Champions League Twenty20 - 6th match, Qualifying Group

Otago v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Otago won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

8pm Daniel Vettori seems to have got Sam Wells kidnapped and has taken his place. I will only believe the bearded one is Wells if he bowls the promised right-arm medium. Maybe not even then. Anyway, if wells has grown a beard, he has done the right thing for his children because if your dad doesn't have a beard...

Nathan McCullum to open the bowling. Not a surprise any more. Parthiv Patel to face

7.50pm "All hail the Macho Man! One of the best promo men of all time. But is he better than Ric Flair when he's on a roll?" Rohit, I will quote the man himself: "Nobody does it better. yeah." Ten minutes to go to the start

HHH: "Hiring Sid is not best for business at the moment.!!"

"Beautifully understated intro, Sid. You should apply for a job with WWE!" James, it's a dream job. I wish I could sell a game like this. "Nothing means nothing." "Nothing means nothing? What do you mean by that?"

Otago Volts have won the toss and are going to bowl first. Sam Wells and Michael Bracewell come in for Ian Butler and James McMillan, who need a couple of days of rest. Shikhar Dhawan thinks 170-180 will be a good target. He says he wanted to bat first anyway, because you never know when you might need to bat first later in the tournament, and he wants his side to be prepared. Cameron White has come in for Thisara Perera

7.15pm Welcome to the most anticipated match of 2013 across sport: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Otago Volts to fight it out over 40 overs of the best cricket you could ever imagine. Toss in 15 minutes. You don't want to miss it

0.1

NL McCullum to Patel, no run, flighted just outside off, defended to cover

0.2

NL McCullum to Patel, 1 run, driven towards cover again, a misfield gives them a single

0.3

NL McCullum to Dhawan, no run, very close on the lbw for Dhawan first ball. I would have given that. Pitches middle and leg, full, beats Dhawan on the sweep. Straightens a touch, would have hit the leg stump

0.4

NL McCullum to Dhawan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

0.5

NL McCullum to Patel, no run, quickish, defended back

0.6

NL McCullum to Patel, 1 run, an ungainly slog across the line, gets a leading edge but it doesn't carry to long-off

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
PA Patel    2* (4b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0
S Dhawan    1* (2b)     

Neil Wagner to share the new ball. One slip and a short cover-point in place

1.1

Wagner to Patel, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended off the front foot

1.2

Wagner to Patel, no run, driven on the up, nicely too, but that short cover-point, NMac, puts in a diving save

1.3

Wagner to Patel, FOUR, angling too far into the stumps, and nicely glanced away past short fine leg

Slip moves out to square gully

1.4

Wagner to Patel, no run, pitched up outside off, Patel drives, but that off-side cordon is heavily manned

1.5

Wagner to Patel, 2 runs, this time Patel decides to go over that cordon. Shortish outside off, and he goes after it, toe-ending it square of third man for two

1.6

Wagner to Patel, FOUR, full and wide, and this time Patel has timed it well, and has cleared point's head for four runs

End of over 2 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
PA Patel    12* (10b 2x4)      N Wagner    1-0-10-0
S Dhawan    1* (2b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0

2.1

NL McCullum to Dhawan, no run, another leg-before shout as the ball slides in, and this time Dhawan seems to have been let off for an inside edge. However, the replays show it hit the pad first

2.2

NL McCullum to Dhawan, SIX, and Dhawan responds with a slog-sweep. He has escaped tow lbws and he rubs it in with a massive slog-sweep

2.3

NL McCullum to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed towards cover with soft hands, and he takes the single

2.4

NL McCullum to Patel, no run, quickish delivery, defended back to NMac

2.5

NL McCullum to Patel, OUT, Patel looks to cut, and is bowled. He makes room but this is fired in quick and fuller than a cutting length. It doesn't turn either, and takes the leg stump

PA Patel b NL McCullum 12 (8m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Boplab Samantray is the new batsman. NMac stays round the stumps. A slip in place

2.6

NL McCullum to Samantray, no run, floated across him, defended to cover

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 20/1 (RR: 6.66)
BB Samantray    0* (1b)      NL McCullum    2-0-10-1
S Dhawan    8* (5b 1x6)      N Wagner    1-0-10-0

3.1

Wagner to Dhawan, no run, good swinging delivery. Length ball outside off, moves away, bounces a touch extra, and beats the drive

