ICL 20s World Series, ICL Pakistan XI v ICL World XI at Ahmedabad, Nov 26, 2008
ICL Pakistan XI won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
26 November 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of ICL world series. Today, we have ICL Pakistan XI taking on ICL World XI in a must-win encounter

In an encounter that has the trappings of a cliff hanger, we can expect some fireworks from both, the Pakistan XI and the World XI. After their defeat, against India XI, Pakistan XI now find themselves with the unenviable task of winning both their remaining matches

World XI, on the other hand have made a successful start to their campaign and would like to book their place in the final by winning this match

News from the ground is that Nicky Boje has flown back to attend to a family problem, one of his children is seriously ill and Syed Mohammad, has replaced him

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And meanwhile, it's Toss time in Ahmedabad. Pakistan XI have won the toss and have chosen to bowl

Right then, it will be Martyn and Goodwin, will open for the World XI and Sami will open the bowling for Pakistan XI

0.1

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, no run, swing right away. Sami swings it away from Goodwin. good win does nothing else but watch the ball into the keeper's gloves

0.2

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

0.2

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Goodwin cuts it to third man and is off for a single

0.3

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 1 run, so nearly had him! Sami bowls a wide delivery outside the off stump and as is Martyn's wont early on in his innings, he sticks his bat out and gets an inside edge to short fine leg

0.4

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump and Goodwin, pushes it to point

0.5

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, FOUR, short outside the off stump and width provided too. Goodwin, is too good a batsman to let the opportunity go as he cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary

0.6

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, 1 run, off the outside edge to third man for a single

End of over 1 (8 runs) ICL World XI 8/0

    • MW Goodwin 6 (5b 1x4)
    • DR Martyn 1 (1b)
    • Mohammad Sami 1-0-8-0
1.1

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, 2 runs, outside off, Goodwin comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

1.2

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, FOUR, short on the middle stump, Goodwin pulls it away past the midwicket fielder for a boundary

1.3

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump, Goodwin gets behind the line of the delivery and defends

1.4

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, no run, outside off, Goodwin swings and misses

1.5

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, 1 run, Goodwin drags it from outside off and pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

1.6

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Martyn stands tall and pushes it to midwicket and runs across for a single

End of over 2 (8 runs) ICL World XI 16/0

    • DR Martyn 2 (2b)
    • MW Goodwin 13 (10b 2x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-8-0
2.1

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, no run, outside the off stump. Martyn, makes room and looks to go inside out but is beaten

2.2

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, SIX, short outside the off stump. Martyn has a swing and a good one at that as it sails over third man for a six, first for the day

2.3

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, no run, on the middle stump and going further down as Martyn is struck on the pads

2.4

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 1 run, fuller and slower outside the off stump, Martyn, pushes it to cover for a single

2.5

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump, Goodwin, moves back a touch and squeezes it to the left of point fielder for a boundary

2.6

Mohammad Sami to Goodwin, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Goodwin moves across and pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 3 (12 runs) ICL World XI 28/0

    • MW Goodwin 18 (12b 3x4)
    • DR Martyn 9 (6b 1x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 2-0-20-0
3.1

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, no run, on the leg stump, Goodwin is rapped on the pads and Martyn is halfway down the track for a single but Goodwin doesn't want it and Martyn has to run back. A poor throw by Razzaq allows Martyn to stay on

3.2

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, 1 run, on the middle stump and short in length. Goodwin, pulls it to midwicket for a single

3.3

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, 1 run, on the off stump and short in length. Martyn steers it away to third man for a single

3.4

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle stump and slower in pace as Goodwin spots it early and chips it over midwicket for a boundary

3.5

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, FOUR, now Razzaq compensates by bowling it short as Goodwin rocks back and powers it past covers for a boundary

3.6

Abdul Razzaq to Goodwin, 2 runs, short on the off stump, Goodwin pulls it to deep midwicket and a misfield allows them an extra run

End of over 4 (12 runs) ICL World XI 40/0

    • MW Goodwin 29 (17b 5x4)
    • DR Martyn 10 (7b 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-20-0

Shahid Nazir replaces Sami

4.1

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 run, drifts onto the leg stump, a loosener. Martyn, turns it to fine leg for a single

4.2

Shahid Nazir to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, Goodwin is looking to paddle it away but is rapped on the pads as he runs across for a leg-bye

