Sunday, September 26, 2010

C L T.20-2010. Semifinals II , Warriors vs Redbacks

semifinalsII, between Warriors and SA Red Backs, turned out to be another tame affair, as the first one between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers. Warriors 175 for 6 comfortably beat Red Backs 145 for 7 by 30 runs, to set up a final meeting with Chennai Super Kings.

Jacobs have been having an extraordinary CL.T20. He made an enterprising 61 of 41 balls, with ten fours and a six, to set the Warriors on way to a good score. Prince fell first ball duck caught by Harris of an express lifting delivery, hurled at 151 Km/hr, by Tait. Ingram joined Jacobs and took the score steadily to 105 for a second wicket partnership of 104 runs in 74 balls, when Jacobs fell in the twelfth over, caught and bowled by Harris. Ingram followed at the score of 119 in the 15th over, caught Christian bowled Bailey for a well made 46 of 35 with four fours and a six. Boucher made 25 of 23, before falling in the 18th over, to be quickly followed by Botha, the score reading 146 for 6 in the 18.3 overs. Red Backs did not know, what hit them in the next nine deliveries. Boje just blasted every one out of the ground for a quickfire 22 of 7 balls, with two fours and two sixes. Warriors from an expected score of 150 plus, finished with a match winning 175 for 6. For Red Backs, Harris bowled intelligently for, supported by Tait and Bailey

Red Backs lost out in the first ten overs, losing four wickets for 60 with Klinger making just 13.Fergusson 79 of 49 with eight fours and two sixes, added runs in the mid overs, but the Red backs were never in the game, to fold to 145 for 7 in twenty to lose by 30 runs. Botha, Tsotsobe, Theron and Boje were among the wickets, with Tsotsobe being outstanding.

Warriors will now meet Chennai Super Kings for the title and the prize money of 2.5 million dollars on 26th Sept at Johannesburg. On present form both teams appear well matched, with Chennai Super Kings marginally ahead, because of players with lot of international experience and a more balanced bowling attack.

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