Ranji Trophy Super League - Final

Baroda v Rajasthan

Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Vahora to start the proceedings for Baroda,

The first comment of the morning, here is Mohammad: "Players will be very keen on performing well in this game as there is lot more at stake than just the Ranji spoils, the IPL franchisees will be keenly watching this game...."

Pitch: There is moisture and the track has good bounce. We can see big cracks on the track.

Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the Ranji Trophy Final. We go straight to the toss, Baroda won the toss and elected to field.

Here are the teams, Baroda: CC Williams, PR Shah, AT Rayudu, JA Kolsawala, KH Devdhar, MY Vahora, SD Vohra, BA Bhatt, Swapnil Singh, AS Karambelkar, AA Waghmode.

Rajasthan: HH Kanitkar, A Chopra, RR Parida, VA Saxena, R Bist, AL Menaria, Pankaj Singh, Vivek Yadav, DL Chahar, M Khatri, RB Jhalani.

Last year it was Masala Dosa's and Vada Pavs, what is this time, stay tuned, an interesting match ahead.

0.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, short down the leg side and Chopra fails to get a tickle.

0.2

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery coming in and Chopra shoulders arms.

0.3

Vahora to Chopra, 6 runs, turned away behind square leg to the deep, a dangerous second run, the throw just misses the stumps and goes to the fence for overthrows. A run out chance missed.

Three slips and a gully in place.

0.4

Vahora to Chopra, 1 run, works it down to fine leg for a single.

0.5

Vahora to Saxena, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

0.6

Vahora to Saxena, 1 run, turned away to square leg for a single.

Mihir: "I so miss being at the Motibaug Cricket Ground.....my days from being a 8 yr old to rite in my youth days....getting nostalgic 2day!!! Played with Baroda opener Connor Williams. Gud luck mate...score a big one 2day."

End of over 1 (8 runs) Rajasthan 8/0
VA Saxena    1* (2b)      MY Vahora    1-0-8-0
A Chopra    7* (4b)     

Vohra into the attack. So we have Vahora and Vohra.

1.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, angled across and the we have the first low bounce, through to the keeper.

1.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, cuts it hard but picks out the fielder at backward point, width offered.

1.3

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery swinging in and Saxena defends with a straight bat down the track.

1.4

Vohra to Saxena, no run, mistimes the cut to the off side.

1.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery angled across and Saxena lets it go through to the keeper.

1.6

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

End of over 2 (maiden) Rajasthan 8/0
VA Saxena    1* (8b)      SD Vohra    1-1-0-0
A Chopra    7* (4b)     

2.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good ball swinging in and after it leaves the batsman, swings away to the keeper.

2.2

Vahora to Chopra, no run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, gets behind it and pushes it behind point, with an angled bat.

2.3

Vahora to Chopra, no run, turned to the onside and Saxena takes off from the non-strikers end for a single, sent back and the throw misses the stumps once again, another run out chance missed.

2.4

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended.

Drama already, two chances go by.

2.5

Vahora to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

2.6

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good ball swinging in and Chopra defends with an angled bat towards the slip.

End of over 3 (maiden) Rajasthan 8/0
A Chopra    7* (10b)      MY Vahora    2-1-8-0
VA Saxena    1* (8b)     

3.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, first fuller delivery and Saxena drives to mid-off.

3.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery angled across, keeps a touch low, left alone through to the keeper. Keeping low at this end.

3.3

Vohra to Saxena, no run, another leave outside the off stump as the ball was angled across.

3.4

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

3.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, angles the bat and defends to backward point.

3.6

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good ball angled across and Saxena follows it and looks to defend, the ball takes the outside edge and falls well short of the first slip.

End of over 4 (maiden) Rajasthan 8/0
VA Saxena    1* (14b)      SD Vohra    2-2-0-0
A Chopra    7* (10b)     

4.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery angled in and Chopra lets it go through to the keeper.

4.2

Vahora to Chopra, 1 run, moves forward and pushes in the gap at cover and picks up an easy single.

4.3

Vahora to Saxena, no run, stays in the crease and blocks the ball down the track.

4.4

Vahora to Saxena, 1 run, turned away down to fine leg for a single.

4.5

Vahora to Chopra, no run, punched off the back foot back to the bowler.

4.6

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Rajasthan 10/0
A Chopra    8* (14b)      MY Vahora    3-1-10-0
VA Saxena    2* (16b)     

5.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery pitches and comes back in, Saxena defends to the off side.

5.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

5.3

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

5.4

Vohra to Saxena, no run, a loud appeal for the first time, swinging in and strikes the pad, was going down the leg side.

5.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward and defends to the onside.

5.6

Vohra to Saxena, no run, keeps very low outside the off stump, rolls along as it reaches the keeper.

