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    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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    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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    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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    [​IMG]
    Code:
    0.1  Mick Lewis 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)
    0.2  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, 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)
    0.3  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, Neat little late cut, beats the slip and short third man. The batsmen get two.  (2)
    0.4  Mick Lewis to Loots Bosman, Hit outside off stump, no shot offered, he’s given him!
    
    L. Bosman      lbw               b Lewis
    Runs : 4       Balls : 4         S/R : 100
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    Wicket in the first over! Mick Lewis makes inroads early as Loots Bosman is lbw after deciding to leave an unexpected in-swinger. He goes after scoring just 4.
    Victorian Bushrangers have gotten off to a great start with the ball in defense of a fairly moderate score. Diamond Eagles have to recover from this very quickly.

    Code:
    0.5  Mick Lewis to Davy Jacobs, Wide, no run.  (1)
    0.5  Mick Lewis to Davy Jacobs, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    0.6  Mick Lewis to Boeta Dippenaar, No shot offered.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 1
    2006 Diamond Eagles    6/1 (RR : 6)    Required RR(7.42)
    Boeta Dippenaar     0 (1b)
    Davy Jacobs     1 (2b)
    Mick Lewis    1-0-6-1
    
    
    1.1  Peter Siddle to Davy Jacobs, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    D. Jacobs      c Crosthwaite     b Siddle
    Runs : 1       Balls : 3         S/R : 33.33
    
    1.2  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    1.3  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, EDGED AND TAKE...DROPPED! The keeper drops it! A simple chance and he fluffs it! Single.  (1)
    1.4  Peter Siddle to Boeta Dippenaar, 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)
    1.5  Peter Siddle to Jacques Rudolph, Top edge...and gone!
    
    J. Rudolph     c Nannes          b Siddle
    Runs : 3       Balls : 3         S/R : 100
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    Oh dear, oh dear! Peter Siddle has turned this completely in favor of the Victorian Bushrangers. Two wickets in the second over leaves Diamond Eagles on 12/3.
    Davy Jacobs nicked an easy catch to Adam Crosthwaite and departed after scoring 1. Jacques Rudolph top-edged the ball to Dirk Nannes and went back for 3.

    Code:
    1.6  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Easy single.  (1)
    
    
    End of over 2
    2006 Diamond Eagles    13/3 (RR : 6.5)    Required RR(7.44)
    Boeta Dippenaar     3 (2b)
    Cliffe Deacon     1 (1b)
    Peter Siddle    1-0-7-1
    
    
    2.1  Mick Lewis to Cliffe Deacon, 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)
    2.2  Mick Lewis to Cliffe Deacon, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0)
    2.3  Mick Lewis to Cliffe Deacon, Full toss, the batsman doesn't cash in and hits it straight to the man in the deep. Only one.  (1)
    2.4  Mick Lewis to Boeta Dippenaar, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2)
    2.5  Mick Lewis to Boeta Dippenaar, Full delivery outside off-stump, the batsman clears his left leg and swings, and inside edges the ball into his stumps!
    
    B. Dippenaar                     b Lewis
    Runs : 5       Balls : 4         S/R : 125
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    Oh no! Diamond Eagles are in deep troubles! Boeta Dippenaar has lost his middle stump and his team has completely fizzled out. Diamond Eagles are 16/4 in 2.5.
    This has been a rather forgetful season for Boeta Dippenaar, but you would've expected him to fire when it mattered the most. Sadly for his team, he has not.

    Code:
    2.6  Mick Lewis to Ben Hector, 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    16/4 (RR : 5.33)    Required RR(7.71)
    Ben Hector     0 (1b)
    Cliffe Deacon     2 (4b)
    Mick Lewis    2-0-9-2
    
    
    3.1  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0)
    3.2  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0)
    3.3  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, GOT HIM!! Oh no, wait, sorry. It's just a dot ball. My bad.  (0)
    3.4  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, Short, wide, you know the drill. 4 runs.  (4)
    3.5  Peter Siddle to Cliffe Deacon, 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!
    
