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Riaz to continue. Couple of singles of the first 4 deliveries of the over. Another dot ball on the fifth delivery. That’s it, that all over for teh Express. they try to take a quick single and the non striker is run out.
Southern Express 107/9 after 17 overs
Hafeez to continue. Single off the first ball of the over. Hafeez gets a wicket now, Jayaratne departs. H Jayaratne 16(11). Just a single and wicket off the over.
Southern Express 106/8 after 16 overs
Riaz to continue. Single off the first delivery. Another single off the third ball of the over. Welcome boundary for the Express team, over square leg for a boundary. Single off the last ball, 8 runs from the over.
Southern Express 98/8 after 15 overs
Imran Ali to continue. Scoring is limited to singles in this over so far. Another one goes, D Perera departs this time around. D Perera 3(8).
Southern Express 95/7 after 14 overs
Rasool to continue. Single off the first and third delivery of the over. They are all going for the big ones and losing wickets too, but this one luckily clears the man in the deep. Six Runs. Single off the last ball.
Southern Express 86/7 after 13 overs
Wahab Riaz to continue. He gets Prasanna first delivery. Express is falling apart here. A Perera 16(18). Seekuge Prasanna departs now, what is happeneing here. Seekuge Prasanna 4(3). Just a single and 2 wickets from the over.
Southern Express 85/5 after 12 overs
Rassol to continue. Mubarak gets the big one, hits a six over mid wicket for a six. another couple of the second delivery. Mubarak departs trying to look for another big one. Jehan Mubarak 35(26). Maharoof departs now, goes fro the big one and is castled. Parvez Maharoof 0(1). Prassana goes for the big one as well, plays it well to get a boundary.
Southern Express 72/3 after 11 overs
Hafeez comes back into the attack now. Couple of singles of the first 2 deliveries. Another single off the third delivery. Boundary, perera gets one off the fourth ball of the over. They get a couple of the last ball.
Southern Express 63/3 after 10 overs
Rasool to continue. Single off the first delivery. Perera gets a brace of the third delivery of the over. The batsmen have been rotating the strike well here, they get 6 from this over.
Southern Express 57/3 after 9 overs
Imran ali to continue. Mubarak gets a boundary off the second ball of the over, great shot that as the ball has been hit straight down the ground for a four. A single off the third ball of the over. Single off the 4th ball of the over. Just 7 from the over.
Southern Express 50/3 after 8 overs
Adnan Rasool is brought into the attack now. Single of the second ball of the over. Another single of the 3rd ball of the over. Another single off the 4th ball of the over. There has been decent rotatio of strike this over, 5 runs of the over.
Southern Express 45/3 after 7 overs
Imran Ali is brought into the attack now. Couple of singles of the first 2 balls. Another single off the 5th ball, 4 from the over.
Southern Express 41/3 after 6 overs
Cheema to continue. He gets another one, Sampath departs this time, he is trapped in the front. T Sampath 18(18). Dot of the second delivery. Single off the 4th delivery for A Perera. Another cut and another Miss field and another boundary, 5 from the over.
Southern Express 36/2 after 5 overs
Riaz is brought into the attack now. Single off the third ball of the over. Mubarak cuts the ball and gets a boundary off the 4th delivery. Another Miss field and mubarak picks up another boundary, 9 runs from the over.
Southern Express 27/2 after 4 overs
Cheema to continue. Boundary of the first delivery as Sampath plays a weirdly inventive and extraordinary shot towards fine leg. Single off the second delivery. Kusal Swings gard again and this time he gets a nick, he walks as soon as he misses that and that’s the first wicket for Lions. Kusal Perera 8(8). Gunathilaka is the next man in the centre. He is gone, First baller for Gunathilaka, Cheema is on a roll. MD Gunathilaka 0(1). 5 runs from the over.
Southern Express 22/0 after 3 overs
Hafeez to continue. Single off the first ball of the over. Perera comes down the track and smacks one over the bowlers head for Maximum. Another single off the 4th delivery. It’s Sampath’s turn now as he plays one fine down the leg and gets another boundary. Single of the last ball of the over.
