ICL 20s Grand Championship, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICL 20s Grand Championship

Hyderabad Heroes v Chennai Superstars

Hyderabad Heroes won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL by Cricinfo. Today, in the second match we have Hyderabad Heroes and Chennai Superstars taking on each other.

What links this teams is that they lost their opening matches to Lahore Badshahs. But the way they lost makes a contrasting reading as Superstars had things coasting their way before the Inzi storm hit them. On the other hand, overwhelmed would be a light word to use for the way Heroes were treated by Badshahs, but what would gladden them is the fact that they are playing on their home turf.

This is Venkat Raghav and Raymond Langham, who would be bringing you the ball by ball coverage for the day.

Pitch has spots of grass and patches which look bare, which would make it two paced. So batsmen have to stay there and get their runs.

Toss has been won by the Heroes and they chose to bat. They go in with an unchanged eleven whereas Superstars have Vignesh and Hemanth Kumar coming in for Bevan and Tamil Kumaran.

It will be Harvey and Vignesh, opening the batting for Superstars and Razzaq opening the bowling for Heroes.

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, FOUR, outside the off stump, zips off from a good length, taking Harvey by surprise as it just takes the outside edge and flies away to third man for a boundary

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 1 run, outside the off stump and on a good length. Pushes to deep backward point for a single

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, fuller on the middle stump, pushes to mid on off the frontfoot

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, on the off stump, Vignesh comes forward and pushes to point. Tries to take a single but then sense prevails and gets back in time

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, FOUR, oozing class this. Vignesh comes onto the frontfoot and majestically flicks it away to midwicket. The scorcher of an outfield that it is, the ball blazes to the boundary

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, on the middle stump, tries to flick again but gets a leading edge to cover

End of over 1 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
G Vignesh    4* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-9-0
IJ Harvey    5* (2b 1x4)     

1.1

PK Reddy to Harvey, FOUR, width offered outside off, Harvey goes after it as effortlessly dispatches it over covers for a boundary

1.2

PK Reddy to Harvey, no run, fuller outside off, swinging away a touch. Harvey lets it go to the keeper

1.3

PK Reddy to Harvey, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, Harvey tries to go through the leg side gets a leading edge over extra cover and gets a couple. Lucky for Harvey

1.4

PK Reddy to Harvey, no run, swinging away from the off stump. Harvey again has nothing to do with the delivery

1.5

PK Reddy to Harvey, no run, on the leg stump, Harvey glances but short fine leg fields it well

1.6

PK Reddy to Harvey, 1 run, on the leg stump, Harvey comes forward and pushes it to mid wicket for a single

End of over 2 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
IJ Harvey    12* (8b 2x4)      PK Reddy    1-0-7-0
G Vignesh    4* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-9-0

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Harvey drives back to Razzaq, who cant quite take it on the follow through as they sneak in a single

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, outside the off stump, Vignesh charges at it and misses

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, 1 run, on the middle stump, Vignesh charges down again and gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, no run, outside the off stump and closer to Harvey, who has a go at it and misses

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, no run, on the off stump and cuts it across him and finds Harvey wanting on the drive as he is playing for the wrong line and misses.

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Harvey pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 3 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
IJ Harvey    14* (12b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-0
G Vignesh    5* (6b 1x4)      PK Reddy    1-0-7-0

3.1

PK Reddy to Harvey, no run, slower ball cutting across Harvey again, who like in the previous over is found wanting on the drive and is frustrated as he swats his bat forth and across

3.2

PK Reddy to Harvey, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Harvey runs it down to third man, but wayward throw from Boje and no backing up virtually allows them a couple

3.3

PK Reddy to Harvey, 1 run, on the off stump, Harvey runs it down to third man for a single

3.4

PK Reddy to Vignesh, 2 runs, on the off stump and short in length, Vignesh comes down the track and slaps it down to midwicket where the fielder cant come underneath in time and allows a couple

3.5

PK Reddy to Vignesh, 2 runs, on the off stump and short in length, Vignesh just about evades the mid on fielder and takes a couple

3.6

PK Reddy to Vignesh, FOUR, on the middle stump, Vignesh runs it in now as he comes down the track and pulls it over square leg for a boundary

End of over 4 (11 runs) Chennai Superstars 30/0 (RR: 7.50)
G Vignesh    13* (9b 2x4)      PK Reddy    2-0-18-0
IJ Harvey    17* (15b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-12-0

4.1

Kemp to Harvey, FOUR, on the off stump, Harvey welcomes Kemp into the attack with a booming drive over cover for a boundary

4.2

Kemp to Harvey, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, Harvey moves across and flicks over midwicket for a couple

4.3

Kemp to Harvey, FOUR, outside the off stump, Harvey plays a square drive as good as we will ever see as it burns the grass on the way to the boundary.

