Champions League Twenty20, 8th Match, Group A: Otago v Perth Scorchers at Jaipur, Sep 25, 2013
Champions League Twenty20 - 8th match, Group A
Otago won by 62 runs
Played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (neutral venue)
25 September 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

So it will be Michael Beer to kick off proceedings for Perth...

Can Otago continue their winning streak? They are currently at 13 wins, level with Surrey, so if they can go on top today, they will be in second, with Sialkot Stallions holding the record at a scarecely believable 25 wins in succession.

The Perth Scorchers are making their way out to the ground, with the Otago Volts openers following suit.

waqar: "Looking forward to jimy neesham, he shown a good technique and ability to play spinners, Certainly a player for the future."

Adhithya S R: "I don't know if its just me, but whenever there is a team with a few young talent it is the team that I support"

James: "Otago look a well balanced side, with plenty of bowling options (I make it 7 front line bowlers), and they've played well so far. Fancy them to win."

Anuj Dhir: "Scorchers should have played Bradd Hogg... This is his RR homeground, would have helped alot."

Ankush Goyal: ""otago volts are having a very good batting line ups..." with brendon mcCullum (captain) with the top h rutherford is in good form at the end eader mcCullum can scoe runs so,perth scorthers may have a lot of problem when they are chasing"

Akshit Nanda: "Not to sound biased, but i think this match is going to Otago. Unless the Scorchers spinners can do something about it."

3.55pm Simon Doull believes that the pitch will not play too much of a factor as it is a good wicket with a fast outfield. A team scoring 150-160 should be able to defend their total. Winning the toss is not crucial as conditions look pretty good out there.

3.50pm Interesting selection there with Brad Hogg missing out. After all, he plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, and Sawai Mansingh Stadium happens to be his home ground. Would have thought he would definitely feature, especially as Perth are pretty much playing their first match of the tournament.

Ian: "With Agar, Turner, Beer, and the part timers Katich and Voges... I'd say the Scorchers have no shortage of spinners!"

Karthik: ""Player to watch for" Brad Hogg is been dropped...! Not a good move by Scorchers. They will miss his invaluable IPL and BBL experiences."

Josh: "Disappointed at the Perth line-up. On paper I'd have to back Otago, but safe to say T20 is always full of surprises!"

aditya : "Perth Scorchers HAS GOOD BOWLING even the pitch is not good to bat first i think Perth Scorchers ill win"

Donepudi: "I'm watching this match for Ashton Agar .. Hope he does well for his side with bowl & especially bat. What is his batting position? Any idea??"

Rohit Verma: "Very excited to see the rise of Voges to set in the international Australian team. He is one of many Australian batsmen who were worked on well by the Australian management, promised a lot but could not deliver when Australia need them in last 3-4 years. Few of them are S Marsh, David Hussey, Steven Smith, Peter Forrest, C White, Daniel Chistian and Voges."

Mr. Lemon: "I've been looking forward to watching Joel Paris play for what seems like ages. Serious prospect."

SaS: "Form is temporary. Class is permanent. This will be another wonderful Aus- NZ affair."

Niraj Sharma: "I m 2 Km far from SMS stadium Jaipur .... and rain just arrived but it is is v less hope it stay here only .........."

Taylor: "Crazy, but I think I recognize more otago players than Perth. Fair to say Otago have a stronger side. From an unoptimistic aussie"

John Paul: "A great Aussie-Kiwi contest, should be a treat to watch."

3.45pm Interesting stat for you folks. In 54 T20 matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, the team batting first has lost 35 of them. That represents a percentage of 64%. So Otago has some trends to reverse in order to pull out of here with a win.

