• BATSMEN
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    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    not out
    69
    47
    68
    10
    0
    146.80
    5.1 straight through him! Hales gallops down the track, Nabi drags his length back, the ball zips through the gate as the batter is stranded, Rossington whips off the bails! 37/1
    8.3 tumbling take in the followthrough! Malan takes two steps down the track, attempted flick to long-on, the ball bites to take a leading edge, and a pretty scratchy knock has been sawn off before it can take root! 49/2
    11.4 low full toss, biffed straight to deep midwicket! Wood does wonderfully to snaffle that, that was flat, fast and dipping as he slid in. But he wrapped his fingers round it, and Crane strikes with a pie after a cordon bleu spell. That's cricket! 65/3
    14.5 toe-ended into the covers, and Morgan jogs back to snaffle! Good judgement from the skipper as the ball plops over his shoulder. This innings is stuck in first gear 79/4
    not out
    13
    12
    18
    0
    1
    108.33
    Extras
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    123/4 (20 Overs, RR: 6.15 per 6 ball)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Alex Hales, 5.1 ov), 2-49 (Dawid Malan, 8.3 ov), 3-65 (Samit Patel, 11.4 ov), 4-79 (Lewis Gregory, 14.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir402706.7562110
    Mohammad Nabi402025.0082000
    RE van der Merwe402917.2562100
    MS Crane401614.00102000
    CP Wood402907.2585010
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 sensational catch from Luke Wood charging in at deep backward square leg! Carter pitches this short on the legs, Rossington shuffles across trying to pull this very fine behind square but hits it a bit too square and Wood never hesitates bolting in from the rope. It was pulled very flat but Wood covered 15 yards before launching himself forward to take a diving catch at knee height. 15/1
    4.3 carbon copy delivery by Samit pays off! The previous ball he produced a top-edge over backward point/short third man. Inglis continues to flirt with danger trying to slog a ball from around seventh or eighth stump over mid-off against the turn and he pops it straight up to the keeper who shuffles back 10 yards toward the edge of the ring for a simple catch. 29/3
    3.4 Nabi holes out to his countryman at mid-off! Carter gets this full on off stump, Nabi steps away from leg trying to go inside out over extra cover but miscues this flat to Rashid on the ring who shuffles to his right and takes a tumbling catch at knee height. He made that look more theatrical than it should have been but in reality it was a fairly straightforward chance and catch. 25/2
    6.2 Suddenly England's deadliest offspinner strikes once again! Denly reviews but this was stone dead. He pitched it very full on middle and leg from around the wicket, Denly misses a sweep, too full for the shot. This was crashing into middle. Ball-tracking confirms as much. Denly walks off. The Spirit see their review vanish like a spooky ghost. 33/4
    12.2 Wood again on the boundary with a brilliant take! Morgan skips down the track to a full ball on the stumps, flicks this in the air to deep midwicket. Wood came in initially before going back about three yards inside the rope, then leaps up and takes this catch above his head. The momentum of the ball looked like it was going to take him into the rope but he gave himself enough room to take two steps back on the landing before steadying himself. No need to flick the ball back in the air. 65/6
    9.5 yummy! This is why the Rockets brought him in as an overseas pro. World class! Fullish length on fourth stump, Bopara tries to fiddle this into mid-on but it zips on flat and quicker turning away to straighten a touch and clips the outside edge through to the keeper, sharp catch behind the stumps but beautiful setup and execution from Afghanistan's biggest superstar. 48/5
    not out
    25
    18
    35
    2
    1
    138.88
    12.3 incredible reaction catch at slip! Good length ball on fourth stump, Wood backs away to cut but is cramped for room, flies off the edge to Carter's right at rib height and he stabs this basically one-handed before bringing his left hand over the ball late to make sure it doesn't pop out. Carter is having a brilliant day. First with the ball in hand and now catching as well. 65/7
    16.5 Amir's charge goes awry! He was doing crazy things whenever he was on strike and this tops the list. Rashid saw it coming and dragged the length back on leg stump, Amir's wild heave sends a breeze to midwicket while the ball continues on to Moores who whips off the bails in no time. 93/8
    not out
    15
    9
    12
    1
    1
    166.66
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    116/8 (20 Overs, RR: 5.80 per 6 ball)
    Did not bat: MS Crane
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Adam Rossington, 2.1 ov), 2-25 (Mohammad Nabi, 3.4 ov), 3-29 (Josh Inglis, 4.3 ov), 4-33 (Joe Denly, 6.2 ov), 5-48 (Ravi Bopara, 9.5 ov), 6-65 (Eoin Morgan, 12.2 ov), 7-65 (Chris Wood, 12.3 ov), 8-93 (Mohammad Amir, 16.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    L Wood10909.0022000
    SR Patel402035.0081000
    M Carter401734.25110100
    Rashid Khan401323.2590000
    DJM Short302006.6662001
    M de Lange403408.5042200

Match Notes

Spirit 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15AM RossingtonJP Inglis
2nd10Mohammad NabiJP Inglis
3rd4JL DenlyJP Inglis
4th4JL DenlyEJG Morgan
5th15RS BoparaEJG Morgan
6th17EJG MorganRE van der Merwe
7th0RE van der MerweCP Wood
8th28RE van der MerweMohammad Amir
9th23RE van der MerweBC Cullen