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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg,, Date - 09/10/2012, Toss won by - Sialkot Stallions
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  • Auckland Aces beat Sialkot Stallions by 6 wickets
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Commentary (Auckland Aces innings)

Strangely Auckland play again tomorrow, that too, the first game, at 1130 GMT (1700 IST), against Hampshire. That game is at Centurion, so they better get moving as fast as possible. The second game is between Trinidad & Tobago and Yorkshire at 1530 GMT (2100 IST). Hope to see you then. On behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Right! End of the first day of the CLT20 2012 Qualifiers. A thriller in the first and a one-sider in the second. Both the losers today will hope that the third team of their respective groups win tomorrow, else, the final league game of each group will be a dead rubber.

KYLE MILLS (AUCKLAND) HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it feels great to be doing well but also praises his team-mates for bowling well. Is excited when informed of the best bowling figures in CLT20. On being asked about the bowling lengths on this track, he says that short boundaries do not help the bowlers but if you bowl on proper areas, you can trouble the batsmen with the extra bounce.

VICTORIOUS AUCKLAND ACES CAPTAIN GARETH HOPKINS says that he is incredibly proud of his team's win. Adds that the team has come through a drastic weather change, it is winter in New Zealand and summer over here. Also, this place is at a high altitude and the players found it difficult to adjust. Finally, praises his team-mates who were in Sri Lanka for the WT20 to step up to the occasion.

SIALKOT STALLIONS SKIPPER SHOAIB MALIK says that the conditions were tough but still his team batted well. Feels that they were one bowler short. Adds that the team is very much excited and this is a great opportunity for the side to showcase its talent amidst world-class teams. Also says that his team could have bowled a bit better.

For Sialkot, their next game becomes an automatic must-win situation and they would be wanting to sort their batting well. Sarfraz Ahmed struck twice in an over but Auckland were quite strong to thwart any more damage. Raza Hasan was decent as well. They have the talent and it just needs to be a bit more steady and bat well in their upcoming match.

Auckland have registered a good victory here. The run-chase was carried out well and Martin Guptill and Lou Vincent struck a good partnership up the order that settled quite some nerves. Azhar Mahmood, who bats at number 3 didn't disappoint much but played a false shot. In the end, without much harm being done, Kitchen and Munro steered their team to a victory.

17.1 Ali Khan to A Kitchen, SIX! Forget final over, it turns out to be the final ball of the match! That is the game! Auckland win by 6 wickets! Fuller length delivery on middle, 125 kph, Kitchen flicks this high and handsome over mid-wicket! A fine way to sign things off! 136/4

Ali Khan to bowl, what could be the final over of this match. Replaces Sarfraz.

16.6 R Hasan to C Munro, Another reverse sweep, played wide of mid-wicket for a couple. 13 runs from the over. 130/4

16.5 R Hasan to C Munro, Flicks this straight to mid-wicket. 128/4

16.4 R Hasan to C Munro, FOUR! Well played! Short ball on middle, 88 kph, Munro unfurls the reverse sweep and gets it behind point for a boundary! A hit away from win now. 128/4

16.3 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Works it towards mid=wicket for a single. 124/4

16.2 R Hasan to A Kitchen, SIX! Another mishit! Landed on middle, Kitchen goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge. The ball sails over deep square leg! 8 needed from 22 balls now. 123/4

16.1 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 117/4

Raza Hasan comes back. 3-0-7-0 so far. Replaces Bhatti.

15.6 S Ahmed to C Munro, SIX! Goodness me! The ball flies at this place! 14 needed from 24 balls now! Length ball on middle, Munro mistimes his flick towards long on. The fielder settles himself for the catch but the ball flies over him! 117/4

15.5 S Ahmed to C Munro, Short outside off, 126 kph, gets it to nip back in, 125 kph, Munro flashes and misses. 111/4

15.4 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Shorter, 123 kph, Kitchen comes down the track and swats it over the bowler towards long on for one. 111/4

15.3 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Fuller this time, 125 kph, watchfully patted towards point. 110/4

15.2 S Ahmed to C Munro, Short outside off, 124 kph, extra bounce, Munro plays it with the bounce towards point for a run. 110/4

15.1 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Full outside off, 81 mph, driven straight to short extra cover. A misfield and the ball is parried to mid off and the batsmen take a single. 109/4

14.6 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, Good length delivery, punched away this time through covers for a single. 108/4

14.5 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, FOUR! Off the top edge. A shorter length delivery, Kitchen looks to pull that one, finds the top edge which sails over third man, one bounce into the fence. Auckland itching close now. 107/4

14.4 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, FOUR! Cracked! A good length delivery around off, Kitchen comes down the track, makes room and slashes it in the gap past point. 103/4

14.3 B Bhatti to C Munro, Full down the leg side, Munro aims to flick but it goes off his pads down to fine leg for a leg bye. 99/4

14.2 B Bhatti to C Munro, A short of a length delivery, just outside off, Munro pulls but misses that one. 98/4

14.1 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, Good length delivery outside off, an outside edge down to third man for a single. 98/4

Colin Munro walks in next at number 6.

13.6 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, OUT! Edged and gone! Ahmed takes two in an over now. A good length delivery outside off, goes away with the angle, de Grandhomme looks to push through the line but finds an outside edge to the keeper. Stallions sniff something now. Couple of runs and a couple of wickets off that excellent over. 97/4

13.5 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, A wide delivery, full as well, zips away and de Grandhomme gets beaten yet again. 97/3

13.4 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, A back of a length delivery, de Grandhomme gets beaten by it. 97/3

Colin de Grandhomme walks in next at number 5.

13.3 S Ahmed to A Mahmood, OUT! Mahmood departs now! A short and wide delivery outside off, Mahmood went to whack that hard, found the bottom part of the bat to make contact and the ball travels straight to Shoaib Malik at extra covers. 97/3

13.2 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Full and wide outside off, steered away through covers for a single this time. They should look to up the ante and get a decent head start to the NRR. 97/2

13.1 S Ahmed to A Mahmood, Starts with a length delivery outside off, dabbed down past point this time for a single. 96/2

Sarfraz Ahmed will bowl now.

12.6 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, Flighted delivery, Kitchen goes to sweep but is hit on the pads. 95/2

12.5 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Stamps out of his crease and hits it through mid on to rotate the strike. 95/2

12.4 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, The arm ball turns in, tucked away through square leg for a single. 94/2

12.3 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Dabs it away towards point for a single. 93/2

12.2 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, Again short and turns in, Kitchen goes deep and punches it away through cover for one. 92/2

12.1 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, A touch short, punched down through mid off for a single. 91/2

Qaiser Abbas is the bowling change.

