Champions League Twenty20, 16th Match, Group A: Victoria v Wayamba at Centurion, Sep 20, 2010
Champions League Twenty20 - 16th match, Group A
Victoria won by 8 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
20 September 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

5.30pm Two slips in for Dirk Nannes.

5.25pm Srinivas G: "Hope the Wayamba batsmen will atleast last more than the time it'll take us to read out each of their entire names!"

Tejaswi KNS is one of the many Chennai fans backing Wayamba: "Wayamba win today will put the CSK's virtually into the semi finals.Hoping for a Jayawardene blast here."

The teams are walking out with Metallica's "Sandman" blaring around the ground. Only a small crowd in at Centurion. Over at Lord's Abdul Razzaq has played a Twenty20-style cameo, 44 off 20 including five fours in the final over to take Pakistan to 265 for 7.

5.20pm Ryan asks: "Will Victoria become the first Australian side to fail to make the semi-finals of the Champions League? Or will they keep the 100% record intact?"

5.15pm Harsh from India reminds us: "Wayamba had played 4 matches in Champions Leagues(both), & won only 1 against Victoria! In last year's match scorecard here."

Deshan Bodha is mighty impressed with the way Victoria against Chennai Super Kings. "Mate, I have seen the Bushrangers at the other night's game. I support CSK, but you have to marvel at the way they played the Super Over. Who can stop Aaron Finch??"

5.10pm Maddy from India is liberal with his punctuation: "Lets pray Wayamba win today adds some more spice into the tournament..............fingers crossed!!!!!!!!"

George from Australia is staying up late, and has spent his time coming up with puns: "Special thanks to our skipper Cameron White for making us $200k richer here in Melbourne.If we go all the way,a "ca"tfight will follow to pouch the "whiskers" away from Hussey!"

And you can spend yours reading Siddhartha Talya's preview to this game.

5.05pm Clint McKay on Star Cricket: "We have been getting better and better through the tournament, let's hope we can hit our straps today."

Btw, in the England-Pakistan ODI in Lord's Afridi has just been dismissed for a typically manic 22-ball 37. Pakistan are 210 for 6 in 45 overs. Click here to follow that game.

5.00pm Toss David Hussey flips the coin, Mubarak calls 'Heads'and heads it is. Wayamba choose to bat. One change Udawatte in for Lokuarachchi.

Hussey says he would have wanted to bat first as well, and jokes that he would like to keep Wayamba to 50 or 60. One change for Victoria also: McGain out, Pattinson in.

4.55pm Five minutes to go for the toss. Ravi Shastri says on TV that the pitch at Centurion is a belter, with plenty of runs in it and that it should play the same through the game.

4.45pm Hello and welcome to Victoria v Wayamba. David Hussey and Co need a big win to boost their semi-final chances, Wayamba are still in with a very slim chance, a size-zero chance. Head here to see what the teams need to do to make the final four.


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, length ball angling across Mahela, who defends it to the off side


Nannes to Jayawardene, 1 wide, back of length and down the leg side


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, shifts back to the offstump line, back of length delivery, Jayawardene gets forward and defends towards the bowler

Second slip moves out to gully


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, shortish ball outside off, Jayawardene sways out of the way


Nannes to Jayawardene, 2 runs, first runs off the bat as Nannes pitches up for the first time, sliced over cover, not too well timed though


Nannes to Jayawardene, SIX, living dangerously Mahela, shortish ball angling outside off, 137kmh, he was out of position to pull the ball, gets a top edge which kept third man interested for a while but just sailed over the rope


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, another short ball to end the over, left alone by the batsman

Siddhesh: "Oh cmon! We have had like 1 edition of the champions league before, does this even qualify as being called a 100% record here!!!"

