ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 23rd match

Ahmedabad Rockets v Hyderabad Heroes

Hyderabad Heroes won by 3 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the ICL match between Ahmedabad Rockets and Hyderabad Heroes. The Rockets have won the toss and elected to bowl. It will be Siddhartha Talya and Karthikeyan taking you through the action.

Jimmy Maher and Abdul Razzaq to open for the Heroes. Jason Gillespie will open the bowling for the Rockets.

0.1

Gillespie to Maher, no run, short outside the off and holding its line, Maher tries to cut but misses, the ball gets to the keeper on the bounce

0.2

Gillespie to Maher, no run, beaten, pitching on off and angling away, Maher tries to defend but misses

0.3

Gillespie to Maher, no run, on a good length on middle and off, pushed to the covers

0.4

Gillespie to Maher, 1 run, pitched on leg just short of a good length, worked away to fine-leg

0.5

Gillespie to Abdul Razzaq, no run, bouncer, short on the off and coming in just a touch, Razzaq defends that off the back foot with some difficulty

0.6

Gillespie to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, short of a good length just slightly outside the off, angling away just a touch, Razzaq tries to defed, gets an outside edge between keeper and slip for a boundary.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
Abdul Razzaq    4* (2b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    1-0-5-0
JP Maher    1* (4b)     

Rakesh Patel to bowl

1.1

Patel to Maher, 1 run, bowled on a good length on middle and off, pushed wide off mid wicket for a single

1.2

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on a good length on middle and off to the right hander, angling away just a touch, defended back to the bowler

1.3

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, on a good length on middle and leg, pushed off the back foot between square leg and mid wicket for a couple

1.4

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on a good length on middle and leg, pushed firmly off the back foot to mid on

1.5

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, swinging in, Razzaq tries to play it back to the bowler, gets a thick inside edge to fine-leg

1.6

Patel to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside the off, no movement this time, Maher drives to mid off whos standing a little deep, and the batsmen take a single

End of over 2 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
JP Maher    3* (6b)      RB Patel    1-0-5-0
Abdul Razzaq    7* (6b 1x4)      JN Gillespie    1-0-5-0

2.1

Gillespie to Maher, no run, on a good length just slightly outside the off stump, Maher prods at it on the front foot, gets beaten, but no carry to the keeper, that's not encouraging for the bowler

2.2

Gillespie to Maher, OUT, a bit more pace this time, on a good length outside the off stump, Maher tries to lethargically run that one down to third man, gets an outside edge and the keeper Campbell makes no mistake diving to his left. One down!!!

JP Maher c †Campbell b Gillespie 3 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

2.3

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, full outside the off, defends on the front foot presenting the full face of the bat

2.4

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, flicked straight to square leg

2.5

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, on a good length outside the off, Kemp comes forward and defends on the leg side

2.6

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, short of a good length on off and moving in towards middle, Kemp watchfully defends that one to mid wicket

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Hyderabad Heroes 10/1 (RR: 3.33)
JM Kemp    0* (4b)      JN Gillespie    2-1-5-1
Abdul Razzaq    7* (6b 1x4)      RB Patel    1-0-5-0

3.1

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, 4 leg byes, short of a good length on leg and angling in, Razzaq tries to work that one away towards fine-leg, the ball clips his pads and rolls down to the fine-leg boundary

3.2

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on a good length on off and coming in, keeping low too, Razzaq pushes that one off the back foot to mid off

3.3

Patel to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, short of length on the off and just coming in a touch, Razzak tries to pull it over square leg, gets a top edge towards the off side, where the cover fielder Murray Goodwin takes a simple catch. Early trouble for the Heroes!

Abdul Razzaq c Goodwin b Patel 7 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Ambati Raydu the new batsman

3.4

Patel to Rayudu, no run, on a good length outside the off and angling in, Rayudu defends that to point

3.5

Patel to Rayudu, no run, short of a good length outside the off and angling in, Rayudu pushes that firmly off the back foot to cover

3.6

Patel to Rayudu, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, holding its line, defended off the back foot on the leg side

End of over 4 (4 runs, wicket maiden) Hyderabad Heroes 14/2 (RR: 3.50)
AT Rayudu    0* (3b)      RB Patel    2-1-5-1
JM Kemp    0* (4b)      JN Gillespie    2-1-5-1

4.1

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, defended back to the bowler

4.2

Gillespie to Kemp, FOUR, short of length on off and middle, Kemp rocks back on the back foot and pulls that one over mid wicket, where the ball just brushes the fielder's fingers, for a boundary.

