Ranji Trophy Elite, Final: Tamil Nadu v Rajasthan at Chennai, Jan 19-23, 2012
Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)
19,20,21,22,23 January 2012 (5-day match)
  Rajasthan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Chopra lbw b Aushik Srinivas 94 440 307 10 0 30.61
104.1 and he strikes first ball, well done, a quicker delivery and Chopra on the back foot and looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is struck right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given. 236/1
View dismissal VA Saxena b Aushik Srinivas 257 907 665 26 2 38.64
219.2 Aushik strikes and gets the wicket of Saxena, pitches and spins, Saxena stays in the crease and looks to drive through the off side, misses it and the off stump is rattled. A marathon inning ends. The Tamil Nadu players shakes hands with Saxena, nice to see. 509/4
View dismissal HH Kanitkar* c †Karthik b Gupta 67 208 146 7 0 45.89
156.4 tossed up outside the off stump and slight turn and Kanitkar looking for the expansive drive through the off side gets an edge and Karthik takes the catch. 362/2
View dismissal R Bist c Vasudevadas b Gupta 57 211 159 9 0 35.84
206.3 out of the blue we have a wicket! The ball is tossed up, grips the surface and turns a bit, Bist plays too early and works in the air to Vasudevadas at square leg. 485/3
View dismissal RR Parida c Balaji b Kaushik 40 142 100 4 0 40.00
242.5 slower delivery and Parida mishits it high in the air and Balaji moves to extra cover and takes the catch. 614/8
View dismissal Puneet Yadav b Aushik Srinivas 7 7 7 1 0 100.00
221.1 Aushik gets his third wicket, pitches it a touch short outside the leg stump and bit quicker, Yadav looking for the big shot, pulls and misses, the leg stump is uprooted. 517/5
View dismissal DH Yagnik c Mahesh b Gupta 0 5 7 0 0 0.00
222.3 tossed up and Yagnik looks to go over extra cover, hits it high in the air and Yo Mahesh at cover, turns around and runs forward, dives and takes an excellent catch. Sunny Gupta picks up his third. 518/6
View dismissal Pankaj Singh c Prasanna b Aushik Srinivas 22 21 19 2 2 115.78
228.3 Aushik bowls from round the wicket and Pankaj Singh stays in the crease and punches it from the middle of the bat and Prasanna at silly-point takes it. Aushik gets his fourth. Good reflexes from prasanna. 541/7
View dismissal RR Singh b Kaushik 45 69 54 5 1 83.33
244.4 in the block-hole and Rituraj Singh has to walk back to the pavilion as the off stump is pegged back. 620/9
View dismissal G Singh lbw b Kaushik 4 10 7 0 0 57.14
244.6 fuller delivery, moves across his stumps and looks to play through the onside, misses it and is struck low on the pads in line with the stumps, loud shout and given. 621/10
SO Mathur not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 13, lb 8, w 3, nb 3) 27
  Total (all out; 245 overs; 1016 mins) 621 (2.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  L Balaji 29 10 73 0 2.51 (2nb)
View wickets J Kaushik 47 14 91 3 1.93
242.5 to Parida, slower delivery and Parida mishits it high in the air and Balaji moves to extra cover and takes the catch. 614/8
244.4 to RR Singh, in the block-hole and Rituraj Singh has to walk back to the pavilion as the off stump is pegged back. 620/9
244.6 to G Singh, fuller delivery, moves across his stumps and looks to play through the onside, misses it and is struck low on the pads in line with the stumps, loud shout and given. 621/10
  VY Mahesh 32 7 88 0 2.75 (3w)
View wickets R Aushik Srinivas 85 27 192 4 2.25
104.1 to Chopra, and he strikes first ball, well done, a quicker delivery and Chopra on the back foot and looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is struck right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given. 236/1
219.2 to Saxena, Aushik strikes and gets the wicket of Saxena, pitches and spins, Saxena stays in the crease and looks to drive through the off side, misses it and the off stump is rattled. A marathon inning ends. The Tamil Nadu players shakes hands with Saxena, nice to see. 509/4
221.1 to Puneet Yadav, Aushik gets his third wicket, pitches it a touch short outside the leg stump and bit quicker, Yadav looking for the big shot, pulls and misses, the leg stump is uprooted. 517/5
228.3 to Pankaj Singh, Aushik bowls from round the wicket and Pankaj Singh stays in the crease and punches it from the middle of the bat and Prasanna at silly-point takes it. Aushik gets his fourth. Good reflexes from prasanna. 541/7
View wickets Sunny Gupta 46 8 127 3 2.76
156.4 to Kanitkar, tossed up outside the off stump and slight turn and Kanitkar looking for the expansive drive through the off side gets an edge and Karthik takes the catch. 362/2
206.3 to Bist, out of the blue we have a wicket! The ball is tossed up, grips the surface and turns a bit, Bist plays too early and works in the air to Vasudevadas at square leg. 485/3
