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12th Match, Group B (D/N), Ranchi, Sep 28 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(16.3/20 ov, target 146)147/2
Titans won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Nikita Bastian

Davids helps Titans stroll to win

Group B might still be the more open of the two groups, but Titans gave their chances of progressing quite a boost with a thumping victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ranchi

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad145/7(20 overs)
Titans147/2(16.3 overs)

So that is all we have for you, but remember, there is another game due to start in a few minutes' time and the post-match coverage for this one as well. So hope to see you all there. Take care, folks

Henry Davids is the Man of the Match. "We got it right, right from the toss. We could have bowled better at the start, but David Wiese pulled the game back for us. We got Dhawan and Parthiv quickly and from then on kept things tight and we were very patient and showed a lot of guts out in the middle. It worked out well for me, I try to give myself a couple of balls to get in and then play attacking cricket"

Jacques Rudolph said he enjoyed playing with Davids and on a personal level, he was happy to stay there in the end. He wasn't too worried about missing a fifty, saying net run rate could come into play. He commended his side for assessing the conditions quickly. On a sticky wicket, he would have preferred to chase a total around 135 but said they had put up a very good performance

Shikhar Dhawan says the top-order began well but none of them, including him could carry on and make a big score. They had also lost three-four wickets in a short period, which didn't help their cause. The short ball was another problem, especially for the Indian batsmen. He wanted the local batsmen needed to stand up and that they would work on that aspect and come back stronger

7.06pm So a captain's innings sets up a comfortable victory for Titans. But let's not forget Jacques Rudolph in all this. He carried his bat and his unbeaten 49 was as important as Davids' quickfire fifty. Both batsmen used their feet wonderfully well, and when the bowlers pitched short, even the pace of Dale Steyn, was not good enough to stop the openers from punishing pull shots. All in all, it was a clinical win. Do stay with us for the presentation

vishwa: "I would say dhawan's captaincy is definetly one of the reasons for their poor show in this tournament. He has over used perera and really under used mishra and karan sharma. White was lot better captain than dhawan."

16.3
4
Perera to Kuhn, FOUR runs

and a pulled four off a full toss finishes things off. Perera wafts up a gift and Kuhn nails it through midwicket to signal Titans' second win of the CLT20

16.2
1
Perera to Rudolph, 1 run

fuller and just outside off as Rudolph squirts it down the ground to long-off

16.1
1
Perera to Kuhn, 1 run

slower ball again, back of the hand and it deceived the batsman enough to force his drive to go off the bottom of the bat down the ground

end of over 168 runs
TITNS: 141/2CRR: 8.81 RRR: 1.25 • Need 5 from 24b
Jacques Rudolph48 (41)
Heino Kuhn10 (6)
Dale Steyn4-0-23-1
Thisara Perera2-0-23-0
15.6
Steyn to Rudolph, no run

slower this time - 113 kph - full and wide outside off and Rudolph having made room for himself cant reach the ball

15.5
Steyn to Rudolph, no run

bounder to Rudolph this time, who wanted to ramp it over the top of the keeper and get to the boundary that will give him his fifty, but the ball is too quick

15.4
1
Steyn to Kuhn, 1 run

goes back and works this good length ball on the stumps into midwicket to get off strike

15.3
6
Steyn to Kuhn, SIX runs

Bang! It was a short ball, but Steyn afforded the batsman enough room to free his arms and Kuhn does so, smacking the ball well in front of square for a thumping six

15.2
Steyn to Kuhn, no run

shortish again and Kuhn was looking to flick it into the leg side but he doesn't connect and the ball is lodged in the top flap of his pad

15.1
1
Steyn to Rudolph, 1 run

just back of a length is steered off the open face past a diving point fielder to collect another single. Rudolph's played a very good hand here, supporting Davids and then taking charge of the chase after he fell.

Dale Steyn returns to finish his spell

end of over 159 runs
TITNS: 133/2CRR: 8.86 RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 from 30b
Jacques Rudolph47 (38)
Heino Kuhn3 (3)
Thisara Perera2-0-23-0
Ishant Sharma4-0-32-1
14.6
1
Perera to Rudolph, 1 run

he goes fuller but still keeps it on middle and leg. Rudolph pushes it down the ground to retain strike

14.5
4
Perera to Rudolph, FOUR runs

short again, and with only deep fine leg in place, that was bad bowling from Perera. All Rudolph had to do was place the ball and he collects a clever boundary off the pull shot

14.4
1
Perera to Kuhn, 1 run

this time he makes contact as the short ball on off stump is pulled to deep square leg

14.3
Perera to Kuhn, no run

and he follows up with a short ball, just a little wide of off stump. Kuhn looks to pull the ball but the ball was too quick for him

14.2
2
Perera to Kuhn, 2 runs

back of the hand slower ball this time, but it was on his pads as Kuhn nudges it wide of fine leg and scamper off for a double

14.1
1
Perera to Rudolph, 1 run

slower short ball, but he waits for it well and pulls it through square leg for an easy single

Thisara Perera is back

end of over 1410 runs • 1 wicket
TITNS: 124/2CRR: 8.85 RRR: 3.67 • Need 22 from 36b
Jacques Rudolph41 (35)
Heino Kuhn0 (0)
Ishant Sharma4-0-32-1
Dale Steyn3-0-15-1
13.6
1
Sharma to Rudolph, 1 run

good length ball, on off stump is steered down to third man without any trouble

13.5
Sharma to Rudolph, no run

slower ball on off stump, but Rudolph strikes it with a straight bat down the ground

13.4
Sharma to Rudolph, no run

back of a length, crampling the left-hander for room as he tucks it to the right of midwicket off his back foot

Anees: "What from the past would match Steyn vs de Villiers? Holding vs Richards? Lillee vs Greg Chappel? Ambrose vs Lara? what?" Looks like that battle is long gone now though

13.3
W
Sharma to de Villiers, OUT

he's spliced it and Perera makes no mistake at long-off. It was a length ball, so it merited AB's strike over the top, maybe it bounced just a little more than AB anticipated and the bat turned in his hand and he skied the ball. Perera settled under it and collected a simple catch

AB de Villiers c Perera b I Sharma 9 (8m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57
13.2
4
Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR runs

fails to pitch the ball again and de Villiers drives this in front of square on the leg side this time. There is no change in the result though

Best performances - batters
Portrait of Henry Davids
H Davids TITNS
64 runs (42)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Jacques Rudolph
JA Rudolph TITNS
49 runs (42)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
1 four
2 sixes
56471989
Best performances - bowlers
David Wiese portrait
D Wiese TITNS
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
Portrait of Henry Davids
H Davids TITNS
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
1
ECO
4.5
Match details
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
TossTitans, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Henry Davids
Henry Davids
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 days28 September 2013 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsTitans 4, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0