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

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

End of over 51 (5 runs) Bengal 147/4
D Chakrabarty    9* (20b 2x4)      R Ashwin    11-0-53-1
MK Tiwary    52* (69b 9x4)     

51.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, angled in to the batsman, doesn't hold its line, and Tiwary plays it towards mid-off

51.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, poor throw, and at the wrong end, Tiwary wanted a quick single to S Vidyut at cover, but changed his mind, Chakrabarty had come too far down by then, and Vidyut threw it towards the striker's end, and it was too high anyway

51.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, angled into the pads, and defended with soft hands

51.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, wide this time, and left alone by Tiwary

51.5

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide this time, and played with an open face towards thirdman, the two run the first one hard, Chakrabarty wants the second but is sent back by Tiwary

two slips and a gully for Chakrabarty

51.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, FOUR, and he feeds him a half-volley on the pads, which he flicks toward midwicket boundary for his third boundary

End of over 52 (5 runs) Bengal 152/4
D Chakrabarty    13* (21b 3x4)      L Balaji    12-3-23-0
MK Tiwary    53* (74b 9x4)     

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

End of over 53 (1 run) Bengal 153/4
D Chakrabarty    13* (26b 3x4)      R Ashwin    12-0-54-1
MK Tiwary    54* (75b 9x4)     

Amarnath replacing Balaji

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

End of over 54 (3 runs) Bengal 156/4
D Chakrabarty    15* (31b 3x4)      P Amarnath    15-3-41-0
MK Tiwary    55* (76b 9x4)     

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

End of over 55 (5 runs) Bengal 161/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (34b 3x4)      R Ashwin    13-0-59-1
MK Tiwary    57* (79b 9x4)     

The funny man is back. Just to emphasise the negative leg-side field, VB Chandrasekar says, "There is a man in the point region, but he can't field. He is the umpire."

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

End of over 56 (1 run) Bengal 162/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (39b 3x4)      P Amarnath    16-3-42-0
MK Tiwary    58* (80b 9x4)     

And the ball has been changed again. Ah well.

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.

End of over 57 (5 runs) Bengal 167/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (41b 3x4)      R Ashwin    14-0-64-1
MK Tiwary    63* (84b 10x4)     

C Suresh, the LAS, replaces P Amarnath. Slip and silly point in.

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

DK shouts in tamil, "Bowl like how you did against Maharashtra team"

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

End of over 58 (1 run) Bengal 168/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (44b 3x4)      C Suresh    2-0-9-0
MK Tiwary    64* (87b 10x4)     

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

Every body shouts "OI! OI!: No lucky Oye but there is some gentleman, a security guard, ambling in front of the sightscreen

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.

End of over 59 (1 run) Bengal 169/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (48b 3x4)      R Ashwin    15-0-65-1
MK Tiwary    65* (89b 10x4)     

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

DK calls C Suresh .. "Japani" Well bowled Japani ... Could be cos of his short height. And L Siva drawls, "It can't be Karthik who has given him that name as he himself is not tall".

59.6

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run

End of over 60 (1 run) Bengal 170/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (53b 3x4)      C Suresh    3-0-10-0
MK Tiwary    66* (90b 10x4)     

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.

End of over 61 (4 runs) Bengal 174/4
MK Tiwary    70* (96b 11x4)      R Ashwin    16-0-69-1
D Chakrabarty    18* (53b 3x4)     

61.1

Suresh to Chakrabarty, no run, pretty full around the off stump and Chakra gets forward to defend

DK shouts, " Just keep bowling straight. Look at his leg, he is planted it on the middle stump .. wicket will come."

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...

That's tea. 99 runs have come in this session. Manoj looks good for a ton. If Chakrabarty can hang in there we could see some runs in the last session. Manoj has come down the track repeatedly against the spinners, looking to drive inside out and has also deployed the hard sweep shot profitably.

