bowls a slower delivery which is a low full-toss, the batsman just slices it over the infield. The fielder at deep cover runs in and realises that he has misjudged it soon as it goes over his head to the boundary
So that's it from the first match. The next match starts in an hour from now and it's between Sangakkara's team and Sangakkara's team. Over to the other side. Ciao ciao.
Misbah, who flew in from Zimbabwe yesterday, says, "It was a very nice pitch to bat, but we didn't make a good start. As a professional, you have to adjust and play."
McCullum says that there was some help for the bowlers available which their bowlers used well.
Otago Volts have produced a strong performance to brush Faisalabad Wolves aside. As is the case, whenever Baz gets into his innings, he is hard to stop. Wolves lacked intensity in batting and a lot more was expected from their bowling, but there wasn't much in it today. In the end, the batting depended too much on Misbah, the bowling looked too dependent on Ajmal. For Volts, their bowling was economical, their fielding expectedly top notch and their batting looks very strong as well. On the evidence of what we have seen today, Volts are going to be a team to watch. Faisalabad are not out of it. They still have two more matches, which they need to win.
Imran: "Anyone else think that Ajmal might be on the verge of rage-quitting the sport? Dropped catches, misfields, constantly bailing out teams that let him down... such a thankless job"
quick short delivery and the batsman is beaten in his pull
he blocks the yorker to point and is called for a run, had the fielder hit the non-striker's end, he was gone
oi! Baz tries to make room but the bowler follows him with a short delivery, the batsman tries to get away from the line, but it hits him on the chest and goes past the keeper's right
quicker delivery on the pads, it's turned to deep square leg for a single
shorter delivery outside off, this time the batsman goes through with his pull shot and that beats the man at deep square leg
floated down the leg side and it's called a wide
pushes it through on the middle stump line, Baz defends it to midwicket
he waits in the crease and turns the length delivery to deep square leg
he comes down the pitch, but is not to the pitch of the delivery, almost misses, gets hit on the pads
he fires it on off stump, but Baz reverse sweeps it past short third man. The fielder from deep backward point does the clean up
bowls a sharp short delivery that beats the batsman on his pull shot
slow and full outside off, the batsman squeezes it out to deep cover
another slower delivery, but Baz is already down the pitch and he just plays a flowing cover drive. The fielder in the deep is a mere spectator
he attempts a slower yorker, but it's a low full-toss, Baz gets under it and hacks it over long on for another six
he gets a full toss that is pulled to deep square leg, straight to the man
he fires this full on the toes, the batsman flicks it to deep square leg for a single
Asad Ali comes back into the attack.
shorter and quicker on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to square leg for a single
oh that is a monster! He charged down the pitch and got under that quicker delivery, that is straight over the sight screen. Go fetch