End of over 6 (maiden) Rajasthan 10/0
VA Saxena    2* (22b)      SD Vohra    3-3-0-0
A Chopra    8* (14b)     

6.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra defends to the off side.

6.2

Vahora to Chopra, no run, short delivery and Chopra jumps up and defends with a straight bat down the track.

6.3

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra defends down the track.

6.4

Vahora to Chopra, no run, firm drive back to the bowler.

Abhishek: "two run out chances missed it means luck is with the rajsthan so hallabol"

6.5

Vahora to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and Chopra shoulders arms.

6.6

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra drops it down to the off side.

Our man at the ground Abhishek: "There was a band playing Jingle Bells before the start of the game"

End of over 7 (maiden) Rajasthan 10/0
A Chopra    8* (20b)      MY Vahora    4-2-10-0
VA Saxena    2* (22b)     

7.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, short delivery and an extra effort from Vohra, bouncer and Saxena ducks under it.

7.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, too wide outside the off stump, Saxena follows the ball and watches it go by through to the keeper.

7.3

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery and Saxena defends with an angled bat square of the wicket on the off side.

7.4

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

7.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, moves forward and defends with an angled bat to point.

Three slips and a gully in place as Vohra comes round the wicket.

7.6

Vohra to Saxena, FOUR, pitches it up and in the slot for Saxena, who drives it nicely through extra cover and no need chasing that, goes to the fence for the first boundary.

End of over 8 (4 runs) Rajasthan 14/0
VA Saxena    6* (28b 1x4)      SD Vohra    4-3-4-0
A Chopra    8* (20b)     

8.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

8.2

Vahora to Chopra, no run, nice firm drive off the front foot back to the bowler.

8.3

Vahora to Chopra, no run, another firm drive to the off side, excellent diving stop by the fielder at extra cover.

8.4

Vahora to Chopra, no run, up on his toes to a short delivery and defends to the onside.

8.5

Vahora to Chopra, 1 run, short delivery angled in and Chopra plays inside the line and works it off his hips down to fine leg.

8.6

Vahora to Saxena, no run, bouncer and Saxena ducks under it.

Mahi: "Aakash/Vineet: Can we have a dream start one last time to seal the victory and show the world there is nothing impossible in world if you are determined, a team from plate group can be a winner by defeating champs in super? "

End of over 9 (1 run) Rajasthan 15/0
VA Saxena    6* (29b 1x4)      MY Vahora    5-2-11-0
A Chopra    9* (25b)     

9.1

Vohra to Chopra, no run, keeps low once again, Chopra on the front foot defends to the off side.

9.2

Vohra to Chopra, no run, good length delivery angled across, Chopra lets it go through to the keeper.

9.3

Vohra to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery angled across outside the off stump, Chopra follows the line and watches it go by.

Lot of wear and tear on the track.

9.4

Vohra to Chopra, no run, good length delivery angled across and Chopra lets it go through to the keeper.

9.5

Vohra to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

9.6

Vohra to Chopra, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

End of over 10 (maiden) Rajasthan 15/0
A Chopra    9* (31b)      SD Vohra    5-4-4-0
VA Saxena    6* (29b 1x4)     

Change of bowling, spin already, Bhatt comes on, slow left arm bowler. He has a slip and a silly-point, will come round the wicket.

10.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, stays back and defends to the onside.

10.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads, rolls along to the off side.

10.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side and question asked by the keeper for a catch, turned down.

10.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended back to the bowler.

10.5

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends, fielded by silly-point.

10.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives along the ground to mid-off.

End of over 11 (maiden) Rajasthan 15/0
VA Saxena    6* (35b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    1-1-0-0
A Chopra    9* (31b)     

11.1

Vohra to Chopra, no run, angled across and keeps low, left alone by Chopra.

11.2

Vohra to Chopra, no run, moves forward and defends to point.

11.3

Vohra to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended to the off side to extra cover.

11.4

Vohra to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery driven firmly down the track and Vohra gets an hand to it and mid-on covers up.

11.5

Vohra to Chopra, no run, good length delivery defended with a straight bat down the track.

11.6

Vohra to Chopra, no run, short down the leg side and the ball keeps too low, Chopra lets it go through to the keeper.

End of over 12 (maiden) Rajasthan 15/0
A Chopra    9* (37b)      SD Vohra    6-5-4-0
VA Saxena    6* (35b 1x4)     

12.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, tosses it right up and driven firmly to extra cover.

12.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends with an angled bat to backward point.

12.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends once again to backward point.

12.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, good ball and Saxena comes forward and defends.

12.5

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves foward and inside out drives to extra cover.

12.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, turned away to the onside to short midwicket.

GJ Singh Banghu: "I think D Chahar should play for Rajasthan Royals, He great bowler ................"

End of over 13 (maiden) Rajasthan 15/0
VA Saxena    6* (41b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    2-2-0-0
A Chopra    9* (37b)     

Saurabh Jain: "A watchful start by Rajasthan, rightly so going by pitch condition and previous match result on the same ground. Well done Saxena and Chopra."

