Vijay Hazare Trophy, 2nd Quarter-final: Bengal v Tamil Nadu at Kolkata, Mar 11, 2014
Vijay Hazare Trophy - 2nd quarter final
Bengal won by 77 runs
11 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the match between Bengal and Tamil Nadu.

Toss: Bengal won the toss and elected to bat

0.1

Balaji to Basu, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, bottom edge infront of the wickets.

0.2

Balaji to Basu, 1 wide, length delivery but down leg, easy call for the umpire.

0.2

Balaji to Basu, no run, shortish delivery outside off, punches it to point

0.3

Balaji to Basu, no run, on a good length, 123 kph, shapes away after pitching outside off, left alone.

0.4

Balaji to Basu, no run, back of a length delivery, outside off, batsman lets it go

0.5

Balaji to Basu, FOUR, shortish, angles back in from wide of the crease, waits on the back foot and punches it between the two men at covers

0.6

Balaji to Basu, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, nudges infront of mid-on for a single

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bengal 6/0

    • JJ Basu 5 (6b 1x4)
    • SP Goswami 0 (0b)
    • L Balaji 1-0-6-0
1.1

Mahesh to Basu, 1 wide, on a good length but straying down leg, called wide

1.1

Mahesh to Basu, 1 wide, another one down leg, length is good enough but not the line

1.1

Mahesh to Basu, no run, back of a length, on off, punches off the back foot to cover

1.2

Mahesh to Basu, no run, that jags back in a lot from outside off, on a good length and struck above the knee roll

1.3

Mahesh to Basu, no run, good length, pitches outside off and moves away too, batsman unable to get bat on it

1.4

Mahesh to Basu, no run, good length delivery, 125 kph, pitches outside off and straightens, left alone.

1.5

Mahesh to Basu, OUT, Mahesh finally gets a wicket as Basu chased a wide one, it was on a length outside off and moves away touch. Basu stays on the crease and goes for the drive, played away from his body and a nick back to the keeper, Karthik hardly miss those.

JJ Basu c †Karthik b Mahesh 5 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

1.6

Mahesh to Chatterjee, no run, yorker length delivery outside off, digs it out nicely towards gully region

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bengal 8/1

    • SD Chatterjee 0 (1b)
    • SP Goswami 0 (0b)
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-2-1
    • L Balaji 1-0-6-0
2.1

Balaji to Goswami, 1 wide, good length delivery but shaped away too much outside off

2.1

Balaji to Goswami, 3 runs, on a length outside off, leans forward and driven between extra cover and mid-off, cuts it off before the boundary, good sliding save from Badri

2.2

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run, stays on a length, 123 kph, Chatterjee lets it go through

2.3

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run, good length which nips back in a bit from off, defends

2.4

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run, good length delivery which was moving across from Chatterjee, pitches on leg and struck on the front pad, a bit inside edge what saved him from a leg before. Loud cry from Balaji and the keeper.

2.5

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run

2.6

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run, stays on a length and moves away, Chatterjee gets his bat away from the line.

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bengal 12/1

    • SD Chatterjee 0 (6b)
    • SP Goswami 3 (1b)
    • L Balaji 2-0-10-0
    • VY Mahesh 1-0-2-1
3.1

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length delivery, 122 kph around off, left alone by Goswami.

3.2

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, back of a length which angles in and climbs on Goswami, surprised everyone.

3.3

Mahesh to Goswami, 1 wide, keeps the same length but this one moves down leg, called wide

3.3

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, shortish and rises on Goswami, not enough pace though, 117 kph, took it on the shoulder.

3.4

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length and moves across with the angle, left alone by Goswami

3.5

Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, back of a length straying on the pads, clips it behind square leg for a single.

3.6

Mahesh to Chatterjee, no run, on a length and moves away from Chatterjee, lets it go through

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bengal 14/1

    • SD Chatterjee 0 (7b)
    • SP Goswami 4 (6b)
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-4-1
    • L Balaji 2-0-10-0
4.1

Balaji to Goswami, FOUR, half-volley outside off, leans forward and driven between point and cover region

4.2

Balaji to Goswami, no run, good length delivery, 125 kph, moves away with the angle, shoulders arms

4.3

Balaji to Goswami, no run, fullish around off, driven with a straight bat towards mid-off, man slides to his left and save few runs.