3.40pm So the team news for Perth Scorchers is that Burt Cockley will be replacing Brad Hogg, while Michael Bracewell makes way for James McMillan. Cockley will be making his T20 debut, so hopefully he can take a page from Matthew Gale from Brisbane Heat, who made his debut last night with four wickets.

mohit: "none of the auses players are in form at this period,,,hope it will be a volts game"

Ankush Wadhwa: "Perth Scorchers should chose bat first in this conditions'"

3.35pm Otago Volts won all their three games during the qualification round by batting second. It will be interesting to see how they fare when they have to set the pace. Simon Doull reckons that if they had to do it, then this pitch is not a bad place to start.

avinash: "i think today voges is match winner for perth and Brendon McCullum will fail today as he got on srh so he will fail today"

3.30pm Perth Scorchers have won the toss and have elected to bowl first

James: "Ahmedabad Washouts? Great name for a new IPL franchise!"

Rachit: "how does the pitch look? RTD or McCullum? Voges or Katich?"

sunit kumar: "I Think toss would be very curcial......."

Toss will be taken at 3.30pm, and it looks quite sunny out there so don't expect any undue delays, for now.

3.25pm As far as the weather is concerned, we hope to enjoy better fortune than what had transpired in Ahmedabad and Mohali. Our hourly weather forecast shows some isolated thundershowers that could possibly be expected around 5-6pm, but the chance of precipitation is quite slim.

3.20pm Perth are missing some key players, while Otago will bank on an explosive top order. What else can we expect? Look no further than the match preview, which provides the background and the key battles to watch out for.

3.15pm Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live ball-by-ball coverage of the eight group match of this Champions League between Otago Volts and Perth Scorchers. Otago have been on a roll with three out of three wins, while Perth suffered a damp squib on Monday with the Ahmedabad washouts, so they will be keen to finally reignite their campaign.

0.1

Beer to Broom, no run, flatter delivery on middle and defended solidly by Broom

0.2

Beer to Broom, 1 run, once again pitched just outside off and this time Broom is able to squeeze it out to the leg side to get Otago off the mark

Tushar: "Players to watch out for : Rutherford, Jimmy Neesham, Voges , Micheal Beer..."

Beer going round the wicket

0.3

Beer to Rutherford, no run, pitched outside the off stump as Rutherford tries to drive this, but ends up hitting it uppishly towards mid off

0.4

Beer to Rutherford, 1 run, flatter again from Beer and Rutherford tucks this away to midwicket

0.5

Beer to Broom, no run, length ball outside off which Broom tries to cut away

0.6

Beer to Broom, 1 run, full toss off the last ball as Broom nudges this to mid on to retain the strike

End of over 1 (3 runs) Otago 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • NT Broom 2 (4b)
    • HD Rutherford 1 (2b)
    • MA Beer 1-0-3-0

Jason Behrendorff, the left arm quickie, will open from the other end

Sardar nizamat.: "I think this game will go to wire,otago were good in chasing but now they hv to put a total on board which against some spinners won't be easy."

1.1

Behrendorff to Broom, no run, length ball with late inswing as Broom finds mid on

1.2

Behrendorff to Broom, FOUR, full and just outside off as Broom carves this behind square, and is lucky to beat Joel Paris at third man to bring up the first boundary of the innings

1.3

Behrendorff to Broom, no run, up in the blockhole and Broom defends this to the off side

Sandy: "I want to see Beer pitch it full & Broom sweeping across."

1.4

Behrendorff to Broom, 1 run, fuller length on off stump as Broom drills this to mid on, who fires in a throw at the non-strikers as the batsmen complete a quick run. Direct hit and he would have been gone, so Otago taking their chances early

1.5

Behrendorff to Rutherford, no run, length ball on middle and leg which Rutherford works away to the leg side for none

1.6

Behrendorff to Rutherford, 1 run, full and just outside off as Rutherford inside edges on the pad, with the pair running a single

End of over 2 (6 runs) Otago 9/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • HD Rutherford 2 (4b)
    • NT Broom 7 (8b 1x4)
    • JP Behrendorff 1-0-6-0
    • MA Beer 1-0-3-0

And Joel Paris will now replace Michael Beer

2.1

Paris to Rutherford, OUT, and Paris strikes in his first ball in T20s, as he gets a length ball to come in and rap the pads. Perth go up for the appeal and the umpire does not hesitate to raise the finger. What a start from Paris

HD Rutherford lbw b Paris 2 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

And it the master of disaster, Brendon McCullum, who comes in next

2.2

Paris to BB McCullum, OUT, full and straight and Paris makes it two in two. Another swinging delivery and is too good for McCullum, who is facing his first delivery. Massive wicket for Perth as they will feel truly on top with this scalp.

