MiWAY T20 Challenge, 27th Match: Warriors v Knights at Port Elizabeth, Mar 9, 2012
MiWAY T20 Challenge - 27th match
Knights won by 13 runs
9 March 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Welcome to St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth for the T20 encounter between the Warriors and the Knights After a totally overcast day the clouds have largely dissipated giving us the promise of a fine evening over fast-paced cricket With the return of a number of Warriors players from Proteas duty the Warriors side has certainly be strengthened, but after all this is 20 over xricket and ANYTHING cn happen A relatively sparse crowd has come in and we hope that in time it will swell Players are out and we are ready to go Trusty Rusty THeron to use the new ball

0.1

Theron to van Wyk, 1 run, good line, but clever little dab to the on side and scampers

0.2

Theron to Rossouw, no run, ball pitches just outside off and nips onto the pads. The batsman looks a trifle cramped

0.3

Theron to Rossouw, no run, into the covers

0.4

Theron to Rossouw, FOUR, shortish and on leg, an easy pull despatches the ball to square leg

0.5

Theron to Rossouw, 1 run, pushed up on off, played to mid off

0.6

Theron to van Wyk, 1 wide, well down leg

0.6

Theron to van Wyk, 1 run, just short of a length, scooped to mid wicket

End of over 1 (8 runs) Knights 8/0

    • MN van Wyk 2 (2b)
    • RR Rossouw 5 (4b 1x4)
    • J Theron 1-0-8-0
1.1

Ntini to van Wyk, 1 run, waits for the bqall to come onto the bat before nudging behind point

1.2

Ntini to Rossouw, FOUR, lofted over mid on

1.3

Ntini to Rossouw, no run, push into the short cover are, a runn is thwarted by Parnell

1.4

Ntini to Rossouw, FOUR

1.5

Ntini to Rossouw, 1 run, cuts to 3rd man

1.6

Ntini to van Wyk, no run, swish....swings at ball going outside off

End of over 2 (10 runs) Knights 18/0

    • MN van Wyk 3 (4b)
    • RR Rossouw 14 (8b 3x4)
    • M Ntini 1-0-10-0
    • J Theron 1-0-8-0
2.1

Theron to Rossouw, 2 runs

2.2

Theron to Rossouw, no run, an inviting lifter on off, cuts but point is there

2.3

Theron to Rossouw, 1 run, a finer cut as he runs the ball to 3rd man

2.4

Theron to van Wyk, FOUR, goes wider this time with a checked pull in front of square leg

2.5

Theron to van Wyk, no run, a wild swing as the ball is to the off, but stays a little low

2.6

Theron to van Wyk, FOUR, goes to leg, flicks the ball to the fine leg boundary

Bringing on a spinner

End of over 3 (11 runs) Knights 29/0

    • MN van Wyk 11 (7b 2x4)
    • RR Rossouw 17 (11b 3x4)
    • J Theron 2-0-19-0
    • M Ntini 1-0-10-0
3.1

Botha to Rossouw, no run, leans back to go square but cannot beat point

3.2

Botha to Rossouw, 1 run, drops bat on the ball, goes to leg side

3.3

Botha to van Wyk, no run

3.4

Botha to van Wyk, no run

3.5

Botha to van Wyk, no run, back to the bowler

3.6

Botha to van Wyk, 1 run

End of over 4 (2 runs) Knights 31/0

    • MN van Wyk 12 (11b 2x4)
    • RR Rossouw 18 (13b 3x4)
    • J Botha 1-0-2-0
    • J Theron 2-0-19-0
4.1

Ntini to van Wyk, SIX, steps into line and hoists that over the chalets at cow corner

4.2

Ntini to van Wyk, OUT, looking for another big one, but top edges and the ball goes straight up. Smuts comes in from short cover and waits for the ball

MN van Wyk c Smuts b Ntini 18 (18m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

4.3

Ntini to Rossouw, 1 run

4.4

Ntini to Pienaar, no run, well up, can only play defensively to point

4.5

Ntini to Pienaar, no run, plays (and misses) with a straight bat to a ball outside off

4.6

Ntini to Pienaar, 1 run, gentle drive past the bowler

End of over 5 (8 runs) Knights 39/1

    • AJ Pienaar 1 (3b)
    • RR Rossouw 19 (14b 3x4)
    • M Ntini 2-0-18-1
    • J Botha 1-0-2-0
5.1

Birch to Pienaar, no run, beaten outside off. THe batsman goes walkabout

5.2

Birch to Pienaar, 2 runs, drives to mid wicket

5.3

Birch to Pienaar, 1 leg bye, misses the shot bat off the pads

5.4

Birch to Rossouw, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to square leg

5.5

Birch to Pienaar, 1 run

5.6

Birch to Rossouw, no run, pushes to point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Knights 44/1