4.4

Balaji to Goswami, no run, on a length as Goswami walks down the track, tucks it to on side

4.5

Balaji to Goswami, 1 leg bye, length delivery straying down leg, clips the pad and gets a leg bye towards long leg

4.6

Balaji to Chatterjee, no run, back of a length, on middle and leg, blocks off the back foot

End of over 5 (5 runs) Bengal 19/1

    • SD Chatterjee 0 (8b)
    • SP Goswami 8 (11b 1x4)
    • L Balaji 3-0-14-0
    • VY Mahesh 2-0-4-1
5.1

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length delivery outside off, Goswami lunges forward and shoulders arms

5.2

Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, played with soft hands for a quick single

5.3

Mahesh to Chatterjee, no run, on middle and leg, tucks it to on side

5.4

Mahesh to Chatterjee, FOUR, pitches it on a length, on middle and leg, goes back and flicks it behind square leg to open his account.

5.5

Mahesh to Chatterjee, OUT, and Mahesh knocks Sudip out, back of a length delivery which pitches on middle and off. He lunges forward for a away going delivery and this one shapes back in and goes through his defence, got it completely wrong. You just love to see those as a bowler.

SD Chatterjee b Mahesh 4 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

5.6

Mahesh to Tiwary, no run, length delivery on middle and off, pushes it towards cover

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bengal 24/2

    • MK Tiwary 0 (1b)
    • SP Goswami 9 (13b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-9-2
    • L Balaji 3-0-14-0
6.1

Mohammed to Goswami, 1 run

6.2

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, back of a length angling from outside off, shoulder arms

6.3

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, good length around off, covers the stumps and defends

6.4

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, good length which straightens outside off, lets it go through

6.5

Mohammed to Tiwary, FOUR, shortish delivery outside off, punches off the back foot through cover for a boundary

6.6

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, on a length outside off, leans forward and pushes it towards point

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bengal 29/2

    • MK Tiwary 4 (6b 1x4)
    • SP Goswami 10 (14b 1x4)
    • M Mohammed 1-0-5-0
    • VY Mahesh 3-0-9-2
7.1

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length delivery, 123 kph, shaping away with the angle, shoulders arms

7.2

Mahesh to Goswami, 1 run, shortish and took the outside edge and flies over where would have been a second slip, gets a single before third man cuts it off.

7.3

Mahesh to Tiwary, 1 run, length delivery straying down leg, tickle it through the diving Karthik for a single.

7.4

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, shortish outside off, dabs it from the crease towards point

7.5

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, back of a length, outside off, mistimes a punch towards mid-off

7.6

Mahesh to Goswami, no run, good length on middle and leg, struck high on the pad, slight appeal from the bowler

End of over 8 (2 runs) Bengal 31/2

    • SP Goswami 11 (19b 1x4)
    • MK Tiwary 5 (7b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 4-0-11-2
    • M Mohammed 1-0-5-0
8.1

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flatter on a length, middle and leg, defends

8.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, SIX, tossed up delivery on middle, Tiwary steps out and lofts it over the bowler's head

8.3

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, lunges forward to defend

8.4

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudges it towards midwicket for a single.

8.5

Ashwin to Goswami, no run, turning in from off, goes back and took it on the pad, heading down leg

8.6

Ashwin to Goswami, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, gets down on one knee and paddles it fine to wide of long leg

End of over 9 (11 runs) Bengal 42/2

    • SP Goswami 15 (21b 2x4)
    • MK Tiwary 12 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-11-0
    • VY Mahesh 4-0-11-2
9.1

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, on a good length, outside off, Tiwary gets his bat away from the line and lets it go

9.2

Balaji to Tiwary, 2 runs, length delivery angles in from off, outside edge flies over slip region, third man runs to his left and slides to save few runs

9.3

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary walks down the track and took a length delivery on the pad, pitches outside off and he was well outside off too.

