Champions League Twenty20 Rewind

Discussion in 'Cricket Leagues' started by Na Maloom Afraad, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    [​IMG]
    ROUND 5

    [​IMG] —— [​IMG]

    2006 DIAMOND EAGLES vs 2004 DIAMOND EAGLES
    Diamond Oval, Kimberley

    [​IMG]

    - - -

    TOSS: 2006 DIAMOND EAGLES WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST

    - - -

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    0.1  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    0.2  Deon Kruis to Morne van Wyk, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    M. van Wyk     c van Wyk         b Kruis
    Runs : 0       Balls : 1         S/R : 0
    
    0.3  Deon Kruis to Jonathan Beukes, Hit outside off stump, no shot offered, he’s given him!
    
    J. Beukes      lbw               b Kruis
    Runs : 0       Balls : 1         S/R : 0
    
    0.4  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Splendid shot for four!  (4) 
    0.5  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    0.6  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, No shot offered.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    2006 Diamond Eagles    6/2 (RR : 6)
    Loots Bosman     1 (2b)
    Jacques Rudolph     5 (2b)
    Deon Kruis    1-0-6-2
    
    
    1.1  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Good running, two runs.  (2) 
    1.2  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    1.3  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Splendid shot for four!  (4) 
    1.4  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, The batsman calls for a single, but hesitates and nearly gets his partner run out! An effort that would make Owais Shah proud! No run.  (0) 
    1.5  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    1.6  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 2
    2006 Diamond Eagles    15/2 (RR : 7.5)
    Loots Bosman     6 (5b)
    Jacques Rudolph     9 (5b)
    Johan van der Wath    1-0-9-0
    
    
    2.1  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Ahhh that's poor fielding. The batsman taps it away for a single, and the fielder fires in an over-eager throw well wide of the stumps. No one is backing up and some the batsmen run two more in overthrows! The captain isn't happy!  (3) 
    2.2  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    2.3  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    2.4  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, The batsman has a wild slog, and gets enough to send the ball to the fence for four! Not the best looking shot, but it certainly was effective.  (4) 
    2.5  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    2.6  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 3
    2006 Diamond Eagles    25/2 (RR : 8.33)
    Jacques Rudolph     18 (10b)
    Loots Bosman     7 (6b)
    Deon Kruis    2-0-16-2
    
    
    3.1  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    3.2  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Slog-sweep time! He's executed that quite well too, and...yes, it's six! Nice job son!  (6) 
    3.3  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    3.4  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, No shot offered.  (0) 
    3.5  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    3.6  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    2006 Diamond Eagles    33/2 (RR : 8.25)
    Loots Bosman     14 (9b)
    Jacques Rudolph     19 (13b)
    Johan van der Wath    2-0-17-0
    
    
    4.1  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    4.2  Deon Kruis to Jacques Rudolph, Byes, they'll get a couple for that.  (2) 
    4.3  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    4.4  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only two.  (2) 
    4.5  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Six!  (6) 
    4.6  Deon Kruis to Loots Bosman, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 5
    2006 Diamond Eagles    43/2 (RR : 8.6)
    Loots Bosman     22 (13b)
    Jacques Rudolph     19 (14b)
    Deon Kruis    3-0-24-2
    
    
    5.1  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    5.2  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Tries to work it off his legs, misses, and the fielders go up in appeal! It has to be out, it HAS to be out! NOOOOO! The umpire is unmoved! Gosh that must have been close.  (0) 
    5.3  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Gorgeous square drive, placed perfectly past point. There isn't a lot of power in the shot though, and third man cuts it off while the batsmen run hard for three.  (3) 
    5.4  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    5.5  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Full, wide, the batsman flails at it and finds the edge! But the ball flies between the keeper and slip, who just stare at each other as the ball runs away for four! Unlucky!  (4) 
    5.6  Johan van der Wath to Jacques Rudolph, Great bowling, poor shot, and a regulation catch. Soft dismissal there.
    
    J. Rudolph      c van Wyk          b van der Wath
    Runs : 24       Balls : 18         S/R : 133.3
    
    
    End of over 6
    2006 Diamond Eagles    51/3 (RR : 8.5)
    Cliffe Deacon     0 (0b)
    Loots Bosman     25 (15b)
    Johan van der Wath    3-0-25-1
    
    
    6.1  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    6.2  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    6.3  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Edged and through the vacant gully region for four! And just after the captained had removed a man from there! Don't you just hate it when that happens?  (4) 
    6.4  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    6.5  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    6.6  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    2006 Diamond Eagles    57/3 (RR : 8.14)
    Loots Bosman     31 (21b)
    Cliffe Deacon     0 (0b)
    Nicky Boje    1-0-6-0
    
    
    7.1  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Edged and through the vacant gully region for four! And just after the captained had removed a man from there! Don't you just hate it when that happens?  (4) 
    7.2  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Down the track, driven to the deep. Two more.  (2) 
    7.3  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    7.4  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    7.5  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    7.6  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, And the batsman unveils the sweep shot, and it's done beautifully too! Four more!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 8
    2006 Diamond Eagles    70/3 (RR : 8.75)
    Loots Bosman     37 (24b)
    Cliffe Deacon     7 (3b)
    Roger Telemachus    1-0-13-0
    
    
    8.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    8.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    8.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    8.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    8.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Loots Bosman, Lovely late cut through the vacant third man region. Four more.  (4) 
    8.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Loots Bosman, Good length delivery on the stumps, the batsman just leans forward and drives it past mid-on for four more. Lovely shot.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 9
    2006 Diamond Eagles    81/3 (RR : 9)
    Loots Bosman     45 (26b)
    Cliffe Deacon     10 (7b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    1-0-11-0
    
    
    9.1  Nicky Boje to Cliffe Deacon, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    9.2  Nicky Boje to Cliffe Deacon, No shot offered.  (0) 
    9.3  Nicky Boje to Cliffe Deacon, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    9.4  Nicky Boje to Cliffe Deacon, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1) 
    9.5  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    9.6  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Easy single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    2006 Diamond Eagles    83/3 (RR : 8.3)
    Cliffe Deacon     11 (11b)
    Loots Bosman     46 (28b)
    Nicky Boje    2-0-8-0
    
    
    10.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Loots Bosman, Wide full toss, the batsman slashes at it and gets four more through point! Poor bowling.  (4) 
    10.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Loots Bosman, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    10.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1) 
    10.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Loots Bosman, He didn't middle that, but there is enough power on it to get the batsmen three.  (3) 
    10.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4) 
    10.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! The keeper is after it...he's runs hard...and the ball lands just after him! He drops a glove and hurls the ball in to keep the batsman to just a single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    2006 Diamond Eagles    97/3 (RR : 8.82)
    Loots Bosman     54 (31b)
    Cliffe Deacon     17 (14b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    2-0-25-0
    
    
    11.1  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    11.2  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    11.3  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    11.4  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    11.5  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    11.6  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    2006 Diamond Eagles    103/3 (RR : 8.58)
    Cliffe Deacon     21 (18b)
    Loots Bosman     56 (33b)
    Allan Donald    1-0-6-0
    
    
    12.1  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    12.2  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! The keeper is after it...he's runs hard...and the ball lands just after him! He drops a glove and hurls the ball in to keep the batsman to just a single.  (1) 
    12.3  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, He's slogged that down to cow corner. Long on runs in to field, and the batsmen get two. The captain is clearly not very happy with his fielder's effort there.  (2) 
    12.4  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4) 
    12.5  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    12.6  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    2006 Diamond Eagles    112/3 (RR : 8.62)
    Cliffe Deacon     29 (22b)
    Loots Bosman     57 (35b)
    Roger Telemachus    2-0-22-0
    
    
    13.1  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    13.2  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    13.3  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    13.4  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Flicked off his hips through the vacant square leg region for two runs. The captain decides to remove a man from gully to cover up that spot.  (2) 
    13.5  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Flicked off his hips through the vacant square leg region for two runs. The captain decides to remove a man from gully to cover up that spot.  (2) 
    13.6  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    2006 Diamond Eagles    120/3 (RR : 8.57)
    Loots Bosman     62 (39b)
    Cliffe Deacon     32 (24b)
    Allan Donald    2-0-14-0
    
    
    14.1  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    14.2  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    14.3  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, That's a single.  (1) 
    14.4  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    14.5  Roger Telemachus to Cliffe Deacon, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    14.6  Roger Telemachus to Loots Bosman, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    2006 Diamond Eagles    125/3 (RR : 8.33)
    Loots Bosman     63 (41b)
    Cliffe Deacon     36 (28b)
    Roger Telemachus    3-0-27-0
    
    
    15.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Ah that's a rubbish ball, and the batsman wastes no time in putting the trash away. Six!  (6) 
    15.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    15.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, The batsman lines up for a big slog over cow corner, but gets an inside edge, which scoots past the stumps and the keeper for four runs! The bowler has a wry smile, if the batsman keeps that up, it won't be too long till he's back in the pavilion...  (4) 
    15.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    15.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    15.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Cliffe Deacon, One, Two, Three more added to the total. Well run!  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    2006 Diamond Eagles    138/3 (RR : 8.62)
    Loots Bosman     63 (41b)
    Cliffe Deacon     49 (34b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    3-0-38-0
    
    
    16.1  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4) 
    16.2  Allan Donald to Cliffe Deacon, Full and on the toes, the batsman tries to flick it away but misses completely! Leg stump is out of the ground, back to the nets for him!
    
    C. Deacon                          b Donald
    Runs : 53       Balls : 36         S/R : 147.2
    
    16.3  Allan Donald to Ben Hector, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    16.4  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    16.5  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    16.6  Allan Donald to Loots Bosman, Great stop! Saved a run there he did!  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 17
    2006 Diamond Eagles    146/4 (RR : 8.59)
    Ben Hector     1 (1b)
    Loots Bosman     66 (44b)
    Allan Donald    3-0-22-1
    
    
    17.1  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    17.2  Nicky Boje to Ben Hector, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    17.3  Nicky Boje to Ben Hector, Chipped, and lands safe. Two runs in the mean while.  (2) 
    17.4  Nicky Boje to Ben Hector, That's smashed hard into the crowd, its six!  (6) 
    17.5  Nicky Boje to Ben Hector, One more to the total.  (1) 
    17.6  Nicky Boje to Loots Bosman, Lovely late cut through the vacant third man region. Four more.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 18
    2006 Diamond Eagles    160/4 (RR : 8.89)
    Loots Bosman     71 (46b)
    Ben Hector     10 (5b)
    Nicky Boje    3-0-22-0
    
    
    18.1  Johan van der Wath to Ben Hector, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0) 
    18.2  Johan van der Wath to Ben Hector, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2) 
    18.3  Johan van der Wath to Ben Hector, Tries to work it off his legs, misses, and the fielders go up in appeal! It has to be out, it HAS to be out! NOOOOO! The umpire is unmoved! Gosh that must have been close.  (0) 
    18.4  Johan van der Wath to Ben Hector, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    18.5  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    18.6  Johan van der Wath to Loots Bosman, Perfect yorker, and he's gone!
    
    L. Bosman                          b van der Wath
    Runs : 71       Balls : 48         S/R : 147.9
    
    
    End of over 19
    2006 Diamond Eagles    163/5 (RR : 8.58)
    Nicky Boje     0 (0b)
    Ben Hector     13 (9b)
    Johan van der Wath    4-0-28-2
    
    
    19.1  Deon Kruis to Ben Hector, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    19.2  Deon Kruis to Ben Hector, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    19.2  Deon Kruis to Ben Hector, Tries to work it off his legs, misses, and the fielders go up in appeal! It has to be out, it HAS to be out! NOOOOO! The umpire is unmoved! Gosh that must have been close.  (0) 
    19.3  Deon Kruis to Ben Hector, Full and on the toes, the batsman just flicks it past the now-vacant short fine leg region for four runs! The captain is fuming, and it's right after he took the fielder out of there!  (4) 
    19.4  Deon Kruis to Ben Hector, Full, wide, the batsman slashes hard at it and edges it through the second slip region! Third man tidies up and the batsmen run for three. The captain decides to move the man from short fine leg to the slip cordon, he's searching for a wicket here.  (3) 
    19.5  Deon Kruis to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    19.6  Deon Kruis to Nicky Boje, They run the first hard, they come for two, the fielder has the ball, they call for the third...will they get there!?! The throw is in, it's wide, the batsman makes the dive...and he's in! Excellent running, and poor fielding. 3 more!  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 20
    2006 Diamond Eagles    174/5 (RR : 8.70)
    Ben Hector     20 (14b)
    Nicky Boje     3 (2b)
    Deon Kruis    4-0-35-2
    
    
    
    2006 Diamond Eagles    174/5 (RR : 8.70)
    Overs: 20.0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Loots Bosman                           b van der Wath   71   48   7   2  147.9
    Morne van Wyk          c van Wyk       b Kruis           0    1   0   0    0.0
    Jonathan Beukes        lbw             b Kruis           0    1   0   0    0.0
    Jacques Rudolph        c van Wyk       b van der Wath   24   18   3   0  133.3
    Cliffe Deacon                          b Donald         53   36   5   1  147.2
    Ben Hector                             not out          20   14   1   1  142.9
    Nicky Boje                             not out           3    2   0   0  150.0
    Johan van der Wath                                
    Ryan McLaren                                      
    Dillon du Preez                                   
    Roger Telemachus                                  
    
    Total: 174/5                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 8.70
    
    Extras : 3    No Balls : 0       Wides : 1    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 2
    Code:
    2004 Diamond Eagles Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Nicky Boje                           3.0           0      22        0   7.33
    Johan van der Wath                   4.0           0      28        2   7.00
    Allan Donald                         3.0           0      22        1   7.33
    Roger Telemachus                     3.0           0      27        0   9.00
    Thandi Tshabalala                    3.0           0      38        0  12.67
    Deon Kruis                           4.0           0      35        2   8.75
    
    Total: 174/5                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 8.70
    
    Extras : 3    No Balls : 0       Wides : 1    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 2
    -
    [​IMG]

    To say Diamond Eagles' decision to bat first on a pitch like this was bold would be a massive understatement. But it did turn out to be the right decision eventually.
    Loots Bosman was once again the star for the Eagles with a blistering knock of 71 runs from 48 deliveries. Bosman's knock laid the groundwork for Eagles' 174/5.

    Cliffe Deacon's fifty is also praiseworthy. Had it not been for those two, Diamond Eagles would not have even crossed 150 given the state of their other batsmen.
    The decision to play Morne van Wyk and Jonathan Beukes in place of Davy Jacobs and Boeta Dippenaar completely flopped. More so than the latter two's forms.

    Deon Kruis dismissed van Wyk and Beukes in the first over for golden ducks to insert pressure on the opposition. In spite of that, he finished with 2/35 in 4.0 overs.
    Johan van der Wath also bagged two wickets, dismissing Loots Bosman and Jacques Rudolph. Allan Donald claimed the wicket of Cliffe Deacon before he sped up.

    - - -

    2004 DIAMOND EAGLES NEED 175 RUNS TO WIN FROM 20.0 OVERS @ 8.75 RUNS PER OVER

    - - -

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    0.1  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Short and pulled away for a single  (1) 
    0.2  Cliffe Deacon to Boeta Dippenaar, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    0.3  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Flicked off his hips through the vacant square leg region for two runs. The captain decides to remove a man from gully to cover up that spot.  (2) 
    0.4  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    0.5  Cliffe Deacon to Boeta Dippenaar, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    0.6  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    2004 Diamond Eagles    8/0 (RR : 8)    Required RR(8.74)
    Loots Bosman     6 (4b)
    Boeta Dippenaar     2 (2b)
    Cliffe Deacon    1-0-8-0
    
    
    1.1  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    1.2  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0) 
    1.3  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, He's slogged that down to cow corner. Long on runs in to field, and the batsmen get two. The captain is clearly not very happy with his fielder's effort there.  (2) 
    1.4  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    1.5  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, The batsman calls for a single, but hesitates and nearly gets his partner run out! An effort that would make Owais Shah proud! No run.  (0) 
    1.6  Roger Telemachus to Boeta Dippenaar, GOT HIM! Clean bowled!
    
