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

83.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, straightening a touch, making the batsman play, Avik plays it to mid-off

83.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 no ball, wide outside off stump, moved in late, but left alone without much trouble

83.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, straight delivery again, angling into the stumps, Avik playing it in front of his body

83.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, shorer this time, and too wide to make Avik play

83.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, wasted that delivery, there was some trouble in his run-up, but didn't stop and continued with the delivery, and the ball goes harmlessly down the leg side

83.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, length delivery, just outside off, and defended with an open face

83.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, digs it in short, but doesn't get any lift, and is defended into the leg side

Bengal 274/5   AS Chowdhury 0* (7b)

84.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wider and fuller, and defended easily

84.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, over-pitched delivery, played with a straight bat, and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Doesn't get a touch this time, the bowler, or would have been second such freak dismissal

Bengal 275/5   AS Chowdhury 0* (9b)

86.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, bowls from round the stumps, across the batsman, and left alone by Avik

86.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, shorter one, right into his face, but there isn't enough pace to hurry him

86.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, angled across the batsman, and defended with ease into the covers

86.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, straight delivery, on the stumps, and played back to the bowler

86.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, 1 run, another bouncer, angled in, hurries Avik this time, gets his glove and could have gone anywhere. The batsmen run two, but one short is called

86.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, pitched up and wide, and he lets it go

Bengal 276/5   AS Chowdhury 1* (15b)

87.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, attacking the stumps now, angling it in to the right-hander, but there is no movement on offer, and Avik defends easily

87.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, Balaji pitches up on his pads, and he plays it right in between the two shortlegs for his first boundary

87.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, FOUR, short, looking to tuck the batsman up, and defended easily

87.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, on the stumps this time, and defended straight back to the bowler

Bengal 282/5   AS Chowdhury 5* (19b 1x4)

88.5

Suresh to Chowdhury, no run, on the stumps and defended

88.6

Suresh to Chowdhury, no run, wide and flighted and left alone

Bengal 287/5   AS Chowdhury 5* (21b 1x4)

89.3

Vidyut to Chowdhury, 2 runs, overthrows now… Avik had just defended an innocuous looking delivery, Vijay fields it at mind-off, and throws it towards Karthik who is not looking

89.4

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, overpitched delivery, defended towards the bowler

89.5

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, flatter this time, and defended without much trouble

89.6

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, ends it with a wide, flat delivery, what a waste of an over

Bengal 292/5   AS Chowdhury 7* (25b 1x4)

90.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, intended bouncer, but eventual grubber... pitched in his own half, but went up calf high and wide outside off, so it's all safe

90.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, down the leg side, kicks off a bit, but harmless it is

90.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, length delivery outside off, Avik shapes up to play at it, but decides at the last moment to let it go

90.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, pitched up, on the stumps, he has to play at it, he does with a closed face, towards mid-on

Bengal 293/5   AS Chowdhury 7* (30b 1x4)

92.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, thrown up, inviting a drive, but it is too far from the stumps to indulge Avik

92.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, tries a bouncer again, very short, but it hardly gets chest-high, and it is wide outside off anyway

92.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this bouncer is sharper, but it too wide still, not making Avik think about playing it

92.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, a hint of away swing there, it was much fuller, but started wide outside off and went further still, Avik is not a party to the contest in this over so far

92.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, he gets closer to the stumps this time, but it's not close enough to make Avik play

92.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this is angled into the pads, and Avik gets his bat down in time to defend it towards mid-on. Anyway the ball was headed down

Bengal 301/5   AS Chowdhury 7* (36b 1x4)

94.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, Bala is wide again, shortish too, and Avik has nothing to do with this one

94.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, some carry there, but again it's short and wide, and Avik covers his off stump and shoulders arms

94.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, finally makes him play, just short of a length, headed for off stump, Avik stays at the back foot and defends it without anxiety

94.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, and goes back wide again, this is some fruitless exercise, running in hard and bowling wide and wide again and again

94.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this one was bowled much better, pitched up, shaping away a bit, ending up around off, making Avik defend off the front foot

94.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, and another maiden for Bala, this was wide again, and Avik takes the token forward step to cover the off stump, and shoulders arms

Bengal 301/5   AS Chowdhury 7* (42b 1x4)

97.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, Ganapathy is accurate, making Avik play, around the off stump, and defended solidly

97.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, again around the off-stump channel, Avik plays with hard hands, gets an outside edge, a thick one, to thirdman

Bengal 304/6   AS Chowdhury 8* (44b 1x4)

98.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 run, fullish delivery, hit to just wide of Ganapathy at mid-off, they hesitate before running, but Gana fails to collect it cleanly, after three attempts

Bengal 305/6   AS Chowdhury 9* (45b 1x4)

99.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 2 runs, inward movement from Gana, and helped away just wide of midwicket, Vidyut, who was slow to dive

99.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, late inswing there, but it's too full, and Avik plays it with a stright bat towards mid-on