3.2

Wagner to Dhawan, 2 runs, full, down the leg side, Dhawan thinks he has got a half-volley, but he has got a bit of late swing that takes the leading edge, which clears mid-on - not by much

3.3

Wagner to Dhawan, 1 run, comes down the track, takes this on a half-volley and drives it towards mid-off

3.4

Wagner to Samantray, no run, appeal for lbw and run-out. He has got away with the leg-before appeal, but he has gone on for a guilty run with the ball in the hands of the fielder at gully. Samantray is dozy, and the fielder isn't. As the bat comes down in slow motion, the ball hits the stumps direct. Saved by half a frame. The bat seems half grounded when the bail came off. Coming to lbw: a length ball, pitching middle and leg, swinging to hold its line, no inside edge involved. So that run-out shouldn't even have been a question. He was out lbw

3.5

Wagner to Samantray, no run, oh this is plumb. Not given, though. Called inside edge, but the ball has hit pad first and bang in front of the stumps

3.6

Wagner to Samantray, no run

End of over 4 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
BB Samantray    0* (4b)      N Wagner    2-0-13-0
S Dhawan    11* (8b 1x6)      NL McCullum    2-0-10-1

4.1

NL McCullum to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed past cover for a single

4.2

NL McCullum to Samantray, 1 run, short outside leg, worked away for one

4.3

NL McCullum to Dhawan, OUT, down the wicket, not quite to the pitch of the ball, and he has driven this straight down mid-on's throat. Escaped two lbws but doesn't this time

S Dhawan c ten Doeschate b NL McCullum 12 (18m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

JP Duminy is the new man in

4.4

NL McCullum to Duminy, FOUR, and he gets a gift first ball. Nice little friendly full toss, and he has driven it between mid-on and the bowler. All along the ground

4.5

NL McCullum to Duminy, 1 run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

4.6

NL McCullum to Samantray, 1 run, length ball, middle and off, worked into the leg side for a single

End of over 5 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 31/2 (RR: 6.20)
BB Samantray    2* (6b)      NL McCullum    3-0-18-2
JP Duminy    5* (2b 1x4)      N Wagner    2-0-13-0

"Wow! Two of those LBWs should have been out. Tough being an umpire." Ryan, four lbws haven't been given so far. Pretty close ones, to be fair to the umpires

Neesham into the attack now

5.1

Neesham to Samantray, 1 run, slight swing in, takes the inside edge onto the pad, goes for a single

5.2

Neesham to Duminy, 1 run, short, wide, but stops a bit on him, resulting in a checked cut. Gets a single wide of point

5.3

Neesham to Samantray, no run, short of a length, seams in a little, hits him on the thigh pad

"watto would love this umpire - apparently doesn't believe in lbw." Both umpires, Kevin

5.4

Neesham to Samantray, no run, beaten on the drive wide outside off. Nowhere near the line of it

One wide slip in place

5.5

Neesham to Samantray, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, punched away to deep midwicket

5.6

Neesham to Duminy, FOUR, short of a length, seaming away a touch, takes the edge on the loose back-foot drive from Duminy, but it flies wide of slip

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 38/2 (RR: 6.33)
JP Duminy    10* (4b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    1-0-7-0
BB Samantray    4* (10b)      NL McCullum    3-0-18-2

"So long as the umpires are consistent, you can't complain." James, I remember the days I was consistently useless. Now I am only occasionally not useless

6.1

NL McCullum to Samantray, 1 run, flighted on the pads, driven to deep midwicket

6.2

NL McCullum to Duminy, no run, down the wicket, beaten in flight, ends up defending

6.3

NL McCullum to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, punched away for a single into the leg side

Adway Lele: "This is stretching concept of neutral umpires a little too far. The umpires are not involved/interested even with on-goings on the pitch."

6.4

NL McCullum to Samantray, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he is looking to push it to long-on, ends up getting a single to long-off

6.5

NL McCullum to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, wide, cut away for a single

6.6

NL McCullum to Samantray, 1 run, down the wicket, NMac keeps it shortish, worked into the leg side for a single. NMac has bowled out

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 43/2 (RR: 6.14)
BB Samantray    7* (13b)      NL McCullum    4-0-23-2
JP Duminy    12* (7b 2x4)      JDS Neesham    1-0-7-0

The clean-shaven Nick Beard is here

7.1

Beard to Samantray, no run, short of a length, outside off, cut away, but straight to point

James: "If we're going to have dubious lbw calls, why doesn't the BCCI get DRS in for the tournament? :)"

7.2

Beard to Samantray, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long-off

7.3

Beard to Duminy, 1 run, beaten in the flight again as he dances down the wicket, but ends up getting a single to deep midwicket

Stu: "The advent of reviews has made umpires soft! That last one especially was so plumb Joe Bloggs umpiring at the local park on a Saturday morning would have given it!"