End of over 62 (maiden) Bengal 174/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (59b 3x4)      C Suresh    4-1-10-0
MK Tiwary    70* (96b 11x4)     

Balaji will resume proceedings after tea

62.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, half-volley on the off stump, played towards cover

62.2

Balaji to Tiwary, FOUR, another half-volley, and this is pushed through extra-cover delightfully... didn't look to hit too hard, relied on the placement, which was perfect between mid-off and cover... shot of the day

62.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, on the pads, and defended into the covers

62.4

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, a length delivery, just outside off, and defended into the covers

And the ball is out of shape again. Balaji has had to make sad faces and say, "Sir kitna kharab hai" to the umpire to get the ball through the ball gauge. Now that the umpire wants the ball changed, he doesn't see to be able to catch the attention of the fourth umpire. Finally we get it going. Perhaps the slow going had out the fourth umpire to sleep

62.5

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, fullish, on the stumps, and defended to the bowler

62.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, angling into the pads, full, and the batsman plays it towards mid-on

End of over 63 (5 runs) Bengal 179/4
D Chakrabarty    18* (61b 3x4)      L Balaji    13-3-28-0
MK Tiwary    75* (100b 12x4)     

Ashwin to continue with a change of ends

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

End of over 64 (7 runs) Bengal 186/4
D Chakrabarty    24* (65b 4x4)      R Ashwin    17-0-76-1
MK Tiwary    76* (102b 12x4)     

64.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, missed out on a leg-stump half-volley, a stifled shout too, but missing leg easily

64.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, pulls the length back a touch, just outside off, and defended in front of his body by Manoj

another hero passes in front of sightscreen as Balaji runs in

64.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and square-driven hard towards the point, but can't breach C Suresh

64.4

Balaji to Tiwary, FOUR, lovely square-drive this time, this time Manoj waited for this wide delivery, opened the face at the last moment, and went square of the point

64.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full, drivable length again, Manoj steps forward and drives it straight to mid-off

64.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, tries a bouncer, dug it in his own half, but the ball rises only as high as Manoj's chest and gives him enough time to play in under his head

End of over 65 (4 runs) Bengal 190/4
MK Tiwary    80* (108b 13x4)      L Balaji    14-3-32-0
D Chakrabarty    24* (65b 4x4)     

And the ball is gone again. The fifth time today. Who will wake the fourth umpire now? Manoj has started playing some attractive shots now, that should keep the fourth umpire awake. But no, he took his own sweet time in coming with the box of balls. Not sure when they will run out of balls, and send somebody in to the nearest SG factory to get some more

Five minutes later: They are still struggling to find a replacement. What are the odds the box is full of the balls that have been discarded? They have finally got a ball, which they have sandpapered from both sides, and there is no shiny side on this ball.

C Suresh replaces R Ashwin now

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

End of over 66 (4 runs) Bengal 194/4
D Chakrabarty    28* (71b 5x4)      C Suresh    5-1-14-0
MK Tiwary    80* (108b 13x4)     

Balaji coming round the stumps to Tiwary, with a deep fine leg and a deep square leg

66.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, and he squeezes in a fuller delivery after setting the short-ball trap. Manoj is alert, though, and defends it towards short leg

66.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, short, starting within stumps, and angling across, played with an open face towards sweeper cover

66.3

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, just short of length, outside off, and punched towards point, where Suresh is alert

66.4

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, another wide delivery, and Chakra plays at it, towards covers

66.5

Balaji to Chakrabarty, FOUR, a bouncer here, it's so slow that Chakra left it in his kind, then changed his plan and went for the shot, and then top-edged it for four to very fine fine leg

66.6

Balaji to Chakrabarty, no run, short and wide, and left alone without trouble

End of over 67 (5 runs) Bengal 199/4
D Chakrabarty    32* (75b 6x4)      L Balaji    15-3-37-0
MK Tiwary    81* (110b 13x4)     

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

End of over 68 (2 runs) Bengal 201/4
D Chakrabarty    33* (80b 6x4)      C Suresh    6-1-16-0
MK Tiwary    82* (111b 13x4)     

Amarnath replacing Bala

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

And now an extra slip is in

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

End of over 69 (7 runs) Bengal 208/4
D Chakrabarty    39* (87b 7x4)      P Amarnath    17-3-49-0
MK Tiwary    82* (111b 13x4)     

