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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Kingsmead, Durban,, Date - 17/10/2012, Toss won by - Auckland Aces
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Commentary (Auckland Aces innings)

The next match is between Kolkata Knight Riders and Oerth Scorchers. Stay tuned for this exciting encounter.

Farhaan Behardien receives the Man of the Match for his cracking knock during the death of the Titans' innings. He says that he had planned to be cautious initially and then go for it in the last three overs and is happy that it paid off for him and his team.

The Titans outplayed the Aces with both bat and ball today as they crushed them by 59 runs. The Titans inch closer to a semi-final berth and Auckland are left with some work to do in their remaining two matches.

18.1 A Thomas to A Adams, OUT! Thomas bangs this in short at a very slow pace. Adams is deceived and hits it straight up to short fine leg where the fielder takes a dolly. So that's the end of a poor innings by Auckland Aces and the players shake hands now. 113/10

17.6 van der Merwe to M Bates, Slower through the air, entices an early shot from Bates who tries to drive it, the ball goes in the air towards short extra cover, the fielder dives but the ball falls short of him. Good attempt! 113/9

17.5 van der Merwe to A Adams, Full on middle, dragged to long on for one. 113/9

17.4 van der Merwe to M Bates, Slow ball on off, Bates checks his shot as he hits it past a diving van der Merwe. 112/9

17.3 van der Merwe to M Bates, On the off stump and well defended to the off side. 111/9

17.2 van der Merwe to A Adams, The slips have been taken off for Adams, he plays this short one to exactly where first slip would have been for one. 111/9

17.1 van der Merwe to M Bates, Two slips for van der Merwe. Angling in, wrong line with the two slips, tucked away to the leg side for one. 110/9

16.6 A Thomas to A Adams, Well controlled shot! A low full toss on off, Adams backs away and lifts it over short extra for two. 109/9

Adams is not looking too happy out there... The physio is out in the middle. Adams is ready to play now...

16.5 A Thomas to A Adams, A well disguised slower one following the batsman to the leg side, Adams heaves and misses and is on the floor. It seems like he has pulled a muscle. 107/9

16.4 A Thomas to A Adams, FOUR! Full on middle, Adams backs away and smashes it over point for four. 107/9

16.3 A Thomas to M Bates, Full and fired on middle, driven to mid off, a quick single taken, a shy at the non-striker's stumps, the batsman is in though. 103/9

16.2 A Thomas to A Adams, Adams backs away to this slower ball on leg stump and drills it to long on for one. 102/9

16.1 A Thomas to M Bates, On a length just outside off, defends it to the off side for one. 101/9

Thomas back on.

15.6 van der Merwe to A Adams, Down the leg side, the bowler foxes the umpire with his reaction, wide not given. 100/9

15.5 van der Merwe to M Bates, FUller this time, gets to the pitch and drives it to long off. 100/9

15.4 van der Merwe to M Bates, Beaten him again, shorted this time outside off. 99/9

15.3 van der Merwe to M Bates, Was that a missed stumping? Yes! Beats the batsman with the flight and draws him forward, the keeper fails to collect. 99/9

15.2 van der Merwe to M Bates, Quicker through the air outside off, beats the batsman with the turn and bounce. 99/9

15.1 van der Merwe to M Bates, Angling in and straightening, well defended. 99/9

van der Merwe back on.

14.6 E Links to M Bates, On a length and tucked away to the leg side for another single. 99/9 after 15. 99/9

14.5 E Links to A Adams, Adams chances his arm to this full ball, manages to drag it down to wide long on for one. 98/9

14.4 E Links to M Bates, Sensible by Bates, full length delivery driven to long on for one. 97/9

14.3 E Links to A Adams, Flatter again, punched down to long on for one. 96/9

14.2 E Links to A Adams, SIX! Huge! 99 mts six this time. Flat on middle, creamed over cow corner for a maximum. 95/9

14.1 E Links to M Bates, Full on off, driven to long off for one. 89/9

Links to continue.

13.6 de Villiers to A Adams, Enough of the short ones now. Fires this one straight on middle, dug out well by Adams. 88/9

13.5 de Villiers to A Adams, FOUR! Dispatched with disdain! Adams pulls this slower delivery on middle stump and directs it to the mid-wicket fence with a well timed shot. 88/9

13.4 de Villiers to A Adams, SIX! Hammered! Another short ball at head height, hooked away handsomely by Adams over the square leg boundary. 84/9

13.3 de Villiers to A Adams, Short ball, Adams backs away and heaves it over the infield on the leg side, Wiese makes the run backwards and puts in a valiant effort, but can't make it. Two runs taken. 78/9

13.2 de Villiers to A Adams, Good tight ball, the batsman can't do much with it. 76/9

13.1 de Villiers to M Bates, On a length on middle, played away to the leg side for one. 76/9

de Villiers back on.

12.6 E Links to M Bates, Off spinner on a length, Bates helps it to the leg side to retain strike. They get past their lowest ever T20 total. 75/9

12.5 E Links to M Bates, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. 74/9

12.5 E Links to M Bates, WIDE! Quicker one way down the leg side. 74/9

12.4 E Links to M Bates, FOUR! Asking to be hit! Tossed up outside off stump, Bates lifts it over mid off and into the boundary. 73/9

12.3 E Links to M Bates, Short one, turning in sharply, tucks it to the leg side, no run again. 69/9

12.2 E Links to M Bates, Full and turning in, the batsman hits it straight to mid-wicket, no run. 69/9

12.1 E Links to A Adams, On the legs and full, tries to sweep it to fine leg, gets just one run. 69/9

11.6 van der Merwe to M Bates, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/9

11.5 van der Merwe to M Bates, The batsman has been struck on the thigh-pad. 68/9

Michael Bates is the last man in.

11.4 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, OUT! Caught behind! Another one turning away after pitching. This time the ball takes the edge and the keeper grabs it easily. 68/9

11.3 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, Good ball again, Merwe is getting some turn here, beaten. 68/8

Andre Adams walks out.

11.2 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, OUT! Run Out! Foolish running by the two batsman, Mills gives up and easy pickings for the fielder. Hopkins had called him initially for a run but turns him back after he runs down half way. The ball had gone to mid-wicket where the bowler himself fielded it and threw it at the bowler's end. 68/8

11.1 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, FOUR! Unlucky! Good ball! The ball angles in and turns away after pitching, takes the leading edge and goes to the third man fence. 68/7

van der Merwe comes back on.

