NKP Salve Challenger Trophy - Final

Delhi v India Blue

India Blue won by 50 runs

Ojha and Reddy to open the batting for India Blue. Nehra with the new ball.

Parikshit: "Its 11:20 at night here in New Jersey.. Wanted Delhi to bat first, to see Viru :(..Will have to contend with Naman!!"

India Blue won the toss and elected to bat first.

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the Challenger trophy final between India Blue and Delhi.

0.1

Nehra to Reddy, no run, starts with a fuller length delivery, pitched outside off and seams away, left alone

0.2

Nehra to Reddy, no run, Good length, with good bounce, defends.

0.3

Nehra to Reddy, no run, Back of a length delivery, on off, goes back and defended

0.4

Nehra to Reddy, no run, back of a length, outside off, plays defensively

0.5

Nehra to Reddy, no run, touch short outside off, steers, can't beat backward point

0.6

Nehra to Reddy, no run, maiden, length delivery, around, Ojha defends it once again

End of over 1 (maiden) India Blue 0/0
PA Reddy    0* (6b)      A Nehra    1-1-0-0
NV Ojha    0* (0b)     

1.2

Suyal to Ojha, no run, back of a length, down the leg, called wide

1.3

Suyal to Ojha, no run, pitched on middle, goes back and plays back to the bowler

1.4

Suyal to Ojha, 1 run, pitched outside off, moving away, play and a miss

1.5

Suyal to Reddy, 1 run, back of a length delivery, outside off, tried to drive through covers, inside edge for a single

1.6

Suyal to Ojha, no run, fuller length delivery, drives on the rise to covers

End of over 2 (5 runs) India Blue 5/0
NV Ojha    3* (5b)      P Suyal    1-0-5-0
PA Reddy    1* (7b)     

2.1

Nehra to Reddy, FOUR, short of a length delivery, pulls it, no proper timing but manage to clear the infield for a boundary

2.2

Nehra to Reddy, no run, back of a length, pitched on middle and moves away, good bounce there, goes back and off the backfoot plays to off

2.3

Nehra to Reddy, no run, fuller length, outside off, shoulders arms

Rahmatullah Hashimi: "Yauraj is a good form and he has to bat no 3 to reach a quick hundred maybe to double hundred and it then for delhi chasing will be difficult"

2.4

Nehra to Reddy, no run, good length delivery, Reddy plays defensively

2.5

Nehra to Reddy, no run, back of a length delivery, on off, Reddy goes back and steers to point

2.6

Nehra to Reddy, FOUR, length delivery, straying on leg, flicks through midwicket for a boundary

End of over 3 (8 runs) India Blue 13/0
PA Reddy    9* (13b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-1-8-0
NV Ojha    3* (5b)      P Suyal    1-0-5-0

3.1

Suyal to Ojha, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside leg, struck on his pad

Dharmendra Kumar: "I think bat first is a good decision for India blue,b'coz India blue have a strong batting line-up,they will putup best score in this statium."

3.2

Suyal to Ojha, no run, good length, good pace there, pitched outside off, 132 kph! moving away from Ojha.

3.3

Suyal to Ojha, no run, another good length delivery, seaming away from the right handed Ojha, he lets it go

Ankit : "India blue should bat positively specially naman ojha."

3.4

Suyal to Ojha, FOUR, back of a length delivery, on middle, moving away from him, Ojha stands tall and punched with the full face of the bat to the cover boundary

3.5

Suyal to Ojha, no run, length delivery, pitched around off, shoulders arms

3.6

Suyal to Ojha, no run, lovely delivery, beaten, angling away from him, pitched on off and just missed his outside edge

Arun R: "Kohli could give viru a go with the ball sometime in the innings."

End of over 4 (4 runs) India Blue 17/0
NV Ojha    7* (11b 1x4)      P Suyal    2-0-9-0
PA Reddy    9* (13b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-1-8-0

4.1

Nehra to Reddy, no run, back of a length delivery, Reddy off the backfoot pushes to off

4.2

Nehra to Reddy, FOUR, back of a length delivery, on leg, Reddy helps it away to flicks it fine to the backward square leg

4.3

Nehra to Reddy, no run, good length, on middle and off, Reddy off the backfoot defends it

4.4

Nehra to Reddy, no run, touch short, around off, pushes off the backfoot to point

4.5

Nehra to Reddy, no run, fuller, on off, drives it straight and that hits the non-striker's end stumps and went to mid-off

4.6

Nehra to Reddy, no run, Reddy defends a back of length delivery to off

End of over 5 (4 runs) India Blue 21/0
PA Reddy    13* (19b 3x4)      A Nehra    3-1-12-0
NV Ojha    7* (11b 1x4)      P Suyal    2-0-9-0

5.1

Awana to Ojha, FOUR, fuller length, outside off, Ojha leans forward and drives on the rise between point and cover

deb: "players who can make it to the india team from this matches. yuvraj, unmukt, utahappa, Nehra, sehwag........ please fill in the gaps."

