Champions League Twenty20, 14th Match, Group B: Lions v Guyana at Johannesburg, Sep 19, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 14th match, Group B
Lions won by 9 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
19 September 2010 (20-over match)

13.30 Travis Dowlin and Sewnarine Chattergoon walk out, Frylinck has the ball. Two slips in place

13.25 Nice local crowd has turned up for this game. Five minutes away from the start.

Toss, 13.00 Sarwan reckons the Wanderers pitch looks pretty dry but won't change too much during the course of the game. Alviro Petersen thinks the same.

Petersen's won the toss and Lions will bowl. Neil McKenzie has the flu so is not playing today. His place has been taken by Jean Symes. Craig Alexander replaces Werner Coetsee.

Guyana have made a couple of changes. They've brought in Lennox Cush and Steven Jacobs for Paul Wintz and Narsingh Deonarine.

12.50 pm: Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of today's Champions League double-header. The first game is between Lions and Guyana. If Lions lose, they'll find it extremely hard to progress. If Guyana lose, they will be eliminated.

A Lions victory will increase the need for Bangalore to win this evening's game against Mumbai. Sachin Tendulkar's team have a slim chance of making the semis, but only if they win today and other results go their way.


Frylinck to Dowlin, no run, Cracking start, length ball darts into the batsman, massive appeal for lbw, struck on the pads but might have been too high, not saved by an inside-edge since the ball carried to the keeper


Frylinck to Dowlin, 2 runs, a lot off effort from Dowlin for two runs, gave absolutely everything for that but badly mistimed and the ball rolls towards wide mid-on


Frylinck to Dowlin, FOUR, flails at the ball outside off, thick outside edge flies over and wide of second slip for a boundary


Frylinck to Dowlin, no run, crunched down towards mid-off, best of his shots today but gets no runs


Frylinck to Dowlin, no run, carved towards backward point this time, sets off a single but decides against it could have been close if there was a direct hit


Frylinck to Dowlin, 1 run, another all-effort stroke from Dowlin, the ball dribbles towards mid-off for a single

End of over 1 (7 runs) Guyana 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • TM Dowlin 7 (6b 1x4)
    • S Chattergoon 0 (0b)
    • R Frylinck 1-0-7-0

O'Reilly to Dowlin, OUT, Dowlin survived a close lbw close first ball of the previous over, this time he doesn't, first blood for the Lions as the ball swings sharply into the batsman, was that going to miss legstump? need to see a replay for that, the umpire is convinced though, and Dowlin is gone, replays show the ball was missing leg

TM Dowlin lbw b O'Reilly 7 (4m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


O'Reilly to Sarwan, no run, another lbw appeal, Sarwan survives as this one was looking like it would have sailed over


O'Reilly to Sarwan, no run, tapped towards the leg side, shortish ball on legstump


O'Reilly to Sarwan, no run, shortish ball aimed at the body, Sarwan fends at it in an ungainly manner, gets it towards square leg


O'Reilly to Sarwan, 1 run, punched towards mid-on, Sarwan is immediately off for a single, gets it comfortably


O'Reilly to Chattergoon, no run, left alone outside off, a bit of away swing on offer

End of over 2 (1 run) Guyana 8/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • S Chattergoon 0 (1b)
    • RR Sarwan 1 (4b)
    • E O'Reilly 1-0-1-1
    • R Frylinck 1-0-7-0

Sid Ravi returns to his bulletin, meanwhile this is Nitin Sundar on commentary. Good roaring start for the Lions here. Frylinck runs in with two slips


Frylinck to Sarwan, no run, inward movement, pitched up and cramping Sarwan who inside edges the on drive to mid on


Frylinck to Sarwan, 2 runs, inside edge again, back of a length and coming in from Frylinck, Sarwan looks to drive straight but gets it away square


Frylinck to Sarwan, no run, better from Sarwan, though for no runs. Back of a length outside off, he gets behind it and he punches it to the covers


