Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    18.2 what have you done, Raman? Got away with an lbw appeal in the previous over, but can't this time. Steps out to go over the bowler's head but got too close to the pitch of the ball and ended up drilling this straight to Mishra, who takes an excellent return catch. Raman's thrown it away. 54/2
    3.4 this is a massive breakthrough, but there's some confusion if this is lbw or caught behind. Looks like lbw in the end. This is much fuller, came back in sharply off the seam to beat Abhimanyu's inside edge. He was hit on the pad and since he wasn't fully forward, the ball didn't have much distance to cover. That would've crashed into the stumps. The in-form Easwaran is gone 8/1
    65.1 what do they say about the old adage? 'One brings two.' Unmukt Chand, substituting for Gautam Gambhir, has taken a sharp, sharp catch at cover. Sudip is gutted but he has only himself to blame. This was short and sliding away, there to be hit alright, but Sudip rocks back and slaps this uppishly. Chand dives low to his right to complete a superb catch. Talk about making an impact as a substitute. Delhi on the upswing here. 209/5
    43.3 got this to come back in and Tokas has trapped Writtick plumb in front. He was looking to work this through midwicket but was overbalanced as this would've crashed into middle and leg. Talk about wasting another start. 132/3
    63.2 the captain has committed hara-kiri. Oh, dear. Was looking to clear mid-on, ended up dragging it from wide outside off to the fielder there. No timing or power behind it. Manan saw him charging and tossed this up just a touch wider and has been rewarded for it. Tiwary has thrown it away, just like Raman. 200/4
    81.2 reward at the end of a long, long day for Saini and this is a beauty that goes past Majumdar's defence. Slanted this short of length from wide of the crease, Majumdar is late on the shot because he's beaten for pace. This keeps a touch low as well to crash into the off stump. 251/6
    92 huge appeal for lbw and the umpire gives it! Goswami is stuck on the crease against a full delivery angled in from around the wicket. Gorgeous ball, really. Does him for length. He should've been forward to that. 283/8
    86.2 loose shot and he perishes as stumps loom large. He was bordering on the unorthodox and has to perish. Made room even before the bowler delivered, Khejroliya banged one in short, trying to cramp him for room, and Amit simply went outside leg and used the bowler's pace to help this straight down the throat of third man. As far as catches go, it can't get easier than that 265/7
    92.3 outstanding from Manan Sharma! Gani defended outside the line to get a thick inside edge, Manan at short midwicket swooped in quickly and came up with a superb under-arm flick to effect a direct hit at the bowler's end. Gani couldn't be saved despite a full-length dive. Terrific athleticism. Delhi's morning continues to get better. 283/9
    not out
    94.2 mistimes this swat from way outside off to Manan at midwicket. Absolutely no power on that as he hit this towards the bottom part. Easily taken. Bengal have folded in little over 40 minutes this morning. 286/10
    5 (b 1, lb 1, nb 3)
    286 all out (94.2 Overs, RR: 3.03)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (AR Easwaran, 3.4 ov), 2-54 (A Raman, 18.2 ov), 3-132 (WB Chatterjee, 43.3 ov), 4-200 (MK Tiwary, 63.2 ov), 5-209 (SD Chatterjee, 65.1 ov), 6-251 (AP Majumdar, 81.2 ov), 7-265 (B Amit, 86.2 ov), 8-283 (SP Goswami, 91.6 ov), 9-283 (AA Gani, 92.3 ov), 10-286 (AB Dinda, 94.2 ov)
    V Tokas1525013.3301
    NA Saini2155532.6100
    K Khejroliya20.216423.1402
    N Rana511903.8000
    Vikas Mishra2035912.9500
    Manan Sharma1323722.8400
    61.3 finally a wicket for Bengal and credit to wicketkeeper Goswami, who dives full length to his right to pluck this one-handed stunner. Incredibly, the ball didn't bobble out even as his elbows hit the turf. Loose stroke from Chandela, played away from the body. Looks like he ran out of patience because Amit kept bowling there in the hope of the batsman poking at that. Finally some reward late in the day for Bengal but what a fabulous innings this has been from the young man. 232/1
    77.2 big, big wicket and Shami has given Bengal a ray of hope by prising out Gambhir. This is an excellent short ball angled into his ribs from around the stumps, Gambhir looks to hop out of the way but has no room to maneuver this one as the ball brushes the glove on the way through to the keeper. End of a sublime knock that has put Delhi ahead, but the last hour clear belonged to Bengal. 271/3
    70.2 they've prised him out with a short ball and this is a big wicket. Angled in short into the body from wide of the crease, Shorey hoped across to pull but it looks like it may have just whizzed past the glove. The umpire was perhaps influenced by the nature of the appeal. Shorey is mighty unlucky 247/2
    81.1 given lbw! Shami traps Rana right in front of middle stump. No front foot push from the batsman as he looks to flick. The only doubt there is whether that pitched outside leg...and replays show it pitched just outside. Abhijit Deshmukh the umpire 280/4
    110.1 traps him on the back foot right in front of middle stump. It's a skidder coming back in from a length. There are two sounds but replays suggest that's the ball flicking the front pad and then hitting the back pad. Looks dead straight. Himmat Singh looked troubled for the first time this innings. Took a while and he's capitalised on the freebies. Good knock 384/7
