Otago v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Jaipur September 25, 2013

Broom's 117 sets up big Otago win

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Otago 242 for 4 (Broom 117*, ten Doeschate 66, de Boorder 45) beat Perth Scorchers 180 for 6 (Cartwright 73) by 62 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Exactly at which point Neil Broom had begun to take off is hard to tell. It could be when he struck Burt Cockley for three consecutive fours in the 14th over, or just the sight of Ryan ten Doeschate at the other end, upon which he hit the first of his eight sixes. One can be quite certain that Simon Katich had no idea, because by the time Broom had walked off at the end of the Otago innings having scored an unbeaten 117, the Perth Scorchers captain was looking at a total - 242 for four in 20 overs - far beyond the reaches of his young team.

And it remained so, as they made 180 for 6, and Otago finishing with an emphatic 62-run win. With the win, the New Zealand side not only kick-started their Champions League campaign, they set a few records on the way.

They have now completed a streak of 14 consecutive Twenty20 wins, second only to Sialkot Stallion's 25-match winning streak. They had made the highest team score in the Champions League, as well as their best as a team, and Broom became only the fourth batsman to score a hundred in the competition, and the first in two years.

Broom was the main man for Otago, hammering, swatting and cracking sixes and fours on his way to a 56-ball unbeaten 117. He smashed nine fours and eight sixes. He played out 14 dot balls, most of them at the start of his innings when he saw two wickets fall in consecutive balls in the third over. There were some nervy moments during his 67-run third wicket stand with Derek de Boorder but that was, as it was later understood by Otago's continuous onslaught, a way to unnerve the Scorchers' bowlers. There were some close calls, including a dropped catch at slip by Adam Voges when de Boorder's slash only found the edge in the fourth over.

After de Boorder fell to Voges after making 45 off 28 balls with five fours and two sixes, ten Doeschate weighed in. The Dutch allrounder straightaway went after the bowling, and increasingly, Broom too became aggressive.

Broom saw ten Doeschate survive a catch at long-on, the ball trickling over the rope, and still go after the bowling. Both were now on the charge, hounding the younger bowlers with boundaries off the first ball of their overs. They brought up their 100-run stand in just 39 balls, and Otago reached the 200-run mark in the 18th over.

Soon, Broom reached his maiden Twenty20 hundred with a swivel pull, one of many leg-side sixes during his marauding knock. He struck three consecutive sixes in the 19th over, the second of which brought up his century. His second fifty came in just 17 balls.

The Scorchers' torment worsened when Liam Davis holed out at third man off the first ball of their innings. Ashton Agar, the other opener, fell off the last ball of the over, top-edging to the keeper. And as it happens in such dire situations, there was a run-out, Katich becoming the victim of poor calling with Voges. From 11 for 3, a successful chase looked improbable, to put it mildly.

Otago's blitz from 9 for 2 to 242 for 4 should have inspired the Scorchers but they didn't find a Broom among themselves. Only a 65-run fourth wicket stand between Hilton Cartwright and Voges took them out of the slide, before Cartwright added another 51 runs for the fifth wicket with Ashton Turner. Cartwright was unbeaten on 69 off 53 balls with six fours and a couple of sixes.

But this will be the most memorable day in Broom's Twenty20 career, having not played for New Zealand since 2010. Otago too have proved themselves as a strong domestic side, though they have a lot to prove in the rest of this tournament.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • OneEyedAussie on September 26, 2013, 0:58 GMT

    When I started watching the game as the third wicket fell in Otago's innings, the commentators were discussing how they would be lucky to make 150+. It certainly was a turnaround, but at the same time the Scorcher's bowling was lacklustre to say the least.

    To the certain group of commentors complaining about the quality of the Australian entries - please bear in mind these teams have been stripped of 3-4 of their best players. Expecting them to be competitive under such circumstances is plainly unrealistic.

  • on September 26, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    @Maddy20, Hussey played for the Scorchers last season so would have been eligible for the CL i presume. Thisara Perera played for the heat too. I am not complaining here, just simply trying to put forward the fact that the Perth and Brisbane teams that qualified for this tourney are not nearly as strong when they lose their marquee players to other teams and through injury. Perth may look pretty good with Marsh, Hussey, Voges and Marsh in their top six, as it is, not so much!

  • on September 26, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    @Harmony111, I guess it is very fair when you have the money to pay more than anyone else... And it is not really like saying "If Warne played for England", because he never did. The likes of Johnson, Hussey, Maxwell do however play for BBL franchises and they are Aussies, afterall. This is not a whinge and to be honest I don't really care but it is an uneven playing field when it is decided by club financials and not their ability to find and nurture local players. Anyway, good luck to the likes of Maxi, Huss and MJ who are lining their pockets for very little effort.

