Champions League Twenty20 - Qualifying Pool 1

Auckland v Hampshire

Auckland won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)

Michael Carberry and James Vince are the Hampshire openers. Kyle Mills to bowl

"I think we can safely predict that Michael David Bates will be on the winning side. But which one?" James, yes, you have brought it up before I was about to. How many times have you seen players with identical names, and identical middle names, on two different sides from two different countries?

1.20pm Firdose Moonda has some good news. There are a few more people in than there were last night. Which means we have moved on from "few" to "a few"

Gareth Hopkins has won the toss and Auckland have asked Hampshire to bat first. Auckland have retained the XI that won last night. This is the first match for Hampshire in this Champions League T20. It's 1pm in Centurion, and we begin at 1.30pm. To know more about this game, read the preview by Kanishkaa Balachandran

0.1

Mills to Carberry, 2 runs, ticked away off the hip, and dives in to make the second

0.2

Mills to Carberry, SIX, is it gloved or is it top-edged? Doesn't matter. It has gone all the way for six over the keeper's head. It's gloved all the way. Rarefied atmosphere of the highveld

0.3

Mills to Carberry, no run, short of a length, defended to cover

0.4

Mills to Carberry, no run, pushed with an open face, to point

0.5

Mills to Carberry, no run, good bounce on offer, this one kicks towards his chest and hits the bat handle

0.6

Mills to Carberry, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for one

End of over 1 (9 runs) Hampshire 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
MA Carberry    9* (6b 1x6)      KD Mills    1-0-9-0
JM Vince    0* (0b)     

"The bates' birthdays are only one day apart as well!!!! Scary!!!" Jack, the plot thickens. I think they were born at the same time, but in New Zealand it would have already been the next day. Speaking of the devil... Here is Bates

1.1

Bates to Carberry, 1 wide, short, angling down, wide

1.1

Bates to Carberry, no run, short of a length, just outside off, left alone

1.2

Bates to Carberry, no run, driven on the up, on a half-volley to cover-point

1.3

Bates to Carberry, no run, pulled to point. He is early into the shot, and the ball hits the back of the bat

1.4

Bates to Carberry, 1 run, leading edge as this ball kicks at him and he turns the bat face early. Safe, though

1.5

Bates to Vince, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended back to him

1.6

Bates to Vince, no run, cuts him in half as he backs away to fend at this shortish delivery

End of over 2 (2 runs) Hampshire 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
JM Vince    0* (2b)      MD Bates    1-0-2-0
MA Carberry    10* (10b 1x6)      KD Mills    1-0-9-0

2.1

Mills to Carberry, no run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover-point

2.2

Mills to Carberry, no run, moves across to try to pull, and is hit on the body again. He will have some bruises to show

2.3

Mills to Carberry, 1 run, cut away to square third man

2.4

Mills to Vince, FOUR, rarefied atmosphere of the highveld at work again. Short of a length, pushes at it away from the body, and the regulation edge clears slip easily

2.5

Mills to Vince, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, swiped away to deep square leg

2.6

Mills to Carberry, no run, and another failed attempt at the pull. Another hit on the thigh pad

End of over 3 (6 runs) Hampshire 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
MA Carberry    11* (14b 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-15-0
JM Vince    5* (4b 1x4)      MD Bates    1-0-2-0

Azhar Mahmood to bowl

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Vince, SIX, gentle length-ball loosener, and Vince charges at him and lofts him over long-on for a six

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Vince, no run, slower short ball, stays back and defends

Here's one for the supporters of the strong teams who don't need to qualify for the CL. Should the qualifiers carry forward points to main rounds since the other teams are stronger anyway?

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Vince, OUT, gone. Charges at him again, but this time the ball is shorter and all he manages is a limp lob to mid-on

JM Vince c Adams b Azhar Mahmood 11 (15m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

Jimmy Adams to bat now. Hope he won't pad up like the other Jimmy Adams

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, cuts the first ball he faces, but can't beat point

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, short of a length, no room, defended back to him

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Adams, OUT, Azhar has struck gold in his first over. What a comeback from a first-ball six. Length ball outside off, angling away, and it takes the edge of a poor drive from Adams

JHK Adams c †Hopkins b Azhar Mahmood 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 4 (6 runs) Hampshire 23/2 (RR: 5.75)
     Azhar Mahmood    1-0-6-2
MA Carberry    11* (14b 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-15-0

