Nokia Champions League T20 - Qualifying Tournament Pool A

Kolkata Knight Riders v Somerset

Somerset won by 11 runs

"I'll be watching BPL on my BPL television." Karn, BPL has many other unmentionable full forms in the Hindi-speaking India. I won't go there. Meanwhile here is a gem from Steeve O'Keefe on the tussle between BCCI and Kochi: ""I watched it on Hindi TV and couldn't understand what was going on." Seriosly man, the BCCI and Kochi need to get themselves a room. Here's Iqbal Abdulla

7.50pm Breaking news as we await the start. Bangladesh have announced Bangladesh Premier League, the first edition of which will be played over 21 days in February 2012. And I quote, "Six divisional teams will participate in the BPL. The teams will be formed as franchisees... The BCB will float an international tender soon inviting reputed event management firms to organize the competition... A stipulated number of international and Bangladeshi players will be put on auction."

Somerset have won the toss and have surprisingly chosen to bat first. You would expect them to chase so that they know what exactly they need to do should they not win. Somerset are unchanged. Jacques Kallis of Kolkata says they would have batted too. So the slow nature of the wicket remains a concern. Kolkata are unchanged too

Welcome to the final qualifier for Champions League 2011. Kolkata and Somerset would have enjoyed the other two mud-wrestle a close match, leaving these two favourable odds of making it to the main draw. Just in case you haven't been following, let me explain. Two of four teams playing today were to make it to the main draw. Ruhuna and Leicestershire came in with no points, Kolkata and Somerset with two each and better net run-rate. So Ruhuna and Leicestershire needed a big win to give themselves a solid chance, but they kept pulling each other down every step of the way. In the end, Ruhuna managed a four-run win, but that would be a small concern for these two teams because Ruhuna originally had a better run-rate than Leicestershire. The run-rates now read: Kolkata 0.1, Somerset 0.05, and Ruhuna -0.28. We will of course bring you the exact figures as to what exactly the teams need to do to make it through at the start of the chase

0.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Jones, 1 run, short, flat, straight, squeezed on the leg side

0.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, 1 run, driven to long-off for one, pitched up outside off

0.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Jones, 1 run, misses on the sweep, gets the leg-bye

0.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, no run, quicker, on off, defended from the crease

0.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, 1 run, swept from outside off, along the ground, to short fine

0.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Jones, FOUR, educated edge there... he leaves his crease to have a waft at it, gets a thick inside edge that travels between the keeper and short fine. Iqbal actually did well to follow him as he made room

End of over 1 (8 runs) Somerset 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
CR Jones    6* (3b 1x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-8-0
PD Trego    2* (3b)     

Brett Lee to share the new ball

1.1

Lee to Trego, 1 run, bunted towards mid-on, who is right at the edge of the circle. They steal the single

1.2

Lee to Jones, FOUR, Jones makes room and smashes this length ball over extra cover. They like the pace on the ball, especially when they get a length they can drive under

1.3

Lee to Jones, 1 run, attempted yorker turns out to be a low full toss, the inside edge gets them a single

1.4

Lee to Trego, 1 run, cut away in the air, but it falls short of third man

"So there's $200,000 to one or both of these teams should they get through? That's a big wedge of cash - dare I say more important to Somerset than to the bankrolled KKR?" Rob, at the moment both these teams are the favourites to make it. If only because they know just what they need to do should they fail to win

1.5

Lee to Jones, 2 runs, pulls at this, doesn't quite get hold of it, but manages to clear square leg comfortably

1.6

Lee to Jones, no run, yorker outside off, squeezes it out to point

End of over 2 (9 runs) Somerset 17/0 (RR: 8.50)
CR Jones    13* (7b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-9-0
PD Trego    4* (5b)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-8-0

2.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, FOUR, another edge goes for four... Trego jumps out of the crease with nowhere to go, swings wildly at a shortish ball, gets a thick edge that first denies them the stumping, then clears short third man, and then goes for four. Insult, injury, inc.

