Jharkhand and Services will face-off on Day Three of their opening Ranji Trophy 2015-16 match at Palam in what has so far been a high-wicket contest. A total of 30 wickets fell on the first and second day with Jharkhand getting bowled out for 45 and the Services responding with 161. Services need 70 runs today to win the game. READ: Ranji Trophy 2015-16: Services squad and team preview

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Services 78/1 in 29.5 Overs; Aanshul Gupta 34 (98), Ravi Chauhan 4 (18) — THAT’S IT FOR SERVICES!!!! They have won it by nine wickets convionclingly as they just lose the wicket of Soumik Chatterjee for 37. Good start to their group stage campaign andc it remains to be seen if they can carry forward this winning momentum in the next games as well.

OUT! Soumik Chatterjee lbw Rahul Shukla 37 (66)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Services 51/0 in 22 Overs; Aanshul Gupta 19 (77), Soumik Chatterjee 29 (60) — It’s just a matter of time when Services are goining to see this game off as they continue to play a slow game of cricket here having suffered no setbacks as of now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Services 30/0 in 14 Overs; Aanshul Gupta 10 (49), Soumik Chatterjee 19 (36) — Services are just cruising past as they look to finish this tie as soon as possible. With just 47 more needed to win, it just should be a cake walk for them from hereon.

Jharkhand are on the verge of losing this match until and unless they come up with something spectacular. They were bowled out for a paltry 45 in their first innings. Services made 161 in their first innings, Jharkhand replied with 192. Services need 70 runs to win the match and they had all their 10 wickets intact yesterday; let’s see how long will they take to finish the game. Services will be looking to end the game in style with lot of wickets in hand to give them a psychological edge for the next game. Gurdev Pathania has taken 13 wickets in the match and he may well become man of the match.

Brief scores:

Jharkhand 45 & 192 (Virat Singh 51, Gurdev Pathania 6 for 64) lead Services 161 & 12/0 in 8 overs (Anshul Gupta 7 (25), Soumik Chatterjee 5 (23) need 70 runs to win. Jharkhand lead Services by 70 runs.