7.4

Beard to Samantray, OUT, Lovely catch. Not a very smart shot. Plays a chip shot towards long-on with the man placed at the boundary. Michael Bracewell stays at the edge of the field, takes this high, relaises he is falling over, releases the ball high, steps out, comes back in, and catches it coolly

BB Samantray c Bracewell b Beard 8 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Cameron White is the new batsman ans is on strike because the batsmen were so mesmerised by the catch they didn't even cross over

7.5

Beard to White, 1 run, looks to drive, gets the inside half of the bat for a single

7.6

Beard to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, worked away for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 47/3 (RR: 5.87)
JP Duminy    14* (9b 2x4)      NB Beard    1-0-4-1
CL White    1* (1b)      NL McCullum    4-0-23-2

Ten Doeschate replaces Nathan McCullum in the attack

8.1

ten Doeschate to Duminy, no run, short of a length, comes off slowly, Duminy decides he won't try anything fancy, and punches it to cover

8.2

ten Doeschate to Duminy, FOUR, offcutter, pitched outside leg, Duminy places this superbly, between short fine leg and deep backward square leg

8.3

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 1 run, punched down to long-off for one

8.4

ten Doeschate to White, 1 run, short of a length, cutting in, takes the inside edge of a tentative push, but goes for a single to leg

8.5

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 1 run, another slow short ball, punched away to deep cover

8.6

ten Doeschate to White, 1 run, leg-side half-volley, clipped away for a single

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 55/3 (RR: 6.11)
CL White    3* (3b)      RN ten Doeschate    1-0-8-0
JP Duminy    20* (13b 3x4)      NB Beard    1-0-4-1

"Maybe Nick Beard is a ZZ Top fan. The only clean shaven one in the band was Frank Beard." Great trivia, James

9.1

Beard to White, no run, shortish, flat, outside off, takes the bottom edge on the cut

9.2

Beard to White, 1 run, down the wicket, gets a single to long-on

9.3

Beard to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss, 102ks, driven away to deep midwicket

9.4

Beard to White, no run, flighted outside off, this dips a little, defended to cover-point

9.5

Beard to White, 1 run, short of a length, quick, punched to long-off for one

9.6

Beard to Duminy, no run, short of a length, outside off, opens the face, can't beat point

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 58/3 (RR: 5.80)
JP Duminy    21* (15b 3x4)      NB Beard    2-0-7-1
CL White    5* (7b)      RN ten Doeschate    1-0-8-0

10.1

Neesham to White, 1 run, White backs away and throws his bat in hope, and somehow clears backward point

10.2

Neesham to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, comes slowly off the surface, guided away to third man

10.3

Neesham to White, FOUR, incredible shot. Slowish bouncer, wide outside off, White makes room and forehands it over mid-off

10.4

Neesham to White, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended back to him

10.5

Neesham to White, 1 run, slower ball, on a length outside off, pushed wide of cover-point for one

10.6

Neesham to Duminy, no run, length ball outside off, Duminy wants to drive, but gets an inside edge

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 65/3 (RR: 5.90)
JP Duminy    22* (17b 3x4)      JDS Neesham    2-0-14-0
CL White    11* (11b 1x4)      NB Beard    2-0-7-1

11.1

Beard to White, SIX, White takes long-on on and beats him with ease. Down the wicket, takes this from middle and leg, and swings it clean over the man

11.2

Beard to White, 2 runs, quickish length ball, bunted into the leg side with soft hands, and they come back for the second before deep midwicket can get in

11.3

Beard to White, 2 runs, full toss, into the pads, placed wide of deep midwicket, and they get another couple

11.4

Beard to White, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover-point

11.5

Beard to White, 1 run, nearly a yorker outside off, dug out for a single

11.6

Beard to Duminy, FOUR, incredible again. This loses no pace along the way. Short of a length, pitched outside leg, and he has punched it down the ground and it goes between long-on and deep midwicket. It just keeps gaining pace and beats both the men

