SHARJAH: Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians won the toss and elected to field first against the Afridi-led Pakhtoon team here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the second match of the T10 Cricket League.
Pakhtoon beat Maratha Arabians by 25 runs.
Maratha Arabians – 76/6 after 6 overs ( GC Viljoen 10*, AD Hales 40*)
Maratha Arabians – 52/6 after 6 overs ( GC Viljoen 2*, AD Hales 31*)
(5.1) – OUT! Imad Wasim has gone! good length of middle, tries to hit it towards mid-wicket but got beaten and it hits the middle of middle stump
Maratha Arabians – 49/5 after 5 overs ( Imad Wasim 3*, AD Hales 30*)
(4.3) – OUT! tossed up, goes through with the arm and traps him in front of the stump, loud appeal and given, hat-trick for Afridi
(4.2) – OUT! tossed up, going on with the arm and traps him infront of the stumps, plumb infront of the wickets
(4.1) – WICKET! Shahid Afridi picks up the first wicket on the first ball of the over
Shahid Afridi to bowl.
Maratha Arabians – 46/2 after 4 overs ( RR Rossouw 5*, AD Hales 30*)
Maratha Arabians – 36/2 after 3 overs ( RR Rossouw 5*, AD Hales 21*)
(2.4) – SIX! Hales on fire! slower ball right in the slot, Hales waits for it and powers it over long on, Brut Power
(2.4) – SIX! high full toss on the legs clips it over deep square, Caribbean style by Hales
Maratha Arabians – 17/2 after 2 overs ( RR Rossouw 0*, AD Hales 8*)
(1.5) – OUT! Another one for Mohammad Irfan, full and straight, moves towards the off side to clip to fine leg, clips it onto the stumps instead. Simmons got out.
(1.4) – FOUR! short ball, cuts it over cover point like a trace of bullet.
Kamran Akmal and Alex Hales to open for the Arabians. Umar Gul to start off proceedings for the Pakhtoons.
Maratha Arabians need 122 runs to win.
Pakhtoon – 121/4 after 10 overs (Fakhar Zaman 45*, Najibullah Zadran 9*)
(9.2) SIX! by Najibullah Zadran, slower ball, short of a length, reads the length early, hoicks it over long on
Pakhtoon – 107/4 after 9 overs (Fakhar Zaman 40*, Najibullah Zadran 1*)
(8.4) – Shahid Afridi, SIX, right in the slot again, makes room and toes it over covers
(8.3) – Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slower ball, wide outside offs tump, throws his hands to it, gets it over point
(8.1) – FOUR! right in the slot, makes room and powers through covers
Pakhtoon – 88/3 after 8 overs (Fakhar Zaman 34*, Shahid Afridi 0*)
Shahid Afridi comes in with the bat
(7.2) – Wicket! LA Dawson run out, scored 44 runs
Pakhtoon – 80/2 after 7 overs (Fakhar Zaman 34*, LA Dawson 38*)
(6.6) FOUR! short of length outside off opens the face of the bat and gets it over a short third man for a boundary
Pakhtoon – 71/2 after 6 overs (Fakhar Zaman 27*, LA Dawson 36*)
DJ Bravo into the attack. Starts with a slower ball. Zaman plays it to cover and tries to sneak a single. The fielder takes a shy at the stump and misses by not much. Zaman was way out of the crease. If that had hit, he would have been miles out. Good changes of pace.
Pakhtoon – 61/2 after 5 overs (Fakhar Zaman 24*, LA Dawson 29*)
Pakhtoons – 51/2 after 4 overs (Fakhar Zaman 16*, Liam Dawson 27*)
Pakhtoon – 28/2 after 3 overs (Fakhar Zaman 16*, LA Dawson 4*)
Pakhtoon – 14/2 after 2 overs (Fakhar Zaman 3*, LA Dawson 4*)
Pakhtoon – 7/2 after 1 over (Fakhar Zaman 0*, Dawson 1*)
(0.6) – OUT! Imad Wasim to Ahmed Shehzad, floated outside off, looks to repeat the shot but this time gloves it and it rolls onto the legs-stump
(0.5) FOUR! floated outside off, sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary
The Arabians players make their way to the field, and so do the Pakhtoon openers, Dwayne Smith and Ahmed Shehzad. Sehwag decides to start with spin. Imad Wasim has the ball.