4.4

Kemp to Harvey, no run, outside the off stump, finally normalcy returns as it is a dot ball

4.5

Kemp to Harvey, no run, beaten by the lack of pace as he removes the bottom hand off the handle and defends

4.6

Kemp to Harvey, no run, pushes to midwicket

End of over 5 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 40/0 (RR: 8.00)
IJ Harvey    27* (21b 4x4)      JM Kemp    1-0-10-0
G Vignesh    13* (9b 2x4)      PK Reddy    2-0-18-0

5.1

Harris to Vignesh, 1 run, outside the off stump, Vignesh tries to go after him right away as he tries to sweep and gets a top edge to fine leg but there is no one there

5.2

Harris to Harvey, FOUR, on the leg stump, Harvey comes down the track and chips it away to midwicket for a boundary

5.3

Harris to Harvey, 1 run, on the leg stump, Harvey flicks it but it just falls short of short fine leg for a single

5.4

Harris to Vignesh, no run, outside the off stump, Vignesh swings and misses

5.5

Harris to Vignesh, 2 runs, on the middle stump, Vignesh slaps it on the leg side and it pitches in no mans land again, what a rich vein of luck this for Superstars

5.6

Harris to Vignesh, 1 run, chips it over the bowlers head for a single

End of over 6 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 49/0 (RR: 8.16)
G Vignesh    17* (13b 2x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-9-0
IJ Harvey    32* (23b 5x4)      JM Kemp    1-0-10-0

6.1

Boje to Vignesh, OUT, outside the off stump, Vignesh decides to take on Boje with the very first ball he faces but luck stops smiling on him as it carries to Reddy positioned at sweeper on the leg side just for this, as Vignesh has been playing across the line quite frequently

G Vignesh c PIS Reddy b Boje 17 (25m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

6.2

Boje to Harvey, no run, on the off stump, Harvey comes forward and pushes to midwicket

6.3

Boje to Harvey, no run, on the off stump and Harvey tries to turn it to leg but gets a leading edge to bowler. It just falls short of Boje

6.4

Boje to Harvey, no run, on the off stump, Harvey pushes it to point off the frontfoot

6.5

Boje to Harvey, 1 run, on the leg, turns it to midwicket for a single

6.6

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

6.6

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, no run, loop given to the ball on the middle stump as Hemanth Kumar defends on the backfoot

End of over 7 (2 runs) Chennai Superstars 51/1 (RR: 7.28)
C Hemanth Kumar    0* (1b)      N Boje    1-0-2-1
IJ Harvey    33* (27b 5x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-9-0

7.1

Harris to Harvey, FOUR, outside the off stump, Harvey swings at it across the line and finds the gap at midwicket to perfection

7.2

Harris to Harvey, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Harvey throws the kitchen sink at it as he lofts it over long off for a stunning six

7.3

Harris to Harvey, 1 run, on the leg stump, Harvey pushes it down the ground for a single

7.4

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the off stump, Hemanth runs it down to short third man who fires in an unneccessary throw but no damage done

7.5

Harris to Harvey, no run, on the off stump, pushes it to short third man and decides against a run

7.6

Harris to Harvey, 1 run, pushes to cover and sets off

End of over 8 (13 runs) Chennai Superstars 64/1 (RR: 8.00)
IJ Harvey    45* (32b 6x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    2-0-22-0
C Hemanth Kumar    1* (2b)      N Boje    1-0-2-1

8.1

Boje to Harvey, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to deep midwicket on the run

8.2

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, no run, outside the off stump, drives back to the bowler

8.3

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, outside the off stump, runs it down to short third man and sets off for a quick single

8.4

Boje to Harvey, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a legbye

8.5

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, no run, on the off stump, runs it to short third man

8.6

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, no run, outside the off stump, Hemanth comes down the track and pushes to midwicket

End of over 9 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 67/1 (RR: 7.44)
C Hemanth Kumar    2* (6b)      N Boje    2-0-4-1
IJ Harvey    46* (34b 6x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    2-0-22-0

