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)
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0.4

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, another pitched-up delivery, it's pretty straight, and defended a touch loosely

0.5

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, thrown up wide, swinging away, but Das has nothing to do with it

0.6

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, the best ball of the over, fullish, around off, and straightening a bit, defended with an open face by Das

Bengal 1/0   Arindam Das 0* (3b)
1.5

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, a touch of swing, but the ball is too wide for Das, of short frame, to reach it even if he wanted to

1.6

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, a bit of bounce there, but it is wide again, and Das lets it go easily. The token oohs and aahs emenated

Bengal 2/0   Arindam Das 0* (5b)
3.1

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, another wide one, and let alone by Das

3.2

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, make him play he does with a full delivery, but no swing there. Bas still manages to defend it with the inside half of the bat

3.3

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, wide again, and left alone easily

3.4

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, tries a short one, not much bounce this time, and is off target, Das lets it go

3.5

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, this is a game between Tamil Nadu players only, another short delivery, wide outside off, the bowlers are not involving the batsmen at all

3.6

Amarnath to Arindam Das, FOUR, over-pitched this time, on the pads too, and since there is no swing, Das can play it easily with a closed face through midwicket for the first boundary of the morning

Bengal 6/0   Arindam Das 4* (11b 1x4)
4.2

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, into the pads this time, played straight towards square leg

4.3

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, this was straight, no deviation, fullish, played right back with a straight bat to the bowler. Not much pace with Balaji either... early 120ks

4.4

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, big shout, but the lack of swing means this couldn't have been out, this one was fullish, beat Das's bat with the angle, but it was surely angling down the legside

4.5

Balaji to Arindam Das, no run, a touch shorter, and defended back towards the bowler

4.6

Balaji to Arindam Das, 1 run, better aim this time, on the stumps, but the lack of swing means Das can work it to just wide of mid-on and take an easy single

Bengal 8/0   Arindam Das 5* (16b 1x4)
5.1

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, better direction from Amarnath, just outside off, making Das play, who defends it towards cover

5.2

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, good looking shot, pitched up at 122ks, and driven straight back, Amarnath gets down in time to prevent any runs

5.3

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, looking for swing, getting straighter, but it is another straight delivery, and defended easily into the leg side

5.4

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, on the stumps now, just short of a length, Das still plays it off the front foot, and defends it to mid-on

5.5

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, fuller, a touch of inward movement, and defended back by Das

5.6

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, fuller, just outside off, and played into the covers

Bengal 8/0   Arindam Das 5* (22b 1x4)
7.1

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, and he starts wide too, and Das lets this pitched-up delivery go its way

7.2

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, wide and left alone by Das again, no bounce either

7.3

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, he gets closer to the stumps, and this length delivery is defended with soft hands

7.4

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, short and wide, Das trying to cut without any footwork, and plays all over it. No bounce again

7.5

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, wide, fuller, and Das doesn't go for it this time

7.6

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, short and wide, square-driven, but C Suresh is alert again. He is a lively fielder at point

Bengal 8/0   Arindam Das 5* (28b 1x4)
8.6

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, length ball, off-stump line, Das plays it off the back foot, but gaps are not to be found

Bengal 9/0   Arindam Das 5* (29b 1x4)
9.5

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, wide, nicely left alone again

9.6

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, widish, out of boredom, das plays at this one, straight to point though, and gets no runs

Bengal 10/0   Arindam Das 5* (31b 1x4)
10.6

Amarnath to Arindam Das, no run, length ball, on the stumps, played straight back t the bowler

Bengal 13/0   Arindam Das 5* (32b 1x4)
12.5

Ashwin to Arindam Das, no run, a touch shorter, straighter one, and defended easily

12.6

Ashwin to Arindam Das, no run, fuller, and dead-batted

Bengal 15/0   Arindam Das 5* (34b 1x4)
13.2

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, 1 run, angling into the pads, and Das turns this length ball around the corner

Bengal 17/0   Arindam Das 6* (35b 1x4)
14.1

Ashwin to Arindam Das, 1 run, too straight, pitching middle, turning in further, and helped round the corner

Bengal 18/0   Arindam Das 7* (36b 1x4)
15.1

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, no run, there was some in-swing here, but the length delivery swung too much and was going down the leg

15.2

Ganapathy to Arindam Das, OUT, finally Ganapathy is accurate enough, and the late inward movement from just outside off beats the bat, and hits him straight in front. But the ball was rising, hit him just over the knee roll of the back leg, and height could have been the only issue. Umpire Hariharan was fairly convinced, though. First wicket for TN

Arindam Das lbw b Ganapathy 7 (71m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 18.42

Bengal 20/1   Arindam Das 7 (38b 1x4)
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