Ranji Trophy Elite - Final

Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan

Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)

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Hello and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's live coverage of the Ranji Final between Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Both the teams are unchanged from the Semi-Finals.

Toss: Rajasthan won the toss and are batting.

0.1

Balaji to Chopra, FOUR, full and on the legs and clipped to the backward square leg fence.

0.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run

0.3

Balaji to Chopra, FOUR, again on the legs, flicked to the square leg fence for the second boundary.

0.4

Balaji to Chopra, (no ball) 1 run

0.4

Balaji to Saxena, FOUR, driven to long off boundary

0.5

Balaji to Saxena, no run, bouncer and ducked under it.

0.6

Balaji to Saxena, 3 runs, worked through midwicket for three runs.

Kaushik to share the attack.

End of over 1 (17 runs) Rajasthan 17/0
VA Saxena    7* (3b 1x4)      L Balaji    1-0-17-0
A Chopra    9* (4b 2x4)     

1.1

Kaushik to Saxena, 1 run, pushes through covers.

1.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

1.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery driven to covers.

1.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

1.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, moves back and pushes to cover.

1.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, lovely delivery outside the off stump to end the over.

End of over 2 (1 run) Rajasthan 18/0
A Chopra    8* (9b 2x4)      J Kaushik    1-0-1-0
VA Saxena    8* (4b 1x4)      L Balaji    1-0-17-0

2.1

Balaji to Saxena, no run, full length delivery pushed to mid-on.

2.2

Balaji to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the onside.

2.3

Balaji to Saxena, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side.

2.4

Balaji to Saxena, no run, pushes to the off side to mid-off.

2.5

Balaji to Saxena, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

2.6

Balaji to Saxena, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside.

End of over 3 (maiden) Rajasthan 18/0
VA Saxena    8* (10b 1x4)      L Balaji    2-1-17-0
A Chopra    8* (9b 2x4)      J Kaushik    1-0-1-0

3.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside.

3.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, moves back and defends to the off side.

3.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra defends to the off side.

3.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

3.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

3.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, pushes to the off side to mid-off.

End of over 4 (maiden) Rajasthan 18/0
A Chopra    8* (15b 2x4)      J Kaushik    2-1-1-0
VA Saxena    8* (10b 1x4)      L Balaji    2-1-17-0

4.1

Balaji to Saxena, no run, full length delivery pushed to mid-on.

4.2

Balaji to Saxena, no run, bouncer and through to the keeper.

4.3

Balaji to Saxena, no run, back of a length delivery coming in and left alone.

4.4

Balaji to Saxena, no run, once again lets it go through.

4.5

Balaji to Saxena, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

4.6

Balaji to Saxena, no run, good length delivery left alone.

End of over 5 (maiden) Rajasthan 18/0
VA Saxena    8* (16b 1x4)      L Balaji    3-2-17-0
A Chopra    8* (15b 2x4)      J Kaushik    2-1-1-0

5.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good sharp bouncer and Chopra going for the hook, misses it and the ball sticks in between the Grill of the helmet and he is in trouble as there is a swelling under the eye. The physio is having a look.

There is swelling and and he is testing out his eye, checking to see if there is clear visibility. His wife looks on and she is worried, she can't even look. Chopra stays on to face the next delivery.

5.2

Kaushik to Chopra, 1 run, moves back and turns it to the onside to pick up a single.

5.3

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, full delivery driven to mid-off.

5.4

Kaushik to Saxena, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover and picks up a single.

5.5

Kaushik to Chopra, 2 runs, moves back and turns it behind square leg to the deep and picks up couple of runs.

5.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and coming in, left alone.

End of over 6 (4 runs) Rajasthan 22/0
A Chopra    11* (19b 2x4)      J Kaushik    3-1-5-0
VA Saxena    9* (18b 1x4)      L Balaji    3-2-17-0

6.1

Balaji to Saxena, no run, full toss worked to midwicket.

6.2

Balaji to Saxena, no run, full delivery driven to mid-on.

6.3

Balaji to Saxena, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-on.

6.4

Balaji to Saxena, no run, pushes to mid-off.

6.5

Balaji to Saxena, no run, bouncer and through to the keeper.

6.6

Balaji to Saxena, no run, full delivery and driven to mid-off.