Southern Express 9/0 after 2 overs
Cheema to open from the other end. Wide ball to start the over. A single off the 2nd ball of the over. Another couple of singles of the next two deliveries of the over. Single to end the over.
Southern Express 4/0 after 1 overs
Mohammad Hafeez to open the bowling. Kusal Perera and Sampath to open. Dot ball to start the innings. Good start by Hafeez so far, no runs off the first three balls. Sampath plays the late cut, connects and gets a boundary. Another dot ball on the remaining deliveries. 4 from the over.
Lahore Lions 164/6 in 20 overs
Jayaratne to continue. Single off the first ball of the over by Akmal. Great shot, extra cover dives but cant stop it from going to the boundary. Hafeez departs, finally as he miss hits one to long off. Mohammad Hafeez 67(40). Single off the 4th ball of the over. Wicket of the last ball of the over as the batsmen try to get a second off that shot. Wahab Riaz 3(2).
Lahore Lions 155/4 in 19 overs
Jayampathi to continue. Hafeez cintinues the attack as he pulls a short ball for a boundary on the very first delivery of the over. Another big hit and another six, this is tremendous batting by the professor. Single off the 3rd delivery. Akmal gets a couple off the 4th delivery of the over. Single of the last ball, 14 from the over.
Lahore Lions 141/4 in 18 overs
Maharoof is brought back into the attack as Umar Akmal who is the new man in the middle gets a brace of the first ball of the over. Short down the leg and Akmal gets a top edge for another boundary. Single off the 3rd ball of the over. Hafeez gets a boundary this time, over Mid Wicket for 4 runs. Hafeez gets another couple and brings up his half century, great innings this by the Captain. Single off the last ball of the over, 14 runs from it.
Lahore Lions 127/4 in 17 overs
Jayampathi to continue. Couple of the first ball of the over. Hafeez is now in full flow here, he gets a boundary of the second ball of the over. A single of the third delivery. Couple of the 4th ball of the over as the fielder at deep point does well to stop a boundary. Nasim gets the boundary now, straight down the ground and the ball reaches the fence. Nasim departs, he falls on the last ball of the over. Saad Nasim 31(24).
Lahore Lions 114/3 in 16 overs
Prasanna to continue. Hafeez joins hands in the act now, gets a boundary off the very first delivery of the over. Another one, infact better, all the way for six. Another one, another maximum, this is amazing batting batting by Hafeez here. He goes down the track again, and connects again, that’s another six. He goes down the track again, but doesn’t connect well, gets a single off the fifth delivery. Another couple of the last ball of the over, 25 from it.
Lahore Lions 89/3 in 15 overs
Jayaratne to continue. Single off the first ball of the over. A dot ball as Hafeez tries to go for the big one. Nasim scores a boundary off the 4th ball of the over. A dot ball to follow the boundary. Just 6 from the over.
Lahore Lions 83/3 in 14 overs
Prassana to continue. The batsman have been taking singles off every ball this over so far. Another single off the 4th ball of the over. 5 runs from the over, good over fro the Express again.
Lahore Lions 78/3 in 13 overs
Jayaratne is brought back into the attack. Single off the first delivery for Nasim. Another single off the next delivery for Hafeez. Another single on the 4th delivery after the third delivery was a dot ball. Couple off the last delivery as 6 runs are scored from the over.
Lahore Lions 72/3 in 12 overs
Prassana to continue. Single off the first ball of the over. Dot ball on the second delivery. Couple of singles to follow the dot delivery. This has been good running and abtting by the lions, they steal a couple right under the nose of the fielder. 5 runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 67/3 in 11 overs
Rangika to continue. Couple of singles of the first 2 deliveries of the over. Couple of dot balls to follow that. single off the fifth ball of the over.
