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

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   C Ganapathy 1-1-0-0

9.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, some carry for Ganapathy, but angling across, and left alone. This one bounced because it pitched on the seam

9.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, down the legs, Banerjee tries to play at it, and fails to do so

9.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, short, there for the cut, and Banerjee obliges, only to find C Suresh alert there

9.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, another length ball, angling across, playing with soft hands, and taking a quick single to cover

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   C Ganapathy 2-1-1-0

11.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, full, straight, Banerjee plants the front foot down, and defends him as if a spinner

11.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, he draws him into the shot this time, starts off stump, angling away just enough to miss the edge of a poking batsman

11.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, on the pads this time, and played towards midwicket

11.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, nice targets this time, length ball, starts around leg, and minimal angle to end on the off-stump line. At least he is making Banerjee play

11.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, pitching within a stumps, a touch up, and then ending just outside the off line, played with the bat face turning

11.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, straighter, a bit too straight, and helped easily off the pads to fine leg

Bengal 14/0   C Ganapathy 3-1-2-0

13.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, short and wide, cut uppishly, and this bounces well short of C Suresh at point. He does well despite the bad bounce

13.2

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

13.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, short of a length, gets good bounce this time, as this makes him play away from his body

13.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, full, Banerjee goes for the drive, but this is too far away from him, and the bat face turns by the time he reaches the line of the ball

13.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, fuller, angling in, but judged well and left alone

13.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, short, angling into the ribs, tucking the batsman up, but at 121ks he gives him enough time to wait at the back foot and play it down

Bengal 17/0   C Ganapathy 4-1-4-0

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

15.3

Ganapathy to Saha, 1 run

15.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide, angled across, left alone

15.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, wide again, easily left alone

15.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, swing again, starting on off, and moving away, left alone by Banerjee.

Bengal 21/1   C Ganapathy 5-1-5-1

17.1

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, Ganapathy gets reverse again. Fullish, starts off stump line, and swings away, left alone

17.2

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, this is closer to off stump, and left alone again. Fielders get excited, but it is not close

17.3

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, fuller, closer to the stumps, and Banerjee defends it - 90th dot ball in 17.3 overs

17.4

Ganapathy to Banerjee, no run, make it 91, fullish, on the off stump, and played into the covers

17.5

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, gets too straight this time, and an easy single off the pads for Banerjee

17.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, wide and short again, Saha agains let it go. Is it a TN plan to not let Saha get bat on ball?

Bengal 22/1   C Ganapathy 6-1-6-1

19.1

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, now they make Saha play, and does he hit it? it's a gentle delivery outside off, and Saha drive sit on the up, through the covers

19.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, tries a bouncer, but it is a fruitless exercise if you bowl at 120 on this pitch, and this one doesn't trouble Saha

19.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, this one is more accurate, tucking him up, but again the shorter one doesn't have enough pace to trouble him

19.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, thrown up wide, sucker delivery, Saha lunges, looks for the drive, realises he is not there, closes the face on the delivery to keep the ball down

19.5

Ganapathy to Saha, 3 runs, another wide, full delivery, another lunge, but this time he recovers well, plays it with soft hands and open face to pierce the cover field

19.6

Ganapathy to Banerjee, 1 run, overpitched, just outside off, driven just wide of Balaji at mid-off, and a quick single completed

Bengal 30/1   C Ganapathy 7-1-14-1

32.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, short and wide, looks to cut it, but is early into the shot, and gets it only as far as cover

32.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, dropped. good line just outside off, Saha plays at it with hard hands, and egdes towards gully, Mukund dives to his left, and the one doesn't stick

32.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fullish, and defended with an open face

32.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another over-pitched delivery, and Saha not looking for anything expansive in the last over before lunch

32.5

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, short of length, just outside off, and Saha plays it towards mid-off

32.6

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, this was wide, and fuller, and Saha square-drives, open face, and gets four for it

Bengal 75/2   C Ganapathy 8-1-18-1

35.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, fullish, on the off line, and defended into the covers

35.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, just outside off, and defended with an open field

35.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, another gentle delivery just outside off, and compact defence shown from Tiwary again

35.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, an action replay again, Tiwary, head over the ball, bat and pad close together, and defends the fullish delivery

35.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, hitting the same spot, is Ganapathy, on the pitch and on Tiwary's bat... defended off the front foot

35.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, and the sixth action-replay ends the over, length ball, fourth-to-fifth stump line, and defended into the covers

