Uttar Pradesh vs Delhi: Ranji Trophy, Day 3 - As it happened...

Biswajit Jha

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At the end of Day 3, Delhi were fighting on 197/4. Manhas was batting on 63 while Sehwag was unbeaten on 21 when umpires decided to call off the match early.

Update: Sehwag playing a scratchy innings against UP. He is on 9 (22b). Is it due to injury? Will he be selected for 1st test against Eng?

Update: Delhi: 169/4, Delhi in the lead now. Manhas scores fluent 50 with 8 fours. Manhas 52*, Sehwag 6*

Update: Sehwag looking absolutely fine now, no sign of pain, batting on 5 off 10 balls

Update: Delhi 146/4, Bist out for 14! Imtiaz gets his wicket. In comes Virender Sehwag.

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Update: At tea Delhi 120/3 trailing UP by 48 runs. Mithun 22*, Bist 0*

Update: Delhi 109/3, Virat Kohli out for 43! Bhuvneshwar had him caught behind by keeper Khan.

Update: Delhi 100/2. Kohli 41*, Manhas 12*

Update: Delhi 76/2, Gautam Gambhir departs for 47. Left arm spinner Ali Murtaza gets Gambhir who scored 47 off 63 balls with 4 fours and a six. Mithun Manhas is the new man in.

Update: 1 hr after lunch: Delhi: 62/1(Gambhir 40*, Kohli 16*)

Update: Delhi 42/1, Gautam Gambhir (31) and Virat Kohli (9) playing cautious cricket against some probing swing bowling of Praveen & Bhuvnesh.

Update: Virender Sehwag has not come out to bat for Delhi. Speculations are that he is injured but nobody knows the gravity of the injury.

Update: Delhi: 6/1, First wicket for UP! Unmukt Chand removed for a duck. Bhuvneshwar Kumar draws first blood.

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Update 14: Lunch taken after UP wrapped up for 403. UP added 111 in the morning session while losing 4 wickets. Raina 55, PK 51*

Update 13: Uttar Pradesh all out for 403 in their first innings. Take lead of 168 runs.

Update 12: UP 402/9, Praveen Kumar scores a quick 50 off just 56 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. The home side now leading by 167 runs.

Update 11: Uttar Pradesh 400/9. Praveen 48*, Imtiaz 10*

Update 10: UP 395/9. The last wicket pair of Praveen Kumar & Imtiaz Ahmed have stitched an unbeaten stand of 30 runs.

Update 9: UP 365/9, Suresh Raina departs after playing a compact knock of 55 off 112 balls. Praveen Kumar 23* (off 22 balls).

Update 8: UP 356/8, lead Delhi by 121. Raina 54*, Praveen 15*

Update 7: UP skipper Suresh Raina completes his 50 off 106 balls including 8 fours.

Update 6: UP 335/8, Delhi pacers are on top. Ishant and Nehra bowling with a lot of venom. They look desperate to finish UP innings.

Update 5: UP 323/8 Another wicket falls. Ali Murtaza goes for 8. Nehra adds another wicket to his kitty.

Update 4: UP 323/7 Classical cover drive by Raina off Ishant Sharma. He reaches 37. Looking compact against the Delhi bowlers.

Update 3: All 3 results are possible in this match. If UP extend their lead to around 200 and then bowl Delhi out cheaply, they can win. If Delhi bowl UP out quickly today and bat well, they can press for a win. And of both the teams bat well, match will end in a draw.

Update 2: Suresh Raina hits two fours to reach 31* off 91 balls. On Saturday he played very slow. Let's see how he progresses today. Will he break free?

Update1: UP 305/7, Delhi have picked up an early wicket as Ashish Nehra removed wicketkeeper Amir Khan for 9.
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Welcome to the third day of the Round 1 Ranji Trophy fixture between Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh ended the Day 2 at 292/6. They lead by 57 runs with 4 wickets in hand. Delhi bowled quiet well in the last session. Raina was batting on 19* off 70 balls and was patient curbing his natural instincts considering wickets were tumbling at the other end. The last session fetched 47 runs for the Uttar Pradesh team.

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