4.3

Gillespie to Kemp, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.3

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, defended back to the bowler, short of a good length on the off

4.4

Gillespie to Kemp, OUT, on a good length outside off and angling in, Kemp tries to get onto the back foot and push that on the off side, gets a thin inside edge and Campbell, the wicketkeeper, dives well to his left to take a good catch. Gillespie strikes again!

JM Kemp c †Campbell b Gillespie 4 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Nicky Boje comes in

4.5

Gillespie to Boje, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and swinging towards off, Boje works that one between midwicket and square leg for a single

4.6

Gillespie to Rayudu, no run, on a good length on the off side, defended carefully off the back foot

End of over 5 (6 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 20/3 (RR: 4.00)
AT Rayudu    0* (4b)      JN Gillespie    3-1-11-2
N Boje    1* (1b)      RB Patel    2-1-5-1

5.1

Patel to Boje, no run, on a good length outside the off, pushed straight to point

5.2

Patel to Boje, SIX, short and wide outside the off, Boje cuts that one over backward point for a six. That was timed perfectly!

5.3

Patel to Boje, no run, short of a good length outside the off, pushed firmly to cover off the back foot

5.4

Patel to Boje, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on middle and off, Boje walks across and tries to pull it in the direction of square leg, gets hit really high on the pads, and the batsmen scramble a leg bye

5.5

Patel to Rayudu, no run, on a good length outside the off and angling in, played straight to short extra cover

5.6

Patel to Rayudu, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, moving in, flicked off the back foot wide of square leg for a single

End of over 6 (8 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 28/3 (RR: 4.66)
AT Rayudu    1* (6b)      RB Patel    3-1-12-1
N Boje    7* (5b 1x6)      JN Gillespie    3-1-11-2

Heath Streak to bowl

6.1

Streak to Rayudu, 1 run, full on the off and swinging in,driven on the front foot firmly to mid on. The batsmen take a qucik single

6.2

Streak to Boje, 1 run, full and wide outside the off, pushed between cover and cover-point for a single

6.3

Streak to Rayudu, OUT, full on middle and leg, the batsman walks across and tries to hoick that one over mid wicket, misses and is hit on the pads. The fielders go up and the umpire gives him out. The batsman is not convinced and calls for a referral, but he still has to walk back. The replays confirm that was plumb, it was hitting middle and leg

AT Rayudu lbw b Streak 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Stuart Binny walks in

6.4

Streak to Binny, no run, full on middle and angling in towards leg, Binny puts his front foot outside the line of the off stump and drives that one straight to mid wicket

6.5

Streak to Binny, FOUR, short and wide outside the off, kept low, Binny tries to cut that past point, gets an inside edge and the ball evades the diving keeper to roll down to the fine-leg boundary

6.6

Streak to Binny, 1 run, short of a good length outside the off, run down to third man for a single

End of over 7 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 35/4 (RR: 5.00)
STR Binny    5* (3b 1x4)      HH Streak    1-0-7-1
N Boje    8* (6b 1x6)      RB Patel    3-1-12-1

Sodhi to bowl

7.1

Sodhi to Binny, no run, on a good length outside the off, shaping in, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

7.2

Sodhi to Binny, no run, slower ball on a good length outside the off, opens the face of the bat and plays it to point

7.3

Sodhi to Binny, 2 runs, on a good length on off and middle, angling in, puts his left foot across and flicks that one uppishly over mid wicket for a couple

7.4

Sodhi to Binny, FOUR, that was a length ball on middle stump, struck over the bowlers head for a boundary

7.5

Sodhi to Binny, FOUR, on a good length on off and middle, uses his wrists to drive that one uppishly over mid wicket for a boundary

7.6

Sodhi to Binny, no run, full on off and shaping in, driven off the front foot to mid on

End of over 8 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 45/4 (RR: 5.62)
STR Binny    15* (9b 3x4)      RS Sodhi    1-0-10-0
N Boje    8* (6b 1x6)      HH Streak    1-0-7-1

