LIVE: Malik’s heroics gives Punjabi Legends a 9-wicket win

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Punjabi Legends won the second semi-final of the T10 Cricket League to give them a place in the final. Malik’s incredible inning of 48 runs off 17 deliveries helped Legends chase a huge target of 130 runs.

Punjabi Legends inning (target 130)

(9.1) FOUR! A boundary on the first ball of the final over and its all over! Incredible inning from Malik gives Legends a win in the second semi-final.

Overs 9 – Punjabi Legends 127/1 (Ronchi 58*, Malik 46*)

(8.6) SIX! A straight hit from Malik, Punjabi Legends are favourite to win the game here. Malik has played a gem of an inning.

(8.5) SIX! Malik is not sparing anyone, not even Afridi, he got down on one knee and struck it huge on midwicket.

Afridi to bowl the penultimate over.

Overs 8 – Punjabi Legends 110/1 (Ronchi 54*, Malik 33*)

(7.6) FOUR! Malik is in a ruthless form here! Another boundary from him, this time he targeted the cover region.’

(7.5) FOUR! Short from Imran, he pulled it for another boundary.

(7.4) SIX! Malik proving his worth here, full from Imran Khan Jr, he struck it powerfully over mid-wicket.

(7.1) FOUR! Fifth consecutive boundary for Legends, this time it was Ronchi who caressed one to covers.

Imran Khan Jr. continues

Overs 7 – Punjabi Legends 91/1 (Ronchi 53*, Malik 19*)

(6.6) FOUR! Fourth consecutive boundary for Malik.

(6.5) FOUR! Another four for Malik, another delivery on his legs, all to easy for the experienced batsman.

(6.4) FOUR! It was on Malik’s legs and all he had to do was to clip it, another boundary.

(6.3) FOUR! It was short from Sohail Khan and Malik just muscled it to midwicket for a boundary.

Sohail Khan into the attack

Overs 6 – Punjabi Legends 73/1 (Ronchi 48*, Malik 3*)

Imran Khan Jr. into the attack

Overs 5 – Punjabi Legends 69/1 (Ronchi 46*, Malik 1*)

Shahid Afridi comes into the attack

Overs 4 – Punjabi Legends 63/1 (Ronchi 44*, Malik 0*)

(3.5) FOUR! Another shot ball from Irfan, he backed away and played it to third-man for the fifth boundary of the over.

(3.4) SIX! It is full and Ronchi plays it straight over the head of Irfan for a six.

(3.3) FOUR! Back of a length delivery to Ronchi, he moved away and played it to cover.

(3.2) FOUR! Full toss outside off, Ronchi just angled it past short-third man for another four.

(3.1) FOUR! It was a good-length delivery, Ronchi moved back and hit it straight for a boundary.

Irfan bowls

Overs 3 – Punjabi Legends 39/1 (Ronchi 20*, Malik 0*)

(2.4) SIX! It was in Ronchi’s zone, he just deposited it into the crowd on long-off.

(2.3) OUT! Umar Gul has the last laugh, Umar Akmal tried to hit another boundary, but found the fielder in the long-on.

(2.2) FOUR! Another short one from Gul, this time he played it for a four over point.

(2.1) SIX! Umar Akmal plays a short delivery of Umar Gul over cover for a six.

Overs 2 – Punjabi Legends 22/0 (Ronchi 14*, U Akmal 7*)

(1.2) SIX! It was short of a length delivery from Irfan, Ronchi played an incredible short for a six down the ground.

Mohammad Irfan is into the attack

Over 1 – Punjabi Legends 13/0 (Ronchi 6*, U Akmal 7*)

(0.4) FOUR! A straight hit from Luke Ronchi gave second boundary of the over to Punjabi Legends.

(0.2) SIX! Umar Akmal starts proceedings with a six off a short delivery of Umar Gul.

Umar Gul is with the new ball, Umar Akmal and Luke Ronchi are the batsmen to open.

Pakhtoon inning

Pakhtoon has set a firm total of 129 runs, Punjabi Legends require 130 runs to become Kerala Kings’ opponent in the final.

Overs 10 – Pakhtoon 129/4 (Dawson 1*, Smith 1*)

Dwayne Smith is the new batsman.

(9.3) OUT! Too many shots from Afridi, finally he failed to middle one that resulted in his wicket.

