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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - SuperSport Park, Centurion,, Date - 13/10/2012, Toss won by - Perth Scorchers
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  • Titans beat Perth Scorchers by 39 runs
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Commentary (Perth Scorchers innings)

That's all we have from this game. But don't go anywhere as we will be back soon with the ball-by-ball coverage of the second match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Cornelius de Villiers bags the Man of the Match award! The tall bowler says that for the team's sake, he is very happy with his performance and from the personal point of view, he is over the moon.

Chasing 164, Perth needed a good platform upfront but the batsmen failed to provide it. Cornelius de Villiers specially was the star with the ball as he picked up a three-for and he was nicely assisted by his bowling partners, who also chipped in with timely wickets. Mitchell Marsh tried to snatch win from the jaws of defeat but his 41-ball 52 innings was not enough.

A commanding performance by Titans to outclass Perth by a handsome margin. They batted with authority initially to put up a competitive total on the board and then their bowlers backed up with a fabulous bowling effort.

19.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Titans win by 39 runs! Dot ball to end the proceedings! Fullish delivery outside off, just inside the guideline, Marsh leaves it alone thinking it to be a wide. It isn't and that's the end of the match. Smiles on the faces of the Titans' players as they shake hands in the middle. 124/7

19.5 A Thomas to M Marsh, Walks across and muscles a fuller delivery to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 124/7

19.4 A Thomas to B Hogg, Goes back and helps it to the on side for a run. 122/7

19.3 A Thomas to M Marsh, Tries to whip a fuller delivery across the line but gets an inside edge. They cross and this is Marsh's third T20 fifty! 121/7

19.2 A Thomas to M Marsh, FOUR! Slower short delivery on middle, Marsh rolls his wrists over the ball and eases it to the long leg fence. Moves to 49! 120/7

19.1 A Thomas to M Marsh, Terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, Marsh cannot do much and just digs it back to the bowler. 116/7

Thomas to bowl the last over. 48 still needed!

18.6 de Villiers to B Hogg, Follows the batsman with a short delivery, Hogg swats it in the air and it drops safely in the no man's land at mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 116/7

18.5 de Villiers to B Hogg, Bowls it slower this time, on a good length around middle and leg, Hogg goes back, swings his blade aimlessly and misses. 114/7

18.4 de Villiers to M Marsh, Fuller length delivery outside off, Marsh powers it through the line but once again finds the sweeper cover fielder. Only a single. 114/7

18.3 de Villiers to B Hogg, Hops back and slaps a length delivery down to mid off for a single. 113/7

18.2 de Villiers to M Marsh, A low full toss outside off, smashed through point for a single. 112/7

18.1 de Villiers to M Marsh, Fuller length delivery outside off at 135.0 kph, Marsh throws his bat at it and gets an inside edge. It goes straight to the keeper. 111/7

17.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Cracks a length delivery to the on side and takes a run to retain the strike. 111/7

17.5 A Thomas to M Marsh, Clever slower delivery by Thomas, on a good length on middle, Marsh fails to pick it and is early with his massive hoick across the line. Fails to make any connection and it goes over the stumps. 110/7

17.4 A Thomas to M Marsh, FOUR! Lovely shot! Too full in length outside off, Marsh latches onto it and forces it through covers for a boundary. 110/7

17.3 A Thomas to M Marsh, Hammers a length delivery down the ground to long on and comes back for the second run. 106/7

17.2 A Thomas to M Marsh, Darts in a short delivery, Mitchell pulls it firmly across the line but it goes on a bounce to the long leg fielder. They turn down the single. 104/7

17.1 A Thomas to B Hogg, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery outside off, Hogg guides it to third man for a run. 104/7

Thomas is back on.

16.6 de Villiers to M Marsh, Another fuller delivery wide outside off, Marsh chases it and misses. Another excellent over by Cornelius, 3-0-11-3 so far! 103/7

16.5 de Villiers to M Marsh, Excellent yorker around off, Marsh squeezes it out to covers. 103/7

16.4 de Villiers to B Hogg, Tries to heave it across the line but it comes off the bottom edge and squirts to mid off for a run. 103/7

16.3 de Villiers to B Hogg, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Hogg dabbles it through point for a couple. The third man fielder does well to move swiftly to his left and stops it with a slide. 102/7

16.2 de Villiers to B Hogg, Outside off, tapped straight to point. 100/7

Brad Hogg is the new batsman.

16.1 de Villiers to Joe Mennie, OUT! End is near for Scorchers! Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Mennie attempts to tap and run but play it uppishly towards point. Roelof van der Merwe takes a fine catch inside the ring. 100/7

15.6 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Cracking shot! Another long hop on middle, Marsh uses the crease to his advantage, goes deep inside and whips it through square leg. 18 runs off the over! 100/6

15.5 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Edgy! Quicker, flatter and fuller outside off at 93.0 kph, Marsh tries to drill it through covers but it comes off the outside edge and travels to the third man fence. 96/6

15.4 E Links to M Marsh, Dances to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it back. The bowler dives to his right and makes a fine stop. 92/6

15.3 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Is this game still alive? Links is on the shorter side this time, around off, Marsh remains on the back foot and clobbers it through covers for a powerful boundary. 92/6

15.2 E Links to M Marsh, SIX! That's a humongous hit! Flighted full delivery on middle at 90.0 kph, Marsh shimmies down the track and launches it over long on for a biggie. 116m on the radar! 88/6

15.1 E Links to M Marsh, A yorker length delivery on middle, Marsh digs it out. 82/6

14.6 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Tickles a length ball off his pads to mid-wicket for one. 82/6

Joe Mennie arrives in the middle.

14.5 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, OUT! Titans inching towards a big win! van der Merwe drops it short on middle at 97 kph, Rimmington opts for the pull shot, makes a good connection as well but it goes aerially and finds Rudolph with precision in the deep mid-wicket region. 81/6

14.4 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, Floated delivery drifting down the leg side, Rimmington tries to sweep it but misses. They appeal for an LBW but the replays show that there was a leading edge. 81/5

14.3 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Marsh strikes it through covers for a run. 81/5

14.2 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 80/5

14.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Quicker and flatter on the pads, turned through square leg for a run. 79/5

13.6 D Wiese to N Rimmington, Driven through mid on by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 78/5

Nathan Rimmington is the new batsman out in the middle.

