NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Bengal v India A

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

1.1

Mithun to Goswami, 4 leg byes, that was down the leg side and hit Goswami's pads and went to the boundary past a diving Dinesh Karthik

1.2

Mithun to Goswami, no run

1.3

Mithun to Goswami, 1 run, drives it firmly towards the covers where the fielder misfields

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   A Mithun 1-0-1-0

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

3.4

Mithun to Goswami, no run, he lets his go through to the keeper.

3.5

Mithun to Goswami, no run, again sprayed wide outside off, and Mithun is struggling to get his direction right here

3.6

Mithun to Goswami, no run, a bit of yes and no between the batsmen as the bowl on legs is played to the left of the square-leg fielder

Bengal 18/0   A Mithun 2-0-4-0

5.1

Mithun to Goswami, 3 runs, full, on the pads, and that is played past the mid-wicket fielder

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   A Mithun 3-0-8-0

7.1

Mithun to Goswami, 1 run, defends it towards the right of mid-off and scampers for a single.

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

7.3

Mithun to Goswami, no run, unlucky. That was a good-looking shot played straight back towards the bowler to a full ball, it hit the stumps and Goswami misses out

7.4

Mithun to Goswami, OUT, walks in the shot. Oh. Big misunderstanding! Goswami played it towards the off side and immediately set off. Basu took a few steps, but then turned his back, while Goswami ran all the way through to the non-strikers end. The throw was lobbed to the keeper, who took the bails off with a smile on his face

SP Goswami run out 11 (37m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.5

Mithun to Sandipan Das, 2 runs, on the leg side, and the batsman flicks it. An easy first ball for Das.

7.6

Mithun to Sandipan Das, no run, that is better from Mithun, straight and on good length, and the batsman has to just defend it back to the bowler

Bengal 34/1   A Mithun 4-0-12-0

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

9.6

Mithun to Sandipan Das, no run, off-stump line, and the batsman defends it towards short-cover

Bengal 54/1   A Mithun 5-0-21-0

25.1

Mithun to Nandi, no run, on the middle stump line, defended towards mid-on

25.2

Mithun to Nandi, no run, good length ball on the off-stump, and defended on the back foot towards the off side

25.3

Mithun to Nandi, 1 wide, attempts a short ball, but it goes over the batsman, who had ducked down well in time

25.3

Mithun to Nandi, no run, good length on off-stump, played back to the bowler

25.4

Mithun to Nandi, no run, let's it go, but that was not very far from the offstump.

25.5

Mithun to Nandi, no run, short of good length and Nandi defends it towards the off, and looks for a single, but there is none there, as the fielder comes around

25.6

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, good length ball, steered towards third-man

Bengal 105/6   A Mithun 6-0-23-0

27.1

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, on the legs, and that is turned towards deep square-leg

27.2

Mithun to Saha, 1 run, a slower ball, batsman waits and turns it towards square leg again

27.3

Mithun to Nandi, no run, good length outside off, and it is left alone

27.4

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, on the middle stump line and it is played towards mid-on, and batsmen run for a quick single

27.5

Mithun to Saha, 1 run, full and on the legs, easily played towards deep square-leg where Shikhar Dhawan fields

27.6

Mithun to Nandi, no run, short of good length, defended towards point

Bengal 114/6   A Mithun 7-0-27-0

36.1

Mithun to Nandi, no run, full delivery, and Nandi jams his bat down in time, plays it back to the bowler

36.2

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, short, Nandi makes room and cuts it straight to point and another fumble, by Rahane this time, and the batsmen take a single

36.3

Mithun to Saha, 1 run, full ball, dug out by batsmen towards long-on

36.4

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, makes room, Mithun follows the batsman, who then pulls the ball along the ground towards deep square-leg

36.5

Mithun to Saha, 1 run, short, not getting up, but the batsman manages to swivel pull this towards deep square leg

36.6

Mithun to Nandi, SIX, low full toss, Nandi flicks it over deep square-leg for a six. Mithun followed the batsman as he made room but didn't get his length right

Bengal 176/6   A Mithun 8-0-37-0

38.1

Mithun to Nandi, 2 runs, continues to bowl a leg-stump line, it was played towards short fine leg, who fielded the ball and threw the stumps down, but batsmen were home and run overthrows

38.2

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, swipes at a length ball, and it is hit towards deep mid-wicket

38.3

Mithun to Pratap Singh, 1 run, this one is sliced to third man

38.4

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, full ball on the middle stump line, driven towards mid-wicket

38.5

Mithun to Pratap Singh, OUT, another edge, and another catch for Karthik behind the stumps. Drives at a length ball and plays away from the body, similar dismissal to Sarkar's in the last over.

V Pratap Singh c †Karthik b Mithun 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

38.6

Mithun to Saxena, no run, defends a full ball back to the bowler

Bengal 181/9   A Mithun 9-0-42-1

40.1

Mithun to Nandi, no run, slower ball outside off, played towards point, Nandi keeps the strike

40.2

Mithun to Nandi, 1 run, slogs at a full ball on middle stump, mistimes it to deep mid-wicket

40.3

Mithun to Saxena, no run, length ball, comes in, and the batsman inside edges to his pads

40.4

Mithun to Saxena, no run, wristy shot, but it goes as far as square-leg

40.5

Mithun to Saxena, no run, length ball, left alone by the tail-ender

40.6

Mithun to Saxena, FOUR, full and towards the legs, the batsman manages to get some bat and the ball rollls towards the fine-leg boundary. Bonus runs.

Bengal 193/9   A Mithun 10-0-47-1
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