Nokia Champions League T20 - Group B

Kolkata Knight Riders v South Australia

South Australia won by 19 runs

Brett Lee is geared up. The South Australia openers have made their way out. One slip in place

WWE style intros continue - the teams are making their way out now.

Wombat: "Rashid is unlucky to miss out, I'd pick him over the Aussie spinners anyday especially O'Brien. Better bowler, batter and fielder, just look at the figures."

Toss: South Australia won the toss and decided to bat. No Tait and Rashid, Putland is in and so is Kane Richardson. Gambhir says he would have batted as well. Yusuf had a bit of a niggle in the previous game, but he's playing. We'll have the updated XIs up in a bit. Tait was expensive but the decision to leave him is a surprise. Hope it's not an injury issue.

It's a big stadium in Hyderabad but only about 10% full at this point. Here's the preview for this match. The pitch experts reckon 160-odd is gettable on this track.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and South Australia in Hyderabad. Kolkata were edged out by Somerset in the last over, the Big Bash champions were soundly beaten in their opening encounter; both teams want to open their account.

0.1

Lee to Klinger, no run, shot, but straight to the fielder, pitched up by Lee and Klinger drove it handsomely but to extra cover

0.2

Lee to Klinger, no run, brilliantly fielded by ten Doeschate at extra cover, cracked hard, pitched up again and he dived full length to his left to save a certain four, threw himself to his left there

0.3

Lee to Klinger, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

0.4

Lee to Harris, 1 leg bye, straying on the pads and Harris was looking to flick it square, it was there for the taking but he missed out, appeared to get an inside edge onto the pads and it popped up for a bit but no damage done, called a leg bye

0.5

Lee to Klinger, 1 run, back of a length outside off, rocks back and plays it towards point, Tiwary dives to save the single

0.6

Lee to Harris, no run, back of a length outside off, slashes hard but makes no contact

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Australia 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
DJ Harris    0* (2b)      B Lee    1-0-2-0
M Klinger    2* (4b)     

Spin from the other end, Iqbal Abdulla to bowl, one slip

1.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Klinger, no run, comes down the track immediately but it's bowled flat and slightly short outside off, taps it down towards point

1.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Klinger, 1 run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and works it away to point

1.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, FOUR, clears the in-field, it's a fraction short and he rocks back to pull it hard over midwicket

1.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, tries to slog it again over midwicket, a touch fuller this time but he can't connect

1.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, 1 wide, too wide, pitched well outside off and turned away further, leaves it be

1.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, floating it well outside off, makes room to caress it through the off side but mistimes it straight to extra cover

1.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, offers him some width again and he makes room to cream it, but straight to point, just six off the over, Abdulla won't mind it

End of over 2 (6 runs) South Australia 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
DJ Harris    4* (6b 1x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-6-0
M Klinger    3* (6b)      B Lee    1-0-2-0

2.1

Lee to Klinger, 1 run, goodish length on middle and off, pushes it into the off side just wide of mid-off for a single

2.2

Lee to Harris, 1 run, short of a good length, opens the face at the right time to play it down to third man for a single

Jonesy: "@Wombat, are you being sarcastic? Rashid is not up to it, he got belted in the last game and was one of the reasons the Redbacks played so badly."

2.3

Lee to Klinger, FOUR, flicked it away superbly, made a bit of initial room and Lee chased him and he was prepared for it, clipping it over square leg to the ropes towards the cheerleaders

2.4

Lee to Klinger, 1 run, shortish outside off, guided past the diving Tiwary at point for a single, misfield by Tiwary there

2.5

Lee to Harris, no run, slower one bowled short, chops it down straight to point

2.6

Lee to Harris, 1 run, full on middle, pushes it down towards mid-on for a quick single

It's L Balaji's birthday today. Venkat writes in: "I wish Balaji a happy birthday. Hope he makes impression with the ball and becomes the first player to receieve MoM on his birthday in CLt20."

End of over 3 (8 runs) South Australia 17/0 (RR: 5.66)
DJ Harris    6* (9b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-10-0
M Klinger    9* (9b 1x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-6-0

3.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, appeal for caught-behind, short outside off and turned away, Harris went for the cut and Bisla went up immediately, thinking there was an edge but Abdulla wasn't totally convinced, nor was the umpire

3.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, floating it on middle, tries to force it on the leg side, gets a leading edge towards extra cover, played too early

3.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, FOUR, charges down the track this time, a bit of flight on that one, steps out and smacks him over mid-on, not timed perfectly but had enough on it

