A big finish by the Masters. They piled on 69 runs in the last 5 overs and lifted a very poor score to a very competitive one. Justin Kemp played an important hand in keeping things together, as frustrated as he appeared at times, but it was Shane Warne who stole the accolades. The vice-captain was sublime with some clean hits and a bit of a flourish. Rabid Wolves have their work cut out for them on this pitch that should turn a bit for Saqlain.
0.1 Henderson to Scott, 0 runs, Outside offstump and left alone.
0.2 Henderson to Scott, 2 runs, He miscued the drive and it went in the air just past extra cover. They got 2 for the effort.
0.3 Henderson to Scott, OUT, Got'm with a beauty! That one bounce sharply on Scott and he could only fend it into the waiting hands of Lara at first slip. Game on!
NG Scott c Lara b Henderson 2 (3)
Partnership 2 (NG Scott 2, DK Rai 0)
Rabid Wolves 2/1 (0.3 overs)
0.4 Henderson to Read, FOUR, Great start! A length ball outside offstump and he drove on the up and away for a boundary.
0.5 Henderson to Read, FOUR, Another one! Henderson dragged the ball back and Read merely rocked back and cut him away for four more.
0.6 Henderson to Read, 2 runs, Good shot past the diving midwicket. Read looks in vintage touch early on.
End of over 1 (12 runs) - Rabid Wolves 12/1 (134 needed from 114 balls)
DK Rai 0* (0b) T Henderson 1-0-12-1
BS Read 10* (3b)
1.1 Odoyo to Rai, 0 runs, Outside offstump and left alone.
1.2 Odoyo to Rai, 0 runs, Again. Same place and no shot offered.
1.3 Odoyo to Rai, 2 runs, Driven nicely, but not perfectly timed and the fielder pulled it back.
1.4 Odoyo to Rai, 0 runs, Again in the channel and left alone.
1.5 Odoyo to Rai, 2 runs, On the legs this time and flicked away for 2 runs. Again he didn't time it that well.
1.6 Odoyo to Rai, 0 runs, The ball cut back in and Rai defended it carefully.
End of over 2 (4 runs) - Rabid Wolves 16/1 (130 needed from 108 balls)
DK Rai 4* (6b) TM Odoyo 1-0-4-0
BS Read 10* (3b)
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."