8.30 pm Hampshire fell short of a par score after they lost Maxwell and Afridi off successive deliveries and they scored only 31 runs in their last five overs. Haris Sohail anchored the chase and Sialkot achieved their target pretty comfortably. The result counts for little though. Neither of these teams are going into the main draw of the Champions League because they both lost to Auckland Aces. Yorkshire are the other team to have qualified.

Faisal: "It seems that if Shoaib Mailk had opted to field in the first match then Sialkot might have qualified for the actual tournament."

Post match presentation coming up ...

Jimmy Adams: "The guys have found it a bit tough, the batters found it hard to get the runs on the board ... the conditions have done a little more than we though. Its a shame [that counties wont play the CLT20 in the future] but it's out of my hands. We just chug along and play cricket."

Shoaib Malik: "At least we are taking something home. Very pleased with the way we played together. Still struggling in our bowling but our batsmen played well. It wasn't that easy. We came only four five days back but I felt we adapted well."

Haris Sohail is the Man of the Match for his half-century. "He's a brilliant player, he's played many important innings in domestic cricket and he's a good prospect for Pakistan," says Malik.

So the qualifying stage of the Champions League T20 has come to an end. Auckland and Yorkshire are the teams that will go through to the main round. the real thing begins day after tomorrow. See you then.

19.1
1
Balcombe to Ali Khan, 1 run, and that's that. Sialkot pick up a consolation win, Hampshire go home with two defeats. Ali Khan hits the winning run by getting a leading edge over point. He was looking to turn the ball on the leg side

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | Sia: 143/4 (1 run required from 5 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 1.00)

  • Ali Khan6 (6b)
  • Haris Sohail63 (57b)
  • DA Griffiths4-0-26-1
  • Shahid Afridi4-0-26-1
18.6
1
Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, driven on the front foot towards long on, the scores are level
18.5
1
Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, a full toss which Sohail drives to long off for a single
18.4
1
Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, in the blockhole but Ali Khan drives towards mid-off
18.4
5w
Griffiths to Ali Khan, 5 wides, that's the game breaker, Griffiths has bowled a very short ball that gave the keeper no chance, five wides
18.3
2
Griffiths to Ali Khan, 2 runs, good length and straight, Ali Khan gets an inside edge on to the pad and the ball goes on the off side, they run very quickly and run the second
18.2
1
Griffiths to Haris Sohail, 1 run, a low full toss on middle stump, Sohail moves forward and across and drives to long on
18.1
1
Griffiths to Ali Khan, 1 run, good length and straight, Ali Khan moves forward and hits through midwicket

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | Sia: 131/4 (13 runs required from 5 balls, RR: 7.27, RRR: 6.50)

  • Ali Khan1 (2b)
  • Haris Sohail61 (55b)
  • Shahid Afridi4-0-26-1
  • SM Ervine3-1-25-0
17.6
1
Shahid Afridi to Ali Khan, 1 run, steps out of his crease and mis-times the slog to long on
17.5
1
Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, 1 run, driven to long on for one more
17.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, no run, played to midwicket
17.3
4
Shahid Afridi to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, shot! Sohail lunges forward and lofts the full ball flat over the in field at cover and into the gap on the boundary
17.2
1lb
Shahid Afridi to Ali Khan, 1 leg bye, huge appeal for lbw but the umpire says not out. Afridi bowled the slider and struck Ali Khan, who was on the front foot to defend, flush on the pad, that was very close

Ali Khan is the new batsman.

17.1
W
Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, OUT, spoke too soon! Malik's been stumped! Afridi slowed it up and bowled outside off, Malik came out of his crease to drive through the off side and missed, the slowness did him in

Shoaib Malik st †Bates b Shahid Afridi 39 (44m 25b 6x4 1x6) SR: 156.00

Only 20 needed off 18 balls, Sialkot have this in the bag at the moment.

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | Sia: 124/3 (20 runs required from 5 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 6.66)

  • Haris Sohail56 (52b)
  • Shoaib Malik39 (24b)
  • SM Ervine3-1-25-0
  • CP Wood3-0-26-1
16.6
4
Ervine to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, edged and four! Sohail tries to drive and takes one hand of the bat as he plays the shot, the ball flies wide of the keeper to the third man boundary
16.5
0
Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, a wild slog at a full ball outside off, he's beaten again, Malik goes up to him and has a word
16.4
4
Ervine to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, too short and wide again, this time Sohail cuts and finds the gap on the point boundary, he gets to a half-century with that shot
16.3
2
Ervine to Haris Sohail, 2 runs, full and straight, Sohail can't get under it but manages to drive to long off, there's a direct hit at the striker's end and they run an overthrow of the ricochet
16.2
0
Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, steps out of his crease and slogs at a short of a length delivery that sails past the bat
16.1
0
Ervine to Haris Sohail, no run, wide outside off stump but Sohail can't get past the fielder at point, he cut that hard but didn't place it wide enough of Afridi

Ervine to bowl, Sialkot needs 30 off 24 balls.

  • Sohail fifty leads Sialkot home

    It was a match of no consequence for either team, but Sialkot Stallions will leave South African shores with greater confidence, having put in an all-round performance against the English domestic champions

S Stallions 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Imran NazirShakeel Ansar
2nd24Shakeel AnsarHaris Sohail
3rd4Shahid YousufHaris Sohail
4th96Shoaib MalikHaris Sohail
5th20Ali KhanHaris Sohail

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033