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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - SuperSport Park, Centurion,, Date - 10/10/2012, Toss won by - Auckland Aces
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  • Auckland Aces beat Hampshire by 8 wickets
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Commentary (Auckland Aces innings)

Stay with us. The second match coming up next is between Trinidad and Tobago and Yorkshire. We will be back in a while.

Azhar Mahmood is no doubt the Man of the Match today and with a five-fer and a 50 to his name, he underlines his importance in the latter stages of his career in an emphatic fashion. He took the attack against his former team-mate today, first picked up Shahid Afridi's wicket and then did not spare him while batting as well.

After yesterday's one-sided match to end the day, we have one today to start off with. A real thumping by Auckland Aces to qualify for the group stages by upstaging Hampshire in fine fashion. Auckland never looked like losing the plot at any stage and now will look forward to posing a threat in the business stages of the CLT20.

14.3 G Maxwell to A Mahmood, FOUR! Auckland win by 8 wickets and qualify for the group stages! Rightly so, it's Mahmood who has turned the game on today and he punches his fist in satisfaction! A short delivery, Mahmood rocks back and cuts it past point. 123/2

14.2 G Maxwell to A Mahmood, Full and flat, Mahmood gets hit on the pads. 119/2

14.1 G Maxwell to A Kitchen, Gets across and pushes it through covers for one. 119/2

12th T20 fifty for Azhar Mahmood!

13.6 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! Fifty for Mahmood! A short delivery on middle, Mahmood sits down and sweeps it away over mid-wicket. This has been truly his day so far. 118/2

13.5 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Flatter delivery, heaved away on the leg side this time for one. 112/2

13.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Gets down and pushes it through mid off. 111/2

13.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Mahmood has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 111/2

13.2 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! Slight misfield from Maxwell. A flighted delivery yet again, Mahmood steps down and smokes it down through mid off. Maxwell just about gets there but fails to pull it back in. 110/2

13.1 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Flighted delivery on middle, squirted away through mid-wicket. 106/2

12.6 S Ervine to A Kitchen, Short delivery, Kitchen tries hooking that one but misses it completely. 106/2

12.5 S Ervine to A Kitchen, FOUR! Straight down the ground! A good length delivery, A good length delivery, Kitchen steps down the track and whacks it past the bowler through mid off. 106/2

12.4 S Ervine to A Kitchen, Kitchen has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 102/2

12.3 S Ervine to A Mahmood, Another short delivery, pulled away this time for another single. 102/2

12.2 S Ervine to A Mahmood, FOUR! Pulled away this time for back to back boundaries. He is having the game of his life. Ervine bangs it short on middle, 131 kph, Mahmood rolls his wrists over and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 101/2

12.1 S Ervine to A Mahmood, FOUR! Smacked! A short ball outside off, Mahmood goes right back and thwacks it over covers. 97/2

11.6 S Afridi to A Kitchen, The googly, 91 kph, Kitchen goes to slash that but the ball turns in and misses the bat. 93/2

11.6 S Afridi to A Kitchen, WIDE! The ball is down the leg side but Kitchen still goes after it and misses that. 93/2

11.5 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Short on the pads, worked away on the leg side. 92/2

11.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Bowls a full toss, Kitchen eyes it and smacks it to the man at extra covers. 92/2

11.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, WIDE! Slips it fast and quick down the leg side as Kitchen misses out on that. 92/2

11.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets down and sweeps it away over mid-wicket for one. 91/2

11.2 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short outside off, pushed away towards cover this time. 90/2

Anaru Kitchen walks in next at number 4.

11.1 S Afridi to M Guptill, OUT! Holed out and Afridi gets his first. A tossed up delivery on middle, Guptill steps down and launches it over mid on. The shot was good but just lacked the distance and Kabir Ali takes the catch in the deep. 90/2

Shahid Afridi comes back into the attack.

10.6 L Dawson to A Mahmood, SIX! Wallop! This is turning out be a good outing for the men in the middle. Dawson bowls it down the leg side, Mahmood charges down the track and slams it high over long on. 90/1

10.5 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Gets down and works it away to mid-wicket. 84/1

10.4 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Mahmood has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 84/1

10.3 L Dawson to A Mahmood, A flat delivery down the leg side, Mahmood gets down and flicks it, just over the man at mid-wicket for a couple. 84/1

10.2 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Appeal for LBW! Gets right across to a flat delivery and is caught on the pads while sweeping. Appeal turned down. Probably impact was outside off but it looked a close shout. 82/1

There is a change of ball as the previous one was completely drenched in water.

10.1 L Dawson to A Mahmood, SIX! Flat and into the waters it go! Delivered outside off, Mahmood gets down the track and lofts it flat, with ample power over covers. Goes into a pool and finds the waters. 82/1

Liam Dawson into the attack.

9.6 S Ervine to A Mahmood, A very full delivery outside off, Mahmood angles it fine to third man and takes one. 76/1

9.5 S Ervine to M Guptill, A fuller length, around off, flicked away past square leg for a single this time. 75/1

9.4 S Ervine to M Guptill, A good length delivery, defended down this time. 74/1

9.3 S Ervine to M Guptill, Bowls a length delivery outside off, Guptill goes after that but misses out. 74/1

9.2 S Ervine to A Mahmood, A touch short outside off, squirted down to third man for one this time. 74/1

9.1 S Ervine to M Guptill, Starts with a full ball well outside off at 121 kph, steered away to sweeper cover for one. 73/1

Sean Ervine is the bowling change.

