Ram Slam T20 Challenge - Final

Lions v Titans

Lions won by 30 runs

Welcome to the BIDVest Wanderers Stadium for the final of the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge. The past 52 days have been filled with non-stop heart-pounding action,drama,highlegihts,heart breaks, good deliviries and powerful shots. The 31 matches played this season have been dominated by the Lions and a late season wobble was not enough to derail their charge to top the log and earn them an automatic home final. The Titans have racked up 5 consecutive 5 consecutive wins which took them to a 3rd place finish on the log and in that run overcame the Warriors in the semi-final away from home. The Lions would be hoping to fiitingly cap off a remarkable season which has seen them earn a runners up medals in the Champions League and 4-day competition whilst also sharing the Limited Overs trophy. The Titans who are defending Champions will be hoping for a repeat of last seasons final where they overcame the self same Lions at the same venue. Both teams are evenly matched and have all their bases covered which is evident from their previous games. The Lions will be hoping young master blaster Quinton de Kock (with 480 runs, 41 fours and 23 sixes is the the leading run scorer and boundary hitter) can get them off to a rapid start. On the bowling front things look daunting for the visitors as they face the top 4 wicket takers this season in Sohail Tanvir, Hardus Viljoen, Chris Morris and Aaron Phangiso. The Titans however have a couple of dangermen of their own with Rudolph,Davids,Behardien,Van der Merwe, and Albie Morkel all getting amongst the runs. The Titans have showed some spectacular performances with the ball with Thomas, the Morkel brothers, Links, and Van der Merwe all pitching in. The Lions need to keep and eye on Albie Morkel who with a strike rate of 168.46 is able to produce pyrotechnics almost at will. All the runs scored by both two teams, all the wickets taken,all the sixes hit and five-fors taken count for almost nothing, this is the final and the team that plays the best cricket should win today. Earlier in the week Lions Captain Alviro Petersen hit the nail right on the head in saying "We have to get over being happy that we're in the final. It's time to win trophies now." To end things off with let me make use of an appropriate quote from Denis Waitley Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

0.1

Links to van der Dussen, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground past the bowler to de Villiers at long on

0.2

Links to de Kock, 1 run, full delivery worked on the on side to van der Merwe at deep mid wicket

0.3

Links to van der Dussen, no run, plays forward to a full delivery to Gibbs at short mid wicket

0.4

Links to van der Dussen, 1 run, outside edged to JA Morkel at backward point

0.5

Links to de Kock, 1 run, full delivery worked on the on side to van der Merwe at deep mid wicket

0.6

Links to van der Dussen, no run, quicker delivery, full and driven back to the bowler off the front foot

End of over 1 (4 runs) Lions 4/0
HE van der Dussen    2* (4b)      ER Links    1-0-4-0
Q de Kock    2* (2b)     

1.1

de Lange to de Kock, no run, back off a length played off the front foot to de Villiers at cover

1.2

de Lange to de Kock, 1 wide, outside off stump batsman offers noo shot collected by the keeper

1.2

de Lange to de Kock, no run, full delivery played off the front foot to van der Merwe at mid on off the front foot

1.3

de Lange to de Kock, SIX, short and outside off stump and smashed over the cover boundary to open up the boundary account

1.4

de Lange to de Kock, 1 wide, down the leg side play and miss by the batsman

1.4

de Lange to de Kock, 1 run, quick single played off the front foot to van der Merwe at mid on

1.5

de Lange to van der Dussen, no run, full delivery played off the front foot to van der Merwe at mid off

1.6

de Lange to van der Dussen, SIX, short delivery pulled behind square on the on side,delivery was at hip height

End of over 2 (15 runs) Lions 19/0
HE van der Dussen    8* (6b 1x6)      M de Lange    1-0-15-0
Q de Kock    9* (6b 1x6)      ER Links    1-0-4-0

2.1

M Morkel to de Kock, no run, full delivery played off the front foot to Gibbs at point

2.2

M Morkel to de Kock, FOUR, full delivery driven through the covers off the front foot past de Villiers at cover

2.3

M Morkel to de Kock, 1 run, full delivery played off the pads to Behardien at deep square leg

2.4

M Morkel to van der Dussen, 4 leg byes, played fine down the leg side past a diving Kuhn behind the stumps

2.5

M Morkel to van der Dussen, 1 run, full delivery played to Davids at mid wicket off the front foot

2.6

M Morkel to de Kock, no run, full delivery played into the ground collected by Gibbs at point

End of over 3 (10 runs) Lions 29/0
Q de Kock    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0
HE van der Dussen    9* (8b 1x6)      M de Lange    1-0-15-0

3.1

JA Morkel to van der Dussen, no run, full delivery played off the front foot to de Lange at mid on

