Champions League Twenty20, 13th Match, Group B: Brisbane Heat v Chennai Super Kings at Ranchi, Sep 28, 2013
Champions League Twenty20 - 13th match, Group B
Chennai Super Kings won by 8 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
28 September 2013 - night match (20-over match)

8.00pm Mohit Sharma to start, one slip and a gully in place.

7.50pm M Vijay has a golden duck and a two-ball duck in his previous two games in this tournament. Will he last three balls today? Praba asks: "do anyone has any clue why MSD kept Vijay in the playing 11?"

Jay: "No change in teams. So heat is off to good start as Vijay will complete the hat-trick in the first over they bowl!!!"

Here's what Ben Cutting had to say ahead of the game, about dealing with Dhoni and the team's batsmen needing to step up.

"What would you miss more were it to end - cricket, or the world?" Answer here, and you could win free tickets to Andy Zaltzman's stand-up act in Mumbai. Details here.

7.40pm The XIs have been updated. Dom Michael gets his Twenty20 debut. Michael represented Netherlands in the Yorkshire Bank 40-over domestic tournament earlier this year. His most recent matches came for the Kent 2nd XI and the Surrey 2nd XI, which means the Champions League is a big step up for him.

Athar: "I am afraid it'll be one sided affair again." The form of the two teams in the tournament suggests that - CSK have won both games, while Heat have lost both - but this is T20, anything can happen.

7.30pm MS Dhoni win the toss, to the cheers of his home crowd, and Chennai will bowl. "Last CSK we are playing here, so people have come out to support. Feels like a second home for CSK, and of course it is the first home for me." No changes to CSK.

James Hopes says his team's batsmen have to step up, says his team needs to put up 170+ to challenge Super Kings. The out-of-form Peter Forrest has been left out.

7.25pm After a totally one-sided encounter in the first game of the day, here's hoping for a closer game when Chennai Super Kings take on Brisbane Heat. Here's our match preview.


Sharma to Hopes, FOUR, Hopes bludgeons this first ball through point for four, that was back of a length and just outside off, nothing wrong with the ball, but sent away to the boundary

slip taken out


Sharma to Hopes, no run, similar delivery, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover


Sharma to Hopes, 1 run, fuller and outside off, goes for the booming drive, badly timed, the ball rolls towards extra cover

Not everyone is criticising Vijay. Ajay: "Absolutely tired trying to explain every time this comes up. Vijay is a slow starter, he comes good EVERY time in a big match. He is a very safe fielder in the deep and dropping him would lead to a bad balance in the team."

Here's the debutant Michael


Sharma to Michael, no run, swing and a miss first up, the ball angles across him as he looks to slash it through the off, misses and that goes through to the keeper


Sharma to Michael, OUT, duck on debut for Michael, he chips this pitched-up delivery straight to Badrinath at cover, Michael wlaks off shaking his head in disappointment, not the best of strokes that to a harmless delivery, he skips down the track and looks to scythe that through off, good catch from Badrinath, another bad start from Brisbane

DP Michael c Badrinath b Sharma 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Sharma to Lynn, no run, length ball on off stump, defended by the new man Lynn

Though there are plenty of Vijay critics as well. Adhithya S R: "VIJAY AGAIN???? OMG What more does he have to do to not get included in the squad?

Another view on Vijay. Aditya Narayan Verma : "Vijay is given another chance against an easy opponent on a flat track with dewful outfield, to boost his confidence and eventually click form. If he doesn't perform today also, then there is no reason he should be playing over Saha."

End of over 1 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 5/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • CA Lynn 0 (1b)
    • JR Hopes 5 (3b 1x4)
    • MM Sharma 1-0-5-1

Morkel to Hopes, no run, on the pads, length ball is clipped towards midwicket


Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, good early call from Hopes after dropping the ball towards mid-off, a single is scampered


Morkel to Lynn, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended down the track


Morkel to Lynn, FOUR, short of length ball from Albie, jumps down the track and flatbats that one, not the best timing, but enough on that to sends the ball towards long-on


Morkel to Lynn, 1 run, pitches it up, 131kph, Lynn waits in the crease and flicks it towards midwicket


Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, a leading edge towards mid-off for a quick single

Pun-tatsic from Chandra: "Next time Brisbane Heat should play in Chennai Heat, Ranchi is too cool for them!"

Akshay Agarwal: "Lynn looks like that guy Stuart from Big Bang Theory." I agree.

