Ranji Trophy Super League - Final

Karnataka v Mumbai

Mumbai won by 6 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Toss: Mumbai won the toss and they will be batting.

Pitch: Will help the seamers early on, but to drive home the advantage, the team winning the toss would surely like to bat first.

Good morning and welcome to the Cricinfo's live coverage of the Ranji Trophy Final for 2009-10. It will be Vinay Kumar to bowl to Kukreja.

0.1

Vinay Kumar to Kukreja, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and plays towards gully.

0.2

Vinay Kumar to Kukreja, no run, takes it high on the pad and played to the onside.

0.3

Vinay Kumar to Kukreja, OUT, lovely delivery back of a length, pitches and moves away slightly, squares up the batsmen and finds the edge behind the wicket to Gautam, who takes a comfortable catch.

SO Kukreja c †Gautam b Vinay Kumar 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Wonderful start from Vinay Kumar and Karnataka.

0.4

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, no run, defended to the onside.

0.5

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, no run, once again defended to the onside.

0.6

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, pushes with an angled bat to the off side to cover and picks up the single, Rahane gets off the mark and also gets Mumbai off the mark.

End of over 1 (1 run) Mumbai 1/1
AM Rahane    1* (3b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-1-1
W Jaffer    0* (0b)     

Mithun to share the attack. Rahane to face him. Three slips and a short leg in place.

1.1

Mithun to Rahane, no run, back of a length delivery forced to the off side.

1.2

Mithun to Rahane, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Gautham.

1.3

Mithun to Rahane, 1 run, hint of swing into the batsman, nurdled down to fine leg to pick up a single.

Three slips, a gully and short leg in place for Jaffer.

1.4

Mithun to Jaffer, 1 run, back of a length delivery and squares up Jaffer as he looks to defend, played to the off side to cover for a single.

1.5

Mithun to Rahane, no run, bouncer for the first time today and Rahane ducks under it.

1.6

Mithun to Rahane, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Mumbai 3/1
AM Rahane    2* (8b)      A Mithun    1-0-2-0
W Jaffer    1* (1b)     

2.1

Vinay Kumar to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery and swinging away outside the off stump and Jaffer shoulders arms.

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Jaffer, 1 run, good length delivery and Jaffer defends square of the wicket on the off side towards point and picks up a single.

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, 1 run, drops it softly to the off side beside the track and picks up a quick single.

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Jaffer, 1 run, bouncer and Jaffer gets into position and hooks it down to fine leg and picks up an easy single.

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, fuller delivery and a lovely shot from Rahane, who drives down the track past the bowler and to the long on fence for a boundary, wonderful timing.

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, FOUR, down the leg side and Rahane tickles it fine to the fence for the second boundary, that was a terrible line from Vinay Kumar.

End of over 3 (11 runs) Mumbai 14/1
AM Rahane    11* (11b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-12-1
W Jaffer    3* (4b)     

Shripad: "On a good bowling pitch, Mumbai have taken a brave decision to bat first. The karnataka bolwers will enjoy bowling on this Mysore wicket."

3.1

Mithun to Jaffer, no run, fuller delivery and Jaffer pushes to mid-on.

3.2

Mithun to Jaffer, no run, fuller and swinging in, Jaffer moves forward and knocks it down, gets an inside edge.

3.3

Mithun to Jaffer, 1 bye, fuller and down the leg side, excellent diving save by Gautham to his left, saves three runs.

3.4

Mithun to Rahane, FOUR, bouncer and hooked away in the air to long leg fence for a boundary, well put away by Rahane.

3.5

Mithun to Rahane, no run, short of a length delivery and played with soft hands towards point and Jaffer takes off from the non-strikers end as Rahane had said no for the single, shy at the stumps, misses, a close call.

3.6

Mithun to Rahane, no run, length delivery defended to the off side to mid-off.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Mumbai 19/1
AM Rahane    15* (14b 3x4)      A Mithun    2-0-6-0
W Jaffer    3* (7b)     

Further disturbances in front of the sight screen.

4.1

Vinay Kumar to Jaffer, OUT, what a catch! Short of a length delivery and Jaffer turns it around but Satish at short leg takes a reflexive catch at knee level, juggled a few times, well done, wonderful stuff. Jaffer departs, a big wicket for Karnataka.

W Jaffer c Ganesh Satish b Vinay Kumar 3 (20m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Mumbai in a spot of bother, here is Khanvilkar. Vinay Kumar with three slips, a gully and short leg.

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, defended to the off side.

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, 1 run, pushes to cover and takes a single.

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Rahane, OUT, three down, good length delivery pitches and moves away to take the outside edge through to Gautam. Rahane was prodding forward.

AM Rahane c †Gautam b Vinay Kumar 14 (21m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

Mumbai in deep trouble and in walks Nayar.

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Gautham.

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, excellent delivery to end the over, pitches outside the off stump and comes back in slightly, left alone through to Gautham.

End of over 5 (1 run) Mumbai 20/3
AM Nayar    0* (2b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-13-3
OJ Khanvilkar    1* (2b)     

Mohith: "Nice to know that cities like Mysore are hosting Ranji finals..hopefully we will have international matches here as well.."

5.1

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length delivery angled across and left alone through to Gautham.

5.2

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, angles away and left alone once again.

Khrish: "Vinay Kumar on Fire and Mithun should be licking his fingers good! Ajinkiya and Wasim Jaffer gone! Whew! what a spell. Hope someone will upload this video. What a remarkable start! Mysore must be going crazy!"

5.3

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, once again left alone through to Gautham.

5.4

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and swinging away, left alone.

5.5

Mithun to Khanvilkar, 1 run, moves forward and pushes to the right of mid-off and takes a single.

5.6

Mithun to Nayar, no run, short delivery angled across and outside the off stump, left alone through to Gautham.

End of over 6 (1 run) Mumbai 21/3
AM Nayar    0* (3b)      A Mithun    3-0-6-0
OJ Khanvilkar    2* (7b)     

Vinay Kumar from round the wicket.

6.1

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, punched to the off side to mid-off.

Manasvi: "I vaguely remember a match where Mumbai were 6 down for very few and Samant bailed them out."

