(N), Ahmedabad, November 25, 2008, ICL 20s World Series
(19.3/20 ov, T:165) 165/5

ICL Bdesh won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
70* (54)
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
ICL India XI 164/9(20 overs)
ICL Bangladesh XI 165/5(19.3 overs)

Shahriar Nafees played a match-winning 70 off just 54 balls to ensure Bangladesh's survival in the World Series! They would have been out had they lost this, but the middle-order that let them down in their first game rose to the occasion this time, with Kapali and Nafees getting involved in a crucial 58-run partnership to give Bangladesh a realistic chance of pulling this one off.

Shariar Nafees is deservedly the Man of the Match

Nafees: "I'm happy to have played the achor's role well today. We had a disappointing last game but it feels good to have come back strongly."

Sathish: "We deserved to lose going by the way we fielded today. We also fell short of about 15 runs and the Bangladeshis bowled well early on. We need to work hard on our fielding."

Bashar: "We bowled well and didn't panic during our batting. We watched the last few games and discovered that if you mix it up well when you're bowling, you can put the batsmen under pressure. We also fielded well today, and were particularly good with our catching. Nafees has had a briliant season and he batted very sensibly to see us through."

That's all we have from here folks. Join us tomorrow for Pakistan XI taking on World XI.

To our Indian readers: Before you switch off, do check out Cricinfo's cool cricket merchandise at Myntra

It's Siddhartha Talya signing off from the commentary and Sanjay Murari from the scoring desk. Goodnight!

Murtaza to Nafees, 1 run

That's it, it's all over!! full on middle and off, driven to mid on for a quick single.

Bangladesh are home!

Murtaza to Nafees, SIX runs

Thats the deciding blow!! that was flat and full outside off, Nafees gets under it and lofts it over long off for a big six!!

Murtaza to Nafees, FOUR runs

misfield, that was full on leg stump, Nafees drove it uppishly wide of deep mid wicket, Reddy ran to his right but failed to collect cleanly, the ball went through him and past the boundary rope. Crucial miss

11 needed off the last over. What a finish! If they get 10, we are in for a bowl out!

Nafees, the right man, is on strike

Murtaza to bowl the final over

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
ICLBD: 154/5CRR: 8.10 RRR: 11.00
Shahriar Nafees59 (51)
Dhiman Ghosh1 (1)
Rajamani Jesuraj 4-0-25-2
Jesuraj to Nafees, 1 run

full outside off, struck powerfully to long on

Jesuraj to Dhiman, 1 run

full outside off, driven straight to extra cover

Jesuraj to Nafees, 1 run

that was short of a good length on middle, tries to pull it away over square leg, mistimes it to short fine leg

Dhiman Ghosh comes in

Jesuraj to Golam Mabud, OUT

he makes amends for his mistake off the previous ball! that was a length ball on middle, struck straight to Rayudu at long on. Watches it into his hands this time, takes it comfortably

Golam Mabud c Rayudu b Jesuraj 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Jesuraj to Nafees, 1 run

dropped, Rayudu drops a sitter! that was full outside off, Nafees got under but mistimed a lofted shot straight to long off, Rayudu runs forward and drops a catch that could well have proven decisive

Jesuraj to Nafees, 1 wide

full outside off, too wide, and rightly given. Poor timing by Jesuraj here!

Jesuraj to Golam Mabud, 1 run

full outside off, gets a thick outside edge to third man who fields well to keep the batsmen to just a single

Bangladesh need 17 off 12. Jesuraj back into the attack

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
ICLBD: 148/4CRR: 8.22 RRR: 8.50
Golam Mabud1 (2)
Shahriar Nafees56 (48)
Ali Murtaza 3-0-18-1
Murtaza to Golam Mabud, 1 run

short outside off, dropped onto the off side for a quick single

Murtaza to Golam Mabud, no run

flat on the off stump, tries to defend it on the front foot, gets an inside edge onto the pads. But too close to call, is referred and is given not out. That would have been out had that hit the pads first

Golam Mabud

A crucial wicket for India. Rafique was going along well

Murtaza to Mohammad Rafique, OUT

bowled 'im!! that was held back, short of a good length outside off and spinning into the left hander, Rafique tries to slog-sweep that over mid wicket, misses, and the ball strikes the outside half of the off stump.

Mohammad Rafique b Murtaza 16 (19m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 123.07
Murtaza to Nafees, 1 run

low full toss on leg stump, flicked away to deep square leg

Murtaza to Nafees, FOUR runs

flighted outside off, pitches on a full length, driven uppishly and powerfully wide of long off for a boundary

Murtaza to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run

full on the pads, worked away to deep mid wicket

24 off 18. It's Bangladesh game to lose from here on!

Murtaza to bowl

end of over 1712 runs
ICLBD: 141/3CRR: 8.29 RRR: 8.00
Mohammad Rafique15 (11)
Shahriar Nafees51 (46)
Rakesh Patel 4-0-49-0
Patel to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run

low full toss outside off, driven straight to long off

Patel to Nafees, 1 run

full on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg where Jesuraj fields well to keep the batsmen to a run

Patel to Nafees, 2 runs

low full toss outside off, opens the face and guides it wide of a diving point for a couple. 50 for Nafees, excellent knock!

28 needed off 21

Patel to Nafees, SIX runs

shot! That's disappeared! that was full on the pads, length ball, Nafees stands his ground and just lofts it over deep mid wicket for a big six!

Match details
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossICL Bangladesh XI, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shahriar Nafees
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.20
Match days25 November 2008 - night (20-over match)
Allan Jones
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
David Orchard
Match Referee
Ajit Wadekar
PointsICL Bangladesh XI 2, ICL India XI 0
ICL Bdesh Innings
<1 / 3>
ICL 20s World Series