10.6 E Links to K Mills, Another dot ball, some tight bowling here by Links, Mills taps it to the leg side. 109 required off 54 now. 64/7

10.5 E Links to K Mills, Good ball on off, the batsman dabs it to the off side for no run. 64/7

A slight hold up in play. And yes he goes off.

10.4 E Links to G Hopkins, On the leg stump, gets some purchase out of the wicket, helped away to fine leg for one. Mbhalati has some niggle on his right leg, the physio runs out to check the problem, he might have to go off. 64/7

10.3 E Links to G Hopkins, Good tight ball, no run taken. 63/7

10.2 E Links to K Mills, Turning in off a length, clipped away for one. 63/7

10.1 E Links to G Hopkins, Tucked away for a single by the batsman. 62/7

9.6 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Back of a length outside the off stump, cuts it to third man for one. At the half way mark, Aces are stuggling at 61 for 7. 61/7

9.5 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Another leave by Hopkins, bowled just outside off stump, going the other way this time. 60/7

9.4 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Well left! The ball pitches outside off and moves in, goes just over off and middle, well judged. 60/7

Kyle Mills walks in.

9.3 de Villiers to R Hira, OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards! Banged in short on middle, Hira tries to swot it to the leg side, gets a top edge, the ball swerves in the air and the keeper, Kuhn calls for it and judges it to perfection. 60/7

9.2 de Villiers to R Hira, Back of a length just outside off, Hira tries to cut and misses. 60/6

9.1 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Good tight ball on middle, tucked away to the leg side for one. 60/6

de Villiers comes back on.

8.6 E Mbhalati to R Hira, Another short ball, around head high and angling away, the batsman misses his shot. 59/6

8.5 E Mbhalati to R Hira, Bounces the batsman this time, can't get to it. The keeper collects at a good height. 59/6

8.4 E Mbhalati to G Hopkins, Struck on the pads, the fielders appeal but turned down by the umpire. This was close to being a hat-trick. 59/6

Hira comes in now.

8.3 E Mbhalati to de Grandhomme, OUT! Two in two! Short on middle, another pull shot by the batsman goes straight up in the air, goes straight to deep fine for an easy catch. They are crumbling now. Mbhalati is now the leading wicket-taker for Titans in T20s! 58/6

Hopkins comes in now.

8.2 E Mbhalati to C Munro, OUT! Gone! On a length on middle and leg, tries to heave it away over the leg side, holes out in the deep. 58/5

8.1 E Mbhalati to C Munro, Back of a length on middle, tucked away to the leg side for no run. 58/4

Mbhalati back on.

7.6 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, DROPPED. Quick on off stump, the batsman pokes at it and gets an edge, the keeper fails to gather it. 58/4

7.5 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Thumped away! Short on off stump, smashed thrugh the covers for a boundary. 58/4

7.4 van der Merwe to C Munro, Tries the switch hit, high in the air over short third man for three runs. 54/4

7.3 van der Merwe to C Munro, Dot ball now, good and tight. 51/4

7.2 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, Plays this down to deep point for one. 51/4

7.1 van der Merwe to C Munro, Angled in to the pads, driven to mid-wicket for one. 50/4

Munro walks in.

6.6 E Links to A Kitchen, OUT! The short ball works! On the legs and flatter, pulled away in the air straight to deep mid-wicket who pouches it comfortably around his chest. Weak shot that one. 49/4

6.5 E Links to de Grandhomme, Short and quicker on middle, pulled away to deep square for another single. 49/3

6.4 E Links to Kitchen, Short outside off, the batsman advances a bit and plays it to the leg side for one. 48/3

6.3 E Links to de Grandhomme, Around the wicket now, pitching on leg stump, tucked away for a single. 47/3

6.2 E Links to de Grandhomme, Long hop, the batsman advances but is struck on his thigh pad, no run. 46/3

6.1 E Links to Kitchen, Angling in, the batsman clips it to the leg side for one. 46/3

Eden Links to bowl spin.

5.6 A Thomas to Kitchen, Short of a length ball on off, the batsman steers this one to third man for one. 45/3

5.5 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Pulls this short ball wide of fine leg for a comfortable single. 44/3

5.4 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, SIX! Edged for a biggie! Short ball by Thomas, hooked over the fine leg boundary for a lucky six off the top edge. 43/3

5.3 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Leading edge! On a length on middle, the ball straightens slightly and the batsman is squared up, the ball takes the edge and goes to the off side. 37/3

5.2 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Beaten him! Pitching on off and moving away towards the slips, the batsman pokes at it and misses. 37/3

Colin de Grandhomme walks in.

5.1 A Thomas to A Mahmood, OUT! Catching practice! Good length ball outside off, Mahmood guides this straight into the lap of first slip who accepts the gift safely. Important wicket this one for the Titans. 37/3

Thomas back on.

4.6 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Powerfully slapped! Short of a length outside off, width offered. Kitchen backs away and smacks it through the covers for four. 15 runs off this over. 37/2

4.5 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Good length ball moving in slightly, hurries the batsman who jumps and half pulls it to fine leg for one. 33/2

4.4 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, Short outside off, steered away to the right of short third man for one. 32/2

50th T20 four for Anaru Kitchen!

4.3 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Crashed! Half tracker on off, Kitchen pulls this to the mid wicket fence for consecutive boundaries. 31/2

4.2 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Lucky! Kitchen advances down the track to this length ball and edges it over the slips to the third man fence. First four of the innings here. 27/2

4.1 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Slower bouncer on off stump, 122 kph, Mahmood rolls his wrists over and pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for one. 23/2

3.6 de Villiers to A Mahmood, Full outside off, Mahmood throws his bat at it and slices it to third man for one. 22/2

3.5 de Villiers to A Kitchen, A full ball on off stump, Kitchen tries to drive it through the gap in the covers but mistimes it and manages just one. 21/2

3.4 de Villiers to A Kitchen, Good length ball on middle, hits the deck hard, defended back to the bowler by Kitchen. 20/2

3.3 de Villiers to A Mahmood, The third time on the leg stump now, full this time, Mahmood hits this in the air straight to deep square on the bounce. One taken. 20/2

3.2 de Villiers to A Kitchen, Strays down on the legs, Kitchen misses it this time and is hit on the pads. The batsmen run through for one. 19/2

3.1 de Villiers to A Kitchen, SIX! Swatted away! Short ball on leg stump, Kitchen swivels on his back foot and helps it away over the square leg fence. 18/2

CJ de Villiers to bowl now.