    C. Deacon      run out           (Klinger)
    Runs : 6       Balls : 9         S/R : 66.67
    
    3.6  Peter Siddle to Nicky Boje, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 4
    2006 Diamond Eagles    20/5 (RR : 5)    Required RR(7.94)
    Nicky Boje     0 (1b)
    Ben Hector     0 (1b)
    Peter Siddle    2-0-11-1
    
    
    4.1  Mick Lewis to Ben Hector, Full, almost yorker-length delivery outside offstump. Th batsman drives it hard and square of the wicket. Two more.  (2)
    4.2  Mick Lewis to Ben Hector, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    4.3  Mick Lewis to Ben Hector, EDGED AND TAKEN! Safe pair of hands there behind the stumps, he doesn't drop many of those!
    
    B. Hector      c Crosthwaite     b Lewis
    Runs : 2       Balls : 4         S/R : 50
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    It's over! Surely it's all over! Right? Diamond Eagles lose two more wickets in quick succession to slump further down to 22/6 in the final of Clash of Champions.
    Michael Klinger's throw aimed at the stumps caught Cliffe Deacon short of the crease. Ben Hector nicked Mick Lewis to Adam Crosthwaite for an easy dismissal.

    Code:
    4.4  Mick Lewis to Johan van der Wath, Tucked away to the leg side, they're running hard, but only manage a single.  (1)
    4.5  Mick Lewis to Nicky Boje, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0)
    4.6  Mick Lewis to Nicky Boje, 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 5
    2006 Diamond Eagles    27/6 (RR : 5.4)    Required RR(8)
    Nicky Boje     4 (3b)
    Johan van der Wath     1 (1b)
    Mick Lewis    3-0-16-2
    
    
    5.1  Peter Siddle to Johan van der Wath, 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)
    5.2  Peter Siddle 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)
    5.3  Peter Siddle to Johan van der Wath, 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!
    
    J. van der Wath lbw                b Siddle
    Runs : 3        Balls : 4          S/R : 75
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    And the misery continues! Johan van der Wath departs after a minuscule contribution as Peter Siddle claims his second wicket of the game. They're 7 down now.
    Only a miracle (or two) can save the Diamond Eagles from an impending defeat. This has been an absolutely shocking run-chase from the two-time champions.

    Code:
    5.4  Peter Siddle to Ryan McLaren, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    5.5  Peter Siddle to Ryan McLaren, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1)
    5.6  Peter Siddle to Nicky Boje, 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)
    
    
    End of over 6
    2006 Diamond Eagles    35/7 (RR : 5.83)    Required RR(8)
    Ryan McLaren     3 (2b)
    Nicky Boje     7 (4b)
    Peter Siddle    3-0-19-2
    
    
    6.1  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, And that's a slower ball gone horribly wrong. Sits up and begs to be smacked for four, which it promptly is.  (4)
    6.2  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, 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 Nicky Boje, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1)
    6.4  Shane Harwood to Ryan McLaren, Gosh, how unlucky can you be. He's absolutely nailed that, but straight to the fielder. No run.  (0)
    6.5  Shane Harwood to Ryan McLaren, Good bouncer. The batsman attempts the hooks, and gets a top edge which lands safe. Only one.  (1)
    6.6  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 7
    2006 Diamond Eagles    43/7 (RR : 6.14)    Required RR(8)
    Nicky Boje     14 (8b)
    Ryan McLaren     4 (4b)
    Shane Harwood    1-0-8-0
    
    
    7.1  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    7.2  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    7.3  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    7.4  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, 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)
    7.5  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, One more to the total.  (1)
    7.6  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, 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 8
    2006 Diamond Eagles    46/7 (RR : 5.75)    Required RR(8.42)
    Nicky Boje     15 (11b)
    Ryan McLaren     6 (7b)
    Cameron White    1-0-3-0
    
    
    8.1  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2)
    8.2  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    8.3  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    8.4  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    8.5  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Lofted drive, falls into the gap. The ball gets stuck in the outfield meaning the batsmen get only two.  (2)
    8.6  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Short ball, worked off the hips for a single  (1)
    
