Ranji Trophy Super League - 4th quarter final

Tamil Nadu v Bengal

Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets

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

0.1

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, well pitched, a bit of shape into the left-hand batsman, defended back

0.2

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, pitched up again, but no shape this time, going with the angle, and left alone by Banerjee

0.3

Balaji to Banerjee, 1 run, straighter this time, a bit of swing, Banerjee helps it down the legs to fine leg. Off the mark

Bengal 1/0   RB Banerjee 1* (3b)

1.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, starts with a length ball, going across, and defended with open face towards point

1.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, down the leg side, and left alone by Banerjee

1.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, pitched up this time, no threatening pace, and played down towards mid-off, 123ks

1.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, pitched-up delivery, square-driven, and a diving stop from C Suresh at points saves three runs there

Bengal 2/0   RB Banerjee 2* (7b)

2.1

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, good carry there, but this one was angled across again, and Banerjee lets that go through to Karthik, the Tamil Nadu captain and wicketkeeper

2.2

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, length ball, within stumps this time, making Banerjee play, and he defends it towards mid-on

2.3

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, a length ball angling across Banerjee, who plays it with an open face towards slips. Soft hands mean the ball bounces well before reaching the cordon

2.4

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, tries a bouncer then, fairly accurate, off stump line, shoulder high, Banerjee decides to let it go at the last moment

2.5

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, pitches it up, no swing again, and goes across the left-hand batsman. Left alone easily

2.6

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, this is a straight wide delivery, and the batsman has got nothing to do with it

Bengal 2/0   RB Banerjee 2* (13b)

4.1

Balaji to Banerjee, 1 run, sharp single, Balaji on the stumps this time, Banerjee plays it down with soft hands towards the covers and runs. Good call, because it went just wide of the fielder

Bengal 7/0   RB Banerjee 3* (14b)

6.1

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, on target, from round the stumps, length ball, on the off stump, and defended easily

6.2

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, pitched up, driving length, no movement, but too wide to interest Banerjee

6.3

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, back over the wickets, another length ball, on the leg stump this time, and played into the leg side with soft hands

6.4

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, pitched upper this time, Banerjee is on the front foot to defend it

6.5

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, the first time a batsman has been beaten, good line, staring off stump, making batsman play, and leaving him ever so slightly. What's more, it kicked up a bit too. Lucky not to get the edge

6.6

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, a wide floater, and left alone. Not a good follow-up delivery

Bengal 8/0   RB Banerjee 3* (20b)

8.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short, angling across, and left alone. Good carry for this, Karthik takes it chest-high

8.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, overpitched, wide, driven square, straight to point

8.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, shorter, angling across, chopped down, it's safe

8.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the legs, turned away, but can't find the gap

8.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, almost played on, should I, should I not?, this delivery was straighter, Banerjee - almost by habit - looked to leave it, and while shouldering arms he got an edge towards fine leg. Awefully close to the stumps

Bengal 9/0   RB Banerjee 4* (25b)

9.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, some carry for Ganapathy, but angling across, and left alone. This one bounced because it pitched on the seam

9.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, down the legs, Banerjee tries to play at it, and fails to do so

9.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, short, there for the cut, and Banerjee obliges, only to find C Suresh alert there

9.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, another length ball, angling across, playing with soft hands, and taking a quick single to cover

Bengal 10/0   RB Banerjee 5* (29b)

10.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, full, angled across the left-hander, who plays it towards mid-off

10.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the pads this time, and he turns his wrists on it to play it towards the leg side

10.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, overpitched, wide, and Banerjee goes for the square-drive, but can't beat the ever-alert C Suresh at point

10.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short of length, down the legs, tries to flick it, but can only manage to play it down towards the keeper

10.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, 3 runs, over-pitched, and finally Banerjee goes straighter, misses C Suresh, and gets three for the drive through the covers

Bengal 13/0   RB Banerjee 8* (34b)

11.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, full, straight, Banerjee plants the front foot down, and defends him as if a spinner

11.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, he draws him into the shot this time, starts off stump, angling away just enough to miss the edge of a poking batsman

11.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, on the pads this time, and played towards midwicket

11.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, nice targets this time, length ball, starts around leg, and minimal angle to end on the off-stump line. At least he is making Banerjee play

11.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, pitching within a stumps, a touch up, and then ending just outside the off line, played with the bat face turning

11.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, straighter, a bit too straight, and helped easily off the pads to fine leg

Bengal 14/0   RB Banerjee 9* (40b)

12.1

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, nice flight, good line on the leg stump, a hint of break away, and defended back

12.2

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, fuller this time, Banerjee is down on front foot, and defends it easily. There is turn for Ashwin

12.3

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, overpitched this time, Banerjee drives, but straight to mid-off

