RESULT
1st semi-final (N), Delhi, October 21, 2009, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, T:170) 90/9

NSW won by 79 runs

Player Of The Match
48 (25)
david-warner
VIC
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end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
VIC: 90/9CRR: 4.50 
Matthew Wade23 (29)
Peter Siddle1 (2)
Brett Lee 4-1-15-2
Steven Smith 1-0-4-1

A smooth ride to the final for NSW, who made a mockery out of what promised to be a closely-fought fixture. Their batsmen came up trumps in conditions that are far from ideal for batting, and their bowlers restored the trend of low scores on this track by making best use of the conditions on offer. Victoria faltered from the outset; Hauritz's introduction into the attack as early as the second over proved a masterstroke. Henriques then stymied the middle order with three wickets to completely shut out Victoria. The opening stand was crucial to NSW's imposing score, and Warner might just be named the Man of the Match. We'll see, in just a bit at the presentation.

Warner is the Man of the Match: "We knew the deck is going to be slow and low and we decided to come out hard. We tried to hit it as straight as possible and aim at the sightscreen. We were targeting 150-160 and we knew it was going to be hard to chase."

White: "Totally outplayed by a very good outfit. They played well up front, especially in those first six overs. The pitch played a little better, but still a disappointing result. 3 for 3 was not the start we wanted. The future of this tournament is strong, it was a great experience for us."

Katich: "It was a great allround team effort, Warner and Hughes set the tone. All our bowlers were outstanding. We tried to keep the left-right combination going, and the ball got softer which made it difficult to score in the end. Hauritz did a great job with that new ball, some spun, some skidded on. Our bowlers have been great, a reason why we haven been able to come this far. They've been consistent throughout."

That's all we have from here folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us again tomorrow, as T&T take on Cobras in Hyderabad. The pitch there has been an excellent one for batting throughout this tournament, and we should be in for a bit more entertainment. Until then, on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, this is Sid Talya signing off. Adios, be well!

19.6
1
Lee to Wade, 1 run

had already shaped himself up for a scoop there, bowled it full outside off and he drove it to deep cover to end the game

19.5
1
Lee to Siddle, 1 run

was on its way to rattling the stumps, makes room and just manages to dig it out with his reach, a single

19.4
Lee to Siddle, no run

fired at 143 kmph, made room and he chased him, in the blockhole, he can't dig it out

A clinical performance by NSW today, they'll want to round it off with all ten wickets in the bag.

19.3
W
Lee to Holland, OUT

bowled'im! Full on middle, makes room to drive that through the off side, gets an inside edge onto the stumps

Jon Holland b Lee 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.2
1lb
Lee to Wade, 1 leg bye

full on the pads, tries to clip it fine, is struck on the pads

19.1
Lee to Wade, no run
end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
VIC: 87/8CRR: 4.57 RRR: 83.00
Jon Holland0 (1)
Matthew Wade22 (26)
Steven Smith 1-0-4-1
Brett Lee 3-1-13-1
18.6
Smith to Holland, no run

goes for the sweep, it turns away to beat the swing of the bat

18.5
W
Smith to Harwood, OUT

stumped, deceived by the flight, takes a couple of steps down the pitch and tries to switch-hit it over point, it turns the other way, he misses and the keeper does the rest

Shane Harwood st †DLR Smith b SPD Smith 10 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125
18.4
2
Smith to Harwood, 2 runs

shortish on the off, it turns away, goes after it and gets it high on the bat, lands safe in front of long-off

18.3
1
Smith to Wade, 1 run

the googly, short on middle, pulls it down to deep square leg for a single

18.2
1
Smith to Harwood, 1 run

low full toss, drives it wide of midwicket for a single

18.1
Smith to Harwood, no run

shortish on middle, makes room and chops it down into the off side

A slip in place

end of over 189 runs
VIC: 83/7CRR: 4.61 RRR: 43.50
Matthew Wade21 (25)
Shane Harwood7 (4)
Brett Lee 3-1-13-1
Stuart Clark 4-0-17-0
17.6
Lee to Wade, no run

had made way for another scoop and he bowled it slow, missed and it went past the stumps

17.5
1
Lee to Harwood, 1 run

fires it full at 145.6 kmph, cracked down to deep cover for a single

17.4
4
Lee to Harwood, FOUR runs

beats third man, hurled it short on the off, makes room and opens the face to cut it past the diving Bollinger for a boundary

17.3
1
Lee to Wade, 1 run

short on middle, moves across and pulls it down towards deep square leg for a single

17.2
2
Lee to Wade, 2 runs

nicely done, he's scooping them well, moves well across and turns the face, third man runs across and cuts it

17.1
1
Lee to Harwood, 1 run

short on the off, makes room and cuts it down to third man for a single

Lee comes back

end of over 176 runs
VIC: 74/7CRR: 4.35 RRR: 32.00
Shane Harwood1 (1)
Matthew Wade18 (22)
Stuart Clark 4-0-17-0
Moises Henriques 3-0-11-3
16.6
1
Clark to Harwood, 1 run

slower one bowled on a good length on middle, pushed to extra cover for a single

16.5
1
Clark to Wade, 1 run

slower one bowled full on the off, drilled down to long-off for a single

 
Victoria Innings
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Champions League Twenty20
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
T&T22041.175
SOM2112-1.000
DC2020-0.175
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NSW22042.200
Eagls2112-1.325
SUSS2020-0.875
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
COBRA22041.529
RCB21121.839
OTAGO2020-3.350
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
DC21120.700
VIC21120.136
Wayam2112-0.875
League A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
T&T33061.378
NSW32141.843
Eagls3122-1.110
SOM3030-2.005
League B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
VIC32140.911
COBRA3214-0.219
RCB3122-0.114
DC3122-0.398