3rd Match, Qualifying Group (D/N), Mohali, Sep 18 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(18/20 ov, target 155)157/4
Otago won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Ten Doeschate stars as Otago make it two in two

Ryan ten Doeschate's bruising 64 from 32 broke the back of a mediocre Kandurata Maroons total, and all but secured Otago Volts' place in the Champions League proper

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
Kandurata Maroons154/9(20 overs)
Otago157/4(18 overs)
end of over 1811 runs • 1 wicket
OTAGO: 157/4CRR: 8.72 
James Neesham32 (19)
Nathan McCullum0 (1)
Dilhara Lokuhettige4-0-20-3
Shehan Jayasuriya1-0-15-0

Many thanks for all your comments and feedback. It's time to move over to the next match - Wolves versus the ones they are programmed to hate, the Sunrisers. Ciao ciao.

Thirimanne: "I thought we were 10-15 runs short, our bowlers gave a good fight, but we should have got around 170 on this wicket. We didn't expect running like that from Tendo, so the credit goes to him."

Brendon McCullum: "Thanks to the guys who have got this opportunity to shine on a world stage. (Tendo's running) was crazy, but the options they took during the middle overs were phenomenal. It's a very proud moment for us to be representing New Zealand here."

How well did Tendo play? For a man who joined the team today, he played an excellent hand here. At one stage, it looked like Kandurata were getting back into the match after dismissing Brendon McCullum, but Tendo just took them by surprise with his clean hitting, especially that over in which he hit those three consecutive sixes, to put the chase back on track. Otago Volts are now through to the next round. Kandurata have to now hope that Faisalabad Wolves can edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad, and they win their next, and Otago beat Sunrisers, etc, etc...Basically, it is difficult..

pravin: "Umm..not necessarily " Otago Volts are now through to the next round" . If Sunrisers lose today and on 20th both Sunrisers and Wolfs win , there could be a 3 - way tie on 4 points and NRR would decide the qualifactions .. Just saying !!"

James: "James Neesham won't get the headlines, but he's had a decent day. Wicket of Sanga (never a bad one), and seeing his team home here." ---- True James, excellent partnership between Tendo and Neesham, and their running between the wickets was just outstanding.

"Will Sangakara Play For Sunrisers If They Qualify.?" Sorry Nabeel, as much as we would like to see Sangakkara play, he made his choice before the start of the tournament.

Dilhara to Neesham, FOUR runs

bowls a slower delivery and Neesham drives it through midwicket to find the boundary and the way into the next stage of the tournament

Dilhara to Neesham, no run

bowls a good slower delivery to the batsman, Neesham swings and misses

Dilhara to McCullum, 1 leg bye

the batsman tries to turn the short of length ball to the leg side, but gets hit on the body. Neesham, though, calls for a quick single

Dilhara to Neesham, 1 run

bowls a slower delivery, the batsman clips it to short fine leg for a single

Dilhara to Neesham, FOUR runs

he slaps this back of length delivery through midwicket and it's another boundary

John: "Nick: a winter off? i know the weather in England isn't the best but it was still summer while ten D has been plying his trade in chelmsford"

Dilhara to Neesham, (no ball)

another short ball this time, but it's too high and it's called a no-ball

McNath is the man

Dilhara to Ryan ten Doeschate, OUT

he finally holes out at deep square leg to a super catch from Kula! It was a quick short delivery and Tendo goes for the pull. It looked like it was in the gap, but Kula makes a lot of ground from deep midwicket and dives to gobble that up just in front of the boundary

Ryan ten Doeschate c Kulasekara b Dilhara 64 (41m 32b 2x4 5x6) SR: 200

Nine off three overs, Otago are favourites from here.. but only just.

end of over 1715 runs
OTAGO: 146/3CRR: 8.58 RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 from 18b
Ryan ten Doeschate64 (31)
James Neesham23 (14)
Shehan Jayasuriya1-0-15-0
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-31-0

Sagar: "Everyone on earth seem to know how talented Tendo is, barring the KKR team management! Keeping him on bench and forcing him to write diaries for cricinfo during the IPL (no matter how good they are) is a crime and an insult to KKR fans like us."