5.2

Awana to Ojha, no run, length delivery, hint of swing there, Ojha let it go

5.3

Awana to Ojha, no run, short of a length outside off, not much room there, cuts hard, can't beat point

nagendra: "If Viru can pull off a miracle today he might get a chance to play against Aussies Miracle mean atleast 125+ Yuvi in the mean while has nothing more to prove himself while he can just chip in with another 50 which might be good enough"

5.4

Awana to Ojha, no run, good length, around off, leans forward and defended back to the bowler

5.5

Awana to Ojha, no run, back of a length, pitched outside off and moving away from Ojha, let it go without any trouble

5.6

Awana to Ojha, no run, bowls around off, length delivery, kept a bit low, beats the outside edge

End of over 6 (4 runs) India Blue 25/0
NV Ojha    11* (17b 2x4)      P Awana    1-0-4-0
PA Reddy    13* (19b 3x4)      A Nehra    3-1-12-0

6.1

Nehra to Reddy, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, cuts to third man

6.2

Nehra to Ojha, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle and off, defends off the frontfoot

6.3

Nehra to Ojha, no run, good length delivery, around off, Ojha played a bit early, leading edge towards cover

6.4

Nehra to Ojha, FOUR, slower delivery, pitched outside off, Ojha drives that fuller delivery off the frontfoot through covers

6.5

Nehra to Ojha, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside, hint of movement there, good bounce, Ojha let it go

6.6

Nehra to Ojha, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, nudges to midwicket to keep the strike

End of over 7 (6 runs) India Blue 31/0
NV Ojha    16* (22b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-1-18-0
PA Reddy    14* (20b 3x4)      P Awana    1-0-4-0

7.1

Awana to Ojha, FOUR, lovely timing and placement, length delivery, pitched outside off, leans forward and pushes between cover and point

nagendra reddy: "Delhi has a very strong batting line up Unmukt Gauti Virat Viru Manhas So any thing under 300 will be easily chasable It is up to Yuvi and co. to score as much as possible within 50 overs"

7.2

Awana to Ojha, no run, 126.8 kph! length delivery, pitched outside off, straightens the line, no shot offered

7.3

Awana to Ojha, FOUR, length delivery, straying on pads, flicks over square leg

7.4

Awana to Ojha, no run, back of a length delivery, around off, defended

7.5

Awana to Ojha, no run, pitches outside off, back of a length, through to the keeper

7.6

Awana to Ojha, 1 run, good length, on middle and leg, pushes to mid-on for a quick single

End of over 8 (9 runs) India Blue 40/0
NV Ojha    25* (28b 5x4)      P Awana    2-0-13-0
PA Reddy    14* (20b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-1-18-0

8.1

Nehra to Ojha, no run, back of a length, on leg, pushed to mid-on

8.2

Nehra to Ojha, no run, touch short outside off, moving away from him, he let it go

Ankit : "Seeing challenger trophy we should accept that our pace attack is very weak."

8.3

Nehra to Ojha, no run, good length, pitched on middle and off, leans forward and defends to off

8.4

Nehra to Ojha, 1 run, fuller, pitched outside off, tries for a drives, outside edge past point

8.5

Nehra to Reddy, no run, 123 kph! back of a length, outside off, pushed off his backfoot

8.6

Nehra to Reddy, no run, good delivery there, pitched outside off and also moving away from Reddy, no shot offered there

deb: "@nagendra. Sehwag will only be considered for Test even if he scores big here. Yuvi has almost made it to the ODI side. Yuvi has another plus point... He can bowl and win matches for you. His competitor D. karthik is struggling at this moment."

End of over 9 (1 run) India Blue 41/0
PA Reddy    14* (22b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-1-19-0
NV Ojha    26* (32b 5x4)      P Awana    2-0-13-0

9.1

Awana to Ojha, 1 run, fuller, on off, leans forward and drives to the left of mid-off and steals a single

9.2

Awana to Reddy, no run, back of a length, outside off, holds it line, pushes back to the bowler

9.3

Awana to Reddy, 1 run, fuller length, outside off, drives to the left of point, third man runs to his right and fields it

9.4

Awana to Ojha, no run, back of a length delivery, punches off the front foot, can't beat Kohli at silly point

9.5

Awana to Ojha, no run, good length, pitched outside off, let it go

9.6

Awana to Ojha, FOUR, lovely placement, just a simple push off the front foot through mid-off and extra cover

Rohith Reddy: "The stats of Akshath Reddy are really pleasing. Is this guy really as good as the stats show??? because i have seen him do nothing playing for Sun Risers" List A is totally a different ball game, looks very cool and composed

End of over 10 (6 runs) India Blue 47/0
NV Ojha    31* (36b 6x4)      P Awana    3-0-19-0
PA Reddy    15* (24b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-1-19-0

10.1

Suyal to Reddy, no run, fuller length, straight drive, not for runs, hits the non-striker's end stumps

10.2

Suyal to Reddy, no run, good length delivery, good bounce, tried for a poke, beats the outside off

10.3

Suyal to Reddy, FOUR, back of a length delivery, drives off the front foot between the non-striker and bowler

nagendra: "@deb viru is the most dangerous player in 21st century He is suitable for all formats There are little chances that he can get selected Although i am a bit optimistic"

10.4

Suyal to Reddy, no run, back of a length, outside off, punched to point

10.5

Suyal to Reddy, no run, what a delivery! squared him up, back of a length, pitched on middle and moved away, just miss the outside edge

10.6

Suyal to Reddy, no run, touch fuller, outside off, Reddy pushed to mid-off

End of over 11 (4 runs) India Blue 51/0
PA Reddy    19* (30b 4x4)      P Suyal    3-0-13-0
NV Ojha    31* (36b 6x4)      P Awana    3-0-19-0

11.1

Awana to Ojha, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside off, holds it line, pushed to off

11.2

Awana to Ojha, no run, back of a length, on middle and off, defends off the backfoot

11.3

Awana to Ojha, 2 runs, good length delivery, straying on leg, flicks through square leg

11.4

Awana to Ojha, OUT, back of a length delivery, pitched around off, holds it line, not much room there, Ojha tried for a cut from his crease, got an inside edge and ball rolls back onto his stumps, breakthrough for Delhi

NV Ojha b Awana 33 (40b 6x4 0x6) SR: 82.50

Manish Pandey walks in.