4.3

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, no run, short outside the off stump, Martyn moves across and cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

4.4

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, no run, outside the off stump and short in length. Martyn, moves back and looks to go over cover but a bottom edge is all that he gets

4.5

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Martyn moves back and cuts it past point for a boundary

4.6

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 leg bye, off his pads to third man for a leg-bye

End of over 5 (7 runs) ICL World XI 47/0

    • DR Martyn 15 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 29 (18b 5x4)
    • Shahid Nazir 1-0-5-0

Rana comes into the attack now

5.1

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

5.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, FOUR, fuller and slower on the leg stump. Goodwin, picks it and glances it to fine-leg for a boundary

5.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, FOUR, short on the off stump, Goodwin is waiting for it on the backfoot and pulls it to long-on for a boundary

5.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, good length delivery outside the off stump and struck on the pad. Rana and his team mates go up in unison and ask for a referral. Clearly, it would have sailed over the off stump

5.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, off the leading edge to short third man for a single

5.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Goodwin pulls and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a boundary

End of over 6 (15 runs) ICL World XI 62/0

    • MW Goodwin 41 (22b 8x4)
    • DR Martyn 17 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 1-0-14-0

Arshad Khan into the attack now

6.1

Arshad Khan to Martyn, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Martyn turns it to fine leg for a single

6.2

Arshad Khan to Goodwin, no run, on the middle stump, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

6.3

Arshad Khan to Goodwin, 1 run, tossed up on the middle stump, Goodwin, comes forward and drives it to long on for a single

6.4

Arshad Khan to Martyn, 1 run

6.5

Arshad Khan to Goodwin, SIX, long hop on the middle stump. Goodwin, makes room and pummels it over deep midwicket for a six

6.6

Arshad Khan to Goodwin, 2 runs, on the middle and leg line again as Goodwin pushes it to the leg side and runs a couple to get to his half-century

End of over 7 (11 runs) ICL World XI 73/0

    • MW Goodwin 50 (26b 8x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 19 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • Arshad Khan 1-0-11-0

Shahid Nazir switches ends

7.1

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle stump. Martyn, moves back and makes room for himself as he slices it over the point fielder for a boundary. There is nothing you can do as a bowler, when a batsman plays that kind of a shot

7.2

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 run, good length delivery on the leg stump, Martyn pushes it with soft hands to leg side for a single

7.3

Shahid Nazir to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, off the pads to leg side for a leg-bye

7.4

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, FOUR, outside the off stump, Martyn makes room and drives it to the left of mid-off fielder for a boundary

7.5

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Martyn, turns it to short fine leg and runs across for a single. An overthrow allows them an extra run

7.6

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 run, on the leg stump, Martyn pushes it to fine leg for another single and keeps the strike

End of over 8 (13 runs) ICL World XI 86/0

    • DR Martyn 31 (21b 3x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 50 (27b 8x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Nazir 2-0-17-0
8.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, on the off stump, Martyn, moves across and pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

8.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, no run, good length outside the off stump. Goodwin, moves across and looks to steer it away but the away movement beats his outside edge

8.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, 1 run, good length on the off stump, Goodwin, moves back and pushes it to long on for a single

8.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Martyn, drives it to cover and a misfield by Razzaq allows them a single

8.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Goodwin, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and a slower delivery. Goodwin takes the front foot out of the way and slogs it to deep square leg for a single

8.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, no run, outside the off stump, Martyn gropes for the ball and it beats the outside edge

End of over 9 (4 runs) ICL World XI 90/0

    • DR Martyn 33 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 52 (30b 8x4 1x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 2-0-18-0

Riaz Afridi into the attack now

9.1

Riaz Afridi to Goodwin, OUT, and straight away gets the break through as Goodwin swings across the line to a delivery pitched on the middle stump and misses. He turns back to find his stumps re-arranged. Crucial breakthrough this for Pakistan XI

MW Goodwin b Riaz Afridi 52 (31b 8x4 1x6) SR: 167.74

Andre Adams, comes into join Martyn at the crease

9.2

Riaz Afridi to Adams, 1 leg bye, on the middle stump, Adams moves across and turns it to square leg for a single

9.3

Riaz Afridi to Martyn, 1 run, outside the off stump and short in length. Martyn, is looking to push it away to covers and gets an inside edge back onto the pitch and Adams, is alert to the situation as he runs across for a quick single

