Karnataka v Rest of India, Irani Cup, 2nd day, Bangalore February 10, 2014

Binny century flattens Rest of India

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Karnataka 390 for 5 (Binny 115*, Nair 92, Satish 84) lead Rest of India 201 by 189 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A scintillating hundred from Stuart Binny powered Karnataka to a massive 189-run lead on the second day against Rest of India. Karnataka were expected to take the lead after dismissing ROI for 201, which they did, and Binny pummelled the ROI bowlers as the hosts scored 365 runs in 84 overs. All the Karnataka batsmen got starts, and fifties from Ganesh Satish and Karun Nair ensured Binny came out to bat at a comfortable 188 for 4.

Binny showered boundaries without breaks and all around the park till the end of the day, scoring at over a run-a-ball against all the bowlers barring Ashok Dinda and Harbhajan Singh.

Resuming on 35 for 1, Satish and KL Rahul started confidently, negotiating the consistent line outside off from Pankaj Singh and Ashok Dinda with solid technique. Rahul got into gear with an exquisite cover drive for four in the first over, while Satish mainly targeted the area around gully and point. In the fifth over of the day, he brought up the team's fifty with a four down the ground and followed it up with two more off the next two balls, guiding one past second slip and working one off the hips when Dinda pitched short.

After Satish produced two more fours three overs later, this time off Pankaj, Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh made a bowling change, bringing on Anureet Singh for Dinda. Anureet struck immediately with an incoming delivery that kept very low and rattled the stumps through Rahul's defence.

Manish Pandey showed his intent early in his innings when he charged down the pitch and hit Anureet for two consecutive fours in his next over. He scored briskly with regular boundaries until Pankaj produced a terrific spell out of nowhere just before lunch. He pitched one on middle stump and got considerable outswing from the 38-over-old ball for an edge that Dinesh Karthik pouched with one hand after diving to his right. But Satish had completed his fifty by then and Karnataka had reduced the deficit to under 50.

Karnataka slowed down for over an hour after lunch when Harbhajan and Anureet resumed and conceded only 29 runs in 15 overs. The last over of that period produced a wicket. First, Harbhajan's incisive length produced an outside edge from Satish that fell just short of Gautam Gambhir at first slip. Next ball, the offspinner sent Satish back, having him caught by stand-in wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav, even though the decision left the batsman unhappy. Satish's wicket was the first taken by a spinner in the match.

Binny's entry changed a couple of gears for Karnataka. He struck two fours off Dinda two overs after he came in, and, with Nair, forced a bowling change by smashing 22 runs from Harbhajan's next two.

But Amit Mishra was welcomed the way the captain was seen off the attack - with a massive six over long-off from Binny. He was cruising on 29 off 27 with three fours and two sixes, and he marched into the 40s with 13 more runs off Mishra in the same spell.

Binny had nearly overtaken a patient Nair before the latter unleashed three fours in one over to complete his fifty and a dejected Harbhajan walked back to his dressing room for tea after leaking 14 runs in that over. Karnataka's change of pace and plan was apparent as the partnership had piled on 91 runs from a mere 13.3 overs, at nearly seven an over.

The approach did not change in the last session, and Binny smashed Mishra for two more fours in the first over after tea, reaching his fifty with the second. It had taken him just 45 balls. Harbhajan asked for the second new ball as soon as it was available, and brought on his best bowler, Pankaj, but he wasn't spared either, paying the price for offering room to Binny. Anureet tried to vary the length in the next over but he was cut and hooked for a four and six, with which Binny overtook his partner. Bowlers changed, the ball changed, lines and lengths changed, field placements changed, but the batsmen and the results remained the same.

The new ball also had been smashed around so much that Harbhajan, at one point, wanted it changed, but the umpires did not agree. Binny brought up his eighth first-class hundred off 82 balls, improving on the 88-ball century he had scored against Gujarat at the same ground during the Ranji Trophy.

Things slowed down a bit towards the end of the day and Nair, who had also moved towards his hundred, lost his stumps when he was a bit late leaving a delivery from Pankaj outside off, the extra bounce finding his inside edge and sending him back for 92. The stand between Nair and Binny had doubled the score in less than 30 overs.

Binny and CM Gautam saw the remaining 7.2 overs through as Karnataka ended the day on 390 for 5.

