Ranji Trophy Super League, 4th Quarter-Final: Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Bangalore, Dec 26-29, 2008
Ranji Trophy Super League - 4th quarter final
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets
26,27,28,29 December 2008 (4-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
25.1

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, Tiwary is off the mark right away. Balaji looks for the swing, but is too full and too straight, Tiwary turns it around for an easy two to square leg

25.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, accurate, fullish, straight, Tiwary is on the back foot, and defends it back

25.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, no bouncers here, length delivery, on the stumps, and Tiwary plays it back to the bowler

25.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, bouncer tried this time, but down the leg side, and Tiwary does the smell-your-armpits leave

25.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, another short one, slower bouncer from the back of the hand, Tiwary is into the pull ages before it arrived, ands up playing towards the bowler. Close shave

25.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fuller this time, testing Tiwary's foot work, but Tiwary defends it off the back foot itself

Bengal 47/2   MK Tiwary 2* (6b)
27.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, length ball, just outside off, Tiwary gets in line, and plays it into covers

27.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, over-pitched, Tiwary plays it to just wide off mid-off, and runs as he hits. Good calling

Bengal 52/2   MK Tiwary 3* (8b)
28.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, short and wide again, and Tiwary lets it go

28.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, short and slow, and Tiwary doesn't have any problems pulling this, the wrists were rolled, the ball was kept along the ground

28.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, replay, again short, and again rolls his wrists over it, and there are two men in the deep watching it bisect them

28.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, fuller this time, on the pads, and quick single to wide of mid-on

Bengal 61/2   MK Tiwary 12* (12b 2x4)
29.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fullish in the stumps, Tiwary gets on to the front foot, and plays it onto the covers

29.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, straighter, fuller, Tiwary defends it straight back to the bowler

29.3

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, tries the shorter one this time, tucking Tiwary up, he is on his toes to play it into the leg side for an easy single

Bengal 62/2   MK Tiwary 13* (15b 2x4)
30.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, lovely shot but can't find the gap, full on the pads, turned away towards leg, but straight to square leg

30.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, shortish, outside off, and defended towards cover

30.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, loose outside off, and edges it to just short of M Vijay at slip. This was a similar delivery to ones Saha has been leaving, but Tiwary plays hard at it, with no footwork, and edge was imminent. Vijay does well to get a hand on to it - there is no thirdman

Bengal 63/2   MK Tiwary 14* (18b 2x4)
31.1

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, swept away immediately. This is gentle loosener, and Tiwary sweeps it perfectly, bat coming from a high position, rolling his wrists over it

31.2

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, fuller, and defended straight back to the bowler

31.3

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, lapped away this time, front foot down, and just helping it towards fine leg, the outfield is fast and will take it to the boundary

31.4

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, throwing it up this time, and Tiwary defends it into the covers

31.5

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, over-pitched, taking the sweep out, and Tiwary plays it to mid-off

31.6

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, steps out, and is beaten in the flight, recovers well and pads it away

Bengal 71/2   MK Tiwary 22* (24b 4x4)
33.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, angled into the hips, turned away by Tiwary, two is the immediate call as the ball goes towards fine leg, but in the end they settle for one

Bengal 76/2   MK Tiwary 23* (25b 4x4)
34.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flat and full, and defended towards mid-on

34.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, and helped it into the leg side for a single

34.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, wide outside off, played with an open face and an easy single to gully region

Bengal 83/2   MK Tiwary 25* (28b 4x4)
35.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, fullish, on the off line, and defended into the covers

35.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, just outside off, and defended with an open field

35.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, another gentle delivery just outside off, and compact defence shown from Tiwary again

35.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, an action replay again, Tiwary, head over the ball, bat and pad close together, and defends the fullish delivery

35.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, hitting the same spot, is Ganapathy, on the pitch and on Tiwary's bat... defended off the front foot

35.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, and the sixth action-replay ends the over, length ball, fourth-to-fifth stump line, and defended into the covers

Bengal 83/2   MK Tiwary 25* (34b 4x4)
38.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flat, into the pads, and played away into the packed leg side

38.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flighted a bit, on the off stump line, and Tiwary defends off the front foot

38.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, and Tiwary goes for the aerial sweep, clearing the short fine fieldsman, and gets four for it

38.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, and a flat delivery follows, defended easily

38.5

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, another good sweep, this one was a length ball, Tiwary goes back to the sweep along the ground, rolling his wrists on the shot

38.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, and solid defence follows, flighted delivery just outside off, and Tiwary is right to the pitch of it to smother the spin

