ICL 20s Grand Championship, 2007/08 / Commentary

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL by Cricinfo. Today in the second match we have Chandigarh Lions taking on the supremely in form Lahore Badshahs

Lions after a stutter in their first match, have come on well to defeat Giants , but do they have it in them to put it across Badshahs, who are a well knit unit.

Badshahs, in the two matches that they have played have looked very convincing and it would take more than an effort for other teams to defeat them but Lions look the most likely to put it across them.

Pitch is the same as it was in the morning. So, again a two pronged pitch where 140 looks a good score.

Toss has been won by Badshahs who have chosen to bat first

It will be Venkat Raghav and Raymond Langham who will be bringing you the proceedings as it unfolds

It will be Imran Farhat and Imran Nazir opening the batting for Badshahs and Hall taking the new ball for Lions

0.1

Hall to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, bad ball to start off

0.1

Hall to Imran Farhat, FOUR, on the leg stump, as the fine leg is up in the circle Farhat just has to turn it away which he does and gets a boundary

0.2

Hall to Imran Farhat, no run, swinging away from the middle stump, Farhat has a go at it but misses

0.3

Hall to Imran Farhat, no run, now thats the line he should be looking at, pitches in the corridor of uncertainty and moves it away, Farhat lets it go to the keeper

0.4

Hall to Imran Farhat, no run, outside the off stump, on a good length again, Farhat lets it go to the keeper

0.5

Hall to Imran Farhat, 1 run, short outside off, cut to third man for a single

0.6

Hall to Imran Nazir, FOUR, outside the off stump and coming in, Nazir has a flash at it and gets the outside edge to third man boundary. Hall, will have to think about his line now

End of over 1 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
Imran Nazir    4* (1b 1x4)      AJ Hall    1-0-10-0
Imran Farhat    5* (5b 1x4)     

Tuffey from the other end

1.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, on the good length on the off stump, Farhat pushes it to midwicket

1.2

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, FOUR, width offered outside off, Farhat cuts it brutally through covers for a boundary

1.3

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, fuller on the off stump, Farhat comes onto the frontfoot and drives to mid off

1.4

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, drifts onto the leg stump, lucky that Farhat cant turn it away finer as it goes to short fine leg

1.5

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, comes down the track and gets a bottom edge to midwicket where a misfield allows a single

1.6

Tuffey to Imran Nazir, no run, outside the off stump, Nazir comes onto the frontfoot and drives to cover

End of over 2 (5 runs) Lahore Badshahs 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
Imran Nazir    4* (2b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    1-0-5-0
Imran Farhat    10* (10b 2x4)      AJ Hall    1-0-10-0

Love Ablish into the attack now

2.1

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it away to fine leg for a single

2.2

Ablish to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, on the middle stump and going down leg, Nazir looks to play across the line and misses but runs across for a leg bye

2.3

Ablish to Imran Farhat, no run, on the middle stump, drives to mid off on the frontfoot

2.4

Ablish to Imran Farhat, FOUR, fuller outside off, Farhat dances down the track and lofts over the fielders in the circle on the off side for a boundary

2.5

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 1 run, outside the off stump and short in length, steers it down to third man for a single

2.6

Ablish to Imran Nazir, no run, short outside off, Nazir tries to cut and misses

End of over 3 (7 runs) Lahore Badshahs 22/0 (RR: 7.33)
Imran Nazir    4* (4b 1x4)      L Ablish    1-0-6-0
Imran Farhat    16* (14b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    1-0-5-0

3.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, no run, on the middle stump and on a good length, Farhat drives but Tuffey does well to get onto the opposite side of his follow through but deflects to mid off, no run taken

3.2

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, on the leg stump, turns it off his hips to fine leg for a couple

3.3

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, SIX, on the leg stump, Farhat prances down the track and deposits it over long on for a six. Isn't he looking dangerous now ?

3.4

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump again, turns to fine leg for a single

3.5

Tuffey to Imran Nazir, FOUR, Nazir's turn now, albeit of an edge. Nazir comes down the track and tries to loft it over long on and gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary

3.6

Tuffey to Imran Nazir, FOUR, now thats sheer timing for you, Nazir goes onto the backfoot and just pushes at it as it runs away to the boundary

End of over 4 (17 runs) Lahore Badshahs 39/0 (RR: 9.75)
Imran Nazir    12* (6b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    2-0-22-0
Imran Farhat    25* (18b 3x4 1x6)      L Ablish    1-0-6-0