9.4

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, good length delivery, angles back in from outside off, 124 kph, defends

9.5

Balaji to Tiwary, no run, good length which straightens outside off, Tiwary shoulders arms

9.6

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, pitches it on a length outside off, pushes it infront of point for a single

End of over 10 (3 runs) Bengal 45/2

    • MK Tiwary 15 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • SP Goswami 15 (21b 2x4)
    • L Balaji 4-0-17-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-11-0
10.1

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, length delivery, nips back in from wide of the crease, left alone

10.2

Mohammed to Tiwary, 1 run, widish length delivery, Tiwary slashes at it and gets a thick outside edge towards third man

10.3

Mohammed to Goswami, no run, touch short outside off, punches it towards point

10.4

Mohammed to Goswami, 1 run, good length, outside off, waits on the back foot and runs it down to third man

10.5

Mohammed to Tiwary, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, gets behind it to punch it down to sweeper cover

10.6

Mohammed to Goswami, no run, length delivery, width offered too, Goswami lets it go through

End of over 11 (3 runs) Bengal 48/2

    • SP Goswami 16 (24b 2x4)
    • MK Tiwary 17 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • M Mohammed 2-0-8-0
    • L Balaji 4-0-17-0
11.1

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, stays it on a length outside off, leans forward and driven to wide of mid-off for a single.

11.2

Balaji to Goswami, 1 run

11.3

Balaji to Tiwary, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, waits on the back foot and runs to third man

11.4

Balaji to Goswami, no run, length delivery around middle and leg, inside edge to the pad

11.5

Balaji to Goswami, no run, on a length, middle and leg, pushes it to mid-on

11.6

Balaji to Goswami, 1 run, good length, angling in from round the wicket, tucks it to on side for a quick single.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bengal 52/2

    • SP Goswami 18 (28b 2x4)
    • MK Tiwary 19 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • L Balaji 5-0-21-0
    • M Mohammed 2-0-8-0
12.1

Mohammed to Goswami, 1 run, fullish and width offered outside off, outside edge went towards third man for a single.

12.2

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, length delivery around off, gets behind it to block.

12.3

Mohammed to Tiwary, 1 run, length delivery outside off, went hard at it and able to get it between cover and point for a single.

12.4

Mohammed to Goswami, 1 run, on a length outside off, lunges forward and once again an outside edge to third man

12.5

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, fullish around off, inside edge to the pad

12.6

Mohammed to Tiwary, FOUR, back of a length, angling in from off, outside edge flies over the slip region

End of over 13 (7 runs) Bengal 59/2

    • MK Tiwary 24 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • SP Goswami 20 (30b 2x4)
    • M Mohammed 3-0-15-0
    • L Balaji 5-0-21-0
13.1

Ashwin to Goswami, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, stride forward and pushes it infront of cover region for a single.

13.2

Ashwin to Tiwary, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks it towards square leg

13.3

Ashwin to Goswami, no run, short and spinning away from him, pushes it to point

13.4

Ashwin to Goswami, no run, shortish on middle and leg, punches it to off

13.5

Ashwin to Goswami, 1 run, this time he gets a run, keeps the same length outside off, cuts it off the back foot to deep point

13.6

Ashwin to Tiwary, no run, on middle and leg, Tiwary tucks it to on side

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bengal 62/2

    • MK Tiwary 25 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • SP Goswami 22 (34b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-14-0
    • M Mohammed 3-0-15-0
14.1

Mohammed to Goswami, OUT, Goswami throws it, we saw how he was driving those widish deliveries in the previous over, this time he did the same to a length delivery, played well away from his body, not able to time it well and into the safe hands of Rahil at extra cover.

SP Goswami c Shah b Mohammed 22 (35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 62.85

Time for Drinks

14.2

Mohammed to Saha, no run, shortish outside off, 124 kph, left alone

14.3

Mohammed to Saha, no run, fullish on middle and leg, tucks it towards square leg

14.4

Mohammed to Saha, no run, back of a length around off, punches off the back foot to cover region

14.5

Mohammed to Saha, no run, low full toss on middle and leg, works it through the vacant midwicket area, only a single

14.6

Mohammed to Saha, 1 run

End of over 15 (1 run) Bengal 63/3

    • WP Saha 1 (5b)
    • MK Tiwary 25 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • M Mohammed 4-0-16-1
    • R Ashwin 2-0-14-0
15.1

Mahesh to Saha, OUT, Saha walks back without contributing much, change of bowler and pace did the track, it was a slower length delivery which was pitched outside off and shapes in. He stays on the crease and played across the line, struck infront of middle and leg.

WP Saha lbw b Mahesh 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

15.2

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, on a length outside off, defends

15.3

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, pitches it on a length and straightens, blocks

15.4

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, good length and bit of inward movement, gets behind it and pushes it back to Mahesh

15.5

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, shortish outside off, waits on the back foot and punches it to cover region.