13.5 D Wiese to L Ronchi, OUT! Castled! Wiese bowls it on a length around off at 121.0 kph, Ronchi makes room to the off side and attempts to go big but fails to make any connection. The off stump is uprooted and Scorchers are staring down the barrel. 88 needed off 37! 76/5

13.4 D Wiese to L Ronchi, FOUR! Boom! Back of a length delivery on middle, Ronchi latches onto it and heaves it handsomely over mid-wicket for a boundary. Much needed one! 76/4

13.3 D Wiese to M Marsh, Straying down the leg side, Marsh eases it to fine leg for a single. 72/4

13.2 D Wiese to L Ronchi, Good length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Marsh flicks it firmly to mid-wicket where van der Merwe fails to stop it with a dive. He is cross with himself and they cross for a run. 71/4

13.1 D Wiese to M Marsh, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Marsh goes back and taps it down to mid on for a single. 70/4

David Wiese to bowl now...

12.6 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Leans into the drive and pushes it through covers for a run. Run chase is going nowhere, 95 needed off 42 balls! 69/4

12.5 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Touch short in length outside off, Marsh rocks back and cuts it through point for a couple. 68/4

12.4 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Spinning away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Ronchi pushes inside the crease and gets an outside edge. It rolls in front of short third man for a run. 66/4

12.3 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 65/4

12.2 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 65/4

12.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Fires in a quicker delivery, on the pads, Marsh tucks it through square leg for one. 65/4

11.6 E Links to M Marsh, Tickles it off his pads to rotate the strike. 64/4

11.5 E Links to L Ronchi, Heaves a full delivery over mid off and it goes on a bounce to the fielder in the deep. A single. 63/4

11.4 E Links to L Ronchi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 62/4

11.3 E Links to L Ronchi, On middle, helped through mid-wicket for a couple. 62/4

Luke Ronchi strides out with Scorchers in trouble.

11.2 E Links to S Katich, OUT! Sharp caught and bowled by the bowler! Loopy delivery on off, fullish in length, Katich attempts to play it through covers but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up chipping it back. Links dives full length to his right and takes a stunning catch. 60/4

11.1 E Links to S Katich, Flighted delivery outside off, fuller in length at 85.0 kph, Katich lofts it over covers for a couple. 60/3

10.6 van der Merwe to S Katich, Turns it off his pads to square leg for a run. 58/3

10.5 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 57/3

10.4 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Drives a fuller delivery to the off side but straight to covers. 56/3

10.3 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Spears in a fuller delivery, Marsh fails to flick it off his pads. Stifled appeal for an LBW but to no avail. 56/3

10.2 van der Merwe to S Katich, Flights a full ball around off, Katich aims for an inside-out but fails to get the desired elevation. Links at covers fails to take the catch. They pick up a single. 56/3

10.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Floated full delivery on middle, Marsh drives it down to mid on for a single. 55/3

Roelof van der Merwe into the attack. 110 needed off 60 balls.

9.6 E Links to M Marsh, Driven towards the mid off region for a single. 54/3 at the half-way stage! 54/3

9.5 E Links to M Marsh, Helps it with the turn to the on side but fails to beat the mid-wicket fielder. Dot ball. 53/3

9.4 E Links to S Katich, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 53/3

9.3 E Links to M Marsh, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Marsh goes deep inside the crease and eases it off his pads to fine leg for a run. 52/3

9.2 E Links to S Katich, Clips it off his pads to the on side and crosses for one. 51/3

9.1 E Links to M Marsh, Marsh gets on the front foot and forces it down to mid off for a run. 50/3

8.6 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 49/3

8.5 E Mbhalati to M Marsh, Checks his shot at the last minute and drives it to mid on. The fielder inside the circle stops it with a dive and they steal a run in the meantime. 49/3

8.4 E Mbhalati to S Katich, In the channel outside off, Katich dabs it in front of point and calls his partner through for a risky single. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. Direct hit would have been close! 48/3

8.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, FOUR! Sublime! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Katich remains on the back foot and carts it through point for a boundary. 47/3

8.2 E Mbhalati to S Katich, On the leg stump line, Katich fails to connect with his pull shot. 43/3

8.1 E Mbhalati to M Marsh, Dropped! Darts in a length delivery around off and it straightens a touch after pitching, Marsh is squared up in defense and it takes the outside edge. Martin van Jaarsveld at first slip attempts to snap it with a dive to his right but fails to do so. One run added to the total. 43/3

7.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Full and on the pads, nudged to fine leg for a single. 42/3

7.5 A Thomas to S Katich, Outside off, on a length, Katich dabs it to third man for one. 41/3

Mitchell Marsh is the number 5 batsman.

7.4 A Thomas to H Gibbs, OUT! Gibbs departs, a massive loss for the Perth Scorchers! Thomas follows the batsman with a short delivery at 136 kph, Gibbs tries to turn it across the line but it flies off the outside edge and the keeper takes the simplest of catches behind the stumps. 124 more needed off 74 balls. 40/3

7.3 A Thomas to S Katich, Good length delivery on middle at 118.0 kph, Katich turns inside his crease and pulls it through square leg for a single. 40/2

7.2 A Thomas to S Katich, Strides forward and pushes it to covers. Slight fumble from the fielder but no run conceded. 39/2

7.1 A Thomas to S Katich, Angles across a back of a length delivery, around off, Katich tries to pull it but misses. 39/2

Alfonso Thomas is back on.

6.6 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 39/2

6.5 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, On a good length outside off at 133.0 kph, Gibbs looks to play it through the line but it catches the inside edge and rolls to short fine leg for one. 38/2

6.4 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Presses forward and pushes a full ball to covers for one. 37/2

6.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Half-tracker on leg at 124.0 kph, Katich swivels on the back foot and eases it to fine leg. Thomas puts in a valiant effort in the deep to pull it back. A couple. 36/2

6.2 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Full delivery outside off, Katich gets forward and helps it to covers. 34/2

6.1 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Darts in a well directed short delivery, on middle at 126.0 kph, Katich looks to hook it but misses. 34/2

5.6 de Villiers to H Gibbs, On the pads, eased away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 34/2 in the Powerplay Overs! 34/2

5.5 de Villiers to S Katich, Throws his bat at a wide delivery outside off, it takes the outside edge and travels to third man for a run. 32/2

5.4 de Villiers to S Katich, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 31/2

5.3 de Villiers to S Katich, Gets forward and plays a length ball straight to point. 29/2

5.2 de Villiers to S Katich, Dropped! A tough chance though... de Villiers angles across a full delivery, around middle and off at 132.0 kph, Katich walks across and pushes it uppishly back to the bowler. de Villiers attempts to catch it over his head but is a shade late in his reflexes. A chance goes a-begging and they take a couple. 29/2

5.1 de Villiers to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 27/2

4.6 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Outside off, steered straight to point. 27/2

4.5 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 27/2

4.4 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, SIX! Tonk! Mbhalati drops it short around middle and leg, Gibbs climbs onto the opportunity to free his arms and hammers it high and handsome over long on. 27/2

4.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Opens the face of the bat and pushes it to covers for a run. 21/2

4.2 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and works it across through square leg for one. Typical Gibbs! 20/2

4.1 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Gets on the front foot and drills it through covers for a couple. The fielder inside the ring does well to take the pace off the ball. 19/2

3.6 de Villiers to S Katich, Remains on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler. Tremendous over, two runs and a couple of wickets as well. 17/2

3.5 de Villiers to S Katich, Little short in length and moving back into the batsman, Katich fails to turn it across but misses. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. 17/2

3.4 de Villiers to S Katich, This one is very wide outside off, Katich has nothing to do with it. 17/2

Simon Katich is the new batsman out in the middle to face the hat-trick ball.