Bengal 98/2   MK Tiwary 33* (40b 6x4)
40.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, reverse-sweep to capitalise on the strong leg-side field. He has taken it from middle-stump line, and just paddled it towards point. Lovely improvisation

40.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, leg gully almost works, helped from off the pads towards leg gully, but this falls short of Badri

40.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, 3 runs, thrown up, Tiwary steps out, and is beaten in the flight, this lands short of him, but Tiwary recovers well, and plays it towards vacant covers

Bengal 109/2   MK Tiwary 40* (43b 7x4)
41.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, outside off, and Tiwary defends it with an open face

41.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, wide and short, Tiwary goes for the cut, no foot movement, and plays over it, lack of bounce does him in there

41.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a touch fuller, still wide, Tiwary plays it with open face again

41.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, fuller, wider, and again a defensive shot with an open face

41.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, wide again, and just for a change Tiwary lets this one go

41.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, closer to stumps this time, and meets the full face of Tiwary's bat

Bengal 115/2   MK Tiwary 40* (49b 7x4)
42.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, throws it up, and beats the batsman again, it's fullish, there is a big stride in, and Tiwary is hit below the knee roll, big shout, but it is going down the leg

42.5

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, fullish delivery, hit straight, Ashwin dives to his left to save runs there

42.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, thrown up, Tiwary steps out, finds himself short of the pitch, and defends it

Bengal 120/2   MK Tiwary 40* (52b 7x4)
44.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flat length delivery on the pads, played with soft hands

44.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, lovely straight loft, saw this one was flat delivery again, stepped out, got to the pitch, and lofts it over mid-on

44.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, a floater this time, but defended well

44.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, flat again, into the pads, helped into leg-side field, and they scamper for a quick single

Bengal 129/3   MK Tiwary 45* (56b 8x4)
45.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, just short of length, slightly wide, and defended with an open face

45.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, late swing there, starting in front of middle, and tailed in late, beats the bat, but Tiwary gets a leg-bye

45.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, it's swinging consistently now, from outside off towards stumps, Tiwary gets to the front foot to defend it

45.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, and he goes back to the short-and-wide route, and Tiwary looks to steer it through the gully region, but can't place it properly. He was too far from the line of the delivery

Bengal 131/3   MK Tiwary 45* (60b 8x4)
47.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, starts off with a widish delivery, defended off the back foot by Tiwary

47.2

Balaji to Tiwary, FOUR, short and wide, too wide to cut, but Tiwary stretches himself, no foot movement, but still manages to steer it through gully

47.3

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, into the pads, full too, and nicely helped away towards backward square leg, and Tiwary moves on to a quick half-century

47.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, shorter, on to the pads, and turned away towards square leg

47.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full, on the stumps, and played it back to the bowler

47.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, wide, full, too far to even think of playing at it

Bengal 141/4   MK Tiwary 51* (66b 9x4)
48.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, fuller, on the stumps, and played back to the bowler

Bengal 142/4   MK Tiwary 51* (67b 9x4)
50.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flighted outside off, and defended towards the bowler

50.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, slower still, 78ks, and helped away into the leg side. Tiwary waited for this one to arrive

Bengal 143/4   MK Tiwary 52* (69b 9x4)
51.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, angled in to the batsman, doesn't hold its line, and Tiwary plays it towards mid-off

51.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, poor throw, and at the wrong end, Tiwary wanted a quick single to S Vidyut at cover, but changed his mind, Chakrabarty had come too far down by then, and Vidyut threw it towards the striker's end, and it was too high anyway

51.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, angled into the pads, and defended with soft hands

51.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, wide this time, and left alone by Tiwary

51.5

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide this time, and played with an open face towards thirdman, the two run the first one hard, Chakrabarty wants the second but is sent back by Tiwary

Bengal 148/4   MK Tiwary 53* (74b 9x4)
52.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, steps out again, prematurely, hence Ashwin shortens his length, but Tiwary recovers well, and plays it into the scarcely-populated covers

Bengal 153/4   MK Tiwary 54* (75b 9x4)
53.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide, punched into the covers, where Vidyut makes a diving save but doesn't recover fast enough to prevent the single

Bengal 154/4   MK Tiwary 55* (76b 9x4)
54.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, looks to step out, but sees a flatter delivery, and stays put, and defends

54.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, swept away, from leg line and gets a single

54.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, steps out too early, again beaten in the flight, but makes a bit of room, opens the face and plays it onto the covers. A strong leg-side field helps him in such cases

Bengal 161/4   MK Tiwary 57* (79b 9x4)
55.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short of length, wide, and punched away through the covers

Bengal 162/4   MK Tiwary 58* (80b 9x4)
56.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flat and on the off stump line, leans forward to defend. Slip, short leg and leg slip in

