Champions League Twenty20, Group B: Lions v Yorkshire at Johannesburg, Oct 20, 2012
Lions won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
20 October 2012 (20-over match)

1.30pm Gay: "So, raining or no raining?" No rain (yet). Patches of blue sky visible now actually.

Sohail Tanvir to start off.

1.20pm Jeet: "if its rained out..arent Lions thru? MI at best will have same points and having LOST to Lions?" No, head-to-head result doesn't matter in the CLT20 in determining who qualifies. The criteria are(in order): The team with the most number of wins; If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate; If still equal, by drawing lots.

Praveen: "Sad to hear that Tony is diagnosed with lung cancer. My thoughts are with his family!!" Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.

DS: "Tony Grieg is my favorite commentator. Love listening to him. Will miss his voice. Get Well Soon Tony."

1.05pm A reminder of what the points table looks like. And here's the preview for the game.

Firdose Moonda, our all-knowing South Africa correspondent, informs: "The reason not many people here could also have to do with the rugby. The Lions (rugby team) are playing in the semi-final of the domestic competition against Western Province down the road at Ellis Park."

1.00pm Toss Heads is the call, it is tails and Lions decide to bowl.

Alviro Petersen: "It's a must-win game, we want to play good cricket. The boys are happy to be back here. Phangiso is doing a great job for us. Zander de Bruyn sits out, Pretorius comes in."

Gale: "We'd have bowled as well. We have nothing to lose. Sidebottom and Ashraf aren't playing today."

12.45pm The rain-drenched CLT20 rolls on, and the weather forecast isn't great for today either. First up, we have Lions v Yorkshire - if Lions win, they join Sydney Sixers in the semi-final and make the rest of the matches in the group dead rubbers.

Not many people at the Wanderers, though it is a Saturday, perhaps because of the weather forecast.

If the first game is rained out, it's curtains for Chennai Super Kings and Yorkshire. And Mumbai Indians will need to win both their remaining matches, and with big margins as well.


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, 1 leg bye, slides that down the leg side, off the pad towards the keeper for a leg-bye


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, no run, back of a length ball on off stump, blocked from the crease back towards the bowler

Firdose has this prediction: "My weather instinct tells me the first will happen and the second will rain out the storm is definitely coming." Let's hope she is right on the first count and not on the second.


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, no run, outside off, snaking away a touch and the batsman is happy to leave, that was 128kph


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, no run, length ball outside off, looking to cut that one but is beaten


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, no run, fuller and swinging in from Tanvir, Jaques looks to whip that to the leg side, but misses, struck on the pad, mild lbw appeal, that was going down


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, no run, back of a length and angling in, struck on the pads again, another polite lbw appeal, again going down, good start by Tanvir

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Yorkshire 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • PA Jaques 0 (5b)
    • AW Gale 0 (1b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-1-0-0

Nannes to start off at the other end


Nannes to Gale, 1 wide, starts with a very wide one, pitches on the offside tram line and swings away sharply


Nannes to Gale, 1 leg bye, and that one moves the other way off the seam. Ball pitches short of a length outside off stump and jags back in sharply off the seam. Hits the batsman on the pad.


Nannes to Jaques, 1 run, Wider again, and fuller. Jaques edges that down to third man where Tanvir runs around to cut it off


Nannes to Gale, no run, full and outside off, 143kph, looks to drive that through cover, misses


Nannes to Gale, FOUR, full and straight, Gale gets on the front foot and crunches that through the covers for four. Nice shot.


Nannes to Gale, no run, length ball angled in, Gale gets on the back foot but it hits him high on the pads


Nannes to Gale, no run, beautiful delivery, lands well outside off stump on a length and moves away slightly off the seam. Gale pokes at it but can't get a touch. Decent first over from Nannes. Lots of movement.

End of over 2 (7 runs) Yorkshire 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • AW Gale 4 (6b 1x4)
    • PA Jaques 1 (6b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-6-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-1-0-0

Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, FOUR, short and straight, Jaques pulls that straight of midwicket for four.


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, 1 run, full and straight, Jaques drives that hard but straight to short cover. It's misfielded though and the batsmen take one


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, 1 wide, angles that too far down the leg side and it's called a wide


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, 1 wide, 133 kph, swing there for Tanvir, but again the angle is off and this one is even further down the leg side than the previous delivery


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, no run, gets it right this time, pitches a full ball on off stump, and the batsman plays it back down the pitch


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, no run, full again, well outside the off stump this time, left alone


Sohail Tanvir to Gale, 1 run, length ball on off stump, moves appreciably off the seam on to Gale's pads and he defends that to mid wicket and they take a single.


Sohail Tanvir to Jaques, 1 run, slower ball, 108kph, pitched outside off stump on a length, Jaques knocks that to midwicket. The batsmen think of two but decide against it

End of over 3 (9 runs) Yorkshire 17/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • PA Jaques 7 (9b 1x4)
    • AW Gale 5 (9b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-1-9-0
    • DP Nannes 1-0-6-0

Morris to Jaques, FOUR, short, wide and cut powerfully and aerially to the boundary.


Morris to Jaques, no run, short again, but at the body this time. Jaques is rushed a little, but gets the defensive shot down just in time


Morris to Jaques, no run, again wide, but slightly fuller than the first ball. Jaques gets the cut out again but doesn't time it


Morris to Jaques, no run, expecting the short ball, but this one is again a little fuller. Jaques tries to pull that but the ball goes through well under the bat.


Morris to Jaques, no run, fuller and wider, Jaques flashes at that one trying to send it through cover, but misses again.


Morris to Jaques, no run, 141 kph, similar ball again, length and angled across the batsman. Jaques tries to poke that to the off side but misses again

End of over 4 (4 runs) Yorkshire 21/0 (RR: 5.25)

    • PA Jaques 11 (15b 2x4)
    • AW Gale 5 (9b 1x4)
    • CH Morris 1-0-4-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-1-9-0

Change of ends for Nannes


Nannes to Gale, no run, Shortish outside off stump, and the batsman can't connect with an ugly waft


Nannes to Gale, 1 leg bye, full and at the toes, the ball deflects to the off side and the batsmen cross

Sajal Maheswari marvels at Nannes' fitness: "How can someone at 36 bowl @145kmph.Nannes really seems to be exceptional."


Nannes to Jaques, FOUR, short and at the body, fine leg is in the ring and Jaques swivels to pull that for four


Nannes to Jaques, FOUR, Nannes overcorrects, and Jaques puts that away as well. Full and outside off stump, and the batsman drives that straight for four


Nannes to Jaques, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, driven to mid off where it's misfielded


Nannes to Gale, 1 run, short and at the body, Gale's thigh pad has been fruitful for Yorkshire so far and it gets them one more run as the ball dribbles off the pitch

End of over 5 (11 runs) Yorkshire 32/0 (RR: 6.40)

    • AW Gale 6 (12b 1x4)
    • PA Jaques 20 (18b 4x4)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-16-0
    • CH Morris 1-0-4-0

Morris to Gale, no run, slip still in, and for good reason. Gale swings at a full wide one and misses


Morris to Gale, no run, Morris pitches this short this time. Gale goes for a half-hearted pull and the ball whistles past to the keeper


Morris to Gale, 2 runs, short of a length and at the body, Gale finally connects, pulling this one off the hips to fine leg who runs around to intercept it


Morris to Gale, no run, short of a length, angled across the batsman, Gale tries to pull again but the ball goes through to the keeper untouched


Morris to Gale, FOUR, he had to try something, and he did. Shuffles down the crease, gives himself room and a length ball becomes a full delivery and Gale carves that over cover-point for four


Morris to Gale, 1 wide, slower ball, down the leg side


Morris to Gale, 2 runs, shortish and angled across again, Gale tucks that behind square for another couple

End of over 6 (9 runs) Yorkshire 41/0 (RR: 6.83)

    • AW Gale 14 (18b 2x4)
    • PA Jaques 20 (18b 4x4)
    • CH Morris 2-0-13-0
    • DP Nannes 2-0-16-0

Aaron Phangiso, the left-arm spinner, who has had plenty of success in the tournament so far is on now


Phangiso to Jaques, 1 run, eased towards mid-on for a single


Phangiso to Gale, no run, length ball sliding towards middle, played off the back foot towards midwicket


Phangiso to Gale, FOUR, tossed up by Phangiso, something he has done all tournament, Gale shimmies down the track and whips that towards deep midwicket, Morris races across to his right and dives to get a hand on it, but can't prevent it from rolling over


Phangiso to Gale, 1 run, clipped towards midwicket for a single


Phangiso to Jaques, no run, nudged behind square leg this time


Phangiso to Jaques, 1 run, an ugly swipe off the back foot sends the ball towards deep midwicket

End of over 7 (7 runs) Yorkshire 48/0 (RR: 6.85)

    • PA Jaques 22 (21b 4x4)
    • AW Gale 19 (21b 3x4)
    • AM Phangiso 1-0-7-0
    • CH Morris 2-0-13-0

Petersen to Jaques, 1 wide, Petersen starts round the wicket and fires it down the leg side


Petersen to Jaques, no run, full ball outside off, batsman yorks himself but digs the ball out


Petersen to Jaques, 1 run, length and on the pads, not much turn there, clipped towards square leg for a single, oh hang on, Gale wants the second, but is sent back, has to dive to get back, the throw is a bit wide, keeper throws the ball towards the stumps but misses


Petersen to Gale, no run


Petersen to Gale, 1 run, length ball is driven off the front foot towards deep extra cover


Petersen to Jaques, 1 run, short of length and outside off, eased towards cover for a single


Petersen to Gale, 1 run, jumps down the track to take that on the full, knocks it towards long-on for a single to end the over

Arjun: "This Gale needs to bat more like Gayle if CSK has to make it to the semis. By a perennially optimistic CSK fan."

End of over 8 (5 runs) Yorkshire 53/0 (RR: 6.62)

    • AW Gale 21 (24b 3x4)
    • PA Jaques 24 (24b 4x4)
    • AN Petersen 1-0-5-0
    • AM Phangiso 1-0-7-0

Pretorius gets his first spell


Pretorius to Gale, 1 wide, starts with a poor delivery, short and wide down the leg side, 138kph, the fourth bowler in this side capable of hitting 140kph

The CSK fans are getting excited over Yorkshire's performance so far. Karthik: "Here's hoping CSK gets another backdoor entry!!! Go Yorkshire Go!!!"


Pretorius to Gale, no run, on the thigh pad, defended to the leg side

A one-word update from Firdose: "Lightning."


Pretorius to Gale, OUT, Andrew Gale's ungainly innings is over, ends with another attempted slog, wanted to dispatch that to deep midwicket, instead edges it and the ball soars straight up, the keeper has loads of time to get under it and safely pouch it, Lions get their first wicket

AW Gale c †Tsolekile b Pretorius 21 (36m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Prasanna Kumar: "Let Yorks win this match and the next one washed out, then MI win their last match with the needed NRR and see them through the semis, by a perennial optimistic MI fan !!"


Pretorius to Jaques, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, just outside off, guided towards backward point


Pretorius to Root, no run, Root has not had the best of tournaments so far, hasn't started too well this time either, wafts at a back of length ball outside off, beaten


Pretorius to Root, no run, steady on Joe Root, charges out and attempts a wild slog, it was a back of length ball an dhe doesn't connect once more


Pretorius to Root, 1 run

End of over 9 (3 runs) Yorkshire 56/1 (RR: 6.22)

    • JE Root 1 (3b)
    • PA Jaques 25 (25b 4x4)
    • D Pretorius 1-0-3-1
    • AN Petersen 1-0-5-0

Phangiso to Root, FOUR, pitched up, reverse sweeps through point


Phangiso to Root, no run


Phangiso to Root, no run, turns it to midwicket


Phangiso to Root, no run, tossed up again, looks to sweep, hit on the pad


Phangiso to Root, OUT, full ball, sweeps right into the lap of Sohail Tanveer at deep fine-leg. He was looking to hit every ball in this short innings and perished while trying a shot he tried a few times this over. Phangiso's successful tournament continues.

JE Root c Sohail Tanvir b Phangiso 5 (5m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50


Phangiso to Jaques, 1 run, another full ball, Jaques inside edges a straight drive towards mid-wicket as they jog a single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Yorkshire 61/2 (RR: 6.10)

    • PA Jaques 26 (26b 4x4)
    • A Lyth 0 (0b)
    • AM Phangiso 2-0-12-1
    • D Pretorius 1-0-3-1

2.25pm Good news, the rain has stopped. The sun is out. Welcome to Jo'burg weather.

Covers are off.

From far away Singapore, Sukkrivaa says, "There are 400 people here in Singapore crowding around the big screen all supporting CSK."

