Post Line-ups Test Triangle IP-50 | The END!

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  1. Akshay. Chairman of Selectors

    Akshay.
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    We started off well but that 1 defeat against Reds was the reason for getting knocked out
    Thanks @Yash. & @ahmedleo414
     
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  2. Markkkkk Panel of Selectors

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    Well, we've done brilliantly to get here. Halfway through the tournament, I thought we had all but sealed the wooden spoon. Going into the final, there's a couple of tough decisions to be made.

    1. :ire: :wk: :local: Stephen Doheny
    2. :ire: :ar: :local: Max Sorenson
    3. :pak: :bat: :os: Babar Azam
    4. :nzf: :bat: :os: Ross Taylor
    5. :eng: :bat: :os: Joe Root
    6. :ire: :bat: :local: Greg Thompson
    7. :ire: :ar: :local: George Dockrell :c:
    8. :nzf: :bwl: :os: Trent Boult
    9. :ire: :bwl: :local: Graeme McCarter
    10. :nzf: :bwl: :local: Ollie Newton
    11. :ire: :bwl: :local: Josh Little

    Now, you might think this is radical, but Imam is arguably the best ODI opener in the world, it's about time he scores big. Doheny might seem a surprise, but he averages 40 in T20 cricket and was Ireland A's best batsmen in the T20 series recently. Poynter's been consistently underpar, I'd rather let Doheny go full T20 than watch Poynter fiddle around for a boring 10.

    Look at that batting line up, I dare anyone to score more than us. Balbirnie? Bairstow? Rohit Sharma? Oh please, Gary Thompson went from a bowling all rounder option to the best finisher in the league, we've got this (as long as we bat 2nd).

    I also understand that this praise can only lead to us being all out for under 200, but I don't care. We're the bloody Mundster Reds or something and we're about to win the league.

    Edit: I've rethought and changed again, last time I promise. @Yash.
     
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  3. Markkkkk Panel of Selectors

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    Sorry mate, @Yash. changed the line up a couple times. This one is final (which is effectively just Doheny in for Poynter)
     
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  4. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

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    I'm a bit late on this (home life just went *boom*) so I'm going to say unchanged
     
  5. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

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    The Final

    Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds

    After 12 games in three different venues, we have finally arrived to the D-Day. The day the champion of Ireland will be decided. We've seen swashbuckling centuries, threatening bowling spells, match changing run outs, impossible seeming catches and innumerable moments during the course of these 12 games. And the two teams which started all this, will be the two teams putting the curtains. Welcome to The Village, Malahide for the Final, to see who'll win the crown of

    Test Triangle Inter-Provincial Series Champion

    Let's get to Mark Nicholas who is in the middle, inspecting the pitch.

    -x-
    Thank you Yash. Historically, we have known the Malahide pitch to be a balanced one, leaning ever so slightly towards the batting side.

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    However, today the scenario might just be different. It has been raining persistently since last night, and the skies have cleared up completely, but there is still some time to the start. The umpires, Richard Kettleborough and Paul Reynolds, along with reserve umpire Mark Hawthorne, were down here a while ago inspecting the pitch and outfield for play.

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    Due to the rain, the pitch would favor the bowlers a little bit now. The pacers could extract some swing early on in the day. The outfield isn't that fast, so the scoring would be a little difficult. Around 225 would be a par score on this wicket, considering the quality bowlers both the teams have. As far as the toss is concerned, I would say that both the teams should look to bowl first and take maximum advantage of the swing on offer.

    Now, over to Niall O'Brien, the former Irish cricketer,who's in the middle with Andy Balbirnie and George Dockrell, along with the match referee, Ranjan Madugalle, for the toss.

    -x-

    Thanks Mark. It's toss time. Andy, you have the coin... Heads is the call, tails it is.

    Andy you've won the toss, what would you like to do?
    "We'll bowl first. Looks like a pretty even wicket, but with the conditions around us, I believe we can bowl them out for a small score, and hopefully, win the Series for all our fans."
    Any changes to your lineup?
    "Nah, we'll be playing the same lineup"

    George, how do you feel about losing the toss in the all important finale?
    "Well, it is a part of the game, not like any of us have any control over it. It doesn't affect our mindset whatsoever. We came to Malahide with just one focus, to win the IP50 trophy and we're gonna do that. I would've also like to bowl first in these conditions, but nothing to worry."
    Any changes to your lineup?
    "Yup, Stephen Doheny comes in for Stuart Poynter, and will keep wickets and also open the batting."

    So that is the news from the center, Leinster Lightning have won the toss, and elected to bowl first.


    -x-


    So here are Today's teams...

    Leinster have chosen to go with the same team that ensured their qualification in the previous match. Their tried and tested bowling attack consisting of the ever consistent, Barry McCarthy, World's no. 1 test bowler, Pat Cummins, and the phenom himself, Rashid Khan, will surely test the batting lineup of Munster Reds. As far as their batting is concerned, Jonny Bairstow and Rohit Sharma have been really good throughout the tournament, giving good starts to the team, albeit on flatter pitches than this one. But their consistent performer throughout the tournament has been their captain, Andy Balbirnie, striking 5 fifties in six matches, and not to forget their X-Factor, Kevin O'Brien, who did start the tournament with a bang, but has blown cold since.

    The Munster Reds have put immense faith in Stephen Doheny, giving him the first match of this season, and that too, the final. He will open alongside Max Sorensen, as Munster stick to their pinch hitter theory to get a bowling all rounder at the top and make sure he can protect the better batsmen from the new ball. Their mainstays, Babar Azam and Ross Taylor have been very consistent throughout the tournament, and with the inclusion of Joe Root since the previous two matches, their batting has been strengthened ever since. For their bowling, Trent Boult is still to show the class he is known for, as he hasn't been able to pick up that many wickets as his team might have expected from him. George Dockrell has been splendid both in his batting and his bowling, and could surely be a game-changer.


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    :os: :eng: :wkb: Jonny Bairstow :local: :ire: :wkb: Stephen Doheny
    :os: :ind: :bat: Rohit Sharma :local: :ire: :ar: Max Sorenson
    :local: :ire: :bat: Andrew Balbirnie :c: :os: :pak: :bat: Babar Azam
    :local: :aus: :bat: Nick Larkin :os: :nzf: :bat: Ross Taylor
    :local: :ire: :ar: Kevin O'Brien :os: :eng: :bat: Joe Root
    :local: :aus: :bat: Nick Larkin :local: :ire: :bat: Greg Thompson
    :local: :saf: :ar: Curtis Campher :local: :ire: :ar: George Dockrell :c:
    :os: :afg: :ar: Rashid Khan :local: :saf: :ar: Greame McCarter
    :os: :aus: :bwl: Pat Cummins :os: :nzf: :bwl: Trent Boult
    :local: :ire: :bwl: Davey Scanlon :local: :nzf: :bwl: Ollie Newton
    :local: :ire: :bwl: Barry McCarthy:local: :ire: :bwl: Josh Little



    Who will reign the champion? The ever successful Leinster, or first time IP50 entrants, Munster?
    Stay tuned, as we bring to you the coverage of the final of the Test Triangle IP50 series.
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  6. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

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    The Final

    Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds

    Pre Match Coverage, Toss, and Pitch Report



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    MUNSTER REDS INNINGS

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    The Lightning come out on the field as they huddle together, and discuss their team strategy.
    Code:
    0.1  Cummins to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    0.2  Cummins to Sorenson, one run, That was a very risky single.
    0.3  Cummins to Doheny, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    0.4  Cummins to Doheny, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Cummins      
    0.5  Cummins to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    0.6  Cummins to Sorenson, no run, Max Sorenson missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 1  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS          3/0
             (R/R:  3.00)
             Pat Cummins          1.0-0-3-0
             Max Sorenson          1(2b)
             Stephen Doheny        2(4b)  
    
    1.1  McCarthy to Doheny, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Stephen Doheny
    1.2  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    1.3  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    1.4  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny missed that one by a mile
    1.5  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    1.6  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    
             End of over 2  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS          8/0
             (R/R:  4.00)
             Barry McCarthy       1.0-0-5-0
             Max Sorenson          1(3b)
             Stephen Doheny        7(9b 1X4)  
    
    2.1  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    2.2  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny missed that one by a mile
    2.3  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    2.4  Cummins to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    2.5  Cummins to Sorenson, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny    
    2.6  Cummins to Doheny, one run, The misfield by Balbirnie allows yet another run
    
             End of over 3  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         11/0
             (R/R:  3.67)
             Pat Cummins          2.0-0-6-0
             Max Sorenson          2(4b)
             Stephen Doheny        9(14b 1X4)  
    
    3.1  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    3.2  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    3.3  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    3.4  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    3.5  McCarthy to Sorenson, one run, Great cooperation between Max Sorenson and Stephen Doheny    
    3.6  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    
             End of over 4  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         14/0
             (R/R:  3.50)
             Barry McCarthy       2.0-0-8-0
             Max Sorenson          3(7b)
             Stephen Doheny       11(17b 1X4)  
    
    4.1  Scanlon to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    4.2  Scanlon to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    4.3  Scanlon to Sorenson, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    4.4  Scanlon to Sorenson, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    4.5  Scanlon to Sorenson, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny    
    4.6  Scanlon to Doheny, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    
             End of over 5  (2 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         16/0
             (R/R:  3.20)
             Davey Scanlon        1.0-0-2-0
             Stephen Doheny       12(20b 1X4)
             Max Sorenson          4(10b)  
    
    5.1  Cummins to Sorenson, legbye, Defensively played by Max Sorenson
    5.2  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    5.3  Cummins to Doheny, legbye, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    5.4  Cummins to Sorenson, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny    
    5.5  Cummins to Doheny, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Pat Cummins, deserving this punishment
    5.6  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    
             End of over 6  (7 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         23/0
             (R/R:  3.83)
             Pat Cummins          3.0-0-11-0
             Stephen Doheny       16(24b 2X4)
             Max Sorenson          5(12b)  
    
    6.1  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Max Sorenson missed that one by a mile
    6.2  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by McCarthy      
    6.3  McCarthy to Sorenson, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny    
    6.4  McCarthy to Doheny, wide, The umpire being a bit rough on Barry McCarthy, giving that a wide
    6.4  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, One more to the total
    6.5  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Left alone by Max Sorenson
    6.6  McCarthy to Sorenson, no run, Max Sorenson missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 7  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         26/0
             (R/R:  3.71)
             Barry McCarthy       3.0-0-11-0
             Max Sorenson          6(17b)
             Stephen Doheny       17(26b 2X4)  
    
    7.1  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    7.2  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    7.3  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    7.4  Cummins to Doheny, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Pat Cummins, deserving this punishment
    7.5  Cummins to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Max Sorenson      
    7.6  Cummins to Sorenson, OUT, What a brilliant catch by Jonny Bairstow
    
             Max Sorenson           6 (18b)
             c. Bairstow    b. Cummins
    
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    After struggling for a long time, Max Sorensen finally gives in to the relentless accurate bowling by Pat Cummins and Barry McCarthy. Being sent in to pinch hit, he couldn't find any ball in the middle, and thus was becoming more of a liability. Finally trying to hit the ball out of the park, he edged the ball to Bairstow where he took a low catch to his right. At 31/1 after 8 overs, Reds won't be too worried, as Stephen Doheny, playing the first match of the season, is already starting to look good. In comes one of the best limited over batsmen around right now, Babar Azam. With 2 centuries already in this tournament to his name, can he get the third today?

    Looks like Leinster are already going to spin with Rashid Khan, trying to get Doheny unsettled and also to get Azam out with a loose shot.
    Code:
    8.1  Khan to Doheny, one run, The misfield by Sharma allows yet another run
    8.2  Khan to Azam, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    8.3  Khan to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    8.4  Khan to Azam, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny    
    8.5  Khan to Doheny, no run, Defensively played by Stephen Doheny
    8.6  Khan to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    
             End of over 9  (7 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         38/1
             (R/R:  4.22)
             Rashid Khan          1.0-0-7-0
             Babar Azam            4(2b)
             Stephen Doheny       25(35b 3X4)  
    
    9.1  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    9.2  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    9.3  McCarthy to Doheny, wide, The umpire being a bit rough on Barry McCarthy, giving that a wide
    9.3  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    9.4  McCarthy to Doheny, no ball, one run, That was a very risky single.
    9.4  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That was a very risky single.
    9.5  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    9.6  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 10  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         41/1
             (R/R:  4.10)
             Barry McCarthy       4.0-0-14-0
             Babar Azam            4(4b)
             Stephen Doheny       26(40b 3X4)  
    
    10.1  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    10.2  Cummins to Doheny, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Cummins      
    10.3  Cummins to Doheny, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    10.4  Cummins to Doheny, one run, That was a very risky single.
    10.5  Cummins to Azam, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    10.6  Cummins to Azam, no run, Left alone by Babar Azam
    
             End of over 11  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         42/1
             (R/R:  3.82)
             Pat Cummins          5.0-0-17-1
             Babar Azam            4(6b)
             Stephen Doheny       27(44b 3X4)  
    
    11.1  McCarthy to Doheny, no run, Defensively played by Stephen Doheny
    11.2  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, The misfield by McCarthy allows yet another run
    11.3  McCarthy to Azam, no ball, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    11.3  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    11.4  McCarthy to Azam, one run, That was a very risky single.
    11.5  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That was a very risky single.
    11.6  McCarthy to Azam, one run, Great cooperation between Babar Azam and Stephen Doheny    
    
             End of over 12  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         47/1
             (R/R:  3.92)
             Barry McCarthy       5.0-0-19-0
             Stephen Doheny       29(47b 3X4)
             Babar Azam            6(9b)  
    
    12.1  Scanlon to Azam, no run, Left alone by Babar Azam
    12.2  Scanlon to Azam, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    12.3  Scanlon to Azam, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    12.4  Scanlon to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    12.5  Scanlon to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    12.6  Scanlon to Azam, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 13  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         52/1
             (R/R:  4.00)
             Davey Scanlon        2.0-0-7-0
             Stephen Doheny       30(48b 3X4)
             Babar Azam           10(14b)  
    
    13.1  Khan to Azam, no run, Left alone by Babar Azam
    13.2  Khan to Azam, no run, Rashid Khan is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    13.3  Khan to Azam, one run, The misfield by Delany allows yet another run
    13.4  Khan to Doheny, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Rashid Khan, deserving this punishment
    13.5  Khan to Doheny, no run, Left alone by Stephen Doheny
    13.6  Khan to Doheny, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Rashid Khan, deserving this punishment
    
             End of over 14  (9 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         61/1
             (R/R:  4.36)
             Rashid Khan          2.0-0-16-0
             Stephen Doheny       38(51b 5X4)
             Babar Azam           11(17b)  
    
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    Stephen Doheny hits Rashid Khan for two fours in this over. This has been first sign of intent by him, after Sorensen got out. Meanwhile, Babar Azam has started in a confident way picking a couple of threes, with one almost reaching the boundary, only to be cut short by Kevin O'Brien. Leinster would be looking to strike now, considering the form Babar has been in.
    Code:
    14.1  McCarthy to Azam, one run, The misfield by Cummins allows yet another run
    14.2  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, One more to the total
    14.3  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Defensively played by Babar Azam
    14.4  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Left alone by Babar Azam
    14.5  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    14.6  McCarthy to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 15  (2 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         63/1
             (R/R:  4.20)
             Barry McCarthy       6.0-0-21-0
             Babar Azam           12(22b)
             Stephen Doheny       39(52b 5X4)  
    
    15.1  Campher to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny missed that one by a mile
    15.2  Campher to Doheny, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Campher      
    15.3  Campher to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny missed that one by a mile
    15.4  Campher to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    15.5  Campher to Azam, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    15.6  Campher to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 16  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         64/1
             (R/R:  4.00)
             Curtis Campher       1.0-0-1-0
             Babar Azam           12(24b)
             Stephen Doheny       40(56b 5X4)  
    
    16.1  McCarthy to Doheny, two runs,
    16.2  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    16.3  McCarthy to Azam, legbye, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    16.4  McCarthy to Doheny, no ball, one run, Great cooperation between Stephen Doheny and Babar Azam        
    16.4  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, Great cooperation between Stephen Doheny and Babar Azam        
    16.5  McCarthy to Azam, one run, The misfield by Bairstow allows yet another run
    16.6  McCarthy to Doheny, wide, Barry McCarthy bowling a very wayward one
    16.6  McCarthy to Doheny, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 17  (9 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         73/1
             (R/R:  4.29)
             Barry McCarthy       7.0-0-29-0
             Babar Azam           13(26b)
             Stephen Doheny       45(61b 5X4)  
    
