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Perth Scorchers innings:
Over 20 || Score 180/6
Cartwright continued to play his strokes and remained unbeaten on 73 runs but towards the end Otago Volts comfortably won the match by 62 runs. It was Broom’s innings that made all the difference as even the Scorchers managed to reach 180 runs.
Over 15 || Score 126/4
The Perth Scorchers batsmen are trying their best to score as many runs as possible, but it isn’t going to be easy as they are chasing a mammoth total. 52 runs were scored in the last five overs but the Scorchers still need 117 runs from the last five overs.
Over 10 || Score 74/3
Hilton Cartwright and Adam Voges are in the process of resurrecting the innings as they have added 33 runs in the last five overs without the loss of a wicket. Even though they haven’t managed to send a few out of the park, Australia need them to stitch in a big partnership.
Over 5 || Score 41/3
Perth Scorchers have got off to a disastrous start as they have lost three quick wickets in the first three overs. Opener Liam Davis was dismissed off the first ball of the second innings by Ian Butler who also dismissed Ashton Agar. Perth Scorch suffered a major setback when their skipper Simon Katich was run-out without facing a ball.
Otago Volts innings:
Over 20 || Score 242/4
Neil Broom slammed a brutal ton against Perth Scorchers in the eighth match of Champions League Twenty 20 as Otago Volts posted the highest total ever in the tournament history - 242 runs. Broom remained unbeaten on 117 from just 56 balls and also added 128 runs with Ryan ten Doeschate (66 from 26) for the fourth wicket. Otago surpassed the previous record of 215 runs scored by Royal Challengers Bangalore against South Australia in 2011.
Asked to bat first, Otago got off to a disastrous start as Joel Paris dismissed Hamish Rutherford (2) and Brendon McCullum (0) off consecutive balls in the third over.
Neil Broom 117* (56b) James Neesham 8* (4b)
Otago Over: 15 II Score: 149/3
Off Michael Beer’s third over and innings 11th came just five overs. The 12th over turned out to be quite a productive one for Otago as in it came 23 runs including a boundary, a six to Doeschate and another maximum to Broom. Broom continued with the assault in the next over to reaching his fifty with a biggie over extra cover region. A total of 14 runs were milked from that over. Broom struck three consecutive boundaries off the final three deliveries of the 14th over taking the score to 134/3. Doeschate struck a boundary and a six in the 15th over pushing the scoring rate to almost 10 an over.
Otago Over: 10 II Score: 77/3
Derek de Boorder struck two boundaries in the sixth over bowled by Beer. 10 runs came from it. Boorder collected two more boundaries in the next over by Bert Cockley. 11 runs came in it. Ashton Agar was introduced in the next and in it came seven runs. Off the ninth came 14 runs including a six by Boorder off the penultimate delivery and a boundary by Broom off the first. Boorder was looking dangerous as he struck a boundary and followed it with a maximum in the next over before Voges had him bowled off the next. He scored 45 (28b, 4X5, 6X2).
Otago Over: 5 II Score: 22/2
Otago Volts are off to a bad start after losing two wickets in two deliveries – both falling to Joel Paris. Hamish Rutherford was the first one to depart after being trapped in front. He scored 2 (5b). Brendan McCullum came in next and was out first ball after being out lbw.
TOSS: Perth Scorchers won the toss and invited Otago Volts to bat first.
Their respective openers washed out due to heavy rain, Australia`s Perth Scorchers and in-form qualifiers from New Zealand Otago Volts would look to open their campaign on a winning note when the two sides clash in a Champions League Twenty20 match on Wednesday.
Rain had the final say as both the matches involving the two teams were called off after huge puddles on the outfield turned the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad into almost a lake last evening.
The abandonment meant the two teams got two points each from their respective matches. It would be hard to tell whether both teams were happy with the split points.