  • Naresh28 on September 26, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    Well done NZ. Its amazing that a small country like NZ can produce talent in cricket. I know of some larger countries who fail to produce cricketers. NZ currently has both batting and pace bowling talent galore. Their fielding is also superb. Watch out for them in the next WC.

  • maddy20 on September 26, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    @wellrounded87 Watson plays for NSW blues not Scorchers or Brisbane. MG Johnson(Brisbane), Coulter Nile(scorchers) was the only player lost by an Aussie team to Indian team and last I checked, he was thrashed by Samson in the last game. Besides last time I checked Tambre(man of the match), STR Binny Dravid were also crucial contributions from local players. Perera does not play for Kandurata, Steyn plays for Cobras(not titans or Lions that are in the fray) and Hussey plays for Sydney Thunder. So your allegations of BCCI bullying are baseless and ignorant. Besides this is not an ICC tournament and BCCI pays around 200,000$ or something to the teams Johnson, Coulter Nile play for. For all I know Johnson will be dropped by MI XI sometime during the tournament if he continues to concede so many runs(4-0-38-0 in the last game).

  • on September 26, 2013, 4:01 GMT

    This is the team which has the team to lift cl t20 cup this because of allrounders they have............... love to see tendo playing international for some country....... england pick him please

  • my_comments on September 26, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    Having seen the Otago team i don't know how Franklin is getting into the NZ national team?

    Seriously, this was great hitting. But all this kind of innings require some luck. All the big hitters when they succeeding to achieve a high score like this, the stated that they took chances and paid-off; everything on that day works in favour for them.

  • xtrafalgarx on September 26, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    @Antony Evans, No one is talking about it because it was mediocre. He was very edgy in the beggining and could have been out a handful of times during his innings, he is a clean hitter of the ball sometimes but not great. I think Ten Doschate's innings was better but even he had some luck.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 25, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Otago my dark horses to win it, like I said before tournament got under way they have the best top5 and really showed that today when Rutherford fell early and McCullum went for a golden Perth and Katich looked like they thought they had won what a surprise was in for them haha. Great side I was gutted the M.I game was rained off as I think they would really push the champions !

  • Harmony111 on September 25, 2013, 21:29 GMT

    @Jono Makim:

    Indeed the Aussie teams are missing a few top players but these players also happen to be the top players of IPL teams so why should 'they' miss them? Why is it unfair if the Aussie teams miss them and fair if the IPL teams were to miss them? The players had signed contracts with both the teams, how does one team have more right on them over the other? If anything the CLT20 rules are unfair on IPL teams cos they have to pay compensation for picking their own players.

    Btw, it was an all IPL Final in CLT20 2011.

    @wellrounded87:

    Of course if we rearrange the players then the situation would be different. This is like saying had Warne played for England then Eng would have won a lot more in 90s. Reasonable but hypothetical. No one bullied anyone here. Some players themselves chose to play for their IPL teams over some other team. The other team has no claim on the players anymore than the IPL teams who are unfairly paying these teams for having their own core players.

  • OneEyedAussie on September 26, 2013, 0:58 GMT

    When I started watching the game as the third wicket fell in Otago's innings, the commentators were discussing how they would be lucky to make 150+. It certainly was a turnaround, but at the same time the Scorcher's bowling was lacklustre to say the least.

    To the certain group of commentors complaining about the quality of the Australian entries - please bear in mind these teams have been stripped of 3-4 of their best players. Expecting them to be competitive under such circumstances is plainly unrealistic.

  • on September 26, 2013, 10:16 GMT

    @Maddy20, Hussey played for the Scorchers last season so would have been eligible for the CL i presume. Thisara Perera played for the heat too. I am not complaining here, just simply trying to put forward the fact that the Perth and Brisbane teams that qualified for this tourney are not nearly as strong when they lose their marquee players to other teams and through injury. Perth may look pretty good with Marsh, Hussey, Voges and Marsh in their top six, as it is, not so much!

  • on September 26, 2013, 9:32 GMT

    @Harmony111, I guess it is very fair when you have the money to pay more than anyone else... And it is not really like saying "If Warne played for England", because he never did. The likes of Johnson, Hussey, Maxwell do however play for BBL franchises and they are Aussies, afterall. This is not a whinge and to be honest I don't really care but it is an uneven playing field when it is decided by club financials and not their ability to find and nurture local players. Anyway, good luck to the likes of Maxi, Huss and MJ who are lining their pockets for very little effort.