15.6

Mahesh to Shukla, FOUR, length delivery straying on the pads, clips it nicely through square leg for a boundary

End of over 16 (4 runs) Bengal 67/4

    • LR Shukla 4 (5b 1x4)
    • MK Tiwary 25 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • VY Mahesh 5-0-15-3
    • M Mohammed 4-0-16-1
16.1

Mohammed to Tiwary, no run, attempted yorker ends up in a low full toss on off, pushes it towards mid-off

16.2

Mohammed to Tiwary, 1 wide, back of a length delivery, angling down leg, called wide

16.2

Mohammed to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, back of a length once again down leg, this time clips the thigh pad and gets a leg bye towards diving Karthik.

16.3

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, good length delivery moves in from wide of the crease, goes through his defence

16.4

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, length delivery angling down leg, stuck on the back pad, Laxmi was late onto it, missing leg.

16.5

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, back of a length, moves away with good bounce, left alone

16.6

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, on a length and moves in from outside off, 123 kph, lunges forward to defend.

End of over 17 (2 runs) Bengal 69/4

    • LR Shukla 4 (9b 1x4)
    • MK Tiwary 25 (30b 2x4 1x6)
    • M Mohammed 5-0-17-1
    • VY Mahesh 5-0-15-3
17.1

Mahesh to Tiwary, no run, fullish around off stump, pushes it towards mid-on region

17.2

Mahesh to Tiwary, no run, good length from wide of the crease, moves in touch with good bounce, Tiwary shoulders arms

17.3

Mahesh to Tiwary, OUT, that 's a big wicket, Tiwary goes, Mahesh gets his fourth. Back of a length delivery from wide of the crease, that jags back in sharply, he lunges forward to defend but beaten by the movement. ball clips the flap of the front pad and knocks the off stump.

MK Tiwary b Mahesh 25 (33b 2x4 1x6) SR: 75.75

17.4

Mahesh to Mondal, 1 run, shortish delivery angling across, gets it to third man and opens his account.

17.5

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, 123 kph, defends off the front foot

17.6

Mahesh to Shukla, no run, on a length and moves in touch, goes through the outside edge but umpire goes against it, that's really very horrible umpiring from Anil Dandekar. Clear sound and no where the bat was near to the pad to go the other way.

End of over 18 (1 run) Bengal 70/5

    • LR Shukla 4 (11b 1x4)
    • SS Mondal 1 (1b)
    • VY Mahesh 6-0-16-4
    • M Mohammed 5-0-17-1
18.1

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, length delivery outside off, left alone

18.2

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, shortish delivery around off stump, Mondal lets it go through

18.3

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, good length delivery and moves away with the angle, Mondal gets his bat way from the line.

18.4

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, length delivery around middle and off, blocks it

18.5

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, good length delivery which shapes away after pitching outside off, left alone once again

18.6

Mohammed to Mondal, no run, back of a length, outside off, shoulders arms

End of over 19 (maiden) Bengal 70/5

    • SS Mondal 1 (7b)
    • LR Shukla 4 (11b 1x4)
    • M Mohammed 6-1-17-1
    • VY Mahesh 6-0-16-4
19.1

Mahesh to Shukla, 1 run, back of a length, on middle and leg, nudges to on side

19.2

Mahesh to Mondal, 1 wide, back of a length, down leg, called wide

19.2

Mahesh to Mondal, no run, good length delivery, on middle and leg, defends

19.3

Mahesh to Mondal, no run, shortish delivery down leg, took it on the thigh

19.4

Mahesh to Mondal, no run, short once again around off, goes back to defend

19.5

Mahesh to Mondal, no run

19.6

Mahesh to Mondal, no run, back of a length which moves away with good bounce, Mondal was squared up there.

End of over 20 (2 runs) Bengal 72/5

    • SS Mondal 1 (12b)
    • LR Shukla 5 (12b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 7-0-18-4
    • M Mohammed 6-1-17-1
20.1

Shah to Shukla, no run, flatter delivery on middle and off, stride forward to defend

20.2

Shah to Shukla, no run, tossed it up on middle and leg, pushes it back to the bowler

20.3

Shah to Shukla, no run, flatter and on a length, around off, defends

20.4

Shah to Shukla, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and off, outside edge rolls towards short third man

20.5

Shah to Shukla, no run, tossed it up once again on off, pushes it towards cover

20.6

Shah to Shukla, 1 run, length delivery on off, Laxmi steps out and pushes it back past the bowler for a single.

