United Arab Emirates tour of Canada, 1st Match: Canada v United Arab Emirates at Toronto, Aug 10, 2013
10 August 2013 (20-over match)
0.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, FOUR, on the leg stump. Gunasekera flicks it to fine-leg for a boundary

0.2

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, 1 run, turns it to deep square-leg. Gunasekera wanted a couple, came half way down the pitch and slipped. Luckily the throw was to the keeper's end and he survives

0.3

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run

0.4

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, whatever be the length, Cheema is looking to pull it. This time he gets a bottom edge to square-leg for a single

0.5

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, 1 run, steers it to third-man for another single

0.6

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, comes down the track in an attempt to intimidate the bowler and smashes it to mid-off for a single

End of over 1 (8 runs) Canada 8/0 (144 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 7.57)

    • Rizwan Cheema 2 (3b)
    • R Gunasekera 6 (3b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Naveed 1-0-8-0
1.1

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run

1.2

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run

1.3

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run

1.4

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run

1.5

Silva to Gunasekera, no run

1.6

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover

End of over 2 (1 run) Canada 9/0 (149 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.27)

    • R Gunasekera 6 (5b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 3 (7b)
    • EHSN Silva 1-0-1-0
    • Mohammad Naveed 1-0-8-0
2.1

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. For a man who has been looking to pull at every given opportunity, that is an invitation and he gets a boundary to square-leg

2.2

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, fuller ball and Cheema looks to pull this too. Don't ask me why! He gets an inside edge to square-leg for a single

2.3

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, no run

2.4

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, 1 run, cracks this over long-on and gets one run as the fielder manages to pull the ball back in

2.5

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, some change now. A fuller ball and Cheema slogs it to midwicket. Not a pull shot this time around

2.6

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, full-toss outside the off stump. Cheema smashes it straight to cover point. He needs to find the gaps if he wants to lead the team to a win

End of over 3 (7 runs) Canada 16/0 (142 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 8.35)

    • Rizwan Cheema 7 (11b 1x4)
    • R Gunasekera 9 (7b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Naveed 2-0-14-0
    • EHSN Silva 1-0-1-0
3.1

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera looks to sweep and just about manages to get some edge on it and save himsefl

3.2

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, makes room and pushes it to mid-on

3.3

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, comes down the track and pushes it to cover

3.4

Silva to Gunasekera, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump. Gunasekera lobs it back to the bowler, who seemed quite surprised that the ball came back to him and as is usual in such cases, he drops it

3.5

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run

3.6

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) Canada 17/0 (141 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 8.81)

    • Rizwan Cheema 7 (13b 1x4)
    • R Gunasekera 10 (11b 1x4)
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-9-0
    • Mohammad Naveed 2-0-14-0
4.1

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

4.2

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

4.3

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 wide

4.3

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

4.4

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

4.5

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, FOUR, drives it to long-on for a boundary

4.6

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

End of over 5 (3 runs) Canada 20/0 (138 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.20)

    • R Gunasekera 12 (17b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 7 (13b 1x4)
    • Rohan Mustafa 1-0-5-0
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-9-0
5.1

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, SIX, comes down the track and connects with the slog. He gets it to sail over long-on for a huge six

5.2

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, defends it back to the bowler

5.3

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Cheema rocks back and drives it to wide mid-off for a single

5.4

Silva to Gunasekera, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Gunasekera slogs it to deep midwicket for a single

5.5

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Cheema plays the cut shot at the last moment as they take a single. Cheema refuses to run for the overthrow though. Poor running

5.6

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, pushes it to mid-on

End of over 6 (10 runs) Canada 30/0 (128 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.14)

    • R Gunasekera 13 (19b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 15 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-10-0
    • Rohan Mustafa 1-0-5-0
6.1

Nasir Aziz to Rizwan Cheema, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Cheema pulls and gets a bottom edge to the right of the bowler. Could've been a risky run if taken

6.2

Nasir Aziz to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Cheema runs it to the vacant third-man area for a boundary