Vahora is back.

13.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, short of a length delivery and Chopra punches to the off side.

13.2

Vahora to Chopra, 2 runs, drives behind point to the deep, picks up couple of runs.

13.3

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra defends to cover.

13.4

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra defends to extra cover.

13.5

Vahora to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone through to the keeper.

13.6

Vahora to Chopra, no run, back of a length delivery and Chopra gets behind it and defends to the off side.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Rajasthan 17/0
A Chopra    11* (43b)      MY Vahora    6-2-13-0
VA Saxena    6* (41b 1x4)     

14.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

14.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended to the onside.

14.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends, gets an inside edge to the off side.

14.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

14.5

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends to the fielder at silly-point.

14.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves back and defends.

End of over 15 (maiden) Rajasthan 17/0
VA Saxena    6* (47b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    3-3-0-0
A Chopra    11* (43b)     

Pavel Braganza: "I think the likes of Badani & Kanitkar should feature in the IPL. These guys will do much better than some of the younger players. After all they have experience at the highest level and no point to prove."

Vahora from round the wicket.

15.1

Vahora to Chopra, 1 run, on the pads and tucked away to long leg for a single.

Vahora is back over the wicket for Saxena.

15.2

Vahora to Saxena, no run, first lethal delivery, a short delivery angled in and Saxena does well to sway away.

15.3

Vahora to Saxena, no run, good ball coming in and gets a thick inside edge onto the pads, an appeal turned down.

15.4

Vahora to Saxena, no run, comes forward to defend, extra bounce as the ball hits the glove.

15.5

Vahora to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

15.6

Vahora to Saxena, no run, good carry to the keeper as the ball pitched back of a length and Saxena lets it go through to the keeper.

End of over 16 (1 run) Rajasthan 18/0
VA Saxena    6* (52b 1x4)      MY Vahora    7-2-14-0
A Chopra    12* (44b)     

Madhusudan Pandit: "I think Rajasthan will win this first ever ranji trophy final as all the players are giving there best in it."

16.1

Bhatt to Chopra, 1 run, turned away through square leg and picks up a single.

16.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves back and defends to mid-off.

16.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives, hits the fielder at silly-point.

16.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, quicker delivery, keeps a touch short, plays behind point and an excellent save, the throw comes to the keeper, who had the presence of mind to throw at the bowlers end, misses the stumps, one more run out chance, hits the bowler on the shin.

16.5

Bhatt to Saxena, 2 runs, driven to deep point for couple of runs.

16.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended down the track.

Anu: "@ pavel...but Kanithkar and Badani are proven failures.....so its wise to try not proven youngsters over seniors"

End of over 17 (3 runs) Rajasthan 21/0
VA Saxena    8* (57b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    4-3-3-0
A Chopra    13* (45b)     

Hemndra: "@Saurabh - this is not on the same ground as Semifinal. it was played on IPCL (Reliance), this is Motibag."

Vahora from round the wicket to Chopra.

17.1

Vahora to Chopra, no run, tucked away to the onside.

17.2

Vahora to Chopra, no run, down the leg side and Chopra plays and misses.

17.3

Vahora to Chopra, no run, turned away square of the wicket on the onside.

Bhatt getting some treatment on his shin at the boundary line.

17.4

Vahora to Chopra, 2 runs, turned away to deep backward square leg.

17.5

Vahora to Chopra, 1 run, turned away forward of square leg and picks up a single.

Vahora back over the wicket for Saxena.

17.6

Vahora to Saxena, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

Anu: "Rajasthan Royals will have probably most number of uncapped players this year in IPL and good number of them will be from this year ranji Champion..Rajasthan.....! I give RR a fare chance to win IPL..."

End of over 18 (3 runs) Rajasthan 24/0
VA Saxena    8* (58b 1x4)      MY Vahora    8-2-17-0
A Chopra    16* (50b)     

Karambelkar on debut, replaces Bhatt. Two slips and a gully in place.

18.1

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and left alone. The keeper is standing up.

18.2

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, length delivery and Chopra defends to the off side.

18.3

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, keeping a good line, Chopra pushes to mid-on.

18.4

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, punches to mid-on.

Pavel: "@Anu-- neither were given a long rope like some of the other Indian players. Both played some good knocks but did not perform consistently. Let the youngsters earn their due. I have nothing against deserving youngsters. I reckon these veterans would do better than "SOME" of them."

18.5

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, left alone and gathered by Pinal Shah.

18.6

Karambelkar to Chopra, no run, driven firmly back down the track and Karambelkar gets an hand to it, covered up by mid-off.

A time for refreshments, drinks on the field.

Saurabh Jain: "Oh Thanks Hemandra... But i guess pitch has some cracks as said in the pitch report. Chopra and Saxena study anyways."

