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10th Match, Group D (D/N), Delhi, Oct 13 2009, Champions League Twenty20
118/9
(20 ov, target 119)103/4
Wayamba won by 15 runs
Player Of The Match
3/14
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• The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Victoria lose but qualify to next stage

Victoria qualified to the next stage despite losing to Wayamba, who are eliminated, in a low-scoring scrap on a slow-and-low pitch

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Scorecard summary
Wayamba118/9(20 overs)
Victoria103/4(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs
VIC: 103/4CRR: 5.15 
Andrew McDonald27 (16)
Brad Hodge44 (52)
Chanaka Welegedara 4-0-18-2
Ajantha Mendis 4-0-21-1

Wayamba have won this comfortably, but they're out of the competition. It was fairly clear as we were approaching the death overs that Victoria were eyeing 84. Still, one would have expected them to chase down a modest score of 119, despite the difficult conditions. They had all the right men to do it for them, but they were happy settling down for a qualification.

Wayamba would have wanted much more than what they got. At 69 for 1 in the 12th over, they should have got to around 130-odd, or perhaps more, which would have made it that much more difficult for the Victorians to make it through. Vandort and Kulatunga were set, and stepped it up a little too late. Also, it meant a senior batsman like Mahela didn't have much to face and had to force the pace fairly early into his innings. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Shane Harwood is Man of the Match for his economical three-for

Harwood: "A little disappointed for not getting the win. With the wicket not bouncing too much, I was pretty aggressive. Looking forward to go to a different venue with a bit more bounce."

White: "We were not up to the mark with our fielding, there are a couple of areas we need to work on. We wanted to win this game, we were trying it all the way along. But we're happy to make it through. The wicket down in Bangalore will suit us a little more."

Mubarak: "Mixed feelings for me. Disappointed we'll have to leave but the guys will take a lot from this win. The set up is fantastic and in a short tournament like this you need a headstart. We were a little slow to get off the blocks and i Twenty20 you can't play catch-up cricket."

That's all we have for this game. Not the most exciting of the tournament, but it's ensured Victoria go through. Sussex take on Eagles in a short while, so stay tuned for that. Until then, it's Sid Talya signing off.

19.6
Welegedara to McDonald, no run

appeal for a catch, full outside off, comes down the track to drive it past cover, gets a thick edge but it's a bump ball to the keeper

19.5
Welegedara to McDonald, no run

full and wide, makes room to crash that over the covers, misses as it moves away

Wayamba have won this

19.4
1
Welegedara to Hodge, 1 run

full on middle, goes at it hard but ends up getting it all along the ground to long-on

17 off 3

19.3
2
Welegedara to Hodge, 2 runs

trying for the yorker again but pitches it up this time, driven wide of a diving extra cover towards deep cover for a couple of runs

19.2
1
Welegedara to McDonald, 1 run

in the blockhole again, driven wide of extra cover, only manages a single

20 needed off 5. I don't see it happening

19.1
Welegedara to McDonald, no run

in the blockhole! Yorker outside off, tried to steer it past point, makes no contact

Last over coming up. 20 needed, Welegedera comes on. He's been good.

end of over 198 runs
VIC: 99/4CRR: 5.21 RRR: 20.00
Andrew McDonald26 (12)
Brad Hodge41 (50)
Ajantha Mendis 4-0-21-1
Kaushal Lokuarachchi 1-0-18-0
18.6
1
Mendis to McDonald, 1 run

a fraction short outside off, cut down to point where the fielder dives to his left to save a couple of runs

18.5
1
Mendis to Hodge, 1 run

short on middle, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

18.4
1
Mendis to McDonald, 1 run
18.3
4
Mendis to McDonald, FOUR runs

struck off the meat, bowled full on middle, charges down and drills it past Mendis, the two fielders in the deep in the V had no chance

18.2
Mendis to McDonald, no run

bowled it full on middle, tried to heave it over midwicket, got an inside edge

18.1
1
Mendis to Hodge, 1 run

tosses it up, bowled full on middle, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

Mendis comes on

end of over 1818 runs
VIC: 91/4CRR: 5.05 RRR: 14.00
Andrew McDonald20 (8)
Brad Hodge39 (48)
Kaushal Lokuarachchi 1-0-18-0
Rangana Herath 4-0-10-0

That onslaught has sealed Victoria a berth in the next round. 18 off the over, poor Lokuarachchi

17.6
Lokuar. to McDonald, no run

short on the off, chops it down to cover

17.5
6
Lokuar. to McDonald, SIX runs

time to go for the win, threw it up, charges down the track and swings him miles into the stands over long-on

17.4
Lokuar. to McDonald, no run

pushed off the front foot back to the bowler

17.3
4
Lokuar. to McDonald, FOUR runs

Victoria have qualified! Flighted and drives it hard all along the ground wide of the outstretched hands of the bowler for a boundary, beats long-on and long-off

17.2
4
Lokuar. to McDonald, FOUR runs

four more! Flighted, bowled full on the off, comes down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head for another one

17.1
4
Lokuar. to McDonald, FOUR runs

concedes a boundary first up, tossed up, full outside off, driven hard through long-off and deep extra cover for four runs

Lokurachchi comes on to bowl his legspinners

end of over 173 runs
VIC: 73/4CRR: 4.29 RRR: 15.33
Brad Hodge39 (48)
Andrew McDonald2 (2)
Rangana Herath 4-0-10-0
Ajantha Mendis 3-0-13-1

A win is unlikely here, they just need 11 more to qualify and that's all they seem to want to achieve at this point

16.6
Herath to Hodge, no run

comes down the track and pads it away into the off side!

16.5
Herath to Hodge, no run

appeal for lbw, short on leg stump and didn't appear to straighten, tried to force it past midwicket, struck low on the pads, the umpire thinks it would have gone down

Best performances - batters
Brad Hodge
BJ Hodge VIC
44 runs (52)
2 fours
1 six
Control71%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
12 runs
1 four
0 six
216615149
Michael Vandort
MG Vandort Wayam
42 runs (44)
3 fours
1 six
Control55%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shane Harwood
SM Harwood VIC
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
Chanaka Welegedara portrait
UWMBCA Welegedara Wayam
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Match details
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossWayamba, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Shane Harwood
Shane Harwood
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days13 October 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Sanjay Hazare
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Subrat Das
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsWayamba 2, Victoria 0