11.5

Awana to Pandey, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, pushed it to on side

Ankit : "Looks like Reddy plays very good shot straight down the ground he hit3-4 straight drives today. Very good sight."

11.6

Awana to Pandey, no run, back of a length delivery, played with soft hands to mid-on

End of over 12 (2 runs) India Blue 53/1
MK Pandey    0* (2b)      P Awana    4-0-21-1
PA Reddy    19* (30b 4x4)      P Suyal    3-0-13-0

12.1

Suyal to Reddy, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, tried for a pull standing tall, past square leg

12.2

Suyal to Pandey, no run, Pandey tries to poke the length delivery, pitched on middle and angling away from him, good delivery

12.3

Suyal to Pandey, no run, continues to bowl the same line and length, this time batsman lets it go

12.4

Suyal to Pandey, no run, back of a length, outside off, through to the keeper

12.5

Suyal to Pandey, no run, back of a length, on middle, defends

12.6

Suyal to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, on off, Pandey goes back and pushes to short mid-off and calls for a quick single

End of over 13 (2 runs) India Blue 55/1
MK Pandey    1* (7b)      P Suyal    4-0-15-0
PA Reddy    20* (31b 4x4)      P Awana    4-0-21-1

13.1

Awana to Pandey, no run, back of a length delivery, defended off the backfoot

13.2

Awana to Pandey, no run, leans forward and defended the length delivery to off

Nagendra Reddy: "Yuvi @No.3 would have been ideal given his form and temperament and clean hitting now-a-days"

13.3

Awana to Pandey, no run, good line and length, pitched outside off, touch short, pushed to mid-off

13.4

Awana to Pandey, no run, short of a length, pulls, mistimed it to short midwicket

13.5

Awana to Pandey, no run, back of a length, pitched outside off, straightens and Pandey let it go

13.6

Awana to Pandey, 1 run, touch short, outside off, steers to third man to keep the strike

End of over 14 (1 run) India Blue 56/1
MK Pandey    2* (13b)      P Awana    5-0-22-1
PA Reddy    20* (31b 4x4)      P Suyal    4-0-15-0

14.1

Suyal to Pandey, 1 wide, short of a length delivery, Pandey ducks under it, called wide

14.1

Suyal to Pandey, no run, good length, pitches outside off, leans forward and guides to off

14.2

Suyal to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length delivery, on middle and off, punched off his backfoot to mid-off for a quick single

14.3

Suyal to Reddy, 1 run, short of a length delivery, on middle and off, steers past point

14.4

Suyal to Pandey, no run, length delivery, outside off, dabs it down

14.5

Suyal to Pandey, no run, fuller length, outside off, drives on the rise, can't beat extra cover

14.6

Suyal to Pandey, 1 run, nudges around the corner for a single

Time for drinks

End of over 15 (4 runs) India Blue 60/1
MK Pandey    4* (18b)      P Suyal    5-0-19-0
PA Reddy    21* (32b 4x4)      P Awana    5-0-22-1

15.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, flatter delivery, on off, defended

15.2

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, tossed up, outside off, pushed to off

15.3

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, touch short, on middle and off, pushed to long-on

15.4

Varun Sood to Reddy, no run, flighted, on middle and off, leans forward and defends

15.5

Varun Sood to Reddy, no run, lovely! beats the outside edge, turns away from him

15.6

Varun Sood to Reddy, 1 run, this time brings it back, goes back and nudges to midwicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) India Blue 62/1
PA Reddy    22* (35b 4x4)      Varun Sood    1-0-2-0
MK Pandey    5* (21b)      P Suyal    5-0-19-0

16.1

Bhatia to Reddy, OUT, first ball wicket for Bhatia, slower delivery, pitched outside off, straightens the line, good amount of bounce, Reddy pushes off the frontfoot towards short cover, that's an easy take for Kohli, another one bites the dust

PA Reddy c Kohli b Bhatia 22 (36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

16.2

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, outside off, left alone

16.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower delivery, on middle and off, defends

16.4

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on middle and off, leans forward and defends the length delivery

16.5

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside leg, and struck Yuvi's pad

16.6

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, length delivery, outside off, leans forward to defend it, outside edge and went between keeper and first slip

End of over 17 (4 runs) India Blue 66/2
Yuvraj Singh    4* (5b 1x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-4-1
MK Pandey    5* (21b)      Varun Sood    1-0-2-0

17.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, short and wide outside off, tried for cut, missed it

17.2

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, flatter delivery, on off, drilled to long-off

Nagendra Reddy: "If Yuvi stays there for 20 balls initially then the fireworks will begin :D"

17.3

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quicker one, outside off, beats the outside edge

17.4

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter delivery, leans forward and guides to backward point

17.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, tossed up, outside off, pushed to extra cover

17.6

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, flatter, on middle and leg, leans forward and nudges through midwicket

End of over 18 (3 runs) India Blue 69/2
MK Pandey    7* (25b)      Varun Sood    2-0-5-0
Yuvraj Singh    5* (7b 1x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-4-1

18.1

Bhatia to Pandey, no run, back of a length, pitched around off, defends off the frontfoot

18.2

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, back of length delivery, pushes off the backfoot towards mid-off and steals a quick single