So finally Bengal get some luck going, after two freak dismissals, as one edge in the last over went through keeper and slip

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

at 83, this is now the highest partnership of the innings, beating the 79 between Saha and Manoj

69.6

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

End of over 70 (7 runs) Bengal 215/4
D Chakrabarty    39* (88b 7x4)      C Suresh    7-1-23-0
MK Tiwary    89* (116b 14x4)     

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

End of over 71 (5 runs) Bengal 220/4
D Chakrabarty    39* (89b 7x4)      P Amarnath    18-3-54-0
MK Tiwary    94* (121b 15x4)     

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

In first-class cricket, Manoj has crossed 12 times, and converted nine of them into centuries

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

End of over 72 (9 runs) Bengal 229/4
D Chakrabarty    39* (90b 7x4)      C Suresh    8-1-32-0
MK Tiwary    103* (126b 17x4)     

Suresh Kumar gets his first ball of the day

72.1

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, thrown up outside off, and defended into the covers

72.2

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, shorter outside off and defended

72.3

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, fuller turning in, and smothering the spin

72.4

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, shorter, spinning into the pads, but Tiwary fails to help it round the corner

72.5

Kumar to Tiwary, no run, flighted this time, Manoj gets a big stride in to defend

72.6

Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, overpitched, and pushed away towards mid-on for an easy single

End of over 73 (1 run) Bengal 230/4
MK Tiwary    104* (132b 17x4)      SS Kumar    1-0-1-0
D Chakrabarty    39* (90b 7x4)     

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

End of over 74 (1 run, maiden) Bengal 231/4
D Chakrabarty    39* (95b 7x4)      C Suresh    9-2-32-0
MK Tiwary    104* (133b 17x4)     

74.1

Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, flat, turning into the pads, and Tiwary works it off the back foot towards deep fine leg

74.2

Kumar to Chakrabarty, FOUR, Chakra is snatching his luck, slower in the air this was, drawing him into the shot, he plays for the non-existent spin, and gets the thick outside edge wide of slip

74.3

Kumar to Chakrabarty, FOUR, and he rubs it in now, short delivery, Chakra rocks back, and pulls it authoritatively towards midwicket

74.4

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, starts within the stumps, and spins towards the pad, where Chakra defends it

74.5

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, another straighter one, and Chakrabarty reads it this time, and gets behind the line to defend it

74.6

Kumar to Chakrabarty, no run, full, outside off, and defended it into the covers

and it's time for the final drinks of the day. On the field, one means

End of over 75 (9 runs) Bengal 240/4
D Chakrabarty    47* (100b 9x4)      SS Kumar    2-0-10-0
MK Tiwary    105* (134b 17x4)     

75.1

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

one gets a sense TN are waiting for the new ball, and are fairly defensive now. They want minimum damage in the next five overs

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

End of over 76 (3 runs) Bengal 243/4
D Chakrabarty    48* (102b 9x4)      C Suresh    10-2-35-0
MK Tiwary    107* (138b 17x4)     

Ashwin replaces Suresh Kumar

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

End of over 77 (3 runs) Bengal 246/4
D Chakrabarty    50* (107b 9x4)      R Ashwin    18-0-79-1
MK Tiwary    108* (139b 17x4)     

Tariq is pleased with Manoj's effort. "The boy is back with commanding 100. Let's hope he doesn`t fade away again like the previous time.Hope the selector have an eye on Monoj.