3.3 de Villiers to M North, OUT! Drags it on! Fantastic delivery, touch short in length around off and it shapes back in a shade after landing, North is cramped up for room, looks to defend it down but it takes the inside edge and rolls back to disturb the stumps. de Villiers is all pumped up and runs in joy. Perth in some early trouble! 17/2

3.3 de Villiers to M North, Wide! Hurls a wide delivery way outside off. The batsman leaves it and the umpire stretches his arms. 17/1

Marcus North is the new batsman out in the middle.

3.2 de Villiers to S Marsh, OUT! Titans draw first blood! Nothing great with the delivery, wide outside off at 135 kph, Marsh attempts to smack it through the line but fails to connect well. It flies off the edge and Martin van Jaarsveld takes a sharp catch at first slip. 16/1

3.1 de Villiers to H Gibbs, Appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Gibbs fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it is immediately turned down. 16/0

Cornelius de Villiers into the attack now.

2.6 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Outside off, Marsh runs it down in front of the point fielder. No run. 15/0

2.5 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Excellent delivery, puts it on a full length just around off and holds its line, Marsh with zero footwork pokes inside the line and gets beaten. 15/0

2.4 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Short and pulled through square leg for a run. 15/0

2.3 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line at 130.0 kph, Marsh clips it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 14/0

2.2 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Room on offer outside off at 128.0 kph, Gibbs guides it to third man for a run. 13/0

2.1 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Whoa! That's a lifter! Lands it on a full length around off and skids on with extra bounce, Marsh pushes at it tamely and misses. It kicks off from the turf and goes over the keeper. A bye taken. 12/0

Ethy Mbhalati comes into the attack now.

1.6 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Follows the batsman with a short delivery, Gibbs pulls it awkwardly over mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. 8 runs off the over! 11/0

1.5 A Thomas to S Marsh, A full toss on off, punched back past the bowler for a single. 9/0

1.4 A Thomas to S Marsh, FOUR! Streaky! Thomas bowls it short and wide outside off at 128.0 kph, Marsh latches onto it to cut it through point but it catches the outside edge and flies to the third man boundary. 8/0

1.3 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Touch short in length on middle, Gibbs pulls it across through mid-wicket for a run. 4/0

1.2 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 134.0 kph, Gibbs gets behind the line and blocks it back. 3/0

1.1 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Good length delivery wide outside off, Gibbs pushes inside the line and misses. 3/0

Alfonso Thomas to bowl from the other end.

0.6 E Links to H Gibbs, Helps it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 3/0

0.5 E Links to S Marsh, Tossed up delivery outside off, patted in front of point for one. 2/0

0.4 E Links to S Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 1/0

0.3 E Links to H Gibbs, Looks to guide it to third man but it takes the outside edge and brushes the gloves of the keeper. They cross. 1/0

0.2 E Links to H Gibbs, Goes on the back foot and punches it straight to point. 0/0

0.1 E Links to H Gibbs, Starts with a quicker delivery, outside off, Gibbs flashes and misses. 0/0

Commentary (Titans innings)

That's all we have from this game. But don't go anywhere as we will be back soon with the ball-by-ball coverage of the second match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Cornelius de Villiers bags the Man of the Match award! The tall bowler says that for the team's sake, he is very happy with his performance and from the personal point of view, he is over the moon.

Chasing 164, Perth needed a good platform upfront but the batsmen failed to provide it. Cornelius de Villiers specially was the star with the ball as he picked up a three-for and he was nicely assisted by his bowling partners, who also chipped in with timely wickets. Mitchell Marsh tried to snatch win from the jaws of defeat but his 41-ball 52 innings was not enough.

A commanding performance by Titans to outclass Perth by a handsome margin. They batted with authority initially to put up a competitive total on the board and then their bowlers backed up with a fabulous bowling effort.

19.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Titans win by 39 runs! Dot ball to end the proceedings! Fullish delivery outside off, just inside the guideline, Marsh leaves it alone thinking it to be a wide. It isn't and that's the end of the match. Smiles on the faces of the Titans' players as they shake hands in the middle. 124/7

19.5 A Thomas to M Marsh, Walks across and muscles a fuller delivery to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 124/7

19.4 A Thomas to B Hogg, Goes back and helps it to the on side for a run. 122/7

19.3 A Thomas to M Marsh, Tries to whip a fuller delivery across the line but gets an inside edge. They cross and this is Marsh's third T20 fifty! 121/7

19.2 A Thomas to M Marsh, FOUR! Slower short delivery on middle, Marsh rolls his wrists over the ball and eases it to the long leg fence. Moves to 49! 120/7

19.1 A Thomas to M Marsh, Terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, Marsh cannot do much and just digs it back to the bowler. 116/7

A good comeback by the Perth Scorchers to restrict the Titans to 163 after they had got off to a brilliant start. Rudolph and Davids hit brilliant half-centuries to add 109 for the first wicket but then they lost their way. Rimmington bowled a fantastic spell at the death as the Titans could manage just 40/3 in the last 5 overs. It's still going to be a tricky chase, join us in a while for Perth's reply!

19.6 N Rimmington to van der Merwe, Low full toss on middle, van der Merwe goes for a heave but inside edges it onto his pads for just a single. Titans end on 163/4! 163/4

19.5 N Rimmington to van der Merwe, Run out missed! Goes for a heave but misses and the ball rolls over to the keeper off his pads. He is half way down for a run but is sent back. The keeper misses his shy as van der Merwe had already given up. 162/4

Roelof van der Merwe is the new batsman.

19.4 N Rimmington to D Wiese, OUT! Castled! Two in two for Rimmington! Brilliant delivery, very full on middle, Wiese looks to flick but is beaten by the pace. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Rimmington on a hat-trick now! 162/4

David Wiese is the new batsman.

