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

46.2

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up now, just outside off, and played it towards cover

46.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run

46.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, another fullish delivery, and defended into the covers

46.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, on the stumps now, and defended back to the bowler

46.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, FOUR, Chakrabarty slog-sweeps now, this one was a touch shorter, and the batsman hits out. Doesn't connect but the aggressive field helps him get four

Bengal 135/4   D Chakrabarty 4* (5b 1x4)

48.1

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted, into the pads, defended in front of his body

48.2

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, nice floater, Chakrabarty plays it off the back foot, will interest the bowler

48.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted nicely, dips too, breaks in, but Chakrabarty's bat and pad are close together

48.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, flatter now, and defended easily

48.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, 1 run, premeditated sweep, down on the knee very early, the ball is short, and he ends up sweeping from in front of his face

Bengal 142/4   D Chakrabarty 5* (10b 1x4)

49.1

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, full, a hint of away swing, but it is overpitched, and is defended back without trouble

49.2

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, nicely bowled, angled into the stumps, holding its line a touch upon pitching, and sort of squaring the batsman up

49.3

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, on to the pads this time, and played into the leg side

49.4

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, good delivery again, beats the batsman with reverse swing, starting to angle in, and then held its line upon pitching, Chakrabarty was drawn into the shot by then

49.5

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, a wide length ball now, and Chakrabarty plays at this one too

49.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, short outside off, and Chakrabarty lets it go

Bengal 142/4   D Chakrabarty 5* (16b 1x4)

50.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, FOUR, nicely driven away, overpitched, outside off, Chakrabarty leans into it, and drives it through extra cover, against the spin

50.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up again, Chakrabarty plays off the back foot, but off the middle of the bat

50.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, quicker this time, and defended straight back to the bowler

50.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, the straighter one, the floater this time, slower at 75ks and just straightening, but Charkabarty reacts well to defend it

Bengal 147/4   D Chakrabarty 9* (20b 2x4)

51.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, FOUR, and he feeds him a half-volley on the pads, which he flicks toward midwicket boundary for his third boundary

Bengal 152/4   D Chakrabarty 13* (21b 3x4)

52.2

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, attacking the pads again, and defended easily into the leg side

52.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, throws it up a bit, but not enough revs, and defended easily into the covers

52.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, full again, and defended

52.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up, and swept away, hitting the square leg umpire there. Hariharan is slow to react

52.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, full, into the pads again, and defended towards mid-on

Bengal 153/4   D Chakrabarty 13* (26b 3x4)

53.2

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, full, just outside off, and defended towards mid-off

53.3

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, half-volley, 122ks, just outside off, and the batsman plays it back to the bowler

53.4

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, 2 runs, another half-volley, driven powerfully this time, but Amarnath gets his hand down this time, restricting the batsmen to two

53.5

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, fuller, into the pads, and dug out by Chakrabarty

53.6

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, another gentle half-volley to end the over, played straight to mid-off, though

Bengal 156/4   D Chakrabarty 15* (31b 3x4)

54.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, 3 runs, good shot, this is thrown into the pads again, and helped away through midwicket region

54.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, on the pads again, and defended back towards Ashwin

54.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up, just outside off, and defended easily

Bengal 161/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (34b 3x4)

55.2

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, short and wide, Chakrabarty looks to cut it, but the ball is too slow at 122ks, and it ends up in the covers

55.3

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, on the pads, fullish, and played towards midwicket

55.4

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, short again, and Chakrabarty looks to cut again, but the line is too close to the body

55.5

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, a touch fuller, and way wider, so left alone

55.6

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, too full this time, on the stumps, and defended towards mid-on

Bengal 162/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (39b 3x4)

56.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, back over the stumps for this batsman and turns it in from outside off, defended on the back foot

56.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, full and around middle and off, driven crisply but straight to the bowler.

Bengal 167/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (41b 3x4)

57.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, well flighted, full and just outside off, driven to cover

57.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, on the middle stump line, flighted delivery and defended on the front foot. DK likes the ball

57.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, and again. DK is again happy and says "Idu" (That's it) Almost like the tamil hero Ajit Kumar

Bengal 168/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (44b 3x4)

58.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, leans across to defend to the off side

58.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, moves back to clip a delivery turning in to him to short midwicket

58.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, on the middle stump line, from round the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

58.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted, slow through the air, Chakra tries to paddle sweep, misses and Ash lets out a shout. Missing leg, though.