11.6 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Gets right across and tucks it away through mid-wicket for a single. 90/2

11.5 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Goes on the back foot and punches it away for a single. 89/2

11.4 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Full and spins away, Kitchen gets beaten by the turn. 88/2

11.3 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Not out! The benefit goes to Kitchen! An arm ball, dabbed down to point. There is a good throw from Ali Khan to the keeper who whips the bails off quickly. Kitchen dives in. Third umpire is referred and it's a tricky situation as Kitchen's blade might have just been in the air while the bails off. Benefit to the batsman then. 88/2

Appeal for a run-out!

11.2 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Remains back and dabs it to point. 87/2

11.1 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Mahmood opens the face of the bat and helps it to short third man. There is a bit of mix-up but Kitchen slides in with the dive. 87/2

Raza Hasan to bowl now.

10.6 Naved to A Kitchen, Fuller length delivery, flicked down this time past square leg. Rana Hasan slides across but there is two on offer itself. 87/2

10.5 Naved to A Kitchen, Another short delivery, pulled away over mid-wicket for a couple. 85/2

10.4 Naved to A Kitchen, A touch length outside off, dabbed away to point. 83/2

10.3 Naved to A Kitchen, Full and swinging away, defended well. 83/2

Anaru Kitchen walks in next at number 4.

10.2 Naved to M Guptill, OUT! That's an excellent shot, but unfortunately, Guptill picks out the man in the deep. A short of a length delivery, 135 kph, Guptill picks out the length early and sends a flat pull over mid-wicket. Bhatti is the man and he takes a good catch in the deep. 83/2

50 run stand between Martin Guptill and Azhar Mahmood

10.1 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! Fine shot! A bit of width offered outside off, Guptill goes hard and slams it over point. 83/1

9.6 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, A good length delivery, nipping in, Mahmood moves across but only manages an inside edge. 79/1

9.5 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, FOUR! Finely done. A length delivery outside off, Mahmood waits on for the last minute and nicely dabs it down to the third man fence. 79/1

9.4 Ali Khan to M Guptill, Full ball, hit through mid off for a single. 75/1

9.3 Ali Khan to M Guptill, SIX! There is the follow-through which Guptill is well-renowned for! A massive strike! A fuller length delivery, Guptill lofts it massively over mid-wicket. His eyes remain transfixed down the ground, like he knows exactly how well he has struck that. 74/1

9.2 Ali Khan to M Guptill, Darts it quick down the leg side, catches the pads of Guptill who is late in getting the bat down. They take the couple of leg byes. 68/1

9.1 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, Bowls a length delivery, outside off, dabbed down to third man for one. 66/1

Ali Khan is introduced into the attack.

8.6 Naved to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery outside off, clipped away towards mid-wicket. 65/1

8.5 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! Off the inside edge! Fuller length, 81 mph, Mahmood looks to push it through extra cover, gets it off the inside part through fine leg. 65/1

8.4 Naved to M Guptill, Good length, nips away a bit, Guptill defends it away. 61/1

8.3 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! That's been flat-batted away! A short of a length delivery, Guptill makes a bit of room and whacks it through covers. 61/1

8.2 Naved to M Guptill, Full and wide outside off, swings away a bit, left alone. 57/1

8.1 Naved to M Guptill, Full length outside off, swings in a bit after landing, Guptill leaves it alone. 57/1

Naved-ul-Hasan to bowl now. He should be the key bowler here for Sialkot.

7.6 Q Abbas to M Guptill, Guptill has punched that ball through the offside. The batsmen have run through for a single. 57/1

7.5 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Gets down the track and hits it down through mid off for one. 56/1

7.4 Q Abbas to M Guptill, Touch short outside off, punched down through mid off for one. 55/1

7.3 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Mahmood has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 54/1

7.2 Q Abbas to M Guptill, A touch short, on middle, worked away through square leg for one. 53/1

7.1 Q Abbas to M Guptill, A touch short, pushed back to the bowler. 52/1

Qaiser Abbas to bowl now.

6.6 R Hasan to M Guptill, Gets right back and cuts it past cover-point to take one. 52/1

6.5 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Gets down and pushes it through mid off to take one. 51/1

6.4 R Hasan to M Guptill, A touch this time, punched down through mid on for a single. 50/1

6.3 R Hasan to M Guptill, Gets right across and dabs it down towards cover. 49/1

6.2 R Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up this time, Guptill gets forward and drives it to extra cover off an edge. 49/1

6.1 R Hasan to M Guptill, Bowls a flighted delivery, Guptill covers the line and defends it. 49/1

5.6 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, FOUR! Can't bowl there when you don't have the right field. Another short delivery, targetting down the leg side, Mahmood pulls it this time and gets it over square leg. 49/1

5.5 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, FOUR! Nicely done. A short delivery down the leg side, Mahmood turns and helps it away with a flick over the in-field. Fine leg is inside the circle. 45/1

5.4 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, A touch short and skids through after hitting the turf, Mahmood defends it down. 41/1

5.3 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, Fuller length on middle, whipped away through mid-wicket for a couple this time. 41/1

5.2 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Bowls short, Guptill dabs it down past point and takes a single. 39/1

5.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, FOUR! Off the outside edge! A length delivery on middle, Guptill looks to go over extra covers, finds the outside edge which carries well over point for a boundary. 38/1

4.6 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Excellent. This one turned away off a fuller length, Mahmood was beaten by playing inside the line. Just a run off Hasan's first over. 34/1

4.5 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Slants it in outside off, Mahmood pushes it away to point. 34/1

4.4 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 34/1

4.3 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Bowls a scrambled seam delivery, defended down well. 34/1

4.2 R Hasan to M Guptill, Arm ball around off, pushed down through mid off for a single. 34/1

4.1 R Hasan to M Guptill, Bowls slower around leg, tucked away on the leg side. 33/1

Raza Hasan into the attack. One of the shining few picks from the ICC World Twenty20.

3.6 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Length delivery, pushed to point where a misfield allows a single. 33/1

3.5 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Bowls a tight line outside off, dabbed straight to point. 32/1

Azhar Mahmood walks in next at number 3.

