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Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
50(39) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 2 9 3 18 11 1 4
M Vijay
35(27) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 1 9 4 0 0 1 20

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Kreusch
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Ashwin
R Ashwin
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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.

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