6th Match, Group B (D/N), Mohali, Sep 24 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, target 124)119
Titans won by 4 runs
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Titans quicks defend low total

Titans bounced back from being all out for 123 to beat Brisbane Heat by four runs in the most exciting finish of this year's tournament

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Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Rohan Sharma
Scorecard summary
Titans123/10(18.5 overs)
Henry Davids39 (31)
Heino Kuhn31 (27)
Brisbane Heat119/10(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 3 wickets
BH: 119/10CRR: 5.95 
Nathan Hauritz0 (2)
Marchant de Lange4-0-13-3
Morne Morkel4-0-26-1

So that is it from the first game, the next match will begin in just under 30 minutes, so tune in to the live commentary for that one. For now, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck.

Marchant de Lange, Man of the Match: Very enjoyable. A bit like back home so felt comfortable. A little bit of nerves there, but yeah the main key was to stay calm and do the basics right.

Henry Davids, Titans captain: A bit close there. The wickets cost us a lot of momentum (in the first innings). They guys kept putting the ball in the good areas and we ended up on top today.

Hang in there for the post-match presentation, with quotes from the captains.

What did I tell you? I told you we were in for a cracker, and Brisbane and Titans did not fail to deliver. Initially, it looked like the Titans would lose, especially with the sub-par total they eventually fronted up. However, Davids was judicious with his bowling changes, and kept Brisbane guessing till the very end. Narrow victory for the Titans, as they hold on by just four runs. De Lange was the star of the show for them with the ball, as he bowled with pace and hostility in his earlier spell, before bowling a terrific final over to see his team through. Brisbane are in some trouble now, with two losses out of two.

de Lange to McDermott, OUT

full and on middle and it's all over. De Lange is the hero as he makes a mess of McDermott's stumps. Terrific ball under pressure

Alister McDermott b de Lange 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

5 needed off the final ball. Are we in for a Miandad finish? Or is a Super-Over in the prospects?

de Lange to McDermott, 2 runs

full and on leg stump. McDermott able to squeeze this square on the leg side

de Lange to Hauritz, 1 leg bye

full and outside off as Brisbane get another leg-bye

de Lange to McDermott, 1 leg bye

on the pads and the pair scamper for a quick single

de Lange to Hauritz, OUT

short ball and Hauritz, who backs away to try and hit it over the keeper, is unable to get anything on it. He goes for the single though, as his partner is scrambling to make the run, but Gale is short of his ground when the keeper runs down the striker's end

Matthew Gale run out (†Mosehle) 1 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

And with that, it is time for Nathan Hauritz at No. 10

de Lange to Sabburg, 1 run, OUT

full toss on middle and Sabburg flicks this to midwicket, immediately setting off for the single. He wants two, however, and that is the fatal mistake as is well short of his ground when the throw from the deep by Roelof reaches Mosehle, the keeper, who whips off the bails, and Hau

Chris Sabburg run out (van der Merwe/†Mosehle) 19 (10m 7b 2x4 1x6) SR: 271.42

So 10 needed off the final over, and it is that man, De Lange, who will attempt to break Brisbane's heart

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 114/7CRR: 6.00 RRR: 10.00 • Need 10 from 6b
Chris Sabburg18 (6)
Matthew Gale1 (2)
Morne Morkel4-0-26-1
David Wiese4-0-34-1
Morkel to Sabburg, 1 run

full delivery on the leg stump, Sabburg turns it to square leg and keeps strike

Morkel to Sabburg, SIX runs

oops, commentator's jinx. Full delivery on the leg stump and Sabburg heaves this over midwicket for a six. No one expected this, especially with Morne firing them in

Good over so far, with just three runs in four balls...

Morkel to Gale, 1 bye

full delivery, just outside off, as Gale tries to land a bat on it, but ends up carrying through to the keeper

Senthil: "How Morne Morkel will bowl his last over will decide the outcome of this match, since he can be erratic or absolutely unplayable as well, who is going to turn now?"

Morkel to Sabburg, 1 run

full and well wide of off stump as Sabburg sticks his bat out to get a run

Morkel to Gale, 1 run

length ball and wide of off stump as Gale is able to cut this away to sweeper cover

And Matthew Gale, who took a four-for on T20 debut earlier, walks into the cauldron

Morkel to Hartley, OUT

bowled him! Hartley goes for the mow straight down the ground, and Morne nails the off stump. Some added suspense to this encounter with the wicket falling in the late overs

Chris Hartley b Morkel 7 (10m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140

The experienced Morne Morkel comes in to limit the damage. 20 needed of 12.

end of over 1815 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 104/6CRR: 5.77 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Chris Sabburg10 (3)
Chris Hartley7 (4)
David Wiese4-0-34-1
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-20-1
Wiese to Sabburg, FOUR runs

Wiese is losing the plot as Sabburg clips him once again down the pads for a second consecutive boundary

Wiese to Sabburg, FOUR runs

full and going down the pads. Sabburg simply helps this on its way to the fine leg boundary. This is turning out to be a good over for the Heat

Wiese to Sabburg, 2 runs

short ball and Sabburg pulls this to the leg side for a couple

Chris Sabburg walks in at No. 8. Wiese going round the wicket again

Wiese to Lynn, OUT

full toss slower ball and Lynn can do no better than find Roelof at deep extra-cover. This one could have been drilled anywhere. Wonder how much this will affect the chase?

Chris Lynn c van der Merwe b Wiese 14 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Going back over to Lynn

Wiese to Hartley, 1 run

full and on middle and Hartley able to flick this square on the leg side

Wiese coming round the wicket now to Hartley

Wiese to Hartley, FOUR runs

length ball, which just enough room to cut away on the off stump, as Hartley is able to hit it right of cover for a boundary. Much needed runs here for Heat

So 35 required off 18. Could be a real nail-biter now. And Wiese is on to bowl his final over

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 89/5CRR: 5.23 RRR: 11.67 • Need 35 from 18b
Chris Lynn14 (16)
Chris Hartley2 (2)
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-20-1
Rowan Richards4-0-20-2

And of course, all the Hopes puns have to come through... ajit: "Brisbane "HOPES" are Gone"

Roelof to Lynn, 2 runs

full and wide and Lynn is able to squirt it to deep extra-cover

Roelof to Hartley, 1 run

back of a length on off stump which Hartley is able to clip through the leg side

Best performances - batters
Portrait of Henry Davids
H Davids TITNS
39 runs (31)
5 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
3 fours
0 six
James Hopes, player portrait
JR Hopes BH
37 runs (44)
4 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
11 runs
1 four
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Matthew Gale
MG Gale BH
Marchant de Lange player portrait
M de Lange TITNS
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Player Of The Match
Marchant de Lange
Marchant de Lange
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00
Match days24 September 2013 - daynight(20-over match)
T20 debut
Matthew Gale
Matthew Gale
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Zimbabwe Image
Andy Pycroft
PointsTitans 4, Brisbane Heat 0