3.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, 2 runs, Balaji drops it, on his birthday, Harris tried to go over mid-off but miscued it completely, got a top edge and Balaji, stationed at long-off, ran in, then overran the ball and never seemed to have it covered, tried to back pedal take it over his head and missed it

3.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, no run, swing and a miss, fullish and he was trying to heave it over deep midwicket but made no contact

Balaji moved to mid-on and mid-off goes back

3.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Harris, SIX, powerfully hit, shortish on the off and he is in position early, rocks back and pulls him over the long-on boundary, just over but was a flat hit

End of over 4 (12 runs) South Australia 29/0 (RR: 7.25)
DJ Harris    18* (15b 2x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-18-0
M Klinger    9* (9b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-10-0

Yusuf comes on

4.1

Pathan to Klinger, 2 runs, starts off with a quick and flat delivery outside off, punched between point and cover for a couple of runs

4.2

Pathan to Klinger, no run, slightly slower through the air this time, waits for it to turn and pushes it into the off side

4.3

Pathan to Klinger, 1 run, swept from middle towards short fine leg for a single

4.4

Pathan to Harris, 2 runs, fuller and he tries to clear midwicket but strikes the inside half of the bat and lobs up past square leg, lands safely and they race through for a couple

4.5

Pathan to Harris, no run, slow and short outside off, struck straight to extra cover

4.6

Pathan to Harris, SIX, that's disappeared, this is a good start for the Redbacks, flighted this time and lands in the slot for Harris who clears his leg and sends it high and long into the stands over deep midwicket

End of over 5 (11 runs) South Australia 40/0 (RR: 8.00)
DJ Harris    26* (18b 2x4 2x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-11-0
M Klinger    12* (12b 1x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-18-0

Balaji comes on

5.1

Balaji to Klinger, FOUR, an off day so far for the birthday boy, lands on a length outside off and Klinger smacks him over mid-off

5.2

Balaji to Klinger, 1 run, slightly short on middle, turns the face to play it towards square leg for a single

5.3

Balaji to Harris, OUT, Balaji seens the back of Harris, it was short of a good length outside off and Harris was looking for a cross-batted heave again over midwicket, miscued it, got it a little high on the bat and it went to mid-off instead, Abdulla ran to his left and took it easily

DJ Harris c Iqbal Abdulla b Balaji 26 (25m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 136.84

Callun Ferguson comes in

5.4

Balaji to Klinger, no run, turned away into the leg side

5.5

Balaji to Klinger, 1 run, tries to help it fine, past short fine leg, can't quite get hold of it, just the single

5.6

Balaji to Ferguson, 2 runs, bowled it short on middle, pulled it hard past square leg into the deep, the outfielder dives and returns a strong throw to the keeper but Ferguson makes it back with a dive

End of over 6 (8 runs) South Australia 48/1 (RR: 8.00)
CJ Ferguson    2* (1b)      L Balaji    1-0-8-1
M Klinger    18* (16b 2x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-11-0

Shakib comes on

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Klinger, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, turned away towards short fine for a single

6.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, shortish, punched off the back foot towards deep cover for a single

6.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Klinger, 1 run, tickled in the direction of square leg for an easy single

A slip in place

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, OUT, run-out, was the arm ball, picked it late and managed to punch it towards extra cover, Klinger called for a single but it was an extremely risky one, it's an accurate throw from extra cover, Bisla collects and breaks the stumps but the ball pops out of his hand while doing so, Klinger is well short, Bisla had the ball in his gloves at the time the bails were dislodged so it's clean

M Klinger run out 20 (32m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

Borgas walks in

6.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, no run, angling in towards middle and off, gets forward and defends him towards extra cover

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down to long-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Australia 52/2 (RR: 7.42)
CJ Borgas    1* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
CJ Ferguson    3* (3b)      L Balaji    1-0-8-1

7.1

Balaji to Borgas, 1 run, slower one bowled short on leg stump, he moved well across before it landed, ended up fending it past square leg for a single

7.2

Balaji to Ferguson, 2 runs, straying on the pads and it's flicked away between fine leg and deep square leg for a couple more runs

7.3

Balaji to Ferguson, no run, good length on the off, rocks back and defends him with a straight bat

7.4

Balaji to Ferguson, no run, slightly short on the off, walks across and works it away straight to midwicket

7.5

Balaji to Ferguson, no run, makes room this time, lands on a good length and he just manages to punch it to extra cover, wants the single but it's not on, Borgas has taken a start at the other end but is sent back and he has to dive to get back

7.6

Balaji to Ferguson, 1 bye, made room again and Balaji slipped in the slower one, Ferguson missed but they sneak a bye