18.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length, outside off, leans forward to drive through covers, outside edge past backward point

18.4

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, around off, goes back and nudges towards mid-on

18.5

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, pitched on middle, moving away from him, shoulders arms

18.6

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, straying on pads, flicks to fine leg to keep the strike

End of over 19 (4 runs) India Blue 73/2
Yuvraj Singh    7* (10b 1x4)      R Bhatia    2-0-8-1
MK Pandey    9* (28b)      Varun Sood    2-0-5-0

Suyal into the attack now

19.1

Suyal to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, on off, drives back to the bowler

19.2

Suyal to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length delivery, around off, dabs it down to off

19.3

Suyal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, steers to third man

19.4

Suyal to Pandey, no run, length delivery, outside off, gets forward and pushes to point

19.5

Suyal to Pandey, FOUR, fuller, outside off, drives between the stumps and non-striker

19.6

Suyal to Pandey, no run, on middle and leg, touch slower, defends off the front foot

Ankit : "Ball is taking yuvi's bat outside edges, after sometime crowd will take yuvraj's catches."

End of over 20 (5 runs) India Blue 78/2
MK Pandey    13* (31b 1x4)      P Suyal    6-0-24-0
Yuvraj Singh    8* (13b 1x4)      R Bhatia    2-0-8-1

20.1

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, on middle and off, gets forward and defends it

20.2

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, on middle and off, goes back and pushes back towards the bowler

20.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full, outside off, gets forward and drives along the ground to long-off

20.4

Bhatia to Pandey, 2 runs, back of a length, on middle and leg, flicks behind square for a couple

20.5

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, good length delivery, on middle and leg, gets it through mid-on

20.6

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length, pitched on off and moving away, left alone

End of over 21 (4 runs) India Blue 82/2
Yuvraj Singh    9* (17b 1x4)      R Bhatia    3-0-12-1
MK Pandey    16* (33b 1x4)      P Suyal    6-0-24-0

21.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, tossed up on off, leans forward and pushed to off

Vikram: "After his return, Yuvraj is playing like Gayle with steady start and going for biggies once get settled in, positive thing for a middle-order"

21.2

Varun Sood to Pandey, FOUR, low full toss, on middle and leg, flicks to the cow corner

21.3

Varun Sood to Pandey, FOUR, this time he bowls it short, Pandey goes back and pulls to the left of midwicket

21.4

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, flatter, on middle and off, defends off the frontfoot

21.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, arm delivery, gets back and pushes to on side

21.6

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, fuller, on middle and off, pushes back to the bowler

End of over 22 (8 runs) India Blue 90/2
MK Pandey    24* (39b 3x4)      Varun Sood    3-0-13-0
Yuvraj Singh    9* (17b 1x4)      R Bhatia    3-0-12-1

22.1

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller length delivery, outside off, defended

22.2

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, same line and length, Yuvraj gets forward and defends it once again

22.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length, outside off, left alone

Ankit : "Yuvi and Nayar are crackers in this team."

22.4

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, touch short and wide outside off, bowls it a bit slower, cuts through point

22.5

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length, on middle and leg, gets it to vacant midwicket area, bowler runs and fields it

22.6

Bhatia to Pandey, 2 runs, slower delivery, on middle and leg, flicks behind square leg for a couple

End of over 23 (7 runs) India Blue 97/2
MK Pandey    26* (40b 3x4)      R Bhatia    4-0-19-1
Yuvraj Singh    14* (22b 2x4)      Varun Sood    3-0-13-0

23.1

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj played for the turn, kept it straight, outside edge towards point

23.2

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, flatter delivery, on middle and leg, Pandey pushes back to the bowler

23.3

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, on leg, pushed along the ground to long-on

23.4

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length delivery, on off, played with soft hands for a quick single

23.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, flatter and faster, defends off the front foot

23.6

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery, down leg, works it to fine leg

End of over 24 (4 runs) India Blue 101/2
MK Pandey    28* (44b 3x4)      Varun Sood    4-0-17-0
Yuvraj Singh    16* (24b 2x4)      R Bhatia    4-0-19-1

24.1

Bhatia to Pandey, no run, back of length, around off, pushed back to the bowler

24.2

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, back of a length, punches off the back foot to long-on

24.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery, outside off, gets forward and defends it

24.4

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, once again defends a length delivery to off

24.5

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, continues to bowl the same line and length and Yuvraj getting his defence right

24.6

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length, outside off, plays from the crease to point

End of over 25 (1 run) India Blue 102/2
Yuvraj Singh    16* (28b 2x4)      R Bhatia    5-0-20-1
MK Pandey    29* (46b 3x4)      Varun Sood    4-0-17-0

Nag: "If India Blue continues this way its hard to imagine them winning They surely require a big partnership now and Yuvi should bat till 45th over"

25.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, tossed up, outside off, pushed to point

25.2

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that's the first one from Yuvraj, flatter, outside off, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over midwicket

25.3

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter, gets forward and defends to off, keeper runs and throws it to the bowler's end, wavered throw ended up in a run

25.4

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, length delivery, on off, defended off the front foot

25.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, touch short, on off, goes back and gets it to long-on

25.6

Varun Sood to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on middle and leg, flicks to on side

End of over 26 (9 runs) India Blue 111/2
Yuvraj Singh    23* (31b 2x4 1x6)      Varun Sood    5-0-26-0
MK Pandey    31* (49b 3x4)      R Bhatia    5-0-20-1

26.1

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, short of a length, punched down the ground

26.2

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery, outside off, pushes from the crease to point

