Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 3 of the Bengal Super League Final, between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore Club. It is a four-day match which is being played under lights and has marked the India debut of pink balls. Playing for Mohun Bagan, Indian national side’s pacer Mohammed Shami became the first Indian to pick a 5-for with the pink ball. He had excellent figures of 5 for 42 before he was forced to leave the field due to dehydration. Shami was unplayable with the pace and bounce he generated. The opponents who were struggling at 45 for 7 before they recovered and eventually were bundled out for 153 in 38.5 overs in reply to Mohun Bagan’s first-innings total of 299.

Stumps!

Live Cricket Score, Bhowanipore 119/3 |Need 377 more runs | 30 overs: Bhowanipore have lost three wickets in their chase of 496-run target to win in the final innings of the match. They now require 377 more runs to win the match. The three wickets that fell were of Abhishek Das, Writtick Chatterjee and Subham Chatterjee. Sourav Mondal took the wicket of Chatterjee while the other two were picked up by Mohammed Shami.

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 349 | 88.1 overs: Mohun Bagan have posted 349 in their second innings and have taken a lead of 447 runs. It will be extremely difficult for Bhowanipore to come any close to this score. Arindam Ghosh top-scored for Bagan in the second innings with his 125-run knock hitting 11 fours and five sixes.

Live Cricket Score, Mohun Bagan 273/6 | 74 overs: This has been a great afternoon for Mohan Bagan, getting a lead of 421 runs by the tea time. The session belonged to Arindam Ghosh who went on to achieve the first ever hundred in a pink ball match in India. ghosh brought up his ton with a SIX. is currently batting on 104*. He was ably supported by Anustup Majumdar who added 39 runs with him. Sanjib Sanyal is currently batting on 45.

Shami who has been the best bowler for far in the Bengal Super League Final which is being played at Eden Gardens has suggested that the experimental pink ball may not aid in getting the reverse swing. “It’s very bright and glows like a radium. With red or white balls, there was some visibility problem as it took the colour of grass. Definitely I will prefer this ball, this is much better. The biggest plus point is (the swing) under lights, what else a bowler wants,” Shami said at the end of Day 2.

Playing XI:

Mohun Bagan: Jayojit Basu, Vivek Singh, Arindam Ghosh, Subhomoy Das (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Anustup Majumdar, Debabrata Das, Sanjib Sanyal, Rajkumar Pal, Mohammed Shami, Sourav Mondal

Bhowanipore Club: Abhishek Das, Santosh Sabanayakan (wk), Writtick Chatterjee (c), Uddipan Mukherjee, Ayan Bhattacharjee, Subham Chatterjee, Sujit Kumar Yadav, Ravikant Singh, Arnab Ghosh, Geet Puri, Parthasarathi Bhattacharjee

Toss: Bhowanipore Club won the toss and elected to bowl first.