Champions League Twenty20, 2nd semi-final: Cape Cobras v Trinidad & Tobago at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 22, 2009
Champions League Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
Trinidad & Tobago won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
22 October 2009 - night match (20-over match)

T&T are starting with the spinner, Sherwin Ganga will bowl. No slip in place

8.00pm We are almost ready for the start. The T&T team is in a huddle and the fielders are walking to their positions. The Cobras openers, the struggling Gibbs, who has scores of 0,1 an 0 in this competition, and Puttick are out in the middle. The Cobras captain will take strike. Ganga said at the toss he didn't mind chasing, lets see how much Cobras can accumulate.

Julian: "These are the two most exciting teams of the tournament. I predict whichever wins will beat NSW in the final. Hope it's T&T but don;t mind if it's the Cobras. This has been a surprisingly good tournament. It's converted me into a 20-20 fan for sure."

Graham: "I think all Cobras fans are sitting here quietly confident. All the pressure is on T&T's shoulders while the wicket looks ideally suited to the South African style of play."

b>7.57pm Time for the Champions League Anthem and the pre-match rituals etc.

Roger Sutherland: "All of us West Indians around the world are routing for you T & T. God speed. Your enthusiasm, confidence and flare will propel the real West Indies team after their return to international cricket starting in Australia."

Shep: "Just turned off the Bloomberg channel to watch the cricket, work will have to halt for a couple hours! I will not miss this match for anything! Go T&T!"

Ricky from T&T: "In Trinidad and Tobago every kid's introduction to cricket in a schoolyard backyard, road or beach is to hit the ball as hard as possible. There is no such thing as defensive until maybe high school. What you are seeing in this tournament is natural instinct."

Ron: "Ron: The imagination and tactical mastery of Ganga's captaincy will be the difference between these two sides today and would propel T&T into the finals tomorrow where Pollard will have a reunion with Henriques, he is probably having nightmares already....."

David: "I find it rather satisfying to see all the hype around T&T as if Cobras is a second division or down graded side. Now all the pressure is on T&T and IĆ¢?Tll see my home team peak and put facts straight! Watch out for Duminy and Ontong today boys, and by the, good luck to T&T!"

7.38pm Lets take a peek at our specials panel for the day. Our weekly feature Cricinfo XI takes a look at 11 unique celebrations on the cricket field. It's not all wham, bam, thank you ma'am; there's a science to batting successfully in the Twenty20 format, writes Aakash Chopra.

7.35pm Fearless, colourful, and exciting, T&T are a well-oiled unit harnessed by a strong structure and visionary leadership, writes Nagraj Gollapudi. Check it out here. Peter Roebuck has given the tournament a big thumbs up, read his article here.

7.30pm Toss time - Cobras have won the toss and will bat. "Looks a very good deck, hope to put some pressure on them with some runs on the board," says Puttick. "170-plus will be a very good score, 150 will give us a chance." One change, Langeveldt is back - he's recovered from his injury - for Plaatjies. T&T are fielding the same team, "we had a near-perfect game the last time and we're hoping to replicate that," says Ganga.

7.25pm Today in Page 2: Andrew Hughes is denied the blood-and-guts NSW-Victoria contest he was promised. And Tanya Aldred asks: what if Man United got into cricket?

7.20pm Just in a tinge of green on the track and very few cracks on the surface, but still a good pitch for batting. Hardly any spectators at the ground at this point, but it should build; it won't reach capacity, but with T&T playing, it should build up soon.

7.18pm T&T are the most closely-followed team in the tournament. Apparently, Brian Lara has been a keen spectator in Australia where he has prior commitments. He's been in touch with Ganga regularly over the phone discussing tactics.

7.17pm T&T squad are supporting UNICEF in their endeavour to educate the organisation's AIDS program. Players would be wearing a wrist band symbolising blue for UNICEF and the red signifies fight against AIDS

7.15pm Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second semi-final between Trinidad and Tobago and Cape Cobras being played in Hyderabad. T&T are the team to beat in this tournament and their approach and style has endeared them to most local fans, who'll be rooting for them today. New South Wales absolutely demolished Victoria yesterday in Delhi, but we can expect a more closely-fought fixture this time, as the game's being played on the best track for batting in the tournament. There's still some time before the toss, so read the preview in the meantime.

