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
15.3

Ganapathy to Saha, 1 run

Bengal 21/1   WP Saha 1* (1b)
16.1

Amarnath to Saha, no run, starts off wide again, and no problems for Saha to let it go

16.2

Amarnath to Saha, no run, wide again, just holding its line, and Saha shoulders arms again

16.3

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short and wide, and left alone easily. Make him play, is the cry among the slip cordon

16.4

Amarnath to Saha, no run, obviously Amarnath hasn't heard it, it's wide, full, and Das again felxes his front leg to cover the off stump, and then shoulders arms

16.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, wide and short, and Saha is not having to play

16.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, full but wide, and again Saha lets it go. What an over, six left-alones

Bengal 21/1   WP Saha 1* (7b)
17.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, wide and short again, Saha agains let it go. Is it a TN plan to not let Saha get bat on ball?

Bengal 22/1   WP Saha 1* (8b)
19.1

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, now they make Saha play, and does he hit it? it's a gentle delivery outside off, and Saha drive sit on the up, through the covers

19.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, tries a bouncer, but it is a fruitless exercise if you bowl at 120 on this pitch, and this one doesn't trouble Saha

19.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, this one is more accurate, tucking him up, but again the shorter one doesn't have enough pace to trouble him

19.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, thrown up wide, sucker delivery, Saha lunges, looks for the drive, realises he is not there, closes the face on the delivery to keep the ball down

19.5

Ganapathy to Saha, 3 runs, another wide, full delivery, another lunge, but this time he recovers well, plays it with soft hands and open face to pierce the cover field

Bengal 29/1   WP Saha 8* (13b 1x4)
20.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short, within the stumps, and Saha waits and waits and then defneds it towards mid-on

20.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, nice bouncer this time, moving in after pitching outside off, and Saha does well to sway out of the line, as opposed to ducking right away

Bengal 35/1   WP Saha 8* (15b 1x4)
22.1

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short, too short, way down the leg, and ducks easily

22.2

Amarnath to Saha, no run, length delivery, off stump line, and defended with an open face

22.3

Amarnath to Saha, no run, back to short and wide, Saha makes one move towards the line, but lets it go

22.4

Amarnath to Saha, 1 run, fuller on the pads, and turned away to just wide of mid-on. Early call, and they go through for the single

Bengal 40/1   WP Saha 9* (19b 1x4)
23.1

Balaji to Saha, 1 run, a hint of swing, but this is too straight, and easily worked off his pads

Bengal 41/1   WP Saha 10* (20b 1x4)
24.1

Amarnath to Saha, no run, angled into the pads, and defended

24.2

Amarnath to Saha, FOUR, short and wide, this time he plays at it, and half-cuts-half-drives it for four through point... no need to get in line or close to it there

24.3

Amarnath to Saha, no run, shortish delivery, on the stumps, defended off the back foot

24.4

Amarnath to Saha, no run, wide again, Saha is bored of letting them go, and again looks to guide it through point, but C Suresh does well

24.5

Amarnath to Saha, OUT, the only way Banerjee could have got out! Full, bludgeoning straight drive from Saha, Amarnath gets a finger to it, the ball deviates to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end, and Banerjee is found backing up. The replays show a clear deviation when the ball passed Amarnath's out-stretched hand

RB Banerjee run out 24 (114m 86b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.90

24.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, length ball, just outside off, and left alone by Saha

Bengal 45/2   WP Saha 14* (26b 2x4)
26.1

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short, on the off-stump line, and defended into the covers

26.2

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short and wide, and this won't lure Saha

26.3

Amarnath to Saha, FOUR, short again, but closer to stumps, Saha, both feet in the air, punches it through the cover field. He is spoiling the perfect less-than-two run-rate

26.4

Amarnath to Saha, no run, slower fulltoss, and played back towards mid-off

26.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, fullish, on the stumps, played towards mid-on, not wide enough of mid-on

26.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, fullish delivery, Saha lunging forward again, and plays it towards mid-off

Bengal 51/2   WP Saha 18* (32b 3x4)
27.3

Balaji to Saha, no run, full ball, on the stumps, and defended towards mid-off

27.4

Balaji to Saha, no run, it's full and wide again, and defended it with an open face again

27.5

Balaji to Saha, no run, wide again, and full, and played with an open face, but no intent to pierce the field

27.6

Balaji to Saha, no run, slower ball tried again, and again it is too full, and even though the batsman is early into the shot, it is too close to his body to draw a mistake

Bengal 52/2   WP Saha 18* (36b 3x4)
28.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, wide, full, Saha drives hard, but straight to Ashwin at cover

28.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short and wide, and Saha will let it go. Good that Amarnath is not an insurance agent, he has had no luck in trying to convince Saha into playing away from his body

Bengal 61/2   WP Saha 18* (38b 3x4)
29.4

Balaji to Saha, no run, another slower ball gone wrong, Saha picks it up early, and this is too full again, Saha plays it towards mid-off

29.5

Balaji to Saha, no run, angled into the pads, tucked away, but straight to square leg

29.6

Balaji to Saha, no run, shorter, outside off, and Saha defends it off the front foot

Bengal 62/2   WP Saha 18* (41b 3x4)
30.4

Amarnath to Saha, no run, acuurate, full, and defended back to the bowler

30.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, short and close enough to cut, and Saha goes for it, but finds C Suresh at point

30.6

Amarnath to Saha, no run, full, on the stumps, and played towards mid-on

Bengal 63/2   WP Saha 18* (44b 3x4)
32.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, short and wide, looks to cut it, but is early into the shot, and gets it only as far as cover

