ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 12th match

Ahmedabad Rockets v Lahore Badshahs

Lahore Badshahs won by 31 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL. We will have the second of the matches for the day in a while from now. It will be played between the home team, Ahmedabad Rockets and an out of sorts Lahore Badshahs

With Ryan Campbell, coming in to form at the top of order for Ahmedabad Rockets, they look a formidable team. Lahore Badshahs, on the other hand are completely out of sorts and would look to get themselves out of the rut as soon as possible.

A cursory glance at the points table will point to a lot of things. Rockets, would like to launch themselves into the upper part of the table and Badshahs, languishing at the bottom of the table would like to get some points from today's game

It will be Venkat Raghav and Karthikeyan, who will be guiding you through today's proceedings

Pitch has a lot of gloss on it and has got a layer of grass on it and the ball would do the talking but then you can always hit across the line, can't you?

Toss has been by Ahmedabad Rockets and they would be chasing a target and one more thing to get to your notice is Inzamam, would not be playing for the Badshahs as he is suffering from pain in his back

Right then it will be Imran Farhat and Imran Nazir opening the batting and they will square up to Gillespie

0.1

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, no run, fuller in length on the off stump, Nazir comes forward and pushes it to mid on

0.2

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, goes hunting down the leg stump and is penalised with a call of wide

0.2

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, no run, short outside the off stump, Nazir gets onto the backfoot and pushes it to cover

0.3

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, dropped! short outside the off stump and Nazir pulls it with minimal feet movement and gets a top edge and the ball flies to square leg. Kalia, running backwards for the ball manages to get his fingers to it and can't hold on

0.4

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

0.5

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Farhat drives it to point, where Kalia is quick to get down on one knee and field

0.6

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, no run, slower ball outside the off stump and Farhat is deceived

End of over 1 (2 runs) Lahore Badshahs 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
Imran Farhat    0* (3b)      JN Gillespie    1-0-2-0
Imran Nazir    1* (3b)     

Rakesh Patil to share the new ball

1.1

Patel to Imran Nazir, FOUR, short outside the off stump and Nazir is in perfect position to pull the delivery away to deep midwicket for a boundary

1.2

Patel to Imran Nazir, no run, short on the leg stump, Nazir is unsettled by the pace and gets a bottom edge on the pull to square leg

1.3

Patel to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, outside the off stump, short in length. Nazir pulls it to short fine leg and sets off for a single. The fielder from short fine leg throws the stumps down the end nearest to him but Farhat is well in

1.4

Patel to Imran Farhat, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Farhat has a wild swing at and is beaten

1.5

Patel to Imran Farhat, FOUR, on a good length outside the off stump, Farhat square drives it over point's head for a boundary

1.6

Patel to Imran Farhat, FOUR, on the leg stump, Farhat looks to hoick it over midwicket but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a boundary. It does not matter how the runs are coming till they are coming in

End of over 2 (13 runs) Lahore Badshahs 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
Imran Farhat    8* (6b 2x4)      RB Patel    1-0-12-0
Imran Nazir    5* (6b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    1-0-2-0

2.1

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, outside the off stump, Nazir squeezes it to short fine leg for a single

2.2

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, SIX, short outside the off stump, Farhat goes hammer and tongs at it but manages to get a top edge which clears the third man fence

2.3

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, FOUR, on a good length outside the off stump, Farhat runs it down to third man and ugly fielding by Patel there allows a boundary. Luck going Badshah's way now

2.4

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads outside the leg stump, runs across for a leg bye

2.5

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, slower delivery on the middle stump, Nazir turns it round the corner to short fine leg for a single

2.6

Gillespie to Imran Farhat, OUT, outside the off stump and short in length, Farhat comes down the track looking to loft it away but ends holing it to the left of mid-off, where Martyn running sidewards takes a good catch

Imran Farhat c Martyn b Gillespie 18 (10b 3x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

End of over 3 (13 runs) Lahore Badshahs 28/1 (RR: 9.33)
     JN Gillespie    2-0-14-1
Imran Nazir    7* (8b 1x4)      RB Patel    1-0-12-0

