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2011, 1/9 : 35 Over Match

Khan laps the field with century in Taipei cricket.
(where discrepancies occur the Taiwan Cricket version should be taken)

After his recent dominance at the Taiwan Southerners Annual Tournament, Shezhad Khan once again stamped his class upon the Taiwan cricket scene. On Sunday he hit a rare century on Taiwanese soil, 123 from 127 deliveries to see the Taipei Lions to an easy victory over the Northern Giants. To illustrate his dominance the next best score was a pair of 21s from Sandeep Patel and Timmy Chang. The slight left hander batted right through the innings only being dismissed off the very last delivery.

The match was a new opportunity for the players with 35 overs available to both sides. The two composite sides were loosely based upon combinations of teams from the Northern League. Lions captain Mujahid Muhammad elected to bat after winning the toss and opened with Khan. The pair batted calmly for 11 overs and picked up 75 runs against luckless opening bowlers Heinrich Nothnagel (0-34) and Krishna Reddy (0-35). The introduction of spin saw Muhammad caught brilliantly at slip by Gitanjal Deka off Manoj Kriplani's bowling (2-21). Deka then entered the attack and trapped Rehan Naeem lbw for a duck. Three run outs added to the pressure, but Patel's innings and Shezhad's class ensured that the Lions batted out the overs and posted 213/8. Giants captain Ric McGrail (2-41) picked up two late wickets.

The Giant's reply was aided by some wayward early bowling, but again the introduction of spin saw wickets fall. Amjad Zafar (3-28) had Ashish Tripathi (12) caught by Muhammad with the score at 44 and from there nothing went right for the Giants. Thomas Rayen (1-22) induced an edge to end Chang's resistance and to round off his earlier performance, Khan took 3 wickets with some discomfiting over the wicket bowling. None of the remainder of the batsmen were able to offer much resistance apart from 17 from the blade of Brett Blain.  Khan got three deliveries to keep low and bowl Jay Magar, Mcgrail and Rakesh Sharma, Deka showed intent with a clean strike for six off Zafar over mid on's head only to be caught at square leg soon after and Kriplani's efforts were stumped by a quick piece of thinking by wicketkeeper Asif Tanoli. The Giants were eventually bowled out for 108.

See scorecards attached below.

40 Overs Match Signup Sheet


The match starts SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 at 10am. Teams need to arrive at 9:30am. Match fees are $1650 per team ($150/player). Each team is to provide one new RED ball.

The match was 35 overs. There were 13 overs of fielding restrictions. The first seven overs of both innings and then one batting and one bowling powerplay in each innings.

  • Fielding restrictions - maximum 2 fielders outside the inner ring.
  • All other times - maximum 5 fielders outside the ring.
  • Bowling restrictions - Maximum seven overs per bowler.
  • Drinks will be taken at over 15 of both innings.

12th men and non-selected players are encouraged to come down and work as scorers and substitute fielders for the duration of the match. Substitute players may not keep, bat or bowl. Substituted players may not bowl for the same number of overs as they were off the park and may not bat in the top six if they are absent at the start of their innings.

Rain rules.
If the match is interrupted on Sunday it may be continued on a following Sunday. There are no conditions for reducing targets or overs after the start of the match, but the overs may be reduced before the match begins. IF IT IS RAINING ON SUNDAY MORNING AND THE MATCH HAS NOT BEEN CALLED OFF YOUR TEAM IS EXPECTED TO SHOW UP.


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Grant Dexter,
9 Jan 2011, 23:45
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9 Jan 2011, 23:26
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9 Jan 2011, 23:29
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