Champions League Twenty20 - Qualifying Pool 1

Hampshire v Sialkot Stallions

Sialkot Stallions won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Imran Nazir and Shakeel Ansar are Sialkot's openers. Liam Dawson has the new ball for Hampshire, left-arm spin from round the wicket.

0.1

Dawson to Imran Nazir, no run, short ball outside off stump, Nazir cuts hard off the back foot and Maxwell leaps to his right at point to cut off the shot

0.2

Dawson to Imran Nazir, no run, tries to work off the pads but doesn't make proper contact

0.3

Dawson to Imran Nazir, no run, cut off the back foot to point once again

0.4

Dawson to Imran Nazir, OUT, bowled him! Nazir charged the spinner but got nowhere near the pitch of the ball, he then swung across the line and missed. the ball passed under the bat and hit off and middle stump

Imran Nazir b Dawson 0 (1m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Haris Sohail is the new batsman. Dawson goes round the wicket to the left hander.

0.5

Dawson to Haris Sohail, 1 run, played off the back foot to midwicket

0.6

Dawson to Shakeel Ansar, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 1 (1 run) Sialkot Stallions 1/1 (143 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.52)
Shakeel Ansar    0* (1b)      LA Dawson    1-0-1-1
Haris Sohail    1* (1b)     

David Balcombe from over the wicket ...

1.1

Balcombe to Haris Sohail, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Sohail tries to drive but edges towards third man

1.2

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, played off the back foot off the pads to midwicket

1.3

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, tries to pull but the length is not short enough, gets an inside edge on to the body and the ball falls short of slips

1.4

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, good lift from short of a length outside off stump, Ansar lets it go awkwardly

1.5

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, good length on off stump, Ansar defends on the back foot

1.6

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, inside edge on to the pads as he tries to play on the leg side

End of over 2 (1 run) Sialkot Stallions 2/1 (142 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.88)
Shakeel Ansar    0* (6b)      DJ Balcombe    1-0-1-0
Haris Sohail    2* (2b)      LA Dawson    1-0-1-1

2.1

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, no run, short of a length ball climbs on Sohail as he tries to defend

2.2

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, no run, he goes back into the crease and defends one that rises sharply on him

2.3

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, pushes away from his body on the back foot and edges toward third man

2.4

Griffiths to Shakeel Ansar, 1 leg bye, fuller length angling into the right-hander, Ansar tries to work the ball behind square but misses and is hit on the pad

2.5

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

2.6

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, FOUR, edged at four! Sohail played away from his body once again and got an edge that beat short third man

End of over 3 (6 runs) Sialkot Stallions 8/1 (136 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 8.00)
Haris Sohail    7* (7b 1x4)      DA Griffiths    1-0-5-0
Shakeel Ansar    0* (7b)      DJ Balcombe    1-0-1-0

3.1

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Ansar tries to pull but the line is much too wide for that shot to come off

3.2

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, 1 wide, that's too wide outside off stump

3.2

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, FOUR, short of a length and finally Ansar makes sweet contact, pulling off the front foot to the square leg boundary

3.3

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, FOUR, fuller length and straight, Ansar clears his front foot out of the way, creates room and frees his arms, hitting the ball over mid-on for four

3.4

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, no run, that's a wild slog, trying to hit the ball from wide outside off into the leg side, Ansar is far from making contact

3.5

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, 2 runs, short of a length once again and Ansar carts it off the back foot, slogging over mid-on, not timed that well though so the fielder has time to stop the boundary

3.6

Balcombe to Shakeel Ansar, 1 run, that's not short at all but Ansar backs away towards leg and swats the ball through square leg, there's a fielder in the deep

End of over 4 (12 runs) Sialkot Stallions 20/1 (124 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.75)
Shakeel Ansar    11* (13b 2x4)      DJ Balcombe    2-0-13-0
Haris Sohail    7* (7b 1x4)      DA Griffiths    1-0-5-0

4.1

Griffiths to Shakeel Ansar, no run, a full ball nips into Ansar and hits the pads as he tries to play on the back foot

4.2

Griffiths to Shakeel Ansar, FOUR, short ball, Ansar plays a controlled pull and times it well, beating Carberry on the square leg boundary

4.3

Griffiths to Shakeel Ansar, OUT, bowled him! That's a strange one. Ansar drove at the ball, inside edging it into his pad and hard enough for the ball to roll back on to his stumps. That ball actually hit the calf of the front leg and rolled back on to the stumps

Shakeel Ansar b Griffiths 15 (17m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

Shahid Yousuf is the new batsman.

