• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    4.4 Lumb finally succeeds at what he seems to have been trying to do: find an outfielder with the pull. Slower ball again, and this time he connects with the pull for a change, only to hole out to deep midwicket 33/1
    5.1 Sixers have nominated the pull as their favourite poison. Nevill tries one to a delivery nearly not full enough, and lobs it down mid-on's throat 40/2
    10.5 arm ball again, Maddinson calls him through for a tight single to point. The direct hit seems to have caught him short, but nobody is appealing. Belatedly, somebody appeals. Belatedly, Aleem Dar asks for the third umpire. And he is run out. That's against the run of play 76/4
    5.3 Patel is on fire here. Digs it in short again, provides Haddin with the room. I don't know if it is extra bounce or spongy bounce at work, but all Haddin manages with the cut is catching practice to cover-point. Hold on for a second. They are checking if the front foot has landed fine. Yes it has. Only by inches, but it has 40/3
    17.4 slower ball again, and he has found the timber here. Smith feels Malinga might finally bowl the quicker ball and moves across to try to scoop it. Malinga stays slow, and arrives after Smith has scooped. Leg stump gone. They check for the no-ball, but Lasith is fine 119/7
    11.2 and Dar has given him. That was an offbreak and could have been turning down leg. Pitched just outside off, turning past the bat even as he is playing forward. On second look, this hasn't turned that much, and Dar has judged the extent of turn to perfection 77/5
    14.6 that;s a bouncer like he meant it. Gets it to rise throat high as opposed to the earlier waist-high effort. O'Keefe throws his bat at it, manages a top edge to fine leg where Munaf makes no mistake. I don't see Munaf making a single mistake 98/6
    not out
    20
    12
    1
    0
    166.66
    not out
    4
    7
    0
    0
    57.14
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    136/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.80)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MM Patel4.011724.25131000
    SL Malinga4.003629.00114110
    NLTC Perera3.002217.3342000
    PP Ojha4.002907.2582110
    Harbhajan Singh4.002215.5061000
    DR Smith1.00808.0020000
    Fall of wickets:1-33 (MJ Lumb, 4.4 ov), 2-40 (PM Nevill, 5.1 ov), 3-40 (BJ Haddin, 5.3 ov), 4-76 (NJ Maddinson, 10.5 ov), 5-77 (MC Henriques, 11.2 ov), 6-98 (SNJ O'Keefe, 14.6 ov), 7-119 (SPD Smith, 17.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    8.2 Smith swings hard and hopes for the best again. This time he has connected well, though, and finds long-on to perfection with a flat hit 52/1
    8.5 Tendulkar is bowled again. Happening too often of late. Short of a length, middle and off, holds its line, beats the open face. Yet another innings at a strike rate of under 100 53/2
    13.1 Pat Cummins is one of the best fielders off his own bowling going around today. Rohit Sharma is cursing out loud, but Cummins has done really well here. Sharma wants a single with the ball on the pitch, and these calls always comes down to if the bowler can cross the batsman first. Cummins does, and because of that Karthik sends Sharma back. What's more? Cummins hits the stumps too. Anyone remember his kick to run an Indian out in the World T20? 75/3
    16.2 Karthik has done a Tendulkar. Think SCG, February 26. Charges down, hits the slower ball to mid-off, Henriques is waiting for the throw at the non-striker's end, thus standing in karthik's way, who tries to run around him. And in these cases, anything that can go wrong does. McCullum's throw hits the stumps direct, and he is not in the crease. Mind you. Henriques's back is to the batsman, and he has no clue where Karthik is running 93/5
    15.5 Pollard is gone. Afraid to say, expectedly so. Nothing pitched up in his half, and sooner than later the edge was going to come. Who would have thought you ever hear that said for a West Indian? Short, well outside off, chest high, he tries to slog it over cow corner, toe-ends it to Haddin 89/4
    17.6 Rayudu goes too. Tries to slog, mis-hits it over mid-off. Smith runs back, takes it over his shoulder. He never looks like dropping that one 102/7
    17.4 short of a length, smashed right down mid-off's throat. Defending champions going out without a win 101/6
    not out
    22
    9
    3
    1
    244.44
    18.6 what a take from Haddin. That's reminiscent of the man whose keeping stance he copies. Ian Healy won't mind taking such a catch himself. Sharp bouncer, following Malinga all the way, kisses the glove, headed towards fine leg, until Haddin dives full length to catch this behind his body. One handed, and that too with his left 104/8
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    TOTAL
    124/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.20)
    Did not bat: MM Patel
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JR Hazlewood4.002005.00163020
    MA Starc4.003228.00135100
    PJ Cummins4.001624.00142000
    MC Henriques4.002927.2592110
    SNJ O'Keefe3.011605.33101100
    NL McCullum1.00808.0040110
    Fall of wickets:1-52 (DR Smith, 8.2 ov), 2-53 (SR Tendulkar, 8.5 ov), 3-75 (RG Sharma, 13.1 ov), 4-89 (KA Pollard, 15.5 ov), 5-93 (KD Karthik, 16.2 ov), 6-101 (NLTC Perera, 17.4 ov), 7-102 (AT Rayudu, 17.6 ov), 8-104 (SL Malinga, 18.6 ov)

Match Notes

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR4400160.716
CSK4210100.945
Scorc42208-0.038
Lions41206-0.051
DOLPH40400-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP4400162.130
HH4310121.193
BT41304-0.256
COBRA41304-0.955
ND41304-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND3300122.080
Lions32108-0.065
MI31204-0.064
Expre30300-2.033