NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, Final: India Blue v India Red at Cuttack, Oct 26, 2008
India Blue won by 8 wickets (with 146 balls remaining)
26 October 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India Red innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Patel lbw b Dinda 0 8 0 0 0.00
1.6 gone!!!! that was on a full length on middle and off and swinging away a touch, Parthiv tries to work that one away wide of mid wicket putting his right foot across, is struck on the pads, and the fielders go up. The appeal is upheld! That seemed as if it was just about hitting off 6/1
View dismissal M Vijay c †Karthik b Trivedi 30 37 3 1 81.08
12.6 on a full length outside the off, Vijay goes for a needless strike over the bowlers head, gets the outside edge and Karthik, the keeper, takes an easy catch. He threw away his wicket there! 47/3
View dismissal RG Sharma c Kohli b Dinda 1 6 0 0 16.66
3.5 gone!!!! full outside the off and swinging away, Sharma cannot resist the temptation to go for a drive this time, gets an outside edge and Virat Kohli at second slip takes a good catch diving to his right. Thats a big bow. Dinda strikes!!! 10/2
View dismissal S Badrinath* b Ashwin 56 95 5 0 58.94
35.4 short of a good length outside off and spinning in, it's too close to cut, Badrinath tries to cut it past short third man but misses, and the ball hits the off stump. What a blow!! Badrinath did not anticipate the turn there 140/8
View dismissal JN Shah b Trivedi 4 9 0 0 44.44
14.6 bowled off an inside edge!! short outside the off and Shah tries to cut it without any foot movement, gets an inside edge, and is bowled! That seemed like a harmless delivery, but Shah played a really poor shot. The Reds slide to 53 for 4 53/4
View dismissal AM Nayar c Kohli b Trivedi 4 10 1 0 40.00
18.5 gone!!! short of a good length outside the off, slower through the air, Nayar had already committed himself to a back foot drive, the ball stops on him, hits high on the bat and lobs up in the air towards Virat Kohli at cover, who takes an easy catch diving forward. India Red five down and Trivedi gets his third!! 67/5
View dismissal PP Chawla c Nanda b Ashwin 3 11 0 0 27.27
21.5 good catch!! flighted on the off stump, full in length, Chawla tries to loft over mid on, gets a leading edge over mid off, where Chetanya Nanda runs a few steps back and takes a good catch diving backwards. He's in a bit of pain there. 72/6
View dismissal P Kumar lbw b Nanda 35 37 2 1 94.59
34.3 gone!! that pitched on leg and was straightening, Praveen Kumar tries to defend with bat and pad close together, the ball strikes the pad first and then the bat, the fielders go up and the appeal is upheld!! That struck him in line. 138/7
R Vinay Kumar not out 7 20 0 0 35.00
View dismissal MB Parmar b Pathan 0 10 0 0 0.00
38.6 comprehensively bowled!!! that pitched on the off stump and angled in just a touch, Parmar tried to defend it off the front foot but missed it completely. The off-stump took a beating there! 141/9
View dismissal L Balaji lbw b Pathan 5 16 0 0 31.25
42.6 short of a good length on middle and leg, Balaji shuffles to work it away wide of fine leg, misses and is rapped on the pads. Pathan appeals and the umpire raises the finger! That struck him in line and would have hit the leg stump. 151/10
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 43 overs) 151 (3.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets IK Pathan 9 1 30 2 3.33 (1w)
38.6 to Parmar, comprehensively bowled!!! that pitched on the off stump and angled in just a touch, Parmar tried to defend it off the front foot but missed it completely. The off-stump took a beating there! 141/9
42.6 to Balaji, short of a good length on middle and leg, Balaji shuffles to work it away wide of fine leg, misses and is rapped on the pads. Pathan appeals and the umpire raises the finger! That struck him in line and would have hit the leg stump. 151/10
View wickets AB Dinda 8 1 23 2 2.87 (1w)
1.6 to Patel, gone!!!! that was on a full length on middle and off and swinging away a touch, Parthiv tries to work that one away wide of mid wicket putting his right foot across, is struck on the pads, and the fielders go up. The appeal is upheld! That seemed as if it was just about hitting off 6/1
