ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 1st semi final

Chennai Superstars v Lahore Badshahs

Lahore Badshahs won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the first semi-final of this edition of ICL. The teams vying for a berth in the final would be the Lahore Badshahs and the Chennai Superstars, teams that stood second and third in the standings respectively

Badshahs, have come back pretty well to finish second on the standings after suffering a stutter to their campaign early. Openers came into their own after the first two matches and the emergence of Naved-ul-Hasan as an all-rounder in the later stages of the tournament and the entry of Yousuf, have all worked out in favour of the Badshahs and the individual brilliance of their players makes them a huge favourite to go all the way

Superstars, on the other hand would like to buck the trend of having never beaten the Badshahs. They started the tournament on a high and were riding the wave till they hit a roadblock in the form of Royal Bengal Tigers. They lost their final two assignments in the round-robin format and slided to the third position. It will be their openers that they would be counting on and also mercurial Sathish would like to have a say on the proceedings. With the best attack in the tournament, they would be looking to restrict the Badshahs today

It is being played on the same track, as the last match was played on and we can expect another run feast in the offing. The bowler's trying to vary their length would be heavy penalised, if they err in line and length. With the weather conditions being a little cooler, the dew might be a factor and the absence of dew will aid reverse-swing. Team winning the toss will preferably look to bat

Toss has been won by Lahore Badshahs and they chose to bowl first

Inzamam says that keeping the dew conditions in mind, he would like to keep the Superstars down to a low score and chase it down. He also informs that Sami will be coming in for Tahir Mughal

Law, on the other hand says that since they lost out chasing yesterday and they would have anyways wanted to bat first

Good news for the Badshahs is that Chennai have made three changes in their team Shabbir Ahmed, Sarvanan, and Vivek coming in for Tamil Kumaran, Syed Mohammad, and Hemanth Kumar respectively. Are the Superstars caving in to the pressure or is it that they have bought the best players back into the eleven? Well, lets wait and watch as to what happens. The action will start unfolding in about twenty minutes from now. It will be Venkat Raghav and Sanjay, bringing you the action

It will be Harvey and Vignesh fronting up to Sami in the first over of this high-voltage semi-final

0.1

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, FOUR, width provided outside the off stump to begin with and Harvey is away with a scorcher of a cut shot between point and cover. Off with a boundary

0.2

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump, Harvey flicks it to fine-leg for a couple

0.3

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 1 run, short outside the off stump yet again. This time Harvey decides to go squarer. Only a superior fielding effort by Nazir at point restricts them to a single

0.4

Mohammad Sami to Vignesh, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and coming in, Vignesh taps it back onto the pitch and runs across for a quick single

0.5

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Harvey gets onto the front foot and pushes it to mid-off for a single

0.6

Mohammad Sami to Vignesh, no run, short outside the off stump, Vignesh, without footwork looks to cut it away but is beaten by the away swing

End of over 1 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
G Vignesh    1* (2b)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-9-0
IJ Harvey    8* (4b 1x4)     

Azhar Mahmood into the the attack

1.1

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Harvey pushes it to midwicket and wants a couple but Vignesh, sensibly shouts a loud "no"

1.2

Azhar Mahmood to Vignesh, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Vignesh, dead-bats it to cover for a single

1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, 2 runs, drifts down the leg stump this time and Harvey comes forward and turns it away to fine-leg and runs a couple. If not for a superior fielding effort by Farhat, he could have had two more

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Harvey comes forward and pushes it to mid-on and does not want a single, which he indicates by yelling and also by raising his hand

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, 1 leg bye, off the pads to cover for a leg-bye

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Vignesh, FOUR, Vignesh has realised that the bowlers are looking to cramp him up for room. He is more than upto it as he moves back and pulls it over midwicket for a boundary

End of over 2 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 18/0 (RR: 9.00)
G Vignesh    6* (4b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-8-0
IJ Harvey    11* (8b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-9-0

2.1

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 1 run, outside the off stump, Harvey opens the face of the bat and steers it away to third-man for a single

