Champions League Twenty20, Group A: Auckland v Perth Scorchers at Centurion, Oct 23, 2012
Perth Scorchers won by 16 runs
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
23 October 2012 (20-over match)

Duffield to Vincent, OUT, edged and taken. Wild swing again. Short of a length, just outside off, and he clears the front leg and swings. All he manages is an edge through

L Vincent c †Ronchi b Duffield 2 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Auckland 12/1   MJ Guptill 10* (14b 1x4)   RM Duffield 0.5-0-3-1

Beer to Guptill, OUT, lovely catch from Ronchi. Guptill is down the wicket, Beer tosses it up wide outside off, out of his reach. Guptill throws his arms at it, gets a thick edge, but Ronchi catches it well despite a big deflection

MJ Guptill c †Ronchi b Beer 36 (39m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

Auckland 61/2   Azhar Mahmood 20* (14b 4x4)   MA Beer 1.1-0-3-1

Hogg to Kitchen, OUT, full, too full, which means Kitchen gets too close to this and doesn't get the needed elevation on this hit to midwicket. A nice low catch there by Coulter-Nile

AK Kitchen c Beaton b Hogg 6 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Auckland 68/3   Azhar Mahmood 21* (19b 4x4)   GB Hogg 3-0-24-1

Beer to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, that's a huge wicket. This could mean the end of Auckland too. Mahmood jumps out of the crease, Beer bowls short, and he punches it towards extra cover where Gibbs takes a diving catch

Azhar Mahmood c Gibbs b Beer 23 (35m 21b 4x4 0x6) SR: 109.52

Auckland 71/4   C Munro 1* (1b)   MA Beer 2.3-0-7-2

Duffield to Munro, OUT, short of a length, on off, bottom-edged towards the keeper, they want a single, but Luke Ronchi swoops on the ball and takes his time before underarming it to catch de Grandhomme short, who doesn't run in a straight line

C de Grandhomme run out 4 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Auckland 75/5   C Munro 1* (3b)   RM Duffield 2.3-0-17-1

Beer to Hopkins, OUT, Beer is on fire here. Hopkins gives him the charge, and Beer fires in a yorker to squeeze under the bat and knock the off stump back

GJ Hopkins b Beer 9 (12m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Auckland 90/6   C Munro 7* (10b)   MA Beer 3.4-0-11-3

Mennie to Hira, OUT, Hira needed to hand the strike over to Munro, but he has handed it over to Mills. Walks right across the stumps to try and go over short fine leg. Mennie is straight and on a length, and knocks the middle stump over

RM Hira b Mennie 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Auckland 108/7   C Munro 23* (17b 1x4 1x6)   JM Mennie 2.2-0-12-1

Mennie to Munro, OUT, surely we are not getting a tie here? A really low-percentage shot here. Munro moves right across to try to slog a full ball over square leg. That's dead plumb as he misses

C Munro lbw b Mennie 23 (30m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 127.77

Auckland 109/8   KD Mills 1* (3b)   JM Mennie 3-0-13-2





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