    
    End of over 9
    2006 Diamond Eagles    53/7 (RR : 5.89)    Required RR(8.55)
    Nicky Boje     15 (11b)
    Ryan McLaren     13 (13b)
    Shane Warne    1-0-7-0
    
    
    9.1  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    9.2  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Swing and a miss. No run.  (0)
    9.3  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Good shot, they're running hard, the throw comes in, but they've managed a comfortable two.  (2)
    9.4  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0)
    9.5  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, No Run, excellent bowling.  (0)
    9.6  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1)
    
    
    End of over 10
    2006 Diamond Eagles    56/7 (RR : 5.6)    Required RR(9.1)
    Nicky Boje     15 (11b)
    Ryan McLaren     16 (19b)
    Dirk Nannes    1-0-3-0
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    Against all odds, Nicky Boje and Ryan McLaren have survived till the 10th over. Victorian Bushrangers have rather surprisingly been unable to dismiss the two.
    With Shane Warne coming onto bowl his second over, things seem like they can go south for the Eagles really quick. They'll have to play him with extra caution.

    Code:
    10.1  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Splendid shot for four!  (4)
    10.2  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    10.3  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Scorching bouncer, the batsman clearly didn't expect that and just sways out of the way at the last moment!  (0)
    10.4  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    10.5  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    10.6  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Tucked on the leg side, two more to the total.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 11
    2006 Diamond Eagles    62/7 (RR : 5.64)    Required RR(9.44)
    Ryan McLaren     22 (25b)
    Nicky Boje     15 (11b)
    Shane Warne    2-0-13-0
    
    
    11.1  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0)
    11.2  Cameron White 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)
    11.3  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0)
    11.4  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, Text-book cover drive, four more.  (4)
    11.5  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, That's a single.  (1)
    11.6  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Buffet bowling, the batsman helps himself to four more.  (4)
    
    
    End of over 12
    2006 Diamond Eagles    72/7 (RR : 6)    Required RR(9.38)
    Nicky Boje     20 (14b)
    Ryan McLaren     27 (28b)
    Cameron White    2-0-13-0
    
    
    12.1  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0)
    12.2  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Down the track, driven to the deep. Two more.  (2)
    12.3  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Good slower ball, the batsman doesn't pick it up. Still gets a single though.  (1)
    12.4  Shane Warne to Nicky Boje, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1)
    12.5  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    12.6  Shane Warne to Ryan McLaren, No shot offered.  (0)
    
    
    End of over 13
    2006 Diamond Eagles    78/7 (RR : 6)    Required RR(9.86)
    Ryan McLaren     32 (33b)
    Nicky Boje     21 (15b)
    Shane Warne    3-0-19-0
    
    
    13.1  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Fired that one in full and on the offstump, the batsman can just squeeze it away to cover. No run.  (0)
    13.2  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, 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)
    13.3  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Delicate little late cut, well placed. Quick single taken.  (1)
    13.4  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    13.5  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Very well bowled.  (0)
    13.6  Cameron White to Nicky Boje, Edged and over the slip fielder! Two runs while third man tidies up.  (2)
    
    
    End of over 14
    2006 Diamond Eagles    88/7 (RR : 6.29)    Required RR(9.83)
    Nicky Boje     28 (20b)
    Ryan McLaren     35 (34b)
    Cameron White    3-0-23-0
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    Ryan McLaren and Nicky Boje have done an appreciable job of keeping Diamond Eagles still in this game. An unlikely burst of runs can win them the game.
    With 60 runs required off the last 6.0 overs, they'll need a match-winning knock of the highest calibre, which is possible. Not all is doomed for the Eagles...