Mills is back

4.1

Mills to Carberry, no run, short of a length, on off, stays back to defend it

4.2

Mills to Carberry, no run, this is about the 20th time Carberry has been beaten on the pull. These are not short enough to be pulling

4.3

Mills to Carberry, no run, short of a length, outside off, beaten on the cut this time

4.4

Mills to Carberry, no run, short of a length, no room, bottom-edged, but not onto the stumps

4.5

Mills to Carberry, no run, this kicks from just short of a length, drawing a Test-style drop of wrists from Carberry

4.6

Mills to Carberry, FOUR, and another poor pull shot. This time he has top-edged it over the keeper again

End of over 5 (4 runs) Hampshire 27/2 (RR: 5.40)
MA Carberry    15* (20b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    3-0-19-0
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-6-2

Shahid Afridi batting at No. 4. Somebody has not been watching World Twenty20

5.1

Azhar Mahmood to Shahid Afridi, no run, he is on the front foot right away and has to pull this limply to square leg

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, bouncer to Afridi. One Pakistan allrounder to another. But this is too high

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Shahid Afridi, no run, short of a length, holds its line, extra bounce. Too good for Afridi

5.3

Azhar Mahmood to Shahid Afridi, no run, the first full ball to Afridi, and it has beaten him. However, the bounce saves him from being adjudged lbw

5.4

Azhar Mahmood to Shahid Afridi, OUT, What a catch, Dre. A duck for Afridi all right, but it is not golden. That's a disappointment. Mahmood keeps bouncing him, Afridi keeps pulling off the front foot, the mis-hit clears mid-on, but Adams runs back and takes a superb sliding catch

Shahid Afridi c Adams b Azhar Mahmood 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.5

Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, 1 run, length ball, widish, pushed to square third man with an open face

"Boom IN and Boom OUT" Davo, that wasn't the smartest bit of captaincy, sending him in at 4 after the World T20 he has had. Anyway, Sean Ervine to face for the first time

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ervine, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

End of over 6 (2 runs) Hampshire 29/3 (RR: 4.83)
SM Ervine    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-8-3
MA Carberry    16* (21b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    3-0-19-0

"gotta love Andre 'Vin Diesel' Adams ! One of the most complete cricketers out there." Marco, the Kiwi selectors of the last 10 years don't agree with you. Speaking of the devil... here is Dre

6.1

Adams to Carberry, no run, length ball, on off, defended

6.2

Adams to Carberry, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, an ungainly cut gets him a single

6.3

Adams to Ervine, no run, length ball, Ervine looks to play to leg, gets a leading edge back onto the pitch

6.4

Adams to Ervine, no run, wide of the crease, angling away, left alone

Barry Frankfurt on Twitter tells us it is not Boom Boom, it's B00m B00m

6.5

Adams to Ervine, 1 run, cut away, but can't beat point

6.6

Adams to Carberry, 1 wide, short and wide, Carberry is beaten on the cut. A harsh call to rule it a wide

6.6

Adams to Carberry, no run, muscled down the ground, but straight to mid-off

End of over 7 (3 runs) Hampshire 32/3 (RR: 4.57)
MA Carberry    17* (24b 1x4 1x6)      AR Adams    1-0-3-0
SM Ervine    1* (4b)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-8-3

"Not a bad start from Mahmood - in two overs, more wicket balls than runs-of-the-bat balls! Pretty impressive in T20 cricket" That's a good way to put it, Vince. Here is Bates

7.1

Bates to Ervine, no run, defended

7.2

Bates to Ervine, no run, length ball, on off, defended

7.3

Bates to Ervine, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled away to long leg

7.4

Bates to Carberry, 1 run, walks down the wicket, punches this to deep cover

7.5

Bates to Ervine, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

7.6

Bates to Carberry, 1 run, full, on off, driven to mid-off

End of over 8 (4 runs) Hampshire 36/3 (RR: 4.50)
MA Carberry    19* (26b 1x4 1x6)      MD Bates    2-0-6-0
SM Ervine    3* (8b)      AR Adams    1-0-3-0

8.1

Adams to Carberry, no run, short of a length, on off, dabbed to gully

8.2

Adams to Carberry, no run, muscles a length ball all the way to straight extra cover

