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1st Match, Qualifying Group (D/N), Mohali, Sep 17 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(17.5/20 ov, target 140)142/2
Otago won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

McCullum powers Otago to win

A menacing opening burst from Otago Volts' fast bowlers and a well-measured mauling from Brendon McCullum delivered them an eight-wicket victory over Faisalabad Wolves, who failed to compete in any discipline

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
Faisalabad Wolves139/8(20 overs)
Otago142/2(17.5 overs)

So that's it from the first match. The next match starts in an hour from now and it's between Sangakkara's team and Sangakkara's team. Over to the other side. Ciao ciao.

Misbah, who flew in from Zimbabwe yesterday, says, "It was a very nice pitch to bat, but we didn't make a good start. As a professional, you have to adjust and play."

McCullum says that there was some help for the bowlers available which their bowlers used well.

Otago Volts have produced a strong performance to brush Faisalabad Wolves aside. As is the case, whenever Baz gets into his innings, he is hard to stop. Wolves lacked intensity in batting and a lot more was expected from their bowling, but there wasn't much in it today. In the end, the batting depended too much on Misbah, the bowling looked too dependent on Ajmal. For Volts, their bowling was economical, their fielding expectedly top notch and their batting looks very strong as well. On the evidence of what we have seen today, Volts are going to be a team to watch. Faisalabad are not out of it. They still have two more matches, which they need to win.

Imran: "Anyone else think that Ajmal might be on the verge of rage-quitting the sport? Dropped catches, misfields, constantly bailing out teams that let him down... such a thankless job"

17.5
4
Asad Ali to McCullum, FOUR runs

bowls a slower delivery which is a low full-toss, the batsman just slices it over the infield. The fielder at deep cover runs in and realises that he has misjudged it soon as it goes over his head to the boundary

17.4
2
Asad Ali to McCullum, 2 runs
17.3
Asad Ali to McCullum, no run

quick short delivery and the batsman is beaten in his pull

17.2
1
Asad Ali to de Boorder, 1 run

he blocks the yorker to point and is called for a run, had the fielder hit the non-striker's end, he was gone

17.1
1lb
Asad Ali to McCullum, 1 leg bye

oi! Baz tries to make room but the bowler follows him with a short delivery, the batsman tries to get away from the line, but it hits him on the chest and goes past the keeper's right

end of over 1710 runs
OTAGO: 134/2CRR: 7.88 RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 from 18b
Brendon McCullum77 (61)
Derek de Boorder29 (27)
Saeed Ajmal4-0-23-1
Asad Ali2-0-22-0
16.6
1
Ajmal to McCullum, 1 run

quicker delivery on the pads, it's turned to deep square leg for a single

16.5
4
Ajmal to McCullum, FOUR runs

shorter delivery outside off, this time the batsman goes through with his pull shot and that beats the man at deep square leg

16.5
1w
Ajmal to McCullum, 1 wide

floated down the leg side and it's called a wide

16.4
Ajmal to McCullum, no run

pushes it through on the middle stump line, Baz defends it to midwicket

16.3
1
Ajmal to de Boorder, 1 run

he waits in the crease and turns the length delivery to deep square leg

16.2
1lb
Ajmal to McCullum, 1 leg bye

he comes down the pitch, but is not to the pitch of the delivery, almost misses, gets hit on the pads

16.1
2
Ajmal to McCullum, 2 runs

he fires it on off stump, but Baz reverse sweeps it past short third man. The fielder from deep backward point does the clean up

Ajmal continues.

end of over 1613 runs
OTAGO: 124/2CRR: 7.75 RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Derek de Boorder28 (26)
Brendon McCullum70 (56)
Asad Ali2-0-22-0
Imran Khalid4-0-32-0
15.6
Asad Ali to de Boorder, no run

bowls a sharp short delivery that beats the batsman on his pull shot

15.5
1
Asad Ali to McCullum, 1 run

slow and full outside off, the batsman squeezes it out to deep cover

15.4
4
Asad Ali to McCullum, FOUR runs

another slower delivery, but Baz is already down the pitch and he just plays a flowing cover drive. The fielder in the deep is a mere spectator

15.3
6
Asad Ali to McCullum, SIX runs

he attempts a slower yorker, but it's a low full-toss, Baz gets under it and hacks it over long on for another six

15.2
1
Asad Ali to de Boorder, 1 run

he gets a full toss that is pulled to deep square leg, straight to the man

15.1
1
Asad Ali to McCullum, 1 run

he fires this full on the toes, the batsman flicks it to deep square leg for a single

Asad Ali comes back into the attack.

end of over 1515 runs
OTAGO: 111/2CRR: 7.40 RRR: 5.80 • Need 29 from 30b
Brendon McCullum58 (52)
Derek de Boorder27 (24)
Imran Khalid4-0-32-0
Saeed Ajmal3-0-14-1
14.6
1
Imran to McCullum, 1 run

shorter and quicker on the stumps, the batsman dabs it to square leg for a single

14.5
6
Imran to McCullum, SIX runs

oh that is a monster! He charged down the pitch and got under that quicker delivery, that is straight over the sight screen. Go fetch

Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum OTAGO
83 runs (65)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
Misbah-ul-Haq FSLBD
46 runs (34)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
13 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Ian Butler portrait
IG Butler OTAGO
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
James McMillan - Portrait
JM McMillan OTAGO
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossFaisalabad Wolves, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
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 days17 September 2013 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Reiffel
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsOtago 4, Faisalabad Wolves 0