Twenty20 Cup, 2006 / Commentary

Twenty20 Cup - 2nd semi final

Nottinghamshire v Surrey

Nottinghamshire won by 37 runs

Welcome back for the second semi-final between Surrey and Nottinghamshire. Notts have won the toss and they will bat.

0.1

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, beats the bat first up outside the off stump.

0.2

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, inside edge onto the pads

0.3

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, pushed back down the track

0.4

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, 1 run, pushes to cover

0.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run

0.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, driven to cover

0.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, pushes to mid off, Fleming off the mark

good over from Mahmood

End of over 1 (3 runs) Nottinghamshire 3/0
SP Fleming    1* (2b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-3-0
GP Swann    1* (4b)     

1.1

Murtagh to Fleming, 2 runs, driven in the gap through cover to the deep, not a well timed shot

1.2

Murtagh to Fleming, 1 run, pushes to the left of extra-cover for a single

1.3

Murtagh to Swann, 1 leg bye, off the pad behind square leg

1.4

Murtagh to Fleming, FOUR, short ball well picked up by Fleming who swings it high in the air to midwicket fence, good shot

1.5

Murtagh to Fleming, 1 run, inside edge to short fine leg

1.6

Murtagh to Swann, FOUR, down the leg side, flicks it high in the air to fine leg fence

End of over 2 (13 runs) Nottinghamshire 16/0
GP Swann    5* (6b 1x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-12-0
SP Fleming    9* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, cuts and misses

2.2

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, 1 run, mistimes the drive to the off side

2.3

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, good shot for no run, driven straight to cover

2.4

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, good ball, gets an inside edge to the off side

2.5

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, looking to steer it down, gets beaten

2.6

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, FOUR, flicked away in the air to deep backward square leg, goes into the fence

End of over 3 (5 runs) Nottinghamshire 21/0
GP Swann    9* (10b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-8-0
SP Fleming    10* (8b 1x4)     

3.1

Murtagh to Fleming, 1 run, pushes to cover

3.2

Murtagh to Swann, FOUR, bad ball, clips it over short fine leg to the fence

3.3

Murtagh to Swann, 1 run, steered down to thirdman

3.4

Murtagh to Fleming, FOUR, down the leg side, too short and slow, Fleming helps it to fine leg fence

3.5

Murtagh to Fleming, 1 leg bye, off the pad to short fine leg

3.6

Murtagh to Swann, 1 run, one hand off the handle, played to fine leg

End of over 4 (12 runs) Nottinghamshire 33/0
GP Swann    15* (13b 3x4)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-23-0
SP Fleming    15* (11b 2x4)     

4.1

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, no run, inside edge, almost drags it on to the stumps

4.2

Azhar Mahmood to Swann, 1 run, dabs it down to thirdman

4.3

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR, slashes in the air over backward-point to the fence, it was short and wide outside the off stump

4.4

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, slower delivery worked to midwicket

4.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, another slower delivery outside the off stump, cuts and misses, signalled wide.

4.5

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, FOUR, smashed away in front of point to cover fence, lovely shot

4.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, slower delivery down the leg side, signalled wide

4.6

Azhar Mahmood to Fleming, no run, looking to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge to short fine leg

Kumble comes onto bowl for the Notts

End of over 5 (11 runs) Nottinghamshire 44/0
SP Fleming    23* (15b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-19-0
GP Swann    16* (15b 3x4)     

5.1

Kumble to Swann, no run, good ball right in the block-hole, dug out on the track

5.2

Kumble to Swann, 1 run, makes room and drives to mid off

5.3

Kumble to Fleming, no run, sweeps and misses outside the off stump, it was too full for the sweep

5.4

Kumble to Fleming, no run, again plays and misses outside the off stump

5.5

Kumble to Fleming, 1 run, paddles it around to long leg

5.6

Kumble to Swann, 3 runs, looking to go down the ground on the on side, gets a thickish edge past the short fine leg to the deep, fielder runs around and fields the ball

change in the bowling, Clarke comes on

End of over 6 (5 runs) Nottinghamshire 49/0
GP Swann    20* (18b 3x4)      A Kumble    1-0-5-0
SP Fleming    24* (18b 4x4)     

6.1

Clarke to Swann, 2 runs, flicked in the air to deep midwicket, comes back for the second run, 50 comes up

6.2

Clarke to Swann, 1 run, makes room and drives the full toss to mid off

6.3

Clarke to Fleming, no run, fuller and bit wide outside the off stump, Fleming goes after it and misses

6.3

Clarke to Fleming, 1 run, drives on the up, gets an edge to thirdman

6.4

Clarke to Swann, 1 run, driven to deep mid on

6.5

Clarke to Fleming, FOUR, glorious shot down the ground to long off fence, wonderful drive

6.6

Clarke to Fleming, 1 run, taps it behind the wicket on the off side for a quick single

Notts off to a great start

End of over 7 (11 runs) Nottinghamshire 60/0
SP Fleming    30* (21b 5x4)      R Clarke    1-0-11-0
GP Swann    24* (21b 3x4)     

7.1

Kumble to Fleming, 1 run, driven to mid on

7.2

Kumble to Swann, 1 run, makes room and cuts to sweeper cover

7.3

Kumble to Fleming, no run, driven back to the bowler

7.4

Kumble to Fleming, OUT, excellent delivery, it was quicker and spins in slightly, Fleming plays down the wrong line, strikes the stumps

SP Fleming b Kumble 31 (31m 24b 5x4 0x6) SR: 129.16

one down

7.5

Kumble to Hussey, no run

7.6

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, cut away to the off side

End of over 8 (3 runs) Nottinghamshire 63/1
DJ Hussey    1* (2b)      A Kumble    2-0-8-1
GP Swann    25* (22b 3x4)     

8.1

Clarke to Hussey, 2 runs, worked behind square leg to the deep

8.2

Clarke to Hussey, 1 leg bye, off the pad to the off side

8.3

Clarke to Swann, 2 runs, short ball, goes for the pull, gets the top edge, goes high in the air towards fine leg, Doshi runs around and fields the ball

8.4

Clarke to Swann, no run, down the leg side

8.4

Clarke to Swann, 3 runs, hits it in the air wide of long on, Kumble chases and fields the ball

8.5

Clarke to Hussey, no run, wide outside the off stump, mistimes the shot to cover

8.6

Clarke to Hussey, no run, good ball comes in, blocked to the off side

change in bowling, Doshi comes on

End of over 9 (9 runs) Nottinghamshire 72/1
DJ Hussey    3* (6b)      R Clarke    2-0-19-0
GP Swann    30* (24b 3x4)     

9.1

Doshi to Swann, 1 run, slower through the air, inside edge behind square leg

9.2

Doshi to Hussey, no run, good ball, plays it down the track

9.3

Doshi to Hussey, 1 run, flat delivery, pushes to point

9.4

Doshi to Swann, 1 run, much slower through the air, drives to sweeper cover

9.5

Doshi to Hussey, OUT, RUN OUT! pushes to the off side, quick call for a single, some misunderstanding between the batsmen, Mahmood quickly picks up the ball and throws it to the keeper, who gets rid of the stumps, referred to the third Umpire, Out flashes on the screen

GP Swann run out 32 (41m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

9.6

Doshi to Patel, 1 run, pushes to point

End of over 10 (4 runs) Nottinghamshire 76/2
SR Patel    1* (1b)      ND Doshi    1-0-4-0
DJ Hussey    4* (9b)     

10.1

Salisbury to Patel, 1 run

10.2

Salisbury to Hussey, 1 run

10.3

Salisbury to Patel, FOUR, cut away to deep backward-point, goes into the fence

10.4

Salisbury to Patel, 1 run, worked to midwicket

10.5

Salisbury to Hussey, no run, defended to the off side

10.6

Salisbury to Hussey, 2 runs, cuts it, gets an underedge to thirdman

End of over 11 (9 runs) Nottinghamshire 85/2
DJ Hussey    7* (12b)      IDK Salisbury    1-0-9-0
SR Patel    7* (4b 1x4)     

11.1

Doshi to Patel, no run, pushed to cover

11.2

Doshi to Patel, 1 leg bye, on the pads, clips the pads and runs to short fine leg

11.3

Doshi to Hussey, 1 run, pushed off the back-foot to point region

11.4

Doshi to Patel, FOUR, flighted ball around the off stump, Patel lofts it straight and wide of the long-off fielder, one bounce into the fence

11.5

Doshi to Patel, 2 runs, cut away to deep backward point for a couple of runs

11.6

Doshi to Patel, 1 run, defended on the front-foot to point region

End of over 12 (9 runs) Nottinghamshire 94/2
SR Patel    14* (9b 2x4)      ND Doshi    2-0-12-0
DJ Hussey    8* (13b)     

12.1

Salisbury to Patel, 1 run, full ball, Patel swings it across to deep midwicket

12.2

Salisbury to Hussey, 2 runs, steps out and tries to loft but mistimes wide of the long-on fielder

12.3

Salisbury to Hussey, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

12.4

Salisbury to Patel, no run, way outside off stump

12.4

Salisbury to Patel, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, hit across to deep midwicket

12.5

Salisbury to Hussey, no run, fraction short outside off stump, cut and a miss

12.6

Salisbury to Hussey, SIX, Huge one! tossed outside off stump, Hussey steps out and lofts it high and over the extra-cover fence

End of over 13 (12 runs) Nottinghamshire 106/2
DJ Hussey    17* (17b 1x6)      IDK Salisbury    2-0-21-0
SR Patel    16* (11b 2x4 1x6)     

13.1

Doshi to Patel, no run, mistimed hit back to the bowler

13.2

Doshi to Patel, OUT, flat and quicker around the leg stump, Patel charges and swings across, misses and a good take by Batty

SR Patel st †Batty b Doshi 16 (9m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

13.3

Doshi to Read, 3 runs, length ball outside off stump, batsman gets the outside edge and runs away to thirdman