BB McCullum lbw b Paris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Derek de Boorder walks in to face the hat-trick ball

2.3

Paris to de Boorder, no run, in the blockhole and Derek is able to keep it out. Fantastic ball to deliver if you are looking for the hat-trick

2.4

Paris to de Boorder, no run, full again, this time hitting the pads, as Derek is unable to work it away on the leg side

James: "I've got an Eiffel of Paris and I like what I see."

2.5

Paris to de Boorder, no run, full again on middle and Derek is able to block this one out

2.6

Paris to de Boorder, no run, Paris delivers another full delivery, going past the leg side, as Derek tries to get a bat on it. Ends up with a double-wicket maiden to begin his T20 career

Sunny K: "Master of Disaster gone and its a disastrous start for the Volts!!"

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Otago 9/2 (RR: 3.00)

    • DC de Boorder 0 (4b)
    • NT Broom 7 (8b 1x4)
    • JS Paris 1-1-0-2
    • JP Behrendorff 1-0-6-0
3.1

Behrendorff to Broom, no run, length ball just outside off and Broom hits it straight to short cover

3.2

Behrendorff to Broom, 3 runs, shortish ball on middle and off with Broom rocking on the back foot to pull to deep midwicket. The fielder makes a good dive on the boundary, but is unable to prevent three valuable runs for Otago

Aman Singhal: "Eventually, Paris is not just a City anymore."

3.3

Behrendorff to de Boorder, no run, length ball outside off and Derek has a flash at it, getting an outside edge which second slip fails to grasp as it rises on him

3.4

Behrendorff to de Boorder, no run, fuller length, swinging in, as Derek tries to club to the leg side, but fails to make a decent connection

3.5

Behrendorff to de Boorder, no run, back of a length on a leg stump line as Derek shuffles down to attempt a wild slog through the leg side

Anurag Acharya: "This is a disaster. I had both Rutherford AND McCullum in my fantasy team! Now RTD better make up for these two's negative points with a century including lots of sixes."

3.6

Behrendorff to de Boorder, 1 run, slower ball on the pads which Derek is able to steer to fine leg for a single

End of over 4 (4 runs) Otago 13/2 (RR: 3.25)

    • DC de Boorder 1 (8b)
    • NT Broom 10 (10b 1x4)
    • JP Behrendorff 2-0-10-0
    • JS Paris 1-1-0-2
4.1

Paris to de Boorder, 1 run, full, and this time outside off as Derek squirts this to cover, who fires in a throw at the striker's end. Broom was struggling the whole way and would have been out by a long shot

4.2

Paris to Broom, no run, full again and Broom is able to defend the ball to the off side

James: "The bad news for Joel Paris: he may never bowl a better over in T20 than his first. Top stuff."

4.3

Paris to Broom, FOUR, full and on middle as Broom tries to hit this down the ground, but gets an edge which rises over first slip to the boundary. Unlucky for Paris

4.4

Paris to Broom, FOUR, this time a little shorter from Paris, just outside off, and it is all Broom needs as he lofts this over extra-cover for a convincing boundary

Sharang: "Heartbreaking to pick & captain Brendon McCullum and drop Joel Paris from the Fantasy League squad. To add salt to the wound my Captain goes on a golden duck!"

4.5

Paris to Broom, no run, Paris sees Broom coming down so he adjusts the length accordingly, with back of a length on the leg stump

4.6

Paris to Broom, no run, right in the blockhole which Broom tries to guide through the inner ring, but to no avail

End of over 5 (9 runs) Otago 22/2 (RR: 4.40)

    • NT Broom 18 (15b 3x4)
    • DC de Boorder 2 (9b)
    • JS Paris 2-1-9-2
    • JP Behrendorff 2-0-10-0

And Michael Beer comes on to replace Behnendorff

5.1

Beer to de Boorder, no run, short of a length outside off as Derek tries to cut it away, with the rebound ricocheting off the keeper's pads

5.2

Beer to de Boorder, FOUR, spears this in on middle and leg and Derek backs away to heave this over long off for a boundary

Shankar R: "Once again we will get to see the master class of TenDo early in the match. Wish he will play till the end."

