Vijay Hazare Trophy, 3rd Quarter-final: Punjab v Railways at Kolkata, Mar 12, 2014
Vijay Hazare Trophy - 3rd quarter final
Railways won by 137 runs
12 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Railways innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AG Paunikar c Harbhajan Singh b Kaul 8 8 8 2 0 100.00
1.6 and Paunikar goes, that's full outside off and he reaches to it. He played away from the body and an outside edge flies towards Yuvraj at second slip above head high, he got both hands onto it but unable to hold that but Habhajan who was quite aware at first slip pouches at the rebound. 15/1
View dismissal SS Shukla c †Khera b Sandeep Sharma 16 39 29 2 0 55.17
8.6 shortish delivery around off middle and off, doesn't rise as much as Shukla thought. He stays on the back foot and tries to run it down to third man by opening the face, was too close for him to do that and ends up in the safe hands of Khera. 33/2
View dismissal AN Ghosh c †Khera b Gony 13 53 34 2 0 38.23
13.5 superb catch by Khera. Its on a good length and moves away touch with good bounce, Ghosh gets his front foot out and goes for a drive, ends up with an edge towards the keeper, who has to dive full length to his right to hold that. 53/3
View dismissal M Rawat*† b Sandeep Sharma 108 160 108 13 1 100.00
46.3 Sandeep cleans it up, that fuller on middle and leg and kept straight too. Rawat stays on the back foot and goes for a wild swing, plays across the line paid the price, a very fine innings comes to an end from Rawat, full marks. 236/7
View dismissal Ashish Yadav c †Khera b Gony 8 14 10 1 0 80.00
15.6 another one bites the dust, good length delivery moving away with the angle, Yadav stays on the crease and pushes at it. He was in two mind as he checks his shot at the last moment, ends up with a genuine edge to Khera. 64/4
View dismissal R Jonathan st †Khera b Gurinder Singh 58 100 78 8 0 74.35
41.6 finally they gets the breakthrough, a bit late? Tossed up delivery delivery from round the wicket, Jonathan comes down the track for a hoick, doesn't reach to the pitch of the delivery as it turns away after pitching on middle, Khera does the rest. A valuable 141 runs partnership comes to an end. 205/5
View dismissal KV Sharma c Mandeep Singh b Kaul 9 17 10 1 0 90.00
45.6 short of a length angling away from middle, Karn stays on the back foot and goes for the pull, ends up in a top edge which skies towards long-on. Mandeep settles underneath it and holds a very well judge catch. 231/6
View dismissal C Saini c Harbhajan Singh b Kaul 7 8 5 1 0 140.00
47.3 another one bites the dust in no time, length delivery around off and tad slower. Saini leans forward and hurried his drive, not able to keep it down as it went flat into the hands of Harbhajan at cover region. 241/9
View dismissal ACP Mishra c Yuvraj Singh b Kaul 3 5 3 0 0 100.00
47.2 short of a length on middle and leg, Mishra goes for the pull but gets a top edge which skies towards the back of the keeper. Yuvraj runs backward from short fine leg and takes it to the perfection with a single hand. Brilliant work! 241/8
Anureet Singh not out 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
View dismissal K Upadhyay c Harbhajan Singh b Kaul 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
47.5 and all over, slower and on a length outside off, Upadhyay has no idea about it as he ends up with a gentle push towards short cover where Harbhajan took it with an ease, excellent over from Kaul, gets his fifth too. 242/10
Extras (lb 3, w 8) 11
  Total (all out; 47.5 overs; 208 mins) 242 (5.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Sandeep Sharma 10 1 48 2 4.80 (2w)
8.6 to Shukla, shortish delivery around off middle and off, doesn't rise as much as Shukla thought. He stays on the back foot and tries to run it down to third man by opening the face, was too close for him to do that and ends up in the safe hands of Khera. 33/2
46.3 to Rawat, Sandeep cleans it up, that fuller on middle and leg and kept straight too. Rawat stays on the back foot and goes for a wild swing, plays across the line paid the price, a very fine innings comes to an end from Rawat, full marks. 236/7
View wickets S Kaul 10.5 0 47 5 4.33 (1w)
