Lahore Lions v Faisalabad Wolves, Faysal Bank T-20, final December 9, 2012

Hafeez spins Lahore Lions to title

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Lahore Lions 154 for 7 (Jamshed 42, Adil 3-23) beat Faisalabad Wolves 121 for 8 (Hafeez 4-11) by 33 runs
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Mohammad Hafeez's economical and incisive spell bowled Lahore Lions to a comprehensive victory against Faisalabad Wolves in the final of the Faysal Bank T-20, and potentially secured them a place in the Champions League T20 next year.

Chasing a target of 155, Faisalabad had reached 30 for 1 in the fourth over when the slide began. Asif Ali was first run out, and then Hafeez nipped out three wickets in successive overs to reduce Faisalabad to 56 for 5. The collpase did not cease and Hafeez returned to dismiss Imran Khalid to pick up his fourth wicket. He finished with 4 for 11, and Abdul Razzaq claimed 2 for 19, as Faisalabad were restricted to 121 for 8 in 20 overs.

Lahore's innings had been set up by a fiery start from their openers after they chose to bat. Ahmed Shehzad scored 29 off 18 balls and was first out with the score on 44 in 4.2 overs. Nasir Jamshed carried on, making 42 off 28 balls to lay the platform for a formidable score. The middle-order batsmen, however, could not sustain the momentum and Nos. 3 to 5 got starts but scored at only a run a ball. Lahore had to settle for 154 for 7, but it proved to be 33 too many for Faisalabad.

The final was watched by a crowd of 20,000 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with several thousands outside the venue without tickets.

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  • on December 10, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    nice crowd enjoyed that match:-)

  • sak00n on December 10, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    Hmmm team for next champion league from pakistan.. :P

  • Omarrz on December 10, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    It is good to see Lions winning. I am sure they will beat the crap out of teams with so many international players n the next year Champions Trophy (if they are invited)

  • CriticallyCricket on December 10, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Great Tournament.....Great Final......Great Result!

    Congrats to Lahore Lions.....

  • Syed_imran_abbas on December 10, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Ehsan Adil and Haris Sohail must be given chance in next series along with anwar ali and Ahmad Shahzad in t20,s.

  • TouseefAhmad on December 10, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Lahore Lahore Aye! Definitely best performance by Invincible Lahore Team. Best of Luck for Champions League T20

  • Baber_Baloch on December 10, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    good game by Lions. hafeez did well....for wolves no one stood with misbah either they was on winning track....umar Akmal need to improve himself more & more...T20 we got good talent likr Haris Sohail.

  • on December 10, 2012, 3:06 GMT

    everyone wanted to see lions stars performing

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 10, 2012, 0:04 GMT

    I thought Abdul Razzaq was unfit for the tour to india later this month & yet he played in this game? something is not right here?? Ciao

  • GreensFan on December 10, 2012, 0:02 GMT

    Are you kidding me how hafeez got away with this,,He is playing with all Pakistan cricket team players accept two,(Zia-ul-Haq, Adnan Rasool)...they better qualify for Champions League Next year...and win it...lol

  • on December 10, 2012, 7:11 GMT

    nice crowd enjoyed that match:-)

  • sak00n on December 10, 2012, 6:19 GMT

    Hmmm team for next champion league from pakistan.. :P

  • Omarrz on December 10, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    It is good to see Lions winning. I am sure they will beat the crap out of teams with so many international players n the next year Champions Trophy (if they are invited)

  • CriticallyCricket on December 10, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Great Tournament.....Great Final......Great Result!

    Congrats to Lahore Lions.....

  • Syed_imran_abbas on December 10, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    Ehsan Adil and Haris Sohail must be given chance in next series along with anwar ali and Ahmad Shahzad in t20,s.

  • TouseefAhmad on December 10, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Lahore Lahore Aye! Definitely best performance by Invincible Lahore Team. Best of Luck for Champions League T20

  • Baber_Baloch on December 10, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    good game by Lions. hafeez did well....for wolves no one stood with misbah either they was on winning track....umar Akmal need to improve himself more & more...T20 we got good talent likr Haris Sohail.

  • on December 10, 2012, 3:06 GMT

    everyone wanted to see lions stars performing

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 10, 2012, 0:04 GMT

    I thought Abdul Razzaq was unfit for the tour to india later this month & yet he played in this game? something is not right here?? Ciao

  • GreensFan on December 10, 2012, 0:02 GMT

    Are you kidding me how hafeez got away with this,,He is playing with all Pakistan cricket team players accept two,(Zia-ul-Haq, Adnan Rasool)...they better qualify for Champions League Next year...and win it...lol

  • on December 9, 2012, 20:27 GMT

    lahore lions deserves win...........

  • on December 9, 2012, 19:58 GMT

    Over all a good tournament, it was nice to watch the final and also 2 cracking semi. LL are set for the CLT20 in 2013 that will be a nice contest as already 7 intl. players are this team seems they have a good chance making the final's there also. Players who should make the selectors list include Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Wahab Riaz and Haris Sohail all should be brought into the intl. side for further grooming at-least carry with the team so they get to know about what role to play in future!

  • on December 9, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Thank GOD, i didn't went to watch the final, too crowded to even buy tickets...

  • on December 9, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    Congratulation to Lahore Lions for their sensational display of capturing the trophy & now they'll represent Pak in Champions League & they certainly got the potential to win the CLT20....

  • on December 9, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Ahmed Shehzad should be in the team which will tour Indian for limited over game. he has the very good technique.

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  • on December 9, 2012, 18:11 GMT

    Ahmed Shehzad should be in the team which will tour Indian for limited over game. he has the very good technique.

  • on December 9, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    Congratulation to Lahore Lions for their sensational display of capturing the trophy & now they'll represent Pak in Champions League & they certainly got the potential to win the CLT20....

  • on December 9, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Thank GOD, i didn't went to watch the final, too crowded to even buy tickets...

  • on December 9, 2012, 19:58 GMT

    Over all a good tournament, it was nice to watch the final and also 2 cracking semi. LL are set for the CLT20 in 2013 that will be a nice contest as already 7 intl. players are this team seems they have a good chance making the final's there also. Players who should make the selectors list include Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Wahab Riaz and Haris Sohail all should be brought into the intl. side for further grooming at-least carry with the team so they get to know about what role to play in future!

  • on December 9, 2012, 20:27 GMT

    lahore lions deserves win...........

  • GreensFan on December 10, 2012, 0:02 GMT

    Are you kidding me how hafeez got away with this,,He is playing with all Pakistan cricket team players accept two,(Zia-ul-Haq, Adnan Rasool)...they better qualify for Champions League Next year...and win it...lol

  • El_Toro_Loco on December 10, 2012, 0:04 GMT

    I thought Abdul Razzaq was unfit for the tour to india later this month & yet he played in this game? something is not right here?? Ciao

  • on December 10, 2012, 3:06 GMT

    everyone wanted to see lions stars performing

  • Baber_Baloch on December 10, 2012, 4:19 GMT

    good game by Lions. hafeez did well....for wolves no one stood with misbah either they was on winning track....umar Akmal need to improve himself more & more...T20 we got good talent likr Haris Sohail.

  • TouseefAhmad on December 10, 2012, 5:08 GMT

    Lahore Lahore Aye! Definitely best performance by Invincible Lahore Team. Best of Luck for Champions League T20