5.3

Beer to de Boorder, no run, going down the pads as Derek looks for the sweep

5.4

Beer to de Boorder, 2 runs, length ball outside off which Derek sweeps through to deep midwicket

5.5

Beer to de Boorder, no run, back of a length as Derek looks to swipe through the leg side, but finds short mid on

5.6

Beer to de Boorder, FOUR, darted in on the off stump and Derek connects well to beat an incoming long on to the midwicket boundary

Anish Rijal: "I had Brad, Rutherfrod AND McCullum in my fantasy.... Its over for me :("

End of over 6 (10 runs) Otago 32/2 (RR: 5.33)

    • DC de Boorder 12 (15b 2x4)
    • NT Broom 18 (15b 3x4)
    • MA Beer 2-0-13-0
    • JS Paris 2-1-9-2

And its time for Burt Cockley to have a bowl

6.1

Cockley to Broom, 1 run, full and on off stump as Broom is able to squirt this away to the off side

6.2

Cockley to de Boorder, FOUR, back of a length, wide of off stump and Derek clubs this over long on for a boundary

Tuhinanshu: "Well, today it was pure destiny that I didn't pick Baz. I was about to pick him but I had only 2 minutes left to pick players and I forgot to pick him. I made Tendo the captain. Hopefully he will fire :)"

6.3

Cockley to de Boorder, FOUR, short and wide and this is too easy for Derek who slashes through extra-cover for four. Derek upping the ante here

6.4

Cockley to de Boorder, 1 run, low full toss on middle which Derek clips away to midwicket

6.5

Cockley to Broom, no run, full and just outside off as Broom tries to guide this past short third man, but to no avail

6.6

Cockley to Broom, 1 run, full toss outside off with Broom guiding this behind square to retain strike

End of over 7 (11 runs) Otago 43/2 (RR: 6.14)

    • NT Broom 20 (18b 3x4)
    • DC de Boorder 21 (18b 4x4)
    • BT Cockley 1-0-11-0
    • MA Beer 2-0-13-0

Ashes hero Ashton Agar into the mix

7.1

Agar to Broom, 1 run, length ball just outside off which Broom is able to tuck away through the leg side

7.2

Agar to de Boorder, 1 run, short from Agar and worked away through midwicket

7.3

Agar to Broom, 1 run, short again and Broom pulls this through to deep midwicket

7.4

Agar to de Boorder, 1 run, flighted ball on a length and Derek lofts this to long off for a single

Neil: "These two seem to have switched roles, Usually it's Broom bashing boundaries and DeBoorder working the ball round for 1s and 2s."

7.5

Agar to Broom, 1 run, length ball on middle which Broom guides to long on

7.6

Agar to de Boorder, 2 runs, slightly short outside off, de Boorder gets back and cuts it square of the wicket

End of over 8 (7 runs) Otago 50/2 (RR: 6.25)

    • DC de Boorder 25 (21b 4x4)
    • NT Broom 23 (21b 3x4)
    • AC Agar 1-0-7-0
    • BT Cockley 1-0-11-0

Have yet another bowling change with Hilton Cartwright, the right arm medium pacer, to feature

8.1

Cartwright to Broom, FOUR, length ball wide of off stump and Neil hammers this through extra-cover for a boundary

8.2

Cartwright to Broom, no run, slightly fuller length outside off which Broom fails to connect

8.3

Cartwright to Broom, 1 run, slower ball on middle and Broom able to eke out a single

8.4

Cartwright to de Boorder, 2 runs, short ball, with some low bounce as Derek cross-bats this square of the wicket on the leg side. The incoming throw hits the striker's ends stumps, so they run for the overthrow

Sunny K: "Just as most of them did, I picked Brendon as my fantasy captain.. But hope to see Neil Wagner pick up a fifer and MoM award to reduce my loss as hes the only other Volts player in my team :)"

8.5

Cartwright to de Boorder, SIX, length ball and Derek clubs this over midwicket for the first six of the innings

James: "We've had the Paris and Broom jokes. Decided against trying with Burt Cockley."

