NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Bengal v India A

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

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

8.4

Awana to Sandipan Das, no run, better length this time and the batsman lets it go to the keeper

8.5

Awana to Sandipan Das, 1 run, short and wide again, and played to the left of the point fielder. Third-man fields

8.6

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

Bengal 45/1   P Awana 1-0-11-0

11.1

Awana to Sandipan Das, 1 run, better length outside off, and the ball takes the outside half of the bat to third-man

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   P Awana 2-0-13-0

13.1

Awana to Saha, no run, short of good length and Saha defends it towards the covers.

13.2

Awana to Saha, no run, short and wide and Saha fails to get behind that shot, bunts it down to the ground towards the point fielder

13.3

Awana to Saha, no run, full and driven straight to Badrinath at short-cover

13.4

Awana to Saha, no run, shortish length, and Saha comes on the front foot to defend it towards short-cover

13.5

Awana to Saha, no run, full delivery this time, driven to Badrinath again

13.6

Awana to Saha, 1 wide, good bouncer there, and it has been called a wide, first real effort delivery by Awana

13.6

Awana to Saha, no run, short of good length, and Saha defends

Bengal 65/2   P Awana 3-0-14-0

15.1

Awana to Saha, no run, normal service resumes as Saha defends that to covers

15.2

Awana to Saha, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards the sweeper on the off-side for an easy single

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   P Awana 4-0-15-0

17.1

Awana to Saha, no run, good length on off-stump, defended with ease

17.2

Awana to Saha, no run, wrapped on the pads, but that was missing leg easily

17.3

Awana to Saha, 1 run, fullish on off-stump and that is dabbed towards mid-on where Ishant fields. Batsmen run through for a single

17.4

Awana to SG Das, no run, short of good length, defended on back foot

17.5

Awana to SG Das, no run, similar delivery and similar result. Awana is sticking to one line here, not giving much room to the batsmen

17.6

Awana to SG Das, no run, full and driven to covers

Bengal 72/3   P Awana 5-0-16-0

35.1

Awana to Nandi, FOUR, bowls it short, and Nandi plays a controlled hook and that runs past the deep square-leg fielder

35.2

Awana to Nandi, no run, short of good length, played back to the bowler. Saha wanted a single, but Awana fielded the ball quickly

35.3

Awana to Nandi, no run, short of length again, Nandi can't get Saha on strike, as it is played straight to point

35.4

Awana to Nandi, FOUR, bowled short and slow, and Nandi pulled it between mid-wicket and mid-on for a boundary

35.5

Awana to Nandi, 1 run, drives it straight past the bowler, but misfield by Mithun at mid-off. Long on covers the ball

35.6

Awana to Saha, FOUR, short and that is played towards third-man where Yusuf just allows the ball to go though. Sloppy work there. It was going straight to him, and he just failed to bend down enough.

Bengal 166/6   P Awana 6-0-29-0
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