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  • 4:31 PM IST

  • 4:28 PM IST

    10 more overs to go for end of play. Delhi will hope to see the back of Jaffer’s back before leaving the field. Vidarbha would ideally want to Jaffer and Apoorv Wankhade to still bat till the sunsets.

  • 4:03 PM IST

    50! Wasim jaffer has been doing this for many a ages. His fifty came in 88 balls. This was Jaffer’s 86th First-Class century. Aproov Wankhade has held one end together for Vidarbha. Delhi need to pick a wicket now . The pair have added 52 runs of 98.

  • 3:21 PM IST

    Wasim Jaffer is batting as the god he is. Delhi bowlers have no answer to his mastery with the bat. The umpires have turned down Delhi’s request to change the current. Aproov Wankhade is making full use of his opportunity. Delhi’s lead come down below 150.

  • 2:52 PM IST

    OUT! Satish Ganesh falls for 12. Navdeep Saini provides Delhi much needed breakthrough. Delhi will be hopeful for sneaking a few more wickets by the end of play. Wasim Jaffer is still out in the middle. He has been joined by Aproov Wankhade.

  • 2:18 PM IST

    TEA! Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Satish are milking the bowling as of now. They have been unchallenged in their innings. This is Jaffer’s ninth Ranji Trophy final having won eight out of them. Vidarbha now look the better side having lost 2 sudden wickets.

  • 1:49 PM IST

    OUT! Faiz Fazal goes for 67. He was poking away from his body and perishes. Sudan had earlier picked Sanjay Ramaswamy for 31. He was cleaned up by a peach of a delivery. Wasim Jaffer and Ganesh Satish are in the middle.

  • 1:23 PM IST

    Delhi bowlers have toiled hard since the morning but to no avail. They have been all over the place with their bowling, allowing Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy to take control of the match. Fazal is slowly morning towards his 17th FC hundred.

  • 12:59 PM IST

    50 for Faiz Fazal. His fifty came in 64 balls inclusive of 8 fours. This is also his 32nd First-Class century to accompany his 16 centuries. Sanjay Ramaswamy has been rock solid from the other end.

  • 12:43 PM IST

    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy has suddenly upped the ante. Fazal , in particularly has been aggressive. Fazal is looking good for yet another fifty in this edition. Mind you he has no fifties so far, but for 5 hundreds.

  • 12:19 PM IST

    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy will look to start again from scratch. Fazal is living up to his expections; second highest run-getter in 2017-18 edition. Kulwant Khejroliya and Navdeep Saini started things in the post-lunch session.

  • 11:31 AM IST
    LUNCH
    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy have been terrific thus far. They have hardly been challenged out in the middle. Delhi have brought on Nitish Rana and Kulwant Khejroliya on to bowl after Saini and Sundan went wicket less.
  • 10:49 AM IST

    Rajneesh Gurbani became only the second bowler to claim a hat-trick in a Ranji Trophy final after Tamil Nadu’s B Kalyanasundaram. READ MORE HERE

  • 10:46 AM IST

    Read more about Rajneesh Gurbani’s hat-trick HERE.

  • 10:41 AM IST

    Faiz Fazal and Sanjay Ramaswamy are out in the middle for Vidarbha. Both will look to take their side to safety into lunch. Delhi will be disappointed not to reach 300 mark. Navdeep Saini and Akash Sundan will be hopefully of making good use of the new ball

  • 10:15 AM IST

    OUT! Delhi have been bundled out for 295. Rajneesh Gurbani claims his sixth of the innings. His fifth 5-for this season. Dhruv Shorey top-scored for Delhi with 145.

  • 10:12 AM IST

    This is the second hat-trick this season.

  • 10:12 AM IST

    OUT! Hat-trick Rajneesh Gurbani has been on fire. He yet again uproots Dhruv Shorey’s stumps. He looked baffled by the delivery that swung in like rocket.

  • 10:06 AM IST

    100 overs are up and Delhi are 290 for 8. Dhruv Shorey and Vikas Mishra had dealt with Rajneesh Gurbani and Aditya Thakare quite well so far.

    OUT! Navdeep Saini has been bowled by a peach of a delivery.

    OUT! Finally Gurbani gets a breakthrough. Mishra was late to bring his bat down and gets bowled between the bat and pad.
  • 9:27 AM IST

    Read what Dhruv Shorey has to talk about his hundred on Day 1 of the ranjitrophyfinal HERE.

  • 9:23 AM IST

    Superb display of bowling by Rajneesh Gurbani and Aditya Thakare. Gurbani is making the ball dance to his tunes, he is already deploying the yorkers. Thakare, on the other hand, is using the short-ball to good effect.

  • 9:05 AM IST

    Dhruv Shorey and Vikas Mishra will look to take Delhi past the 300-run mark before going for the extravagant shots. Vidarbha will want the pair of Rajneesh Gurbani and Aditya Thakare to knock over Shorey in particular.

  • 9:03 AM IST

    Welcome to Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final.

Debutant Akshay Thakare impressed on Day 1 © PTI
Debutant Akshay Thakare impressed on Day 1 © PTI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second day’s play of the Ranji Trophy Final 2017-18 between Delhi and Vidarbha at Holkar Stadium, Indore. In what was a gruelling first day’s play, Vidarbha had Delhi on the back foot for most of the time before the 7-time champion found their way out of deep waters.

Vidarbha elected to field as they wanted to make use of the early conditions. Debutant Aditya Thakare struck in the first over of the match by sending back semi-final centurion Kunal Chandela for 0. Delhi were 99 for 4 in midway of the second session with stars like Gautam Gambhir, Nitish Rana and Rishabh Pant back in the pavilion.

Dhruv Shorey’s third First-Class hundred and a counterattacking 66 from Himmat Singh guided Delhi to respectability. Rajneesh Gurbani, by now a household name, stuck late in the day with Himmat’s wicket but Shorey is unmoved on 123.

Day Two may swing the pendulum in either way. I, Vishal Mehra, will take you through the day’s play.