and it's all over! The bowlers have hit great lengths in these end overs and Christian signs off with another close to perfect yorker on middle and leg. Tsolekile's inability to generate power has hampered Lions towards the end and once again, all he can do is swing it without much timing down to midwicket for one
That's it from us. While you wait for the second game of the day - Bangalore v Guyana - here is the action from Headingley, thanks to Gnasher McGlashan. On behalf of ESPNcricinfo, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Stay tuned for the next game. Cheers!
Alviro Petersen: "We squeezed them a bit in the bowling, but they got away in the end. If we lose wickets while chasing, it is always difficult.. we lost too many, if one or two of us stayed in, it would have helped. Hopefully we can put it right in the remaining two games and who knows from there?" Petersen is right.. After all, as Suresh Raina said.. (runs and hides)
Michael Klinger is Man of the Match "Great to get off to a good start, the competition is cut-throat. We did really well to peg them back after a great start (while chasing). Today we went with one less quick since we thought taking the pace off the ball is the way forward. Daniel Christian did the job well. Tough road ahead, we play two IPL teams."
Tait and Christian starred in a very good bowling display as the Redbacks defended well after Klinger and Ferguson set it up with the bat. Good all-round performance, and the rest of the field better watch out for this team. No stars, but they have what it takes to cause a flutter or two. While we wait for the presentations, here is Sid Monga's bulletin.
That chase pretty much began and ended with Petersen. Sad for the Lions, despite getting almost no support at the other end, they managed to reach 167. If only he had support...
Phangiso flashes outside off and gets a healthy edge that goes high and dribbles towards third man. Only one. Redbacks close in on a good victory.
another fine delivery, unhittable outside off and it is squirted out to the covers for one
Manou's the man once again! Uncertain swipe from outside off stump and the inside edge was speeding away after missing the stumps, but Manou came in the way with an acrobatic dive to the left
follows the batsman with a good yorker and Tsolekile can't deflect it past Manou who stops athletically
low full toss on middle and leg, Tsolikele connects with the swipe to the leg side, but it goes high rather than far.
Clatter! All one can say is - why does Tait even try anything other than the yorker? Perfect toe-crusher on middle and off, credit to Frylinck for staying in line with leg stump and saving his toes. Too bad, he could not save his stumps
Wow, is there a twist in the tail? Frlylinck lashes at one that is on the length outside off. He lashed hard enough, and once again Tait's pace did the rest. Sailed easily over third man for another six
and back to the yorker. Tait keeps it on the money and Frylinck can't do much
top-edged over square leg for six! Tait's pace helped that top-edge fly 81 metres from the pitch, but credit to Frylinck for backing himself and executing the pull shot on time.
and the yorker. On middle and leg, nothing much to be done except take a single out to covers.
short and goes through at great pace past the batsman's head. Too fast, too furious!
32 off 12.
fidgetty little Tsolekile moves across to the off stump to make something happen and ends up getting out of position to deal with a full toss outside off. It runs away to short third man for one
manages to get under this one and loft it over the infield down to long on for a couple
Purrfect yorker, very full outside off and despite moving around the crease there is little the batsman can do
fractionally off the mark and it finishes as a very hittable half volley on leg stump. Tsolikele clears the front foot and cashes in through midwicket
very full again, at 117 kph, but the length is tough to get away. Single dug out to long off
fullish on middle and leg, SA are getting the lengths pretty perfect here. Squeezed down to wide long on for one. Not near enough, these singles
Chand: "imagine saying "58 of 36, anybody's game." a couple of decades ago.....people wud have thot u r insane." Well, some people call me that anyways.
attempted yorker curls in viciously from outside off, but it is a fulltoss and the batsman gets an inside edge past the stumps and the keeper down to fine leg
New man in is Frylinck.
Lions are falling apart. Coetsee is gone now. It was a length ball in the slot, and he went for the swing to the leg side and timed it pretty well, but picked the fielder on the ropes at cow corner.
|SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Toss||Lions, elected to field 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||12 September 2010 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||South Australia 2, Lions 0|
Captain Klinger leads South Australia to facile win
|VB van Jaarsveld||caught||8||8|
|ND McKenzie||run out||15||13|
|Z de Bruyn||run out||11||11|
|TL Tsolekile||not out||23||26|
|AM Phangiso||not out||2||2|
|Extras||(lb 3, nb 1, w 6)|
|Total||167(8 wkts; 20 ovs)|