    17.1  Campher to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny was completely deceived
    17.2  Campher to Doheny, one run, Great cooperation between Stephen Doheny and Babar Azam        
    17.3  Campher to Azam, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    17.4  Campher to Azam, one run, The misfield by O'Brien allows yet another run
    17.5  Campher to Doheny, one run, That is very well run by Babar Azam        
    17.6  Campher to Azam, no run, Babar Azam missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 18  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         76/1
             (R/R:  4.22)
             Curtis Campher       2.0-0-4-0
             Babar Azam           14(29b)
             Stephen Doheny       47(64b 5X4)  
    
    18.1  Khan to Doheny, no run, Defensively played by Stephen Doheny
    18.2  Khan to Doheny, no run, Stephen Doheny missed that one by a mile
    18.3  Khan to Doheny, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    18.4  Khan to Doheny, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
          The crowd cheers for Stephen Doheny's fifty
    18.5  Khan to Azam, legbye, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    18.6  Khan to Doheny, two runs, Great running between the wickets 2 more
    
             End of over 19  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         82/1
             (R/R:  4.32)
             Rashid Khan          3.0-0-21-0
             Stephen Doheny       52(69b 5X4)
             Babar Azam           14(30b)  
    
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    And he reaches his fifty. What a masterstroke this has been by the Reds' management. Stephen Doheny has made full use of the opportunity he got today. He has been watchful, but has also been merciless whenever the bowler erred. Now, the Reds' will be hoping for him to continue and make a century today.
    However, the run rate hasn't gone about 4.5 for some time now. Babar Azam, who was earlier looking a little fluent, has become a bit too slow. Curtis Campher and Barry McCarthy have been keeping the lines tight and now allowing batsmen to get away with strokes.

    Code:
    19.1  Campher to Azam, one run, That is very well run by Stephen Doheny     
    19.2  Campher to Doheny, no run, Defensively played by Stephen Doheny
    19.3  Campher to Doheny, one run, The misfield by Khan allows yet another run
    19.4  Campher to Azam, one run, That was a very risky single.
    19.5  Campher to Doheny, no ball, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Campher       
    19.5  Campher to Doheny, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Campher       
    19.6  Campher to Doheny, OUT, Thats out by a couple of inches. Rohit Sharma made an excellent effort in the field
    
             Stephen Doheny         53 (73b 5X4)
             run out (Sharma)
    
    
             End of over 20  (4 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         86/2
             (R/R:  4.30)
             Curtis Campher       3.0-0-8-0
             Ross Taylor           0(0b)
             Babar Azam           16(32b)   
    
    [​IMG]
    And the commentator's curse. Just as it was seeming that he would now accelerate, some excellence in the field by Rohit Sharma finds Doheny short as he was trying for a quick single. Nevertheless, it has been an excellent inning from the youngster.
    In comes Ross Taylor, the current highest run getter so far this season. Can he do it again, as he has done in almost every match for the Reds?
    Code:
    20.1  Delany to Azam, no run, Babar Azam was completely deceived
    20.2  Delany to Azam, no run, Gareth Delany is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    20.3  Delany to Azam, one run, The misfield by Balbirnie allows yet another run
    20.4  Delany to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Khan allows yet another run
    20.5  Delany to Azam, no run, Babar Azam was completely deceived
    20.6  Delany to Azam, no run, Gareth Delany is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    
             End of over 21  (2 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         88/2
             (R/R:  4.19)
             Gareth Delany        1.0-0-2-0
             Babar Azam           17(37b)
             Ross Taylor           1(1b)   
    
    21.1  Campher to Taylor, no run, Defensively played by Ross Taylor
    21.2  Campher to Taylor, one run, One more to the total
    21.3  Campher to Azam, one run, Great cooperation between Babar Azam and Ross Taylor         
    21.4  Campher to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    21.5  Campher to Taylor, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    21.6  Campher to Azam, no run, Babar Azam was completely deceived
    
             End of over 22  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS         93/2
             (R/R:  4.23)
             Curtis Campher       4.0-0-13-0
             Babar Azam           18(39b)
             Ross Taylor           5(5b)   
    
    22.1  Delany to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Babar Azam         
    22.2  Delany to Azam, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    22.3  Delany to Azam, no ball, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor         
    22.3  Delany to Azam, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor         
    22.4  Delany to Taylor, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    22.5  Delany to Azam, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor         
    22.6  Delany to Taylor, two runs, Overthrow by McCarthy instead of 1 they get 2
    
             End of over 23  (9 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        102/2
             (R/R:  4.43)
             Gareth Delany        2.0-0-11-0
             Ross Taylor          11(8b)
             Babar Azam           20(42b)   
    
    23.1  Scanlon to Azam, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    23.2  Scanlon to Azam, one run, The misfield by Delany allows yet another run
    23.3  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor missed that one by a mile
    23.4  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, That was a very risky single.
    23.5  Scanlon to Azam, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    23.6  Scanlon to Azam, no run, Babar Azam was completely deceived
    
             End of over 24  (2 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        104/2
             (R/R:  4.33)
             Davey Scanlon        3.0-0-9-0
             Babar Azam           21(46b)
             Ross Taylor          12(10b)   
    
    24.1  Campher to Taylor, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    24.2  Campher to Taylor, no run, Defensively played by Ross Taylor
    24.3  Campher to Taylor, no ball, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Ross Taylor
    24.3  Campher to Taylor, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Ross Taylor
    24.4  Campher to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    24.5  Campher to Taylor, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin         
    24.6  Campher to Taylor, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 25  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        110/2
             (R/R:  4.40)
             Curtis Campher       5.0-0-19-0
             Babar Azam           21(46b)
             Ross Taylor          17(16b 1X4)   
    
    25.1  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor missed that one by a mile
    25.2  Cummins to Taylor, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Cummins       
    25.3  Cummins to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Delany allows yet another run
    25.4  Cummins to Azam, OUT, That didnt look so convincing but the umpire has no doubt, out LBW
    
             Babar Azam             21 (47b)
             lbw            b. Cummins
    
    25.5  Cummins to Root, FOUR, Joe Root is one of the best batsmen in the world
    25.6  Cummins to Root, no run, Joe Root was completely deceived
    
             End of over 26  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        115/3
             (R/R:  4.42)
             Pat Cummins          6.0-0-22-2
             Joe Root              4(2b 1X4)
             Ross Taylor          18(19b 1X4)   
    
    
    [​IMG]
    And Pat Cummins strikes! The decision to bring back Pat Cummins, works as he picks up the wicket of Babar Azam. An off cutter on good length hit him on the pads, and the whole team appealed in unison and umpire Richard Kettleborough agreed. Babar Azam has finally been put out of his misery. He made 21 in 47 balls without any boundary.
    There is still no breathing room for Lightning as Joe Root has come to the crease and has already shown his intent with a crisp cover drive for four.


    More than halfway through the innings, we've got a great match at hand. Tune in after the drink break, to see the fierce competition between the Reds and Lightning.

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    The Final

    Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds

    Pre Match Coverage, Toss, and Pitch Report

    First Innings (Part 1)



    [​IMG]

    MUNSTER REDS INNINGS

    [​IMG]
    The Leinster Lightning were quite happy going into the drinks break. While they still have two big fish, Ross Taylor and Joe Root still batting, they look pretty confident, considering the way Pat Cummins, Curtis Campher and Davey Scanlon have bowled in the last few overs.

    Code:
    26.1  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Joe Root          
    26.2  Scanlon to Root, one run, The misfield by McCarthy allows yet another run
    26.3  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, That was a very risky single.
    26.4  Scanlon to Root, no run, Joe Root missed that one by a mile
    26.5  Scanlon to Root, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    26.6  Scanlon to Root, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    
             End of over 27  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        118/3
             (R/R:  4.37)
             Davey Scanlon        4.0-0-12-0
             Joe Root              5(6b 1X4)
             Ross Taylor          20(21b 1X4)  
    
    27.1  Campher to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    27.2  Campher to Taylor, one run, That is very well run by Joe Root          
    27.3  Campher to Root, one run, Great cooperation between Joe Root and Ross Taylor        
    27.4  Campher to Taylor, no ball, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    27.4  Campher to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    27.5  Campher to Taylor, FOUR, Brillian cover drive by Ross Taylor
    27.6  Campher to Taylor, one run, That was a very risky single.
    