19.3 N Rimmington to F Behardien, OUT! Caught behind! Behardien departs for a duck! Fullish delivery outside off at 129.0 kph, Behardien goes for a drive but gets an outside edge to the the keeper who makes no mistake. 162/3

19.2 N Rimmington to F Behardien, Good slower one! Delivers a slower one very full outside off, Behardien drives it straight to cover. 162/2

19.1 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Fullish outside off, heaved away to deep mid-wicket for one. 162/2

The players have made their way out to the middle. Jacques Rudolph and Henry Davids are the two batsmen at the crease. Michael Beer will start off proceedings for Perth.

Titans - Henry Davids, Jacques Rudolph, Martin van Jaarsveld(c), Heino Kuhn(w), Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Roelof van der Merwe, Cornelius de Villiers, Alfonso Thomas, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati.

Perth Scorchers - Herschelle Gibbs, Marcus North(c), Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Simon Katich, Nathan Rimmington, Joe Mennie, Brad Hogg, Michael Beer, Ben Edmondson.

Perth Scorchers have won the toss and will field! Marcus North looks confident and feels that the experience of Herschelle Gibbs will come in handy. Informs that Paul Collingwood is missing out today as they have opted for an extra seamer. Martin van Jaarsveld says that they like to chase but now they have to bat well. Adds that it's a massive game for them and feels that there is no home advantage as such, specially after losing the toss.

Pitch - The wicket is quite firm and has a plenty of grass on it. It will offer some movement with the new ball. However, the track will be a good one for batting.

It's the start of the mega event and the runners up of Big Bash League will take on the winners of the South African domestic 20-over competition. Perth Scorchers are a formidable unit comprising of experienced campaigners like Paul Collingwood, Herschelle Gibbs, Simon Katich and Brad Hogg. While, Titans have plenty of talent in Martin van Jaarsveld, Henry David, David Wiese and Alfonso Thomas. Both of them would be looking to get off to a positive start and notch up crucial points on board. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and welcome to the opening match of the Champions League T20 between Titans and Perth Scorchers at Centurion.

Thomas to bowl the last over. 48 still needed!

18.6 de Villiers to B Hogg, Follows the batsman with a short delivery, Hogg swats it in the air and it drops safely in the no man's land at mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 116/7

18.5 de Villiers to B Hogg, Bowls it slower this time, on a good length around middle and leg, Hogg goes back, swings his blade aimlessly and misses. 114/7

18.4 de Villiers to M Marsh, Fuller length delivery outside off, Marsh powers it through the line but once again finds the sweeper cover fielder. Only a single. 114/7

18.3 de Villiers to B Hogg, Hops back and slaps a length delivery down to mid off for a single. 113/7

18.2 de Villiers to M Marsh, A low full toss outside off, smashed through point for a single. 112/7

18.1 de Villiers to M Marsh, Fuller length delivery outside off at 135.0 kph, Marsh throws his bat at it and gets an inside edge. It goes straight to the keeper. 111/7

18.6 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Full toss on middle, heaved away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 161/2

Farhaan Behardien is the new batsman.

18.5 Joe Mennie to van Jaarsveld, OUT! The slower delivery does the trick! Slower delivery on a back of a length area on off at 107.0 kph, van Jaarsveld goes for a pull but is early into the shot an miscues it to short fine leg where North accepts a dolly. 160/2

18.4 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Low full toss outside off, heaved away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 160/1

50-run stand between Rudolph and van Jaarsveld!

18.3 Joe Mennie to van Jaarsveld, Good length delivery outside of, van Jaarsveld mistimes his cut to the off side for a single. 159/1

18.2 Joe Mennie to van Jaarsveld, Follows him with a very full delivery outside the leg stump, van Jaarsveld drills it wide of long on for a couple. 158/1

18.1 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Poor delivery and Rudolph misses out! Low full toss on the pads, Rudolph flicks it straight to short fine leg fielder. Just a single taken. 156/1

17.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Cracks a length delivery to the on side and takes a run to retain the strike. 111/7

17.5 A Thomas to M Marsh, Clever slower delivery by Thomas, on a good length on middle, Marsh fails to pick it and is early with his massive hoick across the line. Fails to make any connection and it goes over the stumps. 110/7

17.4 A Thomas to M Marsh, FOUR! Lovely shot! Too full in length outside off, Marsh latches onto it and forces it through covers for a boundary. 110/7

17.3 A Thomas to M Marsh, Hammers a length delivery down the ground to long on and comes back for the second run. 106/7

17.2 A Thomas to M Marsh, Darts in a short delivery, Mitchell pulls it firmly across the line but it goes on a bounce to the long leg fielder. They turn down the single. 104/7

17.1 A Thomas to B Hogg, Comes from round the wicket and serves a length delivery outside off, Hogg guides it to third man for a run. 104/7

17.6 N Rimmington to van Jaarsveld, Great delivery to end a brilliant over! Delivers it very full outside off, van Jaarsveld drills it back to the bowler. 155/1

17.5 N Rimmington to van Jaarsveld, Play and a miss! Gets into position early for a scoop but misses a length delivery outside off. 155/1

17.4 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Clears his front foot and rams it wide of long off for a single. 155/1

17.3 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Brilliant pace variation again! Follows Rudolph and delivers a slower delivery outside leg, Rudolph defends it back to the bowler. 154/1

17.2 N Rimmington to van Jaarsveld, Good delivery! Follows him with a yorker outside leg. van Jaarsveld digs it into the ground and they run through for a quick single. 154/1

17.1 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Fullish outside off, drilled to long off for a single. 153/1

Thomas is back on.

16.6 de Villiers to M Marsh, Another fuller delivery wide outside off, Marsh chases it and misses. Another excellent over by Cornelius, 3-0-11-3 so far! 103/7

16.5 de Villiers to M Marsh, Excellent yorker around off, Marsh squeezes it out to covers. 103/7

16.4 de Villiers to B Hogg, Tries to heave it across the line but it comes off the bottom edge and squirts to mid off for a run. 103/7

16.3 de Villiers to B Hogg, Length delivery angling away from the batsman, Hogg dabbles it through point for a couple. The third man fielder does well to move swiftly to his left and stops it with a slide. 102/7

16.2 de Villiers to B Hogg, Outside off, tapped straight to point. 100/7

Brad Hogg is the new batsman.

16.1 de Villiers to Joe Mennie, OUT! End is near for Scorchers! Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Mennie attempts to tap and run but play it uppishly towards point. Roelof van der Merwe takes a fine catch inside the ring. 100/7

Nathan Rimmington back on!