3.4 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, OUT! Vincent's gone now. He was tempted with such deliveries and he perishes finally. A short delivery at 137 kph, Vincent once again looks to go aerial over point, finds an outside edge which goes straight into the hands of Qaiser Abbas at third man. 32/1

3.3 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, A pitched up delivery, a cracking drive, straight to extra cover. 32/0

3.2 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Gets down the track to a length delivery but fails to hit it. 32/0

3.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Misfield there, a good looking shot nevertheless. A full delivery at 139 kph, Guptill strokes it on the up through covers. The cover fielder messes it up and the point fielder pulls it back at the ropes. One saved in the end. 32/0

3.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, WIDE! Darts down a length delivery, goes down with the angle as Guptill misses out on a flick. 29/0

2.6 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! This man is on a roll and we know he can be dangerous early on. A full length delivery, Vincent picked the length early and heaved it over mid-wicket. 28/0

2.5 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! And one more. Already an expensive over. This was dragged down on middle, Vincent just makes a quick step down and pulls it well over mid-wicket. 24/0

2.4 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Great shot! A touch short in length, Vincent just makes a bit of room and cracks it hard over point. No harm in playing that aerial shot on the off side. 20/0

2.3 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Another good run taken. Length delivery at 128 kph, Vincent taps it down towards point for a quick single. 16/0

2.2 S Ahmed to M Guptill, FOUR! First for Guptill! A good length delivery, Guptill looks to go over mid on, finds the inside part of the bat to make connection and the ball travels through mid-wicket. Naved is slow in the deep and the ball finds the ropes. 15/0

2.1 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Good running. A length delivery on middle, Vincent dabs it down towards cover, calls early and makes it to the other end. 11/0

1.6 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Back of a length, nips in back to the right-hander, Vincent gets jammed up and it hits his thigh pads. They steal a leg bye. 10/0

1.5 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Another short delivery at 130 kph, testing Vincent who goes for the pull but misses out. 9/0

1.4 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Good length outside off, Vincent stepped quickly out of the crease to whack that, ends up missing and the ball shaves over the stumps. 9/0

1.3 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, A good length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Vincent pushes it down towards cover. 9/0

1.2 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, SIX! Didn't seem to be in total control but finds it over the ropes! A short delivery at 134 kph, Vincent turns and pulls it over square leg. 66 meters hit. 9/0

1.1 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Hits the same length but close to the off stump this time, Vincent looked to go over covers but just misses out. 3/0

1.1 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, WIDE! Starts off with a widish delivery, short and skidding on, Vincent went hard with the flash but failed to connect. 3/0

Bilawal Bhatti to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 S Ahmed to M Guptill, A good length delivery, defended back safely this time. 2/0

0.5 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Full and wide outside off, angling away, Guptill leaves it alone. 2/0

0.4 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Short down the leg side, Vincent fends it away and it pops up safe on the leg side. Single. 2/0

0.3 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Bangs in short on middle, angling away, Vincent goes for a pull but misses it yet again. 1/0

0.2 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, A back of a length delivery, with some extra zip, Vincent misses that one. 1/0

0.1 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Starts with a short delivery, tucked down towards square leg for a single to get off the mark. 1/0

Commentary (Sialkot Stallions innings)

The pitch looks true and supports good bounce. Credit must be given to Auckland for the way they bowled but make no mistake, Silakot did not bat that well. Should not be a difficult chase, but your never know in T20 cricket. Stay tuned for Auckland's reply...

Skipper Malik and Yousuf then resurrected the innings with a useful 57-run stand but the latter's wicket triggered a collapse and the team from Pakistan lost its way. Yousuf made a flamboyant 39 for the Stallions. The bowling was decent overall, apart from Ronnie Hira, whose figures were spoilt in his final over as he went for 21. He got 2 wickets and so did Adams while Mills was the most economical bowler.

Sialkot have managed to scrape through to 130/9. They never looked comfortable in the innings at all, with the first 3 overs yielding just 2 runs. Things got worse when wickets started to fall and that did not help the run-rate at all.

19.6 M Bates to R Hasan, FOUR! Lovely way to end the innings. A length delivery outside off, Hasan gets across and scoops it over the keeper to fine leg. 130/9

19.5 M Bates to S Ahmed, Full length delivery, stroked down to mid off. A suicidal run from the word go but the fielder misses the shy at the bowler's end. 126/9

19.4 M Bates to R Hasan, Length delivery, dabbed down to third man for one. 125/9

Raza Hasan is the last man in.

19.3 M Bates to Ali Khan, OUT! A full delivery down the leg side, whipped away to the man at fine leg. Lou Vincent is quick to get to the ball and release the throw. Hopkins is quick to get the off-target throw. End of Khan but he did add some bonus runs for his team. 124/9

19.2 M Bates to Ali Khan, Short delivery down the leg side, flicked away well past square leg and the running is good for two. 123/8

19.1 M Bates to S Ahmed, A length delivery, fended away on the leg side for a single. 121/8

Sarfraz Ahmed walks out to the middle. Michael Bates will bowl now.

18.6 K Mills to B Bhatti, OUT! Kyle Mills finishes it off in a grand finish! A short of a length delivery, down the leg side, Bhatti goes to pull that, first loses his bat, the ball lobs up to Mahmood who takes it near square leg. 120/8

18.5 K Mills to B Bhatti, Full and around off, Bhatti wants the big hit over long on but does not connect at all. 120/7

18.4 K Mills to Ali Khan, Gets down the track to a short delivery but only manages to slash it down off the outside edge to third man for one. 120/7

18.3 K Mills to B Bhatti, Bhatti flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 119/7

Bilawal Bhatti walks in at number 9, replacing Naved-ul-Hasan.

18.2 K Mills to Naved, OUT! Bowled 'em this time! The off-cutter, 134 kph, Naved goes to turn it away on the leg side, the ball just turns in a bit and kisses the edge of off stump. 118/7

18.1 K Mills to Naved, Bowls it outside off, Naved fails to get any bat on that. 118/6

Strangely Auckland play again tomorrow, that too, the first game, at 1130 GMT (1700 IST), against Hampshire. That game is at Centurion, so they better get moving as fast as possible. The second game is between Trinidad & Tobago and Yorkshire at 1530 GMT (2100 IST). Hope to see you then. On behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Right! End of the first day of the CLT20 2012 Qualifiers. A thriller in the first and a one-sider in the second. Both the losers today will hope that the third team of their respective groups win tomorrow, else, the final league game of each group will be a dead rubber.

KYLE MILLS (AUCKLAND) HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it feels great to be doing well but also praises his team-mates for bowling well. Is excited when informed of the best bowling figures in CLT20. On being asked about the bowling lengths on this track, he says that short boundaries do not help the bowlers but if you bowl on proper areas, you can trouble the batsmen with the extra bounce.

