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Final, Chennai, January 19 - 23, 2012, Ranji Trophy Elite
621 & 204/5d
(T:531) 295 & 8/2

Match drawn (Rajasthan won on 1st innings)

Player Of The Match
Rajasthan 1st Innings
Tamil Nadu 1st Innings
Rajasthan 2nd Innings
Tamil Nadu 2nd Innings
Match Details
Rajasthan 1st Innings 
Aakash Chopra lbw b Aushik Srinivas9430744010030.61
Vineet Saxena  b Aushik Srinivas25766590726238.64
Hrishikesh Kanitkar (c)c †Karthik b Gupta671462087045.89
Robin Bist c Vasudevadas b Gupta571592119035.84
Rashmi Parida c Balaji b Kaushik401001424040.00
Puneet Yadav  b Aushik Srinivas77710100.00
Dishant Yagnik c Mahesh b Gupta075000.00
Pankaj Singh c Prasanna b Aushik Srinivas22192122115.78
Rituraj Singh  b Kaushik4554695183.33
Gajendra Singh lbw b Kaushik47100057.14
Sumit Mathur not out 11200100.00
Extras(b 13, lb 8, nb 3, w 3)27
TOTAL245 Ov (RR: 2.53, 1016 Mts)621
Fall of wickets: 1-236 (Aakash Chopra, 104.1 ov), 2-362 (Hrishikesh Kanitkar, 156.4 ov), 3-485 (Robin Bist, 206.3 ov), 4-509 (Vineet Saxena, 219.2 ov), 5-517 (Puneet Yadav, 221.1 ov), 6-518 (Dishant Yagnik, 222.3 ov), 7-541 (Pankaj Singh, 228.3 ov), 8-614 (Rashmi Parida, 242.5 ov), 9-620 (Rituraj Singh, 244.4 ov), 10-621 (Gajendra Singh, 244.6 ov)
Lakshmipathy Balaji29107302.5113910002
Jagannathan Kaushik47149131.932289000
242.5 to RR Parida, slower delivery and Parida mishits it high in the air and Balaji moves to extra cover and takes the catch.. 614/8
244.4 to RR Singh, in the block-hole and Rituraj Singh has to walk back to the pavilion as the off stump is pegged back.. 620/9
244.6 to G Singh, fuller delivery, moves across his stumps and looks to play through the onside, misses it and is struck low on the pads in line with the stumps, loud shout and given.. 621/10
Yo Mahesh3278802.7515412030
Aushik Srinivas852719242.2541420300
104.1 to A Chopra, and he strikes first ball, well done, a quicker delivery and Chopra on the back foot and looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is struck right in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given.. 236/1
219.2 to VA Saxena, Aushik strikes and gets the wicket of Saxena, pitches and spins, Saxena stays in the crease and looks to drive through the off side, misses it and the off stump is rattled. A marathon inning ends. The Tamil Nadu players shakes hands with Saxena, nice to see.. 509/4
221.1 to Puneet Yadav, Aushik gets his third wicket, pitches it a touch short outside the leg stump and bit quicker, Yadav looking for the big shot, pulls and misses, the leg stump is uprooted.. 517/5
228.3 to Pankaj Singh, Aushik bowls from round the wicket and Pankaj Singh stays in the crease and punches it from the middle of the bat and Prasanna at silly-point takes it. Aushik gets his fourth. Good reflexes from prasanna.. 541/7
Sunny Gupta46812732.761948200
156.4 to HH Kanitkar, tossed up outside the off stump and slight turn and Kanitkar looking for the expansive drive through the off side gets an edge and Karthik takes the catch.. 362/2
206.3 to R Bist, out of the blue we have a wicket! The ball is tossed up, grips the surface and turns a bit, Bist plays too early and works in the air to Vasudevadas at square leg.. 485/3
222.3 to DH Yagnik, tossed up and Yagnik looks to go over extra cover, hits it high in the air and Yo Mahesh at cover, turns around and runs forward, dives and takes an excellent catch. Sunny Gupta picks up his third.. 518/6
Abhinav Mukund20603.0091000
Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas10505.0041000
Murali Vijay301806.00113000
Tamil Nadu 1st Innings 
Abhinav Mukund lbw b RR Singh099000.00
Murali Vijay c Puneet Yadav b RR Singh1526452057.69
S Badrinath lbw b Pankaj Singh617211035.29
Dinesh Karthik  b Mathur15028042221153.57
Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas c G Singh b RR Singh2555785045.45
Ramaswamy Prasanna run out (RR Singh/†Yagnik)44791129055.69
Sunny Gupta st †Yagnik b G Singh630380020.00
Yo Mahesh lbw b Pankaj Singh01318000.00
Lakshmipathy Balaji (c)lbw b RR Singh2950656058.00
Jagannathan Kaushik c Pankaj Singh b Mathur6511021011.76
Aushik Srinivas not out 2690033.33
Extras(b 3, lb 8, w 1)12
TOTAL102.4 Ov (RR: 2.87, 464 Mts)295
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Abhinav Mukund, 1.6 ov), 2-12 (S Badrinath, 6.6 ov), 3-24 (Murali Vijay, 9.5 ov), 4-71 (Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas, 27.4 ov), 5-147 (Ramaswamy Prasanna, 52.5 ov), 6-164 (Sunny Gupta, 61.6 ov), 7-167 (Yo Mahesh, 66.2 ov), 8-227 (Lakshmipathy Balaji, 80.5 ov), 9-292 (Dinesh Karthik, 100.5 ov), 10-295 (Jagannathan Kaushik, 102.4 ov)
Pankaj Singh2575822.321268000
6.6 to S Badrinath, fuller delivery and Badrinath looking to drive through the onside, misses the line of the delivery and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps, that is plumb, loud shout and given. Tamil Nadu in deep trouble.. 12/2
66.2 to VY Mahesh, good length delivery coming in and Yo Mahesh looking to work it through the onside, misses it and strikes the pad in line, loud appeal and given.. 167/7
