Ranji Trophy Super League - 4th quarter final

Tamil Nadu v Bengal

Tamil Nadu won by 8 wickets

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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

Bengal 20/1   RB Banerjee 13* (54b)   C Ganapathy 4.2-1-4-1

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

Bengal 45/2   WP Saha 14* (24b 2x4)   P Amarnath 9.5-3-19-0

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

Bengal 124/3   MK Tiwary 40* (52b 7x4)   C Ganapathy 12.4-3-28-2

46.1

Ashwin to Shukla, OUT, another freak dismissal, full-blooded sweep from Shukla, hits the boot of Mukund at forward shortleg, whereupon the bal lobs back for the simplest of catches for Karthik. The umpires go to the third umpire who confirms what Shukla would have dreaded. Foot of God, Mukund will insist

LR Shukla c †Karthik b Ashwin 1 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Bengal 131/4   MK Tiwary 45* (60b 8x4)   R Ashwin 8.1-0-43-1

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

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

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

Bengal 302/6   AS Chowdhury 7* (42b 1x4)   L Balaji 22.3-6-50-1

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

Bengal 320/7   AS Chowdhury 14* (64b 1x4)   C Ganapathy 21.4-4-51-3

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

Bengal 320/8   AS Chowdhury 14* (70b 1x4)   C Ganapathy 22.4-4-51-4

113.5

Balaji to Dinda, OUT, that's sharp, at 127ks, close to the fatsest deliveries we have seen in the match, and Dinda plays in his own special manner, not getting into the line, and just throwing his bat at it, and the ball goes straight through onto the middle stump. Entertaining but short, Dinda's stay was

AB Dinda b Balaji 9 (27m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Bengal 344/9   AS Chowdhury 25* (88b 2x4)   L Balaji 26.5-7-59-2

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   AS Chowdhury 26* (89b 2x4)   C Ganapathy 26-4-59-5
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