End of over 12 (15 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 80/3 (RR: 6.66)
JP Duminy    26* (18b 4x4)      NB Beard    3-0-22-1
CL White    22* (16b 1x4 1x6)      JDS Neesham    2-0-14-0

12.1

ten Doeschate to White, no run, slower ball, on off, flicked back, and RTD makes a diving save

12.2

ten Doeschate to White, no run, half-volley outside off, but driven straight to cover

12.3

ten Doeschate to White, 1 run, length ball, outside off, pushed wide of cover-point for one

12.4

ten Doeschate to Duminy, no run, slower offcutter, short of a length, and beats the cut with extra and spongy bounce

12.5

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 1 run, this would have been wide had he not driven this to sweeper-cover for one

12.6

ten Doeschate to White, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 83/3 (RR: 6.38)
CL White    24* (20b 1x4 1x6)      RN ten Doeschate    2-0-11-0
JP Duminy    27* (20b 4x4)      NB Beard    3-0-22-1

I am missing the strategic timeout

Wagner is back. Round the stumps

13.1

Wagner to White, 1 run, length ball, outside off, driven to long-off

13.2

Wagner to Duminy, 1 run, full toss, angling in, clipped away to deep midwicket

13.3

Wagner to White, no run, short of a length, wide, White makes room and is beaten on the cut

13.4

Wagner to White, OUT, has found out extra cover to perfection. Makes room to drive a length ball, and drives this straight to the man placed there

CL White c BB McCullum b Wagner 25 (23m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 108.69

Darren Sammy is the new man in

13.5

Wagner to Sammy, no run, gets a full toss first up, but can't beat midwicket

"Sid: Are you missing jumping jhapang and Danny Morisson too?" Sagar, Danny M for sure. Slip comes in. Wagner goes over the wicket

13.6

Wagner to Sammy, 1 leg bye, another big lbw shout, but this time the ball is pitched outside leg

End of over 14 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 86/4 (RR: 6.14)
DJG Sammy    0* (2b)      N Wagner    3-0-15-1
JP Duminy    28* (21b 4x4)      RN ten Doeschate    2-0-11-0

14.1

ten Doeschate to Sammy, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to extra cover

14.2

ten Doeschate to Sammy, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched away, but can't beat extra cover

14.3

ten Doeschate to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, muscled away to long-off for one

14.4

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away with an open face for a single

14.5

ten Doeschate to Sammy, 1 run, dropped. Slower ball, Sammy is early into the drive, goes shoulder high to his left, but RTD can't hold on

14.6

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 2 runs, slower ball, shortish, on the pads, worked away into the leg side for a couple

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 91/4 (RR: 6.06)
JP Duminy    31* (23b 4x4)      RN ten Doeschate    3-0-16-0
DJG Sammy    2* (6b)      N Wagner    3-0-15-1

"Is there a "saddest comms on Cricinfo" prize at the end of the year? If so, I nominate: "I am missing the strategic timeout". Or do you need a brew, Sid?" James, you didn't follow this space during the IPL surely?

15.1

Neesham to Sammy, no run, slower ball, outside off, and Sammy has swung all over it without making contact

15.2

Neesham to Sammy, 1 run, length ball, outside off, drilled to long-on for one

15.3

Neesham to Duminy, FOUR, juicy full toss wide outside off, and Duminy drives it past the diving point. Not always easy to hit the highish full toss, but he has done this well

15.4

Neesham to Duminy, 1 run, chipped down towards long-on

15.5

Neesham to Sammy, 1 run, full, on off, drilled down to long-off

15.6

Neesham to Duminy, 1 run, full toss into the pads, but hit straight to deep midwicket for one

End of over 16 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 99/4 (RR: 6.18)
JP Duminy    37* (26b 5x4)      JDS Neesham    3-0-22-0
DJG Sammy    4* (9b)      RN ten Doeschate    3-0-16-0

16.1

ten Doeschate to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, Duminy is down the wicket, gets an inside edge towards deep square

Deepak.BM: "@SID: I am sure you will be happy with strategic time, coz even you can take a break from Commenting.. We understand your problem."

