Champions League Twenty20 Rewind

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  1. Yash. TPCL ² Management

    Yash.
    SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
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    Unbelievable! Un-tweaking-believable! Dillon du Preez and Telemachus were simply outstanding. I had though we were gone, when I saw 1 run left. But Roger had other plans. Boje and Van der Wath were also really good.
    Batting wise, Rudolph and Hector continued their form and Nicky Boje finally proved his worth with the bat.
    The top order is batting worse than Ever. I don’t know what I am gonna do with this. God!


    Don’t know why but I feel its time to bring the duo back.
     
  2. Akshay. International Coach

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    A good match to ensure both teams qualify :D
     
  3. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    Na Maloom Afraad
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    ROUND 6

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    2004 DIAMOND EAGLES vs LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES
    Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

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    TOSS: 2004 DIAMOND EAGLES WON THE TOSS AND ELECTED TO BAT FIRST

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    Code:
    0.1  Ottis Gibson 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) 
    0.2  Ottis Gibson to Loots Bosman, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    0.3  Ottis Gibson 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  Ottis Gibson 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) 
    0.5  Ottis Gibson to Loots Bosman, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1) 
    0.6  Ottis Gibson to Boeta Dippenaar, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    2004 Diamond Eagles    7/0 (RR : 7)
    Boeta Dippenaar     4 (1b)
    Loots Bosman     3 (5b)
    Ottis Gibson    1-0-7-0
    
    
    1.1  Mark Cleary to Loots Bosman, 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  Mark Cleary to Boeta Dippenaar, My GOD that's massive! 6 runs!  (6) 
    1.3  Mark Cleary to Boeta Dippenaar, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    1.4  Mark Cleary to Loots Bosman, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    1.5  Mark Cleary to Loots Bosman, He defends with the bat and pad tucked together, and the bowler goes up in appeal. Hard to tell if it was bat first or pad first, but the umpire thinks it was off the pad and he's got to go!
    
    L. Bosman      lbw               b Cleary
    Runs : 6       Balls : 8         S/R : 75
    
    1.6  Mark Cleary to Morne van Wyk, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 2
    2004 Diamond Eagles    21/1 (RR : 10.5)
    Morne van Wyk     4 (1b)
    Boeta Dippenaar     11 (3b)
    Mark Cleary    1-0-14-1
    
    
    2.1  Ottis Gibson to Boeta Dippenaar, No shot offered.  (0) 
    2.2  Ottis Gibson to Boeta Dippenaar, GOT HIM! Clean bowled!
    
    B. Dippenaar                      b Gibson
    Runs : 11       Balls : 5         S/R : 220
    
    2.3  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, That's a single.  (1) 
    2.4  Ottis Gibson to Morne van Wyk, Six!  (6) 
    2.5  Ottis Gibson to Morne van Wyk, 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) 
    2.6  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 3
    2004 Diamond Eagles    32/2 (RR : 10.7)
    Morne van Wyk     13 (3b)
    Ben Hector     2 (2b)
    Ottis Gibson    2-0-18-1
    
    
    3.1  Mark Cleary to Ben Hector, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    3.2  Mark Cleary to Ben Hector, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    3.3  Mark Cleary to Ben Hector, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1) 
    3.4  Mark Cleary to Morne van Wyk, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    3.5  Mark Cleary to Morne van Wyk, Perfect yorker, and he's gone!
    
    M. van Wyk                        b Cleary
    Runs : 13       Balls : 5         S/R : 260
    
    3.6  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Leg Byes, they'll get a couple for that!  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    2004 Diamond Eagles    35/3 (RR : 8.75)
    Ben Hector     3 (5b)
    Davy Jacobs     0 (0b)
    Mark Cleary    2-0-15-2
    
    
    4.1  Ottis Gibson to Davy Jacobs, Down the track, driven to the deep. Two more.  (2) 
    4.2  Ottis Gibson to Davy Jacobs, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    4.3  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    4.4  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    4.5  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, Short ball, pulled away for four!  (4) 
    4.6  Ottis Gibson to Ben Hector, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 5
    2004 Diamond Eagles    42/3 (RR : 8.4)
    Ben Hector     7 (9b)
    Davy Jacobs     3 (2b)
    Ottis Gibson    3-0-25-1
    
    
    5.1  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, No shot offered.  (0) 
    5.2  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    5.3  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    5.3  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    5.4  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    5.5  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0) 
    5.6  Mark Cleary to Davy Jacobs, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 6
    2004 Diamond Eagles    43/3 (RR : 7.17)
    Davy Jacobs     3 (8b)
    Ben Hector     7 (9b)
    Mark Cleary    3-0-16-2
    
    
    6.1  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, 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) 
    6.2  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    6.3  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    6.4  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, Short, wide, you know the drill. 4 runs.  (4) 
    6.5  Phil DeFreitas 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) 
    6.6  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    2004 Diamond Eagles    49/3 (RR : 7)
    Ben Hector     13 (15b)
    Davy Jacobs     3 (8b)
    Phil DeFreitas    1-0-6-0
    
    
    7.1  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Short and pulled away for a single  (2) 
    7.2  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    7.3  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0) 
    7.4  Claude Henderson 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) 
    7.5  Claude Henderson to Ben Hector, Wide full toss, the batsman slashes at it and gets four more through point! Poor bowling.  (4) 
    7.6  Claude Henderson to Ben Hector, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 8
    2004 Diamond Eagles    58/3 (RR : 7.25)
    Ben Hector     17 (17b)
    Davy Jacobs     8 (12b)
    Claude Henderson    1-0-9-0
    
    
    8.1  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Shortish delivery on the stumps, the batsman backs away and swats it to cover for a single  (1) 
    8.2  David Masters to Ben Hector, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    8.3  David Masters to Ben Hector, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    8.4  David Masters to Ben Hector, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    8.5  David Masters 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) 
    8.6  David Masters to Ben Hector, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 9
    2004 Diamond Eagles    66/3 (RR : 7.33)
    Davy Jacobs     9 (13b)
    Ben Hector     24 (22b)
    David Masters    1-0-8-0
    
    
    9.1  Phil DeFreitas to Ben Hector, Short and pulled away for a single  (1) 
    9.2  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    9.3  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    9.4  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, 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) 
    9.5  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Short, wide, you know the drill. 4 runs.  (4) 
    9.6  Phil DeFreitas 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) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    2004 Diamond Eagles    71/3 (RR : 7.1)
    Davy Jacobs     13 (18b)
    Ben Hector     25 (23b)
    Phil DeFreitas    2-0-11-0
    