             End of over 28  (8 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        126/3
             (R/R:  4.50)
             Curtis Campher       6.0-0-27-0
             Joe Root              6(7b 1X4)
             Ross Taylor          26(26b 2X4)  
    
    28.1  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    28.2  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    28.3  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    28.4  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    28.5  Cummins to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Joe Root          
    28.6  Cummins to Root, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor        
    
             End of over 29  (2 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        128/3
             (R/R:  4.41)
             Pat Cummins          7.0-0-24-2
             Ross Taylor          27(31b 2X4)
             Joe Root              7(8b 1X4)  
    
    29.1  Campher to Root, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    29.2  Campher to Root, wide, Thats going down the leg side, a wide no doubt
    29.2  Campher to Root, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Campher      
    29.3  Campher to Root, no run, Joe Root was completely deceived
    29.4  Campher to Root, one run, That was a very risky single.
    29.5  Campher to Taylor, two runs, Overthrow by Campher instead of 1 they get 2
    29.6  Campher to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    
             End of over 30  (4 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        132/3
             (R/R:  4.40)
             Curtis Campher       7.0-0-31-0
             Ross Taylor          29(33b 2X4)
             Joe Root              8(13b 1X4)  
    
    30.1  Delany to Root, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    30.2  Delany to Root, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    30.3  Delany to Root, no run, Gareth Delany is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    30.4  Delany to Root, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Joe Root
    30.5  Delany to Root, one run, Great cooperation between Joe Root and Ross Taylor        
    30.6  Delany to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    
             End of over 31  (5 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        137/3
             (R/R:  4.42)
             Gareth Delany        3.0-0-16-0
             Ross Taylor          29(34b 2X4)
             Joe Root             13(18b 2X4)  
    
    31.1  McCarthy to Root, no run, Defensively played by Joe Root
    31.2  McCarthy to Root, one run, The misfield by McCarthy allows yet another run
    31.3  McCarthy to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    31.4  McCarthy to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Joe Root          
    31.5  McCarthy to Root, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    31.6  McCarthy to Root, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 32  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        140/3
             (R/R:  4.38)
             Barry McCarthy       8.0-0-32-0
             Ross Taylor          30(36b 2X4)
             Joe Root             15(22b 2X4)  
    
    [​IMG]
    The last few overs have been rather quite as Andy Balbirnie has been rotating his bowlers quite frequently, so that the batsmen do not settle down. Curtis Campher and Davey Scanlon, both have been very economical in their bowling, as the former bowling at an economy of 4.4 while then latter at an economy of 3.0. Pat Cummins has been given the ball once again, with the Lightning feeling a wicket is nearby.

    Code:
    32.1  Cummins to Root, no run, Left alone by Joe Root
    32.2  Cummins to Root, SIX, ???!!! Its coming towards the commentary box Im leaving!!!
    32.3  Cummins to Root, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Joe Root
    32.4  Cummins to Root, FOUR, Pat Cummins cant belive it
    32.5  Cummins to Root, no run, Defensively played by Joe Root
    32.6  Cummins to Root, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Cummins      
    
             End of over 33  (14 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        154/3
             (R/R:  4.67)
             Pat Cummins          8.0-0-38-2
             Joe Root             29(28b 4X4 1X6)
             Ross Taylor          30(36b 2X4)   
    [​IMG]
    And that move backfire, courtesy Joe Root, as he hits Pat Cummins for 14 runs in the over, with a six over square leg, followed by a classic on drive, and another heave towards the leg side.

    Code:
    33.1  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    33.2  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Joe Root          
    33.3  Scanlon to Root, no run, Joe Root was completely deceived
    33.4  Scanlon to Root, one run, Great cooperation between Joe Root and Ross Taylor        
    33.5  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    33.6  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 34  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        157/3
             (R/R:  4.62)
             Davey Scanlon        5.0-0-15-0
             Joe Root             30(30b 4X4 1X6)
             Ross Taylor          32(40b 2X4)  
    
    34.1  McCarthy to Taylor, two runs, Played fine into the leg side, and they complete a couple
    34.2  McCarthy to Taylor, three runs, Great work by O'Brien saved a certain boundary
    34.3  McCarthy to Root, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    34.4  McCarthy to Root, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor        
    34.5  McCarthy to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Joe Root          
    34.6  McCarthy to Root, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    
             End of over 35  (7 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        164/3
             (R/R:  4.69)
             Barry McCarthy       9.0-0-39-0
             Joe Root             31(33b 4X4 1X6)
             Ross Taylor          38(43b 2X4)  
    
    35.1  Delany to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Bairstow allows yet another run
    35.2  Delany to Root, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when we've got Joe Root
    35.3  Delany to Root, one run, One more to the total
    35.4  Delany to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Campher allows yet another run
    35.5  Delany to Root, no run, Joe Root missed that one by a mile
    35.6  Delany to Root, one run, Great cooperation between Joe Root and Ross Taylor        
    
             End of over 36  (8 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        172/3
             (R/R:  4.78)
             Gareth Delany        4.0-0-24-0
             Ross Taylor          40(45b 2X4)
             Joe Root             37(37b 5X4 1X6)  
    
    36.1  Khan to Root, no run, Rashid Khan is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    36.2  Khan to Root, no run, Joe Root missed that one by a mile
    36.3  Khan to Root, no run, Rashid Khan is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    36.4  Khan to Root, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    36.5  Khan to Root, OUT, What a brilliant catch by Rohit Sharma
    
             Joe Root               37 (42b 5X4 1X6)
             c. Sharma      b. Khan
    
    36.6  Khan to Thompson, no ball, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    36.6  Khan to Thompson, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    
             End of over 37  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        173/4
             (R/R:  4.68)
             Rashid Khan          4.0-0-22-1
             Greg Thompson         0(1b)
             Ross Taylor          40(45b 2X4)  
    
    [​IMG]
    Cometh the hour, cometh the man, cometh the Phenom! Rashid Khan, given the ball first time since the 18th over, shows his capabilities as he dismisses Joe Root for 37. A googly outside the off stump, Joe Root tried to go against the turn, and ended up giving a catch to Rohit Sharma at Short Extra Cover.
    Code:
    37.1  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor missed that one by a mile
    37.2  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    37.3  Cummins to Taylor, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    37.4  Cummins to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Greg Thompson      
    37.5  Cummins to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson missed that one by a mile
    37.6  Cummins to Thompson, no run, Left alone by Greg Thompson
    
             End of over 38  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        174/4
             (R/R:  4.58)
             Pat Cummins          9.0-0-39-2
             Greg Thompson         0(3b)
             Ross Taylor          41(49b 2X4)  
    
    38.1  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    38.2  Scanlon to Taylor, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Ross Taylor
    38.3  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    38.4  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Greg Thompson      
    38.5  Scanlon to Thompson, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor        
    38.6  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Scanlon      
    
             End of over 39  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        180/4
             (R/R:  4.62)
             Davey Scanlon        6.0-0-21-0
             Ross Taylor          46(54b 3X4)
             Greg Thompson         1(4b)  
    
    39.1  Cummins to Thompson, one run, Great cooperation between Greg Thompson and Ross Taylor        
    39.2  Cummins to Taylor, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    39.3  Cummins to Taylor, one run, That was a very risky single.
    39.4  Cummins to Thompson, wide, Thats going down the leg side, a wide no doubt
    39.4  Cummins to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson was completely deceived
    39.5  Cummins to Thompson, no run, Defensively played by Greg Thompson
    39.6  Cummins to Thompson, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Cummins      
          The end to a good spell from Pat Cummins
    
             End of over 40  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        183/4
             (R/R:  4.57)
             Pat Cummins          10.0-0-42-2
             Greg Thompson         2(9b)
             Ross Taylor          47(56b 3X4)  
    
    40.1  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    40.2  Scanlon to Taylor, one run, That is very well run by Greg Thompson      
    40.3  Scanlon to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson missed that one by a mile
    40.4  Scanlon to Thompson, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    40.5  Scanlon to Thompson, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    40.6  Scanlon to Thompson, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Nick Larkin        
    
             End of over 41  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        184/4
             (R/R:  4.49)
             Davey Scanlon        7.0-0-22-0
             Greg Thompson         2(13b)
             Ross Taylor          48(58b 3X4)  
    
    41.1  Delany to Taylor, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    41.2  Delany to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    41.3  Delany to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Sharma allows yet another run
    41.4  Delany to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson missed that one by a mile
    41.5  Delany to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson was completely deceived
    41.6  Delany to Thompson, no run, Left alone by Greg Thompson
    
             End of over 42  (1 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        185/4
             (R/R:  4.40)
             Gareth Delany        5.0-0-25-0
             Greg Thompson         2(16b)
             Ross Taylor          49(61b 3X4)  
    
    42.1  Campher to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    42.2  Campher to Taylor, FOUR, Ross Taylor is one of the best batsmen in the world
          The crowd cheers for Ross Taylor's fifty
    42.3  Campher to Taylor, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    42.4  Campher to Taylor, one run, That is very well run by Greg Thompson      
    42.5  Campher to Thompson, one run, That was a very risky single.
    42.6  Campher to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    
             End of over 43  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        191/4
             (R/R:  4.44)
             Curtis Campher       8.0-0-37-0
             Ross Taylor          54(66b 4X4)
             Greg Thompson         3(17b)  
    
    [​IMG]
    Ross Taylor has reached his fifty. Although the pitch hasn't been easy to bat on, he has stayed put on one end and has guided the innings so far. He'll be looking to up the scoring rate now, considering only 7 overs are left.
    Pat Cummins has finished his quota of overs, while Barry McCarthy only has one over left.. Davey Scanlon, Rashid Khan, and Curtis Campher will look to keep the score as low as possible now.