8.1

Streak to Boje, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump and angling away, guided to third man for a single

8.2

Streak to Binny, 1 run, short of a good length outside the off again, run down to third man

8.3

Streak to Boje, 1 run, short of a good length on the leg stump, turned away to fine leg

8.4

Streak to Binny, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, no movement, pushed firmly off the front foot to mid off

8.5

Streak to Binny, no run, on a good length outside the off, opens the face of the bat to play the ball down towards point

8.6

Streak to Binny, FOUR, short of a good length outside off and angling in, Binny delicately cuts it wide of the keeper for a boundary towards third man. A first slip would have caught that, but it was played on purpose

End of over 9 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 52/4 (RR: 5.77)
STR Binny    20* (13b 4x4)      HH Streak    2-0-14-1
N Boje    10* (8b 1x6)      RS Sodhi    1-0-10-0

9.1

Sodhi to Boje, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, Boje cuts that one powerfully to deep point

9.2

Sodhi to Binny, FOUR, full outside the off, Binny makes room and drives that one uppishly wide of the diving mid of for a boundary

9.3

Sodhi to Binny, no run, on a good length outside the off, driven back to the bowler who fields it on the follow through

9.4

Sodhi to Binny, 1 run, slower ball outside the off, on a full length, driven uppishly to long on

9.5

Sodhi to Boje, 1 run, short of a good length just slightly outside off, run down to third man for a single

9.6

Sodhi to Binny, 1 run, on a good length on middle and leg, flicked uppishly to deep square leg for a single

End of over 10 (8 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 60/4 (RR: 6.00)
STR Binny    26* (17b 5x4)      RS Sodhi    2-0-18-0
N Boje    12* (10b 1x6)      HH Streak    2-0-14-1

10.1

Streak to Binny, FOUR, short outside the off, Binny makes room and swats that one over mid off for a boundary

10.2

Streak to Binny, no run, fuller outside the off, Binny tries to cut that one past point, misses and the ball carries well to the keeper

10.3

Streak to Binny, no run, on a full length outside the off, driven firmly on the front foot to mid off

10.4

Streak to Binny, 2 runs, full outside the off, Binny tries to drive that one powerfully through the off, hits the inside half of the bat and the ball dribbles down wide of deep square leg. The batsmen get a couple

10.5

Streak to Binny, no run, short of a good length outside off, kept really low, Binny could not get the bat down in time

10.6

Streak to Binny, FOUR, on a good length outside the off, Binny gets onto the front foot and square drives it wide of point for a boundary

End of over 11 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 70/4 (RR: 6.36)
STR Binny    36* (23b 7x4)      HH Streak    3-0-24-1
N Boje    12* (10b 1x6)      RS Sodhi    2-0-18-0

Sumit Kalia in to bowl

11.1

Kalia to Boje, no run, tossed up outside the off, pitches on a good length, Boje tries to slog sweep that one over mid wicket, misses

11.2

Kalia to Boje, 1 run, flighted outside the off, taken on the half volley and played wide of mid wicket for a single

11.3

Kalia to Binny, no run, tossed up on the off, played off the front foot to mid wicket

11.4

Kalia to Binny, FOUR, short outside the off, Binny cuts that one wide of point for a boundary

11.5

Kalia to Binny, SIX, tossed up, Binny charges down, converts that one into a full toss, and pulls it over mid wicket for a massive six

11.6

Kalia to Binny, no run, flatter on middle, pushed firmly off the back foot to the bowler

End of over 12 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 81/4 (RR: 6.75)
STR Binny    46* (27b 8x4 1x6)      S Kalia    1-0-11-0
N Boje    13* (12b 1x6)      HH Streak    3-0-24-1

Sriram the new bowler

12.1

Sriram to Boje, 1 run, tossed up, full outside off, square driven to deep point

12.2

Sriram to Binny, no run, short on middle and spinning away from off, cut straight to point

12.3

Sriram to Binny, 1 run, short on middle and spinning away from off, played between cover and point for a single

12.4

Sriram to Boje, FOUR, gave that a bit of air, pitches full on the off, Boje tries to slog sweep that one over mid wicket, gets a inside edge and the ball rolls down to the fine-leg boundary

