25 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 356 for 7 (Balwinder Sandhu 25, Shardul Thakur 16; Aswin Crist 1 for 64, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 42 runs. Back from tea. Shardul Thakur hits a boundary after facing 47 deliveries. He is gradually losing patience and opening up to his usual hard-hitting game. This partnership still needs to be built bigger for the risky shots as the lead is not very big.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 45 for 1 (Sumit Gohil 28, Bhargav Merai 13; Rahul Shukla 0 for 11) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 27 runs. Gohil and Merai are trying to build the first big partnership for Gujarat in this innings. No success so far from the bowlers. The skipper has tried four bowlers including Shahbaz Nadeem. They will need early wickets in order to restrict the batting heavy side within a gettable total.

  • 2:50 PM IST

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    *TEA*

    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 346 for 7 (Balwinder Sandhu 20, Shardul Thakur 11; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 42 runs.It’s tea. Mumbai lead by 42 runs. A good session for them as they scored 77 runs. The Sandhu-Thakur partnership will ensure a good lead if they continue batting for long after tea. Both look in sync.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 23 for 1 (Sumit Gohil 18, Bhargav Merai 2; Rahul Shukla 0 for 11) and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 5 runs. Losing a wicket before lunch, heavyweights Gujarat are at backfoot definitely. They need a big, stable partnership now.

  • 2:40 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 346 for 7 (Balwinder Sandhu 20, Shardul Thakur 11; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 42 runs. Yet another good partnership building between Sandhu and Thakur. Both batting sensibly and this can make the lead big. Bit of turn already. Mumbai have done a good job getting over the injury woes

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 20 for 1 (Sumit Gohil 17, Bhargav Merai 0; Rahul Shukla 0 for 10)and 390 lead Jharkhand 408 by 3 runs. OUT! Priyank Kirit Panchal Run out 1. The lead is not massive for Jharkhand but they have put up good fight, taking the crucial first innings lead. Big hitters Sumit Gohil and Priyank Panchal are out in the middle. These will be the most precious wickets for the Jharkhand bowlers.

  • 2:20 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 339 for 7 (Balwinder Sandhu 19, Shardul Thakur 5; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 35 runs. OUT! Aditya Tare c Ganga Sridhar Raju b Natarajan 83. Skipper Tare has been removed, finally. Mumbai have taken the lead but their next target should be to make it big. Both the set batsmen are gone but positive for Mumbai is the batting of Sandhu. He has shown good defense. Shardul Thakur has joined him at the crease. Thakur can try big shots now while Sandhu can hold the innings together. Big appeal for lbw to get him, but the ball is missing leg, umpire not interested.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 9 for 0 (Sumit Gohil 7, Priyank Panchal 0; Rahul Shukla 0 for 3)and 390 trail Jharkhand 408 by 9 runs. The lead is not massive for Jharkhand but they have put up good fight, taking the crucial first innings lead. Big hitters Sumit Gohil and Priyank Panchal are out in the middle. These will be the most precious wickets for the Jharkhand bowlers.

  • 1:53 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 trail Mumbai 318 for 6 (Aditya Tare 81, Balwinder Sandhu 6; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 13 runs. OUT! Abhishek Nayar lbw Baba Aparajith 58. The strategy worked, Aparajith bowled a fuller, the ball kept low. Varying bounce does it for the Tamil Nadu bowler. Nayar tries shuffle to off-side as the ball hits right at the pad, looks plumb. But he has done his bit. Balwinder Singh Sandhu at the crease and doing the right thing, rotating strike and giving it to a set Tare.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 trail Jharkhand 408 (Vikash 0; RP Singh 6 for 90, Hardik Patel 2 for 108) by 18 runs. OUT! Ishank Jaggi c Jasprit Bumrah b RP Singh 53. OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem c Sumit Gohil b RP Singh 16. OUT! Ajay b RP Singh 6. Big wicket for Jharkhand as Jaggi finally departs. However, his innings helped his team get the lead, Shahbaz Nadeem and will look to bat on as long as possible. Jaggi had done well in the first innings of the quarter-final game as well. Veteran RP Singh finishes innings with a 6-wicket haul.

  • 1:31 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 311 for 5 (Aditya Tare 80, Abhishek Nayar 58; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 44 runs. 30th First Class 50 for Nayar and that brings up the 2nd 100-run partnership for Mumbai in the innings. Chance to get Tare, but drops short of the point fielder. Natarajan remains unlucky once again, bowls a short ball, Tare looks to smack it but the ball kept low. Took the inside edge and dropped short of the wicketkeeper. New ball doing its bit at the pitch; variable bounce is confusing the batsmen. Natarajan from one end and Baba Aparajith from the other while Aswin Crist is there as an option. Interesting choice.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 397 for 8 (Shahbaz Nadeem 11, Vikash 0; RP Singh 4 for 84, Hardik Patel 2 for 103) by 7 runs. OUT! Ishank Jaggi c Jasprit Bumrah b RP Singh 53. Big wicket for Jharkhand as Jaggi finally departs. However, his innings helped his team get the lead, Shahbaz Nadeem and will look to bat on as long as possible. Jaggi had done well in the first innings of the quarter-final game as well.