56.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, charges down the track and lofts inside-out over wide mid-off region. Nice little shot

56.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, Ash goes round the stumps and floats it outside leg. Manoj went for the sweep but couldnt connect and Karthik fumbles while taking that

56.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, connects with the hard sweep this time and picks up a single

Bengal 167/4   MK Tiwary 63* (84b 10x4)
57.1

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, tossed full, goes for the push drive and edges it to the on side of the pitch

57.2

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, turns from a length, outside off stump, Manoj went back to guide it to backward point region

57.3

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, pretty full around off and middle line, Manoj drives to long-off. yeahthey got a long-off for Manoj

Bengal 168/4   MK Tiwary 64* (87b 10x4)
58.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, from round the stumps, floated on the leg and middle line, tucked to the on side.

58.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, moves forward to clip the flighted delivery past square leg for a easy single

Bengal 169/4   MK Tiwary 65* (89b 10x4)
59.1

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, paddled from outside off stump down to fine leg

Bengal 170/4   MK Tiwary 66* (90b 10x4)
60.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, FOUR, skips down the track, moving to the leg in the process and Ashwin bowls it outside off and Manoj lunges across to slice it over extra cover. And off she runs away to the boundary

60.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, down the track again but Ashwin shortens the length and Manoj defends

60.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, slower through the air this time and Manoj respects it.

60.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, poor delivery- down the leg side ....

60.5

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, around the off and middle line and Tiwary leans forward to defend it down the track.

60.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, manoj took a couple of steps, our Ash shortens the length and Manoj defends.

Bengal 174/4   MK Tiwary 70* (96b 11x4)
62.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, half-volley on the off stump, played towards cover

62.2

Balaji to Tiwary, FOUR, another half-volley, and this is pushed through extra-cover delightfully... didn't look to hit too hard, relied on the placement, which was perfect between mid-off and cover... shot of the day

62.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, on the pads, and defended into the covers

62.4

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, a length delivery, just outside off, and defended into the covers

Bengal 179/4   MK Tiwary 75* (100b 12x4)
63.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, tries a reverse sweep right away, this pitched on leg stump, and spun in too, and Tiwary misses it completely

63.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, into the pads again, and helped away into the leg side

Bengal 180/4   MK Tiwary 76* (102b 12x4)
64.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, missed out on a leg-stump half-volley, a stifled shout too, but missing leg easily

64.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, pulls the length back a touch, just outside off, and defended in front of his body by Manoj

64.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and square-driven hard towards the point, but can't breach C Suresh

64.4

Balaji to Tiwary, FOUR, lovely square-drive this time, this time Manoj waited for this wide delivery, opened the face at the last moment, and went square of the point

64.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full, drivable length again, Manoj steps forward and drives it straight to mid-off

64.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, tries a bouncer, dug it in his own half, but the ball rises only as high as Manoj's chest and gives him enough time to play in under his head

Bengal 190/4   MK Tiwary 80* (108b 13x4)
66.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, and he squeezes in a fuller delivery after setting the short-ball trap. Manoj is alert, though, and defends it towards short leg

66.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, short, starting within stumps, and angling across, played with an open face towards sweeper cover

Bengal 195/4   MK Tiwary 81* (110b 13x4)
67.1

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, Suresh angles it into the pads, and Tiwary plays it with soft hands towards Balaji at deep square leg. Bala has to run in fast to prevent the second

Bengal 200/4   MK Tiwary 82* (111b 13x4)
69.1

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, thrown up again, Manoj goes for a drive, and hits straight to short cover

69.2

Suresh to Tiwary, 2 runs, cheeky cheeky, no bang bang... paddles it from outside off to fine of fine leg, and gets a couple

69.3

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, slow, short, straight, Manoj doesn't quite know what to do with it, and defends it back

69.4

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, and the sweep is out again, picks the length early, gets low early, rolls his wrists over it, and bisects the deep square leg and fine leg

69.5

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, goes for the sweep again, but is late into the shot, and plays it towards fine leg for one

Bengal 215/4   MK Tiwary 89* (116b 14x4)
70.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, short and slow, and Manoj waits and waits and then pulls it, rolling his wrists over it, and a bit of poor fielding from Ganapathy gives him a boundary at square leg, which takes him into the 90s

70.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, angled into the pads, and played towards midwicket

70.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, this is a length ball, wide outside off, and lets it go

70.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, another length ball, no movement now, and defended back by Manoj

70.5

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, length delivery outside off, played with open face and soft hands, to the left of cover, and a quick call gets him a single