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

End of over 78 (3 runs) Bengal 249/4
D Chakrabarty    52* (111b 9x4)      C Suresh    11-2-38-0
MK Tiwary    109* (141b 17x4)     

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

End of over 79 (1 run) Bengal 250/4
D Chakrabarty    52* (114b 9x4)      R Ashwin    19-0-80-1
MK Tiwary    110* (144b 17x4)     

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

End of over 80 (3 runs) Bengal 253/4
D Chakrabarty    53* (117b 9x4)      C Suresh    12-2-41-0
MK Tiwary    112* (147b 17x4)     

New ball is due, but not taken

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

End of over 81 (5 runs) Bengal 258/5
     R Ashwin    20-0-85-2
MK Tiwary    113* (148b 17x4)     

Avik Chowdhury replaces Chakrabarty. And the new ball is taken, and Balaji will take it

81.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, and a wide loosener to start off with, Manoj lets it go

81.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, fuller, Tiwary plays with soft hands and with an open face, and two is the immediate call, and they get two to the cover region

81.3

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, soft hands and open face again, and plays it towards thirdman, and calls for two right away, and gets it... he is hustling them there

81.4

Balaji to Tiwary, 4 byes, posthumous swing there, beating Karthik after it passed the leg stump, four byes

81.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full wide delivery, Manoj chooses to leave this one alone

81.6

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, angled into the pads, and Manoj helps it along towards fine leg. Bad delivery to end the over, lets Manoj take strike again

End of over 82 (9 runs) Bengal 267/5
MK Tiwary    118* (154b 17x4)      L Balaji    16-3-42-0
AS Chowdhury    0* (0b)     

Going back to the catch taken by C Suresh, he had to wait for the ball to pass forward shortleg before he could dive for it. That made it a superb catch.

Amarnath to share the new balls

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

End of over 83 (6 runs) Bengal 273/5
MK Tiwary    124* (160b 18x4)      P Amarnath    19-3-60-0
AS Chowdhury    0* (0b)     

83.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, straightening a touch, making the batsman play, Avik plays it to mid-off

83.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 no ball, wide outside off stump, moved in late, but left alone without much trouble

83.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, straight delivery again, angling into the stumps, Avik playing it in front of his body

83.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, shorer this time, and too wide to make Avik play

83.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, wasted that delivery, there was some trouble in his run-up, but didn't stop and continued with the delivery, and the ball goes harmlessly down the leg side

83.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, length delivery, just outside off, and defended with an open face

83.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, digs it in short, but doesn't get any lift, and is defended into the leg side

End of over 84 (1 run) Bengal 274/5
AS Chowdhury    0* (7b)      L Balaji    17-3-43-0
MK Tiwary    124* (160b 18x4)     

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

round thew wicket

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

End of over 85 (2 runs) Bengal 275/5
AS Chowdhury    0* (9b)      P Amarnath    20-3-61-0
MK Tiwary    125* (164b 18x4)     

85.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and we are too close to stumps for Manoj to go for those. Then again, stranger things have happened

85.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fuller, but the line is just as wide and Manoj lets Karthik do some work

85.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, just outside off, fullish delivery, and defended into the covers

85.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, fuller, straight, and played back to the bowlers

85.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run

85.6

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, another over-pitched delivery on the stumps, and defended into the covers

End of over 86 (maiden) Bengal 275/5
MK Tiwary    125* (170b 18x4)      L Balaji    18-4-43-0
AS Chowdhury    0* (9b)     

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

over the wicket this time

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

End of over 87 (1 run) Bengal 276/5
AS Chowdhury    1* (15b)      P Amarnath    21-3-62-0
MK Tiwary    125* (170b 18x4)     

87.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, full delivery from Balaji, and defended back to the bowler

87.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, and easily steered away to point

87.3

Balaji to Tiwary, (no ball) 1 run, short and wide, and allowed to pass by harmlessly

87.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, attacking the stumps now, angling it in to the right-hander, but there is no movement on offer, and Avik defends easily

a forward short leg and a backward short leg in place

87.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, Balaji pitches up on his pads, and he plays it right in between the two shortlegs for his first boundary

87.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, FOUR, short, looking to tuck the batsman up, and defended easily

87.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, fuller, on the stumps this time, and defended straight back to the bowler

End of over 88 (6 runs) Bengal 282/5
AS Chowdhury    5* (19b 1x4)      L Balaji    19-4-49-0
MK Tiwary    126* (173b 18x4)     

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

End of over 89 (11 runs) Bengal 287/5
AS Chowdhury    5* (21b 1x4)      C Suresh    13-2-46-0
MK Tiwary    131* (177b 19x4)     

Vidyut to bowl the last over of the day

89.1

Vidyut to Tiwary, 2 runs, short, down the legs, and Manoj has ages to go back and paddle it to fine of fine leg

89.2

Vidyut to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the pads, turned away towards square leg, takes a single and takes his gloves off. His job for the day is done?

