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
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!
was on its way to rattling the stumps, makes room and just manages to dig it out with his reach, a single
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.
bowled'im! Full on middle, makes room to drive that through the off side, gets an inside edge onto the stumps
full on the pads, tries to clip it fine, is struck on the pads
goes for the sweep, it turns away to beat the swing of the bat
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
shortish on the off, it turns away, goes after it and gets it high on the bat, lands safe in front of long-off
the googly, short on middle, pulls it down to deep square leg for a single
low full toss, drives it wide of midwicket for a single
shortish on middle, makes room and chops it down into the off side
A slip in place
had made way for another scoop and he bowled it slow, missed and it went past the stumps
fires it full at 145.6 kmph, cracked down to deep cover for a single
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
short on middle, moves across and pulls it down towards deep square leg for a single
nicely done, he's scooping them well, moves well across and turns the face, third man runs across and cuts it
short on the off, makes room and cuts it down to third man for a single
Lee comes back
slower one bowled on a good length on middle, pushed to extra cover for a single
slower one bowled full on the off, drilled down to long-off for a single
|Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|Toss||New South Wales, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||New South Wales 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||21 October 2009 - night (20-over match)|