Zee Media Bureau
D/L helped T&T to win the match by six runs Trinidad and Tobago registered a six-run win over Titans via D/L method in a rain-hit match to place themselves in strong contention for a semifinal berth in Champions League Twenty20 here on Monday.
Over 17 || Score 153/6
Behardien got out after playing a cameo of 29 runs in 19 balls off Narine in the 16ht over. And after a gap of on ball mystery spinner provided his team another breakthrough in the form of Wiese, who even failed to open his account. Titans need 36 runs in 18 balls. Rain stops play. And according to D/L Titans are six runs behind.
D Wiese c Badree b Narine 0 (2b)
F Behardien c Lewis b Narine 29 (19b)
Over 15 || Score 135/4
In the 11th over Simmons gave a double blow to Titans. He first took the wicket of opener Rudolph, who scored 31 runs and then in the next ball he shown the pavilion way to van der Merwe. In the 13th over Titans crossed the mark of 100 runs. But the match is on as AB de Villiers, one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, is at the crease. Along with him Behardien is in the middle and is also scoring runs quickly. In the last five overs Titans need 54 runs to win the match.
RE van der Merwe c Bravo b Simmons 4 (5b)
JA Rudolph c Emrit b Simmons 31 (28b)
Over 10 || Score 87/2
After playing an effective knock of 42 runs, skipper Davids was bowled by Emrit in the seventh over. He scored two huge sixes and six boundaries. In the first ball of the sixth over Titans crossed the mark of 50 runs, while chasing a big total. After the fall of Davids wicket, H Kuhn came to the crease but failed to help his team and joined his skipper in the pavilion after scoring just seven runs. Now in 60 balls Titans need 102 runs to seal the match.
HG Kuhn c Lewis b Badree 7 (9b)
H Davids b Emrit 42 (22b)
Over 5 || Score 49/0
While chasing a formidable total of 188 runs Titans got off to a flying start. Both the openers have given a good start to their team while chasing a big total. Skipper Davis has already crossed the mark of 30 runs in just 14 balls. Now they have to capitalise on their good start to seal a win against T&T.
Over 20 || Score 188/6
Swashbuckling knocks by Bravo and Lewis helped T&T to post a formidable total of 189 in front of Titans. Bravo got out in the 18th over after playing 63-run knock in 44 balls, with the help of five fours and four sixes. In fact skipper Ramdin got out cheaply at a score of six off Morkel in the 19th over, though in the death overs, Stuart played a cameo of 23 runs of 15 balls runs to make sure that his team crossed the mark of 180. Now if Titans need to win this match their upper order has to give them a good start.
ND Stewart c Mosehle b de Lange 23 (15b)
D Ramdin c Mosehle b Morkel 6 (4b)
DM Bravo b de Lange 63 (44b)
N Pooran c van der Merwe b Davids 11 (10b)
Over 15 || Score 145/2
In the 11th over T&T crossed the mark of 100 runs. And finally after scoring a whirlwind knock of 70, laced with seven fours and five sixes, Lewis was sent back by der Merwe in the 13th over. But Bravo is still at the crease and has completed his half century in just 37 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.
E Lewis c Richards b van der Merwe 70 (35b)
Over 10 || Score 99/1
Along with opener Lewis, Bravo is also scoring runs at a rapid pace. In mere 21 balls the opener completed his half century. In the sixth over T&T crossed the mark of 50 runs. Bravo is also giving a good company to Lewis. At the moment they are scoring with a run rate of more than 9 runs an over. They have added more than 90 runs so far for the second wicket.
Over 5 || Score 48/1
After losing first wicket in the form of L Simmons in second over off de Lange, T&T batsman Darren Bravo came to the crease and started hitting boundaries all over the park. In the third over T&T collected 18 runs and in the next 12 runs with the help of three fours by Bravo off de Lange. In the fifth over Lewis first launched Richards for a six and then scored two more boundaries from the over to collect 14 runs.
LMP Simmons b de Lange 0 (7b)
TOSS: Titans have won the toss and will field first.
With the race for the lone available semi-final spot from Group B intensifying, Trinidad and Tobago will face a fired up opponent in the Titans in their Champions League Twenty20 match here on Monday.
Titans are placed second on the points table with two wins from three matches (eight points) while T&T are stuck in mid-table traffic after suffering an unlikely defeat at the hands of Thisara Perera and Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 24 in Mohali.
Another win for Titans will ensure their safe passage to the semi-finals with a game to play against 2013 IPL finalists Chennai Super Kings in Delhi on October 2. A T&T victory, on the other hand, will open up the group.