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

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   C Suresh 1-0-8-0

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

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   C Suresh 2-0-9-0

59.1

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

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   C Suresh 3-0-10-0

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   C Suresh 4-1-10-0

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   C Suresh 5-1-14-0

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

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   C Suresh 6-1-16-0

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

69.6

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

Bengal 215/4   C Suresh 7-1-23-0

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

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   C Suresh 8-1-32-0

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

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   C Suresh 9-2-32-0

75.1

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

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

75.3

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

75.6

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

Bengal 243/4   C Suresh 10-2-35-0

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

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   C Suresh 11-2-38-0

79.1

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

79.2

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

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

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   C Suresh 12-2-41-0

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

88.5

Suresh to Chowdhury, no run, on the stumps and defended

88.6

Suresh to Chowdhury, no run, wide and flighted and left alone

Bengal 287/5   C Suresh 13-2-46-0
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