13.4

Doshi to Hussey, no run, beaten outside off stump

13.5

Doshi to Hussey, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

13.6

Doshi to Read, 1 run, turned away in front of square

Kumble brought back into the attack

End of over 14 (5 runs) Nottinghamshire 111/3
CMW Read    4* (2b)      ND Doshi    3-0-17-1
DJ Hussey    18* (19b 1x6)     

14.1

Kumble to Read, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to long-on

14.2

Kumble to Hussey, no run, full length ball on the leg stump, turned away to midwicket

14.3

Kumble to Hussey, SIX, length ball on the off stump, Hussey lofts it straight over long-on fence into the crowd

14.4

Kumble to Hussey, SIX, fraction short on the off stump, Hussey hits it powerfully high and over midwicket this time

14.5

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, slashed away to sweeper cover

14.6

Kumble to Read, no run, defended on the back-foot to cover

End of over 15 (14 runs) Nottinghamshire 125/3
CMW Read    5* (4b)      A Kumble    3-0-22-1
DJ Hussey    31* (23b 3x6)     

15.1

Doshi to Hussey, SIX, bit full outside off stump, Hussey moves forward and just goes with the bat swing, amazing timing and ball sails over the cover fence

15.2

Doshi to Hussey, 1 run

15.3

Doshi to Read, 1 run, turned away to midwicket

15.4

Doshi to Hussey, 1 run, pushed into covers

15.5

Doshi to Read, no run, down the legside, ball clips the pads

15.6

Doshi to Read, 2 runs, cut away to deep backward point for a couple of runs

End of over 16 (11 runs) Nottinghamshire 136/3
CMW Read    8* (7b)      ND Doshi    4-0-28-1
DJ Hussey    39* (26b 4x6)     

16.1

Kumble to Hussey, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

16.2

Kumble to Read, no run, yorker outside off stump, beaten

16.3

Kumble to Read, 1 run, driven to long-off

16.4

Kumble to Hussey, no run, googly on the leg stump, Hussey swings across and gets beaten, TV umpire called for a stumping appeal

16.5

Kumble to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey tries to hit onside and gets the bottom edge to fine leg

16.6

Kumble to Hussey, OUT, fraction short on the off stump, not much of turn, Hussey goes back and tries to cut, gets the inside edge onto the boot and then onto the stumps, big wicket

DJ Hussey b Kumble 42 (30m 30b 0x4 4x6) SR: 140.00

End of over 17 (4 runs) Nottinghamshire 140/4
     A Kumble    4-0-26-2
CMW Read    9* (9b)     

17.1

Salisbury to Read, no run

17.2

Salisbury to Read, no run, defended on the back-foot

17.3

Salisbury to Read, FOUR, short ball, Read cuts it away to the cover fence

17.4

Salisbury to Read, no run, slow in pace this time, batsman pulls and misses

17.5

Salisbury to Read, 2 runs, length ball, Read hits it away to deep midwicket

17.6

Salisbury to Read, 1 run, played away to long-on

End of over 18 (7 runs) Nottinghamshire 147/4
CMW Read    16* (15b 1x4)      IDK Salisbury    3-0-28-0
MA Ealham    0* (0b)     

18.1

Murtagh to Read, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump, pushed to midwicket

18.2

Murtagh to Ealham, 1 run, driven to long-off

18.3

Murtagh to Read, SIX, length ball on the off stump, Read hits it beautifully high and wide of the long-on fielder

18.4

Murtagh to Read, OUT, full length ball outside off stump, Read slices it in the air straight to Butcher at backward point

CMW Read c Butcher b Murtagh 23 (16m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 127.77

18.5

Murtagh to Franks, 4 byes, swing and a miss, Batty fails to collect as well

18.6

Murtagh to Franks, no run

End of over 19 (12 runs) Nottinghamshire 159/5
PJ Franks    0* (2b)      TJ Murtagh    3-0-31-1
MA Ealham    1* (1b)     

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, SIX, short of length around the off stump, Ealham lofts it over long-on fence

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, no run, slower one, full toss over the stumps, batsman fails to connect and misses it

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, 2 runs, driven to long-on, good running from Franks and they complete two runs

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, 2 runs, yorker, Ealham pushes and runs, Azhar throws at the bowlers end and they take an overthrow

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, SIX, full toss on the leg stump, Ealham hits it away over the backward square leg fence

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Ealham, 1 run, OUT, driven to long-on, Franks calls for the second run, Clarke comes up with a direct hit at the strikers end, Ealham well short of the crease

MA Ealham run out 18 (12m 7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 257.14

Match State: Innings Break Nottinghamshire have posted 176 runs with good cameo from Ealham at the end. Hussey hit some huge sixes in the middle overs to make 42 runs. Please stay on for the chase

Welcome back for the run chase. Can Surrey get a win here? or Will Nottinghamshire enter the finals? Please stay tuned for some smashing cricket... Surrey require 177 to win.

End of over 20 (17 runs) Nottinghamshire 176/5
     Azhar Mahmood    4-0-36-0
PJ Franks    0* (2b)     
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