99.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, swing again, starting from outside off, but this is too slow, and Avik can plant his front foot down and defend

99.4

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, wide this time, goes straight through, and Avik lets it do that

99.5

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, more accurate this time, a length delivery around off stump, and defended off the front foot

99.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, wide, and full, and Avik can let it go without having to think of consequence

Bengal 307/6   AS Chowdhury 11* (51b 1x4)

101.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, bouncer bowled, which got big. Edge taken. But no gully. Why not? this was a perfect short delivery, around the stumps, chest high, but the field is far too defensive

101.5

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, and Gana goes back to pitching it full, because he doesn't have the field if he does get an edge off a bouncer. Defended easily

101.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, length delivery, just outside off, and Avik plays with hard hands, a thick outside edge goes through where gully would have been

Bengal 312/6   AS Chowdhury 13* (54b 1x4)

102.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, starts wide, left alone without fuss

102.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fullish and wide outside off, and left alone

102.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wide, short, Avik goes for the cut, no foot movement, and this is too wide for him to go for... misses it completely as a result

102.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, and he is okay with the full stuff, defends it solidly into the covers

102.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, straight full delivery, and helped towards midwicket

102.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wide, moving away, and left alone

Bengal 312/6   AS Chowdhury 13* (60b 1x4)

103.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, shortish outside off, played with an open face between point and gully and a quick single is taken

103.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, effort ball, short, rising, angling into the body, and the batsman is late and takes a blow on the forearm

Bengal 315/6   AS Chowdhury 14* (62b 1x4)

105.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, slower ball again, 103ks, this is bowled on a length and around off, but when Gana bowls the slower one, he makes it too obviously back-of-the-hand and defended easily

105.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 leg bye, fulltoss down the leg side, missed out on that

Bengal 316/6   AS Chowdhury 14* (64b 1x4)

106.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, short one, a bit leg-sidish, Avik ducks at the last moment, umpire signals one short ball for the over

106.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, tries another short one, but doesn't get the lift on this and easily played down off the back foot

106.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, just short of length, and on the stumps, and Avik defends it from the crease

106.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, short and wide, and left alone

106.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, just outside off, and just short of length, Avik looks to force it through the cover field, but can't miss the fieldsmen

106.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, slower delivery, fairly accurate, on a length, Avik gets on to the front foot, and plays it back with a straight bat

Bengal 320/7   AS Chowdhury 14* (70b 1x4)

108.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, 1 run, easy pickings off the pads, played towards backward square leg, where ganapathy runs in hard to keep them down to one, and get Dinda on strike

Bengal 323/8   AS Chowdhury 15* (71b 1x4)

109.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, inward shape again, starts outside off on a length and moves in, Avik, who has been in for close to two hours, defends it properly

109.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, another slower ball, but the grip changes even before he is in the delivery stride. Anyway this is too wide to interest Avik

109.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, short one, decent lift, and Avik defends it in front of his chest

109.4

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, fullish, on the stumps, and whipped away towards square leg

Bengal 326/8   AS Chowdhury 16* (75b 1x4)

110.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 run, short and wide, and Avik plays without foot movement, towards sweeper cover, and Avik is not looking to farm the strike

110.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, pitched up, around off, and defended back to the mid-off

110.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, 4 byes, slower, wide, boucnes twice before reaching Karthik, who gets his pads together, but the ball spins and deflects off the inside half of the pad to the fine-leg boundary

Bengal 332/8   AS Chowdhury 17* (78b 1x4)

112.1

Ashwin to Chowdhury, no run, thrown up outside off, and defended off the front foot

112.2

Ashwin to Chowdhury, 2 runs, paddled from outside the off stump to fine of square leg, a bit of Manoj Tiwary there

112.3

Ashwin to Chowdhury, no run, spinning into the pads, needless appeal from Karthik

112.4

Ashwin to Chowdhury, no run, dropped this one was a straighter one, Avik plays for the spin, gets a think edge, and the ball hits Karthik in the chest

112.5

Ashwin to Chowdhury, no run, full, defended back

112.6

Ashwin to Chowdhury, 1 run, steps out, is far from the pitch, but all he needs to do is play it limply towards mid-on and take an easy single to long-on. On the last ball of the over!

Bengal 339/8   AS Chowdhury 20* (84b 1x4)

113.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, FOUR, angled into the pads this time, and Avik helps himself to an easy boundary to fine leg

113.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, gets into the slower ball grip, but bowls the orthodox delivery, Avik is alert to it, and plays the length delivery back to the bowler

113.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, short and wide, no need to go for it, but Avik does, and plays over the ball

113.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 run, ball angling in from outside off, off a length, and Avik plays with an open face towards sweeper cover

Bengal 344/8   AS Chowdhury 25* (88b 2x4)

114.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, wide, and fuller, and Avik goes for the drive, and gets a thick outside edge to thirdman

Bengal 345/9   AS Chowdhury 26* (89b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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