The batsmen are back in the middle and we are ready to go.

Ominous clouds around the Wanderers. 2.15pm Rain stops play. The covers have taken over the centre as the players slowly walk off. It is not raining too heavily but enough to disrupt play. It was always in the cards though.

Firdose remains optimistic: "It is moving pretty quickly though so we could be back soon," she says.

So which team do you think will be happier at this stage?

Amjad: "I don't think Lions will be unhappy, if they are asked to chase 80 in 10 overs after the rain. It's still Yorks who is behind."

Sharad: "MI would be happy with the rain given the kind of batting line-up that LIONS have it is very difficult for yorks to defeat LIONS."

Sumair Anwar: "I think it favours Lions , and i hope that yourkshire wins so the table stays alive"


Petersen to Jaques, FOUR, round the wicket, drops it short, slogs it to the midwicket boundary


Petersen to Jaques, 1 run, plays it to the same area, picks up a single


Petersen to Lyth, no run, taps it back to the bowler


Petersen to Lyth, 1 run, cuts another short ball to the sweeper


Petersen to Jaques, OUT, pitched slightly up, Jaques misses a slog sweep and is bowled. It was slow but it wasn't certainly a delivery that one would be happy to get out to. Then again its in the middle of a Twenty20 innings so the batsman always has this shot ready to a part-timer

PA Jaques b Petersen 31 (46m 29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 106.89

Gary Ballance walks in


Petersen to Ballance, no run, Drives another full ball back to the bowler

End of over 11 (6 runs) Yorkshire 67/3 (RR: 6.09)

    • GS Ballance 0 (1b)
    • A Lyth 1 (2b)
    • AN Petersen 2-0-11-1
    • AM Phangiso 2-0-12-1

Kumar Dharmasena is going through a brief-case full of balls and has handed one to the bowler


Phangiso to Lyth, no run, reverse sweeps to short third-man


Phangiso to Lyth, 1 run, turns down the leg-side but the batsman picks up a single to deep fine-leg


Phangiso to Ballance, FOUR, flighted outside off-stump, deliberately edges it down the third-man fence for his first boundary


Phangiso to Ballance, no run, ball turns back a bit, slightly short, taps it back to mid-wicket


Phangiso to Ballance, no run, driven softly back, bowler misses the ball but no runs


Phangiso to Ballance, no run

End of over 12 (5 runs) Yorkshire 72/3 (RR: 6.00)

    • GS Ballance 4 (5b 1x4)
    • A Lyth 2 (4b)
    • AM Phangiso 3-0-17-1
    • AN Petersen 2-0-11-1

Pretorious returns to the attack


Pretorius to Lyth, 1 run, towards third-man for a jogged single


Pretorius to Ballance, no run, defends towards point


Pretorius to Ballance, FOUR, short on leg-stump and Ballance turns it around with the front knee up, his second boundary comes easy


Pretorius to Ballance, FOUR, lightly taps it past the third-man boundary, two in a row now, this was very well timed


Pretorius to Ballance, no run, slower ball, kept a little low, 122kph, turns it towards mid-wicket


Pretorius to Ballance, 1 run, another slower ball, takes a single

End of over 13 (10 runs) Yorkshire 82/3 (RR: 6.30)

    • GS Ballance 13 (10b 3x4)
    • A Lyth 3 (5b)
    • D Pretorius 2-0-13-1
    • AM Phangiso 3-0-17-1

Morris into the attack now


Morris to Ballance, 1 run, short ball at the body, chips it right over the mid-wicket fielder for a single, could have been dangerous


Morris to Lyth, 1 run, takes a single down to third-man


Morris to Ballance, no run, misses a short-ball as he tries to guide it past the wicketkeeper


Morris to Ballance, 1 run, edges towards third-man


Morris to Lyth, no run, misses a slog, slower and goes below the batsman's bat

Root of the problem on England v spin: "Why do all English players seem to love the sweep? none of them play it well consistently enough to justify it! If Root is the player he is meant to be, he should be showcasing his talents and doing a LOT better here."