    Code:
    43.1  Khan to Thompson, no run, Defensively played by Greg Thompson
    43.2  Khan to Thompson, 4 byes, That ball spun too much for Jonny Bairstow to stop
    43.3  Khan to Thompson, no run, Rashid Khan is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    43.4  Khan to Thompson, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor        
    43.5  Khan to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    43.6  Khan to Taylor, one run, That was a very risky single.
    
             End of over 44  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        197/4
             (R/R:  4.48)
             Rashid Khan          5.0-0-24-1
             Greg Thompson         4(21b)
             Ross Taylor          55(68b 4X4)  
    
    44.1  McCarthy to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    44.2  McCarthy to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    44.3  McCarthy to Taylor, one run, Great cooperation between Ross Taylor and Greg Thompson      
    44.4  McCarthy to Thompson, one run, That is very well run by Ross Taylor        
    44.5  McCarthy to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    44.6  McCarthy to Taylor, one run, One more to the total
          The end to a good spell from Barry McCarthy
    
             End of over 45  (3 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        200/4
             (R/R:  4.44)
             Barry McCarthy       10.0-0-42-0
             Greg Thompson         5(22b)
             Ross Taylor          57(73b 4X4)  
    
    45.1  Khan to Taylor, one run, One more to the total
    45.2  Khan to Thompson, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Greg Thompson
    45.3  Khan to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson was completely deceived
    45.4  Khan to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson missed that one by a mile
    45.5  Khan to Thompson, no run, Greg Thompson missed that one by a mile
    45.6  Khan to Thompson, one run, Great cooperation between Greg Thompson and Ross Taylor        
    
             End of over 46  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        206/4
             (R/R:  4.48)
             Rashid Khan          6.0-0-30-1
             Ross Taylor          58(74b 4X4)
             Greg Thompson        10(27b 1X4)  
    
    46.1  Scanlon to Thompson, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    46.2  Scanlon to Thompson, one run, That was a very risky single.
    46.3  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor missed that one by a mile
    46.4  Scanlon to Taylor, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Davey Scanlon, deserving this punishment
    46.5  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    46.6  Scanlon to Taylor, SIX, ???!!! Its coming towards the commentary box Im leaving!!!
    
             End of over 47  (11 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        217/4
             (R/R:  4.62)
             Davey Scanlon        8.0-0-33-0
             Ross Taylor          68(78b 5X4 1X6)
             Greg Thompson        11(29b 1X4)  
    
    47.1  Khan to Thompson, OUT, Brilliantly stumped by Jonny Bairstow       
    
             Greg Thompson          11 (30b 1X4)
             st Bairstow  b. Khan
    
    47.2  Khan to Dockrell, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    47.3  Khan to Dockrell, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    47.4  Khan to Taylor, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    47.5  Khan to Taylor, no run, Left alone by Ross Taylor
    47.6  Khan to Taylor, one run, That is very well run by George Dockrell    
    
             End of over 48  (6 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        223/5
             (R/R:  4.65)
             Rashid Khan          7.0-0-36-2
             George Dockrell       3(2b)
             Ross Taylor          71(81b 5X4 1X6)  
    

    [​IMG]
    Rashid Khan strikes one more time. While Ross Taylor has begun his assualt from the other end, Rashid Khan is doing his best to try and stop Munster, by picking up wickets from the other end. A classic leg break delivery outside off, just flighted enough to lure Greg Thompson out, and turns just enough for Bairstow to clip the bails off, before he gets back.
    Code:
    48.1  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    48.2  Scanlon to Taylor, FOUR, Ross Taylor is one of the best batsmen in the world
    48.3  Scanlon to Taylor, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Davey Scanlon, deserving this punishment
    48.4  Scanlon to Taylor, FOUR, Brilliant cover drive by Ross Taylor
    48.5  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Ross Taylor was completely deceived
    48.6  Scanlon to Taylor, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    
             End of over 49  (12 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        235/5
             (R/R:  4.80)
             Davey Scanlon        9.0-0-45-0
             Ross Taylor          83(87b 8X4 1X6)
             George Dockrell       3(2b)   
    [​IMG]
    There's no stopping this guy. Ross Taylor lays into Davey Scanlon, hitting him for three consecutive boundaries. The first one was his favourite shot, a slog sweep over midwicket. The next ball, bowled a little too straight, was dispatched over long on, and the last one was hit towards to cover boundary. Munster have reached a total of 235 with one over left. Rashid Khan is coming to bowl the last over, with George Dockrell facing. The skipper, Dockrell has been in quite some form with the bat, having one of the highest strike rates in the season. Can he finish with a bang?
    Code:
    49.1  Khan to Dockrell, one run, One more to the total
    49.2  Khan to Taylor, one run, That is very well run by George Dockrell    
    49.3  Khan to Dockrell, OUT, Bowled him! Great delivery by Khan. Dockrell didnt have a clue
    
             George Dockrell        4 (4b)
             b. Khan
    
    49.4  Khan to McCarter, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    49.5  Khan to McCarter, one run, That was a very risky single.
    49.6  Khan to Taylor, one run, The misfield by Cummins allows yet another run
    
             End of over 50  (4 runs)
             MUNSTER REDS        239/6
             (R/R:  4.78)
             Rashid Khan          8.0-0-40-3
             Greame McCarter       1(2b)
             Ross Taylor          85(89b 8X4 1X6)  
    
    [​IMG]
    No he can't. Rashid Khan bowls an excellent final over, conceding just 4 runs, and picking up the wicket of George Dockrell. His spell was been of utmost quality, picking up 3 wickets and conceding runs at an economy of 5. Munster have finished on 239/6.


    -X-
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    Yash.
    Moderator SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
    AKA:
    Hirani
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    The Final

    Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds

    Pre Match Coverage, Toss, and Pitch Report

    MR Innings (Part 1)

    MR Innings (Part 2)

    [​IMG]

    MUNSTER REDS INNINGS
    Code:
    MUNSTER REDS innings
    
    Player              Status                        Runs  Blls  4s   6s    S/R
    Stephen Doheny      run out (Sharma)               53    73    5    0   72.6%
    Max Sorenson        c. Bairstow    b. Cummins       6    18    0    0   33.3%
    Babar Azam          lbw            b. Cummins      21    47    0    0   44.7%
    Ross Taylor         not out                        85    89    8    1   95.5%
    Joe Root            c. Sharma      b. Khan         37    42    5    1   88.1%
    Greg Thompson       st Bairstow    b. Khan         11    30    1    0   36.7%
    George Dockrell                    b. Khan          4     4    0    0  100.0%
    Greame McCarter     not out                         1     2    0    0   50.0%
    Trent Boult                                       
    Ollie Newton                                     
    Josh Little                                       
     
     Total:  239/6       Overs:  50.0          Run Rate:  4.78      Extras:  21   
     
                                         -X-
    
    LEINSTER LIGHTNING Bowling
    
    Player               Overs   Mdns    Runs   Wkts      E/R    Wds    NBs
    Pat Cummins          10.0      0      42      2      4.20     1      0
    Barry McCarthy       10.0      0      42      0      4.20     3      3
    Davey Scanlon         9.0      0      45      0      5.00     0      0
    Rashid Khan           8.0      0      40      3      5.00     0      1
    Curtis Campher        8.0      0      37      0      4.63     1      3
    Gareth Delany         5.0      0      25      0      5.00     0      1
     
     
    EXTRAS           Wides: 5      No Balls: 8      Leg Byes: 4      Byes: 4
    
    Total: 239/6          Overs: 50.0         Run Rate: 4.78      Extras: 21
                                         -X-
     
    
    MUNSTER REDS Partnerships
    
    Batsmen                                                            Runs (Balls)
    S Doheny      M Sorenson   þþþþþþþþþþþþþ                             31 (48)
    S Doheny      B Azam       þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                  55 (72)
    R Taylor      B Azam       þþþþþþþþþþ                                25 (34)
    R Taylor      J Root       þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                61 (67)
    R Taylor      G Thompson   þþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþþ                       45 (62)
    R Taylor      G Dockrell   þþþþþþþþ                                  20 (14)
    R Taylor      G McCarter   þ                                          2 (3)
    
    
         Fall of Wickets    31/1      86/2      111/3     172/4     217/5
                            237/6                                             
    
     Total:  239/6       Overs:  50.0         Run Rate:  4.78     Extras:  21   
     
                                         -X-
    
    So here we are at the innings break. It has been a level match so far. Munster finished on 239/6, with Ross Taylor top scoring with 85 from 89 deliveries, hitting 8 boundaries and one maximum. Other main contributor was Stephen Doheny, playing his first match of the season, hitting a 73 ball 53.

