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24th June 2011

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Spain kept their qualification hopes very much alive when they timed a potentially difficult run chase to perfection to defeat Hellas by seven wickets at Mechelen.

(Mahmood caught behind off the bowling of Talat Ali)

A slow start from Hellas meant they were always on the back foot, and it took a late surge from Georgios-Chry Stogiannos to take their total up to 142 for 6. The belligerent right hander scored 45 from just 21 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes).

(Morgan claims the catch and Mahmood is back in the pavillion)

The early wickets of Mehmood Ahmed and Anastasios Manousis, both without scoring, meant Hellas required a period of consolidation. That was provided by Andreas Koutsoufis (26), Oliver Hutton

(25), and Stavros Nikitaris (29).

(Hutton run out off the throw fom Christian Munoz Mills)

In reply, Hellas were given an early boost by the run out of Sajad Ali, but a second wicket partnership of 65 between James Morgan (22) and Shafique Ali settled the nerves. Shafique Ali scored exactly 50 from 34 balls (4 sixes, 4 fours), before being well caught on the deep midwicket boundary by Iordanis Kontarinis off the bowling of Mehmood Ahmed.

(Shafique Ali drives past point against Greece)

Tanveer Iqbal then proceeded to blast Hellas out of the game, hitting five sixes, two of which sailed out of the ground, to finish unbeaten on 39, as the win was secured with 15 balls remaining.

(Shafique celebrates his 50 v Greece)

Spain now take on Belgium tomorrow at Royal Brussels, in a crucial game which will go a long way to decide who tops the group. Hellas meanwhile have a tricky looking fixture against Austria.

(The first of Tanveer Iqbal´s five sixes in his total of 39 not out)

Hellas (0) lost to Spain (2) by 7 wickets. Mechelen, 22 June

Hellas Vs Spain

1-Innings T20 Match Played At Hombeek, Mechelen, 22-Jun-2011, ICC European Division 2
Spain Win by 7 wickets

 

Round 6
Toss won by Hellas
Umpires B Hartong (Netherlands) and HAJ Mountford (Guernsey)
Scorers M Revis and J Howden
Comment Group B

 

Hellas 1st Innings 142/6 Closed (Overs 20)

 

BatsmanFieldsmanBowlerRunsBls4s6s
Mehmood Ahmed c JH Morgan b Talat Nadeem 0 8 0 0
A Manousis lbw b Tanvir Iqbal 0 4 0 0
A Koutsoufis c Tanvir Iqbal b Farhat Mahmood 26 31 2 1
OR Hutton run out C Munoz-Mills/JH.   25 30 1 1
S Nikitaras*   b Tanvir Iqbal 29 25 0 1
G-C Stogiannos run out Sajad Ali/JH Mor.   45 21 6 2
I Kontarinis not out   0 1 0 0
S Giourgas dnb   -      
C Molinaris+ dnb   -      
G Toulantas dnb   -      
D Triantafillidis dnb   -      
extras   (b0 lb2 w15 nb0) 17      
TOTAL   6 wickets for 142      
FOW
1-3(Mehmood Ahmed) 2-4(A Manousis) 3-61(A Koutsoufis) 4-67(OR Hutton)
5-129(S Nikitaras) 6-142(G-C Stogiannos)
 
BowlerOMRWwdnb
Tanvir Iqbal 4 0 28 2 5 -
Talat Nadeem 4 0 38 1 3 -
Mohib Hussein 4 1 30 0 - -
Farhat Mahmood 4 0 17 1 2 -
Sajad Ali 2 0 12 0 - -
Irshad Khan 2 0 15 0 1 -

 

Spain 1st Innings 146/3 (Overs 17.3)

 

BatsmanFieldsmanBowlerRunsBls4s6s
Shafique Ali c I Kontarinis b Mehmood Ahmed 50 34 4 4
Sajad Ali run out S Nikitaras/C Mo.   0 2 0 0
JH Morgan*+ c G Toulantas b OR Hutton 22 26 1 0
G Crompton not out   19 23 2 0
Tanvir Iqbal not out   39 23 0 5
Farhat Mahmood dnb   -      
Mohib Hussein dnb   -      
C Munoz-Mills dnb   -      
LP Venus Valiente dnb   -      
Talat Nadeem dnb   -      
Irshad Khan dnb   -      
extras   (b4 lb4 w5 nb3) 16      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 146      
FOW
1-9(Sajad Ali) 2-74(JH Morgan) 3-86(Shafique Ali)
 
BowlerOMRWwdnb
G Toulantas 3 0 20 0 3 -
D Triantafillidis 3 0 20 0 2 1
S Nikitaras 2 0 24 0 - -
Mehmood Ahmed 3 0 24 1 - -
OR Hutton 2 0 17 1 - 2
A Koutsoufis 3 0 23 0 - -
A Manousis 1 0 4 0 - -
S Giourgas .3 0 6 0 - -

 

(Spain congratulated on their win by Hellas)