result
2nd Final (N), Ahmedabad, Nov 15 2008, ICL 20-20 Indian Championship
(19.1/20 ov, target 159)150
ICL Hyd won by 8 runs
player of the match
Jimmy Maher
Hyderabad Heroes
12y
• Sriram Veera in Ahmedabad

Hyderabad level contest with close win

Hyderabad Heroes won a thrilling eight-run victory to push the ICL championship into the third final

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Scorecard summary
Hyderabad Heroes158/7(20 overs)
Lahore Badshahs150/10(19.1 overs)

Taking nothing away from the teams it must be said that both teams tried all their might to end up on the winning side. Pity that there had to be a winner and Badshahs would be looking for retribution tomorrow

Heroes have made it a habit to break the streaks of the Lahore Badshahs. Last edition, they broke the streak of consecutive wins and this edition they break the voodoo that Badshahs seemed to have at Ahmedabad

Inzamam is unhappy that technology, when available has to used and praises Heroes for the way they have played

Harris is all praise for Maher and his fielders and agrees that spinners have played a major part in the win and agrees that Kemp's catch is the best that he has seen on the outfield

Maher is the man of the match

Good night from all of us here at Cricinfo and make sure you join us tomorrow for the third final

19.1
W
Absolem to Shahid Nazir, OUT

what an anti-climax! fuller on the middle stump and going down leg. Nazir, wants to run across to the other end and Harris throws the stumps down at the strikers end and we will have the third final

Shahid Nazir run out (Harris) 7 (17m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 175

9 runs required off 6 balls and Alfred Absolem, who has not bowled a ball today gets to bowl the final over. Nobody envies him for the position that he is in

end of over 1912 runs
LhBsh: 150/9CRR: 7.89 RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Saqlain Mushtaq22 (13)
Shahid Nazir7 (3)
Abdul Razzaq4-1-32-2
Nicky Boje4-0-30-2
18.6
Abdul Razzaq to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run

fuller outside the off stump, Saqlain moves across and wants to paddle it away but the pace beats him

18.5
1
Abdul Razzaq to Shahid Nazir, 1 run

short outside off, Nazir steers it to third man for a single

18.4
1
Abdul Razzaq to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run

outside the off stump, Saqlain pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

18.3
4
Abdul Razzaq to Saqlain Mushtaq, FOUR runs

fuller on the middle stump, Saqlain swings it to midwicket for a boundary and the heart beat is racing now

18.2
Abdul Razzaq to Saqlain Mushtaq, no run

fuller on the middle stump, Saqlain comes forward and defends it

18.1
6
Abdul Razzaq to Saqlain Mushtaq, SIX runs

fuller on the middle stump, Saqlain swings and gets a top edge and it flies over the ropes at third man for a six

Razzaq in to bowl the penultimate over now

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
LhBsh: 138/9CRR: 7.66 RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 from 12b
Shahid Nazir6 (2)
Saqlain Mushtaq11 (8)
Nicky Boje4-0-30-2
Inder Shekar Reddy3-0-24-1
17.6
6
Boje to Shahid Nazir, SIX runs

outside the off stump. Nazir strikes it as cleanly as a whistle over long off for a six

17.5
Boje to Shahid Nazir, no run

outside the off stump, Nazir comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

Nazir, the final man in

Now the Badshahs have a problem as Inzi comes on the ground and says Kemp touched the ropes and being professional cricketers they should know that he didn't but then they are all perturbed for no reason. Maybe they dont want to play the third final

17.4
W
Boje to Sami, OUT

now ladies and gentlemen doff your hats to Justin Kemp. What a breathtaking catch. Commentators on air say they have never seen a catch like that and I can only nod in affirmative as it was a great catch. Boje bowls a fuller one on the off stump and Sami lofts it to long-off. Kemp runs backwards and across and takes the catch with his palm facing the ground - his hand in a position as if he's trying a backhand flick - and he then gets his right foot across to gain control and falls in front of the ropes. Clean and superb catch that is

Mohammad Sami c Kemp b Boje 18 (16m 10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 180
17.3
1
Boje to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump, Saqlain gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single

17.2
1
Boje to Sami, 1 run

outside the off stump, Sami drives it to long off for a single

17.1
1lb
Boje to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 leg bye

on the leg stump, Saqlain is looking to reverse-sweep it away and gets struck on the pad and runs across for a leg-bye

end of over 1716 runs
LhBsh: 129/8CRR: 7.58 RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Mohammad Sami17 (8)
Saqlain Mushtaq10 (6)
Inder Shekar Reddy3-0-24-1
Chris Harris4-0-31-2
16.6
6
Reddy to Sami, SIX runs

short on the middle stump and Sami swings it high and handsome over long on for a six and Badshahs are clawing their way back in

16.5
1lb
Reddy to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 leg bye

fuller on the off stump, Saqlain gets across and is hit on the boot. Heroes ask for a referral and it is flashed as not out on the giant screen

16.4
6
Reddy to Saqlain Mushtaq, SIX runs

good length on the off stump, Saqlain slogs it to long on for a six

16.3
1
Reddy to Sami, 1 run

on the leg stump, Sami sweeps it to sweeper on the leg side for a single

16.2
1
Reddy to Saqlain Mushtaq, 1 run

on the leg stump, Saqlain sweeps it to short fine leg and runs across for a single. Binny messed it up by throwing it to the wrong end

16.1
1
Reddy to Sami, 1 run

short outside off, Sami drives it to long off for a single

IS Reddy into the attack now

end of over 1610 runs
LhBsh: 113/8CRR: 7.06 RRR: 11.50 • Need 46 from 24b
Mohammad Sami9 (5)
Saqlain Mushtaq3 (3)
Chris Harris4-0-31-2
Stuart Binny4-0-31-2
15.6
1
Harris to Sami, 1 run

on the leg stump, pushes it to long on for a single

Best performances - batters
Jimmy Maher
JP Maher HydHr
56 runs (31)
11 fours
0 six
Control56%
Productive shot
on side drive on back foot
13 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Shahid Yousuf - Portrait 2003
Shahid Yousuf LhBsh
51 runs (27)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control57%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
12 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Nicky Boje
N Boje HydHr
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
Stuart Binny portrait
STR Binny HydHr
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
7.75
Match details
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossLahore Badshahs, elected to field first
SeriesICL 20-20 Indian Championship
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
Jimmy Maher
Series resultBest-of-3-finals level 1-1
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 days15 November 2008 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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David Brandon
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Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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Allan Jones
Match Referee
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Ajit Wadekar