Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 4 of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 game between Saurashtra and Goa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The visitors at stumps of Day 3 were 242 for four in 80 overs with Dheeraj Jadhav and Snehal Kauthankar unbeaten on 30(72) and 24(34) respectively. Saurashtra’s bowler Kamlesh Makvana bagged three wickets, while the fourth one was taken by D A Jadeja. Goa’s opening batsman Swapnil A Asnodkar scored an excellent hundred. He made 104 from 206 balls before getting dismissed by Kamlesh. The visitors lead Saurashtra by 223 runs with six wickets to spare. READ: Live cricket score, Saurashtra vs Goa, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group C match, Day 3 at Rajkot: Goa lead by 223 runs

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Saurashtra 218/5 in Overs 72; BATTING: Chirag Jani 4(32), Kamlesh Makvana 1(18): At a score of 202 for two, Saurashtra appeared to be firm favourites to pull off the chase comfortably. That’s when three quick dismissals have changed the course of the match in its entirety, with the set pair of Avi Barot and Sheldon Jackson departing for scores of 93 and 55 respectively. Jaydev Shah is the fifth man to depart after a slow innings of 2 off 32 balls. OUT! Avi Barot c Darshan Misal b Amit Yadav 93(155), Sheldon Jackson lbw Amit Yadav 55(96), Jaydev Shah c Swapnil Asnodkar b Amit Yadav 2(32)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Saurashtra 195/2 in Overs 56; BATTING: Avi Barot 88(151), Sheldon Jackson 52(86): The dismissal of Jogiyani, who falls short of a half-century by six runs, does little to impede Saurashtra’s march towards the target of 319. Barot in now in contention for getting a century, which he will hope will eventually turn into a winning one, while Sheldon Jackson has brought up his half-century already. OUT! Sagar Jogiyani b Darshan Misal 44(85)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Saurashtra 106/1 in Overs 32; BATTING: Avi Barot 56(91), Sagar Jogiyani 44(83): Barot and Jogiyani have put the hosts in a position of command after losing the wicket of Dodia early in their innings, with Saurashtra crossing the 100-run mark for the loss of just one wicket. Meanwhile, Barot has completed his half-century, while Jogiyani is one hit away from bringing up his own.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Saurashtra 67/1 in Overs 19; BATTING: Avi Barot 33(55), Sagar Jogiyani 32(45): Resuming from their overnight score of 242 for four, Dheeraj Jadhav and Snehal Kauthankar guide Goa to 294 for 4, with both batsmen completing their respective fifties in the process, before losing their next three wickets for just one run. Goa ultimately declare for a score of 299/7, setting Saurashtra a target of 319. Saurashtra lose the wicket of Mohsin Dodia early in their innings for 2, with the wicket falling at a score of 9. Since then, Barot and Jogiyani have somewhat helped their side recover, having added 32 for the second wicket at the end of the 13th over. Both batsmen are batting in the 30s at the time of the umpires calling for lunch. OUT! Mohsin Dodia c Rahul Keni b Prasanth Parameswaran 2(14)

Amogh Desai and Swapnil build a 79-run partnership for the first wicket before the former was out on the last delivery of the 30th over. Earlier in the day, R R Singh and Amit Yadav restricted Saurashtra to a small first innings total. While Singh had a superb five-wicket haul to his name, Yadav Bagged four scalps. Saurashtra’s Avi Barot top-scored for his side with 56 runs from 127 balls before getting dismissed in the 44th over. After his dismissal the charge was taken by A V Vasavada and Sheldon Jackson, who ensured hosts crossed the total of 200.

Playing XI:

Saurashtra: Jaydev Shah(c), Avi Barot, Aarpit Vasavada, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makvana, Sagar Jogiyani(w), Saurya Sanandiya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohsin Dodia, DA Jadeja, Sheldon Jackson.

Goa: Dheeraj Jadhav (c), Rahul Keni (wk), Amogh Desai, Swapnil Asnodkar, Sagun Kamat, Darshan Misal, Snehal Kauthankar, Rituraj Singh, Shadab Jakati, Amit Yadav, Prasanth Parameswaran.