6.2

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and moves in, beats the outside edge through to Gautham.

6.3

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length delivery and coming in and then leaves the bat to beat the outside edge, wonderful bowling from Vinay Kumar.

Back over the wicket.

6.4

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, short delivery left alone through to Gautham.

Umpire Hazare gives the first official warning for running on to the danger area on his follow through.

6.5

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, defended to the off side.

A shortened run up from Vinay Kumar from round the wicket.

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, 1 no ball, oversteps this time and goes way down the leg side.

6.6

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, lovely delivery and an excellent leave by Khanvilkar judging the bounce, goes over the stumps.

End of over 7 (1 run) Mumbai 22/3
OJ Khanvilkar    2* (14b)      R Vinay Kumar    4-0-14-3
AM Nayar    0* (3b)     

Vijay Vittal: "It was a little over ambitious(read foolish) on the part of Mumbai to have opted to bat first on a wicket which has been known to assist seamers. But i'm not complaining :)"

7.1

Mithun to Nayar, FOUR, Nayar opens the face off the bat and glides it down in the gap between the slipds and gully to third man fence for a boundary, gets off the mark.

7.2

Mithun to Nayar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and left alone through to Gautham.

Sumanth: "The Karnataka Pacers have again proved their might. Difficult for Mumbai to come back after losing Jaffer and Rahane."

7.3

Mithun to Nayar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Nayar lets it go through to Gautham.

7.4

Mithun to Nayar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

Mithun from round the wicket.

7.5

Mithun to Nayar, no run, good short ball into the ribs of Nayar, who takes his eye off the ball but his bat was in position and he played it down.

7.6

Mithun to Nayar, 1 no ball, Mithun oversteps. A short delivery angled in and Nayar drops his wrist and lets the ball go through to Gautham.

7.6

Mithun to Nayar, no run, bit fuller this time but too far outside the off stump, left alone through to Gautham.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Mumbai 27/3
AM Nayar    4* (10b 1x4)      A Mithun    4-0-11-0
OJ Khanvilkar    2* (14b)     

Ashwin: "I wish i were in india and see the match live on tv, i have been following karnataka progress as long as i can remember and from everywhere around the world, following the score and commentary excited with the progress, go Karnataka."

8.1

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller length delivery from round the wicket and defended back to the bowler.

8.2

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length delivery and Khanvilkar gets on top off it and pushes square of the wicket to the off side.

8.3

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, defends and the ball takes the top of the bat and goes twoards point, wanting the single, sent back as the fielder was in quickly.

8.4

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, too far outside the off stump and left alone.

Khrish: "On the flip side, it is a great chance for Abhishek Nayar to stake his claims by bailing out Mumbai if he manages to see the new ball through.

Finally there is a fast wicket in India that assists the bowlers! Wake up Coimbatore!"

8.5

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, bouncer and Khanvilkar ducks under it and through to Gautham.

8.6

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, no run, angled into the pads, off the thigh and down to fine leg, the batsman not playing at it, so no runs.

End of over 9 (maiden) Mumbai 27/3
OJ Khanvilkar    2* (20b)      R Vinay Kumar    5-1-14-3
AM Nayar    4* (10b 1x4)     

Ashwin: "This is a good start for Karnataka.. but I wouldn't want to get carried away. Mumbai is like "Australia" of domestic cricket.. They have the potential to come back from any situation"

Change of bowling, Arvind replaces Mithun, the left arm seamer.

9.1

Aravind to Nayar, no run, good ball pitching outside the off stump and seaming in, left alone through to Gautham.

9.2

Aravind to Nayar, no run, fuller delivery and seaming in, off the pad to short leg as Nayar was looking to play through the onside.

Two slips, gully, short cover and short leg in place.

9.3

Aravind to Nayar, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

9.4

Aravind to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and Nayar shoulders arms.

Amit Prabhu: "Who says ranji has no followers.. look at the number of messages during the commentary. I just wish it was live on TV. Have been waiting for Karnataka to reach the finals for a long time now.. Hell I am sitting in office in Bangalore :-("

9.5

Aravind to Nayar, no run, fuller delivery pushed to the off side to cover.

9.6

Aravind to Nayar, no run, good length delivery pitches outside the off stump and seams in, defended with a straight bat down the track.

End of over 10 (maiden) Mumbai 27/3
AM Nayar    4* (16b 1x4)      S Aravind    1-1-0-0
OJ Khanvilkar    2* (20b)     

Bhaskar: "Vinay has provided a dream start ...what a fantastic performance from this Davangere speedster...way to go man...am dying to see this on TV..."

Vinay Kumar from round the wicket.

10.1

Vinay Kumar to Khanvilkar, 1 run, nudges it behind square leg and picks up a single.

10.2

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 2 runs, turned away past the short leg and to the deep, picks up couple of runs.

Two slips, a gully and a short leg in place.

10.3

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, digs in a good bouncer and Nayar ducks under it.

Sun Dave: "Mr Vittal Dont worry, The game is not over,Mumbai was even down in semis and they made 500.Mumbaikar;s Think +VE."

10.4

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, defended with an angled bat to the off side to backward point.

Short leg is out and he is placed at short cover.

10.5

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump and seaming in, left alone through to Gautham.

10.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump and defended square of the wicket on the off side to point.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Mumbai 30/3
AM Nayar    6* (21b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    6-1-17-3
OJ Khanvilkar    3* (21b)     

Abhilash: "Biggest challenge for Karnataka would be to battle with Mumbai middle and lower order. Mumbai's bowling allrounders have been fantastic throughout the season."

11.1

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, length delivery seaming in and off the glove and down to the ground to short leg.

11.2

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, too far outside the off stump and left alone.

11.3

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller and driven hard but the short cover is there to prevent any runs.

11.4

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length delivery angled in, defended down to the onside.

Two slips, a gully, short leg and short cover in place.

11.5

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, in the block-hole and Khanvilkar squeezes it out to the onside.

11.6

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, two noises, fuller delivery angled in and Khanvilkar gets into a tangle and pushes at it, was it off the pad? or inside edge onto the pad and lobbed up to the off side, the catch was not taken by the short cover fielder, dropped by Uthappa.

