Sunrisers Hyderabad v Otago Volts, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali September 20, 2013

Otago cruise to third successive win

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Otago Volts 144 for 5 (B McCullum 67*, Steyn 2-13) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 143 for 5 (Duminy 57*, N McCullum 2-23) by 5 wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Otago Volts completed their victorious run in the Champions League T20 qualifiers with their third comprehensive win, against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams had already made the main draw of the tournament. Otago's bowlers first stifled the Sunrisers top order before JP Duminy took them to 143, and then their deep batting line-up was barely stretched as they won with 22 balls to spare.

The victory was set up by the McCullum brothers: Nathan dismissed both Sunrisers openers during an economical spell with the new-ball and Brendon's 33-ball fifty spurred Otago to their 13th consecutive T20 win, which brought them joint second with Surrey, behind Sialkot Stallions' 25 successive victories.

Otago were given a brisk start by openers Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom, who attacked Ishant Sharma in his first over. Dale Steyn, however, kept it tight from the other end and had Broom caught behind for 16 in his second over. Sunrisers' introduction of spin in the fourth over did not work, with Rutherford taking Karn Sharma for consecutive fours. Darren Sammy was introduced next and Brendon McCullum pulled him for six first ball.

Rutherford's brisk innings was also ended by Steyn, as he tried to pull down the leg side and gloved to the keeper. Amit Mishra gave Sunrisers hope when he bowled the in-form Ryan ten Doeschate with a googly, but No. 5 Jimmy Neesham eased the nerves by attacking the two legspinners over midwicket, bringing the required run rate under six.

Sunrisers were running out of bowling options as Ishant, Karn Sharma and Sammy were being carted around the ground.

After surviving a stumping, Brendon McCullum virtually ended the chase in the 15th over, when he clobbered Ishant for 22, reducing the equation to 8 from 30 balls. Both Brendon McCullum and Neesham were later dismissed but an Otago victory was a formality.

Though they were without frontline quicks Ian Butler and James McMillan, Otago had ended Sunrisers' prolific batting form in the tournament. Nathan McCullum opened the bowling and stifled the openers Parthiv and Shikhar Dhawan, aiming for the stumps from round the wicket. He trapped Dhawan twice in front of the stumps in his first two overs but the umpire turned both the appeals down. He was rewarded later, bowling Parthiv for 12 and getting Dhawan caught at mid-on as the batsman tried to clear the in-field.

Biplab Samantray also survived two appeals, off successive deliveries, when Neil Wagner struck him in front of the stumps. He soon holed out against Michael Bracewell at long-on, where Bracewell caught the ball, threw it up, stepped over the boundary and back into play to catch it again.

Sunrisers were 45 for 3 and JP Duminy and Cameron White, who came in for Thisara Perera, revived the innings with a 40-run stand. Duminy found gaps regularly and rotated the strike with White, who departed for 25 before Sammy gave them another push with two sixes in the 17th over.

Duminy made a 35-ball fifty, and helped score 52 from the last five overs, but Sunrisers needed a lot more to challenge Otago.

Vishal Dikshit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on September 22, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    Unfortunately Geoffreysmother and others - arrogantly - miss the point. Which IPL teams should the Otago players be playing for instead? Um, not one of them was in the line-ups of a single other team that made the CLT20. So your point does not apply to the Volts. A side who do not roll out four overseas pros like the IPL teams do. The team is all from Otago bar RTD who played every game of the local tournament that got Otago to the CLT20. He was also not eligible for any other team. "No pressure?" What? 2 upsets back to back And what you don't get...and this seems a wide-ranging issue in India with fans and the BCCI and others who dismiss what they don't know and/or think money rules... basically your IPL teams are brands... for hired guns. The idea that they 'should stop being a nuisance' and play for their IPL teams and not their local countries is an abomination of logic. Sangakarra showed he would rather lose out on hundreds of thousands when given the choice... I congratulate him

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on September 21, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    in any world cup or any ICC major tournament NZ comes like lions but go like a dogs. eg:2007 WC,2011 WC,2012 T20 WC this time also they may not selected even Semi Finals. NZ teams r very good in without pressure but highly panic when pressure comes. only Macculum and Ryan r good against spinners others r nothing. and Mohali is support quick blowers than spinners.actually hardly any spin at all. but other grounds may give more support to spinners. our lankan test team is out now but i support SRH and MI.

  • AltafPatel on September 21, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Amazingly Cricinfo's current poll of 'Who are the favourites to win the Champions League?' doesn't include Otago Volts !!!

