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

0.3

Sharma to Goswami, 1 run, this one was full and Goswami drove the ball in the air towards the point where Uthappa drops it.

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   I Sharma 1-0-6-0

2.1

Sharma to Goswami, no run, on the off stump, Goswami plays that towards point

2.2

Sharma to Goswami, no run

2.3

Sharma to Goswami, no run

2.4

Sharma to Goswami, 2 runs

2.5

Sharma to Goswami, no run

2.6

Sharma to Goswami, no run, Slightly slower and Goswami wanted to turn it towards the leg side. He misses and the ball rolls towards the cover fielder

Bengal 14/0   I Sharma 2-0-8-0

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   I Sharma 3-0-12-0

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

6.2

Sharma to Goswami, no run

6.3

Sharma to Goswami, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, and Goswami hops and turns it towards the fine-leg fielder

6.4

Sharma to Goswami, no run, good ball, on the off-stump, giving no width to the batsman

6.5

Sharma to Goswami, no run, outside off stump and Goswami lets it go through to the keeper

6.6

Sharma to Goswami, 1 run, short of good length and Goswami turns it past the left side of the square-leg fielder

Bengal 30/0   I Sharma 4-0-16-0

19.1

Sharma to Saha, no run, short of good length, easily defended by Saha, who has been doing that all day

19.2

Sharma to Saha, 1 run, driven on the up towards deep cover, slight misunderstanding, but batsmen decide against a second, as Yusuf Pathan fields

19.3

Sharma to SG Das, no run, good length, defended towards the off-side

19.4

Sharma to SG Das, no run, short and wide, and instead of going towards point, Das plays that tennis shot towards mid-off for no run

19.5

Sharma to SG Das, 2 runs, overthrows here, Das played it towards point and ran through, Uthappa shied at stumps, but missed it and batsmen ran overthrows as there was no one to back it up

19.6

Sharma to SG Das, no run, defended towards Uthappa at point

Bengal 80/3   I Sharma 5-0-19-0

21.1

Sharma to SG Das, no run, a good bouncer, that hit Das on the head. The batsman was looking to get into the front foot

21.2

Sharma to SG Das, no run, full ball to follow the short one, and driven towards covers

21.3

Sharma to SG Das, 1 run, good length, batsman defends and calls for a quick single

21.4

Sharma to Saha, no run, short of good length and Saha plays it towards the cover fielder

21.5

Sharma to Saha, 1 run, short and wide, and that had four written all over it as the batsman made good contact, but Uthappa makes a good save at point

21.6

Sharma to SG Das, OUT, short and rising delivery, Das gets into a tangle, trying to steer it to third man, and the ball went through past the edge to the keeper. There was no real appeal from anybody, but the umpire raised his finger. Not very clear if there was an edge there, slightly unlucky for Das

SG Das c †Karthik b Sharma 9 (22m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

Bengal 88/4   I Sharma 6-0-21-1

23.1

Sharma to Saha, no run, full ball, invites the drive, and that is played towards mid-off

23.2

Sharma to Saha, 1 run, short of good length, Saha drives that towards deep cover off the back foot

23.3

Sharma to DB Das, no run, short of good length ball, rises and the batsman defends it awkwardly toward the leg-side.

23.4

Sharma to DB Das, no run, full ball, driven back to the bowler

23.5

Sharma to DB Das, OUT, short, outside off and instead of going towards off side, Das plays the tennis forehand again. He loses control and the ball takes the top-edge and swirls down to the right of mid-on where Rahane takes an easy catch. List A wicket no. 101 for Ishant

DB Das c Rahane b Sharma 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

23.6

Sharma to Saha, no run, full, outside off and Saha lets it go

Bengal 92/6   I Sharma 7-0-22-2

37.1

Sharma to Saha, OUT, slower ball, and Saha drives it in the air towards extra cover, where Badrinath comes behind the ball, and catches it on the second attempt after the ball lobs out of his hands on the first. Immediate success for Ishant, his third wicket of the innings.

WP Saha c Badrinath b Sharma 65 (107m 72b 5x4 1x6) SR: 90.27

37.2

Sharma to Sarkar, no run, good length ball, played towards point

37.3

Sharma to Sarkar, no run, short and outside off, the batsman lets it go through to the keeper

37.4

Sharma to Sarkar, no run, good length outside off, left alone

37.5

Sharma to Sarkar, no run, another dot ball as the batsman leaves a length ball

37.6

Sharma to Sarkar, OUT, edged, he left three balls in a row, but didn't want to give a maiden to Ishant. A nothing shot, as he tried to drive a good length ball outside off without getting anywhere close to it.

SS Sarkar c †Karthik b Sharma 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bengal 176/8   I Sharma 8-1-22-4

39.1

Sharma to Nandi, SIX, length ball, Nandi drives it over the green and into the stands. That is a golf drive.

39.2

Sharma to Nandi, 1 run, moves to outside offstump, but the ball is bowled full, and the batsman manages to drive it to long on

39.3

Sharma to Saxena, no run, a short one, this one is left alone by the No. 11

39.4

Sharma to Saxena, no run, length ball, and another leave

39.5

Sharma to Saxena, no run, outside the channel, left alone

39.6

Sharma to Saxena, no run, length ball, gets bat on the ball this time, defends it to point

Bengal 188/9   I Sharma 9-1-29-4
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