89.3

Vidyut to Chowdhury, 2 runs, overthrows now… Avik had just defended an innocuous looking delivery, Vijay fields it at mind-off, and throws it towards Karthik who is not looking

89.4

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, overpitched delivery, defended towards the bowler

89.5

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, flatter this time, and defended without much trouble

89.6

Vidyut to Chowdhury, no run, ends it with a wide, flat delivery, what a waste of an over

That brings an end to an eventful day, where Bengal have taken off from a slow start, and ended with 292 runs in the day. It has been thanks largely to Manoj Tiwary who got his ninth first-class century, and ended unbeaten on 134. He will be the key to whether Bengal can get a big score tomorrow, because they will need all the runs they can get. This pitch is flat, and the batsmen will look at it more as an apartment than an hotel. So join us tomorrow to see if Bengal can manage a big score.

End of over 90 (5 runs) Bengal 292/5
AS Chowdhury    7* (25b 1x4)      S Vidyut    1-0-5-0
MK Tiwary    134* (179b 19x4)     

Welcome back, to the coverage of the second day of the Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash. VB Chandrasekar, doing the pitch report for Neo Sports, is creating false hopes, looking at some rough. But bowlers need not feel liberated by it, this will still be hard work.

Manoj Tiwary, after a superb century yesterday: "The experience was good, and I am very happy to score a century against a good side like Tamil Nadu... I appreciate the contribution made by Wrddhi and Dibyendu

"My natural game is to attack, and I was looking at the short ball as a scoring opportunity."

He also credits his coach for the sweeeps he hit through the day.

And back to that incredible bluffjob yesterday: "I was playing orthodox sweeps through the day, but my partner sounded me out that Badri was moving to leg slip early."

And Manoj it will be, to face the first ball of the day, from L Balaji

90.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, wide outside off, and short, and it's left alone without trouble

90.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, pitched up this time, and closer to the stumps, Manoj gets his foot down to the pitch, opens the face, and steers it to the thirdman

90.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, intended bouncer, but eventual grubber... pitched in his own half, but went up calf high and wide outside off, so it's all safe

90.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, down the leg side, kicks off a bit, but harmless it is

90.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, length delivery outside off, Avik shapes up to play at it, but decides at the last moment to let it go

90.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, pitched up, on the stumps, he has to play at it, he does with a closed face, towards mid-on

End of over 91 (1 run) Bengal 293/5
AS Chowdhury    7* (30b 1x4)      L Balaji    20-4-50-0
MK Tiwary    135* (180b 19x4)     

Ganapathy will start from the BEML End

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

and the ball is out of shape again. Fifth in all. Only 10 overs have been bowled with this. It has to be frustrating for all parties involved, least of all the fourth umpire

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

End of over 92 (8 runs) Bengal 301/5
MK Tiwary    143* (186b 21x4)      C Ganapathy    15-3-37-2
AS Chowdhury    7* (30b 1x4)     

92.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, thrown up, inviting a drive, but it is too far from the stumps to indulge Avik

92.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, tries a bouncer again, very short, but it hardly gets chest-high, and it is wide outside off anyway

92.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this bouncer is sharper, but it too wide still, not making Avik think about playing it

92.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, a hint of away swing there, it was much fuller, but started wide outside off and went further still, Avik is not a party to the contest in this over so far

92.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, he gets closer to the stumps this time, but it's not close enough to make Avik play

92.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this is angled into the pads, and Avik gets his bat down in time to defend it towards mid-on. Anyway the ball was headed down

End of over 93 (maiden) Bengal 301/5
AS Chowdhury    7* (36b 1x4)      L Balaji    21-5-50-0
MK Tiwary    143* (186b 21x4)     

