Off the middle this time to complete the win. Length delivery outside off and Sammy drives it from the meat of the bat through the covers - it's all over
Sunrisers continue their strong form with their batting and bowling both. They kept Faisalabad to 127 as they relied on Misbah again, who top-scored with an unbeaten 56. Sunrisers were given another strong start by Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan and even though they were dismissed, Sunrisers cruised home with ease. With that Faisalabad are out of the CLT20 and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Otago Volts are through to the main stage. The remaining dead rubbers will be played on Friday, till then, it's Vishal Dikshit signing off. Goodbye!
Sam: "this is not fair, while all other domestic teams can have 4 foreign players, there are none in srilanka and pak team."
Sudheer: "Players like Misbah,Taranga must also ensure he takes 1's & 2's , see Tendo he got 26 runs in 24 balls with 1's & 2's apart from boundaries , same is not the case of Misbah.... In these matches 5-10 runs make huge difference"
Nabil: "Okay Here is a Thought ... Why Misbah do not Open or come One Down .. for the least in these T20 Matches .. more balls to play .. No ?"
Misbah-ul-Haq: It's good for me [to score runs] but not good for the team. At the moment, it's not helping. The experience of playing here is really good for the guys who haven't played international games. It's good to learn what's going on in international stages, it's a great opportunity for them. I think it's time for the guys to show something now, they have experience of two games now. We'll try to come good in the next game and go home with something positive.
Shikhar Dhawan: We both are in good form and playing smartly, that's the reason we are consistent. Steyn got back nicely and our spinners bowled beautifully, especially Mishra bowled very well. Our batmsen are also doing well. I knew I had to use Mishra better this time and he bowled very well.
on length close to off, Samm stayed back and tried to slash, and an inside edge goes down leg for another four
short ball outside off, Sammy pulls but is late on the shot and a leading edge goes in the air fine down the leg side for four
Down to single digits now
on length on middle, Sammy defends it past the bowler for a single on the leg side
comes down a step and drives it to long-on
turning in from off, Duminy goes back and turns it to midwicket
on length outside off, pushed down to long-off
Round the wicket with a slip
short of length on off and middle, driven down to long-on
another appeal for lbw as Duminy tried to sweep but it hit him outside the off stump
teasing line and length outside off, Sammy pokes and misses
on length on leg, glanced fine down the leg side
short of length on middle and leg, pulled to deep midwicket
"For me it looks like Misbah is the only in form batsmen the whole pakistan(Intn`l & domestic) are having...!" He still gets a lot of criticism Manoj
on length on off, pushed down to mid-off
on length on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket
bouncer on the leg stump, Duminy ducks easily
Asad Ali is back
Khalid strikes again! Are Faisalabad back in the game? It was flatter outside off, the batsman went back to steer it to the leg side but it his pad right in front of the off stump on the back foot and the finger goes up
on length outside off, pushed to the off side
Biplab Samantray is the new batsman, Khalid comes round the wicket
oh he's bowled! Khalid has struck with a wicket. It was slightly flatter on length outside off, Dhawan went to the back foot and an inside edge hits the stumps
this time he goes all the way! Similar delivery gets better treatment as he smashes it for a six this time
flighted on length on off, Dhawan dances down and slogs it to the cow corner to bring up his fifty