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

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Final of the ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup. The dark coulds have left Guangzhou and the ground is bathed in Sun shine with a light breeze blowing across. Can't ask for better conditions to play a game of cricket.

It's as big as it gets with India taking on Pakistan, the setting is picture perfect and some exciting cricket beckons.

12:28 local Captains walking out now for the toss along with Match Referee Aminul Islam. We will have the result in shortly

Harmanpreet Kaur has won the toss and India will bat first. As reported yesterday, Mithali Raj and Jhulan Gowami are out due to ankle injuries.

Pakistan go in unchanged.

12:36 local Just under 30 mts to the start of the game and the Pakistan team is in a huddle near the boundary rope...a few final words from the coach and the manager before the girls take the field.

Seats being arranged for team photos and Bandula Warnapura the ACC development officer and the man in charge of the ground is out there in the middle having a last round check.

12:52 local Few queries on our feedback asking about TV coverage - This game is not on TV, I am afraid you will have to see it through our words.

12:55 local Here comes the umpires, followed by the Pakistan players, huge cheers of support from the Pakistan bench as they take the field.

Sulakshana Naik and Anuja Patil will open the batting for India.

Sadia Yousuf the left-arm spinner to start proceedings.

0.1

Sadia Yousuf to Naik, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, watchfully played away towards point

0.2

Sadia Yousuf to Naik, 1 run, tossed up and this one ends up as a fulltoss on the pads and Naik plays it away to deep midwicket. There is protection in the deep. Naik and India off the mark

0.3

Sadia Yousuf to Patil, OUT, caught first ball! Pakistan off to a fantastic start here - was a harmless fulltoss and Patil just hits it straight to Sana Mir at extra cover, probably bit of nerves there

AA Patil c Sana Mir b Sadia Yousuf 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Punam Raut is the new bat in

0.4

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover

0.5

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, 1 run, taps it away on the leg side and they scamper through for a single - well judged. Early call and quick reaction from the non-striker

0.6

Sadia Yousuf to Naik, 1 run, short ball, Naik leans back and pulls it away to deep midwicket. End of a successful over

Qanita Jalil to share the new ball, no slip in place

End of over 1 (3 runs) India Women 3/1
S Naik    2* (3b)      Sadia Yousuf    1-0-3-1
PG Raut    1* (2b)     

1.1

Qanita Jalil to Naik, no run, full and on the middle and leg stump line, Naik looks to play it away on the leg side but fails to make contact. Loud appeal for lbw turned down - that looked close

1.2

Qanita Jalil to Naik, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump, swing and a miss

1.3

Qanita Jalil to Naik, 1 wide, again wide outside the off stump, Naik plays an half hearted tap at it and the ball goes through to the keeper

1.3

Qanita Jalil to Naik, OUT, Qanita too join the party! Naik walks across well before the bowler was ready to delivery, Qanita sees the movement and sends it full and stratight to middle and leg - Naik tries to clip it away but fails to make contact. India 2 down

S Naik b Qanita Jalil 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Indian batswomen seems to on the edge here

1.4

Qanita Jalil to Kaur, no run, pushed away towards point

1.5

Qanita Jalil to Kaur, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and that's driven back to the bowler

1.6

Qanita Jalil to Kaur, no run, wide outside the off stump, Kaur cuts hard but fails to make contact

End of over 2 (1 run) India Women 4/2
H Kaur    0* (3b)      Qanita Jalil    1-0-1-1
PG Raut    1* (2b)      Sadia Yousuf    1-0-3-1

2.1

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, 2 runs, reverse sweep, bit of a risky shot but she plays it well and the ball runs down to fine leg

Raut is a class bat and there is no need for her to take risks at this stage but I have this feeling that the Indian line-up has not settled down

2.2

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, no run

2.3

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, no run, fuller length, driven straight to the fielder at cover

2.4

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, no run, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives hard but fails to beat the fielder at extra cover

2.5

Sadia Yousuf to Raut, 1 run, played across the line to deep midwicket, easy single

2.6

Sadia Yousuf to Kaur, no run, bit of trun and Kaur is beaten on the drive - excellent delivery to end the over

The only good thing from India's point of view in losing these two early wickets is that Harmanpreet Kaur gets potentially more deliveries to face. She's clearly been the best Indian batter of the tournament so far. Pakistan bowling well too.

