Result
5th Match, Raipur, Sep 16 2014, Qualifying Group (D/N), Champions League Twenty20
164/6
(18/20 ov, target 165)
109
Lahore Lions won by 55 runs
Player Of The Match
Lahore Lions
1y
• The Report by Rachna Shetty

Lions crush Express, move into main league

A comprehensive win over Southern Express and Northern Knights' win over Mumbai Indians lifted Lahore Lions into the main draw of the Champions League T20

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Lahore Lions164/6(20 overs)
Southern Express109(18 overs)
end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
Expre: 109/10CRR: 6.05 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 from 12b
Lakshan Sandakan1 (6)
Wahab Riaz4-0-20-2
Mohammad Hafeez4-0-26-1

That is all from this game. You can follow the last qualifying match between Mumbai Indians and Northern Districts here.

Hafeez is the Man of the Match. Hafeez: "We knew we had to win, and win comprehensively, and the boys have done the job. Some players came on this platform for the first time, and they have shown courage. We have done the job, let us see how it goes. I was struggling to hit the ball early on, in that over I thought why not go after every ball, and it worked for me. It is always good to come to India. And we want to stay here and play more cricket."

Mumbai Indians are still ahead of Lahore on the run rate, but they will have to beat Northern Districts to go through. The New Zealanders are almost through, barring a loss of staggering proportions

Mubarak says Express were never able to compete for 20 overs, and puts it down to the inexperience of his players. It will be a learning experience for the squad, he says, and points out that the young chinaman bowler Rangika must have picked up a lot

17.6
w
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, OUT
that is it, pushed down the pitch, Riaz gets a hand to it, they try to squeeze in a single, mid on picks it up and throws it to the keeper, Rangika is well short
PADLR Sandakan run out (Ahmed Shehzad/†Umar Akmal) 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66
17.5
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, no run
slower one outside off, he waits and tries to cut, is beaten
17.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Sandakan, 1 run
opens the face and squeezes this full one to deep point
17.3
Wahab Riaz to Sandakan, no run
has him fending at this lifter around chest height, he is able to bring it down awkwardly
17.2
Wahab Riaz to Sandakan, no run
length ball cramping him for room just outside leg, pushed away
17.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, 1 run
pushes at a pitched up ball and thick edges it to third man
end of over 171 runs • 1 wicket
Expre: 107/9CRR: 6.29 • RRR: 19.33 • Need 58 from 18b
Lakshan Sandakan0 (3)
Charith Jayampathi3 (5)
Mohammad Hafeez4-0-26-1
Wahab Riaz3-0-18-2
16.6
Mohammad Hafeez to Sandakan, no run
that hardly got up, tossed up on a length and hurried through low, but hit him outside the line, Mumbai Indians will not like that
16.5
Mohammad Hafeez to Sandakan, no run
shuffles across to push off the back foot to the bowler
16.4
Mohammad Hafeez to Sandakan, no run
forward to smother a tossed up ball just outside off
16.3
w
Mohammad Hafeez to Jayaratne, OUT
Hafeez can do no wrong tonight, he bowls a half tracker and the batsman pulls it straight to midwicket on the edge of the ring
HIA Jayaratne c Nasir Jamshed b Mohammad Hafeez 16 (15m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 145.45
16.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Jayampathi, 1 run
flighted full toss hit down to long on
16.1
Mohammad Hafeez to Jayampathi, no run
punches off the back foot to the bowler
end of over 168 runs
Expre: 106/8CRR: 6.62 • RRR: 14.75 • Need 59 from 24b
Charith Jayampathi2 (3)
Ishan Jayaratne16 (10)
Wahab Riaz3-0-18-2
Imran Ali3-0-14-1
15.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, 1 run
pats a yorker close to the pitch on off and they go through for one
15.5
1
Wahab Riaz to Jayaratne, 1 run
low full toss hit hard to long on, to him on a couple of bounces
15.4
4
Wahab Riaz to Jayaratne, FOUR runs
that is a fine connection, sharp head high short ball hooked in the air to the deep backward square rope
15.3
1
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, 1 run
full delivery worked to deep square leg
15.2
Wahab Riaz to Jayampathi, no run
length ball outside off, left alone
15.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Jayaratne, 1 run
back of a length, guided to deep point for a single
Best performances - batsmen
Mohammad Hafeez
67 runs (40)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
on drive
27 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
07103612416
J Mubarak
35 runs (26)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
cut shot
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
00656756
Best performances - bowlers
Aizaz Cheema
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
3
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
MF Maharoof
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur
TossSouthern Express , elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2014
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
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 days16 September 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Nandan
TV Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Reserve Umpire
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Chinmay Sharma
PointsLahore Lions 4, Southern Express 0