  • Naresh28 on September 26, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    Well done NZ. Its amazing that a small country like NZ can produce talent in cricket. I know of some larger countries who fail to produce cricketers. NZ currently has both batting and pace bowling talent galore. Their fielding is also superb. Watch out for them in the next WC.

  • maddy20 on September 26, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    @wellrounded87 Watson plays for NSW blues not Scorchers or Brisbane. MG Johnson(Brisbane), Coulter Nile(scorchers) was the only player lost by an Aussie team to Indian team and last I checked, he was thrashed by Samson in the last game. Besides last time I checked Tambre(man of the match), STR Binny Dravid were also crucial contributions from local players. Perera does not play for Kandurata, Steyn plays for Cobras(not titans or Lions that are in the fray) and Hussey plays for Sydney Thunder. So your allegations of BCCI bullying are baseless and ignorant. Besides this is not an ICC tournament and BCCI pays around 200,000$ or something to the teams Johnson, Coulter Nile play for. For all I know Johnson will be dropped by MI XI sometime during the tournament if he continues to concede so many runs(4-0-38-0 in the last game).

  • on September 26, 2013, 4:01 GMT

    This is the team which has the team to lift cl t20 cup this because of allrounders they have............... love to see tendo playing international for some country....... england pick him please

  • my_comments on September 26, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    Having seen the Otago team i don't know how Franklin is getting into the NZ national team?

    Seriously, this was great hitting. But all this kind of innings require some luck. All the big hitters when they succeeding to achieve a high score like this, the stated that they took chances and paid-off; everything on that day works in favour for them.

  • xtrafalgarx on September 26, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    @Antony Evans, No one is talking about it because it was mediocre. He was very edgy in the beggining and could have been out a handful of times during his innings, he is a clean hitter of the ball sometimes but not great. I think Ten Doschate's innings was better but even he had some luck.

  • BRUTALANALYST on September 25, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Otago my dark horses to win it, like I said before tournament got under way they have the best top5 and really showed that today when Rutherford fell early and McCullum went for a golden Perth and Katich looked like they thought they had won what a surprise was in for them haha. Great side I was gutted the M.I game was rained off as I think they would really push the champions !

  • Harmony111 on September 25, 2013, 21:29 GMT

    @Jono Makim:

    Indeed the Aussie teams are missing a few top players but these players also happen to be the top players of IPL teams so why should 'they' miss them? Why is it unfair if the Aussie teams miss them and fair if the IPL teams were to miss them? The players had signed contracts with both the teams, how does one team have more right on them over the other? If anything the CLT20 rules are unfair on IPL teams cos they have to pay compensation for picking their own players.

    Btw, it was an all IPL Final in CLT20 2011.

    @wellrounded87:

    Of course if we rearrange the players then the situation would be different. This is like saying had Warne played for England then Eng would have won a lot more in 90s. Reasonable but hypothetical. No one bullied anyone here. Some players themselves chose to play for their IPL teams over some other team. The other team has no claim on the players anymore than the IPL teams who are unfairly paying these teams for having their own core players.

  • on September 25, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    Well done, Otago, especially Neil Broom.(I like your 'sweep shot'!) Congrats for your record 14 consecutive wins. You have shown us that you are not dependent on Brendan McCullum, entirely.

  • wellrounded87 on September 25, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    So your big argument for having 4 IPL teams is that they bully the ICC into letting them buy other teams players.

    Duminy - SA, Steyn - SA, Pererra SL. Not exactly shining the talent of the INDIAN premier league are they.

    This tournament would be awfully different if Watto and Johnson were playing for Heat and Marshes, NCN and Hussey were playing for the scorchers. Also Heats best player (Pomers) is recovering from injury.

  • on September 25, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Reading all these comments and it's interesting to see that many people are not commenting on the awesome display of batting. Broom was outstanding!

  • on September 25, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    I wonder what MI fans have to say about the washed out match now.. Who was lucky that the match got washed away?? I guess Otago Volts would have thrashed MI too.. They got 2 free points.

  • Rohit... on September 25, 2013, 17:52 GMT

    What volts did tonight has put Mumbai fans in a state of shock.... Such a high run-rate cannot be surpassed by any team now... For Mumbai to qualify, they will have to beat Lions and Heats now and would have to hope that Lions beat Volts to make way for Mumbai... It is all on the assumption that Rajasthan Fortress cannot be breached...

  • TheRisingTeam on September 25, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    Hypothetically! if Otago did make it all the way to the final, wonder if the likes of Rutherford, McCullum and Wagner will miss it when their national team has a tour to Bangladesh.