1.6 to Paunikar, and Paunikar goes, that's full outside off and he reaches to it. He played away from the body and an outside edge flies towards Yuvraj at second slip above head high, he got both hands onto it but unable to hold that but Habhajan who was quite aware at first slip pouches at the rebound. 15/1
45.6 to Sharma, short of a length angling away from middle, Karn stays on the back foot and goes for the pull, ends up in a top edge which skies towards long-on. Mandeep settles underneath it and holds a very well judge catch. 231/6
47.2 to Mishra, short of a length on middle and leg, Mishra goes for the pull but gets a top edge which skies towards the back of the keeper. Yuvraj runs backward from short fine leg and takes it to the perfection with a single hand. Brilliant work! 241/8
47.3 to Saini, another one bites the dust in no time, length delivery around off and tad slower. Saini leans forward and hurried his drive, not able to keep it down as it went flat into the hands of Harbhajan at cover region. 241/9
47.5 to Upadhyay, and all over, slower and on a length outside off, Upadhyay has no idea about it as he ends up with a gentle push towards short cover where Harbhajan took it with an ease, excellent over from Kaul, gets his fifth too. 242/10
View wickets MS Gony 8 0 43 2 5.37
13.5 to Ghosh, superb catch by Khera. Its on a good length and moves away touch with good bounce, Ghosh gets his front foot out and goes for a drive, ends up with an edge towards the keeper, who has to dive full length to his right to hold that. 53/3
15.6 to Ashish Yadav, another one bites the dust, good length delivery moving away with the angle, Yadav stays on the crease and pushes at it. He was in two mind as he checks his shot at the last moment, ends up with a genuine edge to Khera. 64/4
  Harbhajan Singh 7 1 37 0 5.28 (5w)
View wicket Gurinder Singh 9 0 44 1 4.88
41.6 to Jonathan, finally they gets the breakthrough, a bit late? Tossed up delivery delivery from round the wicket, Jonathan comes down the track for a hoick, doesn't reach to the pitch of the delivery as it turns away after pitching on middle, Khera does the rest. A valuable 141 runs partnership comes to an end. 205/5
  T Kohli 1 0 7 0 7.00
  Yuvraj Singh 2 0 13 0 6.50
  Punjab innings (target: 243 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vohra c Ashish Yadav b Anureet Singh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 first balls duck, whattay way to start the innings, Railways strikes straightaway. Back of a length delivery straying on the pads, he stays on the crease and clips it towards the man at square leg. Yadav holds that with both hands without any trouble. 0/1
View dismissal G Khera c Ghosh b Mishra 23 49 36 3 0 63.88
11.2 another one bites the dust, the man who looked cool and composed throws it out, shortish delivery outside off. He stays on the crease and slashes hard at it which took the top edge towards gully, Gosh pouches with both hands. 31/4
View dismissal Sandeep Sharma c Ghosh b Upadhyay 3 14 9 0 0 33.33
3.5 and the promotion didn't worked much, short of a length delivery which rises on Sandeep. He gets his head away from it and off the shoulder of his bat lobs towards off, Gosh standing at gully runs forward and dives full length to hold a very good catch, Upadhyay cries out loud and fully pumped up. 11/2
View dismissal Mandeep Singh b Anureet Singh 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
4.6 Anureet cleaned him up, good length delivery pitched outside off and jags back in sharply. Mandeep gets a bit forward and tries to defend but the movement and pace was enough to beat his defence and knock the leg stump out. Brilliant scene from a fast bowler perspective 12/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh run out (†Rawat/Sharma) 15 48 34 1 0 44.11
16.4 from Sharma, length delivery on middle and leg, Yuvraj leans forward and blocks it to on side, Mann calls for a run and Yuvraj responds. Rawat runs towards leg side to pick the ball and throws towards the bowler's end, good throw to the hands of Karn who remove the bails in a flash, Yuvraj just short of his crease, big wicket for the Railways. 51/5
View dismissal Gurkeerat Singh run out (Shukla/†Rawat) 18 40 26 2 0 69.23