8.6 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short, pushed back towards Afridi to end the over. 72/1

8.5 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets right down to the pitch and defends it on a bounce to short extra cover. 72/1

8.4 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! A short delivery yet again, Mahmood this time arches back and cuts it well past point. 72/1

8.3 S Afridi to M Guptill, A touch short on the pads, pulled away this time for one. 68/1

8.2 S Afridi to M Guptill, Another one pushed through, pushed away towards cover. 67/1

8.1 S Afridi to M Guptill, Darts in the slider, defended down. 67/1

7.6 C Wood to A Mahmood, SIX! Second of the over! My goodness, that is another ferocious shot. Just a length delivery, Guptill gets right underneath it and smokes it high over long on. 67/1

7.5 C Wood to M Guptill, Guptill plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 61/1

7.4 C Wood to M Guptill, SIX! Gone all the way! Guptill's looking much better with every clean strike. A fuller length delivery on the pads, Guptill strides across and just flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a 67 meter hit. 60/1

7.3 C Wood to M Guptill, A length delivery, pushed towards point. 54/1

7.2 C Wood to A Mahmood, Fuller length delivery, angling in, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

7.1 C Wood to A Mahmood,Comes around and bangs it short on middle, blocked down towards mid on. 53/1

6.6 S Afridi to M Guptill, Quicker through the air, defended well this time to end the over. 53/1

6.5 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short this time, pulled away through square leg for one. 53/1

6.4 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets down the track, looks for the big shot but finds the inside part of the bat making contact and the ball goes straight to mid-wicket. 52/1

6.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Mahmood has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 52/1

6.2 S Afridi to M Guptill, Gets right across and pushes it through mid off for a single. 52/1

6.1 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Flighted full delivery on middle, Mahmood gets forward and pushes it with an inside edge to fine leg for one. 51/1

Shahid Afridi comes into the attack.

5.6 C Wood to A Mahmood, Short on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single. End of the Powerplay Overs, AA are 50/1! 50/1

5.5 C Wood to A Mahmood, Comes from round the wicket and puts a full ball on off, Mahmood pushes inside the line and misses. 49/1

Azhar Mahmood is the next batsman in.

5.4 C Wood to Lou Vincent, OUT! Adams snaps a stunner! Back of a length delivery around off, Vincent climbs onto the room and attempts to whack it over the cover field. But he fails to get the elevation and Adam takes a sharp chance to his left at covers. 49/1

5.3 C Wood to Lou Vincent, Dropped! Wood angles in a full length delivery, Vincent gets on the front foot and pushes it uppishly back to the bowler. Wood fails to snap it in his follow through. Tough chance but that should have taken! 49/0

5.2 C Wood to M Guptill, Flicks a fuller delivery to mid-wicket for a single. 49/0

5.2 C Wood to M Guptill, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Guptill fails to flick. 48/0

5.1 C Wood to M Guptill, FOUR! Aces are cruising here! Too full in length on middle, Guptill crunches it over mid on for a boundary. He is looking in fine form! 47/0

Chris Wood comes into the attack now.

4.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Another lovely hit! Fullish ball on off at 124.0 kph, Vincent has no qualms in lofting it over mid off for a boundary. 13 runs off the over! 43/0

4.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Vincent has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 39/0

4.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Edgy! Mascarenhas lands it on a length around off at 120.0 kph, Vincent tries to swat it through the line but it kisses the inside half of the bat and screams away to the fine leg boundary. 39/0

Change of bat for Lou Vincent!

4.3 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Fine shot! Vincent latches onto a fuller length outside off and powers it over extra cover for a boundary. It came off the toe end of the bat and it seems that the bat's bottom part is broken. 35/0

4.2 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Outside off, steered through point for a single. 31/0

4.1 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 30/0

3.6 K Ali to M Guptill, Slower delivery, on a good length outside off at 124.0 kph, Guptill taps it to third man for one. 30/0

3.5 K Ali to M Guptill, Another wide delivery outside off at 124.0 kph, Guptill flashes and misses. 29/0

3.4 K Ali to M Guptill, FOUR! Slap! Room on offer outside off, short and wide at 133.0 kph, Guptill climbs onto it and muscles it over point for a boundary. 29/0

3.3 K Ali to M Guptill, SIX! High and handsome! Ali puts it on a fuller length, on middle and off, Guptill latches onto it and towers it over long on for a maximum. Typical Guptill, not looking at his shot while executing! 25/0

3.2 K Ali to M Guptill, FOUR! Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.0 kph, Guptill clears his front leg and whacks it through mid on for a boundary. 19/0

3.1 K Ali to M Guptill, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 15/0

2.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Dropped! Full length delivery on off at 126.0 kph, Vincent attempts to run it down but it brushes his bat and goes behind. The keeper fails to grab the sharp chance and Mascarenhas has his hands on his head. 15/0

2.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Stifled appeal for an LBW is turned down! Slants in a length delivery, around off at 111.0 kph, Vincent is on the front foot with his defensive shot but it catches an inside edge and hits him on the pads. 15/0

2.4 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Helps it off his pads to the leg side and takes a single. 15/0