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

End of over 94 (maiden) Bengal 301/5
MK Tiwary    143* (192b 21x4)      C Ganapathy    16-4-37-2
AS Chowdhury    7* (36b 1x4)     

94.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, Bala is wide again, shortish too, and Avik has nothing to do with this one

94.2

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, some carry there, but again it's short and wide, and Avik covers his off stump and shoulders arms

94.3

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, finally makes him play, just short of a length, headed for off stump, Avik stays at the back foot and defends it without anxiety

94.4

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, and goes back wide again, this is some fruitless exercise, running in hard and bowling wide and wide again and again

94.5

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, this one was bowled much better, pitched up, shaping away a bit, ending up around off, making Avik defend off the front foot

94.6

Balaji to Chowdhury, no run, and another maiden for Bala, this was wide again, and Avik takes the token forward step to cover the off stump, and shoulders arms

End of over 95 (maiden) Bengal 301/5
AS Chowdhury    7* (42b 1x4)      L Balaji    22-6-50-0
MK Tiwary    143* (192b 21x4)     

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

End of over 96 (1 run) Bengal 302/5
MK Tiwary    144* (198b 21x4)      C Ganapathy    17-4-38-2
AS Chowdhury    7* (42b 1x4)     

So Tamil Nadu going down the expected route, trying to bore the batsmen out. And they don't want to give away quick runs. And whatever Bengal manage, they will back themselves to get it

96.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, short and wide, smashed away, but Suresh Kumar moves to his right quickly, at point

96.2

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, a wide length ball, and Manoj looks to steer it towards thirdman, but he is early into the shot, a touch uppish but safely bounces before reaching Suresh Kumar

96.3

Balaji to Tiwary, OUT, Bala produces that special delivery.... slower ball, landing on a length, no footwork from Tiwary who knows he is beaten, he tries to defend it limply but inside-edges it onto his off and middle stumps. What a big wicket. Replays show Manoj played for a slower legbreak, but this one turned out to be a googly. What shrewd deception

MK Tiwary b Balaji 144 (306m 201b 21x4 0x6) SR: 71.64

Ritam Kundu is the new man in. Two slips and a short leg

96.4

Balaji to Kundu, no run, And Bala is sharper now... just outside off, length delivery, and left alone

96.5

Balaji to Kundu, no run, wider now, and left alone

96.6

Balaji to Kundu, 1 no ball, lovely delivery, but a no-ball, it was fullish, around off-stump line, making the batsman play, and then shaping away. Beaten, and it is some achievement on this wicket

96.6

Balaji to Kundu, no run, again finds the right channel, landing around off, and just holding its line. A batsman beaten in back-to-back deliveries, that is rare, and is going to be rare in this match

End of over 97 (1 run) Bengal 303/6
R Kundu    0* (4b)      L Balaji    23-6-51-1
AS Chowdhury    7* (42b 1x4)     

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

End of over 98 (1 run) Bengal 304/6
R Kundu    0* (8b)      C Ganapathy    18-4-39-2
AS Chowdhury    8* (44b 1x4)     

98.1

Balaji to Chowdhury, 1 run, fullish delivery, hit to just wide of Ganapathy at mid-off, they hesitate before running, but Gana fails to collect it cleanly, after three attempts

98.2

Balaji to Kundu, no run, another slower ball tried, and too full, and although Kundu is fooled, he can adjust for this one full and wide

98.3

Balaji to Kundu, no run, short and angled into the ribs, played towards short leg, but there is none

98.4

Balaji to Kundu, no run, good shape again, starts around off, holds its line, Kundu doesn't play at it this time

98.5

Balaji to Kundu, no run, on the stumps, and played into the covers

98.6

Balaji to Kundu, no run, full, on the stumps, some swing, gets the outside half of the bat, towards point

End of over 99 (1 run) Bengal 305/6
R Kundu    0* (13b)      L Balaji    24-6-52-1
AS Chowdhury    9* (45b 1x4)     

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

End of over 100 (2 runs) Bengal 307/6
AS Chowdhury    11* (51b 1x4)      C Ganapathy    19-4-41-2
R Kundu    0* (13b)     
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