Frylinck to Sarwan, FOUR, over-pitched on off stump and Sarwan creams it easily, along the carpet, to the cover boundary. George Binoy chimes in - "that was so full, even Sid Monga would have hit it"


Frylinck to Sarwan, 1 run, holds it back, Sarwan goes hard at it and gets a thick inside edge into his pads, and they steal a single


Frylinck to Chattergoon, FOUR, first mis-field of the day, Frylinck gives him width and Chattergood and he flays it up and over to third man where the fielder makes a mess

End of over 3 (11 runs) Guyana 19/1 (RR: 6.33)

    • S Chattergoon 4 (2b 1x4)
    • RR Sarwan 8 (9b 1x4)
    • R Frylinck 2-0-18-0
    • E O'Reilly 1-0-1-1

O'Reilly to Sarwan, FOUR, Shot of the afternoon from Sarwan! Back of a length outside off, no where near driving length, Sarwan plants the front foot across and thumps it on the up through the covers.

Sid Monga, you fancy this one?


O'Reilly to Sarwan, FOUR, short and angling into Sarwan, over his head and he is a little late on the pull, takes a hand off the bat as the top edge flies down to fine leg.

Sid Ravi: "Sarwan is doing it single-handedly!"


O'Reilly to Sarwan, no run, good come back, full, fast and jagging back into Sarwan, he gets an inside edge and that saved him. Thuds into his pads, but it is not given.


O'Reilly to Sarwan, FOUR, Whump! Short and wide outside off, Sarwan is looking good here, so good, he does not have to cut it.. Instead he reaches out with the arms and drives it over the covers. Up and over, through to the boundary


O'Reilly to Sarwan, no run, defended off the back foot to backward point, but no single taken


O'Reilly to Sarwan, 1 run, this one curves into the pads, Sarwan easily nudges it round the corner for one

End of over 4 (13 runs) Guyana 32/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • RR Sarwan 21 (15b 4x4)
    • S Chattergoon 4 (2b 1x4)
    • E O'Reilly 2-0-14-1
    • R Frylinck 2-0-18-0

Alexander to Sarwan, OUT, What! A! Catch! The new boys in the Lions' line-up have combined to send back rampant Ramnaresh! Full, gentle loosener on off stump from Alexander, Sarwan looks to square drive it on the up through the covers, but Symes at point moves quickly and takes off to his right to pluck it. Gone!

RR Sarwan c Symes b Alexander 21 (13m 16b 4x4 0x6) SR: 131.25


Alexander to Jacobs, no run, nippy, 143 kph, and angled into the right-hander, defended nervously to the legside by the new man Jacobs


Alexander to Jacobs, no run, and again, 143 kph this time, bustles in and whangs it short, Jacobs wisely ducks under it


Alexander to Jacobs, no run, faster and faster! 145 kph, there was width outside off, and he goes for the cut but he is late on the shot, by a week.

Slip in place.


Alexander to Jacobs, no run, 145 kph, short and sharp outside off, Jacobs is looking nervy, backs away and sets himself up for a nothing shot. And misses. Tsolekile leaps in the air and takes a pounding in the mitts as he collects it


Alexander to Jacobs, 1 run, finally gets some bat on it, 145.8 kph outside off and he leans into the drive to get it down to third man

All right, Sid Monga to take over comms.

End of over 5 (1 run) Guyana 33/2 (RR: 6.60)

    • SA Jacobs 1 (5b)
    • S Chattergoon 4 (2b 1x4)
    • CJ Alexander 1-0-1-1
    • E O'Reilly 2-0-14-1

O'Reilly to Jacobs, no run, shortish outside off, but it skids off and Jacobs is beaten on the cut


O'Reilly to Jacobs, FOUR, shot! lovely cover-drive, away from the body, but down on a knee, one for the albums


O'Reilly to Jacobs, no run, bouncer tried this time time, and Jacobs looks for the upper-cut, failing to make contact