2.3 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Good length delivery angling back into the batsman, Guptill goes deep inside the crease and defends. 14/0

2.2 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Back of a length delivery outside off, Lou runs it down to third man for a single. 14/0

2.1 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wicket to wicket line, Vincent stands back and defends it to mid on. 13/0

1.6 K Ali to M Guptill, Remains on the back foot and attempts to heave a length delivery over mid on. Fails to make any contact and gets beaten. 6 runs off the over! 13/0

1.5 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Jumps out of the crease and punches a fuller ball over the bowler's head for a run at mid off. 13/0

1.4 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 12/0

1.3 K Ali to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery on off, Vincent stands back and slaps it with ugly timing down the ground through mid off for three runs. 12/0

1.2 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Spears in a fuller length delivery around off, Vincent gets behind the line and pushes it straight to extra cover. 9/0

1.1 K Ali to M Guptill, Starts with a low full toss on the pads at 135.0 kph, Guptill turns it through square leg for one. 8/0

Kabir Ali to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Presses forward to meet the full ball and defends it with the inside edge. 7/0

0.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Puts it on a length outside off at 120.0 kph, Vincent pushes inside the line and misses. 7/0

0.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wide! Another delivery drifting down the leg side. 7/0

0.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Bang! Length delivery wide outside off at 109.0 kph, Vincent walks back a bit, makes room and carts it through covers for a powerful boundary. 6/0

0.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wide! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side at 120.0 kph, Vincent fails to flick it. 2/0

0.3 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Little too straight in line this time at 125.0 kph, Guptill helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses. Aces are away! 1/0

0.2 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Terrific delivery, pitched around off and nipped away a shade after landing, Guptill pushed inside the line and missed. 0/0

0.1 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Angles in a length delivery first up at 128.0 kph, around off, Guptill defends it from the crease. 0/0

Commentary (Hampshire innings)

A rather cautious start by Hampshire to this CLT20 qualifiers and they finish on a meagre total of 121. Michael Carberry did stay for a long time at the crease but could not up the scoring rate. The bowling was fantastic with Azhar Mahmood picking up his maiden five-fer as well, the Hampshire batsmen could not cope up to the slowness and none of them could get decent starts. Probably the Kiwis have adjusted well to the conditions here with a head start against Hampshire but it's still a sub-par total. Join us back in a while.

19.6 M Bates to C Wood, Drills it wide of long on and they scamper through for a quick couple as the keeper doesn't manage to pick up the throw cleanly. Hampshire end on 121/8! 121/8

19.5 M Bates to K Ali, Powers it to mid-wicket for just a single. 119/8

19.4 M Bates to C Wood, Goes for a heave but inside edges it onto the pads for a single. 118/8

Kabir Ali is the new batsman!

19.3 M Bates to M Carberry, OUT! Vincent takes a blinder! Fullish on middle, Carberry clears his front foot and lofts it to long on where Vincent jogs back and plucks it out of the thin air to take a stunning one-handed catch. Carberry departs for a struggling 65! 117/8

19.2 M Bates to M Carberry, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery outside off, Carberry again goes for a heave but gets a top edge over short third man for a boundary. 117/7

19.1 M Bates to M Carberry, FOUR! Thumped! Length delivery on middle, Carberry heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 113/7

18.6 A Mahmood to M Carberry, Dropped! A tad short outside off, Carberry miscues his pull straight back, Mahmood runs back for the catch, gets a hand to it but fluffs it. 109/7

18.5 A Mahmood to M Carberry, Slower cutter outside off, Carberry fails to dab it through the off side. 108/7

Chris Wood is the new batsman.

Maiden T20 five-for for Mahmood!

18.4 A Mahmood to D Mascarenhas, OUT! Good catch again in the deep! Length delivery outside off, Mascarenhas clears his front foot for a loft but mistimes it uppishly to deep cover where Hira slides to his right and takes a smart catch. 108/7

18.3 A Mahmood to D Mascarenhas, Good length delivery outside off, Mascarenhas goes for a dab but misses. 108/6

Dimitri Mascarenhas is the new batsman!

18.2 A Mahmood to L Dawson, OUT! Helps it straight to cover and Mahmood gets his fourth wicket! A tad short outside off, Dawson gives himself room and slaps it straight to extra cover. 108/6

18.1 A Mahmood to L Dawson, FOUR! Brilliant pull! Back of a length delivery on middle, Dawson swivels back and pulls it over fine leg for a boundary. 108/5

17.6 M Bates to M Carberry, FOUR! good placement! Fullish on off, Carberry goes for a heave and gets it past short fine leg for a lucky boundary. 104/5

17.5 M Bates to L Dawson, Goes for a heave but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 100/5

17.4 M Bates to M Carberry, Goes for a heave and helps it wide of long on for a single. 99/5

11th T20 fifty for Carberry!

17.3 M Bates to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, Carberry mistimes his loft to long off, where Guptill runs in and stops it with a valiant effort. Just misses out on the catch and they run through for a couple. Carberry gets to his half-century! 98/5

17.2 M Bates to L Dawson, Length delivery on the pads, Dawson goes for a flick but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 96/5

17.1 M Bates to L Dawson, Length delivery outside off, Dawson goes for a punch but misses. 95/5

Bates back on!

