END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | WAR: 126/8 (11 runs required, RR: 6.30)

  • Johan Botha12 (8b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-19-2
  • Doug Bollinger4-0-31-0

A tension-filled chase ends with both these teams qualifying for the knockout stage. Chennai and Bangalore meet in one of the semi-finals while South Australia and Warriors meet in the other. That partnership between Kreusch and Boucher helped Warriors qualify but both fell in the same over by R Ashwin - wickets that gave Chennai the upper hand. Victoria Bushrangers have been knocked out. Rudi Koertzen is doing the rounds around the ground and is been cheered on by the crowd. This is his last umpiring stint. Hold on, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit. Chennai top the table, Warriors are second in their Group.

Michael Hussey is Man of the Match for his half-century and two catches in the deep. Hussey: "It was a good game, both teams fought it out really well. I wasn't exactly sure what a good score was, as it turned out 137 was enough. The bowlers did a really good job, especially the spinners."

Jacobs: "I thought we were good with the ball and in the field but not so with the bat. But we wanted to qualify for the semis and we're there, so we're happy. We've played a lot in Centurion and we like playing there. We're happy for Kreusch, he bowls a lot on these kinds of tracks in the domestic T20 competition."

Dhoni: "It's an important tournament and we are the IPL winners, so we are supposed to that well. As a team we've done well. The wicket is slow and we didn't want them to get off to a great start. We lost three wickets in the middle overs and were not in a good position to slog in the final overs. The fast bowlers will have to pull their socks up for the semi-final in Durban. Two overs from Kemp and two from Raina, we ended up managing quite well. I don't think there will be a lot of assistance for the spinners in Durban."

That's all from us today. An off day for the Champions League tomorrow ahead of the semis. Join us again on the 24th for the clash between two IPL teams, Chennai and Bangalore, in Durban. Thanks for tuning in. Until Friday, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo. Do catch the other game that's going on right now, between England and Pakistan, the deciding one-dayer. It's interestingly poised at this stage.

19.6
W
Muralitharan to Theron, OUT, Chennai have qualified for the semi-finals, tossed up outside off, was the doosra, Theron had a wild swing, missed and Dhoni made no mistake

J Theron st †Dhoni b Muralitharan 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5
1
Muralitharan to Botha, 1 run, it's almost over now, flat again on leg stump, he can only manage to get it to short fine, he's stuck to that line against Botha and it's paid off this over

12 off 2, two sixes needed

19.4
1
Muralitharan to Theron, 1 run, flighted on middle, charges down the track and it's only a single towards deep midwicket
19.3
1
Muralitharan to Botha, 1 run, he's doing it well is Murali, shortish and flat delivery on leg stump, tries to swing it square, it clips the pads and rolls towards short fine, 13 from 3

Rusty Theron comes in

19.2
W
Muralitharan to Boje, OUT, easily done by Hussey at long-on, tossed up outside off, it's a touch too wide for Boje who had targeted the leg-side boundary, didn't connect well at all, Hussey had his eyes on it throughout and completed a well-judged catch running forward

N Boje c Hussey b Muralitharan 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14 off 5

19.1
1
Muralitharan to Botha, 1 run, round the wicket, it's bowled flat outside leg stump, sweeps it hard but straight to short fine leg, just the single

15 needed off the final over. Botha's the man on strike. Murali to bowl.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | WAR: 122/6 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.42, RRR: 15.00)

  • Johan Botha9 (5b)
  • Nicky Boje1 (1b)
  • Doug Bollinger4-0-31-0
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-24-3
18.6
1
Bollinger to Botha, 1 run, walks across, it's a length ball that he can't quite force away, dragged wide of midwicket for a single
18.5
1
Bollinger to Boje, 1 run, chases him as he makes some room, taps it into the leg side through midwicket for a single

Nicky Boje is the new man

18.4
W
Bollinger to Botha, OUT, run-out, slower one bowled short outside off, swung hard but missed, the non-striker calls for the single, Botha responds, Dhoni flips it straight onto the stumps at the striker's end and Thyssen's found short of his ground

CA Thyssen run out (†Dhoni) 1 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.3
4
Bollinger to Botha, FOUR runs, a low full toss and Botha improvises beautifully, gets across and scoops it skilfully over short fine leg for a boundary, nervous faces in the Chennai camp
18.2
0
Bollinger to Botha, no run, hurls it full on middle, played back firmly but straight to the bowler
18.1
4
Bollinger to Botha, FOUR runs, a terrible delivery first up, short outside off, he stays his ground, there's plenty of room there, slaps it over extra cover into that yawning gap

Bollinger is back. Chennai need to win this to qualify for the semis.

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | WAR: 112/5 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 12.50)

  • Craig Thyssen1 (2b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-24-3
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-27-1
17.6
W
Ashwin to Boucher, OUT, slows it down and gives it some air, tries to send that over midwicket, swings hard but doesn't strike it in the intended area, gets a leading edge and it sails towards long-on where Justin Kemp, standing on the boundary, much like Hussey earlier in the innings, leaps and takes an excellent well-judged catch, the end of an impressive spell from Ashwin

MV Boucher c Kemp b Ashwin 25 (21m 18b 1x4 2x6) SR: 138.88

17.5
4
Ashwin to Boucher, FOUR runs, the crowd roars as the Warriors have qualified for the semi-finals, short on leg stump and he pulls it hard over midwicket for a one bounce four, beats that gap between deep midwicket and long-on
17.4
1
Ashwin to Thyssen, 1 run, cracked off the back foot towards long-on
17.3
0
Ashwin to Thyssen, no run, carrom ball again, shortish outside off, tries to chase it, misses
17.2
W
Ashwin to Kreusch, OUT, stumped off the carrom ball, it was tossed up outside off, Kreusch came down the track to deposit that into the stands behind square leg, missed as it didn't turn his way and Dhoni did the rest, a valuable innings though

JP Kreusch st †Dhoni b Ashwin 25 (30m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96.15

17.1
2
Ashwin to Kreusch, 2 runs, swivels and plays it away wide of square leg for a couple of runs

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | WAR: 105/3 (32 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.17, RRR: 10.66)

  • Mark Boucher21 (16b)
  • Justin Kreusch23 (24b)
  • Shadab Jakati4-0-27-1
  • Muttiah Muralitharan3-0-15-0

Just four more needed to qualify for the semis

16.6
6
Jakati to Boucher, SIX runs, they've almost qualified have the Warriors, flatter delivery this time but Boucher has made his mind up, steps out and swings it hard, it flies off the meat into the ecstatic crowd behind deep midwicket
16.5
1
Jakati to Kreusch, 1 run, tossed up and it's fullish outside off, driven hard towards long-off for a single

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
24AG PrinceDJ Jacobs
24DJ JacobsCA Ingram
15JP KreuschCA Ingram
44MV BoucherJP Kreusch
5MV BoucherCA Thyssen
8J BothaCA Thyssen
3N BojeJ Botha
3J BothaJ Theron