Jayasuriya to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

he comes down the pitch early and the bowler bowls it short, but Tendo chops it to short third man for a single to keep the strike

Jayasuriya to Ryan ten Doeschate, SIX runs

well this ends up in the stands again! He gets a low full toss and it's whacked hard over deep midwicket

Stuart: "As an Essex man and a huge fan of all forms of county cricket, I love the fact that Tendo is always available for us other than when he's at the IPL. Very underrated player and legend in Essex."

Jayasuriya to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs

he shuffles around in the crease, but then scoops the full delivery just over the left of short fine leg

Nick: "Ten Doeschate looks like hes had an easy winter. Bit of a belly on him and sucking in the big breaths with all these quick 1s and 2s. Just shows the talent of the man that he can still time it like this even if not match fit. Otago are underrated. Riding high on confidence, soon to be 12 straight wins."

Jayasuriya to Neesham, 1 run

flatter and quicker, Neesham goes back and punches it down to long off

Jayasuriya to Neesham, 2 runs

flatter delivery, the batsman goes back and punches it to wide long on and they again come back for a second. More good running by the two

Ross Lawson: "@acemaverick - We can't pick him on top form! We're going to wait until he gets some low scores and then pick him."

Jayasuriya to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

he drives the full and flighted delivery to deep midwicket for a single

Jayasuriya comes in from round the wicket

end of over 1613 runs
OTAGO: 131/3CRR: 8.18 RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Ryan ten Doeschate52 (27)
James Neesham20 (12)
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-31-0
Ajantha Mendis4-0-26-0

Torben Fink-Jensen: "We'll (NZ) have Tendo if no-one else wants him. Anyone who can survive Otago weather deserves a promotion..."

Kulasekara to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

slower delivery, it's driven to long on for an easy single

Kulasekara to Ryan ten Doeschate, FOUR runs

now he gets a low full toss outside off and he smashes it to deep extra cover to get to his half-century. Excellent hand this one from Tendo.. He just got in here today, all the way from England..Must have slept well on the plane

Kulasekara to Ryan ten Doeschate, 2 runs

length delivery outside off, it's punched off the front foot to deep extra cover and they pick up an easy couple

Kulasekara to Neesham, 1 run

full and on off stump, the batsman drives it to long-off for a single

Kulasekara to Neesham, FOUR runs

full and on off stump, Neesham pulls out a whippy drive through midwicket, all along the ground..and he hits a four for a change

Kulasekara to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

the batsman defends it to cover and takes off for a quick single, would have been in trouble had the fielder hit the stumps

Kula comes back.

James: "@acemaverick: because he's not English, like Trott, Morgan, KP etc. Oh, I see what you mean."

end of over 1511 runs
OTAGO: 118/3CRR: 7.86 RRR: 7.40 • Need 37 from 30b
Ryan ten Doeschate44 (23)
James Neesham15 (10)
Ajantha Mendis4-0-26-0
Suraj Randiv4-0-36-1

Tom: "I thought England weren't picking the South African born, Essex boy, who plays for the Netherlands, because he wants to play for Oz?"

Mendis to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

full and flighted, it's jammed out to extra cover for a single

Best performances - batters
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga KanMa
76 runs (56)
6 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
36 runs
4 fours
1 six
Ryan ten Doeschate, Portrait Picture
RN ten Doeschate OTAGO
64 runs (32)
2 fours
5 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
28 runs
0 four
4 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Dilhara Lokuhettige portrait
LHD Dilhara KanMa
Ian Butler portrait
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossOtago, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Player Of The Match
Ryan ten Doeschate
Ryan ten Doeschate
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 days18 September 2013 - daynight(20-over match)
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Paul Reiffel
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Zimbabwe Image
Andy Pycroft
PointsOtago 4, Kandurata Maroons 0