ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 15th Match: Ahmedabad Rockets v Royal Bengal Tigers at Ahmedabad, Oct 22, 2008
Ahmedabad Rockets won by 10 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
22 October 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL. Today, we have a match between Ahmedabad Rockets and Royal Bengal Tigers

Ahmedabad would be looking to sign off in style in what's their last match at their home venue. Bengal Tigers, on the other hand would like to stretch their winning run

Toss has been won by Royal Bengal Tigers and they have chosen to bat

0.1

Gillespie to Dasgupta, FOUR, on a good length to begin with, Dasgupta comes forward and pushes it with brilliant timing through covers for a boundary

0.2

Gillespie to Dasgupta, no run, fuller outside off, pushes it to cover

0.3

Gillespie to Dasgupta, 1 run, on the off stump and coming in, Dasgupta closes the face of the bat and pushes it to mid on for a single

0.4

Gillespie to Marshall, 1 wide, short on the middle stump and swinging in, wide down the leg side

0.4

Gillespie to Marshall, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

0.5

Gillespie to Marshall, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Marshall steers it away to third man for a single

0.6

Gillespie to Dasgupta, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Dasgupta comes forward and pushes it firmly back onto the pitch

End of over 1 (7 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 7/0

    • D Dasgupta 5 (4b 1x4)
    • HJH Marshall 1 (2b)
    • JN Gillespie 1-0-7-0

Patel into the attack now

1.1

Patel to Marshall, no run, on the off stump and raps him high on the pad as he is standing tall, they ask for a referral but then it is an easy decision for the third umpire

1.2

Patel to Marshall, 1 leg bye, rapped on the pads on the leg stump and runs across for a leg bye

1.3

Patel to Dasgupta, no run, on a good length on the off stump and coming in, Dasgupta pushes it to cover

1.4

Patel to Dasgupta, 1 leg bye, on the off and middle and coming in, rapped high on the pads in front of the leg stump, runs across for a leg bye

1.5

Patel to Marshall, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Marshall pulls it away to deep midwicket for a single

1.6

Patel to Dasgupta, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, Dasgupta comes forward and the inward movement slices him into two

End of over 2 (3 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 10/0

    • D Dasgupta 5 (7b 1x4)
    • HJH Marshall 2 (5b)
    • RB Patel 1-0-1-0
2.1

Gillespie to Marshall, no run, outside the off stump, swings and misses

2.2

Gillespie to Marshall, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, pushes it to mid off and sets off for a single

2.3

Gillespie to Dasgupta, 1 no ball, short on the middle stump, Dasgupta over Dasgupta could not have reached it and it's called as a no-ball

2.3

Gillespie to Dasgupta, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, misfield by Kalia allows them a single

2.4

Gillespie to Marshall, SIX, Marshall rubs it in as he picks the slower delivery and smashes it over long on for the first six of the day

2.5

Gillespie to Marshall, FOUR, full toss on the off stump, Marshall flicks it to midwicket for a boundary

2.6

Gillespie to Marshall, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Marshall is looking to cut it away but gets a bottom edge to point and he retains the strike with a single

End of over 3 (14 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 24/0

    • HJH Marshall 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • D Dasgupta 6 (9b 1x4)
    • JN Gillespie 2-0-21-0
3.1

Patel to Marshall, 1 run, outside the off stump, Marshall steers it away to third man for a single

3.2

Patel to Dasgupta, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Dasgupta comes forward and looks to cut it away but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary

3.3

Patel to Dasgupta, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, pushes it to cover and sets off for a single

3.4

Patel to Marshall, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Marshall flat bats it to the right of mid on for a single

3.5

Patel to Dasgupta, OUT, yorker length delivery on the off stump, Dasgupta, comes forward in a pre-meditated attempt to flick it away but is beaten all ends up as the ball crashes onto his off stump

D Dasgupta b Patel 11 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

Well this opening partnership averaged 57.33 before this match

3.6

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it to point off the backfoot

End of over 4 (7 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 31/1

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 0 (1b)
    • HJH Marshall 16 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • RB Patel 2-0-8-1

