ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 14th match

Chennai Superstars v Hyderabad Heroes

Chennai Superstars won by 18 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL. We have a marquee match-up lined up for the day between Chennai Superstars and Hyderabad Heroes.

Both the teams will consider this to be a vital match. Heroes can stride forward to the top of the table with a win and a loss will peg them back a little

Superstars, on the other hand will be looking for a win in this match and would like to go into the next half of the matches on a roll. They would want to start the roll with this match but a piece of stat that would worry them a little is that, they are yet to defeat the Heroes in this format of the game in three tries

After five matches on the pitch, it has weared down a little and the bounce would be considerably lower and with the cracks seemingly opening up and the dew factor coming into play, it would be safe not to buck the trend too as the team batting first has won four of the five matches here. So, bat first is going to be the mantra for the team that wins the toss

It will be Venkat Raghav and Sanjay on the commentary and scoring for the day

Toss has been won by Chennai Superstars and they predictably chose to bat

It will be Harvey and Vignesh to open the batting and they will face Razzaq first up

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 3 runs, on a good length on the leg stump, Harvey turns it to deep square leg and a faulty relay throw results in three runs

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch, left by Vignesh

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, on a good length on the off stump and coming in, Vignesh is looking to defend it on the backfoot and gets an inside edge onto his pads and Orchard negates the appeal

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, Vignesh has a wild swing and misses

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Vignesh winds up and smashes it past mid off for a boundary

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, 1 run, outside the off stump and swinging away, Vignesh pushes it to covers and sets off for a single

End of over 1 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 8/0
G Vignesh    5* (5b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-8-0
IJ Harvey    3* (1b)     

Shahabuddin is the bowler from the other end

1.1

Shahabuddin to Vignesh, 1 run, outside the off stump, Vignesh pushes it to cover to run across for a quick single

1.2

Shahabuddin to Harvey, no run, short outside the off stump, Harvey is shaping to cut it away but the extra bounce deceives him

1.3

Shahabuddin to Harvey, SIX, full on the off stump, Harvey swings it across the line and sends it soaring over long on for a six

1.4

Shahabuddin to Harvey, FOUR, outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Harvey, looks to turn it away on the leg side but gets an outside edge to third man for a welcome boundary

1.5

Shahabuddin to Harvey, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Harvey drives it on the off side but a dive by the bowler on the follow through prevents a certain boundary

1.6

Shahabuddin to Harvey, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Harvey gets a bottom edge as he is looking to push it away but gets an under edge half way to first slip and calls for a single but Vignesh refuses the call

And now we have a flood light failure which is becoming quite a common feature in this leg and it would take some time to get the players back onto the pitch. It's sort of understood if it happens mid-way but just two overs into the game is seriously, admonished

The break is not at all welcome by any of the players. Harris offers to bowl his spinners from one end but the batsmen reject the offer and rightly so

07:55 PM : Not one light is flickering on the flood light that went off but the encouraging sign is that the umpires are inspecting the pitch and there can be some sort of decision soon

07:58 PM : The lights are on and play will be underway in a few minutes from now and the good news is that it will be a full game

End of over 2 (11 runs) Chennai Superstars 19/0
IJ Harvey    13* (6b 1x4 1x6)      KS Shahabuddin    1-0-11-0
G Vignesh    6* (6b 1x4)     

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, short outside the off stump, Vignesh is moving back and is looking to go through extra cover but changes mind at the last moment and pushes it to point

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, 1 run

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, FOUR

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, no run, outside the off stump, Harvey comes forward and pushes it to mid on. He times it well as the ball goes to the fielder in a flash

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Harvey, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Harvey pushes it to covers and sets off as he notices Harris misfielding and Harris recovers well enough to let go of a sideways throw but does not hit the target

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Vignesh, no run, fuller on the off stump, Vignesh drives it to mid on, who does well to cover the wicked bounce

