Champions League T20: Otago Volts vs Highveld Lions - As it happened...
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Lions in Super Over
Over 1|| Score 13/0
The century maker Kock came up with Symes to play the super over for Lions. First ball and Kock dispatched it towards the boundary for a four. In the next he launched Neesham for a maximum. In the first three balls he collected 11 runs. In the fourth ball Symes gave a sky high catch to skipper McCullaum. In the fifth Kock scored a single. Last ball and Lions need 2 runs to seal the game but they managed just a single and got run out while going for the second run. As the score got levelled, the match was given to Otago as they scored more boundaries then the Lions in the match. Finally Otago won the match.
Otago in Super Over
Over 1|| Score 13/0
James Neesham and Brendon McCullum came to play the super over for Otago. Tanvir was the bowler. First ball was dispatched by Neesham for a four. In next two balls Tanvir gave just one run. In the fourth ball Tnavir bowled a Yorker to McCullum to gave another single. In the next ball to Neesham, Tanvir gave just one run but in the last ball McCullam launched Tanvir for a six to score 13 runs. It means Lions need 14 to win the match.
Over 20|| Score 167/7
First super over of this edition of CLT20. James Neesham’s whirlwind knock of 52 runs in mere 25 balls helped his team to equal the score of 167 scored by Lions while playing first. In the last ball of the 20th over Otago need 2 runs to seal the game but they only managed to score one run that calls for a super over.
IG Butler b Sohail Tanvir 9 (8b)
Over 15 || Score 103/6
Now the match is slipping away from the hands of Otago. In last five overs they lost three more wickets in the form of Boorder, R Doeschate and McCullum. Boorder was caught by Bavuma off Tahir after scoring 32 runs in 37 balls, whereas Tsotsobe shown the way of pavilion to Doeschate. In the 15th over Viljoen sent back McCullum on a duck to make life even tougher for Otago. Now in last five overs batting side need 65 runs to seal the match.
NL McCullum c Petersen b Viljoen 0 (4b)
DC de Boorder c Bavuma b Imran Tahir 32 (37b)
RN ten Doeschate c Petersen b Tsotsobe 9 (8b)
Over 10 || Score 78/3
After losing two quick wickets up the order, H Rutherford and de Boorder of Otago played sensibly. But in the tenth over Lions leg spinner Imran Tahir got the wicket of Rutherford when he was on 32. Now it’s really difficult task for Otago to chase the total as they need 90 runs in 60 balls.
HD Rutherford c de Kock b Imran Tahir 32 (21b)
Over 5 || Score 38/2
While chasing a formidable total of 167, Otago openers failed to give their team a good start. First N Broom got out cheaply after scoring just six runs and then after the gap of an over Otago lost their big wicket in the form of McCullum. At the moment Derek de Boorder and Hamish Rutherford are at the crease.
BB McCullum c Sohail Tanvir b Tsotsobe 5 (5b)
NT Broom c Viljoen b O'Reilly 6 (8b)
Over 20 || Score 167/4
Whirlwind knock by the opener Quinton Kock helped Lions to post a formidable total of 167 runs in front of Otago. He completed his century in just 60 balls, laced with ten fours and four sixes. Once he completing his half century he started hitting boundaries at will. He smashed bowlers all over the park. In the 16th over he scored 21 runs with the help of two sixes and a four off Beard. Then in the next he launched Butler for two huge sixes to collect 18 from the over. Now it's time for Lions bowlers to defend the title.
J Symes c de Boorder b Wagner 20 (15b)
Over 15 || Score 97/3
Beard gave Lions a double blow in the 12th over, when he first sent Bavuma towards the pavilion and then Petersen in two consecutive deliveries. Bavuma scored 13 runs, whereas Petersen got plumbed in the very first ball he faced. Where on one end wickets are falling, on the other, opener Quinton Kock complete his fifty in style by hitting a boundary off N McCullum. Now Lions have five overs left and they must be looking for somewhere around 150 on the board.
AN Petersen lbw b Beard 0 (1b)
T Bavuma st de Boorder b Beard 13 (15b)
Over 10 || Score 59/1
When Lions started to accelerate their run tempo a bit, they lost their first wicket in the form of H Dussen, who was trapped in front of the wicket off McMillan. Dussen scored 17 runs in 24 balls with the help of a maximum. After the fall of first wicket Temba Bavuma has come in to bat. In the eighth over Lions crossed the mark of 50 runs. The other opener Quinton de Kock is playing sensible cricket and has scored 35 runs so far and is still at the crease.
HE van der Dussen lbw b McMillan 17 (24b)
Over 5 || Score 21/0
A cautious start for Lions. One can also say that Otago bowlers have bowled at a good line and length so far and haven’t provided much room to the Lions openers to go for some big hits. In first five overs Lions only managed to score 21 runs without losing any wicket.
TOSS: Otago won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Otago Volts, who have impressed with their performance in their campaign so far, would be looking to consolidate their position for a semifinal berth when they take on Highveld Lions in a Group A match of Champions League Twenty20 today.
Otago are placed second in the group with six points by virtue of one win and one match being washed out in Ahmadabad while the Lions, with just two points from three matches, have an outside chance of making it to the last four.
New Zealand champions Otago have a 14 match winning streak in T20, including three in the qualifiers at Mohali and they look set for yet another victory as the Sawai Mansingh pitch here would suit their style of play.
They have a strong batting line up with opener Neil Broom, who hit a magnificent unbeaten 117 off just 56 balls against Perth Scorchers, in fine form.