ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 9th match

Ahmedabad Rockets v Mumbai Champs

Ahmedabad Rockets won by 9 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the 9th match of ICL. We have a change of venue now, as the action shifts to Ahmedabad and we have the home team, Ahmedabad Rockets taking on the unfancied Mumbai Champs

Even though Rockets have had some good individual performances, notably, Sodhi and Martyn, the others have not rallied around them and this has led to two defeats in two matches

On the other hand, Mumbai Champs, did everything that was asked of them in the only match they played so far, but win. Failure of Van der Wath and the absence of a capable fifth bowler hurt them badly

In the present situation, it will be a fight to get onto the points table and remain in contention. With the home crowd behind them, Ahmedabad Rockets would be the favorites to win the match but then Mumbai Champs, also would like to pull some tricks of their own in toppling the Rockets

It would be Venkat Raghav and Sanjay to bring you the events as they unfold

Pitch is hard and has a tinge of green and 140 must be a good total. Since it is a new pitch it would be good to bowl first

Toss has been won by Mumbai Champs and they will bat

0.1

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

0.2

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it to cover

0.3

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, no run, has a swing and misses

0.4

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, pushes it to square leg for a single

0.5

Gillespie to Morris, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

0.6

Gillespie to Morris, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to cover

End of over 1 (1 run) Mumbai Champs 1/0
RF Morris    0* (2b)      JN Gillespie    1-0-1-0
Taufeeq Umar    1* (4b)     

1.1

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Taufeeq drives it to cover and can't get off the strike

1.2

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, outside the off stump, looks to swing and misses

1.3

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Umar loosens his arms and cuts it to deep point, Dizzy comes running in from third man and saves a couple for his team

1.4

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler

1.5

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Umar slices it past point for a single

1.6

Patel to Morris, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Morris pushes it to mid on to retain the strike

End of over 2 (4 runs) Mumbai Champs 5/0
RF Morris    1* (3b)      RB Patel    1-0-4-0
Taufeeq Umar    4* (9b)     

2.1

Gillespie to Morris, no run, outside the off stump and fuller in length, Morris comes forward and pushes it to mid off. He times the stroke pretty well as it carries to the fielder in a flash

2.2

Gillespie to Morris, no run, slower on the middle stump, Morris comes forward and drives it to mid on

2.3

Gillespie to Morris, OUT, short on the middle stump, comes in quicker than expected. Morris, in the meanwhile rocks back and looks to pull it away but ends up getting a top edge to square leg, where Bhima Rao takes the catch

RF Morris c Bhima Rao b Gillespie 1 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Nathan Astle , the skipper strides in

2.4

Gillespie to Astle, no run, and is immediately rapped on the pads but a little too high on the knee roll as Martyn rejects pleas for refferal from Dizzy and rightly so

2.5

Gillespie to Astle, 1 run, outside the off stump, Astle cuts it away to third man for a single

2.6

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on the off and middle, Umar plays with it with soft hands to the leg side for a single

End of over 3 (2 runs) Mumbai Champs 7/1
Taufeeq Umar    5* (10b)      JN Gillespie    2-0-3-1
NJ Astle    1* (2b)     

3.1

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pitching outside the leg stump and rapped on the pads and carries on one bounce to first slip.

3.2

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump. Taufeeq, comes down the track and mistimes a lofted drive to mid off for a single

3.3

Patel to Astle, no run, on a good length on the middle and leg, Astle looks to tuck it away on the leg side but gets a leading edge back to the bowler

3.4

Patel to Astle, no run, on the leg stump and drifting down, Astle looks to play it away but is rapped on the pads

3.5

Patel to Astle, 1 run, short outside the off stump and coming in. Astle, stands tall on the ball as it is climbing and steers it away to third man for a single. The Pace on the delivery unsettles Astle

3.6

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short outside the off stump. Taufeeq, comes down the track and smashes it to backward point and can't take a run

End of over 4 (2 runs) Mumbai Champs 9/1
Taufeeq Umar    6* (13b)      RB Patel    2-0-6-0
NJ Astle    2* (5b)     

Streak comes into the attack

4.1

Streak to Astle, FOUR, width outside the off stump, and, Astle capitalises as he cuts it past covers for a boundary

4.2

Streak to Astle, no run, outside the off stump, Astle comes onto the frontfoot and defends

