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

Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup - 2nd semi final

Bangladesh Women v Pakistan Women

Pakistan Women won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2nd Semi-final of the ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup.

The first game was called off due to bad weather but conditions have improved a lot since then. The covers have been removed from the main strip and it has become much brighter now.

Still no sign of the Sun though, but the density of dark clouds has certainly come down and we are looking good for a start.

13:06 local Toss is delayed but we have had no drizzle for sometime now and the ground staffs are busy putting thing in place. There is an area square of the wicket that is bit of a damp patch and that seems to be holding up the toss for now.

The umpires and match referee are waiting for the ground to be handed over...sadly that is what we will have to do as well - in the meantime let us hope that the rain does not return.

13:25 local No rain and the covers have been moved beyond the boundary ropes and the pitch marking process has started as they have decided to use another strip for this game. The damp patch on the square is still bit of a worry though.

All in all positive signs and players are out warming-up.

13:37 local The captains and the match referee has gone out for the toss, so that is confirmation that play will start in the next 30 minutes.

Toss - Pakistan captain has called it right and they will field first. We will get the full 20-overs in.

13:40 local Moments after the captains left the field it started to drizzle and the stumps had to be pulled out to bring in the cover. A very light drizzle and just the one cover in place at the moment.

13:48 local The drizzle is heavier now but not heavy enough to bring in more covers, so for now, just the one big cover protecting the pitch.

13:58 local Good news - off goes the cover and the stumps are back in place. Play should start soon.

Official confirmation that the game will start at 14:03 and we will have a full game.

0.1

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs, starts off with a short and wide delivery outside the off stump and Farzana cuts it away through the gap between point and cover

0.2

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run, better line and length, defended watchfully

0.3

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run, pitched up, close to the off stump line and Farzana drives it back down the track, no room for a single there

0.4

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side, wong line

0.4

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run, puched away straight to the fielder at cover

0.5

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Farzana cuts hard but fails to make contact

0.6

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run

Asmavia Iqbal to share the new ball

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh Women 3/0
Fargana Hoque    2* (6b)      Qanita Jalil    1-0-3-0
Sanjida Islam    0* (0b)     

1.1

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and the ball goes past the outside edge - excellent first ball

1.2

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, no run

1.3

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump

1.4

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, 1 run, top edge and the ball pops up on the off side, point fielder did not make an effort to go for it and there was a mid-up going for the single and there was no one at the bowler's end to collect the throw

1.5

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, pitched up and driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

1.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, puched it down to mid-on and Farzana runs with the shot and safely makes it across

1.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, no run, hit in the air and the point fielder fails to hold on to a low catch - fairly easy chance. By the way that was a 7-ball over

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh Women 5/0
Sanjida Islam    1* (5b)      Asmavia Iqbal    1-0-2-0
Fargana Hoque    3* (8b)      Qanita Jalil    1-0-3-0

2.1

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run

2.2

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, 1 wide, down the leg side

2.2

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, FOUR, in the slot and Farzana hammers it past the fielder at mid-on, she is looking good

2.3

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, width offered outside the off stump, opnes the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

2.4

Qanita Jalil to Sanjida Islam, no run, full and coming in with the angle, driven on the bounce to the fielder at extra cover

2.5

Qanita Jalil to Sanjida Islam, 1 run, played down on the leg side and they scamper through for a single, well judged single - Pakistan bit sloppy on the field today

2.6

Qanita Jalil to Fargana Hoque, no run

End of over 3 (7 runs) Bangladesh Women 12/0
Fargana Hoque    8* (12b 1x4)      Qanita Jalil    2-0-10-0
Sanjida Islam    2* (7b)      Asmavia Iqbal    1-0-2-0

3.1

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, no run, short of a good length delivery, pushed away towards point

3.2

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, 1 run, low fulltoss and that's hit past the diving bowler

3.3

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, short and close to the off stump line, not enough romm to go for the cut but Farzana tries to tap it away and the ball zips past the outside edge, close call

3.4

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, half a pull - bit too early and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat

3.5

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs, driven in the air and past the fielder at extra cover

3.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, swings across the line and gets it away to midwicket

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh Women 16/0
Fargana Hoque    11* (16b 1x4)      Asmavia Iqbal    2-0-6-0
Sanjida Islam    3* (9b)      Qanita Jalil    2-0-10-0

4.1

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, no run, tossed up and bit of turn, Farzana beaten

4.2

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, no run, driven back down the track

4.3

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, this one went straight through. Farzana goes for the drive and gets beaten by a long way

4.4

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, no run, line and length, defended watchfully

4.5

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs, lofted away to deep midwicket, runs hard for the first run and comfortably comes back for the second

4.6

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, played away well in front of square leg, easy single to end the over

End of over 5 (3 runs) Bangladesh Women 19/0
Fargana Hoque    14* (22b 1x4)      Sadia Yousuf    1-0-3-0
Sanjida Islam    3* (9b)      Asmavia Iqbal    2-0-6-0

Farzana seems to be in trouble and play held up as her neck gets checked up.

