result
Qualifying Tournament Pool B (D/N), Hyderabad, Sep 19 2011, Nokia Champions League T20
(18.5/20 ov, target 139)144/5
Trinidad & T won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sherwin Ganga
Trinidad & Tobago
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• The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Trinidad & Tobago open with win

Trinidad & Tobago took a big stride towards qualifying for the main draw of the Champions League with a hard-fought win over Ruhuna

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Ruhuna138/10(20 overs)
Trinidad & Tobago144/5(18.5 overs)

That's all from the first match. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye

S Ganga is the MoM. He says, "We let this game get a bit tight for us. Despite losing early wickets, we trusted out batting to do it, though. Knowing we have played at this venue gives us some bonus. We also have some West Indies players in the side, that helps us too."

Mahela Udawatte, the losing captain, says. "Spinners did well for us, but defending 138 is very difficult. It's a two-paced pitch, hard to bat on."

Darren Ganga says, "It was too close for comfort, but in the end we had six deliveries remaining. This is going to add to our confidence. Most of our batters got good starts, but it's about taking it forward."

S Ganga has played an absolute blinder after the rest of T&T line-up contrived to make this a close-run thing. Bravo suffered his embarrassment but didn't give up, and stayed unbeaten. The game truly was set up in the field. "I say, you have got a good mouth to have said what is up on that 19th over!!" Praveen, they would say in West Indies that I put the goat mout 'pon the 19th over

18.5
6
Janoda to Ganga, SIX runs

full, lofted over mid-on, the whole T&T side charge onto the field, fireworks go off

18.4
2
Janoda to Ganga, 2 runs

slower ball, swings hard at it, the thick edge goes to third man where Chinthaka fumbles to allow them the second

Another free hit

18.4
2nb
Janoda to Bravo, (no ball) 1 run

another no-ball, pushed to long-off for one

18.3
2
Janoda to Bravo, 2 runs

short ball, slower one too, Bravo top-edges, but it falls well in front of long-on

18.2
1
Janoda to Ganga, 1 run

yorker outside off, digs it out for a single

Free hit too

18.2
5nb
Janoda to Ganga, (no ball) FOUR runs

high and wide full toss, driven over point for four - the wheel have come off the bowling side in the 19th over yet again

18.1
6
Janoda to Ganga, SIX runs

sarts off with a slower length ball outside off, and Ganga, who is playing a blinder, lofts this inside-out, over long-off. Sampath, right at the edge of the boundary, jumps full length, gets a hand to it, but that's about as much as he can do. Top effort but not good enough

Nineteen required off two. Remember Simmons's 19th over went for 19. Janoda will bowl the 19th of this innings

end of over 186 runs
T&T: 120/5CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Sherwin Ganga20 (10)
Darren Bravo41 (47)
Tillakaratne Sampath3-0-31-0
Chinthaka Perera3-0-22-1
17.6
1
Sampath to Ganga, 1 run

no room again, finds one of the three deep men on the leg side

17.5
1
Sampath to Bravo, 1 run

driven to long-on, no room again

17.4
1
Sampath to Ganga, 1 run

full, outside leg, cramps him up, a single

17.3
2
Sampath to Ganga, 2 runs

Sampath misses another run-out, this is flighted outside leg, driven wide of deep midwicket, but the non-striker is struggling on the second. Again Sampath fails to collect a reasonable throw

17.2
1
Sampath to Bravo, 1 run

sees him come down and fires in a yorker, dug out for one

17.1
Sampath to Bravo, no run

misses on the sweep, is hit on the pad, a valuable dot

Twenty-five required off 18. Sampath is back

end of over 1711 runs
T&T: 114/5CRR: 6.70 • RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 from 18b
Sherwin Ganga16 (7)
Darren Bravo39 (44)
Chinthaka Perera3-0-22-1
Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-20-1
16.6
4
Perera to Ganga, FOUR runs

wide half-volley, and Ganga has driven this handsomely, to the left of extra cover, and then to the right of long-on. Never left the ground. All timing and placement

16.5
1
Perera to Bravo, 1 run

driven to deep cover for a single

16.4
1
Perera to Ganga, 1 run

hit straight to deep midwicket for a single this time

16.3
4
Perera to Ganga, FOUR runs

that's pummelled. Clears the front leg and slogs this along the ground, wide of deep midwicket. It absolutely races along

16.2
1
Perera to Bravo, 1 run

hit down the ground for a single, half a chance for Perera as this is hit dead straight again, can't get there in his follow-through

16.1
Perera to Bravo, no run

Bravo is unlucky. He has smashed this low full toss dead straight and into the stumps at the non-striker's end. Perera chooses to not go for the run-out off the ricochet

Chinthaka Perera comes back

end of over 1611 runs
T&T: 103/5CRR: 6.43 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 36 from 24b
Sherwin Ganga7 (4)
Darren Bravo37 (41)
Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-20-1
Janaka Gunaratne4-0-20-2
15.6
4
Jayasuriya to Ganga, FOUR runs

Jayasuriya is livid. Ganga charges at him, chips this towards deep square, but well to the left of Sampath, who puts in a dive but can't get to it

Best performances - batsmen
Dinesh Chandimal portrait
LD Chandimal
50 runs (48)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
1 four
0 sixes
1631812910
Darren Bravo
DM Bravo
44 runs (49)
1 four
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
13 runs
1 four
1 six
101452049
Best performances - bowlers
Ravi Rampaul
R Rampaul
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
Janaka Gunaratne
LJP Gunaratne
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossRuhuna, elected to bat first
SeriesNokia Champions League T20
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Sherwin Ganga
Sherwin Ganga
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 days19 September 2011 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsTrinidad & Tobago 2, Ruhuna 0