ICL 20-20 Indian Championship - 1st final

Hyderabad Heroes v Lahore Badshahs

Lahore Badshahs won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the first final of the best of three finals. As is known already, it will be a repeat of the final from previous edition. Lahore Badshahs will be taking on Hyderabad Heroes

Both the captains were of the opinion that the winner of this match will carry forward a distinct advantage. Well it is true as not many teams have come back from a match down in best of three finals

Pitch has been rolled and looks like a freshly laid road. With the heavy amount of rolling that has been done on the pitch. Devoid of cracks as it is, it wont support any spin and neither will it aid seam. Team winning the toss would be looking to bowl first, because dew is expected to be a factor while bowling second and a score of 200 would be in the safe zone

It will be Venkat Raghav and Sanjay, who will be bringing you the action as it unfolds

And there is a controversy unfolding just before the match starts as Azhar Mahmood, was caught scratching the ball's surface and Tony Greig, says it is cheating and would like to see Azhar dropped from the team. Toss is just a few minutes away, so we would get to know about it soon

Toss has been won by Lahore Badshahs and predictably have chosen to field

Inzamam, informs that he would be bringing in an extra spinner, Arshad Khan in place of Shahid Nazir. He clears the air about Azhar Mahmood by informing that he explained to the officials concerned that all Azhar was trying to do was to remove the dirt from the surface of the ball

Harris, says that he would have preferred to bowl first too and informs that he brings in an extra batsman, Anirudh Singh in place of Alfred Absolem

It will be Maher and Khaleel, opening for the Heroes and Sami, opening the bowling for the Badshahs

0.1

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, on a good length around the off stump line to begin with. Providing Maher no width to open his arms as he punches it to mid-off

0.2

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 run, drifts onto the legs as Maher, effortlessly flicks it away to fine leg to get off the mark and there is a confusion in taking the second run. Sense prevails and they don't take the second run

0.3

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

0.3

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump. Khaleel, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

0.4

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, outside the off stump, Maher comes forward and pushes it to point

0.5

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, beaten outside the off stump. Maher, comes searching for the ball onto the front foot, pre-meditatively and the away movement beats the outside edge

0.6

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 4 byes, first signs of raw pace as the ball takes off after pitching and beats Maher, who is looking to pull it and beats the keeper too as four byes are awarded

End of over 1 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
JP Maher    1* (5b)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-3-0
I Khaleel    1* (1b)     

Azhar Mahmood to partner Sami from the other end

1.1

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, FOUR, short of a good length delivery and Khaleel, guides it to deep square leg boundary and gets a good, confident start for himself

1.2

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Khaleel turns it away to square leg for a single

1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, no run, outside the off stump and on a good length. Maher comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, no run, shorter in length outside the off stump, Maher defends it back onto the pitch

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Maher is looking to drive it away but gets a bottom edge to Inzi at midwicket

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, no run, fuller outside the off stump. This time Maher gets enough wood onto the ball but cant beat the cover fielder

End of over 2 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
JP Maher    1* (9b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-5-0
I Khaleel    6* (3b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, no run, outside the off stump, Khaleel comes onto the front foot and pushes it to point

2.2

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, FOUR, absolutely the wrong line to Khaleel as he bowls one fuller on the middle stump. Khaleel, stands tall and flicks it away past midwicket for a boundary. There was a lot of wrist involved in playing the stroke

2.3

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, FOUR, outside the off stump, Khaleel, delicately steers it past the first slip to third man for a boundary and is motoring away now

2.4

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Khaleel closes the face of the bat and pushes it to midwicket. He runs across for a single

2.5

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, outside the off stump, Maher comes forward and defends it

2.6

Mohammad Sami to Maher, FOUR, width provided outside the off stump, Maher, gets to free his arms now as he smashes the ball past extra cover for a boundary

End of over 3 (13 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 25/0 (RR: 8.33)
JP Maher    5* (11b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-16-0
I Khaleel    15* (7b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-5-0

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Khaleel, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket. Rana, shows some nerves there as he fumbles with the the ball but does not concede any run

