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Bologna Cricket Club 99/6 (10 ov)
Cricket Stars 90/5 (10 ov)
Bologna Cricket Club won by 9 runs.
Player of the match: Lovepreet Singh
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It's not over until it actually is isn't it? Often these kind of totals can get tricky and the Stars will be disappointed to not have crossed the line after having gotten themselves in such a strong position at one point. It was that one over from Khayer Abul where he got both the openers out and it panned out to be a completely different story from there! No one could get going after that for the Stars and what seemed an easy chase for them turned out to be a disaster in the end! 

Bologna couldn't find those early wickets as the openers set the platform for this chase but they came back fighting hard to defend what they had, setting an example, that if you get yourselves back in at just about the right time, it's still not too late! Some brilliant bowling and fielding at the death and a complete all-round show in the second half from them to seal this encounter. Wins like these, after having posted not quite enough on the board, but to be able to defend them toward the end are real confidence boosters and Bologna will be pleased with this effort.

The batting depth of the Stars being tested which faltered, surprisingly from a situation where it was the bowling side that was actually under pressure. Some thinking to do after a loss like this as they will look to regroup and figure out as to where they lost this game and what went wrong for them! 
What a game this has turned out to be! Bologna coming from behind to defend this total after it looked like the Stars were cruising at one point. The Stars had this game in control but it's all fallen apart for them and this has been a terrific display from Bologna to win this game! 
Over: 10 | Summary: W 1 0 1 1 4 Bowler: Revanth Pannala Score: 90/5
9.6 Revanth Pannala to Majid Muhammad, FOUR! SHOT! Overpitched delivery on the fourth stump line, the batsman leans in and smacks that through the extra cover region for a boundary! Too little, too late as Bologna Cricket Club beat the Cricket Stars by 9 runs!
9.5 Revanth Pannala to Nalain Haider, length ball outside off, the batsman clears his front foot and slaps that down to long off for a single. 
9.4 Revanth Pannala to Majid Muhammad, length ball on the leg stump, cramps the batsman for room, who dabs it into the off side towards point for a single
9.3 Revanth Pannala to Majid Muhammad, no run, length ball on the off stump, nips away on pitching and evades the attempted swipe by the batsman
9.2 Revanth Pannala to Nalain Haider, length ball outside off, the batsman swings hard at it and ends up slicing it towards deep third man for a single
9.1 Revanth Pannala to Suraj Prakash, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Skiddy back of a length ball on the off stump, the batsman clears his front foot and looks to pull it away. Miscues it in the air and the bowler takes a good running catch!
It's all down to the final over then. This over had to be a big one for the Stars to ease some pressure off but it hasn't been the case. Wonderful bowling under pressure this from Adnan and they will fancy themselves to defend this from here. Can the Stars get past the line from here? 

17 off the final over! 
Over: 9 | Summary: 0 1w 0 W 3 0 1W Bowler: Muhammad Adnan Score: 83/4
8.6 Muhammad Adnan to Adnan Saleem, OUT! RUN-OUT! 1 run completed! length ball outside off, the batsman cuts that towards point for a single. There was no second run on offer there but the batsmen take off to keep Prakash on strike. A good throw and the keeper does the rest to send Saleem packing!
8.5 Muhammad Adnan to Adnan Saleem, no run, length ball on the middle stump, the batsman backs away and looks to guide it down to third man but fails to make any connection
8.4 Muhammad Adnan to Suraj Prakash, length ball on the body, pulled uncomfortably towards mid-wicket for a single. A wild overthrow from the fielder there allows the batsmen to return for the second. Another overthrow at the bowler's end this time allows the third!
8.3 Muhammad Adnan to Manjot Singh Gill, OUT! CAUGHT! Back of a length ball on the off stump banged in, the batsman is late into the pull shot and ends up getting the top edge in the air. The fielder at point takes a comfortable catch to send him packing!
8.2 Muhammad Adnan to Manjot Singh Gill, no run, length ball outside off, bounces a tad more than he expected and Gill misses out on the cut
8.2 Muhammad Adnan to Manjot Singh Gill, sharp bumper on the middle stump, sails over the batsman's head. WIDE called
8.1 Muhammad Adnan to Manjot Singh Gill, no run, back of a length ball on the middle stump, the batsman backs away and looks to push it into the off side. Cannot make any connection 
What a comeback this has been from Bologna as we enter the dying moments of this game! Until that sixth over, the Stars were running away with the game, but all of a sudden, this has been a display of some fine bowling under pressure. A much-needed six for the Stars to end the over though. This is only getting more interesting from here! 

22 from 12 needed 
Over: 8 | Summary: 0 1 1 1 2 6 Bowler: Khayer Abul Score: 78/2
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