Stanford 20/20, 2006 / Commentary

Stanford 20/20 - 2nd match

Bahamas v Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands won by 57 runs

One game down and ST Maartens are on their way home.

Game two is about to start with the Bahamas facing the Cayman Islands.

The Bahamas consisting of more than 700 islands and a population of about 300,000 is known for its tourism and track and field star Golden Girls. The Cayman Islands with just 46,000 inhabitants of course have the Offshore banking and beautiful diving sites to attract visitors.

The Bahamas have won the toss and will field first as the lights start to take effect in the middle

A good crowd is now in the stadium and they have been entertained by singers and bands as the music blasts out over the field.

0.1

Levy to Gordon, 1 wide, short and down leg, was quick and umpire is quick to get the arms strechted

0.1

Levy to Gordon, no run, length ball, Gordon plays but misses the ball thuds into the pad, an appeal, but turned down outsde the off

0.2

Levy to Gordon, no run, length ball, Gordon keeps it out

0.3

Levy to Gordon, 1 run, good line and length, Gordon drives through the off side, open face and that slides away for two runs to third man

0.4

Levy to Hall, no run, short and wide of off stump, Gordon leaves it alone

0.5

Levy to Hall, no run, leg side delivery, Gordon defends it coming into the pads, worked to mid-on

0.6

Levy to Hall, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Gordon leaves it alone, does not carry through to well

End of over 1 (2 runs) Cayman Islands 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
AE Hall    0* (3b)      ON Levy    1-0-2-0
SC Gordon    1* (3b)     

1.1

GM Armstrong to Gordon, no run, good line and length, Hall drives through the off side

1.2

GM Armstrong to Gordon, no run, good length delivery, Hall drives through the off side, can not beat the short cover

1.3

GM Armstrong to Gordon, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Hall drives the ball off the back foot

1.4

GM Armstrong to Gordon, 1 run, good length but down leg, Hall hits it into the leg side

1.5

GM Armstrong to Hall, 5 wides, back of a length and down the leg side

1.5

GM Armstrong to Hall, 1 run, line and length, Gordon drives the ball through the off side, beats the short cover, not the sweeper on the cover rope

1.6

GM Armstrong to Gordon, FOUR, good line and just short of a length, Hall drives through the off side, opened the face and sends that flying over the gully, fetch that one boys

End of over 2 (13 runs) Cayman Islands 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
SC Gordon    8* (8b 1x4)      GM Armstrong    1-0-13-0
AE Hall    1* (4b)      ON Levy    1-0-2-0

2.1

Levy to Hall, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Gordon plays and misses the ball, was a touch wide, went after it, but no contact

2.2

Levy to Hall, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Gordon edges the ball as he forces the drive, shaves the edge, flys away to thrid man

2.3

Levy to Gordon, 1 run, length but down leg, Hall edges the ball

2.4

Levy to Hall, no run, good line and length, Hall defends it

2.5

Levy to Hall, no run, good length delivery, Hall defends it

2.6

Levy to Hall, no run, length but down leg, Hall drives the ball

End of over 3 (2 runs) Cayman Islands 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
AE Hall    2* (9b)      ON Levy    2-0-4-0
SC Gordon    9* (9b 1x4)      GM Armstrong    1-0-13-0

3.1

GM Armstrong to Gordon, 1 run, good line and length, Gordon plays no shot

3.2

GM Armstrong to Hall, no run, good length delivery, Hall defends it

3.3

GM Armstrong to Hall, OUT

AE Hall c Bennett b GM Armstrong 2 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

3.4

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, good line and length, Mohamed drives through the off side

3.5

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Gordon pushes forward

3.6

GM Armstrong to Gordon, 1 run, length ball, Gordon defends on the front foot

End of over 4 (3 runs) Cayman Islands 20/1 (RR: 5.00)
SC Gordon    11* (11b 1x4)      GM Armstrong    2-0-16-1
SA Mohamed    1* (2b)      ON Levy    2-0-4-0

4.1

Levy to Gordon, no run, length ball, Gordon defends it

4.2

Levy to Gordon, FOUR, good length delivery, Gordon cuts off the back foot, gets a good bit of it, sends it flying away ahead of a diving thrid man

4.3

Levy to Gordon, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Gordon defends it, pushes to the off, quick run taken

