ICL 20s World Series

ICL India XI v ICL Pakistan XI

ICL India XI won by 4 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Here come the umpires, the ICL India team in a huddle. They walk out into the middle followed by the two ICL Pakistan batsmen. No guesses who is opening the innings, the flamboyant Imran Nazir and Imran Farhat. Jesuraj to start the proceedings for India.

Toss: Inzamam-ul-Haq calls heads and it is a tail, ICL India have won the toss and they will have a bowl. No Yousuf today for Pakistan as he has a groin injury.

I am Binoy George in the hot seat providing the ball-by-ball commentary along with Sanjay, who will be scoring the game.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the ICL World Series match between ICL India and ICL Pakistan.The players to watch for Pakistan are Imran Nazir and Naved-ul-Hassan and for India R Satish.

The pitch looks hard and there might be some sideways movement.

Naved-ul-Hasan:"I am happy with my performance because I contributed with bat and ball."

Ali Murtaza: "Well, spinners are more effective on these wickets and end up taking more wickets as well as obstructing the run-flow."

0.1

Jesuraj to Imran Nazir, 1 run, swings at the delivery to the onside, a mistimed shot to the deep on the onside. Action straight away.

0.2

Jesuraj to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, cuts and misses.

0.2

Jesuraj to Imran Farhat, no run, back of a length delivery angled across, stands in the crease and pushes at the ball, through to the keeper.

0.3

Jesuraj to Imran Farhat, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump.

0.4

Jesuraj to Imran Farhat, OUT, short of a length delivery, mistimes the pull in the air to mid-on, wicket number one.

Imran Farhat c Sathish b Jesuraj 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Jesuraj to Naved-ul-Hasan, 2 runs, short ball pulled around behind square leg, kept it down nicely.

0.6

Jesuraj to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, good tight stuff from Jesuraj on the off stump, defended with a straight bat. Good first over.

End of over 1 (4 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 4/1
Naved-ul-Hasan    2* (2b)      R Jesuraj    1-0-4-1
Imran Nazir    1* (1b)     

Ahmed to share the attack.

1.1

Eklak Ahmid to Imran Nazir, FOUR, nothing wrong with the delivery, cut away behind point and the ball races to the fence.

1.2

Eklak Ahmid to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned away through square leg.

1.3

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, swings and misses, through to Khaleel.

1.4

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, picks the gap, down the wicket and hits wide of mid-off to the fence.

1.5

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, slower delivery angled across, Naved swings and misses.

1.6

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, punches off the back foot to backward point.

End of over 2 (9 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 13/1
Naved-ul-Hasan    6* (6b 1x4)      Eklak Ahmid    1-0-9-0
Imran Nazir    6* (3b 1x4)     

2.1

Jesuraj to Imran Nazir, FOUR, short ball and Imran Nazir swivels and hits in the air behind square leg to the fence.

2.2

Jesuraj to Imran Nazir, SIX, down the wicket and hits a long way over the bowler and over the fence into the sight screen.

2.3

Jesuraj to Imran Nazir, no run, stands in the crease and pushes at the ball, goes a bit in the air, came slower of the track.

2.4

Jesuraj to Imran Nazir, OUT, Imran Nazir falls, out-smarted by the slower one, mistimes the pull in the air to Vignesh at mid-on, a big wicket.

Imran Nazir c Vignesh b Jesuraj 16 (14m 7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 228.57

2.5

Jesuraj to Shahid Yousuf, no run, good tight delivery on the off stump, forced to defend to the off side.

2.6

Jesuraj to Shahid Yousuf, no run, good ball coming into the batsman.

End of over 3 (10 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 23/2
Shahid Yousuf    0* (2b)      R Jesuraj    2-0-14-2
Naved-ul-Hasan    6* (6b 1x4)     

3.1

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, short ball cut hard to backward point, unable to find the gap.

3.2

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, punches off the back foot to cover, a slight misfield but recovers in time to prevent the single.

3.3

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, short ball, Naved swivels and plays behind square leg to the fence.

3.4

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, dances down the track, swings and misses, through to Khaleel.

3.5

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, 2 runs, fuller and too wide outside the off stump, Naved goes after it and slices it in the air wide of the fielder at thirdman.

3.6

Eklak Ahmid to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, short delivery and Naved just puts his bat, the ball goes high in the air and again does not go to the hands, one bounce to thirdman.

End of over 4 (7 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 30/2
Naved-ul-Hasan    13* (12b 2x4)      Eklak Ahmid    2-0-16-0
Shahid Yousuf    0* (2b)     

Binny comes into the attack, Khaleel stands up to the stumps.

4.1

Binny to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, tucks it to square leg for a single.

