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Stanford 20/20 for 20

Stanford Superstars v England

Stanford Superstars won by 10 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

0.1

Sammy to Bell, 1 wide, whoops, way outside off stump. That's not the ideal start

0.1

Sammy to Bell, no run, ooh, he nearly got called for that one as well. Dicey start, but that was at least a dot

0.2

Sammy to Bell, no run, bounce outside off, and Bell has a swipe but misses. Sammy did take seven wickets against England in a Test, but surely that doesn't count for anything

0.3

Sammy to Bell, no run, fuller length and a confident drive, but straight to point

0.4

Sammy to Bell, no run, good length, a touch wide of off stump, but no stroke there either. So far the gamble is paying off

0.5

Sammy to Bell, 2 runs, the first runs off the bat, and the first nerves in the field. Wide outside off again, and Mohammad in the covers completely fluffs a regulation stop. He chases to make amends, but that's a mistake

0.6

Sammy to Bell, 1 run, shovelled into the leg side, and all in all that's a tidy first over

England 4/0   DJG Sammy 1-0-4-0

5.1

Sammy to Shah, no run, outside off and nudged to backward point. It's all about the Superstars right now

5.2

Sammy to Shah, 1 run, too short, perhaps a muffed slower ball, and scooped into the leg side

5.3

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, lovely bowling again, pitches on a good length and ghosts past the edge

5.4

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the leg side and an easy single

5.5

Sammy to Shah, OUT, incredible! After all the drops there have been this week, that was an astounding take from Dave Mohammed, although he nearly caused a calamity by not calling! A wild swish into the leg-side, a spiralling top-edge, and two men converged at square leg, and almost touched shoulders as the catch went in

OA Shah c Mohammed b Sammy 4 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

5.6

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, on the legs, and a chancy single to mid-on

England 30/3   DJG Sammy 2-0-7-1

7.1

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, driven with an open face into the covers

7.2

Sammy to Flintoff, no run, cunning bowling, held back a touch, and Flintoff jams his bat down too late on a ball that might have slipped down leg

7.3

Sammy to Flintoff, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on

7.4

Sammy to Pietersen, no run, good bounce and carry outside off. That one took over, and Fletcher takes well behind the stumps

7.5

Sammy to Pietersen, OUT, now there's real trouble for England! Pietersen walks across his stumps, Sammy responded by pitching it right up to leg stump, and there's no hope of getting back on ball as the leg stump goes flying for the third time in the innings!

KP Pietersen b Sammy 7 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

7.6

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, outside off and nudged into the covers

England 34/4   DJG Sammy 3-0-10-2

9.1

Sammy to Collingwood, no run

9.2

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, snorting lift off a good length! Sammy isn't quick but that woke Collingwood up as the ball was fended into the vacant gully

9.3

Sammy to Flintoff, 1 run, fuller and a touch wider, and dinked to third man

9.4

Sammy to Collingwood, 1 run, tip-and-run. A push into the covers, and an instant call

9.5

Sammy to Flintoff, no run, lovely slower ball. Defended back down the pitch

9.6

Sammy to Flintoff, no run, immaculate finish, and that's a superb spell from Sammy. He took the new ball and has risen to the occasion wonderfully. Now for his secondary role, patrolling the deep for those towering catches

England 43/4   DJG Sammy 4-0-13-2
Series Results
Superstars v England at Coolidge - Nov 1, 2008
Superstars won by 10 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
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Nov 1, 2008

Allen Stanford presents the trophy to his Superstars team, Superstars v England, Antigua, November 1, 2008

Allen Stanford presents the trophy to his Superstars team

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Nov 1, 2008

What happened there? Kevin Pietersen ponders England's problems, Superstars v England, Antigua, November 1, 2008

What happened there? Kevin Pietersen ponders England's problems

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