all over, bowled full on middle, and he smacks that over midwicket to take T&T to the final against NSW
Bravo was absolutely clobbered in the Cobras innings, but how well he has made amends. T&T's batting effort was a collective one; a cursory glance at the scorecard will show that each batsman has chipped in. Perkins and Barath gave them the ideal start, Simmons kept the runs coming and Ganga and Bravo stepped up at the right time to seal victory with four balls to spare. Sherwin Ganga says "I'm EKSTAAATIK right now." Why wouldn't he be?
Cobras buckled under pressure, a big game for them and the butter fingers cost them heavily. Davids dropped two, Ontong one, there were run-outs missed, fumbles, misfields, you name it. Nevertheless, they've had a good run this tournament. T&T were simply the better team and their contest against NSW in the final should be some treat. Hyderabad's the venue again, and with the batting-friendly pitch and the power-packed line-ups, it should be some treat. No guesses on where the crowd's loyalty will lie though. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.
Bravo is the Man of the Match for his half-century
Bravo: "I believe in by batting ability, and it was good to deliver when it realy mattered. I knew once we batted a couple of overs and got our eye in, we could bat to the end. Also there were Pollard and Ramdin to the follow. The pitch was a bit on the slower side, and I hadn't got too many runs in this tournament. The T&T fans, we must thank them a lot for the support they've given us. They were under pressure with those drops and fumbles."
Puttick: "It would have been a lot closer had we taken our chances. They handled the pressure a lot better than us. We were happy with 175 and we should ahve made it a lot more difficult. We've had a hell of a time here, we've loved it, we've been looked after tremendously. It's been great fun playing with top players from round the world."
Ganga: "The party continues, we must give credit to the team, coach, our supporters, sponsors. This is very important for all of them. At the toss, I told it would be easy for us to chase, a score of 170 would have been fine for us. We had the game in our hands once we batted well at the top, Bravo played a fantastic innings. We have confidence and guys in form, and there were batsmen still to come, so we batted freely.We are quite happy in getting to the final, we're hoping to make it six in six tomorrow."
That's all from us folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. We've had a day of action-packed cricket, and tomorrow, with the two best teams in the competition facing off, it should be no different. Until then, on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo. it's Sid Talya signing off. Adios, be well!
run out missed, Gibbs the man, full, driven to mid-on, they scramble for a single and Gibbs misses an attempted direct hit at the bowler's end
3 needed off 6, Kleinveldt runs in
bowled full outside off, made too much room, had to stretch as he played it down to mid-off
Plenty of support for T&T in the crowd, they're on their feet.
in the blockhole again, dug out into the leg side, they can do it in singles now
targets the blockhole again, pushes it towards mid-off for a single
5 in 9 balls
the decisive blow, full outside off, makes room and lofts him between long-off and deep cover for a boundary to reach a potentially match-winning half-century
similar length, dragged down towards long-on for a single
makes room and he hurls it in the blockhole, dug out towards extra cover,
Langeveldt steams in
hurls it short on the off, smacked down to long-off for a single
Less than a run-a-ball needed now
short and wide, slaps it hard but straight to deep cover for a single
two more, full and wide, drilled back to the bowler who gets a foot to it, deflects it wide of mid-off for a couple more
hurls it full on the off, steers it wide of point, wide of Philander at deep point for a couple of runs, was struggling to make it back but the throw was not accurate enough
full toss on middle, bunts it down to long-on on the bounce for a single
the bottom hand came off there, bowled full and wide, made room to slice it over point for a boundary, landed just short of the ropes
22 off 18 should be a breeze, with seven wickets in hand. They've added 69 in little time. Kleinveldt comes back
Their fielding has let the Cobras down badly today. Three simple catches missed, a couple of run-outs and these misfields
short on middle and leg, another misfield by Ontong as he pulls it towards him at deep midwicket, two more
full and wide, is made to reach for it, can't, not given a wide
pitched it up on middle, driven hard past the bowler to long-off for a single
short on middle, goes for the pull, strikes the high end of the bat as it goes down to long-off
streaky but he'll take it, bowled full outside off, a full toss in fact, tries to heave it over the leg side, ends up slicing it wide of point for four more
Duminy fumbles in the deep, driven through to long-off, he allows them to come back for the second
Langeveldt comes back, right move
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Toss||Cape Cobras, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Trinidad & Tobago advanced|
|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||22 October 2009 - night (20-over match)|