NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Bengal v India A

India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)

0.1

Sharma to Basu, no run, outside off, short of good length and with a good carry to the keeper

0.2

Sharma to Basu, 1 leg bye, Comes in with gentle pace and hits Basu on the pads, no appeal from the fielders

0.4

Sharma to Basu, 1 wide, down the leg-side, an easy decision for the umpire as he calls it a wide

0.4

Sharma to Basu, no run, full ball, wide of off stump, Basu lets it go through to the wicketkeeper

0.5

Sharma to Basu, no run, Back to his preferred short of good length and Basu just plays that toward short mid-wicket

0.6

Sharma to Basu, FOUR, driven past square leg as Sharma bowls it full on the pads. Basu was leaning on the shot when he made the contact and the ball sped to the boundary

Bengal 7/0   JJ Basu 4* (5b 1x4)

1.4

Mithun to Basu, no run

1.5

Mithun to Basu, no run, Full ball on the off stump line and Basu just taps it back to the bowler

1.6

Mithun to Basu, no run, Short of good length and Basu plays it towards mid wicket

Bengal 12/0   JJ Basu 4* (8b 1x4)

3.1

Mithun to Basu, no run, down the leg side, clips Basu's pads on the way to the keeper

3.2

Mithun to Basu, 1 wide, a wide delivery down the leg side. Karthik does well to stop that going away for five byes

3.2

Mithun to Basu, 2 runs, short of good length and basu plays it down towards fine leg where Ishant makes a good one-handed pick up

3.3

Mithun to Basu, 1 leg bye, this one again down the leg side, bounces once on the way to Karthik, who makes a fumble and allows an extra

Bengal 18/0   JJ Basu 6* (11b 1x4)

4.1

Sharma to Basu, no run, settling into a line and length here, Ishant. Batsman just defends back to the bowler

4.2

Sharma to Basu, no run, 126ks for Ishant, batsman defends it back

4.3

Sharma to Basu, no run, outside the off stump and that is defended towards the off-side

4.4

Sharma to Basu, FOUR, that was a short ball, takes the top edge and goes over the keeper's head. Karthik makes a dash for it, gets there, and makes a mess of it

4.5

Sharma to Basu, no run, on the off stump, defended towards the off-side

4.6

Sharma to Basu, no run, short and wide and the batsman fails to take the advantage, plays it straight to point. He didn't get any timing into that shot

Bengal 22/0   JJ Basu 10* (17b 2x4)

5.2

Mithun to Basu, no run, full, on the off stump and Basu defends it back to the bowler

5.3

Mithun to Basu, no run, short of good length, and Basu punches it towards the cover on the back foot

5.4

Mithun to Basu, no run, defended on the back foot again

5.5

Mithun to Basu, no run, missed out again. That was asking to be hit, short and wide outside off

5.6

Mithun to Basu, 1 run, a short of good length and the batsman turns it towards wide of mid-on on one leg, like KP

Bengal 26/0   JJ Basu 11* (22b 2x4)

6.1

Sharma to Basu, 1 run, short ball and the batsman tries to pull that awkwardly. Falls just short of the square-leg fielder

Bengal 27/0   JJ Basu 12* (23b 2x4)

7.2

Mithun to Basu, 1 run, loses direction again, that is a good ball for a left-hander, Basu has no problems glancing it towards the fine-leg fielder

Bengal 32/0   JJ Basu 13* (24b 2x4)

8.1

Awana to Basu, FOUR, full, and driven back past the bowler. That was a gentle loosener first up

8.2

Awana to Basu, FOUR, full on the off side, and Basu drives it past covers. That was a good-looking shot there

8.3

Awana to Basu, 1 run, short this time by Awana, and Basu guides it to third-man

8.6

Awana to Basu, 1 run, width, and the batman drops it down towards third-man again

Bengal 45/1   JJ Basu 23* (28b 4x4)

9.1

Mithun to Basu, no run, defended down the pitch

9.2

Mithun to Basu, no run, full and driven to mid-off

9.3

Mithun to Basu, FOUR, this is full and on the legs, and that was easily picked up for four

9.4

Mithun to Basu, FOUR, again full, and Basu drives it handsomely towards mid-wicket for another boundary

9.5

Mithun to Basu, 1 run, shortish this time, but the line is wrong - towards leg side, and it is easily turned towards square leg

Bengal 54/1   JJ Basu 32* (33b 6x4)

10.1

Ojha to Basu, no run, slow looping delivery, defended towards the off-side

10.2

Ojha to Basu, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off and Basu gives him a charge and plays it past the non-striker for a boundary

10.3

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, defended towards the off-side and the batsmen run through for a quick single

Bengal 59/1   JJ Basu 37* (36b 7x4)

11.2

Awana to Basu, no run, short and rising, Basu dabbed it towards off and wanted a run but was wisely sent back

11.3

Awana to Basu, no run, short again and played straight to the point fielder

11.4

Awana to Basu, no run, fuller this time, Awana bowled that one with a grunt. The ball came out slow out of his hands though, defended towards the off side

11.5

Awana to Basu, no run, good length and defended towards the leg side

11.6

Awana to Basu, 1 run, shortish length and Basu plays it in the gap towards cover for an easy single

Bengal 62/1   JJ Basu 38* (41b 7x4)

12.1

Ojha to Basu, no run, slow, flighted ball, defended on the off side

12.2

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, flighted outside the off, and Basu charges and plays it in the air towards deep cover, where the fielder takes it in one bounce

12.6

Ojha to Basu, no run, flighted delivery, defended towards the off side

Bengal 64/2   JJ Basu 39* (44b 7x4)

14.1

Ojha to Basu, 2 runs, flighted and Basu edged it as he went for the drive, the point fielder chases

14.2

Ojha to Basu, no run, a solid front-foot defence this time by the batsman to a flighted delivery

14.3

Ojha to Basu, 1 run, flighted on the off-stump, driven to long on for an easy run

Bengal 68/2   JJ Basu 42* (47b 7x4)

15.3

Awana to Basu, no run, good length ball, driven firmly straight to the cover fielder

15.4

Awana to Basu, no run, short of good length and defended back to the bowler

15.5

Awana to Basu, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, and Basu tries to play a tennis shot, hits it towards mid-on for no run

15.6

Awana to Basu, no run, good length on the off stump, defended towards point

Bengal 70/2   JJ Basu 42* (51b 7x4)

16.4

Ojha to Basu, OUT, great one-handed catch at first-slip by Ishant Sharma! flighted delivery, and Basu closed the face of the bat in an attempt to play it towards the open spaces on the leg side. The ball took the outside edge and flew to the right of Ishant where he plucked a good one-handed catch. What is Ishant doing at slip? We have got the answer

JJ Basu c Sharma b Ojha 42 (82m 52b 7x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Bengal 71/3   JJ Basu 42 (52b 7x4)
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