Result
2nd Semi-Final (N), Ahmedabad, Nov 11 2008, ICL 20-20 Indian Championship
161/4
(19.3/20 ov, target 162)
162/7
ICL Hyd won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Hyderabad Heroes
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Royal Bengal Tigers161/4(20 overs)
Hyderabad Heroes162/7(19.3 overs)
end of over 206 runs
HydHr: 162/7CRR: 8.3 
Chris Harris5 (2)
Syed Shahabuddin1 (1)
Upul Chandana3.3-0-30-2
Eklak Ahmid3-0-23-2

What a match have we been witness to. This match can rival any other match for sheer drama. Pity that there had to be a winner. Binny turned the match around for Heroes after Khaleel's initial fireworks. If only had the Tigers accelerated earlier but then ...

Right then, we will have a repeat of the last edition's final. It will be Lahore Badshahs and Hyderabad Heroes again in the final

Stuart Binny has been awarded the Man of the match award

Join us day after for the first of best of three finals

19.3
4
Chandana to Harris, FOUR runs
short outside the off stump. Harris waits for the delivery and pulls it away to deep midwicket. Game, set and match for the Heroes then

4 off 4 now

19.2
1
Chandana to Shahabuddin, 1 run
fuller on the leg stump, Shahabuddin turns it away to midwicket for a single and has anyone thought about a tie

5 off 5 now. Chandana goes around the wicket now

19.1
1
Chandana to Harris, 1 run
on the leg stump, Harris sweeps it to deep square leg for a single

Shahabuddin joins his skipper at the crease and Chandana, it will be to bowl the final over

end of over 199 runs • 2 wicket
HydHr: 156/7CRR: 8.21 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Chris Harris0 (0)
Eklak Ahmid3-0-23-2
Lance Klusener4-0-38-2
18.6
w
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, OUT
outside the off stump and cutting away. Binny, has a swing at it and manages only an outside edge back to the keeper and the match tilts again
STR Binny c †Dasgupta b Eklak Ahmid 45 (39m 26b 2x4 4x6) SR: 173.07
18.5
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, no run
outside the off stump, Binny swings and misses
18.4
6
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, SIX runs
good length delivery on the middle stump, Binny stands tall and lofts it away over long on for a six and has nearly done it for the Heroes
18.3
2
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, 2 runs
on the leg stump, Binny swings it to the leg side and Marshall saves a couple as he dives at deep square leg. What a save that. Brilliant, not an inch given and not an inch taken

14 off 10 now

18.3
1w
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, 1 wide
wide outside the off stump

15 off 10 required now

18.2
Eklak Ahmid to Binny, no run
short ball on the leg stump, Binny drives it back to the bowler

Stuart Binny will be on strike

18.1
w
Eklak Ahmid to Kemp, OUT
short outside the off stump, Kemp comes down the track and lofts it straight into the hands of Adams at long off and has to go back
JM Kemp c Adams b Eklak Ahmid 8 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

What a cliff hanger we are being witness to. It will be Eklakh to bowl the penultimate over

end of over 1812 runs
HydHr: 147/5CRR: 8.16 • RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Stuart Binny37 (21)
Justin Kemp8 (9)
Lance Klusener4-0-38-2
Eklak Ahmid2-0-14-0
17.6
4
Klusener to Binny, FOUR runs
outside the off stump, Binny comes down the track and lofts it away to long off for a boundary
17.5
4
Klusener to Binny, FOUR runs
short outside the off stump, Binny swings and gets an inside edge to fine leg for a boundary. What a time to have it
17.4
1
Klusener to Kemp, 1 run
short outside off, Kemp pulls it to deep midwicket for a single
17.3
1
Klusener to Binny, 1 run
outside the off stump, Binny cuts it to sweeper cover for a single
17.2
1
Klusener to Kemp, 1 run
short outside off, Kemp cuts it to sweeper cover for a single
17.1
1
Klusener to Binny, 1 run
outside off and slower in pace. Binny pushes it to long on for a single

One Six or a wicket can tilt the match. Lets wait and watch. Klusener to bowl his final over

end of over 176 runs
HydHr: 135/5CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 from 18b
Justin Kemp6 (7)
Stuart Binny27 (17)
Eklak Ahmid2-0-14-0
Upul Chandana3-0-24-2
16.6
4
Eklak Ahmid to Kemp, FOUR runs
outside the off stump, Kemp runs it down to third man for a boundary
16.5
Eklak Ahmid to Kemp, no run
outside the off stump, pushes it to point
Best performances - batsmen
L Klusener
78 runs (54)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
24 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
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RS Gavaskar
74 runs (47)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
445118141018
Best performances - bowlers
Eklak Ahmid
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
7.66
UDU Chandana
O
3.3
M
0
R
30
W
2
Eco
8.57
Match details
Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossHyderabad Heroes , elected to field first
SeriesICL 20s World Series 2008
Player Of The Match
Stuart Binny
Series resultHyderabad Heroes advanced
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.20
Match days11 November 2008 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Ranmore Martinesz
Allan Jones
TV Umpire
David Brandon
Match Referee
Erapalli Prasanna