Ranji Trophy Super League, 4th Quarter-Final: Tamil Nadu v Bengal at Bangalore, Dec 26-29, 2008
Ranji Trophy Super League - 4th quarter final
Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets
26,27,28,29 December 2008 (4-day match)
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6.1

Bose to Vijay, OUT, that's a lame dismissal, shortish and wide, Vijay plays a losse shot, without foot movement, and limply lobs it straight to Manoj Tiwary at point. And Rono has struck early again

M Vijay c Tiwary b Bose 1 (28m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.26

Tamil Nadu 11/1   A Mukund 10* (18b 2x4)   RR Bose 3.1-2-8-1
16.5

Bose to Badrinath, OUT, Sharp movement, Rono gets his man, this is a length delivery, Badri is caught on the crease, the movement beats his bat, and it's a pretty straightforward decision. This is Rono's ninth over unchanged, and he has got his second wicket

S Badrinath lbw b Bose 18 (52m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Tamil Nadu 48/2   A Mukund 23* (44b 5x4)   RR Bose 8.5-4-29-2
28.6

Shukla to Karthik, OUT, they get Abhinav on the last ball before tea. It was a hard drive to cover, where it is not cleanly collected, but the ball lobs back towards Lokhi. The batsmen look to go for a single, DK sends Abhinav back, and Lokhi runs towards the stumps, and flicks it underarm to catch Abhinav short. WV Raman, TN coach, is flabbergasted at the sidelines, and rightly so

A Mukund run out 47 (140m 93b 9x4 0x6) SR: 50.53

Tamil Nadu 82/2   KD Karthik 9* (24b 2x4)   LR Shukla 4-1-10-0
33.2

Sarkar to Vidyut, OUT, lovely bowling, this one nipped away after pitching within the stumps, making Vidyut play, who tentatively pokes at it, the edge is taken this time, and Saha - like Bob Willis would say - makes no mistake. This wasn't just the angle, there was some movement upon pitching

S Vidyut c †Saha b Sarkar 4 (18m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Tamil Nadu 87/4   KD Karthik 9* (37b 2x4)   SS Sarkar 7.2-3-25-1
44.2

Kundu to Karthik, OUT, Mannu you beauty! DK goes for the orthodox sweep this time, is way early into the shot, this takes the back of his bat and lobs towards short fine, where Manoj Tiwary almost flies to his right to take it inches off the ground. DK can't believe the catch is taken. He wants third-umpire to confirm it, but the on-field umpires are satisfied

Oops Oops, the replays suggest the ball went off the elbow guard, and that's why he wasn't pleased with the decision

KD Karthik c Tiwary b Kundu 46 (131m 66b 10x4 0x6) SR: 69.69

Tamil Nadu 147/5   SS Kumar 22* (37b 3x4 1x6)   R Kundu 1.2-0-12-1
57.3

Dinda to Ashwin, 2 runs, OUT, run out, what a mess, plays another beautiful shot wide of mid-on but Kundu , standing at midwicket, runs back and rockets an accurate throw to the non-strikers end. Dinda collects cleanly to take down the stumps with Ashwin well short of his ground while coming back for the third

R Ashwin run out 29 (50m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.44

Tamil Nadu 194/6   * (b)   AB Dinda 14.3-4-52-0
77.6

Tiwary to Kumar, OUT, utter confusion there, googly bowled on middle and leg, pitches full, tries to turn it away on the on-side, gets a thin inside edge onto the pads, the ball lobs up to be taken by Banerjee at slip. The umpire Asnani shakes his head initially to a vociferous appeal by the Bengal players, but then suddenly decides to raise his finger. Replays suggest his change of heart was correct.

SS Kumar c Banerjee b Tiwary 75 (197m 130b 11x4 1x6) SR: 57.69

Tamil Nadu 258/7   C Ganapathy 24* (66b 3x4)   MK Tiwary 3-0-10-1
78.3

Kundu to Ganapathy, OUT, gone!! Ganapathy goes, straight ball outside off, he comes down a couple of steps to defend, misses it completely and Wriddhiman Saha effects an easy stumping. TN eight down now, and the threat of overhauling the Bengal score has receded significantly

C Ganapathy st †Saha b Kundu 24 (94m 69b 3x4 0x6) SR: 34.78

Tamil Nadu 258/8   L Balaji 0* (0b)   R Kundu 10.3-0-47-2
79.4

Tiwary to Balaji, OUT, run out, short on middle and off, pushed off the back foot to mid-on and the batsmen decide to scamper down for a quick single, Dinda runs forward, picks up the ball cleanly, and throws down the stumps at the strikers end to find C Suresh short of his ground.

C Suresh run out 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tamil Nadu 258/9   L Balaji 0* (3b)   MK Tiwary 3.4-0-10-1
98.5

Dinda to Balaji, OUT, gone! and it's all over for TN! Balaji chased a wide delivery, trying to slog it over mid-on, but mistimed it to Laxmi Shukla at mid-off who took a god catch running backwards.

L Balaji c Shukla b Dinda 47 (86m 79b 5x4 2x6) SR: 59.49

Tamil Nadu 306/10   P Amarnath 1* (40b)   AB Dinda 24.5-4-76-1
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