Somerset wins a nail-biter over Deccan

Published: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 10:44 [IST]
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Somerset wins a nail-biter over Deccan

Hyderabad: Alfonso Thomas (30) and James Hildreth (25) put on a brilliant batting performance to help Somerset to victory by one wicket over Indian Premier League champions Deccan Chargers in the Champions League Twenty20 in Hyderabad.

Chasing 154 to win, Someset was struggling at 99 for seven at one stage but Thomas and Hildreth snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by raising a superb 50-run stand for the eighth wicket.

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Somerset required five runs from the last over with Scott Styris bowling.

Styris took two wickets from the first three balls to reduce Somerset to 149 for nine.

The fourth ball was steered away for four by Thomas, the fifth was a dot ball, and the final ball, was hit over cover for four to settle to match.


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