0.1

S Ganga to Puttick, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched down to midwicket

0.2

S Ganga to Puttick, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, whipped away towards deep square leg for a single

Andy: "All us English living and working in Trinidad are rooting for you too - wish the English sides could show so much spirit!"

Gibbs will face

0.3

S Ganga to Gibbs, no run, tossed it up on the off, pushed back gently to the bowler, watchful

0.4

S Ganga to Gibbs, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched down to long-on for a single

0.5

S Ganga to Puttick, 1 run, angling it on the pads, turned away wide of short fine for one more

0.6

S Ganga to Gibbs, 1 run, back of a length, pushed back past the bowler down to long-on for a single

A steady start, not taking too many risks in the first over, Sherwin proves economical, like he has in the competition so far.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 4/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (3b)
    • AG Puttick 2 (3b)
    • S Ganga 1-0-4-0

Ravi Rampaul to bowl now. A slip in place

1.1

Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, gave him the charge, bowled full on the off, drove it firmly to mid-off, went for the single, the fielder is late to react, hurls it at the striker's end but Puttick has completed the single easily

1.2

Rampaul to Puttick, no run, short outside off, jabs it down to mid-on

1.3

Rampaul to Puttick, 1 run, bowled fullish on the off, tried to drive it past extra cover, mistimed it wide of mid-on for a single

1.4

Rampaul to Gibbs, 1 run, lands full on the off, eases it towards a diving Bravo at extra cover for a single

1.5

Rampaul to Puttick, no run, nicely driven but straight to extra cover, pitched it up on the off stump, leant into the shot but couldn't pierce the field

1.6

Rampaul to Puttick, 1 run, lands full on middle, driven down to mid-on for another single, the fielder there has to attack the ball, he didn't, conceded a couple of singles

End of over 2 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • AG Puttick 4 (7b)
    • HH Gibbs 4 (5b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-4-0
    • S Ganga 1-0-4-0

A quietish start by Twenty20 standards, but they're just getting their eye in. He's shuffling them around, Bravo comes on to bowl

2.1

Bravo to Puttick, no run, goes for it, kept a little low there, short outside off, tried to whack him over midwicket, missed

2.2

Bravo to Puttick, 1 run, gives him the charge and punches it down towards mid-off for a single

Sproogs: "Cape Cobras are gonna send the TnT packing with a smile, but cricket is the winner.... I am in Amsterdam for work, and every morning the tournament is given good media coverage on CNN sport - the buzz is back! "

Keeper is standing up, a deepish slip in place

2.3

Bravo to Gibbs, 2 runs, short of a good length on the off, cracks it through midwicket, wide of Stewart at mid-on for a couple

The slip comes off

2.4

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, delicately done, bowled short on the off, waited for it to come on and opened the face at the last moment to guide it down to the third-man boundary

2.5

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, beaten this time, bowled on a good length outside off, moves away and escapes the outside edge as he goes for the drive

2.6

Bravo to Gibbs, 2 runs, slower one this time, angling it on middle and leg, turns it away wide of short fine, not much pressure put by the fielder at deep square leg who returns a weak throw to allow them to come back for the second

They're stepping it up slowly but surely, a steady, chanceless stand so far

End of over 3 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 17/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • HH Gibbs 12 (9b 1x4)
    • AG Puttick 5 (9b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-9-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-4-0
3.1

Rampaul to Puttick, FOUR, aggression, full and wide, comes down the track, makes room and slices it over point to beat third man to the ropes

3.2

Rampaul to Puttick, no run, bowled it full on the off, drives it back to Rampaul who stops it well on his follow through

3.3

Rampaul to Puttick, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, runs it down to third man for a single

Nickie: "Gibbs is the flute that will either let the Cobra stay in the basket or rear its head with menace, but Langeveldt may have the last word: Remember that hat-trick in the Caribbean a couple of moons ago?"

