India A v India B, Challenger Trophy, Mohali October 12, 2005

Uthappa's 14-ball blitz

Cricinfo staff



Robin Uthappa set Mohali ablaze with a scintillating century © Getty Images

Robin Uthappa set Mohali ablaze with a scintillating century. In a 14-ball blitz, he went from 61 to his century. Here is how he did it.

End of over 17 (7 runs) India B 112/0 (RR: 6.59 RRR: 149/30 = 4.89)
S Nadeem 3-0-22-0

AR Uthappa 61* (64b 9x4) S Dhawan 39* (41b 5x4)

17.1 RP Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, pitched up on the off stump, moving away, Uthappa goes after it, gets a big edge down to third man fence
17.2 RP Singh to Uthappa, no run
17.3 RP Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, driven straight down the ground beautifully
17.4 RP Singh to Uthappa, no run, bouncer, batsman ducks underneath
17.5 RP Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa charges down the track, Singh follows with a short one, batsman slashes over the slip fielder
17.6 RP Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, short ball on the off stump, batsman makes room and steers it over slip fielder, 16 runs of the over

End of over 18 (15 runs) India B 127/0 (RR: 7.06 RRR: 134/32 = 4.19)
RP Singh 3-0-34-0 (2w)

S Dhawan 39* (41b 5x4) AR Uthappa 77* (70b 13x4)

18.1 Nadeem to Dhawan, no run
18.2 Nadeem to Dhawan, no run, pushed to cover fielder
18.3 Nadeem to Dhawan, no run
18.4 Nadeem to Dhawan, no run, turned straight to short fine leg
18.5 Nadeem to Dhawan, one run, turned wide of the short fine leg fielder
18.6 Nadeem to Uthappa, one run, on the off stump, sweeps to deep square leg

End of over 19 (2 runs) India B 129/0 (RR: 6.79 RRR: 132/31 = 4.26)
S Dhawan 40* (46b 5x4) AR Uthappa 78* (71b 13x4)

Raina asked to bowl
19.1 Raina to Uthappa, FOUR, flighted ball outside the off stump, Uthappa comes down the track and lofts it hard over the bowler
19.2 Raina to Uthappa, FOUR, short ball, batsman rocks back and pulls to the midwicket fence
19.3 Raina to Uthappa, FOUR, flighted ball on the off stump, batsman comes down again and lofts it to midwicket fence
19.4 Raina to Uthappa, SIX, Uthappa on a song here! Comes down again and lofts it straight to the screen, that's an excellent shot
19.5 Raina to Uthappa, one run, rocks back and slashes to long-on
19.6 Raina to Dhawan, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 20 (19 runs) India B 148/0 (RR: 7.40 RRR: 113/30 = 3.77)
S Raina 1-0-19-0

AR Uthappa 97* (76b 16x4 1x6) S Dhawan 40* (47b 5x4)

Tewari comes onto bowl
20.1 Tewari to Uthappa, no run, flighted ball, Uthappa smashes hard and straight back to the bowler, Tewari tries to catch, gets a hand onto it and the ball disturbs the non-strikers end, founds Dhawan short of the crease

India B 148/1, Partnership of 148
S Dhawan run out (Tewari) 40 (47b 5x4 0x6)

20.2 Tewari to Uthappa, FOUR, Century! flighted ball, Uthappa smashes straight to the fence, gets his hundred in a style.