Perth Scorchers don't have a good record to remember in their last two appearances in the Champions League T20 2014 © Getty Images
Perth Scorchers don’t have a good record to remember in their last two appearances in the Champions League T20 2014 © Getty Images

Sep 20, 2014

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(Catch live cricket scores and live updates of CLT20 2014 Match 4 between the South African side Dolphins and Perth Scorchers in Group A here)

Robert Frylinck to bowl the penultimate over. Marsh can just manage a single first ball. Agar tries to hit a cheeky scoop, but finds Craig Alexander at short fine leg. Turner gets a single next ball, and Marsh needs to hit 12 in 3. He makes a mess out of the fourth ball, and doesn’t take a single even. 12 from 2, and Marsh hits a six. Frylinck doesn’t hold his nerve and Marsh hits two sixes from the last two balls to secure victory for the Scorchers! Unbelievable scenes at Mohali.

 

Abbott returns to bowl the crucial 19th over, and misses his line a bit. Mitchell Marsh makes no mistakes in dispatching it for a boundary. Agar comes on strike, and finds luck, as an outside edge finds the fence! 12 runs from that over. Still not a bad over for Dolphins, as Perth now need 16 from the last over!

 

Perth need 36 from the last three overs, and the boundaries need to come thick and fast! Robert Frylinck who is sweating buckets keeps his nerves and bowls a tight over. He almost gets a wicket too, as Subrayen drops a simple catch. Great over for Dolphins.

 

Ashton Agar, whose 98 against England in Ashes, is remembered by many who saw that knock for its heroic nature. He manages to clobber one for four! That would have been caught had a fielder been there, but credit to Agar who placed it well. 10 from the over.
OUT! Sam Whiteman c D Smit b Craig Alexander 45 (32)

 

Craig Alexander comes in to bowl his last over. And he makes the breakthrough. Sam Whiteman tries to dispatch one over the boundary, but doesn’t connect it well, and it goes right into the hands of Daryn Smit. Big breakthrough for Dolphins, and since there are very few overs left, the new batsman has to go for his shots from the word go.
OUT! Sam Whiteman c D Smit b Craig Alexander 45 (32)

 

Whiteman seems to have struck his zone! Manages to dispatch Delport for two boundaries with ease. 49 more to win from 30 balls. One big over should bring the equation in their favor. Dolphins can still build pressure with quick wickets.

 

Keshav Maharaj returns to the attack, and is dispatched by Keshav Maharaj for a HUGE SIX in the third ball. That shot brings up the 100 for Perth Scorchers! Required rate still 10 and over now, but you expect them to get it with so many wickets in hand.

 

Delport who had made the last breakthrough, returns to the attack but isn’t able to repeat his performance. The fourth ball is dispatched for a FOUR. 68 more needed from 42 balls.

 

Keshav Maharaj returns to the attack, and Scorchers are looking to just rotate the strike and take occasional singles. They are doing well at the moment.

 

Some good hitting from Scorchers’ batsman in the last two overs have helped them keep the chase in check. Mitchell Marsh opens his account with a superb boundary off the fifth ball, and he’ll be a dangerous batsman whom Dolphins will have to find a way to dismiss him if they want to win this.

 

What an absolutely brilliant display of fielding from Dolphins in the over. Earlier, van Jaarsveld almost pulls of an acrobatic save at the boundary line. Then Delport runs a long way to take a beautiful diving catch to get rid off Craig Simmons.
OUT! Craig Simmons c & b Delport 48 (36)

 

New bowler Daryn Smit enter the attack, and Scorchers’ batsman lick their lips in delight. A FOUR and A SIX off the first two balls, and 15 from the over overall. Can this be the turning point of the chase?

 

Cameron Delport is given the responsibility of bowling the 8th over, and he lets his captain down by TWO CONSECUTIVE WIDES. Whiteman is making room and looking extremely aggressive, but isn’t able to find the boundary. The required rate is creeping up for them. Just 5 from the over.

 

Keshav Maharaj enters the attack. A good over finally for Perth. Sam Whiteman gets his first boundary by playing a cheeky shot. Just one dot ball, and 9 runs off the over.