12.5

Sriram to Boje, 1 run, flatter, on a good length on middle, Boje tries to paddle that one fine, plays it onto his pads, gets a single

12.6

Sriram to Binny, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cut powerfully off the back foot in the direction of deep point

End of over 13 (8 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 89/4 (RR: 6.84)
STR Binny    48* (30b 8x4 1x6)      S Sriram    1-0-8-0
N Boje    19* (15b 1x4 1x6)      S Kalia    1-0-11-0

13.1

Kalia to Binny, no run, flighted outside the off, Binny comes down the track, takes it on the full, and plays it to point

13.2

Kalia to Binny, OUT, tossed up, pitches on a good length outside off, spinning away, Binny tries to loft it over extra cover, gets an outside edge that carries easily to B Yadav positioned at short third man

STR Binny c Yadav b Kalia 48 (32b 8x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Chris Harris, the new batsman

13.3

Kalia to Harris, no run, flighted on off and spinning towards middle, defended back to the bowler

13.4

Kalia to Harris, no run, tossed up outside the off, driven to mid on

13.5

Kalia to Harris, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and spinning past leg, worked down to fine leg

13.6

Kalia to Boje, 1 run, short outside the off, Boje cuts that one well to deep point for a single

End of over 14 (2 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 91/5 (RR: 6.50)
N Boje    20* (16b 1x4 1x6)      S Kalia    2-0-13-1
CZ Harris    1* (3b)      S Sriram    1-0-8-0

P Bhima Rao to bowl

14.1

Bhima Rao to Boje, FOUR, on a good length well outside leg, spinning in, Boje helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

14.2

Bhima Rao to Boje, no run, flighted on leg stump, Boje drives that one to mid off

14.3

Bhima Rao to Boje, FOUR, tossed up on middle and spinning away from off, Boje sweeps that firmly in the direction of deep square leg where Heath Streak misfields and the ball goes for four

14.4

Bhima Rao to Boje, 1 run, flighted outside leg stump, swept to fine leg for a single

14.5

Bhima Rao to Harris, 1 leg bye, short of a good length outside leg and spinning towards middle, Harris puts his foot forward to defend, gets hit on the pads, and gets a legbye on the off side, the feilders refer the appeal, but it's not given

14.6

Bhima Rao to Boje, 1 run, on a good length on middle and off, no spin, worked between point and cover for a single

End of over 15 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 102/5 (RR: 6.80)
N Boje    30* (21b 3x4 1x6)      P Bhima Rao    1-0-10-0
CZ Harris    1* (4b)      S Kalia    2-0-13-1

15.1

Sodhi to Boje, FOUR, on a good length outside off, Boje tries to push that in the direction of extra cover, gets an inside edge wide of short fine-leg for a boundary

15.2

Sodhi to Boje, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, Boje makes room and plays that firmly to deep cover

15.3

Sodhi to Harris, no run, short of a good length on off and angling away, cut to point

15.4

Sodhi to Harris, FOUR, short of a good length on middle, Harris pulls that one between deep square leg and deep mid wicket for a boundary

15.5

Sodhi to Harris, 2 runs, full outside the off, Harris drives that firmly on the front foot to long off where the fielder fumbles and allows the second

15.6

Sodhi to Harris, no run, full and wide outside off, slower through the air, Harris tries to lay an expansive drive over extra cover, gets a thick outside edge to point

End of over 16 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 113/5 (RR: 7.06)
CZ Harris    7* (8b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    3-0-29-0
N Boje    35* (23b 4x4 1x6)      P Bhima Rao    1-0-10-0

16.1

Bhima Rao to Boje, 1 run, flatter though the air on middle, Boje comes down the track and drives it uppishly in the direction of long off for a single

16.2

Bhima Rao to Harris, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, Harris tries to swing that over mid wicket, does not get hold of it, goes down to deep square leg

16.3

Bhima Rao to Boje, FOUR, short on off and spinning away, Boje gives himself some room and hits it powerfully wide of short extra cover for a boundary

16.4

Bhima Rao to Boje, no run, short of a good length on the off, played straight to point

16.5

Bhima Rao to Boje, SIX, reverse swept for six!!! short of a good length on middle and spinning towards off, Boje gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps that one over deep point for a six

