Blue trounce Green in rehearsal

However, the defeat didn’t prove too costly for the Greens as they too made it to the finals. The two teams will now clash in Monday’s final.

Opting to bat first, India Blue scored 320 for eight, thanks to a 193-run second-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (109, 121b, 14x4) and Ajinkya Rahane (95, 107b, 8x4, 2x6).India Green were bundled out for 209 in 42 overs.

Score board
INDIA BLUE: Shikhar Dhawan c Ashwin b Jaskaran 109, Sreevats Goswami (run out) 0, Ajinkya Rahane lbw Mithun 95, Yuvraj Singh c Rohit b Pankaj 21, Manoj Tiwary c Pankaj b Mithun 46, Piyush Chawla (run out) 2, Ravindra Jadeja c Mithun b Jaskaran 9, Wriddhiman Saha (not out) 20, V Yo Mahesh (run out) 0, Umesh Yadav (not out) 0. Extras (LB-13, W-4, NB-1) 18. Total (for 8 wkts, 50 overs) 320.
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-193, 3-220, 4-253, 5-262, 6-281, 7-314, 8-314.
Bowling: Abhimanyu Mithun 10-1-64-2, Pankaj Singh 10-0-72-1, Jaskaran Singh 10-0-77-2, R Ashwin 10-2-37-0, Sarabjit Ladda 6-0-34-0, Rohit Sharma 4-0-23-0.
INDIA GREEN: Srikkanth Anirudha c & b Jadeja 17, Naman Ojha lbw Yadav 8, S Badrinath c Chawla b RP Singh 8, Rohit Sharma c & b Yuvraj 37, Robin Uthappa b Jadeja 4, Kedar Jadhav c Rahane b Mahesh 71, Ravichandran Ashwin c Yadav b Tiwary 25, Jaskaran Singh c Tiwary b Chawla 19, Abhimanyu Mithun c Goswami b Mahesh 5, Pankaj Singh c sub (Ganesh Satish) b Mahesh 1, Sarabjit Ladda (not out) 1. Extras (LB-4, W-8, NB-1) 13. Total (all out, 42 overs) 209.
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-26, 3-37, 4-61, 5-106, 6-155, 7-201, 8-202, 9-208.
Bowling: Rudra Pratap Singh 5-0-12-1, Umesh Yadav 7-0-36-1, Ravindra Jadeja 9-0-43-2, Yo Mahesh 6-0-34-3, Yuvraj Singh 6-0-22-1, Piyush Chawla 7-0-35-1, Manoj Tiwary 2-0-23-1.

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