Tim Southee © Getty Images
Tim Southee © Getty Images

Sep 14, 2014

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It’s all over for the Lions. They are beaten comprehensively by the Knights. As a result, they qualify for the main tournament. Nasim’s half-century went in vain. None other than him could touch the double figures. brilliant performance by the Knights.

It’s all happening here at Raipur. The Knights are right on top at this moment. The eighth wicket falls for the Lions. Sodhi picked up his second wicket. imran Ali the man dismissed.
OUT! Imran Ali c Williamson b Sodhi 8 (11)
The last recognised batsman was dismissed by a miraculous catch from Tim Southee in the deep. The ball almost went over the line for six and he threw back the ball at Mitchell before he toppled over the boundary. Styris picked up his first wicket. Sodhi picked up a wicket with his very first ball as well. Wahab Riaz dismissed as well.
OUT! Asif Raza c Mitchell b Styris 5 (17) | Wahab Riaz lbw b Sodhi 2 (5)
Lions are falling the house of cards. Fifth wicket goes down for them.Its Tim Southee again. he picks up his third wicket of the night. No one yet in double figures for the Lions. A beautiful in-swinger caught Siddiq in front of the wicket.
OUT! Umar Siddiq lbw b Southee 3 (7)
The top four batsmen are back in the hut for the Lions. This is not looking good at all for the Lions. Boult and Southee have picked up two wickets each now. Boult picked up Umar Akmal in the fifth over. he’s generating good pace and lateral movements off the deck.
OUT! Umar Akmal b Boult 1 (4)
This is brilliant bowling from the Knights. They have dismissed both the openers now. this one didn’t come in it left the right hander and he edged it and a simple catch for Watling behind the stumps. Southee picked up the Lions skipper as well in the very next over. Hafeez knicked one outside the off stump.
OUT! Ahmed Shehzad c Watling b Boult 2 (6) | Mohammad Hafeez c Watling b Southee 5 (5)
Lahore Lions made a watchful start in the first over but a brilliant in-swinging yorker undone Jamshed and knocked his bells off. Early wickets are always a setback for any team. This is good bowling from Southee.
OUT! Nasir Jamshed b Southee 5 (6)
That’s it for the Knights. Cheema bowled a brilliant last over as just five runs came from it. They lost the wicket of Watling and Styris in two consecutive balls and Cheema was on a hattrick by Mitchell.
OUT! BJ Watling 53 c Shehzad b Cheema | Scott Styris c Shehzad b Cheema 14 (10)

 

Both the batsmen brought up their half-centuries in no time. A wonderful partnership of 88 runs from just 55 balls and they are still going on with it. The 150 came up in the 18th over as well. Flynn was stumped by Akmal and a good innings comes to an end.
OUT! Daniel Flynn st Akmal b Rasool 53 (30)
Watling and Flynn have taken on the Lions bowling attack. This is terrific batting from these two. Thrilling innings both the batsmen. The Partnership is already worth 50+ now. The stage is set for the Knights to launch.
Flynn and Waltling building a nice partnership. If these two stay at the crease for a little longer then they might cause some problems in the death overs as they both can hit the ball a long way. At the moment these two are keeping the scoreboard ticking. And Flynn was dropped by Hafeez too.
Harris was timing the ball brilliantly. He was playing well with his skipper Flynn on the other side but he scooped one back to Mohammad Hafeez after hitting him for a huge six over the mid wicket. It was a soft dismissal.
OUT! Daniel Harris c & b Hafeez 20 (12)
The powerplay overs are done. Williamson was dropped in the fifth over by Nasir Jamshed in the mid-wicket region. It would have been a good catch if he had held on to it. This could prove costly for Lions. Williamson and Harris were looking to make the most of the situation. The ball is coming nicely on to the bat. But Williamson perished only two balls later. He skied the ball and Umar Akmal ran behind to take a good catch to dimiss Williamson.
OUT! Kane Williamson c Akmal b Cheema 14 (18)
Raza picked up the first wicket for the Lions. it’s Anton Devcich. He played a couple of good shots before he tried to hoik one over the mid off fielder but mistimed the ball and it was a simple catch for Wahab Riaz.
OUT! Anton Devcich c Riaz b Raza 9 (10)
Raza started the proceedings for the Lahore Lions. Bowled well. hardly gave any room. Only three runs came off the over. Williamson will be the player to watch out for.

 

Lahore Lions have won the toss and will bowl first.

Both sides are unchanged:

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Adnan Rasool, Asif Raza, Saad Nasim, Imran Ali, Umar Akmal (wk), Umar Siddiq, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema.

Northern Knights: Daniel Flynn (c), Kane Williamson, Anton Devcich, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, BJ Watling, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

 


 

 

Lahore Lions are one of the most dangerous sides in the competition. Here is what Devarchit Verma feels about their chances. He says they are a side to watch out for.

 


 

 

What are the key clashes for this contest today. You can read about that here. How will Ahmed Shehzad take on Trent Boult? Or, would Kane Williamson’s class counter Aizaz Cheema’s inswing?

 


 

 

Lahore Lions and Northern Knights face-off in the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at Raipur. Both sides had a good day on Saturday and opened their respective tournaments with victories. Lahore trumped Mumbai Indians and the Knights managed to beat Southern Express in a rain-reduced 10-over contest. Given their performances on the first day, one can say that these two sides would be the favourites to get through to the next round. They have a host of international stars and that makes this contest even more interesting.

Teams:

Northern Knights: Daniel Flynn (c), Anton Devcich, Scott Styris, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Daniel Harris, Scott Kuggeliejn, Graeme Aldridge, Brad Wilson, Mitchell Shatner, Daryl Mitchell, Jono Boult.

Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Mohammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mohammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor.

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 2014 here

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