    B. Dippenaar                     b Telemachus
    Runs : 6       Balls : 8         S/R : 75
    
    
    End of over 2
    2004 Diamond Eagles    12/1 (RR : 6)    Required RR(9)
    Morne van Wyk     0 (0b)
    Loots Bosman     6 (4b)
    Roger Telemachus    1-0-4-1
    
    
    2.1  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    2.2  Cliffe Deacon to Morne van Wyk, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    2.3  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4) 
    2.4  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Full and on the toes, the batsman just flicks it past the now-vacant short fine leg region for four runs! The captain is fuming, and it's right after he took the fielder out of there!  (4) 
    2.5  Cliffe Deacon to Loots Bosman, Excellent bowling, catches the batsman off-guard with a vicious bouncer! The batsman top edges it high in the air, and the catch is taken!
    
    L. Bosman       c van der Wath    b Deacon
    Runs : 15       Balls : 8         S/R : 187.5
    
    2.6  Cliffe Deacon to Ben Hector, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    2.6  Cliffe Deacon to Ben Hector, Rubbish ball, short and on the legs, flicked away with ease. Four more.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 3
    2004 Diamond Eagles    27/2 (RR : 9)    Required RR(8.65)
    Ben Hector     4 (2b)
    Morne van Wyk     1 (1b)
    Cliffe Deacon    2-0-23-1
    
    
    3.1  Roger Telemachus to Morne van Wyk, Bowler appeals, others follow, and got him!
    
    M. van Wyk     lbw               b Telemachus
    Runs : 1       Balls : 2         S/R : 50
    
    3.2  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    3.3  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    3.4  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, He's hit that high and hard...the fielder is coming underneath it...will he catch it? NOOOO! He spills the chance! And to add insult to injury, the ball rolls away for four runs. The bowler is fuming!  (4) 
    3.5  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    3.6  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    2004 Diamond Eagles    34/3 (RR : 8.5)    Required RR(8.75)
    Ben Hector     4 (2b)
    Davy Jacobs     7 (5b)
    Roger Telemachus    2-0-11-2
    
    
    4.1  Nicky Boje to Davy Jacobs, Sloppy fielding, the batsmen were content with one but end up getting two.  (2) 
    4.2  Nicky Boje to Davy Jacobs, He tried to go over the top but doesn't connect well. However, it's placed in the gap the ball trickles away for four.  (4) 
    4.3  Nicky Boje to Davy Jacobs, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    4.4  Nicky Boje to Davy Jacobs, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    4.5  Nicky Boje to Davy Jacobs, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    4.6  Nicky Boje to Ben Hector, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 5
    2004 Diamond Eagles    44/3 (RR : 8.8)    Required RR(8.67)
    Davy Jacobs     16 (10b)
    Ben Hector     5 (3b)
    Nicky Boje    1-0-10-0
    
    
    5.1  Roger Telemachus to Ben Hector, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    5.2  Roger Telemachus to Ben Hector, Nice yorker! The batsmen gets a thin inside edge, but the ball still finds legstump! Gone!
    
    B. Hector                        b Telemachus
    Runs : 7       Balls : 5         S/R : 140
    
    5.3  Roger Telemachus to Nicky Boje, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    5.4  Roger Telemachus to Nicky Boje, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    5.5  Roger Telemachus to Davy Jacobs, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    5.6  Roger Telemachus to Nicky Boje, Goes for a straight drive, but inside edges it into his legs and it ricochets onto the stumps! The batsman is not happy!
    
    N. Boje                          b Telemachus
    Runs : 1       Balls : 3         S/R : 33.33
    
    
    End of over 6
    2004 Diamond Eagles    48/5 (RR : 8)    Required RR(9)
    Johan van der Wath     0 (0b)
    Davy Jacobs     17 (11b)
    Roger Telemachus    3-0-15-4
    
    
    6.1  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    6.2  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Easy single.  (1) 
    6.3  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    6.4  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    6.5  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    6.6  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    2004 Diamond Eagles    52/5 (RR : 7.43)    Required RR(9.38)
    Davy Jacobs     20 (13b)
    Johan van der Wath     1 (4b)
    Johan van der Wath    1-0-4-0
    
    
    7.1  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    7.2  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! The keeper is after it...he's runs hard...and the ball lands just after him! He drops a glove and hurls the ball in to keep the batsman to just a single.  (1) 
    7.3  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    7.4  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, One more to the total.  (1) 
    7.5  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, One more to the total.  (1) 
    7.6  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, The batsman calls for a single, but hesitates and nearly gets his partner run out! An effort that would make Owais Shah proud! No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 8
    2004 Diamond Eagles    58/5 (RR : 7.25)    Required RR(9.67)
    Johan van der Wath     5 (8b)
    Davy Jacobs     22 (15b)
    Dillon du Preez    1-0-6-0
    
    
    8.1  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    8.2  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Ahhh that's poor fielding. The batsman taps it away for a single, and the fielder fires in an over-eager throw well wide of the stumps. No one is backing up and some the batsmen run two more in overthrows! The captain isn't happy!  (3) 
    8.3  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    8.4  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, The batsman has a wild slog, and gets enough to send the ball to the fence for four! Not the best looking shot, but it certainly was effective.  (4) 
    8.5  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    8.6  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, He's slogged that down to cow corner. Long on runs in to field, and the batsmen get two. The captain is clearly not very happy with his fielder's effort there.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 9
    2004 Diamond Eagles    68/5 (RR : 7.56)    Required RR(9.64)
    Davy Jacobs     29 (20b)
    Johan van der Wath     8 (9b)
    Johan van der Wath    2-0-14-0
    
    
    9.1  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    9.2  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    9.3  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    9.4  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, And the batsman pulls out the sweep shot! Takes a lot of skill to play that, and he has enough to place it for two.  (2) 
    9.5  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    9.6  Nicky Boje to Johan van der Wath, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    2004 Diamond Eagles    75/5 (RR : 7.5)    Required RR(9.9)
    Davy Jacobs     29 (20b)
    Johan van der Wath     15 (15b)
    Nicky Boje    2-0-17-0
    
    
    10.1  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    10.2  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    10.3  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1) 
    10.4  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    10.4  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Lovely late cut through the vacant third man region. Four more.  (4) 
    10.5  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    10.6  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    2004 Diamond Eagles    85/5 (RR : 7.73)    Required RR(9.89)
    Davy Jacobs     35 (24b)
    Johan van der Wath     18 (18b)
    Dillon du Preez    2-0-16-0
    
    
    11.1  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, He didn't middle that, but there is enough power on it to get the batsmen three.  (3) 
    11.2  Ryan McLaren to Davy Jacobs, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    11.3  Ryan McLaren to Davy Jacobs, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    11.4  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, Rubbish ball, short and on the legs, flicked away with ease. Four more.  (4) 
    11.5  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    11.6  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    2004 Diamond Eagles    93/5 (RR : 7.75)    Required RR(10.1)
    Johan van der Wath     25 (22b)
    Davy Jacobs     36 (26b)
    Ryan McLaren    1-0-8-0
    
    
    12.1  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    12.2  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Tries to work it off his legs, misses, and the fielders go up in appeal! It has to be out, it HAS to be out! NOOOOO! The umpire is unmoved! Gosh that must have been close.  (0) 
    12.3  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    12.4  Johan van der Wath to Davy Jacobs, Down the track and driven through midwicket. There is no fielder in the deep so Long On has to run around to field it, and so in the meanwhile the batsmen get three. Poor bowling but good placement.  (3) 
    12.5  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    12.6  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    2004 Diamond Eagles    100/5 (RR : 7.69)    Required RR(10.6)
    Johan van der Wath     28 (26b)
    Davy Jacobs     40 (28b)
    Johan van der Wath    3-0-21-0
    
    
    13.1  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Sloppy fielding, the batsmen were content with one but end up getting two.  (2) 
    13.2  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    13.3  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1) 
    13.4  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    13.5  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    13.6  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    2004 Diamond Eagles    106/5 (RR : 7.57)    Required RR(11.3)
    Davy Jacobs     43 (32b)
    Johan van der Wath     31 (28b)
    Dillon du Preez    3-0-22-0
    