End of over 12 (maiden) Mumbai 30/3
OJ Khanvilkar    3* (27b)      S Aravind    2-2-0-0
AM Nayar    6* (21b 1x4)     

Vinay Kumar continues from round the wicket

12.1

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, good length delivery darts in from outside the off stump, moves forward and defends.

12.2

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, driven firmly but straight to the short cover.

12.3

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery defended to the off side.

12.4

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

Vinay Kumar from over the wicket.

12.5

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and straight on, strikes the box of Nayar, he is down on the count and he is in pain. The physio is out and having a look at him.

He is now up on his feet and ready to face the next ball.

Vinay Kumar from round the wicket.

12.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, a bouncer and Nayar ducks under it, Vinay Kumar has a stare at Nayar.

End of over 13 (maiden) Mumbai 30/3
AM Nayar    6* (27b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    7-2-17-3
OJ Khanvilkar    3* (27b)     

Sha: "it is interesting to see, how the pitch will behave after one or two sessions. That factor will decide the result"

13.1

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller and down the leg side, collected by Gautham.

Good crowd in to watch the match.

13.2

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, good ball from short of a length and seaming in, off the bat and onto the thigh pad and drops in front of the fielder at short leg.

13.3

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, good length delivery seaming in, makes Khanvilkar to hurry to defend.

13.4

Aravind to Khanvilkar, 1 leg bye, fuller and off the pad down to fine leg.

Two slips, a gully, short leg and short cover in place.

13.5

Aravind to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and too far outside the off stump, left alone.

13.6

Aravind to Nayar, 1 run, short of a length delivery and angled in, turned away to the onside to midwicket for a single.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Mumbai 32/3
AM Nayar    7* (29b 1x4)      S Aravind    3-2-1-0
OJ Khanvilkar    3* (31b)     

Ghandarv Jain: "Nayar had a major part in bringing Mumbai to the finals, im sure he will not disappoint, and he will have a point to prove to the indian selectors."

Here is Binny.

14.1

Binny to Nayar, 1 run, on the pads and nurdled down to fine leg for a single.

14.2

Binny to Khanvilkar, no run, turned away forward of square leg.

14.3

Binny to Khanvilkar, no run, back of a length delivery and Khanvilkar pushes to the off side to cover.

Three slips, a gully and short midwicket in place.

14.4

Binny to Khanvilkar, no run, played away to the onside.

14.5

Binny to Khanvilkar, no run, gets behind the delivery and knocks it down to the onside.

14.6

Binny to Khanvilkar, FOUR, short and outside the off stump and cut away in the gap past backward point to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai 37/3
OJ Khanvilkar    7* (36b 1x4)      STR Binny    1-0-5-0
AM Nayar    8* (30b 1x4)     

A cloudy day. Arvind continues.

15.1

Aravind to Nayar, no run, good length delivery angled in and draws Nayar to play at it, gets beaten.

15.2

Aravind to Nayar, no run, good ball seaming in, inside edges onto the pad.

15.3

Aravind to Nayar, 1 run, moves back and dabs it to the off side to point and takes off for a quick single.

15.4

Aravind to Khanvilkar, FOUR, fuller and driven nicely past the short cover to the fence for a boundary, good short from Khanvilkar.

15.5

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, good length delivery and Khanvilkar solidly defends to the off side to short cover.

15.6

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, short outside the off stump and too far, left alone through to Gautham.

Time for a break, here come the drinks trolley.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Mumbai 42/3
OJ Khanvilkar    11* (39b 2x4)      S Aravind    4-2-6-0
AM Nayar    9* (33b 1x4)     

Srinidhi: "Reacting to Mr. Sun Dave comments, If you go through this particular Ranji season & if you compare Karnataka & Mumbai, how they came through to the Finals, you will come to know, which team is ahead in terms of positive thinking. Karnataka has outrightly won 4 matches this season & Mumbai won just one match outright..."

Lalith: "Its just not people from karnataka and mumbai following it, i am from hyderabad and following the match too , would love to see a close match."

Binny continues after the drinks break.

16.1

Binny to Nayar, no run, pushed to the onside.

16.2

Binny to Nayar, FOUR, short and wide, Nayar gets on top of it nicely and keeps it down in the gap to backward point fence for a boundary.

16.3

Binny to Nayar, no run, fuller and driven nicely to mid-on, Vinay Kumar moving in quickly to his right, makes a good save.

16.4

Binny to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery cut away behind point.

16.5

Binny to Nayar, no run, fuller and down the leg side, off the pad to Gautham who dives but fails to collect it.

16.6

Binny to Nayar, no run, pushes to the off side to mid-off.

End of over 17 (4 runs) Mumbai 46/3
AM Nayar    13* (39b 2x4)      STR Binny    2-0-9-0
OJ Khanvilkar    11* (39b 2x4)     

Ameer: "Guys its mumbai in semis as well they were in same state i m sure amchi mumbai will come back in game with some counter attack."

17.1

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, back of a length delivery angled in, defended to the onside to short leg.

17.2

Aravind to Khanvilkar, 1 run, angled into the pads and nudged down to fine leg for a single.

17.3

Aravind to Nayar, no run, moves back in position and defends to the off side to short cover.

17.4

Aravind to Nayar, no run, pushes to the onside to mid-on.

Elam: "I am from chennai. I wanna c Karnataka to win the trophy for a change... They have played reasonably good when comparing to Mumbai... Anyways I miss my Tamilnadu team. they played very well till quarter finals..."

17.5

Aravind to Nayar, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, Nayar moves forward and lets it go through to Gautham.

17.6

Aravind to Nayar, 1 run, fuller and swinging in, takes the outer half off the bat and goes down to fine leg.

End of over 18 (2 runs) Mumbai 48/3
AM Nayar    14* (43b 2x4)      S Aravind    5-2-8-0
OJ Khanvilkar    12* (41b 2x4)     

Kumar: "Its great to see the final played at Mysore. Its a positive step in taking the game to the rural parts of India. Also for the first time there is good grass cover which is encouraging for upcoming fast bowlers. Good job done by the organisers!"

Mithun is back, replacing Binny.

18.1

Mithun to Nayar, no run, bouncer and Nayar ducks under it, the umpire signals one for the over.