    
    10.1  Jeremy Snape to Ben Hector, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    10.2  Jeremy Snape to Ben Hector, The batsman goes down the track and nails it through the offside! Four more!  (4) 
    10.3  Jeremy Snape to Ben Hector, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1) 
    10.4  Jeremy Snape to Davy Jacobs, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    10.5  Jeremy Snape to Davy Jacobs, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1) 
    10.6  Jeremy Snape to Ben Hector, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    2004 Diamond Eagles    79/3 (RR : 7.18)
    Ben Hector     32 (27b)
    Davy Jacobs     14 (20b)
    Jeremy Snape    1-0-8-0
    
    
    11.1  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    11.2  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Short and pulled away for a single  (2) 
    11.3  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    11.4  David Masters to Ben Hector, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    11.5  David Masters to Ben Hector, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    11.6  David Masters to Ben Hector, Buffet bowling, the batsman helps himself to four more.  (4) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    2004 Diamond Eagles    88/3 (RR : 7.33)
    Ben Hector     38 (30b)
    Davy Jacobs     17 (23b)
    David Masters    2-0-17-0
    
    
    12.1  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    12.2  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    12.2  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    12.3  Claude Henderson 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) 
    12.4  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    12.5  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Splendid shot for four!  (4) 
    12.6  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Driven down the ground to long-on, the batsmen get only one  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    2004 Diamond Eagles    98/3 (RR : 7.54)
    Ben Hector     41 (31b)
    Davy Jacobs     23 (29b)
    Claude Henderson    2-0-19-0
    
    
    13.1  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    13.2  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    13.3  David Masters 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) 
    13.4  David Masters to Ben Hector, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    13.5  David Masters 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) 
    13.6  David Masters to Ben Hector, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    2004 Diamond Eagles    105/3 (RR : 7.5)
    Ben Hector     47 (35b)
    Davy Jacobs     24 (31b)
    David Masters    3-0-24-0
    
    
    14.1  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Rubbish ball, short and on the legs, flicked away with ease. Four more.  (4) 
    14.2  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, One more to the total.  (1) 
    14.3  Claude Henderson 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) 
    14.4  Claude Henderson 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) 
    14.5  Claude Henderson to Ben Hector, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1) 
    14.6  Claude Henderson to Davy Jacobs, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    2004 Diamond Eagles    111/3 (RR : 7.4)
    Davy Jacobs     29 (34b)
    Ben Hector     48 (38b)
    Claude Henderson    3-0-25-0
    
    
    15.1  David Masters to Ben Hector, Byes, they'll sneak through for a single.  (1) 
    15.2  David Masters to Ben Hector, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    15.3  David Masters to Davy Jacobs, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1) 
    15.4  David Masters to Ben Hector, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    15.4  David Masters to Ben Hector, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    B. Hector       c Nixon            b Masters
    Runs : 49       Balls : 41         S/R : 119.5
    
    15.5  David Masters to Nicky Boje, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2) 
    15.6  David Masters to Nicky Boje, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    2004 Diamond Eagles    117/4 (RR : 7.31)
    Nicky Boje     2 (2b)
    Davy Jacobs     30 (35b)
    David Masters    4-0-29-1
    
    
    16.1  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    16.2  Phil DeFreitas to Nicky Boje, Full delivery outside off-stump, the batsman clears his left leg and swings, and inside edges the ball into his off-stump! Bowled!
    
    N. Boje                          b DeFreitas
    Runs : 2       Balls : 3         S/R : 66.67
    
    16.3  Phil DeFreitas to Johan van der Wath, Short and pulled away for a single  (1) 
    16.4  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    16.5  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, 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) 
    16.6  Phil DeFreitas to Davy Jacobs, Great stop! Saved a run there he did!  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 17
    2004 Diamond Eagles    126/5 (RR : 7.41)
    Johan van der Wath     1 (1b)
    Davy Jacobs     38 (39b)
    Phil DeFreitas    3-0-20-1
    
    
    17.1  Jeremy Snape to Davy Jacobs, 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) 
    17.2  Jeremy Snape to Davy Jacobs, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    17.3  Jeremy Snape to Johan van der Wath, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    J. van der Wath c Nixon            b Snape
    Runs : 1        Balls : 2          S/R : 50
    
    17.4  Jeremy Snape to Allan Donald, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2) 
    17.5  Jeremy Snape to Allan Donald, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    17.6  Jeremy Snape to Allan Donald, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 18
    2004 Diamond Eagles    135/6 (RR : 7.5)
    Allan Donald     4 (3b)
    Davy Jacobs     43 (41b)
    Jeremy Snape    2-0-17-1
    
    
    18.1  Ottis Gibson to Davy Jacobs, 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) 
    18.2  Ottis Gibson to Davy Jacobs, Down the track, driven to the deep. Two more.  (2) 
    18.3  Ottis Gibson to Davy Jacobs, In the air, and gone!
    
    D. Jacobs       c Henderson        b Gibson
    Runs : 45       Balls : 44         S/R : 102.3
    
    18.4  Ottis Gibson to Roger Telemachus, 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) 
    18.5  Ottis Gibson to Roger Telemachus, Shortish delivery on the stumps, the batsman backs away and swats it to cover for a single  (1) 
    18.6  Ottis Gibson to Allan Donald, Leg Byes, just a single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 19
    2004 Diamond Eagles    143/7 (RR : 7.53)
    Allan Donald     4 (3b)
    Roger Telemachus     5 (2b)
    Ottis Gibson    4-0-32-2
    
    
    19.1  Mark Cleary to Roger Telemachus, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2) 
    19.2  Mark Cleary to Roger Telemachus, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    19.3  Mark Cleary to Roger Telemachus, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    19.4  Mark Cleary to Roger Telemachus, That was a very good delivery.  (0) 
    19.5  Mark Cleary to Roger Telemachus, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    19.6  Mark Cleary to Allan Donald, That's a single.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 20
    2004 Diamond Eagles    147/7 (RR : 7.35)
    Roger Telemachus     8 (7b)
    Allan Donald     5 (4b)
    Mark Cleary    4-0-20-2
    
    
    
