8.3 he runs his fingers through the ball this time to take the pace off it, full outside off and the batsman's through his shot early. He looked to hit that over cover but the bat turned in his hand. Takes the bat's top edge and McCullum at cover holds on to the skyer 77/3
    3.1 The ball seems to follow Pierre everywhere and this time the ball goes straight into his hands. Shadab loops one in outside off and Guptill takes the bait. It's the googly and Guptill leans into a slog towards deep mid wicket but shot is straighter than he would've liked. Pierre, stationed at long on, runs in and dives forward to take the catch inches away from the ground. The captain's cameo has come to an end 40/1
    4.4 full outside off and this one spins off the pitch, and into the batsman. Babar defends it down the wrong line and the ball goes past his bat's inside edge and raps him in front of off stump. He's a goner. Narine's appeal was swiftly corroborated by the umpire 50/2
    11.1 very short outside off and he looks to pull that over deep mid wicket. That was a slower ball and not enough power in that pull. The ball goes straight in the air and Pierre's manning the ropes at deep mid wicket. He positions himself early and pockets the ball. His feet are inches away from the boundary ropes. Shadab can't believe his luck. That was a loosener 89/4
    12.6 goes for the slog sweep, but he's top-edged it, and it lands safely at deep backward square leg's hands! The pressure tells. Narine's discipline tells. He keeps the ball around the stumps, this one was just a shade outside off, tempting Singh into a big slog (can we call it a blog?) and Searles easily hunts down the mis-hit. Narine's 50th CPL wicket 97/5
    17.4 what a sensational catch by Pierre! He runs in from deep midwicket, tracking a skier that has a date with a space station hovering over the earth. Pierre doesn't care. He keeps his eyes on it, covers it as it darts away to his left with the wind, dives full length and takes it with both hands. Primus' difficult time slogging to the leg side ends 131/6
    17.5 two-in-two as Tanvir picks out long-off. It's a good length ball well outside off, Tanvir ends up miscuing it to Cooper coming in off the boundary. The shot was on, the execution was off, and Shadab is now the highest wicket-taker in this CPL 131/7
    not out
    not out
    15 (b 1, lb 4, w 10)
    156/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.80)
    K Pierre3.002909.6681310
    R Frylinck1.0022022.0012200
    Shadab Khan4.002847.00130230
    SP Narine4.001624.00152000
    KK Cooper4.001914.75111000
    DJ Bravo4.003709.2592220
    Fall of wickets:1-40 (MJ Guptill, 3.1 ov), 2-50 (Babar Azam, 4.4 ov), 3-77 (CAK Walton, 8.3 ov), 4-89 (JN Mohammed, 11.1 ov), 5-97 (G Singh, 12.6 ov), 6-131 (RS Primus, 17.4 ov), 7-131 (Sohail Tanvir, 17.5 ov)

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