• BATSMEN
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    18.2 two in two! Tamim has dragged a slower ball from outside off to Watson at square leg. Good work from the umpire there too to duck and not interfere 125/6
    1.5 whoa! Sam Billings has claimed a ripper of a catch behind the wicket! The outside edge was thick, with Hafeez running down the track and then adjusting to the short ball by looking to guide it down to third man. The key to this was Billings taking that first step to his right, and not just diving straight away. He got a little momentum to work with before throwing himself towards the ball and taking it one-handed at full stretch. 18/1
    5.2 he's been bogged down against Ajmal, and at the other end he gets a slightly short ball and decides it just has to go. Rocks back and pulls, doesn't keep it down and is snapped up by a diving Watson at midwicket. Don't think there was all that much room for a full swing of the arms there 33/2
    7.5 should have kept it simple after a boundary like that, but Akmal gets greedy. Moves across outside off to play a sweep shot. The tossed up ball sneaks under his bat and hits his front pad in line with middle and off stump 43/3
    14.1 full, straight, Yousuf misses and Russell hits. He was making room to try and hit the ball inside out, but perhaps backed away a touch too much 88/4
    18.1 straight up, this is a seriously tough chance, but Russell is not a man easily deterred. Calls for it himself, settles under it and watches it all the way into his hands. Afridi got the length he wanted and the width too, but gets under the ball a little too much 125/5
    19.4 yorker on leg stump, pushed to long-offSammy looks for the second, but Wahab says no. The throw though goes to the other end, and the wicketkeeper Billings is not ready. Now they go for the second, without realising Ajmal was backing up. Direct hit now sends Sammy back 142/7
    not out
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    5
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    180.00
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    Extras
    17 (lb 7, w 10)
    TOTAL
    145/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.5 ov), 2-33 (DJ Malan, 5.2 ov), 3-43 (Kamran Akmal, 7.5 ov), 4-88 (Shahid Yousuf, 14.1 ov), 5-125 (Shahid Afridi, 18.1 ov), 6-125 (Tamim Iqbal, 18.2 ov), 7-142 (DJG Sammy, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AD Russell403137.7550
    SR Watson403719.2500
    Saeed Ajmal401914.7500
    Rumman Raees401413.5010
    Ashar Zaidi403709.2500
  • BATSMEN
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    8.5 straight to point! So ends this chapter of Wahab v Watson. Rather anti-climactic really. Dolly of a short ball outside off guided straight to Hafeez 55/4
    0.5 how about that? This is a 145.7 length ball that Sharjeel mistakes for a short one. Adrenaline running high for both men, but the batsman succumbs to it while the bowler manages to harness it. Hits the target, raises his hand in triumph and stares at the departing batsman with disdain 9/1
    3.3 oh dear, he's thrown it away too. Was roughed up by Tait and tries to break the shackles against the spinner. Runs down the pitch and slogs. Ends up with a mis-hit that goes straight up and lands in long-off's hands 30/2
    5.4 well, that was simple. Amin comes down the track and chips it straight to mid-off like it was catching practice. Asghar deserves that wicket, roars in delight 37/3
    10.5 Zalmi are ecstatic and United are being undone by another young left-arm spinner. This is special bowling from Asghar. His ability to slow the ball down despite the batsman moving around in the crease is such a treat to watch. Misbah had stepped outside leg to open up the off side, but Asghar held it back and when Misbah went for the loft, he gets under it too much. Caught at long-off 66/5
    16.3 Asghar! Give him the key to Peshawar! Even if he did overrun the ball, he recovered quickly, dived to his right and takes a fine catch over his shoulder. This was a short ball outside off and Billings had cut it looking for the boundary. Doesn't get the distance. The umpires want to check the no-ball and Wahab is quite fine 103/8
    12.3 that's what pace can do. This is a simple ball angled across the left-hander, but Zaidi does not move his feet and simply flashes at it. Gets a thick outside edge and Akmal takes it 70/6
    16.2 Asghar! He can do no wrong tonight! His hands must be burning after taking that catch, but he barely even flinches. This was a short ball that Russell nails with a cut shot. Remember he hit a six first ball with this very shot and this was hurtling flat. But Asghar comes forward, dives and takes it clean as 103/7
    18.2 they were trying to pinch a bye and a gleeful Akmal underarms the throw to knock over Khalid and breaks into the widest smile you could ever see. These slower balls are becoming more and more deadly, even to the batsman at the other end! Ajmal misses, his partner gets out 110/9
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    Extras
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    121/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Sharjeel Khan, 0.5 ov), 2-30 (Babar Azam, 3.3 ov), 3-37 (Umar Amin, 5.4 ov), 4-55 (SR Watson, 8.5 ov), 5-66 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 10.5 ov), 6-70 (Ashar Zaidi, 12.3 ov), 7-103 (AD Russell, 16.2 ov), 8-103 (SW Billings, 16.3 ov), 9-110 (Imran Khalid, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SW Tait402426.0020
    Junaid Khan403007.5010
    Mohammad Asghar402035.0020
    Wahab Riaz402335.7500
    Shahid Afridi402205.5000

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Islamabad Un 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9SR WatsonSharjeel Khan
2nd21SR WatsonBabar Azam
3rd7SR WatsonUmar Amin
4th18SR WatsonMisbah-ul-Haq
5th11Misbah-ul-HaqSW Billings
6th4Ashar ZaidiSW Billings
7th33AD RussellSW Billings
8th0Imran KhalidSW Billings
9th7Saeed AjmalImran Khalid
10th11Saeed AjmalRumman Raees

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