4.3

Streak to Astle, OUT, a back of the hand slower ball on a good length from Streak and Astle, flicks it away only to find deep square leg lurking around the corner. Bhima Rao, takes the catch and Astle has to measure the steps back to the pavilion

NJ Astle c Bhima Rao b Streak 6 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

4.4

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, 1 wide, wide down the leg stump

4.4

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on a good length on the off and middle, Taufeeq pushes it to mid on with soft hands and sets off for a quick single

4.5

Streak to Patil, no run, short outside the off stump and Patil sways out of the way

4.6

Streak to Patil, no run, well once he swayed out of a short ball, he had to have one more and predictably gets it as he sways out of the way again

End of over 5 (6 runs) Mumbai Champs 15/2
RP Patil    0* (2b)      HH Streak    1-0-6-1
Taufeeq Umar    7* (14b)     

5.1

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 leg bye, rapped on the pads on the leg stump and they run across for a leg bye

5.2

Patel to Patil, no run, chin music to Patil now as he has to cop one more outside the off stump

5.3

Patel to Patil, 1 run, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Patil moves back a touch and pushes it to cover with soft hands and runs across for a single

5.4

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Taufeeq, comes down the track and mistimes a drive to cover

5.5

Patel to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taufeeq moves back a touch and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

5.6

Patel to Patil, 1 run, short on the off stump, Patil moves back and flat bats it to mid on for a single

End of over 6 (4 runs) Mumbai Champs 19/2
RP Patil    2* (5b)      RB Patel    3-0-9-0
Taufeeq Umar    8* (17b)     

Kalia into the attack now

6.1

Kalia to Patil, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends

6.2

Kalia to Patil, 1 run, on the leg stump, turns it away to square leg for a single

Kalia comes over the wicket now

6.3

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, outside the off stump, Taufeeq delicately cuts it to third man boundary

6.4

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on the middle stump, pushes it to deep square leg for a single

6.5

Kalia to Patil, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

6.6

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Taufeeq cuts it past the point flelder for a boundary

End of over 7 (11 runs) Mumbai Champs 30/2
Taufeeq Umar    17* (20b 2x4)      S Kalia    1-0-11-0
RP Patil    4* (8b)     

7.1

Streak to Patil, OUT, short outside the off stump and slower in pace, Patil pushes it to cover and wants a quick single but is sent back by Taufeeq and is not quick enough to beat the throw

RP Patil run out 4 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Raza comes in now

7.2

Streak to Hasan Raza, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

7.2

Streak to Hasan Raza, 1 run, outside the off stump, steers it to third man for a single

7.3

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

7.3

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side and the ball rolls away off the pad

7.4

Streak to Hasan Raza, 1 run, punched of the back-foot to the midwicket region

7.5

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, no run, slightly short and angling across the left-hander, Umar leans forward and cuts it away towards gully, excellent diving stop by Goodwin there cuts off a certain boundary.

7.6

Streak to Taufeeq Umar, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, defended back down the track, end of a decent over

End of over 8 (5 runs) Mumbai Champs 35/3
Taufeeq Umar    17* (23b 2x4)      HH Streak    2-0-10-1
Hasan Raza    2* (2b)     

Sodhi into the attack now

8.1

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, Raza looks to cut it away but it beats the outside edge

8.2

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, Raza comes forward and pushes it to cover and refuses a call for a single

8.3

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, 1 run

8.4

Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to mid off for a single

8.5

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, pushes it back to the bowler

8.6

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Raza pushes it to cover

End of over 9 (2 runs) Mumbai Champs 37/3
Hasan Raza    3* (7b)      RS Sodhi    1-0-2-0
Taufeeq Umar    18* (24b 2x4)     

Dizzy back into the attack now

9.1

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, outside the off stump, Taufeeq comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single

9.2

Gillespie to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump and short in length, Raza stands tall and pushes it to cover

9.3

Gillespie to Hasan Raza, 1 run, on the leg stump, this time around. Raza, stands tall and elegantly flicks it away to deep midwicket for a single

9.4

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short on the middle stump and climbing as Taufeeq comes down the track and is beaten

9.5

Gillespie to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump, Taufeeq lofts it away to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 10 (3 runs) Mumbai Champs 40/3
Taufeeq Umar    20* (27b 2x4)      JN Gillespie    3-0-6-1
Hasan Raza    4* (9b)     