3.4

Rampaul to Gibbs, 2 runs, Gibbs opens up, shortish on the off, cross-bats it through midwicket for a couple, Pollard is the fielder

3.5

Rampaul to Gibbs, SIX, good stuff, clears the ropes, fullish outside off, charges down the track and crack sit sweetly over extra cover

3.6

Rampaul to Gibbs, no run, pushed it through the line to mid-off, came off the middle, he's striking it well here

End of over 4 (13 runs) Cape Cobras 30/0 (RR: 7.50)

    • HH Gibbs 20 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • AG Puttick 10 (12b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-17-0
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-9-0
4.1

S Ganga to Puttick, OUT, bowled'im! Ganga comes back to give them the breakthrough, shortish on leg and middle, skidded on, goes for the pull, misses and the stumps are rattled

AG Puttick b S Ganga 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

Henry Davids joins Gibbs

4.2

S Ganga to Davids, no run, shortish on the off, went for the late-cut, missed, just missed the outside edge

4.3

S Ganga to Davids, no run, shortish on middle, pushed back to the bowler on the back foot

4.4

S Ganga to Davids, FOUR, fiercely struck, short and wide, cracked it with utter disdain wide of a diving point to the ropes

4.5

S Ganga to Davids, no run, pushed back to the bowler, landed fullish outside off and he played it back

4.6

S Ganga to Davids, 2 runs, short on the off stump, picked elegantly wide of midwicket for a couple of runs in the deep

End of over 5 (6 runs) Cape Cobras 36/1 (RR: 7.20)

    • H Davids 6 (5b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 20 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • S Ganga 2-0-10-1
    • R Rampaul 2-0-17-0
5.1

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, majestic! Short on the off and he's onto it in a flash, pulls it away powerfully over midwicket for a one bounce four, thought it went for a six on first sight

5.2

Bravo to Gibbs, no run, shortish on the off, drops it in front of point from the crease, no single on offer there

5.3

Bravo to Gibbs, 2 runs, another short-pitched delivery, pulled it but got it high on the bat there, didn't time it well enough, gets a couple wide of Pollard at deep square leg

5.4

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, atrocious length this from Bravo, short on leg stump, charges down the track and whacks it wide of short fine for a boundary

5.5

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, poor stuff again, full toss, a gift on the pads and Gibbs thumps it through midwicket for another four, utter rubbish

5.6

Bravo to Gibbs, FOUR, ends the over in style, short again, comes down the track and pulls it powerfully over square leg for a boundary, punishment from Gibbs

He's got into his groove alright, 18 off that over to finish the Powerplay on a high

End of over 6 (18 runs) Cape Cobras 54/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • HH Gibbs 38 (18b 5x4 1x6)
    • H Davids 6 (5b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-27-0
    • S Ganga 2-0-10-1

Dave Mohammed to bowl his chinamen

6.1

Mohammed to Davids, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, paddles it down wide of short fine for a single

6.2

Mohammed to Gibbs, no run, pre-meditated, fullish outside off, tried to paddle it down, played it onto his pads

6.3

Mohammed to Gibbs, 1 run, driven back to the bowler off the front foot, Mohammed fumbles

6.4

Mohammed to Davids, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, a wide called

6.4

Mohammed to Davids, OUT, brilliantly taken, stopped on him a little, shortish outside off, turned the other way and chipped it back wide of the bowler, Mohammed threw himself to his right, his wrong side, and took a beauty

H Davids c & b Mohammed 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Follows that up with a unique celebration, removes a small T&T flag and waves it around

Duminy comes on

6.5

Mohammed to Duminy, 2 runs, starts in typical fashion, paddles it down wide of fine leg for a couple of runs

6.6

Mohammed to Duminy, no run, quicker through the air, bowled full on the off, presents the full face and plays it back to the bowler

End of over 7 (5 runs) Cape Cobras 59/2 (RR: 8.42)

    • JP Duminy 2 (2b)
    • HH Gibbs 39 (20b 5x4 1x6)
    • D Mohammed 1-0-5-1
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-27-0

Pollard comes on

Ryan: "Although I can watch tests for 5 days and enjot them, I feel that T20 is the format that can compete with sports like football and athletics on an international level. It is now up to the ICC to find a way to push cricket to the next level."