Bengal 169/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (48b 3x4)

59.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, on the middle stump line, going on straight, edges the defensive prod to his pad.

59.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted up, no turn and Chakra goes for the drive but there is no turn there sir and the ball rolls back to the bowler

59.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, and again

59.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, gets forward to defend a flighted delivery

59.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run

Bengal 170/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (53b 3x4)

61.1

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, pretty full around the off stump and Chakra gets forward to defend

61.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, but the bowler bowls it outside off stump, defended on the front foot

61.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, around the off and middle line, another front foot defensive shot played

61.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, lands on a length, around middle and jabbed to the on side of the pitch

61.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, a touch flatter, a tad quicker, defended on the front foot

61.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, well bowled - slower, bit more air and full, Chakrabarthy was made to wait and he drove it back to Japani...

Bengal 174/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (59b 3x4)

62.5

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, fullish, on the stumps, and defended to the bowler

62.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, angling into the pads, full, and the batsman plays it towards mid-on

Bengal 179/4   D Chakrabarty 18* (61b 3x4)

63.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, on the pads again, and defended towards mid-on

63.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up, just outside off, and defends it with a dead bat

63.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, FOUR, nice loft, Chakra takes a couple of steps down the wicket, and lofts it straight over mid-on, bringing up the 50 of the partnership

63.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, 2 runs, Aswhin stays on the pads, and Chakra paddles it to fine of deep fine leg

Bengal 186/4   D Chakrabarty 24* (65b 4x4)

65.1

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted, Chakra plays for the turn, it goes straight and gets the inside half of the bat

65.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, full, on stumps, and defended with ease

65.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, FOUR, full again, he knows there is no spin, so he clears the front leg, and slog-sweeps it to midwicket boundary

65.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, full face defence, around the off stump, Chakra gets forward and plays it back to Suresh

65.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, another full delivery played towards the bowler

65.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, slower this time,a touch shorter too, Chakra stays back, and defends into the covers

Bengal 194/4   D Chakrabarty 28* (71b 5x4)

66.3

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, just short of length, outside off, and punched towards point, where Suresh is alert

66.4

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, another wide delivery, and Chakra plays at it, towards covers

66.5

Balaji to Chakrabarty, FOUR, a bouncer here, it's so slow that Chakra left it in his kind, then changed his plan and went for the shot, and then top-edged it for four to very fine fine leg

66.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, short and wide, and left alone without trouble

Bengal 199/4   D Chakrabarty 32* (75b 6x4)

67.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, slower in the air this time, a slight bit of turn for him, Chakra takes his bottom hand off and defends

67.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, Chakra is lucky this time, tries another sweep, but this is much slower in the air, and he has completed the shot long before the ball has arrived, gets a bottom edge, but is safe in the end

67.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, defends one angled into his pads

67.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up again, and he goes for the big drive, but can't beat mid-off

67.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, 1 run, shorter and flatter this time, but on the pads, and gives Chakra enough time to turn it around the corner

Bengal 201/4   D Chakrabarty 33* (80b 6x4)

68.1

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, and starts with a half-volley, Chakra drives it hard, but straight to mid-off

68.2

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, 2 runs, shorter this time, played at it with hard hands, the ball stopped on him, took the outside edge and went for two to thirdman

68.3

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, short again, but too slow for Chakra to cut it, and hence ends up playing it towards cover

68.4

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, (no ball) FOUR, a peach of a no-ball! early call for a marginal ball, this one angled in, and then moved away a touch, taking Chakra's edge, and flying between Karthik and Badri at wide slip

68.4

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, and finally two good back-to-back deliveries from Amarnath, full, asking the drive, and then moving away late, beats Chakra

68.5

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, gets carried away by the swing, and throws it too full, and defended back to the bowler

68.6

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, tries a bounder, which doesn't rise, takes some bending from Chakra to sway out of the line

Bengal 208/4   D Chakrabarty 39* (87b 7x4)