8.6

Cartwright to de Boorder, 1 run, full and straight as Derek squirts this to the leg side to retain strike

End of over 9 (14 runs) Otago 64/2 (RR: 7.11)

    • DC de Boorder 34 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • NT Broom 28 (24b 4x4)
    • HWR Cartwright 1-0-14-0
    • AC Agar 1-0-7-0

Voges is the new bowling change from Katich. Perth looking to mix it up here.

9.1

Voges to de Boorder, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump which Derek sweeps emphatically to deep midwicket

9.2

Voges to Broom, 1 run, length ball which Broom shuffles down to, guiding this through the leg side

9.3

Voges to de Boorder, FOUR, length ball, straying down the leg side, as Derek unfurls the reverse sweep to beat third man to the boundary

9.4

Voges to de Boorder, SIX, Voges may want to reconsider here as Derek bludgeons this over midwicket for another six

9.5

Voges to de Boorder, OUT, what a response from Voges! after being carted for a four and six off the two previous balls, he pitches one on a length, with just enough drift, as Derek plays all around this to find his stumps knocked over. Timely wicket for Perth who were starting to look out of this contest with the way these two were playing

DC de Boorder b Voges 45 (29m 28b 5x4 2x6) SR: 160.71

The T20 mercenary, Ryan ten Doeschate, makes his way to the crease

9.6

Voges to ten Doeschate, 1 run, darted in on middle and leg which Ryan does well to eke out to square leg to get off the mark

End of over 10 (13 runs) Otago 77/3 (RR: 7.70)

    • RN ten Doeschate 1 (1b)
    • NT Broom 29 (25b 4x4)
    • AC Voges 1-0-13-1
    • HWR Cartwright 1-0-14-0

Michael Beer on to bowl his third over

10.1

Beer to ten Doeschate, 1 run, flatter delivery on middle and leg which Ryan hits to short mid on, who ends up misfielding it to allow the run

10.2

Beer to Broom, 1 run, back of a length delivery which is worked away to the off side

10.3

Beer to ten Doeschate, no run, on a length on middle and off, striking the front pad, as Beer goes up for the appeal

10.4

Beer to ten Doeschate, 1 run, darted in on middle and Ryan steps down to heave through long on

10.5

Beer to Broom, no run, fuller length on off stump as Broom fails to make decent connection

10.6

Beer to Broom, 2 runs, back of a length on middle and leg, which Broom is able to tuck away through the leg side for a couple

Mohak Prawal: "Paris rocked Otaga's top order but on the other hand Hilton went for a lot of runs..so one can say a average performance by Paris Hilton..;)"

End of over 11 (5 runs) Otago 82/3 (RR: 7.45)

    • NT Broom 32 (28b 4x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 3 (4b)
    • MA Beer 3-0-18-0
    • AC Voges 1-0-13-1
11.1

Voges to ten Doeschate, FOUR, flighted delivery on middle and Ryan steps down to hit a skier, with long on positioned under, but ends up making a hash of it as he fumbles the catch, with the ball crashing into his head, with the ball rolling back to the boundary

11.2

Voges to ten Doeschate, SIX, another massive hit from Ryan, this time clears the fielder with ease. Ryan on the hunt here

11.3

Voges to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, this one slips out of Voges' hand as he delivers well wide outside the off stump

11.3

Voges to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, Voges darts this one down the leg side, with Ryan missing it, and the keeper whipping the bails. The third umpire has been called to have a look, but the review shows Ryan comfortably in

11.3

Voges to ten Doeschate, 1 run, back of a length outside off and Ryan works this away to mid off