2.6 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Full on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 12/2

Anaru Kitchen comes in.

2.5 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, OUT! Stunner! Short ball, well directed this time, Guptill goes for the pull and top edges it to wide of deep fine leg, Behardien comes running in and takes a low catch on the dive. Pleasing to the eye indeed! 10/2

2.4 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Short one outside, Guptill tries to fetch it and pulls, the ball hits his right arm and goes straight back past the bowler. 10/1

2.3 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Off cutter this time, angling in to a backing away Guptill. The ball hits him on the pads and rolls away to the off side. 10/1

2.2 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Back of a length on off, guides it down to third man for one. Mahmood is off the mark now. 10/1

2.1 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Length ball on middle, Guptill tries to hit this through mid wicket in the air, mistimes it and the ball goes to deep square for one. 9/1

1.6 A Thomas to A Mahmood, Full on off, again moves away, Mahmood covers the movement and defends it to the off side. 8/1

1.5 A Thomas to A Mahmood, Good ball! The ball lands just outside off and swings away from Mahmod who shoulders arms to it. 8/1

Mahmood comes in at 3.

1.4 A Thomas to Lou Vincent, OUT! Length ball outside off, Vincent fishes at it and gets a thin edge through to the keeper who makes no mistake at all. Vincent was looking dangerous. 8/1

1.3 A Thomas to Lou Vincent, Beaten! The ball angles in and moves away after pitching, Vincent is almost squared up. 8/0

1.2 A Thomas to M Guptill, Guptill turns this one away into the gap on the leg side, one taken. 8/0

1.1 A Thomas to M Guptill, Yorker first up, on leg stump, turned away to the leg side. 7/0

Alfonso Thomas comes in to bowl. This is his 150th T20 match.

0.6 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, Full on the leg stump, Vincent drills this to mid on, no run taken. Doesn't time it well. 7/0

0.5 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, SIX! MASSIVE! Thus length ball has been dispatched way over long on, Vincent jumps down the track and moves away and gets it right in the middle. 7/0

0.4 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, Full on off stump, struck firmly to mid off, no run available. 1/0

0.3 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, There he goes, a wild slog from Vincent, coming down the track, misses and is hit on the pads. A bit of an appeal from the fielding side but the umpire is not interested. 1/0

0.2 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Excellent call. Guptill just taps it to the off side and Vincent calls him through for a super quick single. 1/0

0.1 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, 127 kph, Guptill hops to defend it back to the bowler. 0/0

Commentary (Titans innings)

The Aces batsmen have their task cut out as they have to face a good bunch of bowlers in the Titans line up.They will do well to get to the target with the likes of Alfono Thomas, CJ de Villiers and van der Merwe in the opponent's ranks. Stay tuned as we will bring up the second innings in a while.

Apart from Azhar Mahmood, the other bowlers failed to impress today and this could cost them dearly at the end of the match if that is the only difference between the two sides.

The Titans have put up 172 runs on the board after a wonderful display of batting by their openers and later by Farhan Behardien who acted as the perfect finisher for the innings.

19.6 A Mahmood to F Behardien, SIX! Brilliantly ended! Low full toss on middle by Mahmood. This time Farhan gets it in the middle and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence to end the innings in style. He ends up on 48 off just 23 balls. The Titans have put up a decent total. It should be hard to chase down. 172/4

Heino Kuhn walks in for the last ball.

19.5 A Mahmood to F Behardien, OUT! Run Out! Farhaan drills this yorker down to long on, Guptill throws in the ball on target, direct hit and he is gone by a few inches. 166/4

19.4 A Mahmood to van der Merwe, Full on middle, van der Merwe drives this down to long on for one. Gets Farhan back on strike. 165/3

19.3 A Mahmood to F Behardien, Slower yorker well outside off, the ball had a loop to it too, Behardien waits and cracks it nicely straight to deep cover for one. 164/3

19.2 A Mahmood to F Behardien, Yorker length on leg stump, Behardien uses his wrists and turns it wide of long on, they pick up two runs easily. 163/3

19.1 A Mahmood to van der Merwe, Full and angling in, turned away to deep fine leg for one. 161/3

The next match is between Kolkata Knight Riders and Oerth Scorchers. Stay tuned for this exciting encounter.

Farhaan Behardien receives the Man of the Match for his cracking knock during the death of the Titans' innings. He says that he had planned to be cautious initially and then go for it in the last three overs and is happy that it paid off for him and his team.

The Titans outplayed the Aces with both bat and ball today as they crushed them by 59 runs. The Titans inch closer to a semi-final berth and Auckland are left with some work to do in their remaining two matches.

18.1 A Thomas to A Adams, OUT! Thomas bangs this in short at a very slow pace. Adams is deceived and hits it straight up to short fine leg where the fielder takes a dolly. So that's the end of a poor innings by Auckland Aces and the players shake hands now. 113/10

Mahmood to finish off the innings with the ball.

Farhaan Behardien has just hit his 50th four in T20s!

18.6 K Mills to F Behardien, Full outside off, Farhaan goes down on his right knee again and lifts it over short third and short point. 16 off the last three balls. 160/3

18.5 K Mills to F Behardien, SIX! High and handsome! Slower one on middle, Farhaan makes it two in two this time, moves slightly away and lofts it over the straight boundary for another biggie. 156/3

18.4 K Mills to F Behardien, SIX! Bang! Full outside off, Behardien gets down on one knee and slices it over the point boundary for a much needed six. 150/3

18.3 K Mills to F Behardien, A slow, slow delivery at 104 kph, drills it down straight, Hira comes around from long off and puts in an excellent effort to save two for his side with a dive. 144/3

18.2 K Mills to van der Merwe, Full on off, the batsman walks across and tries to scoop it but can't outsmart the bowler. 142/3

18.1 K Mills to van der Merwe, Full outside off, drilled to deep point for two. 141/3

We are all set for play to begin. The players have made their way out to the middle after the customary shake of hands. Henry Davids and Jacques Rudolph are the openers for the Titans. Kyle Mills to begin the proceedings with the ball. Davids to face. Here we go!