VICTORIOUS AUCKLAND ACES CAPTAIN GARETH HOPKINS says that he is incredibly proud of his team's win. Adds that the team has come through a drastic weather change, it is winter in New Zealand and summer over here. Also, this place is at a high altitude and the players found it difficult to adjust. Finally, praises his team-mates who were in Sri Lanka for the WT20 to step up to the occasion.

SIALKOT STALLIONS SKIPPER SHOAIB MALIK says that the conditions were tough but still his team batted well. Feels that they were one bowler short. Adds that the team is very much excited and this is a great opportunity for the side to showcase its talent amidst world-class teams. Also says that his team could have bowled a bit better.

For Sialkot, their next game becomes an automatic must-win situation and they would be wanting to sort their batting well. Sarfraz Ahmed struck twice in an over but Auckland were quite strong to thwart any more damage. Raza Hasan was decent as well. They have the talent and it just needs to be a bit more steady and bat well in their upcoming match.

Auckland have registered a good victory here. The run-chase was carried out well and Martin Guptill and Lou Vincent struck a good partnership up the order that settled quite some nerves. Azhar Mahmood, who bats at number 3 didn't disappoint much but played a false shot. In the end, without much harm being done, Kitchen and Munro steered their team to a victory.

17.1 Ali Khan to A Kitchen, SIX! Forget final over, it turns out to be the final ball of the match! That is the game! Auckland win by 6 wickets! Fuller length delivery on middle, 125 kph, Kitchen flicks this high and handsome over mid-wicket! A fine way to sign things off! 136/4

Kyle Mills comes back into the attack.

17.6 R Hira to Ali Khan, SIX! 21 off that over and that ends Ronnie Hira's spell in a subdued manner after what was turning out to be a good spell. This was delivered quick at 104 kph, Ali is down the track and strokes it straight down the ground, just clears the fence. 118/6

17.5 R Hira to Ali Khan, Darted in quick at 102 kph, Ali dabs it down through mid on for a couple. 112/6

17.4 R Hira to Ali Khan, SIX! Now what was that? A big, big hit this from Ali Khan. Hira tosses it up, the batsman jumps down the crease and sends it sailing over the long off fence. Mighty strike that. 110/6

17.3 R Hira to Naved, Gets right across to sweep but is struck on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg. A huge appeal but clearly the impact was outside off. 104/6

17.2 R Hira to Naved, SIX! Huge one! A flat delivery on middle, Naved steps down the track and whacks it high and handsome over mid on. 103/6

17.1 R Hira to Naved, Gets right across and defends that. 97/6

The players are out. Imran Nazir and Shakeel Ansar are the two batsmen at the crease. Kyle Mills will start off proceedings for Auckland.

Pitch report - There is plenty of bounce and a bit of grass on the pitch. The deck is ideal for batting as it has enough carry off the pitch as well. The team winning the toss should bat second.

Sialkot Stallions will bat first. Malik feels that 150-160 will be a good track. Feels that his pacers will exploit the grass on this surface. Hopes that his side can make use of this opportunity and do well. Hopkins wanted to bowl anyways, so he does not mind the toss. Hopes that his side performs well in this tournament. On the players in his side who played the World Twenty20, he says that they have recovered.

Hello everyone to the second game of the qualifier stage of the CLT20. The first match was turning out to be a dull one initially before David Miller injected some energy into it and steered Yorkshire to a victory. This match is between Auckland and Sialkot Stallions. Both teams are quite strong on paper and would look to draw first blood from their group.

Ali Khan to bowl, what could be the final over of this match. Replaces Sarfraz.

16.6 R Hasan to C Munro, Another reverse sweep, played wide of mid-wicket for a couple. 13 runs from the over. 130/4

16.5 R Hasan to C Munro, Flicks this straight to mid-wicket. 128/4

16.4 R Hasan to C Munro, FOUR! Well played! Short ball on middle, 88 kph, Munro unfurls the reverse sweep and gets it behind point for a boundary! A hit away from win now. 128/4

16.3 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Works it towards mid=wicket for a single. 124/4

16.2 R Hasan to A Kitchen, SIX! Another mishit! Landed on middle, Kitchen goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge. The ball sails over deep square leg! 8 needed from 22 balls now. 123/4

16.1 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 117/4

16.6 A Adams to Ali Khan, A slow delivery on middle, Khan comes down the track to push but blocks it down. Adams is down the ground and there is a direct hit at the striker's end. The umpire goes upstairs to check. Well, it's really touch and go as Khan seems to have the bat in the air while the bails are whipped. After a long time, the umpire gives it in the favour of the batsman. Close call. 97/6

16.5 A Adams to Ali Khan, Ali has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 97/6

16.4 A Adams to Ali Khan, A touch slow this time, Khan is totally beaten by it. 97/6

16.3 A Adams to Ali Khan, A short of a length delivery, Khan went for the hook but the ball whizzed over him. 97/6

16.2 A Adams to Ali Khan, Bowls a full ball outside off, Khan is down the ground for a whack but fails in getting any bat on that. 97/6

Naved-ul-Hasan walks in next.

16.1 A Adams to Q Abbas, OUT! A fantastic catch! Adams angles it full and wide outside off, Abbas chips this one straight down the ground, Colin de Grandhomme runs down from mid off, adjusts really well to take the catch running backwards. Excellent work there from him. 97/6

Raza Hasan comes back. 3-0-7-0 so far. Replaces Bhatti.

15.6 S Ahmed to C Munro, SIX! Goodness me! The ball flies at this place! 14 needed from 24 balls now! Length ball on middle, Munro mistimes his flick towards long on. The fielder settles himself for the catch but the ball flies over him! 117/4

15.5 S Ahmed to C Munro, Short outside off, 126 kph, gets it to nip back in, 125 kph, Munro flashes and misses. 111/4

15.4 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Shorter, 123 kph, Kitchen comes down the track and swats it over the bowler towards long on for one. 111/4

15.3 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Fuller this time, 125 kph, watchfully patted towards point. 110/4

15.2 S Ahmed to C Munro, Short outside off, 124 kph, extra bounce, Munro plays it with the bounce towards point for a run. 110/4

15.1 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Full outside off, 81 mph, driven straight to short extra cover. A misfield and the ball is parried to mid off and the batsmen take a single. 109/4

15.6 R Hira to Q Abbas, Flatter this time, pushed down through mid on for one to end the over. Another tight over from Hira. Sialkot need the big hits from now. Four overs to go. 97/5

15.5 R Hira to Ali Khan, Turning in on middle, Khan works it away past square leg to take one. 96/5

15.4 R Hira to Ali Khan, Well tossed up this time, Khan was surprised by it and defends it well. 95/5

15.3 R Hira to Q Abbas, Gets across and works it away through mid-wicket for one. 95/5

Ali Khan walks in.