End of over 21 (1 run) Bengal 73/5

    • LR Shukla 6 (18b 1x4)
    • SS Mondal 1 (12b)
    • RS Shah 1-0-1-0
    • VY Mahesh 7-0-18-4
21.1

Balaji to Shukla, no run, good length delivery, angles back in and moves away after pitching on off from wide of the crease

21.2

Balaji to Shukla, no run, back of a length, around off, defends

21.3

Balaji to Shukla, 1 run, length delivery straying on the pads, clips it towards deep square leg

21.4

Balaji to Mondal, no run, shortish outside off, digs it out nicely towards backward point

21.5

Balaji to Mondal, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it back to the bowler

21.6

Balaji to Mondal, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it down to mid-on

End of over 22 (1 run) Bengal 74/5

    • SS Mondal 1 (15b)
    • LR Shukla 7 (21b 1x4)
    • L Balaji 6-0-22-0
    • RS Shah 1-0-1-0
22.1

Shah to Shukla, no run, tossed it up in off, pushes it towards cover

22.2

Shah to Shukla, no run, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

22.3

Shah to Shukla, no run, length delivery around off, driven towards short cover region

22.4

Shah to Shukla, 2 runs, touch short outside off, punches off the back foot for a couple.

22.5

Shah to Shukla, FOUR, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, gets down on one knee and sweeps it over square leg for a boundary

22.6

Shah to Shukla, no run, touch short outside off, pushes it towards backward point

End of over 23 (6 runs) Bengal 80/5

    • LR Shukla 13 (27b 2x4)
    • SS Mondal 1 (15b)
    • RS Shah 2-0-7-0
    • L Balaji 6-0-22-0
23.1

Balaji to Mondal, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, pushes it towards short cover

23.2

Balaji to Mondal, no run, back of a length delivery, on middle and leg, tucks to on side

23.3

Balaji to Mondal, 1 run, length delivery straying down leg, clips it to long leg for a single.

23.4

Balaji to Shukla, FOUR, fullish on middle and leg, clips it nicely between midwicket and mid-on to the fence.

23.5

Balaji to Shukla, no run, good length delivery around off, 123 kph, gets forward to defend.

23.6

Balaji to Shukla, FOUR, length delivery around off, stride forward and driven that between extra cover and mid-off, excellent follow-up of his bat, supreme timing and placement.

End of over 24 (9 runs) Bengal 89/5

    • LR Shukla 21 (30b 4x4)
    • SS Mondal 2 (18b)
    • L Balaji 7-0-31-0
    • RS Shah 2-0-7-0
24.1

Shah to Mondal, no run, tossed up delivery on off, stride forward and blocks it

24.2

Shah to Mondal, 1 run, length delivery outside off, pushes it towards backward point for a single.

24.3

Shah to Shukla, no run, flatter delivery around off, gets forward as he defends

24.4

Shah to Shukla, no run, flighted delivery around off, gets down on one knee to sweep, off the glove to the pad.

24.5

Shah to Shukla, 1 run, length delivery around off, comes out and pushes it down to long-off

24.6

Shah to Mondal, 1 run, touch short outside off, cuts it off the back foot towards backward point

End of over 25 (3 runs) Bengal 92/5

    • SS Mondal 4 (21b)
    • LR Shukla 22 (33b 4x4)
    • RS Shah 3-0-10-0
    • L Balaji 7-0-31-0
25.1

Shankar to Mondal, 1 run, shortish outside off, Mondal runs it down to third man for a single.

25.2

Shankar to Shukla, 1 run, on a length outside off, leans forward to drive, outside edge went towards third man

25.3

Shankar to Mondal, no run, yorker length delivery around off, tackle it nicely to keep it down

25.4

Shankar to Mondal, no run, length delivery outside off, leans forward and driven towards diving cover

25.5

Shankar to Mondal, no run, back of a length, angling across, left alone by Mondal

25.6

Shankar to Mondal, 1 run, on middle and leg, nudges it through midwicket for a single

End of over 26 (3 runs) Bengal 95/5

    • SS Mondal 6 (26b)
    • LR Shukla 23 (34b 4x4)
    • V Shankar 1-0-3-0
    • RS Shah 3-0-10-0
26.1

Shah to Mondal, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and off, tucks to on side

26.2

Shah to Mondal, OUT, and another wicket falls, tossed up delivery on off, Mondal gets down on one knee and sweeps, not able to keep it down nor went above the infield. It ends up in the throat of Aparajith at backward square.