Titans(playing XI) - H Davids, JA Rudolph, M van Jaarsveld(c), HG Kuhn(wk) F Behardien, D Wiese, RE van der Merwe, CJD de Villiers, AC Thomas, ER Links, NE Mbhalati.

Auckland Aces(playing XI) - MJ Guptill, L Vincent, Azhar Mahmood, AK Kitchen, GJ Hopkins(c, wk), C Munro, C de Grandhomme, RM Hira, KD Mills, AR Adams, MD Bates.

van Jaarsveld is disappointed on losing the toss and being put in. He feels that there is a bit in the wicket for the bowlers. The Titans openers will have to be cautious in the early overs if their captain turns out to be right. They haven't made any changes to their playing XI either.

Toss - The Titans captain spins the coin and Auckland win the toss. They elect to bowl first. The team for the Aces remains unchanged. Hopkins is pretty happy with his team's performance so far in the tournament.

Weather - It is a bit overcast. Will be interesting to see if the heavens help the bowlers now that we know that the pitch doesn't have much assistance for the seam bowlers.

As we move on to Durban which is considered as one of the fastest wickets in world cricket, the pitch, surprisingly looks brown in colour and there is no green whatsoever on the deck. However, it is very hard and the ball should carry through at good pace. The batsmen can trust the bounce and play their shots too. We may see a lot of runs being scored square on both sides of the wicket.

Welcome to the 8th match of the CLT20 between the Titans and Auckland Aces. Both the teams have won one game apiece so far and will want to convert that into two after today's encounter.

17.6 van der Merwe to M Bates, Slower through the air, entices an early shot from Bates who tries to drive it, the ball goes in the air towards short extra cover, the fielder dives but the ball falls short of him. Good attempt! 113/9

17.5 van der Merwe to A Adams, Full on middle, dragged to long on for one. 113/9

17.4 van der Merwe to M Bates, Slow ball on off, Bates checks his shot as he hits it past a diving van der Merwe. 112/9

17.3 van der Merwe to M Bates, On the off stump and well defended to the off side. 111/9

17.2 van der Merwe to A Adams, The slips have been taken off for Adams, he plays this short one to exactly where first slip would have been for one. 111/9

17.1 van der Merwe to M Bates, Two slips for van der Merwe. Angling in, wrong line with the two slips, tucked away to the leg side for one. 110/9

Mills to bowl his last.

17.6 M Bates to F Behardien, One more two! Lifts this one straight over the bowler's head, long on and long off converge and none of them takes it in the end. Confusion all over. 139/3

17.5 M Bates to F Behardien, Clears his left leg to this full ball on off and guides it to deep mid-wicket for another two. They are dealing in twos now. 137/3

17.4 M Bates to F Behardien, Stays back and steers this wide of third man for two. 135/3

Roelof van der Merwe walks out.

17.3 M Bates to J Rudolph, OUT! Plucked out of thin air! Full on middle, Rudolph backs away and punches this one in the air and away from Andre Adams at short extra cover. He takes a couple of paces to his left and grabs at it to take a wonderful catch. 133/3

17.2 M Bates to F Behardien, Low full toss outside off, Farhaan swats it to wide long on for another single. They need boundaries now. 133/2

17.1 M Bates to J Rudolph, On a length on off stump, Rudolph stretches out and pulls it away to wide long on for one. 132/2

16.6 A Thomas to A Adams, Well controlled shot! A low full toss on off, Adams backs away and lifts it over short extra for two. 109/9

Adams is not looking too happy out there... The physio is out in the middle. Adams is ready to play now...

16.5 A Thomas to A Adams, A well disguised slower one following the batsman to the leg side, Adams heaves and misses and is on the floor. It seems like he has pulled a muscle. 107/9

16.4 A Thomas to A Adams, FOUR! Full on middle, Adams backs away and smashes it over point for four. 107/9

16.3 A Thomas to M Bates, Full and fired on middle, driven to mid off, a quick single taken, a shy at the non-striker's stumps, the batsman is in though. 103/9

16.2 A Thomas to A Adams, Adams backs away to this slower ball on leg stump and drills it to long on for one. 102/9

16.1 A Thomas to M Bates, On a length just outside off, defends it to the off side for one. 101/9

Bates to bowl his third now.

16.6 A Adams to F Behardien, Behardien drives this down to wide long on, Guptill misfields and they take full advantage by running two. 131/2

16.5 A Adams to J Rudolph, Full outside off, tiring shot by Rudolph as he chips it to long off for just one. 129/2

16.4 A Adams to F Behardien, Back of a length on off, Behardien stays back and punches it to cover for one. 128/2

16.3 A Adams to F Behardien, Short and slow on middle, Farhaan pulls this wide of the deep square leg fielder for another two. 127/2

16.2 A Adams to F Behardien, Length outside off, chips down the track and lifts it over the extra cover fielder for a couple. 125/2

16.1 A Adams to J Rudolph, On the pads, misses the pull, they take a leg bye. 123/2

Thomas back on.

15.6 van der Merwe to A Adams, Down the leg side, the bowler foxes the umpire with his reaction, wide not given. 100/9

15.5 van der Merwe to M Bates, FUller this time, gets to the pitch and drives it to long off. 100/9

15.4 van der Merwe to M Bates, Beaten him again, shorted this time outside off. 99/9

15.3 van der Merwe to M Bates, Was that a missed stumping? Yes! Beats the batsman with the flight and draws him forward, the keeper fails to collect. 99/9

15.2 van der Merwe to M Bates, Quicker through the air outside off, beats the batsman with the turn and bounce. 99/9

15.1 van der Merwe to M Bates, Angling in and straightening, well defended. 99/9

15.6 de Grandhomme to J Rudolph, Short on middle, Rudolph pulls it away for one. 122/2

15.5 de Grandhomme to J Rudolph, Slapped away through the off side for an easy two, they need to run hard like this more often. 121/2

15.4 de Grandhomme to J Rudolph, Well bowled! Slow and short outside off, Rudolph looks confused and lets it go. 119/2

15.3 de Grandhomme to J Rudolph, FOUR! Smartly done! Full again, brings out the reverse sweep for a cheeky boundary to third man. 119/2

15.2 de Grandhomme to F Behardien, Full and angling in, turns it away to the leg side for one. 115/2

15.1 de Grandhomme to J Rudolph, Low full toss, works it away to mid wicket for one. 114/2

van der Merwe back on.

