Nokia Champions League T20 - Qualifying Tournament Pool A

Auckland v Somerset

Somerset won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

"Don't we know the script for this one? Somerset to finish a heart-breaking close second!" Yes, Mark Kidger, that has been the story with Somerset, but I they have one of the better attacks among the non-Indian sides for these conditions. Of course Tresco and Kieswetter wouldn't have hurt. Anyway we are about to begin. Jimmy Adams and Martin Guptill come out to bat. Alfonso Thomas, the Somerset captain, will open the attack

7.30pm Oops, of course George Dockrell is playing for Ireland in the Intercontinental Cup. I saw his name in the squad and assumed... Thanks for the nudge, Alex. Time for the toss. Gareth Hopkins has won the toss, and Auckland have chosen to bat first. Auckland make no change to their XI from last night. Somerset have three left-arm spinners, Kartik, van der Merwe and Arul Supiah, who turned in record-breaking figures during the English season. Auckland struggled against the slower bowlers last night, so that sets things up

7.20pm Day two, match four of Champions League T20, 2011. Auckland Aces, who threw away a certain win last night, haven't got the best of draws. They will need to win this one, and then hope for favourable results with other teams tomorrow. Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished No. 4 in the IPL and have been given a late chance to enter the Champions League, will play the last game of the qualifiers, and will know exactly how much to not lose by, should they not win. Either way, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Kolkata's team owner and the competition's main brand ambassador, will continue promoting the event.

Auckland's opponents, Somerset, are playing their first game of the tournament. Marcus Trescothick and Craig Kieswetter aren't here, but they feature Murali Kartik, formerly of Kolkata Knight Riders, South Africa Roelof van der Merwe (who played for Bangalore too, I think), and the Irishman George Dockrell. Toss in 10 minutes

0.1

Thomas to Guptill, no run, Guptill takes first strike. Surely he doesn't want to be run out without facing a ball. Drives the first ball to mid-off. Connects well

0.2

Thomas to Guptill, no run, Guptill already has some luck. Dropped by Waller at cover. Guptill drives, uppishly, low to Waller's right, but he spills it

0.3

Thomas to Guptill, 2 runs, another appeal for a run-out against two-toes Guppy, as he nudges this slower into the leg side and comes back for two. The throw from deep midwicket hits direct, but Guptill makes it

0.4

Thomas to Guptill, no run, big movement and bounce for Thomas, beats the drive, and goes chest high to the keeper

0.5

Thomas to Guptill, 1 run, more swing, driven down the ground for a single

0.6

Thomas to JHK Adams, no run, short of a length, pushed to midwicket

End of over 1 (3 runs) Auckland 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
JHK Adams    0* (1b)      AC Thomas    1-0-3-0
MJ Guptill    3* (5b)     

"Guys, how could you omit Jos Butler's name from those missing for Somerset today? He's been their best limited overs batsman this season!" Agree, Laurenzo. Meanwhile here is Trego, who gave Lancashire a scare on the last day of the county championships

1.1

Trego to Guptill, no run, more outswing here, good to see it. Guptill defends it back to Trego

1.2

Trego to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill is one of the cleaner hitters of the drive and the flick-pull. He shows it here by driving this short-of-a-length delivery over mid-on, well over mid-of

Both third man and fine leg in the circle now

1.3

Trego to Guptill, 1 run, Trego is accurate, and is driven down to long-on for one

Round the stumps to Adams

1.4

Trego to JHK Adams, no run, slower ball, accurate, short of a length, defended back to him

1.5

Trego to JHK Adams, no run, comes down the crease, gets the inside edge onto the toe, the ball rolls to cover

The keeper comes up

1.6

Trego to JHK Adams, OUT, Adams is not pegged in the crease, and flicks across the line of a straight delivery. The umpire's finger shoot sup immediately. Adams doesn't look pleased. Height didn't seem an issue to me. The line is good too. Pitches outside off, hits him in front of middle, would have taken out leg

JHK Adams lbw b Trego 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (5 runs) Auckland 8/1 (RR: 4.00)
     PD Trego    1-0-5-1
MJ Guptill    8* (8b 1x4)      AC Thomas    1-0-3-0

If this were a Test match, Rob Quiney would be on a king pair, but he is not on strike

2.1

Thomas to Guptill, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, the inside half of the bat gets him a single

