Duleep Trophy match washed out on Second Day

 . Last updated on September 21, 2017, 3:44 PM
Duleep Trophy match washed out on Second Day
Suresh Raina scored 40 runs for his team, but opponent India Green is playing stronger.

The ongoing match between India Blue and India Green was disrupted on the second day. No even a single ball was delivered on the second day of the match. The match at Kanpur was abandoned completely due to heavy rainfall. The teams waited for about three hours after the scheduled time. By the evening at 5:15 PM, the umpires finally declared the calling off. It was a day night game with the pink ball at use. On the previous day of the match, a total of 13 wickets were dismissed. India Green was on strike by the end of the first day. The team scored 100 for 3 wickets. In the first inning, India Blue scored only 177 runs batting 52 overs.

After the washout, the match has two more days to go. The bowlers dominated the first day of the match at Kanpur. Parvez Rasool took down 5 wickets for 70 runs. The top scorer of the day was Manoj Tiwari who remained with 78 runs. Hence, India Green seem to be on a better position in the match so far. While they toppled India Blue at a below average score, the team also had adequate runs to enliven the chase at the day itself. The match will resume on the day three if weather permits with India Green lagging behind by only 77 runs.

Captain of India Blue, Suresh Raina, scored 40 runs. He steered the inning for 90 runs with Manoj Tiwari at the third wicket. Spearheading the attack with Rasool was Aniket Choudhary. The bowler took 3 wickets for 18 runs. In India Green's chase, the opening stand was strong. Kaushik Gandhi and Nitin Saini had a partnership stand of 53 runs. Gandhi scored 39 runs. Another player, Prashant Chopra scored 26. Manprit Juneja is the overnight batsman. The winner of this match will play the final fixture against India Red.


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