Bengal 83/2   C Ganapathy 9-2-18-1

37.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a hint of inward movement, starting around off and tailing in, but played inot the legside with ease

37.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, goes back to outside off, shorter too, and Saha lets this one go

37.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, same short of a length, but closer to stumps, Saha looks to punch it but there isn't enough room, so he doesn't get the placement

37.4

Ganapathy to Saha, 2 runs, nicely flicked away off the pads, fullish it was, and moved in a bit

37.5

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fuller, but on the off line, and Saha is on the front foot a bit too early, but manages to keep it down

37.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, fuller than good length, around off stump, drawing Saha into the shot, and then holding its line just a touch, getting the outside half of the bat towards point region

Bengal 90/2   C Ganapathy 10-2-20-1

39.1

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, thrown up, almost flighted like a spinner, but Saha doesn't get the placement on the drive

39.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a touch shorter, just outside off, Saha still looks to drive, and doesn't beat the cover field

39.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, overpitched, outside off, there for the drive, but Saha is early into the shot, bottom hand comes off the handle, and shot goes straight to mid-off

39.4

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another overpitched delivery, on the pads, Saha plays it one-bounce to Ganapathy

39.5

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, lovely straight drive, this one asked to be driven, was on the off line, and hit straight, passing the non-striker's end where the fifth or sixth stump would be

39.6

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, a bouncer, angling across the right-hander, and he sways out of the line

Bengal 102/2   C Ganapathy 11-2-24-1

41.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length ball, outside off, and Tiwary defends it with an open face

41.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, wide and short, Tiwary goes for the cut, no foot movement, and plays over it, lack of bounce does him in there

41.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a touch fuller, still wide, Tiwary plays it with open face again

41.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, fuller, wider, and again a defensive shot with an open face

41.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, wide again, and just for a change Tiwary lets this one go

41.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, closer to stumps this time, and meets the full face of Tiwary's bat

Bengal 115/2   C Ganapathy 12-3-24-1

43.1

Ganapathy to Saha, FOUR, bouncer attempted, Saha slashes hard, a semi-upper-cut, takes it over gully, and Saha beyond 50... a feisty innings

43.2

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, another short one, this one doesn't rise high, and Saha sways out of the line, ducking would have been dangerous here

43.3

Ganapathy to Saha, no run, slower ball, and again a fulltoss, hit powerfully back to the bowler who does well to stop runs, not one slower ball has landed right from TN bowlers. They have tried many, though

43.4

Ganapathy to Saha, OUT, the slower one finally strikes, he probably saw it coming, and went down to sweep it, the ball dipped, and landed full on his foot, in front of the leg stump. Over-confidence, perhaps, from the batsman's side, but a big breakthrough for Tamil Nadu

WP Saha lbw b Ganapathy 53 (121m 86b 9x4 1x6) SR: 61.62

43.5

Ganapathy to Shukla, no run, widish, fullish, Shukla is down on the front foot to defend it

43.6

Ganapathy to Shukla, no run, full, wide one this time, and left alone by Shukla

Bengal 124/3   C Ganapathy 13-3-28-2

45.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, just short of length, slightly wide, and defended with an open face

45.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, late swing there, starting in front of middle, and tailed in late, beats the bat, but Tiwary gets a leg-bye

45.3

Ganapathy to Shukla, no run, swing again, tailed in late, beat Shukla, stifled shouts followed, but this was going down

45.4

Ganapathy to Shukla, 1 run, this one was close, this started outside off, and swung in towards middle, Shukla's bat came down at the last moment, otherwise this one was shaping up as a good lbw shout

45.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, it's swinging consistently now, from outside off towards stumps, Tiwary gets to the front foot to defend it

45.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, and he goes back to the short-and-wide route, and Tiwary looks to steer it through the gully region, but can't place it properly. He was too far from the line of the delivery

Bengal 131/3   C Ganapathy 14-3-29-2

91.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, off-target loosener, way wide, and easy for Manoj to leave it be

91.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, very close to being called a wide this time, started off wide, moving away

91.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, FOUR, a Kallis-like cut, standing tall on his feet, leaning back a bit, and playing a short delivery square of pint and fine of thirdman

91.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, pitched up this time, just outside off, and solid defence from Manoj

91.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, FOUR, lovely cover-drive, half-volley, just outside off, and Manoj leans into it, gets his weight low, and gets it through the cover field

91.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a bit shorter this time, and Manoj looks to steer it, but cannot beat point