9.4

Riaz Afridi to Adams, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and coming in. Adams, makes room and comes down the track as he drives it to mid-off for a single

9.5

Riaz Afridi to Martyn, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Martyn pushes it to long-on for another single

9.6

Riaz Afridi to Adams, no run, Riaz see's Adams coming down the track and pushes in a fuller delivery and Adams, can only manage to chop it to midwicket

End of over 10 (4 runs) ICL World XI 94/1

    • AR Adams 1 (3b)
    • DR Martyn 35 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • Riaz Afridi 1-0-3-1

Shahid Nazir into the attack now

10.1

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, no run, outside the off stump, Martyn comes forward and pushes it to the off side

10.2

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

10.3

Shahid Nazir to Adams, no run, down the leg stump. Adams, makes room for himself and swings but then misses the delivery too

10.4

Shahid Nazir to Adams, 1 run, on the leg stump, Adams gets a bottom edge onto his pull shot as the ball traverses to long on for a single

10.5

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Martyn, makes room and pushes it to long-on for a single

10.6

Shahid Nazir to Adams, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump, Adams drives it to long-on to retain the strike

End of over 11 (4 runs) ICL World XI 98/1

    • AR Adams 3 (6b)
    • DR Martyn 37 (29b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Nazir 3-0-21-0
11.1

Riaz Afridi to Adams, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Adams is moving back to go inside out but gets an inside edge back to the keeper

11.2

Riaz Afridi to Adams, SIX, full-toss over the waist on the off stump, Adams comes down and smashes it over sweeper cover for a six

11.3

Riaz Afridi to Adams, 1 run, on the off stump, Adams pushes it to long-on for a single

11.4

Riaz Afridi to Martyn, 1 run, on the leg stump, Martyn gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a single

11.5

Riaz Afridi to Adams, no run

11.6

Riaz Afridi to Adams, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump. Adams, comes down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary. It really took off the bat, the shot

End of over 12 (12 runs) ICL World XI 110/1

    • AR Adams 14 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 38 (30b 3x4 1x6)
    • Riaz Afridi 2-0-15-1
12.1

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 3 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Martyn, whips it to fine leg for three runs

12.2

Shahid Nazir to Adams, no run, Adams is moving away before the ball is bowled and Nazir follows him as he is beaten

12.3

Shahid Nazir to Adams, 1 run, on the leg stump, Adams gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

12.4

Shahid Nazir to Martyn, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Martyn steers it to short third man for a single

12.5

Shahid Nazir to Adams, FOUR, full-toss on the leg stump, Adams has all the freedom to place it where he wants and he turns it to fine leg for a boundary

12.6

Shahid Nazir to Adams, OUT, an in swinging yorker. Adams is looking to make room and steer it away but misses the line of the delivery and is bowled. Few words are exchanged between Nazir and Adams

AR Adams b Shahid Nazir 19 (15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 126.66

End of over 13 (9 runs) ICL World XI 119/2

    • DR Martyn 42 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Nazir 4-0-30-1

Sami into the attack as Klusener comes in to join Martyn

13.1

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump, Martyn squeezes it to midwicket for a single

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Klusener, 1 leg bye, outside the off stump and off the pads for a leg-bye

13.3

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, no run, full-toss on the off stump. Martyn, comes forward and pushes it to cover

13.4

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, FOUR, outside the off stump, Martyn forces it to cover, where a misfield by the captain allows him an easy boundary

13.5

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

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Klusener, 1 leg bye, outside the off stump and off the pads for a leg-bye

End of over 14 (8 runs) ICL World XI 127/2

    • L Klusener 0 (2b)
    • DR Martyn 48 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 3-0-26-0

Arshad Khan into the attack

14.1

Arshad Khan to Klusener, no run, short outside off, Klusener cuts it to point

14.2

Arshad Khan to Klusener, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Klusener slogs it to deep midwicket for a boundary

14.3

Arshad Khan to Klusener, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Klusener gets under the delivery as he drives it to long-off for a boundary

14.4

Arshad Khan to Klusener, 1 run, forces it past covers for a single

14.5

Arshad Khan to Martyn, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Martyn, moves across and pushes it to fine leg for a single

14.6

Arshad Khan to Klusener, SIX, long hop on the leg stump. Klusener, has all the time in the world to get onto the back foot and smash it over square leg for a huge six

