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2nd semi-final (D/N), Centurion, September 25, 2010, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, T:176) 145/7

Warriors won by 30 runs

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end of over 203 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 145/7CRR: 7.25 
Aaron O'Brien1 (2b)
Rusty Theron 4-0-21-1
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-16-2

The more I see of Davy Jacobs, the more I like him - as a batsman, as a captain as a gracious sportsman! That sets the tone then for a huge final tomorrow, featuring Captain Courageous Dhoni against Captain Gracious Davy. Should be a cracker, see you there. On behalf of ESPNcricinfo, and my commentary colleague for today Abhishek Purohit, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

Presentations coming up. Davy Jacobs is MoM. No surprises there.

Klinger: "175, on that wicket, was 20 too many. That's how it is. We had a great tournament, did not bring our A game in today. That's the way it goes. We pride ourselves on taking our catches and today it did not happen. We lost a few wickets early and it did not help. We needed a better start, unfortunately did not happen. Boys have learnt a lot.. Looking forward to going home and taking the domestic scene by storm."

Jacobs: "We got off to a good start with the bat. We knew anything over 160 would have been tough to chase. We knew Tait is a big boy, and he struck again in the first over, but we took them on after that. All the bowlers came on well.. Botha.. Theron.. Looking forward to tomorrow, well done to Redbacks. They did well to win four in the group, someone had to go through. Unfortunate for them."

The last four balls, for me, summed up the game. South Australia began superbly, with Tait bowling a monster of an over. Then they, seemingly unnecessarily, tried to do too many things. The second over of the day bowled by Aaron O'Brien gave the Warriors the momentum and they never lost it. South Australia were playing catch-up all the way from there, but sadly for them, they did not catch too many. Warriors have marched into the final, and Chennai awaits them for a delicious match-up tomorrow. Hang on for the presentations. Meanwhile, Sriram Veera's updated bulletin will be up here in a moment.

Theron to Christian, OUT

finished in style. Yorker on off stump, Christian has had it with the paddles and looks to blast him straight down the ground. He misses again, and the stumps are rattled.

Dan Christian b Theron 19 (23b 0x4 1x6 39m) SR: 82.6
Theron to Christian, no run

tries it again, misses the bat, thuds into the pads. No run.

Theron to Christian, no run

hang on, this now is the cheekiest shot of the day. Christian springs away to the off side and tries to paddle. Makes no contact. Christian is out of the tv screen when the keeper collects

Theron to O'Brien, 1 run

that's officially the cheekiest shot of the day. Walks away to off stump and tries to scoop the near yorker over fine leg. Doesn't come off, but balloons safely to the leg side

Theron to Christian, 1 run

near yorker outside off, 133 kph and it is played out meekly towards the off side. Theron tags it

Theron to O'Brien, 1 leg bye

back of a length, short enough to pull but can't make contact with the cross-batted heave

KM: "Watching Theron's yorkers reminds of the Akon song "Beautiful". "When I see you (yorkers, not Rusty), I run out of words to say".. " Theron to finish off.

end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 142/6CRR: 7.47 RRR: 34.00
Dan Christian18 (19b 1x6)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-16-2
Johan Botha 4-0-34-2
Tsotsobe to Christian, OUT

well, that has got to be the end of the challenge. Cooper is run out. Good yorker from Tsotsobe, Christian can't deflect it either side and plays it back to the bowler. Cooper is backing up a mile and run out easily

Tom Cooper run out (Tsotsobe) 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 5m) SR: 200
Tsotsobe to Christian, no run

back of a length outside off. Big swing and a miss

Round the wickets now.

Tsotsobe to Cooper, 1 leg bye

whoa, almost lost his teeth there trying to scoop a pace bowler from the stumps. That was only 125 kph but took off from a length and might have hit the visor. They get a single

Tsotsobe to Cooper, 2 runs

fuller and Cooper drills it out to the sweeper cover and hares back for two. Ntini is not the quickest in the outfield any more

Tsotsobe to Cooper, FOUR runs

neat. Angles across from round the wickets, enough width for his to square drive with immense timing over point. Great wrists and nice sense of timing

Tsotsobe to Christian, 1 leg bye

tries to sweep a yorker from off stump, it dribbles off the pads for a leg bye

Tsotsobe comes on. Can Tom Cooper bat the way he did against Mumbai?

end of over 1816 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 134/5CRR: 7.44 RRR: 21.00
Dan Christian18 (16b 1x6)
Johan Botha 4-0-34-2
Rusty Theron 3-0-19-0
Botha to Ferguson, OUT

and gone. Goes for a reverse sweep to the off spinner breaking in from outside off. He misses and it hits the pads. Appeal is upheld, but was that slipping down the leg? Ferguson has to go. Replays suggest leg stump was in line to fall

Callum Ferguson lbw b Botha 71 (49b 8x4 2x6 55m) SR: 144.89
Botha to Ferguson, FOUR runs

and again, Botha gives him a rare full toss and Ferguson has been lethal through midwicket all evening. Pulls it well in front of square leg and it is away for four

Botha to Ferguson, SIX runs

that's the one they wanted. Botha is missing his lengths marginally and Ferguson is getting them away. This was slammed cross-bat towards leg stymo and Ntini on the boundary, tries to leap and keep it in play, but he can't succeed. Might have got a finger to it.

Botha to Christian, 1 run

gets a single to give it back to Ferguson. Right, crucial remainder of the over coming up.

Botha to Ferguson, 1 run

bangs this square where Theron on the fence sends back a good throw to deny the second

Botha to Ferguson, FOUR runs

placed with surgical precision. Ferguson steps out, gets beside the line and uncorks the wrists to send it inside out through the covers. Deep extra cover tags it mercilessly and dives across, but can't cut it

Botha comes on.

end of over 176 runs
SOA: 118/4CRR: 6.94 RRR: 19.33
Dan Christian17 (15b 1x6)
Callum Ferguson56 (44b 6x4 1x6)
Rusty Theron 3-0-19-0
Justin Kreusch 2-0-17-0
Theron to Christian, no run

perfect yorker, crunches away outside off stump and the batsman does everything he can to get it away. And makes no contact as it skids past

Theron to Ferguson, 1 run

errs on the fuller side, full toss outside off, Ferguson was not able to get it over cover and Jacobs slides around on his knees as he saves it. Slick fielder that man.

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