End of over 1 (9 runs) Wayamba 9/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 8 (6b 1x6)
    • HGJM Kulatunga 0 (0b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-9-0

Pattinson to Kulatunga, OUT, Kulatunga is cleaned up first ball, a yorker outside off, an inside-edge sends it crashing into off and middle, that's his second consecutive duck, he was touted to be their player to watch ahead of this tournament after making tons of runs in domestic Twenty20 tournament but he has been disappointing so far

HGJM Kulatunga b Pattinson 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Pattinson to Udawatte, no run, another full ball, defended by Udawatte, the ball is at his foot, he sets off for a single not realising where the ball, turns back in time though and makes his ground before Pattinson throws down the stumps


Pattinson to Udawatte, OUT, sensational stuff from Victoria, overpitched on offstump,crisply driven by Udawatte, full-length dive from McKay at mid-on cuts off the ball, McKay was just getting up when he unleashed a throw, which takes out middle stump on the ball, Udawatte turned back for the second ball in a row but this time he can't beat the throw, another duck

ML Udawatte run out 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Pattinson to Mubarak, no run


Pattinson to Mubarak, no run, back of a length delivery angled across, Mubarak shoulders arms


Pattinson to Mubarak, no run, short ball just outside off, left alone by Mubarak, and that's a maiden, two wickets as well, not a bad start from Pattinson

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Wayamba 9/2 (RR: 4.50)

    • J Mubarak 0 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 8 (6b 1x6)
    • JL Pattinson 1-1-0-1
    • DP Nannes 1-0-9-0

Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, just outside off, Jayawardene is beaten by that one


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, back of a length on middle and off, gets behind the line and defends back down the pitch


Nannes to Jayawardene, no run, full delivery on middle and leg, blocked towards mid-on this time


Nannes to Jayawardene, 1 run, angling across Jayawardene who was looking to play that towards the covers but gets a thick outside edge towards third man


Nannes to Mubarak, no run, length ball well outside off, Mubarak swings at it and misses


Nannes to Mubarak, no run, stifled shout for lbw after Mubarak is struck on the pads as he looks to tuck the ball to the leg side, it was a short of length ball that jagged in, would have sailed over the stumps

End of over 3 (1 run) Wayamba 10/2 (RR: 3.33)

    • J Mubarak 0 (5b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 9 (10b 1x6)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-10-0
    • JL Pattinson 1-1-0-1

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on middle and off, thumps it over the bowler's head but not the best timing, gets a couple


Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, slanting into the pads, Jayawardene looks to whip it away towards deep square leg, its off his pads towards square leg


Pattinson to Mubarak, no run, shortish ball outside off, Mubarak looks to swipe it to midwicket, the ball keeps a touch lower than he expects and he fresh-airs it


Pattinson to Mubarak, FOUR, on the pads this time, length ball, Mubarak played a controlled chip wide of long-on, nicely timed and that's the first convincing boundary of the innings


Pattinson to Mubarak, no run, Pattinson grunts as he lets that one go, full and slanting across the batsman who is happy to let it go


Pattinson to Mubarak, FOUR, on middle and leg, back of length, Mubarak backs away and carves that past a diving backward point for four more

End of over 4 (11 runs) Wayamba 21/2 (RR: 5.25)

    • J Mubarak 8 (9b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 12 (12b 1x6)
    • JL Pattinson 2-1-11-1
    • DP Nannes 2-0-10-0

George: "JL Pattinson is the younger brother of Darren who played a test for England against SA.He has the uncanny knack hitting the wicket with yorkers in his very first overs as he did now and against Srilanka A in July this year!" Peter Siddle to bowl now


Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, short ball, Mahela looks to upper-cut it but it doesn't quite come on, and he drops it towards lip. On the bounce of course


Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, fuller, closer to off, defended to cover


Siddle to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's a Mahela special, making room, getting under a length ball, going inside-out, over mid-off


Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, again the ball doesn't quite come on as he looks to cut

Rob Quiney, who is wired up, is being a live wire. Asked about Peter Siddle's grunting, he says, "Looks like he is back to his wood-chopping days. He used to grunt a lot when he chopped wood."


Siddle to Jayawardene, FOUR, poor delivery, short, into the pads, with fine leg up, and Mahela is not one to miss out on those offerings


Siddle to Jayawardene, FOUR, lucky boundary, he is looking to go over mid-off, and gets four through third man. Nice fine educated edge

End of over 5 (12 runs) Wayamba 33/2 (RR: 6.60)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 24 (18b 3x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 8 (9b 2x4)
    • PM Siddle 1-0-12-0
    • JL Pattinson 2-1-11-1

McKay to bowl


McKay to Mubarak, 2 runs, another direct hit, and this time it costs an overthrow as Hussey hits the non-striker's stumps down from point


McKay to Mubarak, 1 run, slower offcutter, the leading edge goes for a single

McKay and Hastings are good with slower ball.s Damn deceptive. Have all variations: offcutter, legcutter, bouncer, the works


McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, normal pace, and he drops his wrists on it, and rushes through for a single


McKay to Mubarak, 1 run, another single to point, and Hussey goes for the stumps again, to no avail


McKay to Jayawardene, FOUR, another edged four for MJ, going for this cut, holding nothing back, getting a thick edge that flies fine of third man


McKay to Jayawardene, no run, another piece of brilliance from McKay, almost a wicket too! The slower ball again. It lobs to his right. In his follow through he goes down and catches it clean. On half-volley

End of over 6 (9 runs) Wayamba 42/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 29 (21b 4x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 12 (12b 2x4)
    • CJ McKay 1-0-9-0
    • PM Siddle 1-0-12-0

Siddle to Mubarak, 1 wide, Siddle goes for the bouncer, but bowls it down the leg side


Siddle to Mubarak, FOUR, well played, deliberate guided through vacant slips, the bat face opening at the right time. And again the third man is too square


Siddle to Mubarak, FOUR, short, on the pads, and Mubarak is waiting for it, pulling it between fine leg and deep square. Just sat up to be spanked


Siddle to Mubarak, no run, a better short delivery, around middle, at 142ks, tucking him up. That was at least 4ks quicker


Siddle to Mubarak, 1 run, slower short ball, and Mubarak pulls it away for a single


Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, that is Siddle's best so far, short around off, b=getting big at him, making Mahela drop his bottom hand to control it. Almost squared up


Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, looks to cut this, but finds point

End of over 7 (10 runs) Wayamba 52/2 (RR: 7.42)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 29 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 21 (16b 4x4)
    • PM Siddle 2-0-22-0
    • CJ McKay 1-0-9-0

McKay to Mubarak, 2 runs, very pleasing shot, a check drive on the up, straight of long-off, comes back for two


McKay to Mubarak, no run, another slower ball, another half-volley! Legcutter this time. Gets an edge on the cut, Wade dives forward but doesn't even appeal. He knows it is not clean


McKay to Mubarak, no run, big appeal, full and straight, and Mubarak misses a whip onto the leg side. That was dead plumb, and it stumped on leg too


McKay to Mubarak, 1 run, slower legcutter again, steered to third man


McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one


McKay to Mubarak, 1 run, another slower legcutter that gets big on him, but Mabarak, tall man that he is, keeps it down

End of over 8 (5 runs) Wayamba 57/2 (RR: 7.12)

    • J Mubarak 25 (21b 4x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 30 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • CJ McKay 2-0-14-0
    • PM Siddle 2-0-22-0

Andrew McDonald to bowl now. Round the wicket. Keeper up


McDonald to Mubarak, FOUR, gentle short ball as loosener and he has crashes it past point. Fifty-run partnership there


McDonald to Mubarak, no run, looks for the cut again, but this is fuller than he expects, and is beaten


McDonald to Mubarak, 1 run, closer to off, opens the face, takes a single to the right of Hastings at point


McDonald to Jayawardene, no run, nearly a wicket, Mahela looks to guide this past the keeper, but there is extra bounce, and it beats him


McDonald to Jayawardene, no run, extra bounce for him again, the ball seems to be gripping for him, hits the shoulder of Mahela's bat, but the ball stays down


McDonald to Jayawardene, FOUR, superb shot MJ! moves across the stumps, and scoops this length ball over the keeper, or just to his left. All the same

End of over 9 (9 runs) Wayamba 66/2 (RR: 7.33)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 34 (27b 5x4 1x6)
    • J Mubarak 30 (24b 5x4)
    • AB McDonald 1-0-9-0
    • CJ McKay 2-0-14-0

Hastings to bowl now


Hastings to Mubarak, 1 run, steered from just outside off, gets a single


Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside off, gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to third man


Hastings to Mubarak, SIX, shot! This captain is leading from the front tonight. Lovely pull shot over midwicket, into the grass banks


Hastings to Mubarak, no run, slower bouncer, betas him on the upper-cut. Would have been wide but for Mubarak's height


Hastings to Mubarak, SIX, one slower bouncer too many! Mubarak is ready for this one, delays his pull shot, and hits him over suqare leg for another six


Hastings to Mubarak, 1 run, chopped towards short third, from in front of the stumps

