Zee Media Bureau
Over 20 || Score 136/7
Faisalabad Wolves have won the match by ten runs. After Misbah’s superb innings, the bowlers kept the pressure going as the Maroons failed to chase down a low score. Misbah’s team has finally given him something to smile about.
Over 15 || Score 91/4
After some pathetic fielding, the Faisalabad Wolves finally got rid of Sangakkara who hit one straight to deep midwicket. 35 runs have been added in the last five overs and now the Maroons need 56 more in the last five.
Over 10 || Score 57/3
Faisalabad bowlers have made a sort of comeback in the last five overs as they have picked two big wickets and have given just 27 runs. Two batsmen to be dismissed are Upul Tharanga and Lahiru Thirimanne. Both of them were dismissed by Ehsan Adil.
Over 5 || Score 30/1
The Maroons have got off to a good start as they have added 30 runs in the first five overs after losing the wicket of Kandamby who was dismissed by Asad Ali. Sangakkara is the new batsman at the crease and a good partnership from here onwards can help them chase down the total with ease.
Over 20 || Score 146/6
Misbah-ul-Haq has played another fantastic innings for the Pakistan Wolves, 93 from 60 balls as he single-handedly took his side to a decent total. Faisalabad managed to score 147 runs at the end of 20 overs, which means the rest of the batsmen contributed just 54 runs.
Over 15 || Score 89/4
With skipper Misbah, Mohammad Salman is at the crease, who came in after the fall of Khurram’s wicket. In the 11th and 12th over Wolves collected one and seven runs respectively. In the next Misbah scored two back-to-back boundaries off Randiv to collect 11 runs from the over. Dilhara bowled the 14th over of the innings and gave just six runs. With a single on the fourth delivery of 14th over Misbah scored another fifty to rescue his team.
Over 10 || Score 58/4
Now skipper Misbah has to play captain’s knock from here on. In the 8th over Jayaratne gave just three runs. But in the next, Misbah first launched Siriwardana for a six in the very first ball and then scored a boundary on the fourth. 11 runs came from that over. In the next Wolves lost their fourth wicket in the form of Khurram, who only managed to score seven runs before giving his wicket to Mendis.
Khurram Shehzad lbw b Mendis 7 (14b)
Over 7 || Score 36/3
Double blow for Wolves. In the fourth over Kulasekara sent back another opener Asif Ali towards the pavilion and then in the next over Dilhara shown the same way to Ammar Mahmood, who got out after scoring 10 runs in 12 balls. In these two overs Wolves only managed one and three runs respectively. Two wickets in back-to-back overs forced Wolves to play a bit cautiously. As a result they only scored four runs in the sixth over. Though in the next, skipper Misbah scored a six to collect nine runs from the over but Wolves is still on backfoot.
Ammar Mahmood c Tharanga b Dilhara 10 (12b)
Asif Ali c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 10 (10b)
Over 3 || Score 19/1
In the very first ball of the match, Ammar Mahmood collected a boundary off Kulasekara. In the next delivery Mahmood was dropped by the mid-off fielder. Out. In the fifth ball of the over Kulasekara gave his team its first breakthrough in the form of Ali Waqas. In first two overs Wolves collected seven runs each. Though in the third they only managed to score five runs.
Ali Waqas c Sangakkara b Kulasekara 0 (1b)
Toss: Kandurata Maroons have won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Faisalabad Wolves: Ali Waqas, Ammar Mahmood, Asif Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Khurram Shehzad, Imran Khalid, Mohammad Salman, Ehsan Adil, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Ali, Samiullah Khan
Kandurata Maroons: WU Tharanga, SHT Kandamby, KC Sangakkara†, HDRL Thirimanne*, LPC Silva, TAM Siriwardana, LHD Dilhara, KMDN Kulasekara, S Randiv, PLM Jayaratne, BAW Mendis