Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
40(35) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 2 0 8 0 7
Azhar Mahmood
51(42) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 7 1 0 1 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It's time for the presentation

Gambhir: Once you get the momentum you've got to continue. How they played in the first over gave them momentum. We need to play smart cricket, some better cricket and hopefully we can win both our remaining games.

Hopkins: Bowlers are picked to do a job so I back them. We do have part timers, but didn't need them today. We got off to a good start with the bat and we left it to the master Mahmood to finish it off as well as he does.

Azhar Mahmood, predictably, is man of the match.

Mahmood: We bowled really well as a unit. We prepared really well, two weeks before the tournament and it's paid off. Martin Guptill and Louie started off really well and I was able to finish off. Hopefully I can keep my form going.

Thanks for joining through our ball-by-ball coverage. On behalf of Kanishkaa Balachandran, Sanjay Murari and myself, this is Andrew Fernando signing off.

08:35pm Great first-up win for Auckland and Mahmood is hitting some fearsome form. Two fifties on the trot now after having set the game up with the ball on both occasions.

That's Auckland's third emphatic win out of three, all achieved batting second. It might be a bit early to label them dark horses, but they have proved they are here to compete.

Rohit: "Guess you should've played the qualifiers KKR, you look a little out of practice!"

17.4
4
Sangwan to Azhar Mahmood, FOUR runs, short ball, hammered to the deep square leg fence and Mahmood gets a fifty and hits the winning runs as well.

Mahmood with three to get for a half-century and the Aces have three to get to win as well

17.3
1
Sangwan to de Grandhomme, 1 run, full and outside off stump, driven to deep cover
17.2
2
Sangwan to de Grandhomme, 2 runs, de Grandhomme pulls a back of a length delivery fine of deep square leg
17.1
1
Sangwan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, length ball on the stumps. Mahmood knocks that behind point and the batsmen scamper through

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs | AUCK: 131/3

  • C de Grandhomme6 (9b)
  • Azhar Mahmood46 (40b)
  • L Balaji4-0-38-1
  • PJ Sangwan2-0-18-0
16.6
0
Balaji to de Grandhomme, no run, fired in at the pads. CDJ tries to hit that over the leg side but misses.
16.5
2
Balaji to de Grandhomme, 2 runs, shortish, and de Grandhomme gets the pull out. Doesn't time it well, but it goes wide of deep square leg and they get two

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
40(35) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 2 0 8 0 7
Azhar Mahmood
51(42) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 7 1 0 1 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Azhar Mahmood
O4.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101