2.2

Mohammad Sami to Vignesh, OUT, timber. Sami has his man as Vignesh is backing away even as the ball is being bowled and pays the penalty as he fails to read the length and is looking to loft it away but all he manages to get is an edge onto his off stump. The look on Law's face said it all

G Vignesh b Mohammad Sami 6 (10m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

2.3

Mohammad Sami to Arnold, 1 run, manages to dig out the yorker and whats more, gets a single also

2.4

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, no run, Harvey is not as lucky as he too manages to dig out the yorker but does not get a run

2.5

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, FOUR, full-toss above the waist and Harvey somehow manages to wriggle it out to third man, where Rana messes up with fielding and concedes a boundary. Sami is upset and why not? He has been bowling a good spell

2.6

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 4 byes, fuller and slower outside the off stump. Harvey, is already into the shot as the ball passes him. Whats surprising is that the keeper is also beaten and concedes four byes in the bargain

End of over 3 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 28/1 (RR: 9.33)
IJ Harvey    16* (12b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-15-1
RP Arnold    1* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-8-0

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Arnold, FOUR, wider outside the off stump. Arnold moves across and chops it away to third-man for a boundary

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold comes forward and pushes it to mid-on and ambles across for a run

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, no run, good length outside the off stump. Harvey is looking to feel the delivery but the away movement manages to beat the outside edge. Living dangerously is, Harvey

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, no run, this time around he cuts it in and Harvey is looking to cut it away but can't quite clear the fielder at cover

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Harvey takes his frontfoot away and lofts it over mid-on for a boundary. Classy stroke that by Harvey and he is looking to motor on now

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Harvey, no run, outside the off stump, Harvey cuts but does not clear the fielder at point

End of over 4 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 37/1 (RR: 9.25)
IJ Harvey    20* (16b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-17-0
RP Arnold    6* (3b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-15-1

4.1

Mohammad Sami to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold opens the face of the bat and steers it to short third-man for a single

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Harvey moves across the line and hits it over mid-off for a boundary. What helped his cause was that he was playing through the line

4.3

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, no run, fuller on the leg stump, turns it to short fine-leg

4.4

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

4.5

Mohammad Sami to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold comes forward and pushes it to cover and sets off for a single. Harvey nods in appreciation

4.6

Mohammad Sami to Harvey, FOUR, good length outside the off stump, Harvey moves back a touch and slams a boundary past the covers for a boundary and to think of, Farhat had got some hand onto it but it was off to the boundary in a flash

End of over 5 (12 runs) Chennai Superstars 49/1 (RR: 9.80)
IJ Harvey    29* (20b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-27-1
RP Arnold    8* (5b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-17-0

5.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Arnold, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Arnold cuts it to third man and an athletic effort by Nazir saves a boundary

5.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, Arnold steers it to third man for a single

5.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Harvey, OUT, and Rana has his man as he bowls one fuller outside the off stump and Harvey is lured into the stroke as he is looking to loft it away but the bat turns in his hand and the ball is spooned up to Saqlain Musthaq at mid-off

IJ Harvey c Saqlain Mushtaq b Naved-ul-Hasan 29 (26m 21b 5x4 0x6) SR: 138.09

5.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Badani, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Badani flicks it away to deep midwicket to get off the mark

5.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Badani, no run, outside the off stump, Badani comes forward and pushes it to cover. He is looking for a single but does not get it

5.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Badani, 1 run, short on the off stump. Badani gets on top of the bounce and plays it down onto the pitch and runs across for a single

End of over 6 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 55/2 (RR: 9.16)
HK Badani    3* (3b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-6-1
RP Arnold    11* (7b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-27-1

Shahid Nazir into the attack now

6.1

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, good length on the leg stump, Badani turns it away to fine-leg for a single

6.2

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to long-off for a single

6.3

Shahid Nazir to Badani, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Badani lofts it away over mid-off for a boundary

6.4

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

6.5

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Arnold shows the deft touch that he has got as he turns it away to midwicket with superior timing and no fielder is chasing it

6.6

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, 1 leg bye, fuller on the leg stump, off the pads for a leg-bye