4.2

Binny to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, on the off stump, driven to mid-on for a single.

4.3

Binny to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, hits in the air, inside-out over extra cover to the fence, struck well.

4.4

Binny to Naved-ul-Hasan, SIX, makes room and slashes it in the air high and over the backward point fence for maximum.

4.5

Binny to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, again makes room, this time Binny follows him, swings it to deep square leg for a single.

4.6

Binny to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, dropped! Mishit in the air to extra cover and Vignesh drops it.

End of over 5 (14 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 44/2
Shahid Yousuf    2* (4b)      STR Binny    1-0-14-0
Naved-ul-Hasan    25* (16b 3x4 1x6)     

Murtaza is into the attack.

5.1

Murtaza to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, sweeps it behind square leg and takes off for a tight single, throw misses the stumps, that would have been close.

5.2

Murtaza to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, mistimes back to the bowler.

5.3

Murtaza to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, cut to cover and a fumble allows the single.

5.4

Murtaza to Shahid Yousuf, FOUR, dances down the track and hits it well high over the bowler and to the fence.

5.5

Murtaza to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, quicker one, follows the batsman, who works it to the onside, another fumble allows the single.

5.6

Murtaza to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, down the track and hits hard to mid-off, straight to the fielder and no chance for a single.

Pakistan's 50 comes up in the 6th over.

End of over 6 (7 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 51/2
Naved-ul-Hasan    26* (19b 3x4 1x6)      AG Murtaza    1-0-7-0
Shahid Yousuf    8* (7b 1x4)     

Binny being replaced by Vignesh. The 6 overs of powerplay is complete, the field will be spread.

6.1

Vignesh to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, cuts it down to thirdman, another fumble down there.

6.2

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, great fielding at mid-off, punches off the back foot and Satish dives full length to save some runs.

6.3

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover for a single.

6.4

Vignesh to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, pushes to cover and runs with the shot.

6.5

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, short ball pulled down the ground to wide long-on for a single.

6.6

Vignesh to Shahid Yousuf, 2 runs, punches in the air to wide long-off, good fielding by Binny in the deep.

End of over 7 (6 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 57/2
Shahid Yousuf    12* (10b 1x4)      G Vignesh    1-0-6-0
Naved-ul-Hasan    28* (22b 3x4 1x6)     

Sodhi into the attack.

7.1

Sodhi to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, punches hard off the back foot to extra cover.

7.2

Sodhi to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, wide of the crease and too short, Rana Naved cuts hard to extra cover fence.

7.3

Sodhi to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, punches hard to deep extra cover and goes through the legs of Vignesh in the deep.

7.4

Sodhi to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, mishits to wide mid-on for a single.

7.5

Sodhi to Shahid Yousuf, 1 run, driven down the ground to deep mid-on for a single.

7.6

Sodhi to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, swings it hard along the ground to long on for a single.

End of over 8 (11 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 68/2
Naved-ul-Hasan    38* (27b 5x4 1x6)      RS Sodhi    1-0-11-0
Shahid Yousuf    13* (11b 1x4)     

Rana Naved is 38 of 27 deliveries.

8.1

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, FOUR, smacks it hard wide of the fielder at long off, good shot.

8.2

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, chips in the air to deep mid-on, was foxed by the slower one.

8.3

Vignesh to Shahid Yousuf, OUT, short ball pulled high in the air to deep midwicket, Jesuraj on his second attempt takes the catch.

Shahid Yousuf c Jesuraj b Vignesh 13 (24m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

In walks the skipper, Inzamam-ul-Haq.

8.4

Vignesh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, nudges it behind square leg for a single.

8.5

Vignesh to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, outside edge and down to thirdman for a single.

8.6

Vignesh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, pushes at the delivery, outside edge past the keeper to the fence.

Pakistan going at a good rate, 8.67

End of over 9 (11 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 79/3
Inzamam-ul-Haq    5* (2b 1x4)      G Vignesh    2-0-17-1
Naved-ul-Hasan    44* (30b 6x4 1x6)     

Murtaza is back.

9.1

Murtaza to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, swings and hits in the air down the ground to long-on and Badani takes the catch, straight down his throat.

Naved-ul-Hasan c Badani b Murtaza 44 (39m 31b 6x4 1x6) SR: 141.93

In comes Abdul Razzaq.

9.2

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, down the leg side, signalled a wide.

9.2

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cuts and gets an inside edge past the stumps down to fine leg.

9.3

Murtaza to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, plays it down to long leg for a single.

9.4

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, quicker delivery pushed to mid-on, good fielding there.

9.5

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, tight stuff from Murtaza on the off stump, pushes to mid-off.

9.6

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, plays it down to fine leg for a single.