Shahrukh says "Hi"

End of over 19 (maiden) Rajasthan 24/0
A Chopra    16* (56b)      AS Karambelkar    1-1-0-0
VA Saxena    8* (58b 1x4)     

19.1

Vahora to Saxena, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone.

19.2

Vahora to Saxena, no run, good length delivery and Saxena defends with an angled bat to backward point.

19.3

Vahora to Saxena, 1 run, good length delivery and Saxena plays in the gap at cover and picks up a single.

19.4

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good ball from back of a length and Chopra punches to mid-on.

19.5

Vahora to Chopra, no run, good length delivery in the corridor outside the off stump, left alone through to the keeper.

Two slips in place.

19.6

Vahora to Chopra, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and drives to mid-off.

Madhusudan: @pavel..T20 & Test cricket both r different from each other ...U cant say about the success of test players in IPL and it is more likely that they will not do much for their side in T20 format as it gives very less time to set."

End of over 20 (1 run) Rajasthan 25/0
A Chopra    16* (59b)      MY Vahora    9-2-18-0
VA Saxena    9* (61b 1x4)     

20.1

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, outside the off stump in the corridor and left alone.

20.2

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, outside the off stump and bit fuller, Chopra drives to extra cover but there is no timing.

Slip, gully and short extra cover.

20.3

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, back of a length delivery and Saxena defends to the off side.

20.4

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, moves into line and defends back to the bowler.

20.5

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, punches to the off side.

Aditya Saxena: "I guess Akash Chopra is applying all of his Cricket acumen visible in his awesome articles for this big finale..way to go! :)"

20.6

Karambelkar to Saxena, FOUR, width outside the off stump and Saxena does not miss it, cuts it hard to the point fence for a boundary.

End of over 21 (4 runs) Rajasthan 29/0
VA Saxena    13* (67b 2x4)      AS Karambelkar    2-1-4-0
A Chopra    16* (59b)     

Abhijeet Jha: "@Pavel Hemang Badani's Strike rate in domestic t-20's is 112. And Kanitkar's is around 42. How do you expect to perform better at a bigger stage...ie IPL???"

Bhatt is back into the attack

21.1

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

21.2

Bhatt to Chopra, 2 leg byes, down the leg side and off the pad down to fine leg.

21.3

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, moves back and punches to the off side.

21.4

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

21.5

Bhatt to Chopra, FOUR, moves back and punches it wide of mid-on and the ball races along the ground as the fielder chases in vain.

21.6

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, defends to silly-point.

Karthik: "With all due credit to the Rajasthan team, I would say they have rather played slowly and negatively considerably slowing the pace of the game in the process.. Batting-out a team is absolutely fine but not at a snail's pace batting for 2.5 days out of 4 days and leaving the team batting second no option at all... The semifinal against Tamilnadu is an example of the same!!! The rules of an esteemed trophy like Ranji should change or this approach will stay on forever spoiling the game of cricket and depriving hardcore fans of some good cricket in such an important domestic tournament!!!"

End of over 22 (6 runs) Rajasthan 35/0
A Chopra    20* (65b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    5-3-7-0
VA Saxena    13* (67b 2x4)     

Manish: "A Rajasthan victory would be the tonic needed to revive the Domestic game. It will be a fillip to the Plate teams that they can actually win this trophy. "

22.1

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, fuller delivery and Saxena drives to mid-off.

22.2

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, good lines from Karambelkar, defends to the onside.

22.3

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

Abjinder: "Having watched the Golden years of Rajasthan cricket - Salim Durrani, Hanumant Singh, Raj Singh, Kailash Ghattani et al in the 70s - I wish this team goes one step futher and wins the title."

22.4

Karambelkar to Saxena, 4 byes, this time Karambelkar strays down the leg side and Shah finds it very difficult to gather it, goes to the fence for byes.

22.5

Karambelkar to Saxena, 2 runs, again strays onto the pads, tucked away to deep backward square leg.

22.6

Karambelkar to Saxena, no run, dabs it behind the wicket on the off side.

Ajay: "@Abhijeet. Kanitkar has played all of two T20s, scored three runs and you talk about his strike rate. Looks beyond the stats dude."

End of over 23 (6 runs) Rajasthan 41/0
VA Saxena    15* (73b 2x4)      AS Karambelkar    3-1-6-0
A Chopra    20* (65b 1x4)     

23.1

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends down the track.

23.2

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, once again moves forward and defends to the off side.

23.3

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, moves back and turns it to the onside to square leg.

23.4

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and looks to defend, strikes the pad outside the line, appeal turned down.

23.5

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends.

23.6

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, plays with the turn with an angled bat behind the wicket on the off side.

