NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, India Blue v India Green at Cuttack, Oct 25, 2008
India Blue won by 19 runs
25 October 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India Blue innings (45 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Kohli b Singh 9 15 1 0 60.00
3.2 bowled 'im!!!! slightly short of a good length outside the off and moving in, Virat Kohli is caught in two minds, thinks of defending but tries to work it away towards the on side at the last moment, gets an inside edge, and the stumps take a beating!!! One down!! He was done in by the movement there. 12/1
View dismissal RV Uthappa lbw b PP Ojha 76 88 5 3 86.36
30.5 goes for a slog sweep again, misses completely, is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg, and the umpire raises the finger 145/5
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh* b Singh 3 8 0 0 37.50
5.5 Gone!!! Done him in with the in-swinger this time!!! Pitched short of a length outside the off, Yuvraj expected it to move away and attempted a pull over square leg, the ball angles in and strikes the off stump. Yuvraj is bowled!! 19/2
View dismissal KD Karthik lbw b Gony 10 27 0 0 37.03
14.3 Gone!!!! Pitched on a good length outside the off, angling in towards middle, Karthik tries to defend but is struck high on the front pad. The fielders go up and the appeal is upheld. Karthik goes but that looked a touch high. 56/3
View dismissal AS Yadav lbw b Pankaj Singh 16 21 3 0 76.19
21.5 pitched a fraction outside the off stump and angling in, no foot movement there from Yadav, tries to defend from the crease but is struck on his knees, the umpire raises his finger. He had absoluetely no hesitation there! That was plumb, would have hit middle!! 87/4
View dismissal YV Takawale c †NV Ojha b Pathan 34 50 3 1 68.00
36.2 caught †NV Ojha 166/6
View dismissal IK Pathan b Pathan 28 34 3 0 82.35
42.1 bowled 201/7
View dismissal R Ashwin c Gony b Pathan 10 12 1 0 83.33
42.4 caught Gony 202/8
PJ Sangwan not out 6 7 0 0 85.71
View dismissal C Nanda run out (Pujara) 8 5 1 0 160.00
44.1 from Gony, run out (Pujara) 217/9
View dismissal AB Dinda b Gony 0 1 0 0 0.00
44.2 bowled 218/10
Extras (lb 1, w 11, nb 6) 18
  Total (all out; 44.2 overs) 218 (4.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Pankaj Singh 9 1 27 1 3.00 (2w)
21.5 to Yadav, pitched a fraction outside the off stump and angling in, no foot movement there from Yadav, tries to defend from the crease but is struck on his knees, the umpire raises his finger. He had absoluetely no hesitation there! That was plumb, would have hit middle!! 87/4
View wickets RP Singh 8 0 56 2 7.00 (1nb, 7w)
3.2 to Kohli, bowled 'im!!!! slightly short of a good length outside the off and moving in, Virat Kohli is caught in two minds, thinks of defending but tries to work it away towards the on side at the last moment, gets an inside edge, and the stumps take a beating!!! One down!! He was done in by the movement there. 12/1
5.5 to Yuvraj Singh, Gone!!! Done him in with the in-swinger this time!!! Pitched short of a length outside the off, Yuvraj expected it to move away and attempted a pull over square leg, the ball angles in and strikes the off stump. Yuvraj is bowled!! 19/2
View wickets MS Gony 6.2 1 18 2 2.84 (1nb, 1w)
14.3 to Karthik, Gone!!!! Pitched on a good length outside the off, angling in towards middle, Karthik tries to defend but is struck high on the front pad. The fielders go up and the appeal is upheld. Karthik goes but that looked a touch high. 56/3
44.2 to Dinda, bowled 218/10
View wicket PP Ojha 8 0 60 1 7.50
30.5 to Uthappa, goes for a slog sweep again, misses completely, is rapped on the pads in front of middle and leg, and the umpire raises the finger 145/5
  R Bhatia 7 0 35 0 5.00 (1w)
View wickets YK Pathan 6 0 21 3 3.50
36.2 to Takawale, caught †NV Ojha 166/6
42.1 to Pathan, bowled 201/7
42.4 to Ashwin, caught Gony 202/8
  India Green innings (target: 219 runs from 45 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NV Ojha c †Takawale b Pathan 11 13 2 0 84.61
6.2 full and wide outside the off, moving away just a touch, Ojha tries to drive it through the covers, the bat hits the ground as the ball goes to keeper. The fielders go up and the appeal for caught-behind is upheld. Ojha unlucky there! There was no deflection there, just the bat hitting the ground 39/2
View dismissal S Dhawan c Kohli b Pathan 7 12 0 0 58.33
2.2 what a catch!!!!! on a full length on the off stump, angling away from the left hander, tries to guide it to third man, gets a thick outside edge and Virat Kohli dives full length to his right at gully to take a brilliant one-handed catch 10/1
View dismissal SK Raina c Sangwan b Dinda 16 17 2 0 94.11
7.4 short, just slightly outside the off, Raina attempts to pull it over mid wicket, comes on to him much quicker than expected, gets the leading edge to Pradeep Sangwan at mid off. Big wicket!! Dinda strikes in his first over! 40/3
View dismissal M Kaif* lbw b Nanda 7 32 0 0 21.87
18.3 thats given!!! googly that pitched on off and spinning towards middle and leg, Kaif failed to pick it, tries to cut it but is struck on the pads first and then the bat, the fielders go up and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Big blow!! That was hitting middle and leg 77/4