End of over 10 (4 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 83/4
Abdul Razzaq    2* (4b)      AG Murtaza    2-0-11-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    6* (3b 1x4)     

Binny is back

10.1

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cut to deep point for a single.

10.2

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, cut hard to the sweeper in the deep on the off side.

10.3

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pushes to extra cover and runs with the shot.

10.4

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, short ball and Inzamam looking to pull, edges down on to his foot.

10.5

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, played to the sweeper on the off side for a single.

10.6

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, no run, tucks it to short fine leg, a good over that from Binny.

End of over 11 (4 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 87/4
Abdul Razzaq    4* (7b)      STR Binny    2-0-18-0
Inzamam-ul-Haq    8* (6b 1x4)     

9 overs to go. Vignesh back into the attack.

11.1

Vignesh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, that was hit hard to midwicket and into the chest of Sodhi, who seems to be in some pain and he is down on the ground.

The physio is out and looking, the ball bounced off the turf and hits his chest as he looks to field the ball. He is surrounded by all the fielders. He is ok now, he is up on his feet and walking off the field. Hope he will be fit for batting.

11.2

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, chops it behind the wicket on the off side for a single.

11.3

Vignesh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, low full toss and Inzamam flicks it in the air down to long leg fence.

11.4

Vignesh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller delivery and Inzamam drives and gets an inside edge to the off side, a loud appeal turned down.

11.5

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, goes the distance, swings it high in the air down the ground and over the fence for maximum.

11.6

Vignesh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full toss pulled to deep midwicket.

End of over 12 (14 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 101/4
Abdul Razzaq    12* (10b 1x6)      G Vignesh    3-0-31-1
Inzamam-ul-Haq    14* (9b 2x4)     

12.1

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pushes to extra cover.

12.2

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, slower delivery played through covers to the sweeper.

12.3

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, good ball in the block-hole, dug out to mid-off, a tight single, Satish picks up the ball and strikes the stumps, referred to the third umpire, Inzamam does well to drag the bat in.

12.4

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, cut hard along the ground to the sweeper cover for a single.

12.5

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, full delivery driven hard along the ground past the bowler to the fence, that was smashed.

12.6

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, a terrible delivery down the leg side, a wonderful takes by Khaleel to his left.

12.6

Binny to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, cut hard behind the wicket on the off side and Murtaza at short thirdman does wonderfully well to dive to save runs.

End of over 13 (9 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 110/4
Inzamam-ul-Haq    20* (12b 3x4)      STR Binny    3-0-27-0
Abdul Razzaq    14* (13b 1x6)     

13.1

Murtaza to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, sweeps and misses, goes for the challenge as the ball strikes the pad, struck him outside the line of the off stump.

13.2

Murtaza to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, lovely shot finds the perfect gap, cuts hard behind point to the fence.

13.3

Murtaza to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, sweeps and misses, strikes the pad, another appeal turned down, they challenge the decision. It goes up to the third umpire, OUT comes up on the screen. The ball hits the pad in line with the off stump.

Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Murtaza 24 (29m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

Inzamam was unhappy with the challenge as it had come after a long time.

13.4

Murtaza to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, works it to square leg for a tight single.

13.5

Murtaza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, punches down the ground to long-off.

13.6

Murtaza to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, turns it behind square leg to the deep for a single.

End of over 14 (7 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 117/5
Humayun Farhat    2* (2b)      AG Murtaza    3-0-18-2
Abdul Razzaq    15* (14b 1x6)     

14.1

Binny to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover for a single.

14.2

Binny to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, hits in the air straight down the throat of IS Reddy the substitute at long-on, who is fielding for Sodhi.

Abdul Razzaq c sub (PIS Reddy) b Binny 15 (29m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Tahir Mughal is the new batsman.

14.3

Binny to Tahir Mughal, no run, defends on the front foot to the off side.

14.4

Binny to Tahir Mughal, 1 leg bye, full and straight on the legs, shout for a lbw turned down, was sliding down the leg side.

14.5

Binny to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, driven to deep mid-off for a single.

14.6

Binny to Tahir Mughal, no run, works to the man at midwicket. A good over, only three runs off it.

End of over 15 (3 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 120/6
Tahir Mughal    0* (3b)      STR Binny    4-0-29-1
Humayun Farhat    4* (4b)     

Five overs to go and a lot has changed in the game.

15.1

Eklak Ahmid to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, short slower delivery, blocks it to the off side and takes off for a quick single.

15.2

Eklak Ahmid to Tahir Mughal, 1 run, dropped! Flicks it in the air to short fine leg and Binny puts it down.

15.3

Eklak Ahmid to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to thirdman.

15.4

Eklak Ahmid to Tahir Mughal, 1 run, good tight delivery back of a length on the off stump, taps it square of the wicket on the off side and takes off for the single.

