ICL 20s Grand Championship, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICL 20s Grand Championship - 1st semi final

Hyderabad Heroes v Chennai Superstars

Hyderabad Heroes won by 4 runs

Hello all and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first semifinal between Hyderabad Heroes and Chennai Superstars.

Pitch will aid the spinners and team winning the toss would be well advised to bat first.

Toss has been won by the Heroes and they chose to bat

Maher and Razzaq will be facing upto Shabbir Ahmed

0.1

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, 1 wide, Wide to start off the proceedings with, drifts down the leg side

0.1

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, 1 wide, now he goes hunting down the off side as he delivers a huge wide

0.2

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump, Maher covers the line of the delivery and pushes it to the right of point for a single

0.3

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, outside the off stump and width given by Shabbir, Razzaq cracks it past point for a couple of runs to open his account

0.3

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full on the off stump, Razzaq comes onto the front foot and defends

0.4

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on a good length outside off, Razzaq defends on the backfoot

0.5

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump and swinging in from a good length, cramps Razzaq for room who has a feeble defense at it in the end

0.6

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, Razzaq looks to flick it but gets rapped on the pads on the way to fine leg for a leg bye

End of over 1 (6 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
Abdul Razzaq    2* (5b)      Shabbir Ahmed    1-0-5-0
JP Maher    1* (1b)     

1.1

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, Vignesh goes hunting down the leg side for a wide

1.1

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, on a good length outside off, Razzaq clobbers it but does not get hold of it as it rolls to mid on. Razzaq takes a single

1.2

Vignesh to Maher, no run, on a good length and swinging away from off, Maher drives off the back foot to cover

1.3

Vignesh to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maher pushes it to midwicket for a quick single

1.4

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, outside the off stump, Razzaq comes down the track and moves back a touch as he pulls the screws out of it, sends it on it's way to the midwicket boundary

1.5

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, what a reply! Razzaq gets a short ball for his previous effort and is struck on the neck off an inside edge

1.6

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, full outside the off stump, lofts it inside out to deep backward point for a couple

End of over 2 (9 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
Abdul Razzaq    9* (9b 1x4)      G Vignesh    1-0-9-0
JP Maher    2* (3b)      Shabbir Ahmed    1-0-5-0

2.1

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, no run, on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket

2.2

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, no run, pitching outside the leg and coming in towards the middle stump, Maher defends on the back foot

2.3

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, no run, short of a length delivery on the middle stump, defends to covers off the back foot

2.4

Shabbir Ahmed to Maher, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, Maher tries to push it but is rapped on the pads, nevertheless takes a leg bye

2.5

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the back foot

2.6

Shabbir Ahmed to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short outside the off stump, left all alone by Razzaq

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) Hyderabad Heroes 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
Abdul Razzaq    9* (11b 1x4)      Shabbir Ahmed    2-1-5-0
JP Maher    2* (7b)      G Vignesh    1-0-9-0

3.1

Vignesh to Maher, no run, outside the leg stump again, rapped on the pads is Maher

3.2

Vignesh to Maher, OUT, on the middle stump, Maher looks to swing it across the line and is bowled across the gates. Well this was bound to happen as Maher was trying to force the pace

JP Maher b Vignesh 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

3.3

Vignesh to Rayudu, no run, bang on the middle stump, Rayudu takes the bottom hand off the handle and defends

3.4

Vignesh to Rayudu, 1 run, short on the off stump, Rayudu gets on to the back foot and turns it to short fine leg for a single

3.5

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short outside the off stump, Razzaq looks to go for the upper cut but misses, Razzaq is making his intents clear here

3.6

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, goes wide down the leg side

3.6

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full on the off and middle and slower in pace, Razzaq surprised by the lack of pace drives but the ball travels some time in air to mid on for a single

End of over 4 (3 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 19/1 (RR: 4.75)
Abdul Razzaq    10* (13b 1x4)      G Vignesh    2-0-12-1
AT Rayudu    1* (2b)      Shabbir Ahmed    2-1-5-0

4.1

Kumaran to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Razzaq unleashes a powerful drive towards mid off for a scorching boundary

4.2

Kumaran to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, gone! Superstars fielding does it for them as Razzaq flicks it and looks for a run and comes down the pitch as he was called by Rayudu and Arnold does a backhanded lob which hits the stumps and Razzaq is sent on his way back

Abdul Razzaq run out 14 (20m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

4.3

Kumaran to Boje, no run, on the middle stump, Boje drives it to mid off on the back foot

4.4

Kumaran to Boje, no run, outside the off stump, pushes to covers off the backfoot