7.1

Pollard to Gibbs, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushes it back to the bowler on the front foot

7.2

Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, had shaped up for a paddle, but it was bowled short outside off, adapted well, guiding it wide of short third for a single

7.3

Pollard to Duminy, 5 wides, darting it down the leg side, Ramdin fumbles to allow five wides, poor miss

7.3

Pollard to Duminy, 1 run, slower one bowled short on leg stump, at 113.1 kmph, tickled wide of short fine for a single

7.4

Pollard to Gibbs, 1 run, the offcutter again, turned away towards deep midwicket for a single

7.5

Pollard to Duminy, 1 run, comes front and across to work it wide of midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads and steals a single

7.6

Pollard to Gibbs, no run, appeal for stumping, bowled on a good length outside off, goes for a mighty slog-sweep, misses, Ramdin collects and takes off the bails, Gibbs appears to have his foot on the line, the umpire calls for a referral and the decision is NOT OUT.

Mighty close, he got the benefit of the doubt there. Was touch and go, and many have been given out

End of over 8 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 68/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • HH Gibbs 41 (24b 5x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 4 (4b)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-9-0
    • D Mohammed 1-0-5-1
8.1

Mohammed to Duminy, FOUR, shot! Tossed up, comes down the pitch, converts it into a full toss and drives it firmly into that gap between long-off and deep cover

8.2

Mohammed to Duminy, 1 run, worked away into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

8.3

Mohammed to Gibbs, no run, quickish through the air, pushed back to the bowler

8.4

Mohammed to Gibbs, 1 run, bends low, gets down on one knee and paddles it down to fine leg for a single

8.5

Mohammed to Duminy, SIX, hammered! Fullish on middle and leg, gets down on one knee and belts it wide of deep midwicket for a flat six

8.6

Mohammed to Duminy, 2 runs, pushed off the front foot wide of midwicket, sloppy fielding, a wayward throw at the bowler's end gives them a chance to come back for the second

End of over 9 (14 runs) Cape Cobras 82/2 (RR: 9.11)

    • JP Duminy 17 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 42 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • D Mohammed 2-0-19-1
    • KA Pollard 1-0-9-0
9.1

Pollard to Gibbs, OUT, bowled'im! The offcutter, on middle and leg, Gibbs has shaped himself up for a big one, tried to heave it over midwicket, missed and the stumps were sent for a walk

HH Gibbs b Pollard 42 (27b 5x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

Gibbs was looking dangerous and T&T have removed him at just the right time,. However, Cobras are in a strong position. Kleinveldt comes in

9.2

Pollard to Kleinveldt, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, bowled at 131.5 kmph, given a wide

9.2

Pollard to Kleinveldt, 1 run, smacked away towards deep square leg for a single

9.3

Pollard to Duminy, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, eases into the drive as he plays it to deep extra cover

9.4

Pollard to Kleinveldt, no run, short of a good length on the off, taps it wide of extra cover

9.5

Pollard to Kleinveldt, no run, slower one again, short of a good length on the off, defends it back to the bowler, good over this

9.6

Pollard to Kleinveldt, 2 runs, risky, full on the off, a length delivery, tries to clear mid-off, does so, just about, not much timing on it, gets a couple

End of over 10 (5 runs) Cape Cobras 87/3 (RR: 8.70)

    • RK Kleinveldt 3 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 18 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-14-1
    • D Mohammed 2-0-19-1

Navin Stewart comes on to bowl

10.1

Stewart to Duminy, 1 run, shortish on the off, dabs it behind point for an easy single