    2004 Diamond Eagles    147/7 (RR : 7.35)
    Overs: 20.0
    Code:
    2004 Diamond Eagles Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Loots Bosman           lbw             b Cleary          6    8   0   0   75.0
    Boeta Dippenaar                        b Gibson         11    5   1   1  220.0
    Morne van Wyk                          b Cleary         13    5   1   1  260.0
    Ben Hector             c Nixon         b Masters        49   41   7   0  119.5
    Davy Jacobs            c Henderson     b Gibson         45   44   5   0  102.3
    Nicky Boje                             b DeFreitas       2    3   0   0   66.7
    Johan van der Wath     c Nixon         b Snape           1    2   0   0   50.0
    Allan Donald                           not out           5    4   0   0  125.0
    Roger Telemachus                       not out           8    7   1   0  114.3
    Thandi Tshabalala                                 
    Deon Kruis                                        
    
    Total: 147/7                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 7.35
    
    Extras : 7    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 3        Byes : 1
    Code:
    Leicestershire Foxes Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Jeremy Snape                         2.0           0      17        1   8.50
    Ottis Gibson                         4.0           0      32        2   8.00
    Phil DeFreitas                       3.0           0      20        1   6.67
    Mark Cleary                          4.0           0      20        2   5.00
    David Masters                        4.0           0      29        1   7.25
    Claude Henderson                     3.0           0      25        0   8.33
    
    Total: 147/7                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 7.35
    
    Extras : 7    No Balls : 0       Wides : 3    Leg Byes : 3        Byes : 1
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    Diamond Eagles gave themselves the bat after winning the toss but it never payed-off properly as they could only manage 147/7 on a batsmen-friendly wicket.
    Two 40-odd run knocks from Ben Hector and Davy Jacobs drove the innings for the Eagles, but the failures of rest of the batsmen led only to a mediocre total.

    Mark Cleary and Ottis Gibson were once more the pick of the bowlers for Leicestershire Foxes. Those two have been the most consistent bowlers for any team.
    Both bowlers bagged two wickets each with the latter being slightly more expensive than his counterpart, but that is forgivable given the condition of the pitch.

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    LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES NEED 148 RUNS TO WIN FROM 20.0 OVERS @ 7.40 RUNS PER OVER

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    Code:
    0.1  Deon Kruis to Darren Stevens, He defends with the bat and pad tucked together, and the bowler goes up in appeal. Hard to tell if it was bat first or pad first, but the umpire thinks it was off the pad and he's got to go!
    
    D. Stevens     lbw               b Kruis
    Runs : 0       Balls : 1         S/R : 0
    
    0.2  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    0.2  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    0.3  Deon Kruis to John Sadler, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    0.4  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    0.5  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, That's gone high...really high...very very very high...it's lost in the sky...will someone catch this? The fielders all come under it...someone has to take it...NOOOOOOO! It's been dropped! And the batsmen manage to come back for a third in all the chaos!  (3) 
    0.6  Deon Kruis to John Sadler, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 1
    Leicestershire Foxes    7/1 (RR : 7)    Required RR(7.37)
    Brad Hodge     4 (4b)
    John Sadler     2 (2b)
    Deon Kruis    1-0-7-1
    
    
    1.1  Johan van der Wath to John Sadler, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0) 
    1.2  Johan van der Wath to John Sadler, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    1.3  Johan van der Wath to John Sadler, 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) 
    1.4  Johan van der Wath to John Sadler, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    1.5  Johan van der Wath to John Sadler, That's gone high in the air, and an easy catch in the end.
    
    J. Sadler      c Donald          b van der Wath
    Runs : 4       Balls : 7         S/R : 57.14
    
    1.6  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 2
    Leicestershire Foxes    10/2 (RR : 5)    Required RR(7.61)
    Brad Hodge     4 (4b)
    Paul Nixon     1 (1b)
    Johan van der Wath    1-0-3-1
    
    
    2.1  Deon Kruis to Paul Nixon, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2) 
    2.2  Deon Kruis to Paul Nixon, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1) 
    2.3  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    2.4  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    2.5  Deon Kruis to Paul Nixon, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    2.6  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, 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 3
    Leicestershire Foxes    15/2 (RR : 5)    Required RR(7.76)
    Brad Hodge     5 (7b)
    Paul Nixon     5 (4b)
    Deon Kruis    2-0-12-1
    
    
    3.1  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, That's gone high...really high...very very very high...it's lost in the sky...will someone catch this? The fielders all come under it...someone has to take it...NOOOOOOO! It's been dropped! And the batsmen manage to come back for a third in all the chaos!  (3) 
    3.2  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    3.3  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    3.4  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1) 
    3.5  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, 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) 
    3.6  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    3.6  Johan van der Wath to Paul Nixon, He didn't middle that, but there is enough power on it to get the batsmen three.  (3) 
    
    
    End of over 4
    Leicestershire Foxes    27/2 (RR : 6.75)    Required RR(7.5)
    Brad Hodge     7 (9b)
    Paul Nixon     14 (9b)
    Johan van der Wath    2-0-15-1
    
    
    4.1  Deon Kruis to Paul Nixon, Going, Going, Gone! Six Runs!  (6) 
    4.2  Deon Kruis to Paul Nixon, Good short ball, the batsman is caught off guard and top edges it high in the air! There is a fielder after it...he's runs hard...and takes the catch!
    
    P. Nixon        c Dippenaar        b Kruis
    Runs : 20       Balls : 11         S/R : 181.8
    
    4.3  Deon Kruis to Jeremy Snape, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2) 
    4.4  Deon Kruis to Jeremy Snape, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    4.5  Deon Kruis to Jeremy Snape, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1) 
    4.6  Deon Kruis to Brad Hodge, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 5
    Leicestershire Foxes    36/3 (RR : 7.2)    Required RR(7.4)
    Brad Hodge     7 (10b)
    Jeremy Snape     3 (3b)
    Deon Kruis    3-0-21-2
    
    
    5.1  Johan van der Wath to Jeremy Snape, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    5.2  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, 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) 
    5.3  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, Hit hard but straight to the fielder, the batsmen scamper through for the single!  (1) 
    5.4  Johan van der Wath to Jeremy Snape, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    5.5  Johan van der Wath to Jeremy Snape, Plumb!
    