End of over 7 (12 runs) Chennai Superstars 67/2 (RR: 9.57)
RP Arnold    16* (10b 2x4)      Shahid Nazir    1-0-11-0
HK Badani    9* (6b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-6-1

Saqlain into the attack now

7.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Arnold turns it to midwicket for a single

7.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, outside the off stump and slower. Badani, reaches for the delivery and drives it to sweeper cover for a single. It was in the air for sometime but there was no fielder

7.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Arnold, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Arnold comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

7.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, outside the off stump. Badani opens the face of the bat and steers it away to short third-man for a single

7.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the middle and off, Arnold, comes forward and drives it wide of the bowler to long-on for a single

7.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Badani turns it away to deep midwicket and is looking for a couple but the throw is quick to come in and quashes the thoughts of a couple

End of over 8 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 73/2 (RR: 9.12)
HK Badani    12* (9b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-6-0
RP Arnold    19* (13b 2x4)      Shahid Nazir    1-0-11-0

8.1

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Badani, stands tall and steers it away to third-man for a single

8.2

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, FOUR, take that. An innovative stroke. Arnold is moving in the crease and Nazir, is quick to sense that as he bowls a short delivery on the off stump. Arnold, not to be foxed, plays an upper cut at the last moment and places it to perfection as he gets a boundary

8.3

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Arnold pushes it to mid-off and sets off for a single. An accurate throw would have had him in danger there

8.4

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, short outside off, Badani cuts it to point and sets off for a single and is running in line of the stumps thus obstructing the view of the fielder and gets a single

8.5

Shahid Nazir to Arnold, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Arnold steers it away to third man for a single

8.6

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Badani comes forward and pushes it to midwicket and sets off for a quick single

End of over 9 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 82/2 (RR: 9.11)
HK Badani    15* (12b 1x4)      Shahid Nazir    2-0-20-0
RP Arnold    25* (16b 3x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-6-0

9.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, no run, wonderful. Foxes Badani with a sharp turner outside the off stump

9.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Badani turns it away to midwicket for a single

9.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Arnold, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Arnold gets behind the line of the delivery and sweeps it away to deep square-leg for a single

9.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, outside off, Badani stands tall and pushes it to midwicket for a single

9.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Arnold, OUT, the wily magician is at it now. Saqlain bowls a doosra outside the off stump, Arnold picks it off the pitch and is looking to defend it but it breaches all the barriers and takes out the off-stump. Isn't Saqlain ecstatic ?

RP Arnold b Saqlain Mushtaq 26 (35m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

Sathish comes in to join Badani

9.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Sathish sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 10 (4 runs) Chennai Superstars 86/3 (RR: 8.60)
R Sathish    1* (1b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-10-1
HK Badani    17* (15b 1x4)      Shahid Nazir    2-0-20-0

Rana is back into the attack now

10.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Sathish turns it away to midwicket for a single

10.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Badani, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump. Badani, gets an inside edge onto his pads for a single

10.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, 1 run, outside the off stump, Sathish pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

10.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Badani, 1 run, outside the off stump, Badani steers it away to short third-man for a single

10.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Sathish plays the punch shot ala Dhoni as the ball races away to the extra-cover boundary and Rana can't quite believe it as he has his hands on his mouth

10.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, no run, pushes it to cover and refuses a call for single

End of over 11 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 94/3 (RR: 8.54)
R Sathish    7* (5b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-14-1
HK Badani    19* (17b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-10-1

11.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, SIX, fuller on the middle stump, Badani moves back a touch and produces a straight hit over the bowler's head and ropes for a six

11.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, outside the off stump, Badani steers it to point and sets off for a quick single

11.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, no run, outside the off stump, and turning in sharply. Sathish comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

11.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, on the off stump. Sathish comes forward to the pitch of the delivery and closes the face of the bat. He runs across for a single

11.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Badani, pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single. It was possible because Inzi was the fielder

11.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, on the middle stump, Sathish turns it away to short fine-leg for a single

End of over 12 (10 runs) Chennai Superstars 104/3 (RR: 8.66)
R Sathish    9* (8b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-20-1
HK Badani    27* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-14-1

