4.5 Heroes draw first blood as Absolem lures Umar by pitching it outside off. Umar goes for the lofted drive and does not clear Maher at deep extra cover 34/1
    9.2 on the leg stump, Nazir lofts it to long on where Rayudu takes the catch without moving an inch. Raymond says'Good Catch.... Binny would have taken it one handed' 63/2
    13.4 on the off stump, Farhat looks to loft it onto the midwicket but misses and is stumped. Khaleel is the man 84/4
    11.4 on the leg and middle and Inzamam tries to sweep it and is struck flush on the pads and is out but Inzamam says he got an edge onto it and the replays dont suggest so. Palmer who already lifted his finger is further vindicated by the replays. Good breakthrough this 75/3
    15.2 the answer to the question of earlier ball is nothing as the stumps are bought out of the ground and sends Latif back 96/5
    15.3 on the middle stump, Farhat plays the ugly swipe, which he has made all his own and gets s top edge to long on. Binny is the 'Kissed man' of the finals 3 wickets off 9 balls, can you beat that ? 98/6
    18.3 full toss at the waist height as Mahmood comes down the track and blasts it to deep extra cover only to see Rayudu taking the catch. And for all those having a doubt, why it is not called a no ball, it isn't dangerous for a spinner to be bowling that ball 118/7
    not out
    18.6 on the off stump and an arm ball, which beats Mushtaq on the run and is stumped easily. Khaleel has easily been the most impressive keeper 119/8
    19.6 on the leg stump and slower ball as Sami comes down the track and lofts it to long on to guess who? Rayudu, who takes his fourth catch of the innings 130/9
    11 (lb 7, w 4)
    130/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.5)
    Did not bat: Shahid Nazir
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Taufeeq Umar, 4.5 ov), 2-63 (Imran Nazir, 9.2 ov), 3-75 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 11.4 ov), 4-84 (Imran Farhat, 13.4 ov), 5-96 (Naved Latif, 15.2 ov), 6-98 (Humayun Farhat, 15.3 ov), 7-118 (Azhar Mahmood, 18.3 ov), 8-119 (Mushtaq Ahmed, 18.6 ov), 9-130 (Mohammad Sami, 19.6 ov)
    Abdul Razzaq302117.0092100
    JM Kemp301806.00103000
    A Absolem1011111.0031100
    N Boje302006.6671110
    PIS Reddy401944.75120100
    CZ Harris302508.3333000
    STR Binny30933.00120020
    8.5 cleans him up! on the middle stump, Maher moves back and looks to cut and is castled 50/2
    6.2 short on the off stump, Razzaq moves back and pulls it down the throat of Imran Farhat at deep midwicket 34/1
    not out
    13.1 fuller on the middle stump and cutting away, Boje looks to flick it on the leg side but misses the line and his stumps are strewn around 79/3
    14.6 fuller on the middle stump, Kemp looks to turn it away on the leg side but misses and Nazir strikes as he castles Kemp 88/4
    17.1 short on the off stump, Binny looks to pull it but gets a top edge which is pouched by Rana and he is ecstatic 106/5
    17.4 on the leg stump, Anirudh has a swing and misses, Rana is ecstatic as he castles him 107/6
    17.5 fuller on the middle stump, Harris looks to push it on the off side but misses and is plumb in front 107/7
    18.5 outside the off stump, Rayudu looks to steer it but misses and runs across as Khaleel calls him and Khaleel runs himself out 119/8
    19.3 wide outside the off stump, Rayudu swings and misses and runs across but Absolem runs himself out. Is it suicide? 130/9
    19.4 fuller on the off stump and swinging in, Rana castles the stumps and it is a tie 130/10
    14 (b 1, lb 5, nb 3, w 5)
    130 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Abdul Razzaq, 6.2 ov), 2-50 (JP Maher, 8.5 ov), 3-79 (N Boje, 13.1 ov), 4-88 (JM Kemp, 14.6 ov), 5-106 (STR Binny, 17.1 ov), 6-107 (Anirudh Singh, 17.4 ov), 7-107 (CZ Harris, 17.5 ov), 8-119 (I Khaleel, 18.5 ov), 9-130 (A Absolem, 19.3 ov), 10-130 (PIS Reddy, 19.4 ov)
    Mohammad Sami301806.0092010
    Azhar Mahmood402706.75132120
    Mushtaq Ahmed401924.75101000
    Shahid Nazir402817.00114010
    Imran Farhat1010010.0022000

Match Details


Lahore Badshahs , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Hyderabad Heroes won the best-of-3-finals 2-0


Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

Match days

6 April 2008 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

ICL Hyd 2nd innings Partnerships

1st34Abdul RazzaqJP Maher
2nd16JP MaherAT Rayudu
3rd29N BojeAT Rayudu
4th9JM KempAT Rayudu
5th18AT RayuduSTR Binny
6th1Anirudh SinghAT Rayudu
7th0CZ HarrisAT Rayudu
8th12AT RayuduI Khaleel
9th11AT RayuduA Absolem
10th0AT RayuduPIS Reddy