End of over 2 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 12/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • JR Hopes 7 (6b 1x4)
    • CA Lynn 5 (4b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-7-0
    • MM Sharma 1-0-5-1

Sharma to Hopes, no run, short of length ball outside off, chopped towards cover

Superb from Sam Roy: "The mind reads what it wants to read, the mind hears what it wants to hear.... I read the name of the debutant as Don Michael so I re-verify his name again. Don Michael of Corleone."


Sharma to Hopes, FOUR, short ball from Mohit, Hopes isn't fazed by that, pulls off the front foot, doesn't connect perfectly but that flies to the square-leg boundary on the bounce


Sharma to Hopes, no run, skips down the track, that back of length ball is outside off, Hopes has to reach out for it, pushes it towards cover


Sharma to Hopes, 1 run, pitched up and angling in towards off stump, 136kph, driven towards mid-on for a single


Sharma to Lynn, FOUR, a one-bounce four as Lynn launches that over cover point, backing away a little to make a bit of room and throws his bat at it


Sharma to Lynn, no run, full ball on leg stump, 136kph, batsman squeezing it towards midwicket

Murali Vijay: "Guys! Form is temporary, my place in playing XI is permanent." Well, he has been dropped several times during the IPL.

End of over 3 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 21/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • CA Lynn 9 (6b 2x4)
    • JR Hopes 12 (10b 2x4)
    • MM Sharma 2-0-14-1
    • JA Morkel 1-0-7-0

Morkel to Hopes, FOUR, a short of length ball and that is thumped past mid-on for four, good solid blow from Hopes


Morkel to Hopes, FOUR, two fours to start the over, this one is one a length and that is crashed over covers for four more


Morkel to Hopes, no run, short of length ball, 115kph offbreak, that is Morkel's go-to ball when under pressure, pushed towards cover


Morkel to Hopes, OUT, Morkel strikes, end of Hopes' innings, he was looking to power that over the off side again, skips down the track, can't middle it, edges it the ball swirls towards mid-off, Holder pedals back beyond the circle and collects that

JR Hopes c Holder b Morkel 20 (16m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 142.85


Morkel to Lynn, 4 leg byes, straying onto the pads, Lynn doesn't get bat on it but that is off the pads for four leg-byes


Morkel to Lynn, no run, defended back towards the bowler, 12 runs and a wicket in an eventful Morkel over

Vishal Sheokand: "One reason to keep Vijay in team is he's a good fielder, an area Dhoni often gives importance to. Other being that Dhoni always backs his players well. I remember Rohit Sharma being given chances after chances until he succeeded as an opener."

End of over 4 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 33/2 (RR: 8.25)

    • CA Lynn 9 (8b 2x4)
    • DT Christian 0 (0b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-15-1
    • MM Sharma 2-0-14-1

Adithya: "Well, I read it as Micheal Scofield!" Any other Prison break fans here?


Holder to Christian, no run, Holder starts with a length ball angling in, defended


Holder to Christian, 1 run, again into the body of the batsman, pushed towards extra cover for a single

Gaurav Manchnada: "Wriddhiman Saha also wants to know why Dhoni is sticking with Vijay"


Holder to Lynn, SIX, absolutely clubbed that short 139kph delivery, skipping away from the stumps and thumping that over the bowler's head for six, dispatches that towards the sightscreen


Holder to Lynn, FOUR, Lynn shuffling away from the stumps, Holder follows him with a short of length ball, Lynn is cramped but he throws his bat at it and gets it away for four behind square leg


Holder to Lynn, 1 run, the yorker from Holder, dug out towards mid-on for a single


Holder to Christian, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side, 134kph from Holder, Christian looked to flick it away to fine leg for four but can't connect


Holder to Christian, no run, looks to hammer this one over midwicket, inside-edges it onto his body, the ball rolls towards gully, dot ball to end another expensive over for CSK, 13 off it

Srinath: "last match - morkel bowling; holder dropped ! this match - morkel bowling; holder caught !"

Sudipto: "Wriddiman saha should have played in challengers trophy rather than CLT20. He is just warming the bench,a total waste of talent. Don't remember when last time I was seeing him playing?