End of over 3 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 26/0
G Vignesh    7* (9b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-15-0
IJ Harvey    18* (9b 2x4 1x6)     

3.1

Shahabuddin to Harvey, FOUR, on the off stump and moving in, Harvey looks go over the leg side field but closes the face of the bat a tad too early as he gets a leading edge over extra cover for a boundary

3.2

Shahabuddin to Harvey, 1 leg bye, rapped on the pads on the leg stump and runs across for a leg bye

3.3

Shahabuddin to Vignesh, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Vignesh comes down the track and plays a lofted shot, just eluding the fingers of mid-on fielder and gets a boundary

3.4

Shahabuddin to Vignesh, no run, outside the off stump and moving away, Vignesh comes down the track and is looking to loft it away on the off stump. The away movement manages to elude the outside edge

3.5

Shahabuddin to Vignesh, no run, on the leg stump, Vignesh comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

3.6

Shahabuddin to Vignesh, FOUR, a gift really for Vignesh as he gets a fuller delivery on the middle stump and he, nonchalantly flicks it away over midwicket for a boundary. Lots of wrist power involved in the shot

End of over 4 (13 runs) Chennai Superstars 39/0
G Vignesh    15* (13b 3x4)      KS Shahabuddin    2-0-23-0
IJ Harvey    22* (11b 3x4 1x6)     

Stuart Binny into the attack now

4.1

Binny to Harvey, no run, and almost gets a wicket as Harvey prods at it and the ball bobs up and just falls short of Boje at mid off

4.2

Binny to Harvey, SIX, short on the middle stump, Harvey swivels it over midwicket for a six

4.3

Binny to Harvey, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Harvey plonks his frontfoot down and lofts it high over long off for a six

4.4

Binny to Harvey, 1 run, outside the off stump, Harvey steers it to third man for a single

4.5

Binny to Vignesh, (no ball) 1 run, fuller on the leg stump and Vignesh turns it away to fine leg for a single and what's more Binny oversteps and has to rebowl

Free Hit coming up now

4.5

Binny to Harvey, (no ball) SIX, fuller on the middle stump, Harvey gets under the delivery and propels it high over long on for a six and what's painful is he has overstepped again

Free Hit for the second time in a row now

4.5

Binny to Harvey, SIX, outside the off stump, Harvey flat bats it high over cow corner for a huge six

4.6

Binny to Harvey, 1 run, on the leg stump, Harvey pushes it to mid on for a single

Stuart Binny has conceded the single most expensive over of ICL- 29 runs

End of over 5 (29 runs) Chennai Superstars 68/0
IJ Harvey    48* (18b 3x4 5x6)      STR Binny    1-0-29-0
G Vignesh    16* (14b 3x4)     

PIS Reddy into the attack, spin coming to the fore now

5.1

Reddy to Harvey, no run, short outside the off stump, Harvey pulls it to midwicket

5.2

Reddy to Harvey, 1 run, short on the middle stump, pulls it to deep square leg for a single

5.3

Reddy to Vignesh, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid on for a single

5.4

Reddy to Harvey, OUT, and the change works as Reddy fools Harvey with a slower than usual delivery outside off, Harvey looks to work it away on the leg side and gets a leading edge to extra cover, which is gobbled up by Harris

IJ Harvey c Harris b Reddy 49 (26m 21b 3x4 5x6) SR: 233.33

Arnold comes in

5.5

Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, on the off stump, Arnold pushes it to midwicket for a single

5.6

Reddy to Vignesh, no run, on the off stump and turning away, Vignesh comes onto the frontfoot and is rapped on the pads

End of over 6 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 71/1
G Vignesh    17* (16b 3x4)      PIS Reddy    1-0-3-1
RP Arnold    1* (1b)     

Boje coming in from the other end now

6.1

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold covers the turn and drives it to mid off for a single

6.2

Boje to Vignesh, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Vignesh comes charging down the track and drives it to long on for a single