2.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, 1 run, pushed to deep midwicket for a single

2.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Jones, no run, accurate, short of a length, played back to the bowler

2.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Jones, 1 run, swept straight to Yusuf Pathan at square leg. Pathan lets it rip even as he slips. Trego is strugglign but hie dives across what seems a quarter of the pitch's length to make. No way he would have made it without that dive

2.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, no run, cut away, but can't beat point

2.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, FOUR, charges at him, and even though he is not quite to the pitch of the ball, he goes through with the shot. Has got a lot of height on it, but enough distance too to clear mid-on

End of over 3 (10 runs) Somerset 27/0 (RR: 9.00)
PD Trego    13* (9b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-18-0
CR Jones    14* (9b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-9-0

3.1

Lee to Jones, OUT, The slower ball. It is short outside off, but he is early into the cut, and the edge is dying when Bisla dives in front to send him back

CR Jones c †Bisla b Lee 14 (11m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

"What exactly does NSW get as compensation for Lee playing for KKR? They mentioned it in commentary but I didn't quite pick up what they said!" Aaron, I think 200,000 dollars, but I am not good with these figures. In comes Roelf van der Merwe

3.2

Lee to van der Merwe, 1 run, and gets a searing bouncer first up, straight towards his throat. His first movement is forward, and has got into a terrible tangle. Fends it away safely

3.3

Lee to Trego, 1 run, driven straight to cover, but Shakib doesn't collect cleanly and misses out on a direct-hit opportunity

3.4

Lee to van der Merwe, 1 run, length ball into the pads, pushed to mid-on for one

3.5

Lee to Trego, 1 wide, short and wide, he can't even reach it with the cut

3.5

Lee to Trego, no run, this one rears off just short of a length, and Lee follows up the good delivery with a quick change of angle towards cover to ensure the single isn't taken

3.6

Lee to Trego, 1 run, driven on the back foot, gets a single to mid-off. Another fumble

End of over 4 (5 runs) Somerset 32/1 (RR: 8.00)
PD Trego    15* (12b 2x4)      B Lee    2-0-14-1
RE van der Merwe    2* (2b)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-18-0

Shakib replaces Abdulla

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, no run, starts off with an arm ball, betas the inside edge as Trego looks to drive

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, 1 run, drives this full delivery to point for a single

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to long-off for a single

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, 1 run, yorks himself up, inside-edges this onto the toe, but they steal the single

"Lee must get something in the way of compensation too I imagine... otherwise you'd play for your home state, wouldn't you?" Of course Dave, Kolkata pays better than New South Wales

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away to short fine

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

End of over 5 (5 runs) Somerset 37/1 (RR: 7.40)
PD Trego    18* (16b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
RE van der Merwe    4* (4b)      B Lee    2-0-14-1

Yusuf Pathan to bowl now. It's all spin. This is a pitch designed by Warnie's underwear company

5.1

Pathan to Trego, no run, short of a length, grips the surface, doesn't come on, hit uppishly back to him

5.2

Pathan to Trego, 1 run, short again, pulled down to long-on for one

5.3

Pathan to van der Merwe, FOUR, that's a good positive blow, don't expect RVD Merwe to just knock it around for singles. This was pitched up, into the pads, and he chipped it over midwicket

5.4

Pathan to van der Merwe, 1 run, slower through the air, runs this down to short third for one

5.5

Pathan to Trego, FOUR, short, flat, wide, and he makes full use. Rocks back and cuts this ferociously. This is highly urgent batting from Somerset

5.6

Pathan to Trego, no run, cramps him up on the cut this time, hit straight to cover off the back foot

End of over 6 (10 runs) Somerset 47/1 (RR: 7.83)
PD Trego    23* (20b 3x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0
RE van der Merwe    9* (6b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

"BPL? Pleassssee tell me this is some kind of classic cricinfo joke? Surely not more t20 cricket in a time where its neither here nor there in anyone's calender? Not to mention how bad this would be for Bangla cricket" Jonesy, truth is stranger than fiction

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, no run, full, middle and leg, inside-edged into the pad

6.2

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, no run, another inside edge, into the toe this time. Is he instinctively playing for turn here?