Lahore Lions 63/3 in 10 overs
Maharoof to continue. Couple off the first delivery to Naseem. Another single for Nasim on the 4th delivery of the over. Good shot that straight down the ground, but the ball hits the stumps and that only resluts in a single. Just 4 runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 59/3 in 9 overs
Left-arm spinner Lakshan Rangika comes back into the attack. Mohammad Hafeez and Saad Nasim are new to the crease. After three singles and two dot balls, Mohammad Hafeez plays a late cut for a boundary. Seven runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 51/3 in 8 overs
Farvez Maharoof comes back to bowl his second over and hasn’t been given the most warm welcome as he is smashed for a boundary. However, he manages to dismiss Ahmed Shehzad. Ahmed Shehzad c Sandakan b Maharoof 29 (21b). And soon follows up by getting the edge of Nasir Jamshed which is easily pouched at slips. Five runs from the over. Nasir Jamshed c Mubarak b Maharoof 1 (5b)
Lahore Lions 47/1 in 7 overs
Left-arm spinner Lakshan Rangika is brought into the attack. He is finding it difficult to get his rhythm in place. He strays wide twice in the over. But settles slowly against Nasir jamshed, who has come in at the fall of the first wicket. Seven runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 40/1 in 6 overs
Farvez Maharoof comes into the attack, replacing Dilruwan Perera. Both the openers have been surprisingly quick between the wickets so far. They are taking risky singles and putting the pressure on the Southern Express fielders. Maharoof manages to find the edge of Umar Siddiq. OUT! Five runs from the over. Umar Siddiq c †MDKJ Perera b Maharoof 18 (19b)
Lahore Lions 35/0 in 5 overs
Ishan Jayaratne comes into the attack and starts off poorly. He is generating good pace, but still to get his line. Ahmed Shehzad smashes the last ball for a boundary. Eight runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 27/0 in 4 overs
Dilruwan Perear returns to bowl his second over. he is bowling stump to stump. It is a good ploy to attack the left-hander with his off-spinners. One boundary and two singles, six runs off the over; Lahore Lions are off to a decent start.
Lahore Lions 21/0 in 3 overs
Charith Jayampathi comes for his second over. Ahmed Shehzad hits an exquisite cover-drive off the second delivery and follows it up with the drive over mid-on for a boundary. They have upped the tempo. 11 runs off the over.
Lahore Lions 10/0 in 2 overs
Southern Express introduces spin in the second over. Dilruwan Perera comes to bowl his gentle off-spinners. neither Ahmed Shehzad nor Umar Siddiq taking any risks despite the field restrictions. Just three runs from the over.
Lahore Lions 7/0 in 1 over
Nasir Jamshed isn’t opening for the Lahore Lions in the crucial encounter. Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Siddiq opened the batting for Lahore Lions. Charith Jampathi is opening the bowling for Southern Express. The Pakistan side starts with a boundary of the second ball. Seven runs off the over.
Southern Express won the toss and have elected to bowl first. Jehan Mubarak, skipper of Southern Express did not hesitate for a moment to go ahead with his decision to bowl first after winning the toss, considering it rained last night and that should favour the pacers. As for the Lahore Lions side, their captain was also all smiles for he would have opted to bat first had he won the toss. So at toss, both the sides look happy.
Lahore Lions is playing a do-or-die battle against Southern Express in the fifth qualifying match of Champions League T20 2014. Lahore Lions performance in the ongoing CLT20 has been inconsistent with the Pakistani international domestic side were breathing fire in their first match against defending champions Mumbai Indians but the next game against Northern Knights saw them ran out of steam. As for their third opponent, Southern Express of Sri Lanka is yet to open account in the tournament. Their sorry state can be explained by their results in the two games played – losing to Northern Knights by 7 wickets and Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets.
With Southern Express almost out of the tournament on the final day of the qualifying stage, it leaves Lahore Lions, Mumbai Indians and Northern Knights will fight for the group stage berth. Currently, Northern Knights leading the points table with 8, Mumbai Indians and Lahore Lions with 4 points. As for now, all the teams are in game but chances favour Knights and Indians.
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