Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WJ Durston
57(32) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 13 0 3 5 0
MN van Wyk
47(41) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Thomas
O3.4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJD de Villiers
O4.0
M2
R17
W4
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, Somerset are nearly out of the tournament. It was extremely sensible batting from Eagles which did the job today, plenty of singles and just the odd boundary to keep the asking rate in check. As Ejaz from Pakistan writes in, Eagles once got runs for 22 consecutive deliveries.

While Somerset's bowling lacked the cutting edge, the batting went awry at the start and the end. Only nine runs from the last three overs is poor given how well Durston had batted to revive them from a top-order collapse.

Post-match presentation
CJ de Villiers is the Man of the Match. "About two months ago I had a stress fracture of the back, doctors said take it as it comes, it's magical that I'm here in India."

Justin Langer: "We didn't make enough runs. It's been an emotional rollercoaster this tournament, we didn't play our best cricket. I was frustrated today, we have played our best cricket here. It has been a great tournament, very well organised, fantastic grounds, and cut-throat competition."

Boeta Dippenaar "We have got better and better as the tournament progressed. CJ was magnificent, I think world cricket will hear more and more about him. This is a magnificent opportunity for us, we are trying to soak it up."

Graham from New Zealand: "Regarding Kendall from Australia's vent - that sounds like exactly what an aussie would say about T20 - they all hate it because they're no good at it!" Well, they do have two of the most impressive teams in the tournament.

Btw, you can see the latest points table here.

Parting shot from Kendall: "Oh darn....and I was so hoping that 1 team would win thru a super-silly-single-over tie-breaker once more! And then carry their one-over decider points to the next round where they qualify to win the Grand Final without bowling a ball. Yep, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit...I apologise."

That's it from me Siddarth Ravindran, thanks for all the mails and the discussions. For more discussions on the tournament's format, the Superover, and today's matches, mail questions to chatterbox@cricinfo.com. Cricinfo's associate editor Dileep Premachandran and Inbox contributor Sriram Dayanand will answer them here. The chat starts at 7.10pm India time (1.40om GMT).

18.4
1lb
Thomas to Kruger, 1 leg bye, leg byes seal the job for Eagles, it was on the pads, appeal for lbw, but it was going down, the ball dribbles towards square leg for the winning run
18.3
W
Thomas to Bailey, OUT, even more waiting for Eagles, as the batsman slaps a back of length ball to backward point
18.2
0
Thomas to Bailey, no run, quick short ball, the batsman was coming down the track, flat bats it, mistimed towards mid-off
18.1
0
Thomas to Bailey, no run, on middle and leg, defended by the batsman

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | KNGHT: 132/4

  • R McLaren4 (5b)
  • RT Bailey29 (21b)
  • BJ Phillips4-0-22-0
  • AC Thomas3-0-20-1
17.6
0
Phillips to McLaren, no run, Eagles will have to wait a bit, McLaren charged out of the crease, pushed it firmly but straight towards mid-off
17.5
0
Phillips to McLaren, no run, gets forward and defends towards cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WJ Durston
57(32) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 13 0 3 5 0
MN van Wyk
47(41) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • forward defence
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Thomas
O3.4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.45
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJD de Villiers
O4.0
M2
R17
W4
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

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