14.6 E Links to M Bates, On a length and tucked away to the leg side for another single. 99/9 after 15. 99/9

14.5 E Links to A Adams, Adams chances his arm to this full ball, manages to drag it down to wide long on for one. 98/9

14.4 E Links to M Bates, Sensible by Bates, full length delivery driven to long on for one. 97/9

14.3 E Links to A Adams, Flatter again, punched down to long on for one. 96/9

14.2 E Links to A Adams, SIX! Huge! 99 mts six this time. Flat on middle, creamed over cow corner for a maximum. 95/9

14.1 E Links to M Bates, Full on off, driven to long off for one. 89/9

Colin de Grandhomme comes in to bowl. 50th T20 match for him.

14.6 A Adams to J Rudolph, This was a bit short, steers it to third man for one. Rudolph has slowed down considerably now. 113/2

14.5 A Adams to J Rudolph, Full on off, drives it past short extra for a couple. 112/2

14.4 A Adams to F Behardien, On the off stump, steers it to short third for one off his pads. Leg bye given. 110/2

14th T20 Fifty for Jacques Rudolph, 8th while playing for the Titans. He is also now the leading run scorer for the Titans in the T20 format.

14.3 A Adams to J Rudolph, Rudolph drives this to long off for one and gets to his 50. 109/2

14.2 A Adams to F Behardien, Full on off, Farhaan drives it to long off for one. 108/2

14.1 A Adams to J Rudolph, Short and wide outside off, Rudolph cuts it away to deep point for one, they had thought of a couple but the fielder was quick. Just 11 runs off the last 13 balls. 107/2

Links to continue.

13.6 de Villiers to A Adams, Enough of the short ones now. Fires this one straight on middle, dug out well by Adams. 88/9

13.5 de Villiers to A Adams, FOUR! Dispatched with disdain! Adams pulls this slower delivery on middle stump and directs it to the mid-wicket fence with a well timed shot. 88/9

13.4 de Villiers to A Adams, SIX! Hammered! Another short ball at head height, hooked away handsomely by Adams over the square leg boundary. 84/9

13.3 de Villiers to A Adams, Short ball, Adams backs away and heaves it over the infield on the leg side, Wiese makes the run backwards and puts in a valiant effort, but can't make it. Two runs taken. 78/9

13.2 de Villiers to A Adams, Good tight ball, the batsman can't do much with it. 76/9

13.1 de Villiers to M Bates, On a length on middle, played away to the leg side for one. 76/9

Adams comes back on.

13.6 R Hira to J Rudolph, Full on off, Rudolph on drives it to wide long on for a single. 106/2

13.5 R Hira to F Behardien, Drills this full ball to long on for one. 105/2

13.4 R Hira to F Behardien, Flicks this full ball on middle down to fine leg for one. 104/2

13.3 R Hira to F Behardien, Mix up! Yes and no. The ball is tapped to the off side, no run eventually. 102/2

13.2 R Hira to J Rudolph, On the middle stump, Rudolph turns it away to the leg side for one. He needs three more for his half century. 102/2

13.1 R Hira to F Behardien, Tight from Hira, punched away to the off side for one. Behardien is off the mark. 101/2

de Villiers back on.

12.6 E Links to M Bates, Off spinner on a length, Bates helps it to the leg side to retain strike. They get past their lowest ever T20 total. 75/9

12.5 E Links to M Bates, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. 74/9

12.5 E Links to M Bates, WIDE! Quicker one way down the leg side. 74/9

12.4 E Links to M Bates, FOUR! Asking to be hit! Tossed up outside off stump, Bates lifts it over mid off and into the boundary. 73/9

12.3 E Links to M Bates, Short one, turning in sharply, tucks it to the leg side, no run again. 69/9

12.2 E Links to M Bates, Full and turning in, the batsman hits it straight to mid-wicket, no run. 69/9

12.1 E Links to A Adams, On the legs and full, tries to sweep it to fine leg, gets just one run. 69/9

12.6 K Mills to J Rudolph, Consecutive dot balls here, defended onto the off side. 100/2

12.5 K Mills to J Rudolph, Appeal for caught behind! Not Out! Down the leg side, they feel the ball has taken the edge, replays show that it came off the thigh pad. 100/2

Farhaan Behardien walks out.

12.4 K Mills to van Jaarsveld, OUT! Slower one on middle and Jaarsveld tries to pull this over the deep mid-wicket fielder. He times it miserably and the ball goes into orbit. Guptill, one of the better fielders takes it comfortably. 100/2

12.3 K Mills to van Jaarsveld, Full on leg stump, heaves it to deep square, did not time this well enough, two taken. 100/1

12.2 K Mills to J Rudolph, Short on leg stump, tries to pull but the ball hits the pads, Jaarsveld calls Rudolph through for a quick single, good run there. Change of bat for Jaarsveld now. Can the new willow help him middle a few? 98/1

12.1 K Mills to van Jaarsveld, Back of a length outside off, the batsman tries to lift it over the covers, manages to slice it over point for one. 97/1

11.6 van der Merwe to M Bates, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 68/9

11.5 van der Merwe to M Bates, The batsman has been struck on the thigh-pad. 68/9

Michael Bates is the last man in.

11.4 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, OUT! Caught behind! Another one turning away after pitching. This time the ball takes the edge and the keeper grabs it easily. 68/9

11.3 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, Good ball again, Merwe is getting some turn here, beaten. 68/8

Andre Adams walks out.

11.2 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, OUT! Run Out! Foolish running by the two batsman, Mills gives up and easy pickings for the fielder. Hopkins had called him initially for a run but turns him back after he runs down half way. The ball had gone to mid-wicket where the bowler himself fielded it and threw it at the bowler's end. 68/8

11.1 van der Merwe to G Hopkins, FOUR! Unlucky! Good ball! The ball angles in and turns away after pitching, takes the leading edge and goes to the third man fence. 68/7

Mills comes on.