    Code:
    14.1  Shane Harwood to Ryan McLaren, Very well bowled.  (0)
    14.2  Shane Harwood to Ryan McLaren, Easy single.  (1)
    14.3  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Tries to late cut that away but misses it, and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. No run.  (0)
    14.4  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, Ah, the quicker ball. The batsman was late on it. No run.  (0)
    14.5  Shane Harwood to Nicky Boje, 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)
    14.6  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)
    
    
    End of over 15
    2006 Diamond Eagles    89/7 (RR : 5.93)    Required RR(11.6)
    Nicky Boje     28 (24b)
    Ryan McLaren     36 (36b)
    Shane Harwood    2-0-9-0
    
    
    15.1  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    15.2  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, 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)
    15.3  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Beautiful shot! Down the ground, easy four for the batsman.  (4)
    15.4  Dirk Nannes to Ryan McLaren, Yorker full and outside offstump, the batsman just squeezes it away for a quick single to cover.  (1)
    15.5  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, Pah, that was a useless shot! I've seen better batters in my fridge! No run.  (0)
    15.6  Dirk Nannes to Nicky Boje, In the air, and gone!
    
    N. Boje         c Hussey           b Nannes
    Runs : 28       Balls : 26         S/R : 107.7
    
    
    End of over 16
    2006 Diamond Eagles    96/8 (RR : 6)    Required RR(12.8)
    Dillon du Preez     0 (0b)
    Ryan McLaren     43 (40b)
    Dirk Nannes    2-0-10-1
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    ...maybe now it is. The previous over only resulted in one run for them, which mounted pressure on them. It left them with an equation of 59 runs from 30 balls.
    The pressure resulted in desperation, and desperation made them pay. Nicky Boje falls to Dirk Nannes as the Bushrangers find a much-needed breakthrough.

    Code:
    16.1  Cameron White to Ryan McLaren, Pitched in line, hitting middle stump, but is it too high? The umpire doesn't think so, and the batsman has to go!
    
    R. McLaren      lbw                b White
    Runs : 43       Balls : 41         S/R : 104.9
    
    16.2  Cameron White to Roger Telemachus, 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)
    16.3  Cameron White to Roger Telemachus, Brilliant ball, and a sharp catch. Nothing the batsman could do there!
    
    R. Telemachus   c Lewis            b White
    Runs : 0        Balls : 2          S/R : 0
    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles    96/10 (RR : 5.81)
    Overs: 16.3
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    It's over! It's all over! Victorian Bushrangers pummel Diamond Eagles to avenge their two losses in the league stage, and they do that in the tournament finale.
    Cameron White bags the last two wickets to complete the victory which was certain by the end of the powerplay. Diamond Eagles face a heavy 51-run defeat.

    Code:
    2006 Diamond Eagles Innings
    
    Player                                                   R    B  4s  6s    S/R
    Loots Bosman           lbw             b Lewis           4    4   0   0  100.0
    Boeta Dippenaar                        b Lewis           5    4   0   0  125.0
    Davy Jacobs            c Crosthwaite   b Siddle          1    3   0   0   33.3
    Jacques Rudolph        c Nannes        b Siddle          3    3   0   0  100.0
    Cliffe Deacon          run out         (Klinger)         6    9   1   0   66.7
    Ben Hector             c Crosthwaite   b Lewis           2    4   0   0   50.0
    Nicky Boje             c Hussey        b Nannes         28   26   4   0  107.7
    Johan van der Wath     lbw             b Siddle          3    4   0   0   75.0
    Ryan McLaren           lbw             b White          43   41   3   0  104.9
    Dillon du Preez                        not out           0    0   0   0    0.0
    Roger Telemachus       c Lewis         b White           0    2   0   0    0.0
    
    Total: 96/10                       Overs: 16.3                    Run Rate: 5.81
    
    Extras : 1    No Balls : 0       Wides : 1    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers Bowling
    
    Players                               O            M       R        W   E/R
    Cameron White                        3.3           0      23        2   6.57
    Shane Warne                          3.0           0      19        0   6.33
    Peter Siddle                         3.0           0      19        3   6.33
    Dirk Nannes                          2.0           0      10        1   3.00
    Mick Lewis                           3.0           0      16        3   5.33
    Shane Harwood                        2.0           0       9        0   4.50
    
    Total: 96/10                       Overs: 16.3                    Run Rate: 5.81
    
    Extras : 1    No Balls : 0       Wides : 1    Leg Byes : 0        Byes : 0
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    There you have it folks! Victorian Bushrangers have bowled the Diamond Eagles out for a mere 96 in a run-chase of 148 to become the Champions of Champions.
    This game was decided within the first 6.0 overs by Mick Lewis and Peter Siddle. Both bowlers picked-up three wickets apiece inside of those 6.0 overs.

