Royal Bank of Scotland Twenty-20 Cup - 1st semi final

Lahore Lions v Faisalabad Wolves

Faisalabad Wolves won by 45 runs

Hello and welcome from National Stadium Karachi where Faisalabad Wolves take on Lahore Lions in 1st semi-final of RBS Twenty20 cup

News from the middle is that Lahore Lions captain Salman Butt wins toss and decides to bowl first

Lahore Lions team Salman Butt*, Kamran Akmal+, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Kashif Siddiq, Salman Qadir, Waqas Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Imran Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Sohail Ahmed.

Faisalabad Wolves team: Misbah-ul-Haq*, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Hussain, Ali Waqas, Khurram Shehzad, Zeeshan Butt, Mohammad Salman+, Asad Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Nazir, Samiullah Khan

0.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Shot! off the mark with a superb drive on the back-foot, short in length, he goes back and punches it to deep cover fence for four

0.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller in length, on off stump, nips back a bit, comes well forward and defends to cover

0.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller in length, on off stump, nips back a bit, tries to play across the line, mises it, hits the pad bit high, shout for lbw, turned down

0.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, again good length ball, on off stump, defends to off side

0.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slighty short in length, outside off, Hafeez goes back and punches it to point

0.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball, fuller in length, on off stump, pushes to cover and runs a quick single

End of over 1 (5 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 5/0
Mohammad Hafeez    5* (6b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    1-0-5-0
Asif Hussain    0* (0b)     

1.1

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Superb Shot! short in length, just outside off, Hafeez goes back and hammers it to deep cover fence for four

1.2

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length ball, on leg stump, turned to midwicket

1.3

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good length ball, on leg stump, tries to play on the leg side, inside edge onto pad and runs a quick single

1.4

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, FOUR, good length ball, goes for the pull shot, just clears the short midwicket fielder and goes for four

1.5

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, no run, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, drives to mid-on

1.6

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, pushes to mid-on and runs a quick single

End of over 2 (10 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 15/0
Asif Hussain    5* (3b 1x4)      Imran Ali    1-0-10-0
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (9b 2x4)     

2.1

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, FOUR, overpitched and Asif played a blistering cover drive, cover and point fielder had no chance to stop that one

2.2

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, no run, again fuller in length, another dirve but straight to cover fielder

2.3

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, no run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to mid-off

2.4

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, 1 wide, good length ball, way outside off, goes for the big shot and misses it, called a wide

2.4

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, FOUR, again width outside off, Asif lits up his eyes and cuts it down to third man fence for four

2.5

Aizaz Cheema to Asif Hussain, 1 run, slower ball, yorker length, on leg stump, pushes to mid-on and runs a quick single as fielder was bit deep

2.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length ball, just outside off and moves away a bit, Hafeez tries to drive and gets beaten

End of over 3 (10 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 25/0
Mohammad Hafeez    10* (10b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    2-0-15-0
Asif Hussain    14* (8b 3x4)     

3.1

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, FOUR, good length ball, just outside off, Asif drives on the up and finds the gap between mid-off and extra cover, Wahab chases it hard but in vain!

3.2

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, no run, good length ball, on off stump, goes back and guides it to gully

3.3

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, SIX, Bang! here comes the 1st six of the match, short ball, Asif goes for the pull shot, top edges and goes over long leg for a six

3.4

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, no run, good length ball, on off stump, drives on the up and straight onto stumps at bowling end

3.5

Imran Ali to Asif Hussain, 1 run, fuller in length, yorker length, goes for the drive, inner edge to leg side and runs a quick single

3.6

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another cracking shot by Hafeez, short in length, goes back and cuts it hard to backward point fence for four

End of over 4 (15 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 40/0
Mohammad Hafeez    14* (11b 3x4)      Imran Ali    2-0-25-0
Asif Hussain    25* (13b 4x4 1x6)     

4.1

Wahab Riaz to Asif Hussain, 1 run, good length ball, on off stump, pushes to point, runs a quick single, Umar unabel to pick up the ball cleanly

4.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another smashing drive by Hafeez, good length ball, on off stump, Hafeez plays inside out drive to extra cover fence

4.3

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length ball, on off stump, punches it down the ground to mid-off

4.4

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slighty short in length, nips back a bit, goes back and defends back to bowler