6.3

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut straight to Goswami at point; a keeper himself, he throws this well over the keeper's head to allow an overthrow

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, 1 run, bunts this to deep midwicket for a single

6.5

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 2 runs, punched to extra cover, another misfield there allows them two extra runs

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 1 run, fired into the pads, helped away for a single

End of over 7 (5 runs) Somerset 52/1 (RR: 7.42)
RE van der Merwe    13* (11b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-10-0
PD Trego    24* (21b 3x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0

"so does this mean that ruhuna will also get money for losing randiv to csk?" Jonathan, they should, but I am not sure if they are eligible only if they qualify for the main draw

7.1

Pathan to van der Merwe, 1 run, runs this down with an open face, gets a single

7.2

Pathan to Trego, no run, angled into the pads, can't get bat on it, misses out

7.3

Pathan to Trego, 1 run, cut away from in front of middle and leg, gets a single

7.4

Pathan to van der Merwe, 1 run, slower through the air, stays beside the line and opens the face for a single

7.5

Pathan to Trego, no run, comes down the track, Pathan pauses in the delivery stride, bowls short, punched to midwicket

7.6

Pathan to Trego, 1 run, pauses again, this time Trego is waiting in the crease to pull this short delivery to deep midwicket

End of over 8 (4 runs) Somerset 56/1 (RR: 7.00)
PD Trego    26* (25b 3x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-14-0
RE van der Merwe    15* (13b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-10-0

Here is Rajat Bhatia. Deals almost exclusively in legrollers

8.1

Bhatia to Trego, no run, length ball, into the pads, punched to midwicket

8.2

Bhatia to Trego, no run, there it is, slow ball, much like a slider from a legspinner, cut away straight to cover

8.3

Bhatia to Trego, FOUR, Predictable? Treg is sitting back, waiting for another slow delivery, and pulls this over midwicket. Slips while doing so, but seems okay

8.4

Bhatia to Trego, no run, fuller now, takes out the pull, driven to extra cover

8.5

Bhatia to Trego, 1 run, yorker, on off, digs it out to long-on for one

8.6

Bhatia to van der Merwe, FOUR, more ordinary fielding, this is late-cut, but Goswami - again a keeper by training - dives over this one. Should have got some touch on this

End of over 9 (9 runs) Somerset 65/1 (RR: 7.22)
RE van der Merwe    19* (14b 2x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-9-0
PD Trego    31* (30b 4x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-14-0

"BPL seems joke to you?!then what the hell ipl is?huh? India got so stronger over last few years only coz of ipl,every country has the rights to organize this kind of tournament,not only those who have a hell lots of money........" Badhon, yes IPL is a joke. Black humour

9.1

Pathan to Trego, FOUR, slightly short, and Trego has punished most of those. Pulls this dismissively over midwicket. Frenetic batting from Somerset

9.2

Pathan to Trego, 1 run, punched down to long-on

9.3

Pathan to van der Merwe, FOUR, this is a rank long hop, and van der Merwe says thank you very much when pull it to the square boundary

9.4

Pathan to van der Merwe, 1 run, short again, pulled away again, but this time to deep midwicket

9.5

Pathan to Trego, 1 run, more short stuff, this time he has upper-cut it over cover for one

9.6

Pathan to van der Merwe, SIX, Whoa. Yusuf Pathan has been playing with fire and swimming with sharks at the same time. Long hop after long hop after long hop. RVD Merwe gets stuck into this properly, sends it 20 rows back

End of over 10 (17 runs) Somerset 82/1 (RR: 8.20)
RE van der Merwe    30* (17b 3x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-31-0
PD Trego    37* (33b 5x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-9-0

"Oh woah! I just realised NSW will lose Bollinger aswell! Lucky they have so much world class depth but you can't replace Lee and Doug.." Jonesy, you might not consider him quite in the same class, but you could lose Haddin too. Then again, the way Kolkata is going, Lee should be available for NSW! Here is Unadkat

10.1

Unadkat to Trego, FOUR, short on the pads, what a loosener with the fine leg up. Flicked away past that man

Unadkat goes round the stumps

10.2

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, the angle cramps him up, but can't prevent the single

10.3

Unadkat to van der Merwe, 1 run, full and wide, van der Merwe is not close to the line but drives it to third man for one

10.4

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, full outside off again, driven powerfully, but straight to deep cover

10.5

Unadkat to van der Merwe, no run, full and wide again, van der Merwe gets a bottom edge into the pitch, and belts out a call of "No"

"Shouldn't the EPL (English Premier League) stakeholders ask for royalty everytime a cricket board (read: bored) comes up with a premier league of their name...consider this: IPL, SLPL, and now BPL...otherwise it should be considered PLAGIARISM...;)" Vivek Bhandari, what about the UEFA Champions League. The cricket version has even copied the trophy

