September 26, 2010

Warriors made it to the finals of the Champions League 2010

Yesterday, Warriors faced the Southern Redbacks in the second match of semi-finals at Centurion, Tshwane. Southern Redbacks have won all the four matches in the prelims and were looking strong and confident to win this match. On the other hand, Warriors have lost only one match in the prelims and are also looking to enter finals considering their good performances shown by them in the prelims. Warriors won the toss and they chose to bat first.

Davy Jacobs and Ashwell Prince opened the batting innings for the Warriors. Davy Jacobs took a single in the very first delivery of the match. Ashwell Prince got duck out by giving an easy catch to Daniel Harries. Warriors lost their first wicket in the second ball of their batting innings. This was supposed to be an bad start for them but Davy Jacobs and Colin Ingram played ultimately well. They both put up an partnership of 104 runs in just 74 deliveries. They just kept on hitting fours in each and every over. After the fall of Davy Jacobs and Colin Ingram, the Warriors were in trouble as they kept on loosing wickets and their run rate started to drop. While the last few deliveries were left, Nicky Boje came in to bat as they lost their 6th wicket. Nicky Boje played an magnificent innings as he quick-fired to score 22 runs in just 7 deliveries which included 2 fours and 2 sixes. This helped the Warriors to end up with a total score of 175 runs in 20 overs. Daniel Harris was the most economical bowler with an economy rate of just 4.5 runs per over and took 3 important wickets.

Southern Redbacks needed 176 runs to win the match if they want to enter in to the finals to face the Chennai Super Kings which will be played on Sunday. Southern Redbacks started their batting innings with the openers, Daniel Harris and Michael Klinger. They both gave a slow start as they don't want to loose any wickets and wanted to get well settled before going for some big shots. In the fourth over, they both got out which led them to enter in to an bad situation. They started to loose wickets in regular intervals which resulted in the drop of their run rate each time. By 20 overs, SRB managed to score only 145 runs with the loss of 7 wickets. Teams top scorer was Callum Ferguson who scored 71 runs 49 deliveries that included 8 fours and 2 sixes. Warriors won the match by 30 runs and were eligible to enter the finals of the Airtel Champions League 2010. Man of the match was Davy Jacobs for giving a perfect start who played well with the bat and scored 61 runs from 41 deliveries that included 10 fours and a six.

Warriors will be playing against the Chennai Super Kings in the finals of the Champions League on Sunday. A match between the champions of India and the South Africa. See you all with the updates on the finals. Bye and Cheers....

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