End of over 7 (maiden) Rajasthan 22/0
VA Saxena    9* (24b 1x4)      L Balaji    4-3-17-0
A Chopra    11* (19b 2x4)      J Kaushik    3-1-5-0

7.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg, defended to mid-on.

7.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, driven to mid-off.

7.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

7.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, comes half forward and defends towards gully.

Kanitkar easing his nerves reading the newspaper.

7.5

Kaushik to Chopra, 2 runs, full delivery driven through covers to the deep.

7.6

Kaushik to Chopra, 1 run, turns it around behind square leg and picks up a single.

Rajasthan in the Finals have played 9 times, lost 7 times and drawn 2. Yo Mahesh replaces Balaji.

End of over 8 (3 runs) Rajasthan 25/0
A Chopra    14* (25b 2x4)      J Kaushik    4-1-8-0
VA Saxena    9* (24b 1x4)      L Balaji    4-3-17-0

8.1

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside.

8.2

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, good ball defended to the onside.

8.3

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, defended with a straight bat to mid-on.

Chopra batting with a pink plaster under his left eye.

8.4

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends.

8.5

Mahesh to Chopra, FOUR, short outside the off stump and Chopra cuts wide of the slips and down to third man fence, the fielder tries hard but cannot stop the ball.

8.6

Mahesh to Chopra, 2 runs, turns behind square leg and picks up couple of runs.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Rajasthan 31/0
A Chopra    20* (31b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    1-0-6-0
VA Saxena    9* (24b 1x4)      J Kaushik    4-1-8-0

9.1

Kaushik to Saxena, 1 run, full delivery and driven to covers and a misfield from Badrinath allows the single.

9.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends down the track.

Kanitkar waiting for his turn with his pads on. Three Slips in place.

9.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

9.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, pushes to mid-on.

The ball is being given to the umpire to check the shape, the ball is given back to the bowler.

9.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

9.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone through to the keeper.

Two slips and a short cover in place.

End of over 10 (1 run) Rajasthan 32/0
A Chopra    20* (36b 3x4)      J Kaushik    5-1-9-0
VA Saxena    10* (25b 1x4)      VY Mahesh    1-0-6-0

10.1

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, lets it go outside the off stump.

10.2

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, good ball in the corridor outside the off stump, left alone.

10.3

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, defended with a straight bat down the track.

10.4

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

10.5

Mahesh to Saxena, 2 runs, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, up on his toes and drives to deep backward point.

10.6

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, defended to the fielder at short cover.

There is delay as the ball is being changed, the box of ball comes out.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Rajasthan 34/0
VA Saxena    12* (31b 1x4)      VY Mahesh    2-0-8-0
A Chopra    20* (36b 3x4)      J Kaushik    5-1-9-0

11.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, bit of swing with the change of ball, swinging away outside the off stump.

11.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good ball and extra bounce outside the off stump, left alone.

11.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, full length delivery on the stumps and strikes the pad, loud appeal, may have bewen sliding down the leg side.

11.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, another full delivery outside the off stump, pushed to the off side.

11.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, moves back and punches to the off side to cover.

11.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 12 (maiden) Rajasthan 34/0
A Chopra    20* (42b 3x4)      J Kaushik    6-2-9-0
VA Saxena    12* (31b 1x4)      VY Mahesh    2-0-8-0

12.1

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, lovely delivery outside the off stump and swinging away, pushes forward and beats the outside edge and through to the keeper.

The change of ball is doing something.

12.2

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, worked to the onside, played bit uppishly.

12.3

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, pushes to the off side to extra cover.

12.4

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, pushes to the off side to short cover.

12.5

Mahesh to Saxena, FOUR, short and wide and Saxena slashes it in the air over the slips and down to third man fence for a boundary, was a freebie.

12.6

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, full ball played back to the bowler.

Balaji is back.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Rajasthan 38/0
VA Saxena    16* (37b 2x4)      VY Mahesh    3-0-12-0
A Chopra    20* (42b 3x4)      J Kaushik    6-2-9-0

13.1

Balaji to Chopra, no run, pushed to the off side.

There is a problem with his landing. Red soil being put on the crease.

13.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery and coming in, left alone.

