Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup - 2nd semi final

Nepal v United Arab Emirates

Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

About 6,000 in the ground already. With lots more waiting to get in outside!

0.1

Bhattarai to Bakhtiyar Hamid, 1 run, played off his hip, fine leg inside the circle gathers

0.2

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, on a length, coming back in a touch, tucks up the batsman

0.3

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, short, comes down the wicket, misses with a slash

0.4

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, short and sits up, pulled round

0.5

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, fuller and almost gets through

0.6

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, plays and misses outside off

End of over 1 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 5/0
Abdul Shakoor    4* (5b 1x4)      A Bhattarai    1-0-5-0
Bakhtiyar Hamid    1* (1b)     

Prithu Baskota on from the Clubhouse End, interesting move from the Nepal think tank.

1.1

Baskota to Bakhtiyar Hamid, no run, pitched right up, driven hard, straight to mid-off

1.2

Baskota to Bakhtiyar Hamid, no run, shorter, flicked round, fine leg inside the circle's there

1.3

Baskota to Bakhtiyar Hamid, no run, attempts a cut, ball on to him quickly, point fields

1.4

Baskota to Bakhtiyar Hamid, FOUR, gets it right this time the batsman, cut between point and gully and even Basant Regmi can't stop it

1.5

Baskota to Bakhtiyar Hamid, OUT, tries to cut again, bounces more than expected, straight to backward point.

Bakhtiyar Hamid c Vesawkar b Baskota 5 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Prithu not at all fazed by the attack, kept pegging away at that spot around off-stump

1.6

Baskota to Amjad Ali, no run

End of over 2 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 9/1
Amjad Ali    0* (1b)      P Baskota    1-0-4-1
Abdul Shakoor    4* (5b 1x4)      A Bhattarai    1-0-5-0

2.1

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, pitched up, square driven, third man gathers

2.2

Bhattarai to Amjad Ali, 1 run, pitched up, pushed to mid-off, good run

2.3

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, length ball, slammed back by the lumberjacking batsman, bowler parries in his follow-through

2.4

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, on a length, on middle, played to mid-on where Paras Khadka fields

2.5

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, full and on his legs, batsman flicks it round. The 9000 in the ground now, momentarily silenced

2.6

Bhattarai to Abdul Shakoor, no run, back of a length, outside off, plays and misses

End of over 3 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 15/1
Abdul Shakoor    9* (10b 2x4)      A Bhattarai    2-0-11-0
Amjad Ali    1* (2b)      P Baskota    1-0-4-1

3.1

Baskota to Amjad Ali, OUT, pitched right up, in the slot, batsman goes high and straightish, doesn't get the distance with the drive and it lands in long-on's hands

Amjad Ali c Malla b Baskota 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

3.2

Baskota to Abdul Shakoor, no run, fetches one from outside off, short but didn't bounce much

3.3

Baskota to Abdul Shakoor, no run, driven back to the bowler

3.4

Baskota to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, CHANCE this one bounces and is cut, loopily, Amrit Bhattarai at point dives and takes it out of Basant Regmi's hands at cover

3.5

Baskota to Patil, no run

3.6

Baskota to Patil, 1 run, played on the back foot to long-on

End of over 4 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 17/2
SP Patil    1* (2b)      P Baskota    2-0-6-2
Abdul Shakoor    10* (13b 2x4)      A Bhattarai    2-0-11-0

Paras Khadka on

4.1

Khadka to Patil, 1 run, short outside off, played down to third man

4.2

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, no run, pitched up, defended

4.3

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, no run, short, tries to pull, misses

4.4

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs, pitched up, square driven, scramble the second

4.5

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, pitched up, slower delivery, driven uppishly, past the bowler, safe

4.6

Khadka to Patil, 1 leg bye

End of over 5 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 22/2
SP Patil    2* (4b)      P Khadka    1-0-4-0
Abdul Shakoor    13* (17b 2x4)      P Baskota    2-0-6-2

Basant Regmi to replace Prithu Baskota from Clubhouse End

5.1

B Regmi to Patil, 2 runs, pitched up, driven straight

5.2

B Regmi to Patil, 1 run, soft touch to point

5.3

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, no run, plays back to bowler on front foot

5.4

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, no run

5.5

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, hits straight to mid-on

5.6

B Regmi to Patil, 1 run, straight to mid on for a quick single, UAE running well between the wickets

End of over 6 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 27/2
SP Patil    6* (7b)      B Regmi    1-0-5-0
Abdul Shakoor    14* (20b 2x4)      P Khadka    1-0-4-0

6.1

Khadka to Patil, no run, Paras is extracting a little extra bounce off the pitch

6.2

Khadka to Patil, FOUR, short, picked up on bounce and flicked over mid-wicket, one bounce over the rope

6.3

Khadka to Patil, FOUR, not quite a full, driven through mid-wicket

6.4

Khadka to Patil, 1 run, off the pads, soft hand

6.5

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, driven in the air behind point, lands in front of fielder, good effort, no chance

