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UP 163/7 I Live Cricket Score,Gujarat vs Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group B match, Day 2 at Valsad; Stumps

Catch Live Updates of Day Two of action of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16 clash between Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh at Valsad.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 2 of the Group B game of the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy between Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, live from Valsad. Gujarat are currently placed at fifth in the table with 9 points while Uttar Pradesh are placed seventh with 7 points in the kitty. Gujarat drew their previous match with good performances from Parthiv Patel who made a well constructed 122 and Rush Kalaria who took 5 wickets, claiming five of the top six wickets. Uttar Pradesh also had a to settle for a draw with Ankit Rajpoot being pick of the bowler. Teenage sensation Sarfaraz Khan made almost  run a ball 155 to carry his good batting form. Read: Live Cricket Score,Gujarat vs Uttar Pradesh, Ranji Trophy 2015-16, Group B match, Day 1 at Valsad.

Uttar Pradesh won the toss and decided to bat first on Day 1 of their Group B Ranji game against Gujarat at Valsad. The team kept losing wickets at regular intervals and ended the day at 272/9. t stumps, Himanshu Asnora was unbeaten on a fighting 56, while medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot was unbeaten on 0. Their innings wouldn’t have gone the way they wanted it to go. Their batsmen got starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Almas Shaukat, Umang Sharma, Eklavya Dwivedi and all-rounder Piyush Chawla got starts, only to throw them away.

Only Asnora and Dwivedi scored fifties. Their knocks were contrasting, as Asnora played the anchor while Dwivedi played a blinder and soon went back. A lot will depend on how Asnora leads the charge tomorrow and how the Uttar Pradesh bowlers come out in defense of its total. A bowling attack that has the likes of Praveen Kumar and Piyush Chawla in its ranks is expected to do well.

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 163/7 | Overs 55 | Batting: Piyush Chawla 17(34), Praveen Kumar 5(16): Eklavya Dwivedi, the first innings hero, became the 19th wicket to fall in the day. Gujarat and Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah cleaned him up. All-rounder Piyush Chawla and Praveen Kumar, who has had a great day with a five-wicket haul, are playing at the moment. Utter Pradesh are ahead by 336 runs at the moment and in all probability, are the favourites to win this match. Gujarat have had a forgettable match so far and would want to make amend in the second innings. However, they seem to be playing a battle already lost.

OUT! Eklavya Dwivedi b J J Bumrah 12(44)

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 136/6 | Overs 45 | Batting: Eklavya Dwivedi 8(25), Piyush Chawla 1(9): 18 wickets have fallen on Day 2 clash between Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. In their second innings, after gaining a healthy lead, Uttar Pradesh are six down for 136. In last 10 overs, they lost Umang Sharma for 66, Mohammad Saif for 14 and first innings hero Himanshu Asnora for 0. All the three wickets to fall were picked up by India bowler Axar Patel.Uttar Pradesh are still in a commanding position, as they lead by 318 runs.

OUT! Himanshu Asnora lbw Axar Patel 0(2)

OUT! Mohammad Saif ct Ramesh R Powar b Axar Patel 14(47)

OUT! Umang Sharma b Axar Patel 66(109)

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 120/3 | Overs 35 | Batting: Umang Sharma 66(103), Mohammad Saif 11(39): Umang Sharma continues to impress with his gritty knock. He’s now reached to his fifty during the crucial phase of play. He has played a matured knock as he was attacking in the initial part of his innings and has now slowed down. Young Mohammad Saif too is playing a crucial hand here. He is unbeaten 11.

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 86/3 | Overs 21 | Batting: Umang Sharma 46(55), Mohammad Saif 1(3): Uttar Pradesh are 3 down  for 86 as wickets keep tumbling. The pitch is behaving like a can of worms, which has been opened up and all the demons are coming out. So far, 15 wickets have fallen in the day even before the tea session. Ali Murtaza was the last to go and he has been replaced by Mohammad Saif. Umang Sharma is playing a crucial knock here. His 46 runs have come in a good time too — just 55 balls.

