United Arab Emirates tour of Canada, 2013 / Commentary

Canada v United Arab Emirates T20 Series

Canada v United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Welcome to Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, for the final games of the tour for U.A.E., after the 4-day game, they have dominated the tour, Canada would love to end it with a win here today, Conditions are good and we are all set News from the middle is, Canada has won the toss and they will have a bat

Team News: Canada has left out Osinde, Baidwan and Tariq and brought in Bagai, Pervez and Hansra, UAE has gone with the same 11 3:30 PM, We don't know what the delay is, but hopefully we will starts oon, Umpires are chatting around on the sidelines Gunasekera and Cheema to open the innings, Gunasekera will take strike, Naveed has the new ball

0.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, no run, starts of with a yorker on his heels, Gunasekera was late on it, takes the boot and runs down to short fine leg

0.2

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, 1 run, this time he cut a wide ball between gully and slips, to third man for a single

0.3

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, length ball, Cheema pulls it over mid on for four

0.4

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, effort ball on off stump, Cheema defends it back

0.5

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, driven straight to mid off, he pitched it up and Cheema looked like he wanted to go ver the top, but couldn't get under it

0.6

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, pulls it of the front foot, doesn't time it, the ball rolls just wide of mid wicket and they take the single

Slow Left Arm from the north end, Shadeep Silva he will be bowling to Cheema

End of over 1 (6 runs) Canada 6/0
Rizwan Cheema    5* (4b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    1-0-6-0
R Gunasekera    1* (2b)     

1.1

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, Pitced on middle and leg, Cheema wanted to sweep it but the balls runs through into his thigh pad

1.2

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, steps down the wicket, but doesn't reach the pitch, defends it back

1.3

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, stays back this time, and pushes it back, that was going on with the arm

1.4

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, Cheema wanted to send that into next year

1.4

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, FOUR, a little short, Cheema makes room and nudges it fine of third man for a four, delicate shot

1.5

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, arm ball again, this one caught Cheema sitting on the backfoot, but was going down the leg side

1.6

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, big stride and push to covers for a quick single

End of over 2 (6 runs) Canada 12/0
Rizwan Cheema    10* (10b 2x4)      EHSN Silva    1-0-6-0
R Gunasekera    1* (2b)      Mohammad Naveed    1-0-6-0

2.1

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, length ball, just out of Cheema's RADAR, he swung at it but it wasn't up enough

2.2

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, full and straight slogs it but inside edges it to square leg

2.3

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, this time he wanted to scoop it over short fine leg, but the ball wasn't full enough, gets hit on the shoulder

2.4

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, this was there in the zone, but Cheema just swinging wildly now

2.5

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, play and a miss, he was trying to work it to third man this time, top over from Naveed so far

2.6

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, no run, length ball, doing a little off the seem, Cheema defends it back

Right lefty on strike with a left armer bowling with a short leg side boundary

End of over 3 (maiden) Canada 12/0
Rizwan Cheema    10* (16b 2x4)      Mohammad Naveed    2-1-6-0
R Gunasekera    1* (2b)      EHSN Silva    1-0-6-0

3.1

Silva to Gunasekera, 1 run, Ruvindu resists and pushes it covers for a single

3.2

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, skips down, but the bowler is clever he drops his length

3.3

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, full this time, and cheema mowes it to long on for just a single

3.4

Silva to Gunasekera, no run, this time Ruvindu offers the sweep, but it was a lot slower

3.5

Silva to Gunasekera, SIX, this was long time coming, Ruvindu goes down and slog sweeps it for 6

3.6

Silva to Gunasekera, 1 run, better cricket, driven to mid off for a single

End of over 4 (9 runs) Canada 21/0
R Gunasekera    9* (6b 1x6)      EHSN Silva    2-0-15-0
Rizwan Cheema    11* (18b 2x4)      Mohammad Naveed    2-1-6-0

4.1

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, SIX, whips it off his legs, just over fine leg, great hit

4.2

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, no run, attempts to pull it from outside off, the ball wasn't on