2.6

Sadia Yousuf to Kaur, no run, bit of trun and Kaur is beaten on the drive - excellent delivery to end the over

The only good thing from India's point of view in losing these two early wickets is that Harmanpreet Kaur gets potentially more deliveries to face. She's clearly been the best Indian batter of the tournament so far. Pakistan bowling well too.

2.6

Sadia Yousuf to Kaur, no run, bit of trun and Kaur is beaten on the drive - excellent delivery to end the over

The only good thing from India's point of view in losing these two early wickets is that Harmanpreet Kaur gets potentially more deliveries to face. She's clearly been the best Indian batter of the tournament so far. Pakistan bowling well too.

2.6

Sadia Yousuf to Kaur, no run, bit of trun and Kaur is beaten on the drive - excellent delivery to end the over

The only good thing from India's point of view in losing these two early wickets is that Harmanpreet Kaur gets potentially more deliveries to face. She's clearly been the best Indian batter of the tournament so far. Pakistan bowling well too.

End of over 3 (3 runs) India Women 7/2
H Kaur    0* (4b)      Sadia Yousuf    2-0-6-1
PG Raut    4* (7b)      Qanita Jalil    1-0-1-1

3.1

Qanita Jalil to Raut, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Raut gets forward and drives it back past the bowler but fails to beat the fielder at mid-off

3.2

Qanita Jalil to Raut, no run, line and length delivery outside the off stump, draws Raut forward in to the drive and the ball zips past the outside edge - well bowled

3.3

Qanita Jalil to Raut, 2 runs, comes forward and across and flicks it away to fine leg for a brace, made it look easy

3.4

Qanita Jalil to Raut, FOUR, driven in to the gap between mid-on and midwicket, a well timed shot and a long chase from Marina Iqbal ends in vain as she ends up flicking the ball over the ropes

3.5

Qanita Jalil to Raut, no run, defended down on the leg side

3.6

Qanita Jalil to Raut, 1 run, pitched up and driven down to mid-off, quick single called for - Bismah comes in quick and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Raut is in safely, only just

Asmavia Iqbal the second fast bowler in the line-up to bowl the next over

End of over 4 (7 runs) India Women 14/2
PG Raut    11* (13b 1x4)      Qanita Jalil    2-0-8-1
H Kaur    0* (4b)      Sadia Yousuf    2-0-6-1

4.1

Asmavia Iqbal to Raut, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, Raut picks up the line and length quickly and plays a beautiful flick down to the fine leg fence. Excellent placement

4.2

Asmavia Iqbal to Raut, no run

4.3

Asmavia Iqbal to Raut, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

4.4

Asmavia Iqbal to Kaur, 1 run, India on the move now - driven down to third man, thick edge there

4.5

Asmavia Iqbal to Raut, FOUR, fulltoss outside the off stump and Raut just flays it away through the gap between the cover fielder. Hit hard and the placement was just spot on

4.6

Asmavia Iqbal to Raut, no run, jumble of bat and pad and the ball rolls away on the leg side

Pakistan captain Sana Mir into the attack now

End of over 5 (10 runs) India Women 24/2
PG Raut    20* (18b 3x4)      Asmavia Iqbal    1-0-10-0
H Kaur    1* (5b)      Qanita Jalil    2-0-8-1

5.1

Sana Mir to Kaur, 1 run, full length and driven past the cover fielder, these two are looking much settled now - playing proper shots and finding the gaps well

5.2

Sana Mir to Raut, 1 run, swept away to deep midwicket

5.3

Sana Mir to Kaur, no run, comes down the track and drives hard but fails to time the shot properly and the ball rolls back to the bowler

5.4

Sana Mir to Kaur, 1 run, slightly short, Kaur picks it up early, stays back and cuts it away wide of the fielder at backward point

5.5

Sana Mir to Raut, no run, played away on the leg side, midwicket fielder moves in quickly and cuts off the single

5.6

Sana Mir to Raut, no run, fuller and quicker, defended towards point

End of over 6 (3 runs) India Women 27/2
PG Raut    21* (21b 3x4)      Sana Mir    1-0-3-0
H Kaur    3* (8b)      Asmavia Iqbal    1-0-10-0

6.1

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, played away to deep midwicket, easy single

6.2

Bismah Maroof to Raut, 1 run, worked away on the leg side

6.3

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, no run, flat delivery, Kaur gets forward and fins herself in an awkward position, manages to defend it down

6.4

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, driven wide of the diving fielder at extra cover, good looking shot

6.5

Bismah Maroof to Raut, no run

6.6

Bismah Maroof to Raut, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, in the slot and Raut lofts it down to long-on

Another bowling change - Nida Dar into the attack now.