11.4

Voges to Broom, SIX, flatter ball on middle and this time its Broom taking liberties, with a club over long on for six

11.5

Voges to Broom, 2 runs, back of a length and Broom is able to clip this through square leg

11.6

Voges to Broom, 1 wide, this one straying down the leg side and another wide from Voges. Third one off the over

11.6

Voges to Broom, 1 run, back of a length and Broom content to play this under his eyes through the off side, setting off for a quick single to retain the strike

End of over 12 (23 runs) Otago 105/3 (RR: 8.75)

    • NT Broom 41 (31b 4x4 1x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 14 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • AC Voges 2-0-36-1
    • MA Beer 3-0-18-0
12.1

Beer to Broom, FOUR, flatter ball on leg and Broom hammers this straight down the ground for four

12.2

Beer to Broom, 2 runs, darted in on leg and Broom calls two as he tucks this away in front of square leg. The pair are able to complete two without too much discomfort

12.3

Beer to Broom, SIX, short and wide and Broom plays a lovely inside out six over extra-cover to bring up a stellar half-century of just 34 balls. Wonderful shot to bring up the landmark

12.4

Beer to Broom, 1 run, Broom clips this through midwicket to get off strike and give Tendo a crack at Beer

Beer attempts to deliver the ball, sees Broom backing too much, and signals a warning to the batsman

12.5

Beer to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full outside off stump, ten Doeschate drives it to long off

12.6

Beer to Broom, no run, low full toss as Broom tries to squirt this away through the inner ring, but to no avail

End of over 13 (14 runs) Otago 119/3 (RR: 9.15)

    • NT Broom 54 (36b 5x4 2x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 15 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • MA Beer 4-0-32-0
    • AC Voges 2-0-36-1

Kapil: "What a response after those 2 quick wickets.. Wish Scorchers had Marsh Bros in their line up.. Would have made a treat watching S Marsh on a good wicket"

13.1

Cockley to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short of a length outside off as Broom guides this to third man

13.2

Cockley to Broom, 2 runs, full toss, wide of off stump, as Ryan drills this to long off

13.3

Cockley to Broom, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Broom steps out to go big over the off side, but swings hard and misses the ball

13.4

Cockley to Broom, FOUR, full toss and Broom steers this quite elegantly to get a boundary through third man

13.5

Cockley to Broom, FOUR, length ball on middle and it is simply Broom's day. He top edges a shot intended for midwicket, which ends up spooning over square of the wicket on the off side, towards third man, and reaches the boundary

Sundar: "Beer to Broom?? What has the world come to?"

13.6

Cockley to Broom, FOUR, Broom is not finished just yet. He clubs this length ball to the midwicket boundary for another four

End of over 14 (15 runs) Otago 134/3 (RR: 9.57)

    • NT Broom 68 (41b 8x4 2x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 16 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • BT Cockley 2-0-26-0
    • MA Beer 4-0-32-0

Agar back on to have a bowl

Neil: "This game just shows that you don't need to go all guns blazing from the beginning to build a decent score. Run rate after 4 overs was just on 3 runs an over. Now just 9 overs later it's over 9 runs per over"

14.1

Agar to ten Doeschate, FOUR, back of a length and Ryan able to sweep this behind square and beat a squarish fine leg to the boundary

14.2

Agar to ten Doeschate, 1 run, back of a length on the off stump and Ryan steers this to the off side

Sam: "T20 Cricket = 80% luck, 20% skill"

14.3

Agar to Broom, 1 run, short ball, wide of off stump as Broom cuts this away to extra-cover

14.4

Agar to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, flighted ball on leg and Ryan clips this to the leg side for a couple

14.5

Agar to ten Doeschate, SIX, flighted delivery again on middle and Ryan gets down on one knee to slop sweep through midwicket for a boundary

14.6

Agar to ten Doeschate, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump and Ryan works this away to midwicket

End of over 15 (15 runs) Otago 149/3 (RR: 9.93)

