ICL 20s Grand Championship, 2nd Final: Hyderabad Heroes v Lahore Badshahs at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 6, 2008
6 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Absolem to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, Heroes draw first blood as Absolem lures Umar by pitching it outside off. Umar goes for the lofted drive and does not clear Maher at deep extra cover

Taufeeq Umar c Maher b Absolem 13 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Lahore Badshahs 34/1   Imran Nazir 19* (14b 2x4 1x6)   A Absolem 0.5-0-7-1

Reddy to Imran Nazir, OUT, on the leg stump, Nazir lofts it to long on where Rayudu takes the catch without moving an inch. Raymond says"Good Catch.... Binny would have taken it one handed"

Imran Nazir c Rayudu b Reddy 30 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

Lahore Badshahs 63/2   Imran Farhat 17* (14b 1x4 1x6)   PIS Reddy 1.2-0-6-1

Reddy to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, on the leg and middle and Inzamam tries to sweep it and is struck flush on the pads and is out but Inzamam says he got an edge onto it and the replays dont suggest so. Palmer who already lifted his finger is further vindicated by the replays. Good breakthrough this

Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Reddy 5 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Lahore Badshahs 75/3   Imran Farhat 24* (19b 2x4 1x6)   PIS Reddy 2.4-0-10-2

Binny to Imran Farhat, OUT, on the off stump, Farhat looks to loft it onto the midwicket but misses and is stumped. Khaleel is the man

Imran Farhat st †Khaleel b Binny 30 (27b 3x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

Lahore Badshahs 84/4   Naved Latif 3* (4b)   STR Binny 0.4-0-0-1

Binny to Naved Latif, OUT, the answer to the question of earlier ball is nothing as the stumps are bought out of the ground and sends Latif back

Naved Latif b Binny 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Lahore Badshahs 96/5   Humayun Farhat 8* (5b 1x4)   STR Binny 1.2-0-3-2

Binny to Humayun Farhat, OUT, on the middle stump, Farhat plays the ugly swipe, which he has made all his own and gets s top edge to long on. Binny is the "Kissed man" of the finals 3 wickets off 9 balls, can you beat that ?

Humayun Farhat c Rayudu b Binny 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Lahore Badshahs 98/6   Azhar Mahmood 0* (0b)   STR Binny 1.3-0-5-3

Reddy to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, full toss at the waist height as Mahmood comes down the track and blasts it to deep extra cover only to see Rayudu taking the catch. And for all those having a doubt, why it is not called a no ball, it isn't dangerous for a spinner to be bowling that ball

Azhar Mahmood c Rayudu b Reddy 13 (11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

Lahore Badshahs 118/7   Naved-ul-Hasan 4* (7b)   PIS Reddy 3.3-0-18-3

Reddy to Mushtaq Ahmed, OUT, on the off stump and an arm ball, which beats Mushtaq on the run and is stumped easily. Khaleel has easily been the most impressive keeper

Mushtaq Ahmed st †Khaleel b Reddy 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lahore Badshahs 119/8   Naved-ul-Hasan 5* (8b)   PIS Reddy 4-0-19-4

Abdul Razzaq to Mohammad Sami, OUT, on the leg stump and slower ball as Sami comes down the track and lofts it to long on to guess who? Rayudu, who takes his fourth catch of the innings

Mohammad Sami c Rayudu b Abdul Razzaq 8 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

Lahore Badshahs 130/9   Naved-ul-Hasan 6* (10b)   Abdul Razzaq 3-0-21-1





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

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