Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 Titans have removed the dangerous Auckland openers, Mbahalati with the slow bouncer, Guptill manages to top-edge the pull in the air, deep square runs in and tumbles forward to take a sharp catch 10/2
    1.4 Thomas strikes, straightens it again from short of a length, this one was wider outside off, Vincent went after it to have a prod, and managed a thin edge to the keeper, Thomas is pumped, and Auckland's middle order might have work to do today 8/1
    5.1 oh well, what a way to go, Mahmood has guided this short of a length ball straight to the lone slip, it was angled in, he waited, opened the face and ran it low to the fielder 37/3
    6.6 flat delivery and another Auckland batsman finds deep midwicket with the pull shot 49/4
    8.3 now come on, what's happening, Mbahalati cannot hide his wide smile, Grandhomme swivels, he is not in control of the hook at all as he lifts the short ball weakly to the waiting fine leg 58/6
    8.2 another one goes, Auckland keep finding fielders on the boundary, lifted over square leg and straight to the man in the deep 58/5
    11.4 absolute shambles, Hopkins looks to punch a length ball off the back foot, it turns away and takes the edge on its way into the keeper's gloves 68/9
    9.3 slog, top-edge, keeper settles under, another one down 60/7
    11.2 sums up Auckland's poor day, absolute chaos, Mills is almost at the striker's end, who is also at the same end, after having taken a few steps and stopped, bowler runs towards short midwicket to throw the ball back to the non-striker's end, and send Mills back 68/8
    18.1 that will be the end of this partnership, Adams half-pulls this one to deep square leg 113/10
    not out
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    113 all out (18.1 Overs, RR: 6.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (L Vincent, 1.4 ov), 2-10 (MJ Guptill, 2.5 ov), 3-37 (Azhar Mahmood, 5.1 ov), 4-49 (AK Kitchen, 6.6 ov), 5-58 (C Munro, 8.2 ov), 6-58 (C de Grandhomme, 8.3 ov), 7-60 (RM Hira, 9.3 ov), 8-68 (KD Mills, 11.2 ov), 9-68 (GJ Hopkins, 11.4 ov), 10-113 (AR Adams, 18.1 ov)
    NE Mbhalati4.012636.50133100
    AC Thomas3.101835.68101100
    CJD de Villiers3.002418.0081200
    ER Links4.002516.2581110
    RE van der Merwe4.001814.50142000

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