End of over 5 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 46/2 (RR: 9.20)

    • DT Christian 1 (3b)
    • CA Lynn 20 (11b 3x4 1x6)
    • JO Holder 1-0-13-0
    • JA Morkel 2-0-15-1

Here's Ashwin


Ashwin to Lynn, 1 run, first ball is on the pads, clipped behind square leg

Bad Student: "Dear Lord - please let me be born as 'M Vijay' in my next birth. May I fail in consecutive exams, but be promoted because my handwriting is good ..."


Ashwin to Christian, no run, length ball on the pads, defended towards square leg


Ashwin to Christian, 1 run, on middle stump, carrom ball, pushed to the off side for a single


Ashwin to Lynn, 1 run, driven towards long-on for a single this time

Vishal Sheokand: "Well Since I fell for Prison Break(and ruined my semester exam result and increased my specs number), I read every Micheal as Micheal Scofield with an image of Wentworth Miller in mind."


Ashwin to Christian, 1 run, whipped towards deep midwicket for a single, bringing up the 50


Ashwin to Lynn, FOUR, full ball on the stumps, gives himself some room and thrashes that through extra cover for four

End of over 6 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 54/2 (RR: 9.00)

    • CA Lynn 26 (14b 4x4 1x6)
    • DT Christian 3 (6b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-8-0
    • JO Holder 1-0-13-0

Jadeja to Christian, OUT, calmly collected by Hussey, there's the third wicket for Heat, Jadeja has had a terrible tournament with the ball so far, but this time he strikes first ball, Christian falls cheaply, looking to smash Jadeja straight away, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, off the bottom of the bat, holes out to long-on

DT Christian c Hussey b Jadeja 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85


Jadeja to Lynn, no run, length ball angling in towards middle and off, Lynn defends off the front foot

Gonzo: "Talk about waste of talent, SA T20 captain Faf Du Plessis doesn't get a game despite both of his teams (Titans, CSK) playing in the competition!"


Jadeja to Lynn, no run, slashed powerfully towards cover, doesn't beat the man in the circle


Jadeja to Lynn, 1 run, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single


Jadeja to Burns, OUT, Jadeja's tournament is swiftly improving, his second wicket of the over, a thick edge towards slip, good low catch snapped up by Raina, and Brisbane Heat's batsmen are floundering yet again, a golden duck for Joe Burns, "Brisbane Heat have gone cold," says Ravi Shastri

JA Burns c Raina b Jadeja 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Jadeja to Hartley, no run, flat and quick, defended back towards the bowler

End of over 7 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 55/4 (RR: 7.85)

    • CD Hartley 0 (1b)
    • CA Lynn 27 (17b 4x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-1-2
    • R Ashwin 1-0-8-0

Ashwin to Lynn, no run, outside off, full ball, looks to hammer that out of the park, a thick edge onto his pads


Ashwin to Lynn, no run


Ashwin to Lynn, 1 run, dropped, that was poor from Dhoni, another carrom ball from Ashwin, Hartley looking to swing everything, a top edge sends the ball straight up, Dhoni has a few yards to make, but he has plenty of time to get under it, some confusion over whether he or Raina will take it, but Dhoni calls early that it is his, seems to be a simple chance, but it gets away from Dhoni, who can't even get a glove on it


Ashwin to Hartley, no run


Ashwin to Hartley, no run, spinning across the outside edge, superb delivery beats the batsman


Ashwin to Hartley, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 56/4 (RR: 7.00)

    • CD Hartley 0 (4b)
    • CA Lynn 28 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-9-0
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-1-2

Jadeja to Lynn, no run, a thick edge as another crazy big stroke is attempted, Dhoni sticks out his right leg to stop that one


Jadeja to Lynn, no run, another huge hit attempted, he misses and is nearly stumped by Dhoni, what is going on with the Brisbane batting? something needs to tell them to calm down


Jadeja to Lynn, no run, flighted ball is defended back towards the bowler


Jadeja to Lynn, 1 run, short ball is chopped towards sweeper cover


Jadeja to Hartley, 2 runs, whipped towards wide long-on for a single


Jadeja to Hartley, 1 run, a flighted delivery is driven towards long-on for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 60/4 (RR: 6.66)

    • CD Hartley 3 (6b)
    • CA Lynn 29 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-5-2
    • R Ashwin 2-0-9-0

Ashwin to Hartley, no run, flighted ball is driven back towards the bowler


Ashwin to Hartley, 1 run, a full ball is cracked towards long-off, keeps it along the ground


