all over, NSW have won the Champions League! Mohammed backs away and slices it over cover and Hughes runs in and takes it low to the grass
Congratulations NSW. They're all whooping and screaming in celebration and why not? They've been a form team along with T&T all tournament and won this game hands down. They were hurt by T&T but Lee's 48 proved match-winning. It also spurred him on to bowl a fiery opening spell in which he took two wickets, then he held the crucial catch of Pollard last over. Surely Lee is the Man of the Match.
Sad end to what has been a fascinating campaign by T&T. They played wonderful cricket all throughout and stumbled when it most mattered. Fans in the Caribbean have every reason to be proud of this team though. Five wins in a row was something. There were many heroes along the way but today nobody really put in that performance. T&T have been beaten by 41 runs.
The man who did was an Australian, and a champ at that. It was Lee's match.
Sean: "The difference in the fielding of NSW compared to the Cobras has been a huge factor in this victory!" Well said. It was excellent fielding today from NSW.
Dave: "Sweet sweet revenge for the blues after pollard freakishly took the match away from them last time. What a clinical bowling performance! Best bowling side all competition, love to know the average score against them comparatively."
The NSW team are doing a lap of honor. Sections of the crowd are doing 'The Ayatollah' in respect.
Well, folks, some final that was. NSW beating T&T in Hyderabad. Welcome to Twenty20 cricket.
Kaushik: "So Australian teams currently hold the World Cup, Champions Trophy and the Champions League titles. The IPL champions of the last two years were captained by retired Aussies. And all this in a time of decline for them!! Watch out for them in the World T20 next year at the West Indies."
Katich looks a very pleased man. Kudos to him. The teams are set for the post-match ceremony.
Lee is the Man of the Match. He will speak later. And Lee comes back to pick up the Man of the Series. "I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to T&T and shukriya to all the fans. I knew if I stuck around we'd get some runs. We aimed at 130-140 but got 160 on the board. It's a great win for the boys. I'm confident the way the ball is coming out. Playing pain-free is a nice feeling."
Ganga: "It was a good run for us and all credit to NSW. We cracked under pressure. A lot people are disappointed but that is how it goes. A lot of people back home are proud of us. Thanks to the Indian fans for supporting us. We have memories of the support and the fans and this will make a huge difference to the guys, and will inspire many players back in the Caribbean."
Katich collects a check for US$2.5million. That's some change, eh? "A very proud moment. Congratulations to T&T, who showed what they're worth. Thanks for a great final. Brett Lee and Steven Smith were great with the bat and then everyone chipped in. We created opportunities and the guys fielded brilliantly. The opportunity to play on the world stage has been fantastic. Its been invaluable for the young guys." And with that Katich and the teams lift the trophy and thoroughly enjoy the moment. Great scenes.
So that is it from all of us. The inaugural Champions League Twenty20 is over. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage. We have a day's break between live matches but do come back and join us Sunday for the first of seven ODIs between India and Australia. As always, its been a pleasure bringing you the live ball-by-ball commentary. On behalf of Sanjay and Raghav and the rest at Cricinfo, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Bye for now!
One wicket to go. What a game NSW have played.
good catch, goooood catch! Its Henriques running behind and to his left from midwicket, keeping his eyes on that mistimed slog across the line, takes the ball and falls over but doesn't let it slip out
slower ball outside off, big swing and a miss
Ben: "Where all those T & T fans who kept saying that NSW would need at least 200 to win the game? I haven't heard from you in a while?"
full on the stumps, superb straight drive back past mid-on for four
full and straight, he backs away and drives it back past the stumps
It indeed was the turning over. Expensive but two wickets. Massive blow for T&T.
and he's gone! Is that the match? Hauritz flights it up more, Pollard again goes for that big shot down the ground but mistimes it, its up in the air for some time and when it comes down its into Lee's calm palms in front of the ropes at long-on
hell, that is a massive hit! Wow! Pollard just dismisses that into the third tier over long-on, murderous shot that
Six, free hit, wicket ... Hauritz won't mind because he's taken a wicket. Seven down.
and Ganga swings a full toss out to a sliding Henriques at deep midwicket!
goes back to leg stump and swings the ball with the turn, over midwicket and drops safe, Smith collects in the deep
that is a big hit! Hauritz tosses it up, Pollard smites that way back over long-off, its a no-ball to boot!
skips out and flicks against the turn, going over midwicket's head
tossed up and turns the ball away from off stump, Ganga goes for a big heave and misses, Smith collects and breaks the stumps but the verdict is not out
Hauritz back into the attack ... this could be a turning over either way.
just short of a length and he mistimes the flat-batted shot past midwicket
slower ball on leg stump, turned just past square leg
good ball just outside off and he punches it neatly to cover
fuller ball and he clips against the swing over square leg
short ball first up, Ganga flinches as the ball goes on
In walks Sherwin Ganga. Its 93 for 6, folks. Katich is active in setting his field.
good catch at gully! Ramdin likes playing this shot and he perishes to it as well, just not getting the steer wide of Steven Smith who dives forward and holds on
Clark back into the attack ...
short of a length, Ramdin allows the ball come onto him and then pushes it to cover, sprints down the other end and finishes with a dive to make his crease
change of pace, fuller in length, brings Pollard onto the front foot and he sensibly dabs the ball in front of point and calls the quick single
Long-on and long-off go back ...