CLT20 qualifier, as it happened: Faisalabad Wolves claim consolation 10-run win over Kandurata Maroons

Misbah-ul-Haq starred with an unbeaten 93, as Faisalabad successfully defended their total of 146.

Updated: September 20, 2013 20:24 IST
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Catch all the updates as Faisalabad edged Kandurata to end a disappointing CLT20 qualifying campaign on a high: (Scorecard/Scorecentre)

19:25 (IST): Man of the Match is Misbah-ul-Haq - This team has something to cheer about. We performed better today and this will give us confidence for the future. Our batting was disappointing but the bowling is a positive, especially our spinners. Ehsan Adil got two wickets and got us back in the game.

19:20 (IST): Lahiru Thirimanne - We didn't play to our potential, we had a very good chance of winning but we couldn't. We need to be consistent at this level but our batsmen didn't do very well today.

19:10 (IST): Faisalabad Wolves (146/6) beat Kandurata Maroons (136/7) by 10 runs, both sides fail to qualify for the group stages.

18:55 (IST): WICKET - Chamara Silva (25) st Salman b Khalid, Kandurata 108/5 in 17 overs, chasing 147.

18:40 (IST): WICKET - Kumar Sangakkara (44) c Mahmood b Khalid, smashed to fine-leg. Kandurata 83/4 in 14.1 overs, chasing 147.

18:35 (IST): Faisalabad bowlers have done an excellent job in containing the run chase. Kandurata 67/3 in 12 overs, needing another 80 to win.

18:15 (IST): WICKET - Upul Tharanga (25) c Asad Ali b Ehsan Adil, drives to mid-off. Kandurata 43/2 in 7.2 overs, chasing 147.

18:07 (IST): Kandurata have started their chase slowly with Sangakkara and Tharanga at the crease, 37/1 in 6 overs, chasing 147.

17:50 (IST): WICKET - After a miserly first over, Upul Tharanga hits three successive fours off Asad Ali. The bowler strikes back by trapping Thilina Kandamby (0) lbw, Kandurata 14/1 in 2 overs, chasing 147.

17:40 (IST): Strong words there from Misbah. One wonders if Faisalabad's fate in the tournament would have been different is someone other than their skipper would have performed for the side. It's up to the bowlers now, with 146 to defend.

17:35 (IST): Misbah-ul-Haq - If someone else from the side would have contributed, the situation could have been a lot different. But that's how cricket goes. I scored fast but played my natural shots so we have a good total.

17:25 (IST): Misbah-ul-Haq 93*(60b) guides Faisalabad Wolves to 146/6 in 20 overs vs Kandurata Maroons.

17:20 (IST): WICKET - Jayaratne takes a splendid one-handed catch to get rid of Mohammad Salman (21).

17:17 (IST): A couple of sixes and three boundaries by Misbah in the past few overs takes Faisalabad to 130/4 in 18.

17:02 (IST): Misbah, playing a lone hand, reaches his half-century in 41 balls,Faisalabad 88/4 in 14.4 overs.

16:42 (IST): WICKET - Khurram Shehzad (7) trapped lbw by Ajantha Mendis, Faisalabad 56/4 in 9.3 overs.

16:37 (IST): After the loss of three early wickets, Misbah (22) and Khurram Shehzad (7) consolidate for Faisalabad, 50/3 after 9 overs.

16:22 (IST): WICKET - Anmar Mahmood (10) c Tharanga b Dilhara, lobbed to mid-on. Faisalabad 22/3 in 4.3 overs.

16:15 (IST): WICKET - Kulasekara bags his second, Asif Ali (10) edges to Sangakkara. Faisalabad 20/2 in 3.3 overs.

16:05 (IST): WICKET - Ali Waqas dismissed first ball, edges Kulasekara to the keeper Sangakkara. Faisalabad 5/1 in 0.5 overs.

16:02 (IST): Kulasekara with the ball with Ammar Mahmood and Ali Waqas to open the batting. Mahmood smacks the first ball just over mid-on for four.

15:58 (IST): Playing XIs:

Wolves:Ali Waqas, Ammar Mahmood, Asif Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq, Khurram Shehzad, Imran Khalid, Mohammad Salman, Ehsan Adil, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Ali, Samiullah Khan.

Maroons:WU Tharanga, SHT Kandamby, KC Sangakkara, HDRL Thirimanne, LPC Silva, TAM Siriwardana, LHD Dilhara, KMDN Kulasekara, S Randiv, PLM Jayaratne, BAW Mendis.

15:56 (IST): While Faisalabad have an unchanged squad, Kandurata have left out Lokuarachchi and Jayasuriya to bring in Jayaratne and Siriwardana.

15:52 (IST): In the latter clash of the evening, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Otago Volts will face off in a clash between two in-form teams. Read our full preview of the days actionhere.

15:50 (IST): The case with Kandurata though is slightly different. They have a squad filled with international cricketers from Sri Lanka, including Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Upul Tharanga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis. However the Lankan side have flattered to deceive and haven't been able to show the world their champion abilities.

15:40 (IST):Faisalabad have had a tough tour, with their visa issues and all, but would be desperate to head back to Pakistan with a win under their belt.

15:30 (IST): Kandurata win the toss and opt to bowl! Skipper Lahiru Thirimanne is pleased to be bowling first while Misbah says it's "all about playing good cricket".

15:25 (IST): Faisalabad Wolves were not expected to challenge Sunrisers Hyderabad, Otago Volts or Kandurata for a place in the group stages. Barring Misbah-ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal the squad is bereft of any real quality, suggested by the comprehensive defeats they suffered in their two encounters so far. Misbah has done relatively well in both games, while we have seen a few glimpses of quality from Ajmal, but the support cast has not been up to scratch.

15:20 (IST):An Indian voyage comes to an end for both Kandurata Maroons and Faisalabad Wolves. They face each other in just over an hours time in their final qualifying match - a dead rubber which ensures that both sides have nought but pride to play for before heading home in opposite directions.

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