September 21, 2010

Champions League Twenty20: Wayamba Elevens vs Victorian Bushrangers

Yesterday, Wayamba Elevens faced Victorian Bushrangers at Centurion, Tshwane. This was one of the important and a must win match for the Victorian Bushrangers in order to make it to semis. Wayamba Elevens had already lost 2 matches that makes them to walk out of the tournament once this prelims is over. Wayamba Elevens won the toss & elected to bat first.

Mahela Jayawardene and Jeevantha Kulatunga opened the batting innings for the team. They gave a very good start in the very first over scored 9 runs in that over. Jeevantha Kulatunga got duck out in James Pattinson's first delivery. Even Mahela Udawatte got duck out in the very same over where Wayamba lost its second wicket with a total score of 9 runs. Jehan Mubarak and Mahela Jayawardene put up a 71 runs partnership which helped the team to come out of a very bad situation. But after the break of this partnership, Wayamba Elevens were totally destroyed. They lost remaining 7 wickets very quickly. By 16.3 overs, they lost all the 10 wickets and made a total score of just 106 runs. Peter Siddle took 4 important wickets which helped them to restrict the Wayambas to land up with 106.

Victorian Bushrangers needed 107 runs to win the match and keep the hopes alive to enter into semis. Aaron Finch and Brad Hodge started the batting play for the Bushrangers. Brad Hodge got out quickly and so was Matthew Wade. Aaron Finch stayed till the end of the their batting innings. David Hussey came in to bat with Aaron Finch and made a good partnership of 77 runs. David Hussey remained unbeaten scoring 47 runs from just 28 deliveries which included 4 fours and 2 sixes. By 13.2 overs, Bushrangers made a total of 108 runs thereby defeating the Wayambas by 8 wickets. Man of the match was Petere Siddle.

After this victory, the Bushrangers have to win their last match with a huge margin so that even if Chennai Super Kings with lower margin, Bushrangers will enter into semis. CSK are looking very dominant and have more chances of making it to semis.

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