5.1

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, worked away off the pads to short fine leg, there is a fielder in place to cut off the single

5.2

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, similar line and length, similar shot - same result

5.3

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, played away on the off side and they scamper through for a single, direct hit at the bowler's end but Farzana seems to have made it across comfortably - appeal turne down

5.4

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

5.5

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, swing and miss, bit too high and an appeal for lbw is turned down

5.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run, oh dear! hit hard but straight to Qanita Jalil at cover and a sitter is dropped - third off the innings so far and all of the same bowler

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh Women 21/0
Fargana Hoque    15* (27b 1x4)      Asmavia Iqbal    3-0-8-0
Sanjida Islam    4* (10b)      Sadia Yousuf    1-0-3-0

6.1

Nida Dar to Sanjida Islam, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at cover and a quick single it s taken

6.2

Nida Dar to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, width offered outside the off stump, cut away through point

6.3

Nida Dar to Sanjida Islam, no run

6.4

Nida Dar to Sanjida Islam, no run, flat bat shot, straight to the fielder at cover

6.5

Nida Dar to Sanjida Islam, 1 run

6.6

Nida Dar to Fargana Hoque, no run

End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh Women 24/0
Fargana Hoque    16* (29b 1x4)      Nida Dar    1-0-3-0
Sanjida Islam    6* (14b)      Asmavia Iqbal    3-0-8-0

7.1

Asmavia Iqbal to Sanjida Islam, OUT, run out! in the air to point, Bismah fails to get there in time but makes up with a superb throw at the bowler's end

Sanjida Islam run out 6 (30m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

7.2

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, no run

7.3

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs, lofted away to deep midwicket

7.4

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs

7.5

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 2 runs, driven wide of the cover fielder

7.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, good cricket - just drops it on the off side and Farzana calls for the single and Rumana takes off without hesitation

End of over 8 (7 runs) Bangladesh Women 31/1
Fargana Hoque    23* (34b 1x4)      Asmavia Iqbal    4-0-15-0
Rumana Ahmed    0* (0b)      Nida Dar    1-0-3-0

8.1

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, no run, short and wide, goes for the cut and gets beaten

8.2

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, no run

8.3

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, no run, comes down the track and swings hard, makes no contact and the ball rolls away off the pad

8.4

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Farzana leans back and cuts it away through the vacant point region

8.5

Sana Mir to Rumana Ahmed, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven down to long-off for an easy single

8.6

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, nicely gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

Change of ends for Sadia Yousuf

End of over 9 (3 runs) Bangladesh Women 34/1
Fargana Hoque    25* (39b 1x4)      Sana Mir    1-0-3-0
Rumana Ahmed    1* (1b)      Asmavia Iqbal    4-0-15-0

9.1

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, cut away past the keeper and they run two but called 'one-short'

9.2

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, driven away through covers, Farzana moves to 27 and she is really looking good out there

9.3

Sadia Yousuf to Rumana Ahmed, no run, short and on the stumps, Rumana leans back and cuts hard but the ball fils the fielder at cover

9.4

Sadia Yousuf to Rumana Ahmed, 1 run, lofted away to midwicket, fielder in the deep had no chance of getting to it though she gave it everything

9.5

Sadia Yousuf to Fargana Hoque, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on

9.6

Sadia Yousuf to Rumana Ahmed, no run

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh Women 38/1
Rumana Ahmed    2* (4b)      Sadia Yousuf    2-0-7-0
Fargana Hoque    28* (42b 1x4)      Sana Mir    1-0-3-0

10.1

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, no run, beaten outside the off stump

10.2

Sana Mir to Fargana Hoque, OUT, comes down the track and bit of a wild swing from Farzana, fails to connect and the keeper whips off the bails in a flash - end of a fine innings

Fargana Hoque st †Batool Fatima b Sana Mir 28 (41m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

