result
2nd Semi-Final (N), Panchkula, Apr 3 2008, ICL 20s Grand Championship
(20 ov, target 183)175/4
Lahore won by 7 runs
Player Of The Match
91 (57), 2/26 & 2 catches
lance-klusener
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Klusener's 91 fails to halt Badshahs' march

Even a battling 91 from Lance Klusener couldn't halt the undefeated run of the Lahore Badshahs

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Scorecard summary
Lahore Badshahs182/7(20 overs)
Kolkata Tigers175/4(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
RylTg: 175/4CRR: 8.75 
Rohan Gavaskar23 (20)
Azhar Mahmood 4-0-45-1
Mohammad Sami 4-0-47-0

Well, a heartbreaker for the Tigers who were in it till the last over and Badshahs scrape through by just 7 runs. Spare a thought for Lance 'Zulu' Klusener who scored a pace setting 91 to end up on the losing side.

So, it would be Heroes taking on the might of Badshahs in a best of three finals.

Lance Klusener, has been awarded the Man of the match for his valiant 91

Join us tomorrow to see the third place play off and first of the three finals

19.6
W
Mahmood to Klusener, OUT

on a good length on the middle stump, Klusener looks to pull the screws off it as he lofts it to long on where Imran Nazir takes the catch

Lance Klusener c Imran Nazir b Azhar Mahmood 91 (96m 57b 11x4 3x6) SR: 159.64

8 off 1

19.6
1w
Mahmood to Klusener, 1 wide

wide outside the off stump, now it is getting tense

9 off 1

19.5
Mahmood to Klusener, no run

full outside off, Klusener moves back and tries to thwart it but just gets a little wood onto it

9 off 2

19.4
Mahmood to Klusener, no run

full outside off, drives to long off but Klusener refuses a single

9 off 3

19.3
2
Mahmood to Klusener, 2 runs

full outside the off stump, Klusener blasts it through off side for a couple as it is getting exciting here

19.2
6
Mahmood to Klusener, SIX runs

on a good length on the leg stump, Klusener has a heave and connects it as it sends miles over midwicket for a six

19.1
1
Mahmood to Gavaskar, 1 run

full on the leg stump, Rohan drives it to long off for a single

18 off 6 required now

end of over 1913 runs
RylTg: 165/3CRR: 8.68 RRR: 18.00
Rohan Gavaskar22 (19)
Lance Klusener83 (52)
Mohammad Sami 4-0-47-0
Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-31-0
18.6
1
Sami to Gavaskar, 1 run

on a yorker length on the off stump, Rohan squeezes it to point to retain the strike

18.5
1lb
Sami to Klusener, 1 leg bye

rapped on the pads for a leg bye

18.4
1
Sami to Gavaskar, 1 run

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

18.3
Sami to Gavaskar, no run

comes down the track and swings but misses it

18.2
1lb
Sami to Klusener, 1 leg bye

off the pads to short third man for a leg bye

18.1
4
Sami to Klusener, FOUR runs

full toss on the leg stump, Klusener just pulls it with almighty force to deep square leg for a boundary. Not a single fielder moved an inch

18.1
5w
Sami to Klusener, 5 wide

wide down the leg side and runs down to fine leg for a boundary too as the keeper fails to collect it

end of over 188 runs
RylTg: 152/3CRR: 8.44 RRR: 15.50
Rohan Gavaskar20 (16)
Lance Klusener79 (49)
Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-31-0
Azhar Mahmood 3-0-35-0
17.6
2
Naved-ul-Hasan to Gavaskar, 2 runs

on the leg stump, Rohan comes down the track and turns it away to deep square leg for a couple, which happens only because Nazir misfields

17.5
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Klusener, 1 run

dropped! fuller on the leg stump, Klusener lofts it to long on where it thuds onto the stomach of Sami as they take a single

17.4
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Gavaskar, 1 run

on the leg stump, Rohan pushes it to midwicket and takes a single

17.3
2
Naved-ul-Hasan to Gavaskar, 2 runs

slower ball outside the off stump, Rohan looks to pull but slips and in the last moment chips it to long off where a misfield allows them a couple

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

fuller on the off stump, Klusener makes room but gets a bottom edge onto the leg side for a single

17.1
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Gavaskar, 1 run

fuller on the off stump, Rohan looks to smash it on the leg side but gets a leading edge to mid off for a single

Best performances - batters
Lance Klusener, portrait September 2004
L Klusener RylTg
91 runs (57)
11 fours
3 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
42 runs
4 fours
3 sixes
34921829718
Imran Nazir
Imran Nazir LhBsh
42 runs (35)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
3 fours
0 six
5010114610
Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Nazir portrait
Shahid Nazir LhBsh
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3
SS Singh, Portrait, 2000
S Singh RylTg
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Panchkula, Chandigarh
TossLahore Badshahs, elected to bat first
SeriesICL 20s Grand Championship
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Lance Klusener
Series resultLahore Badshahs advanced
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 days3 April 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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David Brandon
Sri Lanka Image
Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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V Sathish
Match Referee
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Mushtaq Mohammad