222.3 to Yagnik, tossed up and Yagnik looks to go over extra cover, hits it high in the air and Yo Mahesh at cover, turns around and runs forward, dives and takes an excellent catch. Sunny Gupta picks up his third. 518/6
  A Mukund 2 0 6 0 3.00
  K Vasudevadas 1 0 5 0 5.00
  M Vijay 3 0 18 0 6.00
  Tamil Nadu 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Mukund lbw b RR Singh 0 9 9 0 0 0.00
1.6 Rituraj strikes, good length delivery pitches in line and coming in, Mukund is caught in the crease and looking to work it through the onside, struck in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given. 1/1
View dismissal M Vijay c Puneet Yadav b RR Singh 15 45 26 2 0 57.69
9.5 fuller delivery on the legs and Vijay flicks it in the air to midwicket and Puneet Yadav takes the catch, that was a soft dismissal, deeper into the mire are Tamil Nadu. The ball is coming very much slower off the track. 24/3
View dismissal S Badrinath lbw b Pankaj Singh 6 21 17 1 0 35.29
6.6 fuller delivery and Badrinath looking to drive through the onside, misses the line of the delivery and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps, that is plumb, loud shout and given. Tamil Nadu in deep trouble. 12/2
View dismissal KD Karthik b Mathur 150 422 280 21 1 53.57
100.5 Karthik is bowled! It was short of a length delivery and Karthik looking to drive on the up through the off side, gets an inside edge and the stumps are rattled. An excellent knock comes to an end. 292/9
View dismissal K Vasudevadas c G Singh b RR Singh 25 78 55 5 0 45.45
27.4 fuller delivery on the middle and leg and Vasudevadas looking to work it through the onside, hits in the air forward of square leg and Gajendra Singh takes an easy catch. 71/4
View dismissal R Prasanna run out (RR Singh/†Yagnik) 44 112 79 9 0 55.69
52.5 Mathur to Karthik, punches to mid-on and a quick call from Karthik, on collison course, somehow evades and the throw from Rituraj misses the stumps at the non-strikers end and goes to the keepers end and Yagnik collects the ball and gets rid of the stumps, referred to third umpire, the red light flashes and Prasanna is run out. 147/5
View dismissal Sunny Gupta st †Yagnik b G Singh 6 38 30 0 0 20.00
61.6 down the track and misses the delivery down the leg side and Yagnik collects the ball and gets rid of the bails. 164/6
View dismissal VY Mahesh lbw b Pankaj Singh 0 18 13 0 0 0.00
66.2 good length delivery coming in and Yo Mahesh looking to work it through the onside, misses it and strikes the pad in line, loud appeal and given. 167/7
View dismissal L Balaji* lbw b RR Singh 29 65 50 6 0 58.00
80.5 fourth for Rituraj Singh, slower delivery and coming in, Balaji gets an inside edge and misses the pads, loud appeal for lbw and given by the umpire, Balaji is not at all happy, a big mistake. 227/8
View dismissal J Kaushik c Pankaj Singh b Mathur 6 102 51 1 0 11.76
102.4 short delivery and Kaushik goes for the hook and hits it high in the air down to fine leg and Pankaj Singh takes the catch. 295/10
R Aushik Srinivas not out 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 3, lb 8, w 1) 12
  Total (all out; 102.4 overs; 464 mins) 295 (2.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Pankaj Singh 25 7 58 2 2.32
6.6 to Badrinath, fuller delivery and Badrinath looking to drive through the onside, misses the line of the delivery and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps, that is plumb, loud shout and given. Tamil Nadu in deep trouble. 12/2
66.2 to Mahesh, good length delivery coming in and Yo Mahesh looking to work it through the onside, misses it and strikes the pad in line, loud appeal and given. 167/7
View wickets RR Singh 26 5 76 4 2.92
1.6 to Mukund, Rituraj strikes, good length delivery pitches in line and coming in, Mukund is caught in the crease and looking to work it through the onside, struck in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given. 1/1
9.5 to Vijay, fuller delivery on the legs and Vijay flicks it in the air to midwicket and Puneet Yadav takes the catch, that was a soft dismissal, deeper into the mire are Tamil Nadu. The ball is coming very much slower off the track. 24/3
27.4 to Vasudevadas, fuller delivery on the middle and leg and Vasudevadas looking to work it through the onside, hits in the air forward of square leg and Gajendra Singh takes an easy catch. 71/4
80.5 to Balaji, fourth for Rituraj Singh, slower delivery and coming in, Balaji gets an inside edge and misses the pads, loud appeal for lbw and given by the umpire, Balaji is not at all happy, a big mistake. 227/8
View wickets SO Mathur 25.4 8 53 2 2.06 (1w)
100.5 to Karthik, Karthik is bowled! It was short of a length delivery and Karthik looking to drive on the up through the off side, gets an inside edge and the stumps are rattled. An excellent knock comes to an end. 292/9
102.4 to Kaushik, short delivery and Kaushik goes for the hook and hits it high in the air down to fine leg and Pankaj Singh takes the catch. 295/10