6.3

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Arnold cuts it to point for a single

6.4

Boje to Vignesh, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Vignesh sweeps it to deep square leg for a single

6.5

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, short on the leg stump, Arnold turns it away to fine leg for a single

6.6

Boje to Vignesh, 1 run, fuller and faster on the off stump, cramps him up for room but Vignesh manages to push it away to long on for a single

End of over 7 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 77/1
G Vignesh    20* (19b 3x4)      N Boje    1-0-6-0
RP Arnold    4* (4b)     

7.1

Reddy to Vignesh, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Vignesh moves across and pushes it to midwicket for a single

7.2

Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Arnold nudges it to sweeper for a single

7.3

Reddy to Vignesh, 1 run, on a good length on the leg stump, Vignesh plays it with soft hands to deep midwicket and is looking for a couple but a charging Binny prevents them from doing so

7.4

Reddy to Arnold, 1 run, short outside off, Arnold pulls it away to midwicket for a single

7.5

Reddy to Vignesh, FOUR, arm-ball on the leg stump, Vignesh turns it away to fine leg for a boundary

7.6

Reddy to Vignesh, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump, Vignesh pushes it to vacant areas on the leg side and runs across for a couple

End of over 8 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 87/1
G Vignesh    28* (23b 4x4)      PIS Reddy    2-0-13-1
RP Arnold    6* (6b)     

8.1

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Arnold turns it to deep square leg for a single

8.2

Boje to Vignesh, FOUR, sharp turn from the off stump, Vignesh looks to defend it but gets a thickish outside edge to third man for a boundary. Boje throws his arms up in frustration

8.3

Boje to Vignesh, no run, sharp turn outside off again, left alone by Vignesh this time

8.4

Boje to Vignesh, no run, fuller on the off stump, Vignesh drives it back to the bowler

8.5

Boje to Vignesh, OUT, on a good length on the off stump, Vignesh is expecting it to turn it a little bit more as he opens the face of the bat and gets a faint outside edge back to the keeper and he has to go back

G Vignesh c †Khaleel b Boje 32 (39m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 118.51

Badani joins Arnold at the crease

8.6

Boje to Badani, no run, Boje is letting it rip now as he gets the ball turn sharply from outside the off stump and Badani is flummoxed that it's not called a wide

End of over 9 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 92/2
HK Badani    0* (1b)      N Boje    2-0-11-1
RP Arnold    7* (7b)     

Razzaq is back into the attack now

9.1

Abdul Razzaq to Arnold, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Arnold forces it off the backfoot to mid off for a single

9.2

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Badani gets onto the backfoot and steers it to point and sets off for a single but Reddy comes swooping down on the ball and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end but Badani is just in and the third umpire confirms it

9.3

Abdul Razzaq to Arnold, 1 run, on the leg stump, Arnold pushes it to midwicket for a single

9.4

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, no run, outside the off stump, Badani stands tall and defends it back onto the pitch

9.5

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, no run, short on the off stump yet again. Badani, closes the face of the bat and defends it back onto the pitch

9.6

Abdul Razzaq to Badani, 2 runs, on the middle stump, Badani works it away to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 10 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 97/2
HK Badani    3* (5b)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-20-0
RP Arnold    9* (9b)     

10.1

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, outside off, pushes it to mid off for a single

10.2

Boje to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, Arnold turns it away to fine leg for a single

10.3

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, short on the off stump, comes forward and pushes it to fine leg for a single

10.4

Boje to Badani, 1 run

10.5

Boje to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Arnold squeezes it to midwicket for a single

10.6

Boje to Badani, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Badani forces it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 11 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 103/2
HK Badani    6* (8b)      N Boje    3-0-17-1
RP Arnold    12* (12b)     

Reddy back into the attack now

11.1

Reddy to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, Badani comes forward and turns it away to fine leg for a single

