Result
Qualifying Tournament Pool A (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 21 2011, Nokia Champions League T20
166/6
(20 ov, target 167)
155/8
Somerset won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
Somerset
1y
• The Report by Nitin Sundar

Kolkata lose, but qualify alongside Somerset

Somerset out-fielded and out-bowled Kolkata Knight Riders to push them to the brink of elimination, but an ice-cool Ryan ten Doeschate hauled them alongside their opponents into the main draw of the Champions League

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Somerset166/6(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders155/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 2 wicket
KKR: 155/8CRR: 7.75 
Brett Lee2 (2)
Iqbal Abdulla1 (1)
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-23-2
Alfonso Thomas4-0-32-0

So just to sum up, T&T, Somerset and Kolkata Knight Riders have gone through to the main draw. How Ruhuna will have loved to have played the last match with the knowledge of what exactly to do. It's Kolkata who got that luxury, and did that. Just about. That's all we have from day three. Join us for the rest day after tomorrow. Cheers

Time for the presentations

Peter Trego is MoM He says: "Very proud. Been playing for Somerset for some time, this one of the proudest nights of my career with them. When Roelof bats the way he did, it takes the pressure. All other batsmen batted at more than run a ball. We had nothing to ose as outsiders, so we can give it our all."

Alfonso Thomas: "Nine out of ten. Those two catches that we could have taken. Certainly waiting on the likes of Jos Butler and Craig Kiewstter joining us."

Jacques Kallis: "To be honest, we are happy to qualify. It was tight in the end. To be brutally honest, it was a poor performance. We fielded poorly, didn't bat well. Ryan played an exceptional innings to get us through. When we lost a couple of wickets up front, we realised we didn't need to be heroes. It looks like Gautam Gambhir will be ready. World-class player."

Ruhuna must be feeling bad. They would have loved to have won by more runs. Meanwhile KKR, the side that lost, is celebrating more than Somerset, the side that won

19.6
1
van der Merwe to Lee, 1 run
Lee heaves, gets a single, Somerset win. They were jetlagged when they started the competition, now they are one of the sides to watch out for
19.5
1
van der Merwe to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run
full on the pads, clipped away for a single to be extra sure
19.4
w
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, OUT
RVD Merwe says, NIMBY. RTD comes down the ground, he spears in a yorker to take the middle stumps out. RTD goes back with a smile on his face. To those who used RTD so low in the order, remember class will out
RN ten Doeschate b van der Merwe 46 (51m 31b 1x4 3x6) SR: 148.38

Now for the win?

19.3
2
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, 2 runs
RTD moves around in the crease, backs away, then goes across, gets inside the line, clipps it away, runs hard, gets the couple. Brett Lee has won many World Cups, but I haven't seen him celebrate as much. The game is still on, and he goes up to hug RTD
19.2
1
van der Merwe to Lee, 1 run
low full toss, hit straight to extra again, Lee has to dive full length to beat Thomas's throw

van der Merwe is a canny cricketer. Immediately he aborts the celebrations to tell the umpire the batsmen didn't cross. Brett lee to face now

19.1
w
van der Merwe to Bhatia, OUT
What has Bhatia done here? Low full toss, and he looks to chip this over extra cover. The idea is right, the execution isn't. A low catch for extra cover. The batsmen haven't crossed. new batsman on stirke
R Bhatia c Thomas b van der Merwe 19 (16m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 135.71

"KKR's matches are as well scripted as their owner's movies." What are you alluding to, RS Sampat? Last over to go. Three for qualification, 17 to win. I am sure Kolkata are thinking of 153 right now. RVD Merwe to bowl

end of over 1911 runs
KKR: 150/6CRR: 7.89 • RRR: 17.00
Rajat Bhatia19 (13)
Ryan ten Doeschate44 (29)
Alfonso Thomas4-0-32-0
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Thomas to Bhatia, 1 run
yorker, digs this out, soft hands, Bhatia takes the single. RTD trusts him to take first strike next over

Four to qualify, 18 to win

18.5
2
Thomas to Bhatia, 2 runs
Ruhuna are one shot from elimination. A length ball, Bhatia hits it down the ground, to the right of long-off, comes back for two more
18.4
4
Thomas to Bhatia, FOUR runs
with that, Somerset are through to the main draw. However, Gregory has misfielded at long-on. This was a single, Gregory took his eye off, looking up to throw, lets it slip through
18.3
2
Thomas to Bhatia, 2 runs
slower short ball, slapped to the left of long-on, takes the second again
18.2
2
Thomas to Bhatia, 2 runs
low full toss, drilled wide of long-on, comes back for two
18.1
Thomas to Bhatia, no run
Bhatia slogs, a very unBhatia-like moment of madness, the short-of-a-length ball misses the off stump
end of over 189 runs
KKR: 139/6CRR: 7.72 • RRR: 14.00
Ryan ten Doeschate44 (29)
Rajat Bhatia8 (7)
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-18-0
Alfonso Thomas3-0-21-0
17.6
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, no run
missed stumping if I were to be really harsh. He fires this in, full and fast, past the advancing RTD, on yorker length to Snell. He can't make the collection. Too dificult
17.5
1
van der Merwe to Bhatia, 1 run
Bhatia yorks himself this time, but takes the single to extra cover
17.4
1
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, 1 run
comes down the track, yorks himself up, gets a single to long-on
17.3
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, no run
the flat arm ball, RTD wants to pull, the ball stays low, it misses the leg stump. Snell coleects, appeals for the catch at the wicket, there is flood light between bat and ball
17.2
6
van der Merwe to ten Doeschate, SIX runs
RTD is taking Kolkata into the Champions League main draw. What a pick-up shot. Lovely timing. All wrists. Length ball, on the pads, just flicks it down the ground, well over long-on
17.1
1
van der Merwe to Bhatia, 1 run
short, pulled away, gets the single

"How about a word for Somerset's T20 world record holder, Arul Suppiah (6 wickets for 5 runs)?" Jezzer, I'll quote Ian Chappell on the matter: "What was he bowling when they weren't looking?" Talking of not looking, here RVD Merwe

Best performances - batsmen
PD Trego
70 runs (61)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
50591591116
RN ten Doeschate
46 runs (31)
1 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
17 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
4232281213
Best performances - bowlers
RE van der Merwe
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
MTC Waller
O
2
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
11.50
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossSomerset , elected to bat first
SeriesNokia Champions League T20 2011
Player Of The Match
Peter Trego
Season2011/12
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 days21 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsSomerset 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0