4.1

Ablish to Imran Farhat, no run, on the middle stump, Farhat rushes down the track and smashes it as Ablish just gets finger tips onto it as it deflects onto the umpire, Evans and then to midoff

4.2

Ablish to Imran Farhat, FOUR, on the leg stump, just flicks it over short fine leg for an emphatic boundary

4.3

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket for a single

4.4

Ablish to Imran Nazir, no run, now thats a rarity, a dot ball. Nazir flashes at it and misses

4.5

Ablish to Imran Nazir, FOUR, on a good length on the off stump, Nazir comes down the track and lofts it to long off for a boundary. Mayhem here

4.6

Ablish to Imran Nazir, no run, on the leg stump, Nazir looks to turn it away on the leg side and is rapped on the pads. A dot ball again but it is looking ominous for Lions now

End of over 5 (9 runs) Lahore Badshahs 48/0 (RR: 9.60)
Imran Nazir    16* (9b 4x4)      L Ablish    2-0-15-0
Imran Farhat    30* (21b 4x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    2-0-22-0

Hall back into the attack now

5.1

Hall to Imran Farhat, no run, short on the middle stump, tries to pull on the run but is beaten

5.2

Hall to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Farhat stays within the confines of the crease as he flicks it to fine leg and a misfield there allows them to take a couple

5.3

Hall to Imran Farhat, 1 run, outside the off stump, Farhat steers it behind point for a single

5.4

Hall to Imran Nazir, no run, on the off stump and coming in, Nazir moves back and tries to go inside out but misses out

5.5

Hall to Imran Nazir, no run, on the middle stump, Nazir slogs it across the line to midwicket as he does not time it properly

5.6

Hall to Imran Nazir, OUT, short on the middle stump, Nazir perhaps a little frustrated steps out and tries to pull the paddocks off the ball, but the ball rises onto him much faster as he ends up getting a top edge to cover where TP Singh does not make any mistakes

Imran Nazir c Singh b Hall 16 (12b 4x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

End of over 6 (3 runs) Lahore Badshahs 51/1 (RR: 8.50)
     AJ Hall    2-0-13-1
Imran Farhat    33* (24b 4x4 1x6)      L Ablish    2-0-15-0

6.1

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 1 run, full outside off, drives to long off for a single

6.2

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, FOUR, Humayun looks to cut it off the backfoot pretty late but gets an outside edge which carries to third man for a boundary

6.3

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 3 wides, wide down the leg side, as they run across for a couple as the keeper fumbles with the take

6.3

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, Humayun comes onto the frontfoot and turns it away to square leg for a single

6.4

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 4 byes, outside the off stump, lands on a crack and is devoid of bounce as both the batsman and the keeper are beaten as tha ball runs away for four byes

6.5

Ablish to Imran Farhat, 1 run, outside the off stump, Farhat steers it away to third man for a single

6.6

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, Humayun replicates brother Imran as he steers it to third man for a single

End of over 7 (15 runs) Lahore Badshahs 66/1 (RR: 9.42)
Humayun Farhat    6* (3b 1x4)      L Ablish    3-0-26-0
Imran Farhat    35* (27b 4x4 1x6)      AJ Hall    2-0-13-1

Dinesh Mongia into the attack now

7.1

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, outside the off stump, Humayun defends on the frontfoot

7.2

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turns it away to square leg for a single

7.3

Mongia to Imran Farhat, no run, outside the off stump, Farhat plays for the turn as he is deceived by the arm ball

7.4

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, outside the off stump, steers to short third man for a single

7.5

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Humayun looks to pull it away and gets a top edge but gets lucky as it lands between Mongia running backwards and Long on running in

7.6

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, drives to sweeper on the off side for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Lahore Badshahs 70/1 (RR: 8.75)
Imran Farhat    37* (30b 4x4 1x6)      D Mongia    1-0-4-0
Humayun Farhat    8* (6b 1x4)      L Ablish    3-0-26-0

8.1

Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, full toss outside off, drives back to the bowler

8.2

Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, on the off stump, Farhat is into the shot already and gets an outside edge to short third man

8.3

Singh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it away to midwicket for a single

8.4

Singh to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, steers it to third man for a single

8.5

Singh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, stands tall and flicks to midwicket for a single

8.6

Singh to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Humayun sweeps to deep square leg for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Lahore Badshahs 74/1 (RR: 8.22)
Humayun Farhat    10* (8b 1x4)      TP Singh    1-0-4-0
Imran Farhat    39* (34b 4x4 1x6)      D Mongia    1-0-4-0

9.1

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump, tries to flick it but gets rapped on the thigh pad

9.2

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, outside the off stump, looks to steer it but gets it short third man