10.3

Sana Mir to Lata Mondal, no run

10.4

Sana Mir to Lata Mondal, 1 run, played away behind square on the leg side

10.5

Sana Mir to Rumana Ahmed, no run

10.6

Sana Mir to Rumana Ahmed, 1 run, driven through the vacant mid-on region

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh Women 40/2
Rumana Ahmed    3* (6b)      Sana Mir    2-0-5-1
Lata Mondal    1* (2b)      Sadia Yousuf    2-0-7-0

11.1

Bismah Maroof to Rumana Ahmed, 1 run, tossed up, slow and outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Rumana fins the fielder in the deep

11.2

Bismah Maroof to Lata Mondal, OUT, full and close to the off stump line, lofted straight to Marina Iqbal at mid-off. As easy as it gets

Lata Mondal c Marina Iqbal b Bismah Maroof 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

11.3

Bismah Maroof to Rumana Ahmed, no run, tossed up above the eye-line, Rumana goes for the pull and is very early in to the shot, misses the target by miles

11.4

Bismah Maroof to Rumana Ahmed, no run

11.5

Bismah Maroof to Rumana Ahmed, OUT, another easy wicket - decent delivery on the stumps and this time Rumana hits it straight to the fielder at mid-off, was in the air for sometime but Nida Dar judged it to perfection

Rumana Ahmed c Nida Dar b Bismah Maroof 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

11.6

Bismah Maroof to Salma Khatun, 1 run

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh Women 42/4
Salma Khatun    1* (1b)      Bismah Maroof    1-0-2-2
Tazia Akhter    0* (0b)      Sana Mir    2-0-5-1

12.1

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, no run

12.2

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, no run

12.3

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, 1 run, fulltoss, played away to deep square leg

12.4

Nida Dar to Tazia Akhter, no run, looks to work it away on the off side, not a well timed shot

12.5

Nida Dar to Tazia Akhter, 1 run, lofted down to mid-on, fall well short of the fielder coming in from the deep

12.6

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, 1 run, cut away to deep point

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh Women 45/4
Salma Khatun    3* (5b)      Nida Dar    2-0-6-0
Tazia Akhter    1* (2b)      Bismah Maroof    1-0-2-2

13.1

Bismah Maroof to Salma Khatun, 1 wide, down the leg side

13.1

Bismah Maroof to Salma Khatun, no run, tossed up and bit of turn there, Salma pushes at it away from her body and gets beaten

13.2

Bismah Maroof to Salma Khatun, 1 run, taps it away on the leg side and they cross over for a well judged single

13.3

Bismah Maroof to Tazia Akhter, 1 wide

13.3

Bismah Maroof to Tazia Akhter, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended

13.4

Bismah Maroof to Tazia Akhter, 1 run, pushed off the back-foot, thick edge and the ball goes well wide of the keeper

13.5

Bismah Maroof to Salma Khatun, 1 run, worked away on the leg side, early call and they scamper through for a single - 50 comes up for Bangladesh

13.6

Bismah Maroof to Tazia Akhter, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

13.6

Bismah Maroof to Tazia Akhter, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Tazia waits for the ball to turn and then works it away fine on the off side, easy single

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh Women 52/4
Tazia Akhter    3* (5b)      Bismah Maroof    2-0-9-2
Salma Khatun    5* (8b)      Nida Dar    2-0-6-0

14.1

Nida Dar to Tazia Akhter, no run, full and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

14.2

Nida Dar to Tazia Akhter, OUT, wide outside the off stump, inviting Tazia to go for her favourtie tap down to third man only this time the ball clips the edge and goes straight to the keeper. Good catch held and Bangladesh are 5 down

Tazia Akhter c †Batool Fatima b Nida Dar 3 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

14.3

Nida Dar to Jahanara Alam, 1 run, driven down to long-off

14.4

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, 1 run, fulltoss and Salma whips it away to deep square leg, fielder in the deep moves across quickly and keeps it down to just one

14.5

Nida Dar to Jahanara Alam, no run, beaten

14.6

Nida Dar to Jahanara Alam, no run

End of over 15 (2 runs) Bangladesh Women 54/5
Jahanara Alam    1* (3b)      Nida Dar    3-0-8-1
Salma Khatun    6* (9b)      Bismah Maroof    2-0-9-2

15.1

Sadia Yousuf to Salma Khatun, 1 run, driven down to long-off

15.2

Sadia Yousuf to Jahanara Alam, no run, full and on the stumps, driven straight to the fielder at cover

