result
(D/N), Coolidge, Oct 30 2008, Stanford Super Series
(17.3/20 ov, target 174)115
Superstars won by 58 runs
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Fletcher helps Superstars to huge win

The Stanford Superstars sent out a major warning to England ahead of Saturday's main event as they swept aside Middlesex by 58 runs

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Scorecard summary
Stanford Superstars173/4(20 overs)
Middlesex115/10(17.3 overs)
Eoin Morgan22 (14)
Tim Murtagh16 (17)

So, the warm-ups are over. The Superstars have a second victory to carry into the million-dollar showdown, this time by 58 runs with 15 balls remaining. Andre Fletcher was the star of the show with an unbeaten 90 from 66 balls, while Daren Powell worked up a hostile head of steam at the start of Middlesex's innings. The stage is set for a night to remember on Saturday. Join us then.

17.3
W
Mohammed to Richardson, OUT

it's all over. A legbreak into the rough, Richardson tries to sweep, misses and that's that. Emrit punches the air, and Middlesex have been comprehensively beaten by a Superstars team who might yet live up to their billing on Saturday night

Alan Richardson b Mohammed 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Start the car

17.2
W
Mohammed to Murtagh, OUT

clobbered in the air, a slog-sweep through midwicket, but Darren Sammy is under it, and that's a tricky catch made simple!

Tim Murtagh c Sammy b Mohammed 16 (18m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.11
17.1
Mohammed to Murtagh, no run

slower ball, slapped to mid-on, and they might have had a run there. Not good communication

end of over 175 runs
MIDDX: 115/8CRR: 6.76 RRR: 19.66
Steven Finn6 (6)
Tim Murtagh16 (15)
Rayad Emrit 3-0-23-1
16.6
Emrit to Finn, no run

targeting the leg stump, but worked to midwicket. Three overs to go

16.5
1
Emrit to Murtagh, 1 run

a big wind-up but the effort is wasted as the ball dribbles to square leg

16.4
Emrit to Murtagh, no run

out to the covers

16.3
Emrit to Murtagh, no run

yorker length, dug out into the covers

16.2
Emrit to Murtagh, no run
16.1
4
Emrit to Murtagh, FOUR runs

smashed down the ground and that really should have been out, but Daren Powell charged in for the catch, only for the ball to plop over his head

end of over 1610 runs
MIDDX: 110/8CRR: 6.87 RRR: 16.00
Steven Finn6 (5)
Tim Murtagh11 (10)
Dave Mohammed 1-0-10-0
15.6
2
Mohammed to Finn, 2 runs

down on one knee and spanked out to deep midwicket. The ball plugs as it lands, but that's two more to the total, although they need nearer three per delivery

15.5
1
Mohammed to Murtagh, 1 run

clipped in the air to long-off

15.4
1
Mohammed to Finn, 1 run

whipped to midwicket

15.3
1
Mohammed to Murtagh, 1 run

down the track and driven along the ground

15.2
4
Mohammed to Murtagh, FOUR runs

smashed hard through deep midwicket with a big wind-up and a full swipe. Top shot

15.1
1
Mohammed to Finn, 1 run

waist-high full toss. That's a bit of a loosener. Pulled through square leg

end of over 153 runs • 1 wicket
MIDDX: 100/8CRR: 6.66 RRR: 14.80
Steven Finn2 (2)
Tim Murtagh5 (7)
Lennox Cush 4-0-27-2
14.6
1
Cush to Finn, 1 run

wafted in the air, out to deep point. And there's the Middlesex hundred

14.5
1
Cush to Murtagh, 1 run

flicked out to the deep, Sarwan fields on the boundary's edge

14.4
Cush to Murtagh, no run

massive wind-up, no contact

14.3
Cush to Murtagh, no run

cut, hard, but straight to backward point

14.2
1
Cush to Finn, 1 run

turned off the pads, and they jog through

Match details
Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua
TossMiddlesex, elected to field first
SeriesStanford Super Series
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days30 October 2008 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
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Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe