Champions League T20: Highveld Lions vs Yorkshire - As it happened...

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LIONS INNINGS

Over 19.2 || Score 134/5

Six needed from six. Patterson to bowl the last over. He begins with a Yorker, Symes gets a bottom edge for a boundary! And Symes launches the next ball over mid on for another boundary! The Lions have made it to the semis which means Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are out of the tournament!

Jean Symes 27* (22b) Thami Tsolekile 4* (8b)

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Over 19 || Score 126/5

Hannon-Dalby to bowl the penultimate over. He began with a dot ball. Tsolekile launched the next ball towards long on for a single. Hannon-Dalby followed it with a fuller length ball that also had some width on offer and Symes clobbers that over deep extra cover for a SIX! Hannon-Dalby followed it with a full toss and Symes smashed that over the bowlers’ head for a boundary! Symes charges down the track off the next ball and scores a couple towards wide of long-on. He ends the over with a single. Sixteen runs came of that over! The Lions are back in the game, six needed from six!

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20 needed off the last two overs. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings would be closely watching the contest!

Over 18 || Score 112/5

Wardlaw to bowl his final over. Three runs came off the first five balls and Wardlaw ended the over with a dot ball. What an over! The Lions are under pressure now.

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Over 17 || Score 109/5

Patterson into his third over. And he gets rid of Pretorius who gives away an easy catch in the deep. So after playing some good strokes, Pretorius is out! Just four runs from the over.

D Pretorius c sub (E Wilson) b Patterson 25 (14b)

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Over 16 || Score 105/4

Adil Rashid has been brought back. Pretorius launches him straight down the ground for a Six! And Pretorius scores another boundary in that over. Good over for the Lions,, 14 runs from it.

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Over 15 || Score 91/4

Over 15 || Score 91/4

Hannon-Dalby to bowl his third over. An excellent over from him, just one run from it.

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Over 14 || Score 90/4

Azeem Rafiq to bowl his final over. Just one run from the over. Rafiz ends en excellent spell. 4-0-14-1

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Over 13 || Score 89/4

Wardlaw to bowl his third over. Kock finds a boundary at deep backward point And Wardlaw gets a wicket as he dismisses Kock off the last ball of the over. Good innings from Kock comes to an end.

Q de Kock c †Hodgson b Wardlaw 32 (35b)

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Over 12 || Score 84/3

Rafiq to continue. Just three runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 81/3

Rashid to continue. Twelve runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 69/3

Azeem Rafiq to continue. And he scalps McKenzie off the last ball. Two runs and a wicket for Rafiq.

ND McKenzie lbw b Azeem Rafiq 13 (12b)

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Over 9 || Score 67/2

Adil Rashid comes into the attack. McKenzie hit him for consecutive boundaries in that over. Ten runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 57/2

Rafiq brought into the attack. He begins with a full toss and Kock smashes that over long on for a Six! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 48/2

Joe Root comes into the attack. Four runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 44/2

Hannon-Dalby to bowl his second over. Kock smashed a boundary off the second ball through fine leg. Kock got a fuller length ball and he smacked that over long on for a SIX! Thirteen from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 31/2

Patterson to bowl his second over. Two runs came off the over and Gulam Bodi was trapped in front of the last ball of the over.

Bodi lbw b Patterson 8 (7b)

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Over 4 || Score 29/1

Hannon-Dalby comes into the attack. He gets some width and he plays a powerful cut shot, that hit Rafiq’s hands and still managed to reach the boundary! And Hannon-Dalby dismisses the Lions skipper off the next ball as he is caught behind! Seven off the over and a wicket.

AN Petersen c Hodgson b Hannon-Dalby 19 (18b)

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Over 3 || Score 22/0

Wardlaw to continue. Bodi flicks one on the leg side for a boundary! Wardlaw goes fuller and Petersen powerfully drives that through covers for a boundary! And he follows it with another boundary on the leg side. Thirteen runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 7/0

Patterson to bowl from the other end. Bodi gets off the mark with a single. Petersen charges down the track, gets an inside edge as the ball runs for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 0/0

Iain Wardlaw to bowl the first over, Petersen and Bodi to open for the Lions. And he starts off with a maiden!

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Keeping their form in mind, 132 looks like an easy chase for the Lions. In case if they win, the following match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be nothing more than a ‘dead rubber’

Over 20 || Score 131/7

Tanvir to bowl the final over. Dan Hodgson hit an elegant boundary as he drove one through covers! Tanvir picked a wicket off the last ball of the innings as Azeem Rafiq gives an easy catch to Phangiso near extra cover. So that’s it. The Lions need 132 runs to win the match and book their berth for semis.