Morris to Lyth, 1 run, turns it towards square-leg for a single

Eddiebhai seems to be having a prty by himself: "Au contraire Sukkriva, there is me by myself crowding on my 4.5" mobile screen rooting for MI entry. Lets see if the crowd wins or me "

End of over 14 (4 runs) Yorkshire 86/3 (RR: 6.14)

    • A Lyth 5 (8b)
    • GS Ballance 15 (13b 3x4)
    • CH Morris 3-0-17-0
    • D Pretorius 2-0-13-1

Dirk Nannes into the attack now


Nannes to Lyth, 1 leg bye, misses a ball that came back with the angle, takes a leg-bye


Nannes to Ballance, 1 run, ticks it to third-man as they take a single


Nannes to Lyth, no run, that took off, 144kph, beat the batsman easily and the keeper takes it way above his head, almost beats Tsolekile too


Nannes to Lyth, 1 wide, way down the legside, 143kph, but it took off similarly and gave Tsolekile some trouble


Nannes to Lyth, FOUR, fuller ball, driven very well past cover, a small step forward


Nannes to Lyth, FOUR, short, pulled to midwicket for a boundary, brute force after a piece of good timing, both yielding the same resutl


Nannes to Lyth, no run, more pace, guided towards point

End of over 15 (11 runs) Yorkshire 97/3 (RR: 6.46)

    • A Lyth 13 (13b 2x4)
    • GS Ballance 16 (14b 3x4)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-26-0
    • CH Morris 3-0-17-0

Phangiso to Ballance, 1 run, sweeps a fuller ball, to the square-leg fielder


Phangiso to Lyth, 1 run, chipped towards sweeper on the off-side, Sohail Tanvir returns but they take a single


Phangiso to Ballance, 1 wide, down the leg-side, 100 is up


Phangiso to Ballance, OUT, caught at short-third man, the slog doesn't work, they really needed Ballance to be there longer, he's one guy who can hit them big

GS Ballance c Nannes b Phangiso 17 (19m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 106.25


Phangiso to Rashid, 1 run


Phangiso to Lyth, 1 run, eased to long-on for a single


Phangiso to Rashid, 1 run, flighted ball, Phangiso grunts with the effort, it is pitched up and driven past extra cover, slightly uppish but wide of the fielder in the ring

End of over 16 (6 runs) Yorkshire 103/4 (RR: 6.43)

    • AU Rashid 2 (2b)
    • A Lyth 15 (15b 2x4)
    • AM Phangiso 4-0-23-2
    • DP Nannes 3-0-26-0

Morris to Rashid, no run, length ball outside off, looks to launch that through the off side, beaten


Morris to Rashid, 1 wide, bouncer from Morris, 138kph, that takes off and flies over the batsman's head, rightly called a wide

Ashwin: "Yorkshire needs a miracle to keep many Indians like me interested !"


Morris to Rashid, no run, shortish ball over the stumps, looks to swat that to midwicket after advancing down the track, he misses


Morris to Rashid, no run, slower ball from Morris, which the TV says is 131 kph, Rashid wants to launch that into the clouds, but misses once more

"Can any one explain about earning bonus points. mY hard guts saying CSK will need it to qualify in Semis." There aren't any, Kumar.


Morris to Rashid, 1 run, full ball just outside off, Rashid bends his knee and steers that down to third man to turn over the strike to Lyth


Morris to Lyth, SIX, the first six of the innings, and it has taken 17 overs to arrive, a slower one from Morris, Lyth scythes that one, didn't seem to have enough on it, but he did, and that clears the long-on rope


Morris to Lyth, OUT, he's gone next ball, looks to launch a short ball over deep midwicket, this time he doesn't have enough on it and the fielder in the deep has a simple catch

A Lyth c Nannes b Morris 21 (31m 17b 2x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

End of over 17 (8 runs) Yorkshire 111/5 (RR: 6.52)

    • AU Rashid 3 (6b)
    • CH Morris 4-0-25-1
    • AM Phangiso 4-0-23-2

Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, no run, slower full ball just outside off, defended towards cover

MrGarreth notes: "If you look at a timeline of Phangiso's T20 figures at all levels, this is the first time in ages he has conceded over 20 runs in a spell"


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, 1 run, bowls it from wide of the crease, whipped towards deep midwicket and they consider the second, but Symes is quickly onto the ball to keep them to a single


Sohail Tanvir to Rashid, FOUR, upper cut from Rashid, a refreshing change from the slog-at-everything mode he has been in, works this short and wide ball to the third-man boundary


