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
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."
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.
pushed to mid-on for a single that levels the scores
mistimes a swipe to midwicket, straight at the fielder
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
looks to repeat the shot but doesn't connect
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
slow, short ball, Boucher backs away and cuts it towards point for a single
pushed towards mid-on, batsmen rush through for a single
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
a yorker on legstump, a bit of an edge sends the ball racing to fine leg for a single
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
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
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
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
superb fielding from Noema-Barnett, he sprinted across to his left to field an uppercut at third man, 26 needed off 19
short of length outside off, batsman fishes at it and misses, through to the keeper
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?
shortish ball angling outside off, an ugly mistimed swat bounces back to the bowler
27 off 24 needed, Milne is back
short and wide, easy delivery first up, slapped towards point for a single to get off the mark
|St George's Park, Port Elizabeth|
|Toss||Central Districts, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||18 September 2010 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Warriors 2, Central Districts 0|