Vishal Dikshit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on February 11, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    I was very keen on watching Anureet who took loads of wockets in the Ranji matches.But after watching him I am a little saddened by his lack of pace and any noticeable quality.This reflects the standard of domestic competitions and the reason why selectors choose the same old players for intl. matches.

  • TheShawshankRedemption on February 11, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    Just notice how strong the SA and Aus domestic selection process. They have transparency at both domestic and international level. There is no wrong in imitating certain good features of their selection. We need to develop a system were team of ROI should be selected by a proper transparent system is very easy to pick if you have a template to follow. One idea I could suggest is (in steps) a)The 14 players of ROI should be selected based on Ranji performances. b) Select best batsman from each of teams reached QF (obviously not incl. of winners of Ranji) of that Ranji season c) Select best bowler from each of teams reached QF of that Ranji season d) The final 11 will be selected based on the highest scores/avg/leading wicket takers of that 14 players. e)If you are in search of all rounders then instead of selecting batsman/bowler select the best all rounder of that team. f) In addition the best batsman and bowler should be selected into Indian 11 and given a chance for 1 series.

  • TheShawshankRedemption on February 11, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    I think ROI team should be selected based on BEST of 1 player from each state.

  • vipinchirackal on February 11, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    gombhir and bhaji better retire from intl cricket.see the standard of domestic matches.vinay kumar who was an utter failure when india played with other teams excelled at irani trophy.stop arguing for domestic players atleast now watching their performance at domestic tournaments

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    good show by Karnataka batsmen. Mandeep Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Pankaj Singh, Anureet Singh and last but not the least Harbhajan Singh.. what a biased selection by bhajji. how can we expect some fighting from this team let alone victory.

  • layekkanchan on February 11, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Worst R.O.I team of all time in Irani Cup history...shame...

  • Surajrises on February 11, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    In spite of him being in such wonderful form, Dhoni din't trust his abilities in NZ. Dhoni was always a liability in Test Cricket now also in ODIs. The day N Srinivasan steps down, Indian Cricket will improve big time and people might start respecting the team once again.

  • on February 11, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    rojer binny also who is kannadian had selected worst team of rest of india against his home team.planned.except karthik,aparjith,jadhav,mishra and pankaj only is right choice.rojer binny makes karanataka win.worst bowler selection of rest of india

  • Naresh28 on February 11, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    @Sridar Mahal - great idea put forward by you regarding Karnataka vs India. This will put the 'wasted slotted' players to buck up.

  • Naresh28 on February 11, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    INDIA has tons of good batsman in Indian conditions. Its time to arrange an A-tour. This will give the selectors an insight into a players potential. The SELECTORS should actually go with the team. Players like KL Rahul, Samson, Zol Cm Gautham, Binny, Bawne, Mukund, S Tiwary just to name a few. There are all rounders like Rishi Dhawan, Rasool. There are bowlers like VRV, Pankaj, Kaldeep Yadav, Umar Nazir, Fallah, Anureet Singh. All it needs is a professional outlook and it can bring success.

  • on February 11, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    I was very keen on watching Anureet who took loads of wockets in the Ranji matches.But after watching him I am a little saddened by his lack of pace and any noticeable quality.This reflects the standard of domestic competitions and the reason why selectors choose the same old players for intl. matches.

  • TheShawshankRedemption on February 11, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    Just notice how strong the SA and Aus domestic selection process. They have transparency at both domestic and international level. There is no wrong in imitating certain good features of their selection. We need to develop a system were team of ROI should be selected by a proper transparent system is very easy to pick if you have a template to follow. One idea I could suggest is (in steps) a)The 14 players of ROI should be selected based on Ranji performances. b) Select best batsman from each of teams reached QF (obviously not incl. of winners of Ranji) of that Ranji season c) Select best bowler from each of teams reached QF of that Ranji season d) The final 11 will be selected based on the highest scores/avg/leading wicket takers of that 14 players. e)If you are in search of all rounders then instead of selecting batsman/bowler select the best all rounder of that team. f) In addition the best batsman and bowler should be selected into Indian 11 and given a chance for 1 series.

  • TheShawshankRedemption on February 11, 2014, 13:46 GMT

    I think ROI team should be selected based on BEST of 1 player from each state.