End of over 7 (4 runs) India Women 31/2
PG Raut    23* (24b 3x4)      Bismah Maroof    1-0-4-0
H Kaur    5* (11b)      Sana Mir    1-0-3-0

7.1

Nida Dar to Raut, no run, defended down on the leg side, no room for a single

7.2

Nida Dar to Raut, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-on for a single

7.3

Nida Dar to Kaur, 1 run, bit of extra bounce and Kaur is caught on the wrong foot, ball clips the gloves and rolls away on the leg side

7.4

Nida Dar to Raut, 1 run, short delivery, was there to be hit but Raut fails to get it past the fielder at deep backward sqaure leg

7.5

Nida Dar to Kaur, no run

7.6

Nida Dar to Kaur, 1 run, fuller length delivery and driven straight to the fielder at extra cover, mis-field allows the batswomen to cross over

End of over 8 (4 runs) India Women 35/2
H Kaur    7* (14b)      Nida Dar    1-0-4-0
PG Raut    25* (27b 3x4)      Bismah Maroof    1-0-4-0

8.1

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, loppy delivery, ends up as a low fulltoss and Kaur sweeps it away to deep midwicket - missed out on some easy runs there

8.2

Bismah Maroof to Raut, OUT, big wicket! tossed up outside the off stump, Raut tries to clear the fielder at mid-off but ends up hitting it high in the air, get the height but not the distance. Manina Iqbal runs across and judges it to perfection

PG Raut c Marina Iqbal b Bismah Maroof 25 (33m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 89.28

8.3

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, comes down the track, take it on the full and plays it away deep midwicket

8.4

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

8.5

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, no run, short and wide outside off stump, but of turn there and Sharma is beaten

8.6

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 9 (2 runs) India Women 37/3
A Sharma    0* (3b)      Bismah Maroof    2-0-6-1
H Kaur    9* (16b)      Nida Dar    1-0-4-0

9.1

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, no run, yorker length, defended

9.2

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, no run, comes down the track and drives hard, good looking shot but the ball finds the fielder at extra cover

9.3

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, no run, again driven hard to extra cover, awkward bounce there but Qanita judges it well

9.4

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, no run, played away towards point

9.5

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, 1 run, when nothing works you sweep - easy single to backward sqaure leg

9.6

Mariam Hasan to A Sharma, no run, taps it away on the leg side, Sharma looking to steal a single there but Kaur is not interested - direct hit at the striker's end and that would have been it for Sharma

End of over 10 (1 run) India Women 38/3
A Sharma    0* (4b)      Mariam Hasan    1-0-1-0
H Kaur    10* (21b)      Bismah Maroof    2-0-6-1

10.1

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, played away to deep midwicket, came down the track and took it on the full

10.2

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, 1 run, comes down the track andmakes it in to a high fulltoss, tries to hit it away on the leg side but the ball clips the outer half of the bat and goes wide of the fielder at extra cover

10.3

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 2 runs, driven away well wide of the fielder at deep midwicket, runs hard for the first run and comes back comfortably for the second

10.4

Bismah Maroof to Kaur, 1 run, comes down the track and gets strangled for room - plays it down on the leg side and they cross over

10.5

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, no run, defended down on the leg side

10.6

Bismah Maroof to A Sharma, 1 run, driven down to long-on, easy single to end the over

End of over 11 (6 runs) India Women 44/3
A Sharma    2* (7b)      Bismah Maroof    3-0-12-1
H Kaur    14* (24b)      Mariam Hasan    1-0-1-0

11.1

Mariam Hasan to A Sharma, OUT, gone! tossed up delivery and Sharma fails to get bat on it, loud appeal for lbw upheld - looked like the impact was outside the line of off stump and was bit too high as well

A Sharma lbw b Mariam Hasan 2 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

11.2

Mariam Hasan to Malhotra, no run, defended

11.3

Mariam Hasan to Malhotra, 1 run, played down to mid-on, off the mark

11.4

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it down to long-on for a single

Pakistan on top here and Kaur the key for India

11.5

Mariam Hasan to Malhotra, 1 run, played just wide of the fielder at cover and they scamper through for a single, well judged