4.3

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, 2 runs, he tries to flick it from outside off, leading edge goes over point, Gunasekera wanted 3 but Cheema sends him back

4.4

Mohammad Naveed to Gunasekera, OUT, goes for the same shot again ! this time he fails to clear the fine leg fielder

R Gunasekera c Nasir Aziz b Mohammad Naveed 17 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 170.00

Patel walks in to bat now

4.5

Mohammad Naveed to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

4.6

Mohammad Naveed to Patel, no run, this one comes back in after hitting the seem, Patel defends it back

End of over 5 (9 runs) Canada 30/1
H Patel    0* (1b)      Mohammad Naveed    3-1-15-1
Rizwan Cheema    12* (19b 2x4)      EHSN Silva    2-0-15-0

5.1

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, no run, steps out but doesn't reach the pitch

5.2

Silva to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, Cheema makes room but fails ! he slices it to short third man

Rizwan Cheema c Shaiman Anwar b Silva 12 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Local boy, Ashish Bagai to bat on his home turf

5.3

Silva to Bagai, 1 run, cuts it wide of point for a single to get off the mark

5.4

Silva to Patel, no run, pushed it to point, Bagai sends Patel back

5.5

Silva to Patel, no run, bottom edges the cut shot

5.6

Silva to Patel, no run

End of over 6 (1 run) Canada 31/2
H Patel    0* (4b)      EHSN Silva    3-0-16-1
A Bagai    1* (1b)      Mohammad Naveed    3-1-15-1

6.1

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, no run

6.2

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, 2 runs

6.3

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, no run

6.4

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, no run

6.5

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, 1 run

6.6

Ahmed Raza to Patel, 1 run

End of over 7 (4 runs) Canada 35/2
H Patel    1* (5b)      Ahmed Raza    1-0-4-0
A Bagai    4* (6b)      EHSN Silva    3-0-16-1

7.1

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, no run, wanted to nudge it to third man, came in too much

7.2

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, no run, too full to cut this time, skids under the bat

7.3

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, 1 run, driven to extra cover boundary for just a single

7.4

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 2 runs, sweeps it to square leg boundary, direct hit from the boundary leaks the second

7.5

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 1 run, makes room and punches it to extra cover for a single

7.6

Rohan Mustafa to Patel, OUT, gone ! he was asking for it, trying to make room and it was too full again, thats it for him

H Patel b Rohan Mustafa 2 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Aziz into the attack ! lets see if the Canadians can deal with him today

End of over 8 (4 runs) Canada 39/3
     Rohan Mustafa    1-0-4-1
A Bagai    7* (8b)      Ahmed Raza    1-0-4-0

8.1

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, no run, fires it in

8.2

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, no run, drivne back

8.3

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, no run, trying to it, it wasn't on skids through him

8.4

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, works it to third man for a single

8.5

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, fires it in again, this time the batsman just pushes it back

8.6

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, slower in the air, he works it of his legs for a single to fine leg

End of over 9 (2 runs) Canada 41/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    1* (2b)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-2-0
A Bagai    8* (12b)      Rohan Mustafa    1-0-4-1

9.1

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 2 runs, driven to extra cover region, too full on that occasion

9.2

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, driven to long off of the backfoot for a single

9.3

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, no run, hits it right back at the bowler nothing doing

9.4

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 1 run, steps out and drives it straight to long on

9.5

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, driven straight to covers this time, struggling to find the gaps, they are hitting the ball too hard, just needs to milk it right now

9.6

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, driven to extra cover, finds the gap this time

End of over 10 (5 runs) Canada 46/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    5* (6b)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-9-1
A Bagai    9* (14b)      Nasir Aziz    1-0-2-0

10.1

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, fired it in, just pushed back

10.2

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, pushes it back tot he bowler again, failing to find the gaps

10.3

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, this time he pushes it to mid on for a single

10.4

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, 1 run, cuts it from middle stump to point

10.5

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 2 runs, full ball hit wide of long off helps them come back for the second

10.6

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, swept from middle stump to deep square leg for a single