8.3

Adams to Carberry, FOUR, short of a length, gets under this cut, clears point, and bisects the two deep men on the off side

8.4

Adams to Carberry, no run, looks to dab this behind square, and is beaten

8.5

Adams to Carberry, no run, lenght ball, driven hard into the ground

8.6

Adams to Carberry, 1 run, lenght ball, swinging in, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and then safe into the off side

End of over 9 (5 runs) Hampshire 41/3 (RR: 4.55)
MA Carberry    24* (32b 2x4 1x6)      AR Adams    2-0-8-0
SM Ervine    3* (8b)      MD Bates    2-0-6-0

Says Brent: "Always rated my boy andre. Only got 1 test and took a 6for. Ask any of the young kids in scotland a who played against him, youll find he was a pure gentleman, never sledged a soul ;)" Ronnie Hira to bowl

9.1

Hira to Carberry, no run, full, on off, no flight, defended

Tweets M Tanmay: "Rohit Afridi"

9.2

Hira to Carberry, no run, chips down the track, plays a defensive shot to short midwicket

9.3

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, pulls this short delivery, not convincingly, but gets a single

9.4

Hira to Ervine, FOUR, flighted outside off, he takes it on the full and drives it through cover for four

9.5

Hira to Ervine, 1 run, fired in, helped around the corner

9.6

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, short of a length, punched down to long-on

End of over 10 (7 runs) Hampshire 48/3 (RR: 4.80)
MA Carberry    26* (36b 2x4 1x6)      RM Hira    1-0-7-0
SM Ervine    8* (10b 1x4)      AR Adams    2-0-8-0

"Not sure I understand the Kiwis' refusal to pick Andre Adams. It's not as if they have an embarrassment of riches in the bowling all rounder department. Sorry Jake (but you could easily pick both in an ODI team)." James, I assume Jake here is Oram

10.1

Mills to Carberry, 1 run, slower offcutter, worked away into the leg side

10.2

Mills to Ervine, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, pushed to midwicket

10.3

Mills to Ervine, no run, bottom-edges this cut to the keeper

10.4

Mills to Ervine, 1 run, slower ball, dabbed away to third man

"I would rather say "SHAHID SHARMA"..." Mukul, that's alliterative

10.5

Mills to Carberry, no run, offcutter, middle and off, cuts away nicely, beats him

10.6

Mills to Carberry, 1 run, short of a length, stays back, opens the face, gets a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) Hampshire 51/3 (RR: 4.63)
MA Carberry    28* (39b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    4-0-22-0
SM Ervine    9* (13b 1x4)      RM Hira    1-0-7-0

11.1

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, charges at him, works a length ball into the leg side

11.2

Hira to Ervine, SIX, shot. Charges down the wicket, gets a flat ball, lofts it over deep midwicket

Goes round the wicket

11.3

Hira to Ervine, 1 run, length ball, fired in, worked away to deep miwicket

11.4

Hira to Carberry, FOUR, pulled away. Hira has lost it after that six. He is bowling short and firing them in. Pulled away to deep midwicket

11.5

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, short of a length, no room, pushed to midwicket

11.6

Hira to Ervine, OUT, tries to throw the kitchen sink at it but can get it only as far as Kitchen. One had comes off as he plays the shot, and it skies towards long-on

SM Ervine c Kitchen b Hira 16 (23m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 12 (13 runs) Hampshire 64/4 (RR: 5.33)
     RM Hira    2-0-20-1
MA Carberry    34* (42b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    4-0-22-0

Tweets Mazher Arshad: A Misbah-Afridi bout will be called Tuk-tuk v Duck-duck

12.1

Azhar Mahmood to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell plays a nice shot first ball. Just opens the face late, and guides it fine past the keeper

12.2

Azhar Mahmood to Maxwell, no run, short of a length, holds its line, defends it back

12.3

Azhar Mahmood to Maxwell, FOUR, angling too far down leg, and he has glanced it fine. Good start for Maxwell

12.4

Azhar Mahmood to Maxwell, 1 run, short of a length, on off, steered away to third man

12.5

Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, 1 run, steered away to square third man

"Unfortunately I think you will find Andre is no longer eligible for NZ after changing his status to continue playing in England - admittedly after getting the runaround here in NZ - I always liked him too because he always appears to be 'enjoying playing'" Mark, I meant back then only

