Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 oh ramta jogi! He cleans him up first ball, bowling stump-to-stump, getting it to skid on and stay low, beating Praveen who's caught deep in the crease, and knocking back middle and off! What a start for Joginder! 7/1
    28.3 rush of blood does Gambhir in, as he dances down the track and aims to hit over midwicket, but Mishra sees him coming and bowls it flatter and quicker, drawing a top-edge as Gambhir heaves across the line, and it pops up safely into short third man's hands! 158/4
    1.6 Jogiya khalli bhalli! Thats Jogi's second in the over, starting and ending with a wicket, this time pitching full on middle and getting it to swing in, Goel plays all around it and gets struck on the pads, that would have taken out leg stump, reckons the umpire ... Jogi and the Blues are ecstatic! 11/2
    6.5 tight catch! Kaif shuffles in his crease, moving across to off and then driving a fullish delivery to short cover, where Rahane pouches a sharp catch 47/3
    36.3 gone! This one pitches fuller on middle and leg and slides on, catching Badri on the front leg as he gets a full stride forward and looks to work it to square leg, Mahesh belts out an appeal and the umpire upholds it with not much thought ... but it looked like he got a thin inside-edge ... Badri can consider himself hard-done by that decision 191/7
    28.4 and that two in two for Mishra! Kohli goes for a first-ball duck as he shapes to work a nicely tossed up delivery across the line, but instead chipping a leading-edge back to the bowler, who takes it low and neat as the Blues fight back with a double-strike! 158/5
    29.3 and the captain doesn't take time to strike! Bowls a quicker one outside off, gets it to spin in as Paresh tries to work across the line and misses, hit in front of about middle and off, and the umpire shoots up his finger with little hesitation 159/6
    not out
    43
    59
    83
    2
    1
    72.88
    43.4 big legbreak does the trick there, tossed up beautifully by Mishra and Mundhe couldn't resist, charged down the track but missed it completely, Mishra has been one of the most impressive bowlers in the tournament and he's doing a great job here 219/8
    47.4 slower ball produces a wicket, Yo Mahesh holds it back and Ojha is too early on the shot, spoons a simple catch to Sehwag at midwicket 252/9
    49.3 poor, poor running that time and Trivedi has to go. Rawat strikes it hard down the ground and watches Suresh Raina mis-field one at long-on, they go for the second but a direct hit sees him short. 269/10
    Extras
    19 (lb 10, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    269 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 5.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Praveen Kumar, 1.1 ov), 2-11 (Karan Goel, 1.6 ov), 3-47 (Mohammad Kaif, 6.5 ov), 4-158 (Gautam Gambhir, 28.3 ov), 5-158 (Virat Kohli, 28.4 ov), 6-159 (Paresh Patel, 29.3 ov), 7-191 (S Badrinath, 36.3 ov), 8-219 (Shrikant Mundhe, 43.4 ov), 9-252 (Pragyan Ojha, 47.4 ov), 10-269 (Siddharth Trivedi, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RR Bose1005315.30376120
    Joginder Sharma704125.85205000
    VY Mahesh9.305625.89265031
    RR Powar803404.25191000
    A Mishra1004534.50302030
    V Sehwag503016.00110200
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 and its success first ball for him! Sehwag shapes to work a length delivery over midwicket but fails, chipping a leading-edge up in the air and Mundhe takes a few steps to his right to pouch it .... huge wicket for India Red! 4/1
    8.5 thats tight, Raina trying to work a short delivery away but getting rapped high on the knee roll, marginally outside the line of impact, the ball rolls to backward point as they all go up in appeal ... the umpire says no but Rahane is caught short at the strikers' end as he and Raina attempt a sharp single! 55/3
    4.6 comes in off a length from middle and leg, tucked to midwicket where a sliding stop gets the batsmen confused, Rahane sets off but sends Yadav back, except he's come down too far and cant make his ground! Good stop and release from Paresh Patel 22/2
    50
    45
    59
    9
    0
    111.11
    16.2 played on! Trivedi pitches short outside off stump, Raina goes for the pull but mistimes it into the ground and onto his stump! Trivedi celebrates as Raina walks off in disgust 102/4
    not out
    116
    91
    162
    14
    2
    127.47
    not out
    62
    70
    121
    3
    1
    88.57
    Extras
    15 (lb 2, w 13)
    TOTAL
    270/4 (41 Overs, RR: 6.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Virender Sehwag, 1.1 ov), 2-22 (Arjun Yadav, 4.6 ov), 3-55 (Ajinkya Rahane, 8.5 ov), 4-102 (Suresh Raina, 16.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar905205.77307040
    SS Mundhe503416.80155020
    SK Trivedi614417.33175110
    PP Ojha906006.66257110
    S Badrinath201708.5071130
    P Patel703605.14203000
    M Kaif10707.0000000
    K Goel201809.0022010

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

Match Notes

  • Karthik's cool hundred wins it for the Blues

    Dinesh Karthik produced the innings of the tournament to steer India Blues to the Challenger Trophy title

  • The challenge of a century

    Since 2000, there have been at least two or more centurions in each edition of India's premier domestic one-day tournament, widely recognised as the event the national selectors watch most keenly when it comes to picking talent for the season ahead

India Blue 2nd innings Partnerships

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