  • GeoffreysMother on September 21, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    To make it fair to the Indian teams next year I think that any overseas player with an IPL contract should not be allowed to play for their home country team. That will stop the little teams like Otago and Trinidad and Tobago causing unnecessary problems.

  • Gazzaman on September 21, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    Well played Otago! Despite the four plumb lbw decisions going against you in the first four overs of the match, you were still quite comfortably the better team on the day. Good luck for the main draw of the tournament. Hopefully there won't be as many bad calls made against you in your future matches.

  • on September 21, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    I feel this otago side is better than newzealand national side. It is great to newzealand still producing good young cricketers despite a massive decline in the interest in cricket in newzealand. When I watch franchise cricket, I never watch it supporting one particular team. I just want to watch good cricket played by good cricketers. When you look at sri lankan domestic team called "kandurata maroons", you can figure out how bad a situation sri lankan cricket is in. Kandurata team consisted of rotten internatinal players who has proved they were not good enough to play international cricket. Look at faisalabad side. They merely depended on misbah ul haq when it comes to batting. you can understand that pakistan doesn't as many good batsmen. on ther hand, I am quite confident that newzealand can put together a competitive team with players like hamish rutherford, mcmillan, nisham.

  • ehsanrockss on September 21, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    "both Brendon and Neesham were later dismissed" please correct it, Brendon McCullum was not out at the non striker's end when Boorder played the winning stroke

  • on September 21, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    @charitha nanayakkara: yes absolutely right... Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv patel and Samantray, who batted at 4 are all overseas players, right? It was just that they didnt know how to go about their chase, because they were batting 1st for the first time in the tournament... The openers have been as good, if not better than Otago. Had Otago been batting first, it might have been a different story, but that is no excuse. They played well. But we have to see where these two teams stand when they play the actual champions.

  • on September 21, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    i think ipl is doing nothing for young stars..look at newzeland,their young players have a chance to rotate the strake and then go for big shots,but indian's have best young team at the movement now...i think it's better to 1,2,3 positions for young up coming indian's,then they can rotate the striake and then fo for big shots,foriegn players must play for end the innings. .(srilankan)

  • class9ryan on September 21, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    Have to say this Otago team has to be one of the fittest teams around the world. They really look a excellent team. Had the CLT20 been in Australia or England or New Zealand, they would have gone as favorites into the tournament

  • on September 22, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    Unfortunately Geoffreysmother and others - arrogantly - miss the point. Which IPL teams should the Otago players be playing for instead? Um, not one of them was in the line-ups of a single other team that made the CLT20. So your point does not apply to the Volts. A side who do not roll out four overseas pros like the IPL teams do. The team is all from Otago bar RTD who played every game of the local tournament that got Otago to the CLT20. He was also not eligible for any other team. "No pressure?" What? 2 upsets back to back And what you don't get...and this seems a wide-ranging issue in India with fans and the BCCI and others who dismiss what they don't know and/or think money rules... basically your IPL teams are brands... for hired guns. The idea that they 'should stop being a nuisance' and play for their IPL teams and not their local countries is an abomination of logic. Sangakarra showed he would rather lose out on hundreds of thousands when given the choice... I congratulate him

  • SriLankanYoungBlood on September 21, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    in any world cup or any ICC major tournament NZ comes like lions but go like a dogs. eg:2007 WC,2011 WC,2012 T20 WC this time also they may not selected even Semi Finals. NZ teams r very good in without pressure but highly panic when pressure comes. only Macculum and Ryan r good against spinners others r nothing. and Mohali is support quick blowers than spinners.actually hardly any spin at all. but other grounds may give more support to spinners. our lankan test team is out now but i support SRH and MI.

  • AltafPatel on September 21, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Amazingly Cricinfo's current poll of 'Who are the favourites to win the Champions League?' doesn't include Otago Volts !!!

  • GeoffreysMother on September 21, 2013, 10:31 GMT

    To make it fair to the Indian teams next year I think that any overseas player with an IPL contract should not be allowed to play for their home country team. That will stop the little teams like Otago and Trinidad and Tobago causing unnecessary problems.

  • Gazzaman on September 21, 2013, 8:14 GMT

    Well played Otago! Despite the four plumb lbw decisions going against you in the first four overs of the match, you were still quite comfortably the better team on the day. Good luck for the main draw of the tournament. Hopefully there won't be as many bad calls made against you in your future matches.

