Bangladesh Premier League, Final: Barisal Burners v Dhaka Gladiators at Dhaka, Feb 29, 2012
Dhaka Gladiators won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
29 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, nice and straight, Shehzad gets back and pats it to the covers and tells his partner to wait

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, first false shot, moved away slightly and nearly took the outside edge

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Shehzad gives himself room and comes down the pitch to hammer that but he misses it completely

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays back and clips it towards midwicket and the fielder there boots it away

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, wham! Punishes a length delivery across the line and clears midwicket, beats the fielder in the deep

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, lofts and tries to clear mid-off but he miscues it and Rana Naved runs back and fails to catch that, not the easiest of chances though

Barisal Burners 6/0   Ahmed Shehzad 6* (6b 1x4)
1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, moves away slightly and he angles it down to point, fails to pierce the gap

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, the first of possibly many, pitched up on the off stump and with a free swing of the arms he clears wide long-on

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good comeback by Mahmood, swings it away late and the batsman can only jam it out to the off side

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, comes down the track and he nearly yorks himself as he squeezes it to mid-on

Barisal Burners 14/0   Ahmed Shehzad 13* (10b 1x4 1x6)
2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, makes a bit of room and scoops it over the bowler's head, Rana Naved does well to move to his left at long-on and parry it off

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Dropped Ghosh drops a skier, Shehzad tries to shovel that over the on side and gets a thick top edge and it swirls in the air for ages and Ghosh falls forward and spills it off his glove

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, makes room to crash that past cover but can't beat the infield

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tries to force a low full toss down to fine leg, Nazimuddin fumbles at short fine

Barisal Burners 19/0   Ahmed Shehzad 17* (14b 1x4 1x6)
3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Mahmood drops it short and Shehzad makes room and slaps it down to long-on, didn't time it

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, stand and deliver, he stays at the crease and scoops it well over mid-off, nice follow through too

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good bouncer, outside off and Shehzad tried to carve it over the keeper, the umpire signals the one bouncer for the over

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, tries to repeat the shot that fetched the four, scoops it over the bowler's head and long-on cuts it off

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, low full toss and he clears the front leg and scoops it over midwicket, Shehzad's using the crease well for his strokes

Barisal Burners 42/0   Ahmed Shehzad 28* (19b 3x4 1x6)
4.2

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, The X Man does the trick! He bowls it in line with middle, Shehzad makes room and tries to scoop it over the off side but he miscues it to Ajmal who leaps at mid-off and takes it at the edge of the circle

Ahmed Shehzad c Saeed Ajmal b Shahid Afridi 28 (21m 20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

Barisal Burners 43/1   Ahmed Shehzad 28 (20b 3x4 1x6)
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Hours of play (local time) 18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

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