top-edges this sweep over short fine leg, and that brings up the comfortable victory
Otago now have won 13 matches on the trot, which joint-second-longest streak in T20 cricket. That's all from the knockouts then. Join us for the real thing tomorrow
Let's hear from the captains then. "We lost the game but we tried a few things," says Shikhar Dhawan. "That's what we were trying to do: try a few things. In the knockout stages, our batsmen have all had hits, so that's a bonus for us. The confidence is still high. This was a match where we wanted to try thing s and analyse what went wrong and what went right."
"We had a couple of bowlers to rest today so we had to be tactically smarter," says Brendon McCullum. "So we began with Nathan who bowled well. Very happy with how the boys have performed. We are a bit surprised by the conditions, they suit our style of play."
A pretty one-sided game as the others have been. The real thing starts tomorrow. Otago go through high on confidence. Sunrisers go through too
you'd expect brothers to do better. Brendon has called Nathan down and then sent him back. Nathan is run as he slips going back. Smiles on both faces, and they shake hands before Nathan leaves
Tariq: "Just reminded someone's words (probably of Mushfiqur Rahim's) about Brendon McCullum, "When he hits it goes for a SIX, when he doesn't hit, it goes for a SIX..""
length ball, on off, driven back to Sammy
driven hard in front of deep cover. McCullums are now just having fun here
short of a length, into the pads, worked away for two wide of deep midwicket
short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single
Here he comes to take his Man-of-the Match award. NMac
there's one. Sammy bowls an innocuous length ball on the pads, and Neesham has picked out midwicket in the circle
Nathan McCullum has been named the Man of the Match. What if somebody takes six wickets now to seal a sensational win?
short of a length, middle and off, defended
slower ball, picks it, waits for it, gets under it, goes over cover. This over has been well and truly brutalised
the yorker is spot on this time, and has been dug out to extra cover
finally tries a yorker, has missed the length, and has been drilled between mid-off and extra cover for four
shouldn't bowling short to McCullum if you are not bowling it really fast or really high. Those quick hands can turn decent lengths into pulling ones. Well over deep square. Brings up his fifty too
that's a flat projectile. Treats him like a spinner. McCullum is down the wicket, drives this on the up, flat over mid-off, and straight into the rope
short of a length, cut away over point, to the right of third man
Ishant is back
short-arm pull. Short of a length, pitched outside leg, and he plays the pick-up over short fine leg
slower ball, worked wide of cover for a single
short of a length, into the pads. Not very short, but his quick hands facilitate the pull and he clears the infield with ease
short of a length, on the pads, worked away for an easy single
short of a length, sticks into the surface, beats the pull with the slowness
length ball, on off, driven to long-off for one
Sammy is back into the attack