End of over 11 (5 runs) Canada 51/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    9* (11b)      Ahmed Raza    2-0-9-0
A Bagai    10* (15b)      Rohan Mustafa    2-0-9-1

11.1

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 2 runs, flicked to mid wicket for a oduble

11.2

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, driven to long off, singles have started flowing

11.3

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 1 run, hits it hard towards mid wicket, brilliant stop, that was four if it went past him

11.4

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, driven to mid off

11.5

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, FOUR, lays down the ramp, the ball runs past the short fine leg man

11.6

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 2 runs, squeezes it to deep point for a double

End of over 12 (10 runs) Canada 61/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    18* (16b 1x4)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-19-1
A Bagai    11* (16b)      Ahmed Raza    2-0-9-0

12.1

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, rocks back and pulls it to long on for just a single

12.2

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, short in length again, once again the batsman goes back into his crease and pulls it

12.3

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, cuts it into the gap at point and covers for just a single though

12.4

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, toes it to long on he wanted to pull that too

12.5

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, makes room and tries to cut it, bottom edge runs to fine leg for a single, that was too close to cut

12.6

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run

End of over 13 (5 runs) Canada 66/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    20* (19b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-7-0
A Bagai    14* (19b)      Rohan Mustafa    3-0-19-1

13.1

Silva to Bagai, FOUR, cuts it four four, good shot that ! makes room and hits it infront of square

13.2

Silva to Bagai, 1 run, cuts it again, but doesn't beat the point fielder

13.3

Silva to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, rip and turn, beaten by the spin of a length he was trying to work it to square leg

13.4

Silva to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, sweeps it to deep square leg

13.5

Silva to Bagai, 2 runs, cut it front of point half stop by the point fielder, the come back for the double

13.6

Silva to Bagai, 1 run, runs it down to short third man for a single

6 overs to go, Canada going below 6 an over, they need to step it up now

End of over 14 (9 runs) Canada 75/3
A Bagai    22* (23b 1x4)      EHSN Silva    4-0-25-1
Raza-ur-Rehman    21* (21b 1x4)      Nasir Aziz    2-0-7-0

14.1

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, driven straight to long on for a single

14.2

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, yes and no ! the bowler doesn't collect the ball cleanly, or it could have been curtains for Bagai

14.3

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, short ball he pulls it again, but doesn't middle it takes the toe of the bat to deep mid wicket

14.4

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, 1 run, cut well but straight to sweeper cover

14.5

Nasir Aziz to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, swept straight to deep square leg, keeper doesn't collect it, the back up fielder dives to stop over throws

14.6

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, FOUR, pulls it well ! this time he middles the slightly short ball right into the vacant cow corner

End of over 15 (8 runs) Canada 83/3
A Bagai    28* (26b 2x4)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-15-0
Raza-ur-Rehman    23* (24b 1x4)      EHSN Silva    4-0-25-1

15.1

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, flat and on middle stump, he wanted to cut that, bottom edges it for a single

15.2

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, no run, loud shout for lbw, but that was going down with the angle, Bagai wanted to sweep it

15.3

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, 1 run, makes room and pushes it to point for a single

15.4

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, no run, driven stragiht to back to the bowler

15.5

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, FOUR, sweeps it infront of square, dive by Mustafa at mid wicket but nothing doing, that was hit right out of the middle

15.6

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, SIX, slog sweep in the same direction ! Mustafa just watches it sail

Still below 6 an over they would like to get at least 40 in the last the 4

End of over 16 (12 runs) Canada 95/3
Raza-ur-Rehman    34* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    3-0-21-0
A Bagai    29* (28b 2x4)      Nasir Aziz    3-0-15-0

16.1

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 2 runs, fired into his feet, flicks it to deep mid wicket, they scamper back for the second

16.2

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, no run, pauses in his action, and bowls it flat outside off, batsman misses the cut

16.3

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 2 runs, driven wide of covers, Aziz dives and half stops it

16.4

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, 1 run, driven right down the ground to long off for single to rbing the 100 up

16.5

Rohan Mustafa to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, driven to long for a single