16.6

Bhima Rao to Boje, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, worked away on the leg side for a single

End of over 17 (13 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 126/5 (RR: 7.41)
N Boje    47* (28b 5x4 2x6)      P Bhima Rao    2-0-23-0
CZ Harris    8* (9b 1x4)      RS Sodhi    3-0-29-0

Rakesh Patel to bowl

17.1

Patel to Boje, 1 leg bye, bowled on a good length on leg stump, Boje tries to work that one away wide of fine leg, misses, is hit on the pads and the batsmen scramble a leg bye

17.2

Patel to Harris, 2 wides, down the leg side, the keeper fumbles and the batsmen get a single too

17.2

Patel to Boje, OUT, full on middle, Boje shuffles towards the off and tries to flick that one wide of fine leg, but misses. He is rapped on the pads and the fielders go up. The appeal is upheld but Boje wants a referral. It's of no avail, that one was hitting off. Boje has to go!!!

N Boje lbw b Patel 47 (30b 5x4 2x6) SR: 156.66

Ibrahim Khaleel the new man in

17.3

Patel to Khaleel, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushed wide of point for a single

17.4

Patel to Harris, FOUR, on a full length on leg stump, flicked through square leg for a boundary. That was placed to perfection!

17.5

Patel to Harris, no run, on a good length outside the off, Harris tries to drive that one through the covers, misses

17.6

Patel to Harris, 2 runs, dropped>short of a length on the leg stump, Harris comes down the track and tries to pull it over deep mid wicket, fails to connect well, it's up in the air but the fielder there drops it while diving forward.

End of over 18 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 136/6 (RR: 7.55)
CZ Harris    14* (12b 2x4)      RB Patel    4-1-21-2
I Khaleel    1* (1b)      P Bhima Rao    2-0-23-0

18.1

Streak to Khaleel, no run, a low full toss outside the off, played back to the bowler

18.2

Streak to Khaleel, 1 run, full length outside the off, steered down to third man

18.3

Streak to Harris, FOUR, low full toss on the off stump, Harris picks that one and lofts it between deep square leg and deep mid wicket for a boundary

18.4

Streak to Harris, SIX, low full toss outside the off yet again, Harris makes some room and lofts it over long off for a six!!

18.5

Streak to Harris, FOUR, slower ball bowled on a full length outside the off, Harris makes some room and drives that one uppishly between long off and deep extra cover for another boundary

18.6

Streak to Harris, FOUR, and the runs continue to flow!! That was another full length ball outside the off, Harris bisects the gap between long off and deep extra cover yet again for a boundary. That was an expensive over!!

End of over 19 (19 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 155/6 (RR: 8.15)
CZ Harris    32* (16b 5x4 1x6)      HH Streak    4-0-43-1
I Khaleel    2* (3b)      RB Patel    4-1-21-2

Gillespie to bowl the final over

19.1

Gillespie to Khaleel, 2 runs, short of a length on the off, Khalle comes down the track and slaps it down wide of deep extra cover for a couple

19.2

Gillespie to Khaleel, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, Khaleel tries to pull that one over deep square leg, mistimes it and the ball lands in the middle of nowhere. The batsmen scramble two in the meantime

19.3

Gillespie to Khaleel, 1 run, attempts a dougie marillier shot there! full on middle and leg, Khaleel tries to paddle that one to the fine leg boundary, gets the direction right but not the timing, gets a single

19.4

Gillespie to Harris, FOUR, low full toss outside the off, Harris strikes that one powerfully towards long off, where the fielder messes it all up and allows the ball to go through him for a boundary

19.5

Gillespie to Harris, 1 run, yorker from round the wicket outside the off stump, dug out to extra cover

19.6

Gillespie to Khaleel, 1 run, full toss on middle, Khaleel pulls that one straight to mid wicket, the batsmen take a single

166 is a competitive score. The Rockets had the early initiative but they let it slip once Stuart Binny came into bat. Harris dealt some lusty blows towards the end to leave the opposition with the challenging task of overhauling a pretty high score on a pitch that kept low and offered some assistance to spinners

End of over 20 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 166/6
I Khaleel    8* (7b)      JN Gillespie    4-1-22-2
CZ Harris    37* (18b 6x4 1x6)      HH Streak    4-0-43-1
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