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6th Match, Qualifying Group (N), Mohali, Sep 20 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(16.2/20 ov)144/5
Otago won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Otago cruise to third successive win

Otago Volts completed their victorious run in the Champions League T20 with their third comprehensive win, against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad143/5(20 overs)
Otago144/5(16.2 overs)

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

16.2
1
Karn to de Boorder, 1 run

top-edges this sweep over short fine leg, and that brings up the comfortable victory

16.1
W
Karn to McCullum, OUT

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

Nathan McCullum run out (Duminy/†Patel) 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

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..""

end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
OTAGO: 143/4CRR: 8.93 RRR: 0.25 • Need 1 from 24b
Brendon McCullum67 (39)
Nathan McCullum1 (1)
Daren Sammy3-0-30-1
Ishant Sharma3-0-40-0
15.6
Sammy to McCullum, no run

length ball, on off, driven back to Sammy

15.5
4
Sammy to McCullum, FOUR runs

driven hard in front of deep cover. McCullums are now just having fun here

15.4
2
Sammy to McCullum, 2 runs

short of a length, into the pads, worked away for two wide of deep midwicket

15.3
1
Sammy to McCullum, 1 run

short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single

Here he comes to take his Man-of-the Match award. NMac

15.2
W
Sammy to Neesham, OUT

there's one. Sammy bowls an innocuous length ball on the pads, and Neesham has picked out midwicket in the circle

James Neesham c Dhawan b Sammy 21 (18m 13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 161.53

Nathan McCullum has been named the Man of the Match. What if somebody takes six wickets now to seal a sensational win?

15.1
Sammy to Neesham, no run

short of a length, middle and off, defended

end of over 1522 runs
OTAGO: 136/3CRR: 9.06 RRR: 1.60 • Need 8 from 30b
Brendon McCullum61 (36)
James Neesham21 (11)
Ishant Sharma3-0-40-0
Daren Sammy2-0-23-0
14.6
4
Sharma to McCullum, FOUR runs

slower ball, picks it, waits for it, gets under it, goes over cover. This over has been well and truly brutalised

14.5
Sharma to McCullum, no run

the yorker is spot on this time, and has been dug out to extra cover

14.4
4
Sharma to McCullum, FOUR runs

finally tries a yorker, has missed the length, and has been drilled between mid-off and extra cover for four

14.3
6
Sharma to McCullum, SIX runs

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

14.2
6
Sharma to McCullum, SIX runs

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

14.1
2
Sharma to McCullum, 2 runs

short of a length, cut away over point, to the right of third man

Ishant is back

end of over 1411 runs
OTAGO: 114/3CRR: 8.14 RRR: 5.00 • Need 30 from 36b
James Neesham21 (11)
Brendon McCullum39 (30)
Daren Sammy2-0-23-0
Amit Mishra4-0-26-1
13.6
4
Sammy to Neesham, FOUR runs

short-arm pull. Short of a length, pitched outside leg, and he plays the pick-up over short fine leg

13.5
1
Sammy to McCullum, 1 run

slower ball, worked wide of cover for a single

13.4
4
Sammy to McCullum, FOUR runs

short of a length, into the pads. Not very short, but his quick hands facilitate the pull and he clears the infield with ease

13.3
1
Sammy to Neesham, 1 run

short of a length, on the pads, worked away for an easy single

13.2
Sammy to Neesham, no run

short of a length, sticks into the surface, beats the pull with the slowness

13.1
1
Sammy to McCullum, 1 run

length ball, on off, driven to long-off for one

Sammy is back into the attack

Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum OTAGO
67 runs (39)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
001631118145
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy SRH
57 runs (38)
7 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
17 runs
3 fours
0 six
5473151625
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn SRH
O
3
M
0
R
13
W
2
ECO
4.33
Richard Collinge portrait
NL McCullum OTAGO
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossOtago, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Nathan McCullum
Nathan McCullum
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days20 September 2013 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Reiffel
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
England Image
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsOtago 4, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0