O'Reilly to Jacobs, FOUR, another flamboyant shot, who cares if it is away from the body, who cares if it is uppish? He has just leant into it and thrown his arms at it, finding the gap between mid-off and extra cover


O'Reilly to Jacobs, 1 leg bye, misses out on a leg-side offering, looking to whip this but failing to make contact


O'Reilly to Chattergoon, OUT, oh that's a soft dismissal! It was a length ball on the pads, and he hit it straight down mid-on's throat. It just seemed he was trying to do something that might not be part of his natural game - power-hitting. Just looked an awkward shot as he looked for power, and couldn't get it past the fielder

S Chattergoon c Cameron b O'Reilly 4 (26m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

End of over 6 (9 runs) Guyana 42/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • SA Jacobs 9 (10b 2x4)
    • E O'Reilly 3-0-22-2
    • CJ Alexander 1-0-1-1

Alexander to Jacobs, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, steered down to third man

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Alexander to Barnwell, 1 leg bye, sharp inducker, hits Barnwell, the new batsman, on the thigh, and goes for a leg-bye


Alexander to Jacobs, 1 run, back of a length, around off, good bounce, drops it into the covers for one


Alexander to Barnwell, no run, beats him outside off, with one that holds its line


Alexander to Barnwell, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer, but strays down the leg side


Alexander to Barnwell, no run, another beauty, leaving him outside off, 146ks too, this guy is good


Alexander to Barnwell, 1 wide, Tsolekile has saved four wides here. He absolutely flew to take it one-handed overhead, Paul Collingwood-style. Was a nasty bouncer


Alexander to Barnwell, SIX, slower ball, 126ks, but too full, and he swings his arms at it, getting enough power behind it to just clear the midwicket boundary

End of over 7 (11 runs) Guyana 53/3 (RR: 7.57)

    • CD Barnwell 6 (4b 1x6)
    • SA Jacobs 11 (12b 2x4)
    • CJ Alexander 2-0-11-1
    • E O'Reilly 3-0-22-2

Phangiso to bowl


Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, no turn and he beats him when he looks to flick


Phangiso to Jacobs, FOUR, cut away nicely, making room, taking it from just outside off, gets four for that


Phangiso to Jacobs, 1 run, looks to sweep this time, gets a leg-bye


Phangiso to Barnwell, 1 run, flat into the pads, turned away for one


Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, slower through the air, makes him wait for this, and Jacobs ends up defending it


Phangiso to Jacobs, 2 byes, looks to make room and cut, but is beaten by the lack of turn, so is Tsolekile, conceding two byes

End of over 8 (8 runs) Guyana 61/3 (RR: 7.62)

    • SA Jacobs 16 (17b 3x4)
    • CD Barnwell 7 (5b 1x6)
    • AM Phangiso 1-0-6-0
    • CJ Alexander 2-0-11-1

Frenetic action here. Lions are bowling well, but Guyana are counter-punching despite the fall of wickets. Cameron to bowl now


Cameron to Barnwell, no run, starts with a slower ball - shouldn't really be calling it "slower" because this is the first ball he has bowled. Hits him in the pad with the offcutter


Cameron to Barnwell, no run, away swinger here, beats him outside off


Cameron to Barnwell, no run, and another ball that moves away, and again Barnwell is beaten


Cameron to Barnwell, no run, looks to run this down to third man, but doesn't find the gap


Cameron to Barnwell, 1 run, finally gets Jacobs on strike, with a single to midwicket


Cameron to Jacobs, FOUR, and Jacobs responds by clearing his front leg and tonking a length ball straight down the ground, straight of long-on

End of over 9 (5 runs) Guyana 66/3 (RR: 7.33)

    • SA Jacobs 20 (18b 4x4)
    • CD Barnwell 8 (10b 1x6)
    • R Cameron 1-0-5-0
    • AM Phangiso 1-0-6-0

