2.2 Jiwanjot Singh is gone. He has been loose to length balls outside off, and it has shown. Drives away from the body, the angle takes it away, takes a healthy edge, and second slip laps it. Jiwanjot gone with his season tally at 995. Will he get another chance to make it to 1000? 16/1
    29.4 Ravi Inder Singh runs out of patience, Joshi has heaps of it. Joshi keeps bowling on a length, keeps ripping it, finally RI jumps out of the crease, wants to hit over mid-off, the ball turns and hits the outside half and goes to cover. Saurashtra a wicket closer to the final 82/4
    8.5 and Unadkat has another. The advantage right back with Saurashtra. Full ball, outside off, perhaps holding its line, Kohli plays a big drive, gets a healthy edge, and Unadkat swallows it at first slip 30/2
    25.4 bowled'im. Joshi does it again, and it is the big wicket of Mandeep Singh. Tossed up wide outside off, Mandeep goes to pad it away, but has misjudged the line and has stretched too far. The ball breaks in sharply, and squeezes under the knee bend, and hits the middle stumps. That's huge turn 71/3
    34.1 plumb. This was always a matter of time. Kaul has been all at sea against spin. He has failed to pick length early, and the same happens here too. Stays back to a length ball, which turns in sharply from outside off, and hits him in front of the stumps and deep in the crease. Three more to go 98/7
    31.5 what a ripper. Lovely catch. Can't say the same about the mindless shot. Amitzoe sweeps, a premeditated shot without getting close to the pitch of the ball. The ball turns and bounces from outside off, hits the top edge, flies towards square leg, and looks like it will fall safe until you see the tall Makvana sprint across from backward short leg. He goes about 15-20 metres before putting in a full-length sideways dive to pull off this stunner 88/5
    32.5 Punjab are playing like headless chickens. Bipul comes down the wicket, is nowhere near near the pitch of the ball, and then turns his head away and slogs this to leg. The thick edge lobs to point. Saurashtra have won this bar the shouting 91/6
    37.2 Saurashtra need one more wicket. Big slog to a full ball outside off, misses by a week, and Joshi hits the stumps again 102/9
    37 arm ball, and Kaul is caught dead in front. No turn, and straight into the stumps, and Kaul is deep in the crease. Easy decision to make 102/8
    40 and Joshi does it in some style. Legbreak to finish it off. Pitches leg, fools him, hits top of off. Joshi takes five, and he is telling them he can do anything. A legbreak to finish it off 119/10
    not out
    119 all out (40 Overs, RR: 2.97, 174 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jiwanjot Singh, 2.2 ov), 2-30 (T Kohli, 8.5 ov), 3-71 (Mandeep Singh, 25.4 ov), 4-82 (R Inder Singh, 29.4 ov), 5-88 (Amitoze Singh, 31.5 ov), 6-91 (Bipul Sharma, 32.5 ov), 7-98 (U Kaul, 34.1 ov), 8-102 (S Kaul, 36.6 ov), 9-102 (Harbhajan Singh, 37.2 ov), 10-119 (Sandeep Sharma, 39.6 ov)
    JD Unadkat8.023023.7500
    KR Makvana4.001503.7500
    DA Jadeja14.032531.7800
    VH Joshi11.014353.9000
    SK Trivedi3.00602.0000

Close of Play

  • Wed, 16 Jan - day 1 - Saurashtra 1st innings 274/5 (SP Jackson 70*, KR Makvana 13*, 87 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Jan - day 2 - Punjab 1st innings 41/0 (Jiwanjot Singh 11*, R Inder Singh 30*, 17 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Jan - day 3 - Punjab 1st innings 294/9 (Harbhajan Singh 28*, S Ladda 0*, 107 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Jan - day 4 - Punjab 2nd innings 45/2 (R Inder Singh 10*, Mandeep Singh 11*, 19 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Jan - day 5 - Punjab 2nd innings 119 (40 ov) - end of match