Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D du Preez
46(25) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 2 0 2 1 1 8 8
M Klinger
69(57) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 6 6 2 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R25
W1
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O3.5
M0
R23
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

"Dr. Harris seals clinical win"; "Tait tightens noose around Bangalore"; "Klinger's Redbacks cling on to Bangalore offerings" - There, the headlines you are unlikely to read tomorrow. Well played South Australia. On behalf of my colleagues Sid Talya and Abhishek Purohit, and scorer Binoy George, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Sid Monga's bulletin is here. Do join us for the double header tomorrow. Cheers!

Klinger, the Redbacks captain, is MoM. What a run he is having! "Really good all-round performance this. We have got the talent to beat anyone, and the boys are believing in it, at the moment. Great atmosphere in the dressing room, this is fantastic. Tait is a fantastic weapon for us. Daniel Christian is one of the best in the death."

Kumble: "Too many wickets at regular intervals, especially losing Taylor at that stage. Dillon got us to 150, we could have out pressure if we got early wickets. We could have bowled better, but should have had 15 runs more. The next game is a must-win for us."

Hang on for the presentations.

South Australia, take a bow! Not many gave this side a chance at the start of the tournament, but with three wins in three games, they become the first side to reach the last four. Klinger, in the process, has surged to the top of the tournament run-table. Daniel Harris gave him exemplary support to follow that fielding effort earlier in the day. For me, that ball summed up the difference between the two teams. Bangalore, like Mumbai earlier in the tournament, were average in the field. Even the youngsters - Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli - made basic errors. Like Harsha Bhogle, all of us are left wondering, what ails India's fielding. Bangalore have some serious concerns and will hope Kallis recovers fast.

Venkat has an eye on the points table. "This match gives, Lions a good chance for semis. They can easily win against Guyana. Then that makes the match between Bangalore and Lions as unofficial quarter-final."

18.3
1
Vinay Kumar to Ferguson, 1 run, That's it. Easy as they come. Back of a length outside off, Ferguson stays back, taps it softly into the covers and they take a single to finish a comprehensive win

Harik: "Looking at this performance, I think RCB will retain Kallis and he should ask for couple of million $ raise."

18.2
1
Vinay Kumar to Klinger, 1 run, faster outside off, Klinger stays in the crease and runs it down to third man for a single. One to win.
18.1
2
Vinay Kumar to Klinger, 2 runs, another really slow slower ball outside off, Klinger was in danger of doing a muscle the way he wound up to hit that! All is well though, carves it off the outside edge over point for a couple

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | SOA: 151/2

  • CJ Ferguson20 (13b)
  • M Klinger66 (55b)
  • D du Preez3-0-26-0
  • R Vinay Kumar3-0-29-0

4 to win off 2 overs.

17.6
4
du Preez to Ferguson, FOUR runs, and that, Ferguson says, is how you deal with a du Preez slow nothing bouncer. Slow and outside off, he waited and waited for it, and when it came, he whacked it with a horizontal bat through the covers. Creamed.
17.5
1lb
du Preez to Klinger, 1 leg bye, hits him on the pads, but it was sliding down the leg. Runs into the off side
17.4
1
du Preez to Ferguson, 1 run, not so short this time, he chooses to pull and again bottom edges it away towards midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D du Preez
46(25) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 2 0 2 1 1 8 8
M Klinger
69(57) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 6 6 2 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

A Kumble
O4.0
M0
R25
W1
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DT Christian
O3.5
M0
R23
W4
Eco6.00
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