    
    14.1  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    14.2  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Nice yorker! The batsmen gets a thin inside edge and the ball flies past the legstump and the keeper. Fine leg fields to keep it down to two.  (2) 
    14.3  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    14.4  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    14.5  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    14.6  Johan van der Wath to Johan van der Wath, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    2004 Diamond Eagles    109/5 (RR : 7.27)    Required RR(13)
    Davy Jacobs     43 (32b)
    Johan van der Wath     34 (34b)
    Johan van der Wath    4-0-24-0
    
    
    15.1  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    15.2  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    15.3  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    15.4  Ryan McLaren to Johan van der Wath, Full, wide, the batsman slashes hard at it and edges it through the second slip region! Third man tidies up and the batsmen run for three. The captain decides to move the man from short fine leg to the slip cordon, he's searching for a wicket here.  (3) 
    15.5  Ryan McLaren to Davy Jacobs, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    15.6  Ryan McLaren to Davy Jacobs, Oooh! Good ball, yorker length delivery on the legstump. The batsman just barely gets his bat down on time, and the non striker urges him through for a quick single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    2004 Diamond Eagles    115/5 (RR : 7.19)    Required RR(14.8)
    Johan van der Wath     39 (38b)
    Davy Jacobs     44 (34b)
    Ryan McLaren    2-0-14-0
    
    
    16.1  Dillon du Preez to Davy Jacobs, In the air, and gone!
    
    D. Jacobs       c McLaren          b du Preez
    Runs : 44       Balls : 35         S/R : 125.7
    
    16.2  Dillon du Preez to Allan Donald, He's chipped it straight back to the bowler! Out!
    
    A. Donald                      c & b du Preez
    Runs : 0        Balls : 1          S/R : 0
    
    16.3  Dillon du Preez to Roger Telemachus, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    16.4  Dillon du Preez to Roger Telemachus, I don't think he'll be attempting any more bouncers after that. The batsman has hooked that away magnificently for six!  (6) 
    16.5  Dillon du Preez to Roger Telemachus, Gorgeous square drive, placed perfectly past point. There isn't a lot of power in the shot though, and third man cuts it off while the batsmen run hard for three.  (3) 
    16.6  Dillon du Preez to Johan van der Wath, He's skied it, too high, there's a fielder coming under it, takes it comfortably!
    
    J. van der Wath c Beukes           b du Preez
    Runs : 39       Balls : 39         S/R : 100
    
    
    End of over 17
    2004 Diamond Eagles    124/8 (RR : 7.29)    Required RR(16.7)
    Thandi Tshabalala     0 (0b)
    Roger Telemachus     9 (3b)
    Dillon du Preez    4-0-31-3
    
    
    17.1  Ryan McLaren to Roger Telemachus, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    17.2  Ryan McLaren to Thandi Tshabalala, Full, wide, the batsman slashes hard at it and edges it through the second slip region! Third man tidies up and the batsmen run for three. The captain decides to move the man from short fine leg to the slip cordon, he's searching for a wicket here.  (3) 
    17.3  Ryan McLaren to Roger Telemachus, Top edge...and gone!
    
    R. Telemachus   c van der Wath    b McLaren
    Runs : 10       Balls : 5         S/R : 200
    
    17.4  Ryan McLaren to Deon Kruis, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    17.5  Ryan McLaren to Deon Kruis, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    17.6  Ryan McLaren to Deon Kruis, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    D. Kruis        c van Wyk         b McLaren
    Runs : 2        Balls : 3         S/R : 66.67
    
    
    End of over 18
    2004 Diamond Eagles    130/10 (RR : 7.22)
    Thandi Tshabalala     3 (1b)
    Ryan McLaren    3-0-20-2
    
    
    
    2004 Diamond Eagles    130/10 (RR : 7.22)
    Overs: 18.0
    Code:
    2004 Diamond Eagles Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Loots Bosman           c van der Wath  b Deacon         15    8   2   0  187.5
    Boeta Dippenaar                        b Telemachus      6    8   0   0   75.0
    Morne van Wyk          lbw             b Telemachus      1    2   0   0   50.0
    Ben Hector                             b Telemachus      7    5   1   0  140.0
    Davy Jacobs            c McLaren       b du Preez       44   35   4   0  125.7
    Nicky Boje                             b Telemachus      1    3   0   0   33.3
    Johan van der Wath     c Beukes        b du Preez       39   39   1   0  100.0
    Allan Donald                       c & b du Preez        0    1   0   0    0.0
    Roger Telemachus       c van der Wath  b McLaren        10    5   0   1  200.0
    Thandi Tshabalala                      not out           3    1   0   0  300.0
    Deon Kruis             c van Wyk       b McLaren         2    3   0   0   66.7
    
    Total: 130/10                       Overs: 18.0                    Run Rate: 7.22
    
    Extras : 2    No Balls : 0       Wides : 2    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Cliffe Deacon                        2.0           0      23        1  11.50
    Nicky Boje                           2.0           0      17        0   8.50
    Johan van der Wath                   4.0           0      24        0   6.00
    Ryan McLaren                         3.0           0      20        2   6.67
    Dillon du Preez                      4.0           0      31        3   7.75
    Roger Telemachus                     3.0           0      15        4   5.00
    
    Total: 130/10                       Overs: 18.0                    Run Rate: 7.22
    
    Extras : 2    No Balls : 0       Wides : 2    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    -
    [​IMG]

    A gritty knock from Johan van der Wath and a desperate fightback from Davy Jacobs were just not enough for the Diamond Eagles to secure a necessary victory.
    Diamond Eagles' bowlers ran all over their opposition with Roger Telemachus' 4-wicket haul stealing the spotlight from Loots Bosman's 48-ball 71 in the first innings.

    Dillon du Preez also picked-up three wickets to his name, albeit at a much more expensive economy. Ryan McLaren claimed two scalps that wrapped-up the game.
    Cliffe Deacon dismissed Loots Bosman before he even had the chance to get going. A complete bowling performance from the Eagles helped avenge a crushing loss.

    - - -
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles   174/5  in 20.0 overs. 
    2004 Diamond Eagles   130/10 in 18.0 overs. 
    
    2006 Diamond Eagles won by 44 runs
    
    Man of the match: Loots Bosman (2006 Diamond Eagles)
     
    Yash. and CerealKiller thanked this.
  2. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
    Yash. and Na Maloom Afraad thanked this.
  3. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    Geez man, I feel so bad. :/
     
    Naman Thakur said thanks for this.
  4. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    Though not a fully 100% virtual knockout , given that we & Victorian Bushrangers both have to win by a much larger margin ....

    Win-win for @Yash. anyways .... :rolleyes
     
    Yash. and Na Maloom Afraad thanked this.
  5. Akshay. Panel of Selectors

    Akshay.
    Mumbai Indians West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Mumbai Indians
    Location:
    Pune, India
    Shane Warne bowled superbly
    Important victory for us
     
  6. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    Both Diamond Eagles owners have been quite quiet recently... :spy
     
  7. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    [​IMG]

    ROUND 6

    Match 11, :aus: :local: Victorian Bushrangers vs :saf: :os: 2006 Diamond Eagles
    - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
    - Great for teams batting first and fast bowlers.
    @Akshay. @Yash.

    Match 12, :saf: :local: 2004 Diamond Eagles vs :eng: :os: Leicestershire Foxes
    - Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
    - High scoring ground with a lot of assistance to seamers and spinners. Swing bowlers, not so much.
    @Kaptaan @Naman Thakur

    STANDINGS

    Q
    TEAM
    M
    W
    L
    P
    NRR

    :right:
    -:aus: VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS-
    5
    3
    2
    9
    -+0.627-
    :up:
    -:saf: 2006 DIAMOND EAGLES
    5
    3
    2
    9
    +0.165
    -:down:-
    -:eng: LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES
    -5-
    -2-
    -3-
    -6-
    -0.292
    :down:
    -:saf: 2004 DIAMOND EAGLES
    5
    2
    3
    6
    -0.495

    LINEUP RULES

    - You can not drop Your captain (:c:)
    - You must have at least five capable bowling (:ar:/:bwl:) options in Your playing xi
    - You must have at least one genuine wicket-keeping (:wk:/:wkb:) option in Your playing xi
    - You can have a maximum of four overseas (:os:) players in Your playing xi
    - Mark the players You want to bowl with ^ and Your active wicket-keeper with †/+

    STATISTICS

    Available on post#6. As of round five.
     