Nag: "Big hits coming through Yuvi's blade Bad signs for Delhi team"

26.3

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller, outside off, gets forward and drives along the ground to long-on

26.4

Bhatia to Pandey, no run, good delivery, pitched around off, bit of movement, beats the outside edge of Pandey

26.5

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, leans forward and drives to sweeper cover

26.6

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller, outside off, drives through vacant cover area and keeps the strike

End of over 27 (4 runs) India Blue 115/2
Yuvraj Singh    25* (34b 2x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    6-0-24-1
MK Pandey    33* (52b 3x4)      Varun Sood    5-0-26-0

Milind Kumar into the attack now

27.1

Milind Kumar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up, outside off, gets down on his knees to hoick it over midwicket, missed it

27.2

Milind Kumar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery, outside off, beats the outside edge

27.3

Milind Kumar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter, outside off, drilled to long-off

27.4

Milind Kumar to Pandey, SIX, flighted delivery, outside off, gets onto his knees and lofts it over long-on

teja: "i am really enjoying uv batting if he score centuary 2day then he will back into indian team"

27.5

Milind Kumar to Pandey, no run, on middle and leg, defends it

27.6

Milind Kumar to Pandey, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, defended

Ankit : "If Yuvi stick his legs , delhi's fielders legs will exercise more."

End of over 28 (7 runs) India Blue 122/2
MK Pandey    39* (55b 3x4 1x6)      Milind Kumar    1-0-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    26* (37b 2x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    6-0-24-1

28.1

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, back of a length, outside off, steers past point, sliding save from Awana who ran from third man to his left

28.2

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, length delivery, on off and middle, kept low, gets down and sweeps to backward square leg

28.3

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, good length, on middle and leg, gets it to vacant mid-on

28.4

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, 5 wides, wavered delivery, full, down leg, called wide, keeper fails to hold it too

28.4

Bhatia to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Big Wicket! back of a length delivery, pitched around leg and straightens, no movement at all, Yuvraj gets forward and tried to push it to on side, missed the line and struck on his back pad, huge appeal from Bhatia, umpire raises his finger, replay shows it pitched just outside leg, unlucky!

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Bhatia 29 (40b 2x4 1x6) SR: 72.50

28.5

Bhatia to Nayar, no run, length delivery, on off, drives to mid-off

28.6

Bhatia to Nayar, FOUR, pitched on off, length delivery, flicks for a boundary

End of over 29 (13 runs) India Blue 135/3
AM Nayar    4* (2b 1x4)      R Bhatia    7-0-37-2
MK Pandey    40* (56b 3x4 1x6)      Milind Kumar    1-0-7-0

29.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, on middle and leg, defends

29.2

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, this one turns away from Pandey, pitched on middle, beaten

Priyank Jindal: "Rajat Bhatia has this knack of picking BIG wickets from nowhere with his slower stump to stump bowling. Indeed, an effective player."

29.3

Varun Sood to Pandey, FOUR, down the leg, helps it away to fine leg boundary

29.4

Varun Sood to Pandey, FOUR, short of a length, down leg, pulls to the square leg boundary

29.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks away Pandey moves to 49

Karthik: "I just wanna say... What a comeback YUVI! Great entertainment for the past 10 days. Thank you YUVI."

29.6

Varun Sood to Nayar, FOUR, on middle and leg, gets down and sweeps behind square

End of over 30 (13 runs) India Blue 148/3
AM Nayar    8* (3b 2x4)      Varun Sood    6-0-39-0
MK Pandey    49* (61b 5x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    7-0-37-2

30.1

Bhatia to Pandey, no run

30.2

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery, pitched outside off, Pandey drills to long-off to bring his half-century

30.3

Bhatia to Nayar, no run, on middle and leg, defends it

kailesh: "rajat bhatia .... india's own version of gavin larsen .. but can bat better ehh?"

30.4

Bhatia to Nayar, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, drives along the ground to long-off

30.5

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, down the leg, gets it to right of short fine leg

30.6

Bhatia to Nayar, 2 runs, length delivery, drives hard and completes a couple

Time for drinks.

Omais : "Kohli--- Get ur Strike Bowler asap. dnt let nayar SETTLE.. ROTATION POLICY always good...."

End of over 31 (5 runs) India Blue 153/3
AM Nayar    11* (6b 2x4)      R Bhatia    8-0-42-2
MK Pandey    51* (64b 5x4 1x6)      Varun Sood    6-0-39-0

31.1

Milind Kumar to Pandey, 1 run, on a shorter trajectory, pulls away by Pandey

31.2

Milind Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, tossed up on middle, pushed along the ground to long-off

31.3

Milind Kumar to Pandey, FOUR, shorter and straight too, outside off, punched to cover boundary

Priyank Jindal: "With his current form and fitness, Yuvi can easily make it to Indian playing XI in place of DK(Dinesh) who has been highly inconsistent. This is how WC 2015 middle order would look like :- "Kohli, Yuvi, Raina, Dhoni " Wow !"

31.4

Milind Kumar to Pandey, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudged towards midwicket

31.5

Milind Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length, misses a cut

31.6

Milind Kumar to Nayar, no run, get forward to drive a length delivery outside off

End of over 32 (7 runs) India Blue 160/3
AM Nayar    12* (9b 2x4)      Milind Kumar    2-0-14-0
MK Pandey    57* (67b 6x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    8-0-42-2

32.1

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, drilled to long-on

32.2

Bhatia to Nayar, OUT, Gone, plumb! back of a length delivery, pitched on middle and leg, holds it line, Nayar gets forward and tries to flick it, missed it, kept a bit low, easy decision for the umpire, Bhatia showing his bicep to his teammates.

