7.05 pm Hurricanes have got their first points in the Champions League after losing their first game. They are well in this competition now. For Cobras, they have lost two out of two and are on the brink of elimination. Cobras were unlucky because they lost offspinner Dane Piedt to injury but it was their seasoned seamers that got hammered in the end.
Cobras captain Justin Ontong says they were ahead of the game for 80% but that crucial no-ball made the difference. "Can't afford that," he says. Ontong says he thinks Piedt has dislocated his shoulder but he isn't sure.
Ben Dunk says it was a good wicket to bat on, especially against the new ball. He says the Cobras spinners made it really hard, but credits Blizzard for the way he stayed the course.
Ben [not Dunk]: "Blizzards last 42 runs came of 17 balls, he was 36 off 31 after 15 overs."
perplexed: "saw 'this over is killing the contest' at 16.5 overs. when i come back it is all over, but not how i was expecting. crikey. doug and ben are not as rubbish as it seemed 90 minutes ago."
Hurricanes captain, Tim Paine: "Terrific batting, Ben started our innings very well and Blizz played very well .... we were disappointed the way we started and finished with the ball, but we back Dougie and Ben to bounce back."
Aiden Blizzard is the Man of the Match, obviously. "It was great to bat deep, to have Johnny wells who is a very cool head. Great to get win on the board. We struggled through the middle against spin, but when the quicks came back on it was now or never. Their spinners bowled extremely well ...Wells played a great cameo. We're up and about now ... very confident."
Right, that's it from me for this game, stay tuned for Kolkata Knight Riders v Lahore Lions up next. Toss for that one in 10 minutes. Cheers
Mridul Shandily: "The problem for Cobras here is that they don't really have anyone to turn up to bowl the last over! It will either be the rookie Mgijima who has bowled only 1 over or Philander again!" It might not go that far.
It's back to Langeveldt now. DanielAlexander: "CLT20 2014 has already seen few spectacular run chases, are we in for another one in this match?"
Tom: "About 6-7 years ago Blizzard had a blinder in the T20 final at the WACA, he hit absolutely massive sixes and I thought he was going to be the next Matthew Hayden or someone like what David Warner or Aaron Finch is now. Hasn't really delivered on his massive potential, has spent numerous years moving states trying to find consistent cricket, but tonight could be the coming of age."
Hurricanes need 44 off 18 balls. Cobras favourites, but stranger things have happened. Philander to bowl.