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285dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Raina steers India Blue to victory

Complementing Suresh Raina's composed 92 with an impressive performance in the field, India Blue sneaked home to a 12-run win

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
SK Raina
92(100) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
12 1 9 4 24 10 8 24
M Rawat
47(64) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 8 1 1 7 6 16 6

Best performances - Bowlers

P Kumar
O10
M0
R42
W4
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Joginder Sharma
O10
M1
R30
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 3 Runs | IND-R: 234/8 (13 runs required, RR: 4.68)

  • Shrikant Mundhe12 (10b)
  • Pragyan Ojha2 (6b)
  • Joginder Sharma10-1-30-3
  • Virender Sehwag5-0-32-1

Joginder keeps his cool again but truth be told it was the pressure put on by Mishra in the slog overs as India Red fell under the gun chasing 247. There were some handy stands, not least the one between Rawat and Praveen, but their back-to-back dismissals swung it completely the Blues' way.

The Blues won the toss and put up a competitive 246, thanks mainly to Raina's 100-ball 92. It proved a winning total.

Join us tomorrow for the Red versus Green game, starting at 9.00 GMT. Thanks for tuning into Cricinfo again. Until next time, this is Jamie Alter signing off on behalf of Binoy George as well. Cheers!

49.6
2
Joginder Sharma to Mundhe, 2 runs, short ball on the stumps, Mundhe pulls off the front foot and gets a top-edge over square leg and India Blue take the series opener by 12 runs

Last ball coming up

49.5
0
Joginder Sharma to Mundhe, no run, full and drifting down leg stump, Mundhe hits across the line but cant connect
49.4
1
Joginder Sharma to Ojha, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Ojha slams it to mid-off for one

That should be the game now for India Blue

49.3
0
Joginder Sharma to Ojha, no run, full and wide again, no pace at all, Ojha stands and flashes, beaten again
49.2
0
Joginder Sharma to Ojha, no run, full and wide, Ojha drives at it but cant connect
49.1
0
Joginder Sharma to Ojha, no run, runs in from around the stumps, serving up a waist-high full toss on leg stump, Ojha is cramped for room and he misses out on the slog

16 to win from the final over. Tension, tension ... the ice man Jogi to bowl

India Red 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1RS RickyG Gambhir
2nd34M KaifRS Ricky
3rd35M KaifV Kohli
4th35S BadrinathV Kohli
5th48S BadrinathM Rawat
6th62M RawatP Kumar
7th6M RawatSS Mundhe
8th2SK TrivediSS Mundhe
9th11PP OjhaSS Mundhe