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

Good afternoon from cloudy Guangzhou, the temperature's in the mid-20s, and the teams are going through their pre-match drills. Pakistan's captain Sana Mir has won the toss and has chosen to bat.

Young Mariko Hill RMF takes the new ball from the Media Box End, Bismah Maroof the left-hander to face

0.1

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, full-length delivery on off-stump, played to point

0.2

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, dropping on a line and length straight away, batter comes forward in defense

0.3

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, on a length, on middle, defended

0.4

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, back of a length delivery, slightly slower, defended

0.5

Hill to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, wide of off-stump and tucked to backward to point, good running

0.6

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, full and wide, batter reaches, goes under the tip of the bat

End of over 1 (2 runs) Pakistan Women 2/0
Bismah Maroof    2* (6b)      M Hill    1-0-2-0
Marina Iqbal    0* (0b)     

1.1

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, no run, sweep attempted, no contact

1.2

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, high full-toss, batsman gives it everything but makes minimal contact

1.2

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, no run, short and wide of off-stump, the cut goes straight to point

1.3

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, flighted, on leg, tucked away

1.4

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, down the wicket to one that's been given plenty of air, off the inner half of the bat to fine leg inside the circle

1.5

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, clipped away to square leg

1.6

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, no run, comes down the wicket initially, checks her advance and in the end, plays defensively

End of over 2 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 7/0
Marina Iqbal    2* (4b)      Chan Sau Har    1-0-5-0
Bismah Maroof    4* (9b)      M Hill    1-0-2-0

2.1

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, full and on the stumps, defended

2.2

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, ditto, the bowler in much better rhythm today

2.3

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run

2.4

Hill to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, top shot, comes forward to lace a drive through the mid-off gap

2.5

Hill to Bismah Maroof, no run, right on a length on off, watchfully forward

2.6

Hill to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, comes forward to drive, quick one to mid-off

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan Women 12/0
Bismah Maroof    9* (15b 1x4)      M Hill    2-0-7-0
Marina Iqbal    2* (4b)      Chan Sau Har    1-0-5-0

3.1

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, moral victory for the bowler, batter beaten in the flight, big attempted drive squirts off the inside edge

3.2

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, no run, forward, played to mid-on

3.3

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 2 runs, CHANCE, didn't get hold of a lofted stroke at all, and neither did mid-on, through her hands

3.4

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 2 runs, another chance, 3/4 of one this time, mid-on in action again

3.5

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, hustling through, just beats the throw from Godiva Li at point

3.6

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, short, and swatted away to square leg

Hong Kong's captain on in place of Mariko Hill from the Media Box End. Everyone inside the circle except fine leg

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pakistan Women 20/0
Bismah Maroof    12* (17b 1x4)      Chan Sau Har    2-0-13-0
Marina Iqbal    7* (8b)      M Hill    2-0-7-0

4.1

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, played off the front foot to mid-off, Pakistan running positively

4.2

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, no run, CHANCE , caught and bowled

4.3

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, no run

4.4

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, no run, pitched right up, big appeal for lbw

4.5

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, tucked off the pads, good running

4.6

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, FOUR, down the wicket to hoist a back of a length delivery on off, over midwicket

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 26/0
Marina Iqbal    12* (10b 1x4)      IA Gidwani    1-0-6-0
Bismah Maroof    13* (21b 1x4)      Chan Sau Har    2-0-13-0

5.1

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 3 runs, just a little short ans slammed through midwicket, McCusker gives chase and hauls back

5.2

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, tapped to point

5.3

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 1 wide, down leg

5.3

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, short again and that's paddled hard through square leg

5.4

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, no run, drops on a length, hint of turn

5.5

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, full-length delivery, driven hard, all along the ground

5.6

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, paddled away again

End of over 6 (15 runs) Pakistan Women 41/0
Bismah Maroof    26* (26b 3x4)      Chan Sau Har    3-0-28-0
Marina Iqbal    13* (11b 1x4)      IA Gidwani    1-0-6-0

6.1

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, no run, played to mid-on

6.2

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, FOUR, nothing too wrong with the ball, just a shot of immense confidence, bordering on contempt! Fetched on the front foot from outside off to midwicket

6.3

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, no run, length ball, pushed to cover

6.4

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, big heave, inside edge to fine leg

6.5

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, clipped to square leg

6.6

Gidwani to Marina Iqbal, no run

End of over 7 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 47/0
Marina Iqbal    18* (16b 2x4)      IA Gidwani    2-0-12-0
Bismah Maroof    27* (27b 3x4)      Chan Sau Har    3-0-28-0

7.1

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 2 runs, short and swivelled to midwicket

7.2

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, FOUR, taken from outside off, and slammed through midwicket

7.3

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, 1 run, more good running from the Pakistanis, tip and run to cover

7.4

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 2 runs, shimmies forward and manufactures a full-toss to midwicket

7.5

Chan Sau Har to Marina Iqbal, 1 run, waits on a flighted delivery, to sweep to square leg