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, Khaleel comes down the track and has a go at it but luckily gets an inside edge to fine leg for a boundary. Luck running Heroes way here

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, no run, outside off, comes forward and pushes it to point

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, FOUR, top drawer stuff. Mahmood pitches it fuller on the off stump. Khaleel, stands tall and drives it dead straight down the ground. Elbow was pointing upwards and there was a minimal follow through. What a sight it was

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Khaleel, 1 run, pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maher turns it to short fine leg for a single

End of over 4 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 35/0 (RR: 8.75)
JP Maher    6* (12b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-15-0
I Khaleel    24* (12b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-16-0

4.1

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, outside the off stump. Maher, is looking to steer it away but the away movement eludes the outside edge

4.2

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump. Maher is looking to drive it away but gets a bottom edge to mid-off but runs across for a single

4.3

Mohammad Sami to Khaleel, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg-bye

4.4

Mohammad Sami to Maher, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Maher, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it in the gap between cover and point for a boundary

4.5

Mohammad Sami to Maher, no run, outside the off stump and short in length. Maher, lets the square drive do the talking now but finds Shahid Yousuf intercepting the shot at point. Brilliant piece of fielding that was

4.6

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 run, on the off stump, Maher comes forward and pushes it to extra cover for a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 42/0 (RR: 8.40)
JP Maher    12* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-22-0
I Khaleel    24* (13b 5x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-15-0

Rana comes into the attack now

5.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maher comes forward and turns it to midwicket for a single

5.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Khaleel, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump. Khaleel comes forward and pushes it to mid-on with soft hands for a quick single

5.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, FOUR, fetch that. Maher drags the ball from outside the off stump and lofts it over Rana's head to long on for a boundary. That was audacious

5.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump and Maher drives it to cover for a single

5.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Khaleel, OUT, Rana has his man now. Bowls a fuller delivery on the middle stump and it looked to be coming in. Khaleel, as has been his wont looks to flick it away but does not get his bat down in time as the ball thuds onto pads. Although at the first look it seemed to be going down leg, replays suggest it would have held it's line and off goes Khaleel

I Khaleel lbw b Naved-ul-Hasan 25 (26m 15b 5x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Abdul Razzaq comes in and Rana goes round the wicket

5.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Razzaq comes forward and defends it

End of over 6 (7 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 49/1 (RR: 8.16)
Abdul Razzaq    0* (1b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-7-1
JP Maher    18* (20b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-22-0

Arshad Khan into the attack now

6.1

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump, Maher comes forward and pushes it to cover but a misfield there allows a single

6.2

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short outside the off stump and turning in. Razzaq, waits on the delivery a touch more and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

6.3

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, on the middle stump, Maher turns it to midwicket and runs across for a single

6.4

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short outside the off stump again to Razzaq, who cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

6.5

Arshad Khan to Maher, (no ball) 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Maher comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single and the umpire signal a no-ball

Right then a free hit coming up and Razzaq will be facing it

6.5

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, on the middle stump, Razzaq comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

6.6

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump, Maher comes forward and pushes it to long-off for a single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 57/1 (RR: 8.14)
JP Maher    22* (24b 3x4)      Arshad Khan    1-0-8-0
Abdul Razzaq    3* (4b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-7-1

Saqlain into the attack now from round the stumps

7.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, no run, and beats the outside edge with turn straight away

7.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Maher comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

7.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the off stump, Razzaq, stays put in the crease and drives it to long-off for a single. Razzaq wants a couple but Maher doesn't

7.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, outside the off stump, Maher comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

7.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, goes down the leg stump line and Razzaq spots it. Razzaq, turns it away to fine leg for a boundary and Saqlain has only a wry smile to offer

7.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump, Razzaq has plans to go over cover but then changes his mind at the last moment and turns it away to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 8 (9 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 66/1 (RR: 8.25)
Abdul Razzaq    10* (7b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-9-0
JP Maher    24* (27b 3x4)      Arshad Khan    1-0-8-0

