Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
KD Karthik
116(91) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 31 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
4 9 16 8 18 13 10 38
G Gambhir
82(77) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
11 3 8 7 7 19 11 16

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O10
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Joginder Sharma
O7
M0
R41
W2
Eco5.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India Red , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India Blue won the 2007/08 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

28 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

India

END OF OVER:
41 | 10 Runs | IND-B: 270/4 | RR: 6.58

  • Dinesh Karthik116 (91b)
  • Niraj Patel62 (70b)
  • Karan Goel2-0-18-0
  • Paresh Patel7-0-36-0

A stylish, confident hundred from Karthik, with special support from Niraj Patel, seals the Challenger Trophy for India Blue. A six-wicket win chasing 270, the first time all tournament that the side chasing wins. The Reds' scarce bowling resources blatantly exposed tonight on a flat Motera track. Led by Gambhir and Badrinath, and some wagging by the tail, they posted what seemed a very competitive 269, but early fireworks from Raina set the platform for a quite easy win, giving the Reds the blues.

Karthik sent an emphatic message to the selectors, who overlooked him for the first two ODIs against Pakistan next month. There's no better way to come back than to score runs at the domestic level. His first List A hundred. Surely Karthik will be the Man of the Match.

Yes, no doubts there. Its Karthik, who receives a check for Rs 25,000. He credits Raina for upping the tempo and Niraj Patel for his role. Enjoys being a finisher, and wants to be consistent. Is also confident of an India recall.

Raina is the Man of the Series, gets a check for Rs 50k.

Thats all we have for you. Thanks again for tuning into Cricinfo again. This is your commentator, Jamie Alter, signing off. Good night!

40.6
4
Goel to Karthik, FOUR runs, finished in style! Karthik skips down and biffs it over the bowler's head for four!
40.5
1
Goel to Patel, 1 run, short outside off, cut into the covers with too much bottom-hand
40.5
1w
Goel to Patel, 1 wide, tossed up well down leg stump, Patel misses out with the sweep
40.4
1
Goel to Karthik, 1 run, short and wide, Karthik initially comes out but then backs away and cuts, placing it into the gap at cover-point, out to a diving Mundhe on the ropes
40.3
2
Goel to Karthik, 2 runs, tossed up, Karthik dances down and drives to Praveen at mid-off, who fumbles clumsily and allows runs
40.2
1
Goel to Patel, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Patel uses his feet and drives into the covers
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India Blue 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4V SehwagAM Rahane
2nd18AS YadavAM Rahane
3rd33SK RainaAM Rahane
4th47KD KarthikSK Raina
5th168NK PatelKD Karthik