7.6

Chan Sau Har to Bismah Maroof, OUT, tucked off her pads to fine leg, underarm throw, batter dives but hasn't made it

Marina Iqbal run out 21 (28m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Wicket against the run of play, but it was a crazy run

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pakistan Women 57/0
Bismah Maroof    34* (31b 4x4)      Chan Sau Har    4-0-38-0
     IA Gidwani    2-0-12-0

8.1

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, no run

8.2

Gidwani to Bismah Maroof, OUT, pitches just outside leg, tries to flick it, 'keeper 'Natural' Yip smartly round to pouch

Bismah Maroof c †Sze Wan Yip b Gidwani 34 (30m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.03

8.3

Gidwani to Nida Dar, 2 runs, pitched up, on leg, turned to midwicket for an easy two

8.4

Gidwani to Nida Dar, FOUR, full-toss, swept to backward square

8.5

Gidwani to Nida Dar, 1 run, cheeky! Tapped straight to short third man and run

8.6

Gidwani to Sana Mir, FOUR, fine stroke, comes forward to drive and a boundary the moment it left the bat

End of over 9 (11 runs) Pakistan Women 68/2
Sana Mir    4* (1b 1x4)      IA Gidwani    3-0-23-1
Nida Dar    7* (3b 1x4)      Chan Sau Har    4-0-38-0

9.1

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 2 runs, good stroke, leans on it, through cover

9.2

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, no run, tries for a dab outside off, misses

9.3

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, no run, tries to pull a full-toss, gets the toe-end of the bat on it

9.4

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 3 runs, flat-batted cover drive, beats two fielders before extra cover runs round

9.5

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, 1 run, driven with an angled bat to mid-off

9.6

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 1 run, flicked round, bounces just short of square leg

End of over 10 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 75/2
Nida Dar    13* (8b 1x4)      Hung Ying Ho    1-0-7-0
Sana Mir    5* (2b 1x4)      IA Gidwani    3-0-23-1

10.1

Gidwani to Nida Dar, no run

10.2

Gidwani to Nida Dar, 2 runs, rocks back to hoick a delivery from outside off to midwicket

10.3

Gidwani to Nida Dar, 1 run, driven to mid-on

10.4

Gidwani to Sana Mir, no run

10.5

Gidwani to Sana Mir, 2 runs, taken from off to mid-on

10.6

Gidwani to Sana Mir, 1 wide, outside off

10.6

Gidwani to Sana Mir, FOUR, flat-batted from off-stump to long-on. Sana Mir has added some heft to her batting

End of over 11 (10 runs) Pakistan Women 85/2
Sana Mir    11* (5b 2x4)      IA Gidwani    4-0-33-1
Nida Dar    16* (11b 1x4)      Hung Ying Ho    1-0-7-0

11.1

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 2 runs

11.2

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 1 run, easy-paced bowling, easy-paced wicket and balls from outside off are being fetched to leg

11.3

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, no run

11.4

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, FOUR, powerfully struck again, timing too, length delivery on middle slammed to midwicket

11.5

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, 1 wide

11.5

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, no run

11.6

Hung Ying Ho to Sana Mir, 2 wides

11.6

Hung Ying Ho to Nida Dar, 3 runs, top-edged but hit so powerfully that it is hauled in just inches from the midwicket boundary

End of over 12 (13 runs) Pakistan Women 98/2
Nida Dar    22* (14b 1x4)      Hung Ying Ho    2-0-20-0
Sana Mir    15* (8b 3x4)      IA Gidwani    4-0-33-1

12.1

Chan Ka Man to Nida Dar, 1 run, down the wicket to play it on the full to midwicket

12.2

Chan Ka Man to Sana Mir, no run, good flight from Betty Chan, Sana Mir deceived, sweeping

12.3

Chan Ka Man to Sana Mir, 1 run, CHANCE again, 5/6 of one, miscued drive and mid-on 15 yards away mistimes the jump

12.4

Chan Ka Man to Nida Dar, 1 no ball, above the waist full-toss

12.4

Chan Ka Man to Nida Dar, 2 runs, swatted to long-on

12.5

Chan Ka Man to Nida Dar, 2 runs, another high full-toss, pulled to deep backward square

12.6

Chan Ka Man to Nida Dar, OUT, beaten in the flight, overbalanced, and that's a big wicket

Nida Dar lbw b Chan Ka Man 27 (20m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 142.10

Pakistan's captain and vice-captain at the crease

End of over 13 (7 runs) Pakistan Women 105/3
     Chan Ka Man    1-0-7-1
Sana Mir    16* (10b 3x4)      Hung Ying Ho    2-0-20-0

13.1

Li to Sana Mir, 1 run

13.2

Li to Nain Abidi, no run

13.3

Li to Nain Abidi, 1 run

13.4

Li to Sana Mir, 1 run, Some more authentic cricket now that Godiva Li and Betty Chan are bowling. Pakistan having to play correctly

13.5

Li to Nain Abidi, 1 run

13.6

Li to Sana Mir, OUT, more top-edge than meat on the attempted pull and midwicket spiders herself on to the ball and it sticks

