(N)ICL 20s World Series at Ahmedabad, Nov 25 2008
(19.3/20 ov, target 165)
ICL Bdesh won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
ICL Bangladesh XI
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
ICL India XI164/9(20 overs)
ICL Bangladesh XI165/5(19.3 overs)

Shahriar Nafees played a match-winning 70 off just 54 balls to ensure Bangladesh's survival in the World Series! They would have been out had they lost this, but the middle-order that let them down in their first game rose to the occasion this time, with Kapali and Nafees getting involved in a crucial 58-run partnership to give Bangladesh a realistic chance of pulling this one off.

Shariar Nafees is deservedly the Man of the Match

Nafees: "I'm happy to have played the achor's role well today. We had a disappointing last game but it feels good to have come back strongly."

Sathish: "We deserved to lose going by the way we fielded today. We also fell short of about 15 runs and the Bangladeshis bowled well early on. We need to work hard on our fielding."

Bashar: "We bowled well and didn't panic during our batting. We watched the last few games and discovered that if you mix it up well when you're bowling, you can put the batsmen under pressure. We also fielded well today, and were particularly good with our catching. Nafees has had a briliant season and he batted very sensibly to see us through."

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Murtaza to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
That's it, it's all over!! full on middle and off, driven to mid on for a quick single. Bangladesh are home!
Murtaza to Shahriar Nafees, SIX runs
Thats the deciding blow!! that was flat and full outside off, Nafees gets under it and lofts it over long off for a big six!!
Murtaza to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR runs
misfield, that was full on leg stump, Nafees drove it uppishly wide of deep mid wicket, Reddy ran to his right but failed to collect cleanly, the ball went through him and past the boundary rope. Crucial miss

11 needed off the last over. What a finish! If they get 10, we are in for a bowl out!

Nafees, the right man, is on strike

Murtaza to bowl the final over

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
ICLBD: 154/5CRR: 8.1 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Shahriar Nafees59 (51)
Dhiman Ghosh1 (1)
Rajamani Jesuraj4-0-25-2
Jesuraj to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
full outside off, struck powerfully to long on
Jesuraj to Dhiman Ghosh, 1 run
full outside off, driven straight to extra cover
Jesuraj to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
that was short of a good length on middle, tries to pull it away over square leg, mistimes it to short fine leg

Dhiman Ghosh comes in

Jesuraj to Golam Mabud, OUT
he makes amends for his mistake off the previous ball! that was a length ball on middle, struck straight to Rayudu at long on. Watches it into his hands this time, takes it comfortably
Golam Mabud c Rayudu b Jesuraj 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Jesuraj to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
dropped, Rayudu drops a sitter! that was full outside off, Nafees got under but mistimed a lofted shot straight to long off, Rayudu runs forward and drops a catch that could well have proven decisive
Jesuraj to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide
full outside off, too wide, and rightly given. Poor timing by Jesuraj here!
Jesuraj to Golam Mabud, 1 run
full outside off, gets a thick outside edge to third man who fields well to keep the batsmen to just a single

Bangladesh need 17 off 12. Jesuraj back into the attack

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
ICLBD: 148/4CRR: 8.22 • RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Golam Mabud1 (2)
Shahriar Nafees56 (48)
Ali Murtaza3-0-18-1
Murtaza to Golam Mabud, 1 run
short outside off, dropped onto the off side for a quick single
Murtaza to Golam Mabud, no run
flat on the off stump, tries to defend it on the front foot, gets an inside edge onto the pads. But too close to call, is referred and is given not out. That would have been out had that hit the pads first

Golam Mabud

A crucial wicket for India. Rafique was going along well

Murtaza to Mohammad Rafique, OUT
bowled 'im!! that was held back, short of a good length outside off and spinning into the left hander, Rafique tries to slog-sweep that over mid wicket, misses, and the ball strikes the outside half of the off stump.
Mohammad Rafique b Murtaza 16 (19m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 123.07
Murtaza to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
low full toss on leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg
Murtaza to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR runs
flighted outside off, pitches on a full length, driven uppishly and powerfully wide of long off for a boundary
Murtaza to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run
full on the pads, worked away to deep mid wicket

24 off 18. It's Bangladesh game to lose from here on!

Murtaza to bowl

end of over 1712 runs
ICLBD: 141/3CRR: 8.29 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 from 18b
Mohammad Rafique15 (11)
Shahriar Nafees51 (46)
Rakesh Patel4-0-49-0
Patel to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run
low full toss outside off, driven straight to long off
Patel to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run
full on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg where Jesuraj fields well to keep the batsmen to a run
Match details
Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossICL Bangladesh XI , elected to field first
SeriesICL 20s World Series 2008
Player Of The Match
Shahriar Nafees
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.20
Match days25 November 2008 - night match (20-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Allan Jones
TV Umpire
David Orchard
Match Referee
Ajit Wadekar
PointsICL Bangladesh XI 2, ICL India XI 0