9.3

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump, gets a bottom edge to midwicket

9.4

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the off stump, tries to reverse sweep and misses

9.5

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump, reverse sweeps to short third man

9.6

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the off stump, Humayun steers it to third man as it is a maiden over by Mongia

End of over 10 (maiden) Lahore Badshahs 74/1 (RR: 7.40)
Humayun Farhat    10* (14b 1x4)      D Mongia    2-1-4-0
Imran Farhat    39* (34b 4x4 1x6)      TP Singh    1-0-4-0

10.1

Singh to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Farhat pushes it to long on for a couple

10.2

Singh to Imran Farhat, SIX, on the leg stump, Farhat comes down the track and lofts it over midwicket for a six

10.3

Singh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump and fuller in length, drives to long off for a single

10.4

Singh to Humayun Farhat, 2 runs, on the off stump, drives over a leaping Hall at cover for a couple

10.5

Singh to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump, Humayun looks to sweep it and gets an inside edge as the ball goes to short fine leg

10.6

Singh to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the off stump, Humayun looks to sweep it across the line and is struck on the pads again but is not out

End of over 11 (11 runs) Lahore Badshahs 85/1 (RR: 7.72)
Humayun Farhat    12* (17b 1x4)      TP Singh    2-0-15-0
Imran Farhat    48* (37b 4x4 2x6)      D Mongia    2-1-4-0

11.1

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Mongia sees Farhat coming down the track and pushes it in as Farhat drives to long off for a single

11.2

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the middle stump, Humayun goes inside out to long off for a single

11.3

Mongia to Imran Farhat, SIX, Dropped! Farhat lofts a fuller one on the middle stump over long off, Tuffey gets his hands onto it but carries it over the fence for a six

11.4

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to short third man for a single

11.5

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns to midwicket for a single

11.6

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, pushes to cover for a single

End of over 12 (11 runs) Lahore Badshahs 96/1 (RR: 8.00)
Imran Farhat    57* (41b 4x4 3x6)      D Mongia    3-1-15-0
Humayun Farhat    14* (19b 1x4)      TP Singh    2-0-15-0

12.1

Singh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, Farhat goes for it as he lofts it to long off but Vincent drops it

12.2

Singh to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump turns it away to midwicket for a single

12.3

Singh to Imran Farhat, SIX, on the leg stump, comes down the track and lofts to midwicket for a six

12.4

Singh to Imran Farhat, SIX, amazing shot this as he steps out and deposits it over long on for another six

12.5

Singh to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, full toss on the leg stump, pushes to deep midwicket for a couple

12.6

Singh to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to long on

End of over 13 (17 runs) Lahore Badshahs 113/1 (RR: 8.69)
Imran Farhat    73* (46b 4x4 5x6)      TP Singh    3-0-32-0
Humayun Farhat    15* (20b 1x4)      D Mongia    3-1-15-0

13.1

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

13.1

Mongia to Imran Farhat, SIX, on the middle stump, Farhat steps out and lofts it to long on for another six as he gets to the highest individual score in ICL

13.2

Mongia to Imran Farhat, no run, tries to reverse sweep and misses

13.3

Mongia to Imran Farhat, SIX, fuller outside off, Farhat lofts it to long off for another six

13.4

Mongia to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes to cover for a single

13.5

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, FOUR, on the off stump and short in length, Humayun cuts it over point for another boundary. Expensive over this

13.6

Mongia to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump, paddles it to short fine leg

End of over 14 (18 runs) Lahore Badshahs 131/1 (RR: 9.35)
Humayun Farhat    19* (22b 2x4)      D Mongia    4-1-33-0
Imran Farhat    86* (50b 4x4 7x6)      TP Singh    3-0-32-0

14.1

Vincent to Imran Farhat, SIX, on the leg stump, lofts it over long on for a six to welcome Vincent into the attack

14.2

Vincent to Imran Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, steers to third man for a single

14.3

Vincent to Humayun Farhat, SIX, on the off stump, Humayun comes down the track and slogs it across the line over long on for a six

14.4

Vincent to Humayun Farhat, no run, outside the off stump and Humayun looks to get cheeky and run it down to third man as Sarbjeet the Lions keeper appeals for an outside edge as replays suggest that it does not find an edge

14.5

Vincent to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the middle stump and short in length, Humayun gets an outside edge to the keeper who fails to latch onto it

14.6

Vincent to Humayun Farhat, SIX, on the leg stump, Humayun launches it to square leg for the third six of the over

