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12th Match, Group A, Gqeberha, September 18, 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(19.1/20 ov, T:176) 181/4

Warriors won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

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The Port Elizabeth crowd is satisfied after a run-fest in which their side prevailed. Jamie How and Kieran Noema-Barnett will be gutted that their superb batting effort went in vain but despite missing some of their big hitters, it is their bowling that has left Central Districts down for much of the tournament.

Elaborator clearly isn't a Bracewell fan. This is one of his comments about the bowler: "Bracewell ruined it. Did you notice that he has an overall "economy" rate of 10+??". Elmo Leon shares this unrelated insight: "Piranha 3D is an awesome movie!"

Numan from India pointed out midway through the chase: "CD are paying for not having quality spinners on their side. It was Botha and Boje who stalled CD innings in that middle period and that's going to be the difference between the two teams."

Ravi: "Teams that have done well so far (Redbacks and Warriors) have had their openers in great form. It will be interesting to see how they perform when their openers fail."

Post-match presentation:

Brilliant stuff, Simon Doull calls on Davey Jacobs for 'Platinum highest run-scorer of the day' or something, Davey shakes hands with a dignitary before being told the award actually goes to Jamie How. Davey isn't amused.

How: "We had a competitive score. The bowlers tried hard, we came up against some good batters, we have some young boys, they are learning from this. Last match will be important for us to leave on a winning note."

Jacobs is placated with a Man of the Match award.

Jacobs: "We let ourselves down a bit in the field, to chase this down was very satisfying. Nicky and Johan are quality. It is perfect start, first three games."

So, the Warriors keep on winning and Central Districts keep on losing. One person seems as disappointed as Central Districts with this match.Vinit Bhandari says: "Why did Jacobs have to get out on 74? One more run and I would have got 80 extra points on cricinfo fantasy !!!"

That's it from this game, thanks to Sidharth Monga for his comms in the first half of the match. Join me Siddarth Ravindran in five minutes for the game between Chennai and Victoria, which promises to be a cracker. Click here for comms from that match.

Doug Bracewell to Boucher, SIX runs

Warriors win, Boucher completes it in style, blasting a low full toss over wide long-on, they are nearly through to the semi-finals now, no semi-finals for Central Districts

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
WAR: 175/4CRR: 9.21 RRR: 1.00
Mark Boucher7 (5b 1x4)
Johan Botha0 (0b)
Kieran Noema-Barnett 4-0-28-2
Doug Bracewell 3-0-48-1
K Noema-Barnett to Boucher, 1 run

pushed to mid-on for a single that levels the scores

K Noema-Barnett to Boucher, no run

mistimes a swipe to midwicket, straight at the fielder

K Noema-Barnett to Thyssen, OUT

looked for a moment that Thyssen had just hit the winning stroke, but Ingram sprints across from midwicket to latch on to a smart catch a few yards within the rope

Craig Thyssen c Ingram b Noema-Barnett 18 (9b 1x4 2x6 11m) SR: 200
K Noema-Barnett to Thyssen, no run

looks to repeat the shot but doesn't connect

K Noema-Barnett to Thyssen, SIX runs

in the slot just outside off, Thyssen clobbers that way over long-on for a six and Warriors are nearly there

The crowd has definitely found its voice again. They are chanting 'Bye, bye Central' I think

K Noema-Barnett to Boucher, 1 run

slow, short ball, Boucher backs away and cuts it towards point for a single

end of over 1816 runs • 1 wicket
WAR: 167/3CRR: 9.27 RRR: 4.50
Mark Boucher5 (2b 1x4)
Craig Thyssen12 (6b 1x4 1x6)
Doug Bracewell 3-0-48-1
Adam Milne 4-0-35-1
Doug Bracewell to Boucher, 1 run

pushed towards mid-on, batsmen rush through for a single

Doug Bracewell to Boucher, FOUR runs

Jamie How covers his face and screams in disgust as Boucher confidently thumps his first ball wide of midwicket for four and Warriors inch closer to victory

Doug Bracewell to Thyssen, 1 run

a yorker on legstump, a bit of an edge sends the ball racing to fine leg for a single

Doug Bracewell to Thyssen, FOUR runs

makes room and carves this one uppishly, for a moment he was worried that extra cover would catch it but it was just wide of the man and Warriors get four more

Doug Bracewell to Thyssen, SIX runs

Thyssen eases the crowd's nerves, length ball and he clouts it over long-on for a six, looked like it might not carry initially but it does easily

Doug Bracewell to Prince, OUT

oh my, Warriors can't mess this after being 147 for 0 can they? Central Districts are certainly fighting hard, Prince tries to shovel a shortish ball over midwicket, he doesn't get the distance, a simple catch to the man in the deep

Ashwell Prince c Ingram b Bracewell 64 (50b 4x4 2x6 76m) SR: 128
end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
WAR: 151/2CRR: 8.88 RRR: 8.33
Ashwell Prince64 (49b 4x4 2x6)
Craig Thyssen1 (3b)
Adam Milne 4-0-35-1
Kieran Noema-Barnett 3-0-20-1
Milne to Prince, 1 run

Prince somehow survives, he was looking to pull a short ball towards midwicket, mishits it, the ball loops over the bowler and lands safely evading a bunch of fielders closing in, there's an attempt at running him out at the non-striker's end, the throw misses

Milne to Thyssen, 1 run

superb fielding from Noema-Barnett, he sprinted across to his left to field an uppercut at third man, 26 needed off 19

Milne to Thyssen, no run
Milne to Thyssen, no run

short of length outside off, batsman fishes at it and misses, through to the keeper

Milne to Ingram, OUT

similar delivery, slightly closer to offstump, batsman looks to repeat that flat-batted hit towards the leg side, gets an inside edge onto the off stump, two quick wickets for CD, too soon to talk about a twist in the game?

Colin Ingram b Milne 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 33.33
Milne to Ingram, no run

shortish ball angling outside off, an ugly mistimed swat bounces back to the bowler

27 off 24 needed, Milne is back

end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
WAR: 149/1CRR: 9.31 RRR: 6.75
Colin Ingram1 (1b)
Ashwell Prince63 (48b 4x4 2x6)
Kieran Noema-Barnett 3-0-20-1
Michael Mason 4-0-26-0
K Noema-Barnett to Ingram, 1 run

short and wide, easy delivery first up, slapped towards point for a single to get off the mark

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