  • vipinchirackal on February 11, 2014, 12:00 GMT

    gombhir and bhaji better retire from intl cricket.see the standard of domestic matches.vinay kumar who was an utter failure when india played with other teams excelled at irani trophy.stop arguing for domestic players atleast now watching their performance at domestic tournaments

  • on February 11, 2014, 11:58 GMT

    good show by Karnataka batsmen. Mandeep Singh, Jiwanjot Singh, Pankaj Singh, Anureet Singh and last but not the least Harbhajan Singh.. what a biased selection by bhajji. how can we expect some fighting from this team let alone victory.

  • layekkanchan on February 11, 2014, 11:48 GMT

    Worst R.O.I team of all time in Irani Cup history...shame...

  • Surajrises on February 11, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    In spite of him being in such wonderful form, Dhoni din't trust his abilities in NZ. Dhoni was always a liability in Test Cricket now also in ODIs. The day N Srinivasan steps down, Indian Cricket will improve big time and people might start respecting the team once again.

  • on February 11, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    rojer binny also who is kannadian had selected worst team of rest of india against his home team.planned.except karthik,aparjith,jadhav,mishra and pankaj only is right choice.rojer binny makes karanataka win.worst bowler selection of rest of india

  • Naresh28 on February 11, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    @Sridar Mahal - great idea put forward by you regarding Karnataka vs India. This will put the 'wasted slotted' players to buck up.

  • Naresh28 on February 11, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    INDIA has tons of good batsman in Indian conditions. Its time to arrange an A-tour. This will give the selectors an insight into a players potential. The SELECTORS should actually go with the team. Players like KL Rahul, Samson, Zol Cm Gautham, Binny, Bawne, Mukund, S Tiwary just to name a few. There are all rounders like Rishi Dhawan, Rasool. There are bowlers like VRV, Pankaj, Kaldeep Yadav, Umar Nazir, Fallah, Anureet Singh. All it needs is a professional outlook and it can bring success.

  • on February 11, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    once again karnataka are very strong ..bad luck robin ..bt still good time will come yu ..yu will come back ihave a faith ...gowtham super binny vinay are duserve they are in odi squad

  • on February 11, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    While endorsing the views on Karnataka team should play in away conditions, I am of the opinion that the Present Indian Team should play against Karnataka in a 5 day contest. Post IRANI TROPHY, this should be the ritual going forward, It will Open up the doors for a great competitive spirit amongst the players and will abstain from getting complacent and taking the positions in the indian team for granted. Given the chances ROHIT got, if the similar chances were to be given to AMbatti Rayadu, Ajinkya or even Badrinath, I am sure they woudl have done well. I really dont see any semblence of TRUTH in calling Rohit - HUGELY TALENTED, Rather, I advice Ravi Shastri to say: HUGELY Talented in Indian Conditions - ROHIT.

    THis match is going the Karnataka way and given the balance this team possess, I am sure they would have done well in any conditions.. Great balance in team -Hats off to Karnataka selectors...... THis shows the foundation of league cricket in Karnataka is very STRONG.

  • on February 11, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    The selectors should open their eyes and direct the captain to select the player on their present performance and not on their loyalty to the captain. The way Dhno has been electing the team by reatining Raina, Aswin jadega who paly for CSK in IPL shows he has been favouring the palyers who are loyal to him. At this rate a day is not far off when young cricketers who are doing well in domestic cricket gets disillusioned. He seected Staurt Binny for one day match gave him an over to bowl didnot allow him to bat but yyet he dropped him from the next match just to take in Shikar Diwan who is out of formHow did he gauge the performace of Staurty Binny who played one match was not given sufficient bowling and did not bat. A palyer should ne given atleast one series to show his performace beforwe he is dropped.

  • on February 11, 2014, 3:28 GMT

    Binny's performance in this match is a slap on the Indian Captains face. The way Binny has played this match is with an intent to show the Captain he was under utilised. Time for the Selectors to crack the whip on Dhoni and ensure that he considers selecting players on their performance and not on the coterie.

  • on February 11, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    current Indian team is more of a CSK subsidiary and Dhoni's chela gang except Shikar Dhawan, Rehane.Can Dhoni intraspect himself.why he is keeping Raina, Rohith and Ashwin? these three are not even having skills of first class players.I bet current Karnataka team can beet Indian team in all three formats.