16.6 A Adams to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, Carberry goes hard at it but misses. 95/5

16.5 A Adams to L Dawson, Helps it past cover for a single. 95/5

16.4 A Adams to M Carberry, Mistimes his drive to mid on for a single. 94/5

16.3 A Adams to M Carberry, FOUR! Edgy! A tad short outside off, Carberry goes for a slash but gets a thick outside edge which flies over third man for a boundary. 93/5

16.2 A Adams to M Carberry, FOUR! Thrashed! Low full toss outside off, Carberry walks down the track and hammers it past covers for a boundary. 89/5

16.1 A Adams to M Carberry, Very full outside off, Carberry chases it but fails to dig it out. 85/5

15.6 R Hira to L Dawson, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket. 85/5

15.5 R Hira to L Dawson, Goes back and cuts it to point. 85/5

15.4 R Hira to M Carberry, Drives it straight back and the ball hits the stumps with the non-striker backing up. The players appeal for a run out but the umpire is confident there was no hand involved. 85/5

15.3 R Hira to M Carberry, A tad short on the leg stump, Carberry goes for a pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. 84/5

15.2 R Hira to M Carberry, Darts in a brilliant yorker on the leg stump. Carberry digs it out in time. 84/5

15.1 R Hira to L Dawson, Chips down the track and bunts it to long off for a single. 84/5

Stay with us. The second match coming up next is between Trinidad and Tobago and Yorkshire. We will be back in a while.

Azhar Mahmood is no doubt the Man of the Match today and with a five-fer and a 50 to his name, he underlines his importance in the latter stages of his career in an emphatic fashion. He took the attack against his former team-mate today, first picked up Shahid Afridi's wicket and then did not spare him while batting as well.

After yesterday's one-sided match to end the day, we have one today to start off with. A real thumping by Auckland Aces to qualify for the group stages by upstaging Hampshire in fine fashion. Auckland never looked like losing the plot at any stage and now will look forward to posing a threat in the business stages of the CLT20.

14.3 G Maxwell to A Mahmood, FOUR! Auckland win by 8 wickets and qualify for the group stages! Rightly so, it's Mahmood who has turned the game on today and he punches his fist in satisfaction! A short delivery, Mahmood rocks back and cuts it past point. 123/2

14.2 G Maxwell to A Mahmood, Full and flat, Mahmood gets hit on the pads. 119/2

14.1 G Maxwell to A Kitchen, Gets across and pushes it through covers for one. 119/2

14.6 A Adams to M Carberry, Length delivery outside off, Carberry goes for a drive but gets the bottom of the bat and the ball goes uppishly to extra cover on one bounce. 83/5

14.5 A Adams to L Dawson, Pushes it with soft hands to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 83/5

14.4 A Adams to L Dawson, Full length delivery outside off, Dawson drives it straight to mid off. 82/5

14.3 A Adams to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 82/5

14.2 A Adams to M Carberry, Good effort in the deep by Mills! A tad short outside off, Carberry goes for a slash but gets an outside edge to third man where Mills dives to his right to flick it back inside. Saves a couple. 81/5

14.1 A Adams to L Dawson, Fullish on middle, driven to mid on for a single. 79/5

Play! James Vince will take strike along with Michael Carberry. It will be yesterday's Man of the Match, Kyle Mills to start off proceedings for Auckland.

Pitch report - It's a dark wicket. Ample grass on it but it's been rolled well into the grass. There are no signs of cracks which indicates it's a flat, hard deck.

Toss - Auckland won the toss and will bowl first! Gareth Hopkins mentions that they would like to chase down on a damp pitch and expects Kyle Mills to come up with a similar show. Mascarenhas hopes a lot from Maxwell and Afridi.

Hello one and all. This is the second day of the CLT20 qualifiers and Auckland are doing a double shift here. After playing in the second match yesterday at Johannesburg, they will now take on Hampshire in Centurion for today's first match. They came up a good show in their first match and would look to show the same thing today. If Hampshire win today, the group would burst wide open and NRR, the dreaded calculator, will come into play.

12th T20 fifty for Azhar Mahmood!

13.6 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! Fifty for Mahmood! A short delivery on middle, Mahmood sits down and sweeps it away over mid-wicket. This has been truly his day so far. 118/2

13.5 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Flatter delivery, heaved away on the leg side this time for one. 112/2

13.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Gets down and pushes it through mid off. 111/2

13.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Mahmood has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 111/2

13.2 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! Slight misfield from Maxwell. A flighted delivery yet again, Mahmood steps down and smokes it down through mid off. Maxwell just about gets there but fails to pull it back in. 110/2

13.1 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Flighted delivery on middle, squirted away through mid-wicket. 106/2

Adams back on!

13.6 R Hira to L Dawson, Fullish on the pads, flicked to the leg side for a quick single. 78/5

Liam Dawson is the new batsman.