Streak into the attack now

4.1

Streak to Marshall, 1 run, outside the off stump, Marshall pushes it to point for a single

4.2

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, Jhunjhunwala comes forward and pushes it to cover

4.3

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, on the leg stump, Jhujhunwala pushes it to midwicket for a single

4.4

Streak to Marshall, 1 run, lucky break for Marshall as he tries to pull a short length delivery outside off, gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad and runs across for a single

4.5

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala steers it to third man for a single

4.6

Streak to Marshall, 1 run, crisp cut to a short delivery outside off, the pace with which it went to the fielder, he fumbles it

End of over 5 (5 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 36/1

    • HJH Marshall 19 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 2 (4b)
    • HH Streak 1-0-5-0
5.1

Patel to Marshall, 1 run

5.2

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala comes forward and pushes it back onto the pitch

5.3

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, on the middle stump, Jhunjhunwala comes forward and pushes it to mid on

5.4

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, on a good length outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala comes forward and pushes it to point and is quickly off the blocks but they don't reckon with Bhima Rao, who comes in and throws down the stumps with an accurate throw

HJH Marshall run out 20 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

5.5

Patel to McMillan, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it

5.6

Patel to McMillan, no run, on a good length on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket

End of over 6 (1 run) Royal Bengal Tigers 37/2

    • CD McMillan 0 (2b)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 2 (7b)
    • RB Patel 3-0-9-1
6.1

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Jhunjhunwala pushes it to midwicket

6.2

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala drives it to sweeper cover for a single

6.3

Streak to McMillan, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, McMillan comes down the track and looks to loft it away but is beaten

6.4

Streak to McMillan, 1 run, on a good length on the leg stump, turns it away to fine leg for a single

6.5

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 2 runs, on a good length on the middle stump, Jhunjhunwala drives it to mid on for a couple

6.6

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala runs it down to third man for a single

End of over 7 (5 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 42/2

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 6 (11b)
    • CD McMillan 1 (4b)
    • HH Streak 2-0-10-0
7.1

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, outside off, pushes it to deep point for a single

7.2

Patel to McMillan, 1 run, on the off and coming in, comes forward and pushes it to point for a single

7.3

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it to point and refuses a call for single

7.4

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket

7.5

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, outside off, swings and misses

7.6

Patel to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, short outside off, cut to point for a single

End of over 8 (3 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 45/2

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 8 (16b)
    • CD McMillan 2 (5b)
    • RB Patel 4-0-12-1
8.1

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, no run, outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala comes forwad and looks to swing it away but is beaten

8.2

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, no run, fuller outside off, comes forward and pushes it to cover

8.3

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Jhunjhunwala pulls it just to the right of midwicket for a boundary

8.4

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

8.5

Streak to McMillan, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, McMillan flat bats it to mid off for a single

8.6

Streak to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, Streak strikes as Jhunjhunwala does nothing with the reprieve he got as he pulls it straight to midwicket this time and Martyn does no favours to him this time

AA Jhunjhunwala c Martyn b Streak 13 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.90

End of over 9 (6 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 51/3

    • CD McMillan 3 (6b)
    • HH Streak 3-0-16-1

Rohan Gavaskar comes into bat now but McMillan in strike now

9.1

Kalia to McMillan, no run, beats the outside edge this time

9.2

Kalia to McMillan, no run

9.3

Kalia to McMillan, no run, outside the off stump, beats the outside edge again

9.4

Kalia to McMillan, no run, outside the off stump, beats the outside edge again

9.5

Kalia to McMillan, FOUR, outside the off stump, McMillan moves back and lofts it inside out to sweeper cover for a boundary

9.6

Kalia to McMillan, no run, short outside off, cut to Martyn at cover

End of over 10 (4 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 55/3

    • CD McMillan 7 (12b 1x4)
    • RS Gavaskar 0 (0b)
    • S Kalia 1-0-4-0

Sriram into the attack now

10.1

Sriram to Gavaskar, no run, arm ball first up, turns sharply and beats Gavaskar

10.2

Sriram to Gavaskar, no run, arm ball yet again cut to point

10.3

Sriram to Gavaskar, 5 wides, wide down the leg side with a genuine left arm spinner and it runs down to the boundary too