12.4

Ashwin to Banerjee, 1 run, another drivable delivery, he drives it straighter of mid-off, and Balaji gets in a good dive to save the boundary

Bengal 15/0   RB Banerjee 10* (44b)

13.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, short and wide, cut uppishly, and this bounces well short of C Suresh at point. He does well despite the bad bounce

13.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, short of a length, gets good bounce this time, as this makes him play away from his body

13.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, full, Banerjee goes for the drive, but this is too far away from him, and the bat face turns by the time he reaches the line of the ball

13.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, fuller, angling in, but judged well and left alone

13.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, short, angling into the ribs, tucking the batsman up, but at 121ks he gives him enough time to wait at the back foot and play it down

Bengal 17/0   RB Banerjee 11* (49b)

14.2

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, overpitched this time, a bit too close to the pitch is Benerjee, and plays it straight to mid-off

14.3

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, that's a ripper, flighted, drawing the batsman forward, sharp turn and bounce, beats him all ends, Karthik whips the bails off, but a second too late, and third umpire rules him not out

14.4

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, nicely flighted again, foesn;t get it to dip this time, so Banerjee judges the length correctly and plays it straight to mid-off

14.5

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, straighter one this time, quicker too, and defended

14.6

Ashwin to Banerjee, 2 runs, fulle delivery, and played with soft hands and open face for single past gully

Bengal 20/0   RB Banerjee 13* (54b)

15.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, angled across, left alone

15.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide again, easily left alone

15.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, swing again, starting on off, and moving away, left alone by Banerjee.

Bengal 21/1   RB Banerjee 13* (57b)

17.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, Ganapathy gets reverse again. Fullish, starts off stump line, and swings away, left alone

17.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, this is closer to off stump, and left alone again. Fielders get excited, but it is not close

17.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, fuller, closer to the stumps, and Banerjee defends it - 90th dot ball in 17.3 overs

17.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, make it 91, fullish, on the off stump, and played into the covers

17.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, gets too straight this time, and an easy single off the pads for Banerjee

Bengal 22/1   RB Banerjee 14* (62b)

18.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, shortish, angled across, but too close to cut, and he doesn't get the power in

18.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, nice and full, drivable length, and he plays it straight to mid-off

18.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the stumps, shortish, going across, and Banerjee defends it off the front foot

18.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short rising delivery, on target too, but again only 120ks, and easily played down off the back foot. He had ages to play it

18.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, very short, and down the leg, spongy bounce, and Banerjee lets Karthik earn his match fee

18.6

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, good looking shot, full delivery, driven towards covers, but straight to the fielder, R Ashwin

Bengal 22/1   RB Banerjee 14* (68b)

19.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, overpitched, just outside off, driven just wide of Balaji at mid-off, and a quick single completed

Bengal 30/1   RB Banerjee 15* (69b)

20.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, length ball, starting within stumps, angling across a bit, and defended with open face

20.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, 2 runs, too straight, and it's an easy length to turn away into the leg-side field

20.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, 2 runs, finally Banerjee gets through the off-side field, not cleanly though. The half-volley was hit cleanly, but S Vidyut, at cover, made a half stop and saved two

20.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, slower fulltoss, 103ks, but easily helped towards the fine leg

Bengal 35/1   RB Banerjee 20* (73b)

21.1

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, good line here, starts middle-stump line, and going away with the angle. Banerjee judges well, and lets it go

21.2

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, straighter, making the batsman play, and he does it towards the leg. No gap there

21.3

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, way down the leg, moving further away, would have been a good delivery for the right-hand batsman

21.4

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, starts wide of off this wide, and is goes further with the angle. Banerjee leaves alone easily

21.5

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, there is a body blow, short but this one doesn't angle away, and hits Banerjee in the the forearm

21.6

Balaji to Banerjee, FOUR, lovely response from Banerjee, this is wide and thrown up, and Banerjee drives it through extra cover for - finally - his first boundary

Bengal 39/1   RB Banerjee 24* (79b 1x4)

22.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, fuller, slower, 117ks, and defended with a straight bat

22.6

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, straight delivery, straight defence, well done all around

Bengal 40/1   RB Banerjee 24* (81b 1x4)

23.2

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, and back to angling it across then, Banerjee gets one stride down, and then shoulders arms

23.3

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, slower ball, 96ks, but over pitched, and Banerjee can play it from close to his body

23.4

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, that's very wide, Banerjee doesn't need bother about covering his off stump

23.5

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, fullish, on the middle stump, making him play, and play he does back to the bowler

23.6

Balaji to Banerjee, no run, another slower one, 97ks, but this is over-pitched too. He needs to get it to pitch it a touch shorter to draw errors

Bengal 41/1   RB Banerjee 24* (86b 1x4)
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