13.5 R Hira to G Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell holes out! Fullish on middle, Maxwell goes for a loft, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Bates at long on. Hampshire in some trouble now! 50th T20 wicket for Hira! 77/5

13.4 R Hira to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 77/4

13.3 R Hira to M Carberry, Good length delivery on off, driven straight back to Hira. 76/4

13.2 R Hira to M Carberry, Stays back and glances it straight to short fine leg. 76/4

13.1 R Hira to G Maxwell, Goes back and cuts it to point for a single. 76/4

12.6 S Ervine to A Kitchen, Short delivery, Kitchen tries hooking that one but misses it completely. 106/2

12.5 S Ervine to A Kitchen, FOUR! Straight down the ground! A good length delivery, A good length delivery, Kitchen steps down the track and whacks it past the bowler through mid off. 106/2

12.4 S Ervine to A Kitchen, Kitchen has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 102/2

12.3 S Ervine to A Mahmood, Another short delivery, pulled away this time for another single. 102/2

12.2 S Ervine to A Mahmood, FOUR! Pulled away this time for back to back boundaries. He is having the game of his life. Ervine bangs it short on middle, 131 kph, Mahmood rolls his wrists over and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 101/2

12.1 S Ervine to A Mahmood, FOUR! Smacked! A short ball outside off, Mahmood goes right back and thwacks it over covers. 97/2

12.6 A Mahmood to G Maxwell, Back of a length delivery on middle, Maxwell pulls it to deep square leg for a single to end the over. 75/4

12.5 A Mahmood to M Carberry, Length delivery outside off, Carberry steers it to third man for a single. 74/4

12.4 A Mahmood to G Maxwell, Good length delivery outside off, chopped to third man for a single. 73/4

12.3 A Mahmood to G Maxwell, FOUR! Deft again! Fullish on the pads, Maxwell flicks it to fine leg and it runs away for a boundary. That went very fine! 72/4

12.2 A Mahmood to G Maxwell, Length delivery on middle, Maxwell defends it to the leg side. 68/4

12.1 A Mahmood to G Maxwell, FOUR! Clever way to get off the mark! Good length delivery outside off, shaping away. Maxwell stays back and steers it to third man for a deft boundary. 68/4

11.6 S Afridi to A Kitchen, The googly, 91 kph, Kitchen goes to slash that but the ball turns in and misses the bat. 93/2

11.6 S Afridi to A Kitchen, WIDE! The ball is down the leg side but Kitchen still goes after it and misses that. 93/2

11.5 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Short on the pads, worked away on the leg side. 92/2

11.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, Bowls a full toss, Kitchen eyes it and smacks it to the man at extra covers. 92/2

11.4 S Afridi to A Kitchen, WIDE! Slips it fast and quick down the leg side as Kitchen misses out on that. 92/2

11.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets down and sweeps it away over mid-wicket for one. 91/2

11.2 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short outside off, pushed away towards cover this time. 90/2

Anaru Kitchen walks in next at number 4.

11.1 S Afridi to M Guptill, OUT! Holed out and Afridi gets his first. A tossed up delivery on middle, Guptill steps down and launches it over mid on. The shot was good but just lacked the distance and Kabir Ali takes the catch in the deep. 90/2

Mahmood back on!

Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman.

11.6 R Hira to S Ervine, OUT! Good sliding catch from Kitchen! Good length delivery outside off, Ervine again goes for a heave but miscues it to long on where Kitchen runs forward and pouches a smart catch sliding forward. 64/4

11.5 R Hira to M Carberry, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 64/3

11.4 R Hira to M Carberry, FOUR! Poor delivery! Short delivery outside off, a long hop, Carberry rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 63/3

11.3 R Hira to S Ervine, Stays back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 59/3

11.2 R Hira to S Ervine, SIX! Hammered! Length delivery on off, Ervine dances down the track and heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 58/3

11.1 R Hira to M Carberry, Chips down the track and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 52/3

Shahid Afridi comes back into the attack.

10.6 L Dawson to A Mahmood, SIX! Wallop! This is turning out be a good outing for the men in the middle. Dawson bowls it down the leg side, Mahmood charges down the track and slams it high over long on. 90/1

10.5 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Gets down and works it away to mid-wicket. 84/1

10.4 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Mahmood has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 84/1

10.3 L Dawson to A Mahmood, A flat delivery down the leg side, Mahmood gets down and flicks it, just over the man at mid-wicket for a couple. 84/1

10.2 L Dawson to A Mahmood, Appeal for LBW! Gets right across to a flat delivery and is caught on the pads while sweeping. Appeal turned down. Probably impact was outside off but it looked a close shout. 82/1

There is a change of ball as the previous one was completely drenched in water.

10.1 L Dawson to A Mahmood, SIX! Flat and into the waters it go! Delivered outside off, Mahmood gets down the track and lofts it flat, with ample power over covers. Goes into a pool and finds the waters. 82/1

10.6 K Mills to M Carberry, Good length delivery outside off, Carberry pushes it to point for a single. 51/3

10.5 K Mills to M Carberry, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, a tad slower, Carberry goes for a drive but is beaten by the away movement. 50/3

10.4 K Mills to S Ervine, Length delivery, slower outside off, Ervine steers it to third man for a single. 50/3

10.3 K Mills to S Ervine, Good length delivery outside off, Ervine looks to dab it to the off side but misses. 49/3

10.2 K Mills to S Ervine, Back of a length delivery on middle, patted away to the leg side by Ervine 49/3

10.1 K Mills to M Carberry, A tad slower on the pads, clipped away to the leg side for a single. 49/3

Liam Dawson into the attack.