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Australia 56/2 (RR: 7.00)
CJ Ferguson    5* (8b)      L Balaji    2-0-11-1
CJ Borgas    2* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0

Rajat Bhatia has been effective with his slower ones especially. He comes on

8.1

Bhatia to Ferguson, 1 run, bowls it full on middle, driven elegantly down to long-on for a single

8.2

Bhatia to Borgas, FOUR, enterprising batting, slower one on the off and he's eyed his gap, third man is up and he reverse-paddles it behind that fielder all the way to the boundary

8.3

Bhatia to Borgas, 1 run, forced into the leg side for a single

8.4

Bhatia to Ferguson, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, chopped it hard but straight to point

8.5

Bhatia to Ferguson, 2 runs, full outside off, made room and chipped him over the covers into the deep for a couple of runs

8.6

Bhatia to Ferguson, 2 runs, nicely timed but can't beat Lee in the deep, slower one again, he picked it well, making room and lofting him over extra cover but Lee covered it well from long-off, dived to his left, and kept them to two

End of over 9 (10 runs) South Australia 66/2 (RR: 7.33)
CJ Ferguson    10* (12b)      R Bhatia    1-0-10-0
CJ Borgas    7* (5b 1x4)      L Balaji    2-0-11-1

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, no run, bowling from round the wicket, lands on off and turns away, opens the face but plays it straight to short third

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, no run, short on the off and turns away sharply, drops it behind point once again

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, FOUR, found the gap, turning again but it's much shorter, Borgas walks across and pulls it hard through the vacant midwicket region, wide open spaces in the deep and he gets it through

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Borgas, 1 run, pushed into the leg side from the crease for a single

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 2 runs, worked away through square leg and he has enough time to run back for the second

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, no run, floating it outside off, almost full, mistimes it back to the bowler

End of over 10 (7 runs) South Australia 73/2 (RR: 7.30)
CJ Ferguson    12* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0
CJ Borgas    12* (9b 2x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-10-0

Yusuf to bowl

10.1

Pathan to Borgas, 1 run, short on middle and leg, pats it past square leg for a single

10.2

Pathan to Ferguson, 1 run, punched back towards Yusuf who doesn't do enough with his outstretched left hand, concedes a single

10.3

Pathan to Borgas, no run, on middle and leg, walks across and turns it to short fine leg

10.4

Pathan to Borgas, 1 run, shortish outside off, goes for the cut but ends up getting an inside edge and a single off Bisla's pads

10.5

Pathan to Ferguson, 1 run, mistimed, floating it on leg stump as the batsman made room, chipped it towards long-on, landed short of that man

10.6

Pathan to Borgas, OUT, Balaji takes it this time, seemed to connect well but actually didn't, bowled flat on middle and leg and he swept it with the turn straight to a perfectly-stationed Balaji at deep square leg, the Redbacks slowing down here

CJ Borgas c Balaji b Pathan 14 (16m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Australia 77/3 (RR: 7.00)
     YK Pathan    2-0-15-1
CJ Ferguson    14* (16b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0

Simon: "Every time I catch a bit of the CLT20 I find myself cheering for the non-Indian side.

These non-IPL sides don't have billions behind them or the cream of the international T20 crop. They're typically good honest first class cricketers with the occasional star. I was very dissapointed to see the like of Lee and Pollard skipping out on the sides that supported them on their way to stardom."

Daniel Christian's the new man

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, no run, angling it towards middle and off, gets forward and pushes it to extra cover

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, tossed up on the off, swept hard towards deep midwicket for a single

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and knocks it into the leg side for a single, seemed to come off the pad

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, comes down the track and pushes it past midwicket

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, 1 run, slightly short on the off, gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Australia 82/3 (RR: 6.83)
DT Christian    2* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0
CJ Ferguson    16* (18b)      YK Pathan    2-0-15-1

12.1

Pathan to Christian, no run, just down the leg side, landed on leg stump and turned down, the umpire didn't call it a wide, many would have

12.2

Pathan to Christian, 1 wide, called a wide this time, turning from leg stump further down

12.2

Pathan to Christian, 1 run, bowled flat, landing on middle and turning towards leg, worked to short fine for a single

12.3

Pathan to Ferguson, 2 runs, comes down and flicks it away through square leg for a couple of runs

12.4

Pathan to Ferguson, no run, tries to reverse-paddle it past short third but it bounced more than he expected, struck on the glove

12.5

Pathan to Ferguson, FOUR, dropped, Kallis out of all people, flighted and he rocks down the pitch and lofts it straight to long-on, Kallis ran in and was in position to take it but missed it in the end as he bent down to take it in front of his chest, conceded a four as well, not a good day in the field for the KKR. Appeared to have been taken by surprise in the end