15.2 R Hira to S Malik, OUT! Malik is the man to go now and this a fine catch. Flat outside off, Malik once again looks to go inside-out, this time does not seem to have middled it well as it went straighter, Guptill from long off runs across and plucks a fine low running catch. 94/5

15.1 R Hira to Q Abbas, Full outside off, Abbas swats it down through mid on for one. 94/4

14.6 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, Good length delivery, punched away this time through covers for a single. 108/4

14.5 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, FOUR! Off the top edge. A shorter length delivery, Kitchen looks to pull that one, finds the top edge which sails over third man, one bounce into the fence. Auckland itching close now. 107/4

14.4 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, FOUR! Cracked! A good length delivery around off, Kitchen comes down the track, makes room and slashes it in the gap past point. 103/4

14.3 B Bhatti to C Munro, Full down the leg side, Munro aims to flick but it goes off his pads down to fine leg for a leg bye. 99/4

14.2 B Bhatti to C Munro, A short of a length delivery, just outside off, Munro pulls but misses that one. 98/4

14.1 B Bhatti to A Kitchen, Good length delivery outside off, an outside edge down to third man for a single. 98/4

14.6 A Adams to Q Abbas, Full delivery on off, Abbas goes to hit that hard but gets an inside edge which scurries through mid-wicket for a run. Six off that Adams over. 93/4

14.5 A Adams to S Malik, Pitched up delivery this time, Malik slams it over covers. Just one run from the deep. 92/4

14.4 A Adams to Q Abbas, A touch short, angling away, Abbas slashes hard, finds the outside edge which goes down to third man for one. 91/4

14.3 A Adams to Q Abbas, Bowls full and wide, Abbas goes for the drive but does not make connection. 90/4

14.2 A Adams to S Malik, On middle and leg, helped away this time on the leg side for a single. 90/4

14.1 A Adams to S Malik, A touch short, Malik dabs it down past point and takes a couple of runs. 89/4

Colin Munro walks in next at number 6.

13.6 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, OUT! Edged and gone! Ahmed takes two in an over now. A good length delivery outside off, goes away with the angle, de Grandhomme looks to push through the line but finds an outside edge to the keeper. Stallions sniff something now. Couple of runs and a couple of wickets off that excellent over. 97/4

13.5 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, A wide delivery, full as well, zips away and de Grandhomme gets beaten yet again. 97/3

13.4 S Ahmed to de Grandhomme, A back of a length delivery, de Grandhomme gets beaten by it. 97/3

Colin de Grandhomme walks in next at number 5.

13.3 S Ahmed to A Mahmood, OUT! Mahmood departs now! A short and wide delivery outside off, Mahmood went to whack that hard, found the bottom part of the bat to make contact and the ball travels straight to Shoaib Malik at extra covers. 97/3

13.2 S Ahmed to A Kitchen, Full and wide outside off, steered away through covers for a single this time. They should look to up the ante and get a decent head start to the NRR. 97/2

13.1 S Ahmed to A Mahmood, Starts with a length delivery outside off, dabbed down past point this time for a single. 96/2

Andre Adams back on.

Qaiser Abbas walks in next.

13.6 R Hira to S Yousuf, OUT! Hira is finally rewarded here. A well tossed up delivery, 88 kph, Yousuf was looking to play it over the bowler but ends up pushing it tamely back. Hira dives low to his left and is jubilant about the wicket. 87/4

13.5 R Hira to S Yousuf, FOUR! Swept fine! Flat down on middle and leg, Yousuf gets down and whacks it past square leg with a quick sweep. 87/3

13.4 R Hira to S Malik, Hopkins misses another stumping chance. This one should have been taken. A well directed arm ball down the leg side. Malik is down the track for a full-throttled hoick but is nowhere near to it. Hopkins is too late as it goes off his pads for a bye. 83/3

13.3 R Hira to S Yousuf, Gets across and flicks it away through mid-wicket for one. 82/3

13.2 R Hira to S Malik, A touch short, pushed away past point for a single. 81/3

50 stand up.

13.1 R Hira to S Yousuf, Slants it down the leg side, Yousuf sweeps it down towards short fine leg for one. 80/3

Sarfraz Ahmed will bowl now.

12.6 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, Flighted delivery, Kitchen goes to sweep but is hit on the pads. 95/2

12.5 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Stamps out of his crease and hits it through mid on to rotate the strike. 95/2

12.4 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, The arm ball turns in, tucked away through square leg for a single. 94/2

12.3 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Dabs it away towards point for a single. 93/2

12.2 Q Abbas to A Kitchen, Again short and turns in, Kitchen goes deep and punches it away through cover for one. 92/2

12.1 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, A touch short, punched down through mid off for a single. 91/2

12.6 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, Dropped! A tough chance for de Grandhomme though. A full toss this time, Yousuf slams it straight back, Colin is late in picking that and manages to parry it towards mid-wicket. A single. 79/3

12.5 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, SIX! Straight over the bowler's head. Yousuf on a roll here. A pitched up delivery on middle, Yousuf gets right underneath it and smokes it down. Long on comes across but it was well past him. 78/3

12.4 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, Fuller length delivery, Yousuf heaves it through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 72/3

12.3 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, de Grandhomme keeps it full and wide, Malik goes hard with a lofted shot but does not connect at all. 70/3

12.2 de Grandhomme to S Malik, Pitched up delivery, swatted down through mid off for only one this time 70/3

12.1 de Grandhomme to S Malik, SIX! Up and over covers! A full delivery outside off this time, Malik steps out and sends it flat over covers. Wonderfully struck. 69/3

Qaiser Abbas is the bowling change.

11.6 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Gets right across and tucks it away through mid-wicket for a single. 90/2

11.5 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Goes on the back foot and punches it away for a single. 89/2

11.4 R Hasan to A Kitchen, Full and spins away, Kitchen gets beaten by the turn. 88/2

11.3 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Not out! The benefit goes to Kitchen! An arm ball, dabbed down to point. There is a good throw from Ali Khan to the keeper who whips the bails off quickly. Kitchen dives in. Third umpire is referred and it's a tricky situation as Kitchen's blade might have just been in the air while the bails off. Benefit to the batsman then. 88/2

Appeal for a run-out!