9.6 S Ervine to A Mahmood, A very full delivery outside off, Mahmood angles it fine to third man and takes one. 76/1

9.5 S Ervine to M Guptill, A fuller length, around off, flicked away past square leg for a single this time. 75/1

9.4 S Ervine to M Guptill, A good length delivery, defended down this time. 74/1

9.3 S Ervine to M Guptill, Bowls a length delivery outside off, Guptill goes after that but misses out. 74/1

9.2 S Ervine to A Mahmood, A touch short outside off, squirted down to third man for one this time. 74/1

9.1 S Ervine to M Guptill, Starts with a full ball well outside off at 121 kph, steered away to sweeper cover for one. 73/1

Mills back on!

9.6 R Hira to M Carberry, Goes back and pushes it to long on for one. 48/3

9.5 R Hira to S Ervine, Clips it behind square leg for a single. 47/3

9.4 R Hira to S Ervine, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Low full toss outside off, Ervine leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 46/3

9.3 R Hira to M Carberry, A tad short on middle, Carberry pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 42/3

9.2 R Hira to M Carberry, Stays back and pats it to mid-wicket. 41/3

9.1 R Hira to M Carberry, Comes forward and prods it to the cover region. 41/3

Sean Ervine is the bowling change.

8.6 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short, pushed back towards Afridi to end the over. 72/1

8.5 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets right down to the pitch and defends it on a bounce to short extra cover. 72/1

8.4 S Afridi to A Mahmood, FOUR! A short delivery yet again, Mahmood this time arches back and cuts it well past point. 72/1

8.3 S Afridi to M Guptill, A touch short on the pads, pulled away this time for one. 68/1

8.2 S Afridi to M Guptill, Another one pushed through, pushed away towards cover. 67/1

8.1 S Afridi to M Guptill, Darts in the slider, defended down. 67/1

Ronnie Hira into the attack.

8.6 A Adams to M Carberry, Looks to flick but gets leading edge to the off side for a single. 41/3

8.5 A Adams to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, driven to covers. 40/3

8.4 A Adams to M Carberry, Wide outside off, Carberry chases it and misses. 40/3

8.3 A Adams to M Carberry, FOUR! Thumped! A tad short outside off, Carberry rocks back and cuts it ferociously over point for a boundary. 40/3

8.2 A Adams to M Carberry, Stays back and pats it to the off side. 36/3

8.1 A Adams to M Carberry, Length delivery outside off, Carberry steers it straight to short third man. 36/3

7.6 C Wood to A Mahmood, SIX! Second of the over! My goodness, that is another ferocious shot. Just a length delivery, Guptill gets right underneath it and smokes it high over long on. 67/1

7.5 C Wood to M Guptill, Guptill plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 61/1

7.4 C Wood to M Guptill, SIX! Gone all the way! Guptill's looking much better with every clean strike. A fuller length delivery on the pads, Guptill strides across and just flicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a 67 meter hit. 60/1

7.3 C Wood to M Guptill, A length delivery, pushed towards point. 54/1

7.2 C Wood to A Mahmood, Fuller length delivery, angling in, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single. 54/1

7.1 C Wood to A Mahmood,Comes around and bangs it short on middle, blocked down towards mid on. 53/1

7.6 M Bates to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, Carberry drives it wide of mid off and scampers through for a single. 36/3

7.5 M Bates to S Ervine, Back of a length delivery outside off, Ervine pulls it to mid-wicket for a run. 35/3

7.4 M Bates to M Carberry, Good length delivery outside off, Carberry punches it powerfully to deep point for a single. 34/3

7.3 M Bates to S Ervine, A tad short on middle, Ervine pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 33/3

7.2 M Bates to S Ervine, Good length delivery outside off, Ervine again defends it to covers off the front foot. 32/3

7.1 M Bates to S Ervine, Length delivery outside off, Ervine comes forward and pushes it to covers. 32/3

6.6 S Afridi to M Guptill, Quicker through the air, defended well this time to end the over. 53/1

6.5 S Afridi to A Mahmood, A touch short this time, pulled away through square leg for one. 53/1

6.4 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Gets down the track, looks for the big shot but finds the inside part of the bat making contact and the ball goes straight to mid-wicket. 52/1

6.3 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Mahmood has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 52/1

6.2 S Afridi to M Guptill, Gets right across and pushes it through mid off for a single. 52/1

6.1 S Afridi to A Mahmood, Flighted full delivery on middle, Mahmood gets forward and pushes it with an inside edge to fine leg for one. 51/1

Bates back on.

6.6 A Adams to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, Carberry drives it straight to mid off. 32/3

6.6 A Adams to M Carberry, WIDE! Delivers a wide delivery outside off, Carberry goes for a slash but misses. 32/3

6.5 A Adams to S Ervine, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 31/3

6.4 A Adams to S Ervine, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Ervine goes for a poke but misses. 30/3

6.3 A Adams to S Ervine, In the air but safe! Length delivery on middle, Ervine looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge which lobs in the air and falls on the pitch. 30/3

6.2 A Adams to M Carberry, A tad short outside off, Carberry rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 30/3

6.1 A Adams to M Carberry, Fullish outside off, Carberry drives it sweetly but straight to covers. 29/3

Shahid Afridi comes into the attack.

5.6 C Wood to A Mahmood, Short on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single. End of the Powerplay Overs, AA are 50/1! 50/1

5.5 C Wood to A Mahmood, Comes from round the wicket and puts a full ball on off, Mahmood pushes inside the line and misses. 49/1

Azhar Mahmood is the next batsman in.