6.6

Khadka to Patil, no run, played straight to backward point

End of over 7 (10 runs) United Arab Emirates 37/2
SP Patil    15* (12b 2x4)      P Khadka    2-0-14-0
Abdul Shakoor    15* (21b 2x4)      B Regmi    1-0-5-0

7.1

Baskota to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, picked up on back foot, driven to long on for an easy single

7.2

Baskota to Patil, 1 run, soft front-foot driven to long-long

7.3

Baskota to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, flicked off the pad to square leg

7.4

Baskota to Patil, no run, length ball, batsman is pushed on backfoot to play defensively

7.5

Baskota to Patil, no run, another good length ball on off, Paras fields at mid-off

7.6

Baskota to Patil, FOUR, short, slashed off the backfoot to long-off boundary, Paras dives but could not stop

End of over 8 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 44/2
SP Patil    20* (16b 3x4)      P Baskota    3-0-13-2
Abdul Shakoor    17* (23b 2x4)      P Khadka    2-0-14-0

8.1

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, no run, tries to work to leg side, hits the pad

8.2

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, shorter, leans back to hammer to long on

8.3

B Regmi to Patil, 1 run, fulltoss, driven to long on

8.4

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, no run, leans back to drive on the off side

8.5

B Regmi to Abdul Shakoor, OUT, down the wicket, picked up on bounce, straight to long off

Abdul Shakoor c Bhandari b B Regmi 18 (35m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Rohan Mustafa is in, been in terrific form and UAE's match winner is this tournament

8.6

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, plays off his leg to get off the mark

Nabin from Nepal: "The umpires might be getting a hard time on the field...How could they hear a nick in this atmosphere?" They have done well so far.

End of over 9 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 47/3
Rohan Mustafa    1* (1b)      B Regmi    2-0-8-1
SP Patil    21* (17b 3x4)      P Baskota    3-0-13-2

9.1

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, driven to long on, stroke of a man in form

9.2

S Regmi to Patil, no run, comes forward to drive straight to Paras at mid-on

9.3

S Regmi to Patil, 1 run, late cut to backward point

9.4

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, taps to cover

9.5

S Regmi to Patil, 1 run, comes forward to drive

9.6

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, turns round to play on leg side

End of over 10 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 52/3
Rohan Mustafa    4* (4b)      S Regmi    1-0-5-0
SP Patil    23* (20b 3x4)      B Regmi    2-0-8-1

10.1

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, plays and misses a length ball outside off

10.2

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, full length delivery, turns off his pad

10.3

Gauchan to Patil, no run, plays straight to bowler on frontfoot

10.4

Gauchan to Patil, 2 leg byes, onto his pads, an extra run on overthrow

10.5

Gauchan to Patil, no run, wants a quick run off soft-hand, but bowler runs in quickly to the ball

10.6

Gauchan to Patil, 1 run, glanced to backward point for a quick single

End of over 11 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 56/3
SP Patil    24* (24b 3x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-2-0
Rohan Mustafa    5* (6b)      S Regmi    1-0-5-0

11.1

S Regmi to Patil, 2 runs, slammed to long on, one-handed stop by the boundary fielder

11.2

S Regmi to Patil, 1 leg bye, comes forward

11.3

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run

11.4

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, cuts through the hands of backward point to the boundary

11.5

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, paddled to fine leg

11.6

S Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, driven to mid-on, bowler runs to field

End of over 12 (12 runs) United Arab Emirates 68/3
Rohan Mustafa    14* (10b 2x4)      S Regmi    2-0-16-0
SP Patil    26* (26b 3x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-2-0

Mridul Parajuli: "The increasing level of passion for following cricket stems from the fact that all the players are native. This coming from a proud Nepali and a passionate cricket fan."

12.1

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, batsmen taking the field on every opportunity to quickly run singles

12.2

Gauchan to Patil, 2 runs, driven to long-on, hurries back for the second

12.3

Gauchan to Patil, 3 runs, swept fine, good running for three, good work at boundary too

Rohan Mustafa may be injured, feeling his hamstring

12.4

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, two half runs, but at the end no run.

12.5

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, makes room, tries to cut, misses

12.6

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, chips it over infield, one bounce to long off

Mustafa is surely feeling the pain here, he asks for treatment on his left-leg

End of over 13 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 75/3
Rohan Mustafa    16* (14b 2x4)      SP Gauchan    2-0-9-0
SP Patil    31* (28b 3x4)      S Regmi    2-0-16-0

13.1

Baskota to Rohan Mustafa, OUT, pitched up, batsman drives straight to Gyanendra at cover

Rohan Mustafa c Malla b Baskota 16 (18m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

13.2

Baskota to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, driven to long on

13.3

Baskota to Patil, 1 run

13.4

Baskota to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

13.5

Baskota to Patil, FOUR, driven to long on

13.6

Baskota to Patil, no run, Prithu ends a good spell with a dot

End of over 14 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 82/4
SP Patil    36* (31b 4x4)      P Baskota    4-0-20-3
Mohammad Azam    2* (2b)      SP Gauchan    2-0-9-0