8.1

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Maher, stands tall and drives it to long-off for a single

8.2

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, tosses it up just a little bit more and gives Razzaq ample time to free his arms as he moves back a touch and lofts it to the right of long on for a boundary

8.3

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, dropped! Razzaq drives it back to the bowler with some force. Arshad gets his hand onto the ball but can't quite hold on to it as the ball finds it way to long on for a single

Meanwhile Arshad Khan is bleeding from his bowling arm and is being attended to

8.4

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Maher gets his front foot across and drives it to long-off for a single

8.5

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, good length on the leg stump. Razzaq turns it to deep square leg for a single

8.6

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, fuller in length on the leg stump. Maher, turns it to deep midwicket and runs across for a single. Maher doesn't want to run two

End of over 9 (9 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 75/1 (RR: 8.33)
JP Maher    27* (30b 3x4)      Arshad Khan    2-0-17-0
Abdul Razzaq    16* (10b 2x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-9-0

9.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump and turning in, bowling from behind the popping crease as Maher pushes it to midwicket for a single

9.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Razzaq, moves onto the back foot and places his cut shot to perfection as Shahid Yousuf, tries with all his might to prevent but can't

9.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

9.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, no run, on the leg stump, Razzaq turns it to short fine leg and does not take a single

9.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Razzaq drives it to long on for a single

9.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Maher pushes it to mid-on for a single

9.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short on the leg stump. Razzaq, moves onto the back foot and forces it to midwicket and can't get to retain the strike

End of over 10 (8 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 83/1 (RR: 8.30)
Abdul Razzaq    21* (14b 3x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-17-0
JP Maher    29* (32b 3x4)      Arshad Khan    2-0-17-0

Right then Rana is back into the attack

10.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Maher, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

10.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, short outside the off stump. Razzaq, looks to steer it away but gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary. Rana is not impressed and lets go of choicest words

10.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Razzaq, square cuts it to sweeper cover for a single

10.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Maher comes onto the front foot and pushes it to long off for a single. He has been doing this ever since powerlay got over and has been successful

10.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 3 wides, wide down the leg side and Khalid can't get to it and concedes two more runs

10.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Razzaq pushes it to cover and sets off for a quick single

10.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Maher, no run, pitches it up on the leg stump and Maher cant get his bat down in time to turn it away to square leg and is struck on the pad

End of over 11 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 94/1 (RR: 8.54)
JP Maher    31* (35b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-18-1
Abdul Razzaq    27* (17b 4x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-17-0

Arshad Khan changes ends

11.1

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Razzaq comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

11.2

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump. Maher, chips it to long-off for a single

11.3

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, this time Razzaq connects as he comes down the track and lofts it to the right of long on fielder and gets a maximum. He was eyeing that area for a long time now

Arshad goes round the wicket

11.4

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Razzaq turns it away to fine leg for a single

11.5

Arshad Khan to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside off, Maher, drives it to long off for a single

11.6

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, now fuller on the leg stump. Razzaq, is upto the task as he makes room for himself and comes down the track to drive the ball inside out to sweeper cover boundary

End of over 12 (14 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 108/1 (RR: 9.00)
Abdul Razzaq    39* (21b 5x4 1x6)      Arshad Khan    3-0-31-0
JP Maher    33* (37b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-18-1

Sami comes back into the attack as Inzi is in desperate need of wickets

12.1

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 wide, wide down the leg side to begin the over

12.1

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump again, Maher turns it to square leg for a single

12.2

Mohammad Sami to Abdul Razzaq, no run, outside the off stump and moving away a touch. Razzaq, looks to run it down to third man but the away movement beats the outside edge

12.3

Mohammad Sami to Abdul Razzaq, no run, faster and shorter outside the off stump. Razzaq has a swing and is beaten again. The ball clocked140.3 kmph

12.4

Mohammad Sami to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, outside the off stump and Razzaq pushes it to cover and is admiring the stroke. Comedy ensues as Maher is running across for a single and Razzaq, is a dead man but Yousuf is in two minds to throw the ball as Sami isn't around to collect it and finally Yousuf throws and is off the mark