69.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, full and straight, and patted back to the bowler

Bengal 215/4   D Chakrabarty 39* (88b 7x4)

70.6

Amarnath to Chakrabarty, no run, on the stumps, but he is bowling shorter than what he did in last over and got movement, this one goes straight through and is defended towards mid-on

Bengal 220/4   D Chakrabarty 39* (89b 7x4)

71.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, this is thrown up, Chakra plays for the spin again, and misses again, but it is going down the leg

Bengal 229/4   D Chakrabarty 39* (90b 7x4)

73.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted just outside off, and played towards covers

73.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, even fuller, and played back to the bowler

73.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, another flighted delivery outside off, and defended towards cover

73.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, another overpitched delivery, Chakra gets a high backlift this time, but plays it towrds mid-off

73.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, arm ball, this one comes in with the angle, but gets a bit of inside edge on the way

Bengal 231/4   D Chakrabarty 39* (95b 7x4)

74.2

Kumar to Chakrabarty, FOUR, Chakra is snatching his luck, slower in the air this was, drawing him into the shot, he plays for the non-existent spin, and gets the thick outside edge wide of slip

74.3

Kumar to Chakrabarty, FOUR, and he rubs it in now, short delivery, Chakra rocks back, and pulls it authoritatively towards midwicket

74.4

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, starts within the stumps, and spins towards the pad, where Chakra defends it

74.5

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, another straighter one, and Chakrabarty reads it this time, and gets behind the line to defend it

74.6

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, full, outside off, and defended it into the covers

Bengal 240/4   D Chakrabarty 47* (100b 9x4)

75.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, 1 run, flighted again, and almost squeezed through through extra cover, but Ganapathy gets across from mid-off to save the boundary

75.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted again, just outside off, little turn on offer, and defended solidly

Bengal 243/4   D Chakrabarty 48* (102b 9x4)

76.2

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, fuller, slower, but still onto the pads, and played one-bounce to forward short leg

76.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted again, on the pads, and played towards midwicket

76.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, "up him" is the call, as everybody goes up for a bat-pad, but the ball had turned sharply and missed the bat by a long way

76.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, 2 runs, and he paddled onto his fifty, this was flatter, and the paddle used the pace of the delivery for a couple, his second fifty in two matches

76.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, another offbreak, starting leg-stump line and padded away by Chakrabarty

Bengal 246/4   D Chakrabarty 50* (107b 9x4)

77.3

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, flighted straight delivery, and played watchfully

77.4

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, short, Chakra shapes up for the cut, but this one goes on with the arm, and Chakra has to change his shot and play it straight

77.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, shortish and wide, goes for the cut again, but can't beat the point

77.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, 2 runs, flicked away from outside the leg, and Balaji at midwicket takes some pace off it, but can't prevent two

Bengal 249/4   D Chakrabarty 52* (111b 9x4)

78.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, into the pads again, and defended easily

78.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, slower to Chakra, and he is careful in defending

78.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, thrown up outside off and defended towards cover

Bengal 250/4   D Chakrabarty 52* (114b 9x4)

79.2

Suresh to Chakrabarty, 1 run, straighter delivery, and it goes off the inside edge towards deep fine leg

79.5

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, slower again, and Chakra goes for the drive, this one doesn't run, and ends up playing straight

79.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, short and cut away, but can't beat point

Bengal 253/4   D Chakrabarty 53* (117b 9x4)

80.2

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, slower, but into the pads, and played away into the leg side

80.3

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, big stride to defend it

80.4

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, FOUR, and all of a sudden, he steps out and frees his arm to hit over mid-off, clean hit that

80.5

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, no run, and that flattens the trajectory, and defend easily

80.6

Ashwin to Chakrabarty, OUT, another lucky wicket for TN, this one was a long hop asking to be hit, but Chakra doesn't get the meat of it, and hits it towards square leg, where C Suresh dives full length to catch it just in front of the suqareleg umpire Hariharan, who had spread his legs to let the ball through

D Chakrabarty c Suresh b Ashwin 57 (148m 122b 10x4 0x6) SR: 46.72

Bengal 258/5   D Chakrabarty 57 (121b 10x4)
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