2.2

Thomas to Quiney, FOUR, Quiney won't score another duck in the CL qualifiers. This is a gift on the pads, and he flicks it fine. Wonder if he said thank you to Thomas

2.3

Thomas to Quiney, no run, full outside off, drives, finds cover

2.4

Thomas to Quiney, 1 wide, slower ball gone wrong, well wide outside off

2.4

Thomas to Quiney, no run, length ball, fourth-stump line, pushed to cover

Round the stumps

2.5

Thomas to Quiney, OUT, and another left-hand batsman is gone lbw to the round-the-stumps angle. This is short of a length, Quiney pulls across its line, the ball seems to have stayed a touch low. Pitched just outside off, hits him in front of middle and off, and would have taken top of middle

RJ Quiney lbw b Thomas 4 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

In comes Lou Vincent

2.6

Thomas to Vincent, no run, full, middle and leg, driven to mid-on, sends Guptill well because he has timed it a touch too well

Auckland: 133 in 23 overs in this tournament so far

End of over 3 (6 runs) Auckland 14/2 (RR: 4.66)
L Vincent    0* (1b)      AC Thomas    2-0-9-1
MJ Guptill    9* (9b 1x4)      PD Trego    1-0-5-1

3.1

Trego to Guptill, OUT, Smart thinking from Somerset, not that smart by Guptill. They saw him drive well in the last over, brought the third man up and sent long-on back. Trego bowled straight, Guptill couldn't stop himself going for the lofted drive, and found out the long-on to perfection. Guptill is stunned, but he should have known better

MJ Guptill c Hildreth b Trego 9 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Skipper Hopkins is the new man in, but he is at the non-striker's end

3.2

Trego to Vincent, no run, length ball on off, defended off the front foot

3.3

Trego to Vincent, no run, accurate again, no room, Vincent defends off the front foot again

3.4

Trego to Vincent, 1 run, slower ball, Vincent drops the bottom hand, deflects it to short fine for a single

3.5

Trego to Hopkins, no run, Hopkins moves across on the crease, blocks this towards midwicket

3.6

Trego to Hopkins, 1 run, works this around the front pad, gets a single to short fine leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) Auckland 16/3 (RR: 4.00)
GJ Hopkins    1* (2b)      PD Trego    2-0-7-2
L Vincent    1* (4b)      AC Thomas    2-0-9-1

Here is Roelof van der Merwe. That name will do Sri Lankans proud. RVD Merwe

4.1

van der Merwe to Hopkins, no run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on

4.2

van der Merwe to Hopkins, 1 run, swept away from middle and leg, gets a single

4.3

van der Merwe to Vincent, FOUR, RVD gets an edge. This is quick, pushed through, Vincent drives, gets a thick deflection, past the keeper. No slip in place, and RVD lets out a grunt. Did he want a slip and wasn't given one by the captain?

4.4

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, pushed to extra cover for a single

4.5

van der Merwe to Hopkins, no run, defended with an open face to point

4.6

van der Merwe to Hopkins, no run, turn and bounce.. Hopkins looks to cut it, and is beaten square. Even the keeper can't make a clean collection

End of over 5 (6 runs) Auckland 22/3 (RR: 4.40)
GJ Hopkins    2* (6b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0
L Vincent    6* (6b 1x4)      PD Trego    2-0-7-2

5.1

Trego to Vincent, 1 run, driven inside-out, misfielded at short extra to allow them a single

5.2

Trego to Hopkins, no run, slower ball, it has the batsman foxed, and he pulls entirely out of the shot. Would have hit the fifth stump, so a brave leave

5.3

Trego to Hopkins, 3 leg byes, wide down the leg side, and it swings after passing the batsman, as it would in England. A drive from Snell can't save the extras

5.4

Trego to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent has been batting on some other pitch than the other Aucklanders. Clears the front leg and pummels this shortish delivery over midwicket

5.5

Trego to Vincent, SIX, Full toss. Thank you very much. Over long-on. It was a high full toss so it took a slightly horizontal bat

5.6

Trego to Vincent, 1 run, slower ball, opens the face, gets a single to point

End of over 6 (15 runs) Auckland 37/3 (RR: 6.16)
L Vincent    18* (10b 2x4 1x6)      PD Trego    3-0-19-2
GJ Hopkins    2* (8b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0