    J. Snape       lbw               b van der Wath
    Runs : 4       Balls : 6         S/R : 66.67
    
    5.6  Johan van der Wath to Darren Maddy, Wide, no run.  (1) 
    5.6  Johan van der Wath to Darren Maddy, He taps the ball away, calls for a quick singe, in comes the throw, and it's a direct hit! Out by miles! Fantastic fielding!
    
    D. Maddy       run out           (Telemachus)
    Runs : 0       Balls : 2         S/R : 0
    
    
    End of over 6
    Leicestershire Foxes    43/5 (RR : 7.17)    Required RR(7.43)
    Ottis Gibson     0 (0b)
    Brad Hodge     12 (12b)
    Johan van der Wath    3-0-22-2
    
    
    6.1  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2) 
    6.2  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    6.3  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1) 
    6.4  Roger Telemachus to Ottis Gibson, 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) 
    6.5  Roger Telemachus to Ottis Gibson, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1) 
    6.6  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 7
    Leicestershire Foxes    47/5 (RR : 6.71)    Required RR(7.69)
    Brad Hodge     15 (16b)
    Ottis Gibson     1 (2b)
    Roger Telemachus    1-0-4-0
    
    
    7.1  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0) 
    7.2  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    7.3  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    7.4  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    7.5  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    7.6  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Wide, no shot offered.  (1) 
    7.6  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, 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 8
    Leicestershire Foxes    51/5 (RR : 6.38)    Required RR(8)
    Brad Hodge     17 (21b)
    Ottis Gibson     2 (4b)
    Nicky Boje    1-0-4-0
    
    
    8.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    8.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, 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) 
    8.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, 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) 
    8.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    8.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0) 
    8.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, 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 9
    Leicestershire Foxes    55/5 (RR : 6.11)    Required RR(8.36)
    Ottis Gibson     3 (8b)
    Brad Hodge     20 (23b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    1-0-4-0
    
    
    9.1  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2) 
    9.2  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4) 
    9.3  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Tucked on the off side, two more to the total.  (2) 
    9.4  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Easy single.  (1) 
    9.5  Roger Telemachus to Ottis Gibson, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    9.6  Roger Telemachus to Ottis Gibson, Short ball, cut away for a run.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 10
    Leicestershire Foxes    67/5 (RR : 6.7)    Required RR(8)
    Brad Hodge     29 (27b)
    Ottis Gibson     6 (10b)
    Roger Telemachus    2-0-16-0
    
    
    10.1  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0) 
    10.2  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Clipped off the legs, the batsmen get two.  (2) 
    10.3  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    10.4  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    10.5  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, 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) 
    10.6  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 11
    Leicestershire Foxes    75/5 (RR : 6.82)    Required RR(8)
    Ottis Gibson     14 (16b)
    Brad Hodge     29 (27b)
    Nicky Boje    2-0-12-0
    
    
    11.1  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, 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) 
    11.2  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, No shot offered.  (0) 
    11.3  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, Buffet bowling, the batsman helps himself to four more.  (4) 
    11.4  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1) 
    11.5  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    11.6  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 12
    Leicestershire Foxes    82/5 (RR : 6.83)    Required RR(8.12)
    Ottis Gibson     14 (18b)
    Brad Hodge     36 (31b)
    Allan Donald    1-0-7-0
    
    
    12.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    12.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Beautiful shot! Down the ground, easy four for the batsman.  (4) 
    12.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0) 
    12.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Shortish delivery on the stumps, the batsman backs away and swats it to cover for a single  (1) 
    12.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, AND HE'S OU...noooo! Got back home just in time. Two runs.  (2) 
    12.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 13
    Leicestershire Foxes    91/5 (RR : 7)    Required RR(8)
    Ottis Gibson     18 (20b)
    Brad Hodge     41 (35b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    2-0-13-0
    
    
    13.1  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    13.2  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, Wide, no shot offered.  (1) 
    13.2  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, 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) 
    13.3  Allan Donald to Brad Hodge, That's a single.  (1) 
    13.4  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    13.5  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    13.6  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1) 
    
    
    End of over 14
    Leicestershire Foxes    98/5 (RR : 7)    Required RR(8.17)
    Brad Hodge     44 (39b)
    Ottis Gibson     21 (23b)
    Allan Donald    2-0-14-0
    
    
    14.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0) 
    14.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1) 
    14.3  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    14.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Ottis Gibson, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1) 
    14.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, 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) 
    14.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Brad Hodge, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 15
    Leicestershire Foxes    101/5 (RR : 6.73)    Required RR(9.2)
    Brad Hodge     45 (42b)
    Ottis Gibson     23 (26b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    3-0-16-0
    
    
    15.1  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4) 
    15.2  Nicky Boje to Ottis Gibson, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1) 
    15.3  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, That's gone high in the air, and an easy catch in the end.
    
    B. Hodge                       c & b Boje
    Runs : 45       Balls : 43         S/R : 104.7
    
    15.4  Nicky Boje to Phil DeFreitas, No shot offered.  (0) 
    15.5  Nicky Boje to Phil DeFreitas, 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) 
    15.6  Nicky Boje to Phil DeFreitas, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0) 
    
    
    End of over 16
    Leicestershire Foxes    106/6 (RR : 6.62)    Required RR(10.2)
    Phil DeFreitas     0 (3b)
    Ottis Gibson     28 (28b)
    Nicky Boje    3-0-17-1
    
    
    16.1  Allan Donald to Ottis Gibson, Bowler appeals, others follow, and got him!
    
    O. Gibson       lbw                b Donald
    Runs : 28       Balls : 29         S/R : 96.55
    
    16.2  Allan Donald to Mark Cleary, Great stop! Saved a run there he did!  (3) 
    16.3  Allan Donald to Phil DeFreitas, 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) 
    16.4  Allan Donald to Phil DeFreitas, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0) 
    16.5  Allan Donald to Phil DeFreitas, One, Two, Three more added to the total. Well run!  (3) 
    16.6  Allan Donald to Mark Cleary, Placed nicely into the gap. Two runs.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 17
    Leicestershire Foxes    114/7 (RR : 6.71)    Required RR(11)
    Mark Cleary     5 (2b)
    Phil DeFreitas     3 (6b)
    Allan Donald    3-0-22-1
    
    
    17.1  Thandi Tshabalala to Phil DeFreitas, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0) 
    17.2  Thandi Tshabalala to Phil DeFreitas, Goes for a straight drive, but inside edges it into his legs and it ricochets onto the stumps! The batsman is not happy!
    