Rituraj Singh2657642.9212012100
1.6 to A Mukund, Rituraj strikes, good length delivery pitches in line and coming in, Mukund is caught in the crease and looking to work it through the onside, struck in front of the stumps, loud appeal and given.. 1/1
9.5 to M Vijay, fuller delivery on the legs and Vijay flicks it in the air to midwicket and Puneet Yadav takes the catch, that was a soft dismissal, deeper into the mire are Tamil Nadu. The ball is coming very much slower off the track.. 24/3
27.4 to K Vasudevadas, fuller delivery on the middle and leg and Vasudevadas looking to work it through the onside, hits in the air forward of square leg and Gajendra Singh takes an easy catch.. 71/4
80.5 to L Balaji, fourth for Rituraj Singh, slower delivery and coming in, Balaji gets an inside edge and misses the pads, loud appeal for lbw and given by the umpire, Balaji is not at all happy, a big mistake.. 227/8
Sumit Mathur25.485322.061349010
100.5 to KD Karthik, Karthik is bowled! It was short of a length delivery and Karthik looking to drive on the up through the off side, gets an inside edge and the stumps are rattled. An excellent knock comes to an end.. 292/9
102.4 to J Kaushik, short delivery and Kaushik goes for the hook and hits it high in the air down to fine leg and Pankaj Singh takes the catch.. 295/10
Gajendra Singh2659713.7311316000
61.6 to Sunny Gupta, down the track and misses the delivery down the leg side and Yagnik collects the ball and gets rid of the bails.. 164/6
Rajasthan 2nd Innings 
Aakash Chopra c & b Kaushik1821374085.71
Vineet Saxena  b Prasanna1369861018.84
Robin Bist c Mukund b Prasanna9218520113049.72
Hrishikesh Kanitkar (c)lbw b Vijay1237621032.43
Rashmi Parida not out 431021465042.15
Puneet Yadav  b Prasanna01216000.00
Dishant Yagnik not out 938392023.68
Extras(b 15, nb 2)17
TOTAL77 Ov (RR: 2.64, 299 Mts)204/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Aakash Chopra, 8.4 ov), 2-52 (Vineet Saxena, 20.5 ov), 3-93 (Hrishikesh Kanitkar, 37.4 ov), 4-174 (Robin Bist, 63.3 ov), 5-180 (Puneet Yadav, 67.3 ov)
Jagannathan Kaushik1133813.45516001
8.4 to A Chopra, short ball on the off stump. The agressive intent of Chopra comes to the fore as he immediately rocks back and pulls. Unfortunately, he gets a top edge and Kaushik runs across and takes the catch himself. He was as close to the batsman as he could get. 29/1
Yo Mahesh732002.85333000
Aushik Srinivas28106102.171378000
Ramaswamy Prasanna2193131.471135001
20.5 to VA Saxena, this time Saxena's stay is short, good length delivery and coming in, goes through the gate and rattles the stumps.. 52/2
63.3 to R Bist, touch slower from Prasanna, Bist looking to go over mid-on, miscues it high in the air and Mukund completes the catch at mid-on.. 174/4
67.3 to Puneet Yadav, lands on a crack and comes back in to peg back the stumps.. 180/5
Murali Vijay903814.22304000
37.4 to HH Kanitkar, Vijay strikes, picks up a wicket, pitches on the leg stump and turns, Kanitkar plays forward down the wrong line, the ball hits the back pad, loud appeal and given. Vijay bowling from round the wicket.. 93/3
Abhinav Mukund10101.0050000
Tamil Nadu 2nd Innings (T: 531 runs)
Yo Mahesh lbw b G Singh011000.00
Abhinav Mukund lbw b G Singh1690016.66
Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas not out 743291016.27
S Badrinath not out 02821000.00
TOTAL13 Ov (RR: 0.61, 30 Mts)8/2
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Yo Mahesh, 0.1 ov), 2-7 (Abhinav Mukund, 2.6 ov)
Gajendra Singh65520.83341000
0.1 to VY Mahesh, Gajendra strikes first ball gets Yo Mahesh, pitches and comes in to strike the pad, loud appeal and given, the bat and pad was close together.. 0/1
2.6 to A Mukund, tossed up outside the off stump and spins in, keeps too low and Mukund on the back foot looking to work it through the onside, misses it and is hit low on the pad, loud shout and given, Gajendra Singh has two wickets.. 7/2
Robin Bist64300.50330000
Puneet Yadav11000.0060000
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MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRajasthan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Vineet Saxena
Series resultRajasthan won the 2011/12 Ranji Trophy Elite
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 16.30
Match days19,20,21,22,23 January 2012 - day (5-day match)
Peter Hartley
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
Rajendra Jadeja
Thu, 19 Jan - day 1 - Rajasthan 1st innings 221/0 (Aakash Chopra 86*, Vineet Saxena 120*, 90 ov)
Fri, 20 Jan - day 2 - Rajasthan 1st innings 404/2 (Vineet Saxena 207*, Robin Bist 16*, 180 ov)
Sat, 21 Jan - day 3 - Tamil Nadu 1st innings 66/3 (Dinesh Karthik 13*, Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas 25*, 25 ov)
Sun, 22 Jan - day 4 - Rajasthan 2nd innings 21/0 (Aakash Chopra 10*, Vineet Saxena 10*, 7 ov)
Mon, 23 Jan - day 5 - Tamil Nadu 2nd innings 8/2 (13 ov) - end of match
  • Keeper change for Tamil Nadu on day 5 after lunch, K Vasudevadas kept for KD Karthik.
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