Murali Kartik replaces van der Merwe

6.1

Kartik to Vincent, 1 run, tossed up, yorker length on middle and leg, digs it out for a single

6.2

Kartik to Hopkins, 1 run, slower through the air, he has to wait and wait before turning it to short fine. Vincent has to dve full length to get in

6.3

Kartik to Vincent, 1 leg bye, full, into the pads, misses, takes the leg-bye

6.4

Kartik to Hopkins, no run, full again, middle and off, dug out back to the bowler

6.5

Kartik to Hopkins, 1 run, flight and dip, swept away square for a single

6.6

Kartik to Vincent, no run, presses forward, gets an inside edge onto the pad. No turn there

End of over 7 (4 runs) Auckland 41/3 (RR: 5.85)
L Vincent    19* (13b 2x4 1x6)      M Kartik    1-0-3-0
GJ Hopkins    4* (11b)      PD Trego    3-0-19-2

Max Waller to bowl. Legbreak bowler. More legrollers

7.1

Waller to Hopkins, 1 run, length ball outside off, punched away to deep cover

7.2

Waller to Vincent, no run, tossed up, hits the outside half of the bat on its way to point

7.3

Waller to Vincent, 1 run, driven to deep cover for one

7.4

Waller to Hopkins, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to long-on

7.5

Waller to Vincent, 1 run, clears the front leg and clobbers this to long-on

7.6

Waller to Hopkins, 1 run, flicked away off middle and leg, they push for two, but he has hit it a touch too well to deep midwicket

End of over 8 (5 runs) Auckland 46/3 (RR: 5.75)
GJ Hopkins    7* (14b)      MTC Waller    1-0-5-0
L Vincent    21* (16b 2x4 1x6)      M Kartik    1-0-3-0

8.1

Kartik to Hopkins, 1 run, Hopkins makes room Kartik fires this in, he punches it square for a single

8.2

Kartik to Vincent, no run, Dropped Or is it harsh to call it a drop? Vincent comes down the track and rockets this back at the bowler, to the right of his head. Doesn't stick. Hang on, has Vincent apologised to Kartik? What for?

8.3

Kartik to Vincent, 1 run, pushed to the right of Kartik for one

8.4

Kartik to Hopkins, FOUR, lovely shot, makes room, chips this length ball over extra cover. Always good to watch batsmen going over extra cover. You can't slog there

8.5

Kartik to Hopkins, 2 runs, placed between deep square and deep midwicket for a two

8.6

Kartik to Hopkins, 1 run, bunted into the on side for one

End of over 9 (9 runs) Auckland 55/3 (RR: 6.11)
GJ Hopkins    15* (18b 1x4)      M Kartik    2-0-12-0
L Vincent    22* (18b 2x4 1x6)      MTC Waller    1-0-5-0

9.1

Waller to Hopkins, FOUR, swept powerfully, not always along the ground, but in the gap between deep square and deep midwicket. Hopkins reaches a strike-rate of 100

9.2

Waller to Hopkins, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for a single

9.3

Waller to Vincent, no run, the slider, cramps Vincent up, ekes out a dot ball

9.4

Waller to Vincent, no run, full, Vincent makes room to hit this back to the bowler. Mis-timed

9.5

Waller to Vincent, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge on this drive, gets a single over point

9.6

Waller to Hopkins, 1 run, another slider, Hopkins recovers just in time to cut this from in front of leg for a single

End of over 10 (7 runs) Auckland 62/3 (RR: 6.20)
GJ Hopkins    21* (21b 2x4)      MTC Waller    2-0-12-0
L Vincent    23* (21b 2x4 1x6)      M Kartik    2-0-12-0

10.1

Kartik to Hopkins, 1 run, OUT, short of a length, bunted into the on side, he thinks he has hit it softly enough, and charges back for the second. Arul Suppiah charges in from deep midiwcket, picks up and throws in one motion, goes at the end of Hopkins, who struck the ball and is thus slower, and hits the stumps direct. The full-length dive is not good enough. Good work, Arul

GJ Hopkins run out 22 (23m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

"I've played Lou Vincent in club cricket, he is a great guy, although I was not thinking that when he hit me back over my head for six. Still very chatty even when batting and a good laugh." Yes Chris, he comes across as a nice guy. Too nice for his own good? Anyway here is Munro. One slip