Phangiso to Barnwell, no run, straight ball, around off, defended back


Phangiso to Barnwell, 1 run, belated decision to sweep, and gets only a leg-bye


Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, bowls flat, cramping him up, and then dives across the pitch to field it


Phangiso to Jacobs, 1 run, fuller, outside off, driven to long-off for one


Phangiso to Barnwell, 1 leg bye, plays across the line, and is beaten, and there is another leg-bye


Phangiso to Jacobs, 1 run, shimmies down the track too soon, Phangiso bowls it short, Jacobs is almost scissor-legged to adjust. Adjust he does, and gets a single to midwicket

End of over 10 (4 runs) Guyana 70/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • SA Jacobs 22 (21b 4x4)
    • CD Barnwell 9 (13b 1x6)
    • AM Phangiso 2-0-9-0
    • R Cameron 1-0-5-0

Alexander to Jacobs, no run, inside edge onto the pad


Alexander to Jacobs, no run, too quick for him again, 144.5ks, hurrying onto him off a shortish length as he looks to cut


Alexander to Jacobs, 1 run, that's an old-fashioned heave, away from the body, and he gets just a single to long-on


Alexander to Barnwell, 1 run, again another batsman beaten for pace, Barnwell looks to hit this through covers without any foot movement, and gets an inside edge towards short fine


Alexander to Jacobs, FOUR, uses the pace well this time, making room, expecting a short ball. And as soon as he gets the short ball, he cuts with ferocity, past point


Alexander to Jacobs, 1 leg bye, fuller, and into the pads, conceded a leg-by

End of over 11 (7 runs) Guyana 77/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • SA Jacobs 27 (26b 5x4)
    • CD Barnwell 10 (14b 1x6)
    • CJ Alexander 3-0-17-1
    • AM Phangiso 2-0-9-0

Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, Jacobs in a tangle after having jumped out of the crease. Phangiso fired it in, hit him in the pad, and Tsolekile almost caught him out of the crease. His reverse-flick, though, missed the stumps


Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, well bowled, slow in the air, much slower than the previous ball, and he just swings down the wrong line


Phangiso to Jacobs, no run, quicker, looking to run it down to third man, finds the fielder


Phangiso to Jacobs, 1 run, another heave-ho, good for him that he times it awfully because the ball bounces in front of long-on


Phangiso to Barnwell, 1 run, pushed wide of midwicket for one


Phangiso to Jacobs, OUT, this one was a-comin'. The runs were not coming, and they were truing getting edgier by the minute. This time he hit it straight to extra cover and called for a run. Barnwell was slow to begin, and Petersen picked the correct end - striker's - to throw to. The throw was accurate and Barnwell is gone. A moment of hesitation did him in there

CD Barnwell run out 11 (23m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.33

End of over 12 (2 runs) Guyana 79/4 (RR: 6.58)

    • SA Jacobs 28 (31b 5x4)
    • AM Phangiso 3-0-11-0
    • CJ Alexander 3-0-17-1

Cameron comes back


Cameron to Jacobs, no run, and starts with a slow offcutter, which beats him on the slog-sweep


Cameron to Jacobs, 1 run, into the pads, worked away square for one

Crandon to face for the first time


Cameron to EA Crandon, 1 run, runs off the tick outside edge for one


Cameron to Jacobs, 2 runs, another ugly slog, an inside edge coupled with an overthrow gets them two


Cameron to Jacobs, 1 run, another mistimed slog, and it bounces in front of deep square leg


Cameron to EA Crandon, 2 runs, another mis-hit saves them, as this one is sliced and falls short of long-off

End of over 13 (7 runs) Guyana 86/4 (RR: 6.61)

    • EA Crandon 3 (2b)
    • SA Jacobs 32 (35b 5x4)
    • R Cameron 2-0-12-0
    • AM Phangiso 3-0-11-0

There has been a lot of swinging of the bat that has not translated into runs. Jacobs, who has played every shot in the book, is still scoring at under a run a ball