10.2

Stewart to Kleinveldt, SIX, rubbish delivery, long hop on the off stump and he sends it sailing into the stands over deep midwicket

10.3

Stewart to Kleinveldt, 1 run, much better, got it on a length on the off, dragged down to long-on for a single

10.4

Stewart to Duminy, 1 run, fullish on the pads, flicked away down towards deep square leg for one more

10.5

Stewart to Kleinveldt, 1 run, clubbed along the ground but finds the fielder at deep cover, came off the middle but not in the gap

10.6

Stewart to Duminy, 1 leg bye, goes for the scoop, bowled full on the off stump, got outside the line to play it, was struck on the pads, they get a leg bye

End of over 11 (11 runs) Cape Cobras 98/3 (RR: 8.90)

    • JP Duminy 20 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • RK Kleinveldt 11 (7b 1x6)
    • ND Stewart 1-0-10-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-14-1
11.1

Pollard to Duminy, 1 run, pitched it up on the off stump, drove it to extra cover for a single

11.2

Pollard to Kleinveldt, SIX, terrible delivery, short again and slow too, had plenty of time to rock back, get into position and slap it into the stands over deep midwicket

11.3

Pollard to Kleinveldt, no run, fuller, sucked him into the drive, went for it, missed as it moved away a hint

11.4

Pollard to Kleinveldt, 1 run, well fielded by Bravo in the deep, was absolutely drilled, got to him on the bounce at long-off but he did well to get his body behind it

11.5

Pollard to Duminy, 1 leg bye, missed out there, a full toss just a fraction outside leg, went for the drive, missed and was struck on the pads, the impact was outside leg stump

11.6

Pollard to Kleinveldt, 2 runs, another short delivery, swatted in the wide long-on region for a couple of runs

Going at over nine an over, an excellent run-rate.

End of over 12 (11 runs) Cape Cobras 109/3 (RR: 9.08)

    • RK Kleinveldt 20 (11b 2x6)
    • JP Duminy 21 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-24-1
    • ND Stewart 1-0-10-0

Sherwin Ganga is back

12.1

S Ganga to Duminy, 1 run, shortish on the off, mistimes a pull to deep midwicket for a single

12.2

S Ganga to Kleinveldt, no run, quicker through the air, went for the pull again, was surprised by the pace, played it down to square leg

12.3

S Ganga to Kleinveldt, no run, flat, came down the track and yorked himself there, dug out back to the bowler

12.4

S Ganga to Kleinveldt, no run, another one, fired in outside off, full, digs it out and gets an inside edge on the pads

12.5

S Ganga to Kleinveldt, 1 wide, short outside off, a touch too wide, given by the umpire

12.5

S Ganga to Kleinveldt, 1 run, bowled it flat, quick and short on the off, swats it down to long-on for a single

12.6

S Ganga to Duminy, FOUR, came off the meat, bowled flat but on a length just outside leg stump, makes room and smashes it past the bowler and long-on for a boundary to spoil the over

End of over 13 (7 runs) Cape Cobras 116/3 (RR: 8.92)

    • JP Duminy 26 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • RK Kleinveldt 21 (15b 2x6)
    • S Ganga 3-0-17-1
    • KA Pollard 3-0-24-1

They're set for a big score are the Cobras, Lendl Simmons comes on

13.1

Simmons to Kleinveldt, OUT, and delivers! Slower one, a low full toss, Kleinveld's eyes light up, tries to smash that over deep midwicket, got it off the middle but plenty of elevation, didn't have enough on it to clear the ropes and Pollard judged it to perfection

RK Kleinveldt c Pollard b Simmons 21 (16b 0x4 2x6) SR: 131.25

A nice little cameo, but Duminy's still out there. Puttick had said at the toss that 170 would be a "very good score." They are on their way to getting there. Ontong comes in

13.2

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, turned off the back foot behind square for a single

13.3

Simmons to Ontong, 1 run, the slower one from the back of the hand, dropped wide of midwicket to get off the mark