 

Frylinck comes into bowl his second, and starts off with four dot balls. However, the fifth ball is dispatched for a boundary, and ruins it for the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Khayelihle Zondo who shone with the bat is walking off the field due to a cramp.

 

Alexander, whose previous over was hit for 2 fours, comes back and receives similar treatment. Starts off with a wide, and Simmons comes down the track and bludgeons him outside the boundary first ball. He is hit for another four in the fifth ball. The fielder chases it, but is unable cut it off due to the fast Mohali outfield.

 

Abbott, who bowled a tight first over, comes back to bowl from the other end. Scorchers were finding it difficult to find the boundary, and letting Dolphins bowl too many dot balls. The pressure finally gets them and Voges is out LBW!
OUT! Adam Voges lbw Abbott 7 (13)

 

Robbie Frynlick bowls the third over and does a fine job. Pressure building on Perth batsman, and it is only a matter of time before they start taking big risks and gift Dolphins a wicket. Just 1 from the over.

 

Craig Alexander bowls the second over for Dolphins, and he is welcomed with a boundary. He comes back well, and doesn’t allow Voges to cause further damage. However, Simmons gets strike and gets one above the infield and outside the fence again.

 

Good first over from Kyle Abbott! Just 2 from it. 164 isn’t a really big total, and Perth can’t afford too many tidy overs from Dolphins’ bowlers. They need to find a boundary and get going soon.

 

 

Khaya Zondo did not look convincing enough early on when the wickets were tumbling around him but looking back at what he did for his side, it can be said that it could be a match-winning effort. Dolphins lost far too many wickets, but one top-order batsman going on till the end has put them in a position where they will fancy their chances. Read Shiamak Unwalla’s report here.

It’s a scorcher, says Rameez Raja in the commentary box as Frylinck ends the proceedings with a six on the last ball off Arafat. The over was started with a six as well. What a recovery by Dolphins!

 

Paris allows only seven runs to be taken as Dolphins have six more balls left to take their score past 150.

 

Khaya Zondo is playing one fine knock here. Arafat is smashed for a four and Dolphins have recovered well to post a challenging total. Phehlukwayo is cleaned up by the right-arm seamer.
OUT! A Phehlukwayo b Arafat 14 (11)

 

Perth have been impressive with their bowling effort but a short one by Behrendoff is smashed for a six, and the last ball, a full toss, is put away for a four.
Half-century for Khaya Zondo! Special knock by him…

 

Joel Paris comes back into the attack with the Dolphins looking to add as many runs as possible. Impressive over as the left-hander doesn’t give any room. Only six runs added.

 

One hundred up for the Dolphins in the 16th over of the innings. Khaya Zondo has been slow but somewhat effective on this track where the others have so far struggled. The right-handed batsman smashes two fours and the new batsman, Andile Phehlukwayo, gets hold of the last ball to smack a four off Behrendorff.

 

And another one bites the dust! Jason Behrendorff surprises van Jaarsveld with a full toss, and the batsman looking to make most of the opportunity is caught at mid-off.
OUT! V van Jaarsveld c Harris b Behrendorff 7 (10)

 

Zondo cracks a four off Brad Hogg as the Dolphins batsmen are desperately looking to score quick runs. Eight runs scored in the over.

 

Mitchell Marsh continues. Impressive stuff once again as he keeps the opposition batsmen in control. Only six runs scored.

 

Zondo comes down the pitch to smash Hogg for a four through covers. Excellent placement. Six runs scored in that over.

 

Vaughan van Jaarsveld is the new man in at the crease but Dolphins would be hoping that Khaya Zondo leads their revival once again. Eight runs and a wicket in the 11th over of the match.

 

Yasir Arafat comes back strongly after being hit for a six as he traps Daryn Smit in front of the wickets. It’s been Perth all the way so far in the day. The batsman tries to late-cut a ball that came in sharply.
OUT! D Smit lbw Arafat 21 (14)

 

Another impressive over by the veteran Hogg as he gives away only three runs in the over.

 

Impressive over by Mitchell Marsh as he keeps things quiet. Dolphins batsmen manage only four singles off the right-arm bowler.