5.4 C Wood to Lou Vincent, OUT! Adams snaps a stunner! Back of a length delivery around off, Vincent climbs onto the room and attempts to whack it over the cover field. But he fails to get the elevation and Adam takes a sharp chance to his left at covers. 49/1

5.3 C Wood to Lou Vincent, Dropped! Wood angles in a full length delivery, Vincent gets on the front foot and pushes it uppishly back to the bowler. Wood fails to snap it in his follow through. Tough chance but that should have taken! 49/0

5.2 C Wood to M Guptill, Flicks a fuller delivery to mid-wicket for a single. 49/0

5.2 C Wood to M Guptill, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Guptill fails to flick. 48/0

5.1 C Wood to M Guptill, FOUR! Aces are cruising here! Too full in length on middle, Guptill crunches it over mid on for a boundary. He is looking in fine form! 47/0

Andre Adams into the attack.

5.6 A Mahmood to S Ervine, Wide outside off, Ervine stays back and pats it to point. 29/3

5.5 A Mahmood to M Carberry, Slower delivery outside off, Carberry waits and steers it to third man for a single. 29/3

Sean Ervine is the new batsman.

5.4 A Mahmood to S Afridi, OUT! Brilliant running catch from Adams! Afridi departs for a duck! Short of a length delivery outside off, Afridi goes for a pull but doesn't connect it, the ball balloons over mid on and Adams runs backwards and pouches a brilliant catch. 28/3

5.3 A Mahmood to S Afridi, Ouch! Length delivery on middle, Afridi goes for a flick but misses and gets hit in the box region. 28/2

5.2 A Mahmood to S Afridi, Beaten! Back of a length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Afridi goes for a poke but misses. 28/2

5.2 A Mahmood to S Afridi, WIDE! Bouncer on middle, way over Afridi's head who misses his pull. 28/2

5.1 A Mahmood to S Afridi, Back of a length delivery on off, Afridi mistimes his pull to short fine leg. 27/2

Chris Wood comes into the attack now.

4.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Another lovely hit! Fullish ball on off at 124.0 kph, Vincent has no qualms in lofting it over mid off for a boundary. 13 runs off the over! 43/0

4.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Vincent has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 39/0

4.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Edgy! Mascarenhas lands it on a length around off at 120.0 kph, Vincent tries to swat it through the line but it kisses the inside half of the bat and screams away to the fine leg boundary. 39/0

Change of bat for Lou Vincent!

4.3 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Fine shot! Vincent latches onto a fuller length outside off and powers it over extra cover for a boundary. It came off the toe end of the bat and it seems that the bat's bottom part is broken. 35/0

4.2 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Outside off, steered through point for a single. 31/0

4.1 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Driven through mid on by the batsman. No run. 30/0

4.6 K Mills to M Carberry, FOUR! Again Carberry gets a boundary off the top edge. This was short again from Mills, Carberry goes for the pull, finds the top edge and the ball rollls down to the fine leg fence. 27/2

4.5 K Mills to M Carberry, Excellent. Short and it jumped off the pitch, around off and Carberry drops his wrists at the very last minute. Lot of bounce and Hopkins with a good take. 23/2

4.4 K Mills to M Carberry, Almost chops it on! A touch short, on middle, Carberry aims to cut but finds an inside edge. 23/2

4.3 K Mills to M Carberry, A touch short and wide outside off, Carberry goes after that but misses that one. 23/2

4.2 K Mills to M Carberry, A short delivery on middle, Carberry aims to pull that but is caught on the pads. 23/2

4.1 K Mills to M Carberry, Carberry shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 23/2

3.6 K Ali to M Guptill, Slower delivery, on a good length outside off at 124.0 kph, Guptill taps it to third man for one. 30/0

3.5 K Ali to M Guptill, Another wide delivery outside off at 124.0 kph, Guptill flashes and misses. 29/0

3.4 K Ali to M Guptill, FOUR! Slap! Room on offer outside off, short and wide at 133.0 kph, Guptill climbs onto it and muscles it over point for a boundary. 29/0

3.3 K Ali to M Guptill, SIX! High and handsome! Ali puts it on a fuller length, on middle and off, Guptill latches onto it and towers it over long on for a maximum. Typical Guptill, not looking at his shot while executing! 25/0

3.2 K Ali to M Guptill, FOUR! Good length delivery shaping back into the batsman at 138.0 kph, Guptill clears his front leg and whacks it through mid on for a boundary. 19/0

3.1 K Ali to M Guptill, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 15/0

Shahid Afridi walks in next at number 4.

3.6 A Mahmood to J Adams, OUT! Edged and gone! This was excellent. Full and wide outside off, Adams gets down to drive, finds the outside edge and Hopkins makes no mistake. 23/2

3.5 A Mahmood to J Adams, Good length delivery around off, Adams gets an inside edge onto the pads. 23/1

3.4 A Mahmood to J Adams, A touch short outside off, cut away to the man at point. 23/1

Jimmy Adams walks in at number 3.