9.1

PIS Reddy to Harvey, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Harvey forces it off the backfoot to deep backward point for a couple

9.2

PIS Reddy to Harvey, 1 run, pushes it faster on the middle stump, Harvey turns it away to fine leg for a single

9.3

PIS Reddy to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, outside the off stump, Hemanth chips it to long off for a single

9.4

PIS Reddy to Harvey, OUT, on the off and middle, Harvey looks to turn it away on the leg side and gets an inside edge onto it, so it seems as the Umpire refers it to third umpire. Replays are inconclusive but Harvey is seen nodding to the fielders, maybe saying that he did get an edge onto it . After waiting for an eternity he is sent back on his way

IJ Harvey lbw b PIS Reddy 49 (44m 37b 6x4 1x6) SR: 132.43

9.5

PIS Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to midwicket for a single

9.6

PIS Reddy to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it away to midwicket for a single to end the over

End of over 10 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 73/2 (RR: 7.30)
C Hemanth Kumar    4* (8b)      PIS Reddy    1-0-6-1
RP Arnold    1* (1b)      N Boje    2-0-4-1

10.1

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 leg bye, on the middle and off, Hemanth looks to paddle it away and misses presumably as Boje and the keeper Khaleel go up in unison and the replays prove that they are indeed right. Third Umpire, Jesty is taking a long time in awarding the decisions today and the giant screen flashes not out, now that is bewildering

10.2

Boje to Arnold, no run, outside the off stump, Arnold pushes at it and misses

10.3

Boje to Arnold, no run, on the off stump, pushes to cover off the frontfoot

10.4

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, Arnold has had enough as he slogs at it to deep midwicket for a single

10.5

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to long off for a single

10.6

Boje to Arnold, 1 run

End of over 11 (4 runs) Chennai Superstars 77/2 (RR: 7.00)
RP Arnold    3* (5b)      N Boje    3-0-7-1
C Hemanth Kumar    5* (10b)      PIS Reddy    1-0-6-1

11.1

PIS Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, cuts it to third man for a single

11.2

PIS Reddy to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to square leg for a single

11.3

PIS Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, sweeps to midwicket for a single

11.4

PIS Reddy to Hemanth Kumar, 1 leg bye, off the pads to fine leg

11.5

PIS Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, pushes to midwicket for a single

11.6

PIS Reddy to Hemanth Kumar, no run, outside the off stump and comprehensively beats the outside edge

End of over 12 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 82/2 (RR: 6.83)
C Hemanth Kumar    6* (13b)      PIS Reddy    2-0-10-1
RP Arnold    6* (8b)      N Boje    3-0-7-1

12.1

Rayudu to Arnold, no run, flights it outside the off stump, pushes back to the bowler

12.2

Rayudu to Arnold, FOUR, short on the middle stump, pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

12.3

Rayudu to Arnold, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg bye

12.4

Rayudu to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to long off for a single

12.5

Rayudu to Arnold, 4 leg byes, off the pads to third man boundary for four leg byes

12.6

Rayudu to Arnold, 1 run, pushes to long off for a couple

End of over 13 (11 runs) Chennai Superstars 93/2 (RR: 7.15)
RP Arnold    11* (13b 1x4)      AT Rayudu    1-0-6-0
C Hemanth Kumar    7* (14b)      PIS Reddy    2-0-10-1

13.1

Kemp to Arnold, 1 run, on the middle stump, Arnold plays it with soft hands back onto the pitch and sets off for a single

13.2

Kemp to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives it down to long off for a single

13.3

Kemp to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold plays it oh! so late to third man for a single

13.4

Kemp to Hemanth Kumar, FOUR, outside the off stump, slices it to third man for a boundary

13.5

Kemp to Hemanth Kumar, no run, outside the stump, tries to swing and misses

13.6

Kemp to Hemanth Kumar, OUT, outside the off stump, Hemanth looks to run it down to third man but Rayudu from short third man swoops down on it and throws the stumps down. Umpires refer it again and replays show Arnold did not ground his bat and Jesty gives his decision which brings cheers from the people at the stadium

RP Arnold run out 13 (18m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

End of over 14 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 100/3 (RR: 7.14)
C Hemanth Kumar    12* (18b 1x4)      JM Kemp    2-0-17-0
     AT Rayudu    1-0-6-0

14.1

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket for a single

14.2

Harris to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket for a single

14.3

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, 1 leg bye, off the pads for a legbye