13.3

Balaji to Chopra, no run, too far outside the off stump and left alone.

13.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

13.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, gets back and across and defends down on the track and he watches the ball till the end to see if it is rolling back onto the stumps.

13.6

Balaji to Chopra, no run, watches it well and shoulders arms.

This the 78th edition of Ranji Trophy. It is Aushik Srinivas.

End of over 14 (maiden) Rajasthan 38/0
A Chopra    20* (48b 3x4)      L Balaji    5-4-17-0
VA Saxena    16* (37b 2x4)      VY Mahesh    3-0-12-0

14.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, 1 run, driven to extra cover for a single.

14.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, pushes to the off side.

Slip and silly-point in place.

14.3

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, nicely flighted and driven to short cover.

14.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, lovely delivery spins away from the stumps and beats the outside edge, spin on day 1.

14.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends down the track.

14.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, lovely flight and Chopra watches it and defends down the track.

Time for a break as drinks on the field. Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (1 run) Rajasthan 39/0
A Chopra    20* (53b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    1-0-1-0
VA Saxena    17* (38b 2x4)      L Balaji    5-4-17-0

15.1

Balaji to Saxena, 1 run

15.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run

15.3

Balaji to Chopra, no run

15.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, defended to the onside.

15.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

15.6

Balaji to Chopra, no run, moves forward and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

End of over 16 (1 run) Rajasthan 40/0
A Chopra    20* (58b 3x4)      L Balaji    6-4-18-0
VA Saxena    18* (39b 2x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    1-0-1-0

16.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven firmly to mid-off.

16.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the bowler.

16.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven firmly to short cover.

16.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, tossed up and driven firmly, the silly-point is in the way, he is hurt.

16.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side, the silly-point fielder fields the ball.

16.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and drives to short cover.

End of over 17 (maiden) Rajasthan 40/0
VA Saxena    18* (45b 2x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    2-1-1-0
A Chopra    20* (58b 3x4)      L Balaji    6-4-18-0

17.1

Balaji to Chopra, no run, full delivery pushed to short cover.

17.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

17.3

Balaji to Chopra, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

17.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length delivery coming in, defends to the onside.

17.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

17.6

Balaji to Chopra, no run, moves back and pushes behind point.

End of over 18 (maiden) Rajasthan 40/0
A Chopra    20* (64b 3x4)      L Balaji    7-5-18-0
VA Saxena    18* (45b 2x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    2-1-1-0

18.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, moves back and defends to the off side.

18.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, uses his feet and drives to mid-off.

18.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays past the slip fielder.

18.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, turns it forward of square leg for a single.

18.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, FOUR, a boundary after a long time, down the track and drives to wide long off fence.

18.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended down the track.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Rajasthan 46/0
VA Saxena    23* (50b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    3-1-7-0
A Chopra    21* (65b 3x4)      L Balaji    7-5-18-0

19.1

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, wide outside the off stump and left alone.

19.2

Mahesh to Chopra, 2 runs, full toss on the legs and clipped to deep backward square leg.

19.3

Mahesh to Chopra, 1 run, driven past the short cover fielder for a single.

19.4

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, full delivery driven to mid-off.

19.5

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, pushes to the off side to extra cover.

19.6

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 20 (3 runs) Rajasthan 49/0
VA Saxena    23* (53b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    4-0-15-0
A Chopra    24* (68b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    3-1-7-0

20.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, moves back and punches to mid-on.

20.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, brings up the 50 for Rajsthan, worked behind square leg.

20.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and lets it go through to the keeper.

20.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, was in the block-hole, squeezed out to the off side.

20.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and turning away, left alone.

20.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, tossed up bit wider and Saxena goes for an expansive drive, hits the silly-point fielder.

End of over 21 (1 run) Rajasthan 50/0
VA Saxena    23* (57b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    4-1-8-0
A Chopra    25* (70b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    4-0-15-0

21.1

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, full length delivery driven back to the bowler.

21.2

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to point.

21.3

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery driven back to the bowler.

21.4

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, pushes to the onside to mid-on.

21.5

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery wide outside the off stump, left alone.

21.6

Mahesh to Chopra, no run, compact push to mid-off.

