Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the Group B game of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy match between Uttar Pradesh and Punjab at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. Punjab, who are currently ranked fourth in the table have 17 points from six games along with a couple of wins, losses and draws each. While UP on the other hand have have the same points from same number of matches with a couple of wins, a loss and three draws. Both the teams would look to rise above in the table and possibly claim the top spot as it is expected to be a head to head encounter. READ: Ranji Trophy 2015-16, full coverage here

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 205/8, BATTING: Saurabh Kumar 5 (12), Imtiaz Ahmed 2 (13) — GONE!!!! Three more wickets are down for UP as they also get past the 200-run mark. Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar and Eklavya Dwivedi have been dismissed, while Harbhajan Singh has claimed three wickets so far.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 159/5, BATTING: Eklavya Dwivedi 9 (26), Piyush Chawla 19 (23) — GONE!!!! Akshdeep Nath is the lastest victim as he falls for 35 to Harbhajan Singh, while UP still trail by 113 runs. Still a fair way to go.

OUT! Akshdeep Nath ct Mayank Siddana b Harbhajan Singh 35 (75)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 129/4, BATTING: Akshdeep Nath 35 (74), Eklavya Dwivedi 2 (4) — GONE!!!! Another wicket goes down for UP as they lose Umang Sharma for 49, while they still trail by 144 runs.

OUT! Umang Sharma ct Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 49 (111)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 73/3, BATTING: Umang Sharma 29 (73), Akshdeep Nath 1 (12) — GONE!!!! Cpouple more down for UP as they lose Himanshu Asnora and Suresh Raina, while Punjab still lead by 199 runs.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 51/1, BATTING: Himanshu Asnora 25 (66), Umang Sharma 17 (40) — 50 up for UP as they batsmen continue to bat comfortably following the early loss of Almas Shaukat.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: UP 16/1, BATTING: Himanshu Asnora 7 (25), Umang Sharma 0 (6) — GONE!!!! UP are off to a shaky start as they lose opener Almas Shaukat for mere four, after Punjab were bowled out for 272, with Mayank Siddana being the top scorer as Praveen Kumar claimed four wickets.

OUT! Almas Shaukat b Barinder Singh Sran 4 (15)

Punjab had a dreadful day on Day 1 as they scummbed to nine wikcets down, with most of the batsmen failing to touch even 20. Mayank Siddana was the top scorer with 85 runs, while Mandeep Singh was the second top scorer with 25 runs. Praveen Kumar created havoc with the ball, claiming 4 for 81, while Ankit Rajpoot claimed three for 60. Akshdeep Nath claimed a couple as well as they stare at being bowled out early during the start on Day 2 and a possible chance of losing the game, if UP play good with the bat as well.

Teams:

Uttar Pradesh: Piyush Chawla, Eklavya Dwivedi (wk), Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Imtiaz Ahmed, Praveen Kumar, Umang Sharma, Suresh Raina (c), Almas Shaukat, Himanshu Asnora, Saurabh Kumar.

Punjab: Harbhajan Singh (c), Jiwanjot Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Deepak Bansal, Gitansh Khera (wk), Siddharth Kaul, Uday Kaul, Barinder Singh Sran, Mayank Siddana.

Himanshu Asnora