Shahid Nazir is back into the attack

12.1

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Sathish moves across and pushes it to midwicket for a single

12.2

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Badani, turns it away to sweeper on the leg-side for a single

12.3

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Sathish comes forward and pushes it to long-off for a single

12.4

Shahid Nazir to Badani, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Badani, comes down the track and goes inside out to extra cover for a boundary

12.5

Shahid Nazir to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Badani turns it to square leg for a single

12.6

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, 1 run, on the middle and off line, Sathish turns it to midwicket and retains the strike

End of over 13 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 113/3 (RR: 8.69)
R Sathish    12* (11b 1x4)      Shahid Nazir    3-0-29-0
HK Badani    33* (23b 2x4 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-20-1

Sami is back into the attack now

13.1

Mohammad Sami to Sathish, FOUR, yorker on the leg stump, Sathish takes the front foot out of the way and shovels it away over midwicket for a boundary

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Sathish, FOUR, Sathish is turning it on now as he picks the slower and shorter delivery outside the off-stump and pulls it away to fine-leg for a boundary

13.3

Mohammad Sami to Sathish, no run, Sathish got a touch carried away as he is looking to loft it away on the off side but the away movement beats him

13.4

Mohammad Sami to Sathish, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Sathish comes forward and pushes it to mid-off with some timing as he does not gets a single

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Sathish, 1 run, outside off and short in length, Sathish gets on top of the delivery and pushes it to mid-off for a single

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Badani, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Badani, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Badani steers it to third-man for a single

End of over 14 (11 runs) Chennai Superstars 124/3 (RR: 8.85)
HK Badani    34* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-38-1
R Sathish    21* (16b 3x4)      Shahid Nazir    3-0-29-0

Azhar Mahmood is back into the attack

14.1

Azhar Mahmood to Badani, 1 run, shorter and slower outside the off stump. Badani, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to short third man for a single

14.2

Azhar Mahmood to Sathish, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Sathish pulls it straight to Inzi at midwicket but still gets the single

14.3

Azhar Mahmood to Badani, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Badani, is on the back foot as he turns it away to square-leg for a single

14.4

Azhar Mahmood to Sathish, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle stump and it was slower too. Sathish, gets onto the back foot in a flash and chips it away over midwicket for a boundary. The look on Mahmood's face tells it all as he is shocked by the timing on the stroke

14.5

Azhar Mahmood to Sathish, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump, Sathish digs it out to sweeper on the leg side for a single

14.6

Azhar Mahmood to Badani, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Badani pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 15 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 132/3 (RR: 8.80)
HK Badani    36* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-25-0
R Sathish    27* (19b 4x4)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-38-1

15.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, short outside off, Sathish drives it to long-off for a single

15.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Badani, cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

15.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, straight delivery on the leg stump, Sathish, pushes it to midwicket, who is standing on the circle as he gets a single

15.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Badani, OUT, Saqlain has his man. Badani, is looking to come down the track and loft it away over long-off. He fails to read the straight delivery and is castled. Doesn't the wicket come at the right time for the Badshahs?

HK Badani b Saqlain Mushtaq 37 (47m 29b 2x4 1x6) SR: 127.58

15.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Law, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

15.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Law, 1 run, on the middle stump, Law turns it to midwicket for a single

15.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Sathish moves across and pushes it to square leg and runs across to retain the strike

This should remain the strategy as Sathish needs to have most of the strike

End of over 16 (6 runs) Chennai Superstars 138/4 (RR: 8.62)
R Sathish    30* (22b 4x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-26-2
SG Law    1* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-25-0

Rana is back into the attack now

16.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Sathish drives it to mid-off for a single

16.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Law, no run, fuller on the off stump, Law comes forward and pushes it to cover and does not want a single

16.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Law, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Law drives it but the ball gets deflected off Rana's foot to mid-on for a single

16.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, FOUR, fuller and slower outside the off stump, Sathish, plays a quality stroke as he goes inside out over cover for a boundary. No amount of praise can be too much for the quality of the stroke

16.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Sathish, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Sathish pushes it to long-on for a single