4.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short ball, Hafeez goes for the pulls shot, misses it, inside edge onto pad and runs a quick single

4.6

Wahab Riaz to Asif Hussain, 1 run, again good length ball, on off stump, pushes to mid-off and runs a quick single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 47/0
Asif Hussain    27* (15b 4x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-7-0
Mohammad Hafeez    19* (15b 4x4)     

5.1

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, short in length, outside off, angles it to gully for a single

5.2

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tosses up, on leg stump, goes for the reverse sweep, goes in the air just short of short third man

5.3

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, well tossed up, pushed to cover and rnd ran a quick single

5.4

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, no run, short in length, on leg stump, off the pad to leg side

5.5

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, no run, wll tossed up, on off stump, pushed to cover

5.6

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, FOUR, arm ball, on leg stump, Asif played a lovely sweep shot and long leg fielder had no chance to stop that one

End of over 6 (6 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 53/0
Asif Hussain    32* (19b 5x4 1x6)      Sohail Ahmed    1-0-6-0
Mohammad Hafeez    20* (17b 4x4)     

6.1

Sulaman Qadir to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, well tossed up, came down the wicket and driven down the ground to long-on for a single

6.2

Sulaman Qadir to Asif Hussain, 2 runs, short in length, on leg stump, turned to deep square leg with soft hands and came back for the 2nd run, superb running

6.3

Sulaman Qadir to Asif Hussain, no run, on middle and leg stump, turned to short midwicket, no chance for a a run this time

6.4

Sulaman Qadir to Asif Hussain, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, pushes to long-on for an easy single

6.5

Sulaman Qadir to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Maximum! tosses up, on middle and leg stump, goes for the slgo sweep and connects it well over deep midwicket for a big six

6.6

Sulaman Qadir to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, tosses up, drives up and over bowler's head to long-off for couple

End of over 7 (12 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 65/0
Mohammad Hafeez    29* (20b 4x4 1x6)      Sulaman Qadir    1-0-12-0
Asif Hussain    35* (22b 5x4 1x6)     

7.1

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, short in length, outside off, cuts hard to gully and runs a risky single, throw was at wrong end

7.2

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Cracking shiot! tosses up, outside off, Hafeez goes inside out and drives up and over extra cover, one bounce over the fence for four

7.3

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another excellent shot, faster ball, outside off, Hafeez uses the pace of the ball and plays a lovely reverse sweep for four

7.4

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, well tossed up, on off stump, pushed to cover

7.5

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slwoer ball, short in length, wide outside off, goes for the cut and mistimes it to off side, runs a single

7.6

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, another short ball, on leg stump, pulls it away to long leg for a single

End of over 8 (11 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 76/0
Asif Hussain    37* (24b 5x4 1x6)      Sohail Ahmed    2-0-17-0
Mohammad Hafeez    38* (24b 6x4 1x6)     

8.1

Waqas Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, short in length, outside off, angles it down to third man for a single

8.2

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short in length, wide outside off, guides it down to thrid man for couple of runs

8.3

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Shot! short in length, rocks back and forces it to extra cover fence for four

8.4

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short in length, outside off, cuts it to gully and straight to fielder

8.5

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another cracking shot by Hafeez, this time fuller in length, on leg stump, flicks away off his toes over midwicket for four more

8.6

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball, short in length, outside off, goes for the pull shot and misses it

End of over 9 (11 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 87/0
Mohammad Hafeez    48* (29b 8x4 1x6)      Waqas Ahmed    1-0-11-0
Asif Hussain    38* (25b 5x4 1x6)     

9.1

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, no run, well tossed up, defended to off side

9.2

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, SIX, Bang! tosses up, bit slower in pace, Asif picks it beautifully and lofts it way over deep midwicket fence for a six

9.3

Sohail Ahmed to Asif Hussain, (no ball) 1 run, big full toss, pulls it to deep square leg for a single

9.3

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, well tossed up, pusehd to cover

9.4

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Shot! tosses up, comes forward and drives on the up and over bowler's head to long-on for four and gets his fity

9.5

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, tosses up, outside off, pushes to cover and runs a quick single, poor throw given away one extra run

9.6

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

End of over 10 (15 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 102/0
Mohammad Hafeez    54* (33b 9x4 1x6)      Sohail Ahmed    3-0-32-0
Asif Hussain    45* (28b 5x4 2x6)     