6.3

Nasir Aziz to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, faster ball on the middle stump. Cheema is looking to play by plonking the frontfoot down. He misses the line completely and is bowled

Rizwan Cheema b Nasir Aziz 20 (22b 2x4 1x6) SR: 90.90

6.4

Nasir Aziz to Patel, no run

6.5

Nasir Aziz to Patel, no run, looks to pull and gets an inside edge onto his left shoe

6.6

Nasir Aziz to Patel, 2 runs, chops it to slip

End of over 7 (6 runs) Canada 36/1 (122 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 9.38)

    • H Patel 2 (3b)
    • R Gunasekera 13 (19b 2x4)
    • Nasir Aziz 1-0-6-1
    • EHSN Silva 3-1-10-0
7.1

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 2 runs, waits and pushes the ball on the leg stump to deep midwicket for a couple.

7.2

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 run

7.3

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, FOUR, outside the off stump. PAtel opens the face of the bat at the last moment and gets a boundary for himself through the vacant third-man region

round the wicket now

7.4

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, no run

7.5

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, 1 run, pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single

7.6

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 run, on the leg stump. Gunasekera turns it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 8 (9 runs) Canada 45/1 (113 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 9.41)

    • R Gunasekera 17 (22b 2x4)
    • H Patel 7 (6b 1x4)
    • Rohan Mustafa 2-0-14-0
    • Nasir Aziz 1-0-6-1
8.1

Ahmed Raza to Gunasekera, 1 run

8.2

Ahmed Raza to Patel, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Patel pulls it to long-on for a single

8.3

Ahmed Raza to Gunasekera, 1 run, on the leg stump. Gunasekera forces it to midwicket for a single

8.4

Ahmed Raza to Patel, OUT, comes down the track in an attempt to slog it away. He misses the ball by a fair distance and is stumped

H Patel st †Abdul Shakoor b Ahmed Raza 6 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

8.5

Ahmed Raza to Usman Limbada, no run

8.6

Ahmed Raza to Usman Limbada, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Limbada cuts it to deep point and retains the strike

End of over 9 (4 runs) Canada 49/2 (109 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.44, RRR: 9.90)

    • Usman Limbada 1 (2b)
    • R Gunasekera 19 (24b 2x4)
    • Ahmed Raza 1-0-4-1
    • Rohan Mustafa 2-0-14-0
9.1

Rohan Mustafa to Usman Limbada, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Limbada looks to loft it over the bowlers head and gets a faint edge that's taken by the keeper

Usman Limbada c †Abdul Shakoor b Rohan Mustafa 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

9.2

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run

9.3

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run

9.4

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, SIX

9.5

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 run

9.6

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run

End of over 10 (9 runs) Canada 58/3 (100 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 10.00)

    • Raza-ur-Rehman 2 (3b)
    • R Gunasekera 26 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • Rohan Mustafa 3-0-23-1
    • Ahmed Raza 1-0-4-1
10.1

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run

10.2

Ahmed Raza to Gunasekera, 1 run

10.3

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, OUT

Raza-ur-Rehman c & b Ahmed Raza 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

10.4

Ahmed Raza to Daesrath, no run

10.5

Ahmed Raza to Daesrath, no run

10.6

Ahmed Raza to Daesrath, no run

End of over 11 (2 runs) Canada 60/4 (98 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.45, RRR: 10.88)

    • D Daesrath 0 (3b)
    • R Gunasekera 27 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • Ahmed Raza 2-0-6-2
    • Rohan Mustafa 3-0-23-1
11.1

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 2 runs

11.2

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 run, squeezes it out to midwicket for a single

11.3

Rohan Mustafa to Daesrath, 1 run, OUT, fuller ball on the leg stump. Daesrath pushes it to deep midwicket and Gunasekera didn't want the second run. Daesrath fails to beat the throw and is run-out

D Daesrath run out 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

11.4

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 2 runs

11.5

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, no run

11.6

Rohan Mustafa to Gunasekera, 1 leg bye, looks to slog it from outside the off stump. Gets struck on the pads outside the off stump. They scamper across for a leg-bye