  • on February 10, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    Whatta team !! the spirited young team, i am greatly impressed, not only bcos iam Kannadiga, but as a cricket lover!!, In batting, RAHUL and KARUN NAIR, what a find, if at all, you had watched them play!! forget about the statistics on paper !! glory to watch them play, those leaning drives and grinding the opposition!! This must make Dravid proud, then there is always Utthappa, Manish and Satish, to count, CM had an off season otherwise we all know how good is he, bowling, : Vinay is a class act, for the one who says they don want him, whom do u want?? the other bowler like Dindasss who cant even take wickets on the same pitch?? SHarath is a guy to watch !! way to go Karnataka!!

  • on February 10, 2014, 20:52 GMT

    Its time the national team leadership wakes up from its slumber and take notice of what is going on around them. I mean one match and thats it!! The very fans who by their viewership drive the game in this country are beginning to question their integrity.

  • Narayan1989 on February 10, 2014, 18:29 GMT

    It is very sad that Good talented people in India are not getting chance to play for Nation. many such as Stuart Binny, Dines Karthik,Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav(warming the bench). I have not seen good performance from Ashwin either in India or in oversees. one in 15 matched he will score 30 odd runs and dhoni is still Holding on to it. Dhoni himself is not scoring in tests how can he talk to his batsmen and bowlers ?

  • TestOfTime on February 10, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    I think Karnataka has put up a wonderful team this season. The team is quite young and has a great mix of traditional and aggressive players. As Narendra pointed out, KSCA should plan on sending this team for a few overseas tours and these batsmen will improve immensely.

  • AJITH1110 on February 10, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    It is a disgrace that Binny got only one over and did not bat in the only 1 dayer he played - all due to MSD who is hurting indian cricket big time

  • on February 10, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    KSCA should plan to send this team to Australia, New Zealand, England and South Africa to get the team acclimatized to those conditions, before they get a chance to play for the national team. I am sure that Rahul, Karun Nair, Gopal, Gautham, Binny and Sharath would benefit from the experience and convert their potential into an opportunity to play for India for a longer time. Uthappa has shown that anyone can benefit from constant focus for improvement. A strong message for Raina, Vijay and Badrinath

  • Batmanindallas on February 10, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    I am excited about Karun Nair this guy has been scoring consistently and seems like a good find. Hopefully he will get chances in A teams etc. As for Binny no way will he get a chance as long as CSK, Dhoni are involved. He always cribs about a medium pace all rounder but he plays Ashwin and JAdeja. Binny has no chance of breaking into the clique

  • Ashwin_Mysore on February 10, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    Ranji Champions will get a game against the visiting teams......Let, India team which leaves overseas play a serious first-class game against this seamer-heavy Karnataka team in seamer friendly conditions

  • on February 10, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Test Team K.L.Rahul S.Dhawan C.Pujara V.Kohli R.Sharma A.Rahane MSD R.Jadeja M.Shami J.Khan I.Sharma

  • smarteee2k on February 10, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Funny how ppl were after Ashwin, and wanted Harbajan to be back to the Indian team.... who is not able to dominate a state team, and getting only one wicket for a run rate of 4 :( Please don't come back stating that let Ash prove against the Karnataka team.... who already has broken the record for the fastest 100 wkts with majority of them from the Indian conditions....

  • Nampally on February 10, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Binny was selected for just one ODI. Dhoni made a passenger of him by giving him just one over. Even the part time WK, Rayudu bowled 3 overs. In batting Binny never got a chance to bat as he was posted after jadeja & Ashwin. What is the point of the Selectors including new guys in the squad when the Indian Captain has his own XI & his own favourites in it. This Indian team is a closed circuit one - those outside that circle find it tough to break into it- thanks to Dhoni. So if India has to move forward, they need a new progressive Captain who places the Indian Team interests above those of any individuals & a guy who understands Cricket. The Selectors have been too lax in dealing with Dhoni's irrational XI selection + his weird tactics on field. To give him Captaincy of 3 formats for 5 years has stunted the development of 1. Bowlers, 2. New Captains 3. Lack of Wins in overseas Test matches. Rohit Sharma, Pujara & Kohli are all good Captaincy candidates for 3 Formats.