End of over 15 (16 runs) ICL World XI 143/2

    • L Klusener 15 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 49 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • Arshad Khan 2-0-27-0

Razzaq into the attack now

15.1

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Martyn comes forward and defends

15.2

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, 1 run, on the leg stump, Martyn, pushes it to deep square leg for a single and gets to his half-century

15.3

Abdul Razzaq to Klusener, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Klusener moves back and cuts it to deep point for a single

15.4

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, 1 run, short and slower outside the off stump. Martyn, comes forward and pushes it to point for a single

15.5

Abdul Razzaq to Klusener, SIX, fuller on the middle stump. Klusener, gets under the delivery and lofts it over deep midwicket for a six

15.6

Abdul Razzaq to Klusener, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Klusener cuts it to cover, where a misfield allows him a single

End of over 16 (10 runs) ICL World XI 153/2

    • L Klusener 23 (10b 2x4 2x6)
    • DR Martyn 51 (40b 4x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-30-0

Rana comes back into the attack now

16.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Klusener, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Klusener, has to reach for it as he cuts it to deep point for a single

16.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, slower on the middle stump, Martyn, slogs it to midwicket for a single

16.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Klusener, OUT, on the middle stump and coming in, Klusener has a wild swing and the inward movement of the delivery beats the swing and hits the leg stump

L Klusener b Naved-ul-Hasan 24 (12b 2x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

Paul Nixon strides in now

16.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, 2 runs, on the middle stump, Nixon comes down the track and pushes it to extra cover and runs for a quick couple

16.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, 1 run, on the off stump and slower. Nixon, comes down the track and chips it to deep midwicket for a single

16.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Martyn steers it away to third man to retain the strike

End of over 17 (6 runs) ICL World XI 159/3

    • DR Martyn 53 (42b 4x4 1x6)
    • PA Nixon 3 (2b)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-24-1
17.1

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Martyn cuts it to point and runs across for a quick single

17.2

Mohammad Sami to Nixon, 1 run, on the leg stump. Nixon, moves back and across and drives it to long on for a single

17.3

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, FOUR, on the leg stump, Martyn whips it behind square and beats the short fine leg fielder and gets a boundary

17.4

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Martyn flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

17.5

Mohammad Sami to Martyn, 1 run, full-toss outside off, Martyn cuts it to point and sets off for a quick single

17.6

Mohammad Sami to Nixon, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump and going further down, struck on the pads as they run across for a leg-bye

End of over 18 (10 runs) ICL World XI 169/3

    • PA Nixon 4 (4b)
    • DR Martyn 61 (46b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 4-0-35-0
18.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, 1 leg bye, fuller on the leg stump, off the pads for a leg-bye

18.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, slower on the middle stump. Martyn, pushes it to long-off for a single

18.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, FOUR, slower ball outside the off stump. Nixon makes room and smashes it past extra cover for a boundary

18.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, 1 leg bye, fuller on the leg stump and off the pads to third man for a leg-bye. Rana is looking helpless as he is unable to get the reverse swing going

18.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Martyn, 1 run, on the middle stump, and slower in pace. Martyn, slogs it to midwicket for a single

18.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Nixon, 1 run, outside the off stump. Nixon, steers it to the right of point fielder for a single

End of over 19 (9 runs) ICL World XI 178/3

    • PA Nixon 9 (8b 1x4)
    • DR Martyn 63 (48b 5x4 1x6)
    • Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-31-1

Razzaq back to bowl the final over

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, no run, on the leg stump, Nixon is looking to push it away but misses the delivery altogether

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump, Nixon, comes down the track and chips it to deep midwicket for a couple

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 1 run, slower and shorter on the off stump. Nixon, pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

19.4

Abdul Razzaq to Martyn, 1 run, on the leg stump, Martyn lofts it to deep square leg for a single

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, FOUR, fuller on the leg stump, Nixon lofts it to the vacant square leg region for a boundary

19.6

Abdul Razzaq to Nixon, 1 run, fuller and slower outside the off stump. Nixon steers it to deep point for a single

The highest total in a winning cause while chasing is 187 and Pakistan XI batsmen need to bat out of their skins to get to this total

End of over 20 (10 runs) ICL World XI 188/3

    • PA Nixon 17 (13b 2x4)
    • DR Martyn 64 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 4-0-40-0
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