  • 1:13 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 289 for 5 (Aditya Tare 72, Abhishek Nayar 47; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 44 runs. A bit risky, but good running between the wickets by the Mumbai batsmen. Both Nayar and Tare have started hitting freely. Second new ball taken at the end of 99th over. Tamil Nadu look to make a comeback into the game. Natarajan handed the ball.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 383 for 7 (Ishank Jaggi 124, Shahbaz Nadeem 2; RP Singh 3 for 79, Hardik Patel 2 for 99) by 7 runs. OUT! Kaushal Singh bowled Jasprit Bumrah 53. Success for Gujarat. First wicket of the match for Bumrah. Jaggi is still there and is playing a class knock. Kaushal has done his part of contribution.

  • 12:53 PM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 275 for 5 (Aditya Tare 65, Abhishek Nayar 41; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 44 runs. Back from lunch, Tare and Nayar will look to continue with the batting. Nayar has been the most dependable of the bowlers for Mumbai in this season and this time he is serving with the bat as well. 85-run partnership between the two batsmen.
    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 365 for 6 (Ishank Jaggi 117, Kaushal Singh 45; RP Singh 3 for 79, Hardik Patel 2 for 97) by 25 runs. Jharkhand, who were 121 for 4, have recovered well. They look strong to get the first innings lead. Jaggi has been consistently in runs but Kaushal has put in a great effort providing the set batsman in support.

  • 12:34 PM IST

  • 12:05 PM IST

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    *LUNCH*

    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 270 for 5 (Aditya Tare 64, Abhishek Nayar 37; Aswin Crist 1 for 60, Vijay Shankar 2 for 43) by 45 runs. Mumbai have scored 99 in the first session. Tamil Nadu need wicket after lunch.

    This has been an excellent rearguard action from Tare and Nayar. They have put their heads down under pressure, have not tried to do anything cute after Iyer fell in the morning, but have got their runs nevertheless. Another session like this will give Mumbai a massive upper-hand. At this stage they are favourites.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 340 for 6 (Ishank Jaggi 105, Kaushal Singh 32; RP Singh 3 for 79, Hardik Patel 2 for 83) by 50 runs.

    That is one responsible knock from Jaggi. After a tumbling start, Kishan and Jaggi got the team back on track and the latter is still at the crease. However, you can never rule Gujarat out of the contest. They have been fantastic this season. Even if Jharkhand get the first-innings lead they cannot be complacent, for both Panchal and Gohil have been brilliant at the top. Jaggi and Kaushal need to grind the Gujarat attack for as long as they can.

    All in all, two mouth-watering contests await us after lunch!

  • 11:47 AM IST

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    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 260 for 5 (Aditya Tare 59, Abhishek Nayar 32; Aswin Crist 1 for 48, Vijay Shankar 2 for 21) by 45 runs. Partnership building between Tare and Nayar. Mumbai going strong.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 329 for 6 (Ishank Jaggi 102, Kaushal Singh 24; RP Singh 3 for 78, Hardik Patel 2 for 82) by 60 runs. Jaggi looks set and with 4 wickets in hand Jharkhand look good. Good fightback by the team.

  • 10:54 AM IST

    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 225 for 5 (Aditya Tare 39, Abhishek Nayar 19; Aswin Crist 1 for 48, Vijay Shankar 2 for 21) by 80 runs.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 288 for 6 (Ishank Jaggi 80, Kaushal Singh 5; RP Singh 3 for 74, Hardik Patel 2 for 61) by 102 runs. OUT! Rahul Shukla lbw Hardik Patel 27! Jharkhand lose another, hopes lie on Jaggi.

  • 10:00 AM IST
    Day 3, Semi-Finals:

    At Rajkot: Tamil Nadu 305 lead Mumbai 193 for 5 (Aditya Tare 27, Abhishek Nayar 1; Aswin Crist 1 for 48, Vijay Shankar 2 for 21) by 112 runs.

    Mumabi in a spot of bother with Shreyas Iyer departing early in Day 3.

    At Nagpur: Gujarat 390 lead Jharkhand 253 for 5 (Ishank Jaggi 68, Rahul Shukla 11; RP Singh 3 for 48, Rujul Bhatt 1 for 37) by 137 runs.
    Day 3 sees Ishank Jaggi pick up his pace and belt Gujarat bowlers at force.

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Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of Day Three of the ongoing semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2016-17 between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat and Jharkhand, being played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, and Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur respectively. I am Paulami Chakraborty, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from this today’s action. As things stand right now, Mumbai currently trail Tamil Nadu by 134 runs in the first innings, while Jharkhand trail Gujarat by 176 runs in the first innings. With the semi-finals being played for five days, it is uncertain who are favourites to win these ties.

Earlier, Mumbai reached a total of 171 for 4 at stumps on Day Two. Aditya Tare (19) and Shreyas Iyer (24) are currently holding the fort for the defending champions after they lost 3 wickets. Mumbai are still trailing Tamil Nadu by 134 runs. Tamil Nadu could only add 44 runs to their overnight score as Shardul Thakur and Abhishek Nayar took 4 wickets each to bowl them out for 305 while Balwinder Sandhu and Vijay Gohil took a wicket apiece. With three more days of this semi-final remaining, this game is evenly poised and is expected to yield more action as the days’ progress by.

Meanwhile, the second semi-final match between Gujarat and Jharkhand, Gujarat, who resumed their batting on Day Two at 283 for 3, were bowled out for 390. In reply, Jharkhand’s batting line-up crumbled but Ishan Kishan quickfire 59-ball 61 kept the side’s hopes alive as they enter Day Three. They ended the day at 214 for 5. Earlier, Gujarat batsmen batsmen Priyank Panchal and Manpreet Juneja couldn’t add much to their overnight tally. Panchal missed his 150, falling a run short of it, while Juneja made 22. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals.