Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group B

United Arab Emirates v Kuwait

United Arab Emirates won by 141 runs

15.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

15.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 120/1   Saqib Ali 2* (2b)

16.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, spoke too soon, fumble at mid-off gifts runs

16.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, firm push-drive to a ball pitched up on off.

16.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 3 runs, Game looks so much more authentic now, Saad Khalid and Sibtain Raza making the batsmen work for their runs, that attempted yorker turned to leg

16.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, FOUR, top shot, comes forward to drive through mid-off

16.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

United Arab Emirates 132/2   Saqib Ali 13* (7b 1x4)

17.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.3

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

United Arab Emirates 135/2   Saqib Ali 13* (12b 1x4)

18.3

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, 1 run, tries a cut, doesn't time it, dribbles to point

United Arab Emirates 137/2   Saqib Ali 14* (13b 1x4)

19.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, looks in good form Saqib, even timing his defensive strokes well

19.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run, gives the bowler the charge, bowler tosses it up higher and in the end, Saqiib can only lift the bat straight in front of his chest to defend

United Arab Emirates 141/2   Saqib Ali 15* (15b 1x4)

20.2

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run, Saqib and Arshad's running between the wickets is a a little fraught

20.3

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run

20.4

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run

20.5

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, 1 run, the doosra, and its not picked, clipped to backward point

United Arab Emirates 143/2   Saqib Ali 16* (19b 1x4)

21.1

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, hammered hard off the back foot, long on runs round well to field on the bounce, that ball was travelling

21.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run, Saqib tries the advance, length ball on off-stump, goes back to cut, misses

21.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

21.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 2 runs

United Arab Emirates 147/2   Saqib Ali 19* (23b 1x4)

22.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

22.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

22.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

United Arab Emirates 154/2   Saqib Ali 20* (26b 1x4)

23.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, swept powerfully but straight to the square-leg fielder

23.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 162/2   Saqib Ali 22* (28b 1x4)

24.1

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.3

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, fine stroke, foot right to the pitch and hits through the line against the spin to wide long-off

24.4

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, full-length, driven to long-off

United Arab Emirates 167/2   Saqib Ali 27* (34b 2x4)

25.1

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run, Fifty partnership between these two, at a fair rate, Kuwait will have to chase hard and well to win

25.4

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

25.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 170/2   Saqib Ali 29* (37b 2x4)

26.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR

26.3

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, swept hard to wide fine leg

26.4

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, swivelled round, that ball was travelling

26.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, late cut down to third man

26.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

United Arab Emirates 186/2   Saqib Ali 43* (42b 5x4)

27.4

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

27.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

27.6

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 192/2   Saqib Ali 44* (45b 5x4)

28.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

28.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

United Arab Emirates 194/2   Saqib Ali 45* (50b 5x4)

29.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 198/3   Saqib Ali 46* (51b 5x4)

30.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

30.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, FOUR, late on the stroke, the inside edge races down to fine leg, bowler anguished but that's another motoring 50 by Saqib Ali

30.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 207/3   Saqib Ali 52* (54b 6x4)

31.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 wide, shorter run-up this spell, all whippy arm

31.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 209/3   Saqib Ali 53* (55b 6x4)

32.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

32.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run, plays and misses outside off

32.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, pitched up and pushed to mid-off, pinches a second run as bowler and fielder lack as much urgency as the runners

32.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 216/4   Saqib Ali 56* (59b 6x4)

33.2

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run, clipped off his pads to fine leg inside the circle, hustle a single

33.6

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 221/4   Saqib Ali 58* (61b 6x4)

34.1

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

34.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 222/4   Saqib Ali 59* (63b 6x4)

35.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, FOUR, pitched up and tickled round to fine leg

35.2

Chandana to Saqib Ali, FOUR, top shot, driven on the up through cover

35.3

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 233/4   Saqib Ali 68* (66b 8x4)

36.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

36.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, driven to long-on, take two as the fielder runs in

36.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run, looking for that yorker, pushed to mid-on

36.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

36.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run, rises from a length and dropped with soft hands to the off-side

United Arab Emirates 240/4   Saqib Ali 72* (71b 8x4)

37.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

37.3

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

37.5

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

United Arab Emirates 245/4   Saqib Ali 75* (74b 8x4)

38.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 3 runs, pitched up on off-stump, square-driven, point misses

38.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, OUT, Yorker! And inswing. Saqib looking to play it square has off and middle knocked back and that's a deserved wicket and its been a fine innings

Saqib Ali b Saad Khalid 78 (76b 8x4 0x6) SR: 102.63

United Arab Emirates 255/5   Saqib Ali 78 (76b 8x4)
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