4.4

Griffiths to Shahid Yousuf, 2 runs, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Yousuf tries to defend but gets an outside edge to third man

4.5

Griffiths to Shahid Yousuf, no run, the quick ball angling into the right-hander cramps him for room and hits the pad

4.6

Griffiths to Shahid Yousuf, no run, good length and straight, Yousuf defends from the crease

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sialkot Stallions 26/2 (118 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 7.86)
Shahid Yousuf    2* (3b)      DA Griffiths    2-0-11-1
Haris Sohail    7* (7b 1x4)      DJ Balcombe    2-0-13-0

Sean Ervine to bowl from over the wicket.

5.1

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, short of a length outside off stump, played off the back foot on the off side

5.2

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, defended towards point once again

5.3

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, good length pitching around off and slanting across the left-hand batsman, Sohail plays towards point

5.4

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, beaten outside the off stump by a short for a length ball that slants across the left-hander

5.5

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, played off the back foot towards point

5.6

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, good length on off stump, Sohail plays the ball towards cover. Ervine completes a maiden over

End of over 6 (maiden) Sialkot Stallions 26/2 (118 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 8.42)
Haris Sohail    7* (13b 1x4)      SM Ervine    1-1-0-0
Shahid Yousuf    2* (3b)      DA Griffiths    2-0-11-1

6.1

Wood to Shahid Yousuf, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Yousuf cuts to to point

6.2

Wood to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, short of a length and straight, Yousuf gets on top of the bounce and steers to third man

6.3

Wood to Haris Sohail, no run, good bounce from over the wicket, cramping the left-hand batsman for room, Sohail defends

6.4

Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run, slogs the length ball from outside off towards long on

6.5

Wood to Shahid Yousuf, OUT, caught at point! Yousuf cuts a short of a length ball that is too close to him and hits it straight to Maxwell

Shahid Yousuf c Maxwell b Wood 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

6.6

Wood to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length and straight, Malik gets behind the line and defends

End of over 7 (2 runs) Sialkot Stallions 28/3 (116 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.92)
Shoaib Malik    0* (1b)      CP Wood    1-0-2-1
Haris Sohail    8* (15b 1x4)      SM Ervine    1-1-0-0

7.1

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, punched off the back foot towards point

7.2

Ervine to Haris Sohail, 2 runs, an utterly mistimed shot, he was trying to smash towards midwicket but barely lobbed the short ball past the bowler

7.3

Ervine to Haris Sohail, 1 run, nicely timed punch through covers for a single

7.4

Ervine to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, good length on off stump, Malik drops the ball close on the off side and tries to run a quick single, he had to hurry back, they run an overthrow in the end

7.5

Ervine to Haris Sohail, 1 run, played behind point for one more

7.6

Ervine to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, short of a length but the line is down leg side

7.6

Ervine to Shoaib Malik, 5 wides, a short ball and it balloons over the batsman and the keeper for five wides

7.6

Ervine to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik tries to drive at a length ball and he edges it past first slip to the third man boundary

End of over 8 (15 runs) Sialkot Stallions 43/3 (101 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 8.41)
Shoaib Malik    5* (3b 1x4)      SM Ervine    2-1-15-0
Haris Sohail    12* (19b 1x4)      CP Wood    1-0-2-1

8.1

Wood to Haris Sohail, no run, hits a good length and he stays back and defends

8.2

Wood to Haris Sohail, FOUR, very unconventional shot, punched it over midwicket and the placement was good enough to bisect the gap at deep midwicket

8.3

Wood to Haris Sohail, no run, goes back at the crease and defends

8.4

Wood to Haris Sohail, SIX, take that! That was a clean strike, picks a length and clubs it over deep midwicket and the ball lands on the grassbank

8.5

Wood to Haris Sohail, no run, stays back and steers it to the off side

8.6

Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run, uses his wrists and flicks it towards midwicket

End of over 9 (11 runs) Sialkot Stallions 54/3 (90 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.18)
Haris Sohail    23* (25b 2x4 1x6)      CP Wood    2-0-13-1
Shoaib Malik    5* (3b 1x4)      SM Ervine    2-1-15-0

Afridi to bowl

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 1 run, stays back and flicks it towards deep midwicket

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up and fuller and pushed to long-off

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 2 runs, skids through and he knocks it to the on side

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, FOUR, that's too short and wide, poor ball and Sohail crashes that past extra cover

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, goes back at the crease and defends

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, this one turns and bounces and beats the left-hander, the keeper whips off the bails and appeals for a stumping, Sohail's back foot was grounded

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sialkot Stallions 62/3 (82 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.20, RRR: 8.20)
Haris Sohail    30* (30b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0
Shoaib Malik    6* (4b 1x4)      CP Wood    2-0-13-1

Dawson from round the wicket ...