Azeem Rafiq c Phangiso b Sohail Tanvir 4 (6b)

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Over 19 || Score 122/6

Nannes to bowl the penultimate over. Just four runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 118/6

Sohail Tanvir comes back into the attack. Rashid plays an upper cut for a boundary at third man. Tanvir picked a wicket off the last ball as Rashid was caught plumb in front of the wicket.

AU Rashid lbw b Sohail Tanvir 8 (9b)

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Over 17 || Score 111/4

Chris Morris to bowl his final over. Two runs came off the first four balls. Morris then attempted a slower one and Lyth smashes that over long on for a Six! Good shot that! Lyth tries to repeat a similar shot at deep square leg but is caught this time!

Lyth c Nannes b Morris 21(17)

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Over 16 || Score 103/4

With runs being scored at brisk rate, Phangiso is brought into the attack. Balance tries to hit one on the leg side, doesn’t connect and Phangiso picks another wicket! Adil Rashid is the new batsman. Six runs from the over.

GS Ballance c Nannes b Phangiso 17 (16b)

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Over 15 || Score 97/3

Nannes brought back into the attack. Lyth times one from the middle off the bat through covers for a boundary! Nannes fires a short ball and Lyth smashes that to deep midwicket for a boundary! Eleven runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 86/3

Chris Morris is brought into the attack. Four singles from that over.

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Over 13 || Score 82/3

Pretorius to bowl his second over. Balance hit two consecutive boundaries in that over, one at fine leg and one beating the fielder at deep backward point! Ten runs from the over.

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Its drizzling again! The players are still at the field.

Over 12 || Score 72/3

Phangiso brough back into the attack. Lyth nicked one to third man for a boundary! Five runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 67 /3

Petersen to bowl his second over. And Jacques resumes play with a good boundary at midwicket. One of Petersen’s delivery keeps low and knocks Jacques’ stumps! The Lions skipper has got a major breakthrough, Jacques was the set batsman. Gary Balance is the new batsman. Six runs from the over.

Jaques b Petersen 31(29b)

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And guess what? All of a sudden, its raining heavily at Johannesburg. The players are off the field.

Over 10 || Score 61/2

Phangiso to bowl his second obver, Joe Root is on strike. And he reverse sweeps the first delivery for a boundary! He follows it with three dot balls. Root gets a length ball and he sweeps that to deep square leg straight into the hands of Sohail Tanvir! So Phangiso strikes again! Adam Lyth is the new batsman. Jacques ends the over with a single.

JE Root c Sohail Tanvir b Phangiso 5 (8b)

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Over 9 || Score 56/1

Dwaine Pretorius comes into the attack. And he dismisses the Yorkshire skipper Gale! Gale hit a short of length ball high in the air and Tsolekile takes an easy catch. Just three runs from the over.

AW Gale c Tsolekile b Pretorius 21 (27b)

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Over 8 || Score 53/0

Alviro Pietersen has brought himself into the attack. The Lions miss a run-out chance. Five runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 48/0

Aaron Phangiso is brought into the attack. Gale charges down the track off the second ball and lifts that to midwicket for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 41/0

Morris to bowl his second over. Gale goes over point to score his first boundary of the innings. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 32/0

Nannes to continue. He fired another short ball to Jacques who nicely pulled that to fine leg for a boundary! Nannes follows it with a fuller ball and Jacques plays a straight drive for a boundary! Eleven runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 21/0

Morris is brought into the attack. He begins with a delivery drifting wide and Jacques cuts that for a powerful boundary! Four runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 17/0

Tanvir to continue. Jacques gets a short ball and he smashes that towards midwicket for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 8/0

Dirk Nannes to bowl from the other end. Gale opens the face of the bat off a fuller length ball to score the first boundary for Yorkshire. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 1/0

Sohail Tanvir will bowl the first over, Andrew Gale and Phil Jacques will open the innings for Yorkshire. First runs on the board off the very first ball with a leg bye. Tanvir follows it with five dot balls. Just one from the over.

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Toss: The Lions have won the toss and they have decided to bowl first.

The Highveld Lions will take on the Yorkshire in a crucial game of the Champions League Twenty20.

The match is of utmost importance for the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians, because in case if the Lions register another victory, the following match between the two IPL teams will become inconsequential. Kolkata Knight Riders are already out of the tournament and a victory by Yorkshire is the only way the IPL teams will have something to think about in the tournament.

Gulam Bodi is the man who has been in prolific form for the Lions having hit two consecutive fifties (61, 64) in the last two matches. The Lions would want him to fire once again while Yorkshire, the only English side in the tournament would also want to register a victory.



First Published: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 00:01

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