September 20, 2010

Champions League Twenty20: Highveld Lions vs Guyana

Today, Guyana and Highveld Lions faced against each other at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. This was their third match of the tournament for both of them. Highveld Lions had won one match and lost one match so they have to win this match to make it to semis. On the other hand, Guyana has lost their first 2 games and they were in the situation that they have to win this match with a huge margin so that they can get some hopes to enter into semis. The toss was won by Highveld Lions won & they decided to field first.

Travis Dowlin and Sewnarine Chattergoon opened the innings for Guyana and they gave a pretty good start in the first over. In the next over for the very first delivery, Travis Dowlin got out by getting a leg before in Ethan O'Reilly's delivery. Soon wickets started to fall with the drop in run rate as well. At one point of stage Highveld Lions looked very dominant where Guyana was suffering to recover from the loss of wickets that was happening regularly. Middle order batsmen contributed some runs to the team and lower order batsmen really played well which helped Guyana to put up a decent score. After 20 overs, Guyana managed to score 148 runs in total with the loss of 9 wickets. Ethan O'Reilly took 4 important wickets at very important stages which helped Highveld Lions to restrict the Guyana from putting up a huge total.

Highveld Lions needed 149 runs to win the match in 20 overs. Jonathan Vandiar and Alviro Petersen started the chasing for the team. Jonathan Vandiar did not stay long as he got out by giving an easy catch to Derwin Christian. Alviro Petersen and Royston Crandon joined together and played well till the end of the innings. They both put up a very good partnership of 133 runs. This partnership helped the Highveld Lions to win the match very comfortably. Alviro Petersen scored 57 runs from 38 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes. Royston Crandon scored 78 runs from 42 deliveries which includes 5 fours and 6 sixes. By 15.1 overs, Highveld Lions scored a total of 149 runs with the loss of 1 wicket and won the match by 9 wickets. Man of the match was been picked as Ethan O'Reilly for his brilliant bowling and picking up 4 important wickets which helped them to restrict Guyana to 148 runs.

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