11.6

Mariam Hasan to Kaur, 1 run, skips forward and drives it down to long-on

End of over 12 (4 runs) India Women 48/4
H Kaur    16* (26b)      Mariam Hasan    2-0-5-1
R Malhotra    2* (3b)      Bismah Maroof    3-0-12-1

12.1

Sana Mir to Kaur, 1 run, driven down to long-on

12.2

Sana Mir to Malhotra, no run, pushed away on the leg side, short cover moves in and cuts off the single

12.3

Sana Mir to Malhotra, 1 run, played away off the back-foot and through the vacant square leg region

12.4

Sana Mir to Kaur, no run, full and on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

12.5

Sana Mir to Kaur, 1 run, played away fine, short fine leg moves across to her left and cleans-up

12.6

Sana Mir to Malhotra, no run, looks to drive and the ball rolls away off the outside edge to the fielder at gully

End of over 13 (3 runs) India Women 51/4
R Malhotra    3* (6b)      Sana Mir    2-0-6-0
H Kaur    18* (29b)      Mariam Hasan    2-0-5-1

13.1

Nida Dar to Kaur, 1 run, width on offer and that's cut away to deep cover

13.2

Nida Dar to Malhotra, 3 no balls, high fulltoss, batsman ducks under it and the ball goes past the keeper

13.2

Nida Dar to Malhotra, 2 runs, cut away through point and they come back for the second, well run

13.3

Nida Dar to Malhotra, no run, pushes forward and taps it away towards gully, straight to the fielder

13.4

Nida Dar to Malhotra, no run, driven back down the track, Nida moves across quick and cuts off the single

13.5

Nida Dar to Malhotra, no run, turning in and Malhotra is beaten by the turn - appeal for lbw turned down

13.6

Nida Dar to Malhotra, 1 run, played away through point

End of over 14 (7 runs) India Women 58/4
R Malhotra    6* (12b)      Nida Dar    2-0-11-0
H Kaur    19* (30b)      Sana Mir    2-0-6-0

14.1

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, no run, goes for the sweep and gets beaten

14.2

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, no run, turn and bounce - Malhotra is beaten all ends up, lucky not to have edged that one

14.3

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 1 run, slaps it away to deep square leg

14.4

Sadia Yousuf to Kaur, 1 run, another high fulltoss, swept away to deep sqaure leg - there is protection in the deep

14.5

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 2 runs, full and on the middle and leg stumps line, Malhotra goes for the reverse sweep and gets it right, ball races away to deep fine leg and they scamper through for the second

14.6

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, no run, played away on the off side

End of over 15 (4 runs) India Women 62/4
R Malhotra    11* (17b)      Sadia Yousuf    3-0-10-1
H Kaur    20* (31b)      Nida Dar    2-0-11-0

15.1

Sana Mir to Kaur, no run, comes down the track and gets beaten by a long way and the keeper fails to collect it cleanly - that is a big miss

15.2

Sana Mir to Kaur, OUT, that's the end of that! Kaur once again rushes down the track and has a wild swing at a harmless delivery - once again misses the traget by miles and the ball crashes in to the wood work

H Kaur b Sana Mir 20 (52m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.60

15.3

Sana Mir to Niranjana, 1 run, driven down to mid-off

15.4

Sana Mir to Malhotra, no run

15.5

Sana Mir to Malhotra, 1 run, flat delivery outside the off stump, driven on the up to deep cover

15.6

Sana Mir to Niranjana, 1 run, puched down to long-on, end of another successful over from the Pakistan captain

4 overs left in the innings and India will be looking to get close to the 85 run mark

End of over 16 (3 runs) India Women 65/5
N Niranjana    2* (2b)      Sana Mir    3-0-9-1
R Malhotra    10* (19b)      Sadia Yousuf    3-0-10-1

16.1

Bismah Maroof to Niranjana, no run, driven back down the track

16.2

Bismah Maroof to Niranjana, 1 run, full and low, driven down to long-on

16.3

Bismah Maroof to Malhotra, no run, toss shot and Malhotra is beaten by the lack of pace there, was looking to sweep it away on the leg side and the ball rolls away off the pad

16.4

Bismah Maroof to Malhotra, no run, hit hard but straight to the fielder at point

16.5

Bismah Maroof to Malhotra, 1 run, comes down the track and goes big towards mid-off, fails to connect properly and the ball falls well short of the fielder coming in from the deep