12.6

Pathan to Ferguson, no run

End of over 13 (8 runs) South Australia 90/3 (RR: 6.92)
CJ Ferguson    22* (22b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-23-1
DT Christian    3* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0

Abdulla to bowl

13.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, 1 run, shortish on middle, turning away, drops it in front of cover for a single

13.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Ferguson, no run, rocks onto the back foot and knocks it into the off side

13.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Ferguson, 1 run, pushed down towards long-on for a single

13.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, no run, saw him advance and bowled it short, can only play it back to the bowler

13.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, no run, fires it quick on leg stump, tries to whip it square, struck high on the pad

13.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, 2 runs, tries to get to the pitch and swing it over midwicket but plays it towards deep square leg instead, two more

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Australia 94/3 (RR: 6.71)
DT Christian    6* (10b)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-22-0
CJ Ferguson    23* (24b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-23-1

Vivek: "Empty stands again. What is the point behind having all the matches only at three venues? You can not pull the crowd to the stadiums when there are matches every second day. People of comparatively smaller cities are eager to watch these matches. Some of the matches could have been given to Jaipur, Mohali, Indore etc.... The picture surely could have been better than that of now. And one more question- Why Mumbai isn't hosting any of the matches?

Not empty, about 30% full I reckon. Remember, the games in Kolkata were moved to other cities due to water-logging there

14.1

Pathan to Ferguson, FOUR, four, nicely done, tossed up and he accepted the invite, danced down and smashed him over the bowler's head past long-off for a one bounce four

14.2

Pathan to Ferguson, SIX, even better this time, Ferguson taking full toll of another flighted delivery, comes down the pitch, it lands in the slot on the off stump and he clears the long-on boundary by a fair mile

14.3

Pathan to Ferguson, 1 run, worked away into the leg side for a single

14.4

Pathan to Christian, 1 run, whipped through square leg for one more

14.5

Pathan to Ferguson, FOUR, expensive over for Kolkata, dropped short and it's a big lapse, rocks back and thwacks him over square leg, no chance for the fielder in the deep

14.6

Pathan to Ferguson, FOUR, 20 off the over, smartly done, there is a short fine leg in place and it's bowled just a fraction outside leg, Christian just taps it on its head and helps it past that fielder to beat Shakib Al Hasan in the deep

South Australia needed some impetus and Ferguson and Christian have combined to step up. A score of 160 on this slow pitch will be really competitive

End of over 15 (20 runs) South Australia 114/3 (RR: 7.60)
CJ Ferguson    42* (29b 4x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-43-1
DT Christian    7* (11b)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-22-0

15.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, 2 runs, slightly short on middle, turned away past square leg, quick legs and despite an accurate throw from Lee in the deep to the bowler's end, Ferguson makes it back with a dive

15.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, 1 run, pulled just wide of Bhatia at deep midwicket, an accurate throw to Abdulla, no chance of a two this time

15.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Ferguson, 1 run, pushed it just to the left of ten Doeschate at extra cover, enough to fetch them a single

15.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, FOUR, thumped over midwicket, latched onto the length early, took it from the off and heaved it into the vacant space in the deep

15.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, SIX, Christian's turning it on, picked it from middle and swept it flat over deep square leg, came off the meat

15.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Christian, 1 run, slashes hard, gets a thick edge but it can't get past Kallis at point, just the single

End of over 16 (15 runs) South Australia 129/3 (RR: 8.06)
DT Christian    21* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-37-0
CJ Ferguson    43* (30b 4x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-43-1

Shakib to finish off

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, no run, makes room to smash that past extra cover, mistimes it to the bowler

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and walks across simultaneously, almost yorks himself, sneaks a single

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, pulled hard towards deep midwicket for a single

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, no run, dropped, low full toss and it was drilled back and Shakib couldn't react in time, got a hand to it and prevented the single

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, SIX, tossed up and lands on a length and Christian gives it the treatment, makes a bit of room and sends it into the stands over long-on

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Christian, 1 run, cracked hard towards long-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Australia 138/3 (RR: 8.11)
DT Christian    28* (21b 1x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-23-0
CJ Ferguson    44* (31b 4x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-37-0

Lee back into the attack

17.1

Lee to Christian, 1 run, full outside off, makes room and plays it past extra cover for a single, was made to reach for it

17.2

Lee to Ferguson, 1 wide, a touch too wide this time, well past that marking line, leaves it alone

17.2

Lee to Ferguson, 1 run, full on the off, gets across and drives it to midwicket for a single