AM Nayar lbw b Bhatia 12 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

32.3

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, length delivery, on middle, defends

32.4

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, back of a length, punched to mid-on

32.5

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, slower one, length delivery, on middle and leg, dabs it down

32.6

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, length delivery, drives to cover

End of over 33 (1 run) India Blue 161/4
AR Bawne    0* (4b)      R Bhatia    9-0-43-3
MK Pandey    58* (68b 6x4 1x6)      Milind Kumar    2-0-14-0

33.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, flatter, outside off, leans forward and drives to long-off

33.2

Varun Sood to Bawne, 2 runs, on middle and leg, gets it behind square for a couple

33.3

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, length delivery, on middle and off, push to off

33.4

Varun Sood to Bawne, 1 run, flatter, outside off, drives through vacant cover region

33.5

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, faster one, turn away from Pandey, beats the outside off

33.6

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, leans forward and defends it on side

End of over 34 (4 runs) India Blue 165/4
MK Pandey    59* (71b 6x4 1x6)      Varun Sood    7-0-43-0
AR Bawne    3* (7b)      R Bhatia    9-0-43-3

34.1

Bhatia to Bawne, 1 run, back of a length delivery, around off, steers to third man

34.2

Bhatia to Pandey, no run, length delivery, on off, pushed back to the bowler

34.3

Bhatia to Pandey, no run, hint of movement, length delivery, pitched outside off, beaten

34.4

Bhatia to Pandey, 1 run, down the leg, gets down and gets it to the right of short fine leg, Awana dives and throws it back to the keeper

34.5

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, on middle and leg, defends

34.6

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, length delivery, on middle, dabs it down

End of over 35 (2 runs) India Blue 167/4
AR Bawne    4* (10b)      R Bhatia    10-0-45-3
MK Pandey    60* (74b 6x4 1x6)      Varun Sood    7-0-43-0

Time for batting power-play

35.1

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, pushed to on side

35.2

Varun Sood to Bawne, 1 run, full, outside off, drives through covers for a single

35.3

Varun Sood to Pandey, no run, flatter and faster, on middle and leg, batsman kept it down

35.4

Varun Sood to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery, pushed along the ground to long-off

35.5

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, quicker on the legs, pushed back to the bowler

35.6

Varun Sood to Bawne, 1 run, length delivery, played with soft hands for a quick single

Nilesh Nikam: "Today Manish Pandey must play a long inning"

End of over 36 (4 runs) India Blue 171/4
AR Bawne    6* (13b)      Varun Sood    8-0-47-0
MK Pandey    62* (77b 6x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    10-0-45-3

36.1

Bhatia to Bawne, SIX, lovely shot! kept low, length delivery, gets down on one knee and hoicks it over midwicket

36.2

Bhatia to Bawne, 1 run, down leg, gets it to short fine leg

36.3

Bhatia to Pandey, OUT, slower delivery once again, pitched on middle, going down leg, kept too low, Pandey gets forward and pushes back towards the bowler almost like a catching practice but not an easy take, came quite low back to Bhatia and a good take from him

MK Pandey c & b Bhatia 62 (78b 6x4 1x6) SR: 79.48

36.4

Bhatia to Chawla, no run, length delivery, outside off, plays from the crease to off

36.5

Bhatia to Chawla, no run, slower delivery, on middle and leg, dabs it down

Sathish: "How Rajat Bhatia is bowling his 11th over? Hope this is not a test match." - One bowler can bowl maximum of 12 overs.

36.6

Bhatia to Chawla, FOUR, down the leg, helps it away to fine leg boundary

End of over 37 (11 runs) India Blue 182/5
PP Chawla    4* (3b 1x4)      R Bhatia    11-0-56-4
AR Bawne    13* (15b 1x6)      Varun Sood    8-0-47-0

37.1

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, flatter, on middle and leg, gets forward and defends

37.2

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, touch quicker, dabs it down once again

37.3

Varun Sood to Bawne, 1 run, length delivery, pushed along the ground to long-off

37.4

Varun Sood to Chawla, no run, steps out and bowled pitched it short, on leg, Chawla offered his pads

37.5

Varun Sood to Chawla, 1 wide, wide down the leg

Aqeel: "Love the 12 over rule. Should be implemented by ICC ASAP!"

37.5

Varun Sood to Chawla, no run, length delivery, pushed to on side

37.6

Varun Sood to Chawla, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudged away behind square

End of over 38 (3 runs) India Blue 185/5
PP Chawla    5* (6b 1x4)      Varun Sood    9-0-50-0
AR Bawne    14* (18b 1x6)      R Bhatia    11-0-56-4

38.1

Bhatia to Chawla, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

38.2

Bhatia to Chawla, 1 run

38.3

Bhatia to Bawne, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, worked it towards square leg for a single

kailesh: "if rajat bhatia continues to perform like this ... then am pretty sure he has to be considered for the odi and t20 team atleast.. as a batting allrounder who can bowl decent overs of medium paced bowling"

38.4

Bhatia to Chawla, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, off the pads for a legbye

38.5

Bhatia to Bawne, no run, touch fuller, outside off, drives straight to extra cover

Maddy: "Going by the current status of the match, i think India Blue would score around 250-260 if this partnership carries on.. which shouldn't be a problem for Delhi lads with the likes of Gambhir, Kohli and Sehwag.. just have a feel Viru will make it big today...))"

