ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 1st Semi-Final: Chennai Superstars v Lahore Badshahs at Ahmedabad, Nov 10, 2008
Lahore Badshahs won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
10 November 2008 - night match (20-over match)

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

Chennai Superstars 19/1   IJ Harvey 12* (9b 1x4)   Mohammad Sami 1.2-0-10-1

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

Chennai Superstars 52/2   RP Arnold 11* (7b 1x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 0.3-0-3-1

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

Chennai Superstars 85/3   HK Badani 17* (15b 1x4)   Saqlain Mushtaq 1.5-0-9-1

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

Chennai Superstars 135/4   R Sathish 29* (21b 4x4)   Saqlain Mushtaq 3.4-0-23-2

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

Chennai Superstars 145/5   R Sathish 36* (25b 5x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-21-2

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

Chennai Superstars 147/6   SV Saravanan 1* (1b)   Shahid Nazir 3.4-0-31-1

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

Chennai Superstars 150/7   SV Saravanan 3* (3b)   Naved-ul-Hasan 3.4-0-23-3





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Hours of play (local time) 19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.20

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