Bengal 220/4   MK Tiwary 94* (121b 15x4)
71.1

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, looking to get to 100 with a six and steps out, but is beaten in the flight, he goes ahead with the shot nonetheless, and gets it just wide of midwicket for four

71.2

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, a solid forward defensive now

71.3

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, there it is, and it is ideal it should come up with an immaculate sweep shot, bisecting deep fine leg and backward square leg. He is pleased, not ecstatic

71.4

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, full outside off and defended into covers

71.5

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, over-pitched outside off, and driven inside-out towards sweeper cover

Bengal 229/4   MK Tiwary 103* (126b 17x4)
72.1

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, thrown up outside off, and defended into the covers

72.2

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, shorter outside off and defended

72.3

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, fuller turning in, and smothering the spin

72.4

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, shorter, spinning into the pads, but Tiwary fails to help it round the corner

72.5

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, flighted this time, Manoj gets a big stride in to defend

72.6

Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, overpitched, and pushed away towards mid-on for an easy single

Bengal 230/4   MK Tiwary 104* (132b 17x4)
73.1

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, no turn, Manoj misses it, but gets a leg-bye, to bring up the 100 of the parntership

Bengal 231/4   MK Tiwary 104* (133b 17x4)
74.1

Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, flat, turning into the pads, and Tiwary works it off the back foot towards deep fine leg

Bengal 232/4   MK Tiwary 105* (134b 17x4)
75.1

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, full delivery, and eased away towards long-off

75.3

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, Manoj takes a step down, and gets too close to the pitch off the ball, and plays it towards bowler

75.4

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, thrown up outside off, and played towards short cover with soft hands

75.5

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, opens the face to a fuller one to get an easy single

Bengal 243/4   MK Tiwary 107* (138b 17x4)
76.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, fires one into the pads, and an easy single taken

Bengal 244/4   MK Tiwary 108* (139b 17x4)
77.1

Suresh to Tiwary, no run

77.2

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, steps out, gets close to the pitch and plays it towards long-off

Bengal 247/4   MK Tiwary 109* (141b 17x4)
78.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flat, that's how he has been bowling to Manoj, who defends this one back to him

78.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, sees Manoj coming down, shortens his length, and defended back

78.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, dropped, Manoj steps down again, this one stops at him, he is early into the shot, but Ashwin is not quick to get to his right and take a fairly easy catch

Bengal 250/4   MK Tiwary 110* (144b 17x4)
79.1

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, full, closer to stumps, and hit towards long-off

79.3

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, straighter, slower, and Manoj defends it back to the bowler

79.4

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, nicely played inside out, this one was just outside off, and easily driven away to sweeper cover

Bengal 253/4   MK Tiwary 112* (147b 17x4)
80.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, another flat one into Manoj's pad, and he has no trouble in milking another single

Bengal 254/4   MK Tiwary 113* (148b 17x4)
81.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, and a wide loosener to start off with, Manoj lets it go

81.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, fuller, Tiwary plays with soft hands and with an open face, and two is the immediate call, and they get two to the cover region

81.3

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, soft hands and open face again, and plays it towards thirdman, and calls for two right away, and gets it... he is hustling them there

81.4

Balaji to Tiwary, 4 byes, posthumous swing there, beating Karthik after it passed the leg stump, four byes

81.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full wide delivery, Manoj chooses to leave this one alone

81.6

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, angled into the pads, and Manoj helps it along towards fine leg. Bad delivery to end the over, lets Manoj take strike again

Bengal 267/5   MK Tiwary 118* (154b 17x4)
82.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, accurate start, Manoj is alert and defends it back to the bowler

82.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, thrown wide, and easily left alone

82.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, half-volley, at 118.5ks, and gets what it deserved, all timing, goes straight down the ground, lovely straight drive

82.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, and Amarnath goes wide again, and Manoj lets it go

82.5

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, slower yorker, but it's too slow and is dug out easily

82.6

Amarnath to Tiwary, 2 runs, short and wide, and is so slow he has to punch it off the front foot to square of thirdman, and gets a two

Bengal 273/5   MK Tiwary 124* (160b 18x4)
84.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, good fielding by Badri, short and wide, steered away by Manoj, but Badri dives at gully to save runs there. First time the ball has gone to him? Apart from the changes, one supposes

84.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, tries a bouncer, Manoj shapes to pull it, and realises it is too high and pulls out of the pull shot

84.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, wide again, and is left alone by Manoj

84.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short again, and played with an open face, and with bottom hand of the handle, gets a single to point

Bengal 275/5   MK Tiwary 125* (164b 18x4)
85.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and we are too close to stumps for Manoj to go for those. Then again, stranger things have happened

85.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fuller, but the line is just as wide and Manoj lets Karthik do some work

