Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JS Gatting
25(22) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 3 2 4 8
RR Rossouw
65(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 1 0 7 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Hamilton-Brown
O3.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJD de Villiers
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs | KNGHT: 119/4

  • R McLaren14 (13b)
  • D du Preez3 (3b)
  • Yasir Arafat3-0-28-0
  • RJ Hamilton-Brown3-0-15-2

It's an Eliminator to decide who goes through, what a thriller. Each team nominates three batsmen and one bowler, if they lose two wickets the innings (of six balls) is considered over. If it's another tie, the team with most number of sixes in the Eliminator wins. If that's also equal, it's the team with the most sixes in the match that wins (Sussex has three sixes, Eagles have two).

Eagles to bat first (Rules say the team that chased bats first in the Superover).

Arafat to bowl for Sussex. Rossouw on strike.
Ball 1 a fullish ball on legstump, Rossouw punches it to long-on for a single.
Ball 2 length ball on the pads, Ryan McLaren dabbed towards square leg for a single
Ball 3 goes for the sweep, misses, no run there
Ball 4 that's a six,rocks back and clubs it over long-on
Ball 5 dot ball, full and outside off, Rossouw had backed away, can't get bat on it
Ball 6 single, Eagles finish with nine as Rossouw slams the ball down to long-off, McLaren is run-out attempting the second.

I think Sussex will be happy with that effort. The Eagles, by the way, had won the third leg of their semi-final by a Superover to make it to the finals, and the Champions League.

CJ de Villiers to bowl for Eagles. Plenty of discussions going on in the Eagles camp. A bunch of Sussex fans have come down to Delhi, they are looking very tense. Dwayne Smith on strike.
Ball 1 Bowled 'im, what a start for Eagles, Smith is gone, shortish ball, goes for the swipe, misses the ball and offstump is knocked back
Ball 2 Rory Hamilton-Brown on strike, Bowled 'im again, CJ de Villiers, you beauty, offstump is on the ground again, the Eagles have won, CJ de Villiers has done the job, sensational stuff here at the Kotla.

Well, Eagles are through after the Superover. They were cruising towards victory when their openers were going strong, but the boundaries dried up after that and it needed a boundary off the last ball to take the match to a Super Over. They only made 53 runs in the 12 overs before the final one.

Helge from Germany says: "Sussex definitely should get the prize for being the most stupid side on earth. Let's just bat in the eliminator with the most unconvincing batsmen and bowl with one of the most unconcincing bowlers of the match. Whoever decided that, should consult a doctor soon!"

Heman from the US: "This super over is rubbish. The team batting first (in super over) will always bat the most set batsman, meaning they can call the shots right from the word go.. where as the batsman for the team chasing hardly get a time to play in the pace and bounce of the pitch..."

Darren from the US isn't impressed: "If you call that sensational stuff! Ohh well." At the other extreme is marvelTracker from Sri Lanka: "Wot a match !!!! totally unbelievable."

Presentation ceremony:
Mike Yardy: "Fantastic game of cricket, We fought back well. There were about 3000 discussions going on before the Superover. We haven't really played that, so we weren't sure what to do, but Eagles played well, fair play to them. It's an absolutely brilliant tournament, we have been looked after very well, we have plenty of incentive to come back here again next year."

The Man of the Match is Rilee Rossouw for his half-century. "It was a little bit easier with the new ball, I tried to use advantage of that. I think the bigger sides mustn't under-estimate the smaller sides, the match goes to the last ball, as today showed."

Boeta Dippenaar: "I am very happy, but am ten years older. We had one Superover in the semi-finals last year. CJ did a magnificent job. Both me and the coach thought CJ was the man, and we went with our gut instinct. I thought we bowled very well, and after that type of start, I thought we shouldn't have gone to the Superover. We are a young team, we are learning."

Yaseen Karche from India: "@ Heman. Thats not true. Remember Yusuf Pathan in IPL against KKR?? He came back to hit 16 runs in 3 balls batting second in super over!"

Well, that's all have for you today. Do join us for tomorrow's game between Deccan Chargers and Trinidad & Tobago to decide who goes through to the second round from Group A. Thanks for all the mails, till tomorrow, it's goodbye.

19.6
4
Yasir Arafat to McLaren, FOUR runs, it's a tie, it's a tie, Arafat drops it on a length, clubbed to the wide long-on boundary, for a moment that looked like it was going for six
19.5
0
Yasir Arafat to McLaren, no run, brilliant ball from Arafat, yorker just outside off, the batsman misses, fantastic stuff from sussex
19.4
4
Yasir Arafat to McLaren, FOUR runs, a french cut for four, Sussex can't beleive their luck, he was looking for the big hit, misses but it's four anyway
19.3
1
Yasir Arafat to du Preez, 1 run, slightly full, smashed back, the bowler gets a hand on it but can't stop the ball
19.2
1lb
Yasir Arafat to McLaren, 1 leg bye, hits his pads and goes towards point
19.1
1
Yasir Arafat to du Preez, 1 run, Arafat starts with a full ball outside leg stump, flicked to midwicket, fielder fumbles but only one run taken

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JS Gatting
25(22) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 3 2 4 8
RR Rossouw
65(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 1 1 0 7 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Hamilton-Brown
O3.0
M0
R15
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJD de Villiers
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
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KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
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KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
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ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101