Player of the Match
Player of the Match
206dThe 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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PD Trego
70(61) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 5 9 15 9 11 16
RN ten Doeschate
46(31) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 2 3 2 2 8 12 13

Best performances - Bowlers

RE van der Merwe
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MTC Waller
O2
M0
R23
W2
Eco11.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Somerset , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

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 days

21 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Somerset 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | KKR: 155/8 (12 runs required, RR: 7.75)

  • Brett Lee2 (2b)
  • Iqbal Abdulla1 (1b)
  • 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

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8JH KallisMS Bisla
2nd2JH KallisSP Goswami
3rd38MK TiwarySP Goswami
4th9YK PathanMK Tiwary
5th40YK PathanRN ten Doeschate
6th23RN ten DoeschateShakib Al Hasan
7th30R BhatiaRN ten Doeschate
8th3B LeeRN ten Doeschate
9th2B LeeIqbal Abdulla

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