plays, misses, hits stumps, bails fly, all over
So a comprehensive win for Leinster Lighting with wickets shared between all the bowlers.
The North West team were in with a chance of chancing the total down but the relentless pressure from the Lightning bowlers proved too much. As runs became harder to get the wickets fell and the chances dropped off quickly.
The North West batsman struggled with only Marco Marais and Andy McBrine establishing themselves. Other than that there wasn't a whole lot on offer.
The next Hanley Energy IP20 match is Northern Knights against the North West Warriors on May 27th.
The next action in the Interprovincial series is sooner than that however with Leinster Lighting travelling to Stormont to play the Northern Knights in a 3 day Championship match starting May 17th.
Both of those matches will be covered live here on ESPN Cricinfo so make sure to join us then. In the meantime thank you and good night from Merrion Cricket Club.
shorter ball is cut to backward point
down the pitch and drives through mid on for long on to collect
outside off and half hearted cut misses
full ball and the mistimed pull is gathered by deep mid wicket
through everything and the bails are flying.
quicker ball and the drive only runs out to third man
full ball and pushed meekly to point
bounces him excellently and the ball flies through to the keeper at head height
top edges a pull and Yaqoob takes a fine catch coming in from long leg
tries and scoop and it only comes off his pads
up on his toes and drives to the cover boundary sweeper
steps down the pitch and swats shorter delivery to square leg
nudged into covers
gets the drivethis time to cover
outside off and misses drive
down leg side and the keeper does excellently to take the edge
shorter and pulled hard over mid wicket and over the pavilion
glanced down leg side
driven but takes inside edge and squirts to mid wicket