    • RN ten Doeschate 30 (14b 2x4 2x6)
    • NT Broom 69 (42b 8x4 2x6)
    • AC Agar 2-0-22-0
    • BT Cockley 2-0-26-0
15.1

Cockley to ten Doeschate, 1 run, low full toss outside off and Ryan guides this to long on for a single

15.2

Cockley to Broom, SIX, fuller length outside off stump and Broom clears his front leg to hammer this straight down the ground for a huge six

15.3

Cockley to Broom, 1 run, full and just outside off as Broom carves this to third man

Faisal: "Wow! Volts are have jolted all the other teams. I believe MI were happy to have that match washed off cuz they would've lost 2 points. Volts batting is just unbreakable."

15.4

Cockley to ten Doeschate, SIX, low full toss outside off and Ryan is simply in too good a form as he clears the midwicket boundary with ease

15.5

Cockley to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, straying down the leg side and wide immediately called by the umpire

15.5

Cockley to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, short ball that stays quite low, bamboozling Ryan who squares up to the delivery, with the ball hitting the outside edge through to third man

15.6

Cockley to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, full and straight and Ryan squirts this through square leg. He wants two straight away, and gets it

David: "Now the Aussies cant even beat NZ sides. Perth sums up Aussie cricket these days. Old batting line up with little ability and young bowlers who crumble under pressure (when they dont break down)"

End of over 16 (19 runs) Otago 168/3 (RR: 10.50)

    • RN ten Doeschate 41 (18b 2x4 3x6)
    • NT Broom 76 (44b 8x4 3x6)
    • BT Cockley 3-0-45-0
    • AC Agar 2-0-22-0
16.1

Paris to Broom, SIX, full toss on the pads and Broom simply helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary

JimmyA: "Is the pitch superb or the bowling lousy??"

16.2

Paris to Broom, FOUR, full toss, wide of off stump and carved behind square on the off side to beat an incoming third man

16.3

Paris to Broom, 1 run, finally gets one to land on the wicket, and that too a full yorker on middle, but Broom is able to eke it out for a single

16.4

Paris to ten Doeschate, SIX, full and on leg stump as Ryan clears the front leg to smash a massive six through long on

16.5

Paris to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, low full toss and Ryan clips this to deep midwicket

16.6

Paris to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full and just outside off, but Ryan unlucky to find a diving short cover, but hits it well enough to get a single and raise his fifty

AFTAB KHAN: "Broom is reaL.. Boom..boom... can he be new booooooom..!!"

End of over 17 (20 runs) Otago 188/3 (RR: 11.05)

    • RN ten Doeschate 50 (21b 2x4 4x6)
    • NT Broom 87 (47b 9x4 4x6)
    • JS Paris 3-1-29-2
    • BT Cockley 3-0-45-0
17.1

Behrendorff to ten Doeschate, SIX, low full toss on leg and Ryan able to clear the midwicket boundary with ease once again

Anand : "Just imagine, the mayhem that would have caused, had Rutherford or McCullum would have batted for some time"

17.2

Behrendorff to ten Doeschate, FOUR, low full toss just outside off and Ryan able to direct this through long on for four

SureshGuna: "The ball needs to be pitched on the turf to talk about the pitch status..Low full tosses are being gifted by Scorchers!!!"

17.3

Behrendorff to ten Doeschate, SIX, short ball on the leg side and Ryan swivels to hook this through fine leg, and hits it well enough to clear the boundary. 200 up for Otago! and early in the 18th over as well

17.4

Behrendorff to ten Doeschate, no run, good change up with the slower ball as Ryan is unable to get any bat on it, as it carries through to the keeper

sherzada: "Now i can understand why are they named VOLTS, they are High Voltage Lines"

17.5

Behrendorff to ten Doeschate, OUT, would you believe it, another high full toss, and wide outside off stump at that, and Ryan unluckily hits this straight to mid on. A rather quiet end to a swashbuckling innings from the Otago allrounder. 66 off 26 balls, fantastic effort! Replays however show the ball being delivered above the batsman's waist, so a tad unlucky for Tendo