  • on September 21, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    I feel this otago side is better than newzealand national side. It is great to newzealand still producing good young cricketers despite a massive decline in the interest in cricket in newzealand. When I watch franchise cricket, I never watch it supporting one particular team. I just want to watch good cricket played by good cricketers. When you look at sri lankan domestic team called "kandurata maroons", you can figure out how bad a situation sri lankan cricket is in. Kandurata team consisted of rotten internatinal players who has proved they were not good enough to play international cricket. Look at faisalabad side. They merely depended on misbah ul haq when it comes to batting. you can understand that pakistan doesn't as many good batsmen. on ther hand, I am quite confident that newzealand can put together a competitive team with players like hamish rutherford, mcmillan, nisham.

  • ehsanrockss on September 21, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    "both Brendon and Neesham were later dismissed" please correct it, Brendon McCullum was not out at the non striker's end when Boorder played the winning stroke

  • on September 21, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    @charitha nanayakkara: yes absolutely right... Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv patel and Samantray, who batted at 4 are all overseas players, right? It was just that they didnt know how to go about their chase, because they were batting 1st for the first time in the tournament... The openers have been as good, if not better than Otago. Had Otago been batting first, it might have been a different story, but that is no excuse. They played well. But we have to see where these two teams stand when they play the actual champions.

  • on September 21, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    i think ipl is doing nothing for young stars..look at newzeland,their young players have a chance to rotate the strake and then go for big shots,but indian's have best young team at the movement now...i think it's better to 1,2,3 positions for young up coming indian's,then they can rotate the striake and then fo for big shots,foriegn players must play for end the innings. .(srilankan)

  • class9ryan on September 21, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    Have to say this Otago team has to be one of the fittest teams around the world. They really look a excellent team. Had the CLT20 been in Australia or England or New Zealand, they would have gone as favorites into the tournament

  • Monoz1976 on September 21, 2013, 1:39 GMT

    Congrats Otago. You are the team to beat in the Champions League. Semis: Brisbane vs. Lions and Otago vs. Titons. Final: Brisbane vs. Otago. Champions: Brisbane/Otago

  • corzaNZ on September 20, 2013, 23:26 GMT

    This is typical from B McCullum, he will be on fire for any team he plays for and then when he gets back in the Blackcaps his form just disappears, I hope im wrong and he carries this form over to the International season

  • on September 20, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    Let's not mix the franchises with the domestic local team. Only franchises from AUS, IND & SA are playing in the champion league. Some are lucky to get free passes in the tournament. They were not up to the playing standards & the runaway of franchise from their premier leagues resulting into cancellation of their premier leagues. Funny to listen that Ousted qualifier teams can beat the likes of Brisbane Heat, Lions or the Perth Scorchers. Yeah, fans from these unsuccessful qualifiers could expect the tournament is flawed just because of their players' dubious performances in the tournament. It's about perspective how do you look as a whole. Some will still hate as their usual tendencies but couldn't justify their reasons.

  • StevieS on September 20, 2013, 19:33 GMT

    Stark62 no big name stars? Wat is Brendon McCullum? ten Doeschate ? Nathan McCullum, Butler and Rutherford all represent New Zealand, Nesham is in the NZ squad and a few other are there abouts. Next year they will also have Ryder in their team.

  • Nampally on September 20, 2013, 19:18 GMT

    B.McCallum chanced his arm with a flurry of 4's & 6's to become a one man wrecking crew for Otago. A missed stumping chance of B. McCallum, finally, sealed the fate of SRH. Ishant Sharma was the worst of the Indian bowlers leaking off 40 runs in 3 overs, thereby annulling Steyn's fine bowling figures of 2 for 13 from 3 overs. For the first time the SRH openers floundered which was the major cause for their low total of 143. White brought as replacement for Perera could not force the pace. In the end Sammy & Duminy started hitting. But the hitting started too late. A total of 143 is not a winning total. But SRH won may matches even with low total. Today their bowlers lacked the sting. Only Mishra & Steyn bowled well. Even so had Patel not missed the easy stumping chance, SRH still had a winning chance. A lesson to be learnt for SRH- Converting chances win matches. Better luck in the group playoff, SRH.

  • on September 20, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    @Mudith Eranda ...Champions league is run by BCCI and the ICC has no part in it,its a private league,so its upto BCCI how many IPL team they wants to field,if other team has problem then they can organize their own league..BCCI is organizing their event and they has the luxury to make rules,yes Aus and SA are the stake holders but BCCI runs the event..where is the question of 'unjustice'??next you will come and say that IPL is biased because only IPL teams are allowed in IPL,how funny will be that?