16.2

ten Doeschate to Sammy, SIX, Sammy has sent this to Chandigarh. He has missed quite a few so far, but this one has come out clean over long-on

16.3

ten Doeschate to Sammy, 2 runs, this one seems to have hit a low-flying aircraft and has been dropped. Sammy gets a massive massive top edge on the pull, and the deep midwicket and square leg nearly collide and Neesham - running back - drops it

16.4

ten Doeschate to Sammy, 1 wide, wide well outside off

16.4

ten Doeschate to Sammy, SIX, flat six. Almost parallel. Over long-on. Sammy special

16.5

ten Doeschate to Sammy, 1 run, pulled away for a single

16.6

ten Doeschate to Duminy, FOUR, length ball outside off, slogged away straight of long-on for four

End of over 17 (21 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 120/4 (RR: 7.05)
JP Duminy    42* (28b 6x4)      RN ten Doeschate    4-0-37-0
DJG Sammy    19* (13b 2x6)      JDS Neesham    3-0-22-0

17.1

Wagner to Sammy, 1 run, driven hard but straight to long-on

17.2

Wagner to Duminy, 2 runs, low full toss, makes room to drive it between deep midwicket and long-on for two

A strong leg-side field

17.3

Wagner to Duminy, 2 runs, cramps him up again, hit just wide of long-on, and they take a second thanks to a weak throw

17.4

Wagner to Duminy, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled away, but straight to deep square leg

17.5

Wagner to Sammy, no run, good bouncer. The quicker one. At 133ks. Sammy is stunned by it, and pulls out

17.6

Wagner to Sammy, FOUR, and now the yorker goes wrong. The low full toss is smashed over the head of the bowler for four more

End of over 18 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 130/4 (RR: 7.22)
DJG Sammy    24* (16b 1x4 2x6)      N Wagner    4-0-25-1
JP Duminy    47* (31b 6x4)      RN ten Doeschate    4-0-37-0

Neesham comes back. Who will bowl the last over

18.1

Neesham to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss outside leg, cramped up as he makes room, takes a single to long-on

18.2

Neesham to Sammy, 1 run, full toss again, Sammy swings, gets the outside half of the bat, for a single to long-off

18.3

Neesham to Duminy, no run, well bowled. Sees Duminy back away, and bowls a loopy slow ball wide outside off, Duminy can't reach it

18.4

Neesham to Duminy, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball for height. It's a high full toss. Pulled away to long-on. Remember this won't get them a free hit

18.4

Neesham to Sammy, no run, good bouncer, 138ks, head high. Sammy doesn't even try to hit

18.5

Neesham to Sammy, no run, lovely stop by de Brooder. Nearly a yorker, misses the bat, hits a foot hole or something and jags down the leg side where de Brooder flies and keeps the ball in

18.6

Neesham to Sammy, no run, another superb yorker, and this ball might have hit the stumps without bringing the bail down

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 134/4 (RR: 7.05)
DJG Sammy    25* (20b 1x4 2x6)      JDS Neesham    4-0-26-0
JP Duminy    49* (34b 6x4)      N Wagner    4-0-25-1

Beard to bowl the last over. Big call for a left-arm spinner

19.1

Beard to Duminy, 1 run, yorker, on off, dug out for a single that gets him a fifty

19.2

Beard to Sammy, 1 run, full toss, drilled down the ground, gets just the single

Round the wicket to Duminy

19.3

Beard to Duminy, FOUR, full toss again, and Duminy hits this hard to left of Beard. Long-on has no chance

19.4

Beard to Duminy, 2 runs, driven to sweeper-cover for one

19.5

Beard to Duminy, 1 run, full, middle and off, driven to long-on for one. Couldn't get under it

19.6

Beard to Sammy, OUT, sliced to long-off. Another full toss not made full use of. He goes too hard at it, and hits this off the outside half of the bat

DJG Sammy c Broom b Beard 26 (28m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 118.18

Otago have done well to keep Sunrisers down to 143. Their bowling looks good. Duminy held the innings together, and has given Sunrisers a fighting total. Do come back for the chase

End of over 20 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 143/5
     NB Beard    4-0-31-2
JP Duminy    57* (38b 7x4)      JDS Neesham    4-0-26-0
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Photos

Sep 20, 2013

Hamish Rutherford sweeps the ball, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Otago Volts, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali, September 20. 2013

Hamish Rutherford sweeps the ball

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Sep 20, 2013

Brendon McCullum smashed a 39-ball 67, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Otago Volts, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali, September 20. 2013

Brendon McCullum smashed a 39-ball 67

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