3.3 A Mahmood to J Vince, OUT! Gone this time. End of Vince after he was just looking to get in the groove. Another short delivery, similar to the length of the first ball, Vince steps out to clear mid on, does not get the elevation and Andre Adams pouches a simple catch inside the ring. 23/1

3.2 A Mahmood to J Vince, A good length delivery, Vince defends it well this time. 23/0

3.1 A Mahmood to J Vince, SIX! That's an outrageous hit! A short delivery from Mahmood first up, Vince is down the track, picks it off the good length and whacks it hard and high over long on. Similar to the swagger that Martin Guptill possesses. 23/0

2.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Dropped! Full length delivery on off at 126.0 kph, Vincent attempts to run it down but it brushes his bat and goes behind. The keeper fails to grab the sharp chance and Mascarenhas has his hands on his head. 15/0

2.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Stifled appeal for an LBW is turned down! Slants in a length delivery, around off at 111.0 kph, Vincent is on the front foot with his defensive shot but it catches an inside edge and hits him on the pads. 15/0

2.4 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Helps it off his pads to the leg side and takes a single. 15/0

2.3 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Good length delivery angling back into the batsman, Guptill goes deep inside the crease and defends. 14/0

2.2 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Back of a length delivery outside off, Lou runs it down to third man for a single. 14/0

2.1 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wicket to wicket line, Vincent stands back and defends it to mid on. 13/0

Azhar Mahmood is the bowling change now.

2.6 K Mills to M Carberry, Change of pace, short as well, Carberry is early into the pull and is hit high on the thigh pads. 17/0

2.5 K Mills to J Vince, Short around off this time, Vince pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for one. 17/0

2.4 K Mills to J Vince, FOUR! Off the outside edge and just over! A short delivery outside off from Mills, Vince looks to slice that one over covers, gets the thickish edge which flies well over Azhar Mahmood at first slip. Another boundary. 16/0

2.3 K Mills to M Carberry, Short outside off, Carberry slices it away past point for a single. 12/0

2.2 K Mills to M Carberry, Good length delivery, down leg, Carberry looks to work it away but is struck on the pads. 11/0

2.1 K Mills to M Carberry, Short of a length delivery outside off, Carberry gets on top and punches it to cover. 11/0

1.6 K Ali to M Guptill, Remains on the back foot and attempts to heave a length delivery over mid on. Fails to make any contact and gets beaten. 6 runs off the over! 13/0

1.5 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Jumps out of the crease and punches a fuller ball over the bowler's head for a run at mid off. 13/0

1.4 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 12/0

1.3 K Ali to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery on off, Vincent stands back and slaps it with ugly timing down the ground through mid off for three runs. 12/0

1.2 K Ali to Lou Vincent, Spears in a fuller length delivery around off, Vincent gets behind the line and pushes it straight to extra cover. 9/0

1.1 K Ali to M Guptill, Starts with a low full toss on the pads at 135.0 kph, Guptill turns it through square leg for one. 8/0

1.6 M Bates to J Vince, Excellent from Bates to end the over. Short and it curves back in on middle, Vince aims to push it away but gets cut into half. 11/0

1.5 M Bates to J Vince, Vince shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 11/0

1.4 M Bates to M Carberry, Leading edge! Short of a length down the leg side, Carberry aims to work it away, finds the leading edge over point for a safe single. 11/0

1.3 M Bates to M Carberry, Back of a length delivery, Carberry is struck on the thigh pads while trying to work it away. 10/0

1.2 M Bates to M Carberry, Fuller length delivery, well outside off, Carberry gets the cover-drive well but finds cover-point. 10/0

1.1 M Bates to M Carberry, Good length delivery, Carberry allows it through. 10/0

1.1 M Bates to M Carberry, WIDE! Short of a length delivery, down the leg side as Carberry fails to work it away. 10/0

Kabir Ali to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Presses forward to meet the full ball and defends it with the inside edge. 7/0

0.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Puts it on a length outside off at 120.0 kph, Vincent pushes inside the line and misses. 7/0

0.5 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wide! Another delivery drifting down the leg side. 7/0

0.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Bang! Length delivery wide outside off at 109.0 kph, Vincent walks back a bit, makes room and carts it through covers for a powerful boundary. 6/0

0.4 D Mascarenhas to Lou Vincent, Wide! Good length delivery sliding down the leg side at 120.0 kph, Vincent fails to flick it. 2/0

0.3 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Little too straight in line this time at 125.0 kph, Guptill helps it off his pads to square leg and crosses. Aces are away! 1/0

0.2 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Terrific delivery, pitched around off and nipped away a shade after landing, Guptill pushed inside the line and missed. 0/0

0.1 D Mascarenhas to M Guptill, Angles in a length delivery first up at 128.0 kph, around off, Guptill defends it from the crease. 0/0

Michael Bates to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to M Carberry, Good length outside off, steered away past point this time to end the over with one. 9/0

0.5 K Mills to M Carberry, Short of a length delivery, on middle, Carberry fends it away on the leg side. 8/0

0.4 K Mills to M Carberry, Wide and short outside off, guided away straight to the fielder at point. 8/0

0.3 K Mills to M Carberry, A good length delivery, defended down towards cover. 8/0

0.2 K Mills to M Carberry, SIX! Top edge this time! A short boundary it seems. Just short again from Mills, Carberry is early into the pull, gets it off the edge and it travels well over the fine leg fence. 8/0

0.1 K Mills to M Carberry, Starts with a short of a length delivery on middle, Carberry tucks it past square leg. He wants the second and makes it to the striker's end with a dive as the throw comes in. 2/0