  • Cpt.Meanster on September 20, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    @Go Vikes: Here we go again ! Listen, the ONLY reason McCullum is representing his 'home' team is because his IPL team KKR didn't make it to the Champions League. Otherwise, the shoe would be on the other foot. Besides, the SRH aren't a strong team. CSK, and MI are way stronger and will prove a handful to Otago and other domestic teams. The tournament hasn't even begun and we have anti-IPL comments already. Please get some perspective.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 20, 2013, 19:02 GMT

    McCullum is the best T20 opener/batsman in the world by a long shot there is no doubt about that absolutly relentless and so consistant no matter the surface or opposition. Broom and Rutherford are also very dangerous along with ten Doeschate,Neesham and Nathan McCullum that is as good as any if not the best top 6 in the tournament. The bowling is also quite good led by the relentless Wagner, would be great if they went all the way as most wouldn't think a Kiwi side had a chance before the competition started not knowing much about them but they definitely have the potential too do so !

  • wanyudo on September 20, 2013, 19:02 GMT

    Very heartening to see a side like the Otago Volts do well in this competition. Have all the admiration for a side like this where there remains nothing to loose, playing in front of crowds screaming their hearts out for their heroes, packed houses & all the odds in the world stacked against against them, they are really displaying some good teamwork, responsibility & above all the hunger to prove themselves at the world stage-know that the previous Kiwi sides have not had much to write home about but with this side there seems to be that X-factor which makes them that much more entertaining to watch & makes me want to cheer for the mall the more-Best of Luck the Volts!!

  • BigINDFan on September 20, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Fyi - B McCullum benefited from playing in the IPL so there is no point to prove that he did well against an IPL team. Now if Faislabad did not lose becoz they didnt know how to play without Misbah carrying them around it will be interesting.

    Franchise cricket is here to stay and it will only increase in frequency and reach. IPL with all its flaws has provided the cricketers a good means to earn a living similar to their counterparts in soccer and other sports. BCCI is a joke and as I said before put former cricketers in charge not politicians and businessmen.

  • SandipManjrekar on September 20, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Some comets unleashed here looking at empty stands yet main tournament is to be started. Excuse them if they nosedive with the progress of tournament.

    @Go Vikes How do manage a 3 in 3 by a foreign team for IND (home team for Sri Lanka) who were playing for the pride of their countries, and not so much for the money. Their home fans must be up & down on the earth now after watching their proud performances.

  • anton1234 on September 20, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Tournament proper hasn't started yet so I imagine crowds will get bigger. In any case, I think the Champions League is wholly uncalled for. Its a tournament (much like the Champions Trophy) not needed in the already congested cricket calender. Fans have never been enthusiastic about the concept of the 'champions' trophy, although I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact that IPL teams do poorly at it despite having a lot of the best overseas players in their teams.

  • Stark62 on September 20, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    It's great to see Otago pull off a victory without any big names or stars and I hope they go on to win the tournament (although other IPL teams are the only obstacles).

    Also, I've just seen some of the squads participating in this edition and I don't think the likes of Brisbane Heat, Lions or the Perth Scorchers would have been able to pull off a victory against the Wolves or Kandurata on turning tracks, which goes to show that the tournament is flawed.

  • on September 20, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    all champion teams of countries must enter the champions trophy. it is the correct way i suppose.( as for example uefa champions leage) this tournament is giving more chances to indian teams, champions are champions how on earth 3rd and 4th teams enter for the champions trophy.it should be champs and runner up enter this tournament.why they let 4 indian teams enter for this tournament. please play fair cricket as gentlemen. dont let money to handle everything in cricket.england and englishmen develope and broadcast cricket all over the world. so organizers should have done little bit better and wait little bit longer so england county teams can also enter this tournament.hope they organize it better in next year. am not an english and not a supporter of england am a true sri lankan but i hate to see unjustify.

  • on September 20, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    You know what! this is what i call an extraordinary profermance.I just loved the inning of Brendon McCullum.See how quick he pulls the ball and how hard.Loved it!.Realy nothing can be better then this.Its best performance.Otago Volts have earned themselves a name in this league.Their fielding is awesome.Their bowling is very good.Their batting is priceless.Complete entertainment.An empty ground and still so much energy shown by teams.I wish i will see such innings in the ongoing CLT20.I was a supported of MI but now i am supported of OV .Best of luck!