16.6

Rohan Mustafa to Bagai, no run, fires in a yorker, Bagai just about digs it out

End of over 17 (6 runs) Canada 101/3
A Bagai    34* (33b 2x4)      Rohan Mustafa    4-0-25-1
Raza-ur-Rehman    35* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    3-0-21-0

17.1

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 2 runs, driven to extra covers

17.2

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, driven to long on

17.3

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, 1 run, full toss, hit all along the ground to long off

17.4

Ahmed Raza to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 run, fires it in, doesn't middle it again, hit too high this time

17.5

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, SIX, slog sweep from Bagai, and that one goes over deep square leg boundary for maximum

17.6

Ahmed Raza to Bagai, FOUR, over covers, he made room for himself, the bowler went wide, Bagai managed to fetch it and hit it over covers

End of over 18 (15 runs) Canada 116/3
A Bagai    45* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    4-0-36-0
Raza-ur-Rehman    39* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Rohan Mustafa    4-0-25-1

18.1

Mohammad Naveed to Raza-ur-Rehman, FOUR, lofts it, just wide of the diving long off fielder

18.2

Mohammad Naveed to Raza-ur-Rehman, FOUR, bring out the scoop goes over short fine leg for four

18.3

Mohammad Naveed to Raza-ur-Rehman, 1 no ball, beamer ! Raza wanted to guide it to third man boundary with the man up

18.3

Mohammad Naveed to Raza-ur-Rehman, OUT, gone ! he wanted to put that one over mid wicket, wasn't there, end of a good knock

Raza-ur-Rehman b Mohammad Naveed 47 (36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 130.55

18.4

Mohammad Naveed to Hansra, 1 run, works it to point region to get off strike, smart batting

18.5

Mohammad Naveed to Bagai, 1 run, driven to covers for a single

18.6

Mohammad Naveed to Hansra, FOUR, shot of the day ! Hansra drives the pacer over cover for four ! He was in complete control of that shot

Aziz to bowl the last over

End of over 19 (15 runs) Canada 131/4
AS Hansra    5* (2b 1x4)      Mohammad Naveed    4-1-30-2
A Bagai    46* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Ahmed Raza    4-0-36-0

19.1

Nasir Aziz to Bagai, OUT, steps out and gets beaten by spin, Aziz at it again, so both batsmen miss out on well deserved 50

A Bagai st †Abdul Shakoor b Nasir Aziz 46 (38b 3x4 1x6) SR: 121.05

19.2

Nasir Aziz to Daesrath, no run, Daesrath offers the haymaker, beaten by the spin

19.3

Nasir Aziz to Daesrath, FOUR, short ball, pierces the gap between square leg and deep mid wicket

19.4

Nasir Aziz to Daesrath, OUT, goes for another one, holes out to a good running catch at long by Raza

D Daesrath c Ahmed Raza b Nasir Aziz 4 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Limbada walks in

19.5

Nasir Aziz to Hansra, OUT, Hansra goes this time, same shot same fielder, but this time he didn't need to run

AS Hansra c Ahmed Raza b Nasir Aziz 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Siddiqui walks in at the non-strikers end

19.6

Nasir Aziz to Usman Limbada, 2 runs, cuts it sweeper cover, and scampers back for the second

Thats the end of the innings for Canada, feel as if they are short by 10 - 15 runs Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (6 runs) Canada 137/7
Usman Limbada    2* (1b)      Nasir Aziz    4-0-21-3
Junaid Siddiqui    0* (0b)      Mohammad Naveed    4-1-30-2
Series Results
Canada v U.A.E. at Toronto - Aug 11, 2013
U.A.E. won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Canada v U.A.E. at Toronto - Aug 10, 2013
U.A.E. won by 72 runs
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Aug 11, 2013

Raza-ur-Rehman lofts the ball straight, Canada v United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20, Toronto, August 11, 2013

Raza-ur-Rehman lofts the ball straight

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Aug 11, 2013

Ashish Bagai flicks to the leg side, Canada v United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20, Toronto, August 11, 2013

Ashish Bagai flicks to the leg side

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