4.4

Levy to Mohamed, no run, short and wide of off stump, Mohamed plays and misses the ball and is well beaten as he pushes forward

4.5

Levy to Mohamed, no run, good line and length delivery, Mohamed defends back to the bowler

4.6

Levy to Mohamed, no run, line and length, Mohamed edges it as he pushes forward, edge to pad, wants the run has to do the calypso back to the crease

End of over 5 (5 runs) Cayman Islands 25/1 (RR: 5.00)
SA Mohamed    1* (5b)      ON Levy    3-0-9-0
SC Gordon    16* (14b 2x4)      GM Armstrong    2-0-16-1

5.1

GM Armstrong to Gordon, 1 run, line and length, Gordon driving

5.2

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, length ball, Mohamed defends

5.3

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, good length but down leg, Mohamed plays and misses the ball

5.4

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, short ball, Mohamed plays a cut-shot, neatly chops it late, can not beat a diving gully

5.5

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, line and length, Mohamed defends it away

5.6

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, no run, good line and length, Mohamed cuts it

End of over 6 (1 run) Cayman Islands 26/1 (RR: 4.33)
SA Mohamed    1* (10b)      GM Armstrong    3-0-17-1
SC Gordon    17* (15b 2x4)      ON Levy    3-0-9-0

6.1

Weakley to Gordon, no run, good line and length, Gordon defends on the front foot

6.2

Weakley to Gordon, no run, line and length, Gordon drives it away

6.3

Weakley to Gordon, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Gordon cuts on the front foot

6.4

Weakley to Mohamed, 1 run, line and length, Mohamed drives through the off side

6.5

Weakley to Gordon, no run, good line and length, Gordon pushes forward

6.6

Weakley to Gordon, no run, down the leg side, Gordon driving

End of over 7 (2 runs) Cayman Islands 28/1 (RR: 4.00)
SC Gordon    18* (20b 2x4)      DG Weakley    1-0-2-0
SA Mohamed    2* (11b)      GM Armstrong    3-0-17-1

7.1

GM Armstrong to Mohamed, 1 run, line and length, Mohamed lets it go past

7.2

GM Armstrong to Gordon, OUT, huge hit over long off

SC Gordon c Weakley b GM Armstrong 18 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

7.3

GM Armstrong to Best, no run, good line and length delivery, Best leaves the ball

7.4

GM Armstrong to Best, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Best plays a cut-shot

7.5

GM Armstrong to Best, no run, good line and length delivery, Best drives through the off side

7.6

GM Armstrong to Best, 1 wide, short and wide of the off stump

7.6

GM Armstrong to Best, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Mohamed leaves it

End of over 8 (5 runs) Cayman Islands 33/2 (RR: 4.12)
PI Best    3* (4b)      GM Armstrong    4-0-22-2
SA Mohamed    3* (12b)      DG Weakley    1-0-2-0

8.1

Weakley to Best, no run, good length delivery, Tulloch leaves it alone

8.2

Weakley to Best, 1 wide, short and down leg

8.2

Weakley to Best, 1 run, down the leg side, Best driving

8.3

Weakley to Mohamed, 2 runs, bouncer off target, Mohamed plays a cut-shot

8.4

Weakley to Mohamed, FOUR, down the leg side, Mohamed paddles it away

8.5

Weakley to Mohamed, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Mohamed drives the ball through the off side

8.6

Weakley to Mohamed, no run, length but down leg, Mohamed keeps it out

End of over 9 (12 runs) Cayman Islands 45/2 (RR: 5.00)
SA Mohamed    13* (16b 2x4)      DG Weakley    2-0-14-0
PI Best    4* (6b)      GM Armstrong    4-0-22-2

9.1

Ekanayake to Best, no run, good line and length delivery, Best defends on the front foot

9.2

Ekanayake to Best, SIX, length ball, Best drives on the front foot

9.3

Ekanayake to Best, 1 run, good line and length, Best defends it

9.4

Ekanayake to Mohamed, no run, good length delivery, Mohamed defends it away

9.5

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 2 runs, good length delivery, Mohamed driving

9.6

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, Mohamed drives it away

End of over 10 (11 runs) Cayman Islands 56/2 (RR: 5.60)
SA Mohamed    17* (19b 2x4)      NH Ekanayake    1-0-11-0
PI Best    11* (9b 1x6)      DG Weakley    2-0-14-0