11.2 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Remains back and dabs it to point. 87/2

11.1 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Mahmood opens the face of the bat and helps it to short third man. There is a bit of mix-up but Kitchen slides in with the dive. 87/2

11.6 R Hira to S Yousuf, Hopkins fluffs a stumping chance. Flat and quick down, Yousuf goes to whack but misses it as it goes off the pads. Hopkins does not gather it well. 63/3

11.5 R Hira to S Malik, Flatter delivery, knocked down through mid off for one. 63/3

11.4 R Hira to S Malik, Short this time, clipped away this time towards deep mid-wicket. There is a throw at the striker's end and all the stumps are uprooted. Third umpire is called in but the batsman is safe. 62/3

11.3 R Hira to S Yousuf, Flat delivery around off, driven this time wide off mid off for a single. 60/3

11.2 R Hira to S Yousuf, Arm ball this time, punched back this time. 59/3

11.1 R Hira to S Malik, Short this time, Malik charges out of the crease and whacks it through cover to take one. 59/3

Raza Hasan to bowl now.

10.6 Naved to A Kitchen, Fuller length delivery, flicked down this time past square leg. Rana Hasan slides across but there is two on offer itself. 87/2

10.5 Naved to A Kitchen, Another short delivery, pulled away over mid-wicket for a couple. 85/2

10.4 Naved to A Kitchen, A touch length outside off, dabbed away to point. 83/2

10.3 Naved to A Kitchen, Full and swinging away, defended well. 83/2

Anaru Kitchen walks in next at number 4.

10.2 Naved to M Guptill, OUT! That's an excellent shot, but unfortunately, Guptill picks out the man in the deep. A short of a length delivery, 135 kph, Guptill picks out the length early and sends a flat pull over mid-wicket. Bhatti is the man and he takes a good catch in the deep. 83/2

50 run stand between Martin Guptill and Azhar Mahmood

10.1 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! Fine shot! A bit of width offered outside off, Guptill goes hard and slams it over point. 83/1

Ronnie Hira into the attack.

10.6 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, Full and wide outside off, close to the wide guidelines but Yousuf fails to get any bat on a hard drive. 58/3

10.5 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, Length delivery, Yousuf pats it down towards point. 58/3

10.4 de Grandhomme to S Malik, Good length delivery, punched away through covers for one. 58/3

10.4 de Grandhomme to S Malik, WIDE! A well wide delivery, banged in short and Malik fails to hit that. Umpire gives the signal. 57/3

10.3 de Grandhomme to S Malik, A touch short outside off, Malik once again fails to hit that. 56/3

10.2 de Grandhomme to S Malik, Length delivery outside off, Malik goes to hit but misses out. 56/3

10.1 de Grandhomme to S Yousuf, A fuller length delivery outside off to start off with, Yousuf slashes it down to point for one. 56/3

9.6 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, A good length delivery, nipping in, Mahmood moves across but only manages an inside edge. 79/1

9.5 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, FOUR! Finely done. A length delivery outside off, Mahmood waits on for the last minute and nicely dabs it down to the third man fence. 79/1

9.4 Ali Khan to M Guptill, Full ball, hit through mid off for a single. 75/1

9.3 Ali Khan to M Guptill, SIX! There is the follow-through which Guptill is well-renowned for! A massive strike! A fuller length delivery, Guptill lofts it massively over mid-wicket. His eyes remain transfixed down the ground, like he knows exactly how well he has struck that. 74/1

9.2 Ali Khan to M Guptill, Darts it quick down the leg side, catches the pads of Guptill who is late in getting the bat down. They take the couple of leg byes. 68/1

9.1 Ali Khan to A Mahmood, Bowls a length delivery, outside off, dabbed down to third man for one. 66/1

Colin de Grandhomme will now bowl.

9.6 C Munro to S Malik, Good length delivery, Malik defends it well. 55/3

9.5 C Munro to S Malik, Length and angling away, Malik flashed and missed that. 55/3

9.4 C Munro to S Yousuf, Yousuf opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 55/3

9.3 C Munro to S Yousuf, FOUR! Bates slips in the deep. A wide, length delivery outside off, Yousuf slashed unnecessarily at it, the ball flies away over third man, Michael Bates over-runs and slips. It goes to the fence. 54/3

9.2 C Munro to S Yousuf, Angles it wide outside off, Yousuf goes hard but fails to make connection. 50/3

9.1 C Munro to S Yousuf, FOUR! Cracking hit. A short ball outside off from Munro, Yousuf fetches it and whacks it over mid off. Didn't take much time to reach to the fence. 50/3

Ali Khan is introduced into the attack.

8.6 Naved to M Guptill, Short of a length delivery outside off, clipped away towards mid-wicket. 65/1

8.5 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! Off the inside edge! Fuller length, 81 mph, Mahmood looks to push it through extra cover, gets it off the inside part through fine leg. 65/1

8.4 Naved to M Guptill, Good length, nips away a bit, Guptill defends it away. 61/1

8.3 Naved to M Guptill, FOUR! That's been flat-batted away! A short of a length delivery, Guptill makes a bit of room and whacks it through covers. 61/1

8.2 Naved to M Guptill, Full and wide outside off, swings away a bit, left alone. 57/1

8.1 Naved to M Guptill, Full length outside off, swings in a bit after landing, Guptill leaves it alone. 57/1

Colin Munro will have a bowl now.

8.6 A Adams to S Yousuf, A touch short outside off, Yousuf glances it fine down to third man and takes one. 46/3

8.5 A Adams to S Yousuf, SIX! And another. This was better as well. A short delivery on middle, Yousuf turns with the pull and the ball goes flat over the deep mid-wicket fence. 45/3

8.4 A Adams to S Yousuf, SIX! Brutal hit. A full length delivery outside off, Yousuf gets right underneath it and smashes it high over long off. Went miles into the stands. 39/3

8.3 A Adams to S Yousuf, A good length delivery at 129 kph, well outside off and goes quick again, Yousuf misses out again. 33/3

8.2 A Adams to S Yousuf, A full pacy delivery outside off, Yousuf goes hard but the ball skids through. 33/3

8.1 A Adams to S Malik, Bowls a length delivery, dabbed away past point for one. 33/3

Naved-ul-Hasan to bowl now. He should be the key bowler here for Sialkot.