    Ryan McLaren and Nicky Boje did make an effort to save face, but it was ultimately foiled by Dirk Nannes. Cameron White wrapped-up the game soon after that.
    Diamond Eagles folded under pressure and lost by a hefty margin of 51 runs. This was the 'Australians emerged triumphant as the South Africans choked' story.

    Code:
    Victorian Bushrangers   147/9  in 20.0 overs.
    2006 Diamond Eagles      96/10 in 16.3 overs.
    
    Victorian Bushrangers won by 51 runs
    
    Man of the match: Adam Crosthwaite (Victorian Bushrangers)
    Code:
    Man of the tournament: Brad Hodge (Victorian Bushrangers)
    
    Leading run-scorer: Brad Hodge (Victorian Bushrangers)
    Leading wicket-taker: Roger Telemachus (2006 Diamond Eagles)
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    VICTORIAN BUSHRANGERS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS

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    @Yash. @Akshay.
     
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  4. 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
    Thoda toh rehem karo

    Translation: Show some mercy please.

    Didn't expect to be bowled away so badly, but our batting had been quite off the whole season. Congrats @Akshay. ! Your team truly deserves to be the champion of champions.
     
  5. 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
    Also @Na Maloom Afraad ... Just curious, what happened that Dippenaar didn't perform at all during the championsip?
     
  6. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    Na Maloom Afraad
    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
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    I don't know. I think I posted this before. I used the same database for each team from their respective season. I don't know how he can perform so bad in one season, and perform the complete opposite of it in the other. I do think the fact that your team played 5 out of your 7 games on a fast-bowler's wicket was what caused such a drastic change.

    Did a little digging from the 2006 season which your team won and found this. Your team played three games at Melbourne (normal turf) and three at St. Kilda (fast-bowling turf).

    Boeta Dippenaar scored 161 runs in those three games at Melbourne (with 96 being his best score, ever), whereas he had scores of 59 (off 55 - against Sinhalese of all teams), 29 (off 8 - admittedly better) and a 2-ball 0 (Sialkot Stallions) at St. Kilda.

    EDIT: When you played the Bushrangers at MCG in this championship (CoC), Dippenaar wasn't in the team. You made a mistake because it was the same team and the same venue where he scored his aforementioned 96 in 2006. Maybe that could've restored your faith in him.

    Other than that, the only explanation for his performance would be his rating (which was not so high given how he performed in the tournament that qualified them to CL). His 38 in 2 innings justified him doing well when the pitch had little for the bowlers, but not when it was swinging like crazy and the opposition teams were well-equipped with quality fast bowlers.

    :shrugemoji
     
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  7. 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
    Never thought to check about the pitch type. :facepalm That is something, I’ll keep in mind from the next time. :cheers
     
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  8. 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
    Anyways, @Na Maloom Afraad This was another one of your amazingly managed leagues. The matches were quick (except the final) and the presentation was spot on. :)
     
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  9. Na Maloom Afraad ICC Chairman

    Na Maloom Afraad
    PAK... PlanetCricket Award Winner KK
    Joined:
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    Thanks man, I gotta admit I got real lazy at the end. Also some real life stuff got in the way, which didn't help. Nonetheless, it was fun to manage and hope do it again, sometime relatively soon. :)
     
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  10. Akshay. International Coach

    Akshay.
    Mumbai Indians West Coast Wildcats India
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    National Team:
    Domestic Team:
    Mumbai Indians
    Location:
    Pune, India
    Oh yes, great win there!
    The bowlers were impressive throughout the tournament, great performance by them

    Thanks @Na Maloom Afraad for doing a CoC season
    Hope we will get to see the next CL season soon
     
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