Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
56(52) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 1 0 4 1 23
JT Smuts
38(39) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 3 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | WAR: 134/8

  • J Theron7 (4b)
  • N Boje13 (10b)
  • RE van der Merwe3-0-25-1
  • AC Thomas4-0-16-2

The last semi-final spot remains to be decided. Hop over to the other match where the toss happens in ten minutes. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with Sajan Nair. Cheers

Alfonso Thomas is the Man of the Match. Thomas: "Speechless really. Fantastic effort, after I saw Trego get out the way he did. We thought 155 was par for the ground and would have been good enough. We knew we would have to go well upfront which we did. When I had two overs left and Kirby had one left, I thought if we kept it good, we could make it. Hopefully we have picked up a few more fans along the way."

Johan Botha: "Kieswetter played well in the first six overs. We pulled them back after that but Kieswetter batted through and showed his international experience to set up a big score for them. We knew it was going to be tough to chase, it was playing slow. The rate got a bit out of hand in the end."

No one gave Somerset a chance, they worked their way through qualifying, and they have now made the semi-finals, They have handled spin, they have given it back with spin, with slower ones, with Peter Trego and RVDM.

What's more the Warrior's NRR has gone below RCB's so even the back door has shut, rather firmly

Stephen: "How come its choking when South African teams do it, but if its teams from England or India its bad luck or something." They needed 68 off 52 with nine wickets in hand, it happens a bit too regularly with them, that's why

RVDM: "We came in as underdogs and now we are in the last four. Captain asked me to bowl the last over, I am always happy to do it, I knew the Warriors would come at me in the middle overs, but I backed myself."

19.6
1
van der Merwe to Theron, 1 run, Somerset are through, Rusty squeezes one more full delivery behind point
19.5
6
van der Merwe to Theron, SIX runs, Rusty gets one off the middle of the bat, it flies over long on but Warriors' chances flew away some time back
19.4
0
van der Merwe to Theron, no run, nothing happening for Warriors, he backs away and has a go, cannot connect
19.3
0
van der Merwe to Theron, no run, another one full and on the stumps, dug out to the bowler, that's about it then
19.2
W
van der Merwe to Dyili, OUT, RVDM hits timber, RVDM roars, full on the stumps, batsman misses with the slog, leg stump is rattled, Warriors have already been
19.1
1
van der Merwe to Boje, 1 run, fires it full across Boje, inside edge fine on the leg side as he mistimes the slog

Craig: "Why don't South African teams appoint a coach that knows the heimlich maneuver?"

21 needed, RVDM has the ball

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
56(52) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 3 1 0 4 1 23
JT Smuts
38(39) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 3 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Thomas
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
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