10.3

Sriram to Gavaskar, no run, fuller on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket

10.4

Sriram to Gavaskar, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

10.5

Sriram to McMillan, no run

10.6

Sriram to McMillan, 1 run

End of over 11 (7 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 62/3

    • CD McMillan 8 (14b 1x4)
    • RS Gavaskar 1 (4b)
    • S Sriram 1-0-7-0
11.1

Kalia to McMillan, FOUR

11.2

Kalia to McMillan, no run

11.3

Kalia to McMillan, SIX, short outside off, pulls it to deep midwicket and Sodhi drops it just in front of the ropes and guides the ball over it and it's a six

11.4

Kalia to McMillan, no run, beats the outside edge

11.5

Kalia to McMillan, no run, comes forward and defends

11.6

Kalia to McMillan, no run

End of over 12 (10 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 72/3

    • CD McMillan 18 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • RS Gavaskar 1 (4b)
    • S Kalia 2-0-14-0
12.1

Sriram to Gavaskar, 1 run, on the leg stump, Gavaskar comes down the track and drives it to long on for a single

12.2

Sriram to McMillan, 1 run, short outside the off stump, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

12.3

Sriram to Gavaskar, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Gavaskar drives it away to cover for a boundary

12.4

Sriram to Gavaskar, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg-bye

12.5

Sriram to McMillan, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, drives it to mid on for a single

12.6

Sriram to Gavaskar, no run, outside the off stump, Gavaskar steers it to third man and McMillan shouts a loud no for the single

End of over 13 (8 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 80/3

    • RS Gavaskar 6 (8b 1x4)
    • CD McMillan 20 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Sriram 2-0-14-0
13.1

Kalia to McMillan, no run, outside the off stump and beats the outside edge

13.2

Kalia to McMillan, 1 run, short on the middle stump, pulls it to fine leg for a single

13.3

Kalia to Gavaskar, SIX, on the leg stump and Gavaskar lofts it away to deep midwicket for a six

13.4

Kalia to Gavaskar, no run, outside off and turning in sharply, rapped on the pads

13.5

Kalia to Gavaskar, no run, outside the off stump, steers it to short third man

13.6

Kalia to Gavaskar, 5 wides, wide down the leg side and a boundary in addition to that

13.6

Kalia to Gavaskar, 1 run, outside the off stump, Gavaskar pushes it to point and runs across for a single

End of over 14 (13 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 93/3

    • RS Gavaskar 13 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • CD McMillan 21 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Kalia 3-0-27-0
14.1

Sriram to Gavaskar, no run

14.2

Sriram to Gavaskar, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to the right of point for a single

14.3

Sriram to McMillan, OUT, cleans McMillan up with an arm ball as he is looking to loft it away and the ball deflects of the thigh pad onto the middle stump

CD McMillan b Sriram 21 (25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 84.00

14.4

Sriram to Ahmed, no run, outside the off stump, Nechim looks to drive it away and is beaten, Campbell whips the bails off but the backfoot is back in nick of time

14.5

Sriram to Ahmed, no run, turns sharply from the off stump, left alone

14.6

Sriram to Ahmed, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, drives it to the left of long off for a couple

End of over 15 (3 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 96/4

    • AN Ahmed 2 (3b)
    • RS Gavaskar 14 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • S Sriram 3-0-17-1

Bhima Rao into the attack

15.1

Bhima Rao to Gavaskar, 1 run, outside the off stump, Gavaskar gets a top edge to vacant midwicket for a single

15.2

Bhima Rao to Ahmed, no run, short outside off, pulls it to midwicket and is back into the crease to beat Martyn's throw

15.3

Bhima Rao to Ahmed, 1 run, outside off, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

15.4

Bhima Rao to Gavaskar, OUT, beats him with a classical off-spinner as he is looking to loft it away on the leg side but is far down the track and is stumped