10.1

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, no run, played back to the bowler off the back foot

10.2

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, worked off the back foot through square leg, the fielder has to run in from the boundary so there's time for a second

10.3

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, no run, there's width outside the off stump but Malik can't beat point with the cut

10.4

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-on, the bowler runs to his right to field

10.5

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, SIX, shot! Malik skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, and drives inside out over the extra cover boundary

10.6

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, fired down leg side, that's a wide

10.6

Dawson to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, delicate, waits back in his crease and dabs the ball late from in front of off stump to the third man boundary

End of over 11 (13 runs) Sialkot Stallions 75/3 (69 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.81, RRR: 7.66)
Shoaib Malik    18* (10b 2x4 1x6)      LA Dawson    2-0-14-1
Haris Sohail    30* (30b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0

11.1

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, defended on the leg side from the crease

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 2 runs, short ball outside of stump and Sohail cuts off the back foot towards eep backward point

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, beaten by a straighter one outside off stump

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, Sohail goes back and blocks

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 1 leg bye, tries to sweep because the ball is angled into the pads but can't make contact, collects leg byes behind square

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, worked off the back foot through midwicket, these two have now added 50

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sialkot Stallions 79/3 (65 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 8.12)
Shoaib Malik    19* (11b 2x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-11-0
Haris Sohail    32* (35b 3x4 1x6)      LA Dawson    2-0-14-1

12.1

Balcombe to Shoaib Malik, no run, played off the back foot towards point, Afridi shies at the stumps at the non-striker's end

12.2

Balcombe to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, flicked off the pads and timed beautifully to the midwicket boundary, he moved outside leg to make room and made clean contact despite the bowler following him

12.3

Balcombe to Shoaib Malik, 1 leg bye, tries to flick again but this time he gets hit on the pads

12.4

Balcombe to Haris Sohail, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Sohail cuts towards third man

12.5

Balcombe to Shoaib Malik, no run, short ball heading for the head, Malik sways and ducks

12.6

Balcombe to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, too full on middle ad leg, Malik gets under it and lofts over mid-on, the ball beats the pursuing fielder

End of over 13 (10 runs) Sialkot Stallions 89/3 (55 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 7.85)
Shoaib Malik    27* (16b 4x4 1x6)      DJ Balcombe    3-0-22-0
Haris Sohail    33* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-11-0

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, played towards midwicket from the crease

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Sohail waits in his crease, lines it up, and cuts the ball into the gap on the cover boundary

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, played towards cover

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 1 run, nudged off the front foot towards long on

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, he's cut this beautifully, beating both the men behind point to find the boundary

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, no run, comes out of his crease but doesn't make proper contact, ends up playing the ball on the off side

End of over 14 (9 runs) Sialkot Stallions 98/3 (46 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.66)
Shoaib Malik    31* (18b 5x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-0
Haris Sohail    38* (40b 4x4 1x6)      DJ Balcombe    3-0-22-0

14.1

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, no run, full delivery outside leg stump, Sohail misses the glance, the ball brushes the pad and goes to the keeper

14.2

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, backs away towards leg side and cuts towards third man

14.3

Griffiths to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a length around off, Malik backs away to cut but is beaten

14.4

Griffiths to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, good length angling into the body, Malik stays in his crease and turns the ball through square leg to bring up Sialkot's 100

14.5

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, flicked from leg and middle stump through midwicket

14.6

Griffiths to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a length just outside off, Malik cuts but can't beat point, Griffiths finishes a tight over that leaves Sialkot needing 43 off 30 balls

End of over 15 (3 runs) Sialkot Stallions 101/3 (43 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 8.60)
Shoaib Malik    32* (21b 5x4 1x6)      DA Griffiths    3-0-14-1
Haris Sohail    40* (43b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-0

Wood to bowl, medium pace from over the wicket. The keeper is standing up.

15.1

Wood to Haris Sohail, FOUR, Sohail tries to drive a good length ball and gets a thick edge that flies past the keeper for four. Had the keeper stood back, he could have caught it, but would Sohail have played that shot?

15.2

Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run, played to mid-on for a single

15.3

Wood to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full ball outside off, Malik moves across and plays towards wide mid-on

15.4

Wood to Haris Sohail, 1 run, good length into the left-hander, giving Sohail no room, the batsman nudges towards midwicket

15.5

Wood to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, blitzed! Malik frees his arms and drills a full ball outside off stump to the cover boundary

15.6

Wood to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, this time the fielder on the cover boundary gets to the ball, it was a full toss outside off and Malik drove once again

End of over 16 (13 runs) Sialkot Stallions 114/3 (30 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.12, RRR: 7.50)
Shoaib Malik    39* (24b 6x4 1x6)      CP Wood    3-0-26-1
Haris Sohail    46* (46b 5x4 1x6)      DA Griffiths    3-0-14-1

Ervine to bowl, Sialkot needs 30 off 24 balls.

