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  • 9:31 PM IST

    India Green need 376 more to win. Karun Nair is batting on 36 and Samarth has moved to 46. India Green at stumps are 98 for 2.

  • 8:07 PM IST

    India Green are 38 for 2. Murali Vijay is dismissed. Their top scorer in first innings Prashant Chopra also departed for a duck. India Green are in serious trouble and the wrecker from India Red is Karn Sharma. He has picked 2 wickets.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    Karthik slams his 100. What an innings this has been! India Red declare at 307 for 2. India Green have just over 4 sessions to chase down 474 to win.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    And that’s the 150-run stand between Panchal and Karthik. While Panchal is batting on 127, Karthik is on 78, looking set for another fifty. He has done little wrong in recent past but the Indian cap has not consistently fallen upon his scalp. What irony. India Red are 278 for 2 and the lead has stretched to 444.

  • 5:31 PM IST

    Panchal has slammed his 2nd ton of the game and 13th First-Class century. He continues his sublime form that he found in the 2016-17 season that helped Gujarat to their Ranji title. The lead has now extended to 388 as Panchal bats on 109 and his skipper Karthik has moved to 40. A declaration around the corner?

  • 4:54 PM IST

    Panchal has moved to 89. Meanwhile, Karthik too looks well-settled at the moment. He is in his 30s. The lead is 360. These two have already added 68 runs.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    India Red lead by 215. Read Tea Report

  • 3:19 PM IST

    Rahul Singh departs after a well-made half century. He tries an ambitious shot against Vijay’s off-spin and Parthiv makes no mistake while dislodging the bails. Panchal has scored his fifty. He is batting on 61 and has been joined by skipper Dinesh Karthik. India Red are 135 for 2 and the lead has extended over 300 now!

  • 2:38 PM IST

    The lead crosses 250. Panchal is batting beautifully. He is eyeing another fifty. He is on 45. The partnership is already 66. India Green have already used 7 bowlers in the 30 overs bowled. The lead stretches to 254. Rahul Singh is looking good on 32. It’s India Red all the way.

Priyank Panchal © AFP
Priyank Panchal © AFP

Good afternoon! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Duleep Trophy 2017It is Day Three of the first match of the tournament where India Green lock horns with India Red. The match is being played at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. Resuming Day Two at 232, India Red were skittled out  for 323 after their stand-in captain Dinesh Karthik scored a composed fifty. However, Krishnappa Gowtham and Karn Sharma joined hands as they scalped nine wickets to bundle out India Green for 157. Earlier, Mohammed Siraj also proved to be handy with the ball to provide early wickets for his side. 

Siraj dismissed Karthik and Karn Sharma, while pacer Navdeep Saini, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and part-time spinner Murali Vijay accounted for one wicket each on the second morning. In their first innings, India Green folded for 157 as Gowtham and Sharma returned with impressive figures of 5 for 46 and 4 for 39 respectively. Prashant Chopra (65) was the top scorer for India Green, followed by Karun Nair (37) and Parthiv Patel scored 17 runs, but none of the other batsmen could reach doubles digits at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium. At stumps, India Red were 19 for one with Priyank Panchal (11) and Rahul Singh (1) at the crease. They led by 185 runs with nine wickets remaining.

Panchal’s century kept India Red in command on Day One. It would be interesting to see if the Gujarat batsman can continue his stupendous form.


India Red: Sudip Chatterjee, Priyank Panchal, Ishank Jaggi, Dinesh Karthik (c), Gahlaut Rahul Singh, Rishabh Pant (wk), Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddarth Kaul, Chama Milind, Ashok Dinda.

India Green: Murali Vijay, Ravikumar Samarth, Prashant Chopra, Karun Nair, Parthiv Patel (c & wk), Ankit Bawne, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini.