Vijay Hazare Trophy - Final

Bengal v Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu won by 29 runs

Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Final between Bengal and Tamil Nadu. We are expecting a good contest, stay tuned for the ball by ball commentary. We have repeat of the last years finals.

Toss: Tamil Nadu won the toss and elected to bat on a good track.

0.1

Bose to Anirudha, no run, outside the off stump, play and misses

0.2

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, played to deep square leg for a single

0.3

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, played to mid-wicket for a single

0.4

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, cut to third man for a single

0.5

Bose to Vijay, no run, outside the off stump left alone

0.6

Bose to Vijay, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 1 (3 runs) Tamil Nadu 3/0
M Vijay    1* (3b)      RR Bose    1-0-3-0
S Anirudha    2* (3b)     

1.1

Dinda to Anirudha, FOUR, fuller length delivery, played through mid-off for boundary.

1.2

Dinda to Anirudha, FOUR, on the back-foot, punch to covers to a boundary

1.3

Dinda to Anirudha, 2 runs, short ball, pull to deep square leg, for a couple

1.4

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, punch on the back foot to mid-off

1.5

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, played to point

1.6

Dinda to Anirudha, 2 runs, on the back foot played to cover, inside edge goes to fine leg

End of over 2 (12 runs) Tamil Nadu 15/0
S Anirudha    14* (9b 2x4)      AB Dinda    1-0-12-0
M Vijay    1* (3b)     

2.1

Bose to Vijay, no run, played to cover, on the back-foot

2.2

Bose to Vijay, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

2.3

Bose to Vijay, no run, on the back-foot, played to mid-off

2.4

Bose to Vijay, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

2.5

Bose to Vijay, no run, on the back-foot, played to covers

2.6

Bose to Vijay, no run, outside the off stumps, left alone

End of over 3 (maiden) Tamil Nadu 15/0
M Vijay    1* (9b)      RR Bose    2-1-3-0
S Anirudha    14* (9b 2x4)     

3.1

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, length delivery pushed to mid-on.

3.2

Dinda to Anirudha, 1 wide, slower delivery going wrong, down the leg side and signaled a wide.

3.2

Dinda to Anirudha, FOUR, too short and Anirudha on the back foot hooks well high in the air and one bounce to square leg fence for a boundary.

3.3

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, looking to force it through the off side, one hand off the handle.

3.4

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, moves forward and drives firmly to short cover-point.

3.5

Dinda to Anirudha, 1 run, moves forward and drives through the covers to the sweeper.

3.6

Dinda to Vijay, no run, pushes to cover.

End of over 4 (6 runs) Tamil Nadu 21/0
M Vijay    1* (10b)      AB Dinda    2-0-18-0
S Anirudha    19* (14b 3x4)     

4.1

Bose to Anirudha, no run, punches on the front foot to mid-off.

4.2

Bose to Anirudha, no run, worked to the onside.

4.3

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, pushes to cover.

4.4

Bose to Vijay, no run, outside the off stump, left alone.

4.5

Bose to Vijay, no run, punches off the back foot to point.

4.6

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a single.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Tamil Nadu 23/0
M Vijay    2* (13b)      RR Bose    3-1-5-0
S Anirudha    20* (17b 3x4)     

5.1

Dinda to Vijay, 1 run, plays it down to third man for a single.

The match is being played to the empty stands.

5.2

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, makes room and looks to take the cover off the ball, beats the bat to the keeper.

5.3

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, punches off the back foot to mid-on.

A short point and a slip in place, the two close in fielders.

5.4

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, slower delivery and Anirudha sees it well and pushes to the short point fielder.

5.5

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, punches on the up to backward point, a wonderful stop by Tiwary, diving full length to his left, wonderful stuff.

5.6

Dinda to Anirudha, 5 runs, moves forward and pushes to cover, throw at the stumps misses and goes to the fence for overthrows.

End of over 6 (6 runs) Tamil Nadu 29/0
S Anirudha    25* (22b 3x4)      AB Dinda    3-0-24-0
M Vijay    3* (14b)     

6.1

Bose to Anirudha, no run, loud appeal as the ball strikes the pad, was going down the leg side.

6.2

Bose to Anirudha, no run, moves forward and times the ball well to extra cover.

6.3

Bose to Anirudha, 1 leg bye, loud appeal as the ball strikes the pad, was again going down the leg side, goes behind the wicket on the off side, shy at the stumps misses and again an overthrow.

6.4

Bose to Vijay, no run, punches to point.

6.5

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, moves forward and punches to point, a funmble from Tiwary gives away a single.

A slip and a leg slip in place.

6.6

Bose to Anirudha, no run, gets behind the delivery and pushes to the off side to cover.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Tamil Nadu 31/0
S Anirudha    25* (26b 3x4)      RR Bose    4-1-6-0
M Vijay    4* (16b)     

Baranidaran: "I can never indifference of the INDIAN cricket fans for domestic cricket. One day league with empty stands .. very sad."

Problems near the sight screen.

7.1

Dinda to Vijay, no run, turned away to the onside to square leg.

7.2

Dinda to Vijay, 2 runs, plays it late and cuts to right of third man and picks up couple of runs.

Again problems near the sightscreen, few people moving about.

7.3

Dinda to Vijay, FOUR, drifts it on the pads and Vijay tucks it fine to the fence for a boundary.

7.4

Dinda to Vijay, no run, short of a length and coming in slightly, Vijay looking to guide it down to third man, almost chopped it onto his stumps.

7.5

Dinda to Vijay, 1 run, coming into Vijay and he tucks it to midwicket and picks up the single.

7.6

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, good tight delivery on the off stump and Anirudha right behind it defends it with a straight bat.

End of over 8 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 38/0
S Anirudha    25* (27b 3x4)      AB Dinda    4-0-31-0
M Vijay    11* (21b 1x4)     

Shankar: "Why can't we have the match either in Chennai or Kolkatta, where might be a chance that people might turnout to see home team perform, As happened in Ranji finals."

Another stoppage as people moving in front of the sight screen.

8.1

Bose to Vijay, 1 wide, short of a length delivery down the leg side and signaled a wide, the line going wrong for Bose.

8.1

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, extra bounce and takes the top off the bat and Vijay drops his wrist to the onside.

Alan: "Empty Stands..... These matches are played more for the sake of selectors than the crowd......"

8.2

Bose to Anirudha, no run, punches to the off side to extra cover.

8.3

Bose to Anirudha, no run, punches on the front foot to short cover, not much of timing there.

8.4

Bose to Anirudha, FOUR, nice shot and in the slot for Anirudha, he hits it in the air over extra cover to the fence for a boundary.

8.5

Bose to Anirudha, 2 runs, on the leg stump and turned away forward of square leg to the deep, good running and picks up couple of runs.

Shankar: "If there is no one in the stadium, I wonder who is moving in front of the sightscreen!!", good question, they are the ground staff.

8.6

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to third man for a single.

End of over 9 (9 runs) Tamil Nadu 47/0
S Anirudha    32* (32b 4x4)      RR Bose    5-1-15-0
M Vijay    12* (22b 1x4)     

9.1

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, off the back foot played behind point.

9.2

Dinda to Anirudha, FOUR, good shot, short delivery and Anirudha cuts in the air behind point to the fence for a boundary, width provided.

That boundary brings up the 50 for Tamil Nadu.

9.3

Dinda to Anirudha, no run, on the back foot and Anirudha opens up and pushes to mid-on.

9.4

Dinda to Anirudha, 1 leg bye, strikes the pad and a loud appeal, was going down the leg side, they get a leg bye.

9.5

Dinda to Vijay, no run, back of a length and coming in, Vijay drops it softly to the off side.

9.6

Dinda to Vijay, no run, moves forward and punches to extra cover.

Sarathy: "I have been a constant Follower of TN cricket team and happy to be a fan of a team which has been so consistent in the last few years on domestic circuit...TN is the best indian Domestic team at present..Wish CSK win IPL III.."

End of over 10 (5 runs) Tamil Nadu 52/0
M Vijay    12* (24b 1x4)      AB Dinda    5-0-35-0
S Anirudha    36* (36b 5x4)     

Bengal opt for the bowling powerplay.

10.1

Bose to Anirudha, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump and Anirudha cuts hard in the air behind point to the fence.

10.2

Bose to Anirudha, no run, turned away to the onside.

Ayanjit: "the matches have to be played under nil support. who you think will have time to see such poor brand of cricket."

10.3

Bose to Anirudha, FOUR, short ball and Anirudha rocks on the back foot and pulls well high in the air and bounces just inside the ropes and to the fence for a boundary, nice swivel shot.

10.4

Bose to Anirudha, no run, nice tight delivery and he defends back to the bowler.

Anaku: "The only few who turned up for the match seem to like the sight screen a lot."

10.5

Bose to Anirudha, no run, slower delivery and he plays with an open face to backward point.

10.6

Bose to Anirudha, no run, pushes to backward point and a good save by Tiwary.

Avi Singh: "Very sad that people do not turn up when you consider how many past or present India players are in the two sides- Vijay, Badrinath, D Karthik, Ashwin and Balaji from Tamil Nadu, and Tiwary, Shukla, Saha, Dinda and Bose from Bengal. But ignoring all the above, surely someone has gone to watch one of India's greatest ever cricketers Sourav Ganguly play those delightful off-side strokes?? Shameful."

End of over 11 (8 runs) Tamil Nadu 60/0
S Anirudha    44* (42b 7x4)      RR Bose    6-1-23-0
M Vijay    12* (24b 1x4)     

Shukla comes on.

11.1

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, turned away forward of square leg to the deep.

Ishan: "with badri and karthik still to come, Bengal will be looking at a 350 plus score here. "

11.2

Shukla to Anirudha, FOUR, an outside edge down to third man fence, a desperate dive by Pakre, could not stop it.

11.3

Shukla to Anirudha, 1 run, moves forward and cuts hard through cover to the sweeper.

11.4

Shukla to Vijay, no run, defends with an angled bat to point.

11.5

Shukla to Vijay, FOUR, short of a length and Vijay hits through the line, high in the air to long on fence for a boundary.

Sarathy: "As far as I know abt M.Vijay he is such a destructive and free flowing batsman but dont know why he has been getting in to a shell in the last few innings I saw him..possibly he is still in the test match mode.Come on Vijay Show ur force." Well Vijay has heard you.

11.6

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a single.

Dhaval Vyas: "I am living in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Basically, the problem is that the cricket board hasnt published an advertisement on the Final of Hazare trophy in Ahmedabad which could have turned out in a good crowd. Even I get to know from my office just before an hour that the match is in Ahmedabad. I would love to watch my most favourite Ganguly the Great batting."

End of over 12 (11 runs) Tamil Nadu 71/0
M Vijay    18* (28b 2x4)      LR Shukla    1-0-11-0
S Anirudha    49* (44b 8x4)     

12.1

Bose to Vijay, no run, slower delivery defended to mid-off.

12.2

Bose to Vijay, no run, turned away to the onside to midwicket.

12.3

Bose to Vijay, no run, once again worked to the onside.

Vishesh: "In reply to "Avi Singh", I am sure very few people in Ahmedabad even know that a match is taking place there and Ganguly is playing. Its all about marketing. In my city even a tennis ball night tournament attracts anywhere near 2k to 5k spectators. Its all bout marketing it right. I doubt BCCI markets these tournaments. "

12.4

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, turned away behind square leg to the deep and picks up a single.

Ishan: "I completely agree with avi singh. i wish i coul just fly down just for the sake of seeing dada bat again."

12.5

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, turned away forward of square leg for a single, brings up his 50, he is not aware of it and nobody else too.

12.6

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover and picks up a single.

Pakre comes on.

End of over 13 (3 runs) Tamil Nadu 74/0
M Vijay    20* (33b 2x4)      RR Bose    7-1-26-0
S Anirudha    50* (45b 8x4)     

13.1

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, pushes to mid-on for a single.

13.2

Pakre to Anirudha, no run, moves forward and pushes to the off side and Pakre moves across to field.

13.3

Pakre to Anirudha, no run, moves forward and defends to extra cover.

13.4

Pakre to Anirudha, 1 run, turned away behind square leg for a single.

13.5

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, dabs it to short third man for a quick single.

13.6

Pakre to Anirudha, FOUR, lovely shot, dances down the wicket and punches it through the gap between extra cover and mid-off and no stopping the ball as it goes to the fence for a boundary, that was wonderfully timed.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 14 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 81/0
S Anirudha    55* (49b 9x4)      SL Pakre    1-0-7-0
M Vijay    22* (35b 2x4)     

Archan: "Come on Ranadeb.. You have already stifled them.. Get a couple of wickets.. before your spell and we could start yet another collapse.. "

Shankar: "Dhaval, it's not too late; you can still see Sourav bat today; am sure entry is free today."

Raghavan: "It is very funny to see karthick is playing at no5 for Tamil Nadu.(No place in top of the order). But normally he plays at top of the order in India colors. It shows how strong TN top order likes of Vijay, Anirundh and mukund."

14.1

Bose to Vijay, no run, good length delivery and Vijay on the front foot defends to the off side.

14.2

Bose to Vijay, no run, strikes the pad and sliding down the leg side, appeal turned down.

14.3

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, moves forward and pushes to the left of mid-off for a single.

14.4

Bose to Anirudha, 1 run, punches down the ground to long off for a single.

Arjun: "im arjun from chennai. im a big dada fan. i was also not aware of the match being held 2day. im waiting for a year to see my dada play. i hope he gets to his best in the ipl3, COME ON DADA"

14.5

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, turned away through square leg for a single.

14.6

Bose to Anirudha, no run, punches on the up to the off side, good fielding prevents runs.

Niraj: "A lot of you have told abt the bad marketing by the Gujarat board.... they shud probably take some help from the IIM-A students for marketing their programs in the future.... '

End of over 15 (3 runs) Tamil Nadu 84/0
S Anirudha    56* (51b 9x4)      RR Bose    8-1-29-0
M Vijay    24* (39b 2x4)     

15.1

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, works to the onside for a quick single.

15.2

Pakre to Anirudha, OUT, tossed up on the off and middle, Anirudha makes room and looks to play down late to third man, misses the bat and knocks down the stumps, Tamil Nadu lose their first wicket to a nothing shot.

S Anirudha b Pakre 56 (72m 52b 9x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Ishan: "Although i am the biggest dada fan ever, i would still prefer bengal win this match than see dada score."

15.3

Pakre to Mukund, no run, moves forward and defends to the onside.

15.4

Pakre to Mukund, no run, moves back and punches to mid-on.

15.5

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet well and drives down the ground to the left of long on.

15.6

Pakre to Vijay, no run, comes forward and plays back to the bowler.

Rahul: "Even me from A'bad and a valiant cric supporter, I just got2 know about the match in the morning news headlines of a local news channel. Lol"

End of over 16 (2 runs) Tamil Nadu 86/1
M Vijay    25* (41b 2x4)      SL Pakre    2-0-9-1
A Mukund    1* (3b)     

16.1

Bose to Mukund, no run, plays and misses as Mukund pushes at the delivery, it was angled across.

16.2

Bose to Mukund, no run, pushes on the front foot to mid-off.

16.3

Bose to Mukund, no run, turned away to the onside to square leg.

16.4

Bose to Mukund, 1 run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

16.5

Bose to Vijay, no run, punches it back to the bowler.

16.6

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, moves forward and drives through cover to the sweeper.

Narender Kala: "i think most of people not know about the final of vijay hazare hazare .... even people of Ahmedabad not know about it.... i'm dada's very big fan..is any channel telecasting this match live ????? " It is on Neo Sports.

End of over 17 (2 runs) Tamil Nadu 88/1
M Vijay    26* (43b 2x4)      RR Bose    9-1-31-0
A Mukund    2* (7b)     

17.1

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, moves forward and pushes to midwicket.

17.2

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, moves back and works through midwicket to the deep.

17.3

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, moves back and punches to mid-on.

17.4

Pakre to Mukund, no run, uses his feet and works to midwicket.

17.5

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet and works to the vacant midwicket.

17.6

Pakre to Vijay, FOUR, tossed up wide outside the off stump, dabs it fine past short third man to the fence.

Shankar: "All Baroda Residents - Deodhar Trophy is being played from March 6-9 at Baroda; pls go to the stadium and see the matches. Let's give Domestic competitions a lift."

End of over 18 (8 runs) Tamil Nadu 96/1
M Vijay    32* (46b 3x4)      SL Pakre    3-0-17-1
A Mukund    4* (10b)     

18.1

Bose to Mukund, 1 run, extra bounce and Mukund drops his wrist and plays it down to third man.

18.2

Bose to Vijay, 2 runs, turned away forward of square leg to the deep.

18.3

Bose to Vijay, 1 run, flicks it forward of square leg to the deep.

That single brings up the 100 for Tamil Nadu.

18.4

Bose to Mukund, no run, short of a length delivery turned to the onside.

18.5

Bose to Mukund, no run, punches to cover and looking for a single, not there.

18.6

Bose to Mukund, 1 run, moves forward and punches down the ground to long off.

Easwar: "Hi! I am huge TN fan. Last year final this both team played and TN won in style. TN always play for win in any format. TN is a defending champions in T20 and ODD in India. Don't forget that."

End of over 19 (5 runs) Tamil Nadu 101/1
A Mukund    6* (14b)      RR Bose    10-1-36-0
M Vijay    35* (48b 3x4)     

Lahiri comes on.

Shankar Ram: "Televised domestic matches are rare here. only knock-out games are televised and that is not a good marketing strategy. Different broadcasters for intl. and domestic matches would help. Like Channel 9 and Fox resp. in Australia. Will BCCI do it?? "

19.1

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, moves back and turns it to the onside.

19.2

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, moves back in the crease and turns it to square leg.

19.3

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, turned away in the gap forward of square leg for a single.

19.4

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, moves forward and drives down the ground to long off.

19.5

Lahiri to Vijay, 2 runs, uses his feet and chips it in the air but wide of the fielder and down to wide long on, a fumble allows the second run.

19.6

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Tamil Nadu 107/1
M Vijay    39* (52b 3x4)      SS Lahiri    1-0-6-0
A Mukund    8* (16b)     

20.1

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, stands in the crease and punches down the ground to long on.

20.2

Shukla to Mukund, 1 run, turned away behind square leg.

20.3

Shukla to Vijay, no run, moves forward and drives to backward point.

20.4

Shukla to Vijay, no run, off the pad to the onside.

20.5

Shukla to Vijay, no run, moves forward and pushes to mid-off.

20.6

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, flicks it in the air to deep square leg.

End of over 21 (3 runs) Tamil Nadu 110/1
M Vijay    41* (57b 3x4)      LR Shukla    2-0-14-0
A Mukund    9* (17b)     

21.1

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, hit in the air wide of the bowler to long on.

21.2

Lahiri to Mukund, no run, moves forward and plays to point.

21.3

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, moves back and punches to extra cover.

21.4

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, moves forward and taken on the pad as the ball spins in.

21.5

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, moves back and turns it to deep backward square leg.

21.6

Lahiri to Mukund, no run, tossed up wide from round the wicket and Mukund looking for the cut, misses it and gathered by the keeper.

End of over 22 (3 runs) Tamil Nadu 113/1
A Mukund    10* (20b)      SS Lahiri    2-0-9-0
M Vijay    43* (60b 3x4)     

22.1

Shukla to Vijay, 2 runs, moves forward and drives to deep backward point, another sloppy fielding, a fumble gives away an extra run.

22.2

Shukla to Vijay, 2 runs, turned to square leg and good running, picks up the second run as Ganguly fields the ball.

22.3

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, pushes through the off side for a single.

22.4

Shukla to Mukund, 1 run, pushes to mid-off for a single.

22.5

Shukla to Vijay, FOUR, in the slot for Vijay and he hits it in the air down the ground to long off fence for a boundary, brings up his 50 in style.

22.6

Shukla to Vijay, 1 run, pushes in the gap at point and picks up a single.

End of over 23 (11 runs) Tamil Nadu 124/1
M Vijay    53* (65b 4x4)      LR Shukla    6-0-35-0
A Mukund    11* (21b)     

23.1

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, plays softly to the off side forward of point for a single.

23.2

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long off.

23.3

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, uses his feet and drives back to the bowler.

23.4

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, defended down the track.

23.5

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, nicely tossed up and driven past the bowler to long on.

23.6

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, a leading edge in the gap over the bowler, Mukund was trying to work it through the onside.

Ganguly comes on.

End of over 24 (4 runs) Tamil Nadu 128/1
A Mukund    13* (23b)      SS Lahiri    3-0-13-0
M Vijay    55* (69b 4x4)     

24.1

Ganguly to Mukund, 1 run, on the pads and turned away to deep square leg for a single.

24.2

Ganguly to Vijay, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to third man.

24.3

Ganguly to Mukund, no run, pushes to the off side to cover.

24.4

Ganguly to Mukund, 1 run, hit in the air to deep midwicket.

24.5

Ganguly to Vijay, FOUR, slower delivery and Vijay watches it well, it was down the leg side, takes it on the full and helps it past the short fine leg fielder to the fence.

24.6

Ganguly to Vijay, no run, defended to the off side.

Mike: "I just went to A.Mukund's page and gasped at his averages for both first class and List-A. Now with Vijay and Badrinath already deserving to get into the national squad, I think we have another candidate from Tamil Nadu!"

End of over 25 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 135/1
M Vijay    60* (72b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-7-0
A Mukund    15* (26b)     

25.1

Lahiri to Mukund, FOUR, waits for the turn and cuts hard to the right of backward point to the fence.

25.2

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, swept down to fine leg for a single.

25.3

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.

25.4

Lahiri to Mukund, 2 runs, worked nicely to the vacant onside and quickly calls for two, good running.

25.5

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.

25.6

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, good ball from Lahiri, uses his feet but almost yorks himself, well bowled.

End of over 26 (9 runs) Tamil Nadu 144/1
M Vijay    61* (74b 5x4)      SS Lahiri    4-0-22-0
A Mukund    23* (30b 1x4)     

26.1

Ganguly to Mukund, no run

26.2

Ganguly to Mukund, 1 run, punches through cover to the sweeper.

26.3

Ganguly to Vijay, 1 run, steers it down to third man.

26.4

Ganguly to Mukund, 1 run, punches wide of mid-off for a single.

26.5

Ganguly to Vijay, no run

26.6

Ganguly to Vijay, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long off.

End of over 27 (4 runs) Tamil Nadu 148/1
M Vijay    63* (77b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-11-0
A Mukund    25* (33b 1x4)     

27.1

Lahiri to Vijay, no run

27.2

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, uses his feet and hits in the air to wide long on.

27.3

Lahiri to Mukund, no run, good fielding by Tiwary once again at mid-on from midwicket.

27.4

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

27.5

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, drops it short as Vijay comes dancing down the track, plays to midwicket.

27.6

Lahiri to Vijay, no run, uses his feet and plays to short fine leg.

End of over 28 (2 runs) Tamil Nadu 150/1
M Vijay    64* (81b 5x4)      SS Lahiri    5-0-24-0
A Mukund    26* (35b 1x4)     

28.1

Ganguly to Mukund, no run

28.2

Ganguly to Mukund, no run, slower and a wide delivery outside the off stump, driven hard to extra cover and Tiwary dives and makes another wonderful save.

28.3

Ganguly to Mukund, FOUR, slower delivery and Mukund hits it well in the air over midwicket to the fence for a boundary.

28.4

Ganguly to Mukund, no run, plays it down the track.

28.5

Ganguly to Mukund, 1 leg bye, moves across and looking for a cute shot, off the pad to short fine leg.

28.6

Ganguly to Vijay, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on.

Karthik: "@Mike: What you should also be amazed at is that he's just turned 20. He has also exhibited his ability to play grinding knocks as well as the swashbucklers. A more promising candidate for the future than Badri or Vijay."

End of over 29 (6 runs) Tamil Nadu 156/1
M Vijay    65* (82b 5x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-16-0
A Mukund    30* (40b 2x4)     

29.1

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, uses his feet and drives down the ground to long on.

29.2

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet and plays inside out to the sweeper cover.

29.3

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, uses his feet and hits in the air to deep midwicket, one bounce to the fielder.

29.4

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, sweeps from outside the off stump to deep square leg.

29.5

Lahiri to Vijay, 2 runs, turned away forward of square leg to the deep, Goswami does well to slide and stop, referred to third umpire to check if Goswami has touched the ropes, when the ball was in contact, two runs it will be.

29.6

Lahiri to Vijay, 1 run, turned away to deep square leg for a single.

Ravi: "Neo Cricket seems to be showing some re-runs of the Ind-SA series. You sure its on Neo?" I said it is Neo Sports.

End of over 30 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 163/1
M Vijay    70* (86b 5x4)      SS Lahiri    6-0-31-0
A Mukund    32* (42b 2x4)     

30.1

Tiwary to Vijay, 1 run, dabs it behind point for a single.

30.2

Tiwary to Mukund, 1 run, punches down the ground to long off.

30.3

Tiwary to Vijay, no run, driven to extra cover.

30.4

Tiwary to Vijay, 1 run, worked down the ground to long on.

30.5

Tiwary to Mukund, 1 wide, a wayward delivery down the leg side.

30.5

Tiwary to Mukund, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

30.6

Tiwary to Vijay, 1 run, heaves it down the ground to long on.

Pakre is back

End of over 31 (6 runs) Tamil Nadu 169/1
M Vijay    73* (90b 5x4)      MK Tiwary    1-0-6-0
A Mukund    34* (44b 2x4)     

31.1

Pakre to Vijay, no run, comes forward and plays to the off side, Pakre moves across to field.

31.2

Pakre to Vijay, SIX, lovely shot, a sweep shot which goes all the way over the backward square leg fence for a six, wonderful pickup.

Two boys searching for the ball and they retrieve it, well done.

31.3

Pakre to Vijay, SIX, another wonderful strike, hits it well high and over the long on fence for a six once agin, wonderful striking from Vijay, he is cutting lose.

31.4

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long on for a single.

31.5

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, sweeps from outside the off stump to deep backward square leg for a single.

31.6

Pakre to Vijay, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long on.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (15 runs) Tamil Nadu 184/1
M Vijay    87* (95b 5x4 2x6)      SL Pakre    4-0-32-1
A Mukund    35* (45b 2x4)     

32.1

Tiwary to Vijay, 1 run, punches down the ground to long on.

32.2

Tiwary to Mukund, FOUR, good shot, cuts well and the ball races to the fence, the third man fielder could not even get near it.

32.3

Tiwary to Mukund, 1 run, punches down the ground to long off.

32.4

Tiwary to Vijay, no run, good ball in the block-hole, dug out on the track.

32.5

Tiwary to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot, in the slot on the middle and leg, clipped to the midwicket fence, wonderful shot.

32.6

Tiwary to Vijay, 1 run, moves forward and drives down the ground to long off.

End of over 33 (11 runs) Tamil Nadu 195/1
M Vijay    93* (99b 6x4 2x6)      MK Tiwary    2-0-17-0
A Mukund    40* (47b 3x4)     

33.1

Pakre to Vijay, SIX, another massive strike, picks it up and sweeps it well and high over the midwicket fence for a six.

33.2

Pakre to Vijay, FOUR, lovely shot to bring up his 100, moves back and hits it hard through extra cover to the fence.

33.3

Pakre to Vijay, OUT, uses his feet and he has not timed the ball, miscues it high in the air outside the circle at mid-off, Tiwary turns and runs sideways and forward and takes a good catch, well done, he has been the best fielder for Bengal today. A good knock from Vijay comes to an end.

M Vijay c Tiwary b Pakre 103 (145m 102b 7x4 3x6) SR: 100.98

33.4

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, moves back and punches to deep extra cover.

33.5

Pakre to Karthik, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground to long off.

33.6

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, worked to the onside for a single.

The mandatory ball change. Dinda is back.

End of over 34 (13 runs) Tamil Nadu 208/2
A Mukund    42* (49b 3x4)      SL Pakre    5-0-45-2
KD Karthik    1* (1b)     

34.1

Dinda to Mukund, 1 run, moves forward and drives to the right of mid-off.

34.2

Dinda to Karthik, no run, bouncer from Dinda and Karthik ducks under it, the umpire says that is one for the over.

34.3

Dinda to Karthik, no run, good ball coming in and Karthik defends to the onside and a quick call of no from Karthik.

34.4

Dinda to Karthik, FOUR, lovely shot, dances down the track and drives the ball with a straight bat down the track and down the ground to the fence for a wonderful boundary.

34.5

Dinda to Karthik, no run, defended back to the bowler.

34.6

Dinda to Karthik, 2 runs, width outside the off stump and Karthik cuts hard to the deep point.

End of over 35 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 215/2
KD Karthik    7* (6b 1x4)      AB Dinda    6-0-42-0
A Mukund    43* (50b 3x4)     

35.1

Pakre to Mukund, no run, plays it back to the bowler.

35.2

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, turns it behind square leg and picks up a single.

35.3

Pakre to Karthik, 1 run, moves back and cuts hard to the sweeper.

35.4

Pakre to Mukund, 2 runs, sweeps fine to the deep.

35.5

Pakre to Mukund, 2 runs, uses his feet and works to deep midwicket.

35.6

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, uses his feet and punches down the ground to long on.

End of over 36 (7 runs) Tamil Nadu 222/2
A Mukund    49* (55b 3x4)      SL Pakre    6-0-52-2
KD Karthik    8* (7b 1x4)     

36.1

Dinda to Mukund, no run, pushes to the off side, very eager to another half century.

36.2

Dinda to Mukund, 1 run, punches it down the ground and brings up his 50, well played.

36.3

Dinda to Karthik, 1 run, punches down the ground to long off.

36.4

Dinda to Mukund, no run, bouncer and Mukund looking for the upper cut, misses it and through to the keeper.

36.5

Dinda to Mukund, 1 run, short ball and Mukund mistimes the pull to deep backward square leg.

36.6

Dinda to Karthik, 1 run, another short delivery and Karthik pulls it down to fine leg.

End of over 37 (4 runs) Tamil Nadu 226/2
KD Karthik    10* (9b 1x4)      AB Dinda    7-0-46-0
A Mukund    51* (59b 3x4)     

37.1

Pakre to Karthik, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square leg for a single.

37.2

Pakre to Mukund, FOUR, good use of the feet and hits the ball well in the air to midwicket fence for a boundary.

37.3

Pakre to Mukund, no run, pushes to the onside to the right of midwicket.

37.4

Pakre to Mukund, SIX, goes all the way over the fence for a six, good use of the feet and hits it well over wide long on fence.

Tamil Nadu staff retrieves the ball.

37.5

Pakre to Mukund, 1 run, sweeps to deep backward square leg.

37.6

Pakre to Karthik, no run, dropped, spins from outside the leg stump and Karthik plays forward and the ball spins to take the outside edge and Saha drops the catch.

Lahiri is back.

End of over 38 (12 runs) Tamil Nadu 238/2
KD Karthik    11* (11b 1x4)      SL Pakre    7-0-64-2
A Mukund    62* (63b 4x4 1x6)     

38.1

Lahiri to Mukund, 1 run, cut hard behind point.

38.2

Lahiri to Karthik, no run, moves back and turns to midwicket.

38.3

Lahiri to Karthik, no run, quicker delivery worked to the onside.

38.4

Lahiri to Karthik, SIX, sails over the deep midwicket fielder for maximum, too short and he lifts it high over the fence.

38.5

Lahiri to Karthik, 1 run, reverse laps it around to short third man.

38.6

Lahiri to Mukund, no run, uses his feet and looks to drive through the off side, gets the outside edge and on the bounce to short third man.

Tamil Nadu opt for the batting powerplay.

End of over 39 (8 runs) Tamil Nadu 246/2
A Mukund    63* (65b 4x4 1x6)      SS Lahiri    7-0-39-0
KD Karthik    18* (15b 1x4 1x6)     

39.1

Shukla to Karthik, FOUR, lovely flowing drive through the gap between extra cover and mid-off to the fence.

39.2

Shukla to Karthik, 1 run, full toss and whipped to midwicket, Karthik takes off and Ganguly picks up the ball and shys at the stumps, misses it as Karthik dives in, was touch and go.

39.3

Shukla to Mukund, 1 bye, misses the bat and the keeper too misses it.

39.4

Shukla to Karthik, no run

39.5

Shukla to Karthik, no run, looking for a cut reverse lap shot, misses it, was too full.

39.6

Shukla to Karthik, 2 runs, hit down the ground to wide long on and picks up couple of runs.

Ishan: "Very poor captaincy from bengal. dont know why is pakre neing persisted. this is just his second match and he is definitely not experinced enough for death overs."

Bose is back.

End of over 40 (8 runs) Tamil Nadu 254/2
KD Karthik    25* (20b 2x4 1x6)      LR Shukla    7-0-42-0
A Mukund    63* (66b 4x4 1x6)     

40.1

Bose to Mukund, SIX, short ball and Mukund pulls it well and over the fence for a six at backward square leg fence.

40.2

Bose to Mukund, 1 run, slower delivery pushed to mid-off.

40.3

Bose to Karthik, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep square leg.

40.4

Bose to Mukund, 1 run, moves across and looks to play an unusual shot, miscues it behind point.

40.5

Bose to Karthik, 1 run, punches to cover for a single.

40.6

Bose to Mukund, FOUR, short ball and Mukund pulls it just over the out-stretched arms of Bose to the fence for a boundary.

End of over 41 (14 runs) Tamil Nadu 268/2
A Mukund    75* (70b 5x4 2x6)      RR Bose    8-1-40-0
KD Karthik    27* (22b 2x4 1x6)     

41.1

Shukla to Karthik, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

41.2

Shukla to Mukund, OUT, full and in the block-hole, Mukund looking for the drive through the off side, misses it and the off stump is uprooted. A good knock from Mukund comes to an end.

A Mukund b Shukla 75 (110m 71b 5x4 2x6) SR: 105.63

41.3

Shukla to Sathish, no run

Krish: "I thought Cricinfo reported that Ranadeb Bose has completed his quota of 10 overs! Did you goof it up?" Yes

41.4

Shukla to Sathish, 1 run, good yorker, squeezes it down to long on.

41.5

Shukla to Karthik, SIX, full toss and Karthik needs no invitation, he whacks it over the midwicket fence.

41.6

Shukla to Karthik, 2 runs, short ball pulled high in the air to long on, good running.

Dinda is back.

End of over 42 (10 runs) Tamil Nadu 278/3
KD Karthik    36* (25b 2x4 2x6)      LR Shukla    8-0-52-1
R Sathish    1* (2b)     

42.1

Dinda to Sathish, 2 runs, short and Satish pulls to deep midwicket, poor throw as Sathish completes the second.

42.2

Dinda to Sathish, 1 run, short ball mistimed to mid-on, a chance for run out, bounces over the stumps and there is a collision between Sathish and Dinda, Dinda is down on the ground as he is hit behind the head.

He is up on his feet and ready to bowl the next delivery.

42.3

Dinda to Karthik, 2 runs, fuller and hit through the onside to deep midwicket.

42.4

Dinda to Karthik, FOUR, uses his feet and hits it over the cover fielders to the fence, we are in the batting powerplay.

Bakshi: "Just hope that after the 2 wonderfully classic finals... ranji and duleep trophy, this one doesnt end up being one sided! Bengal needs a yusuf pathan performance if they want to break their losing streak in the finals."

42.5

Dinda to Karthik, 1 run, a heave down the ground to long on.

42.6

Dinda to Sathish, 1 run, coming in and he pushes to midwicket for a single.

Bose is back.

End of over 43 (11 runs) Tamil Nadu 289/3
R Sathish    5* (5b)      AB Dinda    8-0-57-0
KD Karthik    43* (28b 3x4 2x6)     

43.1

Bose to Sathish, FOUR, slower delivery and a poor start from him, in the slot and driven in the gap to the extra cover fence.

43.2

Bose to Sathish, SIX, full toss and Sathish pulls it well and high over the fine leg fence for a six.

43.3

Bose to Sathish, FOUR, lovely shot wide of extra cover and no stopping that too, races to the fence for a boundary.

That boundary brings up the 300 for Tamil Nadu.

43.4

Bose to Sathish, FOUR, makes room and hits it well behind point but a terrible fielding, goes through the fielder to the fence.

4 6 4 4

43.5

Bose to Sathish, 3 runs, sweeps and another misfield at square leg, goes to the deep.

43.6

Bose to Karthik, FOUR, uses his feet and hits in the air over the bowler to the fence for another boundary, this is wonderful batting from Karthik and Sathish.

25 runs from the over.

Nandhini: "Dinesh Karthik becoming a very big player, very consistant, playing big long innings these days. He is at the best of his career now, i would like to see a 100 from him today ."

Pakre is back.

End of over 44 (25 runs) Tamil Nadu 314/3
KD Karthik    47* (29b 4x4 2x6)      RR Bose    9-1-65-0
R Sathish    26* (10b 3x4 1x6)     

44.1

Pakre to Sathish, no run, sweeps and gets an inside edge onto the ground and the foot and lobs up for the keeper.

44.2

Pakre to Sathish, 1 run, heaved to the onside for a single.

44.3

Pakre to Karthik, FOUR, opens up and pulls in the air to midwicket fence for a boundary.

That boundary brings up the 50 for Karthik.

44.4

Pakre to Karthik, FOUR, lovely inside-out shot, hit in the air to extra cover fence.

44.5

Pakre to Karthik, 1 run, turned through square leg and picks up the single.

44.6

Pakre to Sathish, 1 run, makes room and dabs it behind point.

Both the batsmen toying with the bowling.

Archana Rai: " 4 6 4 4 3 4 Nice phone number ;)"

End of over 45 (11 runs) Tamil Nadu 325/3
R Sathish    28* (13b 3x4 1x6)      SL Pakre    8-0-75-2
KD Karthik    56* (32b 6x4 2x6)     

45.1

Shukla to Sathish, SIX, wonderful strike for a six, stands in the crease and hits it over the bowler and over the fence.

45.2

Shukla to Sathish, 1 run, punches hard down the ground to long off.

45.3

Shukla to Karthik, 1 run, full toss whipped to deep midwicket.

Tripple nelson.

45.4

Shukla to Sathish, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep square leg.

45.5

Shukla to Karthik, 1 run, hit in the air down the ground to long on.

45.6

Shukla to Sathish, OUT, was too full for the sweep, gets an inside edge and the leg stump is uprooted and Shukla lets out a war cry. Dinda picks up 100 wickets in List-A career.

R Sathish b Shukla 36 (18m 17b 3x4 2x6) SR: 211.76

Jeeves: "Oh, and Satish is a devastating limited overs player. I can't help but feel Mumbai Indians have made one of the smartest buys this IPL. He could be a revalation this summer if given the chance."

End of over 46 (10 runs) Tamil Nadu 335/4
     LR Shukla    9-0-62-2
KD Karthik    58* (34b 6x4 2x6)     

46.1

Dinda to Karthik, 2 runs, moves across and plays a dilscoop to fine leg.

46.2

Dinda to Karthik, FOUR, hits it hard in the air to wide long on and the fielder could not get to it.

46.3

Dinda to Karthik, FOUR, too short and slow from Dinda, lot of time for Karthik to put it any where, hit in the air to extra cover fence.

46.4

Dinda to Karthik, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

46.5

Dinda to Badrinath, 1 run, fuller and driven down the ground to long off.

46.6

Dinda to Karthik, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, misses the big booming drive.

End of over 47 (12 runs) Tamil Nadu 347/4
KD Karthik    69* (39b 8x4 2x6)      AB Dinda    9-0-69-0
S Badrinath    1* (1b)     

47.1

Shukla to Badrinath, FOUR, moves across and laps it around to fine leg fence for a boundary.

47.2

Shukla to Badrinath, 1 run, makes room and the ball is in the block-hole, squeezed down to long off.

47.3

Shukla to Karthik, 1 run, full toss and Karthik looking for the reverse lap, mistimes to short third man.

47.4

Shukla to Badrinath, 2 runs, low full toss and he gives direction to deep backward point.

47.5

Shukla to Badrinath, 1 run, full toss and another reverse shot, played to short third man.

47.6

Shukla to Karthik, SIX, goes all the way over the long on fence for a six, wonderful striking, this is absolute carnage.

Tiwary comes on, rather surprising.

End of over 48 (15 runs) Tamil Nadu 362/4
KD Karthik    76* (41b 8x4 3x6)      LR Shukla    10-0-77-2
S Badrinath    9* (5b 1x4)     

48.1

Tiwary to Badrinath, OUT, tossed up outside the leg stump and spins across and Badrinath looking for the big shot, miscues it high in the air and Lahiri judges it well to take a good catch.

S Badrinath c Lahiri b Tiwary 9 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

48.2

Tiwary to Karthik, no run, short ball and Karthik pulls to midwicket but straight to the fielder.

48.3

Tiwary to Karthik, no run, driven hard down the track and a wonderful stop by Tiwary.

48.4

Tiwary to Karthik, FOUR, too short and he pulls it well this time, high in the air to midwicket fence.

48.5

Tiwary to Karthik, FOUR, too short and lot of time for Karthik, who waits and then with a reverse shot pulls to backward point fence.

48.6

Tiwary to Karthik, FOUR, reverse sweep once again, gets an edge high in the air over the short third man fielder to the fence.

End of over 49 (12 runs) Tamil Nadu 374/5
KD Karthik    88* (46b 11x4 3x6)      MK Tiwary    3-0-29-1
SS Kumar    0* (0b)     

49.1

Dinda to Kumar, 1 run, pulled to the onside for a single.

49.2

Dinda to Karthik, OUT, short ball pulled high in the air to long on and Shukla takes the catch.

KD Karthik c Shukla b Dinda 88 (72m 47b 11x4 3x6) SR: 187.23

49.3

Dinda to Kumar, 2 leg byes

49.4

Dinda to Kumar, 1 run, played to long on.

49.5

Dinda to Ashwin, no run, too full and through to the keeper, was in the block-hole.

49.6

Dinda to Ashwin, 1 run, short ball pulled to deep square leg.

Innings break: A brilliant effort from Tamil Nadu to get to 379 in 50 overs, some wonderful striking from the batsmen, Anirudha, Vijay, Mukund, Karthik and Sathish. Bengal bowlers were hit to all parts of the Sardar Patel Stadium, a feast to eyes. Join us for more after the break to see if Bengal can get to the target.

Jadeboy: "TN's cricket strength is finally showing. Wonderful batting display by its strong line of batsmen. Let's see how Bengal responds."

Aru: "does it remind ganguly of the WC final nightmare?"

End of over 50 (5 runs) Tamil Nadu 379/6
R Ashwin    1* (2b)      AB Dinda    10-0-72-1
SS Kumar    2* (3b)     
Tournament Results
Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Ahmedabad - Mar 2, 2010
Tamil Nadu won by 29 runs
Karnataka v Bengal at Vadodara - Feb 27, 2010
Bengal won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
M. Pradesh v Tamil Nadu at Rajkot - Feb 27, 2010
Tamil Nadu won by 134 runs
Bengal v Saurashtra at Vadodara - Feb 25, 2010
Bengal won by 9 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
Tamil Nadu v Mumbai at Rajkot - Feb 25, 2010
Tamil Nadu won by 174 runs
More results »
Sponsored Links

Why not you? Read and learn how!