Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    16.1 first ball wicket for Bhatia, slower delivery, pitched outside off, straightens the line, good amount of bounce, Reddy pushes off the frontfoot towards short cover, that's an easy take for Kohli, another one bites the dust 62/2
    11.4 back of a length delivery, pitched around off, holds it line, not much room there, Ojha tried for a cut from his crease, got an inside edge and ball rolls back onto his stumps, breakthrough for Delhi 53/1
    36.3 slower delivery once again, pitched on middle, going down leg, kept too low, Pandey gets forward and pushes back towards the bowler almost like a catching practice but not an easy take, came quite low back to Bhatia and a good take from him 178/5
    28.4 Big Wicket! back of a length delivery, pitched around leg and straightens, no movement at all, Yuvraj gets forward and tried to push it to on side, missed the line and struck on his back pad, huge appeal from Bhatia, umpire raises his finger, replay shows it pitched just outside leg, unlucky! 131/3
    32.2 Gone, plumb! back of a length delivery, pitched on middle and leg, holds it line, Nayar gets forward and tries to flick it, missed it, kept a bit low, easy decision for the umpire, Bhatia showing his bicep to his teammates. 161/4
    44.2 Awana bowled it around off stump channel, Ankit went for a flick, nips back in a bit, missed the line and struck his pad, hitting middle and leg, no doubt in that, umpire raised his finger, crowd goes silent! 224/6
    48.3 that's the fourth one for Awana, slower and kept low, pitched outside off, length delivery, Chawla gets down on one knee and tries to clear the midwicket region, top edge and went high in the air towards the keeper, Bisht took it without any trouble 257/8
    46.5 back of a length delivery, on middle and off, Kumar stood tall on his crease and tried for a hoick over the midwicket region, bit early onto his shot and got a top edge, skies towards cover and Sood settles underneath it and completes the catch 240/7
    not out
    50 fuller length delivery, slogs it down to wide of long-on, completes the second and they goes for the third as Nehra fails to collect the ball at the bowler's end, Awana collects it and throws at the keeper's end and Saxena was well outside the crease 274/8
    14 (lb 1, nb 5, w 8)
    274/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Did not bat: AS Rajpoot
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (NV Ojha, 11.4 ov), 2-62 (PA Reddy, 16.1 ov), 3-131 (Yuvraj Singh, 28.4 ov), 4-161 (AM Nayar, 32.2 ov), 5-178 (MK Pandey, 36.3 ov), 6-224 (AR Bawne, 44.2 ov), 7-240 (B Kumar, 46.5 ov), 8-257 (PP Chawla, 48.3 ov), 9-274 (I Saxena, 49.6 ov)
    A Nehra915606.2200
    P Suyal905005.5521
    P Awana803944.8700
    Varun Sood1005505.5010
    R Bhatia1205944.9110
    Milind Kumar201407.0000
    0.4 gone!! early exit for Gambhir. Full again, wide outside off stump, played straight into the hands of Manish at point. He played that quite away from his body, not much of wood there, got the toe end of the bat and went flat to the fielder 4/1
    4.2 brilliant delivery! good length delivery, pitched outside off, nips back in this time, last time that missed the edge but now it went through his defence, draw the batsman on front foot, some good mind work from BK, he swung the bowl both ways and kept Chand on check, now got the prize! 17/2
    10 ohooo real mix up and that's curtains for Virat. Touch fuller on off and fends to on side, Kohil tried to steal a single, which was never there. Vinay dives to his right, picks the ball and hits the bulls eye at the strikers end. He looks quite upset. Take a bow Vinay. 46/4
    6 another one bites the dust, this time it's Viru, back of a length delivery, pitched just outside off with good amount of bounce, Sehwag tries to play across the line and was quite late at his shot, missed the line and ball went between his bat and pad and knocked out his middle stump! 26/3
    26.5 this time he got him, googly! Chawla pitches it around off stump and with good amount of pace, Kumar can't read it, thought of coming forward but went back to punched it through cover, missed the line and struck on his front pad, hitting middle and leg 120/5
    28.1 another one bites the dust and Bhatia departs, short and wide outside off, Bhatia goes back and tried to cut it over point, lost his balance while playing it and an one handed batted hit it straight to backward point, Yuvraj took that flatter one quite easily 123/6
    not out
    38.5 back of a length delivery, pitched on middle and not much of movement there, Sood was expecting some bounce on that and also it went much quicker that he expected, tried for a late cut, missed it completely and umpire raises his finger 177/7
    41.5 that makes the crowd silent, short of a length delivery, on middle and off, Nehra backs away and tried to clear the midwicket fence, managed just to skies it towards cover and Yuvraj accepts the simple one 211/8
    42.2 short of a length outside off, Awana went for a pull, edged it to the keeper, that was a bit faster than what Awana expected, early onto his shot and Ojha jumps and took it easily 212/9
    44.4 All Over! back of a length delivery, round the wicket, pitched it around leg and moving away from Suyal, he backs away and tries to hoicks it over midwicket, managed only an edge and Ojha dives to left and takes a good catch to bring the victory. 224/10
    7 (b 1, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)
    224 all out (44.4 Overs, RR: 5.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (G Gambhir, 0.4 ov), 2-17 (UBT Chand, 4.2 ov), 3-26 (V Sehwag, 5.6 ov), 4-46 (V Kohli, 9.6 ov), 5-120 (Milind Kumar, 26.5 ov), 6-123 (R Bhatia, 28.1 ov), 7-177 (Varun Sood, 38.5 ov), 8-211 (A Nehra, 41.5 ov), 9-212 (P Awana, 42.2 ov), 10-224 (P Suyal, 44.4 ov)
    B Kumar913944.3300
    R Vinay Kumar10.416436.0012
    PP Chawla904525.0000
    AS Rajpoot813504.3710
    I Saxena602303.8300
    Yuvraj Singh201507.5000

Match Details


India Blue , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India Blue won the 2013/14 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy


Hours of play (local time)

09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45

Match days

29 September 2013 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Delhi 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4G GambhirUBT Chand
2nd13V KohliUBT Chand
3rd9V SehwagV Kohli
4th20V KohliMilind Kumar
5th74R BhatiaMilind Kumar
6th3R BhatiaP Bisht
7th54P BishtVarun Sood
8th34A NehraP Bisht
9th1P BishtP Awana
10th12P BishtP Suyal