Royal Bank of Scotland Twenty-20 Cup, 1st Semi-Final: Islamabad Leopards v Lahore Lions at Lahore, May 28, 2009
Lahore Lions won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
28 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Islamabad Leopards innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Raheel Majeed* b Abdul Razzaq 2 3 3 0 0 66.66
0.3 Gone! good length ball, on middle stump, Raheel again tries to play a big shot, misses it and gets bowled, Razzaq strikes early! 2/1
View dismissal Afaq Raheem c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Naved 5 20 7 1 0 71.42
3.4 Gone! good come back delivery from Naved, pitches outside off and moves away, Afaq tries to repeat the shot with open face of the bat, gets the edge and goes the safe hands of Kamran Akmal 20/2
View dismissal Fayyaz Ahmed c Wahab Riaz b Sohail Ahmed 24 48 35 3 0 68.57
10.2 Gone! tosses up, on middle and leg stump, comes down the wicket and drives it in the air to deep midwicket and it goes straight in the hands of Wahab who almost drops it, takes it on the 3rd attempt 47/5
View dismissal Fakhar Hussain c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Naved 5 9 7 1 0 71.42
5.5 Leopards lost another one, good length ball, just outside off, goes for the slog shot, gets the faint inner edge on the way to keeper, Kamran makes no mistake, Leopards 3 down! 32/3
View dismissal Zohaib Ahmed run out (Abdul Razzaq/†Kamran Akmal) 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
6.2 Wahab Riaz to Fayyaz Ahmed, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, whips it away to wide of mid-on, Zohaib wants the 2nd run, sent back, Razzaq throw towards Kamran who whips off the bails, Zohaib dives in to save himself, tv calls, replay shows that he was just short 33/4
View dismissal Faizan Riaz c Mohammad Naved b Sohail Ahmed 16 25 15 1 0 106.66
12.4 Gone! what a take by Naved, slightly short in length, outside off, cuts it uppisly going over gully, Naved jumps up and takes a stunning catch, Leopards deeper in trouble! 62/6
Naeem Anjum b Abdul Razzaq 37 32 29 6 0 127.58
Imad Wasim not out 24 28 18 2 0 133.33
Kamran Hussain not out 3 4 5 0 0 60.00
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 90 mins) 123 (6.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Abdul Razzaq 4 0 30 2 7.50
0.3 to Raheel Majeed, Gone! good length ball, on middle stump, Raheel again tries to play a big shot, misses it and gets bowled, Razzaq strikes early! 2/1
18.5 to , Gone! low full toss, just outside off, gets across and tries to flick it over short fine leg, off the pads onto stumps 117/7
View wickets Mohammad Naved 4 0 15 2 3.75
3.4 to Afaq Raheem, Gone! good come back delivery from Naved, pitches outside off and moves away, Afaq tries to repeat the shot with open face of the bat, gets the edge and goes the safe hands of Kamran Akmal 20/2
5.5 to Fakhar Hussain, Leopards lost another one, good length ball, just outside off, goes for the slog shot, gets the faint inner edge on the way to keeper, Kamran makes no mistake, Leopards 3 down! 32/3
  Wahab Riaz 4 0 20 0 5.00 (1w)
  Jahangir Mirza 4 0 22 0 5.50
View wickets Sohail Ahmed 4 0 35 2 8.75 (4w)
10.2 to Fayyaz Ahmed, Gone! tosses up, on middle and leg stump, comes down the wicket and drives it in the air to deep midwicket and it goes straight in the hands of Wahab who almost drops it, takes it on the 3rd attempt 47/5
12.4 to Faizan Riaz, Gone! what a take by Naved, slightly short in length, outside off, cuts it uppisly going over gully, Naved jumps up and takes a stunning catch, Leopards deeper in trouble! 62/6
  Lahore Lions innings (target: 124 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Faizan Riaz b Shehzad Azam 10 17 13 1 0 76.92