    • RR Rossouw 20 (16b 3x4)
    • AJ Pienaar 4 (7b)
    • ACR Birch 1-0-4-0
    • M Ntini 2-0-18-1
6.1

Parnell to Pienaar, FOUR, driven straight past the owler on the off side

6.2

Parnell to Pienaar, no run, chops to point

6.3

Parnell to Pienaar, no run

6.4

Parnell to Pienaar, 1 run, a small lean back to square drive to deepish cover

6.5

Parnell to Rossouw, OUT, darts in a full toss, pulled hard, but straight to the Warriors skipper at mid on

RR Rossouw c Ingram b Parnell 20 (31m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

6.6

Parnell to Hendricks, 1 run

End of over 7 (6 runs) Knights 50/2

    • RR Hendricks 1 (1b)
    • AJ Pienaar 9 (11b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-6-1
    • ACR Birch 1-0-4-0
7.1

Botha to Hendricks, 1 run

7.2

Botha to Pienaar, no run

7.3

Botha to Pienaar, 1 run

7.4

Botha to Hendricks, 1 run, pitches well up, twists the wrists to go to point

7.5

Botha to Pienaar, 2 runs, pulls high to wide of cow, collected on the bounce

7.6

Botha to Pienaar, 1 run

End of over 8 (6 runs) Knights 56/2

    • AJ Pienaar 13 (15b 1x4)
    • RR Hendricks 3 (3b)
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-6-1
8.1

Boje to Pienaar, 1 run

8.2

Boje to Hendricks, no run

8.3

Boje to Hendricks, no run, pushes to off, but there is someone in place

8.4

Boje to Hendricks, 1 run

8.5

Boje to Pienaar, FOUR, on leg, an ugly reverse pull beats the fielder and goes to 3rd man

8.6

Boje to Pienaar, no run

End of over 9 (6 runs) Knights 62/2

    • AJ Pienaar 18 (18b 2x4)
    • RR Hendricks 4 (6b)
    • N Boje 1-0-6-0
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
9.1

Botha to Hendricks, no run

9.2

Botha to Hendricks, no run

9.3

Botha to Hendricks, 2 leg byes

9.4

Botha to Hendricks, FOUR, short, a huge pull to wide of square leg

9.5

Botha to Hendricks, OUT, ball beats the bat and knocks over the bails

RR Hendricks b Botha 8 (9m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

9.6

Botha to McLaren, 1 run, works the ball off the legs to fine leg

End of over 10 (7 runs) Knights 69/3

    • R McLaren 1 (1b)
    • AJ Pienaar 18 (18b 2x4)
    • J Botha 3-0-13-1
    • N Boje 1-0-6-0
10.1

Boje to McLaren, 1 leg bye

10.2

Boje to Pienaar, no run, on leg, a benign paddle going nowhere

10.3

Boje to Pienaar, 1 run

10.4

Boje to McLaren, no run

10.5

Boje to McLaren, 1 bye, tries a ridicous reverse sweeps, tamgles himself up and blocks the keepers view of the ball as he misses

10.6

Boje to Pienaar, 1 run

THe captain brings himself on

End of over 11 (4 runs) Knights 73/3

    • AJ Pienaar 20 (21b 2x4)
    • R McLaren 1 (4b)
    • N Boje 2-0-8-0
    • J Botha 3-0-13-1
11.1

Ingram to Pienaar, 2 runs

11.2

Ingram to Pienaar, FOUR, on leg, a reverse sweep, beats the fielder at shortish 3rd man

11.3

Ingram to Pienaar, 1 run

11.4

Ingram to McLaren, no run

11.5

Ingram to McLaren, OUT, goes for another expansive shot, but not middled. Ball goes high to cow. Thyssen runs in and collides with Boje but manages to hold on

R McLaren c Thyssen b Ingram 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

11.6

Ingram to Pienaar, 2 runs, pitches up, driven to extra cover

End of over 12 (9 runs) Knights 82/4

    • AJ Pienaar 29 (25b 3x4)
    • RT Bailey 0 (0b)
    • CA Ingram 1-0-9-1
    • N Boje 2-0-8-0
12.1

Boje to Bailey, 1 run

12.2

Boje to Pienaar, no run

12.3

Boje to Pienaar, 1 run, push to off

12.4

Boje to Bailey, no run, pushes ball outside off drawing the batsman forward but he leaves

12.5

Boje to Bailey, no run

12.6

Boje to Bailey, no run, looks to cut on off, but Boje has seen him coming and pushes the ball wider

End of over 13 (2 runs) Knights 84/4

    • RT Bailey 1 (4b)
    • AJ Pienaar 30 (27b 3x4)
    • N Boje 3-0-10-0
    • CA Ingram 1-0-9-1
13.1