  • CrICkeeet on September 20, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    Hmm, otago is too much 4 d other qualifing teams... best of luck 4 d main round.. (pretty amazing dat sunrisers: a home club; is playing bt still d gallary is full empty!!)

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Let me clarify to many people who are talking about attendance please note the fact that this was a shifted location where the qualifiers were moved at last moment because of hyderabad police denied permission due to local festival moreover these are just qualifiers.Please watch the real show(main tournament) beginning from tomorrow.

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:42 GMT

    jimmy neesham's batting style looks identical to Eoin morgan

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    Indian fans floating on air after just a few matched into the tournament, and who were gloating about how good their IPL is: Brendon McCallum must have made them come crashing down to the ground.

    The going will get better for the foreign teams who are playing for the pride of their countries, and not so much for the money.

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Go Otago Go! Just to rub BBCI/IPL noses, I hope and pray that you win this competition!!

  • EnglishCricket on September 20, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    hardly any crowd for this so called 'Champions' league :)

  • sathishan.k on September 20, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    this two teams are better team then other team which are directly enterd to clt20 so hopefuly i think srh can make semi final will be mi v\s csk winner is mi

  • sathishan.k on September 20, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    this two teams are better team then other team which are directly enterd to clt20 so hopefuly i think srh can make semi final will be mi v\s csk winner is mi

  • Allen.Arendtsz on September 20, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Wow Perera played a quick 30 odd in his first match striking at over 250, he didnt get a chance to bat in the second game and he is out, and in comes white,this is a really bad move by SHR.

  • chechong0114 on September 20, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    Sooooo many empty seats in the stadium, in the planning stage of all these major cricket tournaments do the organizers ever discuss the issue of attendance at all, and if so how much. I have been watching this tournament since it started on the internet and I must admit its appalling to see how empty these stadiums are. This is a plague that must be addressed on a broader stage, how are these organizers going to continue to get sponsors for these tournaments if the grounds are so empty all the time, who will the sponsors be advertising to at the billboards on the grounds. I have seen little league baseball games here in the USA with better crowds than this, what a shame. Before the tournament's organizers rush to host new tournaments every year they should be trying to find ways first to make sure that there will be people in the grounds to watch the games.

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  • chechong0114 on September 20, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    Sooooo many empty seats in the stadium, in the planning stage of all these major cricket tournaments do the organizers ever discuss the issue of attendance at all, and if so how much. I have been watching this tournament since it started on the internet and I must admit its appalling to see how empty these stadiums are. This is a plague that must be addressed on a broader stage, how are these organizers going to continue to get sponsors for these tournaments if the grounds are so empty all the time, who will the sponsors be advertising to at the billboards on the grounds. I have seen little league baseball games here in the USA with better crowds than this, what a shame. Before the tournament's organizers rush to host new tournaments every year they should be trying to find ways first to make sure that there will be people in the grounds to watch the games.

  • Allen.Arendtsz on September 20, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Wow Perera played a quick 30 odd in his first match striking at over 250, he didnt get a chance to bat in the second game and he is out, and in comes white,this is a really bad move by SHR.

  • sathishan.k on September 20, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    this two teams are better team then other team which are directly enterd to clt20 so hopefuly i think srh can make semi final will be mi v\s csk winner is mi

  • sathishan.k on September 20, 2013, 16:41 GMT

    this two teams are better team then other team which are directly enterd to clt20 so hopefuly i think srh can make semi final will be mi v\s csk winner is mi

  • EnglishCricket on September 20, 2013, 16:55 GMT

    hardly any crowd for this so called 'Champions' league :)

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:14 GMT

    Go Otago Go! Just to rub BBCI/IPL noses, I hope and pray that you win this competition!!

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:26 GMT

    Indian fans floating on air after just a few matched into the tournament, and who were gloating about how good their IPL is: Brendon McCallum must have made them come crashing down to the ground.

    The going will get better for the foreign teams who are playing for the pride of their countries, and not so much for the money.

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:42 GMT

    jimmy neesham's batting style looks identical to Eoin morgan

  • on September 20, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Let me clarify to many people who are talking about attendance please note the fact that this was a shifted location where the qualifiers were moved at last moment because of hyderabad police denied permission due to local festival moreover these are just qualifiers.Please watch the real show(main tournament) beginning from tomorrow.

  • CrICkeeet on September 20, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    Hmm, otago is too much 4 d other qualifing teams... best of luck 4 d main round.. (pretty amazing dat sunrisers: a home club; is playing bt still d gallary is full empty!!)