Result
3rd Match, Raipur, Sep 14 2014, Qualifying Group (D/N), Champions League Twenty20
170/6
(18/20 ov, target 171)
98
Northern D won by 72 runs
Player Of The Match
Northern Districts
1y
• The Report by Alagappan Muthu

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.

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
Northern Districts170/6(20 overs)
Daniel Flynn53 (30)
BJ Watling53 (37)
Asif Raza1/14(3)
Lahore Lions98(18 overs)
Saad Nasim58 (40)
Imran Ali8 (11)
end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
Lions: 98/10CRR: 5.44 • RRR: 36.50 • Need 73 from 12b
Aizaz Cheema2 (2)
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
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 1712 runs • 1 wicket
Lions: 92/9CRR: 5.41 • RRR: 26.33 • Need 79 from 18b
Saad Nasim53 (35)
Aizaz Cheema1 (1)
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

Essam Dogar: "15*6 = 90 Possible. Hope. #Afridi"

16.2
1
Sodhi to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run
driven towards long-on for a single
16.1
w
Sodhi to Adnan Rasool, OUT
length ball is defended towards backward point, is there a run-out? yes, and due to more awfulness from Lahore Lions, Rasool makes a lazy attempt at getting back after taking several strides out of the crease, the throw from point is perfect and Rasool is caught short, where are the sort of dives that Flynn put in to make his ground?
Adnan Rasool run out (Flynn) 4 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
end of over 168 runs
Lions: 80/8CRR: 5 • RRR: 22.75 • Need 91 from 24b
Saad Nasim42 (31)
Adnan Rasool4 (4)
Tim Southee4-0-22-3
Ish Sodhi3-0-18-2
15.6
2
Southee to Saad Nasim, 2 runs
full toss on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg, another diving stop in the deep
15.5
1
Southee to Adnan Rasool, 1 run
short ball just outside off, played uppishly towards backward point, but just wide of the fielder, Williamson dives and makes a one-handed stop, then fires in the throw, just misses
15.4
Southee to Adnan Rasool, no run
full ball from wide of the crease, strikes the pads but that was going down

Ram: "Are Lahore Lions aiming for first show of some bollywood movie in Raipur??"

15.3
1
Southee to Saad Nasim, 1 run
slower one from Southee, helped down to third man for a single

Nayeem: "Error 404, My comments can't be seen."

15.2
2
Southee to Saad Nasim, 2 runs
pushed towards wide long-on for two more, more work for Harris
15.1
2
Southee to Saad Nasim, 2 runs
length ball is slammed over the bowler's head, too high though, again Harris charges across and dives but it lands just short of him
Best performances - batsmen
Saad Nasim
58 runs (40)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
33122178211
DR Flynn
53 runs (30)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
cut shot
19 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
191463857
Best performances - bowlers
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
3
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Aizaz Cheema
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
3
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
TossLahore Lions , elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2014
Player Of The Match
Tim Southee
Season2014/15
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days14 September 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Anil Chaudhary
TV Umpire
Nandan
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Chinmay Sharma
PointsNorthern Districts 4, Lahore Lions 0