Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Cobras now take on T&T in Hyderabad. The other semi-final will be an all-Australian affair in Delhi.

I think Puttick will be hard pressed to explain his decision to bowl first on this track, which was extremely hard to bat on.

Richards from South Africa: "All the talk about T&T being the only fun loving team is getting a little much. Lets be honest, Simmons and Pollard are not the exactly a barrel of laughs when they batting. During Pollards demolition of the Aussies, he did not even BLINK let along smile or joke, he was focussed, and intimidating to say the least. The Bravo brothers do smile. Contract to Cobras, captain is most laid back guy at the tournament, and they are chilled relaxed and laughing all the time. I guess people see what they wanna see, or what the hype says they should see!!"

Wendy from Trinidad and Tobago wants the Caribbean side to win because: "hope that TT win the finals as there will be another public holiday if they do and we can use that to go to the beach"

Post-match presentation
The Man of the Match is Owais Shah. "I really struggled to get off the mark, once you get in it all becomes easier. I think the guys were desperate to win though we were out of the tournament."

Puttick: "We are not too concerned (by Gibbs' form). He's a good player, he's a guy for the big occasion. Francois is very raw, but he's got the ability to bowl really quickly, he's an exciting talent. We are not happy to lose any game. We are all really pysched for the game, Hyderabad is one of the best wickets we have played in in India."

Gambhir: "We have given something for the crowd to cheer. We wanted to finish on a high note, and that's what we did. It's great to have Nannes in the side. Owais batted very sensibly, we always knew that 120 was a winning total. I want to thank the Delhites for supporting us."

Liam from T&T: "Wendy, we won't get a public holiday for winning a club tournament, unfortunately. Let's not give Trinidad a bad name now.

And Richards, I think the fun-loving aspect was more to do with efforts in the field and wicket celebrations, which are unmatched in this tournament."

That's it from us at Cricinfo today. Join us on Wednesday for the semi-final between NSW and Victoria. Till then it's goodbye from us. Thanks for the many mails, and the discussions.

Nagar to Philander, OUT, game over, Delhi have won, Cobras have been bowled out for 84, it was a short ball, the batsman swung it towards deep midwicket, Dilshan jumps at takes the catch just inside the rope, the umpire ask for the replay which shows he never touched the boundary, so Cobras lose

VD Philander c Dilshan b Nagar 12 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Nagar to Philander, 2 runs, looked to swipe that to midwicket, top-edges it, the bowler chases after it and puts a dive it after making plenty of ground, can't pull off the catch though
Nagar to Philander, no run, down the track and clubbed to mid-on

18 | 1 Run | COBRA: 82/9 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.55, RRR: 16.50)

  • Francois Plaatjies0 (8b)
  • Vernon Philander10 (13b)
  • Pradeep Sangwan2-0-4-0
  • Yogesh Nagar2-0-7-1
Sangwan to Plaatjies, no run, Plenty of appeals for caught-behind, did that carry to the keeper? the umpire doesn't think so, the batsman definitely edged that one
Sangwan to Plaatjies, no run, a yorker into middle and leg, just gets the bat on that one
Sangwan to Plaatjies, no run, the batsman looks to dab it to third man, misses the ball

Sangwan from round the wicket

Sangwan to Plaatjies, no run, length ball on middle, the batsman looked to push it towards cover and set off for single, edges it back towards the bowler
Sangwan to Plaatjies, no run, big appeal for lbw, but that was pitching well outside leg stump
Sangwan to Philander, 1 run, short and wide, slashed towards cover point for a single

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | COBRA: 81/9 (34 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.76, RRR: 11.33)

  • Francois Plaatjies0 (3b)
  • Vernon Philander9 (12b)
  • Yogesh Nagar2-0-7-1
  • Dirk Nannes4-0-19-3
Nagar to Plaatjies, no run, way outside off, the batsman responds by offering the forward press
Nagar to Plaatjies, no run, well outside off, the batsman is beaten as he looks to open the face
Nagar to Philander, 1 run, full ball, got on one knee and smashed it to deep midwicket
Nagar to Plaatjies, 1 leg bye, Nagar getting plenty of turn as well, that one, surprisingly bounced too much, sails over the stumps after the batsman is beaten
Nagar to Zondeki, OUT, Cobras lurch towards defeat, a short ball is slapped straight to midwicket, Zondeki also goes for a first-baller

M Zondeki c Dilshan b Nagar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Nagar to Philander, 1 run, walks across and whips an offstump ball towards midwicket

Cape Cobras 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1HH GibbsAG Puttick
2nd16AG PuttickH Davids
3rd27H DavidsJP Duminy
4th13JP DuminyRK Kleinveldt
5th0JL OntongJP Duminy
6th15JL OntongVD Philander
7th6VD PhilanderRCC Canning
8th0CW HendersonVD Philander
9th1M ZondekiVD Philander
10th5VD PhilanderFC Plaatjies