16.6 M Marsh to J Rudolph, Flicks it powerfully to deep square leg for a single and keeps the strike. 152/1

16.5 M Marsh to J Rudolph, FOUR! Another clever shot! Fullish outside off, Rudolph gives himself room and slices it over point for a well placed boundary. 151/1

16.4 M Marsh to van Jaarsveld, Very full outside off, drilled to deep cover for a single. 147/1

16.3 M Marsh to J Rudolph, Full on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 146/1

16.2 M Marsh to J Rudolph, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! He is going for it now! Fullish outside off, Rudolph lofts it wide of mid off for a boundary. 145/1

16.1 M Marsh to J Rudolph, FOUR! Not timed well but still it reaches the ropes! Fullish outside off, Rudolph heaves it away behind square leg for a boundary. 141/1

15.6 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Cracking shot! Another long hop on middle, Marsh uses the crease to his advantage, goes deep inside and whips it through square leg. 18 runs off the over! 100/6

15.5 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Edgy! Quicker, flatter and fuller outside off at 93.0 kph, Marsh tries to drill it through covers but it comes off the outside edge and travels to the third man fence. 96/6

15.4 E Links to M Marsh, Dances to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it back. The bowler dives to his right and makes a fine stop. 92/6

15.3 E Links to M Marsh, FOUR! Is this game still alive? Links is on the shorter side this time, around off, Marsh remains on the back foot and clobbers it through covers for a powerful boundary. 92/6

15.2 E Links to M Marsh, SIX! That's a humongous hit! Flighted full delivery on middle at 90.0 kph, Marsh shimmies down the track and launches it over long on for a biggie. 116m on the radar! 88/6

15.1 E Links to M Marsh, A yorker length delivery on middle, Marsh digs it out. 82/6

Mitchell Marsh back on!

15.6 B Hogg to van Jaarsveld, FOUR! Poor delivery and put away! A tad short outside off, van Jaarsveld rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary to end the over. 137/1

15.5 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Drives it to deep cover and takes a single. 133/1

15.4 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Length delivery on middle, Rudolph mistimes his loft over Hogg's head for a couple. 132/1

15.3 B Hogg to J Rudolph, SIX! Classic loft! Fullish outside off, Rudolph gives himself room and lofts it sweetly over extra cover for an effortless maximum. 130/1

15.2 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Chips down the track for a drive but mistimes it straight back to the bowler. 124/1

15.1 B Hogg to van Jaarsveld, A tad wide outside off, van Jaarsveld rocks back and punches it to deep cover for one. 124/1

14.6 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Tickles a length ball off his pads to mid-wicket for one. 82/6

Joe Mennie arrives in the middle.

14.5 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, OUT! Titans inching towards a big win! van der Merwe drops it short on middle at 97 kph, Rimmington opts for the pull shot, makes a good connection as well but it goes aerially and finds Rudolph with precision in the deep mid-wicket region. 81/6

14.4 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, Floated delivery drifting down the leg side, Rimmington tries to sweep it but misses. They appeal for an LBW but the replays show that there was a leading edge. 81/5

14.3 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Puts it on a fuller length outside off, Marsh strikes it through covers for a run. 81/5

14.2 van der Merwe to N Rimmington, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single. 80/5

14.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Quicker and flatter on the pads, turned through square leg for a run. 79/5

14.6 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, Pushes it to mid on and takes a single. 123/1

14.5 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, SIX! Beautiful shot! Fullish outside off, van Jaarsveld stays in his crease and lofts it over extra cover for a sweet maximum. 122/1

14.4 M Beer to J Rudolph, Sweeps it to deep square leg and takes a single. 116/1

14.3 M Beer to J Rudolph, Play and a miss! Fullish outside off, Rudolph goes for a reverse sweep but misses. 115/1

14.2 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, In the air but safe! Low full toss on the pads, van Jaarsveld chips it on one bounce to long on for a single. 115/1

14.1 M Beer to J Rudolph, Very full outside off, dug away tot he off side by Rudolph for a single. 114/1

13.6 D Wiese to N Rimmington, Driven through mid on by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 78/5

Nathan Rimmington is the new batsman out in the middle.

13.5 D Wiese to L Ronchi, OUT! Castled! Wiese bowls it on a length around off at 121.0 kph, Ronchi makes room to the off side and attempts to go big but fails to make any connection. The off stump is uprooted and Scorchers are staring down the barrel. 88 needed off 37! 76/5

13.4 D Wiese to L Ronchi, FOUR! Boom! Back of a length delivery on middle, Ronchi latches onto it and heaves it handsomely over mid-wicket for a boundary. Much needed one! 76/4

13.3 D Wiese to M Marsh, Straying down the leg side, Marsh eases it to fine leg for a single. 72/4

13.2 D Wiese to L Ronchi, Good length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Marsh flicks it firmly to mid-wicket where van der Merwe fails to stop it with a dive. He is cross with himself and they cross for a run. 71/4

13.1 D Wiese to M Marsh, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Marsh goes back and taps it down to mid on for a single. 70/4

13.6 B Hogg to van Jaarsveld, Stays back and punches it back to Hogg to end the over. A good over from Hogg, just 2 runs off it! 113/1

13.5 B Hogg to van Jaarsveld, Clips it straight to the short fine leg fielder. 113/1

13.4 B Hogg to van Jaarsveld, Length delivery on the pads, van Jaarsveld goes for a sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 113/1

13.3 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Stays in his crease and punches it to long on for a single. 113/1

13.2 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it straight to point. 112/1

13.2 B Hogg to J Rudolph, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Rudolph leaves it alone. 112/1

13.1 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Spins away after landing on middle, Rudolph looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side. 111/1

David Wiese to bowl now...

12.6 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Leans into the drive and pushes it through covers for a run. Run chase is going nowhere, 95 needed off 42 balls! 69/4

12.5 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Touch short in length outside off, Marsh rocks back and cuts it through point for a couple. 68/4

12.4 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Spinning away from the batsman with some extra bounce, Ronchi pushes inside the crease and gets an outside edge. It rolls in front of short third man for a run. 66/4

12.3 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 65/4

12.2 van der Merwe to L Ronchi, Gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 65/4

12.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Fires in a quicker delivery, on the pads, Marsh tucks it through square leg for one. 65/4

Hogg back on!

12.6 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, Looks to punch it away to the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 111/1

12.5 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 111/1

12.4 M Beer to J Rudolph, Pushes it to long on and takes one. 111/1

12.3 M Beer to van Jaarsveld, Helps it to long off for a single. 110/1

Martin van Jaarsveld in next!