End of over 12 (7 runs) Canada 67/5 (91 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 11.37)

    • R Gunasekera 32 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • Hamza Tariq 0 (0b)
    • Rohan Mustafa 4-0-29-1
    • Ahmed Raza 2-0-6-2
12.1

Nasir Aziz to Gunasekera, 1 wide, looks to sweep it and is beaten. What's more it's called a wide

12.1

Nasir Aziz to Gunasekera, no run

12.2

Nasir Aziz to Gunasekera, 1 run, OUT, fuller ball on the leg stump. Gunasekera flicks it to deep midwicket and wants to take a couple. The batsmen nearly run into each other while taking the second run. That slight delay ends up getting Gunasekera's wicket

R Gunasekera run out 33 (32b 2x4 1x6) SR: 103.12

12.3

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, 2 runs

12.4

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, 2 runs, paddles it to fine-leg for a couple

12.5

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, no run, struck outside the line of the off stump as he was looking to pull it. Can't be given by the umpire

12.6

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, no run, defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 13 (6 runs) Canada 73/6 (85 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 12.14)

    • HS Baidwan 4 (4b)
    • Hamza Tariq 0 (0b)
    • Nasir Aziz 2-0-12-1
    • Rohan Mustafa 4-0-29-1
13.1

Ahmed Raza to Hamza Tariq, 1 run, on the leg stump. Tariq pushes it to square-leg for a single

13.2

Ahmed Raza to Baidwan, 1 run, on the leg stump. Baidwan pushes it to square-leg and sets off for a single

13.3

Ahmed Raza to Hamza Tariq, 1 run, on the leg stump line. Tariq pushes it to square-leg for a single

13.4

Ahmed Raza to Baidwan, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Baidwan slogs it to deep square-leg for a single

13.5

Ahmed Raza to Hamza Tariq, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Tariq steers it to short third-man and takes a single

13.6

Ahmed Raza to Baidwan, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

They require another 79 runs in 6 overs

End of over 14 (6 runs) Canada 79/6 (79 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.64, RRR: 13.16)

    • HS Baidwan 7 (7b)
    • Hamza Tariq 3 (3b)
    • Ahmed Raza 3-0-12-2
    • Nasir Aziz 2-0-12-1
14.1

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Baidwan looks to reverse sweep and misses. He is struck high on the thigh pad, which is the reason why there was no appeal

14.2

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, 1 run

14.3

Nasir Aziz to Hamza Tariq, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

14.4

Nasir Aziz to Hamza Tariq, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tariq moves across and looks to slog it away. He is struck on the pad, on what would have been the fifth stump line, yet, UAE keeper and the bowler appeal

14.5

Nasir Aziz to Hamza Tariq, 1 run

14.6

Nasir Aziz to Baidwan, OUT

HS Baidwan c Rohan Mustafa b Nasir Aziz 8 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 15 (2 runs) Canada 81/7 (77 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 15.40)

    • Hamza Tariq 4 (6b)
    • Nasir Aziz 3-0-14-2
    • Ahmed Raza 3-0-12-2
15.1

Silva to Hamza Tariq, OUT

Hamza Tariq b Silva 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

15.2

Silva to Osinde, OUT

H Osinde lbw b Silva 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

15.3

Silva to Gordon, 2 wides

15.3

Silva to Junaid Siddiqui, 1 run

15.4

Silva to Gordon, 1 run

15.5

Silva to Junaid Siddiqui, no run

15.6

Silva to Junaid Siddiqui, no run

End of over 16 (4 runs) Canada 85/9 (73 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 18.25)

    • Junaid Siddiqui 1 (3b)
    • JOA Gordon 1 (1b)
    • EHSN Silva 4-1-14-2
    • Nasir Aziz 3-0-14-2
16.1

Ahmed Raza to Gordon, no run

16.2

Ahmed Raza to Gordon, OUT

JOA Gordon st †Abdul Shakoor b Ahmed Raza 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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