11.6 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, A tad short by Hira, Jaarsveld punches this off his back foot to deep cover for one. 96/1

11.5 R Hira to J Rudolph, Helped away to the leg side for an easy one. 95/1

11.4 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, APPEAL for LBW! Not Out! Angles it in, the batsman tries to heave it over the leg side and misses, good decision by the umpire as the ball would have missed the leg stump, one leg bye taken. 94/1

11.3 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, Short on middle, backs away and pulls it to mid-wicket for a couple. 93/1

11.2 R Hira to J Rudolph, Tucked away to the leg side for one. 91/1

11.1 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, The captain tosses down to this slow ball and lifts it to long off, the ball just falls short of Munro, he could have run in harder, badly judged. 90/1

van der Merwe comes back on.

10.6 E Links to K Mills, Another dot ball, some tight bowling here by Links, Mills taps it to the leg side. 109 required off 54 now. 64/7

10.5 E Links to K Mills, Good ball on off, the batsman dabs it to the off side for no run. 64/7

A slight hold up in play. And yes he goes off.

10.4 E Links to G Hopkins, On the leg stump, gets some purchase out of the wicket, helped away to fine leg for one. Mbhalati has some niggle on his right leg, the physio runs out to check the problem, he might have to go off. 64/7

10.3 E Links to G Hopkins, Good tight ball, no run taken. 63/7

10.2 E Links to K Mills, Turning in off a length, clipped away for one. 63/7

10.1 E Links to G Hopkins, Tucked away for a single by the batsman. 62/7

10.6 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Slower bouncer over middle, Rudolph backs away and tries to cut it over the keeper's head, misses though. 89/1

10.5 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, FOUR! Hard luck! Good yorker outside off stump, Rudolph sticks his bat out and the ball takes the inside edge and goes quickly down to the fine leg fence. 89/1

10.4 A Mahmood to van Jaarsveld, Very slow, just outside off stump, the batsman punches it to the off side for one. 85/1

10.3 A Mahmood to van Jaarsveld, Tight on off, van Jaarsveld defends it to the off side quietly. 84/1

10.2 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, This one is full on off, he flicks it to deep md-wicket for one. 84/1

10.1 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Yorker on middle stump, the ball takes the inside edge and hits the boot of Rudolph. 83/1

9.6 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Back of a length outside the off stump, cuts it to third man for one. At the half way mark, Aces are stuggling at 61 for 7. 61/7

9.5 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Another leave by Hopkins, bowled just outside off stump, going the other way this time. 60/7

9.4 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Well left! The ball pitches outside off and moves in, goes just over off and middle, well judged. 60/7

Kyle Mills walks in.

9.3 de Villiers to R Hira, OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards! Banged in short on middle, Hira tries to swot it to the leg side, gets a top edge, the ball swerves in the air and the keeper, Kuhn calls for it and judges it to perfection. 60/7

9.2 de Villiers to R Hira, Back of a length just outside off, Hira tries to cut and misses. 60/6

9.1 de Villiers to G Hopkins, Good tight ball on middle, tucked away to the leg side for one. 60/6

9.6 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, Cut off the stumps to deep point for one. Had he missed it, he would have been waking back. They run two. Run rate of 8.30 being maintained at the half way mark. 83/1

9.5 R Hira to J Rudolph, Another single taken by Rudolph again. 81/1

9.4 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, Jumps out a bit to this slow ball and drills it to long off for one. 80/1

9.3 R Hira to J Rudolph, On middle and tucked away for one to the leg side. 79/1

9.2 R Hira to van Jaarsveld, Slow and tossed up smartly outside off, drives it to deep cover for one. Moody feels he has a stance like that of Goochy's! 78/1

9.1 R Hira to J Rudolph, Flighted on off, Rudolph flicks it to mid-wicket for one. 77/1

de Villiers comes back on.

8.6 E Mbhalati to R Hira, Another short ball, around head high and angling away, the batsman misses his shot. 59/6

8.5 E Mbhalati to R Hira, Bounces the batsman this time, can't get to it. The keeper collects at a good height. 59/6

8.4 E Mbhalati to G Hopkins, Struck on the pads, the fielders appeal but turned down by the umpire. This was close to being a hat-trick. 59/6

Hira comes in now.

8.3 E Mbhalati to de Grandhomme, OUT! Two in two! Short on middle, another pull shot by the batsman goes straight up in the air, goes straight to deep fine for an easy catch. They are crumbling now. Mbhalati is now the leading wicket-taker for Titans in T20s! 58/6

Hopkins comes in now.

8.2 E Mbhalati to C Munro, OUT! Gone! On a length on middle and leg, tries to heave it away over the leg side, holes out in the deep. 58/5

8.1 E Mbhalati to C Munro, Back of a length on middle, tucked away to the leg side for no run. 58/4

8.6 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Short and slowish again on middle, Rudolph pulls this solidly to deep mid-wicket for one. 76/1

8.5 A Mahmood to van Jaarsveld, Off the mark now! Short and slow on leg stump, he helps it away to fine leg for his first run. 75/1

8.4 A Mahmood to van Jaarsveld, Full on the off stump, Jaarsveld drives it through the covers for none. 74/1

Martin van Jaarsveld comes in to bat at 3.

8.3 A Mahmood to H Davids, OUT! Done 'em! 126 kph, yorker straight on the off stump, Davids brings his bat down pretty late, Mahmood gets the first breakthrough for the Aces now. They needed this one. Davids looks surprised as he walks back. They check for the no ball but Mahmood is clearly behind the crease. Good innings from Davids comes to an end. 74/1

Azhar is not happy with the shape of the ball. He goes and has a chat with umpire Simon Taufel who does not seem too perturbed about it. We continue with the same ball.

8.2 A Mahmood to H Davids, FOUR! Jabbed away! Slower one on off, short too, he muscles it through mid-wicket for another boundary. Fifth one for him. 74/0

8.1 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Slower one just outside off, Rudolph late cuts it to thir man for one. they have scored 70 between them so far. 70/0

Mbhalati back on.

7.6 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, DROPPED. Quick on off stump, the batsman pokes at it and gets an edge, the keeper fails to gather it. 58/4

7.5 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Thumped away! Short on off stump, smashed thrugh the covers for a boundary. 58/4

7.4 van der Merwe to C Munro, Tries the switch hit, high in the air over short third man for three runs. 54/4

7.3 van der Merwe to C Munro, Dot ball now, good and tight. 51/4

7.2 van der Merwe to de Grandhomme, Plays this down to deep point for one. 51/4

7.1 van der Merwe to C Munro, Angled in to the pads, driven to mid-wicket for one. 50/4

Mahmood back on.