 

Veteran Brad Hogg is into the attack now. Perth Scorchers are one lucky side to have the likes of Hogg and Justin Langer with them. Smit lucky to get a four off a reverse sweep, as the man at short third-man was poor in the field. Nine runs scored off the over.

 

Daryn Smit is the new man in for the Dolphins. Smart work by him to sneak a four on the leg side off Ashton Agar. Dolphins may have lost four wickets but they cross the 50-run mark in the seventh over of the game.

 

HUGE shot for a six but then it is all over for Keshav Maharaj! Maharaj slams one straight down the ground off Behrendorff for maximum result. But the bowler has the last laugh as Maharaj, looking for more runs, makes room and is caught at third-man. Fine innings but Perth continue to remain at the top.
OUT! K Maharaj c Paris b Behrendorff 29 (22)

 

Keshav Maharaj is leading Dolphins’ revival here. Smashes two consecutive fours off Mitchell Marsh to keep the momentum going. Good over for the South African side as 11 runs come off it.

 

Some momentum for the Dolphins now as Maharaj smashes another four — this time through the leg side and ends the over with a four off a top edge. Yasir Arafat does well on the first four balls to keep the batsman quiet but the two boundaries have given the right-handed much-needed confidence.

 

Maharaj dances down the trrack to smash a four through the covers. Dolphins need a lot many of them as they do not have enough runs on the board yet.  Five runs scored in the over.

 

Keshav Maharaj and Khaya Zondo have a huge task on their hand to revive the side and lead the fightback. Perth have been excellent so far with their line and lenght.

 

Cameron Delport is gone! The left-handed batsman smashes a six but is caught on the next ball. It’s Jason Behrendorff who has made the breakthrough!
OUT! C Delport c Whiteman b Behrendorff 8 (3)

 

Whatte start this is! Joel Paris knocks down Cody Chetty off the first ball as he bags his second wicket in as many balls!
OUT! C Chetty b J Paris 0 (1)

 

 

There’s the first wicket! Joel Paris cleans up Dolphins’ opener Morne van Wyk on the fourth ball after being hit for a four. Superb start this for the Scorchers!
OUT! M van Wyk b J Paris 4 (4)

 


 

Toss: Dolphins have won the toss and elected to bat.

Scorchers skipper Adam Voges isn’t disappointed on losing the toss. Feels they can chase like Kings XI Punjab managed the other night. Scorchers have left out spinner Michael Beer and gone ahead with an extra seamer.

Teams:

Dolphins: Morne van Wyk(c), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Daryn Smit(wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges(c), Craig Simmons, Sam Whiteman(wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Joel Paris, Brad Hogg


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the fourth match of the Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20) between South African Ram Slam T20 winners Dolphins and Big Bash League (BBL) champions Perth Scorchers. I am Devarchit Varma and I will be bringing live updates of the match. Read the Preview of the match here

Having been dispatched home win-less after three proper thrashings and a no-result in the previous edition of the CLT20, the Scorchers will leave no stone unturned to shore up their game and give a better account of themselves. In fact, Scorchers’ coach, Justin Langer, has vociferously commented that they are hoping to set the record straight by winning the tournament.

Scorchers have some quality players like Craig Simmon, who hit the fastest BBL ton; Yasir Arafat, a T20 specialist pacer; the veteran chinaman bowler Brad Hogg, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and others.

Against them are the T20 champions from South Africa. The Dolphins don’t have big names like the other franchisee from their country — Cape Cobras. But this team has stuck as a unit and emerged successful against all odds. Kyle Abbott is the only known face in the team.  Here are some key battles in the match between Dolphins and Perth

Squads:

Dolphins: Morne van Wyk (c&wk), Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Jonathan Vandiar, Kyle Abbott, Cody Chetty, Daryn Smit, Daryn Dupavillion, Khaya Zondo, Andile Phelukwayo, Cameron Delport, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Sibonelo Makhanya, Prenelan Subrayen, Craig Alexander

Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (c), Cameron Bancroft (wk), Brad Hogg, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Yasir Arafat, Sam Whiteman (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Joel Paris, Michael Beer, Simon Mackin

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers match here

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here