12.2 M Beer to H Davids, OUT! Castled! Beer at last gives Perth the breakthrough! Length delivery on the leg stump, Davids gets down on one knee for a slog but misses and the ball sneaks through to rattle the timber. 109/1

12.1 M Beer to H Davids, FOUR! Crunching shot! Fullish outside off, Davids clears his front foot and rams it past extra cover for a boundary. 109/0

11.6 E Links to M Marsh, Tickles it off his pads to rotate the strike. 64/4

11.5 E Links to L Ronchi, Heaves a full delivery over mid off and it goes on a bounce to the fielder in the deep. A single. 63/4

11.4 E Links to L Ronchi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 62/4

11.3 E Links to L Ronchi, On middle, helped through mid-wicket for a couple. 62/4

Luke Ronchi strides out with Scorchers in trouble.

11.2 E Links to S Katich, OUT! Sharp caught and bowled by the bowler! Loopy delivery on off, fullish in length, Katich attempts to play it through covers but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up chipping it back. Links dives full length to his right and takes a stunning catch. 60/4

11.1 E Links to S Katich, Flighted delivery outside off, fuller in length at 85.0 kph, Katich lofts it over covers for a couple. 60/3

13th T20 fifty for Rudolph!

11.6 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, FOUR! Brilliant placement! He too gets to his fifty! Gives himself room and slaps a good length delivery outside off past point for boundary. 105/0

11.6 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, WIDE! Delivers a back of a length delivery way down the leg side. Rudolph ducks under it. 101/0

7th T20 fifty for Davids!

11.5 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, At last he gets to his fifty! Fullish outside off, Davids pushes it to long off and takes a single. 100 up for the Titans, a brilliant start for them! 100/0

11.4 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, Clever change of pace! Delivers a slower off cutter outside off, Davids goes for a heave but misses. 99/0

11.3 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, Drills a fullish delivery outside off and takes a single. 99/0

11.3 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Rudolph misses his flick. 98/0

11.2 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, Ahh..! Good length delivery on the leg stump, it just takes off after landing, Rudolph backs off but leaves it alone. 97/0

11.1 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, SIX! Clobbered! Short and wide outside off, Rudolph gives himself room and slashes it over point for a thunderous maximum. 97/0

10.6 van der Merwe to S Katich, Turns it off his pads to square leg for a run. 58/3

10.5 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 57/3

10.4 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Drives a fuller delivery to the off side but straight to covers. 56/3

10.3 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Spears in a fuller delivery, Marsh fails to flick it off his pads. Stifled appeal for an LBW but to no avail. 56/3

10.2 van der Merwe to S Katich, Flights a full ball around off, Katich aims for an inside-out but fails to get the desired elevation. Links at covers fails to take the catch. They pick up a single. 56/3

10.1 van der Merwe to M Marsh, Floated full delivery on middle, Marsh drives it down to mid on for a single. 55/3

Edmondson into the attack now!

10.6 M Beer to H Davids, Still can't get that run that will take him to his fifty! Goes for a flick but gets an inside edge behind square leg. Just two runs off the over, a good one from Beer. 91/0

10.5 M Beer to H Davids, Quicker and flatter on the pads, Davids drives it straight back to Beer. Good stuff from Beer! 91/0

10.4 M Beer to H Davids, Full toss on middle, Davids reverse sweeps it straight to point. 91/0

10.3 M Beer to H Davids, Full delivery on middle, Davids rams it back to the bowler. 91/0

10.2 M Beer to J Rudolph, Full length delivery on middle, driven to long on for one. 91/0

10.1 M Beer to H Davids, Very full outside off, bunted to long off for a single. 90/0

Roelof van der Merwe into the attack. 110 needed off 60 balls.

9.6 E Links to M Marsh, Driven towards the mid off region for a single. 54/3 at the half-way stage! 54/3

9.5 E Links to M Marsh, Helps it with the turn to the on side but fails to beat the mid-wicket fielder. Dot ball. 53/3

9.4 E Links to S Katich, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 53/3

9.3 E Links to M Marsh, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Marsh goes deep inside the crease and eases it off his pads to fine leg for a run. 52/3

9.2 E Links to S Katich, Clips it off his pads to the on side and crosses for one. 51/3

9.1 E Links to M Marsh, Marsh gets on the front foot and forces it down to mid off for a run. 50/3

Beer back on!

9.6 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Fullish on the pads, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 89/0

9.5 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, FOUR! Crashed! Low full toss outside off, Rudolph backs off and caresses it past covers for a boundary. 89/0

9.4 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, FOUR! Thumped! Fullish outside off, Rudolph stays in his crease and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 85/0

9.3 Joe Mennie to H Davids, Gets into position for a paddle scoop but gets a bottom edge to the leg side for a single. 81/0

9.2 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Fullish outside off, driven to mid off for one. 80/0

9.1 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Length delivery on middle, clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 79/0

8.6 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 49/3

8.5 E Mbhalati to M Marsh, Checks his shot at the last minute and drives it to mid on. The fielder inside the circle stops it with a dive and they steal a run in the meantime. 49/3

8.4 E Mbhalati to S Katich, In the channel outside off, Katich dabs it in front of point and calls his partner through for a risky single. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. Direct hit would have been close! 48/3

8.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, FOUR! Sublime! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Katich remains on the back foot and carts it through point for a boundary. 47/3

8.2 E Mbhalati to S Katich, On the leg stump line, Katich fails to connect with his pull shot. 43/3

8.1 E Mbhalati to M Marsh, Dropped! Darts in a length delivery around off and it straightens a touch after pitching, Marsh is squared up in defense and it takes the outside edge. Martin van Jaarsveld at first slip attempts to snap it with a dive to his right but fails to do so. One run added to the total. 43/3

Joe Mennie back on!

8.6 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Drives it to long on and takes a single. 79/0

8.5 B Hogg to J Rudolph, FOUR! Poor delivery and punished! Full toss on middle, Rudolph gets into position early and reverse-pulls it past point for an audacious boundary. 78/0

8.4 B Hogg to H Davids, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 74/0

8.3 B Hogg to H Davids, Goes for a heave but mistimes it straight to mid-wicket. 73/0

8.2 B Hogg to H Davids, Stays back and punches it back to the bowler. 73/0

8.1 B Hogg to H Davids, A tad short outside off, Davids pulls it uppishly to long on for a couple. 73/0

7.6 A Thomas to M Marsh, Full and on the pads, nudged to fine leg for a single. 42/3

7.5 A Thomas to S Katich, Outside off, on a length, Katich dabs it to third man for one. 41/3

Mitchell Marsh is the number 5 batsman.