Batsmen having a drink. Sunny Gupta comes on with his off spin. Slip, Short leg and short midwicket in place.

End of over 22 (maiden) Rajasthan 50/0
A Chopra    25* (76b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    5-1-15-0
VA Saxena    23* (57b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    4-1-8-0

22.1

Gupta to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

22.2

Gupta to Saxena, 1 run, pushes to cover and picks up a single.

22.3

Gupta to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

22.4

Gupta to Chopra, no run, comes forward and pushes to point.

22.5

Gupta to Chopra, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a quick single.

22.6

Gupta to Saxena, 1 run, spins down the leg side and very wide, Saxena gets a leading edge trying to work it through the onside, the ball lands safely at midwicket.

End of over 23 (3 runs) Rajasthan 53/0
VA Saxena    25* (60b 3x4)      Sunny Gupta    1-0-3-0
A Chopra    26* (79b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    5-1-15-0

23.1

Mahesh to Saxena, FOUR, fuller delivery wide outside the off stump, puts his left foot forward and drives well to the point boundary.

23.2

Mahesh to Saxena, 1 run, pushes softly to mid-on for a quick single.

23.3

Mahesh to Chopra, 3 runs, full toss worked through the vacant midwicket.

23.4

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, full delivery driven to mid-off.

23.5

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, wide outside the off stump and left alone.

23.6

Mahesh to Saxena, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

End of over 24 (8 runs) Rajasthan 61/0
VA Saxena    30* (65b 4x4)      VY Mahesh    6-1-23-0
A Chopra    29* (80b 3x4)      Sunny Gupta    1-0-3-0

24.1

Gupta to Chopra, no run, spins in and pushes to the off side.

24.2

Gupta to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the fielder at short extra cover.

24.3

Gupta to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

24.4

Gupta to Chopra, no run, defends down the track.

24.5

Gupta to Chopra, 1 run, moves back and turns to square leg and picks up a single.

24.6

Gupta to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

Aushik is back.

End of over 25 (1 run) Rajasthan 62/0
VA Saxena    30* (66b 4x4)      Sunny Gupta    2-0-4-0
A Chopra    30* (85b 3x4)      VY Mahesh    6-1-23-0

25.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defends to the onside.

25.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, driven to wide mid-off for a single.

25.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, 2 runs, driven to wide mid-off and the fielder over runs the ball and gives away the extra run.

25.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defends.

Not much happening for the bowlers.

25.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, 1 run, pushes to the onside for a single.

25.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, driven to the off side to short extra cover.

End of over 26 (4 runs) Rajasthan 66/0
A Chopra    31* (88b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    5-1-12-0
VA Saxena    33* (69b 4x4)      Sunny Gupta    2-0-4-0

26.1

Gupta to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

26.2

Gupta to Saxena, no run, comes forward with bat and pad together and defends to the off side.

26.3

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to the onside.

26.4

Gupta to Saxena, 2 runs, sweeps to deep square leg and picks up couple of runs

26.5

Gupta to Saxena, no run, turned to the onside to short leg fielder.

26.6

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to the onside, the bowler runs across and fields the ball.

End of over 27 (2 runs) Rajasthan 68/0
VA Saxena    35* (75b 4x4)      Sunny Gupta    3-0-6-0
A Chopra    31* (88b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    5-1-12-0

27.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, turned to the onside.

27.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends.

27.3

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended to the onside.

27.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

27.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, works to short fine leg and picks up a single.

27.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, FOUR, tossed up wide outside the off stump and Saxena drives well to the point boundary.

End of over 28 (5 runs) Rajasthan 73/0
VA Saxena    39* (76b 5x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    6-1-17-0
A Chopra    32* (93b 3x4)      Sunny Gupta    3-0-6-0

28.1

Gupta to Chopra, no run, pushes to point.

28.2

Gupta to Chopra, 1 run, works to deep midwicket for a single, Chopra was looking for the second, not there as the ball comes in quickly to the bowler.

28.3

Gupta to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

28.4

Gupta to Saxena, no run, moves back and pushes to cover-point.

28.5

Gupta to Saxena, FOUR, tossed up and Saxena to the pitch of the ball drives well through extra cover and no stopping that.

Runs flowing for Rajasthan.

