Monday, October 19, 2009

New South Wales,Trinidad and Tobago qualify for the semis

Stuart Clark and Brett Lee were brilliant for New South Wales as they conceded only 111 against Somerset.Lee took 1 wicket for 15 runs in his 4 overs,while Clark took 3/15.No batsmen from Somerset made more than 23,leaving NSW a total that never was even competitive.In reply,David Warner started off exceptionally,hitting 40 off 16 balls with 2 sixes and 6 fours.NSW chased it down easily within the 12th over with 6 wickets to spare.Somerset have been knocked out o the League while NSW will be looking to win it,being among the strongest team in the competition.
In the other match,Trinidad and Tobago batted first making a massive 213,with Adrian Barath making 63 off just 41 balls.Lendl Simmons made 40 off 25 balls with 6 fours and 1 six.Navin Stewart came in late and smashed 33* off 11 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.Diamond Eagles' bowlers were very expensive.Dillion du Preez who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last IPL gave away 54 in his 4 overs.In reply,Eagles started off strongly making more than 75 in the first 6 overs.Rilee Rossouw smashed 44 off 19 balls with 3 sixes and 5 fours.Boeta Dippenaar also made a quick 33.Kieron Pollard took 2/25 in his 3 overs.Eagles battled hard,however fell short by 24 runs managing 189.

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