View wicket G Singh 26 5 97 1 3.73
61.6 to Gupta, down the track and misses the delivery down the leg side and Yagnik collects the ball and gets rid of the bails. 164/6
  Rajasthan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Chopra c & b Kaushik 18 37 21 4 0 85.71
8.4 short ball on the off stump. The agressive intent of Chopra comes to the fore as he immediately rocks back and pulls. Unfortunately, he gets a top edge and Kaushik runs across and takes the catch himself. He was as close to the batsman as he could get 29/1
View dismissal VA Saxena b Prasanna 13 86 69 1 0 18.84
20.5 this time Saxena's stay is short, good length delivery and coming in, goes through the gate and rattles the stumps. 52/2
View dismissal R Bist c Mukund b Prasanna 92 201 185 13 0 49.72
63.3 touch slower from Prasanna, Bist looking to go over mid-on, miscues it high in the air and Mukund completes the catch at mid-on. 174/4
View dismissal HH Kanitkar* lbw b Vijay 12 62 37 1 0 32.43
37.4 Vijay strikes, picks up a wicket, pitches on the leg stump and turns, Kanitkar plays forward down the wrong line, the ball hits the back pad, loud appeal and given. Vijay bowling from round the wicket. 93/3
RR Parida not out 43 146 102 5 0 42.15
View dismissal Puneet Yadav b Prasanna 0 16 12 0 0 0.00
67.3 lands on a crack and comes back in to peg back the stumps. 180/5
DH Yagnik not out 9 39 38 2 0 23.68
Extras (b 15, nb 2) 17
  Total (5 wickets dec; 77 overs; 299 mins) 204 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket J Kaushik 11 3 38 1 3.45 (1nb)
8.4 to Chopra, short ball on the off stump. The agressive intent of Chopra comes to the fore as he immediately rocks back and pulls. Unfortunately, he gets a top edge and Kaushik runs across and takes the catch himself. He was as close to the batsman as he could get 29/1
  VY Mahesh 7 3 20 0 2.85
  R Aushik Srinivas 28 10 61 0 2.17
View wickets R Prasanna 21 9 31 3 1.47 (1nb)
20.5 to Saxena, this time Saxena's stay is short, good length delivery and coming in, goes through the gate and rattles the stumps. 52/2
63.3 to Bist, touch slower from Prasanna, Bist looking to go over mid-on, miscues it high in the air and Mukund completes the catch at mid-on. 174/4
67.3 to Puneet Yadav, lands on a crack and comes back in to peg back the stumps. 180/5
View wicket M Vijay 9 0 38 1 4.22
37.4 to Kanitkar, Vijay strikes, picks up a wicket, pitches on the leg stump and turns, Kanitkar plays forward down the wrong line, the ball hits the back pad, loud appeal and given. Vijay bowling from round the wicket. 93/3
  A Mukund 1 0 1 0 1.00
  Tamil Nadu 2nd innings (target: 531 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal VY Mahesh lbw b G Singh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 Gajendra strikes first ball gets Yo Mahesh, pitches and comes in to strike the pad, loud appeal and given, the bat and pad was close together. 0/1
View dismissal A Mukund lbw b G Singh 1 9 6 0 0 16.66
2.6 tossed up outside the off stump and spins in, keeps too low and Mukund on the back foot looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is hit low on the pad, loud shout and given, Gajendra Singh has two wickets. 7/2
K Vasudevadas not out 7 29 43 1 0 16.27
S Badrinath not out 0 21 28 0 0 0.00
Extras 0
  Total (2 wickets; 13 overs; 30 mins) 8 (0.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets G Singh 6 5 5 2 0.83
0.1 to Mahesh, Gajendra strikes first ball gets Yo Mahesh, pitches and comes in to strike the pad, loud appeal and given, the bat and pad was close together. 0/1
2.6 to Mukund, tossed up outside the off stump and spins in, keeps too low and Mukund on the back foot looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is hit low on the pad, loud shout and given, Gajendra Singh has two wickets. 7/2
  R Bist 6 4 3 0 0.50
  Puneet Yadav 1 1 0 0 0.00

Match details


Toss - Rajasthan, who chose to bat
Series - Rajasthan won the 2011/12 Ranji Trophy Elite
Player of the match - VA Saxena (Rajasthan)
Umpires - PJ Hartley (England) and VA Kulkarni
Match referee - RR Jadeja
Close of play
  • Thu, 19 Jan - day 1 - Rajasthan 1st innings 221/0 (A Chopra 86*, VA Saxena 120*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Jan - day 2 - Rajasthan 1st innings 404/2 (VA Saxena 207*, R Bist 16*, 180 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Jan - day 3 - Tamil Nadu 1st innings 66/3 (KD Karthik 13*, K Vasudevadas 25*, 25 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Jan - day 4 - Rajasthan 2nd innings 21/0 (A Chopra 10*, VA Saxena 10*, 7 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Jan - day 5 - Tamil Nadu 2nd innings 8/2 (13 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Keeper change for Tamil Nadu on day 5 after lunch, K Vasudevadas kept for KD Karthik.
 
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