  8. Akshay. Panel of Selectors

    Akshay.
    Mumbai Indians West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Mumbai Indians
    Location:
    Pune, India
    Only one minor change
    Our sixth bowler if required will be Hussey and White will not bowl.
     
    Na Maloom Afraad said thanks for this.
  9. Yash. TPCL ² Management

    Yash.
    SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
    AKA:
    Hirani
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Sunrisers Hyderabad, Melbourne Stars, Quetta
    Location:
    Bareilly
    Ah! Go same. I just hope Morne van Wyk or Jonathan Beukes, solves my problem Dippenaar and Jacobs problem.
     
    Na Maloom Afraad said thanks for this.
  10. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    We are not looking at the qualification scenarios at the moment . Just play with all heart and see what the result yields . Nothing to lose for the team ......

    One change : Henderson comes in place of Willoughby .


    :eng: :local: :bat: Darren Stevens
    :eng: :local: :bat: John Sadler
    :aus: :os: :bat: Brad Hodge :c:
    :eng: :local: :wk: Paul Nixon
    :eng: :local: :ar: Jeremy Snape ^
    :eng: :local: :bat:
    Darren Maddy
    :wi: :os: :ar: Ottis Gibson ^
    :eng: :local: :ar: Phil DeFreitas ^
    :aus: :os: :ar: Mark Cleary ^
    :eng: :local: :bwl: David Masters ^
    :saf: :os: :bwl: Claude Henderson ^
     
    Na Maloom Afraad said thanks for this.
  11. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    [​IMG]
    ROUND 6

    [​IMG] —— [​IMG]

    VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS vs 2006 DIAMOND EAGLES
    Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    [​IMG]

    - - -

    TOSS: 2006 DIAMOND EAGLES WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST

    - - -

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    0.1  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, Slapped away through the offside for a glorious boundary! Lovely shot. The captain's fuming now and removes a man from third slip to cover that region.  (4) 
    0.2  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    0.3  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, Hit outside off stump, no shot offered, he’s given him!
    
    L. Bosman      lbw               b Mick Lewis
    Runs : 4       Balls : 3         S/R : 133.333
    
    0.4  Mick Lewis to Jonathan Beukes, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    0.4  Mick Lewis to Jonathan Beukes, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    0.5  Mick Lewis to Jonathan Beukes, He didn't middle that, but there is enough power on it to get the batsmen three.  (3) 
    0.6  Mick Lewis to Morne van Wyk, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    2006 Diamond Eagles    9/1 (RR : 9)
    Jonathan Beukes     3 (2b)
    Morne van Wyk     1 (1b)
    Mick Lewis    1-0-9-1
    
    
    1.1  Peter Siddle to Morne van Wyk, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    1.2  Peter Siddle to Jonathan Beukes, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    J. Beukes      c Crosthwaite     b Siddle
    Runs : 3       Balls : 3         S/R : 100
    
    1.3  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, And that's a slower ball gone horribly wrong. Sits up and begs to be smacked for four, which it promptly is.  (4) 
    1.4  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Down the track and driven through midwicket. There is no fielder in the deep so Long On has to run around to field it, and so in the meanwhile the batsmen get three. Poor bowling but good placement.  (3) 
    1.5  Peter Siddle to Morne van Wyk, In the air, and gone!
    
    M. van Wyk     c White           b Siddle
    Runs : 2       Balls : 3         S/R : 66.67
    
    1.6  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 2
    2006 Diamond Eagles    19/3 (RR : 9.5)
    Cliffe Deacon     2 (1b)
    Jacques Rudolph     7 (2b)
    Peter Siddle    1-0-10-2
    
    
    2.1  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, The batsman has a wild slog, and gets enough to send the ball to the fence for four! Not the best looking shot, but it certainly was effective.  (4) 
    2.2  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    2.3  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    2.4  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    2.5  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, No shot offered.  (0) 
    2.6  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 3
    2006 Diamond Eagles    27/3 (RR : 9)
    Jacques Rudolph     15 (8b)
    Cliffe Deacon     2 (1b)
    Mick Lewis    2-0-17-1
    
    
    3.1  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Inside edge, and gone! Great bowling, and some loose batting.
    
    C. Deacon                        b Siddle
    Runs : 2       Balls : 2         S/R : 100
    
    3.2  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, They run the first hard, they come for two, the fielder has the ball, they call for the third...will they get there!?! The throw is in, it's wide, the batsman makes the dive...and he's in! Excellent running, and poor fielding. 3 more!  (3) 
    3.3  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    3.4  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    3.5  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    3.6  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    2006 Diamond Eagles    37/4 (RR : 9.25)
    Ben Hector     7 (2b)
    Jacques Rudolph     18 (11b)
    Peter Siddle    2-0-20-3
    
    
    4.1  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, Reverse sweep, and it's four! What an outrageous shot! The batsman is all smiles after pulling that one off!  (6) 
    4.2  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, No shot offered.  (0) 
    4.3  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, The batsman lines up for a big slog over cow corner, but gets an inside edge, which scoots past the stumps and the keeper for four runs! The bowler has a wry smile, if the batsman keeps that up, it won't be too long till he's back in the pavilion...  (4) 
    4.4  Mick Lewis to Jacques Rudolph, He's skied it, too high, there's a fielder coming under it, takes it comfortably!
    
    J. Rudolph      c Hussey           b Lewis
    Runs : 28       Balls : 15         S/R : 186.7
    
    4.5  Mick Lewis to Nicky Boje, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    4.6  Mick Lewis to Nicky Boje, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 5
    2006 Diamond Eagles    49/5 (RR : 9.8)
    Nicky Boje     2 (2b)
    Ben Hector     7 (2b)
    Mick Lewis    3-0-29-2
    
    
    5.1  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    5.2  Peter Siddle to Nicky Boje, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    5.3  Peter Siddle to Nicky Boje, Gorgeous square drive, placed perfectly past point. There isn't a lot of power in the shot though, and third man cuts it off while the batsmen run hard for three.  (3) 
    5.4  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    5.5  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    5.6  Peter Siddle to Ben Hector, That's a single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 6
    2006 Diamond Eagles    54/5 (RR : 9)
    Nicky Boje     5 (4b)
    Ben Hector     9 (6b)
    Peter Siddle    3-0-25-3
    
    
    6.1  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, The batsman calls for a single, but hesitates and nearly gets his partner run out! An effort that would make Owais Shah proud! No run.  (0) 
    6.2  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, And time for the reverse-sweep! Quite a daring and often needless shot if you ask me, but the batsman pulls it off well enough to get two more.  (2) 
    6.3  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Good length delivery on the stumps, the batsman just leans forward and drives it past mid-on for four more. Lovely shot.  (4) 
    6.4  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    6.5  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    6.6  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    2006 Diamond Eagles    61/5 (RR : 8.71)
    Nicky Boje     5 (4b)
    Ben Hector     16 (12b)
    Shane Harwood    1-0-7-0
    
    
    7.1  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    7.2  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    7.3  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    7.4  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Easy single.  (1) 
    7.5  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    7.6  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 8
    2006 Diamond Eagles    63/5 (RR : 7.88)
    Ben Hector     17 (16b)
    Nicky Boje     6 (6b)
    Dirk Nannes    1-0-2-0
    
    
    8.1  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    8.2  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, No shot offered.  (0) 
    8.3  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    8.4  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, Short and pulled away for a single  (2) 
    8.5  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, AND HE'S OU...noooo! Got back home just in time. Two runs.  (2) 
    8.6  David Hussey to Nicky Boje, He didn't middle that, but there is enough power on it to get the batsmen three.  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 9
    2006 Diamond Eagles    70/5 (RR : 7.78)
    Ben Hector     17 (16b)
    Nicky Boje     13 (12b)
    David Hussey    1-0-7-0
    