OUT! Ali Murtaza lbw Ramesh R Powar 21(42)

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 23/2 | Overs 8 | Batting: Umang Sharma 9(20), Ali Murtaza 1(1): Wickets are tumbling at Valsad in truckloads. 14 wickets have fallen so far on this day. After burying Gujarat under two fifers and reducing them to 100, Uttar Pradesh have started their second innings on a bad note. They are 2 down for 23 at the moment and lead by 196 runs. The wickets to fell so far have been the ones of the openers Tanmay Shrivastava and Almas Shaukat.

OUT! Almas Shaukat ct S K Patel b Axar Patel 8(21)

OUT! Tanmay Shrivastava ct Parthiv Patel b J J Bumrah 1(6)

Gujarat have been bundled out for 100 and it is lunch.

OUT! Rush Kalaria st Eklavya Dwivedi b Saurabh Kumar 6(12)

Live cricket scores: Gujarat 98/9 | Overs 29 | Batting: Rush Kalaria 4(2), JJ Bumrah 0(5): Gujarat have surrendered completely against a quality Uttar Pradesh attack. Praveen Kumar has been enjoying a dream spell, who has taken a fifer here. He’s been complimented well by Saurabh Kumar, who too has bagged four wickets. It has been a two-bowler show so far, as both have done the entire damage. For Gujarat, only skipper Parthiv Patel showed some resistance by scoring 39.

OUT! Ramesh Powar ct Umang Sharma b Praveen Kumar 1(2)

OUT! Parthiv Patel ct Eklavya Dwivedi b Praveen Kumar 39(59)

OUT! Axar Patel ct Himanshu Asnora b Saurabh Kumar 4(11)

OUT! Manprit Juneja ct Eklavya Dwivedi b Saurabh Kumar 21(33)

Live cricket scores: Gujarat 68/5 | Overs 20 | Batting: Parthiv Patel 18(37), Manprit Juneja 19(27): Gujarat are in all sorts of troube here. They’ve lost two more wickets during this phase of play. The seasoned campaigner Y Venugopal Rao has been dismissed by the impressive young bowler Saurabh Kumar, while new man RH Bhatt has been cleaned up by Praveen Kumar for a duck. Praveen has been bowling a dream spell here; his figures are 8-3-12-3.

OUT! RH Bhatt b Praveen Kumar 0(6)

OUT! Y Venugopal Rao ct Himanshu Asnora b Saurabh Kumar 9(27)

Live cricket scores: Gujarat 22/3 | Overs 7 | Batting: Parthiv Patel 6(10), Y Venugopal Rao 1(8): In reply to Uttar Pradesh’s 273, Gujarat have got the worst possible start to their innings with its engine room back into the hut. First to go was opener SK Patel, who was caught by Tanmay Shrivastav on veteran Praveen Kumar’s bowling. Soon PK Panchal became Praveen’s second victim, when he trapped him in front of wicket. Young pacer Saurabh Kumar then removed BH Merai to make things worse for Gujarat. The experienced duo of skipper Parthiv Patel and Y Venugopal Rao is in the middle now.

OUT! BH Merai lbw Saurabh Kumar 4(10)

OUT! PK Panchal ct Ali Murtaza b Praveen Kumar 11(10)

OUT! SK Patel ct Tanmay Srivastava b Praveen Kumar 0(4)

Live cricket scores: Uttar Pradesh 273 | Overs 90.5| Batting: Himanshu Asnora 42(155), Punit Datey 16(58): Uttar Pradesh innings could survive only five deliveries this morning. Resuming from their overnight score of 9 for 272, the team could add just a solitary run to its total and lost both its wickets. Himanshu Asnora was left stranded on 57. For Gujarat, Rush Kalaria and Jasprit Bumrah were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each.

OUT! Ankit Rajpoot ct Parthiv Patel b J J Bumrah 0(6)

OUT! Saurabh Kumar ct S K Patel b R H Bhatt 26(36)

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