3.4 good length ball, comes down the wicket and drives it on the up and in the air straight on the throat to cover fielder who takes a sharp catch, Lions lost their 3rd wicket and Leopards are back in the match 25/3
View dismissal Nasir Jamshed c Zohaib Ahmed b Saad Altaf 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.3 Gone! good start for Leopard, short in length, on middle stump, tries to work it on the leg side, leading edge to mid-off and Zohaib takes a simple catch, danger man goes! 1/1
View dismissal Umar Akmal b Saad Altaf 11 12 10 2 0 110.00
2.6 Gone! another vital wicket for Leopards and Altaf, short in length, outside off, Umar jumps and tries to force it off the back-foot, thick inside edge onto stumps 25/2
View dismissal Imran Farhat c & b Imad Wasim 33 37 27 3 1 122.22
13.1 Gone! poor shot from Farhat, comes down the wicket, Imad pitches it short in length, farhat goes for the big shot, top edge and Imad calls it and takes it with ease, Leopards hopes still alive! 80/4
View dismissal Salman Butt c Zohaib Ahmed b Afaq Raheem 25 39 33 1 0 75.75
14.2 Gone! tosses up, on leg stump, goes for the sweep shot, top edge to long leg, Zohaib running in, dives full length and takes a superb catch, Lions in trouble now, match still wide open 85/5
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq* c Kamran Hussain b Afaq Raheem 4 12 10 0 0 40.00
16.3 Gone! tosses up, comes down the wicket and hits it int he air to long-on and Kamran Hussain makes no mistake, Leopards on top now 93/6
Kamran Akmal not out 27 22 18 1 2 150.00
View dismissal Wahab Riaz b Imad Wasim 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
17.1 Gone! arm ball, goes for the reverse sweep, misseas it, ball goes through the legs and clips the leg stump, Lions 7 down! 94/7
Sohail Ahmed not out 10 10 5 1 0 200.00
Extras (nb 4) 4
  Total (7 wickets; 19.3 overs; 82 mins) 125 (6.41 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Saad Altaf 3.3 0 19 2 5.42
0.3 to Nasir Jamshed, Gone! good start for Leopard, short in length, on middle stump, tries to work it on the leg side, leading edge to mid-off and Zohaib takes a simple catch, danger man goes! 1/1
2.6 to Umar Akmal, Gone! another vital wicket for Leopards and Altaf, short in length, outside off, Umar jumps and tries to force it off the back-foot, thick inside edge onto stumps 25/2
View wicket Shehzad Azam 3 0 21 1 7.00 (2nb)
3.4 to Ahmed Shehzad, good length ball, comes down the wicket and drives it on the up and in the air straight on the throat to cover fielder who takes a sharp catch, Lions lost their 3rd wicket and Leopards are back in the match 25/3
  Fakhar Hussain 3 0 27 0 9.00
  Kamran Hussain 3 0 14 0 4.66
View wickets Imad Wasim 4 0 19 2 4.75
13.1 to Imran Farhat, Gone! poor shot from Farhat, comes down the wicket, Imad pitches it short in length, farhat goes for the big shot, top edge and Imad calls it and takes it with ease, Leopards hopes still alive! 80/4
17.1 to Wahab Riaz, Gone! arm ball, goes for the reverse sweep, misseas it, ball goes through the legs and clips the leg stump, Lions 7 down! 94/7
View wickets Afaq Raheem 3 0 25 2 8.33
14.2 to Salman Butt, Gone! tosses up, on leg stump, goes for the sweep shot, top edge to long leg, Zohaib running in, dives full length and takes a superb catch, Lions in trouble now, match still wide open 85/5
16.3 to Abdul Razzaq, Gone! tosses up, comes down the wicket and hits it int he air to long-on and Kamran Hussain makes no mistake, Leopards on top now 93/6

Match details


Toss - Lahore Lions, who chose to field
Series - Lahore Lions advanced
Player of the match - Kamran Akmal (Lahore Lions)
Umpires - Anis-ur-Rehman and Shakeel Khan
TV umpire - Tahir Shah
Match referee - Azhar Khan
Reserve umpire - Shozab Raza
 
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