4.5

Kumaran to Boje, no run, on the leg stump, Boje looks to drive after moving away, gets an inside edge to square leg

4.6

Kumaran to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, lofts it over point to retain the strike

End of over 5 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 24/2 (RR: 4.80)
N Boje    1* (4b)      T Kumaran    1-0-5-0
AT Rayudu    1* (2b)      G Vignesh    2-0-12-1

5.1

Vignesh to Boje, FOUR, on a good length outside the off stump and swinging away a touch. An invitation to drive and Boje does exactly that as he splits the fielders at cover to get his first boundary

5.2

Vignesh to Boje, no run, outside the off stump, Boje goes onto the back foot and defends

5.3

Vignesh to Boje, no run, outside the off stump, looks to drive but just about manages to push it to point

5.4

Vignesh to Boje, no run, outside the off stump, short in length, Boje looks to cut but misses

5.5

Vignesh to Boje, FOUR, fuller on the off stump and swinging away, Boje drives it through covers to bring up his second boundary off the over

5.6

Vignesh to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, but marginally so as it cramps Boje for room as he defends on the back foot

End of over 6 (9 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 33/2 (RR: 5.50)
N Boje    10* (10b 2x4)      G Vignesh    3-0-21-1
AT Rayudu    1* (2b)      T Kumaran    1-0-5-0

6.1

Harvey to Boje, 1 run, on a good length outside off, Boje drives it to cover for a single

6.2

Harvey to Rayudu, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Rayudu square drives it to deep point for a single

6.3

Harvey to Boje, no run, outside the off stump and fuller in length, Boje defends on the front foot

6.4

Harvey to Boje, no run, full outside the off stump, Boje drives it to mid off on the front foot

6.5

Harvey to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump and shaping away, Boje lets the ball come onto him and deflects it to third man off the last moment for a single

6.6

Harvey to Rayudu, 1 run, outside the off stump and a touch fuller, Rayudu drives it on the off side but a good fielding effort at cover by Badani restricts them to a single

End of over 7 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 37/2 (RR: 5.28)
AT Rayudu    3* (4b)      IJ Harvey    1-0-4-0
N Boje    12* (14b 2x4)      G Vignesh    3-0-21-1

7.1

Vignesh to Rayudu, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Rayudu drives it through covers for a couple. Good looking shot that

7.2

Vignesh to Rayudu, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Rayudu pushes it to covers off the front foot

7.3

Vignesh to Rayudu, 2 byes, short on the off stump, Rayudu looks to launch it over the bowlers head but misses the length altogether and gets two byes

7.4

Vignesh to Rayudu, no run, on the leg stump, tries to flick and run but sent back by Boje

7.5

Vignesh to Rayudu, 1 run, on the off stump and short in length, Rayudu runs it down to third man for a single

7.6

Vignesh to Boje, no run, on a good length on the middle stump, Boje moves across and looks to glide it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads

End of over 8 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 42/2 (RR: 5.25)
N Boje    12* (15b 2x4)      G Vignesh    4-0-24-1
AT Rayudu    6* (9b)      IJ Harvey    1-0-4-0

8.1

Kumaran to Rayudu, no run, outside the off stump and pushing it in a touch. Rayudu has a prod at it but is beaten by the extra pace

8.2

Kumaran to Rayudu, no run, short outside the off stump, Rayudu stands tall and looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the keeper

8.3

Kumaran to Rayudu, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Rayudu looks to drive but gets an outside edge to third man for a single

8.4

Kumaran to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, drives it to mid off

8.5

Kumaran to Rayudu, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to covers for a single

8.6

Kumaran to Boje, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it to square leg

End of over 9 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 46/2 (RR: 5.11)
N Boje    14* (17b 2x4)      T Kumaran    2-0-9-0
AT Rayudu    8* (13b)      G Vignesh    4-0-24-1

9.1

Harvey to Boje, FOUR, outside the off stump, cut to point for a boundary

9.2

Harvey to Boje, FOUR, slower outside the off stump, pushes it to covers for a boundary

9.3

Harvey to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes to cover for a single

9.4

Harvey to Rayudu, no run, on the leg stump, defends on the front foot

9.5

Harvey to Rayudu, 1 bye, outside the off stump, Rayudu looks to run it down but misses and the ball is deflected of the Parore' gloves for a bye

9.6

Harvey to Boje, 1 leg bye, rapped on the pads outside the leg stump, gets a leg bye

End of over 10 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 57/2 (RR: 5.70)
N Boje    23* (21b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    2-0-13-0
AT Rayudu    8* (15b)      T Kumaran    2-0-9-0