Ingram to Pienaar, 1 run

13.2

Ingram to Bailey, 1 run

13.3

Ingram to Pienaar, no run, hits the pads, an empassioned appeal is turned down

13.4

Ingram to Pienaar, FOUR

13.5

Ingram to Pienaar, 1 run

13.6

Ingram to Bailey, 1 run

End of over 14 (8 runs) Knights 92/4

    • RT Bailey 3 (6b)
    • AJ Pienaar 36 (31b 4x4)
    • CA Ingram 2-0-17-1
    • N Boje 3-0-10-0
14.1

Boje to Bailey, no run

14.2

Boje to Bailey, 1 run, driven hard back, fielded by the stumps

14.3

Boje to Pienaar, 2 runs, drives along the ground to long on, godd fielding on the ropes

14.4

Boje to Pienaar, 1 run

14.5

Boje to Bailey, FOUR, driven in the air to long off

14.6

Boje to Bailey, 1 run

End of over 15 (9 runs) Knights 101/4

    • RT Bailey 9 (10b 1x4)
    • AJ Pienaar 39 (33b 4x4)
    • N Boje 4-0-19-0
    • CA Ingram 2-0-17-1
15.1

Botha to Bailey, 1 run, drops bat on the ball, and they run a quick one to point

15.2

Botha to Pienaar, OUT, well desreved as he reverse sweeps and gets his just deserts

AJ Pienaar b Botha 39 (44m 34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 114.70

15.3

Botha to Coetsee, 1 run

15.4

Botha to Bailey, 1 run

15.5

Botha to Coetsee, 1 run, rolls the wrists and gets the ball to square leg

15.6

Botha to Bailey, 1 run

End of over 16 (5 runs) Knights 106/5

    • RT Bailey 12 (13b 1x4)
    • WL Coetsee 2 (2b)
    • J Botha 4-0-18-2
    • N Boje 4-0-19-0
16.1

Birch to Bailey, 1 run, goes up onto his toes and pushes wide of point

16.2

Birch to Coetsee, 1 run, cuts behind point, an easy jog through

16.3

Birch to Bailey, 1 run, a non dramatic drive to wide of mid on

16.4

Birch to Coetsee, 1 run, shortish outside off, pulls across the line to wide of mid wicket

16.5

Birch to Bailey, 1 bye

16.6

Birch to Coetsee, OUT, beaten as Birch darts one in and Coetsee misses. Nelson strikes

WL Coetsee b Birch 4 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 17 (5 runs) Knights 111/6

    • RT Bailey 14 (16b 1x4)
    • ACR Birch 2-0-8-1
    • J Botha 4-0-18-2
17.1

Theron to Bailey, 1 run, well up, played to mid on

17.2

Theron to van der Wath, 1 run

17.3

Theron to Bailey, 1 run

17.4

Theron to van der Wath, no run

17.5

Theron to van der Wath, 1 run

17.6

Theron to Bailey, 1 run

End of over 18 (5 runs) Knights 116/6

    • RT Bailey 17 (19b 1x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 2 (3b)
    • J Theron 3-0-24-0
    • ACR Birch 2-0-8-1
18.1

Birch to Bailey, 3 byes, a huge swing, the ball misses everything and every one on its journey to the fine leg region

18.2

Birch to van der Wath, no run, yet another swing and a miss

18.3

Birch to van der Wath, no run, looking to drive, but again no contact with the bat

18.4

Birch to van der Wath, OUT, gets bat on ball this time as he pulls to deep square leg, but he holes out as Prince stays his ground on the ropes

JJ van der Wath c Prince b Birch 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

18.5

Birch to Bailey, 1 leg bye

18.6

Birch to Swanepoel, 2 runs

Last over of the innings

End of over 19 (6 runs) Knights 122/7

    • AR Swanepoel 2 (1b)
    • RT Bailey 17 (21b 1x4)
    • ACR Birch 3-0-10-2
    • J Theron 3-0-24-0
19.1

Theron to Bailey, 1 run, flicked off the feet to long leg

19.2

Theron to Swanepoel, no run

19.3

Theron to Swanepoel, 1 run, awkward aerial shot to vacant mid off

19.4

Theron to Bailey, 1 run

19.5

Theron to Swanepoel, OUT, tries to get the ball to fine leg, a bit of a mix-up as the keeper gathers the ball and underhands it back to the bowler who has no difficulty in removiung the bails

AR Swanepoel run out 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

19.6

Theron to Bailey, 2 runs

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (5 runs) Knights 127/8

    • RT Bailey 21 (24b 1x4)
    • J Coetzee 0 (0b)
    • J Theron 4-0-29-0
    • ACR Birch 3-0-10-2
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