RN ten Doeschate c Davis b Behrendorff 66 (34m 26b 3x4 6x6) SR: 253.84

Jimmy Neesham fronts up to the crease

Sundar: "Superb innings by Broom... Could be his last CLT20 tournament for Otago... Will wear an IPL team jersey soon"

17.6

Behrendorff to Neesham, no run, short ball which Neesham decides to leave alone as he ducks under it

End of over 18 (16 runs) Otago 204/4 (RR: 11.33)

    • JDS Neesham 0 (1b)
    • NT Broom 87 (47b 9x4 4x6)
    • JP Behrendorff 3-0-26-1
    • JS Paris 3-1-29-2

Going round the wicket here

andrea: "wow: look at this Recent overs 4 1 1 2 6 1 | 1 6 1 6 1wd 2 2 | 6 4 1 6 2 1 | 6 4 6 . impressive stuff. is Gayle playing for Otago?"

18.1

Paris to Broom, 2 runs, fuller length slanting in as Broom tries to hit this over long off, but fails to get good bat on it. But long on ends up spilling the chance anyway. Yet another blunder in the field from the Scorchers

18.2

Paris to Broom, no run, yorker length delivery outside off stump, Broom fails to get bat on ball

18.3

Paris to Broom, SIX, full and wide outside off and Broom is able to clear Behnendorff at long on for six. On 95 now...

18.4

Paris to Broom, SIX, short ball and Broom hits one of the most astonishing shots you will ever see to get to a 100. Seeing this rising, he swivels sharply to lift this through fine leg, and hits it well enough to clear the boundary. 101 off 51 balls, wonderful stuff!

18.5

Paris to Broom, SIX, Broom simply has no mercy for the Scorchers bowling, as he ends up clubbing this over midwicket for six to get the highest score in Champions League history

18.6

Paris to Broom, 1 run, Broom able to work this away to long off to retain strike for the final over

End of over 19 (21 runs) Otago 225/4 (RR: 11.84)

    • NT Broom 108 (53b 9x4 7x6)
    • JDS Neesham 0 (1b)
    • JS Paris 4-1-50-2
    • JP Behrendorff 3-0-26-1

Unbelievable innings here from Broom, who has been in stunning form since the first ball

19.1

Behrendorff to Broom, SIX, length ball going down the leg side and Broom simply helps it on its way through the square leg boundary for a humongous six

19.2

Behrendorff to Broom, 2 runs, speared in on the blockhole and Broom able to dig it out to the leg side for a couple

19.3

Behrendorff to Broom, 1 run, plays a Dhoniesque helicopter shot to steer a fuller length ball through midwicket

manu: "Perth scorchers are broom'ed out of the match"

19.4

Behrendorff to Neesham, FOUR, full and wide and Neesham directs this through midwicket, to beat a diving deep midwicket to the boundary. I have lost count of the boundary count here

19.5

Behrendorff to Neesham, FOUR, Neesham once again finds the gap through extra-cover to get a boundary, which you feel, is simply excess at this point

19.6

Behrendorff to Neesham, no run, short and wide and Neesham is unable to get any bat on it to bring a tame end to what has been a spectacular, boundary-laden, innings from Otago

Wow, just wow. My fingers are much wrangled after all the furious typing that has had to be done with the efforts of Broom, de Boorder and ten Doeschate. Three electrifying innings in their own right, with Broom doing the most damage with an unbeaten 117 off 56 balls, the third-highest individual score in Champions League history. Well, after all that carnage, Perth Scorchers face a Mount Everest of T20 chases with Otago compiling the highest innings total in the Champions League of 242 for 4. Some poor bowling, with many low and full tosses thrown in there, along with some blunders in the field, have possibly pushed Perth Scorchers out of this tournament. It will be interesting to see how they manage the chase, which should begin in just under 20 minutes time.

End of over 20 (17 runs) Otago 242/4

    • JDS Neesham 8 (4b 2x4)
    • NT Broom 117 (56b 9x4 8x6)
    • JP Behrendorff 4-0-43-1
    • JS Paris 4-1-50-2
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