    P. DeFreitas                     b Tshabalala
    Runs : 3       Balls : 8         S/R : 37.5
    
    17.3  Thandi Tshabalala to David Masters, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1) 
    17.4  Thandi Tshabalala to Mark Cleary, Very well bowled.  (0) 
    17.5  Thandi Tshabalala to Mark Cleary, Driven for four!  (4) 
    17.6  Thandi Tshabalala to Mark Cleary, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 18
    Leicestershire Foxes    121/8 (RR : 6.72)    Required RR(13)
    Mark Cleary     11 (5b)
    David Masters     1 (1b)
    Thandi Tshabalala    4-0-23-1
    
    
    18.1  Deon Kruis to David Masters, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1) 
    18.2  Deon Kruis to Mark Cleary, The batsman goes down the track and nails it through the offside! Four more!  (4) 
    18.3  Deon Kruis to Mark Cleary, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2) 
    18.4  Deon Kruis to Mark Cleary, Six!  (6) 
    18.5  Deon Kruis to Mark Cleary, Good running, two runs.  (2) 
    18.6  Deon Kruis to Mark Cleary, Short and pulled away for a single  (2) 
    
    
    End of over 19
    Leicestershire Foxes    138/8 (RR : 7.26)    Required RR(9)
    Mark Cleary     27 (10b)
    David Masters     2 (2b)
    Deon Kruis    4-0-38-2
    
    
    19.1  Johan van der Wath to David Masters, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0) 
    19.2  Johan van der Wath to David Masters, No Ball. Very well bowled.  (1) 
    19.2  Johan van der Wath to David Masters, Buffet bowling, the batsman helps himself to four more.  (4) 
    19.3  Johan van der Wath to David Masters, 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) 
    19.4  Johan van der Wath to Mark Cleary, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0) 
    19.5  Johan van der Wath to Mark Cleary, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2) 
    
    
    
    Leicestershire Foxes    148/8 (RR : 7.46)
    Overs: 19.5
    Code:
    Leicestershire Foxes Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Darren Stevens         lbw             b Kruis           0    1   0   0    0.0
    John Sadler            c Donald        b van der Wath    4    7   0   0   57.1
    Brad Hodge                         c & b Boje           45   43   4   0  104.7
    Paul Nixon             c Dippenaar     b Kruis          20   11   0   1  181.8
    Jeremy Snape           lbw             b van der Wath    4    6   0   0   66.7
    Darren Maddy           run out         (Telemachus)      0    2   0   0    0.0
    Ottis Gibson           lbw             b Donald         28   29   2   0   96.5
    Phil DeFreitas                         b Tshabalala      3    8   0   0   37.5
    Mark Cleary                            not out          29   12   2   1  241.7
    David Masters                          not out           9    6   1   0  150.0
    Claude Henderson                                  
    
    Total: 148/8                       Overs: 19.5                    Run Rate: 7.46
    
    Extras : 6    No Balls : 1       Wides : 5    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    Code:
    2004 Diamond Eagles Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Nicky Boje                           3.0           0      17        1   5.67
    Johan van der Wath                   3.5           0      32        2   8.35
    Allan Donald                         3.0           0      22        1   7.33
    Roger Telemachus                     2.0           0      16        0   8.00
    Thandi Tshabalala                    4.0           0      23        1   5.75
    Deon Kruis                           4.0           0      38        2   9.50
    
    Total: 148/8                       Overs: 19.5                    Run Rate: 7.46
    
    Extras : 6    No Balls : 1       Wides : 5    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
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    Oh, what a relief! Leicestershire Foxes edge out the Eagles by chasing this total down on the penultimate delivery of the chase with just two wickets to spare.
    An anchoring innings from Brad Hodge kept the team alive after their openers couldn't quite live up to the expectations. He scored a sturdy 45 from 43 balls.

    Paul Nixon chipped in with a pivotal cameo that lasted only 11 deliveries, but saw him score 20 runs and sway the momentum of this game in favor of his side.
    Ottis Gibson partnered with Brad Hodge to stop the regular fall of wickets, as well as score runs at a respectable pace after Paul Nixon's premature departure.

    Just when it seemed like the Eagles were back in this game with dismissals of Hodge and Gibson in the space of four balls, Mark Cleary stepped up with the bat.
    His match-winning cameo of 29 runs from just 12 deliveries with 2 fours and 1 six changed the outcome of this game, and gave the Foxes a neat consolation win.

    - - -
    Code:
    2004 Diamond Eagles    147/7 in 20.0 overs. 
    Leicestershire Foxes   148/8 in 19.5 overs. 
    
    Leicestershire Foxes won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
    
    Man of the match: Mark Cleary (Leicestershire Foxes)
     
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  4. 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
    Okay so two of my teams are knocked out. Lets win this one now!
     
  5. Naman Thakur National Board President

    Naman Thakur
    West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    National Team:
    Location:
    Jharkhand,INDIA
    That's it ! The tournament for us , ended in a rather farcical way .

    Our fans at home would be surely disappointed with the way we have won matches . Some thrillers where we couldn't hold those "moments" ......

    That said , another season , another shot at the trophy type optimism , me as a manager has to wait ............

    @Na Maloom Afraad :cheers for the whole run process of this 4-team tournament .....
     
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  6. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    Na Maloom Afraad
    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    National Team:
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    THE FINAL

    The Final, :saf: :local: 2006 Diamond Eagles vs :aus: :os: Victorian Bushrangers
    - Diamond Oval, Kimberley
    - Useful for quick bowlers but also for batsmen who can adapt.
    @Yash. @Akshay.

    STANDINGS

    Q
    TEAM
    M
    W
    L
    P
    NRR

    :tick:
    -:saf: 2006 DIAMOND EAGLES
    6
    4
    2
    -12-
    +0.130
    :tick:
    -:aus: VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS-
    6
    3
    3
    9
    -+0.511-
    -:x:-
    -:eng: LEICESTERSHIRE FOXES
    -6-
    -3-
    -3-
    9
    -0.220
    :x:
    -:saf: 2004 DIAMOND EAGLES
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    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.
     
  7. Yash. TPCL ² Management

    Yash.
    SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
    AKA:
    Hirani
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Sunrisers Hyderabad, Melbourne Stars, Quetta
    Location:
    Bareilly
    Since I have no choice as my backups did fail miserably. I'll go back to Jacobs and Dippenaar to open. Bosman at 3

    Rest is same. Boeta and Davy, this is your time to shine! Do what you did in 06. Diamond Eagles! Time to fly and shine.
     