11.2

Reddy to Arnold, OUT, fuller length delivery on the off stump, Arnold moves back a touch and slogs it to cow corner, straight into the waiting hands of Sahabuddin

RP Arnold c Shahabuddin b Reddy 12 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Sathish comes to the crease now

11.3

Reddy to Sathish, 1 run, outside off, pushes it to point for a single

11.4

Reddy to Badani, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Badani mistimes a drive to mid off

11.5

Reddy to Badani, 2 runs, on the off stump, Badani turns it away to deep midwicket and runs for a quick couple

11.6

Reddy to Badani, 1 run, keeps the strike with a push to square leg

End of over 12 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 108/3
HK Badani    10* (12b)      PIS Reddy    3-0-18-2
R Sathish    1* (1b)     

Harris into the attack now

12.1

Harris to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, Badani turns it to fine leg for a single

12.2

Harris to Sathish, OUT, on a good length on the off stump, raps him flush on the pad, there is no doubt in line of the delivery as he is plumb in front. The only question is the height and the umpire reckons it would have pegged back the off stump and he is right

R Sathish lbw b Harris 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Syed joins Harris at the crease

12.3

Harris to Syed Mohammad, no run, outside off pushes it to cover

12.4

Harris to Syed Mohammad, no run

12.5

Harris to Syed Mohammad, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

12.6

Harris to Syed Mohammad, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Syed pushes it to long on off the backfoot and retains the strike

End of over 13 (2 runs) Chennai Superstars 110/4
J Syed Mohammad    1* (4b)      CZ Harris    1-0-2-1
HK Badani    11* (13b)     

13.1

Reddy to Syed Mohammad, SIX, short on the middle stump, Syed executes the pull shot with some authority over deep midwicket for a six

13.2

Reddy to Syed Mohammad, no run, pushes it to mid off

13.3

Reddy to Syed Mohammad, 1 run, on the middle stump, Syed drives it to long on for a single

13.4

Reddy to Badani, FOUR, outside the off stump, Badani is coming down the track and tries to drive it away on the off side but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary

13.5

Reddy to Badani, no run, outside off, pushes it back to the bowler

13.6

Reddy to Badani, 2 runs, on the off stump, Badani pushes it to the left of long off and good running allows them to get a couple and Syed is well in

End of over 14 (13 runs) Chennai Superstars 123/4
HK Badani    17* (16b 1x4)      PIS Reddy    4-0-31-2
J Syed Mohammad    8* (7b 1x6)     

14.1

Harris to Syed Mohammad, 1 run, outside off, gets a bottom edge to point for a single

14.2

Harris to Badani, 1 run, on the middle stump, Badani turns it away to fine leg for a single

14.3

Harris to Syed Mohammad, 1 run, on the off stump, Syed comes down the track and pushes it to square leg for a single

14.4

Harris to Badani, 4 leg byes, off the pads to fine leg for four leg-byes

14.5

Harris to Badani, 1 run, on the leg stump, Badani nudges it to midwicket for a single

14.6

Harris to Syed Mohammad, OUT, outside the off stump, Syed pushes it to Boje at extra cover and sets off for a single but the backward movement leads to his doom as he is not quick enough to beat the throw and Harris whips the bails off with some time in hand

J Syed Mohammad run out 9 (8m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

End of over 15 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 131/4
     CZ Harris    2-0-6-1
HK Badani    19* (19b 1x4)     

Hemanth Kumar comes into the middle now and would be facing Binny

15.1

Binny to Hemanth Kumar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Hemanth steers it to down to third man for a boundary

Binny needs to clean up his act

15.2

Binny to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Hemanth drives it to long off for a single

15.3

Binny to Badani, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Badani pushes it to extra cover for a single

15.4

Binny to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on the leg stump, Hemanth pushes it to short fine leg for a single

15.5

Binny to Badani, OUT, Binny redeems himself as he bowls one short on the off stump, Badani is looking to pull it away off the backfoot but does not get enough bat on it as he is unable to clear Maher at midwicket