16.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Law, OUT, whispering death this as Rana bowls a slower delivery outside the off stump. Law, moves back and is looking to loft it away but all that he manages is a feathered outside edge back to the keeper and Rana, again gets the breakthrough

SG Law c †Khalid Mahmood b Naved-ul-Hasan 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 17 (7 runs) Chennai Superstars 145/5 (RR: 8.52)
     Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-21-2
R Sathish    36* (25b 5x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-26-2

Shahid Nazir back into the attack now

17.1

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Sathish, gets onto the back foot and pulls it away to long-on for a single

17.2

Shahid Nazir to Saravanan, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump. Sarvanan, closes the face of the bat and defends it. Sathish, is quick to get to the other end

17.3

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, no run, short outside the off stump, Sathish is looking to cut it away and is beaten

17.4

Shahid Nazir to Sathish, OUT, short outside the off stump. Sathish gets onto the back foot and is looking to pull it away. He plays the stroke a touch too early as he gets a top edge that flies straight into the hands of Sami, positioned at third man

R Sathish c Mohammad Sami b Shahid Nazir 37 (39m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 132.14

17.5

Shahid Nazir to Saravanan, 1 run, good length outside the off stump, Sarvanan runs it down to third man for a single

Vivek is the new batsman

17.6

Shahid Nazir to Naidu, no run, good length on the off stump, Vivek drives it back to the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) Chennai Superstars 148/6 (RR: 8.22)
VC Naidu    0* (1b)      Shahid Nazir    4-0-32-1
SV Saravanan    2* (2b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-21-2

18.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Saravanan, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump, Sarvanan, is looking to turn it away but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

18.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Naidu, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Vivek digs it out back to the bowler

18.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Naidu, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Vivek drives it to cover but a poor effort by Inzi and a brilliant effort by Imran Nazir limits them to a couple

there seems to have been a short run because of which Vivek has only one run against his name

18.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Naidu, OUT, reverse swing and Vivek is bamboozled as he looks to loft it away and is beaten. He does not even turn back to see the wreckage caused

VC Naidu b Naved-ul-Hasan 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

18.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Jesuraj, 1 run, fuller outside off, drives it to long-off for a single

18.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Saravanan, SIX, fuller on the off stump, Sarvanan, moves across and gets under the delivery as he lofts it cleanly over long-on for a six but has it come too late

End of over 19 (9 runs) Chennai Superstars 157/7 (RR: 8.26)
SV Saravanan    9* (4b 1x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-30-3
R Jesuraj    1* (1b)      Shahid Nazir    4-0-32-1

Azhar Mahmood to bowl the final over

19.1

Azhar Mahmood to Jesuraj, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Jesuraj turns it away to deep midwicket and runs across for a couple

19.2

Azhar Mahmood to Jesuraj, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Jesuraj pushes it to long-on for a single

19.3

Azhar Mahmood to Saravanan, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Sarvanan cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

19.4

Azhar Mahmood to Jesuraj, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Jesuraj is looking to loft it away but gets a top edge that falls in between the advancing fielders from long off and long on

19.5

Azhar Mahmood to Saravanan, 1 run, fuller outside off, Sarvanan steers it away to point for a single

19.6

Azhar Mahmood to Jesuraj, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Jesuraj, pushes it back to the bowler and a misfield by Mahmood allows them to get a couple

Superstars finish with a sub par score of 165 and they will have Saqlain and Rana to blame for that as they took 5 for 56 in between themselves and stifled the flow of runs. The fall of Badani was crucial to the way the innings went. Join us in about fifteen minutes from now to catch the Badshah's openers in action

End of over 20 (8 runs) Chennai Superstars 165/7
R Jesuraj    7* (5b)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-33-0
SV Saravanan    11* (6b 1x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-30-3
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Nov 10, 2008

Ian Harvey concentrates on the incoming delivery, Chennai Superstars v Lahore Badshahs, ICL , Ahmedabad, November 10, 2008

Ian Harvey concentrates on the incoming delivery

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Imran Farhat readies to smash the ball, Chennai Superstars v Lahore Badshahs, ICL, Ahmedabad, November 10, 2008

Imran Farhat readies to smash the ball

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