12.5

Mohammad Sami to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maher turns it away to short fine leg for a single

12.6

Mohammad Sami to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, outside the off stump, Razzaq forces it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 113/1 (RR: 8.69)
Abdul Razzaq    41* (25b 5x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-27-0
JP Maher    35* (39b 3x4)      Arshad Khan    3-0-31-0

Saqlain is back into the attack now

13.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short on the off stump and turning in. Razzaq, moves back and cuts it to cover for a single

13.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, on the off stump and turning into Maher, a doosra. Maher, picks it and turns it away to fine leg for a single

13.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, fuller on the middle stump. Razzaq, comes down the track and lofts it away to his fave area, to the right of long on to collect his second six for the day

13.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, outside off, Razzaq turns it to fine leg for a single

13.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, outside off, Maher comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

13.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, no run, good length on the middle stump. Saqlain, notices Razzaq coming down the track and pulls back his length a little. Razzaq, looks to go over the off side field but gets an inside edge onto his pads

End of over 14 (10 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 123/1 (RR: 8.78)
Abdul Razzaq    49* (29b 5x4 2x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-27-0
JP Maher    37* (41b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-27-0

Azhar Mahmood back into the attack now

14.1

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg for a leg-bye

14.2

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, no run, fuller outside the off stump and a little wider too as Razzaq is looking to come down the track. Razzaq, manages to get the bottom end of the bat and it splits into two

Meanwhile the giant screen flashes a thanks message for 85,000 odd fans for patronising the matches

And a change of ball has taken place and Inzi is not happy with it and is arguing a lot with the umpire, Orchard

14.3

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Razzaq, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single to get to his half-century. What an invaluable innings he has played for the Heroes

14.4

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, SIX, picks the slower one out of the hand as he makes room for himself and deposits it over long on for a six. Thrilling stuff this

14.5

Azhar Mahmood to Maher, 1 run, on the leg stump, Maher drives it to long on for a single

14.6

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump.Razzaq stands firm in his crease and pulls it away to deep midwicket for a boundary

End of over 15 (13 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 136/1 (RR: 9.06)
Abdul Razzaq    54* (32b 6x4 2x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-27-0
JP Maher    44* (44b 3x4 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-27-0

15.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, 1 run, fuller outside off, Maher makes room and cuts it to deep point for a single

15.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, good length on the leg stump, Razzaq turns it away to deep square leg for a single

15.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Maher, OUT, finally Saqlain has a wicket. Saqlain notices Maher coming down the track as he pulls back the length a little and bowls it faster than usual. The ball manages to beat the outside edge and Khalid does the rest as he flicks the bails away

JP Maher st †Khalid Mahmood b Saqlain Mushtaq 45 (80m 46b 3x4 1x6) SR: 97.82

Stuart Binny, man of the match from semi-final joins Razzaq at the crease

15.4

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

15.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Razzaq comes down the track and drives it to long on for a single

15.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Binny, no run, good length delivery on the leg stump. Binny, is looking to turn it away but is rapped on the pads

End of over 16 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 140/2 (RR: 8.75)
STR Binny    1* (2b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-31-1
Abdul Razzaq    56* (34b 6x4 2x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-27-0

Arshad Khan is back into the attack now bowling round the wicket

16.1

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, bowls a wide down the leg side to begin the over

16.1

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short on the leg stump. Razzaq, is making room as the ball is being bowled and cuts it to deep point for a single

16.2

Arshad Khan to Binny, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump again but it is a different batsman as Binny stands rooted to the crease and lofts it away over midwicket for a boundary

16.3

Arshad Khan to Binny, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Binny, goes inside out as drives it to long off for a single

16.4

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, no run, yorker on the leg stump, Razzaq gets an inside edge and is lucky that it does not roll onto the stumps

Arshad Khan stops in the delivery stride to warn Binny of backing up too early

16.5

Arshad Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, on the leg stump, Razzaq turns it to fine leg for a single