10.1

Weakley to Best, 1 run, good length delivery, Best drives on the on side

10.2

Weakley to Mohamed, FOUR, down the leg side, Mohamed sweeps it away high in the air, fine leg in but misses it and goes for four

10.3

Weakley to Mohamed, no run, line and length, Mohamed defends on the front foot

10.4

Weakley to Mohamed, FOUR, Mohamed sweeps it away on the full, this time too fine for fine leg

10.5

Weakley to Mohamed, 1 wide, length ball outside the off stump very wide and called

10.5

Weakley to Mohamed, 2 runs, length ball, Mohamed drives it away

10.6

Weakley to Mohamed, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Mohamed drives the ball through the off side and thats the thrid miss filed in the over, some butter fingers out there

End of over 11 (14 runs) Cayman Islands 70/2 (RR: 6.36)
SA Mohamed    29* (24b 4x4)      DG Weakley    3-0-28-0
PI Best    12* (10b 1x6)      NH Ekanayake    1-0-11-0

11.1

Ekanayake to Best, 1 run, line and length, Best drives on the front foot straight down the ground, good fielding this time

11.2

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run, length but down leg, Mohamed sweeps the ball to backward square leg

11.3

Ekanayake to Best, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Best drives off the back foot, crunched that one, but again nice clean fielding keeps it to one

11.4

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run, leg side delivery

11.5

Ekanayake to Best, 1 wide, down the leg side, Mohamed pushes forward

11.5

Ekanayake to Best, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Mohamed drives firmly to long-off

11.6

Ekanayake to Mohamed, no run, length but down leg, Best keeps it out

End of over 12 (6 runs) Cayman Islands 76/2 (RR: 6.33)
SA Mohamed    31* (27b 4x4)      NH Ekanayake    2-0-17-0
PI Best    15* (13b 1x6)      DG Weakley    3-0-28-0

12.1

Weakley to Mohamed, 1 run, line and length, Mohamed drives the ball through the off side

12.2

Weakley to Best, 1 run, length but down leg, Best drives the ball through the off side

12.3

Weakley to Mohamed, no run, length ball, Mohamed plays but misses the ball, bails whipped off but umpire just smiles back at the keeper

12.4

Weakley to Mohamed, 1 run, leg side delivery, Mohamed drives on the front foot

12.5

Weakley to Best, no run, good length delivery, Best defends it, umpires comes back to straighten the stumps after the stumping chance

12.6

Weakley to Best, 1 run, leg side delivery, Best drives on the on side, just wide enough for the second to be taken

End of over 13 (4 runs) Cayman Islands 80/2 (RR: 6.15)
PI Best    17* (16b 1x6)      DG Weakley    4-0-32-0
SA Mohamed    33* (30b 4x4)      NH Ekanayake    2-0-17-0

13.1

Blair to Mohamed, FOUR, Mohamed defends it

13.2

Blair to Mohamed, FOUR, length ball, Best drives on the front foot

13.3

Blair to Mohamed, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off stump

13.3

Blair to Mohamed, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Best drives through the off side

13.4

Blair to Best, no run, good line and length, Mohamed drives the ball through the off side

13.5

Blair to Best, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Best leaves the ball

13.6

Blair to Best, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Best driving

13.7

Blair to Best, no run, length ball, Best keeps it out

End of over 14 (18 runs) Cayman Islands 98/2 (RR: 6.91)
PI Best    25* (20b 2x4 1x6)      GO Blair    1-0-18-0
SA Mohamed    42* (33b 6x4)      DG Weakley    4-0-32-0

14.1

Ekanayake to Mohamed, no run, line and length, Mohamed defends it

14.2

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run, good line and length, Best drives the ball

14.3

Ekanayake to Best, no run, length ball, Mohamed defends it

14.4

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run, down the leg side, Best pushes forward

14.5

Ekanayake to Best, 4 leg byes, down the leg side, Best plays and misses

14.6

Ekanayake to Best, no run, leg side delivery, Best defends it

End of over 15 (6 runs) Cayman Islands 104/2 (RR: 6.93)
PI Best    25* (23b 2x4 1x6)      NH Ekanayake    3-0-19-0
SA Mohamed    44* (36b 6x4)      GO Blair    1-0-18-0