3.1

Patel to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 wide

3.1

Patel to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, outside the off stump and coming in, Rana comes forward and pushes it to cover with a straight bat

3.2

Patel to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, short on the off and middle, Rana pulls it away to deep square leg and runs across for a single

3.3

Patel to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, on the leg stump and moving in, Nazir looks to pull it away but does not get any part of wood onto it and it is called a wide

3.3

Patel to Imran Nazir, no run, short outside the off stump and coming in. Nazir gets onto the backfoot and defends

3.4

Patel to Imran Nazir, no run, short outside the off stump, Nazir moves back and looks to cut it over the slip cordon but is beaten by both the pace and bounce

3.5

Patel to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads outside the off stump and strolls across for a leg bye

3.6

Patel to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, short on the middle stump, Rana comes down the track and swats it away towards sweeper cover for a boundary. That shot would have made any top-order batsman proud

End of over 4 (8 runs) Lahore Badshahs 36/1 (RR: 9.00)
Naved-ul-Hasan    5* (3b 1x4)      RB Patel    2-0-19-0
Imran Nazir    7* (11b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    2-0-14-1

Heath Streak into the attack now

4.1

Streak to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, Nazir looks to pull it away and is struck on the pads as he runs across for a leg bye

4.2

Streak to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Rana works it to midwicket for a single

4.3

Streak to Imran Nazir, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Nazir comes down the track and plays it like a double handed backhand ala Seles and is successful

4.4

Streak to Imran Nazir, FOUR, outside the off stump, Nazir times the drive to perfection as he bisects the gap between cover and extra cover

4.5

Streak to Imran Nazir, no run, outside the off stump, Nazir flat bats it to mid on and Rana has to dive to avoid the trouble of finding himself short. Martyn's throw does not find the target

4.6

Streak to Imran Nazir, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg bye

End of over 5 (11 runs) Lahore Badshahs 47/1 (RR: 9.40)
Imran Nazir    15* (16b 3x4)      HH Streak    1-0-9-0
Naved-ul-Hasan    6* (4b 1x4)      RB Patel    2-0-19-0

Kalia into the attack now

5.1

Kalia to Imran Nazir, 1 run, outside the off stump, Nazir comes onto the frontfoot and pushes it to cover for a single

5.2

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Rana comes forward and steers it to point

5.3

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, outside the off stump, Rana comes forward and defends

5.4

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, outside the off stump, Rana looks to sweep it away but the turn beats the outside edge

5.5

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, SIX, outside the off stump, Rana moves across as the ball is bowled and lifts it high over cow corner for a six and is looking dangerous now

5.6

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, outside the off stump, Rana is winding up to loft it away over long off but the bounce deceives him and he ends up swinging his bat

End of over 6 (7 runs) Lahore Badshahs 54/1 (RR: 9.00)
Naved-ul-Hasan    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)      S Kalia    1-0-7-0
Imran Nazir    16* (17b 3x4)      HH Streak    1-0-9-0

6.1

Streak to Imran Nazir, FOUR, on the midlde stump, Nazir cheekily paddles it over the keeper's head for a boundary

6.2

Streak to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on the middle stump, Nazir turns it to midwicket for a single

6.3

Streak to Naved-ul-Hasan, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Rana comes down the track and pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

6.4

Streak to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, short outside the off stump, Rana looks to pull it by backing away but gets an bottom edge back to the keeper

6.5

Streak to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, short outside the off stump, Rana flat bats it to mid on and can't take a single

6.6

Streak to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Rana gets onto the backfoot and closes the face of the bat on it and guides it to midwicket. Rana runs across for a single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Lahore Badshahs 62/1 (RR: 8.85)
Naved-ul-Hasan    15* (13b 1x4 1x6)      HH Streak    2-0-17-0
Imran Nazir    21* (19b 4x4)      S Kalia    1-0-7-0