Ashwin to Lynn, OUT, the conventional legspinner from Ashwin, the batsman has no idea about that, looks to swipe that and the outside edge sends the ball towards gully, Brisbane are down to 61 for 5, the innings has unravelled seriously quickly

CA Lynn c Jadeja b Ashwin 29 (35m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 116.00


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, full ball outside off, blocked back towards the bowler

The (bad) puns keep coming. Richard: ""Burns got Burnt in that Brisbane (terrible)Heat""


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, the conventional offspinner this time, defended off the back foot


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, full ball speared in towards the stumps, more defence

Ash: "Dan Christian is the Vijay of B Heat I guess... Never seen him play good innings ever since he was picked by Chargers for $ 950k"

End of over 10 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 61/5 (RR: 6.10)

    • CJM Sabburg 0 (3b)
    • CD Hartley 4 (8b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-10-1
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-5-2

Raina to Hartley, 1 run, pitched up by Raina, skips down the track and drives that towards mid-off


Raina to Sabburg, no run, skids on towards middle and leg, batsman stays in the crease and defends


Raina to Sabburg, 1 run, flighted and full, well outside off and that is pushed towards point


Raina to Hartley, no run, gives this plenty of air, a thick inside-edge onto the pads


Raina to Hartley, 1 run, gets on the back foot and guides this towards deep backward point, that was actually off the pad first, outside the line though


Raina to Sabburg, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for a single, Raina does the fielding

Ajay: "Absolutely unfair. All the hard work the selectors, captain and coach have done to build such a strong unit; now they are expected to let go. I hope CSK need not be disbanded for the auction."

End of over 11 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 65/5 (RR: 5.90)

    • CJM Sabburg 2 (6b)
    • CD Hartley 6 (11b)
    • SK Raina 1-0-4-0
    • R Ashwin 3-0-10-1

Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, flighted length ball, spins towards off after pitching on off ,defended


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, keeps it on the stumps, blocked down the track


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, a touch short, slapped towards short cover


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, spinning away toward off once more, squeezed out off the back foot towards cover


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, plenty of air once more, Ashwin is a supremely confident bowler in T20, huge turn towards off, batsman doesn't have much clue about that, his attempted sweep doesn't connect


Ashwin to Sabburg, no run, huge turn for Ashwin, once again the batsman has plenty of trouble negotiating that one

End of over 12 (maiden) Brisbane Heat 65/5 (RR: 5.41)

    • CJM Sabburg 2 (12b)
    • CD Hartley 6 (11b)
    • R Ashwin 4-1-10-1
    • SK Raina 1-0-4-0

Raina to Hartley, 1 run, quicker one slides on, defended


Raina to Sabburg, no run, length ball outside off, driven towards mid-off


Raina to Sabburg, OUT, Heat have no clue how to play against the spinners, no magic about the delivery, skidding on, and an inside edge from Sabburg sends the ball onto middle stump, 2 off 14 deliveries for Sabburg, his nightmare innings ends, trying a strange shot, getting forward and then rocking back

CJM Sabburg b Raina 2 (10m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28


Raina to Cutting, no run, flighted delivery from Raina, carefully defended


Raina to Cutting, no run, more flight from Raina, clipped to midwicket


Raina to Cutting, 2 runs, off the leading edge as he looks to work this to the leg side, the ball rolls towards third man for a couple, this is a serious struggle for Heat

End of over 13 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 68/6 (RR: 5.23)

    • BCJ Cutting 2 (3b)
    • CD Hartley 7 (12b)
    • SK Raina 2-0-7-1
    • R Ashwin 4-1-10-1

Bravo to Hartley, 2 runs, Dwayne Bravo into the attack, perhaps Brisbane will find the medium-pacer easier to handle, first ball is full and on the pads, pushed towards mid-on


Bravo to Hartley, no run, length ball on middle, defended in front of square leg

aarsh: "Well, Cutting said that his top six need to get going. They have kept their word....they are gone :)"


Bravo to Hartley, no run, length ball heading for off stump, carefully defended


Bravo to Hartley, no run, short of length ball just outside off, awkwardly defended down the track

James: "Almost 1:30am here in Aus and I just switched over to the rugby to see that we're already getting flogged in that too. Maybe I should just go to bed." Think that will be a good move.


Bravo to Hartley, no run, full ball outside off, pushed back towards the bowler, Bravo dives to his right to get a hand on that one


Bravo to Hartley, 2 runs, length ball outsid eoff, nothing fancy from Bravo this over, but he is doing the job needed, the ball is pushed towards sweeper cover

shiva: "54 in 6 overs. Now 68 in 14 overs. Just 14 in 7 Overs" Heat mesmerised by spin.

