Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, 2012/13 / Commentary

13:34 local India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has won the toss and India will bat first.

Mithali Raj not in the line-up. Jhulan Goswami and Sulakshana Naik have been included in the playing 11...there are a few more change, but will get to that bit later.

Bit Hazy at the moment, Sun is missing - locals are confident that it won't rain today.

0.1

Hill to Naik, FOUR, what a start for India! short delivery outside the off stump, just the perfect height and Naik pulls it away to the square leg fence

0.2

Hill to Naik, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump

0.2

Hill to Naik, 1 wide, another one - again way outside the off stump

0.2

Hill to Naik, OUT, and gone! Hill once agian bowls it short inviting Naik to go for it and she falls into the trap, fails to clear Chan Ka Man at square leg. Good cricket from Hong Kong

S Naik c Chan Ka Man b Hill 4 (1m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

0.3

Hill to Kaur, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended off the back-foot

0.4

Hill to Kaur, no run, punched off the back-foot, straight to the fielder at cover

0.5

Hill to Kaur, no run, played away on the leg side

0.6

Hill to Kaur, 2 runs, pitched up on the pads and Kaur clips it past the diving fielder at square leg. End of an exciting first over

Just one fielder outside the ring, down at fine leg

End of over 1 (8 runs) India Women 8/1
H Kaur    2* (4b)      M Hill    1-0-8-1
AA Patil    0* (0b)     

1.1

Gidwani to Patil, 1 wide, starts off with a wide delivery outside off stump

1.1

Gidwani to Patil, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Patil comes forward and hits it over the fielder at point, more of a thick outside edge. Good running between the wickets

1.2

Gidwani to Kaur, FOUR, classy shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Kaur just leans forward and drives it beautifully through the gap between the cover fielders

1.3

Gidwani to Kaur, FOUR, four more - this time cut away behind point, long chase ends in vain - India on the move here

1.4

Gidwani to Kaur, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven well but straight to the fielder at point

1.5

Gidwani to Kaur, no run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

1.6

Gidwani to Kaur, FOUR, another classy drive, this time off the back-foot and again through the gap between the cover fielders. Another long chase and this time too the ball wins the race

24 off the first 2 overs, India off to a fantastic start here

End of over 2 (16 runs) India Women 24/1
H Kaur    14* (9b 3x4)      IA Gidwani    1-0-16-0
AA Patil    3* (1b)      M Hill    1-0-8-1

2.1

Hill to Patil, no run

2.2

Hill to Patil, no run, again, right in the blockhole, batter gropingly defensive

2.3

Hill to Patil, no run, slightly short and Patil looks to pull but fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

2.4

Hill to Patil, no run, defended stretching well forward

2.5

Hill to Patil, 1 run, short and drifting down the leg side, played off the back-foot to fine leg for a single

Hill v Kaur - this is going to interesting

2.6

Hill to Kaur, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Kaur slashes hard at it and the ball rolls away past the keeper off the inside edge

End of over 3 (3 runs) India Women 27/1
H Kaur    16* (10b 3x4)      M Hill    2-0-11-1
AA Patil    4* (6b)      IA Gidwani    1-0-16-0

3.1

Gidwani to Patil, no run, good lenght and coming in with the angle, Patil stays back and works it away on the leg side

3.2

Gidwani to Patil, 2 runs, full and on the pads, lofted away to deep backward square leg, easy two

3.3

Gidwani to Patil, no run, pitched up and driven straight to the fielder at cover

3.4

Gidwani to Patil, FOUR, take that! good length delivery, Patil comes down the track - takes it on the full and lofts it high over the fielder at mid-on. Clean hit

3.5

Gidwani to Patil, 1 run, cut away well in front of point, there is a fielder in the deep now and it's just a single

3.6

Gidwani to Kaur, 2 runs, drifts on to the pads and Kaur just clips it well in front of square leg for a brace

Spin being introduced into the attack

End of over 4 (9 runs) India Women 36/1
H Kaur    18* (11b 3x4)      IA Gidwani    2-0-25-0
AA Patil    11* (11b 1x4)      M Hill    2-0-11-1

4.1

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 2 runs, flat delivery outside the off stump and that's driven past the cover fielder

4.2

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 2 runs, too short from the off spinner and Patil pulls it away to deep square leg

4.3

Chan Ka Man to Patil, no run, played away off the back-foot, fails to get it past the fielder at extra cover