End of over 10 (15 runs) Wayamba 81/2 (RR: 8.10)

    • J Mubarak 44 (29b 5x4 2x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 35 (28b 5x4 1x6)
    • JW Hastings 1-0-15-0
    • AB McDonald 1-0-9-0

McDonald to Mubarak, OUT, McD gets the big wicket. Mubarak was looking really good. Again the ball grips for McDonald. Seems like the offcutter, at 123ks, Mubarak ends up driving in front of his body, and short extra cover does he rest

J Mubarak c Hussey b McDonald 44 (36m 30b 5x4 2x6) SR: 146.66

Kushal Perera is the new batsman


McDonald to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, quicker delivery, into the pads, pushed away past midwicket


McDonald to Jayawardene, no run, another half-volley there! Cut away powerfully, but in the air, and it bounces just in front of Hastings at point


McDonald to Jayawardene, FOUR, clever, cute, cheeky! Waits for the slower offcutter, lets it cut, then opens the face, past the keeper, fine of short third man


McDonald to Jayawardene, 1 run, normal pace, worked away with the angle, gets a single

Oskar: "Its a shame that the 3 semi-finalists in CLT20 may well end up being decided on run-rate. That just doesnt sit well with T20 format." That spelling for Oskar reminds me of one Mr Schindler. Herr Schindler, I must say


McDonald to MDKJ Perera, no run, punched on the up, towards short extra cover

End of over 11 (6 runs) Wayamba 87/3 (RR: 7.90)

    • MDKJ Perera 1 (2b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (31b 6x4 1x6)
    • AB McDonald 2-0-15-1
    • JW Hastings 1-0-15-0

Pattinson comes back


Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 bye, this one doesn't bounce at all, beats his cut shot, but it bounces well in front of Wade, and they steal a bye


Pattinson to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, angled across him, punched into the off side


Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, not much room there but he has managed to cut it to third man for one


Pattinson to MDKJ Perera, no run, quick delivery, hurrying him into the shot, the batsman can't get it past midwicket


Pattinson to MDKJ Perera, OUT, Victoria are on absolute fire in the field! This was bowled full around off, Perera hit it powerfully, it seemed to be flying past short extra cover, when Hussey stuck his right hand out and plucked it. A nice mix of reflex and coordinated movements

MDKJ Perera c Hussey b Pattinson 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Karunanayake is the new batsman. Slip in there


Pattinson to Karunanayake, 1 wide, bowls the bouncer that bounces too high


Pattinson to Karunanayake, no run, this one bounces too low and beats him on the cut

End of over 12 (4 runs) Wayamba 91/4 (RR: 7.58)

    • KPSP Karunanayake 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 41 (33b 6x4 1x6)
    • JL Pattinson 3-1-14-2
    • AB McDonald 2-0-15-1

McDonald to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full and wide , nicely driven square, but Hodge gets a hand to it, diving full length at point, saving two runs


McDonald to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and straighter, driven down to long-off for one


McDonald to Karunanayake, no run, dropped by Wade. Touch chance as this is a thick edge, and also gets Wade in the knee. Not quite a chance. It stays low too


McDonald to Karunanayake, no run, cramps him for room as he looks to dab it to third man


McDonald to Karunanayake, no run, dropped again, this one hits him in the chest. Extra bounce after no bounce. Two very difficult chances as McDonald keeps rolling his fingers on the ball, and the ball keeps behaving in mysterious ways


McDonald to Karunanayake, OUT, he has finally got his man, and it is fitting that the keeper, Wade, does it. Karunanayake steps out of the crease to try and loft it down the ground, there s extra bounce on offer and Wade collects it just behind the middle stump. He had to leap a bit to keep it in control, and did well to break the stumps

KPSP Karunanayake st †Wade b McDonald 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 13 (3 runs) Wayamba 94/5 (RR: 7.23)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 44 (35b 6x4 1x6)
    • AB McDonald 3-0-18-2
    • JL Pattinson 3-1-14-2

Siddle to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, worked off the pads for a single

Thisara Perera is the new man in


Siddle to NLTC Perera, OUT, He is the latest man out! Seemed like the slower ball, gripping the surface and bouncing at him. Perera gets a fain tickle while looking to run it down to third man. There is a slip in place too, by the way