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  8. Akshay. International Coach

    Akshay.
    Mumbai Indians West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Mumbai Indians
    Location:
    Pune, India
    :aus: :local: :bat: Michael Klinger
    :aus: :local: :bat: Aaron Finch
    :aus: :local: :ar: David Hussey - will not bowl
    :aus: :local: :bat: Brad Hodge
    :aus: :local: :ar: Cameron White :c:
    :aus: :local: :wkb: Adam Crosthwaite
    :aus: :local: :ar: Shane Warne
    :aus: :local: :bwl: Peter Siddle
    :aus: :local: :bwl: Dirk Nannes
    :aus: :local: :bwl: Mick Lewis
    :aus: :local: :bwl: Shane Harwood

    May the best team win
     
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  9. Yash. TPCL ² Management

    Yash.
    SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
    AKA:
    Hirani
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Sunrisers Hyderabad, Melbourne Stars, Quetta
    Location:
    Bareilly
    Uhm?
     
  10. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    Na Maloom Afraad
    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
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    Yeah, the game's simmed. Compiled the stats yesterday so I can decide who the Man of the Tournament, Leading Wicket-Taker and Leading Run-Scorer is going to be in the final. Started posting the game today, but felt too tired to complete the presentation. Tomorrow or the day after probably.

    It's only been five days, btw. :p
     
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    Yash.
    SRH... Royal Mavericks Melbourne Stars ENG.... QG India
    AKA:
    Hirani
    Joined:
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    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Sunrisers Hyderabad, Melbourne Stars, Quetta
    Location:
    Bareilly
    Damn, forgot about all the other stuff. All this deserves at least a week. :thumbs
     
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    [​IMG]
    THE FINAL

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    2006 DIAMOND EAGLES vs VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS
    Diamond Oval, Kimberley

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

    - - -

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    Code:
    0.1  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Easy single.  (1)
    0.2  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1)
    0.3  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    0.4  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, 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)
    0.5  Roger Telemachus to Michael Klinger, That's a single.  (1)
    0.6  Roger Telemachus to Aaron Finch, Oh boy what a catch that was! Incredible reflexes, he caught it one handed diving to his left, the batsman can't believe it!
    
    A. Finch       c Boje            b Telemachus
    Runs : 1       Balls : 2         S/R : 50
    
    
    End of over 1
    Victorian Bushrangers    3/1 (RR : 3)
    David Hussey     0 (0b)
    Michael Klinger     2 (4b)
    Roger Telemachus    1-0-3-1
    
    
    1.1  Cliffe Deacon to Michael Klinger, Hit straight to long on, and that's caught!
    
    M. Klinger     c Bosman          b Deacon
    Runs : 2       Balls : 5         S/R : 40
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    Eagles' decision to bowl first after winning the toss has proved to be the right one. No one could know how the pitch is going to behave better than the hom team.
    Roger Telemachus made early inroads by dismissing Aaron Finch on the last delivery of the very first over. It was mostly because of Nicky Boje's incredible catch.

    On the first delivery of the second over, Cliffe Deacon claimed the wicket of Michael Klinger as the Victorian Bushrangers slumped further to be at 3/2 in 1.1.
    An incredible start to an important encounter as the Eagles dispatch both Bushrangers' openers within the first two overs. Can Victorian Bushrangers come back?

    Code:
    1.2  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, 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)
    1.3  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, AND HE'S OU...noooo! Got back home just in time. Two runs.  (2)
    1.4  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Very well bowled.  (0)
    1.5  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Very well bowled.  (0)
    1.6  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, No shot offered.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 2
    Victorian Bushrangers    6/2 (RR : 3)
    David Hussey     2 (4b)
    Brad Hodge     1 (1b)
    Cliffe Deacon    1-0-3-1
    
    
    2.1  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, That one deviated sharply of the pitch, the batsman had no chance of playing that. Dot ball.  (0)
    2.2  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Chipped down to long-off, easy single.  (1)
    2.3  Roger Telemachus to David Hussey, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    2.4  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    2.5  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, 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)
    2.6  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Driven for four!  (4)
    
    
    End of over 3
    Victorian Bushrangers    12/2 (RR : 4)
    Brad Hodge     6 (6b)
    David Hussey     3 (5b)
    Roger Telemachus    2-0-9-1
    
    
    3.1  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Very well bowled.  (0)
    3.2  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, I don't think he'll be attempting any more bouncers after that. The batsman has hooked that away magnificently for six!  (6)
    3.3  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1)
    3.4  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Easy single.  (1)
    3.5  Cliffe Deacon to David Hussey, He shuffles across the stumps, and paddles the ball straight into his legstump! Ouch, that's tough luck, but he has to go!
    
    D. Hussey                         b Deacon
    Runs : 10       Balls : 9         S/R : 111.1
    
    3.6  Cliffe Deacon to Cameron White, 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 4
    Victorian Bushrangers    20/3 (RR : 5)
    Cameron White     0 (1b)
    Brad Hodge     7 (7b)
    Cliffe Deacon    2-0-11-2
    
    
    4.1  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    4.2  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0)
    4.3  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1)
    4.4  Roger Telemachus to Cameron White, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0)
    4.5  Roger Telemachus to Cameron White, Lovely late cut through the vacant third man region. Four more.  (4)
    4.6  Roger Telemachus to Cameron White, Perfect yorker, and he's gone!
    
    C. White                         b Telemachus
    Runs : 4       Balls : 4         S/R : 100
    
    
    End of over 5
    Victorian Bushrangers    25/4 (RR : 5)
    Adam Crosthwaite     0 (0b)
    Brad Hodge     8 (10b)
    Roger Telemachus    3-0-14-2
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    Bushrangers' woes continue, as both David Hussey and Cameron White fall after scores of 10 and 4 respectively. Bushrangers find themselves on 25/4 in 5.0.
    A rash and not needed shot from Hussey cost him his wicket to Cliffe Deacon, and Roger Telemachus dismissed White with an on-point yorker on middle-stump.

