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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)

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