HK Badani c Maher b Binny 20 (28m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 95.23

15.6

Binny to Law, 1 run, on the off stump, Law pushes it to midwicket and sets off for a quick single

End of over 16 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 139/6
SG Law    1* (1b)      STR Binny    2-0-37-1
C Hemanth Kumar    6* (3b 1x4)     

16.1

Harris to Law, 1 run, outside the off stump, Law pushes it to point off the backfoot for a single

16.2

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, Hemanth pushes it to midwicket for a single

16.3

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

16.4

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Hemanth gets forward and creams a perfect cover drive for a boundary

16.5

Harris to Hemanth Kumar, OUT, leg cutter this time around. Hemanth, looks to turn it away and plays all over it and is bowled

C Hemanth Kumar b Harris 11 (7m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

Jesuraj joins his captain, Law at the crease

16.6

Harris to Jesuraj, no run, on the off stump and turning away, raps him on the pads and he is looking to steal a leg-bye, rejected by Law

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 146/7
R Jesuraj    0* (1b)      CZ Harris    3-0-13-2
SG Law    3* (3b)     

Boje into the attack now

17.1

Boje to Law, no run, pushes it to midwicket

17.2

Boje to Law, 1 run, on the leg stump, Law turns it to square leg for a single

17.3

Boje to Jesuraj, no run, raps him on the pads outside the leg stump

17.4

Boje to Jesuraj, 1 run

17.5

Boje to Law, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Law cuts it to deep point for a single

17.6

Boje to Jesuraj, no run, fires a quicker one on the leg stump, Jesuraj, gets an inside edge onto his pads

End of over 18 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 149/7
R Jesuraj    1* (4b)      N Boje    4-0-20-1
SG Law    5* (6b)     

18.1

Harris to Law, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Law drives it to extra cover for a single

18.2

Harris to Jesuraj, 1 run, outside the off stump, steers it to third man for a single

18.3

Harris to Law, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Law drills it to long off for a single

18.4

Harris to Jesuraj, 1 run, on the leg stump, off the inside edge to fine leg for a single

18.5

Harris to Law, 1 run, short outside the off stump, looks to cut it away but gets an inside edge to square leg for a single

18.6

Harris to Jesuraj, OUT, on a good length on the middle stump, Jesuraj lofts it to deep midwicket where Sahabuddin takes the catch

R Jesuraj c Shahabuddin b Harris 3 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

End of over 19 (5 runs) Chennai Superstars 154/8
     CZ Harris    4-0-18-3
SG Law    8* (9b)     

Shabbir Ahmed comes into face Razzaq now

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Shabbir Ahmed, 2 wides, slower on the leg stump, Shabbir looks to turn it away but is beaten and runs across and it's called a wide

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Law, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Law moves back and cuts it past point for a boundary

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Law, OUT, on the middle stump and short in length, Law is looking to pull it away but gets a top edge onto the pull shot to mid on where Maher runs back and takes the catch

SG Law c Maher b Abdul Razzaq 12 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Shabbir Ahmed, OUT, outside the off stump, struck on the pads and there is a lot of yes-no-yes and they decide to run but Razzaq comes running in and beats Hayward in the race as he breaks the stumps down

M Hayward run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Superstars end up with 160, pretty less than what they expected at 92/2 in nine overs. Harris and Boje, bowled economical spells to stifle down the Superstars

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Photos

Oct 21, 2008

Abdul Razzaq in action, Chennai Superstars v Hyderabad Heroes, Indian Cricket League, 14th match, Ahmedabad, October 21, 2008

Abdul Razzaq in action

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Oct 21, 2008

Ian Harvey in attacking mode, Chennai Superstars v Hyderabad Heroes, Indian Cricket League, 14th match, Ahmedabad, October 21, 2008

Ian Harvey in attacking mode

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