7.6 R Hira to J Rudolph, Helps this one to deep square leg for an easy single. 69/0

7.5 R Hira to J Rudolph, Struck on the pads on leg stump, no run taken. 68/0

7.4 R Hira to J Rudolph, Well run. Tucked to the leg side, they run quickly for the second. 68/0

7.3 R Hira to H Davids, Short and cut away to deep point for one. 66/0

7.2 R Hira to J Rudolph, This one is hit straight to short extra. Yhey take one. 65/0

7.1 R Hira to J Rudolph, FOUR! Reverse sweep comes out! On middle, Rudolph pulls out the innovation and helps it to the third man boundary. 64/0

Munro walks in.

6.6 E Links to A Kitchen, OUT! The short ball works! On the legs and flatter, pulled away in the air straight to deep mid-wicket who pouches it comfortably around his chest. Weak shot that one. 49/4

6.5 E Links to de Grandhomme, Short and quicker on middle, pulled away to deep square for another single. 49/3

6.4 E Links to Kitchen, Short outside off, the batsman advances a bit and plays it to the leg side for one. 48/3

6.3 E Links to de Grandhomme, Around the wicket now, pitching on leg stump, tucked away for a single. 47/3

6.2 E Links to de Grandhomme, Long hop, the batsman advances but is struck on his thigh pad, no run. 46/3

6.1 E Links to Kitchen, Angling in, the batsman clips it to the leg side for one. 46/3

Ronnie Hira to bowl now.

6.6 A Adams to H Davids, FOUR! Up and over! Length on off, Davids throws the kitchen sink at it, the ball takes the edge and flies past the keeper to the short third man boundary. 16 off that over. 60/0

6.5 A Adams to J Rudolph, Full on off, smashed to the covers for one. 56/0

6.4 A Adams to J Rudolph, Full on the pads, Rudolph tries to clear the mid on fielder, Mills makes a diving stop, they take two. 55/0

6.3 A Adams to H Davids, Good chip! Full on off, Davids lifts it just over the bowler, the fielder dives and deflects it wide of the long off fielder, they take three. 53/0

6.2 A Adams to H Davids, SIX! Plonk! Davids spots this off cutter on leg and lifts it high over deep square leg for a big one. 50/0

6.1 A Adams to H Davids, Adams bowls it tight, no run available here. 44/0

Eden Links to bowl spin.

5.6 A Thomas to Kitchen, Short of a length ball on off, the batsman steers this one to third man for one. 45/3

5.5 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Pulls this short ball wide of fine leg for a comfortable single. 44/3

5.4 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, SIX! Edged for a biggie! Short ball by Thomas, hooked over the fine leg boundary for a lucky six off the top edge. 43/3

5.3 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Leading edge! On a length on middle, the ball straightens slightly and the batsman is squared up, the ball takes the edge and goes to the off side. 37/3

5.2 A Thomas to de Grandhomme, Beaten him! Pitching on off and moving away towards the slips, the batsman pokes at it and misses. 37/3

Colin de Grandhomme walks in.

5.1 A Thomas to A Mahmood, OUT! Catching practice! Good length ball outside off, Mahmood guides this straight into the lap of first slip who accepts the gift safely. Important wicket this one for the Titans. 37/3

Powerplay done, 44 off it.

5.6 M Bates to H Davids, Just over! Length ball outside off, Davids has a flash at it, the ball takes the edge and flies over cover point, the fielder stretches out to take the catch, but it falls safely. 44/0

5.5 M Bates to H Davids, Bates is mixing it up here. Yorker on middle this time, dug out easily, but no run taken. 43/0

5.4 M Bates to H Davids, Slower one again, 115 kph, angled across, Davids walks across and tries to pull, but misses. 43/0

5.4 M Bates to H Davids, WIDE! Way down the leg side this time, easy call for the umpire who stretches his hands and signals it. 43/0

5.3 M Bates to H Davids, Slower ball on off, Davids waits and hits it straight to cover. 42/0

5.2 M Bates to H Davids, Full on leg stump, Davids backs away and yorks himself, the ball goes nowhere. 42/0

5.1 M Bates to J Rudolph, Good slower one! Pitches on off stump and comes in, struck on the pads and the fielders appeal, that looked tight! One leg bye taken. 42/0

Thomas back on.

4.6 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Powerfully slapped! Short of a length outside off, width offered. Kitchen backs away and smacks it through the covers for four. 15 runs off this over. 37/2

4.5 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Good length ball moving in slightly, hurries the batsman who jumps and half pulls it to fine leg for one. 33/2

4.4 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, Short outside off, steered away to the right of short third man for one. 32/2

50th T20 four for Anaru Kitchen!

4.3 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Crashed! Half tracker on off, Kitchen pulls this to the mid wicket fence for consecutive boundaries. 31/2

4.2 E Mbhalati to A Kitchen, FOUR! Lucky! Kitchen advances down the track to this length ball and edges it over the slips to the third man fence. First four of the innings here. 27/2

4.1 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Slower bouncer on off stump, 122 kph, Mahmood rolls his wrists over and pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for one. 23/2

Bates back on.

4.6 A Adams to J Rudolph, Finally gets a run, steers this one to third man, it was a touch wide outside off. 41/0

4.5 A Adams to J Rudolph, Plays this one away to the leg side, no run. 40/0

4.4 A Adams to J Rudolph, Another length ball defended to the off side by Eudolph. 40/0

4.3 A Adams to J Rudolph, Tight! Bounces on off stump, Rudolph defends this one, the ball bounces close to him and the stumps. 40/0

4.2 A Adams to J Rudolph, FOUR! Smashed! Lifts this full ball over the in-field towards the straight boundary for four. 40/0

4.1 A Adams to J Rudolph, Good ball angling across Rudolph who is beaten. 36/0

3.6 de Villiers to A Mahmood, Full outside off, Mahmood throws his bat at it and slices it to third man for one. 22/2

3.5 de Villiers to A Kitchen, A full ball on off stump, Kitchen tries to drive it through the gap in the covers but mistimes it and manages just one. 21/2

3.4 de Villiers to A Kitchen, Good length ball on middle, hits the deck hard, defended back to the bowler by Kitchen. 20/2

3.3 de Villiers to A Mahmood, The third time on the leg stump now, full this time, Mahmood hits this in the air straight to deep square on the bounce. One taken. 20/2

3.2 de Villiers to A Kitchen, Strays down on the legs, Kitchen misses it this time and is hit on the pads. The batsmen run through for one. 19/2

3.1 de Villiers to A Kitchen, SIX! Swatted away! Short ball on leg stump, Kitchen swivels on his back foot and helps it away over the square leg fence. 18/2

Andre Adams to roll his arm over.