15.1

Blair to Mohamed, 1 run, length ball, Mohamed keeps it out

15.2

Blair to Best, FOUR, good line and length, Best drives it away

15.3

Blair to Best, 1 run, full on the stumps, Best drives on the front foot

15.4

Blair to Mohamed, 1 run, line and length, Mohamed drives on the front foot

15.5

Blair to Best, FOUR, good line and length, Best drives through the off side

15.6

Blair to Best, 2 runs, line and length, Best drives through the off side

End of over 16 (13 runs) Cayman Islands 117/2 (RR: 7.31)
PI Best    36* (27b 4x4 1x6)      GO Blair    2-0-31-0
SA Mohamed    46* (38b 6x4)      NH Ekanayake    3-0-19-0

16.1

Ekanayake to Mohamed, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Mohamed plays a cut-shot

16.2

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run

16.3

Ekanayake to Best, 1 run, good line and length, Best drives the ball off the back foot

16.4

Ekanayake to Mohamed, FOUR, down the leg side, Mohamed pulls

16.5

Ekanayake to Mohamed, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Mohamed cuts it

16.6

Ekanayake to Best, FOUR, good length but down leg, Best pushes it off the back foot

End of over 17 (15 runs) Cayman Islands 132/2 (RR: 7.76)
PI Best    41* (29b 5x4 1x6)      NH Ekanayake    4-0-34-0
SA Mohamed    56* (42b 8x4)      GO Blair    2-0-31-0

17.1

Bennett to Mohamed, 1 run, length ball, Mohamed drives through the off side

17.2

Bennett to Best, 1 run, full toss down leg, Best paddles it away

17.3

Bennett to Mohamed, FOUR, good line and length, Mohamed sweeps well after making room, flicks over the short fine leg

17.4

Bennett to Mohamed, 1 run, good length but down leg, Mohamed sweeping and again well played, but fine leg is back this time, ssome man with a horn is enjoying this

17.5

Bennett to Best, SIX, good line and length, Best driving and the crowd now loving this, signing shouting and just adding to the game

17.6

Bennett to Best, FOUR, down the leg side, Best hits it on the leg side, and another boundary brings out the cheers from the crowd that has grown fairly big

End of over 18 (17 runs) Cayman Islands 149/2 (RR: 8.27)
PI Best    52* (32b 6x4 2x6)      VK Bennett    1-0-17-0
SA Mohamed    62* (45b 9x4)      NH Ekanayake    4-0-34-0

18.1

Levy to Mohamed, 1 run, good length delivery, Mohamed drives

18.2

Levy to Best, FOUR, length but down leg, Best drives it away in the air and safely to long-on

18.3

Levy to Best, FOUR, length but down leg, Best pulls it away, ball dropped just a touch short and away it goes to backward square leg, this ball is now taking a pounding, lets hope it is still round

18.4

Levy to Best, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Best driving on the on side, gather just inches from the rope at cow corner

18.5

Levy to Best, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Best drives the ball through the off side and no stopping that

18.6

Levy to Best, 1 run, leg side delivery, Best defends it as he digs the yorker out of the block hole

End of over 19 (16 runs) Cayman Islands 165/2 (RR: 8.68)
PI Best    67* (37b 9x4 2x6)      ON Levy    4-0-25-0
SA Mohamed    63* (46b 9x4)      VK Bennett    1-0-17-0

19.1

Blair to Best, SIX, down the leg side, Best sweeps it away high and handsome, become the crowds favourite now

19.2

Blair to Best, 1 run, good length but down leg, Best pushes it off the back foot runs it down to the long-on

19.3

Blair to Mohamed, 1 run, leg side delivery, Mohamed drives on the front foot, firmlyy off the bat to long-off

crashes the ball off the front foot, straight at wide mid-off, great catch to a rocket

19.4

Blair to Best, OUT, Blair to Best, swings that high to deep midwicket, it looks to be safe until the fielder dives one handed to take a beauty, crowd loves that

PI Best c LI Armstrong b Blair 74 (40b 9x4 3x6) SR: 185.00

19.5

Blair to Hinds, OUT

F Hinds c GM Armstrong b Blair 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.6

Blair to Mohamed, 2 leg byes, good length but down leg, Mohamed sweeps the ball after making room to the off, runs it away for 2

End of over 20 (10 runs) Cayman Islands 175/4
SA Mohamed    64* (48b 9x4)      GO Blair    3-0-39-2
KD Irving    0* (0b)      ON Levy    4-0-25-0
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