SS Mondal c Aparajith b Shah 6 (28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

26.3

Shah to Lahiri, no run, length delivery on middle and off, defends

26.4

Shah to Lahiri, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, driven along the ground to long-off

26.5

Shah to Shukla, no run, shortish on middle and leg, pushes off the back foot towards the bowler

26.6

Shah to Shukla, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks to on side for a single.

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bengal 97/6

    • LR Shukla 24 (36b 4x4)
    • SS Lahiri 1 (2b)
    • RS Shah 4-0-12-1
    • V Shankar 1-0-3-0
27.1

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, shortish delivery outside off, punches off the back foot towards diving point, non-striker half way down for a run. Laxmi sent him back, direct throw would have got him.

27.2

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, length delivery outside off, leans forward and blocks it

27.3

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, back of a length delivery around off, turns it around to on side

27.4

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, short of a length, angling in around off, punches it towards point

27.5

Mohammed to Shukla, FOUR, length delivery angling in from off, waits on the back foot and drives it to wide of diving mid-on to the fence, Bengal gets to their hundred

27.6

Mohammed to Shukla, 1 wide, back of a length, down leg, called wide

27.6

Mohammed to Shukla, no run, back of a length, angles in from wide of the crease, gets forward to block.

End of over 28 (5 runs) Bengal 102/6

    • LR Shukla 28 (42b 5x4)
    • SS Lahiri 1 (2b)
    • M Mohammed 7-1-22-1
    • RS Shah 4-0-12-1
28.1

Shah to Lahiri, no run, flighted delivery on middle, pushes it back to the bowler

28.2

Shah to Lahiri, FOUR, on a length and width offered outside off, slashes it hard through point for a boundary

28.3

Shah to Lahiri, no run, fullish on middle and leg, stride forward to defend

28.4

Shah to Lahiri, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg, paddle it fine to wide of long leg for a couple.

28.5

Shah to Lahiri, no run, length delivery outside off, pushes it towards cover

28.6

Shah to Lahiri, no run, flatter and quicker on middle and leg, blocks off the front foot

End of over 29 (6 runs) Bengal 108/6

    • SS Lahiri 7 (8b 1x4)
    • LR Shukla 28 (42b 5x4)
    • RS Shah 5-0-18-1
    • M Mohammed 7-1-22-1
29.1

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, flatter and on a length, outside off, pushes it to point

29.2

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, tossed up delivery on off, leans forward and pushes it back to Ashwin.

29.3

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, fuller on middle and leg, tucks to on side

29.4

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, full once again, middle and off, tries for a scoop, mistimes it towards on side

29.5

Ashwin to Shukla, no run, on middle and leg, nudges it towards short midwicket

29.6

Ashwin to Shukla, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, paddle it to the right of short fine leg for a single.

End of over 30 (1 run) Bengal 109/6

    • LR Shukla 29 (48b 5x4)
    • SS Lahiri 7 (8b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-15-0
    • RS Shah 5-0-18-1
30.1

Shankar to Shukla, 1 run, short and outside off, slashes at it and gets a run towards third man

30.2

Shankar to Lahiri, no run, back of a length around off, punches it towards cover region

30.3

Shankar to Lahiri, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, punches it towards diving cover region for a single.

30.4

Shankar to Shukla, OUT, and the captain Shukla walks back, back of a length delivery outside off, nips back in with good bounce from outside off. He waits on the back foot and tries to dab it towards third man, inside edge and onto the stumps, unlucky!

LR Shukla b Shankar 30 (50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Time for Drinks.

30.5

Shankar to Pratap Singh, no run, short of a length delivery, on middle and leg, defends

30.6

Shankar to Pratap Singh, no run, good length delivery angles back in from outside off, lunges forward as he blocks

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bengal 111/7

    • V Pratap Singh 0 (2b)
    • SS Lahiri 8 (10b 1x4)
    • V Shankar 2-0-5-1
    • R Ashwin 3-0-15-0
31.1

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 wide, tossed it up down leg, called wide

31.1

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, flatter and on a length, on off, defends

31.2

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, on a length once again, stride forward as he blocks it to on side

31.3

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 run, touch short outside off, waits on the back foot and runs it towards diving short third man

31.4

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, tickles it to wide of long leg

31.5

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, on middle and leg, nudges to short midwicket

31.6

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 run, length delivery, drifting on the pads, works it wide of fine leg for a single.