12.6

Azhar Mahmood to Maxwell, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

End of over 13 (11 runs) Hampshire 75/4 (RR: 5.76)
GJ Maxwell    10* (5b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-19-3
MA Carberry    35* (43b 3x4 1x6)      RM Hira    2-0-20-1

"These Rohit comparisons are harsh on Boom Boom. Afridi's bowling is usually a potent weapon." James, lest we forget

13.1

Hira to Maxwell, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed wide of point

13.2

Hira to Carberry, no run, fired in, helped away, but can't beat short fine

13.3

Hira to Carberry, no run, length ball, no room, pushed back to him

13.4

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off

13.5

Hira to Maxwell, OUT, Hira gets another. Maxwell holes out. Got too close to the ball as he lofted, and ended up finding long-on to perfection

GJ Maxwell c Bates b Hira 11 (7m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

"Maxwell giving it some silver hammer here (Beatles reference for those too young!)" James, nice mockers

Liam Dawson is the new man in

13.6

Hira to Dawson, 1 run, full, on the pads, bunted into the leg side

End of over 14 (3 runs) Hampshire 78/5 (RR: 5.57)
LA Dawson    1* (1b)      RM Hira    3-0-23-2
MA Carberry    36* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-19-3

"Mark, these days I think you can change back from being a Kolpak player to representing your country. I think Jacques Rudolph did it." That too, James

14.1

Adams to Dawson, 1 run, pushed to long-on

14.2

Adams to Carberry, 2 runs, gets a thick edge as he cuts at this, gets a couple. Mills does well diving at the third man boundary

"Maxwell might well turn out to be an important limited overs player for Australia in the future but he really was begging to be ridiculed as soon as he anointed himself as the "X-factor"." A little too harsh, Cris?

14.3

Adams to Carberry, 1 run, full, outside off, driven to sweeper-cover

14.4

Adams to Dawson, no run, length ball, pushed to extra cover

14.5

Adams to Dawson, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to extra cover

14.6

Adams to Carberry, no run, walks down the wicket, drives with all his might, but gets it as far as extra cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Hampshire 83/5 (RR: 5.53)
MA Carberry    39* (49b 3x4 1x6)      AR Adams    3-0-13-0
LA Dawson    3* (4b)      RM Hira    3-0-23-2

15.1

Hira to Dawson, 1 run, charges down the wicket, drives it to long-off

15.2

Hira to Carberry, no run, charges down the wicket, and yorks himself up

15.3

Hira to Carberry, no run, he is trying to pull half-volleys. And one more hit on the pads. Those pad sponsors are getting proper air time today

15.4

Hira to Carberry, 1 run, driven down hard, but straight into the stumps at the non-striker's end

15.5

Hira to Dawson, no run, short, cut way, can't beat point

15.6

Hira to Dawson, no run, fired into the pads, draws a dot, finishes a good spell

End of over 16 (2 runs) Hampshire 85/5 (RR: 5.31)
LA Dawson    4* (7b)      RM Hira    4-0-25-2
MA Carberry    40* (52b 3x4 1x6)      AR Adams    3-0-13-0

"I guess in NZ selectors will say Andre is past his use by date now, else there could be hope for me yet! Although when I last played a senior match here none of my team mates were born when I first played senior for the same team!" mark, reveal your last name. Is it Greatbatch?

16.1

Adams to Carberry, no run, yorker outside off, squeezes it under the bat

16.2

Adams to Carberry, FOUR, low full toss, driven past cover, for four all along the ground

16.3

Adams to Carberry, FOUR, slower offcutter, gets a thick edge, but it goes fine for four

16.4

Adams to Carberry, 1 run, driven down to long-on

16.5

Adams to Dawson, 1 run, makes room, he follows him all the way, and only a single to long-off results

16.6

Adams to Carberry, no run, Carberry goes after a wide length ball, but he has swung in a different post code

End of over 17 (10 runs) Hampshire 95/5 (RR: 5.58)
MA Carberry    49* (57b 5x4 1x6)      AR Adams    4-0-23-0
LA Dawson    5* (8b)      RM Hira    4-0-25-2

"The "X Factor"? does that mean he's getting old, annoying, and lacking ideas?" James is on fire today. Here's one of the Bates. Who will take it?