14.4

Harris to Badani, no run, outside off and left alone

14.5

Harris to Badani, 1 run, pushes to midwicket for a single

14.6

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, FOUR, on the middle stumps, lofts over midwicket for a boundary. Poor fielding there by Razzaq

End of over 15 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 108/3 (RR: 7.20)
C Hemanth Kumar    17* (21b 2x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-29-0
HK Badani    2* (3b)      JM Kemp    2-0-17-0

15.1

Boje to Badani, 1 run, outside the off stump, Badani looks to sweep across the line and off the pads for a leg bye

15.2

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

15.3

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, pushes to long off for a single

15.4

Boje to Badani, SIX, comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a resounding six

15.5

Boje to Badani, 1 run, pushes to midwicket for a single

15.6

Boje to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to midwicket for a single

End of over 16 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 118/3 (RR: 7.37)
C Hemanth Kumar    19* (24b 2x4)      N Boje    4-0-17-1
HK Badani    10* (6b 1x6)      CZ Harris    3-0-29-0

16.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hemanth Kumar, no run, on the middle stump, Hemanth backs away and looks to play on the off side and is beaten

16.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicks to midwicket for a single

16.3

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to deep square leg

16.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hemanth Kumar, OUT, outside the off stump, hemanth gives it the charge and does not manage to clear Chris Harris at mid off

C Hemanth Kumar c Harris b Abdul Razzaq 20 (49m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07

16.5

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, 1 leg bye, on the middle stump and swinging away, tries to turn it on the leg side but the ball flies off the pads to third man for a leg bye

16.6

Abdul Razzaq to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, cuts it to point

End of over 17 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 121/4 (RR: 7.11)
R Sathish    0* (1b)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-14-1
HK Badani    11* (8b 1x6)      N Boje    4-0-17-1

17.1

Kemp to Badani, no run, outside off, has a swing and misses

17.2

Kemp to Badani, FOUR, width outside off, Badani forces outside off to third man for a boundary

17.3

Kemp to Badani, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to third man for a single

17.4

Kemp to Sathish, FOUR, outside the off stump, Sathish has a wild slog at it and gets a boundary

17.5

Kemp to Sathish, OUT, on the middle stump, Sathish does not clear midwicket and is out

R Sathish c Maher b Kemp 4 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

17.6

Kemp to Saravanan, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to midwicket for a single

End of over 18 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 131/5 (RR: 7.27)
SV Saravanan    1* (1b)      JM Kemp    3-0-27-1
HK Badani    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-14-1

18.1

Abdul Razzaq to Saravanan, 1 run, outside off, cuts it to deep backward point for a single

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg for a leg bye

18.3

Abdul Razzaq to Saravanan, OUT, on the off stump, Sarvanan shapes for a wild slog and is beaten by the slower one and tamely edges a catch back to the keeper, Khaleel

SV Saravanan c †Khaleel b Abdul Razzaq 2 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.4

Abdul Razzaq to Parore, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Parore pulls but it just falls short of deep midwicket

18.5

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, SIX, on the off stump, Badani lodges it over midwicket for a sixer

18.6

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, SIX, fuller outside the off stump, Badani gets under it and sends it sailing over long off for another sixer

End of over 19 (15 runs) Chennai Superstars 146/6 (RR: 7.68)
HK Badani    28* (14b 1x4 3x6)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-28-2
AC Parore    1* (1b)      JM Kemp    3-0-27-1

19.1

Kemp to Parore, 1 leg bye, on the off stump, gets rapped on the pads and runs

19.2

Kemp to Badani, no run, outside the off stump, Badani has a swing at it and misses

19.3

Kemp to Badani, no run, outside the off stump, swings again and misses

19.4

Kemp to Badani, FOUR, outside the off stump, lofts over to long off where Stuart Binny makes a mess of it and gives away a boundary

19.5

Kemp to Badani, 1 run, swings to midwicket

19.6

Kemp to Parore, OUT, outside the off stump, Parore has a swing and gets a top edge and is caught at short third man where Kaushik Reddy takes the catch

AC Parore c PK Reddy b Kemp 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Heroes would be happy that they contained Superstars for 152 considering the start that they got. Superstars failed to ride on the start that Harvey provided them with a highly streaky 49.

Join us in 15 minutes from now for the resumption in play

End of over 20 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 152/7
     JM Kemp    4-0-32-2
HK Badani    33* (18b 2x4 3x6)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-28-2
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