End of over 32 (4 runs) Bengal 115/7

    • SS Lahiri 10 (15b 1x4)
    • V Pratap Singh 1 (3b)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-19-0
    • V Shankar 2-0-5-1
32.1

Shankar to Lahiri, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, mistimes a pull towards midwicket

32.2

Shankar to Pratap Singh, no run, fullish outside off, gets froward and pushes it towards cover region

32.3

Shankar to Pratap Singh, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone by Singh

32.4

Shankar to Pratap Singh, 1 run, length delivery outside off, driven off the front foot to wide of sweeper cover

32.5

Shankar to Lahiri, 1 run, short of a length, down leg, hooks it to wide of long leg for a couple.

32.6

Shankar to Pratap Singh, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, punches off the back foot to sweeper cover

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bengal 119/7

    • V Pratap Singh 3 (7b)
    • SS Lahiri 12 (17b 1x4)
    • V Shankar 3-0-9-1
    • R Ashwin 4-0-19-0
33.1

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, 1 run, length delivery outside off, pushes it infront of point for a single.

33.2

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, tossed up delivery on off, tucks to on side

33.3

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, punches it along the ground to long-on

33.4

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, fuller and quicker on the stumps, inside edge to the pad

33.5

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, floated outside off, gets back and defends

33.6

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, tossed up delivery on off, pushes it off the front foot to cover

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bengal 121/7

    • V Pratap Singh 4 (11b)
    • SS Lahiri 13 (19b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 5-0-21-0
    • V Shankar 3-0-9-1
34.1

Shankar to Lahiri, 1 run, length delivery outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

34.2

Shankar to Pratap Singh, no run, back of a length and moves away after pitching outside off, left alone

34.3

Shankar to Pratap Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, slaps it down to sweeper cover for a single

34.4

Shankar to Lahiri, 1 run, back of a length, around off, punches off the back foot down to long-off

34.5

Shankar to Pratap Singh, FOUR, length delivery, outside off, leans forward and driven that between mid-off and extra cover

34.6

Shankar to Pratap Singh, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, gets it to wide of backward point for a single.

End of over 35 (8 runs) Bengal 129/7

    • V Pratap Singh 10 (15b 1x4)
    • SS Lahiri 15 (21b 1x4)
    • V Shankar 4-0-17-1
    • R Ashwin 5-0-21-0
35.1

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, tossed up on off, gets forward and pushes it to cover

35.2

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, length delivery and turns in from outside off, negotiated nicely

35.3

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, shortish and spinning in, goes back and defends

35.4

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, outside edge and Karthik drops it

35.5

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, no run, on middle and leg, defends

35.6

Ashwin to Pratap Singh, OUT, tossed up delivery outside off, straightens after pitching and Singh stride forward for a drive, misses it completely. In the process he drags his foot out and Karthik remove the bails in a flash, replay shows his foot was on the line, given.

V Pratap Singh st †Karthik b Ashwin 10 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Bengal 129/8

    • SS Lahiri 15 (21b 1x4)
    • R Ashwin 6-1-21-1
    • V Shankar 4-0-17-1
36.1

Balaji to Lahiri, FOUR, back of a length delivery, straying on the pads, helps it away to the fine leg fence.

36.2

Balaji to Lahiri, no run, back of a length, angles back in from outside off, defends

36.3

Balaji to Lahiri, no run, good length delivery outside off, Lahiri comes out and misses a wild slog

36.4

Balaji to Lahiri, no run, good length delivery around off stump, defends it nicely.

36.5

Balaji to Lahiri, 2 runs, short of a length around off, mistimes a pull towards wide of deep fine leg for a couple.

36.6

Balaji to Lahiri, FOUR, on a length outside off, leans forward and driven uppishly to the right of mid-off and gets another boundary.

End of over 37 (10 runs) Bengal 139/8

    • SS Lahiri 25 (27b 3x4)
    • Mohammed Shami 0 (0b)
    • L Balaji 8-0-41-0
    • R Ashwin 6-1-21-1
37.1

Ashwin to Mohammed Shami, no run, flatter and quicker on off, defends

37.2

Ashwin to Mohammed Shami, no run, touch short outside off, cuts off the back foot to point

37.3

Ashwin to Mohammed Shami, OUT, tossed up delivery on off and turns in sharply, Shami lunges forward to defend but kept his bat behind the pad and also that's a quicker one from Ashwin which he failed to read. Hitting middle and leg.

