Warriors v South Australia, CLT20 2010, Centurion

Tait strikes, and is struck

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the day from the Twenty20 between Warriors and South Australia at Centurion

Sriram Veera in Centurion

September 25, 2010

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Shaun Tait in full flow, Warriors v South Australia, Champions League Twenty20, Centurion, September 25, 2010
Shaun Tait got Ashwell Prince first ball, but was also hit for a huge six by Davy Jacobs © AFP
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Nasty delivery of the day
It was a pitch that would have suited Ashwell Prince, who is a good player of spin, if only he had survived until the spinners came on. Shaun Tait surprised him with a pacy lifter and Prince could only poke it to slip for a first-ball duck.

The stunning six of the day
Tait hurled a 151kmph projectile at Davy Jacobs who had already parked himself around the off stump by shuffling across very early. Jacobs whipped it up and over the square-leg boundary for a fabulicious six.

The coolest boundary of the day
It came from Nicky Boje. He had just mowed and crashed Daniel Christian for two successive sixes. He then lunged across to play a cute sweep shot to pick up his third boundary of the over. The crowd loved the cheekiness.

The awkward catch of the day
Michael Klinger flicked straight to Botha at deep midwicket, who seemed to lose the ball at the last instant. He ran in too far and his hands didn't go up. One feared an injury when Botha just about managed to bring his palms up in front of his face, but he snagged the ball to send Klinger back to the dressing room.

The dry sight of the day
It was the pitch. It appeared as it was specially mowed for the occasion. Warriors' strength was their spin and the pitch wore a dry bald look. The ball stopped, turned and created hell for South Australia, who were pushed out of their comfort zone.

Sriram Veera is a staff writer at Cricinfo

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