7.4 A Thomas to H Gibbs, OUT! Gibbs departs, a massive loss for the Perth Scorchers! Thomas follows the batsman with a short delivery at 136 kph, Gibbs tries to turn it across the line but it flies off the outside edge and the keeper takes the simplest of catches behind the stumps. 124 more needed off 74 balls. 40/3

7.3 A Thomas to S Katich, Good length delivery on middle at 118.0 kph, Katich turns inside his crease and pulls it through square leg for a single. 40/2

7.2 A Thomas to S Katich, Strides forward and pushes it to covers. Slight fumble from the fielder but no run conceded. 39/2

7.1 A Thomas to S Katich, Angles across a back of a length delivery, around off, Katich tries to pull it but misses. 39/2

7.6 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, Fullish on middle, chipped to long on for a single to end the over. 18 runs off the over, a good one for the Titans! 71/0

7.5 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, SIX! This is effortless batting from Davids! Fullish on middle, Davids stays in his crease and flicks it nonchalantly over mid-wicket for a maximum. 70/0

7.4 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, FOUR! This time he gets lucky! Length delivery outside off, Davids looks to caress it through the off side but gets an outside edge over short third man for a lucky boundary. 64/0

7.3 Ben Edmondson to H Davids, SIX! Brilliant shot for a flat six! Back of a length delivery on off, Davids rocks back and pulls it over deep square leg for a flat maximum. 60/0

7.2 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, Gives himself room and pulls a back of a length delivery on the leg stump to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 54/0

7.1 Ben Edmondson to J Rudolph, Length delivery outside off, Rudolph pats it to the off side. 53/0

Alfonso Thomas is back on.

6.6 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 39/2

6.5 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, On a good length outside off at 133.0 kph, Gibbs looks to play it through the line but it catches the inside edge and rolls to short fine leg for one. 38/2

6.4 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Presses forward and pushes a full ball to covers for one. 37/2

6.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Half-tracker on leg at 124.0 kph, Katich swivels on the back foot and eases it to fine leg. Thomas puts in a valiant effort in the deep to pull it back. A couple. 36/2

6.2 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Full delivery outside off, Katich gets forward and helps it to covers. 34/2

6.1 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Darts in a well directed short delivery, on middle at 126.0 kph, Katich looks to hook it but misses. 34/2

Ben Edmondson into the attack!

6.6 B Hogg to H Davids, Comes forward and helps it back to the bowler. 53/0

6.5 B Hogg to H Davids, Stays back and defends it to the leg side. 53/0

6.4 B Hogg to H Davids, NOT OUT! Davids rocks back and punches it to covers, sets off. Rudolph sends him back. The fielder picks it up quickly and throws it to the keeper who whips off the bails in a flash. Davids dives in on full stretch. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that the dive saved Davids. 53/0

Appeal for a run out! The umpire has gone upstairs!

6.4 B Hogg to H Davids, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Davids misses his clip. 53/0

6.3 B Hogg to H Davids, Loopy on middle, clipped to mid-wicket. 52/0

6.2 B Hogg to J Rudolph, Glances it to square leg for a single. 52/0

6.1 B Hogg to H Davids, Good length delivery on the pads, Davids looks to paddle but misses. They run through for a leg bye. 51/0

5.6 de Villiers to H Gibbs, On the pads, eased away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 34/2 in the Powerplay Overs! 34/2

5.5 de Villiers to S Katich, Throws his bat at a wide delivery outside off, it takes the outside edge and travels to third man for a run. 32/2

5.4 de Villiers to S Katich, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 31/2

5.3 de Villiers to S Katich, Gets forward and plays a length ball straight to point. 29/2

5.2 de Villiers to S Katich, Dropped! A tough chance though... de Villiers angles across a full delivery, around middle and off at 132.0 kph, Katich walks across and pushes it uppishly back to the bowler. de Villiers attempts to catch it over his head but is a shade late in his reflexes. A chance goes a-begging and they take a couple. 29/2

5.1 de Villiers to S Katich, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 27/2

Brad Hogg into the attack now.

5.6 M Marsh to J Rudolph, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Rudolph walks forward for a push through the off side but misses. 11 runs off the over! End of the Powerplay, a good one for the Titans! 50/0

5.5 M Marsh to J Rudolph, Fullish outside off, Rudolph drives it straight to mid off. 50/0

5.4 M Marsh to J Rudolph, Drives it straight back to the bowler who gets hit foot to it and ricochets it to mid on. 50/0

5.3 M Marsh to H Davids, Drives it to overs and takes a single. 50 up for the Titans! 50/0

5.2 M Marsh to H Davids, FOUR! Follows it up with a crushing drive! Fullish outside off, Davids comes forward and caresses it past covers for a boundary. He is looking in brilliant touch! 49/0

5.1 M Marsh to H Davids, SIX! Clobbered! Welcome into the attack! Fullish delivery outside off, Davids stays in his crease and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 45/0

4.6 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Outside off, steered straight to point. 27/2

4.5 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 27/2

4.4 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, SIX! Tonk! Mbhalati drops it short around middle and leg, Gibbs climbs onto the opportunity to free his arms and hammers it high and handsome over long on. 27/2

4.3 E Mbhalati to S Katich, Opens the face of the bat and pushes it to covers for a run. 21/2

4.2 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Fetches a full delivery from outside off and works it across through square leg for one. Typical Gibbs! 20/2

4.1 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Gets on the front foot and drills it through covers for a couple. The fielder inside the ring does well to take the pace off the ball. 19/2

Mitchell Marsh into the attack.

4.6 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Rudolph is squared up and gets beaten on his half poke. 39/0

4.5 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Length delivery on middle, Rudolph clips it behind square leg and scampers through for a quick couple. A direct hit at the keeper's end would have been interesting! 39/0

4.4 Joe Mennie to H Davids, Fullish on middle, Davids flicks it wide of mid on for a single. 37/0

4.3 Joe Mennie to H Davids, Stays back and clips it straight to mid-wicket. 36/0

4.2 Joe Mennie to H Davids, Good comeback from the bowler! Delivers a yorker on middle, Davids digs it out in time. 36/0

4.1 Joe Mennie to H Davids, SIX! Blistering blow! Length delivery outside off, Davids dances down the track and carts it over deep cover for a crunching maximum. 36/0

3.6 de Villiers to S Katich, Remains on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler. Tremendous over, two runs and a couple of wickets as well. 17/2

3.5 de Villiers to S Katich, Little short in length and moving back into the batsman, Katich fails to turn it across but misses. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. 17/2

3.4 de Villiers to S Katich, This one is very wide outside off, Katich has nothing to do with it. 17/2

Simon Katich is the new batsman out in the middle to face the hat-trick ball.

