29dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Haris Sohail
63(57) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 17 6 0 11 11 5 13
GJ Maxwell
42(29) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 23 1 4 0 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Umaid Asif
O4
M0
R42
W2
Eco10.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Bilawal Bhatti
O2
M0
R9
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: George Binoy

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 6 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

S Stallions 2nd innings Partnerships

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

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.130
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.080
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033