28.6

Gupta to Saxena, 1 run, works through midwicket for a single.

End of over 29 (6 runs) Rajasthan 79/0
VA Saxena    44* (80b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    4-0-12-0
A Chopra    33* (95b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    6-1-17-0

29.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, stays in the crease and defends down the track.

29.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defends to the off side.

29.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, 1 run, moves forward and drives to wide mid-off, was a tight single.

29.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, stays in the crease and defends to the off side.

29.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to point.

29.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defends solidly down the track.

End of over 30 (1 run) Rajasthan 80/0
A Chopra    33* (98b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    7-1-18-0
VA Saxena    45* (83b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    4-0-12-0

30.1

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to the onside to midwicket.

30.2

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to mid-on.

30.3

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to mid-on.

30.4

Gupta to Saxena, no run, tossed up wide outside the off stump, left alone.

30.5

Gupta to Saxena, 2 runs, works it down to fine leg and picks up couple of runs.

Slip and short leg in place.

30.6

Gupta to Saxena, no run, mistimes the drive to mid-off.

Empty stands and a hot day.

End of over 31 (2 runs) Rajasthan 82/0
VA Saxena    47* (89b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    5-0-14-0
A Chopra    33* (98b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    7-1-18-0

31.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 2 runs, worked through midwicket to the deep.

31.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defends to the onside.

31.3

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the onside.

31.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, good ball coming with the arm, defended to the off side.

31.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, moves forward and plays behind point.

31.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 32 (2 runs) Rajasthan 84/0
A Chopra    35* (104b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    8-1-20-0
VA Saxena    47* (89b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    5-0-14-0

32.1

Gupta to Saxena, 1 run, turned down to fine leg and picks up a single.

32.2

Gupta to Chopra, 1 run, hit in the air forward of square leg.

Slip and silly-point in place.

32.3

Gupta to Saxena, 2 runs, drops it a touch short, moves back and cuts to deep point.

That brings up the 50 for Saxena, raises his bat to the dressing room, well played.

32.4

Gupta to Saxena, no run, pushes to mid-on.

32.5

Gupta to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

32.6

Gupta to Saxena, no run, driven to the off side along the ground, straight to the fielder.

No breakthrough for Tamil Nadu, it is tough out there, not much for the bowlers.

End of over 33 (4 runs) Rajasthan 88/0
VA Saxena    50* (94b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    6-0-18-0
A Chopra    36* (105b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    8-1-20-0

33.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

33.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended to the onside.

33.3

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

33.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended on the track.

33.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

33.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended for the sixth time in this over, playing for Lunch are the batsmen.

Kaushik is back before the lunch break.

End of over 34 (maiden) Rajasthan 88/0
A Chopra    36* (111b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    9-2-20-0
VA Saxena    50* (94b 6x4)      Sunny Gupta    6-0-18-0

34.1

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, wide outside the off stump and left alone.

Two slips in place.

34.2

Kaushik to Saxena, 1 run, full on the leg stump and driven wide of mid-on for a single.

34.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery punched to mid-off.

34.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, full delivery driven to mid-on.

34.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, pushes behind point.

34.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

Lunch - Day 1: Rajasthan batsmen have done well so far staying out there in the middle, there is nothing in the wicket for the bowlers. Chopra fighting it out after he got hit below the eye and Saxena batting well and unbeaten on 51. There is spin on day 1 but not enough to get a wicket. Rejoin us at 12:40pm after the lunch break. Until then have a look at the Test Match on at Dubai, which is interestingly poised.

End of over 35 (1 run) Rajasthan 89/0
A Chopra    36* (115b 3x4)      J Kaushik    7-2-10-0
VA Saxena    51* (96b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    9-2-20-0

Welcome back for the post-lunch session

35.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, pushes it back to the bowler.

35.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven to the off side to short extra cover.

35.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, pushes once again to short extra cover.

Kanitkar with his pads on, still waiting in the wings.

35.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven to the off side.

35.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven for the fourth time.

35.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defends to the off side.

End of over 36 (maiden) Rajasthan 89/0
VA Saxena    51* (102b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    10-3-20-0
A Chopra    36* (115b 3x4)      J Kaushik    7-2-10-0

36.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, defended with an angled bat to backward point.