    For Leinster, Rashid Khan was easily the pick of the bowlers, as he took 3 wickets for just 40 runs, considering the fact he mainly bowled at the death. Pat Cummins was also good as he picked up 2 wickets for just 42 runs. Let's go to Ian Bishop, who is alongside Leinster captain, Andy Balbirnie.

    -x-

    Thank you, Yash.

    3910869736001_5756829434001_5756811106001-vs.jpg

    So Andy, how do you feel about your performance?
    I feel that we have done really well, considering the form the Reds have been in, especially their batting. To stop a middle order of Ross Taylor, Babar Azam and Joe Root so effectively, is a job well done.

    What do you think about Munster's bowling? They have quite a few great pacers in Trent Boult, Ollie Newton and the ever experienced Max Sorensen.
    There's no arguing they have a great bowling attack, and not to forget, a young team which field brilliantly. However, I feel we can chase this target down with the batting we have.

    Thanks, Andy! All the best for the chase.

    Stay tuned, as the second innings will start in a short time, with the Lightning needing 240 runs to win from 50 overs.

    -x-
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    Yash.
    Moderator SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
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    The Final

    Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds

    Pre Match Coverage, Toss, and Pitch Report

    MR Innings (Part 1)

    MR Innings (Part 2)

    MR Innings Scorecard, and Mid Innings


    [​IMG]
    LEINSTER LIGHTNING INNINGS

    Hello and welcome back to the Final of the Test Triangle IP50 series. The second innings is just about to begin. The Lightning opening pair, Jonny Bairstow and Rohit Sharma, have come to the pitch, and Trent Boult has the ball in hand. George Dockrell has put three slips in place, hoping that the bowlers find some swing early in the innings. The two men out of the ring, are a third man, and a fine leg. Let's get to the action.
    Code:
    0.1  Boult to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow was completely deceived
    0.2  Boult to Bairstow, legbye, A lot of movement being extracted by Boult       
    0.3  Boult to Sharma, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    0.4  Boult to Sharma, one run, Great cooperation between Rohit Sharma and Jonny Bairstow   
    0.5  Boult to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Rohit Sharma     
    0.6  Boult to Sharma, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Rohit Sharma
    
             End of over 1  (7 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING    7/0
             (R/R:  7.00   R/R Req:  4.76)
             Trent Boult          1.0-0-6-0
             Rohit Sharma          5(3b 1X4)
             Jonny Bairstow        1(3b) 
    
    1.1  Newton to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    1.2  Newton to Bairstow, FOUR, Jonny Bairstow is one of the best batsmen in the world
    1.3  Newton to Bairstow, three runs, Great work by Newton saved a certain boundary
    1.4  Newton to Sharma, OUT, What a brilliant catch by Greame McCarter
    
             Rohit Sharma           5 (4b 1X4)
             c. McCarter    b. Newton
    
    1.5  Newton to Balbirnie, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    1.6  Newton to Balbirnie, no run, Left alone by Andrew Balbirnie
    
             End of over 2  (7 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   14/1
             (R/R:  7.00   R/R Req:  4.71)
             Ollie Newton         1.0-0-7-1
             Andrew Balbirnie      0(2b)
             Jonny Bairstow        8(6b 1X4) 
    
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    Ollie Newton strike, with probably the biggest wicket of the Leinster lineup, and that too in the second over. Rohit Sharma got caught up in the crease, trying to play away from his body, and ended up edging a simple catch to Greame McCater at second slip. Game ON!
    Code:
    2.1  Boult to Bairstow, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    2.2  Boult to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    2.3  Boult to Bairstow, no ball, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Trent Boult, deserving this punishment
    2.3  Boult to Bairstow, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Trent Boult, deserving this punishment
    2.4  Boult to Bairstow, one run, Great cooperation between Jonny Bairstow and Andrew Balbirnie 
    2.5  Boult to Balbirnie, no run, Left alone by Andrew Balbirnie
    2.6  Boult to Balbirnie, OUT, That ball caught the edge and struck the stumps. Balbirnie cant belive it, out for a duck
    
             Andrew Balbirnie       0 (4b)
             b. Boult
    
    
             End of over 3  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   20/2
             (R/R:  6.67   R/R Req:  4.68)
             Trent Boult          2.0-0-12-1
             Nick Larkin           0(0b)
             Jonny Bairstow       13(10b 2X4) 
    
    inpho_00837292_1-928x600.jpg
    Andy Balbirnie, Mr. Consistent, falls! Trent Boult takes full advantage of the swing on offer, as he gets one to swing back from outside off, and takes away the off stump. It has been a disasterous start for Leinster and if they keep batting like this, it could be very difficult for them to chase this target.
    Code:
    3.1  Little to Bairstow, one run, The misfield by Thompson allows yet another run
    3.2  Little to Larkin, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    3.3  Little to Larkin, no run, Left alone by Nick Larkin
    3.4  Little to Larkin, one run, One more to the total
    3.5  Little to Bairstow, one run, That was a very risky single.
    3.6  Little to Larkin, legbye, Nick Larkin was completely deceived
    
             End of over 4  (4 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   24/2
             (R/R:  6.00   R/R Req:  4.70)
             Josh Little          1.0-0-3-0
             Jonny Bairstow       15(12b 2X4)
             Nick Larkin           1(4b) 
    
    4.1  Boult to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin missed that one by a mile
    4.2  Boult to Larkin, two runs, Overthrow by Taylor instead of 1 they get 2
    4.3  Boult to Larkin, one run, Great cooperation between Nick Larkin and Jonny Bairstow   
    4.4  Boult to Bairstow, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    4.5  Boult to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Nick Larkin       
    4.6  Boult to Larkin, wide, Thats going down the leg side, a wide no doubt
    4.6  Boult to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Newton allows yet another run
    
             End of over 5  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   30/2
             (R/R:  6.00   R/R Req:  4.67)
             Trent Boult          3.0-0-18-1
             Jonny Bairstow       16(14b 2X4)
             Nick Larkin           5(9b) 
    
    5.1  Little to Larkin, no run, Left alone by Nick Larkin
    5.2  Little to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Root allows yet another run
    5.3  Little to Bairstow, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    5.4  Little to Bairstow, wide, Josh Little bowling a very wayward one
    5.4  Little to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow was completely deceived
    5.5  Little to Bairstow, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Jonny Bairstow
    5.6  Little to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 6  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   36/2
             (R/R:  6.00   R/R Req:  4.64)
             Josh Little          2.0-0-9-0
             Jonny Bairstow       20(19b 3X4)
             Nick Larkin           6(11b) 
    
    6.1  Newton to Larkin, wide, Thats going down the leg side, a wide no doubt
    6.1  Newton to Larkin, one run, That was a very risky single.
    6.2  Newton to Bairstow, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Newton       
    6.3  Newton to Bairstow, one run, Great cooperation between Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin       
    6.4  Newton to Larkin, no run, Left alone by Nick Larkin
    6.5  Newton to Larkin, no run, Left alone by Nick Larkin
    6.6  Newton to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Newton allows yet another run
    
             End of over 7  (4 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   40/2
             (R/R:  5.71   R/R Req:  4.65)
             Ollie Newton         2.0-0-11-1
             Jonny Bairstow       21(21b 3X4)
             Nick Larkin           8(16b) 
    
    7.1  Boult to Larkin, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Boult       
    7.2  Boult to Larkin, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    7.3  Boult to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Thompson allows yet another run
    7.4  Boult to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    7.5  Boult to Bairstow, FOUR, Jonny Bairstow is one of the best batsmen in the world
    7.6  Boult to Bairstow, one run, Great cooperation between Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin       
    
