Home > Features >

Irani Cup: Stuart Binny thanks Harbhajan Singh and other talking points after Day 2

Stuart Binny slammed a century on the second day of the Irani Trophy match © AFP
Stuart Binny slammed a century on the second day of the Irani Trophy match © AFP (File photo)

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

 

Karnataka dominated Day Two of the Irani Cup 2013-14 and are in total control of the game. Rest of India (ROI) would need an inspired effort to come back into the game as the Karnataka batsmen have setup a good base for a victory for the Ranji Trophy 2013-14 champions.

 

Here are some of the moments that stood out on Day Two at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore:

 

Ganesh Satish impresses

Late on Day One, Ganesh Satish was sedate and ambled along till the close of play. However, he was on song early in the day. As the bowlers pitched it a bit outside the off-stump, he merely got into position and opened the face of the bat. He used the pace of the ball and sent it through gully and point on numerous occasions. That showed that he was in good form. However, the shot that stood out was a gentle push through the covers that raced for four. It was great to see how late he played the ball on the day.

Ball keeping low

From the North End, the ball kept low on a few occasions and caused the batsmen a few problems. KL Rahul was a victim of that as one from Anureet Singh kept low and he couldn’t get his bat down in time. However, Dinesh Karthik, the wicketkeeper also suffered as one went on the bounce to him and hit him on the foot as he tried to collect it. He had to go off the field for a while and ice the injured area. Ledar Jadhav took over the keeping duties while Karthik recovered.

Manish Pandey flicks through the leg-side

Manish Pandey has this penchant for playing through mid-wicket. When he walked out to the centre, there was one thing on his mind and that was to attack. Anureet bore the brunt of his aggression as he first flicked him through mid-wicket for four. However, the shot that stood out came off the next ball as he walked down the track and nonchalantly flicked one over mid-wicket and it nearly sailed for a six. There was authority and of course, a hint of audacity in that stroke.

Stuart Binny attacks

Stuart Binny was on song from ball one. He wanted to go after the bowling with Karun Nair holding one end. He got things going by dancing down the track and lofting Harbhajan Singh into the stands over long-off. He kept punishing anything outside the off-stump and raced to his ton off only 82 balls. On one occasion, he pulled one into the stands at fine-leg and when the ball returned, Harbhajan wasn’t happy with its condition. The other stroke that stood out was a guide over the slips as he ramped it for four. He backed his bowling performance of Day One with this whirlwind ton.

Stuart Binny thanks Harbhajan Singh

When it’s your day, anything will go in your favour. Ask Binny! On 93, he flicked a ball to Harbhajan at short-mid-wicket. As he saw Binny leave his crease, Harbhajan was quick to throw it onto the stumps. The ball hit the woodwork and deflected to the boundary at third-man to take Binny to 97. The fielder at second slip was in position to back it up, but as it hit the stumps, it changed its course. Binny only looked up to Harbhajan and gave him a thumbs up, in a way thanking him for the ‘favour.’

(Nishad Pai Vaidya is a Correspondent with CricketCountry and anchor for the site’s YouTube Channel. His Twitter handle is @nishad_44)

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

KKR vs Dolphins, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

Jasprit Bumrah: Sachin Tendulkar giving me my debut cap was my most memorable moment with Mumbai Indians

Sachin Tendulkar fans turn Durga Puja pandal into cricket stadium

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab KKR vs Dolphins Kolkata Knight Riders

Afghanistan invites top cricketing nations to play cricket at their backyard

High Court forms selection committees for Rajasthan cricketers

Rohit Sharma ruled out of India-West Indies ODI series

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin

CLT20 2014: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will look to maintain consistency against Chennai Super Kings says George Bailey

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: CSK likely XI

Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi’s cricket connections and an XI

Jayasinghrao “Mamasaheb” Ghorpade: Royal connections, loyal to Baroda

Hedley Verity’s ‘lucky escape’ during the Bodyline series

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK), 2nd Semifinal, CLT20 2014: KXIP likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Leaked: Mrunal Jain goes semi nude – view pic!

6 changes that take place in your breasts during pregnancy

Why a steady heartbeat is bad for you

Ontario Reports Lower Budget Deficit

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch in India on October 10

Research Breakthrough Offers Huge Benefits To Diabetics

Alia Bhatt goofs-up again, unaware of Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan’s resignation!

Windows 10 Technical Preview now available, here’s how to download it

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here