3.2

JA Morkel to van der Dussen, no run, short delivery pulled to van der Merwe at mid wicket diving to his right

3.3

JA Morkel to van der Dussen, 1 run, played off the back foot to Behardien at deep square leg

3.4

JA Morkel to de Kock, no run, plays and misses a full delivery that tempts the batsman to drive at it off the front foot

3.5

JA Morkel to de Kock, FOUR, cut behind square ppast Gibbs at point

3.6

JA Morkel to de Kock, no run, play and miss to a delivery outside off stump,back of a lenght

End of over 4 (5 runs) Lions 34/0
Q de Kock    18* (13b 2x4 1x6)      JA Morkel    1-0-5-0
HE van der Dussen    10* (11b 1x6)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0

4.1

M Morkel to van der Dussen, 1 run, full delivery sraight and worked to Davids at mid wicket

4.2

M Morkel to de Kock, no run, played off the front foot into the ground and to Davids at extra cover

4.3

M Morkel to de Kock, no run, full delivery played into the ground collected by the bowler in his follow through

4.4

M Morkel to de Kock, FOUR, cut through the off side past de Villiers at cover off the front foot

4.5

M Morkel to de Kock, 4 leg byes, down the leg side and past the right hand of a diving Kuhn

4.6

M Morkel to de Kock, no run, played off the front foot to Davids at extra cover

End of over 5 (9 runs) Lions 43/0
Q de Kock    22* (18b 3x4 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-11-0
HE van der Dussen    11* (12b 1x6)      JA Morkel    1-0-5-0

5.1

de Lange to van der Dussen, 1 run, straight delivery played to Behardien at deep square leg

5.2

de Lange to de Kock, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it to M Morkel at third man

5.3

de Lange to van der Dussen, no run, full delivery hit hard into the ground to van der Merwe at mid wicket

5.4

de Lange to van der Dussen, no run, down the track and play and misses a delivery outside off stump

5.5

de Lange to van der Dussen, no run, full delivery played to Wiese at mid off

5.6

de Lange to van der Dussen, no run, down the track and play and misses a delivery outside off stump

End of over 6 (2 runs) Lions 45/0
HE van der Dussen    12* (17b 1x6)      M de Lange    2-0-17-0
Q de Kock    23* (19b 3x4 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-11-0

6.1

van der Merwe to de Kock, SIX, down the track and hit over the mid on boundary

6.2

van der Merwe to de Kock, SIX, swept off one knee into the grass embankment over the mid wicket boundary

6.3

van der Merwe to de Kock, 1 run, played off the front foot to de Villiers at long on

6.4

van der Merwe to van der Dussen, OUT, tries to play forward and gets leading edge back to the bowler

HE van der Dussen c & b van der Merwe 12 (27m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

6.5

van der Merwe to McKenzie, 1 run, full delviery played off the back foot to M Morkel at fine leg

6.6

van der Merwe to de Kock, 1 run, quick single off M Morkel at third man

End of over 7 (15 runs) Lions 60/1
Q de Kock    37* (23b 3x4 3x6)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-15-1
ND McKenzie    1* (1b)      M de Lange    2-0-17-0

7.1

Links to de Kock, 1 run, played off the front foot to Gibbs at cover

7.2

Links to McKenzie, no run, play and miss to a full delivery outside off stump

7.3

Links to McKenzie, FOUR, swept hard to the mid wicekt boundary off one knee

7.4

Links to McKenzie, no run, play and miss attempting the sweep appeal for lbw turned down

7.5

Links to McKenzie, 1 run, played off the front foot to de Villiers at long on

7.6

Links to de Kock, 1 run, played on the off side collected by the keeper

End of over 8 (7 runs) Lions 67/1
Q de Kock    39* (25b 3x4 3x6)      ER Links    2-0-11-0
ND McKenzie    6* (5b 1x4)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-15-1

8.1

Davids to de Kock, no run, full delivery played off the back foot to Wiese at third man

8.2

Davids to de Kock, 1 run, cut off the back foot to de Lange at deep cover

8.3

Davids to McKenzie, 1 run, full delivery played off the back foot to de Lange at deep mid wicket

8.4

Davids to de Kock, 1 run, full toss hit straight to Behardien at deep mid wicket

8.5

Davids to McKenzie, no run, attempts to guide the ball past A Morkel at back ward point

8.6

Davids to McKenzie, 1 run, full delivery played off the back foot to de Lange at deep mid wicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) Lions 71/1
ND McKenzie    8* (8b 1x4)      H Davids    1-0-4-0
Q de Kock    41* (28b 3x4 3x6)      ER Links    2-0-11-0

9.1

Links to McKenzie, 1 run, full delivery hit to de Villiers at long on

9.2

Links to de Kock, 2 runs, full outside off stump hit over the head of van der Merwe at short cover to de Villiers at long off

