Hello and welcome to CricketCountry s live coverage of Day 3 of the Group C game of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy between Tripura and Jammu & Kashmir, live from Agartala. Tripura fought back after Jammu & Kashmir put up an imposing 428, finishing the day on 85 for 2. They trail by 343, but Rajib Saha looks settled, with night-watchman Tushar Saha for company. Jammu & Kashmir spearhead Ram Dayal struck twice, with the new ball and in the 42nd over, but if they want to seal the all-important first-innings lead, he would need support from his teammates, especially Parvez Rasool. READ: Ranji Trophy 2015-16, full coverage here

Live cricket scores J&K 428 & 163/3 | Tripura 224| Overs 30| Batting: Ian Chauhan 40(50), Bandeep Singh 51(16): Bandeep Singh is on fire. It appears that he is playing a T20 cameo in a Test match. He is batting on 51 having faced just 16 deliveries which is by far one of the fastest fifties in Ranji history and certainly the quickest in this Ranji Trophy. He has struck four gigantic sixes and six beautifully timed fours in his knock so far. J&K lead by 367 now. They may think about declaration in some time.

Live cricket scores J&K 428 & 112/3 | Tripura 224| Overs 27.1| Batting: Ian Chauhan 35(47), Bandeep Singh 5(2): J&K lose the key wicket of Parvez Rasool. He was caught by substitute fielder SC Das on Mura Singh’s ball. Rasoll hit two boundaries in his short knock of 27. Ian Chauhan is still at the crease along with newcomer Bandeep Singh. Chauhan is nearing his half century. OUT! Parvez Rasool c SC Das (sub) b Mura Singh 27(31)

Live cricket scores J&K 428 & 73/2 | Tripura 224| Overs 20| Batting: Ian Chauhan 22(26), Parvez Rasool 8(11): J&K have lost both their openers Shubham Khajuria and Imran Haroon on the bowling of Rana Datta. Both are bowled by Datta for 26 and 16 runs respectively. Parvez Rasool is in the middle along with Ian Chauhan. Datta is bowling very well, batters have to remain wary of him. OUT! Shubham Khajuria b Rana Datta 26(40), Imran Haroon b Rana Datta 16(43)

Live cricket scores J&K 428 & 33/0 | Tripura 224| Overs 10.3| Batting: Shubham Khajuria 26(38), Imran Haroon 7(25): J&K have played out the first 10 overs of their second innings without loss of any wicket. Khajuria is batting on 26 with the help of four boundaries. Imran Haroon is batting patiently at the other end. Parvez Rasool is next in the batting order unless skipper Mithun Manhas thinks otherwise.

Live cricket scores Tripura 224 | J&K 428| Overs 91.3| Batting: AK Sarkar 0(4): Tripura get all out on 224. They will follow on most probably since they have fallen short by five runs to avert a follow on. Tripura batters will have to show resilience in their second innings or else this game is mostly over for them. OUT! Parvinder Singh c Asif Khan b Rohit Sharma 60(124), Sen Choudhury c Asif Khan b Ram Dayal 23(66), Mura Singh run out Asif Khan 22(20), Rana Datta lbw Ram Dayal 1(9)

Live cricket scores Tripura 195/6 | J&K 428| Overs 84.3| Batting: Parvinder Singh 60(119), Sen Choudhury 18(61): Parvinder Singh and Sen Choudhury’s partnership has fetched Tripura 42 runs. Parvinder, who is batting on 60 has hit eight boundaries so far. Tripura needs 34 more runs to fend off the follow on. Rana Datta and AK Sarkar are next to come if another wicket falls.

Live cricket scores Tripura 167/6 | J&K 428| Overs 72| Batting: Parvinder Singh 48(89), Sen Choudhury 2(16): Parvez Rasool picks his first wicket. He sends KK Acharjee to the dugout. Acharjee made just three runs. RK Solanki is caught by Wasim Raza on the bowling of Umar Nazir. Things are getting ugly for Tripura, they are in danger of getting bowled out for under 200 and hence in danger of the follow on. OUT! RK Solanki c Wasim Raza (sub) b Umar Nazir 9(24), KK Acharjee c Bandeep Singh b Parvez Rasool 3(13)

Live cricket scores Tripura 126/4 | J&K 428| Overs 58.4| Batting: Parvinder Singh 21(41), RK Solanki 4(17): Tripura are losing wickets and hence losing their grip on the match. Their primary aim now should be to avoid a follow on. They still need 102 runs to avoid a follow on and they are tottering on 126 for four. Parvinder Singh and RK Solanki are at the crease now. OUT! Rajib H Saha c Mithun Manhas b Umar Nazir 35(158), TS Saha c Ian Chauhan b Rohit Sharma 7(17)

Jammu & Kashmir lost Rasool (130 in 195 balls, 18 fours, 3 sixes) after they added a mere 15 on Day Two. The seamers continued to strike, and from 318 for 4 Jammu & Kashmir slid to 352 for 8. Bandeep Singh, not out at stumps on Day One, stood amidst ruins, and finally found support from Umar Nazir (36 in 54 balls, 6 fours). The pair added a quick 76 in a mere 97 balls to take Jammu & Kashmir beyond the 400-mark. Bandeep (63 in 132 balls, 6 fours) was the last to be dismissed. The three medium-pacers, Manisankar Murasingh, Rana Dutta, and Abhijit Sarkar, claimed three wickets apiece.

Tripura lost Arindam Das early, but Rajib (34 not out in 131 balls, 2 fours) and Udiyan Bose (40 in 114 balls, 7 fours) added a patient 79 at less than 2 an over before the latter fell.

Squads:

Tripura: Kaushal Acharjee (c), Nirupam Sen Chowdhary (wk), Rana Dutta, Abhijit Sarkar, Manisankar Murasingh, Rajib Saha, Parvinder Singh, Rakesh Solanki, Tushar Saha, Udiyan Bose, Arindam Das.

Jammu & Kashmir: Mithun Manhas (c), Asif Khan (wk), Shubham Khajuria, Imran Haroon, Ian Dev Singh, Parvez Rasool, Bandeep Singh, Ram Dayal, Umar Nazir, Deepak Manhas, Rohit Sharma.