15.5

Eklak Ahmid to Humayun Farhat, 2 runs, dropped! Short ball and Farhat pulls it high in the air to deep square leg, the fielder waits for it for a long time and finally when it comes down, he drops it. what a miss.

15.6

Eklak Ahmid to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, played through the off side to the deep for a single.

End of over 16 (7 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 127/6
Humayun Farhat    9* (8b)      Eklak Ahmid    3-0-23-0
Tahir Mughal    2* (5b)     

16.1

Jesuraj to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, pushes in the gap through the off side to the sweeper for a single.

16.2

Jesuraj to Tahir Mughal, no run, full delivery outside the off stump, makes room and looks to play through the off side, misses it.

16.3

Jesuraj to Tahir Mughal, 2 runs, full delivery nicely played through extra cover, good running comes back for the second run.

16.4

Jesuraj to Tahir Mughal, FOUR, in the block-hole, squeezed out nicely through extra cover and beats the fielder running around from long-off to the fence.

16.5

Jesuraj to Tahir Mughal, 2 runs, mishits it high in the air to deep midwicket, falls safely away from the fielders converging.

16.6

Jesuraj to Tahir Mughal, SIX, this time he connects the ball and hits it well to the midwicket fence, it seems to have gone over the fence.

End of over 17 (15 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 142/6
Tahir Mughal    16* (10b 1x4 1x6)      R Jesuraj    3-0-29-2
Humayun Farhat    10* (9b)     

17.1

Murtaza to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, sweeps and misses, gets the bottom of the bat to the off side.

17.2

Murtaza to Tahir Mughal, OUT, swings and misses and the off stump is uprooted, the ball skids off the surface.

Tahir Mughal b Murtaza 16 (13m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

17.3

Murtaza to Mohammad Sami, 2 runs, pushes softly to the off side, good running comes back for the second run.

17.4

Murtaza to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, plays behind point for a single.

17.5

Murtaza to Humayun Farhat, 1 run, plays to the sweeper for a single.

17.6

Murtaza to Mohammad Sami, SIX, that is a big hit, swings it high and over the midwicket fence and into the stands.

End of over 18 (11 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 153/7
Mohammad Sami    9* (3b 1x6)      AG Murtaza    4-0-29-3
Humayun Farhat    12* (11b)     

18.1

Jesuraj to Humayun Farhat, no run, full outside the off stump, swings and misses.

18.2

Jesuraj to Humayun Farhat, OUT, full delivery outside the off stump, slices in the air to deep point, taken by Abbas Ali.

Humayun Farhat c Abbas Ali b Jesuraj 12 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Nazir is the new batsman

18.3

Jesuraj to Mohammad Sami, no run, full and straight outside the off stump, plays and misses.

18.4

Jesuraj to Mohammad Sami, no run, makes room, swings and misses as he looks to play through the off side.

18.5

Jesuraj to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, plays to backward point, a fumble, gives away the single.

18.6

Jesuraj to Shahid Nazir, 1 bye, keeps it full outside the off stump, misses the bat and Khaleel fails to gather it cleanly.

End of over 19 (2 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 155/8
Shahid Nazir    0* (1b)      R Jesuraj    4-0-30-3
Mohammad Sami    10* (6b 1x6)     

Final over coming up.

19.1

Eklak Ahmid to Shahid Nazir, no run, slower delivery angled across, swings and misses. Good change of pace.

19.2

Eklak Ahmid to Shahid Nazir, OUT, keeps it fuller wide outside the off stump and Nazir goes after it mishits it high in the air, Murtaza moves back at extra cover and judges the ball well to take a good catch.

Shahid Nazir c Murtaza b Eklak Ahmid 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3

Eklak Ahmid to Mohammad Sami, SIX, short ball and Sami swings it high and over square leg fence.

19.4

Eklak Ahmid to Mohammad Sami, no run, makes room and looks to cut through the off side, misses it.

19.5

Eklak Ahmid to Mohammad Sami, 2 runs, dropped! Mishit high in the air to wide mid-on and IS Reddy fails to get to the ball and Satish was waiting to take it.

19.6

Eklak Ahmid to Mohammad Sami, 1 wide, slower delivery too wide outside the off stump.

19.6

Eklak Ahmid to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, slaps it down the ground to long-on.

Innings break: ICL Pakistan have done well to get up to 165 for 9. They feel they have got enough runs and they are confident to wrap this. Do join us for run chase in few minutes, a good game in prospect.

End of over 20 (10 runs) ICL Pakistan XI 165/9
Mohammad Sami    19* (10b 2x6)      Eklak Ahmid    4-0-33-1
Arshad Khan    0* (0b)     
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