286dThe Report by Vishal Dikshit

Williamson fifty leads Knights to victory

An unflustered Kane Williamson propelled Northern Knights to a convincing seven-wicket win, chasing down Southern Express' 92 in the rain-hit Champions League T20 opener in Raipur

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KS Williamson
KS Williamson
52(29) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 4 9 4 2 20 4 6
MD Gunathilaka
39(26) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %40%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 0 16 11 8 0

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
TA Boult
O2
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
MF Maharoof
O2
M0
R14
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Northern Districts , 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

13 September 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Northern Districts 4, Southern Express 0

Commentator: Andrew Fidel Fernando

So that's it from us for this match. Do hop over to our coverage of the big Lahore v Mumbai match, which should be starting shortly.

Kane Williamson is man of the match: "Some balls stuck in the pitch and others skidded on, so it was interesting out there. They had a good score, so it was nice to get some partnerships going and chase it down.

Daniel Flynn: "The first ten overs didn't go the way we liked. We fought back well and it was a top knock from Kane. It's been unfortunate with the weather recently, but we got the result tonight. It's great to play in front of a crowd like this."

Aditi: "The best takeaway from this match has been the Northern Districts' pink pyjamas."

Express just didn't have the firepower with bat or ball, on this track. They didn't deal well with the short ball late in the innings, and the spinners didn't get much turn off. KW played a brilliant innings as well.

Losing captain Mubarak speaks: "It would have pretty good if Kusal had gone on. It was hard for guys to come in and get going. 92 was probably too few. In the next couple of matches we need to finish our innings better."

9.3
4
Pathirana to Harris, FOUR runs, length ball outside off stump, Harris makes room and slashes it it front of point for four. That's the game.
9.2
2
Pathirana to Harris, 2 runs, floated up from wide on the crease, Harris tries to slam that trhough cover, He hits it to short cover on the full, but a diving Mubarak can't hold on. Tough chance. They take two off the misfield
9.1
1
Pathirana to Styris, 1 run, Styris runs down the track, gets to the pitch and slams it to long on, on the bounce

Four needed off the last over. Sachith Pathirana, who bowled a terrific final over in the Super Fours final, has the ball.

END OF OVER:
9 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | ND: 89/3 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.88, RRR: 4.00)

  • Scott Styris3 (2b)
  • Daniel Harris4 (4b)
  • Farveez Maharoof2-0-14-2
  • Dilruwan Perera2-0-11-1
8.6
1
Maharoof to Styris, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, flicked away to midwicket for a single. Styris keeps strike
8.5
2
Maharoof to Styris, 2 runs, full on the stumps, Styris drives down the ground, splitting the field for a couple
8.4
W
Maharoof to Williamson, OUT, gone this time. Maharoof exacts revenge, but it may be too late. This is a length ball, moving in off the seam. KW tries to chop it down to third man, but it goes in between bat and pad and rattles the stumps.

KS Williamson b Maharoof 52 (42m 29b 7x4 1x6) SR: 179.31

Northern D 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41AP DevcichKS Williamson
2nd33DR FlynnKS Williamson
3rd12DJ HarrisKS Williamson
4th10SB StyrisDJ Harris

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033