Kandarp: "I agree with Karthik. What Rajasthan played in this year's season was to get the vital first innings lead. They never tried for an outright victory except for their first match. "

End of over 24 (maiden) Rajasthan 41/0
A Chopra    20* (71b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    6-4-7-0
VA Saxena    15* (73b 2x4)     

Vohra replaces Karambelkar.

24.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, full delivery and a firm drive to extra cover, good diving save by the extra cover fielder, well done.

Two slips and a gully in place.

24.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, full and too wide outside the off stump, Saxena has nothing to do with it.

24.3

Vohra to Saxena, no run, fuller delivery and Saxena defends from the crease to mid-off.

24.4

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery coming in and Saxena defends to the off side.

24.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery angled across and Saxena lets it go through to the keeper.

24.6

Vohra to Saxena, no run, fuller delivery and Saxena moves forward and drives nicely to mid-off.

End of over 25 (maiden) Rajasthan 41/0
VA Saxena    15* (79b 2x4)      SD Vohra    7-6-4-0
A Chopra    20* (71b 1x4)     

25.1

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, nicely tossed up, Chopra defends to silly-point.

25.2

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, moves forward and drives, hits the fielder at silly-point.

25.3

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

25.4

Bhatt to Chopra, 2 runs, moves back and turns it forward of square leg to the deep.

25.5

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, loud appeal as the ball comes in, was it the bat first or pad, difficult to give those.

25.6

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, defended to the off side.

Pavel: "Is this Bhargav guy India material? Does he flight the ball or does he push it through the air. Hope its the former. " He has been bowling well and the batsmen have been very watchful, tossing it up nicely.

End of over 26 (2 runs) Rajasthan 43/0
A Chopra    22* (77b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    7-4-9-0
VA Saxena    15* (79b 2x4)     

26.1

Vohra to Saxena, no run, was in the slot for Saxena, driven firmly to extra cover, unable to find the gap.

26.2

Vohra to Saxena, no run, pushes to mid-on, a length delivery on the middle and leg stump.

26.3

Vohra to Saxena, 1 run, tucks it down to fine leg for a single.

Mallu: "@Karthik - All is fair if the team plays as per the rules. Rajasthan has done nothing wrong but used the rules to its advantage"

26.4

Vohra to Chopra, no run, fuller delivery angled across and Chopra pushes to mid-off.

26.5

Vohra to Chopra, no run, firm push to extra cover.

26.6

Vohra to Chopra, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

End of over 27 (1 run) Rajasthan 44/0
A Chopra    22* (80b 1x4)      SD Vohra    8-6-5-0
VA Saxena    16* (82b 2x4)     

27.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump and Saxena lets it go.

27.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and defends square of the wicket on the onside.

27.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, comes forward and pushes to extra cover.

27.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

27.5

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, tosses it up bit fuller and mistimes the drive to the off side, single turned down by Saxena.

27.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, almost yorked him, Saxena digs it out back to the bowler.

End of over 28 (maiden) Rajasthan 44/0
VA Saxena    16* (88b 2x4)      BA Bhatt    8-5-9-0
A Chopra    22* (80b 1x4)     

28.1

Vohra to Chopra, FOUR, too short from Vohra, Chopra has lot of time to go back and pull to the midwicket fence for a boundary.

28.2

Vohra to Chopra, no run, driven firmly to the onside.

28.3

Vohra to Chopra, no run, gets behind the delivery and defends with a straight bat.

28.4

Vohra to Chopra, 1 run, turned away forward of square leg and picks up a single.

28.5

Vohra to Saxena, no run, full delivery and Saxena pushes to extra cover.

28.6

Vohra to Saxena, no run, good length delivery and Saxena pushes down the track to mid-off.

End of over 29 (5 runs) Rajasthan 49/0
VA Saxena    16* (90b 2x4)      SD Vohra    9-6-10-0
A Chopra    27* (84b 2x4)     

29.1

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, tossed up delivery and Chopra comes forward and defends.

29.2

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, defended once again on the front foot.

29.3

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, moves forward and defends.

29.4

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, moves forward and defends to the fielder at extra cover.

29.5

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends for the fifth time.

29.6

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, defended to the onside.

End of over 30 (maiden) Rajasthan 49/0
A Chopra    27* (90b 2x4)      BA Bhatt    9-6-9-0
VA Saxena    16* (90b 2x4)     

30.1

Vohra to Saxena, FOUR, in the slot for Saxena and he drives well to put it away to the extra cover fence, a gift accepted. Brings up the 50 for Rajasthan.

30.2

Vohra to Saxena, 1 run, works it behind square and picks up a single.

30.3

Vohra to Chopra, no run, good length delivery and Chopra moves forward and defends forward of point.

30.4

Vohra to Chopra, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

A slip, gully and short extra cover in place.

30.5

Vohra to Chopra, 2 runs, pitches it up and Chopra drives well to deep cover, good stop by the fielder, two runs saved, Karambelkar was the fielder, well done.