10.1

Arnold to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, Boje pushes it to covers off the back foot for a single

10.2

Arnold to Rayudu, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

10.2

Arnold to Rayudu, 2 runs, outside the off stump, lofts it over extra cover fielder for a couple

10.3

Arnold to Rayudu, SIX, up up and away, Rayudu comes down the track and lofts it over midwicket for a six

10.4

Arnold to Rayudu, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to long on for a single

10.5

Arnold to Boje, 1 run, on the off stump, drives it to mid off for a single

10.6

Arnold to Rayudu, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Rayudu comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a six. He got some wood on it

End of over 11 (18 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 75/2 (RR: 6.81)
AT Rayudu    23* (19b 2x6)      RP Arnold    1-0-18-0
N Boje    25* (23b 4x4)      IJ Harvey    2-0-13-0

11.1

Syed Mohammad to Boje, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to deep cover for a single

11.2

Syed Mohammad to Rayudu, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Rayudu has a good look at it and defends

11.3

Syed Mohammad to Rayudu, no run, Rayudu looks to uncork again but Syed sees him coming and pushes it to the legs as Rayudu defends

11.4

Syed Mohammad to Rayudu, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Rayudu moves back and clobbers it to long on, where good effort by Vignesh allows them only a couple

11.5

Syed Mohammad to Rayudu, OUT, on the leg stump, Rayudu gets under the delivery gets height but not distance as it is gobbled up by Vignesh at long on

AT Rayudu c Vignesh b Syed Mohammad 25 (37m 23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 108.69

11.6

Syed Mohammad to Boje, 1 run, on the off stump, Boje turns it to midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 79/3 (RR: 6.58)
N Boje    27* (25b 4x4)      J Syed Mohammad    1-0-4-1
JM Kemp    0* (0b)      RP Arnold    1-0-18-0

12.1

Kumaran to Boje, no run, short outside the off stump, Boje cuts it off the back foot to point

12.2

Kumaran to Boje, FOUR, drifts down the leg stump as Boje turns it away to fine leg for a boundary as short fine leg is inside the circle

12.3

Kumaran to Boje, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler who misses it and a single is taken

12.4

Kumaran to Kemp, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the front foot

12.5

Kumaran to Kemp, 1 run, slower outside off, defended on the back foot to covers for a single

12.6

Kumaran to Boje, FOUR, width outside the off stump, Vintage Boje uncorks the cut shot to send it to the point boundary

End of over 13 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 89/3 (RR: 6.84)
N Boje    36* (29b 6x4)      T Kumaran    3-0-19-0
JM Kemp    1* (2b)      J Syed Mohammad    1-0-4-1

13.1

Syed Mohammad to Kemp, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg bye

13.2

Syed Mohammad to Boje, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Boje drives it to long off for a single

13.3

Syed Mohammad to Kemp, no run, on the off stump and an arm ball defended back to the bowler by Kemp

13.4

Syed Mohammad to Kemp, 1 run, OUT, on the leg stump, Kemp drives to long on and tries to take a couple but Vignesh fires in a quick throw to Parore, which finds Kemp well out of the crease

JM Kemp run out 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

13.5

Syed Mohammad to Binny, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

13.5

Syed Mohammad to Binny, no run, fuller outside the off stump, pushed to point off the back foot

13.6

Syed Mohammad to Binny, no run, on the leg stump, tries to push on the leg side but is rapped on the pads

End of over 14 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 93/4 (RR: 6.64)
STR Binny    0* (2b)      J Syed Mohammad    2-0-7-1
N Boje    37* (30b 6x4)      T Kumaran    3-0-19-0

14.1

Shabbir Ahmed to Boje, SIX, short on the leg stump, Boje just helped it on it's way did not seem much power in it as the ball comfortably clears the ropes at fine leg! Good shot that

14.2

Shabbir Ahmed to Boje, 1 run, on the middle stump, Boje turns it midwicket for a single

14.3

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Binny goes inside out for a violent boundary. Clean hitting that. What does he eat?!