Two slips, a gully and short leg in place.

18.2

Mithun to Nayar, 1 leg bye, gets into a tangle with his pads is Nayar, off the pad behind the wicket on the onside.

18.3

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller and driven to the off side to mid-off.

Mumbaikar: "In response to Mr. Srinidhi. To be fair Karnataka played more often on result oriented pitches as compared to Mumbai."

18.4

Mithun to Khanvilkar, 2 runs, tucked away behind square leg and calls for two, good running as the short leg chases after the ball, brings up the 50 for Mumbai.

18.5

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, good carry to the keeper from a length outside the off stump, as Khanvilkar lets the ball go through to Gautham.

18.6

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, hint of swing away from the bat, opens the face off the bat and plays to backward point.

End of over 19 (3 runs) Mumbai 51/3
OJ Khanvilkar    14* (45b 2x4)      A Mithun    5-0-13-0
AM Nayar    14* (45b 2x4)     

19.1

Aravind to Nayar, no run, fuller and too far outside the off stump, moves forward and lets the ball go.

19.2

Aravind to Nayar, 1 run, fuller and turned away to long leg and picks up an easy single.

Ravindra: "Not sure of Mr. Kumar isn't aware, but Mysore is anything but a 'rural part of India'. Mysore is perhaps the second biggest city after Bangalore in the state. "

19.3

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller and driven firmly back to the bowler, who picks up the ball on his follow through, well done.

19.4

Aravind to Khanvilkar, 2 runs, fuller and Khanvilkar gets a leading edge in the air through the off side, was actually looking to work it through the onside. The fielder was just removed the previous delivery.

19.5

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, angled in and blocked to the onside.

19.6

Aravind to Khanvilkar, FOUR, fuller and flicked in the air in the gap between the leg gully and short leg to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Mumbai 58/3
OJ Khanvilkar    20* (49b 3x4)      S Aravind    6-2-15-0
AM Nayar    15* (47b 2x4)     

Karthik: "The pitch is favourable for Seamers only for the 1st session. Ktaka need to get another wicket or 2 in order to stop Mumbai from scoing big ones."

20.1

Mithun to Nayar, FOUR, short down the leg side and off the glove as Nayar fends at it, down to fine leg fence.

20.2

Mithun to Nayar, no run, moves into position and defends to the fielder at short cover.

20.3

Mithun to Nayar, no run, turned away to the onside to short leg.

Rajeev: "whatever may be the total Mumbai put up i am banking on Manish Pandey to come good. He is the dark horse for me. In the absence of Dravid a lot will depend on Pandey."

20.4

Mithun to Nayar, no run, moves into line and defends to the onside to mid-on.

Shakir Shariff: "Please post my comment I want to be a part of this great Event"

20.5

Mithun to Nayar, no run, a bouncer and Nayar ducks under it.

20.6

Mithun to Nayar, 2 runs, fuller and turned away behind to deep backward square leg and picks up couple of runs.

End of over 21 (6 runs) Mumbai 64/3
AM Nayar    21* (53b 3x4)      A Mithun    6-0-19-0
OJ Khanvilkar    20* (49b 3x4)     

Santhosh: "Come on Karnataka two more wickets will keep us in comfortable position."

21.1

Aravind to Khanvilkar, FOUR, pushes with an open face in the gap between the slips and gully to third man fence for a boundary.

21.2

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length and angled in, looking to work it through the onside, taken high on the pad.

Joshi warming up, could come on soon.

21.3

Aravind to Khanvilkar, no run, gets back in line and defends to the onside.

Suhas Pandit: "Its Good to see the aggressive Nayar sort-of curb his natural instincts and play a mature innings. He and Khanvilkar pulled Mumbai out of a hole in Semi's and looks to be a similar story even today. Hope both of them score centuries and Mumbai win :)"

21.4

Aravind to Khanvilkar, 1 run, nudged down to fine leg to pick up a single.

21.5

Aravind to Nayar, no run, length delivery and Nayar comes forward to defend, taken on the pad outside the line of the off stump, a stifled appeal.

21.6

Aravind to Nayar, 3 runs, turned away off his pads and through square leg to the deep, picks up three runs and brings up the 50 runs partnership, well done after the flurry of wickets.

End of over 22 (8 runs) Mumbai 72/3
AM Nayar    24* (55b 3x4)      S Aravind    7-2-23-0
OJ Khanvilkar    25* (53b 4x4)     

Vinay Kumar is back and a loud cheer from the crowd. He will come round the wicket with two slips and a gully in place.

22.1

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, good length delivery angled in and defended to the off side.

22.2

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and angled in, pushes to the off side to cover.

22.3

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, Nayar moves forward and shoulders arms.

22.4

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, moves forward and lets the ball go outside the off stump.

Vinay Kumar comes over the wicket.

22.5

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

Back round the wicket.

22.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and pushed to the off side.

End of over 23 (maiden) Mumbai 72/3
AM Nayar    24* (61b 3x4)      R Vinay Kumar    8-3-17-3
OJ Khanvilkar    25* (53b 4x4)     

Guruprasad: "Mumbai seems to be wriggling out of Karnataka's grasp gradually. The pitch seems to have eased out. K'taka would do well to break this partnership. Nayar is into his rescue act again, and wasnt it Nayar who repeatedly got Mumbai Indians close to the line time and again in IPL1 and a couple of times in IPL 2 as well ?"

Mithun switches ends.

23.1

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, swinging delivery and defended to the off side.

Syed Kirmani watches on from the stands.

23.2

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

Ghandharv Jain: "Nayar and Khanvilkar are building up the tempo. A repeat of the semi finals between Delhi and Mumbai. Beware Karnataka."

23.3

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, pushed to the off side to mid-off.

23.4

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, short of a length delivery angled across and Khanvilkar drops his wrist and lets the ball go.

23.5

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, fuller length delivery angled across, left alone through to the keeper.

23.6

Mithun to Khanvilkar, no run, another leave outside the off stump.

End of over 24 (maiden) Mumbai 72/3
OJ Khanvilkar    25* (59b 4x4)      A Mithun    7-1-19-0
AM Nayar    24* (61b 3x4)     

Vinay Kumar from round the wicket. Two slips and a gully in place.