NLTC Perera c †Wade b Siddle 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Siddle to Udana, OUT, on a hat-trick there! Soft dismissal. This ball doesn't misbehave, Udana looks to punch it square, and Hastings takes a nice, low catch at point

I Udana c Hastings b Siddle 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rangana Herath to face the hat-trick ball. Short leg and slip in


Siddle to Herath, no run, bowls the expected bouncer, and Herath ducks under it


Siddle to Herath, no run, back of a length, on the pads, pushed to midwicket


Siddle to Herath, 1 run, runs this off the face of the bat, past point, for a single

End of over 14 (2 runs) Wayamba 96/7 (RR: 6.85)

    • HMRKB Herath 1 (3b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 44 (36b 6x4 1x6)
    • PM Siddle 3-0-23-2
    • AB McDonald 3-0-18-2

Bryn Jones, after that Hussey catch: "What sort of games did the Husseys play in the backyard!? Is there anything they can't do?.."


McDonald to Herath, 1 run, just to honour Bryn, Hussey nearly gets another run-out, diving to his right at short third, but Herath made is safely to the other end


McDonald to Jayawardene, 2 runs, scoop shot, top-edges it, but it lobs clear of short fine leg


McDonald to Jayawardene, 1 run, shimmies down the track, ends up yorking himself, gets a single to long-on


McDonald to Herath, no run, slower of cutter, Herath covers the stumps, and then shoulders arms

a wide slip comes in


McDonald to Herath, no run, another offcutter, goes off the thick edge to point, who has come in a bit to deny them the single


McDonald to Herath, no run, normal pace this time, played with an open face to point

End of over 15 (4 runs) Wayamba 100/7 (RR: 6.66)

    • HMRKB Herath 2 (7b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 47 (38b 6x4 1x6)
    • AB McDonald 4-0-22-2
    • PM Siddle 3-0-23-2

Siddle to Jayawardene, 1 wide, the bouncer is too high here


Siddle to Jayawardene, FOUR, lovely shot, second-guessing Siddle, moving away, expecting the short ball, and then cutting it fiercely past point. Fifty up for MJ


Siddle to Jayawardene, OUT, bowled 'im! Siddle is ecstatic. He has got the Big Fish here. MJ tries another scoop shot, and moves too far across the stumps, and ends up playing a length ball onto the off stump

DPMD Jayawardene b Siddle 51 (69m 40b 7x4 1x6) SR: 127.50

Ajantha Mendis is the new man in


Siddle to Mendis, no run, too good for Mendis, holding its line outside off, and bouncing at him too, beating him


Siddle to Mendis, no run, fuller, closer to off, defended to point


Siddle to Mendis, 1 run, short, into the body, tucked away for one

A flowing beard in the crowd gets Doully talking about ZZ Top. He doesn't know their names, but he knows the only guy without a beard in that group is named Frank Beard. Solid trivia. Good on ya, Simon


Siddle to Herath, OUT, bowled 'im! It's the same stump, except it's the leg stump for Herath. And just like MJ, he has moved too far across to play this, exposing the leg stump. Siddle takes it. The coaches told you, know the whereabouts of your off stump. Well, add leg stump to it

HMRKB Herath b Siddle 2 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 16 (6 runs) Wayamba 106/9 (RR: 6.62)

    • BAW Mendis 1 (3b)
    • PM Siddle 4-0-29-4
    • AB McDonald 4-0-22-2

Nannes comes back


Nannes to Mendis, no run, makes room to hit him, Nannes is too short, too fast for him


Nannes to Mendis, no run, Mendis backs away again, Nannes follows him again with a full ball this time. Defended back


Nannes to Mendis, OUT, and another stumps is out of its groove. Mendis doesn't fancy getting hit by Nannes, and backs away for a big loft again. Nannes hits the base of the middle stump

BAW Mendis b Nannes 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Wayamba have lost their last seven wickets for 16 runs. Five ducks in that innings. I am checking if that is the record. Oh it just fell short of the record, 6 ducks scored by Kenya against New Zealand, and Zimbabwe against West Indies. Incredibly Zimbabwe won that game by 26 runs! More incredible is this innings by Wayamba: Jayawardene 51, Mubarak 44, Rest 5, extras 6. Victoria won't mind it. They were joking they wanted Wayamba out for 50-60. This is not too worse. Do join us for the case






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