Phangiso to Jacobs, 2 runs, hit on the up, a nice little chip shot, straight of long-on for two


Phangiso to Jacobs, OUT, finally he succeeds at his endeavour of getting himself out, holing out to long-off

SA Jacobs c Cameron b Phangiso 34 (37m 37b 5x4 0x6) SR: 91.89

Cain: "Can a CLT20 side import a batsmen or bowler into their side just for the tournament or does it have to be the same squad that they won their own T20 championship with? I would import Dave Warner to open with Finch :)" That would be nice, no? NSW helping out Victoria


Phangiso to EA Crandon, OUT, chaos reigns here! Crandon is run out off a bunt to short fine leg. There is so much of yes-no it seemed Parliament there, and in the end Crandon was halfway down the pitch

EA Crandon run out 3 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

R Crangdon to replace E Crangdon


Phangiso to RT Crandon, 1 run, gets a single wide of midwicket

that brings J Foo on strike


Phangiso to Foo, no run, Foo defends on the off side


Phangiso to Foo, 1 run, gets off the mark with a single towards where straight midwicket would be

End of over 14 (4 runs) Guyana 90/6 (RR: 6.42)

    • JA Foo 1 (2b)
    • RT Crandon 1 (1b)
    • AM Phangiso 4-0-15-1
    • R Cameron 2-0-12-0

Cameron to Foo, no run, back of a length, around off, punched square to point


Cameron to Foo, FOUR, those are four lucky runs. Foo goes to cut half-heartedly, and gets a thick edge wide of the keeper


Cameron to Foo, 2 runs, slower ball wide outside off, chipped over extra cover for two


Cameron to Foo, (no ball) 1 run, yorker, he is on his knees while digging it out towards deep midwicket. And he has overstepped

Free hit coming up. Foo seems to have done his calf or hamstring in while trying to play that yorker


Cameron to RT Crandon, 1 run, another yorker, outside leg, chasing his toe, just concedes a single


Cameron to Foo, 1 run, length ball, driven down to mid-off for one, that brings their hundred up


Cameron to RT Crandon, 1 run, slower ball outside off, guided to short third for one

End of over 15 (11 runs) Guyana 101/6 (RR: 6.73)

    • RT Crandon 3 (3b)
    • JA Foo 9 (7b 1x4)
    • R Cameron 3-0-23-0
    • AM Phangiso 4-0-15-1

Ryan: "Re Cain. I personally think players should be eligible for one team and one team ONLY for the champions league. There are already too many players playing for multiple teams. As much as I would love Dave Warner to be out there!" Alexander comes back


Alexander to RT Crandon, no run, and he is too quick for Crandon, both with the ball, and on his feet. Beats him on the pull, then rushes to field and find him short when backing up. Misses the stumps by inches, though


Alexander to RT Crandon, 2 runs, this time he manages the short-arm pull, gets two runs


Alexander to RT Crandon, (no ball) 2 runs, oversteps again. Second free hit in two overs. Also concedes two runs off the pull shot wide of deep midwicket

free hit coming up


Alexander to RT Crandon, SIX, superb shot! He second-guesses correct. Is expecting a short ball and is making room, and gets under it and upper-cuts it for six


Alexander to RT Crandon, 2 runs, thick edge as he looks to loft it down the ground, and it bounces just in front of third man


Alexander to RT Crandon, no run, bouncer down the leg side, but not called wide


Alexander to RT Crandon, 1 leg bye, another heavy ball, get him in the thigh, goes for a leg-bye

End of over 16 (14 runs) Guyana 115/6 (RR: 7.18)

    • RT Crandon 15 (10b 1x6)
    • JA Foo 9 (7b 1x4)
    • CJ Alexander 4-0-30-1
    • R Cameron 3-0-23-0

Four overs to go. Frylinck has two left. O'Reilly and Cameron have an over each.