16.6

Bismah Maroof to Niranjana, OUT, 6 down! hit in the air towards midwicket, a good diving catch from Nain Abidi ends Niranjana's innings. Took it low, diving to her left

N Niranjana c Nain Abidi b Bismah Maroof 3 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 17 (2 runs) India Women 67/6
     Bismah Maroof    4-0-14-2
R Malhotra    11* (22b)      Sana Mir    3-0-9-1

17.1

Mariam Hasan to Malhotra, 1 run

17.2

Mariam Hasan to S Sharma, 1 run, played away to midwicket

17.3

Mariam Hasan to Malhotra, 1 run, driven down to long-on

17.4

Mariam Hasan to S Sharma, no run, goes for the sweep but fails to make contact

17.5

Mariam Hasan to S Sharma, no run

17.6

Mariam Hasan to S Sharma, OUT, another one! again goes for the sweep, fails to connect and that's plumb. India falling apart here

S Sharma lbw b Mariam Hasan 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 18 (3 runs) India Women 70/7
     Mariam Hasan    3-0-8-2
R Malhotra    13* (24b)      Bismah Maroof    4-0-14-2

18.1

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, no run, played back to the bowler

18.2

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 2 runs, reverse sweep down to third man

18.3

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 2 runs, lofted away to deep square leg, fielders are at the edge of the boundary and the batswomen runs hard for the second run

18.4

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 2 byes, paddle sweep down to fine leg, the second run was not on but they steal it anyway - direct hit would have been fatal

18.5

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, no run, looks to play on the leg side but fails to make contact

18.6

Sadia Yousuf to Malhotra, 1 run, gets forward and drives it past the fielder at extra cover

Pakistan Captain to bowl the last over, well spread out field

End of over 19 (7 runs) India Women 77/7
R Malhotra    18* (30b)      Sadia Yousuf    4-0-15-1
MR Meshram    0* (0b)      Mariam Hasan    3-0-8-2

19.1

Sana Mir to Malhotra, OUT, goes for the reverse sweep, was bit too early and fails to connect - ball hits the pad and that's plumb. Loud appeal and up goes the finger

R Malhotra lbw b Sana Mir 18 (29m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

19.2

Sana Mir to Das, 1 run, driven wide of the diving fielder at midwicket

19.3

Sana Mir to Meshram, 1 run, lofted away to deep midwicket, fielder in the deep sprints across and keeps it down to just one - well donw

19.4

Sana Mir to Das, OUT, looks to go bit but end up hitting it high on the leg side, Nida Dar at midwicket takes a good catch running back

A Das c Nida Dar b Sana Mir 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5

Sana Mir to Meshram, 2 runs, lofted down to wide long-on, 2 more added to the total

19.6

Sana Mir to Meshram, OUT, all out! comes forward and lofts it down to long-on, Bismah Maroof in the deep judges it to perfection. Sana Mir ends up with 4 wickets

MR Meshram c Bismah Maroof b Sana Mir 3 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

A good show by the bowlers and they were backed-up well by the fielders - they were at the top of their game today, held on to all the catches that came their way and it's advantage Pakistan here.

Indian batswomen were nervy at the start and early wickets compounded the pressure and Pakistan took full advantage of the situation.

When we return, Shahriar Khan will take up commentary - that's it from me Sajan Nair for the day - have a good one

End of over 20 (4 runs) India Women 81/10
     Sana Mir    4-0-13-4
E Bisht    0* (0b)      Sadia Yousuf    4-0-15-1
Tournament Results
India Women v Pak Women at Guangzhou - Oct 31, 2012
India Women won by 18 runs
Bdesh Wmn v Pak Women at Guangzhou - Oct 30, 2012
Pak Women won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
India Women v SL Women at Guangzhou - Oct 30, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
HKG Women v Thai Women at Guangzhou - Oct 29, 2012
Thai Women won by 8 runs
China Women v Nepal Women at Guangzhou - Oct 29, 2012
China Women won by 45 runs
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Photos

Oct 31, 2012

India Women celebrate with the Twenty20 Asia Cup, India v Pakistan, final, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 31, 2012

India Women celebrate with the Twenty20 Asia Cup

© Andy Campbell/UTPMEDIA

Oct 31, 2012

Poonam Raut reverse sweeps, India v Pakistan, final, ACC Women's T20 Asia Cup, Guangzhou, October 31, 2012

Poonam Raut reverse sweeps

© Andy Campbell/UTPMEDIA

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