3.5 to Sharma, gone!!!! full outside the off and swinging away, Sharma cannot resist the temptation to go for a drive this time, gets an outside edge and Virat Kohli at second slip takes a good catch diving to his right. Thats a big bow. Dinda strikes!!! 10/2
View wickets SK Trivedi 7 0 23 3 3.28
12.6 to Vijay, on a full length outside the off, Vijay goes for a needless strike over the bowlers head, gets the outside edge and Karthik, the keeper, takes an easy catch. He threw away his wicket there! 47/3
14.6 to Shah, bowled off an inside edge!! short outside the off and Shah tries to cut it without any foot movement, gets an inside edge, and is bowled! That seemed like a harmless delivery, but Shah played a really poor shot. The Reds slide to 53 for 4 53/4
18.5 to Nayar, gone!!! short of a good length outside the off, slower through the air, Nayar had already committed himself to a back foot drive, the ball stops on him, hits high on the bat and lobs up in the air towards Virat Kohli at cover, who takes an easy catch diving forward. India Red five down and Trivedi gets his third!! 67/5
View wickets R Ashwin 9 2 32 2 3.55 (1nb, 1w)
21.5 to Chawla, good catch!! flighted on the off stump, full in length, Chawla tries to loft over mid on, gets a leading edge over mid off, where Chetanya Nanda runs a few steps back and takes a good catch diving backwards. He's in a bit of pain there. 72/6
35.4 to Badrinath, short of a good length outside off and spinning in, it's too close to cut, Badrinath tries to cut it past short third man but misses, and the ball hits the off stump. What a blow!! Badrinath did not anticipate the turn there 140/8
View wicket C Nanda 6 1 21 1 3.50
34.3 to Kumar, gone!! that pitched on leg and was straightening, Praveen Kumar tries to defend with bat and pad close together, the ball strikes the pad first and then the bat, the fielders go up and the appeal is upheld!! That struck him in line. 138/7
  Yuvraj Singh 4 0 20 0 5.00
  India Blue innings (target: 152 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Parmar 53 64 7 1 82.81
23.4 plumb!! that was pitched outside off and spinning towards middle, kept really low, Rahane could not get the bat down in time, was rapped on the pads. The fielders go up and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. That was an easy decision! 133/2
View dismissal RV Uthappa c Vijay b Chawla 46 42 5 2 109.52
14.3 Gone!! flighted on the leg stump from round the wicket, Uthappa is tempted and tries to loft it over long on, gets the elevation but not the distance and finds M Vijay at long on who takes a comfortable catch moving a touch to his right! A wicket for India Red, finally! 93/1
V Kohli not out 35 45 4 1 77.77
Yuvraj Singh* not out 8 3 0 1 266.66
Extras (lb 1, w 9) 10
  Total (2 wickets; 25.4 overs) 152 (5.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  P Kumar 6 0 28 0 4.66 (2w)
  L Balaji 4 0 20 0 5.00 (4w)
  R Vinay Kumar 5 1 34 0 6.80
View wicket PP Chawla 7 0 44 1 6.28
14.3 to Uthappa, Gone!! flighted on the leg stump from round the wicket, Uthappa is tempted and tries to loft it over long on, gets the elevation but not the distance and finds M Vijay at long on who takes a comfortable catch moving a touch to his right! A wicket for India Red, finally! 93/1
View wicket MB Parmar 3.4 0 25 1 6.81 (2w)
23.4 to Rahane, plumb!! that was pitched outside off and spinning towards middle, kept really low, Rahane could not get the bat down in time, was rapped on the pads. The fielders go up and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. That was an easy decision! 133/2

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Toss - India Red, who chose to bat
Series - India Blue won the 2008/09 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
Player of the match - SK Trivedi (India Blue)
Player of the series - RV Uthappa (India Blue)
Umpires - S Asnani and AM Saheba
TV umpire - SK Tarapore
Match referee - Raju Mukherjee
Reserve umpire - SS Hazare
 
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