17.3

Lee to Christian, FOUR, superbly done, sweeping Brett Lee is some audacity, full on the off and he sweeps him fine past short fine leg, Christian's dominating proceedings here

17.4

Lee to Christian, 1 wide, full and wide, too wide, Christian had made room but this was well out of reach

17.4

Lee to Christian, FOUR, four, a touch unfortunate for Lee there, bowled full, it was a full toss and Christian reached for it after making room, got a thick edge to the third-man boundary, raises the 150 for South Australia, the third 50 coming off just 20 balls

17.5

Lee to Christian, 1 run, aiming for the yorker, lands on a length on middle, played down to long-on for a single, driven

17.6

Lee to Ferguson, SIX, Ferguson cashes in this time, low full toss and he dispatches it clean over long-off, mid-off is up and that was timed superbly, Ferguson brings up his half-century in style, 19 off that over

End of over 18 (19 runs) South Australia 157/3 (RR: 8.72)
CJ Ferguson    51* (33b 4x4 2x6)      B Lee    3-0-29-0
DT Christian    38* (25b 3x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-23-0

Balaji to bowl

18.1

Balaji to Christian, FOUR, this is punishment from the Redbacks, that was a Dougie Marillier special, low full toss on leg stump, he moved all the way to the off and scooped it for a one-bounce four over short fine, given a six initially but changed upon the replay

Mid-off is up in the circle

18.2

Balaji to Christian, OUT, straight to mid-off, slower one from Balaji, bowled short on the off, Christian walked down and tried to slap him over the in-field but couldn't time it well, Tiwary took it easily

DT Christian c Tiwary b Balaji 42 (31m 27b 4x4 2x6) SR: 155.55

18.3

Balaji to Ferguson, 5 wides, wayward bowling from Balaji, well down the leg side as the batsman made room and it went well wide of the diving keeper, five wides

18.3

Balaji to Ferguson, 1 run, excellent change of pace, deceived the batsman completely, Ferguson had made up his mind to slog him over the leg-side field but it took forever to get to him, scooped it into the leg side and he was fortunate it landed safely

18.4

Balaji to Cooper, 1 run, third man is up and he tried to reverse-paddle it over that fielder, just the single

18.5

Balaji to Ferguson, FOUR, poor ball, a full toss while aiming for the yorker, flicked away over square leg wide of the fielder in the deep for a one bounce four

18.6

Balaji to Ferguson, 1 run, short and slow outside off, swatted to extra cover for a single

End of over 19 (16 runs) South Australia 173/4 (RR: 9.10)
CJ Ferguson    57* (36b 5x4 2x6)      L Balaji    3-0-27-2
TLW Cooper    1* (1b)      B Lee    3-0-29-0

Lee runs in

19.1

Lee to Ferguson, 1 bye, full outside off, makes room to swing it over midwicket, misses, sneaks a bye

19.2

Lee to Cooper, OUT, Binga takes it, bangs it short on middle, Cooper was eyeing the deep square leg boundary, went for the pull, got a top edge and Lee called for it and took it well in the end

TLW Cooper c & b Lee 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.3

Lee to Ferguson, SIX, Ferguson does what Cooper wasn't able to, banged in short and he was expecting it, made room and hammered it into the second tier in this big stadium

19.4

Lee to Ferguson, 1 run, saw him make room and slipped it wide, Ferguson had to reach for it in the end, just the single as he plays it to point

19.5

Lee to Ludeman, 1 leg bye, the fine leg is back but he's intent on playing the scoop, given a leg-bye and Lee can't believe why that wasn't given out, replays show that would have missed leg

19.6

Lee to Ferguson, SIX, amazing timing from Ferguson, that was a whip, short on the off, he made room and picked it beautifully, was just a flick of the wrists and it flew over the wide long-on boundary

Ferguson and Christian have put the Redbacks in a commanding position. 188 is a formidable score on his slow pitch. Kolkata will need a special performance to scale this. 74 came off the last five overs, 94 off the last six. Join us in a bit for the chase.

Jonesy: "Well I didn't know he was such a big hitter but I guess Ferguson can do it all, this guy is the next Mike Hussey."

End of over 20 (15 runs) South Australia 188/5
CJ Ferguson    70* (40b 5x4 4x6)      B Lee    4-0-42-1
TP Ludeman    0* (1b)      L Balaji    3-0-27-2
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Sep 27, 2011

Daniel Christian hits through the off side, Kolkata Knight Riders v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, September 27, 2011

Daniel Christian hits through the off side

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Callum Ferguson scored 70 off 40 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, September 27, 2011

Callum Ferguson scored 70 off 40 balls

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