327dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Trinidad & Tobago open with win

Trinidad & Tobago took a big stride towards qualifying for the main draw of the Champions League with a hard-fought win over Ruhuna

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LD Chandimal
LD Chandimal
50(48) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 6 3 1 8 12 9 10
DM Bravo
DM Bravo
44(49) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 4 5 20 4 9

Best performances - Bowlers

R Rampaul
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LJP Gunaratne
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Ruhuna , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

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 days

19 September 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Trinidad & Tobago 2, Ruhuna 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

That's all from the first match. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye

S Ganga is the MoM. He says, "We let this game get a bit tight for us. Despite losing early wickets, we trusted out batting to do it, though. Knowing we have played at this venue gives us some bonus. We also have some West Indies players in the side, that helps us too."

Mahela Udawatte, the losing captain, says. "Spinners did well for us, but defending 138 is very difficult. It's a two-paced pitch, hard to bat on."

Darren Ganga says, "It was too close for comfort, but in the end we had six deliveries remaining. This is going to add to our confidence. Most of our batters got good starts, but it's about taking it forward."

S Ganga has played an absolute blinder after the rest of T&T line-up contrived to make this a close-run thing. Bravo suffered his embarrassment but didn't give up, and stayed unbeaten. The game truly was set up in the field. "I say, you have got a good mouth to have said what is up on that 19th over!!" Praveen, they would say in West Indies that I put the goat mout 'pon the 19th over

18.5
6
Janoda to S Ganga, SIX runs, full, lofted over mid-on, the whole T&T side charge onto the field, fireworks go off
18.4
2
Janoda to S Ganga, 2 runs, slower ball, swings hard at it, the thick edge goes to third man where Chinthaka fumbles to allow them the second

Another free hit

18.4
2nb
Janoda to Bravo, (no ball) 1 run, another no-ball, pushed to long-off for one
18.3
2
Janoda to Bravo, 2 runs, short ball, slower one too, Bravo top-edges, but it falls well in front of long-on
18.2
1
Janoda to S Ganga, 1 run, yorker outside off, digs it out for a single

Free hit too

18.2
5nb
Janoda to S Ganga, (no ball) FOUR runs, high and wide full toss, driven over point for four - the wheel have come off the bowling side in the 19th over yet again

Trinidad & T 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1LMP SimmonsAB Barath
5LMP SimmonsDM Bravo
22D GangaDM Bravo
28D RamdinDM Bravo
25JN MohammedDM Bravo
63S GangaDM Bravo

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
NSW43160.627
MI4215-0.28
T&T42240.176
COBRA41230.229
CSK4132-0.712
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
Somst4215-0.557
RCB42240.325
KKR42240.306
WAR42240.246
SOA4123-0.533
Qualifying Tournament Pool A
TeamMWLPTNRR
Somst22040.3
KKR2112-0.225
AUCK2020-0.075
Qualifying Tournament Pool B
TeamMWLPTNRR
T&T22041.659
RU2112-0.275
Leics2020-1.375