Sana Mir c Kaur b Li 18 (27m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 138.46

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 109/4
     KLG Li    1-0-4-1
Nain Abidi    2* (3b)      Chan Ka Man    1-0-7-1

14.1

Chan Ka Man to Javeria Khan, no run, plenty of air, played to cover

14.2

Chan Ka Man to Javeria Khan, no run

14.3

Chan Ka Man to Javeria Khan, 2 runs, good running

14.4

Chan Ka Man to Javeria Khan, 1 run, not quite timing the big stroke to leg, but ball not falling to hand

14.5

Chan Ka Man to Nain Abidi, 1 run

14.6

Chan Ka Man to Javeria Khan, OUT, tries to go down the ground and Annie Ho makes some ground at mid-on to dive to her right and she holds on, good catch

Javeria Khan c Hung Ying Ho b Chan Ka Man 3 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan Women 113/5
     Chan Ka Man    2-0-11-2
Nain Abidi    3* (4b)      KLG Li    1-0-4-1

15.1

Li to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 wide

15.1

Li to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, driven to cover, scamper through

15.2

Li to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, lofted to midwicket, aggressive running again

15.3

Li to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, well-timed sweep to backward square

15.4

Li to Nain Abidi, 1 run, miscued off-drive, in the air for some time, evades the infield

15.5

Li to Asmavia Iqbal, 2 runs, pulled to midwicket

15.6

Li to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, fetched from off and middle to the midwicket boundary fielder

End of over 16 (10 runs) Pakistan Women 123/5
Asmavia Iqbal    4* (3b)      KLG Li    2-0-14-1
Nain Abidi    8* (7b)      Chan Ka Man    2-0-11-2

16.1

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, 2 runs, good cricket all round, good fielding at long-on by Hill, pick-up and throw, and good running

16.2

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, 2 runs, easy runs, waist-high full toss and a misfield by Hill this time

16.3

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, no run, attempted stumping as the batter comes down the wicket

16.4

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, cross-batted swat to mid-on

16.5

Chan Ka Man to Nain Abidi, 1 run, tip and run to leg

16.6

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, no run

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan Women 129/5
Asmavia Iqbal    9* (8b)      Chan Ka Man    3-0-17-2
Nain Abidi    9* (8b)      KLG Li    2-0-14-1

17.1

Hill to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, quality stroke, punch off the back-foot square of the wicket

17.2

Hill to Nain Abidi, 2 runs, half-volley on leg slammed high to long-on

17.3

Hill to Nain Abidi, 1 run

17.4

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, no run

17.5

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, FOUR, high full-toss, swung round to square leg for a one-bounce boundary

17.6

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, no run, play and miss outside off

End of over 18 (9 runs) Pakistan Women 138/5
Asmavia Iqbal    13* (11b 1x4)      M Hill    3-0-16-0
Nain Abidi    14* (11b)      Chan Ka Man    3-0-17-2

18.1

Chan Ka Man to Nain Abidi, 1 run, driven to long-on

18.2

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, FOUR, Another CHANCE to long-on, full-toss was hit there, in the air a while, through the outreached hands

18.3

Chan Ka Man to Asmavia Iqbal, 1 run, driven hard, Gidwani inside the circle down well to save

18.4

Chan Ka Man to Nain Abidi, OUT, dances down the wicket, off-stump pegged back

Nain Abidi b Chan Ka Man 15 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 115.38

18.5

Chan Ka Man to Qanita Jalil, 2 runs, down the wicket to drive to long-on, lopes back for the second

18.6

Chan Ka Man to Qanita Jalil, 1 run

End of over 19 (9 runs) Pakistan Women 147/6
Qanita Jalil    3* (2b)      Chan Ka Man    4-0-26-3
Asmavia Iqbal    18* (13b 2x4)      M Hill    3-0-16-0

19.1

Hill to Qanita Jalil, OUT, Goes for the big one, bat through before the stumps are shattered bu the full-pitched delivery

Qanita Jalil b Hill 3 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.2

Hill to Mariam Hasan, 1 wide, down leg

19.2

Hill to Mariam Hasan, no run

19.3

Hill to Mariam Hasan, 1 run, overthrow after some good fielding

19.4

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, FOUR, comes down the wicket to pull over the inner circle

19.5

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, FOUR, going big now, one bounce over the rope at long-on

19.6

Hill to Asmavia Iqbal, no run, played back to the bowler and that ends Pakistan's innings.

Match State: Innings Break

Hong Kong if they'd taken their chances would have held them lower. Pakistan simply ramped up the power and ran aggressively, 157 should be enough. The light's worsening beneath the clouds however and if 5 overs of Hong Kong's innings aren't possible....join us again for what we hope will be a complete Hong Kong innings

End of over 20 (10 runs) Pakistan Women 157/7
Asmavia Iqbal    26* (16b 4x4)      M Hill    4-0-26-1
Mariam Hasan    1* (2b)      Chan Ka Man    4-0-26-3
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