Geez, Ladbroke Rovers are incapable of losing. Needing 28 off the last two overs, comes up with this (start at the bottom):
49.6 4 Foster to Akram
That is a classic on drive, one of the hardest shots in the book and Akram made it look easy.
49.5 1 Foster to Connelly
Driven to wide mid off.
49.4 1 Foster to Akram
Poked through the mid wicket region for a single.
49.3 4 Foster to Akram
Bowling lesson number 72: If you bowl there, you will be punished. Four to add to the total.
49.2 1 Foster to Connelly
Classic stroke, well fielded at point. It was worth more than one run to be fair.
49.1 1 Foster to Akram
Henry has a shy at the stumps but Akram is comfortably home for the single, his dab to mid off having just crept through the ring. Sound judgement from the men in the middle.
End of Over 49: 272-2, runrate=5.55, reqrunrate=10.00 (281-10)
Akram* 52 (46 balls)
Connelly 54 (41 balls)
Last Wicket: Summerscales c. Brendell b. Salmon 88 (FOW: 183/2)
48.6 4 Musgrove to Connelly
A long hop outside off and Connelly pulls that imperiously between mid-on and mid-wicket.
48.5 4 Musgrove to Connelly
Nice shot, they'll get three here…oh terrible throw to Hlompho and they'll run an extra one.
And that's his fifty! Well played.
48.4 4 Musgrove to Connelly
A juicy full toss outside the off stump. Connelly slashes hard and the ball squirts away for four.
48.3 4 Musgrove to Connelly
Short ball moving away outside off stump, Connelly pulls well to the long on boundary, good shot!
48.2 1 Musgrove to Akram
Played into the off for a single, good calling and the batsmen are home easy.
48.1 1 Musgrove to Connelly
Gently played to long on for a single.
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