24.1

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 2 runs, turned away to deep backward square leg and picks up a couple of runs.

24.2

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, FOUR, lovely shot, puts his right foot forward and drives nicely through the covers and to the fence for a boundary.

24.3

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery, punched back to the bowler, who looks to throw down the stumps.

24.4

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, FOUR, too full outside the off stump and Nayar puts his right foot forward and this time drives square of the wicket to the point boundary.

24.5

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 2 runs, opens the face off the bat and glides it down in the gap past the gully and down to third man, good running, comes back for the second run.

24.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and too far outside the off stump, left alone through to Gautham.

An expensive over from Vinay Kumar. The pitch has settled down and the batsmen are building a good partnership.

End of over 25 (12 runs) Mumbai 84/3
AM Nayar    36* (67b 5x4)      R Vinay Kumar    9-3-29-3
OJ Khanvilkar    25* (59b 4x4)     

25.1

Mithun to Khanvilkar, OUT, 129.3 km/h, fuller delivery and the off stump goes for a ride as Khanvilkar plays all around it. A wicket at the right time for Mithun and Karnataka. Mithun is delighted.

OJ Khanvilkar b Mithun 25 (102m 60b 4x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

In walks Samant.

25.2

Mithun to Samant, no run, good ball in the block-hole, digs it out to the off side.

25.3

Mithun to Samant, no run, a bouncer and Samant gets out of the way, 133 km/h.

Mithun is charged up and he is bowling well.

25.4

Mithun to Samant, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

25.5

Mithun to Samant, 1 run, dabs it in front of point for a quick single, Samant gets off the mark.

25.6

Mithun to Nayar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 26 (1 run) Mumbai 85/4
AM Nayar    36* (68b 5x4)      A Mithun    8-1-20-1
VR Samant    1* (4b)     

Rajeev: "Guys Gangothri Glades stadium where the match is taking place has wonderful atmosphere. It is no less than any international ground. It has Kukkralli Kere (Kukkralli Lake) very close to ground which is equivalent to beach side of grounds of West Indies. It has Chamundi Hills in the Background which is equivalent to Table Mountains of South Africa. All it is missing is a good seating capacity."

Vinay Kumar continues and he will be bowling from over the wicket.

26.1

Vinay Kumar to Samant, 1 run, short of a length delivery and Samant turns it around, off the bat onto the thigh pad in the air behind the wicket on the onside.

Back round the wicket to Nayar.

26.2

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, moves back and drops it towards backward point.

26.3

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, turns it off his hips and behind square leg to the deep.

26.4

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, lovely delivery from Vinay Kumar and Samant defends but not convincingly.

Three slips, a gully and short leg.

26.5

Vinay Kumar to Samant, 1 run, drops it with soft hands to cover and takes off for a quick single.

Swan's gliding smoothly in the lake nearby.

26.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 1 no ball, Vinay Kumar oversteps, pushed to the off side.

26.6

Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, short of a length delivery and Nayar moves into position and pushes to the onside to mid-on.

End of over 27 (4 runs) Mumbai 89/4
AM Nayar    37* (72b 5x4)      R Vinay Kumar    10-3-33-3
VR Samant    3* (7b)     

27.1

Mithun to Samant, no run, drops it down to the off side to cover and thinking of the single, not there as the fielder was in quickly.

27.2

Mithun to Samant, FOUR, a fuller delivery and an outside edge past the gully and down to third man fence for a boundary, the gully should have stopped that.

27.3

Mithun to Samant, no run, good length delivery and Samant walks into the delivery and blocks it to the off side and Mithun fields on his follow through.

27.4

Mithun to Samant, no run, fuller delivery and pushed to the off side to short extra cover.

27.5

Mithun to Samant, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Samant moves into position and shoulders arms.

27.6

Mithun to Samant, 3 runs, fuller on the legs and nicely clipped forward of square leg to the deep.

End of over 28 (7 runs) Mumbai 96/4
VR Samant    10* (13b 1x4)      A Mithun    9-1-27-1
AM Nayar    37* (72b 5x4)     

Abhishek: "Nayar has got potential and he has got an opportunity to prove himself. However all credit to Karnataka Bowlers they made good use of the wicket in 1st session."

28.1

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, short of a length delivery and seaming away, Samant keeps it down and towards the slips.

28.2

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, Samant moves forward and plays with an angled bat towards backward point.

28.3

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, pushes to the onside to mid-on.

The sun breaking through the clouds.

Ashwin Kumar: "Adding to Rajeev's comments.. It needs a good outfield as well. Hey I am from Karnataka as well. I am not echoing Mumbai's coach's words. "

28.4

Vinay Kumar to Samant, FOUR, full on the legs and flicked in the air down to fine leg fence for a boundary, brings up the 100 for Mumbai.

28.5

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, prods forward and gets the outer half off the bat and goes behind the wicket to gully.

28.6

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, good length delivery but too far outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 29 (4 runs) Mumbai 100/4
VR Samant    14* (19b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    11-3-37-3
AM Nayar    37* (72b 5x4)     

Guruprasad: "Thanks Rajeev for your scenic description. The great writer (late) R.K.Narayan talked about the beauty of watching sunset at Kukkarahalli Kere (lake). I hope the ambiance stirs both the teams to produce something memorable here. And I wonder, which Agarkar will turn up later in the day ? The Agarkar of Lords 2002, or the Agarkar of Australia 1999-2000 ?"

29.1

Mithun to Nayar, no run, lovely delivery from Mithun, beats the outside edge as Nayar stays in the crease to play at that.

29.2

Mithun to Nayar, no run, good leave this time outside the off stump.

The crowd has been good here at Mysore.

29.3

Mithun to Nayar, OUT, Mithun strikes once again, right in the block-hole and it clips the toes, then knocks the off stump, Nayar walks off and he is shattered after a good stand at the wicket and Mithun is elated.

AM Nayar b Mithun 37 (120m 75b 5x4 0x6) SR: 49.33

Here is Agarkar and he will be facing Mithun.