10.1

Waqas Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 2 runs, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to cover for a single and another poor throw and Asif back for the 2nd run

10.2

Waqas Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to deep cover for a single

10.3

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Great shot! fuller in length, bit slower in pace, just outside off, Hafeez gets across and chips it over short fine leg fielder for four

10.4

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to cover for a single

10.5

Waqas Ahmed to Asif Hussain, 1 run, another short ball, pulls it and keeps it down to deep square leg for a single

10.6

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller in length, just outside off and Hafeez moves back a bit to play at it, Waqas pitches full and wide outside off, lets it go

Wahab Riaz back on

End of over 11 (9 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 111/0
Mohammad Hafeez    59* (36b 10x4 1x6)      Waqas Ahmed    2-0-20-0
Asif Hussain    49* (31b 5x4 2x6)     

11.1

Wahab Riaz to Asif Hussain, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, comes forward and drives to deep cover for a single and gets his fifty

11.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, drives to long-on for a single

11.3

Wahab Riaz to Asif Hussain, FOUR, low full toss outside off, drives to point and it goes straight through the hands of point fielder cost four runs, poor fielding!

11.4

Wahab Riaz to Asif Hussain, OUT, Gone! slower ball, fuller in length, on leg stump, tries to play a big shot, gets beaten by change in pace, goes high in the air and Kamran Akmal takes a well judge catch

Asif Hussain c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 54 (55m 34b 6x4 2x6) SR: 158.82

11.5

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, drives and gets an inner edge to midwicket, runs a quick single

11.6

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, whips away to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 119/1
Ali Waqas    1* (1b)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-15-1
Mohammad Hafeez    61* (38b 10x4 1x6)     

12.1

Waqas Ahmed to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, pushes to mid-off and runs a quick single

12.2

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Excellent shot! fuller in length, slower in pace, Hafeez picks it early and lofts it high and handsome over long-on for a six

12.3

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, short and wide outside off, goes back and hamemrs it to deep cover fence for four this time

12.4

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another one, fuller in length, outside off, goes for the drive, edges it down to third man and fielder has no chance to stop that one

12.5

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, That was beauty from Hafeez, fuller in length, on off stump, leans into it and drives along the ground to deep cover fence for yet anothr four

12.6

Waqas Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to deep cover for a single

Imran Ali back on

End of over 13 (20 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 139/1
Mohammad Hafeez    80* (43b 13x4 2x6)      Waqas Ahmed    3-0-40-0
Ali Waqas    2* (2b)     

13.1

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to backward point for couple of runs

13.2

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives down the ground to long-off for a single

13.3

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, no run, fuller in length, on off stump, pushes to cover, Hafez wants a single, sent back by Ali

13.4

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, drives down the ground to long-on for a single

13.5

Imran Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller in length, on middle and leg stump, drives to long-on for a single

13.6

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, 1 run, another full ball, on leg stump, drives along the ground to long-on for a single

Aizaz cheema comes on for Waqas

End of over 14 (6 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 145/1
Ali Waqas    4* (5b)      Imran Ali    3-0-31-0
Mohammad Hafeez    84* (46b 13x4 2x6)     

14.1

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, SIX, Bang! low full toss on leg stump, just a flick of the wrists and it goes over deep midwicket fence for a six

14.2

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 1 wide, slower ball, goes well down the leg side for a wide

14.2

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 2 runs, again fuller in length, on leg stump, comes down the wicket and lofts it to deep midwicket for couple

14.3

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fuller in length, on leg stump, nudges it to leg side for a single

14.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, That was a cracker from Hafeez, fuller in length, outside off, drives hard to deep cover fence for four

14.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball, on leg stump, whips away to long leg for a single

14.6

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fullerin length, on off stump, drives down the ground to long-off for a single

Sohail Ahmed back for his final over

End of over 15 (16 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 161/1
Ali Waqas    14* (9b 1x6)      Aizaz Cheema    3-0-31-0
Mohammad Hafeez    89* (48b 14x4 2x6)     

15.1

Sohail Ahmed to Ali Waqas, 1 leg bye, on leg stump, goes for the sweep misses it, off the pad to leg side

15.2

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Great shot! arm ball, just outside off, short in length, Hafeez uses the pace of the ball and nudges it to past short third man fielder for four

15.3

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another short ball, ths time goes back and pulls it away in the gap to deep midwicket fence for four more