Bengal 301/5   C Ganapathy 15-3-37-2

93.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length delivery, around off, moving in a bit, Manoj comes forward, bat and pad close together, hits pad first, but stifled shout because it hit him outside the line of off

93.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, a mix-up... almost, played with an open face towards point, and Manoj wants to put pressure on the fielder, but Avik not interested in the single

93.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, length delivery, outside off, and Manoj is solid in defence again

93.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, gentle, outside off, 118ks, and Manoj finds he is not close enough to the line to force a shot, and defends

93.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this one angled into his pads, and Manoj defends off the front foot

93.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, Amarnath makes a good save at mid-on, this was an over-pitched, manoj hit it straight down, firm but not really hard, mid-on was close, but went across to his left fast and saved the runs

Bengal 301/5   C Ganapathy 16-4-37-2

95.1

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, inward movement, could have been close, this pitched on a length and nipped in, but Manoj's bat and pad are close, and he gets an inside edge on to the pad

95.2

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this was sharp, close to off stump, getting some lift, but Manoj judges it well and leaves it

95.3

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, this was wider, and didn't involve Tiwary

95.4

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, thrown up wide, almost a half-volley, Manoj drives firmly, but can't beat the cover

95.5

Ganapathy to Tiwary, no run, back onto the stumps now, stayed a tad low too, but Manoj makes good adjustment and plays it towards cover

95.6

Ganapathy to Tiwary, 1 run, and he'll keep the strike, another gentle delivery outside off, and Manoj opens his face on it to steer it towards thirdman

Bengal 302/5   C Ganapathy 17-4-38-2

97.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, Ganapathy is accurate, making Avik play, around the off stump, and defended solidly

97.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, again around the off-stump channel, Avik plays with hard hands, gets an outside edge, a thick one, to thirdman

97.3

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, angling down the leg side, and hits the batsman in the thigh pad

97.4

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, short and wide, and left alone

97.5

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, some swing, but very negligible movement towards the leg stump, and Kundu plays it off the back foot

97.6

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, swing is there, but this one sneaks down the legside of the batsman

Bengal 304/6   C Ganapathy 18-4-39-2

99.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 2 runs, inward movement from Gana, and helped away just wide of midwicket, Vidyut, who was slow to dive

99.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, late inswing there, but it's too full, and Avik plays it with a stright bat towards mid-on

99.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, swing again, starting from outside off, but this is too slow, and Avik can plant his front foot down and defend

99.4

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, wide this time, goes straight through, and Avik lets it do that

99.5

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, more accurate this time, a length delivery around off stump, and defended off the front foot

99.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, wide, and full, and Avik can let it go without having to think of consequence

Bengal 307/6   C Ganapathy 19-4-41-2

101.1

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, little bit of inward movement, starting from outside off, and Avik defends off the front foot

101.2

Ganapathy to Kundu, 1 run, angling into the pads again, and turned away towards square leg

101.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, bouncer bowled, which got big. Edge taken. But no gully. Why not? this was a perfect short delivery, around the stumps, chest high, but the field is far too defensive

101.4

Ganapathy to Kundu, 1 run, this is angled into the hips, tucks him up, and he gets off the strike with a quick single

101.5

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, and Gana goes back to pitching it full, because he doesn't have the field if he does get an edge off a bouncer. Defended easily

101.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, length delivery, just outside off, and Avik plays with hard hands, a thick outside edge goes through where gully would have been

Bengal 312/6   C Ganapathy 20-4-45-2

103.1

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, length delivery, just outside off, and defended with an open face

103.2

Ganapathy to Kundu, 1 run, length delivery, just outside off, and Kundu edges it, plays it without any feet movement, but the edge falls way in front of Vijay at slip

103.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, shortish outside off, played with an open face between point and gully and a quick single is taken

103.4

Ganapathy to Kundu, no run, shortish, getting big, but Kundu stands tall and defends it

103.5

Ganapathy to Kundu, 1 bye, Gana tries a slower ball too, but this is too obvious, too wide, and stays low, and the only man he troubles is Karthik who doesn't bend to collect it, merely gets his legs together and deflects it to thirdman

103.6

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, effort ball, short, rising, angling into the body, and the batsman is late and takes a blow on the forearm

Bengal 315/6   C Ganapathy 21-4-47-2

105.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, slower ball again, 103ks, this is bowled on a length and around off, but when Gana bowls the slower one, he makes it too obviously back-of-the-hand and defended easily

105.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 leg bye, fulltoss down the leg side, missed out on that