10.6

Unadkat to van der Merwe, no run, wide yorker outside off, a good comeback by Unadkat as this one squeezes under the bat

End of over 11 (7 runs) Somerset 89/1 (RR: 8.09)
RE van der Merwe    31* (20b 3x4 1x6)      JD Unadkat    1-0-7-0
PD Trego    43* (36b 6x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-31-0

Shakib comes back

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, 1 run, length ball, on off, driven to long-off for a single

Maverick: "@Badhon - Every country has a right, and yes IPL has a first mover advantage. But the point is, we cannot have 6-7 domestic t20 championships without making the lives of players really miserable and the cricket really monotonous. I understand your emotions, but the point is how much cricket is enough..."

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, FOUR, lovely lovely shot. There is a lot of power behind this, but there is also some watchability to it. Inside-out, over extra, flat

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 2 runs, driven to deep cover for a single. Hang on, Shakib has gone back to his mark and is not there to collect the throw, so they will take the second

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 2 runs, this time he biffs at one outside of, the thick goes wide of sweeper-cover for two

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to van der Merwe, 1 run, charges at him, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, drives this to long-on for one

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trego, no run, turn... from middle and off, he plays against it, but manages to hit it only as far as Shakib

End of over 12 (10 runs) Somerset 99/1 (RR: 8.25)
PD Trego    44* (38b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-20-0
RE van der Merwe    40* (24b 4x4 1x6)      JD Unadkat    1-0-7-0

"Re: Vivek Bhandari & the EPL: It's strange because no one in England calls it the EPL. Here it's the Premier League. Perhaps a bit like The (British) Open in golf of The (London) Times newspaper. We don't need to have the location in the name because we have the original." Ouch Ben, that's got to hurt the IPL fans

12.1

Unadkat to van der Merwe, OUT, another well timed shot from van der Merwe but he finds midwicket. Length ball, angling in, done in by the lack of pace so he ends up dragging it a touch. Straight to midwicket

RE van der Merwe c Kallis b Unadkat 40 (32m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

"Here's the thing: Everyone wants to make money and that "enough cricket" people solely depends on the players and viewer--the two parties. As long as people want to pay to watch cricket, and as long as players want to play, it's fine. Sooner or later, the equilibrium would be found." Hopefully sooner, Karn, rather than later. Hildreth is the new batsman

12.2

Unadkat to Hildreth, no run, length ball, outside off, driven to extra cover

12.3

Unadkat to Hildreth, 1 run, slower ball, driven to deep cover for a single

12.4

Unadkat to Trego, 1 wide, good yorker outside off, but this is called wide because it might have cut the line a touch. Slightly harsh in a game that is harsh for the bowlers already

12.4

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, short of a length, pushed away to deep cover for a single

12.5

Unadkat to Hildreth, 1 run, bouncer, well directed, pulled away from in front of his face, with the eyes looking away. Manages to keep it down somehow

12.6

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, slower ball, on a length outside off, driven to long-off for one

End of over 13 (5 runs) Somerset 104/2 (RR: 8.00)
PD Trego    46* (40b 6x4)      JD Unadkat    2-0-12-1
JC Hildreth    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-20-0

Abdulla comes back

13.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, 1 run, pitched up, middle and leg, driven to long-off for one

13.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Hildreth, FOUR, moves across early gets inside the line, sweeps. What an incredible shot here. All along the ground, to the right of deep square leg

13.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Hildreth, FOUR, this time the reverse sweep. Premeditates, but connects superbly. A whiplash sort of connection, placed between point and third man

13.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Hildreth, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

13.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Trego, 1 run, another single to long-on

13.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Hildreth, no run, pauses before delivering, bowls short and wide, but it is cut straight to point

End of over 14 (11 runs) Somerset 115/2 (RR: 8.21)
JC Hildreth    11* (7b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-29-0
PD Trego    48* (42b 6x4)      JD Unadkat    2-0-12-1

Just hearing - not officially - that should Kolkata lose they will need to get within 13 of Somerset's total to qualify for the main draw. Kallis comes back

14.1

Kallis to Trego, 1 run, short of a length, gets extra bounce, the famed heavy ball, pushed to cover for one

14.2

Kallis to Hildreth, 1 run, slower ball, hits the pad with the offcutter, but can't prevent the leg-bye