10.1

Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, on the leg stump, Taufeeq paddles it away to fine leg for a boundary

10.2

Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Taufeeq, steers it away to third man but poor fielding at third man by Sriram allows a boundary

10.3

Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to mid off for a single

10.4

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, FOUR, off the outside edge to third man for a boundary

10.5

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to cover

10.6

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, Raza moves back aqnd looks to force it away but gets an under edge to cover

End of over 11 (13 runs) Mumbai Champs 53/3
Hasan Raza    8* (12b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    2-0-15-0
Taufeeq Umar    29* (30b 4x4)     

Kalia back into the attack now

11.1

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, no run, off the outside edge to short third man

11.2

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on a good length on the middle stump, Taufeeq stands tall and pushes it away to long on for a single

11.3

Kalia to Hasan Raza, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Raza pushes it to the left of short fine leg for a single

11.4

Kalia to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Taufeeq paddles it away to short fine leg for a single

11.5

Kalia to Hasan Raza, no run, beaten by the turn and bounce is Raza and Campbell takes it pretty well

11.6

Kalia to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, Raza pushes it to point and the diving stop there prevents a single

End of over 12 (3 runs) Mumbai Champs 56/3
Hasan Raza    9* (15b 1x4)      S Kalia    2-0-14-0
Taufeeq Umar    31* (33b 4x4)     

12.1

Sodhi to Taufeeq Umar, OUT, fuller outside the off stump, Taufeeq lofts it but does not time it well and it travels for some time in the air, enough for Bhima Rao to come running in from cover and take a diving catch. All the dismissals today have Bhima Rao's hand in it

Taufeeq Umar c Bhima Rao b Sodhi 31 (57m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 88.57

Kiran Powar comes in

12.2

Sodhi to Powar, no run, outside the off stump, Powar steers it to point

12.3

Sodhi to Powar, FOUR, short in length on the middle and leg. Powar, spots it and swivels it to deep midwicket for a boundary

12.4

Sodhi to Powar, OUT, short outside the off stump. Powar, rocks back and looks to play a lofted drive but the ball can't escape the clutches of Bhima Rao as he holds onto it at cover

KR Powar c Bhima Rao b Sodhi 4 (2m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Paul comes into bat now

12.5

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, no run, outside the off stump and left alone

12.6

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, outside the off stump and coming in, Paul pushes it to cover and sets off for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Mumbai Champs 61/5
Subhojit Paul    1* (2b)      RS Sodhi    3-0-20-2
Hasan Raza    9* (15b 1x4)     

13.1

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, outside the off stump, Paul steers it away to third man for a single

13.2

Kalia to Hasan Raza, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Raza comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single

13.3

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler

13.4

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, no run, on the middle stump, comes forward and defends on the frontfoot

13.5

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, on the leg stump, Paul pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

13.6

Kalia to Hasan Raza, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 14 (3 runs) Mumbai Champs 64/5
Hasan Raza    10* (17b 1x4)      S Kalia    3-0-17-0
Subhojit Paul    3* (6b)     

14.1

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, outside the off stump, steers it away to third man for a single

14.2

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Raza cuts it but a diving effort by Goodwin at point saves three runs for his team

14.3

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, no run, outside the off stump, Paul steers it to point

14.4

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Paul drives it to the left of sweeper cover for a couple

14.5

Sodhi to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, pushes it to cover for a single

14.6

Sodhi to Hasan Raza, no run, fuller outside the off stump, drives it to cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai Champs 69/5
Hasan Raza    11* (19b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    4-0-25-2
Subhojit Paul    7* (10b)     

Royal Bengal Tigers have the lowest total of 74, Mumbai can definitely surpass that

15.1

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, outside the off stump, steers it to third man for a single

15.2

Kalia to Hasan Raza, no run, on the off stump, comes forward and defends that

15.3

Kalia to Hasan Raza, 1 run, outside the off stump, plays it to covers with soft hands and runs across for a single

15.4

Kalia to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, on the leg stump, Paul turns it to deep fine leg for a single

15.5

Kalia to Hasan Raza, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it back to the bowler

15.6

Kalia to Hasan Raza, 2 runs, on the off stump, Raza comes forward and drives it to long off and a misfield allows a couple

End of over 16 (5 runs) Mumbai Champs 74/5
Hasan Raza    14* (23b 1x4)      S Kalia    4-0-22-0
Subhojit Paul    9* (12b)     

