NSW Blues beat Somerset by six wickets

Published: Monday, October 19, 2009, 7:31 [IST]
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NSW Blues beat Somerset by six wickets

Hyderabad: Somerset were knocked out of Champions League after losing to New South Wales by six wickets at Hyderabad on Sunday.

Chasing a modest 112 for victory, NSW Blues reached their target with eight overs to spare as opener David Warner smashed 40 from 16 balls. Warner's innings was studded with four boundaries and two huge sixes.

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Somerset now marches in to the semi final as the victory lifted them to the top of League A on run rate.

Earlier, the NSW bowlers put up a disciplined bowling performance to restrict Somerset Sabres to 111 for seven in 20 overs.

New South Wales seamer Stuart Clark (3-15) claimed three top-order wickets as the Sabres plummeted to 44-5 in the 10th over.

Zander de Bruyn, with 23, and Wes Durston's unbeaten 20 at least ensured the county side reached 100.

The match was Somerset captain Justin Langer's final appearance for the county.

The 38-year-old batsman has retired from first-class cricket following a decorated career that saw him average 45.27 in 105 Tests for Australia.


New South Wales 112-4 (11.5 overs) beat Somerset 111-7 (20 overs) by six wickets


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