Parthiv Patel will lead India Green © Getty Images
Parthiv Patel will lead India Green © Getty Images

Good afternoon! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Duleep Trophy 2017. The first match of the tournament, between India Green and India Red will be played at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. I am Ayush Gupta and I will bring to you all the live scores and updates of the match. The Green’s captain Parthiv Patel will challenge the strategies of Red’s stand-in captain Dinesh Karthik in absence of Abhinav Mukund who is down with dengue. Both teams consist of talented and experienced domestic players and a close contest can be expected.

To say, Parthiv has more memories of successful captaincy experiences than both Karthik and Mukund, which gives him a nod ahead. His team consists of batsmen like Ankit Bawne, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Murali Vijay and Parthiv himself. Among the bowlers, Mohammad Siraj and Siddharth Kaul are both familiar names now, thanks to their success in Indian Premier League (IPL). These names make it a potentially strong side with healthy competition among the teammates.

India Red, too, have a squad full of talent. Priyank Panchal, Ishank Jaggi, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant and Karthik himself are the stars as far as batting is concerned. Experienced Ashok Dinda leads the bowling along with names like Basil Thampi and Dhawal Kulkarni.


India Red: Ankit Bawne, Prashant Chopra, Aniket Choudhary, Mayank Dagar, Shreyas Iyer, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Nadeem, Karun Nair, Parvez Rasool, Parthiv Patel (c&wk), Nitin Saini, Navdeep Saini, Murali Vijay, Ravikumar Samarth

India Red: Priyank Panchal, Basil Thampi, Sudip Chatterjee, Ashok Dinda, K Gowtham, Baba Indrajith, Ishank Jaggi, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chama Milind, Abhinav Mukund (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rahul Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Karn Sharma

Live Updates

  • 9:24 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 232/5. STUMPS!!!! That’s it for this day. However the final session fo the day has somewhat woken up the greens as they have maanged to pull off five wickets of the Reds. However, it was Panchal, who was undoubtedly the star of the day, scoring an impressive 105. How shall things go on Day 2. Will see tomorrow. Batsmen: Dinesh Karthik 15*,
    Krishnappa Gowtham 10*

  • 8:18 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 199/2. GONE!!!! Jaggi is the lastest to fall for 23 to Murali Vijay, who bowls him up, while Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. Meanwhile, Panchal scores a century and continues to bat unbetaen as the Reds near the 200-run mark. This has certainly been the Red’s day out, today. Batsmen: Priyank Panchal 105*, Dinesh Karthik 11*

  • 7:21 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 157/1. Still nothing major happening in the post-dinner session as the same story continues fromeither of the sides. Batsmen: Priyank Panchal 77*, Ishank Jaggi 23*

  • 6:18 PM IST

    DINNER!!!! LIVE IND RED 141/1. Another healthy session for the Reds as they lose only a wicket in the form of Sudip for 52, while Panchal and Jaggi have played with good composure for now and are expected to play sensible cricket in the next session as well, unless the Greens come up with something extraordinary with the ball. Batsmen: Priyank Panchal 68*, Ishank Jaggi 18*

  • 5:54 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 127/1. No harm done following the dismissal of Sudip as both Panchal and Jaggi bat steadily, while Panchal too goes past his half-century. Another dull session for the Greens so far, but can they make a turnaround? Batsmen: Priyank Panchal 66*, Ishank Jaggi 7*

  • 4:53 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 100/1. GONE!!!! The opening wicket of the innings finally comes in the form of all-important Sudip, who fallls for a healthy 52 after being bowled by Aniket Choudhary, as Jaggi makes his way in. Can Green capitalise from here? Batsmen: Priyank Panchal 42*, Ishank Jaggi 4*

  • 4:30 PM IST

    TEA! LIVE IND RED 61/0. That’s it in this session, as no harm done to the India Red innings, while the bowlers of Green to could not come up with something extraordinary to get the opening breakthrough. Batsmen: Sudip Chaterjee 35*, Priyank Panchal 25*

  • 3:24 PM IST

    LIVE IND RED 57/0. Slow & steady start to the India Red innings as the openers have done a fair job for now, bringing up the opening 50-run stand within an hour, while the Green bowlers have struggled to get the opening breakthrough. Can the Green bowlers get something out of the cards? Batsmen: Sudip Chaterjee 31*, Priyank Panchal 25*

  • 2:37 PM IST


    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.

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Toss: India Red (Bowl)