13.4

Simmons to Duminy, no run, short outside off, chops it down to point

13.5

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, bowled full on the off stump, driven down towards long-off for a single

13.6

Simmons to Ontong, 1 run, bowled shortish outside off, crunched wide of extra cover to keep the strike

End of over 14 (4 runs) Cape Cobras 120/4 (RR: 8.57)

    • JL Ontong 2 (2b)
    • JP Duminy 28 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • LMP Simmons 1-0-4-1
    • S Ganga 3-0-17-1

A nice crowd in, has built up well since the start

14.1

Mohammed to Ontong, 2 runs, short on middle, pulled it over square leg, didn't time it all too well, just a couple in the deep

14.2

Mohammed to Ontong, 1 leg bye, targeting leg stump is Mohammed, goes for the sweep, brushes the pads, a single to the total

14.3

Mohammed to Duminy, 1 wide, hurls it wide, fires down the leg side, a run gifted

14.3

Mohammed to Duminy, 1 run, made room but adjusted well to the line, shortish on the off, dropped behind point for a single

14.4

Mohammed to Ontong, 1 run, shaped up for a paddle but it took forever to get to him, somehow managed to get it wide of fine leg for a single

14.5

Mohammed to Duminy, 1 run, flat, quick and short outside off, chops it down towards short third for a single

14.6

Mohammed to Ontong, 2 runs, Pollard has taken the catch of the year, or maybe not! Driven high and handsome towards long-off, Pollard was the man there and he caught it at the edge of the ropes, lost his balance but threw it up inside the ropes, recovered his ground and charged towards it, dived forward and clasped it at full stretch while crashing into the ground, there were doubts though. Just as he caught it on the second attempt, it wasn't clear if he may have grassed it as he made contact with the ground. The appeal is referred and the replays are inconclusive, the benefit of the doubt again goes to the batsman. What an effort, but alas, it's yielded nothing.

End of over 15 (9 runs) Cape Cobras 129/4 (RR: 8.60)

    • JL Ontong 7 (6b)
    • JP Duminy 30 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • D Mohammed 3-0-27-1
    • LMP Simmons 1-0-4-1
15.1

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, tapped into the off side for a single

15.2

Simmons to Ontong, OUT, Ontong goes! Just like Gibbs, no damage done. Shortish by Simmons on the off stump, bends low to slog sweep it towards deep square leg, didn't get the desired distance, no doubts this time, judges it well as he charges forward and takes a good low catch while tumbling down

JL Ontong c Stewart b Simmons 7 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.3

Simmons to Duminy, no run

15.4

Simmons to Duminy, no run

15.5

Simmons to Duminy, 1 wide, short and wide, too wide and give by the umpire

15.5

Simmons to Duminy, 2 runs, bowled full on middle and leg, driven wide of deep midwicket for a couple

15.6

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 16 (5 runs) Cape Cobras 134/5 (RR: 8.37)

    • JP Duminy 34 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • VD Philander 0 (0b)
    • LMP Simmons 2-0-9-2
    • D Mohammed 3-0-27-1

Two quick wickets, Duminy has to anchor them to a competitive total now

16.1

S Ganga to Duminy, 2 runs, short and wide, cuts it hard wide of deep point for a couple of runs

16.2

S Ganga to Duminy, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards long-off for a single

16.3

S Ganga to Philander, no run, short and wide, there to cut, reaches for it, misses

16.4

S Ganga to Philander, 1 run, full on middle, whipped away towards deep square leg for a single

Sherwin's done brilliantly here

16.5

S Ganga to Duminy, SIX, just as I say that, he's smashed him for a six, short on middle, slapped it over the bowler's head for a flat maximum, jinxed him there

16.6

S Ganga to Duminy, 1 run, flat and full on middle, thwacks it but long-on does well, running to his right and hauling it back inside the ropes, just a single

End of over 17 (11 runs) Cape Cobras 145/5 (RR: 8.52)

    • JP Duminy 44 (30b 2x4 2x6)
    • VD Philander 1 (2b)
    • S Ganga 4-0-28-1
    • LMP Simmons 2-0-9-2
17.1