Sohail Tanvir to Rashid, 1 run, Tanvir bowls from wide of the crease to create the angle, full ball is pushed out towards cover


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, 1 run, Hodgson somehow survives, he miscues a slower ball towards wide mid-on, three fielders converge but the ball lands between them, a fraction of a second later and Hodgson was a goner


Sohail Tanvir to Rashid, OUT, Tanvir strikes, Rashid is gone, adjudged lbw, that was a full ball that Rashid looked to sweep, he misses and was struck on the back leg, no doubt that was going on to hit the stumps

AU Rashid lbw b Sohail Tanvir 8 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Senthil isn't too optmistic: "I think CSK is already out of this tournament. With 2 main bowlers out of the playing 11 and with just 6 RPO, York never going to win this match and even if this match rained off also they are not going to qualify. So Bye bye CSK."

End of over 18 (7 runs) Yorkshire 118/6 (RR: 6.55)

    • DM Hodgson 2 (3b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-1-16-1
    • CH Morris 4-0-25-1

Nannes to Hodgson, no run, pitching outside leg, no lbw appeal because of that


Nannes to Hodgson, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for a single


Nannes to Azeem Rafiq, 1 run, batsman backs away, Nannes follows him, keeps it full as well, dug out towards long-off

Paul complains: "Awful, awful cricket by Yorkshire and that's being generous! The playing of slow/spin bowling as previously mentioned is the reason."


Nannes to Hodgson, 1 run, Nannes keeps it full, 143kph, on middle stump this time, whipped towards deep square leg


Nannes to Azeem Rafiq, no run, looks to play the ramp shot, moves across the stumps, and bends his back knee, looks to work that length ball from outside off over his head, he misses, Nannes smiles


Nannes to Azeem Rafiq, 1 run, connects well, length ball is driven firmly towards cover where Petersen makes a sharp save

End of over 19 (4 runs) Yorkshire 122/6 (RR: 6.42)

    • Azeem Rafiq 2 (3b)
    • DM Hodgson 4 (6b)
    • DP Nannes 4-0-30-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-1-16-1

Sohail Tanvir to Azeem Rafiq, 1 run, looks to swat that to the leg side on bended knee, a top edge sends the ball way over the keeper's head, that was a slower one from Tanvir


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, (no ball) 1 run, bowled from well wide of the stumps, that a high full toss, just above waist height, knocked to midwicket, that hit high on the bat, pretty close to the handle


Sohail Tanvir to Azeem Rafiq, 1 run, moves away from the stumps and defends to the off side for a single


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, no run, slower loopy delivery, batsmen finding it hard to pick the pace here, another swing, another miss


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, FOUR, length ball outside off, and that is a wonderful stroke, a cover drive sends the ball screeching to the cover boundary, opening the face to get the ball wide of the sweeper cover


Sohail Tanvir to Hodgson, 1 run, almost a yorker there, jammed out towards mid-on for a single

Last ball coming up


Sohail Tanvir to Azeem Rafiq, OUT, overpitched and looking to follow the batsman, who swings at it and sends it high into the air, that ends as an easy catch for Phangiso around extra cover, Yorkshire end on 131, doesn't look like that is enough, especially with a weakened Yorkshire bowling

Azeem Rafiq c Phangiso b Sohail Tanvir 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sarcasm (I think) from Hemath: "I don't know why you guys making fuss about CSK's exit.. Don't you guys know IPL is the real cricket and these CLT20 matches are just for time pass?"

SanjayN: "Let's give credit to Lions tho, they've been outstanding in their home conditions. I've also been impressed by the crowds, I was expecting this entire event to be a complete dud crowd-wise."

Sammy keeps hoping: "Any team can have an off day! Hoping Lions have one today when they bat!"

Harish K: " Why can't BCCI put a rule stating that there should be minimum of 2 IPL teams in CLT20 semi-finals." Heh. Don't bet against it happening in the next CLT20.

Mark: "In defence of Yorkshire, this is nowhere near a full strength side. No Bairstow, no Bresnan - Rashid wouldn't normally be anywhere near no. 6."

All but one of the Yorkshire batsmen had a strike-rate below 110 in this innings. Just not good enough.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Yorkshire 131/7

    • DM Hodgson 10 (10b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-1-25-2
    • DP Nannes 4-0-30-0





  • RHB


  • RHB