NKP Salve Challenger Trophy at Indore, Sep 26 2013
(47.5/50 ov, target 271)
India Blue won by 18 runs
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Nayar trumps Bhatia as India Blue win

On a day that a big crowd gathered in Indore to watch Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh, two of the most valuable players in Indian domestic cricket starred

Match centre 
Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
India Blue270/6(50 overs)
Delhi252(47.5 overs)
end of over 483 runs • 1 wicket
DELHI: 252/10CRR: 5.26 • RRR: 8.76 • Need 19 from 13b
Ashish Nehra37 (41)
Vinay Kumar8.5-0-43-1
Abhishek Nayar2-0-13-0

AJ: "thre was a discussion regarding all-rounders during innings of India about nehra as an all rounder...seeing his batting in this innings, does he qualify as one :P"

Raghav Reddy: "So , Like Misbah , Even Nehra's finishing acts came in a losing cause. Few players are born unfortunate."

Rajagopalan R: "Having thanked Nehra for the entertainment today, someone also need to remind him that his batting will not fetch him a place in the Indian Team. Figures like 10-0-59-0 in a List A match is not at all acceptable." Boo!

Perumal: "Don't forget, Ashish Nehra the 10th man hit boundary to seal the match against NZ in 2003 series." that too after India collapsed spectacularly following Sehwag's century.

Rohan: "I think it is time the title of "SIR" be conferred upon Ashish Nehra now! #SorrySirJadeja :)"

That's a wrap from our ball-by-ball commentary, thanks all for the company today. See you all tomorrow morning. Ta ta.

Vinay Kumar to Awana, OUT
length ball and that crashes into off stump, India Blue have won but they couldn't get Nehra out, they had to get everyone else out. Awana went for a big shot but he missed, great fight from the Delhi lower order
P Awana b Vinay Kumar 12 (19m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
Vinay Kumar to Nehra, 1 run
slower ball, short from Vinay, Nehra waits for it and sends that towards long-on for one more
Vinay Kumar to Awana, 1 run
low full toss, driven towards long-off for a single, Awana is not batting like a No. 11 at all

Vikram: "Still 26 needed and even 3 sixes cannot finish the game :D are you expecting some No-Balls . #Nehra all the way"

Vinay Kumar to Awana, no run
punched him towards the bowler
Vinay Kumar to Nehra, 1 run
thick bottom edge as he looks to power the slower one towards midwicket, a single towards the cover, Nehra swings his bat in disappointment after completing the run

Narendra: "You got it wrong , match need at least 5 deliveries to end , you see 26 runs remaining and 5*6=30 :)"

end of over 475 runs
DELHI: 249/9CRR: 5.29 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 from 18b
Ashish Nehra35 (39)
Parvinder Awana11 (11)
Abhishek Nayar2-0-13-0
Ankit Rajpoot10-0-44-3

Raghav Reddy: "Sehwag gone.. Chand gone.. Virat Gone..comments dead . Nehra hits a six. The comments are pouring in again . There's something with this guy which gives people awe inspiring experiences."

Nayar to Nehra, 1 run
short of length and outside off, slapped behind point for a single
Nayar to Nehra, no run
length ball on off stump, defended down the track
Nayar to Awana, 1 run
clipped towards deep square leg for a single
Nayar to Nehra, 1 run
my prediction has fallen flat, Nehra gets another single by pushing the ball towards long-off
Nayar to Awana, 1 run
pushed towards mid-off for a single
Nayar to Nehra, 1 run
sensational hit from Nehra towards deep midwicket, and a sensational bit of fielding from Manish Pandey, who leaps high from just within the rope, gets a hand on the ball and pushes it back into the field of play, Nehra was admiring the brilliance of his, only a single
end of over 469 runs
DELHI: 244/9CRR: 5.3 • RRR: 6.75 • Need 27 from 24b
Ashish Nehra32 (35)
Parvinder Awana9 (9)
Ankit Rajpoot10-0-44-3
Bhuvneshwar Kumar10-0-58-3

Harsh Bansal: "How the hell Nehra turned into a Dhoni? #Finisher"

monil shah : "this match is way more interesting than any of the champions league matches !!!!! excitement !!!!"

Rajpoot to Nehra, 1 run
sends this flying towards deep square leg for a single, was there two there, I'm not sure
Rajpoot to Nehra, no run
stylishly chips that towards long-off, drops short of the fielder, not sure why they didn't go for the single, is Nehra farming the strike?
Rajpoot to Nehra, SIX runs
Ashish Nehra! what a shot that is, pulled over sensationally over wide long-on for six, the shot of a man in form
Rajpoot to Awana, 1 run
length ball is sent towards long-on
Rajpoot to Awana, no run
full ball on middle and off, punched back towards the bowler
Rajpoot to Nehra, 1 run
the internet explodes with joy as Nehra swipes that towards deep square leg, this is now his highest score in List A cricket, top stuff
end of over 458 runs
DELHI: 235/9CRR: 5.22 • RRR: 7.20 • Need 36 from 30b
Parvinder Awana8 (7)
Ashish Nehra24 (31)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar10-0-58-3
Ankit Rajpoot9-0-35-3
Kumar to Awana, FOUR runs
flays that over mid-off for four, launches that over the man in the ring, Delhi not giving up just yet
Match details
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
TossDelhi , elected to field first
SeriesNKP Salve Challenger Trophy 2013
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45
Match days26 September 2013 (50-over match)
Krishnaraj Srinath
Suresh Shastri
TV Umpire
Sanjay Hazare
Reserve Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
Rajendra Jadeja
PointsIndia Blue 4, Delhi 0