16.1

Patel to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Paul lofts it to long on for a single

16.2

Patel to Hasan Raza, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Martyn dives and stops the ball at extra cover but can't stop the single

16.3

Patel to Subhojit Paul, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to mid on for a single

16.4

Patel to Hasan Raza, 1 run, ful toss outside the off stump, Raza drives it to sweeper cover for a single

16.5

Patel to Subhojit Paul, OUT, Paul is moving across as the ball is bowled and misses a full toss on the middle stump and as it happens in such cases, is bowled. First wicket, where Bhima Rao has had nothing to do

Subhojit Paul b Patel 11 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Van der Wath comes in

16.6

Patel to van der Wath, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) Mumbai Champs 79/6
JJ van der Wath    1* (1b)      RB Patel    4-0-14-1
Hasan Raza    16* (25b 1x4)     

Streak comes in now

17.1

Streak to van der Wath, no run, on the middle stump, Van der Wath comes forward and pushes it back onto the pitch

17.2

Streak to van der Wath, FOUR, short ball on the middle stump, Van der Wath pulls and gets top edge to fine leg for a boundary

17.3

Streak to van der Wath, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Van der Wath pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

17.4

Streak to Hasan Raza, 1 run, outside the off stump, Raza, backs away and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

17.5

Streak to van der Wath, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Van der Wath gets a chance to free his arms and he flat pulls it away to cow corner for a boundary

17.6

Streak to van der Wath, SIX, fuller on the middle stump and Van der Wath gets under it and lofts it away to long on for a huge six. It did indeed travel a huge distance

End of over 18 (16 runs) Mumbai Champs 95/6
JJ van der Wath    16* (6b 2x4 1x6)      HH Streak    3-0-26-1
Hasan Raza    17* (26b 1x4)     

18.1

Gillespie to Hasan Raza, 1 run, on the leg stump, Raza moves back aqnd pushes it to midwicket for a single

18.2

Gillespie to van der Wath, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Van der Wath pulls it to deep square leg for a single

18.3

Gillespie to Hasan Raza, SIX, short on the middle stump, Raza stands tall on one leg and pulls it over square leg for a six. Kapil Dev, would have been proud of the shot

18.4

Gillespie to Hasan Raza, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Raza drives it to sweeper cover for a single

18.5

Gillespie to van der Wath, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Van der Wath swings and misses

18.6

Gillespie to van der Wath, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the off stump, Van der Wath pushes it to long off for a single

End of over 19 (10 runs) Mumbai Champs 105/6
JJ van der Wath    18* (9b 2x4 1x6)      JN Gillespie    4-0-16-1
Hasan Raza    25* (29b 1x4 1x6)     

19.1

Streak to van der Wath, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Van der Wath lofts it away over long on for a huge six

19.2

Streak to van der Wath, FOUR, slower and fuller on the leg stump. Van der Wath, picks it and unfurls an almighty slog to deep midwicket for a boundary

19.3

Streak to van der Wath, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Van der Wath squeezes it out to square leg for a single

19.4

Streak to Hasan Raza, 1 run, on a good length on the leg stump, Raza flicks it in the air but Sodhi coming running in from deep midwicket can't reach the ball

19.5

Streak to van der Wath, 1 no ball, bowls one bouncer and it hits Van der Wath on the shoulder and is called a no-ball

19.5

Streak to van der Wath, SIX, low full toss on the middle stump, Van der Wath lofts it away over cow corner for a huge six

19.6

Streak to van der Wath, SIX, short outside the off stump and slower in pace, Van der Wath flat bats it over deep midwicket for a huge six

It would be an insult to call Van der Wath's innings a cameo as it was the highest individual contribution of the innings, His pyrotechnics at the end of the innings ensure that Mumbai Champs get to a respectable score of 130

End of over 20 (25 runs) Mumbai Champs 130/6
JJ van der Wath    41* (15b 3x4 4x6)      HH Streak    4-0-51-1
Hasan Raza    26* (30b 1x4 1x6)     
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Oct 17, 2008

Ryan Campbell slammed 92 from 51 balls, Ahmedabad Rockets v Mumbai Champs, ICL, Ahmedabad, October 17, 2008

Ryan Campbell slammed 92 from 51 balls

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Tafeeq Umar takes strike

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