36.2

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, full delivery driven to mid-on.

36.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, pushes forward and drives to mid-off.

36.4

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, full on the legs and driven to midwicket.

36.5

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

36.6

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to cover.

Another change of ball, this is odd, 37 overs and we have had two changes to the ball.

End of over 37 (maiden) Rajasthan 89/0
A Chopra    36* (121b 3x4)      J Kaushik    8-3-10-0
VA Saxena    51* (102b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    10-3-20-0

37.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended to the onside.

37.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

37.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

Umpire having a word with Aushik for getting into the danger area.

37.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, pushed to the off side.

37.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended on the track.

37.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, moves back and defends down the track.

End of over 38 (maiden) Rajasthan 89/0
VA Saxena    51* (108b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    11-4-20-0
A Chopra    36* (121b 3x4)      J Kaushik    8-3-10-0

38.1

Kaushik to Chopra, 1 run, worked behind square leg.

38.2

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, pushes away from his body to the off side.

38.3

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, swinging in and pushed to the onside.

38.4

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, good length delivery defended to the onside.

38.5

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, driven on the front foot to mid-on.

38.6

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, comes forward and turns it to the onside.

End of over 39 (1 run) Rajasthan 90/0
VA Saxena    51* (113b 6x4)      J Kaushik    9-3-11-0
A Chopra    37* (122b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    11-4-20-0

39.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

39.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, defended down the track.

39.3

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, driven to mid-off.

39.4

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, moves back and punches to mid-on.

39.5

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

39.6

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, moves back and turns it to short fine leg.

End of over 40 (maiden) Rajasthan 90/0
A Chopra    37* (128b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    12-5-20-0
VA Saxena    51* (113b 6x4)      J Kaushik    9-3-11-0

40.1

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, full delivery pushed back to the bowler.

40.2

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, stays in the crease and plays to the off side.

40.3

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, good length delivery defended to short mid-on.

40.4

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

40.5

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, staying in the crease and pushes to point.

40.6

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, fuller delivery pushed to mid-on.

End of over 41 (maiden) Rajasthan 90/0
VA Saxena    51* (119b 6x4)      J Kaushik    10-4-11-0
A Chopra    37* (128b 3x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    12-5-20-0

41.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, flat delivery and Chopra looking to work it through the onside, gets a leading edge through covers.

41.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven to mid-off.

41.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

41.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, plays behind point.

41.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended down the track.

41.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 42 (1 run) Rajasthan 91/0
VA Saxena    51* (124b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    13-5-21-0
A Chopra    38* (129b 3x4)      J Kaushik    10-4-11-0

42.1

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, defended with a straight bat to the off side.

42.2

Kaushik to Chopra, FOUR, moves back and glides the ball past the slip fielder down to third man fence.

42.3

Kaushik to Chopra, no run, yorker length deivery squeezed out behind the wicket on the off side.

42.4

Kaushik to Chopra, 1 run, full delivery and driven to mid-on, a misfield allows the single.

42.5

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends to the off side.

42.6

Kaushik to Saxena, no run, fuller delivery driven to mid-on.

End of over 43 (5 runs) Rajasthan 96/0
VA Saxena    51* (126b 6x4)      J Kaushik    11-4-16-0
A Chopra    43* (133b 4x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    13-5-21-0

43.1

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, no run, turns to the onside.

43.2

Aushik Srinivas to Chopra, 1 run, moves back and works to short fine leg.

43.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defends to the off side behind the wicket.

43.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven to extra cover.

43.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, driven to mid-off.

43.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and pushes behind point.

Balaji is back.

End of over 44 (1 run) Rajasthan 97/0
VA Saxena    51* (130b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    14-5-22-0
A Chopra    44* (135b 4x4)      J Kaushik    11-4-16-0

44.1

Balaji to Chopra, no run, full toss driven to the off side.

44.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run, full delivery driven to mid-off.

44.3

Balaji to Chopra, FOUR, sliding down the leg side and off the pad to fine leg fence, brings up the 100 for Rajasthan.

44.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, full on the legs and clipped to midwicket.

44.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side.

