Champions League Twenty20, Qualifying Pool 1: Auckland v Sialkot Stallions at Johannesburg, Oct 9, 2012
Champions League Twenty20 - Qualifying Pool 1
Auckland won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
9 October 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

Hira to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Spin for the first time, Hira starts with a flat, short delivery, scythed towards sweeper cover


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, no run, back of length ball on the stumps, defended back to the bowler


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, length ball outside off, punched towards long-off for a single


Hira to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, in towards middle and leg, played off the backfoot towards midwicket, the ball just dribbles across the rope, played gently enough to give batsmen the time to scamper two


Hira to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for one more


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, no run, into the blockhole, looking to power it down the ground, batsman misses and Hopkins doesn't collect cleanly, that was a stumping chance there, but a tough one as the keeper wouldn't have been able to see the ball cleanly

Sialkot Stallions 63/3   RM Hira 1-0-5-0

Hira to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, down the leg side, off the pads as the batsman looks to sweep, to short fine leg


Hira to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes down the track and works that in front of point for one more


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, darts it into the pads, clipped towards midwicket


Hira to Shoaib Malik, 1 bye, another stumping chance, this one slides on, Malik was down the track and looking to loft the ball out of the ground, he misses, the keeper misses as well, with the batsman way out of the crease, that hits Hopkins on his pads


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, FOUR, slapped for four, a powerful hit from Yousuf who moves on to 38, that was smoked past square leg, Hira is frustrated


Hira to Shahid Yousuf, OUT, got him this time, a chip back to the bowler, Hira moves across to his left to latch on to that, Yousuf's cameo is over, slightly slower through the air, foxes the batsman

Shahid Yousuf c & b Hira 39 (26m 25b 3x4 3x6) SR: 156.00

Sialkot Stallions 87/4   RM Hira 2-0-12-1

Hira to Qaiser Abbas, 1 run, length ball is driven towards long-on for a single


Hira to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Hira gets his second, he has bowled well today, length ball into the pads, Malik looks to launch that over the long-off fielder, doesn't get the power, Sialkot lose a big wicket

Shoaib Malik c Guptill b Hira 19 (37m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.36


Hira to Qaiser Abbas, 1 run, full ball on the pads, flicked towards midwicket for a single


Hira to Ali Khan, no run, length ball, flighted a touch, defended by the batsman


Hira to Ali Khan, 1 run, full ball is nurdled towards square leg for a single


Hira to Qaiser Abbas, 1 run, pitched up from over the wicket, pushed towards mid-on for a single, just four off the over and the wicket of Malik, top stuff from Hira

Sialkot Stallions 97/5   RM Hira 3-0-16-2

Hira to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, beaten outside off, that was a quicker one from Hira


Hira to Naved-ul-Hasan, SIX, Rana Naved connects, and he connects well, that was bludgeoned over wide long-on for six


Hira to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 leg bye, short of length ball striking on the pads just outside off, huge lbw appeal, the ball rolls towards square leg


Hira to Ali Khan, SIX, murder, the biggest shot of the match, that went miles high and very long as well, charging down the track and cleanly strikes that, solid connection and that is a 101m, massive hit


Hira to Ali Khan, 2 runs, punched past the bowler, Naved scrambles back for the second, fielder didn't gather the ball cleanly


Hira to Ali Khan, SIX, add another six, third of the over, another straight hit, not as high as the previous one, but just as effective, flat and over long-off for six more, 21 off the over, that has destroyed Hira's impressive figures

Sialkot Stallions 118/6   RM Hira 4-0-36-2





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