3.6 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Short again, outside off this time, Rudolph stays on his back foot and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 36/0

3.5 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, Well directed! 131 kph bouncer heading for the batsman's head. Rudolph lets it go, sways away. 35/0

3.4 A Mahmood to H Davids, Short on the hips this time, Davids helps it away to deep square for one. 35/0

3.3 A Mahmood to H Davids, FOUR! Smack! Slower one by Mahmood, tossed up outside off, Davids waits patiently and lifts it over the covers amd into the fence. 34/0

3.2 A Mahmood to H Davids, Good tight ball on off, Davids defends it to the off side 30/0

3.1 A Mahmood to J Rudolph, On a length outside off, Rudolph steers it to third man for one. 30/0

CJ de Villiers to bowl now.

2.6 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Full on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 12/2

Anaru Kitchen comes in.

2.5 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, OUT! Stunner! Short ball, well directed this time, Guptill goes for the pull and top edges it to wide of deep fine leg, Behardien comes running in and takes a low catch on the dive. Pleasing to the eye indeed! 10/2

2.4 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Short one outside, Guptill tries to fetch it and pulls, the ball hits his right arm and goes straight back past the bowler. 10/1

2.3 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Off cutter this time, angling in to a backing away Guptill. The ball hits him on the pads and rolls away to the off side. 10/1

2.2 E Mbhalati to A Mahmood, Back of a length on off, guides it down to third man for one. Mahmood is off the mark now. 10/1

2.1 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Length ball on middle, Guptill tries to hit this through mid wicket in the air, mistimes it and the ball goes to deep square for one. 9/1

Azhar Mahmood introduced.

2.6 K Mills to H Davids, Nice slower one on off, Davids plays it to the off side for no run. 29/0

2.5 K Mills to H Davids, FOUR! Dismissed! Lifts this length ball over mid off, the fielder gives a chase as the ball slows down but it wins the race. 29/0

2.4 K Mills to J Rudolph, Tucks away this length ball to the leg side for one. 25/0

2.3 K Mills to J Rudolph, FOUR! Just outside off on a length, drills it back towards Mills and almost takes him on the way to the boundary. 24/0

2.2 K Mills to J Rudolph, A peach! The ball pitches on middle and angles away, leaving Rudolph who is beaten. 20/0

2.1 K Mills to J Rudolph, Close! This ball takes off from a length on middle, hits high on Rudolph's bat, takes the splice and lobs to point, doesn't carry though. 20/0

1.6 A Thomas to A Mahmood, Full on off, again moves away, Mahmood covers the movement and defends it to the off side. 8/1

1.5 A Thomas to A Mahmood, Good ball! The ball lands just outside off and swings away from Mahmod who shoulders arms to it. 8/1

Mahmood comes in at 3.

1.4 A Thomas to Lou Vincent, OUT! Length ball outside off, Vincent fishes at it and gets a thin edge through to the keeper who makes no mistake at all. Vincent was looking dangerous. 8/1

1.3 A Thomas to Lou Vincent, Beaten! The ball angles in and moves away after pitching, Vincent is almost squared up. 8/0

1.2 A Thomas to M Guptill, Guptill turns this one away into the gap on the leg side, one taken. 8/0

1.1 A Thomas to M Guptill, Yorker first up, on leg stump, turned away to the leg side. 7/0

1.6 M Bates to H Davids, FOUR! Driven handsomely! Full and angling across Davids who plonks his front foot forward and drives it through the covers. Third four through the covers in this innings. 20/0

1.5 M Bates to H Davids, Good tight line on middle, Davids defends it to the leg side with due respect. No run available. 16/0

1.4 M Bates to J Rudolph, Well fielded at short fine leg! Rudolph clips this length ball on legs towards short fine, the fielder dives and stops it from going to the boundary. Just the one taken. 16/0

1.3 M Bates to J Rudolph, FOUR! Crashed! Full and wide away from off, Rudolph strides forward and helps it through the covers for his second boundary. 15/0

1.3 M Bates to J Rudolph, WIDE! Drifts this one way down leg for a huge wide. 11/0

1.2 M Bates to H Davids, On the pads of Davids, clips it to the leg side for a single. 10/0

1.1 M Bates to J Rudolph, On the legs, spongy bounce there, Rudolph tucks it to the leg side for one. Leg bye signaled though. 9/0

Alfonso Thomas comes in to bowl. This is his 150th T20 match.

0.6 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, Full on the leg stump, Vincent drills this to mid on, no run taken. Doesn't time it well. 7/0

0.5 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, SIX! MASSIVE! Thus length ball has been dispatched way over long on, Vincent jumps down the track and moves away and gets it right in the middle. 7/0

0.4 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, Full on off stump, struck firmly to mid off, no run available. 1/0

0.3 E Mbhalati to Lou Vincent, There he goes, a wild slog from Vincent, coming down the track, misses and is hit on the pads. A bit of an appeal from the fielding side but the umpire is not interested. 1/0

0.2 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Excellent call. Guptill just taps it to the off side and Vincent calls him through for a super quick single. 1/0

0.1 E Mbhalati to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, 127 kph, Guptill hops to defend it back to the bowler. 0/0

Michael Bates to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to H Davids, Some movement off the seam this time outside off, Davids punches this by standing tall on his back foot through the covers for a couple. 8/0

0.5 K Mills to H Davids, Some bounce for Mills here on off, hits high on Davids' bat, tucks away to square leg, slightly in the air but safe. 6/0

0.4 K Mills to J Rudolph, Good single! The ball angles across Rudolph, played to mid off and they set off for a quick one. 6/0

0.3 K Mills to J Rudolph, On a length outside off, plays it to the covers, no run. 5/0

0.2 K Mills to J Rudolph, FOUR! Well timed! Full outside off stump, Rudolph leans into it and caresses it through the covers. 5/0

0.1 K Mills to H Davids, Full on middle, extra bounce, Davids leans and works it behind square leg for a single. Titans are away! 1/0