Player of the Match
Player of the Match
638dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Titans quicks defend low total

Titans bounced back from being all out for 123 to beat Brisbane Heat by four runs in the most exciting finish of this year's tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Davids
39(31) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 16 1 2 6 3 9 2
JR Hopes
37(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 1 5 1 12 3 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Gale
O2.5
M0
R10
W4
Eco3.52
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M de Lange
O4
M0
R13
W3
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Brisbane Heat , elected to field 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

24 September 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Titans 4, Brisbane Heat 0

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Rohan Sharma

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 3 Wkts | BH: 119/10 (5 runs required, RR: 5.95)

  • Nathan Hauritz0 (2b)
  • Marchant de Lange4-0-13-3
  • Morne Morkel4-0-26-1

So that is it from the first game, the next match will begin in just under 30 minutes, so tune in to the live commentary for that one. For now, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck.

Marchant de Lange, Man of the Match: Very enjoyable. A bit like back home so felt comfortable. A little bit of nerves there, but yeah the main key was to stay calm and do the basics right.

Henry Davids, Titans captain: A bit close there. The wickets cost us a lot of momentum (in the first innings). They guys kept putting the ball in the good areas and we ended up on top today.

Hang in there for the post-match presentation, with quotes from the captains.

What did I tell you? I told you we were in for a cracker, and Brisbane and Titans did not fail to deliver. Initially, it looked like the Titans would lose, especially with the sub-par total they eventually fronted up. However, Davids was judicious with his bowling changes, and kept Brisbane guessing till the very end. Narrow victory for the Titans, as they hold on by just four runs. De Lange was the star of the show for them with the ball, as he bowled with pace and hostility in his earlier spell, before bowling a terrific final over to see his team through. Brisbane are in some trouble now, with two losses out of two.

19.6
W
de Lange to McDermott, OUT, full and on middle and it's all over. De Lange is the hero as he makes a mess of McDermott's stumps. Terrific ball under pressure

AC McDermott b de Lange 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

5 needed off the final ball. Are we in for a Miandad finish? Or is a Super-Over in the prospects?

19.5
2
de Lange to McDermott, 2 runs, full and on leg stump. McDermott able to squeeze this square on the leg side
19.4
1lb
de Lange to Hauritz, 1 leg bye, full and outside off as Brisbane get another leg-bye
19.3
1lb
de Lange to McDermott, 1 leg bye, on the pads and the pair scamper for a quick single
19.2
W
de Lange to Hauritz, OUT, short ball and Hauritz, who backs away to try and hit it over the keeper, is unable to get anything on it. He goes for the single though, as his partner is scrambling to make the run, but Gale is short of his ground when the keeper runs down the striker's end

MG Gale run out (†Mosehle) 1 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

And with that, it is time for Nathan Hauritz at No. 10

19.1
W
de Lange to Sabburg, 1 run, OUT, full toss on middle and Sabburg flicks this to midwicket, immediately setting off for the single. He wants two, however, and that is the fatal mistake as is well short of his ground when the throw from the deep by Roelof reaches Mosehle, the keeper, who whips off the bails, and Hau

CJM Sabburg run out (van der Merwe/†Mosehle) 19 (10m 7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 271.42

So 10 needed off the final over, and it is that man, De Lange, who will attempt to break Brisbane's heart

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7JR HopesJA Burns
2nd17JR HopesPJ Forrest
3rd0JR HopesBCJ Cutting
4th44JR HopesDT Christian
5th16JR HopesCA Lynn
6th10CD HartleyCA Lynn
7th10CD HartleyCJM Sabburg
8th11MG GaleCJM Sabburg
9th0NM HauritzMG Gale
10th4NM HauritzAC McDermott