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97/10 (9.4)
Italy
98/3 (8)
ITA won by 7 wickets
 
What a win, what a win for Italy! They have won this tie by 7 wickets and with 12 deliveries in the hand. They now go past Austria in the league table and finish 4th with a better net run rate.

Chasing 98 was not as easy as the Italian batters made it look like. Amir Shariff did the main damage. He took the game away in powerplay itself where Italy scored 39 runs. His 13 ball 37 was enough to kill the game for Austria. Baljit Singh, the skipper joined the party later with his unbeaten 24 and guided the side to the win and a semifinal spot.

As for Austria, they will be dejected with their bowling performance here. Sahel Zadran was the only bowler who rose to the occasion and delivered a brilliant spell of 1/11 in his couple of overs. All the other bowlers went for plenty and conceded at more than the required rate.
8
overs
98 /3 score
1
1
1
0
2
1
runs
cricket bat icon Baljit Singh *
24 (16)
cricket bat icon Ammad Khan
10 (5)
cricket ball icon Sahel Zadran
1 /11
7.6 Sahel Zadran to Baljit Singh, EASY AS IT COMES! Baljit gets the winning runs and Italy win this encounter by 7 wickets. Full toss again and Baljit comes forward and then steers it past the cover region and takes an easy catch and Italy win their second game in the Championship round!
7.5 Sahel Zadran to Baljit Singh, low full toss on the knee height as Balit leans into it and pushes it through the covers and they decide to come back for the second as the fielder fumbles a bit.
7.4 Sahel Zadran to Baljit Singh, nails the yorker on the off-stump as Baljit comes forward and then digs that one out into the off-side.
7.3 Sahel Zadran to Ammad Khan, yorker length tails into Ammad as he sits deep inside the crease and drills it down to long-on region for a single. 3 needed now!
7.2 Sahel Zadran to Baljit Singh, full toss into Baljit on the middle and off as he comes forward and nudges it down to long-on for a single.
7.1 Sahel Zadran to Ammad Khan, full delivery on the off-stump as Ammad shuffles across to ramp it over the keeper's head but squirts it into the off-side in the end for a quick single.
That might just be it for Italy! Skipper Baljit Singh goes full bonkers as his side is now only 6 runs away from victory with three overs in hand.
7
overs
92 /3 score
1
6
1
6
1
1
runs
cricket bat icon Baljit Singh
20 (12)
cricket bat icon Ammad Khan *
8 (3)
cricket ball icon Imran Asif
1 /22
6.6 Imran Asif to Ammad Khan, DROPPED! That was a stunning effort from Zadran at deep mid-wicket, change of pace, length delivery on the outside off as Ammad goes down his knee and absolutely creams it and Zadran runs in towards that and dives in front but fails to grab it, single taken.
6.5 Imran Asif to Baljit Singh, back of a length delivery that angles it into Baljit on the off-stump as he presses forward and taps it towards extra-cover for a quick single.
6.4 Imran Asif to Baljit Singh, SIX! Too short on the off-stump, Baljit sits deep inside the crease as he swivels and DISPATCHES it well over the deep square-leg fence for another massive six.
6.3 Imran Asif to Ammad Khan, full toss into Ammad on the middle and off, just below waist height as he whips that one over the square-leg region for a single.
6.2 Imran Asif to Ammad Khan, SIX! BAM! Full and right in the slot for Ammad as he leans into it and then POWERS it way over the deep mid-wicket fence for a huge maximum!
6.1 Imran Asif to Baljit Singh, OH! Short delivery into Baljit that hurries on to him as he goes to pull that one and falls short of the fielder at deep square-leg as he charges towards it, single taken.
Sahel Zadran is pulling some strings back here. A very good over at this stage with only 5 runs coming off it including a wicket. Italy still very much in the driver's seat and should have no hesitation in scoring 22 runs in the next four overs.
6
overs
76 /3 score
0
1
0
4
0
W
runs
cricket bat icon Baljit Singh
12 (9)
cricket bat icon Rajmani Singh *
9 (7)
cricket ball icon Sahel Zadran
1 /5
5.6 Sahel Zadran to Rajmani Sandhu, OUT! CLEANS HIM UP! This is getting interesting now as Zadran strikes. Full and straight from Zadran as Sandhu dances down the track to hoick but misses, goes through and rattles the stumps in the end.
5.5 Sahel Zadran to Rajmani Sandhu, short delivery that nips back into Sandhu on the off-stump as he looks to pull that one a bit awkwardly and gets beaten.