44.6

Balaji to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 45 (4 runs) Rajasthan 101/0
A Chopra    48* (141b 5x4)      L Balaji    8-5-22-0
VA Saxena    51* (130b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    14-5-22-0

45.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, outside the leg stump and Saxena leaves it alone

45.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Saxena gets his frontfoot across and defends it to cover

45.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Saxena comes forward and drives it to mid-on

45.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Saxena comes forward and drives it to cover

45.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, pushes it to mid-on

45.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Saxena dead bats again

Are the thoughts of a second book crossing Chopra's mind? Or, does he have fear of success as Rafael Nadal describes it?

End of over 46 (maiden) Rajasthan 101/0
VA Saxena    51* (136b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    15-6-22-0
A Chopra    48* (141b 5x4)      L Balaji    8-5-22-0

46.1

Balaji to Chopra, no run, struck on the pads outside the line of the off stump. Chopra was looking to defend it. Looked like it was a late reaction but he was trying yo defend it

46.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run, left alone outside the off stump

46.3

Balaji to Chopra, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Chopra takes the frontfoot to the line of the ball and looks to drive it. He gets an inside edge onto the pad and admonishes himself

46.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, punched to covers

46.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Chopra comes forward and drives it to mid-off. Can't find the gap at the moment

46.6

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Chopra shuffles across, covers the line of the ball and lets it pass to the keeper

End of over 47 (maiden) Rajasthan 101/0
A Chopra    44* (147b 5x4)      L Balaji    9-6-18-0
VA Saxena    51* (136b 6x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    15-6-22-0

47.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

47.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, beats the outside edge of the bat with a ball that turned sharply

47.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Saxena comes forward and defends it

47.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Saxena turns it to square-leg and looks for a single. He can't take it as the fielder comes rushing in

47.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Saxena skips down the track and lofts the ball to long-off for a boundary. First runs off the bat for 27 balls

47.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes down the track and drives it to mid-off

End of over 48 (4 runs) Rajasthan 105/0
VA Saxena    55* (142b 7x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    16-6-26-0
A Chopra    44* (147b 5x4)      L Balaji    9-6-18-0

48.1

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Left alone by Chopra

48.2

Balaji to Chopra, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Chopra comes forward and defends it back to the bowler and nods his head at his partner. It might have to do with the previous over where he was struggling to pick the length

48.3

Balaji to Chopra, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

48.4

Balaji to Chopra, no run, short ball down the leg side. Chopra looks to flick it but can't get his willow to touch the ball

48.5

Balaji to Chopra, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Chopra looks to cut it and gets a bottom edge

48.6

Balaji to Chopra, 2 runs, that will release the demons in Chopra's mind as square-drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

End of over 49 (2 runs) Rajasthan 107/0
A Chopra    46* (153b 5x4)      L Balaji    10-6-20-0
VA Saxena    55* (142b 7x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    16-6-26-0

49.1

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

49.2

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

49.3

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, uses his feet and pushes it back to the bowler.

49.4

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, moves back and works to the onside.

49.5

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, no run, defended on the track.

49.6

Aushik Srinivas to Saxena, FOUR, uses his feet and drives firmly down the ground to the long on fence.

Yo Mahesh is back.

End of over 50 (4 runs) Rajasthan 111/0
VA Saxena    59* (148b 8x4)      R Aushik Srinivas    17-6-30-0
A Chopra    46* (153b 5x4)      L Balaji    10-6-20-0
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Tournament Results
Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan at Chennai - Jan 19-23, 2012
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Mumbai - Jan 10-13, 2012
Match drawn (Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings)
Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 10-12, 2012
Rajasthan won by 64 runs
Hyderabad v Rajasthan at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Jan 2-5, 2012
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Indore - Jan 2-5, 2012
Match drawn (Mumbai won on 1st innings)
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Match drawn (Tamil Nadu won on 1st innings)
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Jan 24, 2012

Rajasthan celebrate their Ranji Trophy triumph with an open-top bus ride, Jaipur, January 24, 2012

Rajasthan celebrate their Ranji Trophy triumph with an open-top bus ride

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Jan 23, 2012

Robin Bist went past 1000 runs this Ranji Trophy season, Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Chennai, 5th day, January 23, 2012

Robin Bist went past 1000 runs this Ranji Trophy season

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