result
Group B (D/N), Hyderabad, Sep 25 2011, Nokia Champions League T20
(20 ov, target 172)121/6
Warriors won by 50 runs
player of the match
JJ Smuts
Warriors
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Smuts leads Warriors to big win

A dominant performance by the Warriors helped them win their second match in three days, this one a composed and clinical victory over South Australia

Match centre 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Warriors171/5(20 overs)
South Australia121/6(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs
SOA: 121/6CRR: 6.05 
Aaron O'Brien6 (12)
Daniel Christian26 (28)
Johan Botha3-0-11-1
Wayne Parnell4-0-17-1

7.10 pm Warriors have been too good for South Australia. A 50-run chasm between the sides. Gareth: "To Srikkandh: Nope, not entirely true. What about Smuts and Botha?"

Karn: "Very clever, Jeremy. No 'c's used in fade."

JJ Smuts is the Man of the Match for his 88 off 65 balls. He took a wicket too. Warriors have won two out of two, well placed for a semi-final berth. I have to pop over to the commentary for the Kolkata v Somerset game. Join me there. Cheers.

19.6
Botha to O'Brien, no run

a fine way to end a Twenty20 game, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

19.5
1
Botha to Christian, 1 run

played towards mid-on for a single

Srikkandh: "Doesnt anyone feel that the only difference between redbacks and warriors has been tait?"

19.4
Botha to Christian, no run

Christian swings hopefully, the ball spins into him and beats the bat

19.3
1
Botha to O'Brien, 1 run

full ball outside off, driven through cover point

19.2
Botha to O'Brien, no run

O'Brien tries to drive through the off but gets beaten

19.1
1
Botha to Christian, 1 run

full toss on leg stump, played behind square

The final over of a painful chase. Botha will bowl it.

end of over 194 runs
SOA: 118/6CRR: 6.21 • RRR: 54.00 • Need 54 from 6b
Daniel Christian24 (25)
Aaron O'Brien5 (9)
Wayne Parnell4-0-17-1
Rusty Theron4-0-21-1
18.6
1
Parnell to Christian, 1 run

full outside off stump, played towards point

18.5
Parnell to Christian, no run

Christian tries to pull a short of a length ball but misses, the ball bounces a second time before reaching Boucher

18.4
Parnell to Christian, no run

once again the ball beats the bat

18.3
1lb
Parnell to O'Brien, 1 leg bye

Parnell swings a full toss into the left-hander and hits the pad after beating O'Brien with pace and movement

18.2
1
Parnell to Christian, 1 run

low full toss outside off stump, thumped towards long-off, just the one run though

18.1
1
Parnell to O'Brien, 1 run

played towards long off for a single

Jonesy: "This has been an embarrassing performance, looks like SA hasn't even tried to win at any time today."

end of over 185 runs
SOA: 114/6CRR: 6.33 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 58 from 12b
Aaron O'Brien4 (7)
Daniel Christian22 (21)
Rusty Theron4-0-21-1
Wayne Parnell3-0-14-1
17.6
1
Theron to O'Brien, 1 run

played from the crease towards midwicket

17.5
Theron to O'Brien, no run

O'Brien heaves at a slower ball outside off but gets beaten

17.4
1
Theron to Christian, 1 run

played to fine leg for a single

17.3
1lb
Theron to O'Brien, 1 leg bye

the batsman tries to play on the leg side but gets hit on the pad for a leg bye towards the off

Brett Lee has indicated on Star Cricket that Gautam Gambhir will play tonight.

17.2
Theron to O'Brien, no run

Jeremy: "How painful to see the Saffers do well in the early stages of yet another tournament. You just know they're going to fade in the end."

17.1
2
Theron to O'Brien, 2 runs

played towards mid-off for a single, Ingram throws at the bowler' end and concedes an overthrow

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
SOA: 109/6CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 63 from 18b
Daniel Christian21 (20)
Aaron O'Brien1 (2)
Wayne Parnell3-0-14-1
Rusty Theron3-0-17-1
16.6
Parnell to Christian, no run

Christian tries to play a scoop to a full ball outside off. He misses

16.5
Parnell to Christian, no run

Christian plays the ball close on the leg side, Parnell runs across to field but O'Brien has run a long way down, Parnell lines up the stumps at the bowler's end but misses

Best performances - batsmen
JJ Smuts
JT Smuts
88 runs (65)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
5688981826
Mark Boucher
MV Boucher
34 runs (26)
3 fours
1 six
Control63%
Productive shot
leg glance
9 runs
1 four
0 sixes
291335011
Best performances - bowlers
Daniel Harris works the ball fine during his unbeaten 71
DJ Harris
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
Daniel Christian player pic
DT Christian
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossWarriors, elected to bat first
SeriesNokia Champions League T20
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
JJ Smuts
JJ Smuts
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 days25 September 2011 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20 debut
Tim Ludeman
Tim Ludeman
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Subrat Das
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsWarriors 2, South Australia 0