Mohammed Shami lbw b Ashwin 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

37.4

Ashwin to Dinda, no run, full on middle and leg, pushes it to on side

37.5

Ashwin to Dinda, 1 run, length delivery on middle stump, comes out and lofted it infront of long-on for a single.

37.6

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, tossed up delivery on off, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 38 (1 run) Bengal 140/9

    • SS Lahiri 25 (28b 3x4)
    • AB Dinda 1 (2b)
    • R Ashwin 7-1-22-2
    • L Balaji 8-0-41-0
38.1

Mahesh to Dinda, no run, fuller in length on off, defends off the front foot

38.2

Mahesh to Dinda, FOUR, short of a length, on middle and leg, goes back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary

38.3

Mahesh to Dinda, no run, good length delivery heading down leg, off the pad and rolls infront of the wicket

38.4

Mahesh to Dinda, no run, length delivery outside off, leans forward and driven uppishly towards mid-off, fall short of the man there.

38.5

Mahesh to Dinda, 1 run, short of a length, on middle and leg, pulls it through square leg for a single.

38.6

Mahesh to Lahiri, no run, touch short on middle and off, punch-pull towards wide of mid-on

End of over 39 (5 runs) Bengal 145/9

    • SS Lahiri 25 (29b 3x4)
    • AB Dinda 6 (7b 1x4)
    • VY Mahesh 8-0-23-4
    • R Ashwin 7-1-22-2
39.1

Ashwin to Dinda, no run, full on middle and leg, defends

39.2

Ashwin to Dinda, FOUR, tossed up delivery on off, comes out and slaps it to wide of cover region

39.3

Ashwin to Dinda, FOUR, touch short on middle and leg, he backs away a lot to leg side, gets it through the vacant cover region for a boundary

39.4

Ashwin to Dinda, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Dinda misses a swing and took it on the pad

39.5

Ashwin to Dinda, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, comes out and lofted it to wide of midwicket, gets a single.

39.6

Ashwin to Lahiri, FOUR, flatter and quicker on the stumps, goes back to defend but gets a outside edge which went between the slip and the keeper to the fence.

End of over 40 (13 runs) Bengal 158/9

    • SS Lahiri 29 (30b 4x4)
    • AB Dinda 15 (12b 3x4)
    • R Ashwin 8-1-35-2
    • VY Mahesh 8-0-23-4
40.1

Balaji to Dinda, no run, back of a length delivery, angles back in from wide of the crease, defends

40.2

Balaji to Dinda, no run, short and slower outside off, 110 kph, comes out and slaps it back towards the bowler

40.3

Balaji to Dinda, 1 run, fuller on middle and off, comes out and pushes it infront of mid-off for a quick single.

40.4

Balaji to Lahiri, 1 run, shortish on middle and off, 107 kph, waited a long and pulls it through square leg for a single

40.5

Balaji to Dinda, FOUR, short of a length, on middle and off, he waits on the back foot and swatted it to wide of long-on, more of to the cow corner

40.6

Balaji to Dinda, no run, good length angling back down leg, took it on the pad.

End of over 41 (6 runs) Bengal 164/9

    • AB Dinda 20 (17b 4x4)
    • SS Lahiri 30 (31b 4x4)
    • L Balaji 9-0-47-0
    • R Ashwin 8-1-35-2
41.1

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 run, touch short on off, goes back and pulls it down to long-off

41.2

Ashwin to Dinda, no run, flatter and spun away from Dinda, lets it go through

41.3

Ashwin to Dinda, 1 run, tossed up on middle, comes out and hoicks it infront of deep midwicket

41.4

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, touch short on middle and leg, pushes it back to the bowler

41.5

Ashwin to Lahiri, no run, short and spins in from outside off, goes back and punches it towards cover

41.6

Ashwin to Lahiri, 1 run, on middle and leg, tucks it behind square leg for a single.

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bengal 167/9

    • SS Lahiri 32 (35b 4x4)
    • AB Dinda 21 (19b 4x4)
    • R Ashwin 9-1-38-2
    • L Balaji 9-0-47-0
42.1

Shah to Lahiri, OUT, and then it just the matter of time, Bengal innings comes to an end as Shah picks the final wicket of the first delivery. He comes round the wicket and pitches it on a length on middle and off, it kept low and Lahiri goes back to work it to on side, misses the line and shattered the stumps.

SS Lahiri b Shah 32 (36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

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