Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Anand: "De Kock for IPL."

121-run stand there between McKenzie and de Kock means that both IPL teams have lost today.

Suresh: "McKenzie just shows hitting sixes is not the only way to score in t20s...better timed and placement boundaries would do easily!!"

Raja: "Simon is happy man :-) Both teams lost."

Zainuddin: "@Matt. de Kock should thank Bodi for saving him from facing Malinga oops Malinga should thank Bodi from saving him for de Kock."

Post-match presentation:

Harbhajan: "I think we didn't look to attack their spinners, he got away with 15 runs for four overs. McKenzie played superbly, along with another youngster. Mitchell Johnson was the only left-hand batsman we had, overall Lions played much better than us, they know the conditions better than us. credit to them. We need to play better cricket. There was a bit of dew, but we can't complain about that."

Petersen: "We are very happy. I thought the first 5-6 overs they dominated, but then Phangiso brought us back in it. We had our plans, and we just wanted to execute, we did it today. de Kock is obviously a good player, he hits the ball sweet, McKenzie played like a young man, he showed again what a player he is. We know what we are about, what sort of cricket we can play. We put the bowling together from over five or six."

Man of the Match is Neil McKenzie: "I'm just enjoying my cricket. de Kock is really an exceptional talent, got a good head for him, can hit the ball a long way, a nice leader for the future. We knew we had to be on our game today, even though there were quite a few Sachin Tendulkar fans out there, nice to win on our patch."

Righto, that's a wrap from the Sunday's matches. Thanks for joining us for the ride. Last word goes to Steve, who says: "McKenzie redefines T20. Finesse still counts."

18.5
1
Malinga to McKenzie, 1 run, Lions have done it again, they have beaten a fancied Mumbai Indians line-up, McKenzie pulls that to deep square leg to pull off a clinical victory, outstanding innings from McKenzie, who rarely looked to muscle the ball, relying on his touch and placement to frustrate Mumbai
18.4
1
Malinga to de Kock, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off, straight to Harbhajan, who fires in a throw to concede an overthrow, the scores are level, the Wanderers waits in expectation
18.3
2
Malinga to de Kock, 2 runs, gets to his half-century with a tuck towards square leg, two to go now
18.2
4
Malinga to de Kock, FOUR runs, take that, Lions within a stroke of victory now, that was overpitched from Malinga, de Kock bends his knee and launches that over extra cover, one-bounce four
18.1
2
Malinga to de Kock, 2 runs, slower ball, short of a length, on off stump, worked for a single, but then there is an overthrow, only eight away now the Lions

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | LIONS: 148/2 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.22, RRR: 5.00)

  • ND McKenzie67 (40b)
  • Q de Kock42 (29b)
  • MG Johnson3-0-20-0
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-36-1
17.6
0
Johnson to McKenzie, no run, shuffles across and looks to sweep after getting on one knee, he misses that outside-off delivery

Anirudh: "The last time these 2 teams played, Neil McKenzie was there at the end as well, having hammered the MI bowling."

17.5
4
Johnson to McKenzie, FOUR runs, length ball on off stump, smashes that one to the midwicket boundary, once more the placement is spot on from McKenzie
17.4
1
Johnson to de Kock, 1 run, whipped towards deep square leg for a single
17.3
0
Johnson to de Kock, no run, looks to whip that length ball to the leg side, edges it onto his pads, the ball lodges between his knee and his left pad, no run to be had
17.2
4
Johnson to de Kock, FOUR runs, four more, this time it is de Kock, pummels a length ball to the wide long-on boundary, plays that on the up, the Lions dug-out is jubilant
17.1
0
Johnson to de Kock, no run, a yorker to start the over from Mitchell, dug out by de Kock

END OF OVER:
17 | 16 Runs | LIONS: 139/2 (19 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.17, RRR: 6.33)

  • ND McKenzie63 (38b)
  • Q de Kock37 (25b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-36-1
  • DS Kulkarni3-0-37-0

Sami: "Carnage out there!! Why isn't Neil playing for South Africa? He is perfect for the T20 squad atleast!"

16.6
0
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, plays that late, almost too late, guides it off off stump towards short third man for a single, Harbhajan finishes with 4-0-36-1
16.5
4
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR runs, this time he connects with the reverse-sweep, perfectly placed there, picks up his fourth boundary of the over, behind point this time
16.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, looks for the reverse-sweep, misses this time
16.3
4
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR runs, three in a row now, another sweep, another dive from the fielder, this time it is Pollard at midwicket, past his outstretched hand
16.2
4
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR runs, toying with the bowling here, McKenzie is in awesome touch, a full ball on the pads, a single-handed sweep and this time, Ojha has to run to his right, a ball after he was haring to his left, once more he can't reach it, four more
16.1
4
Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR runs, fro mround the wicket, a sensational shot from McKenzie, this has been a sublime innings from him, showing that T20 is not all about power, supreme placement as he clips that ball from beyond leg to the deep backward square leg boundary

35 off 24 now. Harbhajan to bowl. Every ball above 100kph in this over?

END OF OVER:
16 | 17 Runs | LIONS: 123/2 (35 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 8.75)

  • ND McKenzie47 (32b)
  • Q de Kock37 (25b)
  • DS Kulkarni3-0-37-0
  • KA Pollard2-0-21-0
15.6
1
Kulkarni to McKenzie, 1 run, inside-edges it onto the pads

LIONS 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26GH BodiAN Petersen
2nd11GH BodiQ de Kock
3rd121ND McKenzieQ de Kock
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Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.130
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.080
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033