15.3

Sadia Yousuf to Jahanara Alam, OUT, goes for the sweep and gets beaten, Batool Fatima is quick to whip off the bail and the appeal is upheld. Looked close and as always the umpire has the final say

Jahanara Alam st †Batool Fatima b Sadia Yousuf 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

15.4

Sadia Yousuf to Shukhtara Rahman, no run

15.5

Sadia Yousuf to Shukhtara Rahman, no run

15.6

Sadia Yousuf to Shukhtara Rahman, no run

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh Women 55/6
Shukhtara Rahman    0* (3b)      Sadia Yousuf    3-0-8-1
Salma Khatun    7* (10b)      Nida Dar    3-0-8-1

16.1

Sana Mir to Salma Khatun, 1 run

16.2

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, no run, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

16.3

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run, played away behind square on the leg side

16.4

Sana Mir to Salma Khatun, 1 run, pushed away through point, easy single

16.5

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 wide

16.5

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, FOUR, swept away powerfully to deep backward square leg boudnary, mis-field did not help

16.6

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, no run

End of over 17 (8 runs) Bangladesh Women 63/6
Shukhtara Rahman    5* (7b 1x4)      Sana Mir    3-0-13-1
Salma Khatun    9* (12b)      Sadia Yousuf    3-0-8-1

17.1

Sadia Yousuf to Salma Khatun, 2 runs, played away off the pads for an easy single, that was before the overthrow and an extra run is given away

17.2

Sadia Yousuf to Salma Khatun, no run, defended on the back-foot, ball rolls away towards cover

17.3

Sadia Yousuf to Salma Khatun, 1 run, pitched up and driven past the fielder at mid-off

17.4

Sadia Yousuf to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run

17.5

Sadia Yousuf to Salma Khatun, 1 run, driven past the fielder at extra cover, that was half a chance

17.6

Sadia Yousuf to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run

End of over 18 (6 runs) Bangladesh Women 69/6
Shukhtara Rahman    7* (9b 1x4)      Sadia Yousuf    4-0-14-1
Salma Khatun    13* (16b)      Sana Mir    3-0-13-1

18.1

Nida Dar to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run, driven through the vacant point region

18.2

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, 1 run, lofted away to deep midwicket

18.3

Nida Dar to Shukhtara Rahman, 2 runs, dirven hard and straight back past the bowler, diving stop near the boundary saves 2 runs

18.4

Nida Dar to Shukhtara Rahman, no run

18.5

Nida Dar to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run

18.6

Nida Dar to Salma Khatun, OUT, in the slot and hit straight to Sana Mir at extra cover, that should have been dispatched to the fence but...

Salma Khatun c Sana Mir b Nida Dar 14 (26m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Last over coming up

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh Women 74/7
     Nida Dar    4-0-13-2
Shukhtara Rahman    11* (13b 1x4)      Sadia Yousuf    4-0-14-1

19.1

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run, swept away to short fine leg, quick single

19.2

Sana Mir to Panna Ghosh, 1 run, pitched up and driven down to long-on, again just a single

19.3

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 wide, way outside the off stump

19.3

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run, swept away well wide of the fielder at midwicket who moves across quickly and cuts off the second run

19.4

Sana Mir to Panna Ghosh, 1 run, hit away on the leg side, just a single

19.5

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 2 runs, lofted away in the air and straight to Javeria Khan at deep midwicket, yet another easy chance dropped

19.6

Sana Mir to Shukhtara Rahman, 1 run, pulled away through midwicket and that's the end of the innings

Match State: Innings Break

Bangladesh will feel they're a few runs short and Pakistan will be disappointed by having missed five chances. Nevertheless, the game is very much on: Bangladesh's bowling's better than their batting and Pakistan's batting's better than their bowling overall. A place in the Final tomorrow beckons. It will be a closely contested 90 minutes or so. It's quite dark out there, and there are spots of rain, let's hope we get a full innings in.

Back in a few minutes

End of over 20 (8 runs) Bangladesh Women 82/7
Shukhtara Rahman    16* (17b 1x4)      Sana Mir    4-0-21-1
Panna Ghosh    2* (2b)      Nida Dar    4-0-13-2
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Photos

Oct 30, 2012

Bismah Maroof plays a defensive shot, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 28, 2012

Bismah Maroof plays a defensive shot

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Oct 30, 2012

Bangladesh's Shukhtara Rahman bowls, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 30, 2012

Bangladesh's Shukhtara Rahman bowls

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