    
    9.1  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    9.2  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    9.3  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Oooh! Good ball, yorker length delivery on the legstump. The batsman just barely gets his bat down on time, and the non striker urges him through for a quick single.  (1) 
    9.4  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Slapped away through the offside for a glorious boundary! Lovely shot. The captain's fuming now and removes a man from third slip to cover that region.  (4) 
    9.5  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    9.6  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    2006 Diamond Eagles    79/5 (RR : 7.9)
    Ben Hector     23 (19b)
    Nicky Boje     16 (15b)
    Shane Warne    1-0-9-0
    
    
    10.1  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    10.2  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    10.3  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    10.4  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    10.5  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    10.6  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, They run the first hard, they come for two, the fielder has the ball, they call for the third...will they get there!?! The throw is in, it's wide, the batsman makes the dive...and he's in! Excellent running, and poor fielding. 3 more!  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    2006 Diamond Eagles    88/5 (RR : 8)
    Ben Hector     24 (20b)
    Nicky Boje     24 (20b)
    Shane Harwood    2-0-16-0
    
    
    11.1  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    11.2  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    11.3  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Good running, two runs.  (2) 
    11.4  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Short and pulled away for a single  (2) 
    11.5  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Oooh! Good ball, yorker length delivery on the legstump. The batsman just barely gets his bat down on time, and the non striker urges him through for a quick single.  (1) 
    11.6  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    2006 Diamond Eagles    97/5 (RR : 8.08)
    Ben Hector     26 (21b)
    Nicky Boje     31 (25b)
    Dirk Nannes    2-0-11-0
    
    
    12.1  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2) 
    12.2  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    12.3  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    12.4  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Flicked off his hips through the vacant square leg region for two runs. The captain decides to remove a man from gully to cover up that spot.  (2) 
    12.5  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    12.6  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Full and on the toes, the batsman just flicks it past the now-vacant short fine leg region for four runs! The captain is fuming, and it's right after he took the fielder out of there!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    2006 Diamond Eagles    106/5 (RR : 8.15)
    Ben Hector     32 (25b)
    Nicky Boje     34 (27b)
    Shane Warne    2-0-18-0
    
    
    13.1  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    13.2  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    13.3  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, That's a single.  (1) 
    13.4  Shane Harwood to Ben Hector, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! The keeper is after it...he's runs hard...and the ball lands just after him! He drops a glove and hurls the ball in to keep the batsman to just a single.  (1) 
    13.5  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    13.6  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    2006 Diamond Eagles    110/5 (RR : 7.86)
    Nicky Boje     37 (32b)
    Ben Hector     33 (26b)
    Shane Harwood    3-0-20-0
    
    
    14.1  Shane Warne to Ben Hector, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    14.2  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, No shot offered.  (0) 
    14.3  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    14.4  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    14.5  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    14.6  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    2006 Diamond Eagles    111/5 (RR : 7.4)
    Nicky Boje     37 (37b)
    Ben Hector     34 (27b)
    Shane Warne    3-0-19-0
    
    
    15.1  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    15.1  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    15.1  Dirk Nannes to Ben Hector, Perfect yorker, and he's gone!
    
    B. Hector                          b Nannes
    Runs : 34       Balls : 28         S/R : 121.4
    
    15.2  Dirk Nannes to Johan van der Wath, Bowler appeals, others follow, and got him!
    
    J. van der Wath lbw                b Nannes
    Runs : 0        Balls : 1          S/R : 0
    
    15.3  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    15.4  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    15.5  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Buffet bowling, the batsman helps himself to four more.  (4) 
    15.6  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    2006 Diamond Eagles    119/7 (RR : 7.44)
    Ryan McLaren     6 (4b)
    Nicky Boje     37 (37b)
    Dirk Nannes    3-0-19-2
    
    
    16.1  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Hit straight to long on, and that's caught!
    
    N. Boje         c Klinger          b Harwood
    Runs : 37       Balls : 38         S/R : 97.37
    
    16.2  Shane Harwood to Dillon du Preez, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    16.3  Shane Harwood to Dillon du Preez, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    16.4  Shane Harwood to Dillon du Preez, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    16.5  Shane Harwood to Dillon du Preez, Byes, and four! That was a wayward one.  (4) 
    16.6  Shane Harwood to Ryan McLaren, And the batsman unveils the sweep shot, and it's done beautifully too! Four more!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 17
    2006 Diamond Eagles    131/8 (RR : 7.71)
    Ryan McLaren     10 (5b)
    Dillon du Preez     4 (3b)
    Shane Harwood    4-0-32-1
    
    
    17.1  Shane Warne to Dillon du Preez, Driven for four!  (4) 
    17.2  Shane Warne to Dillon du Preez, Pitched in line, hitting middle stump, but is it too high? The umpire doesn't think so, and the batsman has to go!
    
    D. du Preez     lbw               b Warne
    Runs : 8        Balls : 5         S/R : 160
    
    17.3  Shane Warne to Roger Telemachus, He's slogged that down to cow corner. Long on runs in to field, and the batsmen get two. The captain is clearly not very happy with his fielder's effort there.  (2) 
    17.4  Shane Warne to Roger Telemachus, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    17.5  Shane Warne to Roger Telemachus, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    17.6  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Brilliant ball, and a sharp catch. Nothing the batsman could do there!
    
    R. McLaren      c Finch           b Warne
    Runs : 10       Balls : 6         S/R : 166.7
    
    
    End of over 18
    2006 Diamond Eagles    140/10 (RR : 7.78)
    Roger Telemachus     5 (3b)
    Shane Warne    4-0-28-2
    
    
    
    2006 Diamond Eagles    140/10 (RR : 7.78)
    Overs: 18.0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Loots Bosman           lbw             b Lewis           4    3   1   0  133.3
    Morne van Wyk          c White         b Siddle          2    3   0   0   66.7
    Jonathan Beukes        c Crosthwaite   b Siddle          3    3   0   0  100.0
    Jacques Rudolph        c Hussey        b Lewis          28   15   3   1  186.7
    Cliffe Deacon                          b Siddle          2    2   0   0  100.0
    Ben Hector                             b Nannes         34   28   4   0  121.4
    Nicky Boje             c Klinger       b Harwood        37   38   0   0   97.4
    Johan van der Wath     lbw             b Nannes          0    1   0   0    0.0
    Ryan McLaren           c Finch         b Warne          10    6   2   0  166.7
    Dillon du Preez        lbw             b Warne           8    5   1   0  160.0
    Roger Telemachus                       not out           5    3   0   0  166.7
    
    Total: 140/10                       Overs: 18.0                    Run Rate: 7.78
    
    Extras : 7    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 4
    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    David Hussey                         1.0           0       7        0   7.00
    Shane Warne                          4.0           0      28        2   7.00
    Peter Siddle                         3.0           0      25        3   8.33
    Dirk Nannes                          3.0           0      19        2   6.33
    Mick Lewis                           3.0           0      29        2   9.67
    Shane Harwood                        4.0           0      32        1   8.00
    
    Total: 140/10                       Overs: 18.0                    Run Rate: 7.78
    
    Extras : 7    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 4
    -
    [​IMG]

    In a must win game, Diamond Eagles underdelivered with the bat as the Victorian Bushrangers bowled them out for 140 on a relatively batsman-friendly wicket.
    Jacques Rudolph's 15-ball 28 at number four rejuvenated the Eagles' innings after yet another failure from their top-order. His knock included 3 fours and a six.

    After finding themselves in the doldrums again, the Diamond Eagles regrouped courtesy of Ben Hector and skipper Nicky Boje's 66-run stand for the 6th-wicket.
    Once these two were dismissed by Dirk Nannes and Shane Harwood respectively, Diamond Eagles' tail collapsed and they were bowled-out for a below-par 140.

    The star from the previous game for the Bushrangers could only claim two wickets this time. Shane Warne dismissed two tailenders to wrap-up Eagles' innings.
    Dirk Nannes and Mick Lewis picked-up two wickets apiece as well, whereas Peter Siddle starred with three scalps to his name. Shane Harwood bagged a wicket too.

    To say the Diamond Eagles have underdeliverivd with the bat would be quite the understatement, however, they are more than well-equppied to defend this total.
    Can the Diamond Eagles defend this total to secure their place in the final? Or will they have to be dependent on the Foxes-Eagles game to determine their spot?