    Code:
    5.1  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0)
    5.2  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0)
    5.3  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0)
    5.4  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, That's gone high...really high...very very very high...it's lost in the sky...will someone catch this? The fielders all come under it...someone has to take it...NOOOOOOO! It's been dropped! And the batsmen manage to come back for a third in all the chaos!  (3)
    5.5  Cliffe Deacon to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    5.6  Cliffe Deacon to Adam Crosthwaite, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 6
    Victorian Bushrangers    28/4 (RR : 4.67)
    Adam Crosthwaite     0 (2b)
    Brad Hodge     11 (14b)
    Cliffe Deacon    3-0-14-2
    
    
    6.1  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2)
    6.2  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, 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)
    6.3  Roger Telemachus to Adam Crosthwaite, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2)
    6.4  Roger Telemachus to Adam Crosthwaite, Inside edge, and past the stumps. The batsmen take a quick single  (1)
    6.5  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    6.6  Roger Telemachus to Brad Hodge, AND HE'S OU...noooo! Got back home just in time. Two runs.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 7
    Victorian Bushrangers    40/4 (RR : 5.71)
    Brad Hodge     20 (18b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     3 (4b)
    Roger Telemachus    4-0-26-2
    
    
    7.1  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1)
    7.2  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2)
    7.3  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0)
    7.4  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0)
    7.5  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0)
    7.6  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Good running, two runs.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 8
    Victorian Bushrangers    45/4 (RR : 5.62)
    Brad Hodge     24 (23b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     4 (5b)
    Nicky Boje    1-0-5-0
    
    
    8.1  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Played to deep cover. Two runs.  (2)
    8.2  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Very well bowled.  (0)
    8.3  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only two.  (2)
    8.4  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Played to deep cover. Two runs.  (2)
    8.5  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    8.6  Ryan McLaren to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    
    
    End of over 9
    Victorian Bushrangers    57/4 (RR : 6.33)
    Adam Crosthwaite     16 (11b)
    Brad Hodge     24 (23b)
    Ryan McLaren    1-0-12-0
    
    
    9.1  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, 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)
    9.2  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    9.3  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, 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)
    9.4  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0)
    9.5  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, 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)
    9.6  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 10
    Victorian Bushrangers    66/4 (RR : 6.6)
    Adam Crosthwaite     19 (13b)
    Brad Hodge     30 (27b)
    Johan van der Wath    1-0-9-0
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    Adam Crosthwaite and Brad Hodge have rejuvenated Bushrangers' innings with solid, cautious knocks to take them from 25/4 after 5.0, to 66/4 after 10.0.
    Scores or the scoring-rate they've been plodding along isn't exactly suited to twenty-twenty cricket, but given the pitch and their start, it is highly respectable.

    Code:
    10.1  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    10.2  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, 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)
    10.3  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, 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)
    10.4  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Reverse sweep! Cheeky. Only one run though.  (1)
    10.5  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Driven beautifully into the gap. A sprawling effort in the deep keeps it down to three.  (3)
    10.6  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Very well bowled.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 11
    Victorian Bushrangers    74/4 (RR : 6.73)
    Brad Hodge     35 (32b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     22 (14b)
    Nicky Boje    2-0-13-0
    
    
    11.1  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    11.2  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1)
    11.3  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, 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)
    11.4  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    11.5  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    11.6  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Played to deep cover. Two runs.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 12
    Victorian Bushrangers    86/4 (RR : 7.17)
    Adam Crosthwaite     33 (19b)
    Brad Hodge     36 (33b)
    Johan van der Wath    2-0-21-0
    
    
    12.1  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Good shot, bad placement. Won't get a run for that.  (0)
    12.2  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, 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)
    12.3  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1)
    12.4  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1)
    12.5  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1)
    12.6  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 13
    Victorian Bushrangers    89/4 (RR : 6.85)
    Adam Crosthwaite     34 (21b)
    Brad Hodge     38 (37b)
    Dillon du Preez    1-0-3-0
    
    
    13.1  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    13.2  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, That was a very good delivery.  (0)
    13.3  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0)
    13.4  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Hammered down the ground. Two more.  (2)
    13.5  Johan van der Wath to Adam Crosthwaite, Tucked to off side, one more.  (1)
    13.6  Johan van der Wath to Brad Hodge, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 14
    Victorian Bushrangers    93/4 (RR : 6.64)
    Brad Hodge     39 (39b)
    Adam Crosthwaite     37 (25b)
    Johan van der Wath    3-0-25-0
    
    
    14.1  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    14.2  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    14.3  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2)
    14.4  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Short ball, pulled away for four!  (4)
    14.5  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0)
    14.6  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, 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)
    
    
    End of over 15
    Victorian Bushrangers    107/4 (RR : 7.13)
    Adam Crosthwaite     51 (31b)
    Brad Hodge     39 (39b)
    Dillon du Preez    2-0-17-0
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    Fifty for Adam Crosthwaite! This has been an innings of immense grit and resilience. Him and Brad Hodge have resuscitated Victorian Bushrangers' hopes.
    This game is very much alive, and the momentum's on Bushrangers' side. Eagles will have to make a comeback if they want to restrict them to an achievable total.

    Code:
    15.1  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Dabbed into the gap for a quick single. The captain decides to shift the field around a little bit.  (1)
    15.2  Nicky Boje to Adam Crosthwaite, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1)
    15.3  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, Perfect yorker on the leg stump.  (0)
    15.4  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, That's skied, but he's dropped it! Two more runs.  (2)
    15.5  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, No shot offered.  (0)
    15.6  Nicky Boje to Brad Hodge, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1)
    
    
    End of over 16
    Victorian Bushrangers    112/4 (RR : 7)
    Adam Crosthwaite     52 (32b)
    Brad Hodge     43 (44b)
    Nicky Boje    3-0-18-0
    
    
    16.1  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Rubbish ball, short and on the legs, flicked away with ease. Four more.  (4)
    16.2  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    16.3  Dillon du Preez to Adam Crosthwaite, In the air, and gone!
    
    A. Crosthwaite  c van der Wath     b du Preez
    Runs : 52       Balls : 33         S/R : 157.6
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    Much needed breakthrough for the Diamond Eagles! Adam Crosthwaite tried his luck one too many times, and now he has to pay the price for it with his wicket.
    An easy catch brings an end to Adam Crosthwaite's renaissance. Dillon du Preez has provided his team with a breakthrough, but can they capitalize on it?