             End of over 8  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   46/2
             (R/R:  5.75   R/R Req:  4.62)
             Trent Boult          4.0-0-24-1
             Nick Larkin           9(19b)
             Jonny Bairstow       26(24b 4X4) 
    
    8.1  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    8.2  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    8.3  Dockrell to Bairstow, one run, That was a very risky single.
    8.4  Dockrell to Larkin, one run, That is very well run by Jonny Bairstow   
    8.5  Dockrell to Bairstow, one run, Great cooperation between Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin       
    8.6  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    
             End of over 9  (3 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   49/2
             (R/R:  5.44   R/R Req:  4.66)
             George Dockrell      1.0-0-3-0
             Nick Larkin          10(21b)
             Jonny Bairstow       28(28b 4X4) 
    
    9.1  Sorenson to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow was completely deceived
    9.2  Sorenson to Bairstow, three runs, Great work by Boult saved a certain boundary
    9.3  Sorenson to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin missed that one by a mile
    9.4  Sorenson to Larkin, one run, Great cooperation between Nick Larkin and Jonny Bairstow   
    9.5  Sorenson to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    9.6  Sorenson to Bairstow, FOUR, Jonny Bairstow is one of the best batsmen in the world
    
             End of over 10  (8 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   57/2
             (R/R:  5.70   R/R Req:  4.57)
             Max Sorenson         1.0-0-8-0
             Jonny Bairstow       35(32b 5X4)
             Nick Larkin          11(23b) 
    
    [​IMG]
    Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin have been quite watchful till now. Tapping the ball for singles and doubles here and there and putting the bad balls away, they have started to shift a little momentum to their side, hitting 8 runs off Max Sorensen's first over.
    Code:
    10.1  Little to Larkin, one run, Great cooperation between Nick Larkin and Jonny Bairstow   
    10.2  Little to Bairstow, no run, Left alone by Jonny Bairstow
    10.3  Little to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Nick Larkin       
    10.4  Little to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Doheny allows yet another run
    10.5  Little to Bairstow, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Little       
    10.6  Little to Bairstow, no run, Defensively played by Jonny Bairstow
    
             End of over 11  (3 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   60/2
             (R/R:  5.45   R/R Req:  4.62)
             Josh Little          3.0-0-12-0
             Jonny Bairstow       36(36b 5X4)
             Nick Larkin          13(25b) 
    
    11.1  Dockrell to Larkin, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by George Dockrell, deserving this punishment
    11.2  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    11.3  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    11.4  Dockrell to Larkin, FOUR, George Dockrell cant belive it
    11.5  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin missed that one by a mile
    11.6  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 12  (8 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   68/2
             (R/R:  5.67   R/R Req:  4.53)
             George Dockrell      2.0-0-11-0
             Nick Larkin          21(31b 2X4)
             Jonny Bairstow       36(36b 5X4) 
    
    12.1  Little to Bairstow, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    12.2  Little to Bairstow, FOUR, Jonny Bairstow is one of the best batsmen in the world
    12.3  Little to Bairstow, one run, Great cooperation between Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin       
    12.4  Little to Larkin, no run, Defensively played by Nick Larkin
    12.5  Little to Larkin, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Nick Larkin
    12.6  Little to Larkin, one run, That is very well run by Jonny Bairstow   
    
             End of over 13  (12 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   80/2
             (R/R:  6.15   R/R Req:  4.32)
             Josh Little          4.0-0-24-0
             Jonny Bairstow       43(39b 6X4)
             Nick Larkin          26(34b 3X4) 
    
    13.1  McCarter to Larkin, one run, The misfield by Boult allows yet another run
    13.2  McCarter to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Nick Larkin       
    13.3  McCarter to Larkin, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    13.4  McCarter to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin was completely deceived
    13.5  McCarter to Larkin, 1 bye, That ball bounced too much. Greg Thompson didnt have a chance
    13.6  McCarter to Bairstow, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Jonny Bairstow
    
             End of over 14  (7 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   87/2
             (R/R:  6.21   R/R Req:  4.25)
             Greame McCarter      1.0-0-6-0
             Jonny Bairstow       48(42b 7X4)
             Nick Larkin          27(37b 3X4) 
    
    14.1  Boult to Larkin, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    14.2  Boult to Larkin, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    14.3  Boult to Larkin, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    14.4  Boult to Larkin, no run, Nick Larkin was completely deceived
    14.5  Boult to Larkin, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Greg Thompson     
    14.6  Boult to Larkin, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    
             End of over 15  (0 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   87/2
             (R/R:  5.80   R/R Req:  4.37)
             Trent Boult          5.0-0-24-1
             Nick Larkin          27(43b 3X4)
             Jonny Bairstow       48(42b 7X4) 
    
    15.1  Dockrell to Bairstow, no ball, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    15.1  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    15.2  Dockrell to Bairstow, one run, That was a very risky single.
    15.3  Dockrell to Larkin, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    15.4  Dockrell to Larkin, OUT, What a brilliant catch by Joe Root
    
             Nick Larkin            27 (45b 3X4)
             c. Root        b. Dockrell
    
    15.5  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    15.6  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    
             End of over 16  (2 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   89/3
             (R/R:  5.56   R/R Req:  4.44)
             George Dockrell      3.0-0-13-1
             Kevin O'Brien         0(2b)
             Jonny Bairstow       49(44b 7X4)   
    [​IMG]
    The partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Nick Larkin had crossed 50, when the Reds' captain, George Dockrell took the matter into his own hands and it took him 3 overs to break that partnership. A skiddy arm ball beat Larkin for pace as he tried to hit it over mid wicket, only to find it in the hands of Joe Root. Munster would be looking to capitalise on this wicket, and not letting any further partnerships build, considering the requried rate is quite less than the current run rate.

    Code:
    16.1  Boult to Bairstow, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    16.2  Boult to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow missed that one by a mile
    16.3  Boult to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Kevin O'Brien     
          Fifty for Jonny Bairstow   
    16.4  Boult to O'Brien, no run, Kevin O'Brien was completely deceived
    16.5  Boult to O'Brien, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by Boult       
    16.6  Boult to O'Brien, one run, Great cooperation between Kevin O'Brien and Jonny Bairstow   
    
             End of over 17  (2 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   91/3
             (R/R:  5.35   R/R Req:  4.52)
             Trent Boult          6.0-1-26-1
             Jonny Bairstow       50(47b 7X4)
             Kevin O'Brien         1(5b) 
    
    [​IMG]
    Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow is batting on a whole different wicket. He reaches his fifty from 47 balls with 7 boundaries. So far, no bowler has troubled him much, and he looks well set for a big one.
    Code:
    17.1  Dockrell to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by Thompson allows yet another run
    17.2  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    17.3  Dockrell to Bairstow, one run, That was a very risky single.
    17.4  Dockrell to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by McCarter allows yet another run
    17.5  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    17.6  Dockrell to Bairstow, legbye, Left alone by Jonny Bairstow
    
             End of over 18  (4 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING   95/3
             (R/R:  5.28   R/R Req:  4.53)
             George Dockrell      4.0-0-16-1
             Kevin O'Brien         3(7b)
             Jonny Bairstow       51(51b 7X4) 
    
    18.1  Boult to Bairstow, two runs, two more on the board.
    18.2  Boult to Bairstow, wide, Trent Boult bowling a very wayward one
    18.2  Boult to Bairstow, one run, That was a very risky single.
    18.3  Boult to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by Doheny allows yet another run
    18.4  Boult to Bairstow, FOUR, Jonny Bairstow is one of the best batsmen in the world
    18.5  Boult to Bairstow, one run, That is very well run by Kevin O'Brien     
    18.6  Boult to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by McCarter allows yet another run
    
             End of over 19  (11 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  106/3
             (R/R:  5.58   R/R Req:  4.32)
             Trent Boult          7.0-1-37-1
             Jonny Bairstow       59(56b 8X4)
             Kevin O'Brien         5(9b) 
    
    19.1  McCarter to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by McCarter allows yet another run
    19.2  McCarter to Bairstow, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    19.3  McCarter to Bairstow, FOUR, Who needs Bradman when weve got Jonny Bairstow
    19.4  McCarter to Bairstow, no run, Left alone by Jonny Bairstow
    19.5  McCarter to Bairstow, one run, The misfield by Doheny allows yet another run
    19.6  McCarter to O'Brien, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    
             End of over 20  (8 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  114/3
             (R/R:  5.70   R/R Req:  4.20)
             Greame McCarter      2.0-0-14-0
             Kevin O'Brien         6(11b)
             Jonny Bairstow       66(60b 9X4) 
    
