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1st Semi-Final (N), Ahmedabad, November 10, 2008, ICL 20-20 Indian Championship
(18.5/20 ov, T:166) 168/4

Lahore won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
62 (33)
Chennai Innings
Lahore Innings
Match Flow
Chennai Superstars  (20 ovs maximum)
c Saqlain Mushtaq b Naved-ul-Hasan29212650138.09
b Mohammad Sami651010120.00
b Saqlain Mushtaq26183530144.44
b Saqlain Mushtaq37294721127.58
c Mohammad Sami b Shahid Nazir37283950132.14
c †Khalid Mahmood b Naved-ul-Hasan2460050.00
not out 1161701183.33
b Naved-ul-Hasan1450025.00
not out 75600140.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, w 3)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.25)165/7
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ganapathi Vignesh, 2.2 ov), 2-52 (Ian Harvey, 5.3 ov), 3-85 (Russel Arnold, 9.5 ov), 4-135 (Hemang Badani, 15.4 ov), 5-145 (Stuart Law, 16.6 ov), 6-147 (Rajagopal Sathish, 17.4 ov), 7-150 (Vivek Naidu, 18.4 ov)
2.2 to G Vignesh, timber. Sami has his man as Vignesh is backing away even as the ball is being bowled and pays the penalty as he fails to read the length and is looking to loft it away but all he manages to get is an edge onto his off stump. The look on Law's face said it all. 19/1
5.3 to IJ Harvey, and Rana has his man as he bowls one fuller outside the off stump and Harvey is lured into the stroke as he is looking to loft it away but the bat turns in his hand and the ball is spooned up to Saqlain Musthaq at mid-off. 52/2
16.6 to SG Law, whispering death this as Rana bowls a slower delivery outside the off stump. Law, moves back and is looking to loft it away but all that he manages is a feathered outside edge back to the keeper and Rana, again gets the breakthrough. 145/5
18.4 to VC Naidu, reverse swing and Vivek is bamboozled as he looks to loft it away and is beaten. He does not even turn back to see the wreckage caused. 150/7
17.4 to R Sathish, short outside the off stump. Sathish gets onto the back foot and is looking to pull it away. He plays the stroke a touch too early as he gets a top edge that flies straight into the hands of Sami, positioned at third man. 147/6
9.5 to RP Arnold, the wily magician is at it now. Saqlain bowls a doosra outside the off stump, Arnold picks it off the pitch and is looking to defend it but it breaches all the barriers and takes out the off-stump. Isn't Saqlain ecstatic ?. 85/3
15.4 to HK Badani, Saqlain has his man. Badani, is looking to come down the track and loft it away over long-off. He fails to read the straight delivery and is castled. Doesn't the wicket come at the right time for the Badshahs?. 135/4
Lahore Badshahs  (T: 166 runs from 20 ovs)
c Harvey b Jesuraj116511183.33
c Arnold b Sathish45243753187.50
c Law b Sathish14111530127.27
not out 2837692075.67
b Shabbir Ahmed62335082187.87
not out 63210200.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 8.92)168/4
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Imran Nazir, 1.2 ov), 2-47 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 4.2 ov), 3-75 (Imran Farhat, 7.4 ov), 4-162 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 18.2 ov)
18.2 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, fuller and swinging in, Inzamam is looking to glance it away but misses the line and is bowled. 162/4
1.2 to Imran Nazir, gone. Fuller outside the off stump, Nazir comes forward and drives it straight into the waiting hands of Harvey at extra cover and what a start for the Superstars. 15/1
4.2 to Naved-ul-Hasan, fuller on the leg stump, Rana can do nothing but clip it straight into the hands of Law at midwicket and is angry at himself for playing that shot. Will this be the beginning of a collapse? I hope not. 47/2
7.4 to Imran Farhat, deceived by the slower ball. Farhat, comes forward and is looking to cut it away but gets a top edge that flies straight to Arnold at point. Is this the break that the Superstars were looking for? Well lets wait and watch. 75/3
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  • Chennai Superstars innings
  • Chennai Superstars: 50 runs in 5.1 overs (32 balls), Extras 6
  • Chennai Superstars: 100 runs in 11.1 overs (68 balls), Extras 7
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (HK Badani 20, R Sathish 29, Ex 1)
  • Chennai Superstars: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (114 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: Chennai Superstars - 165/7 in 20.0 overs (SV Saravanan 11, R Jesuraj 7)
  • Lahore Badshahs innings
  • Lahore Badshahs: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (31 balls), Extras 1
  • Lahore Badshahs: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (72 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (Mohammad Yousuf 14, Inzamam-ul-Haq 39, Ex 0)
  • Inzamam-ul-Haq: 50 off 28 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Lahore Badshahs: 150 runs in 16.6 overs (103 balls), Extras 2
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossLahore Badshahs, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultLahore Badshahs advanced
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.20
Match days10 November 2008 - night (20-over match)
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