and it is! Its in the slot and Anderson swings through the line, it flies in the air towards cow corner. Mulder follows the ball back and it goes over his head to win the match!
The Lightning have managed to chase down the Knights total with nearly three overs to spare.
Balbirnie played excellently right from the start and finished with a n excellent 71 off only 44 balls.
Supported well by his Captain in the end, who had the honor of finishing it off with a Six.
The Knights couldn't take regular wickets to slow down the Lightnings scoring rate.
With the win, the Lightning increase their lead on top of the IP20 table.
It wont be long though we are back again, next Friday for the next round of games in this competition. So Please join me then. Goodnight from Merrion.
Nikolai comes on to bowl his first over, could be the last
gets onto the front foot and hits the ball to extra cover. Six to win now.
clips the ball towards the square leg boundary. Diving stop on the rope again
hits through extra cover to bring up the 150
full toss, hit towards wide mid-on, diving stop on the boundary
gets onto the front foot and clipped into a gap on the legside
Mulder drops short and Anderson cuts the ball to the extra cover boundary
full outside off, Anderson steps into the shot and plays the ball up to long-off. 15 off the over, brings the runrate required right down
full ball on legstump, Anderson is down on his knees again and sweeps the ball to the long leg boundary
slower ball, Balbirnie waits for it and clips it up to long-on
clips the ball into a gap on the legside
shorter ball, pulls the ball towards the mid-wicket boundary. No fielder there so its a safe shot
on legstump, Anderson gets down early and sweeps the ball fine down the legside, no chance to stop that
Five overs to go,
this ones all power. Skips down the pitch and hits the ball straight back over the bowlers head. Over the long-on boundary too, think its still going....
gets down early and sweeps the ball through long leg, great placement
great attempt. Its hit in the air towards long-off, Mulder dives forward, gets one hand on the ball and can't hold on
skips down the track and hits the ball to long-off again
comes down the pitch anfd its driven to long-off
spins back into the batsman, driven up to long-on
Six overs to go and Kidd comes back on.
drops short and its pulled down to long leg to finish the over