Good Morning and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Round 1 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16. We will bring you live updates of the matches from the afternoon session. The tournament starts on January 2, 2016 and will end on January 20, 2016. The afternoon session will see teams such as Karnataka, Delhi and Tamil Nadu battle it out. Following six matches in the morning session (9:00 am local time), there will be six matches in the afternoon session (13:00 pm local time). We will bring you live updates from the following games: Karnataka vs Services, Delhi vs Railways, Assam vs Baroda, Saurashtra vs Tripura, Haryana vs Tamil Nadu, Kerala vs Jammu & Kashmir

Karnataka vs Services:

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Services 99/5 in 17 overs; BATTING: Avishek Kumar Sinha 0(0), Yashpal Singh 22(25): An interesting match to see as both the teams have equal chances of winning the game. The Karnataka bowlers are doing a good job to defend a low total.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Karnataka 121/9 in 20 overs; BATTING: Aravind Sreenath 0(1): The score is easily achievable and Karnataka batsmen failed to perform up to the mark. Only Vinay Kumar scored a mentionable 38. Raushan Raj bowled really well for Services picking up 4 wickets.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Karnataka 67/5 in 10 overs; BATTING: Stuart Binny 3(10), Vinay Kumar 8(11): A very weak start from Karnataka as they have already lost 5 wickets. 67 runs are on the board and with this run rate, the final score will be around 130 which can’t be called safe. They need to score fast runs.

Assam vs Baroda:

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Assam 91/8 in 17 overs; BATTING: Syed Mohammad 26(29), Arup Das 1(3): The match has slipped out of Assam’s hand as Baroda bowlers have done a real good job. Irfan pathan has already picked up 5 wickets. It’s just a matter of time now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Baroda 164/8 in 20 overs; BATTING: Deepak Hooda 47(33): Good score put up by the Baroda side as both Kedar Devdhar and Deepak Hooda perform well with the bat. Now it’s time for the bowlers.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Baroda 83/2 in 11 overs; BATTING: Deepak Hooda 8(9), Kedar Devdhar 48(32): Well started by Baroda as their opener Kedar Devdhar is still there at the crease and is inching towards his half century. Baroda’s strong start can easily lead them to a total beyond 150 which will be good.

Delhi vs Railways:

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Delhi 149/5 in 14 overs; BATTING: Milind 5(5): It is tough but not impossible for Delhi. Every batsman has contributed their bit, specially Aditya Kaushik who scored 53 off 36. A few more overs to go for the winner to be decided.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Railways 210/1 in 20 overs; BATTING: Karn Sharma 3(4): Massive score put up by the Railways team as they end their batting with 210 runs on the board. Saurabh played an outstanding innings of 118 off 55 that had 7 fours and 11 huge sixes. It is going to be tough for the Delhi team to chase it down.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Railways 143/1 in 12 overs; BATTING: Saurabh 78(35), Asadulla Khan 50(35): And Railways have got a very strong start. They have 143 runs on the board already and that might lead to a huge total. Both the batsmen look settled and are expected to stay there till the end.

Tripura vs Saurashtra:

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Tripura 49/6 in 10 overs; BATTING: N N Sen 10(10), S C Das 0(0): The Saurashtra bowlers are doing an exceptional job here as they have already picked up 6 wickets and restricted Tripura within 49. The target looked achievable but now it seems tough.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 144/6 in 20 overs; BATTING: Jaydev Unadkat 17(9), Shaurya Sanandia 0(1): After Pujara’s dismissal, the rest of the batsmen could not do justice with the bat as they ended up putting 144 which is a par score. Now the bowlers will have to pick up early wickets to prevent the opposition from chasing the runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 60/2 in 10 overs; BATTING: A A Barot 7(8), Cheteshwar Pujara 34(31): Pujara looks well set and it’s Barot who is there at the crease now with him. He needs to provid Pujara support from the other end so that the run increases.

Kerala vs Jammu&Kashmir:

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Jammu and Kashmir 91/4 in 12 overs; BATTING: Rohan Prem 45(40), Vinoop Manoharan 1(2): A close chase now as the required run rate is going up with every ball. It is going really interesting and both the teams have equal chances of winning it now.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Jammu and Kashmir 126/6 in 20 overs; BATTING:Parvez Rasool 34(26), Zahoor Sofi 9(14): The J&K batsmen failed to impress with their performance as the scorecard reads 126/6 after 20 overs. Only Parvez Rasool and Bandeep Singh managed to score few good runs. Bowlers will have to get into the action immediately.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Jammu and Kashmir 70/3 in 11 overs; BATTING: Ian Chauhan 2(2), Mithun Manhas 7(3): Though J&K have runs on board but they have lost 3 wickets already and need to protect wickets. They have 9 more overs to go and need good runs as well.

Haryana vs Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu win!

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Tamil Nadu 116 in 16 overs; BATTING: Aniruda 52(45), Baba Aparajith42(35): Tamil Nadu win! The score was very low and the Haryana bowlers failed to do anything with the ball that could make them the winners. Tamil Nadu lost just a single wicket and that too a run out. They picked up the victory in just overs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Haryana 113 in 20 overs; BATTING:SJ Budhwar 0(3): A very disappointing performance from the Haryana side. They put up a below the par score of 113. The only major performance came from their opener NR Saini who scored a 44-ball 50.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Haryana 80/4 in 13 overs; BATTING: N R Saini 48(40), Hooda 10(10): The coreboard does not look good at all. Losing 4 wickets, Haryana have 80 runs on the board after 13 overs and if they don’t manage to go beyond 15 at least, the score can’t be called safe.

The match between Karnataka and Services will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Delhi’s encounter with Railways will be held at the Alembic Ground at Vadodara. Assam and Baroda will battle it out at the Reliance Stadium at Vadodara. Saurashtra’s game against Tripura will be hosted at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium at Nagpur will witness the game between Haryana and Tamil Nadu on its turf. Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir will play their tie at the St. Paul’s College Ground at Kochi. The competition between these teams will be cutthroat and in the shortest format it is always difficult to pick a favourite. The opening round of matches will be crucial as it will help set the tone for the course of the series.