29.4

Mithun to Agarkar, FOUR, full and in the slot outside the off stump for Agarkar, he wastes no time, he put his left foot forward and drives well through the cover to the fence, to get off the mark.

29.5

Mithun to Agarkar, no run, short delivery and Agarkar on the back foot defends, almost played it on.

29.6

Mithun to Agarkar, no run, bouncer outside the off stump at 134.1 km/h, left alone.

End of over 30 (4 runs) Mumbai 104/5
AB Agarkar    4* (3b 1x4)      A Mithun    10-1-31-2
VR Samant    14* (19b 2x4)     

Last over before lunch and it will be Joshi into the attack. Slip, silly-point and short leg in place.

30.1

Joshi to Samant, no run, defended to the off side.

30.2

Joshi to Samant, no run, defended to the fielder at silly-point.

30.3

Joshi to Samant, no run, moves forward and defends with an angled bat to the off side to point.

30.4

Joshi to Samant, no run, comes forward and defends once again, playing for lunch now.

30.5

Joshi to Samant, no run, the arm ball and defended to the off side.

Gully too comes in.

30.6

Joshi to Samant, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and left alone, that is lunch on day 1.

Lunch day 1: An excellent session for Karnataka, wonderful spell of bowling by Vinay Kumar and Mithun. Vinay Kumar kept bowling at good lengths, picking up three wickets and Mithun bowled sensibly to pick up two wickets. The only good thing about Mumbai's batting was the partnership between Nayar and Khanvilkar for 64 runs. Do join us for more after the lunch break at 12:40pm.

Shyam: "Have we found another Srinath in Mithun? We desparately need good fast bowlers and who knows, Mithun could be the answer!"

End of over 31 (maiden) Mumbai 104/5
VR Samant    14* (25b 2x4)      SB Joshi    1-1-0-0
AB Agarkar    4* (3b 1x4)     

The players are out in the middle.Mithun gets his hamstring stretched with the help of Joshi. It will be Vinay Kumar to start the proceedings after the lunch break.

Welcome back for the post lunch session. What a session we have had, can we expect the same in the second. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket.

Abhishek: "Commenting on Guruprasad remarks, "Agarkar of Lords or Agarkar of Australia"... Agarkar has been most inconsistent player in the Indian team, but he has always made a comeback with his brilliant performance in domestic cricket. Agarkar has the capability of coming from rags to riches.Remember he showed his batting capabilities against Haryana earlier in this tournament.Hope he shows that once he was considered as allrounder of the Indian Cricket Team."

Rakshit: "Mithun's raw pace must be preserved, Srinath himself told recently that now there will be too many people to advice Mithun on pace. Hope he does not become another Pathan, Munaf, Ishanth who all started as fast bowlers, now ended up being medium pacers."

31.1

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends to the onside.

31.2

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

31.3

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, no run, outside edge and drops short of the gully fielder, Agarkar playing with soft hands.

31.4

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, 2 runs, punches off the back foot through covers to the deep.

Two slips and a gully in place.

31.5

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, OUT, fuller delivery hit in the air to the left of Vinay Kumar , who dives but cannot catch it, Oh! in the meantime the ball goes to mid-off to Joshi, who throws it to the keeper, who just sees Agarkar outside the crease and runs out Agarkar. It was actually referred to the third umpire, who pressed the red button, the umpires out in the middle think the ball is in play. Agarkar has a long chat out there but he has to go.

AB Agarkar run out 6 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

A controversial dismissal.

31.6

Vinay Kumar to Powar, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps and Powar turns it to the onside to square leg.

31.6

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, good length delivery defended back to the bowler.

End of over 32 (4 runs) Mumbai 108/6
VR Samant    14* (26b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    12-3-41-3
RR Powar    1* (1b)     

Aravind to share the attack.

32.1

Aravind to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and Powar gets an outside edge and falls short of the gully fielder.

32.2

Aravind to Powar, no run, good length delivery angled across and beats the outside edge.

32.3

Aravind to Powar, no run, defends with an angled bat behind the wicket on the off side.

32.4

Aravind to Powar, no run, beaten outside the off stump as the ball is angled across.

32.5

Aravind to Powar, no run, pushes forward and off the glove to square leg.

32.6

Aravind to Powar, no run, nudged to the onside to square leg.

End of over 33 (maiden) Mumbai 108/6
RR Powar    1* (7b)      S Aravind    8-3-23-0
VR Samant    14* (26b 2x4)     

Uthappa has a chat with the umpire, must be about the decision.

33.1

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, defended to the off side to covers.

33.2

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, short of a length delivery and Samant gets an inside edge to the off side.

33.3

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, short rising delivery and Samant gets a glove as he looks to defend.

33.4

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, Samant goes after it and gets beaten.

33.5

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, fuller and driven to the off side to extra cover.

Going by the rule book, the decision was right.

33.6

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, pushes forward and gets the outside edge along the ground to the slip.

End of over 34 (maiden) Mumbai 108/6
VR Samant    14* (32b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    13-4-41-3
RR Powar    1* (7b)     

34.1

Aravind to Powar, no run, good length delivery angled across, left alone through to the keeper.

Aravind comes round the wicket.

34.2

Aravind to Powar, no run, a short delivery and Powar fends it off his gloves to the off side. He has injured his finger and he calls for the physio.

The right thumb is getting tapped.

34.3

Aravind to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and Powar being watchful plays away from his body to the off side.

34.4

Aravind to Powar, 1 run, coming into Powar, who turns it around to long leg and picks up an easy single.

34.5

Aravind to Samant, 2 runs, good ball pitches and slants in, Samant stays in the crease and plays it to square leg, Samant wants the second, he gets back quickly to complete the run.

Aravind back over the wicket.

34.6

Aravind to Samant, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

End of over 35 (3 runs) Mumbai 111/6
VR Samant    16* (34b 2x4)      S Aravind    9-3-26-0
RR Powar    2* (11b)     

Nikunj: "With all the Hoopla around Agarkar and his batting, his innings has come to a very dramatic end. Very funny though, but thats how it normally runs out to be. Too much expectation."

35.1

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, full toss and Powar careful of his finger, blocks it to the onside.

35.2

Vinay Kumar to Powar, FOUR, short ball and Powar pulls well down and through midwicket for a boundary.