  • on February 10, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Binny is one gem of a cricketer that is what India's ODi setup is missing. He can play the exact role of Corey Anderson in NZ setup. Decent bowler with hard hitting ability.

    MS Dhoni gave him only 1 over and dropped him the next match, that was a shocker to me.

  • on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    STUART BINNY the real star of the match so far............ he can be very handy for team india considering his medium pace bowling n attacking batting....

  • Farce-Follower on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Way to go, Stuart Binny. You are true all rounder material.

  • gouthambu on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Good to see Karnataka's team doing good after Ranji Triumph :-). This is the same Binny who was just given one over by MR MSD ( Bad decision MS)... he should have got more chances ..

  • whippingBails on February 10, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Well done Karnataka. Karnataka seems to be in great form through out the season. The secret being that the all 15 players are rotated very well by Coach Arun Kumar and Captain Vinay. This process has worked very well for Karnataka and helped players comeback from injuries and India duty. A lead of 350-300 will be a hard climb for ROI. We expected better from a team consisting Bhajji, Ghambir, Jadhav, Pankaj and Mishra..Hopefully they will play well in the second innings.

  • on February 10, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Stuart Binny should play for India in ODI's and T-20s. Good hitter down the order and his bowling is an added advantage.. can play in place of Suresh Raina..

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  • on February 10, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Stuart Binny should play for India in ODI's and T-20s. Good hitter down the order and his bowling is an added advantage.. can play in place of Suresh Raina..

  • whippingBails on February 10, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    Well done Karnataka. Karnataka seems to be in great form through out the season. The secret being that the all 15 players are rotated very well by Coach Arun Kumar and Captain Vinay. This process has worked very well for Karnataka and helped players comeback from injuries and India duty. A lead of 350-300 will be a hard climb for ROI. We expected better from a team consisting Bhajji, Ghambir, Jadhav, Pankaj and Mishra..Hopefully they will play well in the second innings.

  • gouthambu on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Good to see Karnataka's team doing good after Ranji Triumph :-). This is the same Binny who was just given one over by MR MSD ( Bad decision MS)... he should have got more chances ..

  • Farce-Follower on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    Way to go, Stuart Binny. You are true all rounder material.

  • on February 10, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    STUART BINNY the real star of the match so far............ he can be very handy for team india considering his medium pace bowling n attacking batting....

  • on February 10, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Binny is one gem of a cricketer that is what India's ODi setup is missing. He can play the exact role of Corey Anderson in NZ setup. Decent bowler with hard hitting ability.

    MS Dhoni gave him only 1 over and dropped him the next match, that was a shocker to me.

  • Nampally on February 10, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Binny was selected for just one ODI. Dhoni made a passenger of him by giving him just one over. Even the part time WK, Rayudu bowled 3 overs. In batting Binny never got a chance to bat as he was posted after jadeja & Ashwin. What is the point of the Selectors including new guys in the squad when the Indian Captain has his own XI & his own favourites in it. This Indian team is a closed circuit one - those outside that circle find it tough to break into it- thanks to Dhoni. So if India has to move forward, they need a new progressive Captain who places the Indian Team interests above those of any individuals & a guy who understands Cricket. The Selectors have been too lax in dealing with Dhoni's irrational XI selection + his weird tactics on field. To give him Captaincy of 3 formats for 5 years has stunted the development of 1. Bowlers, 2. New Captains 3. Lack of Wins in overseas Test matches. Rohit Sharma, Pujara & Kohli are all good Captaincy candidates for 3 Formats.

  • smarteee2k on February 10, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Funny how ppl were after Ashwin, and wanted Harbajan to be back to the Indian team.... who is not able to dominate a state team, and getting only one wicket for a run rate of 4 :( Please don't come back stating that let Ash prove against the Karnataka team.... who already has broken the record for the fastest 100 wkts with majority of them from the Indian conditions....

  • on February 10, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Test Team K.L.Rahul S.Dhawan C.Pujara V.Kohli R.Sharma A.Rahane MSD R.Jadeja M.Shami J.Khan I.Sharma

  • Ashwin_Mysore on February 10, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    Ranji Champions will get a game against the visiting teams......Let, India team which leaves overseas play a serious first-class game against this seamer-heavy Karnataka team in seamer friendly conditions