14.1

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, cut straight to gully

14.2

S Regmi to Patil, 1 run, driven square

14.3

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, driven to long off

14.4

S Regmi to Patil, OUT, down the wicket, picked up on half-volley, straight into the hands of mid-wicket

SP Patil c B Regmi b S Regmi 37 (46m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 112.12

UAE self-destructing this innings so far; veteran Arshad Ali is in

14.5

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, FOUR, sweeps his first ball for a boundary

14.6

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, 1 run, reverse sweep, not connected as he wanted

End of over 15 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 90/5
Arshad Ali    5* (2b 1x4)      S Regmi    3-0-24-1
Mohammad Azam    4* (4b)      P Baskota    4-0-20-3

About 10,000 spectators at the ground so far

15.1

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, OUT, goes on drive, plays wrong line, spins past his outside edge straight to off stump

Arshad Ali b B Regmi 5 (3m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Lokesh Bajracharya: "My house is 1 km away from this cricketing venue... but I still can hear the crowd roaring."

15.2

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run, long stride, misses the ball, weak appeal for stumping

15.3

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run

15.4

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run, plays softly, connects this time

15.5

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run, Javed doesn't seem to read spinning ball well

15.6

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run, wicket maiden in the crucial time

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) United Arab Emirates 90/6
Amjad Javed    0* (5b)      B Regmi    3-1-8-2
Mohammad Azam    4* (4b)      S Regmi    3-0-24-1

16.1

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, swept straight to short fine leg

16.2

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, played softly to point

16.3

S Regmi to Amjad Javed, no run, tried to hit it on, misses

16.4

S Regmi to Amjad Javed, 1 run, driven to long on

16.5

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, swept to short fine-leg

16.6

S Regmi to Amjad Javed, 1 run

End of over 17 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 94/6
Amjad Javed    2* (8b)      S Regmi    4-0-28-1
Mohammad Azam    6* (7b)      B Regmi    3-1-8-2

17.1

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, 1 run, comes forward, clears infield, long off fields

17.2

B Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 wide, attempted cut, no connection

17.2

B Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, works on square leg

17.3

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, 2 runs, comes forward, drives to cover point

17.4

B Regmi to Amjad Javed, 1 run, straight to long off

17.5

B Regmi to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, swept for first boundary in last 19 balls

17.6

B Regmi to Mohammad Azam, SIX, and here is another, a big one, slog swept over mid-wicket

End of over 18 (16 runs) United Arab Emirates 110/6
Mohammad Azam    17* (10b 1x4 1x6)      B Regmi    4-1-24-2
Amjad Javed    6* (11b)      S Regmi    4-0-28-1

18.1

Bhattarai to Amjad Javed, FOUR, fulltoss on thigh, Amjad Javed much happy with the pace, and easily punishes a bad delivery on leg

18.2

Bhattarai to Amjad Javed, 1 run, flicks off his leg, Basant Regmi comes in quick to deny the second

18.3

Bhattarai to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, square driven on one knee to point boundary, good shot

18.4

Bhattarai to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, almost similar shot for a single this time

18.5

Bhattarai to Amjad Javed, 1 run, flicked to square leg boundary, one bounce to fielder

18.6

Bhattarai to Mohammad Azam, no run, wild swing and miss

End of over 19 (11 runs) United Arab Emirates 121/6
Mohammad Azam    22* (13b 2x4 1x6)      A Bhattarai    3-0-22-0
Amjad Javed    12* (14b 1x4)      B Regmi    4-1-24-2

Left-arm slow Shakti Gauchan to bowl the final over

19.1

Gauchan to Amjad Javed, OUT, strikes first ball, hit high for fielder at long on

Amjad Javed c Bhandari b Gauchan 12 (18m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

19.2

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

19.3

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, 1 wide, not a good time to bowl wide

19.3

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, FOUR, on his backfoot, hit straight

19.4

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, FOUR, not a good work by fielder at long on, crowd is silenced

19.5

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, 1 wide, having some problem with his line trying to ball outside off stump

19.5

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, OUT, picked it up to hit straight to square leg boundary

Fayyaz Ahmed c Malla b Gauchan 8 (3m 3b 2x4 0x6) SR: 266.66

19.6

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, OUT, come forward, drives straight to long on, who collects well and throws back to deny the second run

EHSN Silva run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Match state: Both teams are happy going into the break. Despite early losses, UAE batted well to post a challenging total on a turning track, which has helped spinners so far. Nepal will be happy to restrict UAE to a total that seems achievable. This is going to a tight match, good for 10,000 noisy spectators at the ground. Join us in 15 minutes.

End of over 20 (12 runs) United Arab Emirates 133/8
Mohammad Azam    24* (15b 2x4 1x6)      SP Gauchan    3-0-21-2
     A Bhattarai    3-0-22-0
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