Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So there we have it - India Red will meet India Blue in the final tomorrow.

India Green surrendered meekly for the second day in a row and one would hope tomorrow's final isn't as one-sided. Blue's victory was built around solid contributions but their batsmen, though none went on to score a century. The match was decided once Parthiv and Rohit Sharma fell in quick succession. Ramesh Powar and Amit Mishra tied the batsmen down and prevented them from settling into partnerships.

Do join us tomorrow for the final. Praveen Kumar and Sehwag, who've been picked for the Indian one-day squad, will approach the game with renewed confidence. Till then, it's goodbye!

38.2
W
Raina to MM Patel, OUT, that was easy.... tossed up slowly on middle and leg, Munaf goes for his favourite slog but doesn't get the distance. Patel takes it easily at deep square-leg. Raina, for reasons known only to him, hugs the umpire! And Munaf enjoys a laugh after his 'cameo' of 11

MM Patel c Patel b Raina 11 (5m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

38.1
0
Raina to MM Patel, no run, awkward looking defensive stroke from Munaf, neither forward nor back

Raina bowls his offspinners

END OF OVER:
38 | 8 Runs | IND-G: 239/9 (92 runs required from 11.4 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 7.66)

  • Iqbal Abdulla14 (27b)
  • Munaf Patel11 (6b)
  • Virender Sehwag2.3-0-21-0
  • Amit Mishra10-0-50-3
37.6
2
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, 2 runs, flighted on leg, paddled past short fine-leg
37.5
0
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, no run,
37.4
1
Sehwag to MM Patel, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single
37.3
4
Sehwag to MM Patel, FOUR runs, tossed on leg, Munaf gets on his knees and sweeps past square leg. He's showing he can slog
37.2
1
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run,
37.1
0
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, no run,

END OF OVER:
37 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | IND-G: 231/9 (100 runs required from 11.4 overs, RR: 6.24, RRR: 7.69)

  • Munaf Patel6 (4b)
  • Iqbal Abdulla11 (23b)
  • Amit Mishra10-0-50-3
  • Virender Sehwag1.3-0-13-0
36.6
0
Mishra to MM Patel, no run,
36.5
0
Mishra to MM Patel, no run,
36.4
0
Mishra to MM Patel, no run, big googly, turns in sharply and hits high on the pads
36.3
6
Mishra to MM Patel, SIX runs, surprise! flighted on middle and leg, Munaf this time slogs and connects. The ball flies off the meat of the bat and settles down on the empty seats over deep midwicket
36.2
1
Mishra to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run, and Munaf, batting without a helmet (!) goes for a big slog and inside edges the ball onto his toes
36.1
W
Mishra to Pankaj Singh, OUT, excellent take by Niraj Patel! tossed up on off and middle, Singh goes for another heave over midwicket, Niraj Patel runs forward from deep midwicket and takes it on the dive just inches from the ground

Pankaj Singh c Patel b Mishra 10 (13m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs | IND-G: 224/8 (107 runs required from 11.4 overs, RR: 6.22, RRR: 7.64)

  • Iqbal Abdulla10 (22b)
  • Pankaj Singh10 (14b)
  • Virender Sehwag1.3-0-13-0
  • Ramesh Powar10-0-45-3
35.6
0
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, no run, Abdulla's in no hurry as he defends to the off side
35.5
0
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, no run, flighted on off and middle, played back to the bowler
35.4
2
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, 2 runs,
35.3
0
Sehwag to Iqbal Abdulla, no run,
35.2
1
Sehwag to Pankaj Singh, 1 run, turned to the on side for a single

India Green 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10S AnirudhaYK Pathan
2nd36S AnirudhaPA Patel
3rd81PA PatelRG Sharma
4th4MK TiwaryRG Sharma
5th43AM NayarMK Tiwary
6th4CA PujaraAM Nayar
7th7CA PujaraPP Chawla
8th19PP ChawlaIqbal Abdulla
9th20Pankaj SinghIqbal Abdulla
10th15MM PatelIqbal Abdulla