30.6

Vohra to Chopra, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and Chopra works it off his hips to deep backward square leg.

End of over 31 (9 runs) Rajasthan 58/0
A Chopra    31* (94b 2x4)      SD Vohra    10-6-19-0
VA Saxena    21* (92b 3x4)     

31.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended back to the bowler.

31.2

Bhatt to Saxena, FOUR, quicker delivery and Saxena caught in the crease, cuts and gets a thick outside edge past the slip to third man fence.

31.3

Bhatt to Saxena, 1 run, played through the off side.

31.4

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, flat delivery from Bhatt and touch too short, cut hard behind point.

31.5

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends down the track.

31.6

Bhatt to Chopra, 1 run, moves forward and defends, off the outside edge and past the slip for a single.

Good number of spectators at the ground.

End of over 32 (6 runs) Rajasthan 64/0
A Chopra    32* (97b 2x4)      BA Bhatt    10-6-15-0
VA Saxena    26* (95b 4x4)     

Swapnil Singh into the attack.

32.1

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, 2 runs, full toss and Chopra works it through midwicket to the deep.

32.2

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, tossed up delivery and Chopra pushes to the off side.

32.3

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, defended to the onside.

32.4

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, defended down the track.

32.5

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

32.6

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, strikes the pad first and then the bat, a full delivery, appeal turned down, was a close thing.

End of over 33 (2 runs) Rajasthan 66/0
A Chopra    34* (103b 2x4)      Swapnil Singh    1-0-2-0
VA Saxena    26* (95b 4x4)     

33.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

33.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves back and pushes to mid-off.

33.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended on the front foot.

33.4

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, moves forward and defends.

33.5

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defends on the track.

33.6

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side.

End of over 34 (maiden) Rajasthan 66/0
VA Saxena    26* (101b 4x4)      BA Bhatt    11-7-15-0
A Chopra    34* (103b 2x4)     

34.1

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, defended to the fielder at silly-point.

34.2

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, bit fuller and driven to the off side to cover.

34.3

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, defended down the track.

34.4

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, driven to extra cover.

34.5

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, moves forward and defends.

34.6

Swapnil Singh to Chopra, no run, defended on the front foot to mid-off.

End of over 35 (maiden) Rajasthan 66/0
A Chopra    34* (109b 2x4)      Swapnil Singh    2-1-2-0
VA Saxena    26* (101b 4x4)     

35.1

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side, flat delivery from Bhatt.

35.2

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended down the track.

35.3

Bhatt to Saxena, no run, defended to the off side to silly-point.

35.4

Bhatt to Saxena, 1 run, moves back and mistimes the cut to the off side.

35.5

Bhatt to Chopra, no run, defended down the track.

35.6

Bhatt to Chopra, OUT, Bhatt strikes and gets Chopra, tosses it up in line with the stumps and straightens, plays across the line, misses the sweep shot and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal and this time the umpire lifts his finger to send Chopra to the pavilion.

A Chopra lbw b Bhatt 34 (143m 111b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.63

Kanitkar is the new batsman.

End of over 36 (1 run) Rajasthan 67/1
     BA Bhatt    12-7-16-1
VA Saxena    27* (105b 4x4)     

36.1

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, no run, pushes to the off side to covers.

36.2

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, no run, defends down the track.

36.3

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, no run, moves back and mistimes the shot to extra cover.

36.4

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, FOUR, looks to drive forward of wicket and gets a thickish edge down to third man fence for a boundary.

36.5

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, no run, tossed up nicely, comes forward and pushes square of the wicket on the off side.

36.6

Swapnil Singh to Saxena, no run, full toss driven straight to the fielder at extra cover, unable to find the gap.

End of over 37 (4 runs) Rajasthan 71/1
VA Saxena    31* (111b 5x4)      Swapnil Singh    3-1-6-0
HH Kanitkar    0* (0b)     

Kanitkar to face for the first time. Bhatt from over the wicket.

37.1

Bhatt to Kanitkar, no run, defends down the track.

37.2

Bhatt to Kanitkar, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

37.3

Bhatt to Kanitkar, no run, drives along the ground to extra cover.

37.4

Bhatt to Kanitkar, no run, comes forward and defends to the onside.

37.5

Bhatt to Kanitkar, 2 runs, drives nicely in the gap wide of mid-on to the deep.

37.6

Bhatt to Kanitkar, no run, comes forward and defends, gets an edge to the onside.

Lunch day 1: Baroda winning the toss and putting Rajasthan in to bat. It has been slow going for Rajasthan, 73 runs in 38 overs. Chopra falling to Bhatt just before lunch. This is Binoy George, join me after the lunch break at 12:40pm.

End of over 38 (2 runs) Rajasthan 73/1
HH Kanitkar    2* (6b)      BA Bhatt    13-7-18-1
VA Saxena    31* (111b 5x4)     

Welcome back for the second session. What is the game plan for Rajasthan, stay tuned to find out. Vohra to start after the lunch break.