10.2

Kartik to Munro, no run, length ball, around off, defended with an open face

10.3

Kartik to Munro, no run, naughty stuff, trying to reverse-sweep the second ball he faces. Kartik fires it on middle and leg, gets an inside edge onto the pad

10.4

Kartik to Munro, FOUR, there is a reason he reverse-swept second ball. he seems to be able to do it well. This is actually not a reverse-sweep. A reverse pull more like, because he doesn't really go down on the knee. Lofts this over point. Powerfully done

Slip comes out now

10.5

Kartik to Munro, no run, Goes down the ground this time, pushes this to midwicket

10.6

Kartik to Munro, 1 run, driven to wide long-off for one

End of over 11 (6 runs) Auckland 68/4 (RR: 6.18)
C Munro    5* (5b 1x4)      M Kartik    3-0-18-0
L Vincent    23* (21b 2x4 1x6)      MTC Waller    2-0-12-0

11.1

Waller to Munro, 1 run, Munro is expecting legbreak, but Waller hasn't turned more than one ball this evening. The slider takes the outside for a single

11.2

Waller to Vincent, no run, Vincent pulls, but this is too full for the shot. The bottom edge lands safe

11.3

Waller to Vincent, no run, pushed to cover, accurate bowling within the stumps

11.4

Waller to Vincent, 1 run, this time he pushes it wide of cover for one

11.5

Waller to Munro, no run, tries another big reverse shot, he has walked into this even as he changes stance. Waller stays straight, and it bounces inches over the stumps. Munro won't survive too long if he keeps doing this

11.6

Waller to Munro, OUT, Gone. Not a big surprise really. He has moved around all over the place, Waller has stayed straight, and this time Munro pushes forward, then rocks back and misses a length ball. Off stump gone. Was a matter of sooner or later

C Munro b Waller 6 (6m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 12 (2 runs) Auckland 70/5 (RR: 5.83)
     MTC Waller    3-0-14-1
L Vincent    24* (24b 2x4 1x6)      M Kartik    3-0-18-0

RVD Merwe comes back

12.1

van der Merwe to Vincent, no run, length ball on the pads, pushed to cover

"Sitting here in London(working?) and its great to be able to follow the Aucks.Just imagine how much better NZ would have been over the last few years if Vincent and andre Adams had been consistently selected." Exactly my feelings, John Lamplough

12.2

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed out for a single

Kyle Mills to face for the first time

12.3

van der Merwe to Mills, no run, full and straight, defended back

12.4

van der Merwe to Mills, 2 leg byes, fired into the pads this time, deflected off the pads for leg-byes

12.5

van der Merwe to Mills, no run, length ball outside off, Mills goes to cut, and is beaten

12.6

van der Merwe to Mills, 1 run, powerful drive down the ground, gets a single to long-off

End of over 13 (4 runs) Auckland 74/5 (RR: 5.69)
KD Mills    1* (4b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-8-0
L Vincent    25* (26b 2x4 1x6)      MTC Waller    3-0-14-1

Waller to bowl out

13.1

Waller to Mills, 1 run, the googly, turns into middle and leg, pushed to leg for one

13.2

Waller to Vincent, 2 runs, flat outside off, cut away wide of deep point for two

13.3

Waller to Vincent, no run, looks for the lap sweep, stays outside the line, and is hit on the pad because of no turn

13.4

Waller to Vincent, 1 run, punches this to deep cover for one

13.5

Waller to Mills, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

13.6

Waller to Mills, no run, full and quick, Mills drives, can't beat extra cover

End of over 14 (4 runs) Auckland 78/5 (RR: 5.57)
KD Mills    2* (7b)      MTC Waller    4-0-18-1
L Vincent    28* (29b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-8-0

Kartik to bowl out now

14.1

Kartik to Vincent, no run, yorker on leg, digs it out back to Kartik

14.2

Kartik to Vincent, 1 run, fired into the pads, pushed to wide long-on for one

14.3

Kartik to Mills, 2 runs, low full toss, driven wide of deep cover for two

14.4

Kartik to Mills, 1 run, short of a elngth, quick, pushed to long-on for a single

14.5

Kartik to Vincent, 1 run, low full toss, another single to long-on

"I half agree with John, Lou Vincent should have played a lot more for NZ, but Adams had more than his fair share of chances and came up short. Like Hick and Ramprakash he's destined to be one of those guys who is a brilliant county cricketer, but can't make the step up. And anyway, i'd prefer Northern Districts to be there!" Simon, Dre Adams has been some sort of a beast in County, hasn't he? Crazily impressive figures