O'Reilly to RT Crandon, OUT, yorker! O'Reilly has been seriously quick today, and Crandon has no answer to this one that takes out middle

RT Crandon b O'Reilly 15 (15m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 136.36


O'Reilly to Christian, 1 run, full again, played into the covers


O'Reilly to Foo, no run, Short of a good length, Foo had a look there, but smashed it straight to extra cover


O'Reilly to Foo, OUT, And another one goes! It's Foo this time, who cannot keep out this low full toss that crashes into the stumps

JA Foo b O'Reilly 9 (19m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


O'Reilly to Cush, no run, another yorker on off stump, Cush digs it out


O'Reilly to Cush, FOUR, length ball outside off, he flays at it, gets a thick outside edge to third man for four

End of over 17 (5 runs) Guyana 120/8 (RR: 7.05)

    • LJ Cush 4 (2b 1x4)
    • DO Christian 1 (1b)
    • E O'Reilly 4-0-27-4
    • CJ Alexander 4-0-30-1

Frylinck to Christian, FOUR, Full toss on the legs, Christian says thank you and flicks it square leg for four


Frylinck to Christian, 1 run, Full on middle, Christian plays it to deep midwicket


Frylinck to Cush, 1 run, dropped Cush was surprised by the short one, it went off the edge towards cover, where Vandiar ran in, put in the dive, but it popped out of his hands


Frylinck to Christian, no run, short outside off, top edge goes safely to short third


Frylinck to Christian, 1 run, short outside off, guided to third man for one


Frylinck to Cush, 1 wide, Frylinck sprays this one down legside


Frylinck to Cush, SIX, shot! he has lifted this full delivery outside off stump over the offside for maximum

End of over 18 (14 runs) Guyana 134/8 (RR: 7.44)

    • LJ Cush 11 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • DO Christian 7 (5b 1x4)
    • R Frylinck 3-0-32-0
    • E O'Reilly 4-0-27-4

de Bruyn into the attack


de Bruyn to Christian, no run, outside off, moves away, beats him on the drive


de Bruyn to Christian, 1 run, full on middle stump, he tries to swing it to long-on, leading edge flies to mid-off but no one's there


de Bruyn to Cush, 1 run, full delivery, turned to deep midwicket for a single


de Bruyn to Christian, 1 run, low full toss, tries to get underneath it but can't, mistimed towards mid-on


de Bruyn to Cush, FOUR, what happened there? short delivery, Cush pulled it towards square leg where two fielders converge on the ball, and it goes between them for four


de Bruyn to Cush, no run, Cush makes room, de Bruyn follows him with a full ball that Cush misses

End of over 19 (7 runs) Guyana 141/8 (RR: 7.42)

    • LJ Cush 16 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • DO Christian 9 (8b 1x4)
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-7-0
    • R Frylinck 3-0-32-0

Frylinck to Christian, 2 runs, how many mistimed shots have we seen today? full ball on middle stump, tries to send it out of the ground, it falls short of long-on


Frylinck to Christian, OUT, he connects this time, but can't get it beyond the man at widish long-on who takes a fine catch

DO Christian c Petersen b Frylinck 11 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00


Frylinck to Cush, 2 runs, driven down to long-on


Frylinck to Cush, 1 run, full toss, looks to turn it to midwicket, but can't connect properly


Frylinck to Bishoo, 1 run, full delivery, tries to bisect the cover fielders, cannot find the gap


Frylinck to Cush, 1 leg bye, he was looking to shovel this over fine leg, it went off the helmet behind the wicket, where the keeper takes it, not given by the umpire

Despite the numerous mistimed shots, Guyana have managed a reasonable total which has given their bowlers something to defend. O'Reilly hustled the batsmen with his pace to finish with four wickets. We'll be back with the chase in a few minutes. Don't go away.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Guyana 148/9

    • LJ Cush 19 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • D Bishoo 1 (1b)
    • R Frylinck 4-0-38-1
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-7-0





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