3.3 de Villiers to M North, OUT! Drags it on! Fantastic delivery, touch short in length around off and it shapes back in a shade after landing, North is cramped up for room, looks to defend it down but it takes the inside edge and rolls back to disturb the stumps. de Villiers is all pumped up and runs in joy. Perth in some early trouble! 17/2

3.3 de Villiers to M North, Wide! Hurls a wide delivery way outside off. The batsman leaves it and the umpire stretches his arms. 17/1

Marcus North is the new batsman out in the middle.

3.2 de Villiers to S Marsh, OUT! Titans draw first blood! Nothing great with the delivery, wide outside off at 135 kph, Marsh attempts to smack it through the line but fails to connect well. It flies off the edge and Martin van Jaarsveld takes a sharp catch at first slip. 16/1

3.1 de Villiers to H Gibbs, Appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Gibbs fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it is immediately turned down. 16/0

3.6 N Rimmington to H Davids, Flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single to end the over. 30/0

3.5 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Poor fielding! Rudolph drives it on the up to mid off where the fielder misfields and allows a run. 29/0

3.4 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, FOUR! Streaky! Good length delivery outside off, Rudolph goes for a heave but gets an outside edge over third man for a lucky boundary. 28/0

3.3 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Just short of the keeper! Slower delivery on off, nips away after landing. Rudolph looks to steer it but gets an outside edge which falls on one bounce to the keeper. 24/0

3.3 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, WIDE! Play and a miss! Delivers it way outside off, Rudolph chases it for a cut but misses. 24/0

3.2 N Rimmington to H Davids, Back of a length delivery outside off, Davids pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 23/0

3.1 N Rimmington to H Davids, FOUR! Crashed! Length delivery outside off, Davids dances down the track and caresses it past point for a thumping boundary. 22/0

Cornelius de Villiers into the attack now.

2.6 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Outside off, Marsh runs it down in front of the point fielder. No run. 15/0

2.5 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Excellent delivery, puts it on a full length just around off and holds its line, Marsh with zero footwork pokes inside the line and gets beaten. 15/0

2.4 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Short and pulled through square leg for a run. 15/0

2.3 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Fuller length delivery on the leg stump line at 130.0 kph, Marsh clips it off his pads to deep square leg for one. 14/0

2.2 E Mbhalati to H Gibbs, Room on offer outside off at 128.0 kph, Gibbs guides it to third man for a run. 13/0

2.1 E Mbhalati to S Marsh, Whoa! That's a lifter! Lands it on a full length around off and skids on with extra bounce, Marsh pushes at it tamely and misses. It kicks off from the turf and goes over the keeper. A bye taken. 12/0

2.6 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Good length delivery on off, Rudolph defends it off the back foot. 18/0

2.5 Joe Mennie to H Davids, Fullish outside off, Davids drives it beautifully to mid off, the fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. Restricts them to just a single. 18/0

2.4 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Very full delivery outside off, Rudolph pats it to the leg side and scampers through for a single. 17/0

2.3 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Beaten again! Good away movement! Nips away after landing on a good length area outside off, Rudolph goes for half a poke but misses. 16/0

2.2 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Shuffles way across and flicks a fullish delivery outside off to wide of mid on for a couple. 16/0

2.1 Joe Mennie to J Rudolph, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Rudolph plays inside the line and misses. 14/0

Ethy Mbhalati comes into the attack now.

1.6 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Follows the batsman with a short delivery, Gibbs pulls it awkwardly over mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. 8 runs off the over! 11/0

1.5 A Thomas to S Marsh, A full toss on off, punched back past the bowler for a single. 9/0

1.4 A Thomas to S Marsh, FOUR! Streaky! Thomas bowls it short and wide outside off at 128.0 kph, Marsh latches onto it to cut it through point but it catches the outside edge and flies to the third man boundary. 8/0

1.3 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Touch short in length on middle, Gibbs pulls it across through mid-wicket for a run. 4/0

1.2 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle at 134.0 kph, Gibbs gets behind the line and blocks it back. 3/0

1.1 A Thomas to H Gibbs, Good length delivery wide outside off, Gibbs pushes inside the line and misses. 3/0

Joe Mennie into the attack now.

1.6 N Rimmington to H Davids, Good length delivery outside off, Davids stays back and pushes it to covers to end the over. 14/0

1.5 N Rimmington to H Davids, Shuffles across and looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls over to the keeper. Davids wants a single but is sent back. 14/0

1.4 N Rimmington to H Davids, Back of a length delivery on middle, Davids clips it past square leg for a couple to get off the mark. 14/0

1.3 N Rimmington to H Davids, Good length delivery on middle, Davids defends it to the leg side. 12/0

1.2 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Cuts it powerfully to point where Gibbs dives to his right and makes half a stop. They run through for a single. 12/0

1.1 N Rimmington to J Rudolph, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Rudolph goes for a poke but misses. 11/0

Alfonso Thomas to bowl from the other end.

0.6 E Links to H Gibbs, Helps it off his pads to the leg side for a single. 3/0

0.5 E Links to S Marsh, Tossed up delivery outside off, patted in front of point for one. 2/0

0.4 E Links to S Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 1/0

0.3 E Links to H Gibbs, Looks to guide it to third man but it takes the outside edge and brushes the gloves of the keeper. They cross. 1/0

0.2 E Links to H Gibbs, Goes on the back foot and punches it straight to point. 0/0

0.1 E Links to H Gibbs, Starts with a quicker delivery, outside off, Gibbs flashes and misses. 0/0

Nathan Rimmington to bowl from the other end.

0.6 M Beer to J Rudolph, Clips it to deep square leg to retain the strike. Good start from Titans! 11/0

0.5 M Beer to J Rudolph, FOUR! Follows up with a beautiful drive! Very full outside off, Rudolph comes forward and rams it past covers for a boundary. 10/0

0.4 M Beer to J Rudolph, SIX! Hammered! Fullish on middle, Rudolph gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a thumping maximum. 6/0

0.3 M Beer to J Rudolph, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Spins back in after landing on off, Rudolph misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. That looked close! 0/0

0.2 M Beer to J Rudolph, Spins back in after landing on off, Rudolph looks to turn it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 0/0

0.1 M Beer to J Rudolph, Fullish on middle, Rudolph comes forward and prods it into the ground. 0/0