4.4

Chan Ka Man to Patil, no run, punched off the back-foot to the cover region, not a well timed shot

4.5

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 1 run, gets well forward and drives it straight back past the bowler to long-off

4.6

Chan Ka Man to Kaur, 1 run, turned away behind sqaure on the leg side

End of over 5 (6 runs) India Women 42/1
H Kaur    19* (12b 3x4)      Chan Ka Man    1-0-6-0
AA Patil    16* (16b 1x4)      IA Gidwani    2-0-25-0

5.1

Gidwani to Kaur, no run, defended down on the leg side

5.2

Gidwani to Kaur, no run, worked away straight to the fielder at backward square leg

5.3

Gidwani to Kaur, 2 runs, played away to the vacant deep midwicket region, easy two

5.4

Gidwani to Kaur, 2 runs, full and straight, Kaur steps forward and drives it through the gap between mid-off and cover

5.5

Gidwani to Kaur, 2 runs, width offered outside the off stump, Kaur leans across and sweetly times it past the fielder at point

5.6

Gidwani to Kaur, 2 runs

End of over 6 (8 runs) India Women 50/1
H Kaur    27* (18b 3x4)      IA Gidwani    3-0-33-0
AA Patil    16* (16b 1x4)      Chan Ka Man    1-0-6-0

6.1

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 1 run, swept away to deep sqaure leg

6.2

Chan Ka Man to Kaur, 2 runs, comes down the track and looks to defend, ends up with a thin edge and the ball rolls past the keeper

6.3

Chan Ka Man to Kaur, 1 run, lofted away to long-off

6.4

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 1 run, steps forward and taps it away on the leg side, well judged single

6.5

Chan Ka Man to Kaur, 1 run, tossed up, Kaur steps forward and drives it down to long-off. Nicely got to the pitch of the delivery there

6.6

Chan Ka Man to Patil, 1 run, taps it on the leg side and they scamper through for a single

End of over 7 (7 runs) India Women 57/1
AA Patil    19* (19b 1x4)      Chan Ka Man    2-0-13-0
H Kaur    31* (21b 3x4)      IA Gidwani    3-0-33-0

7.1

Gidwani to Patil, no run, wild swing and the ball rolls away of the pad, Kaur wanted a single but Patil was not interested - better throw at the bowler's end would have been interesting

7.2

Gidwani to Patil, no run, defended outside the off stump

7.3

Gidwani to Patil, no run, pushed away on the off side, no room for a single there

7.4

Gidwani to Patil, no run, full and on the stumps, well bowled - Patel gets fowrad but is made to defend

7.5

Gidwani to Patil, 2 runs, forced away off the back-foot, past the diving fielder at point and they come back for the second

7.6

Gidwani to Patil, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Patil just creams it away to the cover fence

Left arm spinner Chan Sau Har into the attack now

End of over 8 (6 runs) India Women 63/1
AA Patil    25* (25b 2x4)      IA Gidwani    4-0-39-0
H Kaur    31* (21b 3x4)      Chan Ka Man    2-0-13-0

8.1

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Kaur steps forward and lofts it over the mid-off fielder

8.2

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, SIX, first six of the tournament! tossed up delivery, Kaur comes down the track, take it on the full and slaps it over the midwicket fence. There was a fielder in the deep but she had no chance of getting to that

8.3

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 1 run, pushed away they scamper through for a single

8.4

Chan Sau Har to Patil, no run, defended outside the off stump

8.5

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, driven down to long-on

8.6

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, FOUR, comes down the track, makes it into a fulltoss and hits it straight down to the long-on fence

End of over 9 (14 runs) India Women 77/1
H Kaur    44* (25b 4x4 1x6)      Chan Sau Har    1-0-14-0
AA Patil    26* (27b 2x4)      IA Gidwani    4-0-39-0

9.1

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, no run, driven straight to the fielder at cover

9.2

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 1 wide, way outside the off stump

9.2

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 1 run, cheeky, gets down on one knee and paddles it down to fine leg

9.3

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, no run, cut away in front of point, no room for a single there

9.4

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, kept a bit lot but Kaur reads it well and slaps it past the fielder at point

9.5

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, hit through the gap between point and cover and that's her 50!

50 in 28 balls, 5 fours and a six - excellent stuff from the captain

9.6

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, no run

10 overs and India already have 85 on the board.

