All over! One of the flattest sixes you'll ever see, full and wide and he bludgeons it over long-off
Sensational Pollard seals win for T&T
Henriques is stunned, his figures have been destroyed. Pollard's the toast of T&T and he celebrates the victory with his team-mates who rush onto the field and live it up like there' s nothing else. T&T have won with nine balls to spare, and in the end it appears to be a convincing win when it actually wasn't. They were 118 for 6 when Ramdin fell in the 16th over, and they needed 53 in 28.. They only needed 19 deliveries to knock them off, all thanks to Pollard who gave Henriques a treatment he'll remember for the rest of his life. No doubts over who's the Man of the Match, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit. I can't remember seeing too many games where fortunes have turned 180 degrees for either team within a matter of a few minutes.
Vaidya: "Looks like Katich had to go somewhere in a hurry, finished it off in a hurry by giving the ball to Henriques. You don't give someone who's been slaughtered for 27 another over. Its like inflicting further torture on an already tortured soul!"
Balaji: "That 27 run over was like a stick cricket over... God, T&T are good"
Henriques is the most economical bowler of the game, and gets a prize. I was kidding, it's Sherwin Ganga.
Pollard is the Man of the Match: "I think I came in at a crucial time, and the team was in trouble. It was a team effort, but there is always room for improvement. I always back myself to do it for the team when it needs it. Ramdin did well, and I realised it was my responsibility to win it for T&T. All of those shots were my favourites," he says.
Katich: "A fantastic effort at the end. We got blown away. They kept us down in the middle of our innings. Our guys did a great job [with the bat] but that last minute blitz blew us away. It was a great wicket, great outfield."
Ganga: "It's going to be a carnival atmosphere back in T&T. We love to party. It was a great effort to restrict NSW to 170, and we knew we had the right players to chase this down. I had faith in the bowlers, but we pulled things back well. We were not under pressure chasing 170, we knew we had players in our camp to achieve this. I can't find a word to describe it [Pollard's innings] and he's not the only player we have who is looking forward to playing a great innings for our team."
Tapish sends us this: "Kieron Pollard has just won himself a nice fat IPL contract for the next 3 seasons!"
Both teams had carried two points coming into this phase of the competition, and T&T have increased their tally to four, boosting their chances of making it to the semi-finals. NSW will be demoralised, but they still stand a fair chance of making it to the next stage. But pity the poor Henriques!
That's all we have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback and join us again tomorrow for another double-header. The other teams might find it hard to measure up to this performance, but if they do, it just makes for an even more entertaining tournament. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo!
T&T should coast from here, just the formalities need to be taken care off. 6 off 10, it's all theirs
that's six! It's all over, the decisive blow, came off the meat, low full toss again and he hits him through the line over his head for a flat six
12 off 11
he continues to punish him! Low full toss on middle, smashes it between long-on and deep midwicket for a bouindary
16 needed off 12, with four wickets in hand you've got to favour the batting team. They've stuck with Henriques, remarkable! Can he make amends? He's facing his nemesis. Third man and fine leg are up.
dot ball, short and it was there to pull, he mistimed it back to the bowler
takes a single, full on the off, digs it out wide of cover for a single
edged and four! Short of a length, tried to open the face and got more than what he bargained for, thick outside edge to the third-man boundary
What will he do now? Can he finish it off, it's been a gem of a knock so far
steals a single, bowled short on leg stump, goes for the pull, is struck on the chest and he takes a single
dot ball, short of a good length on middle, pushed back to the bowler, Pollard needs the strike
full and wide, driven elegantly wide of deep extra cover for a couple
24 needed off 18, Lee comes back
We might be heading for a dramatic finish now. Pollard has turned it on in a space of just six deliveries. 27 off that over, anything can happen in this format!
gets the top edge, and all the way over the ropes! Banged in short on middle, went for the pull and it sailed over the fine-leg boundary
angles it away and earns a dot ball, short of a good length, tries to guide it down to third man, misses
30 off 20, Henriques has bowled an atrocious over. Round the wicket
another one! Henriques is being slaughtered! Full toss again, waist high and he murders it over deep square leg, is this the over that turns it in T&T's favour??
36 off 21 is very much doable
That's dismissed into the stands, a juicy full toss on the off stump and he swings it away over deep midwicket for a mighty six
four more, slower one this time, bowled full outside off, slices it over point to find the gap, game on
smashed! Full outside off, length delivery and he creams it between long-off and deep extra cover for a boundary
drags it wide, really wide and it's given by the umpire
They are losing these wickets at just the wrong time, are T&T. Three run-outs in their innings. All eyes on Pollard now
fullish on the off, drives it uppishly wide of long-off for a single to keep the strike
slower one bowled short on middle, pulled away to deep square leg
slightly short on the off, dabs it back to the bowler, the pressure builds again
short of a good length on the off, punched off the back foot to the bowler
Sherwin Ganga will face
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad|
|Toss||New South Wales, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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||16 October 2009 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Trinidad & Tobago 2, New South Wales 0|