Namaste! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16 match between  Saurashtra and Goa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Saurashtra won their previous match against Madhya Pradesh by six runs to ensure that they got off to the mark in the tournament. This however will be Goa’s second match of the tournament as they lost their first match of the tournament to Bengal. For Saurashtra, Sheldon Jackson and Ravindra Jadeja hit centuries, with Chirag Jani chipping in with an unbeaten 77. Shreevats Goswami and skipper Manoj Tiwary hit attractive half-centuries for Bengal as only Saurav Bandekar got runs for Goa.

This will be a crucial match for both teams. Saurashtra will want to continue their good run of form, and Goa on the other hand will want to get off the mark in the tournament. Jadeja hit his first ever List A ton and will want to score more runs before India’s tour of Australia in January 2016.

Saurashtra had an excellent run in the Ranji Trophy 2015-16, finishing top of their group in Group C. Jadeja again starred there with the ball, picking up 38 wickets in four matches he played. He then went on to play for India in the Test series against South Africa, where he bowled well in tandem alongside Ravichandran Ashwin. He scored vital runs batting down the order for his state and his country as well.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 202/0 |Overs 26.3 | Target 200 | BATTING: Sheldon Jackson 150(103), Avi Barot 49(56): A brilliant assault by Sheldon Jackson in the last 20 balls helps Saurashtra win the match with almost half of the deliveries left to be bowled. Jackson remained unbeaten on 150 while Avi Barot was unfortunate to not get to his fifty. However, by being not out till the end, Barot will take psychological edge going into the next match. Saurashtra win the match by 10 wickets and gain four points for their superb show.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 159/0 |Overs 23 | Target 200 | Need 41 | BATTING: Sheldon Jackson 117(87), Avi Barot 40(51): Sheldon Jackson slams a brilliant century. Batting on 117 he has faced just 87 balls batting at a strike rate of 134.48. He has struck 18 boundaries and two sixes in his innings. Avi Barot on the other end needs 10 runs to get to his fifty. Saurashtra now requires 41 runs to win off 162 balls with all wickets intact. They have won this match in a very high probability unless Goa come up with some miraculous bowling performance.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 121/0 |Overs 17.4 | Target 200 | Need 79 | BATTING: Sheldon Jackson 91(69), Avi Barot 28(37):  Sheldon Jackson is batting extremely well at a fast pace. He is now just nine runs short of his century. Avi Barot is giving him good support at the other end. Saurashtra now requires 79 runs in 194 balls with all wickets in hand.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Saurashtra 78/0 |Overs 10 | Target 200 | Need 122 | BATTING: Sheldon Jackson 64(41), Avi Barot 14(19):  Saurashtra are off to a flyer; in 10 overs they are 78 for no loss. Sheldon Jackson is batting on 64 having faced just 41 deliveries with the help of 13 boundaries and a six. Avi Barot on the other end is batting slowly. Saurashtra now requires 122 runs to win off 240 balls.


LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Goa 199 | Overs 47.4 | BATTING: Lakshay Garg 1(1): Sagun Kamat is unfortunate to get out just five short of his century. Shaurya Sanandia and Ravindra Jadeja help Saurashtra bowl Goa out for a run under 200. They picked three and two wickets respectively. It shall be interesting to see if Saurashtra is able to chase this down. OUT! Sagun Kamat c Makwana b Shaurya Sanadia 95(140), OUT! Saurabh Sishant Bandekar c Makwana b Jaydev Unadkat 17(17), OUT! Keenan c Deepak Punia b Ravindra Jadeja 4(9), OUT! Amit Yadav b Shaurya Sanandia 0(2), OUT! Rituraj Singh st Sheldon Jackson b Ravindra Jadeja 2(6), OUT! Shadab Jakati run out Shaurya Sanandia 9(10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Goa 126/4 | Overs 31.4 | BATTING: Sagun Kamat 55(90), Saurabh Sishant Bandekar 1(2): Sagun Kamat has reached his half century. He has hit six boundaries in his innings till now. Reagan Pinto is cleaned up by Kamlesh Makwana for 29; he hit just a single boundary in his knock. Saurabh Sishant Bandekar has come at the crease after Pinto’s departure. OUT! Reagan Pinto b Kamlesh Makwana 29(46)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Goa 70/3 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Sagun Kamat 27(47), Reagan Pinto 3(7): Darshan Misal is caught by Sheldon Jackson on the bowling of right-arm medium pace bowler Chirag Jani. Reagan Pinto has come to the middle. Goa needs a partnership or things might get difficult for them. OUT! Darshan Misal c Sheldon Jackson b Chirag Jani 1(16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Goa 59/2 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Sagun Kamat 23(34), Darshan Misal 0(0): Saurashtra pick their second wicket in the form of Swapnil Asnodkar. Swapnil made a quickfire 30 off just 28 balls with the help of five boundaries. Darshan Misal has arrived at the crease, he is yet to face a ball. Sagun Kamat batting on 23 has struck four boundaries. OUT! Swapnil Asnodkar c Makwana b Deepak Punia 30(28)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Goa 50/1 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Swapnil Asnodkar 28(24) , Sagun Kamat 20(22): Amogh Desai is caught and bowled by Shaurya Sanandia for four. However, Sagun Kamat who came next has tried to steady the innings with Swapnil Asnodkar. Their partnership is now worth 28 runs. OUT! Amogh Desai c&b Shaurya Sanandia 5(10)

Toss: Saurashtra won the toss and decide to bowl first


Saurashtra: Jaydev Shah (c), Sheldon Jackson (wk), Cheteshwar Pujara, Avi Barot, Arpit Vasavada, Chirag Jani, Kamlesh Makwana, Ravindra Jadeja, Shaurya Sanandia, Deepak Punia, Jaydev Unadkat

Goa: Sagun Kamat (c), Keenan (wk), Lakshay Garg, Rituraj Singh, Amit Yadav,  Amogh Desai, Darshan Misal, Reagan Pinto, Saurabh Bandekar, Shadab Jakati, Swapnil Asnodkar


Saurashtra: Arpit Vasavada, Mohsin Ahmedbhai Dodia, Abhishek Bhat, Avi Barot, Sheldon Jackson, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Ravindra Jadeja, Chirag Jani, Vandit Jivrajani, Sagar Jogiyani, Kamlesh Makwana, Cheteshwar Pujara, Deepak Punia, Jaydev Shah, Jaydev Unadkat.

Goa: Sagun Kamat (c), Reagan Pinto, Suraj Dongre, Amit Yadav, Swapnil Asnodkar, Saurabh Bandekar, Amogh Sunil Desai, Lakshay Garg. Shadab Jakati, Darshan Misal, Ganeshraj Narvekar, Prasanth Parameswaran, Rituraj Singh, Keenan Vaz (wk), Sher Yadav