End of over 15 (19 runs) Lahore Badshahs 150/1 (RR: 10.00)
Humayun Farhat    31* (26b 2x4 2x6)      L Vincent    1-0-19-0
Imran Farhat    93* (52b 4x4 8x6)      D Mongia    4-1-33-0

15.1

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, 1 run, steers it to third man for a single

15.2

Tuffey to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the leg stump, pulls to square leg for a single

15.3

Tuffey to Imran Farhat, OUT, on the leg stump, Farhat looks to go on the leg side as he looks to go fine which he does but goes on the full to short fine leg and what a fine innings has come to an end

Imran Farhat c Singh b Tuffey 94 (54b 4x4 8x6) SR: 174.07

15.4

Tuffey to Naved Latif, OUT, now it's Tuffeys time as knocks the stumps back with a good length delivery.As they say it in this part of the world 'Aaya Latif, gaya Latif'. Suddenly Tuffey is on a hattrick

Naved Latif b Tuffey 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Inzi saunters in now

15.5

Tuffey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, full toos outside the off stump, Inzamam comes onto the frontfoot and drives it square on the off side, where a misfield allows Inzamam to get a boundary

15.6

Tuffey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on the off stump and short in length, Inzamam looks to cut and misses

End of over 16 (6 runs) Lahore Badshahs 156/3 (RR: 9.75)
Inzamam-ul-Haq    4* (2b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-28-2
Humayun Farhat    32* (27b 2x4 2x6)      L Vincent    1-0-19-0

Love Ablish back on

16.1

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

16.1

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, no run, on the leg stump and cutting in, Humayun slogs across the line and misses

16.2

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives to mid off for a single

16.3

Ablish to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and slow on the middle stump, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

16.4

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, no run, short on the off stump, Humayun looks to pull and gets a bottom edge

16.5

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, no run, outside the off stump, Humayun looks to slog across the line and misses

16.6

Ablish to Humayun Farhat, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, moves back and across as he is rapped on the pads and runs across for a leg bye as Badshahs post the highest score in this leg

End of over 17 (4 runs) Lahore Badshahs 160/3 (RR: 9.41)
Humayun Farhat    33* (32b 2x4 2x6)      L Ablish    4-0-29-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (3b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-28-2

17.1

Hall to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, pulls it over mid wicket for a single

17.2

Hall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the leg stump, pulls it off the backfoot behind square where Manish pulls off a spectacular stop

17.3

Hall to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, on the off stump, Humayun goes inside out and drives to cover

17.4

Hall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, drives to long on for a single

17.5

Hall to Humayun Farhat, FOUR, slower and short on the middle stump, pulls it over deep midwicket for a boundary

17.6

Hall to Humayun Farhat, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Humayun goes inside out as he lofts to long off and Vincent misfields to give away a couple

End of over 18 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 170/3 (RR: 9.44)
Humayun Farhat    41* (36b 3x4 2x6)      AJ Hall    3-0-23-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    7* (5b 1x4)      L Ablish    4-0-29-0

18.1

Tuffey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives to long off for a single

18.2

Tuffey to Humayun Farhat, SIX, full toss outside off, Humayun connects it as he lofts it over long off for another six

18.3

Tuffey to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, slower outside off, slogs it to long on for a single

18.4

Tuffey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, drives to long off on the full

18.5

Tuffey to Humayun Farhat, OUT, outside the off stump, Humayun comes down and does not connect on the drive as he is gobbled up by Chetan at long off

Humayun Farhat c Chetan Sharma b Tuffey 48 (39b 3x4 3x6) SR: 123.07

18.6

Tuffey to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the leg stump, pulls to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 19 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 180/4 (RR: 9.47)
Inzamam-ul-Haq    10* (8b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-38-3
Azhar Mahmood    0* (0b)      AJ Hall    3-0-23-1

19.1

Hall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, full outside off, drives to sweeper on the off side for a single

19.2

Hall to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives to cover off the frontfoot

19.3

Hall to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on off stump, drives to long off for a single

19.4

Hall to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, on the off stump and full, Azhar drives to deep extra cover for a boundary

19.5

Hall to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, outside the off stump, goes for the cover drive and gets an inside edge and is bowled

Azhar Mahmood b Hall 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

19.6

Hall to Hasan Raza, OUT, on the middle and fuller in length, Raza looks to paddle it round the corner and is rapped on the pads and is out

Hasan Raza lbw b Hall 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lions have a mountain to climb to chase this total down. Join us in fifteen minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (7 runs) Lahore Badshahs 187/6
     AJ Hall    4-0-30-3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    12* (10b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-38-3
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