Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 Botha takes a superb catch, Gayle had made his mind up and went through with his intended slap over mid-on despite the change in pace, was the slower one, it seemed he had enough on it to clear mid-on but Botha kept his eyes on it all through and took it over his head, even though he lost his balance and tumbled, he ensured he held on. Excellent take, and the Warriors have seen off a major threat. He took it with one hand, his right one and held on. 34/2
    0.4 tame dismissal, Agarawalk goes, early setback for the hosts, back of a length on middle and Agarwal tries to whip that square, is probably into the shot a touch early and ends up getting a leading edge to extra cover, simple catch 1/1
    10.3 nicely pulled but straight into the hands of deep square leg where Parnell makes no mistake, short and the shot was on but he found the fielder after playing a near-perfect pull, he's disappointed 86/3
    13.2 caught by Tsotso at long leg this time, Botha held it back and AB had chosen to pull that over square leg but ended up getting a top edge and Tsotso, who's had a bad day with the ball, made no mistake 113/4
    15.5 Tiwary goes, change of pace from Boje who fires it quick outside off and Tiwary drags it from a good distance outside off straight to long-on 130/5
    18.4 It seemed that would go the distance but it wasn't struck as well as I initially thought, heaves that from the off stump straight to deep square leg, Bangalore slipping up a hint at the death 160/7
    18.1 Vettori times that superbly and finds Ashwell Prince stationed perfectly at deep midwicket, good length on middle and off and he shuffled across to clip that soundly but only to find the fielder 158/6
    18.6 Mithun holes out this time, pitched up on the off and he strikes it straight to Tsotso at long-off, three in an over for Theron 164/8
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    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    172/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.6)
    Did not bat: DP Nannes
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (MA Agarwal, 0.4 ov), 2-34 (CH Gayle, 3.4 ov), 3-86 (V Kohli, 10.3 ov), 4-113 (AB de Villiers, 13.2 ov), 5-130 (SS Tiwary, 15.5 ov), 6-158 (DL Vettori, 18.1 ov), 7-160 (M Kaif, 18.4 ov), 8-164 (A Mithun, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    LL Tsotsobe3031110.3362130
    J Theron302949.6674110
    WD Parnell403218.0083100
    J Botha403619.0092300
    N Boje402516.2560100
    JT Smuts201608.0041100
  • BATSMEN
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    5.1 Excellent catch from Kohli, the pressure got to Smuts after the openers were bogged down for a bit, came down the track and that was bowled full outside off, was aiming for long-off but miscued it over cover and point and Kohli, running back, judged it to perfection, diving at the right time to his left and holding on 38/1
    18.2 Prince goes! Slightly short and he was trying to have that over the leg-side field, got the top edge and Nannes made no mistake at extra cover. Was a skier but he judged it well. 155/5
    7.3 Mithun makes amends, takes a well-judged catch at deep square leg this time and the pressure is on the Warriors, swept hard and swept high but not well enough to clear the ropes, Mithun runs a few yards to his right and takes it well, some relief for him 57/2
    8.4 trapped in front, looked pretty adjacent, round the wicket and angled in towards middle and leg, Boucher leant forward and tried to sweep that square, missed, it appeared to hold its line and heading towards the stumps, Dharmasena had no doubt 59/3
    11.5 Bangalore strike another blow, desperation from Kreusch, that was bowled flat on the off, he came down the track and tried to dispatch it over long-on, had to reach for it and ended up mistiming it, Aravind made good ground coming forward and clasped it easily 82/4
    19.3 caught at long-on, three dots in a row, slower one bowled full outside off and he strikes it well but finds Kohli at long-on, he didn't have to move much and Botha has to go 166/7
    18.5 he has to go now! Feathers it to de Villiers, was a shortish delivery outside off and he tried to pull that over midwicket, one would think the shot was on but he ended up nicking it to the keeper, pressure back on Botha now thanks to those two wickets and two dot deliveries 160/6
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    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    173/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (JT Smuts, 5.1 ov), 2-57 (CA Ingram, 7.3 ov), 3-59 (MV Boucher, 8.4 ov), 4-82 (JP Kreusch, 11.5 ov), 5-155 (AG Prince, 18.2 ov), 6-160 (CA Thyssen, 18.5 ov), 7-166 (J Botha, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CH Gayle4043010.7580440
    S Aravind403228.00123200
    DP Nannes403107.7582110
    DL Vettori402626.5091100
    J Syed Mohammad201517.5042000
    A Mithun2025212.5044100

Match Notes

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Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38AG PrinceJT Smuts
2nd19AG PrinceCA Ingram
3rd2MV BoucherAG Prince
4th23AG PrinceJP Kreusch
5th73AG PrinceJ Botha
6th5J BothaCA Thyssen
7th6N BojeJ Botha
8th7N BojeWD Parnell

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033