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
12.1

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, nice flight, good line on the leg stump, a hint of break away, and defended back

12.2

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, fuller this time, Banerjee is down on front foot, and defends it easily. There is turn for Ashwin

12.3

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, overpitched this time, Banerjee drives, but straight to mid-off

12.4

Ashwin to Banerjee, 1 run, another drivable delivery, he drives it straighter of mid-off, and Balaji gets in a good dive to save the boundary

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   R Ashwin 1-0-1-0
14.1

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

14.2

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, overpitched this time, a bit too close to the pitch is Benerjee, and plays it straight to mid-off

14.3

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, that's a ripper, flighted, drawing the batsman forward, sharp turn and bounce, beats him all ends, Karthik whips the bails off, but a second too late, and third umpire rules him not out

14.4

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, nicely flighted again, foesn;t get it to dip this time, so Banerjee judges the length correctly and plays it straight to mid-off

14.5

Ashwin to Banerjee, no run, straighter one this time, quicker too, and defended

14.6

Ashwin to Banerjee, 2 runs, fulle delivery, and played with soft hands and open face for single past gully

Bengal 20/0   R Ashwin 2-0-4-0
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

34.3

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

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   R Ashwin 3-0-7-0
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   R Ashwin 4-0-12-0
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   R Ashwin 5-0-20-0
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

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   R Ashwin 6-0-33-0
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

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   R Ashwin 7-0-38-0
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

44.5

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, flights it to the new batsman, Shukla defends it easily though

44.6

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, another floater, Shukla presses forward and defends it with soft hands

Bengal 129/3   R Ashwin 8-0-43-0
46.1

Ashwin to Shukla, OUT, another freak dismissal, full-blooded sweep from Shukla, hits the boot of Mukund at forward shortleg, whereupon the bal lobs back for the simplest of catches for Karthik. The umpires go to the third umpire who confirms what Shukla would have dreaded. Foot of God, Mukund will insist

LR Shukla c †Karthik b Ashwin 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

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   R Ashwin 9-0-47-1
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

48.6

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

Bengal 142/4   R Ashwin 10-0-48-1
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

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   R Ashwin 11-0-53-1
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

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   R Ashwin 12-0-54-1
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

54.3

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

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

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   R Ashwin 13-0-59-1
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

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   R Ashwin 14-0-64-1
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

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   R Ashwin 15-0-65-1
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   R Ashwin 16-0-69-1
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

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   R Ashwin 17-0-76-1
76.1

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

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   R Ashwin 18-0-79-1
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

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   R Ashwin 19-0-80-1
80.1

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

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   R Ashwin 20-0-85-2
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   R Ashwin 21-0-88-2
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