(9.2) FOUR! Another boundary for Boom Boom, he is not letting Bopara settle.

(9.1) SIX! Afridi is going all guns blazing, short from Bopara and it is pulled powerfully for a gigantic six.

Bopara bowling the last over.

Overs 9 – Pakhtoon 116/3 (Dawson 0*, Afridi 31*)

(8.6) OUT! Zadran’s slow ball worked again, Fakhar was looking to play it on mid-wicket, but unable to play it, clean bowled is the result.

(8.5) FOUR! Short from Zadran to Fakhar and no sighters from the left-handed batsman, he pulled it for a boundary.

(8.4) OUT! It was a slower-one from Zadran, Shehzad looked to play it across the line but missed it to lose his stumps.

(8.2) SIX! Short and wide from Zadran, Shehzad backed away and played it over cover for another six.

Dawlat Zadran bowls.

Overs 8 – Pakhtoon 105/1 (Shehzad 52*, Afridi 30*)

(7.4) FOUR! Ahmed Shehzad struck a straight boundary to reach his half-century, what a blistering inning he has played.

(7.2) SIX! This is Shahid Afridi in his six-hitting mood, it was full at the middle-stump, he did not face any difficulty in hitting a six over mid-off.

Chris Jordan into the attack.

Overs 7 – Pakhtoon 94/1 (Shehzad 48*, Afridi 23*)

(6.5) SIX! Afridi living up to the expectations, providing the ultimate entertainment to the crowd with his incredible hitting. It was very full, but Afridi deposited it into the stands.

(6.4) SIX! Short and wide from Hasan Ali, Afridi powered it over cover for a huge six.

Hasan Ali continues

Overs 6 – Pakhtoon 80/1 (Shehzad 47*, Afridi 10*)

(5.3) SIX! Shahid Afridi into the act, he makes it look too easy! Jordan went outside off and full, Afridi just muscled it over cover for a mighty hit.

Chris Jordan is the new bowler.

Overs 5 – Pakhtoon 64/1 (Shehzad 45*, Afridi 1*)

Shahid Afridi is the new batsman for Pakhtoon

(4.3) OUT! Tamim makes room to hit it through off-side, he middled it but found the fielder with perfection, unfortunate for him.

Ravi Bopara into the attack.

Overs 4 – Pakhtoon 56/0 (Shehzad 40*, Tamim 16*)

(3.3) FOUR! Shehzad is in mood here, he seems unstoppable at the moment, another boundary over cover.

(3.2) SIX! Shehzad is not sparing the top-ranked ODI bowler, he struck another six here.

(3.1) FOUR! Shehzad welcomes his teammate Hasan Ali with a delightful lofted drive over cover.

Hasan Ali into the attack

Overs 3 – Pakhtoon 40/0 (Shehzad 25*, Tamim 15*)

(2.5) SIX! Ahmed Shehzad is absolutely on fire! It was full and Shehzad muscled it straight for another maximum. Big over for Pakhtoon.

(2.3) FOUR! Faheem goes full, but the same result, Shehzad played a lofted shot to mid-wicket for another boundary.

(2.2) FOUR! Faheem bowls it short and wide to Ahmed Shehzad, he backed away and played it over point for a boundary.

Faheem continues

Overs 2 – Pakhtoon 23/0 (Shehzad 8*, Tamim 15*)

(1.5) FOUR! Another short one from the Afghani pacer, Tamim is too good to miss out on such deliveries.

(1.4) FOUR! Tamim at his best, back away a bit, made room and caressed it through the gap for a boundary through gully.

(1.3) SIX! Another short one from Dawlat Zadran and this time it was Tamim Iqbal that sent the ball sailing over the boundary,

(1.1) SIX! Shot from Ahmed Shehzad! It was short, he just smoked it over mid-wicket.

Dawlat Zadran is the new bowler.

Over 1 – Pakhtoon 2/0 (Shehzad 1*, Tamim 1*)

Faheem Ashraf with the new ball. Tamim Iqbal and Ahmed Shehzad are the openers for Pakhtoon.

Kerala Kings have already qualified for the final. The winner of this game will take on the Morgan & Co. in the final of the first ever T10 Cricket League.

TOSS

Shahid Afridi won the toss for Pakhtoon and elected to bat first.

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