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

1.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, starts with a length ball, going across, and defended with open face towards point

1.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, down the leg side, and left alone by Banerjee

1.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, pitched up this time, no threatening pace, and played down towards mid-off, 123ks

1.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, pitched-up delivery, square-driven, and a diving stop from C Suresh at points saves three runs there

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   P Amarnath 1-0-1-0

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   P Amarnath 2-0-5-0

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   P Amarnath 3-1-5-0

8.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short, angling across, and left alone. Good carry for this, Karthik takes it chest-high

8.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, overpitched, wide, driven square, straight to point

8.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, shorter, angling across, chopped down, it's safe

8.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the legs, turned away, but can't find the gap

8.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, almost played on, should I, should I not?, this delivery was straighter, Banerjee - almost by habit - looked to leave it, and while shouldering arms he got an edge towards fine leg. Awefully close to the stumps

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   P Amarnath 4-1-6-0

10.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, full, angled across the left-hander, who plays it towards mid-off

10.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the pads this time, and he turns his wrists on it to play it towards the leg side

10.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, overpitched, wide, and Banerjee goes for the square-drive, but can't beat the ever-alert C Suresh at point

10.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short of length, down the legs, tries to flick it, but can only manage to play it down towards the keeper

10.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, 3 runs, over-pitched, and finally Banerjee goes straighter, misses C Suresh, and gets three for the drive through the covers

10.6

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

Bengal 13/0   P Amarnath 5-1-9-0

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   P Amarnath 6-2-9-0

18.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, shortish, angled across, but too close to cut, and he doesn't get the power in

18.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, nice and full, drivable length, and he plays it straight to mid-off

18.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, on the stumps, shortish, going across, and Banerjee defends it off the front foot

18.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, short rising delivery, on target too, but again only 120ks, and easily played down off the back foot. He had ages to play it

18.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, very short, and down the leg, spongy bounce, and Banerjee lets Karthik earn his match fee

18.6

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, good looking shot, full delivery, driven towards covers, but straight to the fielder, R Ashwin

Bengal 22/1   P Amarnath 7-3-9-0

20.1

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, length ball, starting within stumps, angling across a bit, and defended with open face

20.2

Amarnath to Banerjee, 2 runs, too straight, and it's an easy length to turn away into the leg-side field

20.3

Amarnath to Banerjee, 2 runs, finally Banerjee gets through the off-side field, not cleanly though. The half-volley was hit cleanly, but S Vidyut, at cover, made a half stop and saved two

20.4

Amarnath to Banerjee, 1 run, slower fulltoss, 103ks, but easily helped towards the fine leg

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   P Amarnath 8-3-14-0

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

22.5

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, fuller, slower, 117ks, and defended with a straight bat

22.6

Amarnath to Banerjee, no run, straight delivery, straight defence, well done all around

Bengal 40/1   P Amarnath 9-3-15-0

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   P Amarnath 10-3-19-0

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   P Amarnath 11-3-23-0

28.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, short and wide again, and Tiwary lets it go

28.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, short and slow, and Tiwary doesn't have any problems pulling this, the wrists were rolled, the ball was kept along the ground

28.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, replay, again short, and again rolls his wrists over it, and there are two men in the deep watching it bisect them

28.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, fuller this time, on the pads, and quick single to wide of mid-on

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   P Amarnath 12-3-32-0

30.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, lovely shot but can't find the gap, full on the pads, turned away towards leg, but straight to square leg

30.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, shortish, outside off, and defended towards cover

30.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, loose outside off, and edges it to just short of M Vijay at slip. This was a similar delivery to ones Saha has been leaving, but Tiwary plays hard at it, with no footwork, and edge was imminent. Vijay does well to get a hand on to it - there is no thirdman

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   P Amarnath 13-3-33-0

33.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, angled into the hips, turned away by Tiwary, two is the immediate call as the ball goes towards fine leg, but in the end they settle for one

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   P Amarnath 14-3-38-0

53.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide, punched into the covers, where Vidyut makes a diving save but doesn't recover fast enough to prevent the single

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   P Amarnath 15-3-41-0

55.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short of length, wide, and punched away through the covers

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   P Amarnath 16-3-42-0

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   P Amarnath 17-3-49-0

70.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, short and slow, and Manoj waits and waits and then pulls it, rolling his wrists over it, and a bit of poor fielding from Ganapathy gives him a boundary at square leg, which takes him into the 90s

70.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, angled into the pads, and played towards midwicket

70.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, this is a length ball, wide outside off, and lets it go

70.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, another length ball, no movement now, and defended back by Manoj

70.5

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, length delivery outside off, played with open face and soft hands, to the left of cover, and a quick call gets him a single

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   P Amarnath 18-3-54-0

82.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, accurate start, Manoj is alert and defends it back to the bowler

82.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, thrown wide, and easily left alone

82.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, FOUR, half-volley, at 118.5ks, and gets what it deserved, all timing, goes straight down the ground, lovely straight drive

82.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, and Amarnath goes wide again, and Manoj lets it go

82.5

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, slower yorker, but it's too slow and is dug out easily

82.6

Amarnath to Tiwary, 2 runs, short and wide, and is so slow he has to punch it off the front foot to square of thirdman, and gets a two

Bengal 273/5   P Amarnath 19-3-60-0

84.1

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, good fielding by Badri, short and wide, steered away by Manoj, but Badri dives at gully to save runs there. First time the ball has gone to him? Apart from the changes, one supposes

84.2

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, tries a bouncer, Manoj shapes to pull it, and realises it is too high and pulls out of the pull shot

84.3

Amarnath to Tiwary, no run, wide again, and is left alone by Manoj

84.4

Amarnath to Tiwary, 1 run, short again, and played with an open face, and with bottom hand of the handle, gets a single to point

84.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wider and fuller, and defended easily

84.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, over-pitched delivery, played with a straight bat, and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Doesn't get a touch this time, the bowler, or would have been second such freak dismissal

Bengal 275/5   P Amarnath 20-3-61-0

86.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, bowls from round the stumps, across the batsman, and left alone by Avik

86.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, shorter one, right into his face, but there isn't enough pace to hurry him

86.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, angled across the batsman, and defended with ease into the covers

86.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, straight delivery, on the stumps, and played back to the bowler

86.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, 1 run, another bouncer, angled in, hurries Avik this time, gets his glove and could have gone anywhere. The batsmen run two, but one short is called

86.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, pitched up and wide, and he lets it go

Bengal 276/5   P Amarnath 21-3-62-0

102.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, starts wide, left alone without fuss

102.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fullish and wide outside off, and left alone

102.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wide, short, Avik goes for the cut, no foot movement, and this is too wide for him to go for... misses it completely as a result

102.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, and he is okay with the full stuff, defends it solidly into the covers

102.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, straight full delivery, and helped towards midwicket

102.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, wide, moving away, and left alone

Bengal 312/6   P Amarnath 22-4-62-0

104.1

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, on the pads, a touch slower though, Kundu is early into the shot, but no damage done as he keeps it down hitting towards midwicket

104.2

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, length delivery, on the stumps, and defended back towards mid-on

104.3

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, thrown up this time, and a hint of swing there, and Kundu defends it with an open face

104.4

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, throws it up again, gets encouragement from a loose shot played by Kundu, who goes for a big drive but inside-edges it back to the bowler

104.5

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, length delivery, close to off, and a good leave, this was close to off

104.6

Amarnath to Kundu, no run, another length delivery on the stumps, and Kundu defends with an open face again

Bengal 315/6   P Amarnath 23-5-62-0

106.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, short one, a bit leg-sidish, Avik ducks at the last moment, umpire signals one short ball for the over

106.2

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, tries another short one, but doesn't get the lift on this and easily played down off the back foot

106.3

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, just short of length, and on the stumps, and Avik defends it from the crease

106.4

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, short and wide, and left alone

106.5

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, just outside off, and just short of length, Avik looks to force it through the cover field, but can't miss the fieldsmen

106.6

Amarnath to Chowdhury, no run, slower delivery, fairly accurate, on a length, Avik gets on to the front foot, and plays it back with a straight bat

Bengal 320/7   P Amarnath 24-6-62-0

108.1

Amarnath to Chowdhury, 1 run, easy pickings off the pads, played towards backward square leg, where ganapathy runs in hard to keep them down to one, and get Dinda on strike

108.2

Amarnath to Dinda, no run, full on the stumps, defended towards point

108.3

Amarnath to Dinda, no run, length ball, just outside off, and tries to punch it through cover, but can't beat the field

108.4

Amarnath to Dinda, no run, yorks him, but it is wide outside off, and too slow, so defended back to the bowler

108.5

Amarnath to Dinda, 2 runs, short one into his face, and Dinda swats a fly, caught in a tangle, realises the ball is heading towards his face, and then decides to full, gets two for his troubles

108.6

Amarnath to Dinda, no run, slower delivery again, too full, and Dinda defends it back to Amarnath

Bengal 325/8   P Amarnath 25-6-65-0
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