Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

L Vincent
47(47) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 3 7 0 11 5
SD Snell
34(24) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 1 0 4 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

MD Bates
O4.0
M1
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | Somst: 126/6

  • AC Thomas1 (1b)
  • SD Snell34 (24b)
  • MD Bates4-1-13-2
  • KD Mills4-0-36-1

That's it for tonight. Join us tomorrow to find out which teams make it to the main draw of the tournament. Cheers

Steve Snell is deservedly the MoM with his cool head in the end. He says, "It was nice to be out there and playing in a high-pressure game. We were trying to be calm, and thought one boundary an over would win us the game. We knew even if we needed 15 in the last over, we were in the game. Didn't want to lose it before that. Pretty delighted to get there in the end. I am a back-up for two internationals, a spare keeper if you like. So enjoyed it."

Gareth Hopkins: It is gut-wrenching to go this close and fall short. We were just looking to play straighter, but I think we had enough with our experiecned bowling line-up. The Somerset boys played really well in the end.

Alfonso Thomas: We didn't deserve to win it until the last couple of overs really, the way we batted. It was a bit of deja vu really to go out and finish a game here. The goal is always to get into the second half where we have two more international players coming

Two nights, two heartbreaks for Auckland Aces. Somerset are thrilled, van der Merwe is the first one to charge in and join in the celebrations. Emphatic shakes of hands in the Somerset camp, despondent ones in the Auckland one. Remember the curse of the 19th over. Two edged boundaries. Game over. Although Auckland can't put it all down to luck. You expect teams to protect the boundaries behind the stumps when the lower order is in. They didn't. And then there was the drop in the 19th over. I'm telling you over No. 19 is cursed in this tournament. Happened with Ruhunu and T&T too.

And what a huge relief for Somerset, known of late for losing the pressure games. Credit to Hildreth and Snell for hanging in

19.6
1
Bates to Thomas, 1 run, full outside off, Thomas swings, lofts this over the infield, and Somerset win

In comes captain Thomas. He needs one run here. He knows they are not losing this without a Super Over. Eight men inside the circle

19.5
W
Bates to Hildreth, 1 run, OUT, low full toss, driven to deep cover, they take risking the new batsman by going for the second here. The throw is not accurate but is quick enough to catch him short. Hildreth has played a good hand, but Somerset needs one more run here

Long-off comes in now. Tense stuff

19.4
1
Bates to Snell, 1 run, this is chipped into the leg side, two bounces to deep midwicket

Now we have a short midwicket saving one

19.3
1
Bates to Hildreth, 1 run, what is happening here? Hit straight to point, but there is no one on the leg side to back up the throw. So Jimmy Adams lets the single through
19.2
1
Bates to Snell, 1 run, length ball on the pads, hit to deep midwicket. No man to save one on the leg side. Not the smartest bit of captaincy
19.1
0
Bates to Snell, no run, lovely yorker on middle and leg. Bates is refusing to die. Can he pull something off here?

Bates to bowl the final over. Only four runs to defend

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

L Vincent
47(47) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 3 7 0 11 5
SD Snell
34(24) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 1 0 4 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

MD Bates
O4.0
M1
R13
W2
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
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