38.1

Vohra to Saxena, OUT, full delivery outside the off stump and Saxena mistimes the drive. There is some confusion as Saxena walks out of the crease and the ball is thrown at the stumps at Saxena's end. The umpires are referring to the third umpire for a decision, given in favour of the bowling team, Saxena has to go, run out by Bhatt.

VA Saxena run out 31 (153m 112b 5x4 0x6) SR: 27.67

The batsman actually asked permission but the square leg umpire, Hariharan did not notice it.

Bisht is the new batsman

38.2

Vohra to Bist, no run, played back down the track.

38.3

Vohra to Bist, no run, fuller and too wide outside the off stump, keeps very low outside the off stump.

38.4

Vohra to Bist, no run, comes forward and defends to extra cover.

38.5

Vohra to Bist, no run, keeps low outside the off stump as it was angled across.

38.6

Vohra to Bist, no run, good length delivery angled across, left alone through to the keeper.

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) Rajasthan 73/2
R Bist    0* (5b)      SD Vohra    11-7-19-0
HH Kanitkar    2* (6b)     

39.1

Vahora to Kanitkar, FOUR, on the legs and flicked away along the ground to the square leg fence for a boundary.

39.2

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, plays with an angled bat to point.

39.3

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, keeps low outside the off stump, left alone.

39.4

Vahora to Kanitkar, FOUR, punches off the back foot through covers, Kanitkar shows the direction and the ball races to the fence.

Vahora comes over the wicket.

39.5

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, squares up Kanitkar as he looks to defend, skews off the outside edge and along the ground to gully.

39.6

Vahora to Kanitkar, 1 run, pushes to the left of mid-on for a single.

End of over 40 (9 runs) Rajasthan 82/2
HH Kanitkar    11* (12b 2x4)      MY Vahora    10-2-27-0
R Bist    0* (5b)     

40.1

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone, keeps low once again.

40.2

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, punches to the onside.

40.3

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, keeping low once again, Kanitkar gets down to defend.

40.4

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, edges as Kanitkar pushes at the delivery, falls short of the gully fielder.

40.5

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, moves forward to a good length delivery and defends to the off side.

40.6

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

Saurabh Jain: "Its really not a sportsmanship by Vadodara. But it proves one more time that Cricket is not a gentlemens game anymore."

End of over 41 (maiden) Rajasthan 82/2
HH Kanitkar    11* (18b 2x4)      SD Vohra    12-8-19-0
R Bist    0* (5b)     

41.1

Vahora to Bist, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

41.2

Vahora to Bist, 1 run, stays in the crease and tucks it along the ground to deep backward square leg, playing it from front of his pads.

41.3

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, lovely delivery outside the off stump, Kanitkar looking for the drive, beats the outside edge and through to the keeper.

41.4

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, keeps low outside the off stump, left alone through to the keeper.

41.5

Vahora to Kanitkar, 1 run, worked behind square leg for a single.

41.6

Vahora to Bist, no run, solidly defended to the off side.

End of over 42 (2 runs) Rajasthan 84/2
R Bist    1* (8b)      MY Vahora    11-2-29-0
HH Kanitkar    12* (21b 2x4)     

42.1

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

42.2

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and through to the keeper.

42.3

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, fuller delivery and driven bit uppishly to mid-on.

42.4

Vohra to Kanitkar, 2 runs, tucked away to deep square leg and picks up couple of runs.

42.5

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, full delivery and Kanitkar drives along the track but there is no timing in the shot.

42.6

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, slower delivery and Kanitkar pushes to mid-off.

End of over 43 (2 runs) Rajasthan 86/2
HH Kanitkar    14* (27b 2x4)      SD Vohra    13-8-21-0
R Bist    1* (8b)     

43.1

Vahora to Bist, no run, that keeps very low, just outside the off stump, Bist is very lucky that was not aimed at the stumps, the track is dying.

43.2

Vahora to Bist, 1 run, turns it from front of his pads to the onside.

43.3

Vahora to Kanitkar, 1 run, pushes to the left of mid-on and picks up a single.

43.4

Vahora to Bist, no run, full delivery and Bist mistimes the drive to the off side.

43.5

Vahora to Bist, 2 runs, plays forward and gets an inside edge down to fine leg, the ball keeps very low.

43.6

Vahora to Bist, no run, moves forward and defends with an angled bat to backward point.

End of over 44 (4 runs) Rajasthan 90/2
R Bist    4* (13b)      MY Vahora    12-2-33-0
HH Kanitkar    15* (28b 2x4)     

44.1

Vohra to Kanitkar, FOUR, drifting on the legs and Kanitkar helps it down to fine leg fence for a boundary, easily put away.

44.2

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, swinging further away wide outside the off stump and left alone, Kanitkar has nothing to do with it.

