14th Match, Champions League Twenty20 at Hyderabad (Deccan), League A (D/N)
(18.4/20 ov, target 133)
Eagles won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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Scorecard summary
Somerset132/8(20 overs)
Eagles133/5(18.4 overs)
end of over 191 runs • 1 wicket
KNGHT: 133/5CRR: 7.12 
Alan Kruger0 (1)
Ryan McLaren4 (5)
Alfonso Thomas3.4-0-20-2
Ben Phillips4-0-22-0

So, Somerset are nearly out of the tournament. It was extremely sensible batting from Eagles which did the job today, plenty of singles and just the odd boundary to keep the asking rate in check. As Ejaz from Pakistan writes in, Eagles once got runs for 22 consecutive deliveries.

While Somerset's bowling lacked the cutting edge, the batting went awry at the start and the end. Only nine runs from the last three overs is poor given how well Durston had batted to revive them from a top-order collapse.

Post-match presentation

CJ de Villiers is the Man of the Match. "About two months ago I had a stress fracture of the back, doctors said take it as it comes, it's magical that I'm here in India."

Justin Langer: "We didn't make enough runs. It's been an emotional rollercoaster this tournament, we didn't play our best cricket. I was frustrated today, we have played our best cricket here. It has been a great tournament, very well organised, fantastic grounds, and cut-throat competition."

Boeta Dippenaar "We have got better and better as the tournament progressed. CJ was magnificent, I think world cricket will hear more and more about him. This is a magnificent opportunity for us, we are trying to soak it up."

Graham from New Zealand: "Regarding Kendall from Australia's vent - that sounds like exactly what an aussie would say about T20 - they all hate it because they're no good at it!" Well, they do have two of the most impressive teams in the tournament.

Btw, you can see the latest points table here.

Parting shot from Kendall: "Oh darn....and I was so hoping that 1 team would win thru a super-silly-single-over tie-breaker once more! And then carry their one-over decider points to the next round where they qualify to win the Grand Final without bowling a ball. Yep, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit...I apologise."

That's it from me Siddarth Ravindran, thanks for all the mails and the discussions. For more discussions on the tournament's format, the Superover, and today's matches, mail questions to Cricinfo's associate editor Dileep Premachandran and Inbox contributor

Sriram Dayanand will answer them here. The chat starts at 7.10pm India time (1.40om GMT).

Thomas to Kruger, 1 leg bye
leg byes seal the job for Eagles, it was on the pads, appeal for lbw, but it was going down, the ball dribbles towards square leg for the winning run
Thomas to Bailey, OUT
even more waiting for Eagles, as the batsman slaps a back of length ball to backward point
RT Bailey c Waller b Thomas 29 (24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 120.83
Thomas to Bailey, no run
quick short ball, the batsman was coming down the track, flat bats it, mistimed towards mid-off
Thomas to Bailey, no run
on middle and leg, defended by the batsman
end of over 185 runs
KNGHT: 132/4CRR: 7.33 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Ryan McLaren4 (5)
Ryan Bailey29 (21)
Ben Phillips4-0-22-0
Alfonso Thomas3-0-20-1
Phillips to R McLaren, no run
Eagles will have to wait a bit, McLaren charged out of the crease, pushed it firmly but straight towards mid-off
Phillips to R McLaren, no run
gets forward and defends towards cover
Phillips to R McLaren, FOUR runs
lovely shot to bring the scores level, lashed past mid-off for four, all along the ground
Phillips to R McLaren, no run
a little extra bounce, bottom hand comes off the bat as he blocks the ball towards backward point
Phillips to R McLaren, no run
angling across the batsman, who shoulders arms

Evert from the US: "I like the super over! Maybe they can make it that each team gets 1 point and an extra point for the team who wins the super over."

Phillips to Bailey, 1 run
shortish ball on off, the batsman skips away from leg, slashes that towards point
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
KNGHT: 127/4CRR: 7.47 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 from 18b
Ryan Bailey28 (20)
Ryan McLaren0 (0)
Alfonso Thomas3-0-20-1
Max Waller4-0-28-1

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Thomas to Bailey, 1 run
length ball outside off, dropped towards point for a single

Kendall vents from Australia: "Bah points points points!!! But who ever really thought Twenty20 'cricket' is anything but a lottery anyway?! Smash and bash and who has the best luck wins...11 vs 11! As someone once said, a coin-toss is part of cricket so if you need elevate one team over the other...flippin' it is fairer than 6 balls of sillyness!"

Thomas to van Wyk, OUT
van Wyk misses out on his fifty, he looked to pull another short ball, gets a top edge towards short fine leg, the keeper runs across and takes a good, diving catch
MN van Wyk c †Kieswetter b Thomas 47 (41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 114.63
Thomas to van Wyk, no run
length ball into middle and off, defended towards the leg side
Thomas to Bailey, 1 run
'One' Bailey shouts after playing the ball with soft hands towards point
Thomas to Bailey, FOUR runs
short ball again, goes for the pull, only gets glove on it, and it runs away fine past the keeper for four
Thomas to Bailey, no run
short ball on legstump, the batsman ducks under
end of over 169 runs
KNGHT: 121/3CRR: 7.56 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 12 from 24b
Morne van Wyk47 (39)
Ryan Bailey22 (16)
Max Waller4-0-28-1
Peter Trego3-0-26-0

Jim Davis from Ireland: "Try not to look at it as points carried forward and look at it as all the points won against the three teams now in your group over the course of the tournament. It then makes more sense."

Waller to van Wyk, FOUR runs
no blocking this time, Eagles continue to cruise towards victory, van Wyk gets the front foot out of the way, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps that over midwicket
Waller to Bailey, 1 run
flipper this time, quicker than the batsman expected, he manages to block it towards point
Best performances - batsmen
WJ Durston
57 runs (32)
10 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
18 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
MN van Wyk
47 runs (41)
4 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
CJD de Villiers
AC Thomas
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossSomerset , elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2009
Player Of The Match
Cornelius de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days16 October 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
Amiesh Saheba
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
PointsEagles 2, Somerset 0