    Code:
    16.4  Dillon du Preez to Shane Warne, Short and pulled away for a single  (1)
    16.5  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0)
    16.6  Dillon du Preez to Brad Hodge, And that's been caught, by a man in the crowd! Six Runs!  (6)
    
    
    End of over 17
    Victorian Bushrangers    124/5 (RR : 7.29)
    Brad Hodge     54 (48b)
    Shane Warne     1 (1b)
    Dillon du Preez    3-0-29-1
    
    
    17.1  Nicky Boje to Shane Warne, He's chipped it straight back to the bowler! Out!
    
    S. Warne                     c & b Boje
    Runs : 1       Balls : 2         S/R : 50
    
    17.2  Nicky Boje to Peter Siddle, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0)
    17.3  Nicky Boje to Peter Siddle, And that's going all the way, four runs!  (4)
    17.4  Nicky Boje to Peter Siddle, In the air, and gone!
    
    P. Siddle      c Bosman          b Boje
    Runs : 4       Balls : 3         S/R : 133.3
    
    17.5  Nicky Boje to Dirk Nannes, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2)
    17.6  Nicky Boje to Dirk Nannes, Drilled away through midwicket for four, that shot had some power behind it!  (4)
    
    
    End of over 18
    Victorian Bushrangers    134/7 (RR : 7.44)
    Dirk Nannes     6 (2b)
    Brad Hodge     54 (48b)
    Nicky Boje    4-0-28-2
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    They have capitalized on it! Nicky Boje bags two wickets in the 18th over to derail the Bushrangers after Adam Crosthwaite and Brad Hodge's anchoring innings.
    134/7 is not a bad score on a pitch like this, but the Bushrangers will want to finish on a much more explosive note to give the Eagles somewhat of a challenge.

    Code:
    18.1  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0)
    18.2  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    18.3  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Down the track, driven to the deep. Two more.  (2)
    18.4  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    18.5  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0)
    18.6  Cliffe Deacon to Brad Hodge, 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)
    
    
    End of over 19
    Victorian Bushrangers    140/7 (RR : 7.37)
    Brad Hodge     60 (54b)
    Dirk Nannes     6 (2b)
    Cliffe Deacon    4-0-20-2
    
    
    19.1  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Excellent bowling, catches the batsman off-guard with a vicious bouncer! Unfortunately for the bowler, the batsmen top edges it over the head of the keeper for six! Tough luck son, maybe you'll get him next time.  (6)
    19.2  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    19.3  Ryan McLaren to Dirk Nannes, Beaten by pace! Fired in full and quicker, the batsman is late to get his bat down and the stumps are in a mess! Excellent bowling!
    
    D. Nannes                           b McLaren
    Runs : 12        Balls : 5          S/R : 240
    
    19.4  Ryan McLaren to Mick Lewis, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    19.5  Ryan McLaren to Brad Hodge, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0)
    19.6  Ryan McLaren to Brad Hodge, He's skied it, too high, there's a fielder coming under it, takes it comfortably!
    
    B. Hodge        c Dippenaar        b McLaren
    Runs : 60       Balls : 56         S/R : 107.1
    
    
    End of over 20
    Victorian Bushrangers    147/9 (RR : 7.35)
    Mick Lewis     1 (1b)
    Ryan McLaren    2-0-19-2
    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers    147/9 (RR : 7.35)
    Overs: 20.0
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    [​IMG]

    A lackluster finish brings the Bushrangers' innings to a close, as they could only manage 13 runs in the last 2.0 overs for the loss of 2 wickets, finishing on 147/9.
    Brad Hodge fittingly drove this score with a cautious, calculated knock. He scored 60 runs off 56 deliveries before being dismissed on the last ball of the innings.

    Boeta Dippenaar latched onto an excellent catch to end the Bushrangers' innings. Regardless, the Bushrangers will be happy with what they've accomplished.
    Statistically, Bushrangers have the best bowling of the tournament, and tho Eagles haven't exactly delivered with the bat, they are capable of chasing this down.

    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Michael Klinger        c Bosman        b Deacon          2    5   0   0   40.0
    Aaron Finch            c Boje          b Telemachus      1    2   0   0   50.0
    David Hussey                           b Deacon         10    9   0   1  111.1
    Brad Hodge             c Dippenaar     b McLaren        60   56   5   1  107.1
    Cameron White                          b Telemachus      4    4   1   0  100.0
    Adam Crosthwaite       c van der Wath  b du Preez       52   33   6   0  157.6
    Shane Warne                        c & b Boje            1    2   0   0   50.0
    Peter Siddle           c Bosman        b Boje            4    3   1   0  133.3
    Dirk Nannes                            b McLaren        12    5   1   1  240.0
    Mick Lewis                             not out           1    1   0   0  100.0
    Shane Harwood                         
    
    Total: 147/9                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 7.35
    
    Extras : 0    No Balls : 0       Wides : 0    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Cliffe Deacon                        4.0           0      20        2   5.00
    Nicky Boje                           4.0           0      28        2   7.00
    Johan van der Wath                   3.0           0      25        0   8.33
    Ryan McLaren                         2.0           0      19        2   9.50
    Dillon du Preez                      3.0           0      29        1   9.67
    Roger Telemachus                     4.0           0      26        2   6.50
    
    Total: 147/9                       Overs: 20.0                    Run Rate: 7.35
    
    Extras : 0    No Balls : 0       Wides : 0    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
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    [​IMG]

    Bushrangers' top-order failed to deliver in the final but fortunately for them, Brad Hodge and Adam Crosthwaite came to their rescue with blistering knocks.
    They revived their team with a 92-run 5th-wicket stand, during which, both achieved their fifties. If it weren't for them, this game would've been over already.

    It was a spectacular display of bowling from the Eagles with only one bowler going wicketless. Telemachus, Deacon, Boje and McLaren bagged two scalps apiece.
    Johan van der Wath went wicketless and conceded 25 runs in 3.0. All in all, Eagles will be really happy with their bowling effort apart from few middle overs.

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    2006 DIAMOND EAGLES NEED 148 RUNS TO WIN FROM 20.0 OVERS @ 7.40 RUNS PER OVER

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  13. Yash. TPCL ² Management

    Yash.
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    Bowling was really good in the start, but we just didn’t capitalise it in the middle overs. Hope we can chase it down.
     
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    At 25/4 it was bad situation but Hodge and Crosthwaite played well to take us to a good total
    Hope we could defend it
     
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