Simmons to Duminy, no run, shortish on middle, slower one there, went for the pull, got an inside edge onto his pads

17.2

Simmons to Duminy, FOUR, picked the gap, full on leg stump and he flicked it away wrisitly to beat that gap between deep square leg and fine leg, a timely boundary

17.3

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, crashed it down to long-on on the bounce for a single

17.4

Simmons to Philander, 1 run, low full toss on middle at 119.3 kmph, pushed it down to long-on for a single

17.5

Simmons to Duminy, 1 run, gets to his half-century with a classy drive to long-off for a single, well done, he's in quite some form this competition

17.6

Simmons to Philander, 1 run, Philander gets into the act, but only a single there, full and wide, drilled it down to long-on for a single, hit hard but couldn't get the gap

End of over 18 (8 runs) Cape Cobras 153/5 (RR: 8.50)

    • VD Philander 3 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 50 (34b 3x4 2x6)
    • LMP Simmons 3-0-17-2
    • S Ganga 4-0-28-1

Bravo back into the attack, was hammered by Gibbs early in the innings

18.1

Bravo to Philander, 1 run, cracked off the middle, bowled on a length and he creams it but straight to long-off

18.2

Bravo to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy squeezes a boundary, low full toss middle, made way and dragged it through midwicket to beat the two fielders in the deep

18.3

Bravo to Duminy, SIX, massive, one of the biggest this tournament, in the slot for Duminy, a length delivery on middle, he gets his right foot out of the way and smashes it miles over deep midwicket

18.4

Bravo to Duminy, 1 leg bye, missed out there, on the pads, should have clipped it down to the fine-leg boundary but couldn't get his bat to it

18.5

Bravo to Philander, 2 runs, Philander drives that wide of deep midwicket for a couple of runs to keep the strike

18.6

Bravo to Philander, SIX, picked the slower one, big score this, short on the off, waited it and clobbered it over deep square leg for a big one

Cobras have passed that 170-mark, T&T have their task cut out. It's going to be an entertaining chase. What an action-packed game we've had so far. One more over to go.

End of over 19 (20 runs) Cape Cobras 173/5 (RR: 9.10)

    • VD Philander 12 (7b 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 60 (37b 4x4 3x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-46-0
    • LMP Simmons 3-0-17-2

The right man is facing, Duminy. Rampaul comes on

19.1

Rampaul to Duminy, 1 run, shuffled across, he followed him and bowled a full toss, punched down to long-on for a single

Round the wicket to the right hander

19.2

Rampaul to Philander, no run, in the slot outside off, had a big heave at it, the shot was on but he didn't connect

19.3

Rampaul to Philander, no run, swing and a miss again, shortish outside off, tried to deposit it over deep square leg, couldn't connect, two dot balls

19.4

Rampaul to Philander, 1 run, strikes it this time, didn't come off the middle though, just a single to long-on, good stuff from the bowler

19.5

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, brilliant stuff, in the blockhole outside off, swings but there's no way he can't get that out, an excellent over this

19.6

Rampaul to Duminy, no run, dot ball, just two off the over, in the blockhole outside off, can't dig it out

Rampaul's bowled a gem of an over there, but Cobras still have a challenging score. T&T have the wherewithal to pull this off, and on a pitch like this, with plenty of runs on offer, there's no reason why they can't. Duminy continued his good run; Bravo was smashed all around. But a good effort from Rampaul, Sherwin Ganga, Simmons and Pollard who kept it tight. Cobras will need to bowl well, Duminy's just said 175 is a "par-score" on this track. Join us in a bit for the chase.

Gareth: "What a stunning final over. To stiffle two batsman who are thumping the ball, and manage to restrict them to just 2 runs! Beautiful, and may prove to be the difference."

End of over 20 (2 runs) Cape Cobras 175/5

    • JP Duminy 61 (40b 4x4 3x6)
    • VD Philander 13 (10b 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 3-0-19-0
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-46-0
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