End of over 10 (8 runs) India Women 85/1
H Kaur    50* (29b 5x4 1x6)      Hung Ying Ho    1-0-8-0
AA Patil    27* (29b 2x4)      Chan Sau Har    1-0-14-0

10.1

Chan Sau Har to Patil, no run

10.2

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

10.3

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 1 run, tossed up, Kaur comes down the track and the ball stopped a bit off the deck but Kaur quickly adjusts and forces it away to long-off for a single

10.4

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, played away on the leg side

10.5

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 1 run, driven wide of the bowler

10.6

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, taps it down on the off side and they scamper through for a single, this is good cricket from the two batswomen

End of over 11 (5 runs) India Women 90/1
AA Patil    30* (33b 2x4)      Chan Sau Har    2-0-19-0
H Kaur    52* (31b 5x4 1x6)      Hung Ying Ho    1-0-8-0

11.1

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, and that's driven straight to the fielder at mid-off, terrible mis-field allows the batswomen to cross over

11.2

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, FOUR, comes down the track and hit it in the air towards mid-off where a fairly easy chance is missed and to make matters worse the ball rolls down to the fence

11.3

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, 1 run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off and they scamper through for a single

11.4

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 3 runs, lofted away to deep midwicket, the thick outfield slows the ball down and the fielder catches up

11.5

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, no run, goes for the drive and gets beaten outside the off stump, a rare sight

11.6

Hung Ying Ho to Kaur, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to mid-off, 100 comes up for India

End of over 12 (10 runs) India Women 100/1
H Kaur    58* (35b 6x4 1x6)      Hung Ying Ho    2-0-18-0
AA Patil    34* (35b 2x4)      Chan Sau Har    2-0-19-0

12.1

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 2 runs, lofted high in the air to long-on, Chan Ka Man runs in from the deep but gets nowhere and Kaur gets a life

12.2

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, 1 run, driven down long-on

12.3

Chan Sau Har to Patil, no run, goes for the sweep and gets beaten, appeal for stumping turned down - that never looked out and it was more of a prayer than an appeal

12.4

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 2 runs, driven wide of the fielder at midwicket

12.5

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, sort delivery outside the off stump, Patil makes room and hit it away to deep cover

12.6

Chan Sau Har to Kaur, OUT, gone! slow delivery, make that really really slow... Kaur comes down the track and loses track of it completely, has a swing at it but fails to make contact and the keeper does the rest

H Kaur st †Sze Wan Yip b Chan Sau Har 61 (49m 38b 6x4 1x6) SR: 160.52

End of over 13 (6 runs) India Women 106/2
     Chan Sau Har    3-0-25-1
AA Patil    37* (38b 2x4)      Hung Ying Ho    2-0-18-0

13.1

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, FOUR, Patil continues the good work - comes down the track and drives it past the fielder at mid-off

13.2

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 2 runs, flat delivery outside the off stump, Patil wait for the it and at the last moments opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the vacant third man region, smart shot

13.3

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, no run, driven away on the off side, diving stop saves runs

13.4

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, no run, driven back to the bowler

13.5

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, 1 run, taps it away behind square on the off side, easy single

13.6

Hung Ying Ho to Malhotra, no run, low fulltoss, driven away towards point

End of over 14 (7 runs) India Women 113/2
R Malhotra    0* (1b)      Hung Ying Ho    3-0-25-0
AA Patil    44* (43b 3x4)      Chan Sau Har    3-0-25-1

14.1

Chan Sau Har to Patil, no run, flighted delivery, stopped a bit - Patil tries to turn it away on the leg side but fails to connect

14.2

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-on, easy single

14.3

Chan Sau Har to Malhotra, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven carefully and past the bowler but no room for a single there

14.4

Chan Sau Har to Malhotra, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to deep cover, easy single

14.5

Chan Sau Har to Patil, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Patil fails to time the shot to perfection and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

14.6

Chan Sau Har to Patil, 1 run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off and still they scamper through for a single

End of over 15 (3 runs) India Women 116/2
AA Patil    46* (47b 3x4)      Chan Sau Har    4-0-28-1
R Malhotra    1* (3b)      Hung Ying Ho    3-0-25-0

15.1

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, FOUR, excellent placement, Patil comes down the track and plays across the line to the vacant midwicket fence, picked her spot and just made it happen

That boundary brings up her 50

15.2

Hung Ying Ho to Patil, OUT, and gone! once again tries to go big on the leg side but this time the ball balloons up towards wide mid-on, Lai judges it well and takes it cleanly

