result
2nd Final (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 6 2008, ICL 20s Grand Championship
(19.4/20 ov, target 131)130
Match tied
Player Of The Match
46 (39) & 4 catches
ambati-rayudu
Player Of The Series
18 wkts • 183 runs
abdul-razzaq
13y
• Cricinfo staff

Heroes conquer Badshahs in bowl-out

The Lahore Badshahs nearly pulled off a great escape in Hyderabad, but the hometown Heroes held their own to triumph 2-0 in the best-of-three finals

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Scorecard summary
Lahore Badshahs130/9(20 overs)
Hyderabad Heroes130/10(19.4 overs)

Now we have a bowl out and what a time to have it.

Well to explain the rules of a bowl out, five bowlers from both the sides will have a shy at the stumps and the team having the most number of hits at the end of it will be the winner.

Bowl out

Harris wins the toss and is bowling first and his bowlers are PIS Reddy, Harris, Absolem, Razzaq and Boje and for the Badshahs it will be Latif, Nazir, Mahmood, Rana, and Sami

Boje will have the first go for the Heroes and he hits the stumps and Heroes are1-0

Rana to take it for the Badshahs and misses it, he has been hitting stumps all through the day but misses it at the crucial moment and it is 1-0 in favour of Heroes

Absolem bowls a good length outside the off stump and misses and it is still 1-0 in favour of Heroes

Nazir to bowl now and misses the leg stump by a whisker as Heroes still retain the 1-0 lead

PIS Reddy bowls a full ball on the off stump and castles the stumps as he takes the Heroes 2-0 up

Latif who has a smile on his face before he bowls the ball and misses the stumps as Heroes still have 2-0 lead

Harris bowls a full one on the middle stump and uproots it and Heroes take the ICL by winning the match on a bowl out with a 3-0 scoreline

Hyderabad Heroes win the bowl out 3-0 as the match was tied and lift the second edition of the ICL 20-20 by winning the first two matches of the best of three finals

Well what finals has it turned out to be Ambati Rayudu as he shares the Man of the Match award with Rana Naved-ul-Hasan

Abdul Razzaq has been awarded the Man of the Series award

Thanks a lot from Binoy George, Venkat Raghav, and Raymond Langham (from scoring and commentary) and Matthew, Siddharth Ravindran( on bulletin) for all through the tournament and hope to see you back for the start of next tournament

19.4
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Reddy, OUT

fuller on the off stump and swinging in, Rana castles the stumps and it is a tie

Inder Shekar Reddy b Naved-ul-Hasan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.4
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, 1 wide, OUT

wide outside the off stump, Rayudu swings and misses and runs across but Absolem runs himself out. Is it suicide?

Alfred Absolem run out (†Humayun Farhat) 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
19.3
2
Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, 2 runs

fuller on the off stump, Rayudu drives it to cover and sets off for a couple and Rana does not have the ball in his hand as he breaks the stumps

19.2
1b
Naved-ul-Hasan to Absolem, 1 bye

on the off stump, Absolem looks to have a swing and misses as they run across for a bye

Free Hit to be faced by Absolem

19.2
2nb
Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, (no ball) 1 run

oversteps again and Rayudu comes down the track and cuts it to deep point for a single

19.1
2
Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, 2 runs

on a fuller outside the off stump, Rayudu comes down the track and drives to deep cover for a couple

Free Hit coming up and Rayudu will face it

19.1
2nb
Naved-ul-Hasan to Absolem, (no ball) 1 run

oversteps and Absolem just pushes it onto the pitch as they run across and take a single

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
HydHr: 120/8CRR: 6.31 RRR: 11.00
Alfred Absolem1 (1)
Ambati Rayudu41 (36)
Azhar Mahmood 4-0-27-0
Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-13-4
18.6
1
Mahmood to Absolem, 1 run

on the leg stump, Absolem turns it away to short fine leg for a single

18.5
W
Mahmood to Rayudu, OUT

outside the off stump, Rayudu looks to steer it but misses and runs across as Khaleel calls him and Khaleel runs himself out

Ibrahim Khaleel run out (†Humayun Farhat) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
18.4
2
Mahmood to Rayudu, 2 runs

fuller on the leg stump, Rayudu drives it to long on and runs again for a couple

18.3
6
Mahmood to Rayudu, SIX runs

full toss on the leg stump, Rayudu lofts it to deep midwicket for a six. Brilliant shot that

18.2
2
Mahmood to Rayudu, 2 runs

fuller on the leg stump, Rayudu comes down the track and drives to mid off and runs fast to pick up a couple

18.1
1
Mahmood to Khaleel, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump, Khaleel looks to run it away but misses and gets a bye though

end of over 182 runs • 3 wickets
HydHr: 108/7CRR: 6.00 RRR: 11.50
Ibrahim Khaleel1 (1)
Ambati Rayudu31 (32)
Naved-ul-Hasan 3-0-13-4
Shahid Nazir 4-0-28-1

What an over that by Rana, three wickets in the over

17.6
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Khaleel, 1 run

on the leg stump, Khaleel turns it away to midwicket for a single

17.5
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harris, OUT

fuller on the middle stump, Harris looks to push it on the off side but misses and is plumb in front

Chris Harris lbw b Naved-ul-Hasan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Rocky sides with Raymond

17.4
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Anirudh Singh, OUT

on the leg stump, Anirudh has a swing and misses, Rana is ecstatic as he castles him

Anirudh Singh b Naved-ul-Hasan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.3
Naved-ul-Hasan to Anirudh Singh, no run

fuller on the leg stump, Anirudh digs it out

17.2
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Rayudu, 1 run

fuller on the leg stump, Rayudu drives it to cover for a single

Jeanne is offline for Raymond now, he is livid with Rana

17.1
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Binny, OUT

short on the off stump, Binny looks to pull it but gets a top edge which is pouched by Rana and he is ecstatic

Stuart Binny c & b Naved-ul-Hasan 10 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125
end of over 1710 runs
HydHr: 106/4CRR: 6.23 RRR: 8.33
Stuart Binny10 (7)
Ambati Rayudu30 (31)
Shahid Nazir 4-0-28-1
Naved-ul-Hasan 2-0-11-1

Raymond is already calling up Jeanne and is a jumping jack now

16.6
1
Shahid Nazir to Binny, 1 run

short outside the off stump, cut to deep cover for a single to retain the strike

Best performances - batters
Ambati Rayudu portrait
AT Rayudu HydHr
46 runs (39)
4 fours
1 six
Control59%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours
1 six
1111083418
Imran Farhat
Imran Farhat LhBsh
30 runs (27)
3 fours
1 six
Control74%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
1012123110
Best performances - bowlers
Naved-ul-Hasan
Naved-ul-Hasan LhBsh
O
3.4
M
0
R
22
W
5
ECO
6
Shekar Reddy, Portrait
PIS Reddy HydHr
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
4
ECO
4.75
Match details
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan
TossLahore Badshahs, elected to bat first
SeriesICL 20s Grand Championship
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Ambati Rayudu
Naved-ul-Hasan
Player Of The Series
Abdul Razzaq
Series resultHyderabad Heroes won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
Match days6 April 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ranmore Martinesz
England Image
Roy Palmer
TV Umpire
England Image
David Brandon
Match Referee
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Ajit Wadekar