END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | Lions: 98/10 (73 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.44, RRR: 36.50)

  • Aizaz Cheema2 (2b)
  • Trent Boult4-0-12-2
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-30-2

Uwaisul Karnain: "Typical Pakistani stuff from Lahore Lions, clinical performance to ridiculous performance within less than 24 hours. How casual were the last 2 run outs!"

rudhra: "What an embarrassment for Saad Nasim :) when you are in Rome, act like a Roman :D All your teammate scored single digit and you reached half-century? Not fair"

chotu: "More wickets than boundary never a good sign for a batting lineup"

That was pretty poor all around from Lahore Lions, here's what Mohammad Hafeez has to say: "Our bowlers didn't bowl well, they batted well. They scored 170 on a pitch like that, we didn't play smart cricket. We didn't bowl at the right areas, we lost early wickets and we couldn't recover. We have to improve, fielding is one of the areas."

Emmad Hameed: "Northern Districts...The Knights in the shining pink armour!"

More from the presentation ceremony.

Daniel Flynn: "Today was a fantastic performance. The pitch was a little bit tacky, but we just played it out. It was a matter of time before Boult and Southee did this sort of damage, and hope they can repeat it."

Tim Southee is the Man of the Match: "[About the catch] There was a bit of luck there as well, you have limited time to think, which is a good thing as well, your instincts take over. "

That was a top-notch effort from Boult and Southee, destroyed the Lahore top order and the game was over even before the Powerplay was done. So, it's two in two for Northern Knights, two teams which haven't won a match yet to play next. Mumbai Indians v Southern Express coming up.

17.6
W
Boult to Saad Nasim, OUT, thee perfect finish to an appalling performance from Lahore Lions, the ball looped up after the batsman attempted to keep out a short ball, it drops near his feet, Boult charges towards it, the batsman is several yards out of the crease, relieved that it wasn't a catch, but Boult makes sure there is a wicket as he underarms a back-hand flick to have Nasim run-out

Saad Nasim run out (Boult) 58 (66m 40b 4x4 1x6) SR: 145.00

17.5
1
Boult to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, jabbed towards point and a hasty single is taken
17.4
1
Boult to Saad Nasim, 1 run, full and outside off, inside edges it towards backward square leg, Cheema wanted two, sets off for it but is sent back by Saad
17.3
2
Boult to Saad Nasim, 2 runs, shortish ball on leg stump, not timed very well as he goes for the pull, the ball rolls away towards midwicket, time enough to scramble two
17.2
0
Boult to Saad Nasim, no run, full and just outside off, batsman was skipping away from the stumps, he can't get bat on ball
17.1
2
Boult to Saad Nasim, 2 runs, full and just outside off, pushed towards sweeper cover for two

Sud: "Forget the monetary stakes; more teams like ND must be given a chance - the quality of cricket is so good. 3 teams from IPL - well, I am not sure it is so well deserved! " Forget the monetary stakes? The organisers stopped hearing you at that point.

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | Lions: 92/9 (79 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 26.33)

  • Saad Nasim53 (35b)
  • Aizaz Cheema1 (1b)
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-30-2
  • Tim Southee4-0-22-3

Pras G: "A request to Mumbai Indians and Southern Express, please lose the next matches with a bigger margin than this and let Lahore through. These guys are irresistibly entertaining, be it winning or losing. "

16.6
1
Sodhi to Saad Nasim, 1 run, lofts this towards sweeper cover, lands short
16.5
6
Sodhi to Saad Nasim, SIX runs, short ball, one of the rare poor balls today from Northern Districts, slammed over midwicket for six by Nasim, who reaches his half-century, superb solo effort from him
16.4
2
Sodhi to Saad Nasim, 2 runs, another shout of Catch it as a thick outside edge sends the ball over cover point, a relay throw from Knights
16.3
2
Sodhi to Saad Nasim, 2 runs, lofts this over the bowler's head, long-on and long-off converge but the ball lands between both of them
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    After bowling Northern Knights to victory against Lahore Lions, Trent Boult has said he relished bowling in partnership with Tim Southee

  • Southee and Boult demolish Lions

    Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared five wickets between them to force Lahore Lions to 19 for 5 while chasing 171. The rest was simply a blur of pink as Northern Knights hurtled to a crushing 72-run victory.

Lahore Lions' low

98

Number of runs Lahore Lions were bowled out for - the fifth-lowest (all-out) team total in the Champions League T20

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033