38.6

Bhatia to Bawne, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed along the ground to long-on

End of over 39 (4 runs) India Blue 189/5
AR Bawne    16* (21b 1x6)      R Bhatia    12-0-59-4
PP Chawla    6* (9b 1x4)      Varun Sood    9-0-50-0

39.1

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, on middle and leg, pushed to on side

39.2

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, touch short this time, on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

Karthik: "One said, Yuvi must play till 45th over. Gone. Now, someone said Manish should play long innings. Now he is.."

39.3

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, on middle and leg, works it to leg side

39.4

Varun Sood to Bawne, no run, full, on off, drives back to the bowler

39.5

Varun Sood to Bawne, FOUR, touch short outside off, waits and cuts it very late for a boundary

39.6

Varun Sood to Bawne, 1 run, flatter and faster, outside off, pushed to off and keeps the strike

End of over 40 (5 runs) India Blue 194/5
AR Bawne    21* (27b 1x4 1x6)      Varun Sood    10-0-55-0
PP Chawla    6* (9b 1x4)      R Bhatia    12-0-59-4

40.1

Suyal to Bawne, no run, back of a length, pitched on middle, dabs it down to on side

40.2

Suyal to Bawne, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, steers to third man

Nikhil: "Hopefully India Blue plays their complete quota of 50 overs..."

40.3

Suyal to Chawla, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, drives to off

40.4

Suyal to Chawla, FOUR, slower bouncer, on off, get across and pulls behind the square, Nehra runs to his right from fine leg and slides, can't save it though, poor technique!

40.5

Suyal to Chawla, 1 run, good length delivery, outside off, drives to vacant cover region

40.6

Suyal to Bawne, 1 run, on middle and leg, back of a length, get it through square leg

End of over 41 (7 runs) India Blue 201/5
AR Bawne    23* (30b 1x4 1x6)      P Suyal    7-0-31-0
PP Chawla    11* (12b 2x4)      Varun Sood    10-0-55-0

41.1

Nehra to Bawne, no run, good length delivery, on middle and off, batsman gets on the top of the bounce and dabs it down

41.2

Nehra to Bawne, 1 run, steps out and Nehra pitched it short, steers to third man

41.3

Nehra to Chawla, 1 run, short of a length, on middle and leg, works it to on side

41.4

Nehra to Bawne, 1 run, short of a length, cross batted shot towards midwicket

Mahesh: "My humble request to all, don't comment VIRU should play a big/long innings please please........."

41.5

Nehra to Chawla, 1 run, touch short outside off, gets that through point

41.6

Nehra to Bawne, 1 run, waits on his crease and steers a back of length delivery to third man

End of over 42 (5 runs) India Blue 206/5
AR Bawne    26* (34b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-1-24-0
PP Chawla    13* (14b 2x4)      P Suyal    7-0-31-0

42.1

Suyal to Bawne, no run, length delivery, straying on pads, flicks to short midwicket

42.2

Suyal to Bawne, FOUR, length delivery, moving away from him, leans forward for a drive, outside edge past slip

42.3

Suyal to Bawne, no run, good comeback, slower, on a length, drives to extra cover

42.4

Suyal to Bawne, no run, short of a length, outside off, batsman cuts away, Kohli makes a diving save to his right

42.5

Suyal to Bawne, no run, draw the batsman on front foot, drives it straight to extra cover

42.6

Suyal to Bawne, 1 run, full, well outside off, drives through vacant cover

End of over 43 (5 runs) India Blue 211/5
AR Bawne    31* (40b 2x4 1x6)      P Suyal    8-0-36-0
PP Chawla    13* (14b 2x4)      A Nehra    6-1-24-0

43.1

Nehra to Bawne, 1 run, back of a length, pitched on middle, moving away, steers to third man

43.2

Nehra to Chawla, 2 runs, Chawla steps out and clips a back of a length delivery over midwicket region, fall short of Awana

43.3

Nehra to Chawla, FOUR, length delivery, steps out and clears mid-off

43.4

Nehra to Chawla, no run, good length delivery, on off, plays back to Nehra

Vishal Sheokand: "@Mahesh: Well if Sehwag has to play for India any time soon again, he MUST!!"

43.5

Nehra to Chawla, 1 run, short of a length, pulls away behind square

43.6

Nehra to Bawne, 1 run, fuller, outside off, drives along the ground to long-off

End of over 44 (9 runs) India Blue 220/5
AR Bawne    33* (42b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    7-1-33-0
PP Chawla    20* (18b 3x4)      P Suyal    8-0-36-0

44.1

Awana to Bawne, FOUR, length delivery, outside off, slogs it over mid-on

Raghavendra: "Ok..ok...I know nehra and chawla both can make the game interesting.."

44.2

Awana to Bawne, OUT, Awana bowled it around off stump channel, Ankit went for a flick, nips back in a bit, missed the line and struck his pad, hitting middle and leg, no doubt in that, umpire raised his finger, crowd goes silent!