9.3

Links to de Kock, 1 run, played off the front foot to Wiese at long on

9.4

Links to McKenzie, 2 runs, full outside off stump hit past van der Merwe at short cover to de Villiers at long off

9.5

Links to McKenzie, no run, play and miss attempting the sweep shot

9.6

Links to McKenzie, FOUR, hit between de Villiers at long on and Behardien at deep mid wicket off the front foot

End of over 10 (10 runs) Lions 81/1
ND McKenzie    15* (12b 2x4)      ER Links    3-0-21-0
Q de Kock    44* (30b 3x4 3x6)      H Davids    1-0-4-0

10.1

Davids to de Kock, OUT, full toss hit straight to Behardien at deep mid wicket who takes at regulation catch

Q de Kock c Behardien b Davids 44 (42m 31b 3x4 3x6) SR: 141.93

10.2

Davids to Petersen, 1 run, played off the back foot hit hard to Behardien at deep cover

10.3

Davids to McKenzie, no run, mistimed and hit just short of Gibbs at short cover

10.4

Davids to McKenzie, 1 run, played off the back foot to Morkel at fine leg

10.5

Davids to Petersen, no run, play and miss toa delivery outside side

10.6

Davids to Petersen, SIX, down on one knee and smashed over the mid wicket boundary into the stands

End of over 11 (8 runs) Lions 89/2
AN Petersen    7* (3b 1x6)      H Davids    2-0-12-1
ND McKenzie    16* (14b 2x4)      ER Links    3-0-21-0

11.1

Links to McKenzie, no run, reverse sweep attempted and miss the ball,collected by the keeper

11.2

Links to McKenzie, 1 run, played off the back foot to A Morkel at third man

11.3

Links to Petersen, 1 run, full delivery played off the pads to Behardien at deep mid wicket

11.4

Links to McKenzie, 2 runs, hit over the head off Davids at extrea cover to Wiese at mid off

11.5

Links to McKenzie, FOUR, guided past A Morkel at third man

11.6

Links to McKenzie, 1 run, swept off one knee to van der Merwe at deep square leg along the ground

End of over 12 (9 runs) Lions 98/2
ND McKenzie    24* (19b 3x4)      ER Links    4-0-30-0
AN Petersen    8* (4b 1x6)      H Davids    2-0-12-1

12.1

de Lange to McKenzie, 1 run, full delivery played off the pads to M Morkel at deep fine leg

12.2

de Lange to Petersen, no run, full delivery played off the front foot to Davids at short mid wicket

12.3

de Lange to Petersen, 1 run, back of a length and played into the ground off the back foot

12.4

de Lange to McKenzie, 1 leg bye, full and straight and directed to Links at third man

12.5

de Lange to Petersen, FOUR, exquisitley driven through the covers pas t de Villiers at cover

12.6

de Lange to Petersen, 1 run, short and pulled to Wiese at deep mid wicket,one bounce and to him

End of over 13 (8 runs) Lions 106/2
AN Petersen    14* (8b 1x4 1x6)      M de Lange    3-0-24-0
ND McKenzie    25* (21b 3x4)      ER Links    4-0-30-0

13.1

JA Morkel to Petersen, 1 run, full delivery played off the back foot to Davids at cover

13.2

JA Morkel to McKenzie, 1 run, short delivery mistimed pull to M Morkel at fine leg

13.3

JA Morkel to Petersen, no run, play and miss to a delivery outside the line to Gibbs at point

13.4

JA Morkel to Petersen, OUT, huge swing and miss and gets his leg stump knocked out the ground

AN Petersen b JA Morkel 15 (16m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 136.36

13.5

JA Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, full delivery driven to van der Merwe at cover off the front foot

13.6

JA Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, cut to Gibbs at point off the back foot

End of over 14 (2 runs) Lions 108/3
Sohail Tanvir    0* (2b)      JA Morkel    2-0-7-1
ND McKenzie    26* (22b 3x4)      M de Lange    3-0-24-0

14.1

van der Merwe to McKenzie, no run, full delivery played off the back foot to Gibbs at point

14.2

van der Merwe to McKenzie, no run, played off the back foot to Davids at cover

14.3

van der Merwe to McKenzie, 2 runs, cut behind square to Behardien at deep cover off the back foot

14.4

van der Merwe to McKenzie, 1 run, hit to de Villiers at long off off thefront foot

14.5

van der Merwe to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, full delivery hit to Behardien at deep mid wicket off the front foot

14.6

van der Merwe to McKenzie, 1 wide, play nad miss to a delivery down the leg side

14.6

van der Merwe to McKenzie, 1 run, played off the front foot to de Villiers at ;long off

