and it's all over, comes down the track and lofted it over the mid-off and chases the mammoth target with four wickets remaning..
26th Irani title for Rest of India.
One of the best come back in the history of Indian first class cricket, now this is the highest successful run chase in Irani Cup. They have read the script well and architect this chase brilliantly. Fazal started well with Bharat, Chatterjee... and then the partnership with Nair almost sealed it. They lost couple of quick wickets but Jackson and Binny ensured that's not going to hurt. Mumbai was sitting at the driving seat till yesterday but today failed to pick up wickets at the right time and also the dropped chances cost them the title. Karun Nair is named man of the match..That's all from this season and also it's sayonara to Indian domestic season. This is Sofri D Chandan signing off, ta ta. Cheers!
Just 2 runs away
comes down the track and works that with the turn, tucks it behind square leg
Rajiv Menon: "Mumbai's second innings batting made the difference.."
short and wide outside off, cuts it down to deep point for a single
Ganesh: "Though credits to Iqbal for claiming 5 wickets, he & Bista have ensured steady flow of runs, especially boundary balls. RoI needs due appreciation for batting on a 5th day wicket with negative line strategy against them."
tossed up delivery outside off, leans forward and driven down to long-off, all along the ground..
opens the bat face late infront of backward point for a quick single, overthrow resulted the extra
flatter length ball, tucks to shortish midwicket..
Anith: "Test cricket won't die as long as this twists and turns continues... Indian domestic cricket match upgraded to international standards"
another short of a length ball, pulls that down to deep square leg off the back foot..
squeezes out this full ball through cover point for a single..
Krish: "Excellent Fifty by Jackson under pressure.... "
short and turning in, goes back and pulls that to wide of deepish square leg for a couple..
short and turning in from outside off, able to keep it down somehow..
GK: "Wow classy fight back.. Just when you think its over sided.. Someone believes otherwise.. ROI had many of them"
tossed up ball outside off, leans forward and drives into the cover region..
nudges this length ball through midwicket, gets to his fifty
pushes that down to long-off
comes down the track and executes a perfect inside out drive over the extra cover
turns away from a length, can't connect as he strides out..
digs that out towards the cover region..
digs out and just 20 runs to get from here of the available 6 overs..
Ravi: "can we get report on light?" - It's quite bright, no problem at all..
works this away for a single into cover region
off the inside edge and down the track as he took a big stride out to block a length ball..
short and turning in, goes back and tucks it to shortish midwicket, can't beat the man there..