AR Bawne lbw b Awana 37 (44b 3x4 1x6) SR: 84.09

44.3

Awana to Kumar, no run, slower bouncer, outside off, missed it

44.4

Awana to Kumar, 2 runs, short of a length delivery, steers to third man

44.5

Awana to Kumar, no run, good length delivery, on middle and leg, defended

44.6

Awana to Kumar, no run, length delivery, on off, drives to extra cover

End of over 45 (6 runs) India Blue 226/6
B Kumar    2* (4b)      P Awana    6-0-28-2
PP Chawla    20* (18b 3x4)      A Nehra    7-1-33-0

45.1

Nehra to Chawla, 2 runs, short of a length, Chawla slams it over the bowlers head, Milind Kumar runs to right from long-on and makes a sliding save

45.2

Nehra to Chawla, 1 run, back of a length delivery, gets it towards point

Maddy: "I was a big fan of Ashish Nehra.. still remember the game in WC2003 where he got 6 wickets against England.. but somehow he has lost his charm with time.. the fitness and form issues have got him in and out of the team consistently.. I only wish he plays for the national team again... can't understand why does that happen to indian bowlers!!"

45.3

Nehra to Kumar, no run, back of a length, on off, tries to guide it fine, went to point

45.4

Nehra to Kumar, 1 run, short of a length, on middle and leg, came a bit fast, top edge behind square

45.5

Nehra to Chawla, FOUR, slower delivery, Chawla make some room and lofts it over the bowler's head

45.6

Nehra to Chawla, 1 run, full toss, outside off, nudges to midwicket

End of over 46 (9 runs) India Blue 235/6
PP Chawla    28* (22b 4x4)      A Nehra    8-1-42-0
B Kumar    3* (6b)      P Awana    6-0-28-2

46.1

Awana to Chawla, 2 runs, Chawla slogs a length delivery towards the sight screen, took a couple

46.2

Awana to Chawla, 1 run, back of a length delivery, steers to third man

46.3

Awana to Kumar, 1 run, back of a length delivery, down leg, make some and gets it to off

46.4

Awana to Chawla, 1 run, on shorter side, placed it towards point and took a quick single

46.5

Awana to Kumar, OUT, back of a length delivery, on middle and off, Kumar stood tall on his crease and tried for a hoick over the midwicket region, bit early onto his shot and got a top edge, skies towards cover and Sood settles underneath it and completes the catch

B Kumar c Varun Sood b Awana 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.6

Awana to Chawla, 1 run, back of a length, down leg, nudges around the corner to keep the strike

End of over 47 (6 runs) India Blue 241/7
PP Chawla    33* (26b 4x4)      P Awana    7-0-34-3
R Vinay Kumar    0* (0b)      A Nehra    8-1-42-0

47.1

Suyal to Chawla, SIX, elegant! back of a length, outside off, swings it straight over the bowler's head, some noise from the crowd now

47.2

Suyal to Chawla, 1 run, short and wide outside off, plays over the point region

47.3

Suyal to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, wide full toss, outside off, steers to third man

47.4

Suyal to Chawla, 5 no balls, tried to bowl a yorker, ball slips out of his fingers, went high and down the leg, missed by the keeper too

sneh: ""i think the county stint have done lot of good to chawla's batting instead of gambhir's""

47.4

Suyal to Chawla, 1 run, back of a length delivery, cuts away for a single

47.5

Suyal to Vinay Kumar, no run, fuller, outside off, wild swing, missed it

47.6

Suyal to Vinay Kumar, no run, slower, length delivery, on middle and leg, kept low and Kumar dabs it down nicely

End of over 48 (14 runs) India Blue 255/7
R Vinay Kumar    1* (3b)      P Suyal    9-0-50-0
PP Chawla    41* (30b 4x4 1x6)      P Awana    7-0-34-3

48.1

Awana to Chawla, 1 run, fuller, wide outside off, guides to third man

48.2

Awana to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, back of a length delivery, touch slower, batsman plays with soft hands to off side and took a quick single

48.3

Awana to Chawla, OUT, that's the fourth one for Awana, slower and kept low, pitched outside off, length delivery, Chawla gets down on one knee and tries to clear the midwicket region, top edge and went high in the air towards the keeper, Bisht took it without any trouble

PP Chawla c †Bisht b Awana 42 (32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 131.25

48.4

Awana to Vinay Kumar, 1 run

48.5

Awana to Saxena, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, works it behind square

48.6

Awana to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and off, plays to off and took a quick single, direct throw towards the bowler's end but Vinay Kumar well inside the crease

End of over 49 (5 runs) India Blue 260/8
R Vinay Kumar    4* (6b)      P Awana    8-0-39-4
I Saxena    1* (1b)      P Suyal    9-0-50-0

49.1

Nehra to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, yorker length, on middle and leg, dabs it down to off side

49.2

Nehra to Saxena, 1 run, back of a length, on middle and leg, played with soft hands to the left of the non-striker and steals a single

49.3

Nehra to Vinay Kumar, no run, back of a length, slower one, missed a cross batted slog by Vinay Kumar

vinay: "Comment makers curse this time chawla is gone :)

49.4

Nehra to Vinay Kumar, FOUR, low full toss, stays back and swings it to the right of long-on

49.5

Nehra to Vinay Kumar, SIX, lovely hit, good length delivery, on leg, hoicks it over the cow corner region,

49.6

Nehra to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, OUT, fuller length delivery, slogs it down to wide of long-on, completes the second and they goes for the third as Nehra fails to collect the ball at the bowler's end, Awana collects it and throws at the keeper's end and Saxena was well outside the crease

I Saxena run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Aditya: "After seeing nehra all d bowlers were batting as a batsan nd hitting 4s and 6s...yesterday steyn and today chawla and vinay..!!"

End of over 50 (14 runs) India Blue 274/8
R Vinay Kumar    17* (11b 1x4 1x6)      A Nehra    9-1-56-0
     P Awana    8-0-39-4
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India Blue won by 50 runs
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India Blue won by 11 runs
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