    20.1  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, The umpire turns down that ridiculous appeal from Greg Thompson     
    20.2  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, Jonny Bairstow was completely deceived
    20.3  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, Left alone by Jonny Bairstow
    20.4  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    20.5  Dockrell to Bairstow, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    20.6  Dockrell to Bairstow, OUT, Thick edge well taken by Doheny
    
             Jonny Bairstow         66 (66b 9X4)
             c. Doheny   b. Dockrell
    
    
             End of over 21  (0 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  114/4
             (R/R:  5.43   R/R Req:  4.34)
             George Dockrell      5.0-0-16-2
             Gareth Delany         0(0b)
             Kevin O'Brien         6(11b) 
    
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    And the captain strikes again. Giving the ball a fearsome tweak, George Dockrell finds the outside edge of Jonny Bairstow's bat, and Stephen Doheny completes the catch, as he sends back the danger man for 66. This wicket has opened the match right up.
    Code:
    21.1  McCarter to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by Thompson allows yet another run
    21.2  McCarter to Delany, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by McCarter     
    21.3  McCarter to Delany, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    21.4  McCarter to O'Brien, one run, Great cooperation between Kevin O'Brien and Gareth Delany     
    21.5  McCarter to Delany, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    21.6  McCarter to Delany, one run, That is very well run by Kevin O'Brien     
    
             End of over 22  (8 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  122/4
             (R/R:  5.55   R/R Req:  4.21)
             Greame McCarter      3.0-0-22-0
             Kevin O'Brien         8(13b)
             Gareth Delany         6(4b) 
    
    22.1  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    22.2  Dockrell to Delany, no run, George Dockrell is getting the ball to turn ferociously
    22.3  Dockrell to Delany, three runs, Great work by Doheny saved a certain boundary
    22.4  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    22.5  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    22.6  Dockrell to O'Brien, one run, One more to the total
    
             End of over 23  (4 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  126/4
             (R/R:  5.48   R/R Req:  4.22)
             George Dockrell      6.0-1-20-2
             Gareth Delany         9(7b)
             Kevin O'Brien         9(16b) 
    
    23.1  McCarter to O'Brien, FOUR, Kevin O'Brien is one of the best batsmen in the world
    23.2  McCarter to O'Brien, FOUR, That was a bad delivery by Greame McCarter, deserving this punishment
    23.3  McCarter to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by Doheny allows yet another run
    23.4  McCarter to Delany, one run, That was a very risky single.
    23.5  McCarter to O'Brien, no run, A lot of movement being extracted by McCarter     
    23.6  McCarter to O'Brien, no run, Left alone by Kevin O'Brien
    
             End of over 24  (10 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  136/4
             (R/R:  5.67   R/R Req:  4.00)
             Greame McCarter      4.0-0-32-0
             Kevin O'Brien        18(21b 2X4)
             Gareth Delany        10(8b) 
    
    24.1  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Defensively played by Gareth Delany
    24.2  Dockrell to Delany, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    24.3  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Huge appeal for LBW but turned down
    24.4  Dockrell to Delany, one run, Great cooperation between Gareth Delany and Kevin O'Brien     
    24.5  Dockrell to O'Brien, two runs, Took the first one quickly the second was no problem
    24.6  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, Kevin O'Brien missed that one by a mile
    
             End of over 25  (5 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  141/4
             (R/R:  5.64   R/R Req:  3.96)
             George Dockrell      7.0-1-25-2
             Kevin O'Brien        20(23b 2X4)
             Gareth Delany        13(12b) 
    
    25.1  Newton to Delany, one run, That was a very risky single.
    25.2  Newton to O'Brien, one run, Great cooperation between Kevin O'Brien and Gareth Delany     
    25.3  Newton to Delany, no run, That ball was a mystery to the batsman
    25.4  Newton to Delany, no run, Left alone by Gareth Delany
    25.5  Newton to Delany, no run, Gareth Delany missed that one by a mile
    25.6  Newton to Delany, no run, Appeal for LBW, a bit too optimistic though
    
             End of over 26  (2 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  143/4
             (R/R:  5.50   R/R Req:  4.04)
             Ollie Newton         3.0-0-13-1
             Gareth Delany        14(17b)
             Kevin O'Brien        21(24b 2X4) 
    
    26.1  Dockrell to O'Brien, no run, Left alone by Kevin O'Brien
    26.2  Dockrell to O'Brien, two runs, Plays it late and they complete 2 runs, by the time third man fields it.
    26.3  Dockrell to O'Brien, one run, One more to the total
    26.4  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Defensively played by Gareth Delany
    26.5  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Defensively played by Gareth Delany
    26.6  Dockrell to Delany, FOUR, Gareth Delany is one of the best batsmen in the world
    
             End of over 27  (7 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  150/4
             (R/R:  5.56   R/R Req:  3.91)
             George Dockrell      8.0-1-32-2
             Gareth Delany        18(20b 1X4)
             Kevin O'Brien        24(27b 2X4) 
    
    27.1  Newton to O'Brien, no run, Left alone by Kevin O'Brien
    27.2  Newton to O'Brien, one run, The misfield by Taylor allows yet another run
    27.3  Newton to Delany, wide, The umpire being a bit rough on Ollie Newton, giving that a wide
    27.3  Newton to Delany, one run, That was a very risky single.
    27.4  Newton to O'Brien, no run, Defensively played by Kevin O'Brien
    27.5  Newton to O'Brien, no run, Kevin O'Brien missed that one by a mile
    27.6  Newton to O'Brien, three runs, Excellent running 3 more
    
             End of over 28  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  156/4
             (R/R:  5.57   R/R Req:  3.82)
             Ollie Newton         4.0-0-19-1
             Gareth Delany        19(22b 1X4)
             Kevin O'Brien        28(32b 2X4) 
    
    28.1  Dockrell to O'Brien, one run, That is very well run by Gareth Delany     
    28.2  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Gareth Delany was completely deceived
    28.3  Dockrell to Delany, FOUR, Gareth Delany is one of the best batsmen in the world
    28.4  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Gareth Delany missed that one by a mile
    28.5  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Gareth Delany was completely deceived
    28.6  Dockrell to Delany, no run, Gareth Delany was completely deceived
    
             End of over 29  (5 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  161/4
             (R/R:  5.55   R/R Req:  3.76)
             George Dockrell      9.0-1-37-2
             Gareth Delany        23(27b 2X4)
             Kevin O'Brien        29(33b 2X4) 
    
    29.1  Newton to O'Brien, no run, Kevin O'Brien missed that one by a mile
    29.2  Newton to O'Brien, one run, Great cooperation between Kevin O'Brien and Gareth Delany     
    29.3  Newton to Delany, one run, One more to the total
    29.4  Newton to O'Brien, one run, That is very well run by Gareth Delany     
    29.5  Newton to Delany, one run, That was a very risky single.
    29.6  Newton to O'Brien, two runs, Overthrow by Doheny instead of 1 they get 2
    
             End of over 30  (6 runs)
             LEINSTER LIGHTNING  167/4
             (R/R:  5.57   R/R Req:  3.65)
             Ollie Newton         5.0-0-25-1
             Kevin O'Brien        33(37b 2X4)
             Gareth Delany        25(29b 2X4) 
    
    [​IMG]
    The match is slipping out of Munster's hands as Gareth Delany and Kevin O'Brien have stitched together a 50 partnership, both going at nearly run a ball. Requiring just 73 runs now from 20 overs, the match is tilted in favour of Leinster at the moment.

    Heading into the drinks break, the match looks 65:35 in favor of Leinster, with both their finishers Kevin O'Brien and Gareth Delany at the crease, well set at 33 and 25 respectively. Will Munster make a comback, or Leinster take the win easily? Stay tuned to find out.
    @Aislabie @Markkkkk
     
  13. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

    Yash.
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    Also, guys... Would love some comments about the presentation and writeups.
     
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  14. Aislabie Black Belt in Statsguru

    Aislabie
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    I really do appreciate the outstanding effort you've put into this presentation of the final - I've just been a bit silent because of the whole home life drama I mentioned in a draft thread. Still pulling for Leinster, feel like we can do it
     
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  15. Yash. Watching SRH choke since 2013...

    Yash.
    Moderator SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
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    Oh! Hope everything is fine.
     

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