35.3

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, good length delivery far outside the off stump, left alone.

Two slips, a gully and short leg in place.

35.4

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, bouncer and Powar ducks under it.

35.5

Vinay Kumar to Powar, 1 run, right in the block-hole and Powar way back in the crease digs it out past the short leg fielder.

His thumb seems to be hurting.

35.6

Vinay Kumar to Samant, no run, short of a length delivery and defended to the onside.

End of over 36 (5 runs) Mumbai 116/6
VR Samant    16* (35b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    14-4-46-3
RR Powar    7* (16b 1x4)     

It is still cloudy. Aravind comes round the wicket.

36.1

Aravind to Powar, no run, defended watchfully to the off side.

36.2

Aravind to Powar, no run, lovely delivery angled in and Powar plays inside the line and lets the ball go through to Goutham.

36.3

Aravind to Powar, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

36.4

Aravind to Powar, 2 runs, fuller and angled in, clipped past the short leg to the deep.

36.5

Aravind to Powar, no run, back of a length delivery and angled in, defended to the off side.

Back over the wicket.

36.6

Aravind to Powar, 1 run, worked to the onside and picks up a single to midwicket as Aravind goes after the ball.

End of over 37 (3 runs) Mumbai 119/6
RR Powar    10* (22b 1x4)      S Aravind    10-3-29-0
VR Samant    16* (35b 2x4)     

37.1

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, good length delivery pitches on the off and middle, swings away and beats the outside edge as Powar plays from the crease.

37.2

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, digs in a short one and on target and Powar fends it down.

37.3

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, short again and Powar looking to work it through the onside, taken on the thigh.

Powar hopping, skipping and dancing to Vinay Kumar.

37.4

Vinay Kumar to Powar, no run, this time plays it well to the off side.

Three slips, gully, leg gully and short leg in place.

37.5

Vinay Kumar to Powar, FOUR, digs in a short one from round the wicket, too far outside the off stump and he guides it down past the gully and backward point to the fence, well played.

37.6

Vinay Kumar to Powar, 1 run, nudges it past the leg gully and down to fine leg.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Mumbai 124/6
RR Powar    15* (28b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    15-4-51-3
VR Samant    16* (35b 2x4)     

38.1

Aravind to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and angled in from round the wicket, blocked to the onside.

38.2

Aravind to Powar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Powar plays inside the line, lets it go through to Goutham.

38.3

Aravind to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and moving away outside the off stump, chases after it and gets beaten.

38.4

Aravind to Powar, no run, moves back and defends to the onside to short leg.

38.5

Aravind to Powar, no run, fuller delivery driven to mid-off.

38.6

Aravind to Powar, no run, lovely delivery swinging away outside the off stump, Powar plays and misses.

End of over 39 (maiden) Mumbai 124/6
RR Powar    15* (34b 2x4)      S Aravind    11-4-29-0
VR Samant    16* (35b 2x4)     

Darshan: "Its partly cloudy now & sun is playing hide & seek game which is a good sign for both bowlers & batters"

Binny it will be, replaces Vinay Kumar.

39.1

Binny to Samant, no run, defended square of the wicket on the off side to point.

Two slips and a gully in place.

39.2

Binny to Samant, no run, good length delivery and Samant defends with soft hands behind the wicket on the off side.

39.3

Binny to Samant, no run, fuller and driven firmly to mid-off.

39.4

Binny to Samant, no run, turned forward of square leg along the ground straight to the fielder.

39.5

Binny to Samant, no run, lovely bowling, swinging away from a good length as Samant pushes at it from the crease and gets beaten.

39.6

Binny to Samant, no run, fuller and swinging away outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 40 (maiden) Mumbai 124/6
VR Samant    16* (41b 2x4)      STR Binny    3-1-9-0
RR Powar    15* (34b 2x4)     

Vishaal: "Karnataka will do well to restrict Mumbai below 150 and knock off the same by close of play today. Else it might be the same story for them tomorrow when play starts."

40.1

Aravind to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and Powar looking to turn it to the onside on the back foot, takes it on the glove. Powar is playing as if on a mine field.

40.2

Aravind to Powar, no run, good length delivery angled in and strikes Powar high on the pad.

40.3

Aravind to Powar, no run, this time he walks down the track and pushes it to the onside, the short leg fielder could not stop it, otherwise it would have been close.

40.4

Aravind to Powar, 1 run, good ball, cramps him for room, inside edges it behind square leg and picks up a single.

40.5

Aravind to Samant, FOUR, fuller and angled across, pushes at it and gets the outside edge along the ground and past the gully to third man fence for a boundary.

40.6

Aravind to Samant, no run, too far and angled away, left alone.

End of over 41 (5 runs) Mumbai 129/6
VR Samant    20* (43b 3x4)      S Aravind    12-4-34-0
RR Powar    16* (38b 2x4)     

41.1

Binny to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and Powar blocks it down to the off side.

41.2

Binny to Powar, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump and left alone.

41.3

Binny to Powar, no run, fuller and swinging away too far outside the off stump and Powar is happy to let it go.

41.4

Binny to Powar, no run, too full outside the off stump and Powar squeezes it out to mid-off.

41.5

Binny to Powar, no run, walks down the track and trying to get the nerve of the bowler, takes it on the glove, everybody has a laugh.

41.6

Binny to Powar, no run, fuller and hit hard to mid-off, but cannot beat Joshi.

End of over 42 (maiden) Mumbai 129/6
RR Powar    16* (44b 2x4)      STR Binny    4-2-9-0
VR Samant    20* (43b 3x4)     

Kunal: "The stats say, Powar - HS : 131 , Samant - HS : 113 . Hoping either one of them (or both!!) better their past records. Go Mumbai Go.. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well"

Joshi is back into the attack. Slip, silly-point and short leg in place.

42.1

Joshi to Samant, no run, comes forward and defends.

42.2

Joshi to Samant, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and left alone.

42.3

Joshi to Samant, no run, plays with an angled bat towards short third man.

42.4

Joshi to Samant, FOUR, moves forward to a flighted delivery and drives, gets the outside edge in the air wide of the fielder to third man fence.

Four fielders around the bat now, gully in.