"Badhon, nothing against this new "BPL", it can replace the IPL or the BBL for all I care." Exactly, Jonesy

14.3

Kallis to Trego, 1 leg bye, stays low and results in a big lbw shout, but the off cut seems to be taking it down the leg. Hawk Eye, though, shows it hitting leg. Perhaps he was too far back in the crease. The angle on the ball was big, but he was too deep in the crease, and hit in front of middle and leg. That angle has saved him

14.4

Kallis to Hildreth, no run, makes room, Kallis goes wide outside off, misses on the cut

14.5

Kallis to Hildreth, 1 run, just short of a length, mis-hit to long-on for one

14.6

Kallis to Trego, 1 run, digs this out for a single, so top over from Kallis

End of over 15 (5 runs) Somerset 120/2 (RR: 8.00)
PD Trego    50* (45b 6x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-4-0
JC Hildreth    13* (10b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-29-0

"I don't like this "James Hildreth" guy, his last name is too close to 'Hilditch'.." Ha ha, Jonesy. Unadkat is back

15.1

Unadkat to Trego, FOUR, gets a length ball on off and makes slight room to drive it past extra cover. Lovely innings from Trego

15.2

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, yorker outside off, squeezed to third man for one

15.3

Unadkat to Hildreth, no run, he has scooped this straight into his face. Oh the helmet. I want to see people try these cute shots without hemlets

15.4

Unadkat to Hildreth, OUT, Hildreth is gone trying the big shot. Slogs across the line of this, seems like the slower one, ends up slicing it to extra cover

JC Hildreth c Shakib Al Hasan b Unadkat 13 (14m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

15.5

Unadkat to Trego, 2 runs, full outside off, squirted past point, Trego comes back for two. Lee's throw reaches the keeper who wants to run Compton out, who stretches his bat to cover the line of the stumps. The ball hits the bat. KKR appeal for obstruction, Doctrove presumably lets them know the new regulations aren't in place yet

15.6

Unadkat to Trego, FOUR, amid all the confusion, Trego keeps driving superbly. This is a full toss on off, and he has smashed this past extra cover

End of over 16 (11 runs) Somerset 131/3 (RR: 8.18)
PD Trego    61* (49b 8x4)      JD Unadkat    3-0-23-2
NRD Compton    0* (0b)      JH Kallis    1-0-4-0

16.1

Kallis to Compton, 1 run, Compton pushes this to square leg for a single

16.2

Kallis to Trego, FOUR, Trego is playing a blinder here. All correct shots. This is short, but doesn't quite have the sting, and pulls from chest-high, over midwicket

16.3

Kallis to Trego, no run, this short one stung a bit, and bounced over his attempt at the upper-cut

16.4

Kallis to Trego, no run, yorker, tailing in, like a possessed dog, after the toe, digs it out in front of middle and leg

16.5

Kallis to Trego, 1 run, comes down the track, yorks himself up, but squeezes this out for a single

16.6

Kallis to Compton, 1 leg bye, angling down the leg side, but Compton manages only the leg-bye. Clearly late into the shot

End of over 17 (7 runs) Somerset 138/3 (RR: 8.11)
NRD Compton    1* (2b)      JH Kallis    2-0-10-0
PD Trego    66* (53b 9x4)      JD Unadkat    3-0-23-2

"Peter Trego, the ex-Fire Fighter needs to be extinguished; he's on fire!" Laurenzo reaches out for the easiest line. Not sure he had to reach for it. Here is Lee for his final spell

17.1

Lee to Compton, SIX, Scoops this like a Sundae. Lee has gone for a full ball outside off, a fair enough delivery, but he moves across, gets under it, and flicks t over fine leg

"Even though I am an Indian, I do not want KKR to qualify today. I am better off watching other counties play against each other than have a mini IPL in the Champions League with 4 teams." Vinay, being an Indian shouldn't disqualify from questioning the composition of the "Champions League"

17.2

Lee to Compton, 1 run, the yorker here, just outside off, digs it out for one

17.3

Lee to Trego, 1 run, slower bouncer, Trego makes room and cuts it over the infield, gets a single as it bounces in front of the deep cover

17.4

Lee to Compton, no run, the quicker short one, beats the attempt at the upper-cut. Lee appeals for a catch. He is the only one

17.5

Lee to Compton, FOUR, high full toss, top-of-stump-high, and this is not a comfortable height to hit, but Compton somehow clears the extra cover with this

17.6

Lee to Compton, 1 run, he is looking to reverse-sweep Lee. No fear of the devil or the cricket ball. Mis-hits it square on the off side for a single

End of over 18 (13 runs) Somerset 151/3 (RR: 8.38)
NRD Compton    13* (7b 1x4 1x6)      B Lee    3-0-27-1
PD Trego    67* (54b 9x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-10-0

Unadkat is back. has Lee bowled himself out of contention for the final over?