7.6 Q Abbas to M Guptill, Guptill has punched that ball through the offside. The batsmen have run through for a single. 57/1

7.5 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Gets down the track and hits it down through mid off for one. 56/1

7.4 Q Abbas to M Guptill, Touch short outside off, punched down through mid off for one. 55/1

7.3 Q Abbas to A Mahmood, Mahmood has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 54/1

7.2 Q Abbas to M Guptill, A touch short, on middle, worked away through square leg for one. 53/1

7.1 Q Abbas to M Guptill, A touch short, pushed back to the bowler. 52/1

7.6 A Mahmood to S Yousuf, Play and a miss! A tad short outside off, Yousuf rocks back for a cut but misses. 32/3

7.5 A Mahmood to S Yousuf, Good length delivery outside off, Yousuf stays back and punches it straight to covers. 32/3

7.4 A Mahmood to S Malik, Stays back and dabs it to point for a single. 32/3

7.3 A Mahmood to S Malik, Fullish on middle, Malik drives it straight to mid on. 31/3

7.3 A Mahmood to S Malik, WIDE! Play and a miss! Wide outside off, Malik chases it but misses. 31/3

Shahid Yousuf is the new batsman.

7.2 A Mahmood to I Nazir, OUT! Good catch from Hira and Mahmood removes the dangerman! Good length delivery outside off, Nazir dances down the track for a slash but ends up getting a top edge to point. Hira runs back, sits under it and pouches a smart catch. 30/3

7.1 A Mahmood to I Nazir, Stays back and dabs a good length delivery outside off to point. 30/2

Qaiser Abbas to bowl now.

6.6 R Hasan to M Guptill, Gets right back and cuts it past cover-point to take one. 52/1

6.5 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Gets down and pushes it through mid off to take one. 51/1

6.4 R Hasan to M Guptill, A touch this time, punched down through mid on for a single. 50/1

6.3 R Hasan to M Guptill, Gets right across and dabs it down towards cover. 49/1

6.2 R Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up this time, Guptill gets forward and drives it to extra cover off an edge. 49/1

6.1 R Hasan to M Guptill, Bowls a flighted delivery, Guptill covers the line and defends it. 49/1

6.6 A Adams to S Malik, A tad wide outside off, Malik rocks back and punches it straight to point. 30/2

6.5 A Adams to S Malik, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik goes for a punch but misses. 30/2

6.4 A Adams to S Malik, In the corridor outside off, Malik leaves it alone. 30/2

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

6.3 A Adams to H Sohail, OUT! Sohail hits it straight to point! A tad short outside off, Sohail rocks back for a cut and ends up helping it straight into the hands of Vincent at point. A wicket for Adams in his first over and Auckland have made a bright start! 30/2

6.2 A Adams to H Sohail, Rocks back and cuts it to point where the fielder does well to make the stop. 30/1

6.1 A Adams to I Nazir, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a back of a length delivery outside off, Nazir chases it and swats it wide of mid off for a single. 30/1

5.6 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, FOUR! Can't bowl there when you don't have the right field. Another short delivery, targetting down the leg side, Mahmood pulls it this time and gets it over square leg. 49/1

5.5 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, FOUR! Nicely done. A short delivery down the leg side, Mahmood turns and helps it away with a flick over the in-field. Fine leg is inside the circle. 45/1

5.4 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, A touch short and skids through after hitting the turf, Mahmood defends it down. 41/1

5.3 B Bhatti to A Mahmood, Fuller length on middle, whipped away through mid-wicket for a couple this time. 41/1

5.2 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Bowls short, Guptill dabs it down past point and takes a single. 39/1

5.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, FOUR! Off the outside edge! A length delivery on middle, Guptill looks to go over extra covers, finds the outside edge which carries well over point for a boundary. 38/1

Andre Adams into the attack now.

5.6 A Mahmood to H Sohail, Good reply from Mahmood! Delivers a vicious good length delivery outside off, it nips away after landing. Sohail goes for poke but misses. 18 runs from the over. End of the Powerplay, 29/1 during that period! 29/1

5.5 A Mahmood to H Sohail, FOUR! Cracking stroke! Good length delivery outside off, Sohail rocks back and punches it sweetly past point for a boundary. 29/1

5.4 A Mahmood to I Nazir, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 25/1

5.3 A Mahmood to I Nazir, SIX! Typical Nazir flick! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Nazir just swivels and flicks it over long leg for a brilliant maximum. 24/1

5.2 A Mahmood to H Sohail, Stays back, pats it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. 18/1

5.1 A Mahmood to H Sohail, SIX! Spanked! Welcome into the attack, Mahmood! Length delivery outside off, Sohail stays back and heaves it over mid-wicket for a thumping maximum. 17/1

4.6 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Excellent. This one turned away off a fuller length, Mahmood was beaten by playing inside the line. Just a run off Hasan's first over. 34/1

4.5 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Slants it in outside off, Mahmood pushes it away to point. 34/1

4.4 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 34/1

4.3 R Hasan to A Mahmood, Bowls a scrambled seam delivery, defended down well. 34/1

4.2 R Hasan to M Guptill, Arm ball around off, pushed down through mid off for a single. 34/1

4.1 R Hasan to M Guptill, Bowls slower around leg, tucked away on the leg side. 33/1

Azhar Mahmood into the attack.

4.6 K Mills to I Nazir, Play and a miss again, Nazir is playing some flashy strokes here! Good length delivery outside off, Nazir gives himself room for a slash but misses out again. 11/1

4.5 K Mills to I Nazir, Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Nazir backs away for a slash but misses. 11/1

4.4 K Mills to H Sohail, Just over the bowler's head! A tad short on middle, Sohail goes for a pull but miscues it aerially straight back over Mills' head for a single. 11/1

4.3 K Mills to H Sohail, Stays back and pushes it to covers. 10/1

4.2 K Mills to H Sohail, Good length delivery on off, Sohail stays back and defends it into the ground. 10/1

4.1 K Mills to I Nazir, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 10/1

Raza Hasan into the attack. One of the shining few picks from the ICC World Twenty20.

3.6 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Length delivery, pushed to point where a misfield allows a single. 33/1

3.5 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Bowls a tight line outside off, dabbed straight to point. 32/1

Azhar Mahmood walks in next at number 3.

