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    2 gone!!!! that was on a full length on middle and off and swinging away a touch, Parthiv tries to work that one away wide of mid wicket putting his right foot across, is struck on the pads, and the fielders go up. The appeal is upheld! That seemed as if it was just about hitting off 6/1
    13 on a full length outside the off, Vijay goes for a needless strike over the bowlers head, gets the outside edge and Karthik, the keeper, takes an easy catch. He threw away his wicket there! 47/3
    3.5 gone!!!! full outside the off and swinging away, Sharma cannot resist the temptation to go for a drive this time, gets an outside edge and Virat Kohli at second slip takes a good catch diving to his right. Thats a big bow. Dinda strikes!!! 10/2
    35.4 short of a good length outside off and spinning in, it's too close to cut, Badrinath tries to cut it past short third man but misses, and the ball hits the off stump. What a blow!! Badrinath did not anticipate the turn there 140/8
    15 bowled off an inside edge!! short outside the off and Shah tries to cut it without any foot movement, gets an inside edge, and is bowled! That seemed like a harmless delivery, but Shah played a really poor shot. The Reds slide to 53 for 4 53/4
    18.5 gone!!! short of a good length outside the off, slower through the air, Nayar had already committed himself to a back foot drive, the ball stops on him, hits high on the bat and lobs up in the air towards Virat Kohli at cover, who takes an easy catch diving forward. India Red five down and Trivedi gets his third!! 67/5
    21.5 good catch!! flighted on the off stump, full in length, Chawla tries to loft over mid on, gets a leading edge over mid off, where Chetanya Nanda runs a few steps back and takes a good catch diving backwards. He's in a bit of pain there. 72/6
    34.3 gone!! that pitched on leg and was straightening, Praveen Kumar tries to defend with bat and pad close together, the ball strikes the pad first and then the bat, the fielders go up and the appeal is upheld!! That struck him in line. 138/7
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    39 comprehensively bowled!!! that pitched on the off stump and angled in just a touch, Parmar tried to defend it off the front foot but missed it completely. The off-stump took a beating there! 141/9
    43 short of a good length on middle and leg, Balaji shuffles to work it away wide of fine leg, misses and is rapped on the pads. Pathan appeals and the umpire raises the finger! That struck him in line and would have hit the leg stump. 151/10
    6 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 3)
    151 all out (43 Overs, RR: 3.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (PA Patel, 1.6 ov), 2-10 (RG Sharma, 3.5 ov), 3-47 (M Vijay, 12.6 ov), 4-53 (JN Shah, 14.6 ov), 5-67 (AM Nayar, 18.5 ov), 6-72 (PP Chawla, 21.5 ov), 7-138 (P Kumar, 34.3 ov), 8-140 (S Badrinath, 35.4 ov), 9-141 (MB Parmar, 38.6 ov), 10-151 (L Balaji, 42.6 ov)
    IK Pathan913023.3310
    AB Dinda812322.8710
    SK Trivedi702333.2800
    R Ashwin923223.5511
    C Nanda612113.5000
    Yuvraj Singh402005.0000

Match Details


India Red , elected to bat first

Series result

India Blue won the 2008/09 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Player of the match

Player of the series


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

26 October 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

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