15.4

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, turned to deep square leg

15.5

Sohail Ahmed to Ali Waqas, 1 run, well tossed up, heaved away down the ground to long-on and Wahab did not go for the catch

15.6

Sohail Ahmed to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, excellent batting by Hafeez, gets his undred in 52 balls, short in length, outside off, cuts it to backward point for couple of runs

End of over 16 (13 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 174/1
Mohammad Hafeez    100* (52b 16x4 2x6)      Sohail Ahmed    4-0-44-0
Ali Waqas    15* (11b 1x6)     

16.1

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 2 wides, slower ball, fuller in length, down the leg side for a wide

16.1

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Gone! slower ball, fuller in length, on leg stump, tries to play a sweep shot over short fine leg, edges it to keeper

Mohammad Hafeez c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 100 (79m 53b 16x4 2x6) SR: 188.67

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to long-off

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 wide, again short in length, down the leg side for another wide

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 wide, this time short and wide way outside off for yet another wide

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to long-off

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, good length ball, on middle and leg stump, turned to deep midwicket for couple

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, short and wide way outside off

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, fuller in length, outside off, drives and edges it down to third man, Misbah coming back for the 2nd run and gets it

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, again full ball, outside off, another edge down to third man this time fielder dives and saved copuple of runs

Cheema back for his final over

End of over 17 (13 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 187/2
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (4b)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-28-2
Ali Waqas    16* (12b 1x6)     

17.1

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to long-off

17.2

Aizaz Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Great shot! full and bit wide outsidfe off, yorker length, Misbah guide sit to backward point fence for four

17.3

Aizaz Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Gone! slower ball, fuller in length, on leg stump, Misbah goes for a big shot, connects it well but nasir takes a well judge catch at deep square leg

Misbah-ul-Haq c Nasir Jamshed b Aizaz Cheema 11 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

17.4

Aizaz Cheema to Khurram Shehzad, 1 run, fuller in length, on off stump, drives to long-off

17.5

Aizaz Cheema to Ali Waqas, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, drives to long-on

17.6

Aizaz Cheema to Khurram Shehzad, 1 run, slower ball, on leg stump, turned to leg side

End of over 18 (8 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 195/3
Khurram Shehzad    2* (2b)      Aizaz Cheema    4-0-39-1
Ali Waqas    18* (14b 1x6)     

18.1

Wahab Riaz to Khurram Shehzad, 1 run, fuller in length, on kleg stump, pushed to mid-off

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, no run, good length ball, on off stump, pushed to cover

18.3

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 run, on leg stump, turned to leg side

18.4

Wahab Riaz to Khurram Shehzad, 1 run, fuller in length, on leg stump, turned to midwicket

18.5

Wahab Riaz to Ali Waqas, 1 run, fullerin length, on leg stump, drives to long-on

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Khurram Shehzad, OUT, Gone! fuller in length, just outside off and moves away, goes for the drive, edges it to keeper and kamran takes a good catch diving towards his right

Khurram Shehzad c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 4 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 19 (4 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 199/4
     Wahab Riaz    4-0-32-3
Ali Waqas    20* (17b 1x6)     

19.1

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, no run, good length ball, outside off and goes for the drive and misses it

19.2

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, SIX, good length ball, on middle and leg stump, goes for the big shot and goes high in the air to long-on, wahab messed with it, dropped the catch and almost cost 6 runs

19.3

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, 2 runs, fuller in length, on leg stump, drives to long-on for couple of runs

19.4

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, no run, fuller in length, outside off, drives and misses

19.5

Imran Ali to Ali Waqas, OUT, fuller in length, on off stump, drives down the ground, in the air to long-off and Umar this time makes no mistake

Ali Waqas c Umar Akmal b Imran Ali 28 (41m 22b 0x4 2x6) SR: 127.27

19.6

Imran Ali to Mohammad Salman, FOUR, Superb way to end the innings, full ball, yorker length, on off stump, Salman gets across and tickles it around the corner to fine leg fence for four

That is the end of Faisalabad Wolves innings, set a big target of 212 runs for Lahore Lions to win this match and qualify for the final Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (12 runs) Faisalabad Wolves 211/5
Mohammad Salman    4* (1b 1x4)      Imran Ali    4-0-43-1
Zeeshan Butt    0* (0b)     
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