14.6

Kartik to Mills, 1 run, clears the front leg to drive this to long-on, but can't get more than one

End of over 15 (6 runs) Auckland 84/5 (RR: 5.60)
KD Mills    6* (10b)      M Kartik    4-0-24-0
L Vincent    30* (32b 2x4 1x6)      MTC Waller    4-0-18-1

Trego comes back. Snell up to the stumps

15.1

Trego to Mills, 2 runs, push-driven past extra cover, well placed wide of deep cover for two

15.2

Trego to Mills, 1 run, hoicks this to deep midwicket, for a single

15.3

Trego to Vincent, 2 runs, full toss, Vincent fails to hit it well, but the top edge hits the sky and lands safely in the circle on the on side, which is populated only by the umpire

15.4

Trego to Vincent, 1 run, pushed up to point for a single

15.5

Trego to Mills, 1 run, slower ball outside off, swiped across the line for a single to deep midwicket. RVD Merwe is superb there and keeps them down to one

15.6

Trego to Vincent, 4 byes, not clever... the keeper is up, Trego slips in a vicious bouncer. Snell has nochance, but cheeky Mills is in the ear of the umpire, asking why it shouldn't be wides to boot. Replays show it went over the shoulder of Vincent

End of over 16 (11 runs) Auckland 95/5 (RR: 5.93)
L Vincent    33* (35b 2x4 1x6)      PD Trego    4-0-26-2
KD Mills    10* (13b)      M Kartik    4-0-24-0

"I wonder what Hyderabad makes of a bit of Adge Cutler and the Wurzels? "Drink Up Thee Zider, George"! Think we can finish second in this competition too?" Is there more Zider in the jug, Rob?

16.1

van der Merwe to Mills, 1 bye, fired into the pads, Mills gets too far outside the line, plays over it. He is stranded outside the crease, but Snell doesn't make a clean collection

16.2

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, fired in again, a thick edge gets them a single to short third man

16.3

van der Merwe to Mills, OUT, yorker on the base of leg, and van der Merwe has squeezed through this time. Mills has been looking to give himself room, but van der Merwe has provided him neither space nor length

KD Mills b van der Merwe 10 (15m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Still no Dre. Here is Ronnie Hira

16.4

van der Merwe to Hira, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, clipped away for a single. Brings Vincent back to strike

Joseph Ward: "Andre Adams only played one test! 6 wickets too! He has always been a better 4 day cricketer than one day. Has a great FC record and deserved more tests for NZ."

16.5

van der Merwe to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent finally hit s aboundary. He is the only one hitting those, so it is important he resumes them. Drives this inside-out, past extra cover

16.6

van der Merwe to Vincent, no run, van der Merwe adjusts the line to middle and leg, full, near yorker, dug back to RVD

End of over 17 (7 runs) Auckland 102/6 (RR: 6.00)
L Vincent    38* (38b 3x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-14-1
RM Hira    1* (1b)      PD Trego    4-0-26-2

"@Simon. Had his fair share of chances? He only played one test and had match figures of 6/105. What more could he have done? Apart from get 7 I suppose?!" I am with Steve the Pirate. Although why he didn't get his chances I am not sure. Injuries? Anyway here is Thomas

17.1

Thomas to Hira, 1 run, starts with a slow-ball bouncer, cut away to deep cover for one

"Andre Adams has a good NZ ODI record, but he fell out with Bracewell, like many others. NZ cricket has always had clicks and Lou and Andre were not always in the right one." Thomas, I remember those bad old days. Not surprise those who didn't fall in line fell out of the team

17.2

Thomas to Vincent, 1 run, full on middle and off, can't get under it, takes a single to long-off

17.3

Thomas to Hira, OUT, Hira comes down the track and drives well, but unfortunately straight down mid-off's throat. Well done, Thomas for having the mid-off in the circle in the first place

RM Hira c Hildreth b Thomas 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

"Comparing Andre Adams to Hick and Ramps is laughable - Adams only played 1 test and got 6 wickets! Clearly good enough to play for NZ, a victim of the poor management regime (culminating in Bracewell) which no doubt will take a small country like NZ 20 years to recover from." Jarego, I remember the infamous peer-to-peer review system, where the Kiwi players were asked to rate each other. Not sweet as. Correct me if I am wrong