    82.1 got him! They've got Pant second ball and this is a big inswinger from off stump. Oh this looks a close decision too. Shapes in and then nips back off the pitch as he looks to flick. Hits him in front of leg. Dinda is ecstatic, he knows this will be given as he's making the appeal because it looks plumb on first view. Game on 281/5
    91.4 runs out of luck. Another short ball at Manan. He takes it on with a pull and as has been the case for a long time, he miscues the shot. It's off the high part of the bat and lobs straight to backward short leg 328/6
    113.3 Amit has Tokas scooping a catch to mid-off. Full and outside off, Tokas makes no attempt to get close to the pitch of the ball. Instead, he stays leg side of it, throws his bat at the ball, and holes out to mid-off. Fine overhead catch there 386/9
    110.2 back of a length in the corridor, climbs on the batsman who is forced to play at this. Does it anxiously. Hangs the bat out, offers the edge, and Shami finds it 384/8
    not out
    117 slower ball at a good length, coming in at off stump. He clears the front leg and swipes across the line. Gets a top edge that hangs up for first slip who takes a simple catch 398/10
    17 (b 10, lb 3, nb 4)
    398 all out (117 Overs, RR: 3.4, 552 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-232 (K Chandela, 61.3 ov), 2-247 (DR Shorey, 70.2 ov), 3-271 (G Gambhir, 77.2 ov), 4-280 (N Rana, 81.1 ov), 5-281 (RR Pant, 82.1 ov), 6-328 (Manan Sharma, 91.4 ov), 7-384 (Himmat Singh, 110.1 ov), 8-384 (NA Saini, 110.2 ov), 9-386 (V Tokas, 113.3 ov), 10-398 (K Khejroliya, 116.6 ov)
    AB Dinda27212524.6203
    Mohammed Shami39612263.1201
    B Amit33126421.9300
    AA Gani1424903.5000
    WB Chatterjee201105.5000
    AP Majumdar201407.0000
    2.5 trapped in front and that's quite plumb. Zips it in from wide of the crease, at a length and right in front middle stump. Strikes him on the back foot as he looks to glance 6/1
    8.5 finds the same fielder next ball. Easwran has been adventurous this innings. And after surviving two chances, he's offered a third that marks his end. Is that his last innings of the season? It's a pull shot. Fetched a short ball from wide outside off and this time the fielder didn't have to move 33/2
    11.3 he's uprooted off stump! This stays low after pitching on a length, skids through at shin height and rips through his defence. Saini goes berserk as the batsman gets on his haunches to wonder why it was him who got this ball. Bengal are tottering 35/3
    12.4 horrendous running from Bengal and Writtick Chatterjee has ended up sacrificing his wicket. Tiwary and Writtick arguing. It's a sorry state of affairs for Bengal. Tiwary leaned into a slower ball that he picked, drove it to mid-off and took off for a single. He made his ground as the throw came in. It rolled out to square leg who was backing up. Writtick says no to the second run. Says it loudly too, but Tiwary had already taken off. Both batsmen ended up together in the end and Writtick steps out of his crease at the last moment after grounding his bat initially. Khejroliya gathers the throw and whacks the bails off 39/4
    17.4 bowled him! Plays inside the line again, but this time Saini has bowled it fuller. It's in at middle stump. Tentative defensive shot from Tiwary. It straightens past the outside edge and strikes the top of off stump 60/6
    14.5 taken down leg side. An aimless waft from Majumdar. Bouncer at leg stump, not a menacing one. He plonked his front leg across and looked to dab it fine, but he has tickled it off the glove to Pant 44/5
    22.3 taken at short leg. Short one jumps into his mid-riff. He looks to tickle it fine, with one hand coming off. Inside edge onto thigh guard, lobs up for that fielder who is a little deep. Nitish Rana. He dives forward and takes it 75/9
    19.5 shoulders arms to an inswinger and it tonks off stump. Superb from Saini. He's moving it both ways off the pitch. This one doesn't straighten. The classic length ball hitting top of off - literally. Gani's gone, Bengal's end closing in quickly 64/7
    20 144kph! Saini has gone berserk! Shiny side outside helps him take the ball away from around the wicket. It's angled in at middle stump, he's looking to defend that line from the crease, but it jags away and takes the off stump 64/8
    not out
    24.4 gets him with a wristspinner! Delhi are into the final for the first time since the 2007-08 season. Tossed up at off stump, at a length. He swipes across the line and loses off stump 86/10
    6 (nb 1, w 5)
    86 all out (24.4 Overs, RR: 3.48, 148 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (A Raman, 2.5 ov), 2-33 (AR Easwaran, 8.5 ov), 3-35 (SD Chatterjee, 11.3 ov), 4-39 (WB Chatterjee, 12.4 ov), 5-44 (AP Majumdar, 14.5 ov), 6-60 (MK Tiwary, 17.4 ov), 7-64 (AA Gani, 19.5 ov), 8-64 (B Amit, 19.6 ov), 9-75 (SP Goswami, 22.3 ov), 10-86 (AB Dinda, 24.4 ov)
    V Tokas411112.7500
    NA Saini1233542.9100
    K Khejroliya8.404044.6111

Close of Play

  • Sun, 17 Dec - day 1 - Bengal 1st innings 269/7 (SP Goswami 19*, AA Gani 4*, 87 ov)
  • Mon, 18 Dec - day 2 - Delhi 1st innings 271/3 (N Rana 11*, 77.2 ov)
  • Tue, 19 Dec - day 3 - Bengal 2nd innings 86 (24.4 ov) - end of match

Bengal 3rd innings Partnerships

1st6AR EaswaranA Raman
2nd27SD ChatterjeeAR Easwaran
3rd2SD ChatterjeeWB Chatterjee
4th4MK TiwaryWB Chatterjee
5th5MK TiwaryAP Majumdar
6th16MK TiwarySP Goswami
7th4SP GoswamiAA Gani
8th0B AmitSP Goswami
9th11SP GoswamiMohammed Shami
10th11AB DindaMohammed Shami

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