16.1

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, wide outside off stump but Sohail can't get past the fielder at point, he cut that hard but didn't place it wide enough of Afridi

16.2

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, steps out of his crease and slogs at a short of a length delivery that sails past the bat

16.3

Ervine to Haris Sohail, 2 runs, full and straight, Sohail can't get under it but manages to drive to long off, there's a direct hit at the striker's end and they run an overthrow of the ricochet

16.4

Ervine to Haris Sohail, FOUR, too short and wide again, this time Sohail cuts and finds the gap on the point boundary, he gets to a half-century with that shot

16.5

Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, a wild slog at a full ball outside off, he's beaten again, Malik goes up to him and has a word

16.6

Ervine to Haris Sohail, FOUR, edged and four! Sohail tries to drive and takes one hand of the bat as he plays the shot, the ball flies wide of the keeper to the third man boundary

End of over 17 (10 runs) Sialkot Stallions 124/3 (20 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 6.66)
Haris Sohail    56* (52b 7x4 1x6)      SM Ervine    3-1-25-0
Shoaib Malik    39* (24b 6x4 1x6)      CP Wood    3-0-26-1

Only 20 needed off 18 balls, Sialkot have this in the bag at the moment.

17.1

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, OUT, spoke too soon! Malik's been stumped! Afridi slowed it up and bowled outside off, Malik came out of his crease to drive through the off side and missed, the slowness did him in

Shoaib Malik st †Bates b Shahid Afridi 39 (44m 25b 6x4 1x6) SR: 156.00

Ali Khan is the new batsman.

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Ali Khan, 1 leg bye, huge appeal for lbw but the umpire says not out. Afridi bowled the slider and struck Ali Khan, who was on the front foot to defend, flush on the pad, that was very close

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, FOUR, shot! Sohail lunges forward and lofts the full ball flat over the in field at cover and into the gap on the boundary

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, played to midwicket

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 1 run, driven to long on for one more

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Ali Khan, 1 run, steps out of his crease and mis-times the slog to long on

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sialkot Stallions 131/4 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 6.50)
Ali Khan    1* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-26-1
Haris Sohail    61* (55b 8x4 1x6)      SM Ervine    3-1-25-0

18.1

Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, good length and straight, Ali Khan moves forward and hits through midwicket

18.2

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, a low full toss on middle stump, Sohail moves forward and across and drives to long on

18.3

Griffiths to Ali Khan, 2 runs, good length and straight, Ali Khan gets an inside edge on to the pad and the ball goes on the off side, they run very quickly and run the second

18.4

Griffiths to Ali Khan, 5 wides, that's the game breaker, Griffiths has bowled a very short ball that gave the keeper no chance, five wides

18.4

Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, in the blockhole but Ali Khan drives towards mid-off

18.5

Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, a full toss which Sohail drives to long off for a single

18.6

Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, driven on the front foot towards long on, the scores are level

End of over 19 (12 runs) Sialkot Stallions 143/4 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 1.00)
Ali Khan    6* (6b)      DA Griffiths    4-0-26-1
Haris Sohail    63* (57b 8x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-26-1

19.1

Balcombe to Ali Khan, 1 run, and that's that. Sialkot pick up a consolation win, Hampshire go home with two defeats. Ali Khan hits the winning run by getting a leading edge over point. He was looking to turn the ball on the leg side

8.30 pm Hampshire fell short of a par score after they lost Maxwell and Afridi off successive deliveries and they scored only 31 runs in their last five overs. Haris Sohail anchored the chase and Sialkot achieved their target pretty comfortably. The result counts for little though. Neither of these teams are going into the main draw of the Champions League because they both lost to Auckland Aces. Yorkshire are the other team to have qualified.

Faisal: "It seems that if Shoaib Mailk had opted to field in the first match then Sialkot might have qualified for the actual tournament."

Post match presentation coming up ...

Jimmy Adams: "The guys have found it a bit tough, the batters found it hard to get the runs on the board ... the conditions have done a little more than we though. Its a shame [that counties wont play the CLT20 in the future] but it's out of my hands. We just chug along and play cricket."

Shoaib Malik: "At least we are taking something home. Very pleased with the way we played together. Still struggling in our bowling but our batsmen played well. It wasn't that easy. We came only four five days back but I felt we adapted well."

Haris Sohail is the Man of the Match for his half-century. "He's a brilliant player, he's played many important innings in domestic cricket and he's a good prospect for Pakistan," says Malik.

So the qualifying stage of the Champions League T20 has come to an end. Auckland and Yorkshire are the teams that will go through to the main round. the real thing begins day after tomorrow. See you then.

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Oct 11, 2012

Shoaib Malik shapes to play a big shot, Hampshire v Sialkot Stallions, Champions League T20, Johannesburg, October 11, 2012

Shoaib Malik shapes to play a big shot

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Oct 11, 2012

Sialkot Stallions' Haris Sohail made an unbeaten 63, Hampshire v Sialkot Stallions, Champions League T20, Johannesburg, October 11, 2012

Sialkot Stallions' Haris Sohail made an unbeaten 63

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