17.4

Thomas to AR Adams, 1 run, full on off, dug out to point for a single

17.5

Thomas to Vincent, 1 run, Lou gets too optimistic, he switches his stance to try and go over short third. All he manages is an edge onto the pad for a single

17.6

Thomas to AR Adams, 2 runs, smartly played, with soft hands, just wide of long-on, two is the immediate call, and they make it

End of over 18 (6 runs) Auckland 108/7 (RR: 6.00)
AR Adams    3* (2b)      AC Thomas    3-0-15-2
L Vincent    40* (40b 3x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-14-1

"To be fair to me, I did think we were talking about limited overs cricket here, considering this is a limited overs cricket tournament! I agree that Dre should probably have played more tests, but he had plenty of ODI chances and performed ok without setting the world on fire." This is the first time I have heard somebody say "to be fair to me" so Simon should get a say here

18.1

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, clears the front leg, clobbers this down the ground, but straight to long-on

18.2

van der Merwe to AR Adams, 1 run, length ball, middle and off, pushed square for a single. So Dre is going to give Lou as much strike as possible

18.3

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, another big shot, but finds deep midwicket this time

18.4

van der Merwe to AR Adams, 1 run, full, middle and off, nicely struck inside out, but can't beat extra cover

18.5

van der Merwe to Vincent, 1 run, sees him make room, bowls a yorker outside off, concedes just the single

18.6

van der Merwe to AR Adams, SIX, high full toss, just what Dre wants. Gleefully he lofts this over long-on. Massive six. Dre wants a no-ball call too for height, but is not granted that

End of over 19 (11 runs) Auckland 119/7 (RR: 6.26)
AR Adams    11* (5b 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-25-1
L Vincent    43* (43b 3x4 1x6)      AC Thomas    3-0-15-2

Mike: "Peer-to-peer came up after Adams had already been shown the back door. I think Mr Adams struggled to bat for the circumstances and didn't have the pace to be there for out and out bowling. It left him competing with Cairns then Oram for allrounder status. That's my memory of it anyway!"

19.1

Thomas to Vincent, 2 runs, driven to long-on, Adams pushes and pushes and comes back for two

19.2

Thomas to Vincent, no run, Pure Twnety20 gold. Vincent tries the reverse shot between the keeper and third man. Misses. And then thrice he wants to kick the stumps in frustration, but somehow keeps his cool. The crowd (if I can use the word for the 30-40 people who have turned up) love it

19.3

Thomas to Vincent, 1 run, slogs this time, gets the toe end of the bat for one. Thomas smartly followed him with a full one a she made room

19.4

Thomas to AR Adams, 1 run, slower ball, gets the bottom edge to just wide of Snell for a single

19.5

Thomas to Vincent, 1 run, good last over so far, sees him back away, bowls a low full toss on the pads. No room. Can't get under it. All he manages is a single to long-on

19.6

Thomas to AR Adams, 1 run, Dre Adams picks a slower ball early, delays the shot, but smacks it straight to long-off for another single. Very well done Somerset

So the third low-scoring game out of four so far. Auckland have better their 119 from yesterday, but only just. However the other two low-scorers contrived to become close-run things. Will this one too? Join us soon

End of over 20 (6 runs) Auckland 125/7
AR Adams    13* (7b 1x6)      AC Thomas    4-0-21-2
L Vincent    47* (47b 3x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-25-1
Tournament Results
RCB v Mum Indians at Chennai - Oct 9, 2011
Mum Indians won by 31 runs
Mum Indians v Somerset at Chennai - Oct 8, 2011
Mum Indians won by 10 runs
RCB v NSW at Bangalore - Oct 7, 2011
RCB won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
RCB v South Aust at Bangalore - Oct 5, 2011
RCB won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Somerset v Warriors at Bangalore - Oct 5, 2011
Somerset won by 12 runs
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Photos

Sep 20, 2011

Alfonso Thomas celebrates after hitting the winning runs, Auckland v Somerset, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 20, 2011

Alfonso Thomas celebrates after hitting the winning runs

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Sep 20, 2011

Steve Snell behind the stumps for Somerset, Auckland v Somerset, CLT20 qualifier, Hyderabad, September 20, 2011

Steve Snell behind the stumps for Somerset

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