15th Match, Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 16 2009, League A (N), Champions League Twenty20
(18.3/20 ov, target 171)
Trinidad & T won by 4 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Trinidad & Tobago
• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Sensational Pollard seals win for T&T

NSW unleashed their two dynamites David Warner and Phillip Hughes who charged them to 170 which seemed more than enough at one stage but Kieron Pollard crafted a remarkable comeback in Twenty20 history with a stunning innings

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Scorecard summary
New South Wales170/4(20 overs)
Trinidad & Tobago171/6(18.3 overs)

Henriques is stunned, his figures have been destroyed. Pollard's the toast of T&T and he celebrates the victory with his team-mates who rush onto the field and live it up like there' s nothing else. T&T have won with nine balls to spare, and in the end it appears to be a convincing win when it actually wasn't. They were 118 for 6 when Ramdin fell in the 16th over, and they needed 53 in 28.. They only needed 19 deliveries to knock them off, all thanks to Pollard who gave Henriques a treatment he'll remember for the rest of his life. No doubts over who's the Man of the Match, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit. I can't remember seeing too many games where fortunes have turned 180 degrees for either team within a matter of a few minutes.

Vaidya: "Looks like Katich had to go somewhere in a hurry, finished it off in a hurry by giving the ball to Henriques. You don't give someone who's been slaughtered for 27 another over. Its like inflicting further torture on an already tortured soul!"

Balaji: "That 27 run over was like a stick cricket over... God, T&T are good"

Henriques is the most economical bowler of the game, and gets a prize. I was kidding, it's Sherwin Ganga.

Pollard is the Man of the Match: "I think I came in at a crucial time, and the team was in trouble. It was a team effort, but there is always room for improvement. I always back myself to do it for the team when it needs it. Ramdin did well, and I realised it was my responsibility to win it for T&T. All of those shots were my favourites," he says.

Katich: "A fantastic effort at the end. We got blown away. They kept us down in the middle of our innings. Our guys did a great job [with the bat] but that last minute blitz blew us away. It was a great wicket, great outfield."

Ganga: "It's going to be a carnival atmosphere back in T&T. We love to party. It was a great effort to restrict NSW to 170, and we knew we had the right players to chase this down. I had faith in the bowlers, but we pulled things back well. We were not under pressure chasing 170, we knew we had players in our camp to achieve this. I can't find a word to describe it [Pollard's innings] and he's not the only player we have who is looking forward to playing a great innings for our team."

Tapish sends us this: "Kieron Pollard has just won himself a nice fat IPL contract for the next 3 seasons!"

Both teams had carried two points coming into this phase of the competition, and T&T have increased their tally to four, boosting their chances of making it to the semi-finals. NSW will be demoralised, but they still stand a fair chance of making it to the next stage. But pity the poor Henriques!

That's all we have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback and join us again tomorrow for another double-header. The other teams might find it hard to measure up to this performance, but if they do, it just makes for an even more entertaining tournament. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo!

Henriques to Pollard, SIX runs
All over! One of the flattest sixes you'll ever see, full and wide and he bludgeons it over long-off

T&T should coast from here, just the formalities need to be taken care off. 6 off 10, it's all theirs

Henriques to Pollard, SIX runs
that's six! It's all over, the decisive blow, came off the meat, low full toss again and he hits him through the line over his head for a flat six

12 off 11

Henriques to Pollard, FOUR runs
he continues to punish him! Low full toss on middle, smashes it between long-on and deep midwicket for a bouindary

16 needed off 12, with four wickets in hand you've got to favour the batting team. They've stuck with Henriques, remarkable! Can he make amends? He's facing his nemesis. Third man and fine leg are up.

end of over 188 runs
T&T: 155/6CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Sherwin Ganga4 (7)
Kieron Pollard38 (15)
Brett Lee3-0-17-1
Moises Henriques3-0-33-1
Lee to S Ganga, no run
dot ball, short and it was there to pull, he mistimed it back to the bowler
Lee to Pollard, 1 run
takes a single, full on the off, digs it out wide of cover for a single
Lee to Pollard, FOUR runs
edged and four! Short of a length, tried to open the face and got more than what he bargained for, thick outside edge to the third-man boundary

What will he do now? Can he finish it off, it's been a gem of a knock so far

Lee to S Ganga, 1 run
steals a single, bowled short on leg stump, goes for the pull, is struck on the chest and he takes a single
Lee to S Ganga, no run
dot ball, short of a good length on middle, pushed back to the bowler, Pollard needs the strike
Lee to S Ganga, 2 runs
full and wide, driven elegantly wide of deep extra cover for a couple

24 needed off 18, Lee comes back

end of over 1727 runs
T&T: 147/6CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 from 18b
Kieron Pollard33 (13)
Sherwin Ganga1 (3)
Moises Henriques3-0-33-1
Stuart Clark4-0-27-0

We might be heading for a dramatic finish now. Pollard has turned it on in a space of just six deliveries. 27 off that over, anything can happen in this format!

Henriques to Pollard, SIX runs
gets the top edge, and all the way over the ropes! Banged in short on middle, went for the pull and it sailed over the fine-leg boundary
Henriques to Pollard, no run
angles it away and earns a dot ball, short of a good length, tries to guide it down to third man, misses

30 off 20, Henriques has bowled an atrocious over. Round the wicket

Henriques to Pollard, SIX runs
another one! Henriques is being slaughtered! Full toss again, waist high and he murders it over deep square leg, is this the over that turns it in T&T's favour??

36 off 21 is very much doable

Henriques to Pollard, SIX runs
That's dismissed into the stands, a juicy full toss on the off stump and he swings it away over deep midwicket for a mighty six
Henriques to Pollard, FOUR runs
four more, slower one this time, bowled full outside off, slices it over point to find the gap, game on
Henriques to Pollard, FOUR runs
smashed! Full outside off, length delivery and he creams it between long-off and deep extra cover for a boundary
Henriques to Pollard, 1 wide
drags it wide, really wide and it's given by the umpire
end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
T&T: 120/6CRR: 7.5 • RRR: 12.75 • Need 51 from 24b
Kieron Pollard7 (7)
Sherwin Ganga1 (3)
Stuart Clark4-0-27-0
Steven Smith2-0-27-0

They are losing these wickets at just the wrong time, are T&T. Three run-outs in their innings. All eyes on Pollard now

Clark to Pollard, 1 run
fullish on the off, drives it uppishly wide of long-off for a single to keep the strike
Clark to S Ganga, 1 run
slower one bowled short on middle, pulled away to deep square leg
Best performances - batsmen
PJ Hughes
83 runs (64)
11 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
25 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
DA Warner
63 runs (41)
5 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Bravo
B Lee
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossNew South Wales , elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20 2009
Player Of The Match
Kieron Pollard
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days16 October 2009 - night match (20-over match)
Amiesh Saheba
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
PointsTrinidad & Tobago 2, New South Wales 0