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20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NSW: 167/5 | RR: 8.35

  • Ben Rohrer44 (20b)
  • Daniel Smith1 (1b)
  • Shane Harwood4-0-27-2

What an exciting finish to the final! Needing 10 from the last over, the Blues have squeezed home by five wickets to take out the title for 2008/09. Quiney's 91 off 56 balls to lead the Bushrangers through to 4 for 166. Aaron Bird bowled well with three for 21 from four overs. However, it was a Man of the Match innings from Ben Rohrer with 44 not out of 20 balls which took his side to the nail-biting victory. Hughes scored an important 43 at the top of the order and Katich made 37 but it was Rohrer's powerful blade... which made the difference in the end. Both teams now go through into the Champions League Twenty20 Tournament later in the year. On behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo, this is Marc Ellison saying thanks for joining us tonight, we hope to have your company again soon.

Harwood to Rohrer, 1 bye, he plays and misses and Smith is backing up, they run a bye, Crosthwaite misses the stumps at his end, Harwood picks it up and throws down the stumps at the bowlers end but Rohrer slides home safely and the Blues win!!!!
Harwood to Smith, 1 run, drives to short mid off who fumbles and Smith somehow gets one!
Harwood to Thornely, OUT, He bowls the perfect yorker to Thornely who tries to swing it away into the off side but he misses and is cleaned out

DJ Thornely b Harwood 27 (30m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Harwood to Thornely, FOUR runs, walks across to the off side and clips it fine of short fine leg for four! Important boundary to put the Blues in the box seat!
Harwood to Rohrer, 1 run, yorker worked to mid wicket
Harwood to Rohrer, 1 wide, ball just goes down the leg side as Rohrer tries to lap sweep and it's called wide

NSW 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25BB McCullumPJ Hughes
2nd60SM KatichPJ Hughes
3rd7SM KatichMC Henriques
4th0DJ ThornelyMC Henriques
5th73DJ ThornelyBJ Rohrer
6th2DLR SmithBJ Rohrer