44.3

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, too straight on the pads and Kanitkar times it well to midwicket but straight to the fielder.

44.4

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

44.5

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, good length delivery coming in and strikes the pad as Kanitkar plays forward, hitting him outside the line of the off stump.

44.6

Vohra to Kanitkar, no run, defended watchfully from crease back down the track.

End of over 45 (4 runs) Rajasthan 94/2
HH Kanitkar    19* (34b 3x4)      SD Vohra    14-8-25-0
R Bist    4* (13b)     

Ivan: "Is Vineets run out is same? like last years Ajit Agarkar run out in the final vs karnataka?" Well this is what happened in the last Ranji Final.

"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."

45.1

Vahora to Bist, 2 runs, tucked away to deep backward square leg.

45.2

Vahora to Bist, no run, outside the off stump and left alone through to the keeper.

45.3

Vahora to Bist, no run, defends with a straight bat down the track.

45.4

Vahora to Bist, no run, down the leg side and Bist fails to get some bat on it.

45.5

Vahora to Bist, 1 run, moves forward to a good length delivery and pushes in the gap at cover and picks up a single.

Slip and two gully in place.

45.6

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side.

Varun Srivastava: "Nothing wrong with Baroda's tactics at this stage, to be fair they want to win the trophy and it's upto experienced Rajasthan batsman to force Baroda to change the field settings.."

End of over 46 (3 runs) Rajasthan 97/2
HH Kanitkar    19* (35b 3x4)      MY Vahora    13-2-36-0
R Bist    7* (18b)     

Karambelkar is back.

46.1

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, worked away to the onside to short midwicket.

46.2

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, good length delivery defended down the track.

46.3

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, pushes to the onside.

46.4

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, defended back to the bowler.

46.5

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, fuller delivery and driven square of the wicket on the off side to backward point.

46.6

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, full delivery and driven back to the bowler.

End of over 47 (maiden) Rajasthan 97/2
R Bist    7* (24b)      AS Karambelkar    4-2-6-0
HH Kanitkar    19* (35b 3x4)     

Rajesh Kumar: "Do you mean that the player who got run out, his team wins the trophy?" That I am not sure :)

47.1

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, worked away to the onside.

47.2

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, punches back down the track.

47.3

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, full delivery angled across and Kanitkar lets it go through to the keeper.

47.4

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, good ball in the corridor outside the off stump, Kanitkar follows the line of the delivery and watches it go by.

47.5

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, fuller outside the off stump, left alone.

47.6

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, outside the off stump, angled across, left alone.

End of over 48 (maiden) Rajasthan 97/2
HH Kanitkar    19* (41b 3x4)      MY Vahora    14-3-36-0
R Bist    7* (24b)     

48.1

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, stays in the crease and punches to extra cover.

48.2

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, outside the off stump and left alone.

48.3

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, moves forward to a good length deliviery and defends to the off side.

48.4

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, fuller and driven firmly to extra cover.

48.5

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, full delivery driven back and Karambelkar gets an hand to it.

48.6

Karambelkar to Bist, no run, slices it behind the wicket on the off side.

End of over 49 (maiden) Rajasthan 97/2
R Bist    7* (30b)      AS Karambelkar    5-3-6-0
HH Kanitkar    19* (41b 3x4)     

49.1

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, good length delivery defended to mid-off.

49.2

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, moves forward and pushes it back down the track.

49.3

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, fuller delivery driven firmly to extra cover.

49.4

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, full delivery outside the off stump, Kanitkar shoulders arms.

49.5

Vahora to Kanitkar, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

49.6

Vahora to Kanitkar, FOUR, short ball and Kanitkar puts it away in style, pulls it along the ground to deep backward square leg, a desperate attempt by the fielder to stop it, the pace on the ball gets it past the fielder to the fence.

End of over 50 (4 runs) Rajasthan 101/2
HH Kanitkar    23* (47b 4x4)      MY Vahora    15-3-40-0
R Bist    7* (30b)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Tournament Results
Baroda v Rajasthan at Vadodara - Jan 11-15, 2011
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Rajasthan v Tamil Nadu at Jaipur - Jan 3-6, 2011
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
Baroda v Karnataka at Vadodara - Jan 3-4, 2011
Baroda won by 7 wickets
Baroda v Railways at Vadodara - Dec 24-27, 2010
Match drawn
Haryana v Tamil Nadu at Rohtak - Dec 24-27, 2010
Match drawn
M. Pradesh v Karnataka at Indore - Dec 24-27, 2010
Karnataka won by 5 wickets
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Match drawn
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The victorious Rajasthan team poses with the Ranji trophy, Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy final, Vadodara, January 15, 2011

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Jan 15, 2011

Rajasthan are jubilant after winning their first ever Ranji Trophy, Baroda v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy Final, Vadodara, January 15, 2011

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