32.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, dropped. good line just outside off, Saha plays at it with hard hands, and egdes towards gully, Mukund dives to his left, and the one doesn't stick

32.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fullish, and defended with an open face

32.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another over-pitched delivery, and Saha not looking for anything expansive in the last over before lunch

32.5

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, short of length, just outside off, and Saha plays it towards mid-off

32.6

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, this was wide, and fuller, and Saha square-drives, open face, and gets four for it

Bengal 75/2   WP Saha 22* (50b 4x4)
33.2

Amarnath to Saha, no run, shortish, outside off, and played with an open face towards point

33.3

Amarnath to Saha, no run, length ball, just outside off, and he defends it into the covers

33.4

Amarnath to Saha, no run, fuller, drivable length, but Saha is early into the shot

33.5

Amarnath to Saha, no run, shortish, outside off and defended

33.6

Amarnath to Saha, FOUR, length ball outside off, and punched away through gully for four. Streaky but effective

Bengal 80/2   WP Saha 26* (55b 5x4)
34.3

Ashwin to Saha, no run, on the pads again, and played one-bounce to forward shortleg

34.4

Ashwin to Saha, no run, thrown up a bit more, and Saha is on the front foot to defend it

34.5

Ashwin to Saha, 1 run, steps out, beaten in the flight, nowhere close to the pitch, the turn almost beats the bat, but the inside half of the bat saves Saha

Bengal 82/2   WP Saha 27* (58b 5x4)
36.1

Ashwin to Saha, no run, short, onto the pads, and upright defence

36.2

Ashwin to Saha, no run, fuller, flighted more, and Saha just turns it off his pads

36.3

Ashwin to Saha, no run, slower, flighted more, Saha early into the shot, the ball turn sharply, big shout emenates, but Umpire Asnani is sure it is going down the leg

36.4

Ashwin to Saha, FOUR, good comeback from Saha, steps out, get to the pitch of the ball, and drives it straight

36.5

Ashwin to Saha, no run, shorter and flatter this time, and defended with ease

36.6

Ashwin to Saha, 1 run, steps down again, too close to the pitch, it takes it to wide of mid-on, but the 6-3 legside field means there is one wide long-on in place, and this will be only single

Bengal 88/2   WP Saha 32* (64b 6x4)
37.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a hint of inward movement, starting around off and tailing in, but played inot the legside with ease

37.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, goes back to outside off, shorter too, and Saha lets this one go

37.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, same short of a length, but closer to stumps, Saha looks to punch it but there isn't enough room, so he doesn't get the placement

37.4

Ganapathy to Saha, 2 runs, nicely flicked away off the pads, fullish it was, and moved in a bit

37.5

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fuller, but on the off line, and Saha is on the front foot a bit too early, but manages to keep it down

37.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fuller than good length, around off stump, drawing Saha into the shot, and then holding its line just a touch, getting the outside half of the bat towards point region

Bengal 90/2   WP Saha 34* (70b 6x4)
39.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, thrown up, almost flighted like a spinner, but Saha doesn't get the placement on the drive

39.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a touch shorter, just outside off, Saha still looks to drive, and doesn't beat the cover field

39.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, overpitched, outside off, there for the drive, but Saha is early into the shot, bottom hand comes off the handle, and shot goes straight to mid-off

39.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another overpitched delivery, on the pads, Saha plays it one-bounce to Ganapathy

39.5

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, lovely straight drive, this one asked to be driven, was on the off line, and hit straight, passing the non-striker's end where the fifth or sixth stump would be

39.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a bouncer, angling across the right-hander, and he sways out of the line

Bengal 102/2   WP Saha 38* (76b 7x4)
40.4

Ashwin to Saha, no run, steps out, but defends it straight back

40.5

Ashwin to Saha, no run, on the pads, and defended it towards mid-on

40.6

Ashwin to Saha, SIX, finally the full whammy, steps out, is close to the pitch, and goes with the turn, way over midwicket. The ante has been upped

Bengal 115/2   WP Saha 44* (79b 7x4 1x6)
42.1

Ashwin to Saha, FOUR, Saha paddles it this time, this was flat, and Saha uses the pace of the delivery to help it down the vacant fine-leg reason

42.2

Ashwin to Saha, no run, a touch slower this time, and Saha thinks of stepping out, but changes his mind and defends it

42.3

Ashwin to Saha, 1 run, fuller, Saha steps out, converts into a fulltoss, and whips it to mid-on to move onto 49

Bengal 120/2   WP Saha 49* (82b 8x4 1x6)
43.1

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, bouncer attempted, Saha slashes hard, a semi-upper-cut, takes it over gully, and Saha beyond 50... a feisty innings

43.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another short one, this one doesn't rise high, and Saha sways out of the line, ducking would have been dangerous here

43.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, slower ball, and again a fulltoss, hit powerfully back to the bowler who does well to stop runs, not one slower ball has landed right from TN bowlers. They have tried many, though

43.4

Ganapathy to Saha, OUT, the slower one finally strikes, he probably saw it coming, and went down to sweep it, the ball dipped, and landed full on his foot, in front of the leg stump. Over-confidence, perhaps, from the batsman's side, but a big breakthrough for Tamil Nadu

WP Saha lbw b Ganapathy 53 (121m 86b 9x4 1x6) SR: 61.62

Bengal 124/3   WP Saha 53 (86b 9x4 1x6)
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