  • on September 25, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    @Karl, The Aussie teams are exposed by losing their best players to the IPL teams, put Johnson and Waton in the Heat team and the Marsh brothers and Coulter Nile into the Scorchers line-up and its a different contest. Don't forget the final last year was played between teams from Aus and SA, the Indian teams came nowhere.

  • on September 25, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    steve- thing is teams from Australia and sa are average at best.pak and sl teams cudnt even qualify due to low in talents. English counties were thrashed in last cl.so ipl is justified in playing hard ball and selecting 4quality teams from ipl.even their 4th best team have some of best cricketers in duminy, dhawan, steyn, perera.i agree to u australian domestic champion team is exposed as home bullies by nz champions.

  • on September 25, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    @Karl Jenaway : Not T20 in general, fellow. Just these particular games. I enjoy competitive T20. However, it gets a bit silly when bowlers just keep delivering the same old godawful rubbish and making average batsmen look like Gordon Greenidge.

  • JustIPL on September 25, 2013, 15:00 GMT

    Strongly believe otago will win this tournament. No other side is so focused. All IPL sides are blended group of foreign and local palyers while all other sides not that that strong as they have shown so far.

  • StevieS on September 25, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    I think New Zealand should invite a couple of Aussie teams to their domestic competition to give the Australian domestic players some quality cricket.

  • IndCricFan2013 on September 25, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    Both Aussie T20 teams are virtually out. Both SA team might likely go out. Ottago will kick one IPL team from Group A. Can T&T complete this by kicking out another IPL team from Group B, though they lost to SRH? RR and Ottago are virtually in group A. Group B, few more days before we can pick the 2 for semi's.

  • flightedchinaman on September 25, 2013, 14:15 GMT

    Well, even with all the fancy graphics not even Cricinfo can make Burt Cockley's profile look flattering. He is a first-class bowler only, and at 27 y.o. they decide to debut him in the Champions League, he hasn't even got a Twenty20 under his belt according to his profile, only played 6 List A matches with an economy of nearly 7 runs an over and with only 7 wickets. He must have bowled some great stuff in the nets, and I mean really great or WA just have no idea.

    They put Hogg on to run the drinks, why fly him to the subcontinent for that? Anyone can run the drinks, get a local boy to do it, I don't thinks that's the way to treat their premiere spinner, he couldn't have done any worse, and at least provides variety.

    As a West Aussie I feel affronted that the Scorchers have allowed Broom to get a ton, we let a Kiwi get a century, it won't run well with is back here allowing that to happen.

    Good work Otago, but WA cricket has inherent problems that stem deep and will not go away.

  • on September 25, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    @steve back- u are on every article regarding t20 's yet u criticise t20, is irlt hypocrisy? broom was in the form of his life and even after good start by paris he was exposed in last over regarding his talent ( or lack of).well done otago , the dark horses of thos cl2013.

  • on September 25, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    I thought Broom should have been out in the second over or don't three strikes count in cricket? Other than that, lots of great homers from The Volts, but not nice to bean that guy at the end there.

  • powerash5000 on September 25, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    xtrafalgarx I saw your comment and turned on tv hoping to see quick swinging bowling, but just got a bunch of full tosses and straight bowling 'spinners' (where was Hogg???). One of the worst bowling/fielding efforts I have ever seen.

  • xtrafalgarx on September 25, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    Though i must say, cut the scorchers some slack. This is a VERY young side, WA is going through a transition period too and it's good to see some young players playing pretty well. Berendorff, Paris, Turner, Agar, Cartwright,Triffit, Whiteman are all between 22-19! So hey, they have done well. They have a lot of work to do back home in WA so they will grow up together these guys hopefully to be a good state side.

  • Mindmeld on September 25, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    I didn't think it was physically possible to bowl that badly. How can even a lower grade cricketer just keep bowling full toss after full toss on middle and leg, all at exactly the same pace, watch them get smashed out of the ground - and not even bother to try something different? Then the guy from the other end comes on and serves up exactly the same full tosses! I don't think I have ever seen anything like that on a cricket field anywhere. Just terrible, terrible bowling. Broom is no great batsman either - just check out his stats - they are very poor, even for a T20 basher. I wouldn't read much into this for Otago. They will never encounter rubbish like that again on a cricket field.

  • ad2810 on September 25, 2013, 12:58 GMT

    You know a team is in trouble when a bowler (ASHTON AGAR) becomes an opening batsmen!!

  • nzcricket174 on September 25, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    this shows why teams shouldn't have to qualify and every team should be invited.