7.1

Kalia to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, thank you for your services as long as it lasted. Kalia see's Rana advancing down the track and fires a quicker delivery in as Rana is beaten and Campbell is quick to whip the bails off

Naved-ul-Hasan st †Campbell b Kalia 15 (14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

Shahid Yousuf comes into bat now

7.2

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump and turning away, Yousuf looks to cut it and is beaten

7.3

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump and turning away sharply, beats the outside edge again

7.4

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump, Yousuf comes forward and pushes it to cover

7.5

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, FOUR, outside the off stump and on a good length, Yousuf comes forward and sweeps it towards the deep midwicket fence and gets a boundary

7.6

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump, Yousuf looks to sweep and is rapped on the pads

End of over 8 (4 runs) Lahore Badshahs 66/2 (RR: 8.25)
Shahid Yousuf    4* (5b 1x4)      S Kalia    2-0-11-1
Imran Nazir    21* (19b 4x4)      HH Streak    2-0-17-0

Sriram into the attack now

8.1

Sriram to Imran Nazir, 1 run, outside the off stump, Nazir steers it to short third man and runs across for a quick single

8.2

Sriram to Shahid Yousuf, no run, short outside the off stump, Yousuf cuts it straight to point

8.3

Sriram to Shahid Yousuf, no run, short outside the off stump, Yousuf looks to cut it away again but can't clear short third man

8.4

Sriram to Shahid Yousuf, 1 leg bye, struck on the pads outside the leg stump and runs across for a leg bye

8.5

Sriram to Imran Nazir, no run, outside the off stump, Nazir is coming down the track and manages to get an inside edge, which ultimately saves him as Campbell is taken aback by the edge

8.6

Sriram to Imran Nazir, 1 run, turns it to fine leg for a single

End of over 9 (3 runs) Lahore Badshahs 69/2 (RR: 7.66)
Imran Nazir    23* (22b 4x4)      S Sriram    1-0-2-0
Shahid Yousuf    4* (8b 1x4)      S Kalia    2-0-11-1

9.1

Kalia to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on the off stump, Nazir pulls it away to midwicket for a single

9.2

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump, Yousuf has one more wild swing and is beaten by the turn

9.3

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, on the leg stump, Yousuf comes forward and pushes it to leg side and runs across for a single

9.4

Kalia to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on the middle stump, Nazir turns it to short fine leg for a single

9.5

Kalia to Shahid Yousuf, OUT, outside the off stump, Yousuf gets stuck on the lofted shot and manages to get only the height on the shot as he lofts it to Patel at long off

Shahid Yousuf c Patel b Kalia 5 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Naved Latif comes into bat

9.6

Kalia to Imran Nazir, OUT, on the off stump and an arm ball as Nazir is undone and is rapped on the pad and has to go back to the pavilion. The wheels are coming off for the Badshah's now

Imran Nazir lbw b Kalia 25 (25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 10 (3 runs) Lahore Badshahs 72/4 (RR: 7.20)
     S Kalia    3-0-14-3
Naved Latif    0* (0b)      S Sriram    1-0-2-0

10.1

Sriram to Naved Latif, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

10.2

Sriram to Naved Latif, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Latif comes forward and pushes it to long off for a single

10.3

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, no run, on the middle stump, Khalid pushes it back to the bowler

10.4

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Khalid is looking to leave it but the ball goes to short third man taking the bottom edge of the bat

10.5

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

10.6

Sriram to Naved Latif, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

End of over 11 (2 runs) Lahore Badshahs 74/4 (RR: 6.72)
Naved Latif    1* (3b)      S Sriram    2-0-4-0
Khalid Mahmood    1* (3b)      S Kalia    3-0-14-3

Kalia on a hat-trick now

11.1

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, FOUR, outside the off stump, Khalid emphatically reverse sweeps it away to point boundary

11.2

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

11.2

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Khalid pushes it to cover

11.3

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump and Khalid comes forward and pushes it back onto the pitch

11.4

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Khalid drives it to cover, where Bhima rao fields despite the bad bounce