End of over 14 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 72/6 (RR: 5.14)

    • CD Hartley 11 (18b)
    • BCJ Cutting 2 (3b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-4-0
    • SK Raina 2-0-7-1

Jadeja to Cutting, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, clipped behind square leg for a single


Jadeja to Hartley, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, nudged towards square leg

More puns. Deep: "Looks like the washing machines in Brisbane don't have a 'spin' cycle .."


Jadeja to Cutting, no run, length ball is defended towards short cover


Jadeja to Cutting, no run, full ball almost squeezes under the bat, edges it towards point


Jadeja to Cutting, 1 run, pushed towards long-off for a single this time

Chris in Taunton: "12 runs off the last 5 overs! Is that motoring in reverse? What a stranglehold....."


Jadeja to Hartley, 2 runs, full and flat, squeezed out towards deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 15 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 77/6 (RR: 5.13)

    • CD Hartley 14 (20b)
    • BCJ Cutting 4 (7b)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-10-2
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-4-0

Raina to Cutting, no run, short of length and outside off, batsman advances down the track, has to reach out to get bat on that one, almost misses it, would have been stumped by a mile, guides it towards point


Raina to Cutting, no run, pushed back towards the bowler


Raina to Cutting, no run, looks to chop this one off the back foot, beaten


Raina to Cutting, 1 run, length ball is powered towards long-off for a single

Jason: "Australians can't be that bad at playing spin, can we?"


Raina to Hartley, 1 run, length ball on the pads, towards square leg for a quick single, Dhoni hares after it and nearly get s a run-out


Raina to Cutting, no run, off the front foot towards cover for a single

cricket simpleton: "Did you see the overrate of CSK.. 15 overs in 1 hr even with a 5 minute dew break.. phew.. even dhoni would not believe it.."

End of over 16 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 79/6 (RR: 4.93)

    • BCJ Cutting 5 (12b)
    • CD Hartley 15 (21b)
    • SK Raina 3-0-9-1
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-10-2

Will Heat reach 100?


Jadeja to Hartley, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, clipped towards deep square leg for a couple


Jadeja to Hartley, 1 wide, quicker one down the leg side, too far down the leg side

Daniel Alexander: "Kandurata Maroons were way better than Brisbane Heat, unfortunate we had to go through qualifiers."


Jadeja to Hartley, 1 run, clipped towards square leg

Jadeja using the towel often as the dew is making it tough to grip the ball


Jadeja to Cutting, no run, defended off the front foot towards the off side


Jadeja to Cutting, 1 run, clipped behind square leg for a single

Keerthi: "Time since last boundary ??" Last ball of the Powerplay - 6th over.


Jadeja to Hartley, 2 runs, short of length ball is nudged towards deep midwicket, sprint back for a second


Jadeja to Hartley, 1 run, short of length and on the pads once more, pushed towards cow corner

Mayank: "Dhoni cried "niklega(meaning he will come out)".And Cutting obliged.Prefect reader of the game MS"

jeeva: "Ha 78/6 , God hav mercy!!"

End of over 17 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 87/6 (RR: 5.11)

    • CD Hartley 21 (25b)
    • BCJ Cutting 6 (14b)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-18-2
    • SK Raina 3-0-9-1

vibhash: "@cricket simpleton..nothing special about it. out of those 15 overs, Sir Jadeja bowled his 3 in 5 minutes. so basically 12 overs in 55 minutes is not appreciable at all."


Bravo to Hartley, 1 run, length ball angling into the pads, nudged towards square leg for a single, this is the approach they should have taken against the spinners early on, instead of that crazy wild swiping

Kris: "Misbah alone would have scored more than Brisbane!"