  • CrICkeeet on September 25, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Oooo Dear!!! Gr8 batting 4m otago.... looks lyk dey played wid a white cotton-ball :)

  • xtrafalgarx on September 25, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    @Robtay14, Boy I did speak too soon too! The quality of this competition has been poor, especially from the two Aussie sides, though we are missing a lot of players. The titans wern't that impressive for me either, they and tobago got lucky from the Heat's horrendous batting.

    The Otago Volts look alright though, i guess them and CSK are at the top of the tree at the moment.

  • RobTay14 on September 25, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    xtrafalgarx: I think you spoke to soon..

  • kiwicricketnut on September 25, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    @ xtrafalgarx, they got smoked and when the pressure went on they bowled pies, i don't think starc will be sweeting too much. pretty special from otago, what else can you say they were perfect other than a couple of rash slogs early on, the controled aggression after that was amazing to watch. this is why every team that wins their t20 comp should be invited to the champions league, its an insult that a team as good as otago had to qualify first. jesse ryder joins them this year, they will be unstopable.

  • runout49 on September 25, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    A disgraceful bowling and fielding performance by the Scorchers. How could they get the team selection so wrong.

  • on September 25, 2013, 12:05 GMT

    Right. This is an embarrassment. Utterly pathetic. I've had enough of this merry-go-round T20 tournament already. The bowling standards are so poor, so fatally lacking in its execution of line, length, or strategy, that there's just no contest between bat or ball. I thought Morne Morkel had expanded the boundaries of terrible bowling in that Titans shambles a few days ago, but the Scorchers have just scraped the bottom of the barrel today.

  • lillee4PM on September 25, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    The Scorchers should be renamed the "Perth Full Tossers." Pathetic bowling. I bet Hoggy is glad that Katich dropped him now!

  • xtrafalgarx on September 25, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    WOW! Oh my god, it's early days (the kid has just bowled 1 over) But watch out Mitchell Starc! WA has 2 good young left armers, and they have great control. I know it's only t20 but the swinging in, left arm pace is good competition for Starcy.

    We don't have the batsman, but gee, we have the bowlers.

  • xtrafalgarx on September 25, 2013, 10:50 GMT

    WOW! Oh my god, it's early days (the kid has just bowled 1 over) But watch out Mitchell Starc! WA has 2 good young left armers, and they have great control. I know it's only t20 but the swinging in, left arm pace is good competition for Starcy.

    We don't have the batsman, but gee, we have the bowlers.

  • lillee4PM on September 25, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    The Scorchers should be renamed the "Perth Full Tossers." Pathetic bowling. I bet Hoggy is glad that Katich dropped him now!

  • on September 25, 2013, 12:05 GMT

    Right. This is an embarrassment. Utterly pathetic. I've had enough of this merry-go-round T20 tournament already. The bowling standards are so poor, so fatally lacking in its execution of line, length, or strategy, that there's just no contest between bat or ball. I thought Morne Morkel had expanded the boundaries of terrible bowling in that Titans shambles a few days ago, but the Scorchers have just scraped the bottom of the barrel today.

  • runout49 on September 25, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    A disgraceful bowling and fielding performance by the Scorchers. How could they get the team selection so wrong.

  • kiwicricketnut on September 25, 2013, 12:10 GMT

    @ xtrafalgarx, they got smoked and when the pressure went on they bowled pies, i don't think starc will be sweeting too much. pretty special from otago, what else can you say they were perfect other than a couple of rash slogs early on, the controled aggression after that was amazing to watch. this is why every team that wins their t20 comp should be invited to the champions league, its an insult that a team as good as otago had to qualify first. jesse ryder joins them this year, they will be unstopable.

  • RobTay14 on September 25, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    xtrafalgarx: I think you spoke to soon..

  • xtrafalgarx on September 25, 2013, 12:32 GMT

    @Robtay14, Boy I did speak too soon too! The quality of this competition has been poor, especially from the two Aussie sides, though we are missing a lot of players. The titans wern't that impressive for me either, they and tobago got lucky from the Heat's horrendous batting.

    The Otago Volts look alright though, i guess them and CSK are at the top of the tree at the moment.

  • CrICkeeet on September 25, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    Oooo Dear!!! Gr8 batting 4m otago.... looks lyk dey played wid a white cotton-ball :)

  • nzcricket174 on September 25, 2013, 12:50 GMT

    this shows why teams shouldn't have to qualify and every team should be invited.

  • ad2810 on September 25, 2013, 12:58 GMT

    You know a team is in trouble when a bowler (ASHTON AGAR) becomes an opening batsmen!!