AA Patil c Lai b Hung Ying Ho 50 (61m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 102.04

15.3

Hung Ying Ho to Malhotra, 3 runs, played away well in front of point

15.4

Hung Ying Ho to Goswami, no run, fulltoss, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

15.5

Hung Ying Ho to Goswami, 1 run, driven off the front-foot to the cover region, bit of a mis-field but the batswomen settle for one

15.6

Hung Ying Ho to Malhotra, 2 runs, juicy fulltoss and Malhotra just taps it down to fine leg

End of over 16 (10 runs) India Women 126/3
R Malhotra    6* (5b)      Hung Ying Ho    4-0-35-1
J Goswami    1* (2b)      Chan Sau Har    4-0-28-1

16.1

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, 1 run

16.2

Chan Ka Man to Malhotra, no run, tossed up about the eye line, hit straight to the fielder at cover - missed out there

16.3

Chan Ka Man to Malhotra, 1 run, works it away on the leg side and a quick single is added to the total

16.4

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, 1 run, comes down the track and swing hards, bit of a nothing shot and the ball rolls away off the inside edge

16.5

Chan Ka Man to Malhotra, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Malhotra comes forward - takes it on the full and drives it down to long-off

16.6

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, FOUR, lofted away to the wide long on fence, good clean hit from Goswami

End of over 17 (8 runs) India Women 134/3
J Goswami    7* (5b 1x4)      Chan Ka Man    3-0-21-0
R Malhotra    8* (8b)      Hung Ying Ho    4-0-35-1

17.1

Hill to Malhotra, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit and Malhotra cuts well but the placement was not good enough and the ball goes straight to the fielder at short third man

17.2

Hill to Malhotra, 2 runs, driven through the gap between the cover fielders

17.3

Hill to Malhotra, 1 bye, wide outside the off stump, keeper fails to stop it cleanly and they scamper through for a single

17.4

Hill to Goswami, 2 runs, pitched up and driven in the air to long-off, one bounce and straight to the fielder in the deep but she fails to stop it cleanly and they come back for the second

17.5

Hill to Goswami, 2 runs, lofted over the fielder at cover, just out of reach

17.6

Hill to Goswami, 1 run, slower delivery gone wrong, lands up wide outside the off stump and Goswami drives it down to long-off

End of over 18 (8 runs) India Women 142/3
J Goswami    12* (8b 1x4)      M Hill    3-0-18-1
R Malhotra    10* (11b)      Chan Ka Man    3-0-21-0

18.1

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, FOUR, swept away to deep backward square leg, no stopping that

18.2

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, 1 run, driven away wide of the fielder at mid-off

18.3

Chan Ka Man to Malhotra, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut off the back-foot and pas the diving fielder at cover. Deep cover cleans up

18.4

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, 1 run, driven hard but just the single there, straight to the fielder at long-off

18.5

Chan Ka Man to Malhotra, 1 run, pitched up and driven down to long-on

Rain in the air!

18.6

Chan Ka Man to Goswami, 1 run, played away on the leg side

End of over 19 (9 runs) India Women 151/3
J Goswami    19* (12b 2x4)      Chan Ka Man    4-0-30-0
R Malhotra    12* (13b)      M Hill    3-0-18-1

19.1

Hill to Goswami, 2 runs, pitched up in the slot outside the off stump and that's driven wide of the fielder at mid-off

19.2

Hill to Goswami, FOUR, this one gets to the fence, once again in the slot outside the off stumps - Goswami winds up and hammers it away to the extra cover fence

19.3

Hill to Goswami, 3 runs, driven hard and the ball beats the diving fielder at cover

The volunteers are ready with the cover, but nothing heavy at the moment

19.4

Hill to Malhotra, no run

19.5

Hill to Malhotra, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads to fine leg

19.6

Hill to Malhotra, FOUR, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Malhotra drives hard and the ball races away off the outside edge to the vacant third man fence, India get to 166.

Excellent batting from the Indian top order and they have posted a massive total here. Naik got out to an error in judgement but the rest of them made it count and I guess it is safe to say that they have batted Hong Kong out of this game, that is if the rain stays away.

Though it is not raining at the moment a cover have been pulled over the wicket, just in case it starts to pour. We will be back soon with the chase.

End of over 20 (15 runs) India Women 166/3
R Malhotra    18* (16b 1x4)      M Hill    4-0-33-1
J Goswami    28* (15b 3x4)      Chan Ka Man    4-0-30-0
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