Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Reddy
84(96) 5x4 - 2x6
A Mukund
83(86) 9x4 - 1x6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O10.5
M0
R76
W4
Eco7.01
UT Yadav
O10.0
M0
R67
W1
Eco6.70

Commentary

Well thanks for all the comments and feedback, we'll be back tomorrow to see what Sehwag and Kohli have in store against Umesh Yadav and Co. Have a good evening. Ciao ciao.

Vinay Kumar saves the day or Vinay Kumar almost gives it away! Depends on what way you look at it. But Blues have won - the margin is not too big after scoring that mammoth score - but they have won, and they are now in the final. The batting has been exhilarating in the match. Yuvraj and Nayar made hay during the first innings during an assault that just happened to be the difference. But this is India, the bowling makes sure no target is ever safe. They do it at the international stage, and they do the same at the national stage. Bhuvneshwar, Umesh, Vinay, bowlers who should be controlling these overs, end up being the culprits. Full marks to the Reds lower order - Jadhav, Jaggi, Nadeem, Umesh - for taking the fight till the end.

Satz: "This very much sums up the standards of our international bowlers! And we can't scream that our heroes are back to form on hitting these bowlers. But one thing is so sure that Yusuf is no good a player for even Challengers trophy."

49.5
W
Vinay Kumar to Nadeem, OUT, slower delivery, the batsman has no option but to throw his bat, he top-edges it and is caught at long-on

Two sixes, that's all Nadeem needs to hit

Satyak69: "India red would have already won the match, if they had controlled their extras, that is the only difference."

49.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Patel, 1 run, full delivery on the stumps, the batsman can only hit it as far as long on..just the single

And now Patel is walking out.. Wake up people, this is not over yet!! Ok, 13 off 3!!!

49.3
W
Vinay Kumar to Yadav, OUT, he gets over ambitious, goes across the stumps and tries to flick it fine, but it's quick, it's full and it hits the base of the middle stump

This is atrocious bowling!! And these are our international bowlers!

49.2
4
Vinay Kumar to Yadav, FOUR runs, he comes round the stumps and bowls it full, but Umesh has made room and slices it through point..
49.1
6
Vinay Kumar to Yadav, SIX runs, bowls a length delivery and Umesh has sent this to the second tier over cow corner!!! Whoa!! Is there one final twist here? Can he do what Nehra couldn't?

Umesh on strike, last over, 23 runs

END OF OVER:
49 | 15 Runs | IND-R: 323/8

  • S Nadeem27 (20b)
  • UT Yadav9 (5b)
  • B Kumar9-0-74-1
  • R Vinay Kumar10-0-65-2
48.6
4
Kumar to Nadeem, FOUR runs, slower delivery, the batsman makes room and slashes it through extra cover. Bhuvi is leaking here, appalling bowling

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PA Reddy
84(96) 5x4 - 2x6
A Mukund
83(86) 9x4 - 1x6

Best performances - Bowlers

R Vinay Kumar
O10.5
M0
R76
W4
Eco7.01
UT Yadav
O10.0
M0
R67
W1
Eco6.70