Bravo to Cutting, 2 runs, nearly another wicket, a length ball is swiped towards long-off, Holder starts off late in running towards the ball, and it land just short of him, my colleague Sidharth monga says, "Holder fails to hold on"

preetam: ""yawning""


Bravo to Cutting, SIX, slower length ball, and finally a boundary for Heat, spots the slower one and that is clobbered beyond long-on for six


Bravo to Cutting, no run, short and wide, Cutting doesn't cut this one, looks to power down the ground, towards mid-on


Bravo to Cutting, SIX, and another six for Cutting, waits on the back foot and hammers that one over long-on again, at long last a profitable over for Heat


Bravo to Cutting, 1 run, waits on the back foot and deftly guides that towards third man for a single

Cutting has a T20 average of 21.75, and a highest score of 33

End of over 18 (16 runs) Brisbane Heat 103/6 (RR: 5.72)

    • BCJ Cutting 21 (19b 2x6)
    • CD Hartley 22 (26b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-20-0
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-18-2

Holder to Cutting, 1 run, the quicks are easier to deal with, full ball is driven to long-on for a single


Holder to Hartley, 1 run, looks to pull that slower one, gets it towards square leg


Holder to Cutting, SIX, another slower one, this time Cutting latches onto it, connects solidly and that is clubbed over wide long-on, "Cutting is cutting loose," says Shastri

Chris in Taunton: "17.3 Bravo to Cutting, SIX ......Misprint surely!!" Don't doubt my commentary Chris


Holder to Cutting, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg stump, worked towards midwicket


Holder to Hartley, FOUR, full ball outside off, cracking drive past extra cover for four more, the runs are flowing now, the 50 stand comes up


Holder to Hartley, no run, throws his bat at it - literally - the bat flies towards square leg as Hartley attempts a big hit, a length ball outside off, no contact and the ball goes through to the keeper

End of over 19 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 116/6 (RR: 6.10)

    • CD Hartley 27 (29b 1x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 29 (22b 3x6)
    • JO Holder 2-0-26-0
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-20-0

preetam: "What an agony....First time my comment appears when I am doing nothing. That too in my power players over ( fantasy ) and he gets a beating...Great timing sid"


Sharma to Cutting, SIX, six more, Cutting giving Heat something to defend, and also Ranchi fans more time to savour Chennai's batting, this was pitched up and it is muscled over long-off for six


Sharma to Cutting, SIX, serves up a length ball and that is powered over deep extra cover for six more, Brisbane Heat have moved along to 128 now


Sharma to Cutting, 1 run, wants to hammer this shortish one over midwicket, the bottom hand comes off the bat, a top edge sends the ball swirling towards mid-off, lands safe


Sharma to Hartley, FOUR, full ball outside off, reaches out and gets bat on it, enough bat to send it to the point boundary for four more


Sharma to Hartley, FOUR, short ball and six more, Mohit taking a beating here, lashes that one towards midwicket, serious power behind that shot, it lands on the boundary cushions, signalled a four by the umpire, "Heat finishing hot," says Shastri


Sharma to Hartley, OUT, short slow ball does the job, Hartley was already into his stroke before the ball arrived, had to adjust, and only ends up getting a top-edge which ends as a simple catch to short fine leh

CD Hartley c Holder b Sharma 35 (52m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 109.37

CSK Fan: "Stop Yawning have woken up a sleeping lion"

Deep: "Now what? .. Late assault give Brisbane some 'Cutting' edge?"

Richard: "Cutting - "if our top six doesnt get going, i will surely go with top sixes""

Mohsin Ali: "Both batsmen are on their highest T20 score" nazim: "come on Brisbane Heat, Game is still on.."

dropped before selection: "Thats it for cutting.. Next year he will also not be part of Brisbane heat.. Mumbai or Pune IPL Scouts would have contacted his agent by this time !!"

Wondered: "Ben Cutting's playing role BOWLER ?? Source: cricinfo... Chnage it bro."

Andy Zaltzman is coming to India, and we are already so overcome by good humour that we are giving away free tickets. Head here to find out how you could get your hands on them.

abhi: "3 things : 1) the comment puns are so bad...maybe even worse than brisbane's top six...2) is this 137 brisbane's highest score in this clt20???? 3) how the heck did they qualify for finals in big bash????" Hey, there were no puns on the easiest of the all, Hopes.

RoshanKoirala: "Had Dhoni given the remaining one over of spin to Raina they may not have gone for 21 in the last over"

Vithu: "@dropped before selection, are you suggesting Pune Warriors will qualify for the CLT20?! C'mon man!"

Deepak: "@dropped before selection: Pune scouts no longer have IPL team with them.."

Karthikeyan: "Spin bowling 11-1-37-5 Seam bowling 9-0-100-2"

End of over 20 (21 runs) Brisbane Heat 137/7

    • BCJ Cutting 42 (25b 5x6)
    • MM Sharma 3-0-35-2
    • JO Holder 2-0-26-0





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