    - - -

    VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS NEED 141 RUNS TO WIN FROM 20.0 OVERS @ 7.05 RUNS PER OVER

    - - -

    [​IMG]
    Code:
    0.1  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1) 
    0.2  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    0.3  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    0.4  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    0.5  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    0.6  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Short, wide, you know the drill. 4 runs.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    Victorian Bushrangers    5/0 (RR : 5)    Required RR(7.11)
    Aaron Finch     4 (5b)
    Michael Klinger     1 (1b)
    Roger Telemachus    1-0-5-0
    
    
    1.1  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, They run the first hard, they come for two, the fielder has the ball, they call for the third...will they get there!?! The throw is in, it's wide, the batsman makes the dive...and he's in! Excellent running, and poor fielding. 3 more!  (3) 
    1.2  Cliffe Deacon to Aaron Finch, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    1.3  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Full, wide, the batsman slashes hard at it and edges it through the second slip region! Third man tidies up and the batsmen run for three. The captain decides to move the man from short fine leg to the slip cordon, he's searching for a wicket here.  (3) 
    1.4  Cliffe Deacon to Aaron Finch, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    1.5  Cliffe Deacon to Aaron Finch, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    1.6  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Beautiful shot! Down the ground, easy four for the batsman.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 2
    Victorian Bushrangers    17/0 (RR : 8.5)    Required RR(6.83)
    Michael Klinger     11 (4b)
    Aaron Finch     6 (8b)
    Cliffe Deacon    1-0-12-0
    
    
    2.1  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    2.2  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    2.3  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    2.4  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    2.5  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    2.6  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 3
    Victorian Bushrangers    25/0 (RR : 8.33)    Required RR(6.76)
    Aaron Finch     13 (13b)
    Michael Klinger     12 (5b)
    Roger Telemachus    2-0-13-0
    
    
    3.1  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    3.2  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, They run the first hard, they come for two, the fielder has the ball, they call for the third...will they get there!?! The throw is in, it's wide, the batsman makes the dive...and he's in! Excellent running, and poor fielding. 3 more!  (3) 
    3.3  Cliffe Deacon to Aaron Finch, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    3.4  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    3.5  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    3.6  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    3.6  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    Victorian Bushrangers    37/0 (RR : 9.25)    Required RR(6.44)
    Aaron Finch     14 (14b)
    Michael Klinger     22 (11b)
    Cliffe Deacon    2-0-24-0
    
    
    4.1  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, He's hit that high and hard...the fielder is coming underneath it...will he catch it? NOOOO! He spills the chance! And to add insult to injury, the ball rolls away for four runs. The bowler is fuming!  (4) 
    4.2  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    4.3  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    4.3  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    4.4  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Oh my, he has absolutely hammered that down the ground! That'll be one of the flattest sixes you'll ever see!   (6) 
    4.5  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    4.6  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Perfect yorker, and he's gone!
    
    A. Finch                           b Telemachus
    Runs : 14       Balls : 15         S/R : 93.33
    
    
    End of over 5
    Victorian Bushrangers    49/1 (RR : 9.8)    Required RR(6.07)
    David Hussey     0 (0b)
    Michael Klinger     33 (17b)
    Roger Telemachus    3-0-25-1
    
    
    5.1  Dillon du Preez to Michael Klinger, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    5.2  Dillon du Preez to Michael Klinger, He's slogged that down to cow corner. Long on runs in to field, and the batsmen get two. The captain is clearly not very happy with his fielder's effort there.  (2) 
    5.3  Dillon du Preez to Michael Klinger, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    M. Klinger      c van Wyk          b du Preez
    Runs : 35       Balls : 20         S/R : 175
    
    5.4  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Ah, he's beaten by the movement! It moved in the air, and deviated away off the pitch, taking the offstump with it! No chance for the batsman there, he just walks away bemused.
    
    B. Hodge                           b du Preez
    Runs : 0        Balls : 1          S/R : 0
    
    5.5  Dillon du Preez to Cameron White, Bowler appeals, others follow, and got him!
    
    C. White        lbw                b du Preez
    Runs : 0        Balls : 1          S/R : 0
    
    5.6  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 6
    Victorian Bushrangers    51/4 (RR : 8.5)    Required RR(6.36)
    Adam Crosthwaite     0 (1b)
    David Hussey     0 (0b)
    Dillon du Preez    1-0-2-3
    
    
    6.1  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    6.2  Cliffe Deacon to Adam Crosthwaite, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    6.3  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Flicked off his hips through the vacant square leg region for two runs. The captain decides to remove a man from gully to cover up that spot.  (2) 
    6.4  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    6.5  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    6.6  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Uppercut over the slip fielders and away for four! Cheeky shot!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    Victorian Bushrangers    61/4 (RR : 8.71)    Required RR(6.08)
    David Hussey     9 (5b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     1 (2b)
    Cliffe Deacon    3-0-34-0
    
    
    7.1  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    7.2  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    7.3  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, Down the track and driven through midwicket. There is no fielder in the deep so Long On has to run around to field it, and so in the meanwhile the batsmen get three. Poor bowling but good placement.  (3) 
    7.4  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, And the batsman unveils the sweep shot, and it's done beautifully too! Four more!  (4) 
    7.5  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Full, wide, the batsman slashes hard at it and edges it through the second slip region! Third man tidies up and the batsmen run for three. The captain decides to move the man from short fine leg to the slip cordon, he's searching for a wicket here.  (3) 
    7.6  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 8
    Victorian Bushrangers    74/4 (RR : 9.25)    Required RR(5.5)
    David Hussey     14 (8b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     9 (5b)
    Dillon du Preez    2-0-15-3
    
    
    8.1  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    8.2  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    8.3  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    8.4  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    8.5  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, One, Two, Three more added to the total. Well run!  (3) 
    8.6  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and it misses the stumps by a whisker! The keeper tidies up and there is no run. Phew that was close.   (0) 
    
    
    End of over 9
    Victorian Bushrangers    80/4 (RR : 8.89)    Required RR(5.45)
    Adam Crosthwaite     12 (10b)
    David Hussey     17 (9b)
    Nicky Boje    1-0-6-0
    
    
    9.1  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    9.2  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    9.3  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, Nice yorker! The batsmen gets a thin inside edge and the ball flies past the legstump and the keeper. Fine leg fields to keep it down to two.  (2) 
    9.4  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    9.5  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    9.6  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    Victorian Bushrangers    85/4 (RR : 8.5)    Required RR(5.5)
    Adam Crosthwaite     14 (12b)
    David Hussey     20 (13b)
    Johan van der Wath    1-0-5-0
    
    
    10.1  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, The batsman has a wild slog, and gets enough to send the ball to the fence for four! Not the best looking shot, but it certainly was effective.  (4) 
    10.2  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    10.3  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Chipped, and lands safe. Two runs in the mean while.  (2) 
    10.4  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    10.5  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    10.6  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    Victorian Bushrangers    93/4 (RR : 8.45)    Required RR(5.22)
    David Hussey     27 (18b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     15 (13b)
    Nicky Boje    2-0-14-0
    
    
    11.1  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, The batsman looks surprised that that ball wasn't called a wide. The bowler's grinning as he makes his way back to his mark.  (0) 
    11.2  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    11.3  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Edged and through the vacant third slip region. Just after the skipper had removed a man from that region. Don't you just hate that? One run.  (1) 
    11.4  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    11.5  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    11.6  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    Victorian Bushrangers    99/4 (RR : 8.25)    Required RR(5.12)
    Adam Crosthwaite     18 (17b)
    David Hussey     30 (20b)
    Johan van der Wath    2-0-11-0
    
    
    12.1  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    12.2  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    12.3  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    12.4  Nicky Boje to David Hussey, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    12.5  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    12.6  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    Victorian Bushrangers    102/4 (RR : 7.85)    Required RR(5.43)
    Adam Crosthwaite     18 (19b)
    David Hussey     33 (24b)
    Nicky Boje    3-0-17-0
    
    
    13.1  Ryan McLaren to David Hussey, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    13.2  Ryan McLaren to David Hussey, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    13.3  Ryan McLaren to David Hussey, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    13.4  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2) 
    13.5  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! The keeper is after it...he's runs hard...and the ball lands just after him! He drops a glove and hurls the ball in to keep the batsman to just a single.  (1) 
    13.6  Ryan McLaren to David Hussey, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    Victorian Bushrangers    108/4 (RR : 7.71)    Required RR(5.33)
    David Hussey     36 (28b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     21 (21b)
    Ryan McLaren    1-0-6-0
    
    
    14.1  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, And time for the reverse-sweep! Quite a daring and often needless shot if you ask me, but the batsman pulls it off well enough to get two more.  (2) 
    14.2  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2) 
    14.3  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    14.4  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, He walks across his stumps trying to paddle it away, but misses it. And the keeper's appealing! There was a sound as the ball passed the batsman, and the umpire is unmoved. Replays show it was off the pad. Good call.  (0) 
    14.5  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    14.6  Dillon du Preez to David Hussey, Sloppy fielding, the batsmen were content with one but end up getting two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    Victorian Bushrangers    115/4 (RR : 7.67)    Required RR(5)
    David Hussey     38 (31b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     26 (24b)
    Dillon du Preez    3-0-22-3
    
    
    15.1  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    15.2  Johan van der Wath to David Hussey, Sharp reflexes, excellent catch! That's certainly going to be on the highlight reel.
    
