NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, Final: Delhi v India Blue at Indore, Sep 29, 2013
India Blue won by 50 runs
29 September 2013 (50-over match)
  India Blue innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Reddy c Kohli b Bhatia 22 36 4 0 61.11
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
View dismissal NV Ojha b Awana 33 40 6 0 82.50
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
View dismissal MK Pandey c & b Bhatia 62 78 6 1 79.48
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
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh* lbw b Bhatia 29 40 2 1 72.50
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
View dismissal AM Nayar lbw b Bhatia 12 10 2 0 120.00
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
View dismissal AR Bawne lbw b Awana 37 44 3 1 84.09
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
View dismissal PP Chawla c †Bisht b Awana 42 32 4 1 131.25
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
View dismissal B Kumar c Varun Sood b Awana 4 8 0 0 50.00
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
R Vinay Kumar not out 17 11 1 1 154.54
View dismissal I Saxena run out (Awana/†Bisht) 2 2 0 0 100.00
49.6 Nehra to Vinay Kumar, 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
Extras (lb 1, w 8, nb 5) 14
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 274 (5.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  A Nehra 9 1 56 0 6.22
  P Suyal 9 0 50 0 5.55 (1nb, 2w)
View wickets P Awana 8 0 39 4 4.87
11.4 to Ojha, 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
44.2 to Bawne, 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
46.5 to Kumar, 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
48.3 to Chawla, 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
  Varun Sood 10 0 55 0 5.50 (1w)
View wickets R Bhatia 12 0 59 4 4.91 (1w)
16.1 to Reddy, 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
28.4 to Yuvraj Singh, 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 to Nayar, 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
36.3 to Pandey, 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
  Milind Kumar 2 0 14 0 7.00
  Delhi innings (target: 275 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Pandey b Kumar 4 4 1 0 100.00
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
View dismissal UBT Chand b Kumar 6 11 1 0 54.54
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
View dismissal V Kohli* run out (Vinay Kumar) 23 28 5 0 82.14
9.6 from Vinay Kumar, 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
View dismissal V Sehwag b Vinay Kumar 5 7 1 0 71.42
5.6 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
View dismissal Milind Kumar lbw b Chawla 54 67 7 0 80.59
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
View dismissal R Bhatia c Yuvraj Singh b Chawla 25 49 2 0 51.02
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
P Bisht not out 54 49 6 1 110.20
View dismissal Varun Sood lbw b Kumar 21 31 2 0 67.74
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
View dismissal A Nehra c Yuvraj Singh b Kumar 24 13 1 3 184.61
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
View dismissal P Awana c †Ojha b Vinay Kumar 1 3 0 0 33.33
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
View dismissal P Suyal c †Ojha b Vinay Kumar 0 8 0 0 0.00
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
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 44.4 overs) 224 (5.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets B Kumar 9 1 39 4 4.33
0.4 to Gambhir, 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 to Chand, 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
38.5 to Varun Sood, 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 to Nehra, 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
View wickets R Vinay Kumar 10.4 1 64 3 6.00 (2nb, 1w)
5.6 to Sehwag, 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
42.2 to Awana, 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 to Suyal, 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
View wickets PP Chawla 9 0 45 2 5.00
26.5 to Milind Kumar, 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 to Bhatia, 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
  AS Rajpoot 8 1 35 0 4.37 (1w)
  I Saxena 6 0 23 0 3.83
  Yuvraj Singh 2 0 15 0 7.50

Match details


Toss - India Blue, who chose to bat
Series - India Blue won the 2013/14 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy
Player of the match - B Kumar (India Blue)
Umpires - VA Kulkarni and SL Shastri
TV umpire - K Srinath
Match referee - RR Jadeja
Reserve umpire - SS Hazare

Match Notes


    • India Blue innings:
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India Blue: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (PA Reddy 19, NV Ojha 31, Ex 1)
    • India Blue: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (142 balls), Extras 2
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 60 balls (MK Pandey 27, Yuvraj Singh 23, Ex 0)
    • MK Pandey: 50 off 63 balls (5x4, 1x6)
    • India Blue: 150 runs in 30.4 overs (184 balls), Extras 7
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 27 runs, 1 wicket)
    • India Blue: 200 runs in 40.5 overs (245 balls), Extras 9
    • India Blue: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (286 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: India Blue - 274/9 in 50.0 overs (R Vinay Kumar 17)
    • Delhi innings:
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 4 wicket)
    • Delhi: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 2
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (Milind Kumar 33, R Bhatia 14, Ex 3)
    • Delhi: 100 runs in 22 overs (133 balls), Extras 5
    • Milind Kumar: 50 off 59 balls (7x4)
    • Delhi: 150 runs in 33.4 overs (203 balls), Extras 5
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (P Bisht 31, Varoon Sood 19, Ex 0)
    • Delhi: 200 runs in 40.5 overs (247 balls), Extras 7
    • P Bisht: 50 runs off 48 balls (6x4, 1x6)
 
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