14.4

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, turns it to midwicket for a single

14.5

Shabbir Ahmed to Boje, 1 run, short on the leg stump, pulls it to deep square leg for a single

14.6

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

14.6

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, no run, on the leg stump, pushed down with soft hands by Binny

End of over 15 (14 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 107/4 (RR: 7.13)
STR Binny    5* (5b 1x4)      Shabbir Ahmed    3-1-19-0
N Boje    45* (33b 6x4 1x6)      J Syed Mohammad    2-0-7-1

15.1

Syed Mohammad to Boje, 1 run, full outside the off stump, Boje drives it to long off for a single

15.2

Syed Mohammad to Binny, no run, short outside the off stump, Binny goes inside out to cover

15.3

Syed Mohammad to Binny, 1 run, outside the off stump, cuts it to third man for a single

15.4

Syed Mohammad to Boje, no run, outside the off stump, looks to cut but misses

15.5

Syed Mohammad to Boje, 1 leg bye, off the pads for a leg bye

15.6

Syed Mohammad to Binny, 1 run, short on the middle stump, pulls it to long on for a single

End of over 16 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 111/4 (RR: 6.93)
STR Binny    7* (8b 1x4)      J Syed Mohammad    3-0-10-1
N Boje    46* (36b 6x4 1x6)      Shabbir Ahmed    3-1-19-0

16.1

Kumaran to Binny, 2 runs, full on the middle stump, Binny smashes it to long on for a couple

16.2

Kumaran to Binny, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes to mid wicket for a single

16.3

Kumaran to Boje, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Boje swivels it to deep midwicket for a single

16.4

Kumaran to Binny, no run, on a good length outside off, Binny looks to unwind but misses

16.5

Kumaran to Binny, 1 run, fuller outside off, lofts to long off for a single

16.6

Kumaran to Boje, OUT, on the middle stump, Boje comes down the track and lofts it to long on where Syed takes the catch

N Boje c Syed Mohammad b Kumaran 47 (53m 38b 6x4 1x6) SR: 123.68

End of over 17 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 116/5 (RR: 6.82)
     T Kumaran    4-0-24-1
STR Binny    11* (12b 1x4)      J Syed Mohammad    3-0-10-1

17.1

Syed Mohammad to Harris, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to square leg for a single

17.2

Syed Mohammad to Binny, 3 runs, outside the off stump, Binny looks to loft it to long off but gets a top edge behind square for three runs

17.3

Syed Mohammad to Harris, 1 run, outside the off stump, cut to point for a single

17.4

Syed Mohammad to Binny, no run, outside off, Binny drives back to the bowler

17.5

Syed Mohammad to Binny, 1 run, on the leg stump, chips it over bowlers head for a single

17.6

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

End of over 18 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 123/5 (RR: 6.83)
CZ Harris    3* (3b)      J Syed Mohammad    4-0-17-1
STR Binny    15* (15b 1x4)      T Kumaran    4-0-24-1

18.1

Shabbir Ahmed to Harris, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, pushes it to long on for a single

18.2

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, 1 run

18.3

Shabbir Ahmed to Harris, 1 run

18.4

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Binny slices it away to covers for a boundary

18.5

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump, cut to point where a misfield allows him a couple

18.6

Shabbir Ahmed to Binny, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 19 (9 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 132/5 (RR: 6.94)
STR Binny    22* (19b 2x4)      Shabbir Ahmed    4-1-28-0
CZ Harris    5* (5b)      J Syed Mohammad    4-0-17-1

19.1

Harvey to Harris, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Harris drives it to deep extra cover for a couple

19.2

Harvey to Harris, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, drives to cover and takes a single

19.3

Harvey to Binny, 2 runs, on a good length outside off, Binny slogs it to long on for a couple

19.4

Harvey to Binny, OUT, on the middle stump, Binny looks to paddle it away and misses but gets his foot outside the pad as Parore does the rest, stumps him

STR Binny st †Parore b Harvey 24 (25m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

19.5

Harvey to Anirudh Singh, SIX, fuller on the leg stump, Anirudh lofts it over deep midwicket for a six. Good clean strike that

19.6

Harvey to Anirudh Singh, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Anirudh smashes it down the ground for a boundary as Harvey who attempts to field it on his follow throw grimaces as it slips though

Not a good total but the way the ball is stopping before coming onto the bat, it looks a formidable one

End of over 20 (15 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 147/6
Anirudh Singh    10* (2b 1x4 1x6)      IJ Harvey    3-0-28-1
CZ Harris    8* (7b)      Shabbir Ahmed    4-1-28-0
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Photos

Apr 2, 2008

Nicky Boje prepares to play a shot during his 38-ball 47, Hyderabad Heroes v Chennai Superstars, 1st semi-final, Indian Cricket League, Hyderabad, April 2, 2008

Nicky Boje prepares to play a shot during his 38-ball 47

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Apr 2, 2008

Hemang Badani's 50 off 37 balls went in vain as the Superstars lost by four runs, Hyderabad Heroes v Chennai Superstars, 1st semi-final, Indian Cricket League, Hyderabad, April 2, 2008

Hemang Badani's 50 off 37 balls went in vain as the Superstars lost by four runs

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