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8th Match, Group A, Centurion, Sep 15 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(19.4/20 ov)166/3
Victoria won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
93* (60)
aaron-finch
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• The Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Fantastic Finch stars in Victoria victory

Aaron Finch played scored a nerveless 93 off 60 balls as pre-tournament favourites Victoria overcame a spirited effort by Central Districts, to chase 166 with two balls to spare

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Scorecard summary
Central Districts165/5(20 overs)
Victoria166/3(19.4 overs)
Aaron Finch*93 (60)
David Hussey18 (17)
Seth Rance1/30(4)

That's all we have here. I will leave you with Nick's words: "Story of NZ. Watch any game between them and aus and they always give you that today they finally gonna beat aus but in the end they just kill it. 2003 wc where Bond was all over them and we thought we finally gonna win the wc but NZ will never change. It's frustrating to be nz fan" Cheers

David Hussey: "We left it a little late. Full credit to Aaron Finch. I thought Jamie How played very well, but Aaron Finch perhaps topped him. Still yorkers not executed well, but we were a better team than the other day. Points on the board, that's big."

Jamie How is not happy: "We lost it in the field, a couple of dropped chances, a couple of misfields. You can't do that with a quality side. Patch performance. better than the last game, but we are here to win games..."

Aaron Finch is the Man of the Match. He says, "We knew we needed a good start. Fortunately we got a few early. We nearly left it a little too late. But we got over the line. If you don't get there, you think twice about that [the run-out of Wade], so it did affect me."

Jamie How hasn't still recovered. Still on his haunches. Then the handshakes. Then the huddle. Another tight contest between a Kiwi and an Aussie team. Third in these two weeks. They invariably manage this. CIA, meanwhile, has an interesting observation: "Congrats to the Vics and Aaron Finch. What an innings. I was also wondering if you noted, as I did, that the batsmen, McDonald particularly, actually thought they had one more run to score. I saw McDonald gesturing questioningly to the umpires as the announcer dude shouted out about the win" Hmm...

19.4
6
Bracewell to Finch, SIX runs

Aaron Finch, take a bow. Bracewell has missed his yorker length by a foot at max, and Finch gets under it, lofting it over long-on. Just clears his front leg and sends it sailing over Michael Mason. How cool he has been through this high-pressure chase. Never panicked. He is not going mad celebrating even now

it's been two-a-ball for a long time now

19.3
1
Bracewell to McDonald, 1 run

good comeback from Bracewell, nice nice yorker, just a single to long-on. He is getting swing too

19.2
1
Bracewell to Finch, 1 run

fuller, dragged to deep midwicket, just a single

19.1
4
Bracewell to Finch, FOUR runs

Bracewell has bowled a length ball, Finch has swung too early, and the edge has bisected the keeper and short third

What a finish we have set up here. You can be heroes...

end of over 1913 runs
VIC: 154/3CRR: 8.10 RRR: 12.00
Andrew McDonald17 (16)
Aaron Finch82 (57)
Michael Mason 4-0-36-0
Seth Rance 4-0-30-1
18.6
2
Mason to McDonald, 2 runs

have CD dropped the match?, this was a full delivery, flicked towards fine leg. BMK Patton took the risk, charging in for it, not contend with keeping them down to one, and just couldn't make it despite the dive. Got fingers under it, but couldn't hold on. Ends up giving two

18.5
2
Mason to McDonald, 2 runs

slower ball, pulled between long-on and deep midwicket, easy two

18.4
Mason to McDonald, no run

smartly bowled, sees McDonald charging at him, and bowls a nice sharp bouncer. Valuable dot ball

18.3
1
Mason to Finch, 1 run

punched square, gets a single to sweeper-cover

18.2
2
Mason to Finch, 2 runs

almost a collision between the batsmen as they are coming back for the second, after the pull shot finds the gap between long-on and deep midwicket

18.1
6
Mason to Finch, SIX runs

and Finch has coolly, nonchalantly lofted this into the grass bank behind extra cover. Beautiful shot too

Last two overs have got them 12 and 11, with the asking rate at 12. We are going to have a close one here. This over could decide the game, though. Mason to finish off. Finch is looking cool. He is chewing gum there

end of over 1811 runs
VIC: 141/3CRR: 7.83 RRR: 12.50
Aaron Finch73 (54)
Andrew McDonald13 (13)
Seth Rance 4-0-30-1
Michael Mason 3-0-23-0
17.6
1
Rance to Finch, 1 run

full and slow, driven to sweeper-cover for one

17.5
4
Rance to Finch, FOUR runs

and again he misses the yorker and bowls the juicy full toss down the leg side, Finch clears short fine easily

17.4
1
Rance to McDonald, 1 run

another yorker, only a single to long-on

17.3
Rance to McDonald, no run

slower-ball yorker, McD can't make contact, and there is no bye despite Weston's fumble

17.2
1
Rance to Finch, 1 run

perfect yorker, dives to his right too, but can't prevent the single

keeper comes up

17.1
4
Rance to Finch, FOUR runs

poor, poor start after a good three-over spell, starts with a gentle full toss on the pads, with the fine leg up, easy four runs there

Rance comes back now

end of over 1712 runs
VIC: 130/3CRR: 7.64 RRR: 12.00
Andrew McDonald12 (11)
Aaron Finch63 (50)
Michael Mason 3-0-23-0
George Worker 4-0-33-0
16.6
6
Mason to McDonald, SIX runs

another big hit, just when it seems it is going out of Victoria's reach. This time from McDonald who shimmies down the track and lofts a shortish delivery straight down the ground - high, very high, and just short of the sight screen

16.5
1
Mason to Finch, 1 run

another slower ball, well bowled again, good deception, dragged to deep midwicket for one

16.4
Mason to Finch, no run

lovely bowling there, sees Finch back away, and bowls a wide yorker

16.3
4
Mason to Finch, FOUR runs

those are lucky but valuable runs for Victoria. mason bowls short, Finch swings, gets a top edge that goes lobbing over short fine

Best performances - batters
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch VIC
93 runs (60)
11 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
38 runs
6 fours
1 six
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Jamie How portrait
JM How CD
77 runs (55)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
2 fours
1 six
38138162711
Best performances - bowlers
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle VIC
O
3
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
10
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay VIC
O
3
M
1
R
15
W
1
ECO
5
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossCentral Districts, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.05, Second Session 15.05-16.20
Match days15 September 2010 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Brad Patton
Brad Patton
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Amiesh Saheba
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsVictoria 2, Central Districts 0