85.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, just outside off, fullish delivery, and defended into the covers

85.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fuller, straight, and played back to the bowlers

85.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run

85.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, another over-pitched delivery on the stumps, and defended into the covers

Bengal 275/5   MK Tiwary 125* (170b 18x4)
87.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full delivery from Balaji, and defended back to the bowler

87.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and easily steered away to point

87.3

Balaji to Tiwary, (no ball) 1 run, short and wide, and allowed to pass by harmlessly

Bengal 278/5   MK Tiwary 126* (173b 18x4)
88.1

Suresh to Tiwary, FOUR, Bluffmaster, Manoj is pre-meditative in going for paddle sweep, Badri at first slip sees it, and starts running towards leg slip, Manoj feels it, and withdraws from the sweep and opens the face towards where the slip would have been. Shot of the day

88.2

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, this one is a ripper. Somehow C Suresh spins the new ball across Manoj, and somehow misses the edge

88.3

Suresh to Tiwary, no run, steps out, gets to the pitch of the bat, but cover fielder dives to save a certain boundary

88.4

Suresh to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted outside off, and played with an open face towards sweeper cover

Bengal 287/5   MK Tiwary 131* (177b 19x4)
89.1

Vidyut to Tiwary, 2 runs, short, down the legs, and Manoj has ages to go back and paddle it to fine of fine leg

89.2

Vidyut to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the pads, turned away towards square leg, takes a single and takes his gloves off. His job for the day is done?

Bengal 290/5   MK Tiwary 134* (179b 19x4)
90.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, wide outside off, and short, and it's left alone without trouble

90.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, pitched up this time, and closer to the stumps, Manoj gets his foot down to the pitch, opens the face, and steers it to the thirdman

Bengal 293/5   MK Tiwary 135* (181b 19x4)
91.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, off-target loosener, way wide, and easy for Manoj to leave it be

91.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, very close to being called a wide this time, started off wide, moving away

91.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, FOUR, a Kallis-like cut, standing tall on his feet, leaning back a bit, and playing a short delivery square of pint and fine of thirdman

91.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, pitched up this time, just outside off, and solid defence from Manoj

91.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, FOUR, lovely cover-drive, half-volley, just outside off, and Manoj leans into it, gets his weight low, and gets it through the cover field

91.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a bit shorter this time, and Manoj looks to steer it, but cannot beat point

Bengal 301/5   MK Tiwary 143* (186b 21x4)
93.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length delivery, around off, moving in a bit, Manoj comes forward, bat and pad close together, hits pad first, but stifled shout because it hit him outside the line of off

93.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a mix-up... almost, played with an open face towards point, and Manoj wants to put pressure on the fielder, but Avik not interested in the single

93.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length delivery, outside off, and Manoj is solid in defence again

93.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, gentle, outside off, 118ks, and Manoj finds he is not close enough to the line to force a shot, and defends

93.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this one angled into his pads, and Manoj defends off the front foot

93.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, Amarnath makes a good save at mid-on, this was an over-pitched, manoj hit it straight down, firm but not really hard, mid-on was close, but went across to his left fast and saved the runs

Bengal 301/5   MK Tiwary 143* (192b 21x4)
95.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, inward movement, could have been close, this pitched on a length and nipped in, but Manoj's bat and pad are close, and he gets an inside edge on to the pad

95.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this was sharp, close to off stump, getting some lift, but Manoj judges it well and leaves it

95.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this was wider, and didn't involve Tiwary

95.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, thrown up wide, almost a half-volley, Manoj drives firmly, but can't beat the cover

95.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, back onto the stumps now, stayed a tad low too, but Manoj makes good adjustment and plays it towards cover

95.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, 1 run, and he'll keep the strike, another gentle delivery outside off, and Manoj opens his face on it to steer it towards thirdman

Bengal 302/5   MK Tiwary 144* (198b 21x4)
96.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, smashed away, but Suresh Kumar moves to his right quickly, at point

96.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, a wide length ball, and Manoj looks to steer it towards thirdman, but he is early into the shot, a touch uppish but safely bounces before reaching Suresh Kumar

96.3

Balaji to Tiwary, OUT, Bala produces that special delivery.... slower ball, landing on a length, no footwork from Tiwary who knows he is beaten, he tries to defend it limply but inside-edges it onto his off and middle stumps. What a big wicket. Replays show Manoj played for a slower legbreak, but this one turned out to be a googly. What shrewd deception

MK Tiwary b Balaji 144 (306m 201b 21x4 0x6) SR: 71.64

Bengal 302/6   MK Tiwary 144 (201b 21x4)
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