RS Gavaskar st †Campbell b Bhima Rao 15 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 93.75

Klusener comes in

15.5

Bhima Rao to Klusener, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket for a single

15.6

Bhima Rao to Ahmed, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Nechim pulls it to mid on for a single

End of over 16 (4 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 100/5

    • AN Ahmed 4 (6b)
    • L Klusener 1 (1b)
    • P Bhima Rao 1-0-4-1
16.1

Sriram to Ahmed, 1 run, short on the middle stump, pushes it to cover for a single

16.2

Sriram to Klusener, 1 run, short on the middle stump, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

16.3

Sriram to Ahmed, OUT, fuller on the off and middle, Nechim comes down the tracks and lofts it to long on, but is descending as Streak lunges forward and cups his hands in time to take the catch

AN Ahmed c Streak b Sriram 5 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Adams into the middle but Klusener on strike

16.4

Sriram to Klusener, no run, turns it in sharply and beats him

16.5

Sriram to Klusener, FOUR, full toss on the leg stump and Klusener lofts it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

16.6

Sriram to Klusener, no run, fuller outside the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 17 (6 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 106/6

    • L Klusener 6 (5b 1x4)
    • AR Adams 0 (0b)
    • S Sriram 4-0-23-2
17.1

Bhima Rao to Adams, 1 run, on the off stump, turns it to fine leg for a single

17.2

Bhima Rao to Klusener, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Klusener pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

17.3

Bhima Rao to Adams, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Adams lofts it away to midwicket as two fielders converge on it and do not know who will field it and gift away a boundary

17.4

Bhima Rao to Adams, OUT, fuller on the off stump, Adams lofts it down the throat of the long-on fielder

AR Adams c sub (A Tamrakar) b Bhima Rao 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Shibsagar Singh comes in, but Klusener on strike

17.5

Bhima Rao to Klusener, 1 run, outside off, cuts it to point for a single

17.6

Bhima Rao to Singh, 2 leg byes, off the pads to fine leg for a couple of leg-byes

End of over 18 (9 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 115/7

    • S Singh 0 (1b)
    • L Klusener 8 (7b 1x4)
    • P Bhima Rao 2-0-11-2
18.1

Kalia to Klusener, no run, on the leg stump, raps him on the pad

18.2

Kalia to Klusener, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Klusener lofts it high and handsome over long on for a six

18.3

Kalia to Klusener, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

18.3

Kalia to Klusener, FOUR, short outside the off stump, looks to cut it away but gets a bottom edge to fine leg for a boundary

And once again the lights go off and we will have some waiting to do but Klusener says he will bat on since it's a spinner on

18.4

Kalia to Klusener, 1 leg bye, off the pads for a leg-bye

18.5

Kalia to Singh, OUT, fuller outside the off stump, Shibsagar looks to loft it across the line and lobs a simple catch to point

S Singh c Goodwin b Kalia 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Chandana into the middle now

18.6

Kalia to Chandana, no run, beats the outside edge

End of over 19 (12 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 127/8

    • UDU Chandana 0 (1b)
    • L Klusener 18 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Kalia 4-0-38-1
19.1

Bhima Rao to Klusener, 1 run, outside off, looks to cut but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single

19.2

Bhima Rao to Chandana, OUT, bowls him with one turning in

UDU Chandana b Bhima Rao 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3

Bhima Rao to Tarafdar, 1 run, on the middle stump, works it away to midwicket for a single

19.4

Bhima Rao to Klusener, 1 run, reverse sweeps it to extra cover for a single

19.5

Bhima Rao to Tarafdar, 1 run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

19.6

Bhima Rao to Klusener, OUT, fuller on the off stump, Klusener looks to loft it away but gets a top edge to point and Goodwin takes the catch

L Klusener c Goodwin b Bhima Rao 20 (14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

Tigers end up with 131, a formidable total on the pitch and Rockets need to bat out of their skins to chase it down

End of over 20 (4 runs) Royal Bengal Tigers 131/10

    • S Tarafdar 2 (2b)
    • P Bhima Rao 3-0-15-4
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