End of over 15 (6 runs) Lions 114/3
ND McKenzie    30* (27b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-21-1
Sohail Tanvir    1* (3b)      JA Morkel    2-0-7-1

15.1

JA Morkel to McKenzie, FOUR, mistimed sweep shot top edged over the head of M Morkel at fine leg

15.2

JA Morkel to McKenzie, 1 run, full delivery played off the pads to van der Merwe at deep square leg

15.3

JA Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, 2 runs, nearly decapitates the bowler after releasing a ferocious shot and the bowler is struck down

15.4

Wiese to Sohail Tanvir, no run, full delivery hit outside the line on the pads

15.5

Wiese to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, full delivery played past Wiese to de Villiers at long off

15.6

Wiese to McKenzie, no run, play and miss to a slower delivery outside off stump

End of over 16 (8 runs) Lions 122/3
ND McKenzie    35* (30b 4x4)      D Wiese    0.3-0-1-0
Sohail Tanvir    4* (6b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-21-1

16.1

M Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, cut behind square to Rudolph at third man who is on the field for the injured JA Morkel

16.2

M Morkel to McKenzie, FOUR, played fine past Rudolph who is brought up in the circle to fine leg

16.3

M Morkel to McKenzie, OUT, full delivery plays and misses and is given out lbw

ND McKenzie lbw b M Morkel 39 (47m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 121.87

16.4

M Morkel to Symes, 1 run, driven off the front foot to de Lange at deep cover

16.5

M Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, short delivery mistimed and pulled to Behardien at deep mid wicket

16.6

M Morkel to Symes, 1 wide, way outside off stump batsman offer no shot

16.6

M Morkel to Symes, no run, full delivery mistimed timed and hit into the ground collected by the bowler

End of over 17 (8 runs) Lions 130/4
J Symes    1* (2b)      M Morkel    3-0-19-1
Sohail Tanvir    6* (8b)      D Wiese    0.3-0-1-0

17.1

Wiese to Sohail Tanvir, SIX, stand and deliver,clears the front leg and launches the ball into Row Z over the long on boundary

17.2

Wiese to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, quick single off Rudolph at cover off thefront foot

17.3

Wiese to Symes, 1 run, slower delivery played off the front foot to de villiers at long off

17.4

Wiese to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, guided past de Lange at fine leg who dives to his left to stop the ball

17.5

Wiese to Symes, no run, play and miss to a delivery outside off stump

17.6

Wiese to Symes, 1 run, full delivery played to Behardien at deep cover off the front foot

End of over 18 (10 runs) Lions 140/4
J Symes    3* (5b)      D Wiese    1.3-0-11-0
Sohail Tanvir    14* (11b 1x6)      M Morkel    3-0-19-1

18.1

M Morkel to Symes, 1 run, yorker outside off stump directed to Rudolph at third man

18.2

M Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, hit hard off the front foot to van der Merwe at long off

18.3

M Morkel to Symes, FOUR, cut square of the wicket on the off side off the front foot,delivery was full and wide outside off stump

18.4

M Morkel to Symes, 1 run, full delivery hit off the pads to Behardien at deep mid wicket

18.5

M Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, play and miss to a delivery outside off stump

18.6

M Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, yorker outside off stump directed to Rudolph at third man

End of over 19 (8 runs) Lions 148/4
Sohail Tanvir    16* (14b 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-27-1
J Symes    9* (8b 1x4)      D Wiese    1.3-0-11-0

19.1

de Lange to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, yorker played into the ground on the off side

19.2

de Lange to Symes, 1 run, yorker dug out to Wiese at fine leg

19.3

de Lange to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, played off the back foot to Links at deep mid wicket

19.4

de Lange to Symes, OUT, clears the front leg and gets his middle and leg stump as he misses the delivery that was too quick for him

J Symes b de Lange 10 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5

de Lange to Morris, FOUR, clears the front leg and hits it down the ground past the bowler

19.6

de Lange to Morris, no run, advances down the track and misses the ball,looks for a single but is sent back

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (7 runs) Lions 155/5
CH Morris    4* (2b 1x4)      M de Lange    4-0-31-1
Sohail Tanvir    18* (16b 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-27-1
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Photos

Apr 7, 2013

Lions captain Alviro Petersen and coach Geoff Toyana hold the Twenty20 trophy, Lions v Titans, Ram Slam T20 Challenge final, Johannesburg, April 7, 2013

Lions captain Alviro Petersen and coach Geoff Toyana hold the Twenty20 trophy

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Apr 7, 2013

Fans congratulate Lions coach Geoff Toyana on the Twenty20 title win, Lions v Titans, Ram Slam T20 Challenge final, Johannesburg, April 7, 2013

Fans congratulate Lions coach Geoff Toyana on the Twenty20 title win

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