18.1

Unadkat to Compton, 2 runs, starts with length from round the stumps, lofted wide of long-on, ten Doeschate makes a diving save

18.2

Unadkat to Compton, FOUR, slower short ball, Compton recovers superbly to flick it over the keeper's head. Lovely reflex

18.3

Unadkat to Compton, 1 run, the quicker short one, cramps him up too, but he manages to pull it past midwicket for one

18.4

Unadkat to Trego, OUT, too clever for his own good. Trego moves too far across to try the scoop, Unadkat bowls the loopy slower one. This would have been a wide had he not moved so far across. What's more? He is no position to respond to Compton's call for a bye. Compton is left stranded after a good hand

NRD Compton run out 20 (14m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

18.5

Unadkat to Trego, no run, another slower ball, this is very well bowled because this length can neither be driven nor pulled comfortably. The extra bounce works a treat too

18.6

Unadkat to Trego, 1 run, full on the stumps, Trego makes room to guide this to short third man for a single

End of over 19 (8 runs) Somerset 159/4 (RR: 8.36)
PD Trego    68* (57b 9x4)      JD Unadkat    4-0-31-2
SD Snell    0* (0b)      B Lee    3-0-27-1

Lee will bowl the final over. I am surprised then that Kallis didn't bowl the 19th

19.1

Lee to Trego, 1 run, full, on off, driven for a single to cover

19.2

Lee to Snell, FOUR, full toss on the pads, Snell misses out by flicking it straight to deep midwicket. But at deep midwicket there is Unadkat who lets it through his legs. The lovely Juhi Chawla can't bear to watch

19.3

Lee to Snell, OUT, Thanks for putting that smile back on Juhi's face. Snell pulls but this is a touch too quick for him. The top edge settles with mid-on

SD Snell c Tiwary b Lee 4 (3m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

"About that appeal for obstruction. The new rules may not yet be in place, but wasn't 'obstructing the field' a valid dismissal anyway." Yes Sundar, but there is a lot open to interpretation. The new regulations don't leave scope for this kind of changing direction to cover the throw

19.4

Lee to Trego, 1 no ball, Bowled'im. Oh Binga. What have you done? No-ball. That's a close call, though. Just stepped on the line, which belongs to the umpire

19.4

Lee to Trego, no run, but a superb free hit delivery, a yorker wide outside off even as Trego backs away outside leg

19.5

Lee to Trego, 1 run, slower bouncer, he can pull it only as far as midwicket and will watch the final delivery from non-striker's end

19.6

Lee to Suppiah, OUT, a very good finish by Lee. This is driven back hard, Lee fields it in his follow-through, and proceeds to run out Trego, who has backed up too far

PD Trego run out 70 (81m 61b 9x4 0x6) SR: 114.75

A fast-paced innings really, with enough spinners to leave my fingers hurting. Trego has taken Somerset to a very good total on this slow wicket. I don't suppose they will now lose so badly as to fall below Ruhuna's net run-rate. If they lose, that is. For Kolkata, the equation is simple: they need 167 to win, and tentatively 154 to make it through to the main draw. We will get you the exact number when you come back for the chase

End of over 20 (7 runs) Somerset 166/6
AV Suppiah    0* (1b)      B Lee    4-0-34-2
     JD Unadkat    4-0-31-2
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Sep 21, 2011

Ryan ten Doeschate pushes to the off side, Kolkata Knight Riders v Somerset, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 21, 2011

Ryan ten Doeschate pushes to the off side

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Sep 21, 2011

Arul Suppiah celebrates after getting rid of Yusuf Pathan, Kolkata Knight Riders v Somerset, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 21, 2011

Arul Suppiah celebrates after getting rid of Yusuf Pathan

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