20.5 Sharma to Kohli, slower in air and a tossed up delivery outside off, Kohli leans forward and pushes it infront of point for a quick single. Mann was not so sure about it an hesitates but ends up running towards the danger end, good throw from Shukla gets railways another one. 64/6
T Kohli not out 27 66 51 3 0 52.94
View dismissal Gurinder Singh b Upadhyay 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
21.5 Gurinder goes without any contribution, good length delivery which was pitched on middle and straightens. He expected to move a bit and played across the line, misses it completely and knock the middle stump (cartwheeling), too good for a lower order. 65/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh* b Ashish Yadav 11 24 20 1 0 55.00
29.2 Harbhajan walks back, shortish delivery from round the wicket, it's the arm delivery which comes in with the angle. Harbhajan goes back for a cut and misses it completely as it kept touch low, huge cry from Ashish, Railways are almost home now. 87/8
View dismissal MS Gony b Ashish Yadav 6 7 8 1 0 75.00
31.2 penultimate wicket falls, that was slight short outside off and which turn in from outside off. Gony waits on the crease and tries to cut, to close and kept low, nothing at all right for that shot, shattered the stumps. 95/9
View dismissal S Kaul b Ashish Yadav 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
33.4 it's all over here at Eden, Railways enters the semi, comes round the wicket and pitches it on a length, turns in with the angle and goes through the bat and pad of the charging Kaul. That's the fourth wicket for Yadav. 105/10
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
  Total (all out; 33.4 overs) 105 (3.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Anureet Singh 7 1 26 2 3.71
0.1 to Vohra, first balls duck, whattay way to start the innings, Railways strikes straightaway. Back of a length delivery straying on the pads, he stays on the crease and clips it towards the man at square leg. Yadav holds that with both hands without any trouble. 0/1
4.6 to Mandeep Singh, Anureet cleaned him up, good length delivery pitched outside off and jags back in sharply. Mandeep gets a bit forward and tries to defend but the movement and pace was enough to beat his defence and knock the leg stump out. Brilliant scene from a fast bowler perspective 12/3
View wickets K Upadhyay 7 0 14 2 2.00 (1w)
3.5 to Sandeep Sharma, and the promotion didn't worked much, short of a length delivery which rises on Sandeep. He gets his head away from it and off the shoulder of his bat lobs towards off, Gosh standing at gully runs forward and dives full length to hold a very good catch, Upadhyay cries out loud and fully pumped up. 11/2
21.5 to Gurinder Singh, Gurinder goes without any contribution, good length delivery which was pitched on middle and straightens. He expected to move a bit and played across the line, misses it completely and knock the middle stump (cartwheeling), too good for a lower order. 65/7
View wicket ACP Mishra 5 1 15 1 3.00
11.2 to Khera, another one bites the dust, the man who looked cool and composed throws it out, shortish delivery outside off. He stays on the crease and slashes hard at it which took the top edge towards gully, Gosh pouches with both hands. 31/4
  KV Sharma 10 1 37 0 3.70
View wickets Ashish Yadav 4.4 0 12 3 2.57
29.2 to Harbhajan Singh, Harbhajan walks back, shortish delivery from round the wicket, it's the arm delivery which comes in with the angle. Harbhajan goes back for a cut and misses it completely as it kept touch low, huge cry from Ashish, Railways are almost home now. 87/8
31.2 to Gony, penultimate wicket falls, that was slight short outside off and which turn in from outside off. Gony waits on the crease and tries to cut, to close and kept low, nothing at all right for that shot, shattered the stumps. 95/9
33.4 to Kaul, it's all over here at Eden, Railways enters the semi, comes round the wicket and pitches it on a length, turns in with the angle and goes through the bat and pad of the charging Kaul. That's the fourth wicket for Yadav. 105/10

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Toss - Railways, who chose to bat
Series - Railways advanced
Player of the match - M Rawat (Railways)
Umpires - C Shamshuddin and SK Tarapore
TV umpire - AY Dandekar
Match referee - M Nayyar
 
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