3.4 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, OUT! Vincent's gone now. He was tempted with such deliveries and he perishes finally. A short delivery at 137 kph, Vincent once again looks to go aerial over point, finds an outside edge which goes straight into the hands of Qaiser Abbas at third man. 32/1

3.3 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, A pitched up delivery, a cracking drive, straight to extra cover. 32/0

3.2 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Gets down the track to a length delivery but fails to hit it. 32/0

3.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, Misfield there, a good looking shot nevertheless. A full delivery at 139 kph, Guptill strokes it on the up through covers. The cover fielder messes it up and the point fielder pulls it back at the ropes. One saved in the end. 32/0

3.1 B Bhatti to M Guptill, WIDE! Darts down a length delivery, goes down with the angle as Guptill misses out on a flick. 29/0

3.6 M Bates to H Sohail, Goes for a drive and gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single. 9/1

3.5 M Bates to H Sohail, Sohail shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 9/1

3.4 M Bates to H Sohail, NOT OUT! It bounces just short! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing, Sohail looks to force it through the off side but gets an outside edge, the keeper dives to his left, gets some part of glove and Vincent at first slip does well to pouch it as he was blinded by the keeper. He isn't sure about the catch. The umpire goes upstairs and replays confirm that it bounced just short. 9/1

Lou Vincent has taken a catch but the umpire has gone upstairs to check the legality of the catch!

3.3 M Bates to H Sohail, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Sohail pokes at it and misses. 9/1

3.2 M Bates to I Nazir, Nearly drags it on! Rocks back for cut but gets an inside edge just past the leg stump. They run through for a single. 9/1

3.1 M Bates to I Nazir, SIX! Nazir breaks the shackles! A tad short on middle, Nazir rocks back and pulls it with disdain over deep square leg for a flat maximum. 8/1

2.6 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! This man is on a roll and we know he can be dangerous early on. A full length delivery, Vincent picked the length early and heaved it over mid-wicket. 28/0

2.5 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! And one more. Already an expensive over. This was dragged down on middle, Vincent just makes a quick step down and pulls it well over mid-wicket. 24/0

2.4 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, FOUR! Great shot! A touch short in length, Vincent just makes a bit of room and cracks it hard over point. No harm in playing that aerial shot on the off side. 20/0

2.3 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Another good run taken. Length delivery at 128 kph, Vincent taps it down towards point for a quick single. 16/0

2.2 S Ahmed to M Guptill, FOUR! First for Guptill! A good length delivery, Guptill looks to go over mid on, finds the inside part of the bat to make connection and the ball travels through mid-wicket. Naved is slow in the deep and the ball finds the ropes. 15/0

2.1 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Good running. A length delivery on middle, Vincent dabs it down towards cover, calls early and makes it to the other end. 11/0

2.6 K Mills to H Sohail, Beaten again! Brilliant stuff from Mills! Nips away after landing outside off, Sohail again goes for half a poke but misses. Back to back maidens! 2/1

2.5 K Mills to H Sohail, Ripper! Good length delivery outside off, just takes off after landing and nips away sharply too. Sohail pokes inside the line and gets beaten. 2/1

2.4 K Mills to H Sohail, Nips back in after landing outside off, Sohail is cramped for room and he ends up dabbing it to covers. 10 dot balls in a row now! 2/1

2.3 K Mills to H Sohail, In the corridor outside off, Sohail leaves it alone. 2/1

2.2 K Mills to H Sohail, Comes forward and pushes a length delivery outside off to covers. 2/1

2.1 K Mills to H Sohail, Beaten! Nips away after landing on a good length area outside off, Sohail goes for a drive but misses. 2/1

1.6 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Back of a length, nips in back to the right-hander, Vincent gets jammed up and it hits his thigh pads. They steal a leg bye. 10/0

1.5 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Another short delivery at 130 kph, testing Vincent who goes for the pull but misses out. 9/0

1.4 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Good length outside off, Vincent stepped quickly out of the crease to whack that, ends up missing and the ball shaves over the stumps. 9/0

1.3 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, A good length delivery outside off at 135 kph, Vincent pushes it down towards cover. 9/0

1.2 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, SIX! Didn't seem to be in total control but finds it over the ropes! A short delivery at 134 kph, Vincent turns and pulls it over square leg. 66 meters hit. 9/0

1.1 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, Hits the same length but close to the off stump this time, Vincent looked to go over covers but just misses out. 3/0

1.1 B Bhatti to Lou Vincent, WIDE! Starts off with a widish delivery, short and skidding on, Vincent went hard with the flash but failed to connect. 3/0

1.6 M Bates to I Nazir, Good length delivery on off, takes off after landing. Nazir is surprised and gets hit on the glove on his defense. Nazir seems to be in some pain! A wicket maiden from Bates! 2/1

1.5 M Bates to I Nazir, Nips back in after landing on middle, Nazir is cramped for room and gets hit on the body on his defense. 2/1

Haris Sohail is the new batsman.

1.4 M Bates to S Ansar, OUT! Ansar departs to a horrible shot! Good length delivery outside off, Ansar rocks back for a pull but doesn't connect it well. Ends up lobbing to mid on where Kitchen takes a simple catch. 2/1

1.3 M Bates to S Ansar, Good length delivery outside off, Ansar stands tall and pushes it to mid off. 2/0

1.2 M Bates to S Ansar, Stays back and whips it straight to square leg. 2/0

1.1 M Bates to S Ansar, Short and wide outside off, Ansar rocks back for a slash but bottom edges it to point. 2/0

Bilawal Bhatti to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 S Ahmed to M Guptill, A good length delivery, defended back safely this time. 2/0

0.5 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Full and wide outside off, angling away, Guptill leaves it alone. 2/0

0.4 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Short down the leg side, Vincent fends it away and it pops up safe on the leg side. Single. 2/0

0.3 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, Bangs in short on middle, angling away, Vincent goes for a pull but misses it yet again. 1/0

0.2 S Ahmed to Lou Vincent, A back of a length delivery, with some extra zip, Vincent misses that one. 1/0

0.1 S Ahmed to M Guptill, Starts with a short delivery, tucked down towards square leg for a single to get off the mark. 1/0

Michael Bates to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to S Ansar, Good length delivery outside off, Ansar pats it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. Gets off the mark. Good first over from Mills, just 2 runs off it! 2/0

0.5 K Mills to S Ansar, A tad short outside off, Ansar rocks back and punches it to point. 1/0

0.4 K Mills to S Ansar, Fullish outside off, Ansar helps it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.3 K Mills to I Nazir, Length delivery outside off, swinging away, Nazir slices it to third man for a single. 1/0

0.2 K Mills to I Nazir, Stays back and looks to turn it to the leg side but gets an outside edge to covers. 0/0

0.1 K Mills to I Nazir, Beauty to start off with! Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Nazir goes for half a poke but misses. 0/0