11.5

Kalia to Khalid Mahmood, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short third man for a leg bye

11.6

Kalia to Naved Latif, no run, outside the off stump, Latif comes forward and presents a dead bat

End of over 12 (6 runs) Lahore Badshahs 80/4 (RR: 6.66)
Naved Latif    1* (4b)      S Kalia    4-0-19-3
Khalid Mahmood    5* (8b 1x4)      S Sriram    2-0-4-0

12.1

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, no run, short outside the off stump, Khalid pushes it to point

12.2

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, FOUR, on the leg stump, Khalid sweeps it to fine leg for a boundary

12.3

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, no run, short outside the off stump, Khalid gets onto the backfoot and pushes it to cover

12.4

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Khalid looks to sweep it away and the turn beats him

12.5

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, short outside the off stump, cut to point for a single

12.6

Sriram to Naved Latif, no run, on the off stump and turning away sharply, left alone by Latif

End of over 13 (5 runs) Lahore Badshahs 85/4 (RR: 6.53)
Naved Latif    1* (5b)      S Sriram    3-0-9-0
Khalid Mahmood    10* (13b 2x4)      S Kalia    4-0-19-3

Bhima Rao into the attack now

13.1

Bhima Rao to Khalid Mahmood, no run, outside the off stump, Khalid comes forward and defends it

13.2

Bhima Rao to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, dropped short outside the off stump, Khalid pulls it to midwicket, where Goodwin drops it

13.3

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, no run, outside the off stump, comes forward and defends it

13.4

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, SIX, outside the off stump, comes forward and lofts it away to deep midwicket for a huge six

13.5

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, no run, sharp turn beats him on the off stump

13.6

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, no run

End of over 14 (7 runs) Lahore Badshahs 92/4 (RR: 6.57)
Naved Latif    7* (9b 1x6)      P Bhima Rao    1-0-7-0
Khalid Mahmood    11* (15b 2x4)      S Sriram    3-0-9-0

14.1

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, short outside the off stump, steers it away to third man for a single

14.2

Sriram to Naved Latif, no run, outside the leg stump,rapped on the pads

14.3

Sriram to Naved Latif, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Latif drives it to long off for a single

14.4

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, short on the off stump, Khalid cuts it to deep point for a single

14.5

Sriram to Naved Latif, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Latif pushes it to cover and gets a single

14.6

Sriram to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, on the off stump, Khalid is looking to slog it away but gets an inside edge to short fine leg and runs across for a single

End of over 15 (5 runs) Lahore Badshahs 97/4 (RR: 6.46)
Khalid Mahmood    14* (18b 2x4)      S Sriram    4-0-14-0
Naved Latif    9* (12b 1x6)      P Bhima Rao    1-0-7-0

15.1

Bhima Rao to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, outside the off stump, Khalid comes down the track and is looking to steer it away but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

15.2

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, 1 run, pushes it to long on for a single

15.3

Bhima Rao to Khalid Mahmood, SIX, short on the leg stump, Khalid lofts it away over deep square leg for a much welcomed six

15.4

Bhima Rao to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run, on the off stump, Khalid slogs it to long on for a single

15.5

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

15.6

Bhima Rao to Naved Latif, 1 run, on the leg stump, Latif lofts it to deep midwicket, where Goodwin takes it on one bounce

End of over 16 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 107/4 (RR: 6.68)
Naved Latif    11* (15b 1x6)      P Bhima Rao    2-0-17-0
Khalid Mahmood    22* (21b 2x4 1x6)      S Sriram    4-0-14-0

Parvez Aziz into the attack now

16.1

Aziz to Naved Latif, OUT, a long hop outside the off stump, Latif looks to loft it away but gets the bottom end of the bat and the ball flies to sweeper cover, where Sriram does well to run to his left and take the catch

Naved Latif c Sriram b Aziz 11 (16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 68.75

16.2

Aziz to Khalid Mahmood, 1 run

16.3

Aziz to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, outside the off stump, cuts it to cover for a single