17.1

Bates to Dawson, no run, slower ball, beats the cut, I heard a click, but they don't even appeal. And there is daylight between bat and ball. Wonder where the sound came from

17.2

Bates to Dawson, 1 run, charges down the wicket, is hit on the pad, takes a leg-bye

17.3

Bates to Carberry, 2 runs, Fifty for Carberry. Scratchy all right, but he has stuck in on a sticky wicket. Another mis-hit, it falls short of a diving Guptill at long-off

17.4

Bates to Carberry, 1 run, makes room, crashes it down to long-on for one

17.5

Bates to Dawson, 1 run, swiped away to deep square leg for one

17.6

Bates to Carberry, FOUR, follows Carberry down leg side, but angles it too far, and Carberry guides it past short fine leg

End of over 18 (9 runs) Hampshire 104/5 (RR: 5.77)
MA Carberry    56* (60b 6x4 1x6)      MD Bates    3-0-15-0
LA Dawson    7* (11b)      AR Adams    4-0-23-0

"Regarding players with the same name - see Matthew James Wood, born 1980, and Matthew James Wood, born 1977. They once played the in the same match, in 2001, Somerset vs Yorkshire." Dan, if this is right, and if you are not gainfully employed, why don't you repeat one of us incompetent people at Cricinfo?

18.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dawson, FOUR, top-edges a pull, quite a beneficial shot today

18.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dawson, OUT, Mahmood gets four. Follows him with a short-of-a-length delivery. Dawson punches this from way outside leg, straight down extra cover's throat

LA Dawson c Munro b Azhar Mahmood 11 (18m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

18.3

Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, no run, short of a length, kicks off, seams away, Dimitri doesn't get a touch on it

18.4

Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, OUT, Mahmood gets a Michelle. Stays short of a length, gets the spongy bounce, and Dimitri is - pretty rightly - swinging blind. He ends up slicing it to deep point

AD Mascarenhas c Hira b Azhar Mahmood 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5

Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, slower short ball. Carberry swings with all his might, but is nowhere near the ball

18.6

Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, 1 run, Mahmood has dropped what would have been his sixth wicket Carberry tries his much-trusted top-edged pull, but this one lobs just over the stumps at non-striker's end. Mahmood tries to take it over his shoulder but drops it

End of over 19 (5 runs) Hampshire 109/7 (RR: 5.73)
MA Carberry    57* (62b 6x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-24-5
CP Wood    0* (0b)      MD Bates    3-0-15-0

Bates to continue

19.1

Bates to Carberry, FOUR, full toss into the ads, Carberry says thank you very much, bisecting long-on and deep midwicket

19.2

Bates to Carberry, FOUR, Carberry goes back into the V behind the wicket. half his runs have come there, and most of them through edges. This is a leading edge as he goes over midwicket. It goes between keeper and short third man

19.3

Bates to Carberry, OUT, A stunner from Vincent. Edges couldn't get Carberry out. Mis-hits couldn't get Carberry out. He tried playing on, but failed. It was clear it would need some magic in the field. Vincent starts running in from long-on, realises he is running the wrong way, and then back-pedals, and plucks a one-handed overhead. Like plucking a fruit from a tree. And then he goes and tells the ball boy, "You should always catch it with two hands."

MA Carberry c Vincent b Bates 65 (81m 65b 8x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

19.4

Bates to Wood, 1 run, bottom-edged to keeper, steals a single

19.5

Bates to Ali, 1 run, heaved away, along the ground, gets a single

19.6

Bates to Wood, 2 runs, another heave-ho, toe-edns it to long-on, come back for the second, changes direction as he does so, but they don't appeal for an obstruction

So Hampshire manage to clear six an over finally. However, this is a difficult wicket. almost sticky. The bounce is spongy, the ball is not coming on, and if you bowl short of a length, you will be hard to hit. That said, 121 makes Auckland favourites to win and qualify for the main draw. See you soon

End of over 20 (12 runs) Hampshire 121/8
CP Wood    3* (2b)      MD Bates    4-0-27-1
Kabir Ali    1* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-24-5
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Oct 10, 2012

Azhar Mahmood scored 55 off 31 balls, Auckland Aces v Hampshire, Champions League T20, Centurion, October 10, 2012

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Andre Adams celebrates after catching Shahid Afridi, Auckland Aces v Hampshire, Champions League T20, Centurion, October 10, 2012

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