View dismissal CA Pujara c Nanda b Ashwin 65 99 4 0 65.65
41.5 that doesn't matter anymore! tossed up outside the off, Pujara is tempted and dances down the track, lofts it in the direction of deep mid wicket, does not connect well enough, and finds Chetanya Nanda who takes an easy catch! That could well be it! 182/8
View dismissal R Bhatia c †Takawale b Nanda 10 29 0 0 34.48
26.2 short and flat on the middle stump, tries to go for a mighty pull over mid wicket, gets a leading edge and the keeper runs just a couple of steps back to take a simple catch. The Greens are throwing it away here! Bhatia gone!! 95/5
View dismissal YK Pathan c & b Ashwin 34 32 2 2 106.25
35.6 gone!!!!! Ashwin is brave enough to toss this one up once agin outside the off stump, Yusuf is tempted to go down the ground once again but does not time it well, drives it back uppishly to Ashwin who takes a comfortable catch. Could that be the decisive blow??? 154/6
View dismissal RP Singh c Karthik b Ashwin 11 14 0 1 78.57
39.5 gone!!1 tossed up outside off, RP Singh goes down on one knee and tries to cross-bat it over long on, gets the elevation but not the distance, and finds the long on fielder perfectly stationed for that shot. Seven down!!! 174/7
View dismissal MS Gony c Kohli b Sangwan 9 12 1 0 75.00
43.6 Gone!!! It's all over!!! on a good length outside the off stump, Gony gets under it and strikes it flat in the direction of long off where Virat Kohli takes a neat catch. India Green are out, and India Red qualify for the final 199/10
View dismissal PP Ojha run out (†Takawale) 1 1 0 0 100.00
42.5 from Pathan, over the wicket to the left hander, on a good length on middle and off, swung away towards deep square leg, the batsmen attempt a second but Nanda picks up and rockets in a good throw to Takawale who clips the bails to find the batsman a touch short. Nine down! 189/9
Pankaj Singh not out 5 4 1 0 125.00
Extras (b 4, lb 12, w 6, nb 1) 23
  Total (all out; 44 overs) 199 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets IK Pathan 9 0 30 2 3.33 (4w)
2.2 to Dhawan, what a catch!!!!! on a full length on the off stump, angling away from the left hander, tries to guide it to third man, gets a thick outside edge and Virat Kohli dives full length to his right at gully to take a brilliant one-handed catch 10/1
6.2 to NV Ojha, full and wide outside the off, moving away just a touch, Ojha tries to drive it through the covers, the bat hits the ground as the ball goes to keeper. The fielders go up and the appeal for caught-behind is upheld. Ojha unlucky there! There was no deflection there, just the bat hitting the ground 39/2
View wicket PJ Sangwan 8 0 39 1 4.87 (1nb, 1w)
43.6 to Gony, Gone!!! It's all over!!! on a good length outside the off stump, Gony gets under it and strikes it flat in the direction of long off where Virat Kohli takes a neat catch. India Green are out, and India Red qualify for the final 199/10
View wicket AB Dinda 8 2 32 1 4.00 (1w)
7.4 to Raina, short, just slightly outside the off, Raina attempts to pull it over mid wicket, comes on to him much quicker than expected, gets the leading edge to Pradeep Sangwan at mid off. Big wicket!! Dinda strikes in his first over! 40/3
View wickets C Nanda 9 0 31 2 3.44
18.3 to Kaif, thats given!!! googly that pitched on off and spinning towards middle and leg, Kaif failed to pick it, tries to cut it but is struck on the pads first and then the bat, the fielders go up and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Big blow!! That was hitting middle and leg 77/4
26.2 to Bhatia, short and flat on the middle stump, tries to go for a mighty pull over mid wicket, gets a leading edge and the keeper runs just a couple of steps back to take a simple catch. The Greens are throwing it away here! Bhatia gone!! 95/5
View wickets R Ashwin 9 0 46 3 5.11
35.6 to Pathan, gone!!!!! Ashwin is brave enough to toss this one up once agin outside the off stump, Yusuf is tempted to go down the ground once again but does not time it well, drives it back uppishly to Ashwin who takes a comfortable catch. Could that be the decisive blow??? 154/6
39.5 to Singh, gone!!1 tossed up outside off, RP Singh goes down on one knee and tries to cross-bat it over long on, gets the elevation but not the distance, and finds the long on fielder perfectly stationed for that shot. Seven down!!! 174/7
41.5 to Pujara, that doesn't matter anymore! tossed up outside the off, Pujara is tempted and dances down the track, lofts it in the direction of deep mid wicket, does not connect well enough, and finds Chetanya Nanda who takes an easy catch! That could well be it! 182/8
  Yuvraj Singh 1 0 5 0 5.00

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Toss - India Green, who chose to field
Points - India Blue 4, India Green 0
List A debut - AB Dinda (India Blue)
Umpires - SS Hazare and SK Tarapore
TV umpire - AM Saheba
Match referee - Raju Mukherjee
Reserve umpire - S Asnani
 
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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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