16.4

Aziz to Khalid Mahmood, FOUR, short outside the off stump, lofts it away over covers for a boundary

16.5

Aziz to Khalid Mahmood, OUT, arm ball on the off stump, Khalid moves back a pace or two and looks to reverse sweep it away but he misses it and the resulting momentum of the bat hits the stumps. What a weird way to get out under the circumstances

Khalid Mahmood hit wicket b Aziz 27 (24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

16.6

Aziz to Tahir Mughal, no run, outside off, comes forward and defends

So Aziz gets two wickets for his captain

End of over 17 (6 runs) Lahore Badshahs 113/6 (RR: 6.64)
Tahir Mughal    0* (1b)      P Aziz    1-0-6-2
Azhar Mahmood    1* (1b)      P Bhima Rao    2-0-17-0

17.1

Bhima Rao to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, outside the off stump, turns it to fine leg for a single

17.2

Bhima Rao to Tahir Mughal, no run, outside the off stump, looks to sweep it but is beaten

17.3

Bhima Rao to Tahir Mughal, 2 runs, on the middle stump, Tahir sweeps it away but Streak does a good job at fine leg by restricting them to a couple

17.4

Bhima Rao to Tahir Mughal, 1 run, short on the leg stump, pulls it to midwicket for a single

17.5

Bhima Rao to Azhar Mahmood, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

17.5

Bhima Rao to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Mahmood cuts it over point's head for a boundary

17.6

Bhima Rao to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, short on the leg stump, Mahmood pulls it away to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 18 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 123/6 (RR: 6.83)
Azhar Mahmood    7* (4b 1x4)      P Bhima Rao    3-0-27-0
Tahir Mughal    3* (4b)      P Aziz    1-0-6-2

18.1

Aziz to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, on the off stump, Mahmood flat bats it to long on for a single

18.2

Aziz to Tahir Mughal, 1 run, outside the off stump, Tahir lofts it away to sweeper cover for a single

18.3

Aziz to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, long hop on the leg stump, Mahmood moves back a touch and lofts it away to long on where Gillespie's height allows him to take the catch

Azhar Mahmood c Gillespie b Aziz 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

18.4

Aziz to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, steers it to short third man for a single

18.5

Aziz to Tahir Mughal, SIX, short outside the off stump, Tahir lofts it high over long off for a huge six

18.6

Aziz to Tahir Mughal, 1 run, on the off stump, Tahir pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 19 (10 runs) Lahore Badshahs 133/7 (RR: 7.00)
Tahir Mughal    11* (7b 1x6)      P Aziz    2-0-16-3
Mohammad Sami    1* (1b)      P Bhima Rao    3-0-27-0

Bhima Rao to bowl the final over

19.1

Bhima Rao to Tahir Mughal, no run, comes down the track and rapped on the pads

19.2

Bhima Rao to Tahir Mughal, OUT, short outside the off stump, Tahir pulls it away to long on, where Sodhi takes the catch and pumps his fists

Tahir Mughal c Sodhi b Bhima Rao 11 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

19.3

Bhima Rao to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, short outside the off stump, pulls it away to deep square leg for a single

19.4

Bhima Rao to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 leg bye, looks to reverse sweep it and is struck on the helmet. Nevertheless runs across for a leg bye

19.5

Bhima Rao to Mohammad Sami, OUT, short on the middle stump, Sami pulls it straight down the throat of Heath Streak at deep square leg

Mohammad Sami c Streak b Bhima Rao 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

19.6

Bhima Rao to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run, outside the off stump, Saqlain reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single

Spinners have done the damage after Badshah's got off to an electrifying start. The cumulative analysis for the spinners read 8-78 off 12 overs. Martyn made a good decision to hold back his quicks and give the spinners a go and it paid off

End of over 20 (3 runs) Lahore Badshahs 136/9
Saqlain Mushtaq    1* (2b)      P Bhima Rao    4-0-29-2
Shahid Nazir    0* (0b)      P Aziz    2-0-16-3
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