16.6

Arshad Khan to Binny, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump. Binny, comes down the track and lofts it away to the left of long on fielder for a boundary and he is looking pretty good now

End of over 17 (12 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 152/2 (RR: 8.94)
STR Binny    10* (5b 2x4)      Arshad Khan    4-0-43-0
Abdul Razzaq    58* (37b 6x4 2x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-31-1

Rana is back into the attack now

17.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Razzaq, comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

17.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Binny, no run, outside the off stump and coming in. Binny, looks to cut it away but is beaten

17.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Binny, OUT, good length delivery on the off stump and moving away a touch as Binny is looking to heave it over long off. Binny misreads the length of the delivery as he is into the shot early and gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Rana, gives a send-off to the batsman

STR Binny c †Khalid Mahmood b Naved-ul-Hasan 10 (10m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.85

Rayudu comes into join Razzaq

17.4

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

17.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short and slower outside off. Razzaq guides it to third man for a single

17.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, OUT, gone. Fuller on the leg stump, Rayudu comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. Rana runs across Razzaq and has enough time to line up the stumps and throws the leg stump down and raises his arms in jubilation

AT Rayudu run out 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 18 (3 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 155/4 (RR: 8.61)
     Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-21-2
Abdul Razzaq    60* (39b 6x4 2x6)      Arshad Khan    4-0-43-0

18.1

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, fuller outside the off stump, Razzaq moves back and makes room. He goes inside out and deposits it over sweeper cover for a six

18.2

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Razzaq lofts it to long on for a single

18.3

Azhar Mahmood to Kemp, no run, fuller on the off stump, Kemp comes forward and defends

18.4

Azhar Mahmood to Kemp, 1 leg bye, fuller on the leg stump. Kemp is struck on the pads and runs across for a leg-bye

18.5

Azhar Mahmood to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, fuller on the middle and leg, Razzaq, makes room and pushes it to long on for a single. Good over till now considering the situation

18.6

Azhar Mahmood to Kemp, 1 wide, and he bowls a wide down the leg side

18.6

Azhar Mahmood to Kemp, 1 run, on the middle stump, drives it to long on and retains the strike

End of over 19 (11 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 166/4 (RR: 8.73)
JM Kemp    1* (3b)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-37-0
Abdul Razzaq    68* (42b 6x4 3x6)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-21-2

19.1

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

19.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 no ball, bouncer and slower outside off and quite rightly called a no-ball

19.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, no run, fuller on the leg stump, Razzaq comes down the track and looks to loft it away but is beaten. Rana has bowled well in this innings

19.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full on the leg stump, Razzaq, is looking to loft it away on the leg side but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

19.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kemp, no run, short outside off and moving away. Kemp is looking to steer it away and is beaten

19.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Kemp, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Kemp drives it back to Rana and runs across for a single as he misfields

19.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, short outside the off stump, Razzaq is looking to pull it away and gets a top edge to long on, where Imran Nazir takes the catch. Rana has some choicest of words to hurl at Razzaq, who is visibly unhappy and has a word with Inzi

Abdul Razzaq c Imran Nazir b Naved-ul-Hasan 69 (77m 46b 6x4 3x6) SR: 150.00

Inzi has a lot of placating to do as he tries to pacify the umpires and Razzaq.

Right then Heroes end up with 170, a little over 10-15 runs short of where they wanted to be and would have to bowl well to keep the marauding Badshahs in check

End of over 20 (4 runs) Hyderabad Heroes 170/5
     Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-25-3
JM Kemp    3* (6b)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-37-0
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Nov 13, 2008

Imran Farhat flays the ball over the off side, Hyderabad Heroes v Lahore Badshahs, ICL 1st final, Ahmedabad, November 13, 2008

Imran Farhat flays the ball over the off side

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Nov 13, 2008

Imran Nazir gets bat on ball, Hyderabad Heroes v Lahore Badshahs, ICL 1st final, Ahmedabad, November 13, 2008

Imran Nazir gets bat on ball

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