105.3

Ganapathy to Kundu, FOUR, tries another slower one, a loopy fulltoss it is, and hit straight back for his first boundary

105.4

Ganapathy to Kundu, OUT, and Gana gets his man, Kundu can consider himself a bit unfortunate, late inswing here, the ball starts outside off, and moves in late, rapping him in front of middle and leg, but this could have gon down the leg. Umpire Hariharan doesn't think so

R Kundu lbw b Ganapathy 7 (41m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 20.58

105.5

Ganapathy to Sarkar, no run, full on the stumps, and played into the covers

105.6

Ganapathy to Sarkar, no run, on the stumps again, and a high-backlift defence

Bengal 320/7   C Ganapathy 22-4-51-3

107.1

Ganapathy to Sarkar, no run, oops... the bowler is unfortunate here, the ball moved in late from outside off, Sarkar walks across from his guard down the leg, and the ball hits the pad first, in front of middle, and it was a stifled shout, so can't really blame the umpire

107.2

Ganapathy to Sarkar, no run, fuller, just outside off, and defended to cover

107.3

Ganapathy to Sarkar, no run, gets a short cover in, bowls a short one, and defended awkwardly, but the ball lands safely

107.4

Ganapathy to Sarkar, OUT, Gana gets his man though. Bowls the slower leg-cutter, Sarkar goes for the big drive. As it is Sarkar is standing outside leg, and this is a wide delivery. Does well to reach it and edge it, and Karthik dives to his right to complete the catch

SS Sarkar c †Karthik b Ganapathy 0 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

107.5

Ganapathy to Dinda, 2 runs, late inswing into the pads, it was full and easy for Dinda to help it to fine of fine leg. Amarnath runs towards the ball and sticks his foot out to save the boundary

107.6

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, thrown up outside off, Dinda goes for the drive, and misses by a long way

Bengal 322/8   C Ganapathy 23-4-53-4

109.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, inward shape again, starts outside off on a length and moves in, Avik, who has been in for close to two hours, defends it properly

109.2

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, another slower ball, but the grip changes even before he is in the delivery stride. Anyway this is too wide to interest Avik

109.3

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, no run, short one, decent lift, and Avik defends it in front of his chest

109.4

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, fullish, on the stumps, and whipped away towards square leg

109.5

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, he is there and thereabouts throughout this spell, starts outside off, moving in, and defended by Dinda

109.6

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, almost squeezes it through this time, another in-coming delivery. Dinda is stuck in the crease and is late in bringing his bat down, and just about gets the bat before the ball hits the pad

Bengal 326/8   C Ganapathy 24-4-54-4

111.1

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, fullish, just outside off, making the batsman play, who does it watchfully

111.2

Ganapathy to Dinda, FOUR, he has swatted this fly to the boundary, towards the NCA.... short, slow, Dinda eyes closed, head turned away, but the pull is timed really well

111.3

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, slower ball again, this is too obvious, and Dinda gets on the front foot to defend. VB Chandrasekar is rightly wondering why run in 20 yards to bowl such obvious slower ones

111.4

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, length ball, around off, and played back towards the bowler

111.5

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, another slower one, wide again, and is lightyears away from the bat. Karthik gets his legs together in time this time

111.6

Ganapathy to Dinda, no run, tries a short one, gets a bit of lift, but it is too slow to trouble Dinda, and not short enough for him to pull out the fly-swatter

Bengal 336/8   C Ganapathy 25-4-58-4

114.1

Ganapathy to Chowdhury, 1 run, wide, and fuller, and Avik goes for the drive, and gets a thick outside edge to thirdman

114.2

Ganapathy to Bose, no run, pitched up, just outside off, and defended into the covers

114.3

Ganapathy to Bose, no run, full and outside off, and played with an open face

114.4

Ganapathy to Bose, no run, tries a bouncer, and gets it as high as Rono's knees. And that is not because Rono is some giant, but because the ball stayed low. Done well by Rono to not duck

114.5

Ganapathy to Bose, no run, slower ball again, and too wide, and only Karthik has strouble with it, gets his pads together at half-volley

114.6

Ganapathy to Bose, OUT, First five-for in first-class cricket... pitched up, moving in, and Rono looks elegant in guiding it straight to Vidyut at midwicket. Gana is elated, what an effort for somebody whose average pace is less than 120ks

RR Bose c Ashwin b Ganapathy 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Bengal 345/10   C Ganapathy 26-4-59-5
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