42.5

Joshi to Samant, no run, defended to the off side.

42.6

Joshi to Samant, no run, moves forward and plays with soft hands to gully.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Mumbai 133/6
VR Samant    24* (49b 4x4)      SB Joshi    2-1-4-0
RR Powar    16* (44b 2x4)     

43.1

Binny to Powar, no run, short of a length delivery and Powar blocks it down on the track.

43.2

Binny to Powar, no run, walks down the track and then blocks the ball.

43.3

Binny to Powar, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, left alone through to Goutham.

43.4

Binny to Powar, 1 run, short of a length delivery and Powar walks down the track and fends at it, goes towards point, they take off for a single, the throw misses the stumps, Powar would have been in trouble, if the throw would have hit the stumps.

43.5

Binny to Samant, no run, plays towards point.

43.6

Binny to Samant, no run, in the block-hole and dug out to the off side to mid-off.

Time for drinks.

Rajesh: "The stats say, Joshi - Wickets : 581, Hope he takes the remaining 4 wickets. Go karunadu Go.. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well"

End of over 44 (1 run) Mumbai 134/6
VR Samant    24* (51b 4x4)      STR Binny    5-2-10-0
RR Powar    17* (48b 2x4)     

44.1

Joshi to Powar, no run, defended to the onside to short midwicket.

Four fielders around the bat.

44.2

Joshi to Powar, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

44.3

Joshi to Powar, no run, on the middle and leg and Powar plays forward and takes it on the pad.

44.4

Joshi to Powar, 1 run, moves back and turns it behind the wicket on the onside.

44.5

Joshi to Samant, 3 runs, stays in the crease and stands up to push it in the gap through cover to the deep.

44.6

Joshi to Powar, 1 run, turned away through the onside and through midwicket for a single.

End of over 45 (5 runs) Mumbai 139/6
RR Powar    19* (53b 2x4)      SB Joshi    3-1-9-0
VR Samant    27* (52b 4x4)     

45.1

Binny to Powar, no run, outside edge and drops short of the diving Goutham to his right.

45.2

Binny to Powar, no run, walks down the track and shoulders arms.

45.3

Binny to Powar, no run, punches off the back foot to cover and Uthappa does not field the ball cleanly.

45.4

Binny to Powar, no run, full and down the leg side, just misses the leg stump.

45.5

Binny to Powar, no run, short ball pulled forward of square leg.

45.6

Binny to Powar, 1 run, fuller and Powar drives and gets a thickish edge behind square leg.

End of over 46 (1 run) Mumbai 140/6
RR Powar    20* (59b 2x4)      STR Binny    6-2-11-0
VR Samant    27* (52b 4x4)     

Three fielders around the bat.

46.1

Joshi to Powar, no run, moves forward and blocks it to the onside.

46.2

Joshi to Powar, no run, defended to the onside.

46.3

Joshi to Powar, no run, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, defended to the onside.

46.4

Joshi to Powar, no run, moves back and punches it back to the bowler.

46.5

Joshi to Powar, no run, moves forward and the spin beats the outside edge, well flighted delivery.

46.6

Joshi to Powar, no run, nicely flighted outside the off stump and left alone.

End of over 47 (maiden) Mumbai 140/6
RR Powar    20* (65b 2x4)      SB Joshi    4-2-9-0
VR Samant    27* (52b 4x4)     

Mayur: "Mumbai is already "Numb"ai with the fall of quick wickets but they can become "BOMB"AI with their bowling with the absence of Rahul Dravid in the Karnataka line up !! But C'mon Karnataka...Dekh lega Karnataka !!"

47.1

Binny to Samant, no run, short down the leg side and through to Gautham.

47.2

Binny to Samant, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

47.3

Binny to Samant, no run, good length delivery and Samant moves forward and defends to mid-off.

47.4

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

47.5

Binny to Samant, no run, turned away behind square leg.

47.6

Binny to Samant, no run, good length delivery and Samant defends with an angled bat to point.

End of over 48 (maiden) Mumbai 140/6
VR Samant    27* (58b 4x4)      STR Binny    7-3-11-0
RR Powar    20* (65b 2x4)     

Somasunder: "Hopefully both Kunal's and Rajesh's wishes come true. Either Powar or Samant go past their best record and Joshi takes the 4 wickets. Go India Go. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well.. Aaal-Iz-Well"

48.1

Joshi to Powar, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and Powar goes for a big slog, mistimes it to the onside.

48.2

Joshi to Powar, no run, defends from the crease to the off side.

48.3

Joshi to Powar, 2 runs, moves back and turns it through midwicket and picks up couple of runs.

48.4

Joshi to Powar, 1 run, turned away behind square leg to the deep.

48.5

Joshi to Samant, no run, nicely flighted delivery, slower through the air and Samant plays forward and gets beaten.

48.6

Joshi to Samant, no run, defended from the crease to the off side.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Mumbai 143/6
VR Samant    27* (60b 4x4)      SB Joshi    5-2-12-0
RR Powar    23* (69b 2x4)     

Mithun is back into the attack.

49.1

Mithun to Powar, OUT, Mithun strikes first ball after coming back, pitches back of a length and Powar on the back foot forces at it and gets an outside edge and Pawan at gully dives to his right and takes a special catch, well done. Powar is furious with the shot.

RR Powar c Pawan b Mithun 23 (74m 70b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.85

Abdulla is the new batsman. Mithun comes round the wicket.

49.2

Mithun to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run, angled into the pads and nudged down to fine leg for a single.

Back over the wicket.

49.3

Mithun to Samant, no run, short down the leg side and through to Gautham.

49.4

Mithun to Samant, no run, too far outside the off stump and left alone.

Three slips, a gully and short leg in place.

49.5

Mithun to Samant, no run, defended watchfully to the off side.

49.6

Mithun to Samant, no run, too far once again outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 50 (1 run) Mumbai 144/7
VR Samant    27* (64b 4x4)      A Mithun    11-1-32-3
Iqbal Abdulla    1* (1b)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Ajit Agarkar reacts after capturing the final Karnataka wicket, Karnataka v Mumbai, Ranji Trophy final, Mysore, 4th day, January 14, 2010

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