    D. Hussey       c Telemachus       b van der Wath
    Runs : 38       Balls : 32         S/R : 118.8
    
    15.3  Johan van der Wath to Shane Warne, Chipped, and lands safe. Two runs in the mean while.  (2) 
    15.4  Johan van der Wath to Shane Warne, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    15.5  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    15.6  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    Victorian Bushrangers    121/5 (RR : 7.56)    Required RR(4.75)
    Adam Crosthwaite     29 (27b)
    Shane Warne     3 (2b)
    Johan van der Wath    3-0-17-1
    
    
    16.1  Ryan McLaren to Shane Warne, Full, wide, the batsman flails at it and finds the edge! But the ball flies between the keeper and slip, who just stare at each other as the ball runs away for four! Unlucky!  (4) 
    16.2  Ryan McLaren to Shane Warne, Hit straight to long on, and that's caught!
    
    S. Warne       c Deacon          b McLaren
    Runs : 7       Balls : 4         S/R : 175
    
    16.3  Ryan McLaren to Peter Siddle, That's out, no question about it. Excellent bowling.
    
    P. Siddle      lbw               b McLaren
    Runs : 0       Balls : 1         S/R : 0
    
    16.4  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Played to deep cover. Two runs.  (2) 
    16.5  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Wide, no shot offered.  (1) 
    16.5  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    16.6  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, The batsman goes for the big heave-ho, and connects fantastically! Six!  (6) 
    
    
    End of over 17
    Victorian Bushrangers    134/7 (RR : 7.88)    Required RR(2)
    Dirk Nannes     8 (4b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     29 (27b)
    Ryan McLaren    2-0-19-2
    
    
    17.1  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Great bowling, catching the batsman off guard with the quicker ball. He's stuck in his crease, rapped on the pads, and thoroughly beaten.
    
    A. Crosthwaite  lbw                b Boje
    Runs : 29       Balls : 28         S/R : 103.6
    
    17.2  Nicky Boje to Mick Lewis, And time for the reverse-sweep! Quite a daring and often needless shot if you ask me, but the batsman pulls it off well enough to get two more.  (2) 
    17.3  Nicky Boje to Mick Lewis, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    17.4  Nicky Boje to Mick Lewis, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    17.5  Nicky Boje to Mick Lewis, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    17.6  Nicky Boje to Mick Lewis, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 18
    Victorian Bushrangers    138/8 (RR : 7.67)    Required RR(1)
    Mick Lewis     4 (5b)
    Dirk Nannes     8 (4b)
    Nicky Boje    4-0-21-1
    
    
    18.1  Roger Telemachus to Dirk Nannes, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    18.2  Roger Telemachus to Dirk Nannes, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    18.3  Roger Telemachus to Mick Lewis, Good ball, he goes for the cut, it's too close to cut, he's inside edged it, and the stumps are rattled!
    
    M. Lewis                         b Telemachus
    Runs : 4       Balls : 6         S/R : 66.67
    
    18.4  Roger Telemachus to Shane Harwood, No shot offered.  (0) 
    18.5  Roger Telemachus to Shane Harwood, That was traveling like a rocket, but somehow the fielder has managed to hold on! Nice catch.
    
    S. Harwood     c Beukes          b Telemachus
    Runs : 0       Balls : 2         S/R : 0
    
    
    
    Victorian Bushrangers    139/10 (RR : 7.38)
    Overs: 18.5
    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Michael Klinger        c van Wyk       b du Preez       35   20   2   1  175.0
    Aaron Finch                            b Telemachus     14   15   2   0   93.3
    David Hussey           c Telemachus    b van der Wath   38   32   2   0  118.8
    Brad Hodge                             b du Preez        0    1   0   0    0.0
    Cameron White          lbw             b du Preez        0    1   0   0    0.0
    Adam Crosthwaite       lbw             b Boje           29   28   1   0  103.6
    Shane Warne            c Deacon        b McLaren         7    4   1   0  175.0
    Peter Siddle           lbw             b McLaren         0    1   0   0    0.0
    Dirk Nannes                            not out           9    6   0   1  150.0
    Mick Lewis                             b Telemachus      4    6   0   0   66.7
    Shane Harwood          c Beukes        b Telemachus      0    2   0   0    0.0
    
    Total: 139/10                       Overs: 18.5                    Run Rate: 7.38
    
    Extras : 3    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Cliffe Deacon                        3.0           0      34        0  11.33
    Nicky Boje                           4.0           0      21        1   5.25
    Johan van der Wath                   3.0           0      17        1   5.67
    Ryan McLaren                         2.0           0      19        2   9.50
    Dillon du Preez                      3.0           0      22        3   7.33
    Roger Telemachus                     3.5           0      26        3   6.78
    
    Total: 139/10                       Overs: 18.5                    Run Rate: 7.38
    
    Extras : 3    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    -
    [​IMG]

    What a victory! An unbelievable 1-run victory for the Diamond Eagles not only secures their place in the final, but it also gives them the right to host the final.
    Talk about an exciting finish to a game. Diamond Eagles, after giving the Victorian Bushrangers a target of 141 to chase, win by the narrowest of margins - 1 run.

    From Dillon du Preez's hat trick in the 6th over, to Adam Crosthwaite's fightback, to Roger Telemachus' two wickets when only one run was left. This game had all!
    Victorian Bushrangers started off to a flyer as their openers, Michael Klinger and Aaron Finch added 49 runs for the opening-wicket before its eventual stoppage.

    After that, the game did a full one-eighty in favor of the Diamond Eagles with Dillon du Preez's hat trick. He dismissed Klinger, Brad Hodge and Cameron White.
    Bushrangers were put in a position where they had to regroup despite a great start, all because of du Preez's hat trick. Crosthwaite and Hussey started rebuilding.

    And to their credit, they did a solid job. Hussey and Crosthwaite added 65 runs for the 5th-wicket the same way Hector and Boje salvaged the Diamond Eagles.
    They would've run away with the game had it not been for Johan van der Wath's breakthrough. Ryan McLaren followed that by picking-up two in two, next over.

    Even though McLaren conceded 13 runs in his 2-wicket over, it did expose the Bushrangers' tail which the Eagles' bowlers exploited to win the game by just 1 run.
    Telemachus picked-up two wickets when just two runs were left to win it for his team. With this result, the Foxes-Eagles game has now become a dead-rubber.

    - - -
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles     140/10 in 18.0 overs.
    Victorian Bushrangers   139/10 in 18.5 overs.
    
    2006 Diamond Eagles won by 1 run
    
    Man of the match: Dillon du Preez (2006 Diamond Eagles)
     
    Akshay., Asham and Naman Thakur thanked this.
  12. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    Ah ! So ....
     
  13. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    Yep ... :noway
     
    Naman Thakur said thanks for this.
  14. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    Still , the intensity of the boys hasn't been dropped . Yes , we can't go to the finals . But a satisfactory win should be the final nail , to the people at Leicestershire ! :cheers
     
    Na Maloom Afraad said thanks for this.
  15. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
    @Kaptaan has not responded in two days, so I'm retaining the same lineup on his behalf.
     

Share This Page